A brisk nine with Tiger before he gives the most heavily-anticipated quasi-press conference in history. All three networks are cutting in live to show this, the first time this has been done for an athlete since Brett Szabo's retirement announcement in July of 1997.



KIRK MINIHANE

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I might be the only guy in Boston who’s man enough to admit this publicly, but I’m watching the Winter Olympics. And I mean hours and hours of the Winter Olympics. You know how much time your lazy 14-year-old son squanders playing “Halo 3”? That’s how much time I’m spending in front of the Olympic coverage.



JERRY THORNTON

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“It is not enough that I should succeed.  Others must fail.”

— Broadway producer David Merrick



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The people have spoken.



KIRK MINIHANE

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When you think about it, we didn’t have to become sports fans. Nobody put a gun to our head and forced us.



JERRY THORNTON

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When you’re a sports blogger and you’re aware of the fact that your target demographic is (slightly) younger than you, you think twice before you write anything that says things were better back in the day.



JERRY THORNTON

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After a week away, the mailbag returns with something for everyone.



KIRK MINIHANE

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Is it possible that the tears you saw coming from Wes Welker last Sunday were not the result of the pain he was suffering from tearing both the ACL and MCL in his knee just minutes before?



KIRK MINIHANE

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Is there anything people need more right now than a "Year in Review" column?



KIRK MINIHANE

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In December of 1982 I watched a man dressed as Santa Claus vomit all over the counter of a Papa Gino's in the Billerica Mall. Since then it's been kind of tough to wrap my arms around Christmas.



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