Blowout, choke, unravel, blowout …:
The Celts are the most erratic local team I’ve ever followed. Not having a clue which team is going to show up on any given night is not the way to win fan loyalty. But I’ll take last night's blowout.
Mark Bowdon’s new ‘Road Work’
book is a great read. A compilation of his best articles from the Philadelphia Inquirer, Sports Illustrated and the soon-to-be former Boston-based Atlantic Monthly, the book’s best pieces (so far) are ‘Cops on the Take’ and a story on an intense high-school Turkey Day football rivalry in Missouri.Life without a home computer:
You know, it’s not that bad. Hub Blog’s home computer has basically crapped out due to God knows how many layers of spyware, viruses, dust, cigarette ashes and spilt-coffee crust lurking within the hard drive. I can still post etc. but it takes too long and I’m tired of downloading anti-spyware software (there’s no known software cure to combat coffee-spill crust). Today the moody PC was just functional enough to post. ...
But here’s the cool part: Hub Blog has rediscovered these contraptions known as “TV” and “radio” in the mornings. No more flicking on the computer and heating up the coffee. Now it’s flick on the TV and the radio, then heat up the coffee. … It’s my old morning routine from the ‘80s, minus newspaper subscriptions. Hub Blog has gone retro! ...