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Messi situations

A giant tampon for BP; plus, the World Cup, and a big bash in Pawtuxet
Can’t you just imagine the high-level meetings taking place daily in the British Petroleum war room these days, full of top execs and engineers, neither of whom speak the others’ language, or have even close to the same concerns?
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  June 02, 2010

Amazing grace

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival carries on
The morning after I get back from the 41st annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, an oil executive is on the radio: “We’re throwing everything we have at it.” Meaning the exploded BP-leased well in the Gulf of Mexico, 50 miles off the coast of Louisiana.
By JON GARELICK  |  May 04, 2010

Number two blues

Ryan Leaf’s sad story continues; plus, Ronnie Brown driving wild in Atlanta
As we approach NFL draft season, it’s fun to look back at those great draft prospects of yore, the workout warriors and combine heroes who titillated coordinators, coaches, and fans leading up to the big selection day in New York.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  April 01, 2010

Goal rush!

How long can Boston's frenetic sports-media explosion last?
Get two journalists in a room these days, and before the conversation is five minutes old they'll probably be kvetching about the grim state of the news business. Unless, that is, they happen to be sports journalists, in which case the conversation will likely focus on how absurdly bright the future looks. Especially here in Boston.
By ADAM REILLY  |  December 02, 2009

The dark knight

Merry prankster Sir John Hargrave is a square peg at a round table
By his calling card alone, Sir John Hargrave sounds like he may be a world-renowned botanist, or the first man to set foot in some remote part of Papua New Guinea.
By IAN SANDS  |  July 08, 2009

Busting Balls: 20 ways to improve sports

We blow the whistle on the ridiculous rules and quirks that make the games lame
College football is stupid. Everybody knows it.
By LANCE GOULD  |  January 12, 2009

Quiet before the storm

Sports blotter: "Good call, coach" edition
There have been a lot of mysteries surrounding the Patriots in the Bill Belichick years, not surprising given the intense effort the team puts into maintaining airtight clubhouse and organizational secrecy in general.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  November 05, 2008

Back Beat

At last, Kerouac and Burroughs's co-authored noir novel, And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks, resurfaces.
On a Sunday afternoon in December of 1997 I hooked up with the poet Jim McCrary at a Greenwich Village saloon.  
By GEORGE KIMBALL  |  October 24, 2008

Zero hour

Sports blotter: "Credit where credit's due" edition
Everyone knows there is a double-standard in the NFL when it comes to arrests.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  September 17, 2008

Bang for T-Buck

Sports Blotter
Brett Favre walks into a bar.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  August 13, 2008

Recession busters

Sports blotter: "Realty bites" edition
It was only a matter of time before the plummeting real-estate market began to claim its first sports-related arrests.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  May 14, 2008

Fallen eagle

Sports blotter: "Trouble in Allston" edition
BC isn’t traditionally a high-arrest environment, though it has had its share of head cases, with former star running back William Green perhaps its most noteworthy.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  April 30, 2008

Keep on truckin'

Sports blotter: "A busy week" edition
No messing around with those long-ass crime-story write-ups this week.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  January 30, 2008

Not-so-instant karma

After decades of curses and calamities, Boston’s sports fortunes are at an unprecedented high. So can we stop the whining?
No matter what happens over their next two games, the Patriots will not have gone undefeated in 2007.
By ADAM REILLY  |  December 19, 2007

Return of the Bud-I

Cherry Arnold’s Buddy hits the big screens
We guarantee that you will be entertained.
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 25, 2007

The lock box

Sports blotter: "Little League crime 2007" edition
I want everyone reading this column to start laughing right now, just to get a head start.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  April 04, 2007

Countdown to draft day

Sports blotter: "NFL spies" edition
It’s a dramatic race against time in the American penal system and the NFL draft.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  March 28, 2007

BeloJo celebrates Black History Month

Carcieri appointment wins Casa Diablo approval
Is it just Phillipe & Jorge, but something seemed patently wrong, if not offensive, when the Urinal ran a headline on the top of its February 20 Vo Dilun section that read: “Black lawyer named to judicial panel.”
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 21, 2007


What will the Decider step in next?  
Did anyone actually watch Bush do his State of the Union song and dance on Tuesday evening?
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  January 24, 2007

The new U

Sports blotter: Buckeye edition
Slowly, imperceptibly, the cumulative arrest record of current and former Ohio State University Buckeye football players is approaching the status of great football crime families, nearing the Olympus where live giants like Miami and Florida State.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  November 01, 2006

Bad Bolts

Sports Blotter: "Not Just for Bengals Anymore" Edition
The San Diego Chargers are making a belated run at this season’s NFL arrest title.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  October 11, 2006

Punch the clock

Coach   makes you work for it
This is not a Madden title, and neither does it pretend to be.
By RYAN STEWART  |  July 11, 2006

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