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Too soon?

Balls, pucks and monster trucks
June 17, 2007 was Father’s Day. I was at Fenway with my buddy, Brian Liddy, for an interleague game.
By: RICK WORMWOOD  |  May 18, 2011

Comics fest returns, with kids up front

Page Life
If you have any doubt that comic books are ascendant in popular culture, look no farther than the film Thor , based on the Marvel adaptation of the Norse god, which has earned more than $344 million in less than a month in theaters.
By: RICK WORMWOOD  |  May 18, 2011

The cruelest month

Balls, pucks and monster trucks
When T.S. Eliot wrote "April is the cruelest month," was he talking about how the last few weeks unfolded for New England's major sports teams?
By: RICK WORMWOOD  |  April 20, 2011

King's folly

Balls, pucks, and monster trucks
If your name were King Bishop, you'd know how to play chess, right?
By: RICK WORMWOOD  |  March 23, 2011

Manifold destiny

Balls, pucks & monster trucks
The media is great at remembering anniversaries, mostly because those dates give us something to write about.
By: RICK WORMWOOD  |  February 23, 2011

Three-point stance

Balls, pucks, and monster trucks
With Green Bay and Pittsburgh squaring off on Super Bowl Sunday, three things about the current state of pro football keep occurring to me that I'd like to share with you, gentle reader.
By: RICK WORMWOOD  |  January 26, 2011

Nixon potential

Balls, pucks and monster trucks
Regular readers of my column (all three of them) won't be surprised that my New Year's wish is for Sanford High, my alma mater, to finally put aside the racist mascot name of "redskins."
By: RICK WORMWOOD  |  December 29, 2010

The case for Pete Riccitelli

Balls, pucks, and monster trucks
Why isn't Pete Riccitelli in the Maine Sports Hall of Fame?
By: RICK WORMWOOD  |  December 01, 2010


Jail ATM charges $10 per transaction

'Captive audience'
Arrested in Cumberland County without a big wad of cash on you? If you're going to bail yourself out, prepare to pay through the nose.
By: RICK WORMWOOD  |  November 10, 2010

Boxing days

Balls, pucks and monster trucks
When Steven Gamache, the son of Maine's greatest boxer, former world champ Joey Gamache (the Pride of Lewiston), was preparing to make his professional ring debut last August, his camp was shocked to discover that Maine no longer had a Boxing Commission.
By: RICK WORMWOOD  |  November 04, 2010


Former inmate, activist now free to speak out

New releases
Last year, when Ray Luc Levasseur was invited to speak on the University of Massachusetts — Amherst campus to commemorate the anniversary of a federal sedition trial held in Springfield, the speech prompted vehement protests from police groups and state officials.
By: RICK WORMWOOD  |  October 12, 2010

Red Sox Nation, meet your new existential dread

Balls, pucks, and monster trucks
For my entire life, I have esteemed the Red Sox above all other teams.
By: RICK WORMWOOD  |  October 07, 2010

Crown Jewel

Balls, pucks and monster trucks
My neighborhood buddies and I have a friendly Texas Hold 'Em poker game. We've played four times coming into last weekend; of those games my neighbor, Jewel Rechsteiner, the pride of Lubbock, Texas, has won three. She dominates.
By: RICK WORMWOOD  |  September 08, 2010

40 years of heroes + villains

Balls, pucks and monster trucks
Turning 40 this week spurred me to compile the greatest sports moments witnessed with my own eyes during (what I hope is) the first half of my life.
By: RICK WORMWOOD  |  August 11, 2010

Lost splendor

Balls, Pucks and Monster Trucks
In case you haven't heard, LeBron James will play basketball in Miami next season. Yawn.
By: RICK WORMWOOD  |  July 14, 2010

Tugboats and bugboats

Balls, Pucks & Monster Trucks
As I write this, the Celtics are one win away from their 18th NBA title, but that is not our focus.
By: RICK WORMWOOD  |  June 16, 2010

‘I Support Midget Violence’

Balls, Pucks & Monster Trucks
It’s important to call people what they want to be called, and the diminutive athletes of the Micro Wrestling Federation, which was founded back in 2000, call themselves midgets.
By: RICK WORMWOOD  |  May 19, 2010


Stars, bars, and open arms

Flags + Guns Dept.
The first thing I noticed when pulling into the Preble Street parking lot on Back Cove for last Sunday’s open-carry firearm event, which had been organized to encourage Mainers to legally wear their guns in public, was the Confederate flag.
By: RICK WORMWOOD  |  April 28, 2010

Prospect Park

Balls, Pucks & Monster Trucks
Yes! Baseball season is finally here. All is as it should be in the world, if not with the Red Sox, who have had a tough start. But that’s OK.
By: RICK WORMWOOD  |  April 21, 2010


Balls, Pucks, & Monster Trucks
There is Pirate news, and not just that Penelope Cruz will star in the next Pirates of the Caribbean movie as Blackbeard’s daughter. No, there is Portland Pirate news.
By: RICK WORMWOOD  |  March 24, 2010

Roller Derby: TNG

Balls, Pucks & Monster Trucks
Let us praise the Maine Roller Derby girls.
By: RICK WORMWOOD  |  February 24, 2010

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