It’s The Final Countdown

February 4, 2012By sullySports 3 Comments

I feel like I’m going to throw up. I no longer simply want my team to win tomorrow……I need it. Two weeks ago I expended so much energy deluding myself into thinking I would be fine with any outcome…..after all, it has been a great season. But things have changed. Now, twice as much energy … Read More

The National at The Beacon

December 18, 2011By sullyGeneral, Music No Comments

Beginning with their entrance onto the stage, The National establishes itself as a group of musicians committed to craft over showmanship. Lead singer Matt Beringer strides onto the stage in his sportcoat and is holding a bottle of wine and a glass. He places them carefully on the stage, and approaches the microphone. There are … Read More

Jersey War – The Greatest #12 Ever

August 1, 2011By sullySports 8 Comments

So the NFL Lockout is over, and I’m going with a number that you see on some of the greatest players in the NFL. The QB who made the most famous guarantee in sports history, and one of the all time greats who came frustratingly close to the title again and again. One of the … Read More

I <3 the NFL

July 27, 2011By sullySports No Comments

I tried to pretend I was indifferent.  And I may have actually convinced myself that I would not be bothered by a missed NFL season.  I felt taken for granted, and even rejected, as it was clear what I wanted was immaterial.  It was obvious to me what the other parties would gain if they … Read More

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

July 12, 2011By sullyBooks, General No Comments

 It is an obligation of sorts.  This need I have to consume all stories related to coming of age, that is.  I work with adolescents, so it could be considered research.  But going back to “Stand by Me,” I’ll admit to finding pieces of myself in most of these stories.  Whether it is a … Read More

Wilco + Beer = ………?

July 6, 2011By sullyFood, General 4 Comments

  So, there may be some turf issues here, as I’m briefly leaving the sports forum to write a post in the food forum.  But, when you read about a beer on Pitchfork, it just seems that somebody has to review it/comment on it at AllThingsNext.  Because I am a team player, I suffered through … Read More

To Hell with your Lockouts!

June 30, 2011By sullyGeneral, Sports 11 Comments

Surely, I am not the only sports fan that gets a little crazy about lockouts in professional sports.  It is, ultimately, a betrayal of the connection that exists between a loyal (cash spending) fan and a private business that is financially dependent upon that loyal fan cash.  The Patriots exist, in small part, because of … Read More

Jersey War, Part 2

May 16, 2011By sullyGeneral, Sports 5 Comments

Time for another Jersey War. In honor of the next generation of NBA HOF players now taking the center stage, I went with Derrick Rose’s #1. Could I have picked Durant, LeBron, or Wade as inspiration? Sure. But who is to say we won’t see another number featured soon? #1 is an interesting number, shied … Read More

Hip, Hip……….Jorge!

May 15, 2011By sullyGeneral, Sports No Comments

So I let the Sox/Yanks series creep up on me.  I inadvertently avoided all the hype, although that is probably best.  And last night, after a long suburban parent Saturday, I opened a Racer 5 IPA and sat down to watch the vaunted Yankee lineup face a rejuvenated Josh Beckett. But the Yanks were without their DH.  Apparently, … Read More

The enemy of my enemy…….

May 8, 2011By sullySports No Comments

So the NBA playoffs are in full swing, and I’m all in. I’ll be the first to admit, I don’t pay the closet attention if the playoffs don’t have a local flavor. A basketball purist might tune in just to marvel at the emergence of Derrick Rose in Chicago, but I’m watching two things right … Read More