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On the Ball and Off the Wall: Tokyo Olympics — Down and Dirty (and Deadly?)

This column is for non-sports fans who would like some enlightenment and hopefully humor beyond being sports fanatics. Anybody want to buy 160,000 condoms, cheap? If so, contact the International Olympics Committee in Tokyo, where they plan to hand out that stockpile of rubbers to the 11,000 athletes who will be competing in these audience-free […]

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Get the Ball Rolling: Pinball comes to Pawtucket

This could be the start of a sitcom: two friends, living together, decide to pick up pinball as a hobby, and bring along another friend for the ride. The next thing they know? They’re opening Electromagnetic Pinball in Pawtucket. Michael Pare, Emily Rose and Joe Paquin have come together to bring not only their own […]

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Not Just Fun, but Super Fun: Fool yourself into getting a little exercise, you slacker

Attention all cool people – it’s time for you to grab your closest friends and get ready for the Super Fun Activities Club (SFAC). No, seriously.  The SFAC is an adult (read: 21+) sports league that features pretty much every sport you can imagine, from flag football to cornhole to pickleball, which unfortunately does not […]

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On the Ball and Off the Wall: Noise Pollution: The most annoying illusion in sports

This column is for non-sports fans who would like some enlightenment and hopefully humor beyond being sports fanatics. Vuvuzelas! No, that doesn’t mean go eff yourself in Afrikaans. But it might as well convey that message. At the 2010 soccer World Cup finals in South Africa, vuvuzelas nearly eclipsed the play on the field. They […]

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