06/29/22 Cleaning Out the Sports Junk Drawer

This guy and the gloves. Amirite?

Congratulations to the Stanley Cup Champion hockey team.

Maybe the problem isn’t the unvaccinated Red Sox players, but Canada’s onerous vaccine requirements.

Kyrie with the Pee Wee Herman, “I meant to do that”, opts back in with Nets.

My viewing was delayed until tonight because of some really good family time, but #Unrivaled might be the best @E60 I’ve ever seen. Absolutely riveting TV.

I have no idea what these three-initial NBA contractual terms mean.

I like the strategy of charging the dugout instead of the mound. That’s where the order to dot you came from, right?

Cakes are cooking for Mel Brooks, Gary Busey, Dan Dierdorf, María Conchita Alonso, Rosa Mota, George Hincapie, Andy O’Brien, Martin Truex Jr, and Camila Mendes.

Turtleboy is jerking off all over YouTube and he’s crying about a drag queen fisting somebody.

Anybody wanna talk about The Irishman?

Highly regarded NBA assistants never leave for promotions. Everyone forgets that.

UMass’s Own Cale Makar is the first player in NHL history to win the Hobey Baker, Calder trophy, Norris trophy, Conn Smythe, Gord Flooberman Award, and the Stanley Cup.

Pretty much nothing is almost certain.

It’s crazy that stopping to get a coffee when you’re already running late makes you even later.

I like that Wimbledon has a dress code.

Rockport Line Train 107 (10:35 am from North Station) is operating 10-15 minutes behind schedule between West Gloucester and Rockport.

Once a year, the Red Sox should have a “Jerry Remy Day” on which their announcers are required to refer to Nick Pivetta as Nick Pivetter and John Schreiber as John Schreibah.

Google Hangouts is shutting down in November. Its successor is Google Chat, which is not the same as GChat, which was also known as Google Talk. None of those are the same as Spaces, which is the new name for Rooms. I am not making any of this up.

At least there’s pretty lights
And though there’s little variations
It nullifies the night
From overkill.

Day after day it reappears
Night after night my heartbeat, shows the fear
Ghosts appear and fade away
Come back another day

Fun Fact: New Testament-era Rome had running water. A Harvard-educated baseball editor broad should know that.

Is Noank said with one syllable, or two?

Hey gang, of cannonade enthusiasts, this week’s Phrase that Pays is, “invincible in peace, invisible in war.”

David Quinn would be a very Don Sweeney hire for HC.

After a rough start, Revs now right in the meaty part of the MLS standings bell curve.

Sources: The Washington Commanders Football Team and star WR Terry McLaurin have agreed to terms on a 3-year deal worth $23.3M per year new money. Another WR cashes in.

Honda will voluntarily recall 27,838 model-year 2020 Accord Hybrid, 2020 CR-V Hybrid and 2020-2021 Insight vehicles in the United States to update software in the Hybrid Power Control Unit (PCU). Under certain circumstances, the portion of the PCU that controls charging of the 12 volt accessory battery may malfunction, sending the PCU into a “fail safe” mode, preventing battery charging and activating warning displays for the driver. Since a charged 12 volt battery is required for proper vehicle function, this condition may cause a vehicle to stall while driving, potentially increasing the risk of a crash. Honda has received no reports of crashes or injuries related to this issue.

Tomorrow at trivia night at the local 99’s, first prize is a signed Cam Newton Pats jersey. Second prize? TWO signed Cam Newton Pats jerseys! Heyoooo!!

I did not see the Philadelphia Stars upsetting the New Jersey Generals in the USFL playoffs.

Honk if you remember Cold Pizza.

I’d like to get another dog someday, one I could fraudulently fundraise on Twitter for.

The ESPY Nomination are out! The ESPY Nomination are out!!

The Ben Rhodes currently third in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series standings probably isn’t the former Obama speechwriter. Probably.

Happy for Charissa Thompson.

Okay, fine; Tanner Houck let his teammates down. Now do Britney Griner.

The iPhone turns 15, it finally gained a measure of success once it allowed for HTML5.

That layer of sand on the top of your feet at the beach has an SPF rating of 0.

Corral your own shopping cart. We live in a society.

Isn’t there a NATO-eque mutual aid pact between the 98.5 Twitter superfans in case of attack?

Good job, good effort, Springfield Thunderbirds.

Best bet for the long holiday weekend: Joseph. Christian. Chestnut.

Any blancmange’s competing at this year’s Wimbledon?

Material from interviews, wire services, Twitter, Meta, other writers, league and team sources, Bill Jamesand the members of #the15 were used in this column. He just smiled and gave me a Vegemite sandwich.

Also I’d be remiss if I didn’t wish a Happy Birthday to Nicole Scherzinger. Pussy. Cat. Doll.

06/23/22 Cleaning Out the Sports Junk Drawer

Be more jazzed about the return of the red jerseys and the Pat Patriot helmet, NE fans. You can’t!

Mark it down. Jayson Tatum gets his flowers this time next year.

The Boston Red Sox, third place now in the AL East standings, always first place in your heart.

Cumulus Media said that “790 The Score” is coming back and will feature 24-7 sports programming. I hope they rehire Scott Cordischi who hasn’t been caught with a hooker in like 22 years.

The WNAB is a fantastic league with breathtaking basketball.

News Item: Jamie Erdahl to replace Kay Adams on GMFB. #CONSONANTS

You gotta be fucking huge to not fit in a roller coaster.

Look more British 2022 U.S. Open Winner Matt Fitzpatrick. Cor blimey, ‘e can’t!

Cakes are cooking for Glenn Danzig, LaSalle Thompson, Colin Montgomerie, Joss Whedon, Mike Bartrum, Selma Blair, Jason Mraz, Matt Light, and Melissa Rauch.

Trent Dilfer is one step closer to being able to dance on all the graves of the 2000 Ravens.

Dudes who have earnest conversations with each other without busting balls is clown-level creepy.

Jeter Downs? Bust.

MBTA: On Monday, an out-of-service new Orange Line train experienced a battery failure. With safety as our top priority, all new Orange & Red Line trains will remain out of service while the we determine the root cause & take any corrective actions. We appreciate our riders’ understanding.

Hey gang of Boston basketball enjoyers, this week’s Phrase that Pays is, “that’s hardo nonsense.”

In twenty-three U.S. states1, American Honda will voluntarily recall more than 112,060 Honda Ridgeline vehicles from the 2006-2014 model years to inspect and, as necessary, repair a portion of the rear frame for free. In salt-belt states where de-icing agents are used to maintain the roadway, the de-icing agents, along with mud and dirt, could accumulate along the rear frame where the fuel tank is mounted. Over time, the accumulated de-icing agents/mud/dirt mixture could cause the frame mounting surface, where the fuel tank mounting bands are attached, to corrode and possibly separate from the frame. If this occurs, an unsecured fuel tank can become damaged from undercarriage impact, which can possibly result in fuel leakage. No fuel leaks, fires, crashes or injuries have been reported in relation to this issue.

Nothing can turn around a bad day quite like watching the White Sox play the Astros.

How can there still be a coin shortage?

What are the odds that Tony Siragusa and Tony Siracusa would die on the same day? RIP to both.

Kool thing let me play it with your radio
Move me, turn me on, baby-o
I’ll be your slave
Give you a shave
I don’t wanna, I don’t think so.

I don’t wanna, I don’t think so.

I had a great ‘Did the Warriors ride to Encore Boston on flatbed trucks?’ dig all ready to go. :sadonion:

Beryllium-16 was just turning its half-life around.

Former Bengals’ DT Larry Ogunjobi has signed a one-year deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers, per source. Ogunjobi now will have played for the Browns, Bengals and Steelers, leaving the Ravens as the lone Ogunjobi-less AFC North team.

Lucy is getting better at reading the betting app copy and not crying two minutes before recording.

Honk if you remember Internet Explorer.

Anybody remember the last time a baseball game was cancelled in the third inning because of allergies?

Fun Fact: Jayson Tatum is younger than Rafael Devers!

A bloodhound won Westminster? Okay.

I have no idea when I last watched SportsCenter.

Ryan Blaney and the No. 12 Team Penske Ford Mustang are only 25 points behind in the NASCAR Cup Standings.

Uh, do we have any more refrigerator magnets, Sandy?

It’s almost as though the PIPLing is unverifiable.

Springfield Thunderbirds have their work cut out for them down 2-1 versus the Chicago Wolves in the Calder Cup Final.

Sometimes ‘the haters’ have a point. Just sayin’.

Um, Brig Owens was never a member of the Washington Commanders. So stop saying he was.

Best bet for the weekend: Sumner Tunnel closures.

Well, we won’t be needing these this week.

Material from interviews, wire services, Twitter, Meta, other writers, league and team sources, Bill JamesBSMW poster Laszlo Panaflex, and the members of #the15 were used in this column. And if you wanna find hell with me I can show you what it’s like.

Question: Who do you suppose Lucy’s favorite Mets player is? The15 Writer’s Room: “Pukey Wilson! Jason Isringhausewrecker! Rey Whoredonez!  Kneel&Bob Ojeda! Ho Vaughn! Jacob deGroomed! Flat Mahomes! Lenny Dysmorphia! Doug Missleadingtitz! Jesse OroscHo! Willie Maysleepwithyouforajob! Nookie Wilson! Wrong Darling! S.A. Dickey!!

1. Affected U.S. states and districts: Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington D.C., and Wisconsin.

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

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06/15/22 Cleaning Out the Sports Junk Drawer

Pour some out for Store # 17. Then clean it up with some sawdust.

Maybe wait until the Celtics stop moving to strap them to the table and start doing an autopsy of their season?

Happy for Bruce Cassidy landing on his feet.

Know what people historically want to spend money on during a recession? A streaming app featuring a 4th place baseball team and a hockey squad looking at a rebuild.

So what is it: you people actually want another Fitzy? No. You want The 15 on that wall. You need us on that wall.

The U.S. Open being played at The Country Club is a nascent Abbott and Costello skit.

If the NBA is gonna take its officiating cues from pro wrestling, then I say the C’s hit the Warriors with an International Object when the officials aren’t looking.

Cakes are cooking for Dusty Baker, Jim Belushi, Wade Boggs, Helen Hunt, Cedric Pioline, Abdur Razzak, and Cooper Kupp.

Break up the Yankees! Ha ha ha. No, really; Break up the Yankees. And then give their little league stadium the Carthage treatment.

Sorry, I’ve been building a pergola.

Wrong chat. I’m an asshole.

Red Line: Delays of up to 15 minutes due to a train with a mechanical problem at Harvard. Trains may be asked to stand by at stations or be crossed back for service.

Taylor Swift is such a skank and I love every second of it.

Palm trees have been planted in the Boston Public Garden for the summer.

Billerica now clearly needs to annex the Market Basket on the Middlesex Turnpike in Burlington to restore the number in town to three.

Hey gang of one that sees burner accounts every which where, this week’s Phrase that Pays is ‘I don’t have a fat nose and it’s not what would be considered big by nose’s standards.’

Lightning or Avalanche? Meh.

Drake? He sounds like an old GPS with all the Melodyne.

No season where your team keeps the Nets, the Timberwolves, and the Heat from continuing further in the Playoffs can be considered a failure.

No shame in losing to Stanford in college baseball, UConn.

A hard-earned draw versus Costa Rica playing in the agua for the USMNT in CONCACAF or ECOMCON or whatever.

Just what professional athletes want, ordinary, average-looking nobodies.

If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?
Forget what we’re told
Before we get too old
Show me a garden that’s bursting into life.

American Honda will voluntarily recall 1,093 Honda Passport and Pilot vehicles from the 2019-2020 model years in the United States to inspect each vehicle’s tires to determine if it has been recalled by the manufacturer, and if a recalled tire is found, replace it for free. No related crashes or injuries have been reported in relation to this issue.

Refsnyder? That’s your name? Nah, what was it before you changed it?

Honk if you remember when the librarian was a much older woman: Kindly, discreet, unattractive. We didn’t know anything about her private life. We didn’t want to know anything about her private life. She didn’t have a private life.

Bill Walton should be in a Sullivan Tire commercial.

How many of you are old enough to remember before Sonic Booms were regulated/controlled. You’d be walking along or, God forbid, hanging off a ladder, and all of a sudden there would be a boom loud enough stun you for a second. It’s the kind of little history that gets lost.

The Saints RFA WR/Returner Deonte Harty (on the 2nd round RFA tender), will report to minicamp this week, but the sides remain apart on a contract and nothing is imminent.

Cape League baseball action has commenced.

Rich Strike deserved to come in sixth at the Belmont for skipping the Preakness. There; I said it.

Is there any history of the Celtics winning games Six and Seven?

Quinn Nordin is gone. And there was nothing we could do about it.

Jim Murray’s schtick makes a lot more sense when you realize he’s been a gigantic fucking loser his entire life.

Best bet for the weekend: Microwaved Mac and Cheese.

Win one here at home, and anything can happen.

Material from interviews, wire services, Twitter, Meta, other writers, league and team sources, Bill James, and the members of #the15 were used in this column. Shut your eyes and sing to me.

Also Happy Birthday to Cristin Duren, 1997’s Miss Teen USA ‘Miss Photogenic’ winner. I can kinda see why.

06/09/22 Cleaning Out the Sports Junk Drawer

So. Many. Leggings. Still. Two down, two to go.

Celtics would have a 2-1 lead in this NBA Finals if that one loss in SF didn’t count as two. Sad!

Surging Red Sox claim final Wild Card spot!!

Sorry Coach Cassidy, but Sweeney wasn’t about to fire himself.

You aren’t a parody account if you make up nonsense “rumors” and try to “attribute” them to an actual reporter. You’re just a jerk. It’s not funny and it creates distrust in the reporters trying to do their actual jobs.

So wait. Now there’s an Apple TV PLUS?!?!? I miss 1980.

Free Betsy Griner.

Solid plan to let the Garden fans know they got to ya.

Cakes are cooking for Dave Parker, Aaron Sorkin, Johnny Depp, Tony Martino, Tedy Bruschi, Peja Stojakovic, and Natalie Portman.

Nothing good happens after a 30 pack of Natty Light shows up.

Matt Patricia will never be able to switch the side of the ball he coaches, but any Patriots football writer can easily become a hoops expert as long as the Celtics are playing.

Will Shelby Scott’s casket lie in state outside Scituate Light? She was 86. Rest in peace.

In the United States, American Honda will voluntarily recall 212 Honda CR-V vehicles from the 2020 model year to replace their fuel tanks, for free. An internal component of the fuel tank may break loose inside the tank and block the float mechanism that signals fuel level to the meter, incorrectly indicating the amount of fuel in the tank. This defect may lead to a vehicle unexpectedly running out of fuel and stalling while driving, increasing the risk of a crash. No crashes or injuries have been reported in relation to this issue.

I miss wiffleball.

Felicia Sonmez may be a humorless scold but she was right about Kobe.

Would love it if Fenway Sports Group could get Gary U.S. Bonds to play at our lyric little bandbox.

I have rarely used a fly swatter over the last ten years, but at my new office I have flies. I am appalled to see how much my fly-swatting skills have deteriorated over the last ten years.

Kerr must be Kerrncerned – Gabz, probably.

Hey gang of deposition fans, this week’s Phrase that Pays is, “In fairness, hose is a great term.”

No one likes the Islanders.

Rockport Line Train 107 (11:13 am from Montserrat) is expected to depart from Montserrat 10-20 minutes behind schedule due to the late arrival of equipment caused by a switch issue.

When the phone don’t ring, it’s Felger & Mazz not calling, Greg.

PGA playing hardball with the LIV defectors.

“Dray’s wife’s a whore” would be pretty funny crowd chat to hear Friday.

Aaron Donald gets a bag of flowers or whatever the term is? He got pushed around like a shopping cart in the Super Bowl against NE. I don’t get it.

David. Allan. Boucher.

You’re a fucking weirdo if manager firings get you ‘horned up.’ There; I said it.

UConn/Stanford live from Sunken Diamond Saturday!

Every girl is bi. You just have to figure out if it’s polar or sexual.

Honk if you remember Bobby Valentine.

Ravens coach John Harbaugh tells reporters that QB Lamar Jackson is expected to be at minicamp. “I fully expect him to come back in great shape.”

You made me promises, promises
You knew you’d never keep
Promises, promises
Why do I believe?

Arm in arm we laughed like kids

At all the silly things we did
But you can’t finish what you start
If this is love it breaks my heart

Try to fill more inside straights in video poker! You can’t!

Who does Lefty like in the Belmont?

Had a very heavy day. A couple fake journalists stuffed me in a locker about the accuracy of an article that doesn’t exist. I somehow lost.

Was a Samsquanch trying to break into the Entitled Town recording studio the other night?

Poor Genius Joe Madden. And poor interim manager Phil Nevin, who now has to undo all the wacky stunts Joe planned to motivate his team out of their losing streak. Disinvite the mariachi band for batting practice, contact the zoo and tell them they won’t be needing penguins to release into the clubhouse, and so on.

Adam Silver looks like he glows in the dark.

Does Stephen Belichick have a Christmas tree set up in his house in June?

There’s something intrinsically cruel about starving yourself thin only to turn into a Don Knotts lookalike.

Warriors seem raddled.

Best bet for the weekend; sit on a porch with friends and reminisce about the Blizzard of ’78.

On this Day in History, 1999.

Material from interviews, wire services, Twitter, Meta, other writers, league and team sources, Bill James, BSMW posters Coma and Hacksaw, and the members of #the15 were used in this column. Always something there to remind me.

And a happy birthday to Hong Kong born singer and actress Kary Ng.

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!

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Managing Editor, The 15 Net

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06/02/22 Cleaning Out the Sports Junk Drawer

Room for more.

America is not ready for another Boston team to win a championship. At all.

Any time you get a chance to leave the Patriots beat to cover a perpetual cellar-dwelling Rust Belt NHL franchise you have to take it. Aloha means ‘goodbye’ Matthew Fairburn. Aloha.

Shoulder inflammation for Barnes? 15 Day IL? Earache my eye!

Man, I sure could have gone for some nice gelato two days ago, Tuesday.

The euro soccer team supporter/Boston sports fan lunatic shoepisser corollary remains unbeaten.

I had no idea Orientals could be so hard-core about gambling, right Joc Pederson?

Marcus Ericsson? That’s a hockey name, not a motorsports name. Congrats on winning the Indy 500 regardless.

NESN 360? Well, I guess NESN+ was already in use.

I’m gonna crush a good lunch and then I can already tell I’m going to take an epic nap.

Cakes are cooking for Gary Bettman, Dennis Haysbert, Kevin Feige, Morena Baccarin, Sergio Agüero, and Freddy Adu.

Love more people with all your heart.

Green Line Update: Shuttle buses replace service between Lechmere and North Station with service suspended between there and Park Street. Passengers can use the Orange Line to connect to the Blue Line at State and the Red Line at Downtown Crossing.

Blue Line Update: Trains will continue to bypass Government Center until further notice. Please use Bowdoin or State Street for alternate service.

You see, because CNN+ was a going concern for about a month?

Major league baseball would be much cooler if, when a player breaks his bat, the bat boy brings him a roll of electrician’s tape and makes him tape it back together.

NY Rangers won their Iran/Iraq matchup.

American Honda will voluntarily recall 279 Acura RDX (2021) and Honda CR-V Hybrid (2022) vehicles in the United States to replace the front left or right driveshaft, for free. Certain incorrectly manufactured front driveshafts may be subject to premature internal wear, which could cause a vehicle to lose motive power to the front wheels or to roll unexpectedly while in park without use of the parking brake. Both potential scenarios could increase the risk of a crash. Honda has not received any in-market warranty claims or reports of crash or injury related to this issue, which was discovered during quality inspections at the driveshaft supplier.

Hey gang of cord cutters, this week’s Phrase that Pays is ‘carriage issues.”

No, I do not have to give Jimmy flowers.

How is NESN 360 not priced at an even $34 to honor Big Papi? Another terrible misunderstanding!

Pluots!

Yes, yes, Al Horford, first NBA Finals, blah blah blah; I’m happiest for Payton Pritchard. What?

People who self-report to Old Takes Exposed are the worst.

Anyone else think there should be a no “Yankees suck” chant rule at Fenway until the Red Sox are either A) .500 or better and/or B) Within double-digit games of the Yankees in the standings? Been saying this for years. Also when the Sox are losing in pathetic fashion. And most importantly, when the Yankees aren’t even here, it’s such embarrassing behavior.

Sunshine, lollipops and rainbows,
Everything that’s wonderful is what I feel when we’re together,
Brighter than a lucky penny,
When you’re near the rain cloud disappears, dear,
And I feel so fine just to know that you are mine.
My life is sunshine, lollipops and rainbows,
That’s how this refrain goes, so come on, join in everybody!

Minty was exactly right about Lando Norris finishing in the top six at Monaco.

How can you be banned from the parade?

Why was the storyline Miami almost staged a comeback and not Boston leading on the road the entire game? Oh, right.

The new Pride flag needs more chevrons.

Marion Barber is a must-sit in all fantasy formats going forward. RIP.

Bill Russell is happy for Johnny Depp, probably.

Best of luck to the Springfield Thunderbirds in their playoffs versus Laval Rocket.

Honk if you remember Fancred.

Said it before, but that Finnish Prime Minster seems like a good time.

No Van Gundy and possibly no Breen? Good. I hope they get monkeypox, too.

More like NESN .460 winning percentage, amirite?

I completely forgot to watch that stupid golf match thing! Drat!

Entitled Town will return.

Best bet for the weekend: Red Sox winning the matchup against Oakland.

The Nets tweeted out a test pattern? That’s a bad look.

Material from interviews, wire services, Twitter, Meta, other writers, league and team sources, Bill James, @Gstill45, and the members of #the15 were used in this column. Misty watercolor memories.

June is also BdlGA+ Awareness Month as well, apparently.
She’s available, gentlemen.

From The 15 Vault – Even More Little-Known Beantown (and Foxborough) Sports Facts!

 (Originally published June 3, 2020)

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Were it not for a rat inside the left field ‘monster’ wall, NBC’s camera might not have captured Carlton Fisk waving his famed home run fair in the 12th inning of Game 6 of the World Series in 1975!

Bruins player Mike Milbury once went into the stands, and beat a fan with his own shoe!

The Boston Marathon was first run in April 1897, and has never had to be cancelled!

Robert Kraft was once a co-owner of the Boston Lobsters franchise in World TeamTennis!

Wade Boggs was an avowed fan of poultry, specifically chicken!

Brockton calls itself ‘The City of Champions!’

Game On! is a little hole in the wall type of pub at Fenway with a speakeasy kind of vibe.

The Old Boston Garden had numerous ‘obstructed view’ seats, from which seeing the entire playing area was quite difficult!

NFL veteran head coach Duane Charles “Bill” Parcells did not provide respectability for the New England Patriots franchise upon his hiring!

Bruins standout Cam Neely once got a bunch of goals in a certain number of games on a bum leg, caller!

Red Sox Captain Jason Varitek caught four no-hitters!

Hundreds of college hockey fans were stranded at the Old Boston Garden during the 1978 Beanpot tourney because of a blizzard!

Celtics player Cedric Maxwell actually was rarely called Cedric. Most people called him “Corn”!

Ted Williams was not voted the American League Most Valuable player in 1941, despite hitting .406!

PV = nRT!

Boston Beer Company honcho Jim Koch stated in a radio interview that he thought Tom Brady should just accept his four game suspension from “Deflategate!” What an asshole!

In 1972, daredevil Evel Knievel jumped his motorcycle over the big bridge connecting New Hampshire & Maine!

When with the Red Sox, pitcher Roger ‘Rocket’ Clemens twice struck out a record twenty batters in a nine-inning game!

Jesus Saves, but Esposito scores on the rebound!

The Ted Williams Tunnel is in fact named after the Splendid Splinter!

The Boston Patriots played their home games one season at Harvard Stadium!

Cambridge Rindge and Latin basketball phenom Patrick Ewing was never going to play for Boston College, stupid!

The Head of the Charles Regatta started all the way back in 1965!

In 1986 Wade Boggs once injured himself trying to remove his cowboy boots!

During WWII, future President John Fitzgerald Kennedy proved himself an accomplished swimmer! His younger brother Edward in 1969; not so much!

Prior to the 21st century, Beantown was so victory-starved, they held a parade for former Bruin Ray Bourque, who won a Stanley Cup as a member of the Colorado Avalanche! Sad!

In 1982, prizefighting middleweight Marvin Nathaniel Hagler legally changed his name to Marvelous Marvin Hagler!

A power failure occurred at the Old Boston Garden during the 1988 Stanley Cup Final between the Bruins and the eventual champion Edmonton Oilers!

Natick excels at being unsporting – just ask Framingham!

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick owns a boat which he renamed VIII Rings after winning Super Bowl LIII!

Chuck Connors, TV’s “The Rifleman” played 53 games for the Boston Celtics!

You can trace a direct line in left field at Fenway from Ted to Yaz to Rice to Greeny, then a JAG or two to Manny, to a whole bunch of other JAG’s to Benny!

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2022 Memorial Day Weekend Mixtape Playlist

Good pliability and sand in pants, toe gription needs work.

(Dear The15net dot com Wicked Pissah Beantown Chowderheads Platinum Elite Members; Here is the now-traditional musical playlist for your Memorial Day enjoyment. Click HERE to download.)

Psychosomatic Killer – Talking hEDS

Where’s the Glory, Trevor Story? – Bandbox

Isn’t Us England – Drive Shaft

If You’re Ever Down in Texas, Look Me Up – Chica Venezuela Diecinueve

We Got You Babe- Tony Bono & Share

Not if You Were the Last Referee On Earth – The Andy Mikehols

Can’t Escape (The Penis Coolata Song) – Josh Duncan and the Antoinettes

Sale Setback Blues – Turkeypie Jefferson

I Touch Myself – DiTurtyles (Explicit Wanker Spanker version)

M.A.G.A. – Franklin Village People

Boat Drinks? – Snoopy J. Buffett (Keno Multiplier Mix)

You Dropped a Bomb on Media Mike – The GAP Insurance Band

Early Morning Drag – Gunther Lightfoot

Strange Crew – the15

Mysterious Wamps – Achtung Braintree (And Yet U2 Follow cover band, Stephen Bono acapella version)

Anarchy in Fwamingham – The Matt Pistols

Peter Puffer – Run T.E.C.

(I Don’t Deserve) Lithium – Carvana

The Second to Last Thing I Saw – Caporegime Cody and the Ten Consecutive Titals

Werewolves Of Lynn Tech – Vinnie Zevon

In Sports Anthem – lmao

Shukri’s Q – Beantown Dirtywater Revival

Taut, Hot, and 19 – Bertie B.

Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town Giving Milk to Layabouts Who Don’t Have $2.99 Left On Their EBT Card – Government Cheese

Jambalaya – Three Cone Drill

“Don’t Stand so Close to Steve (In school zones) – The Police

Amber Tamblyn Man – The Crossmen

She’s from Peabody – Toby Peabs

Wedding Song (There is Love) – Stidhsy & Kennedy

Yer Electric Car (It Runs on Coal) – Ron Muskmelon Caramount

You’re The Cream in my Coffee, Babe – Nashua King Cole

Lucy In Disguise (With Funbags) – Cam D. Scapp and his Onlyfans Band

Ganger’s Paradise – Hathaway

I Wouldn’t Buy a Used Car From Steve – Norma Jean

Generic Aviators – ZayinZayin Top

Shukri (not) Christian – Night Rangers Fan

Where the Streets Have No Name, Except for Hillside Drive – The Other Bono

G.A.P. – Naughty by Stever

F Left 372 Y Stick Z Spot – Scatter to West Right Tight

Sorry Mr. Kent Jackson – OutKast Chat

Amazing Football Brain – BTS

Visualization Of The Space Mind Gargamel XIX: Gasper Wears Capri Pants – Dero Spedes

Manic Monday – The Marionettes

The Tears of a Clown/Tunnel Closure Blues – Lil Jerry Thornton

Muffin Man – Frank Zappa

Newsbunny Main Theme – Michael Giacchino, composer

A Room of My Own (Stay out) – Roger Joel

Deeds – Teejay

Benny and the Hurds – Road Crew

(Have a song suggestion? Or a compliment? Leave it in the comments!)

From The15 Vault – 2020 Memorial Day Playlist

(Originally Published May 23, 2020) 

New Normal?

(Dear BJBSJ Wicked Pissah Beantown Chowderheads Platinum Elite Members; Here is a musical playlist for your Memorial Day enjoyment. Click HERE to download. Songs to enjoy as you stay six feet apart and not on the dunes. Suggestions for a third disk are welcomed.)

Disk One:

1.Lucille/The Girl Can’t Help It – Little Richard (Live in Boston 1970)

2. Use Me – Bill Withers

3. Chinese Duplicity – Dry Coughing

4. You Are What Your Record Says You Are – The Silverized Tracksuits

5. A Wee Dram of Vacation – The Irish Rovers

6. Cowboy From New Canaan – Kelbo Thompkins and the 200 Line

7. Ghost/Tosser – The Erhardt/Perkins Progression

8.Leaving Las Vegas – The Dearly Bedarded

9. Social Distance Dance – Men Without Masks

10. Kites To Kevin – MCLC

11. Grandma Got Run Over By a Jeeple – JimBot01960

12. Can’t Exceed the CBT Blues – The Baseball Paperists

13. The Belichick, The – Sideshow Ben

14. For Carl It’s Worth It – Buffalo2Springfield

15. When I’m Small – Phantogram

16. For Your Muff – The Yardale Birds

17. The Ballad of Tom And Yoko – The Tompa Baytles

18. Brianna’s Mom – Fountains of Dave

19. You’re Here To See Me – Joe West Coast

20. [S]he got game – Ty Tell9ine with W.A. Brown

21. Sunshine (Is the Best Disinfectant) – The Goodman Orange Project

22. Watermelon Sugar – Harry Styles

Disc Two:

23. Unsirius (Boston Sports Journal Entrance Music) – Casio SK1 Ensemble

24. Pasta88 – Jackie Brenston and the Good Kids

25. Brown’s Sugars – the Golan Stones

26. Ice Ain’t Lit – Vlad Ducasse Reporting As Eligible

27. Lucille – Kenny Rogers

28. Was Daily Now Weekly – The Sad Onions

29. COVID Bug Killed the Culinary Star – Jenny & the Krylonettes

30. Mister Postman – The Sals

31. America (Wasn’t Built To Be Shut Down) – Ron Muskmelon Catamount

32. Literally Crying (Johnny Pesky) – Gabs and the Starfish

33. Chess King Calculus – Gord Marley and The Whalers

34. Oh Tawm (You’re Out) – Fictional Friction

35. Turtle Turtle Black Thumbs Up – No Consequence

36. Who’s Ducking Who? – Kyrie and the Flat Earth Warriors

37. Instant Tattoo Analysis – The Ol’ 97 Percenters

38. Zoinks! – The Plain Black Hats

39. Visualization Of The Space Mind Gargamel: An Abundance of Caution – Dero Spedes

40. YYZ – Rush

41. TB12’s Travelling Pliability Show – Joe “Ol’ Foot Locker” McBanjodick

42. When You’re Smiling – Eddie Peabody

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