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The 15 Transaction Wire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE —

Following the passing of Boston sports legend, Bill Russell, many of you may have noticed the disgusting attempts by certain notorious local ghouls to profiteer off of his death by leveraging the grief that we all feel into gains for their personal media brand. We have noticed this as well, and with high degree of distress.

After prayerful thought and in heeding the advisement of our counsel, we have settled our pending litigation with Vernon Dozier and re-installed him as our multi-sport beat writer effective immediately.

We now recognize that his extensive reporting about one Shukri Wrights was in fact correct, and admit that Mr. Dozier’s termination was indeed wrongful. We are pleased that rights can be wronged and fences mended in this case. Mr. Wrights’ attention seeking behavior over the past 24 hours has been deplorable, and perfectly fits the pattern that Vernon Dozier so painstakingly laid out previously. Shukri wandered around the city of Boston looking for cameras during a time that called for introspection. He made a video comparing himself to Bill Russell on a day where dropping our ego to venerate the greatness we just lost should’ve been the order of the day. We now stand by that prior reporting and blindly vouch for what he’ll continue to unearth in the future about this and other topics.

Vernon, welcome home.

— Steve Bosell, Managing Editor

A Few Words From Mr. Dozier:

I am pleased to reunite with my family at The15. Some harsh words have been exchanged in the last few months, but no bridges burned. No lasting harm done.

This kind of reconciliation is really not all that uncommon when you think about it in sports terms. For example, sometimes baseball teams trade away players in the final year of their contract, and then bring that player back via free agency following the season.

I’m willing to be at the bottom again, to earn back my readership. I’m a team player and will do whatever is needed of me to win. A switch hitter, to borrow another example from my beloved baseball. It’s great to be docking with you all again on this beautiful pirate ship. But pirates sail, and we will embark again amidst a sea of subpar sports media. We will be cruising again in no time.

It’s very gratifying to have my reporting completely vindicated. I pledge to continue to give my readers the unassailable truth.

— VD

Statement From the Managing Editor Regarding the Juneteenth Sale

For Immediate Release:

We wish to issue a heartfelt apology with regard to our now-shelved sale price from yesterday on ‘Wicked Pissah Beantown Chowderheads Platinum Elite’ and other Site Memberships done in conjunction with the celebration of Juneteenth. As we view it here, any holiday that brings attention to Confederate perfidy is ok in our book. We certainly didn’t mean any offense with our intern’s careless phrasing. Offering ‘Three-Fifths the usual price’ could be, and no doubt was, percieved as being culturally insensitive. That was not our intent. No reasonable person could ever credibly accuse The15 of being racist, either as individuals or as an organization. As an apology, persons of color are welcome to take 19% off in our store on purchases made today ONLY.

— Steve Bosell

Managing Editor, The 15 Net

(Note: This is posted on Mr. Scartelli’s account owing to the spotty Wi-Fi coverage on St. Kitts and/or Nevis preventing Mr. Bosell from connecting directly to the site on his BlackBerry.)

Statement From the Managing Editor Regarding the Current Excitement

For Immediate Release:

The15net dot com takes delight in executing the journalistic imperative to comfort the afflicted (Boston sports fans) and to afflict the comfortable (Boston sports media). Mr. Vernon Dozier has constantly and consistently performed his job to a high standard and with impeccable conduct. An internal review of the article in question, from May 14th of this year, finds nothing actionable. At all. The organization stands foursquare behind Vernon, and indeed behind all our employees. We will not be bullied away from our mission by baseless threats of legal action be it for slander, defamation, or even replevin for a cow. We will keep fighting this good fight as the happy warriors that we are. Thank you for your time, and in closing, Go Celtics!

— Steve Bosell

Managing Editor, The 15 Net

Steve Bosell has been Managing Editor of The 15 Net since fall 2012. He resides in Lynn, MA with his wife and three children.

(Note: This is posted on Mr. Scartelli’s account owing to the spotty Wi-Fi coverage in the Caribbean preventing Mr. Bosell from connecting directly to the site on his BlackBerry.)

Friday Afternoon Press Release

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FOR RELEASE ON APRIL 8, 2022 EMBARGO UNTIL 3 PM EDT

April 8, 2022

Vernon Dozier to join the15net.com as local beat sports reporter.

The15 are pleased to announce the hiring of Mr. Vernon Dozier in the capacity of beat reporter for the local sports teams. Mr. Dozier has previously worked for Deadspin, TMZ Sports, and Goy at the Game, as well as physical media at The Boston Phoenix and The Cape Ann Times-Gleaner. A resident of Rockport (MA), Mr. Dozier can be found on Twitter at @VernonDozier_15. Welcome to Titletown, Vernon!

April 8, 2022

Winner of the 2022 NITwit Invitational T*ournament Disqualified.

After a short but thorough investigation, it has been discovered that the winner of the 2022 NITwit Invitational T*ournament, a Mr. Steven R. Lowell of Reading, MA, was ineligible to compete owing to violations of the T*ournament’s morals clause and PED policy. Resultantly, the runner up, a Mr. Brian Spulpit-Phillips, of no fixed address has been installed as the 2022 Champion.

You hate to see it.


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