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Apples and orangesDick Flavin

Who was a better performer, Enrico Caruso or Rodney Dangerfield? Huh? One was a world-renowned operatic tenor who achieved international fame as one of history's first recording artists, was born in ...

Baseball's stormy forecast Dick Flavin

Once the tumult and the shouting of the Super Bowl has died down our thoughts traditionally turn to the grand old game, the national pastime, or, as Babe Ruth called it, "the greatest game of all, baseball." ...

Curt Schilling, done by Curt SchillingDick Flavin

No candidate for president of the United States has ever come close to winning 71 percent of the popular vote. Oh sure, George Washington, the GOAT of presidents, won unanimously twice, but that was in ...

The Red Sox Hall of Fame streak Dick Flavin

It would be a gross exaggeration for me to suggest that I have been a Boston Red Sox fanatic all my life. It's only been since I was seven years old. But in that time span of 75 years (gulp) that I have ...

The Dave DombrowskiDick Flavin

Are you the gambling type? You know, the kind of person who gets a kick out of wagering a few shekels now and then? You are? Well, I have a great tip for you. Ya wanna hear it? Okay, lean in a little ...

Bill Belichick and Sheldon Adelson Dick Flavin

Bill Belichick deserves a medal for turning down that medal. It could not have been easy to say, "Thanks, but no thanks," to the highest civilian honor the nation has to offer. He would have been just ...

To a departing dynastyDick Flavin

They are dying off and there is nothing that you, I, or anyone else can do about it. The numbers of 11 Boston Celtics who played for the team during the greatest of all sports dynasties, 1957-1969, hang ...

A football fable Dick Flavin

Once upon time, boys and girls, in the far-off football kingdom of Foxborough, there lived an all-powerful monarch. His name was King William the Grouch. King William ruled his subjects with an iron hand, ...