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    Great long-form multimedia journalism

    I thought this NYT 'interactive' story about the NYC subway map was pretty cool. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/12/02/nyregion/nyc-subway-map.html
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    Bruins @ Toronto

    I ask the same question every year: why are these boobs called the "Maple Leafs" and not the "Maple Leaves"? I mean, no one ever gets up on a cool day in autumn and says "Honey, I'm going out to rake some leafs!". Robert Plant didn't sing "Leafs are falling around, time I was on my way..."...
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    Week 1 Game Thread

    Agree he will likely be suspended. I believe he may have bumped an official during his tantrum.
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    Week 1 Game Thread

    Miles Jack having a likely roids-induced fit of rage after getting ejected from the game.
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    Andrew Luck Retires from the NFL

    I have three distinct thoughts about this news: I have no problem with NFL players of any age realizing what a physical toll the game takes on them, and deciding to retire early before they have incurred injuries which could affect them for a lifetime. As a fan of the game, I am somewhat sad...
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    Kirk and Callahan: Done

    So, by not voting for Hillary, he helped get Trump elected. NICE JOB DALE. (Yeah yeah, I will realize that he presumably voted in Massachusetts, and that therefore his vote didn’t really matter anyway, etc.)
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    What are you paying for?

    One of these things is not like the others. ;)
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    What are you paying for?

    BSJ, The Athletic, New York Times (digital), Washington Post (digital). I've also had the New Yorker for some stretches when they offered a very large discount. I've found that if you play the game right you can usually get really good discounts on digital subscriptions. One of the keys of...
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    The state of Boston sports talk radio

    It's not the same thing. An actual outrage would have been something like a caller saying "My daughter Jasmine loves Roger Goodell!" and the host then saying "WELL I HOPE YOUR DAUGHTER JASMINE DIES IN A FIRE!". You see, in this instance, we would be talking about an actual person, and the host...
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    The state of Boston sports talk radio

    It's: "Assuming you have children, which is a complete hypothetical since I don't actually know you, I hope you live longer than those children, whom I don't personally know and may or may not even actually exist." As opposed to: "I HOPE YOUR CHILDREN DIE!" (which is how you originally...
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    The state of Boston sports talk radio

    Well to be fair I think this could depend on how you interpreted BJBSJ's use of the term "objectionable". I took it as not meaning, "things I personally object to", a.k.a. things that just sort of piss me off, or make me want to turn off the radio; I also have that reaction fairly frequently...
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    The state of Boston sports talk radio

    That's kind of a dumb statement by Murray (who I am no fan of), but it is certainly NOT him wishing for a caller's children to die. Either your English comprehension is bad, or you're just grasping. Never heard the Bertrand comment. I'm curious what this statement actually was. Details? I've...
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    The state of Boston sports talk radio

    Coming up with a couple examples of what was claimed requires having previously kept detailed handwritten notes? Umm, OK. I would agree that 98.5 has certain hosts (and we all know who they are) who frequently traffic in creating negative slants about the local teams. However, "negative" is not...