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How Neil Diamond Ruined Baseball: Why Red Sox Nation Stinks

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So its fall again and school is here, and everyone is excited to be back. Not so much for the education, but for the extended family, extracurricular activities, freedom and those, other extracurricular activities that my advocating here would be looked down upon. Anyway, my name is Matt Castonguay and I’ll be leading a voyage through the sports world via this column every week here in The Voice and/or on my supplement group at titled “From the Cheap Seats.”

I was asked by the editors to explain a bit about myself before I got into the sports so, this will be a short introductory piece explaining a bit about myself. First of all, I hate the New England Patriots, Red Sox nation (not the Sox, I love the Sox but I HATE the nation, so don’t accuse me of being a Yankee fan), Ron Artest, Tom Brady, Bill Belichick, politics in general and a lot more. Conversely, I love the band The Police, the New York football Giants, Paula Creamer, golfing (my favorite drinking game) and I love the Manning family almost as much as my own family. That being said, I look forward to checking my inbox ( or )and wall posts at the group, telling me how wrong I am and all that jazz. Actually, I hope to put out a mailbag column every couple of weeks or so, so other readers can see how much flack I’m taking for what I’m writing, or to find out for sure that I’m not alone in my love of the Mannings, Cooper included. Now that that’s out of the way, let’s get to the sports. Read the rest of this entry »


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August 30, 2008 at 11:13 pm

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Police say farewell at MSG

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In 1986, The Police walked off stage after playing a six song set, which featured U2’s Bono on vocals of “Invisible Sun,” after playing the end of a benefit concert for Amnesty International at Giant Stadium in New Jersey. After that, the biggest band in the world just disappeared, and for 22 years, aside from a two-and-off set at Stings wedding and a four song set at their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, were gone for good, with a promise from their leader, the well-versed Sting, that he would have to be “certifiably insane” to reunite the band. That being said…

The Police wound up their 2 year world reunion tour on August 7th to a capacity crowd. The power trio of Sting, Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers wowed fans for the final time at Madison Square Garden to benefit city organizations. The tour, which sold nearly 3.7 million tickets world-wide and grossed nearly $358,000,000 over 151 shows, ends up as the third largest tour in history. Read the rest of this entry »

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August 30, 2008 at 10:58 pm

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