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Benz was born in Boston and is a graduate of Syracuse University. He served as a radio beat reporter for the Pittsburgh Steelers and also worked at stations in Columbus, Salt Lake City and Syracuse. No stranger to the Boston area, Tim’s father is the renowned Dr. Edward Benz Jr., who serves as the current President and Chief Executive Officer of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

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09/14/14 09:45 EST
After a full week of skimming a thick layer of pond scum off the top of the National Football League, Saturday night's NCAA "Red Bandanna Game" in Chestnut Hill was the perfect oasis for football fans. For a few hours we were reminded how good football can be. An undermanned Boston College team rode a wave of momentum from the ceremonies surrounding fallen BC lacrosse alum and 9/11 hero Welles Crowther to a stunning upset of ninth-ranked Southern Cal. The 37-31 final on the scoreboard coupled with the sea of Crowther-inspired bandanna-clad BC students pouring onto the Alumni Stadium field made for a scene that seemed almost too scripted to believe. Unfortunately, we all had to wake up Sunday and start surfing through the domestic abuse muck and mire of the pro game again. All the the network pregame shows were staying focussed on fallout from the NFL's apparent cover-up of the Ray Rice elevator beating tape, the 11th-hour deactivation of Carolina's Greg Hardy in the wake of his
09/10/14 05:30 EST
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The address of the Watergate Hotel is listed as 2650 Virginia Avenue NW in Washington, D.C. But it may actually be 345 Park Avenue in New York City. That’s where the National Football League offices are. And hopefully soon, someone new will be in charge there. Because in the wake of the Ray Rice domestic abuse videotape scandal, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell should pull a Richard Nixon by resigning on television, jumping on a helicopter and flying off into history with shame. Frankly, the Ray Rice cover up was even more poorly botched than Watergate. At least back then some of the tapes managed to get erased. Goodell couldn’t even do that before TMZ got its hands on the Ray Rice video. If Goodell doesn’t resign, the league’s owners should remove him from office. My hunch is that most people would share that opinion if a “smoking gun” comes to light soon about how Goodell handled the Rice suspension. If Wednesday's report via The Associated Press that a
09/07/14 07:37 EST
The tweet must have come after Knowshon Moreno gave the Dolphins a 30-20 lead over the Patriots in the fourth quarter:@TimBenzWEEI You're such a homer Benz. How could you think these scrubs can win 11 games. Very funny @tricher00. Well played. After I suffered through two weeks of public flogging for making what was perceived to be an outrageously low win prediction of 11 for the Patriots in 2014, the Pats opened up the season playing like a team that looked more like it was en route to a 12-loss season than the dozen wins this club was supposed to accumulate just by showing up at the stadium each week. Of course I'm exaggerating -- well, a bit. Let's not overreact to New England's 33-20 loss at Miami Sunday in the season opener. The Patriots still should be good enough to win the AFC East and position themselves for an extended postseason run. But the game should be a harsh reminder to the "Well, Brady is Brady" and the "In Belichick we trust" crowds that the NFL is a
09/04/14 08:34 EST
I admit that it's been more than 20 years since I called New England home. But now that I'm back, one thing that I have to ask is: What did college sports do to piss off everyone around here so much? I never grew up with the belief that college sports were close to top dog in the region. Even at a young age I understood that with the four major pro sports all represented in our part of the country, the NCAA was going to be off the mainstream radar. I happen to love college sports. Yet I'm not going to try to force anyone to care as much as I do if the Celtics, Pats, Sox and Bruins are enough for you. I got defensive when soccer fans tried to do that to many of us during the World Cup. I'm not going to do the very same thing myself in this column. But damn! Where did the hatred come from? I understand disinterest, or dismissiveness. I kind of feel that way about soccer. But what I don't get is the outward negativity toward even discussing college athletics that somehow has developed in the



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