In many ways, their departure scenarios mirror each other. Both left New England for other — if not brighter — horizons.
Peter May is a freelance journalist whose work appears regularly in The New York Times and on ESPN.com. He covered the NBA and the Boston Celtics for the Boston Globe for nearly two decades.
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Let’s face it, whatever problems are bedeviling the Boston Celtics this season, they go well beyond Rajon Rondo.
We are — in all probability — nearing the end of one of the most extraordinarily successful runs in the history of the National Football League.
A record 21 NFL players have been suspended this year for drug violations. So where’s the outrage?
Yes, indeed. That MIT. The one where the students all seemingly wear pocket protectors and the alumni fly into space, split atoms or win Nobel Prizes and MacArthur Fellowships.
The San Francisco Giants should be applauded for steadfastly refusing to activate Melky Cabrera, lest the 2012 season be more tainted than it already is.