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Monday, Dec. 20
Best Sports Moments Of 2010

Best Sports Moments Of 2010: It truly is a golden era for Boston sports fans. Despite the lack of a championship in 2010, all four major sports teams are competing at the highest of levels. As part of our Best of 2010 series, we going to take a look back at a few of the most memorable sports moments of the year both here in Boston and beyond. We’re joined by longtime Boston sportscaster and our own regular Monday morning quarter back Bob Lobel and by Lost Remote editor Steve Safran.

Steve's List
Red Sox Recovery: After a season full of injuries and exposed weaknesses, the Sox brass has made great pick-ups. For the first time in memory, they've outfoxed the Yanks.
Patriots Coach Bill Belechik: He let whiny Randy Moss leave and actually made the team better by changing its game. The equivalent of the Sox dumping Nomar in 2004. Randy wore out his welcome in Minneapolis in two games, and (as of this writing) still hasn't won a game with the Titans.
Boston Sports Fans Win: We've seen the start of ESPN.com Boston, the rise of 98.5,  and the overhaul of WEEI.com into a sports reporting force all its own.
The Winter Classic: Bruins Hockey at Fenway. And the game was great.
That Unbelievable Wimbeldon Match: Isner vs. Mahut, takes 11 hours over three days. The final tiebreaker was 70-68. Longest match in Tennis history.
Shaq comes to Boston, instantly becomes fixture in the city by being so accessible.
Best Sports of the Year: Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga. Had a perfect game stolen from him on what should have been the final out, because of a bad call by umpire Jim Joyce. Galarraga took it in stride, and Joyce admitted he blew the call.
Bob Halloran and Mickey Ward: Halloran (from WCVB) wrote the book upon which "The Fighter" is based, giving Ward (and Boston) major recognition.
The Vancouver Olympics: Remember them? With the torch lighting fiasco? Name one winner apart from Lindsay Vonn. I dare you
"The Decision": LeBron James's announcement show on ESPN that showed bad taste on just so many levels.
Brett Favre: This is just sad. Like seeing Babe Ruth in his Boston Braves uniform. Oh - and the sexting. Plus, the Minneapolis Dome Collapse is a perfect metaphor for Favre.
 
Bob's List
Tiger Woods: After his transgressions, he goes winless in 2010
Lebron James and "The Decision" on ESPN  
Michael Vick returns to chants of MVP. This is the dilemma of the year.. forgive? or not forgive....
George Steinbrenner dies. Yankees front office loses some direction including a clunky contract negotiation with face of the franchise Derek Jeter.
Pats trade Randy Moss and re-tool offense. Oh by the way they get a 3rd round pick when they gave up a 4th rounder to get him.
Bruins lose Game 7 at home after leading 3 games to none and leading 3 to nothing in that 7th game.
Celtics lose Game 7 of the NBA Finals to the Lakers after leading in the 4th quarter.
Red Sox spend millions despite buying premier league soccer team in Liverpool.       
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Wednesday, March 14, 2012       Listen 897

The Great Back Bay Blackout
After a smoky electrical transformer fire knocked out power to about 21,000 homes and businesses, sections of the neighborhood are getting back online. But problems are expected to persist into tonight. We’ll have the latest.

Guests:
  Garrett Quinn, WGBH contributor and author of the Less is More blog on Boston.com
  Meg Mainzer-Cohen, president of the Back Bay Association
  Marcia Gregg, a Back Bay resident who (along with her family) lost power (and still doesn’t have it)
  David Jacobs, publisher and editor The Boston Courant, covers Back Bay, South End Beacon Hill and Fenway

The Baffler Is Back
The self-described “journal that blunts the cutting edge” is back in print after a two-year hiatus. The Baffler’s latest issue of scathing media, political and cultural criticism hits newsstands tomorrow. And no cow is sacred. (Not even the one that pays its bills).

Guests:
  John Summers, editor of The Baffler
  Thomas Frank, journalist and author of books like What’s The Matter With Kansas? and most recently, Pity The Billionaire. Founding editor of The Baffler

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