I would like to apologize to everyone.

That’s not to say I feel like I have anything to apologize for. Nor am I under the delusion anyone cares enough about what I do or say to expect an apology. I mean what I said quite literally. I would like to apologize. To everyone. Just because I think it would be fun.



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Tiger Woods took an interesting approach Friday morning. (AP)"Honey, don't you understand? Sure, I slept with 19 women. OK, I was wrong. Not huge. I agree. But that was when I wasn't a Buddhist!"

What a terrible job by Tiger this morning. Just another train wreck. If that was a round of golf, he shot about 78. Just scarily robotic. They should  have broke out the "Small Wonder" theme song when he walked to the podium.



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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.

1. Will Tiger give us the Kobe/A-Rod press conference fake cry, or will he actually go The Full Vermeil and break down?



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How can you not love curling? (AP)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.



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

— Broadway producer David Merrick



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After a week of debate, nothing has changed: Peyton Manning is the best ever. (AP)The people have spoken.

No surprise that the vast majority of readers disagree with my assertion that Peyton Manning is the best quarterback I have ever seen. But some of the e-mails and comments regarding my column from Monday went  a bit far, I think. Let's just say that I took some hits.

I dress like a woman.



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Costumes are just part of the equation when judging Boston sports fans. (AP)When you think about it, we didn’t have to become sports fans. Nobody put a gun to our head and forced us. Your parents didn’t threaten to take your Atari game system away unless you finished reading the American League boxscores or told you you couldn’t start your homework until you were all finished filling out your NFL betting card.



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This was the moment everything changed for Boston sports fans. (AP)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.



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To nobody's surprise, Ayla Brown makes The Mailbag this week. (AP)After a week away, the mailbag returns with something for everyone.



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The article proclaiming Wes Welker the 2009 Boston Athlete of the Year is in that locker somewhere. (AP)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? Maybe not even the idea that this season (and chance at a Super Bowl) was over — or 2010 as well — was the cause of the sideline ductal issues?



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