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Five Questions with…Ryan Gentry of CPR Gear

Cross posted from the new …On Being a Sports Girl

Ryan Gentry is a devoted Boston sports fan, despite relocating several years ago to Southern California. The co-founder of up-and-coming sports fan wear company CPR Gear, Gentry saw a need for fan wear that was hip and spoke to the intense nature of New England sports fans. He founded CPR Gear – “The Heartbeat of New England” – in 2008, and his line has attracted all sorts of attention from several teams and many fans. CPR Gear may stand for “Celtics, Patriots, Red Sox,” but Gentry is quick to point out that the Bruins and all other teams are included as well – his line represents more of the devotion and dedication of New England fans as a whole, rather than individual teams.

I had a great phone conversation with Gentry a few weeks back, and he agreed to be one of my first “Five questions with…” subjects. Here’s the interview! Continue reading

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Can I Start Camping Out in Westwood Now?

Interior of a newer Wegmans (photo by Flickr user robobby)

Interior of a newer Wegmans (photo by Flickr user robobby)

My Greater Boston area transplanted Western New Yorkers:

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts cleared the hurdle for the first Massachusetts Wegmans today by passing the home-rule petition that will allow Wegmans to obtain a beer and liquor license for their proposed store at Westwood Station.

Alleluia!  With so much going wrong in the world, this is a beacon of light in an era of sullenness.  We are getting a Wegmans, and in within walking distance of a commuter rail station, no less!  All the good and charity I have done in my nearly twenty-seven years is finally being rewarded! Continue reading

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Doing It Old School – 1951 Boston University Hockey

After hearing from several online sources that a nice chunk of the Life magazine photo archive has been made available via Google Images, I took a minute this evening to go online and check it out. I easily spent 45 minutes this evening looking at photos. The photos are in wonderful quality and are a great resource of American life from the mid 20th century.

There are a ton of photos in the archive that I found interesting – including a bunch of awesome gymnastics ones that I’ll share in an upcoming post – but since hockey is my first sports love at the moment (after the Bills have done the Mexican Hat Dance on my heart once again), I figured I would first share my three favorite Boston University hockey photos.

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A Fellow Western New Yorker Weighs In (A Sorta, Kinda, In A Way Guest Post)

I am always surprised at the reaction my now-year-old post, Obviously, Massachusetts Schools Neglect to Teach Geography of Areas outside of New England (or No, Western New Yorkers are not Yankees Fans.), still gets.  The most viewed and most commented post ever on this blog, the discussion it’s encouraged is great!

Jon emailed me earlier this week with a comment too lengthy to be posted as a comment, and I thought it was cool enough to be my first sorta, kinda in a way guest post ever.  I’ll also link to this in the comments section of the original post as well.

Thanks, Jon for such a well thought out response to the article, and for another view into being a Western New York sports fan. The comment, which includes one of the best descriptions of why Western New Yorkers tend to flock to Boston, after the jump. Continue reading

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Break Glass if Sick of Election Talk: Your Sports Link-o-Rama

I come to you this evening to write the only piece of blog-o-sphere not to mention tomorrow’s US Presidential Election.  Because, frankly, to be all Negative Nellie about it, it won’t matter who the heck is elected President tomorrow – America is screwed either way because there is not a single politician who exists who is stand-up and honest.

But enough about my political thoughts.  I come to you today with links to articles that also have nothing to do with politics, because there will be a point sometime on Tuesday where you are going to want to bang your head against the wall if you hear one more iota about the election:

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Someone Decided That I May In Fact Be A Good Writer

A bit of self promotion for a moment:  I have recently become a lacrosse writer for Examiner Boston, a growing online news page.  Everyone jump up and do a happy dance with me!

So in addition to maintaining this blog (which I am trying to do more things with in the coming weeks, like move to an actual factual page of its own), I will also be writing at least three articles a week for the Examiner.  You’ll be able to find my articles here.  I’ll also add this link to the blogroll on the side of the page.

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Everyone’s Favorite Goalie is Back to Normal. Thank Goodness.

Early word this morning out of Wilkes-Barre Scranton, where Everyone’s Favorite Goalie started last night and stopped 31 shots for a 3-1 win against the San Antonio Rampage. After letting one up early in the second period, Curry then held strong while the Penguins scored three unanswered goals. San Antonio ended up going 0 of 7 on the power play.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins goalie John Curry (courtsey of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins official website)

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins goalie John Curry (courtsey of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins official website)

San Antonio wasn’t the most difficult of opponents (they were 2-5 going into this game), but still, it’s good to see Curry play an entire game, make a significant amount of saves, and not get rattled by the early goal (not that he ever did in college.) Let’s hope he can continue to put his injury woes behind him.

The Penguins next play the Houston Aeros on Sunday at 5:05pm (4:05pm in Aeros land.)

And in other hockey news, I don’t know how I held out until Saturday to post this, but Boston University had the honor of having both the men’s and women’s Hockey East Players of the Week. The women are ranked #8 in the nation, beat #5 ranked New Hampshire in a shootout on Thursday, and will take on Providence tonight at home. With a win, the BU women will remain on top of the Hockey East standings. They are in the midst of a six game win streak.

The men are now ranked #3 in the nation, and take on the Vermont Random Imaginary Cats (aka Catamounts) tonight. Until last night, they had the leading goal scorer in Hockey East (the FWNICM.) Unfortunately, Boston College’s Brock Bradford took over first with two goals in their overtime win last night against Merrimack (Really, BC? You needed overtime to win against Merrimack? How are you ranked second in the nation again?) The FWNICM needs a hat trick tonight to reclaim the lead outright, or two to tie.

And if the FWNICM scores a hat trick in a game I cannot see, I will be miffed. But that would be my luck. So you heard it here first.

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