Category Archives: Sports

OUT at Fenway

Red Sox Pride NightGuess where I am tonight?  Pity this isn’t the 2013 Red Sox but I’m hopeful the Red Sox offense will show up tonight. If you are at Fenway, say hello. I’m in the section that gets up and dances at every possible opportunity; at least that is how it worked last year.

Things that make BosGuy go hmm…

things that make bosguy go hmm...Last month I posted a somewhat similar photograph here.

What is it about wrestling that seems to always make me do a double take? Apparently, I’m not alone because earlier this week Queerty posted a series of these eye-catching images that you can check out here.

Marathon Day: 118th Boston Marathon

Boston Marathon Boston Athletic AssociationMany who live in and near Boston are not working today, celebrating Patriot’s Day, which also happens to always coincide with the Boston Marathon.  This year Sergio and I are flying back from visiting my brother who moved to Southern California.

The Boston Marathon is one of my favorite holidays and sporting events in the city and I’d like to wish all the runners the best of luck and thank the city, it’s first responders and all the volunteers who I know will make this a safe and fun event.Boston Marathon Schedule

Marathon weekend

Boston MarathonIts marathon weekend in Boston and because of last year’s bombings it seems like the rest of the world will turn their eyes to Boston come Monday.  It feels strange not to be in the city this weekend which I would imagine is quickly filling to capacity.   Typically the Boston Marathon draws more than half a million spectators and more than 25,000 runners, but this year is anything but typical. This year the Boston Marathon has an estimated 36,000 runners, and I would assume even more spectators.

If you are in town this weekend be certain to check out the Boston Marathon Sports & Fitness Expo at the Hynes Auditorium (Friday 12-7 pm; Saturday 9am – 7pm; and Sunday 9am – 6pm. Nearly every athletic, fitness and nutrition firm you can imagine sets up booths to educate and sell their products. Vendors have special sales for the expo and there are usually some pretty cool freebies.

Things that make BosGuy go hmm…

gay sports wrestlingI doubt this guy is checking for a hernia and where the heck is the other guy’s head?

Thought of the day: Sochi Olympics

Source: homo-promo.tumblr.com

Source: homo-promo.tumblr.com

Today is the final day of the Sochi Olympic games and I’m going to go out on a limb and suggest that hosting the games in homophobic Russia has been a blessing in disguise for the gay community.

Gay rights have been consistently discussed during the Olympic Games. Air time has been provided to discuss Russia’s discriminatory legislation in a way I’ve rarely seen in the US; we tend to only report on what happens here at home, forgetting there is a world beyond our borders.

While these protests may have fallen on deaf ears in Russia, the conversation has taken on new meaning here in the US.  I can’t help but wonder was Michael Sam’s historic announcement days after the Opening Ceremony at Sochi intentional? It seems to have added fuel here in the US to fighting homophobia in sport; against the backdrop of the Sochi Olympics the conversation seemed all the more poignant.

Homophobia thrives when it is unchallenged.  The 1980s gay activist group ACT UP had it right; Silence = Death.  Although they were fighting for more AIDS funding and helping those dying from AIDS to live their final days with dignity, the mantra remains true so I hope the dialog started and scrutiny focused on Russia continues after the Olympic torch goes out in Sochi.

Andy Roddick and Mardy Fish take stand against homophobia

Athlete AllyIn light of the disgraceful way the International Olympic Committee has dealt with championing Russia’s homophobic legislation, I wanted to share this story.

American star tennis players Andy Roddick and Mardy Fish become the 1st professional men’s tennis players to align with Athlete Ally.

Andy Roddick said, “Yesterday was an incredible day for athletes everywhere. Jason Collin’s courage and leadership in coming out reminds me of how important it is for an athlete to be able to be true to him or herself.  As an Athlete Ally, I want to support every athlete to feel comfortable and confident being themselves and to make sure that all people – players and fans alike – are  welcome and included in tennis.”  More about this story here and more about Athlete Ally here.