Got to be good-lookin' 'cause he's so hard to see.

February 7th, 2014 @ 7:47 am
Friday Five: Favorite Collegiate Sports
  1. Football
  2. Basketball
  3. Crew
  4. Gymnastics
  5. Swimming

The Book of Tebow

December 1st, 2013 @ 7:48 am
Incredible Iron Bowl

In FBS history, a missed field goal has only been returned for a touchdown four times. There [had] never been a walk-off field goal return — scoring the winning touchdown on the last play, much less the last play of the biggest game of the year, between teams ranked No. 1 and No. 4, with […]

Yours Truly, Dr. Z.

He decided to do one of those very nice things you sort of hope someone will do when you cover a story about a legless vet missing out on thousands of dollars because he was looking after his octogenarian nana.

October 2nd, 2013 @ 9:54 am
Football for the Troops

“A government shutdown means overseas troops could miss baseball playoff games and favorite NFL Sunday showdowns …” Stars and Stripes Regardless of how you feel about Obamacare or Congress or the President, you’ve got to admit it’s absurd that our armed forces should be denied the privilege of watching sporting events during the shutdown. If […]

September 27th, 2013 @ 8:07 am
Friday Five: Top College Football Twitter Accounts

TwitterHere are my favorite Twitter accounts to follow for news about college football:

Bonus!

July 19th, 2013 @ 7:30 am
Friday Five: My Favorite Athletes

Ted Williams

  1. Ted Williams
  2. Bo Jackson
  3. Tim Tebow
  4. Carl Yastrzemski
  5. Tom Brady
April 19th, 2013 @ 8:19 am
Friday Five: Sporting Events

SEC CG 2006My favorite sporting events:

  1. SEC Championship Game
  2. College Football National Championship Game
  3. Summer Olympics
  4. The Masters
  5. Super Bowl
April 16th, 2013 @ 8:08 am
A Man Can Stand Up

My dad grew up in Somerville, spitting distance from the Davis Square T next to Tufts. When I was a little boy I would walk the city with him and he would tell me the fascinating story behind every brick and cobblestone. Who drank at this pub, how old this store was, this is where […]

December 9th, 2012 @ 9:45 am
2012 – 2013 iCal College Bowl Schedule

Update: Visit collegefootballcalendar.net to subscribe to the latest college football bowl schedule! Between December 15th and January 7th there are 35 bowl games. That’s way too many to try to manage in your day planner on your own. You want to have all those games in your personal calendar, don’t you? That way you can […]

November 23rd, 2012 @ 9:27 am
Clear Eyes.

“The show will be remembered more as one about a marriage than one about football.” I don’t know how I missed this article at Grantland: An Oral History of Friday Night Lights. It’s great fun for anyone that loved the show. I was thrilled to read that the actor Kyle Chandler (Coach Taylor) gave a […]

October 29th, 2012 @ 8:23 am
All These Things That I’ve Done

I just finished a 10.0 mi run with a pace of 9'29"/mi with Nike+ Running. http://t.co/jqgxSbUu #nikeplus — David Vincent Gagne (@davidgagne) October 29, 2012 While all my friends and family on the East coast were hunkering down for Hurricane Sandy, I went on a ten mile run in painfully perfect weather. I am guessing […]

October 28th, 2012 @ 9:40 pm
Streak Broken

After watching the Gators get manhandled by the Bulldogs yesterday, I was understandably in a foul mood. I simply couldn’t bring myself to do much of anything. So my streak of hitting my 3750 daily Nike Fuel points goal ended at twenty-nine days. 1 My buddy Kelly gave me a Nike Fuel band for my […]

March 5th, 2012 @ 8:23 am
The Most Interesting Man in the World?

It usually takes me a few weeks to get around to reading Sports Illustrated. So I’m a bit late to this, but I just read the SI obituary of John Fairfax. He’s most famous for being the first man to row solo across the Atlantic, which he did in 1969. But it seems like everything […]

May 28th, 2010 @ 7:16 am
Friday Five: Things to Buy at a Game
  • A Coke (of course)
  • A Baseball Cap
  • A Salted Pretzel
  • Peanuts
  • A Beer

* list applies to baseball, basketball, or football games

April 23rd, 2010 @ 7:54 am
Friday Five: Bad Golf Swings
  1. The Slice
  2. The Chili Dip
  3. The Worm-burner
  4. The Chunk
  5. The Hook

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“A great shot is when you pull it off. A smart shot is when you don’t have the guts to try it.”

Phil Mickelson, Sports Illustrated, April 19, 2010

April 2nd, 2010 @ 7:37 am
Friday Five: Favorite Stadiums
  1. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at Florida Field, “The Swamp”
  2. Fenway Park
  3. Dodger Stadium
  4. Louisiana Superdome
  5. Colosseum
January 7th, 2010 @ 2:51 pm
BCS Citi National Championship Game Preview

Two great snippets from the EDSBS preview of tonight’s game: Weather: Perfect and Valhalla-ish, because it is California, the place that would be perfect if everyone else hadn’t already figured out the same thing and moved there before you did. 68 degrees and clear at the kick as the sun sinks in pink-red glory behind […]