Brady secures fourth ring as Patriots topple Seahawks in unbelievable finish

Jermaine Kearse bobbled the ball and kicked it inadvertently before corralling and cradling it, as if he were securing his own child. He lay on his back for a moment, beheld by a nation divided.  The circus catch by the Seahawks’ wide receiver, a lifeline at the 11th hour, set his team up deep in Patriots’ territory. The Seahawks […]

Jumbos earn two more NESCAC wins on the road

Tufts went on the road this past weekend, taking on Conn. College on Friday and Wesleyan on Saturday. The squad defeated both teams easily, extending its record of 20+ winning point margins to seven straight with a 69-48 victory over Conn. College and a 77-53 win over Wesleyan. On Saturday, Tufts went to work against Wesleyan, recording its 12th consecutive win against […]

Fantasy Baseball 2nd base

Second base does not have the marquee names that shortstop has this year, but it is a relatively deep position filled with more fantasy sleepers than any other spot in the infield. Anthony Rendon (.287/21/111/83 in 2014, plus 3B eligible) and Jose Altuve (.341/56 SBs in 2014) are the obvious top two, followed by Robinson Cano, […]


Last weekend, our group went on a short excursion to Normandy, home of cider and World War II history. We stayed in a town called Caen, which was much quieter than Paris and splendidly picturesque. With two or three Gothic churches and a huge medieval castle on a hill, we had plenty to explore. Saturday […]

Reinventing Cyborg

It was probably as late as middle school when images of Cyborg, transmitted via digital telecommunication, translated into impulses by retinal ganglion cells and carried via optic nerve to the occipital lobe, first entered my consciousness. I’m referring, of course, to the Teen Titan – that cybernetic product of technology and inspiration redolent of some […]

Following Sabety injury, Jumbos stay afloat in NESCAC

Before its two-game homestand this past weekend, in which it split games against Wesleyan and Conn. College, the men’s basketball team received news of the biggest loss — both literally and figuratively — of its season when 6′ 8″ sophomore center Hunter Sabety suffered an apparently serious knee injury. The timetable for Sabety’s return is […]

Harpoon Brewery offers perfect Boston brewery experience

Now in its third year since opening, Harpoon Brewery Beer Hall, an addition to the brewery which has been around since 1986, provides a prime destination for the 21+ crowd that won’t empty any wallets.  A very reasonable $5 per person allows each visitor access to the large Beer Hall and Brewery Tour, during which visitors have the opportunity […]

27th time around, Kidz Bop refuses to grow up

In the midst of this second-wave snow storm, what’s better to warm the heart than a choir of harmonious pipsqueak voices singing America’s top 40 hits in perfect harmony? The ever-popular Kidz Bop franchise has released its highly-anticipated  27th album, surprisingly entitled “Kidz Bop 27” (2015).  At first listen, the album may sound like a […]

Tufts considers role in 2024 Olympics games as a university

Dismissing Washington D.C., San Francisco and Los Angeles, the United States Olympic Committee announced earlier this month that it had selected Boston as its official candidate for host of the 2024 summer games. In assembling their bid package, members of the Boston 2024 executive committee have looked at college and university campuses, and facilities across the metro area, in order to assemble […]