Category Archives: Sports

Head of the Charles is Oct. 17-18, 2015

RegattaThe 51st annual Head of the Charles Regatta will take place Saturday, October 17th and Sunday, October 18th. Just as Patriot’s Day (a.k.a. the running of the Boston Marathon) is synonymous with spring for Bostonians, the regatta reminds us that it is Autumn. The Head of The Charles is the largest regatta in the world, attracting more than 8,000 rowers and 300, 000+ enthusiasts and onlookers who cheer the athletes every stroke of their race. Head of Charles Regatta MapIf you’ve never been or if it has been a few years since you last found yourself at the Head of the Charles, I’d like to encourage you to come down to see what all the fuss is about and to lend your hand and voices to cheer on these athletes – some of whom have traveled from around the world to compete.

More information about the HOCR is available here

Caption this photo

sports, football, humor

Each Wednesday morning I post a photograph that gives me pause.  I’ll get you started with a possible caption that hopefully inspires you to share a few of your own in the comments section below.

The Fasano G-String

Prime time football poolside at Ink Block, Sept. 10

football, sportsPresented by CapitalOne 360: you are invited for pre-game festivities from 5:30-8:00 PM at CapitalOne 360, followed by the New England vs. Pittsburg game screening at 8:30 PM at Ink Block’s rooftop pool.

If you are interested, please note you need to RSVP (no cost) here.

Making friends in Boston through local sports teams and clubs

Ironsides Gay Rugby TeamPeople who are new to Boston can find this a tough town to break into and make friends.  Using gay apps and going to bars will only get you so far so I’ve compiled a list of gay sports clubs / teams you can join to meet people.

Some of the clubs / teams listed below are seasonal so take that into account when you reach out to these groups and best of luck to you.  If you are new to Boston, let me be among the first to welcome you.

Beantown Softball League

Boston Flag Football

Boston Gay Basketball League

Boston Pride Hockey

Boston Strikers Soccer

Boston Ironsides Rugby

Monday Night Bowling League

Liquid Assets New England Swimming (LANES)

OutRyders: New England’s Gay Ski & Snowboard Club

Frontrunners: Boston Gay Running Club

Tennis 4 All

Apologies if I have overlooked any area gay clubs or sports leagues.  Feel free to add information for any such group in the comments section of my blog.

US Open 2015

Serena WillisamsThe 2015 US Open starts today.  New York City will be awash with the best tennis players in the world, but nobody will have more eyes on them then Serena Williams.  At 34 years old she is not only the best in the world, but she is also on the verge of winning the calendar year Grand Slam: Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and US Open.

The last woman to win the calendar year grand slam was Stefi Graf in 1988 who accomplished this amazing feat when she was 19 years old. I’ll be cheering for Serena until I’m hoarse for the next two weeks.

Sweaty men boxing

Sweaty Men BoxingWordPress lets me know what search engine terms are used to find my blog.  I don’t regularly check this data but yesterday I happened to take a glance and saw a couple of searches for”sweaty men boxing” that resulted in visits to my blog.

sweaty men boxingI cannot figure out how anyone would’ve stumbled upon using those search terms. Nevertheless, I typed the terms to see if a link appeared. I couldn’t find a link on any of the first few pages of Google, but I thought I would say hello to the two of you who were looking for sweaty men boxing and tell you that I admire your perseverance.

In their honor I’ve posted a few photos that do appear when you type the search terms “sweaty men boxing”.

Flag Football Beach Bowl in OGT Saturday, Aug 8th

Ogunquit Beach BowlThis weekend head up to Ogunquit Beach for the Annual FLAG Flag Football Beach Bowl and Tea Dance at MaineStreet on Saturday, August 8th

Exact starting time in the morning will depend on the tide schedule, but come down and hang out with us on the beach through the early afternoon. All are welcome to participate or just hang out on the beach to tan, swim and socialize. After we will head over to MaineStreet, where the front deck and bar will be reserved for the FLAG Flag Football Post-Beach Bowl Tea Dance.

For more information visit the Facebook event page here.