To be an NBA coach is to be stepped on, cursed at, stared down -- that is, when you're not being flat-out ignored. In ESPN The Magazine, Howard Bryant writes about the difficulty NBA coaches have in demanding accountability from their players.
Boston sports fans have been treated to championships from all four of their major pro sports teams in the last seven years. A writer reflects on the way it is and the way it was in his hometown.
It's always a harbinger of hope, sure. But in this year's mixed-up, locked-out sports world, baseball's Opening Day is something else, too. It's shelter from the storm.
Did Brett Favre "big-time" the Vikings? Did LeBron James do the same to the Cavs? Here's one man's answer: If they did, it's only because Minnesota and Cleveland allowed them to.
After a decade of riches in Boston, a market correction seems inevitable.
The years between 2000 and 2009 should be called the decade of the fan in sober acknowledgement of the ultimate victory of the dollar in sports, writes Howard Bryant.
Howard Bryant says when you add up all the ingredients, it's clear why Boston is a sports power.