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Javier Fernandez Spanish figure skater

Spanish Figure SkaterLast week while all of New England was watching the Patriots lose to the Denver Broncos, I was actually watching The ISU European Figure Skating Championships in Budapest.  Mock me if you will, but I think I developed a bit of a crush on this 22 year old underdog, figure skater from Madrid who will represent Spain at the Sochi Olympics.

New England trash talk: Rawr

New England PatriotsMuch thanks to my brother, Tim, who forward me this image on Monday morning.  I thought I’d save this for today. Enjoy the game if you’re into that sort of thing.  Personally, I’m more interested in this Denver fan.

Sochi Olympics: The missing link

Sochi OlympicsDid you know that Russia is the only world power right now actively encouraging discrimination and hatred against the LGBT Community?

Did you also know that the IOC has in their charter and mission that they are committed to “To act against any form of discrimination affecting the Olympic Movement.” Discriminatory laws enacted in Russia affect the Olympic Movement and participating gay Olympic Athletes but that seems to be an inconvenient truth for the IOC so they’ve pretended not to notice, but I have and it has really ticked me off.  I’ve ranted about it here, here, and here.

Later today the US Olympic Committee’s road to Sochi Tour comes to the Boston Common Frog Pond skating rink from 11am-5pm so I thought I’d share some information about The Missing Link.  It is a campaign focused on raising money to go to Immigration Equality’s Russia Emergency Fund. Over the coming weeks, I’m sure I’ll post a few more rants about my disappointment in the I.O.C. I’m curious how you feel about this?

 

Red Sox championship parade

Boston Red SoxCalled a “Rolling Rally” by The Boston Globe, today’s Red Sox World Series Championship parade was incredibly pleasant,thanks to unseasonably warm and sunny weather.

There was a relaxed atmosphere in the crowd that poured in from all over New England and beyond to see the parade.  This kid’s sign pretty much sums up Boston’s good fortune in recent years.

I can’t think of any other city in recent years that has dominated in all the major sports leagues, making it truly one of the best places to live if you love sports.

Below are a handful of photos from today’s parade. Boston Red Sox Championship ParadeBoston Red Sox Championship ParadeBoston Red Sox Championship ParadeBoston Red Sox Championship Parade

Red Sox are 2013 World Series Champions

Red Sox World Series BannersFrom worst to first.  Time for Fenway Park to raise another banner.

Go Sox

BostonLast week BuzzFeed had posted The 23 Most Boston Things To Ever Happen.  It is rather bizarre but a few of the photos had me smiling. Like this image.  I’m very excited about tonight’s game against St. Louis.

Thanks to @MoInMontrose for pointing out this article.

Paris to host 2018 Gay Games

Paris Gay GamesEarlier this month it was announced that Paris had beat out a handful of other cities to host the 2018 Gay Games.  I’ve never attended the Gay Games, but I love Paris and will use any excuse to write about this city.

No slight intended but this seems like a much cooler host city than the upcoming Gay Games to be hosted in Cleveland and Akron, Ohio the summer of 2014.

2013 American League Champions: Red Sox

Red SoxI’ve been quiet for much of the baseball season not wanting to jinx what has turned out to be a surprisingly strong and balanced Red Sox team.

The headline from today’s Boston Globe says it all.  This team has continued to surprise and inspire throughout the season. Victorino’s stunning 7th inning grand slam that put the Red Sox back on top and deflated the Detroit Tigers is the perfect example.  Now it is on to the World Series where all of Red Sox nation waits with baited breath.

2013 Head of the Charles Regatta

Head of Charles RegattaEvery city has their own traditions and events that are distinctly their own.  Boston is lucky enough to have several of these traditions and one that I look forward to each year is the Head of the Charles Regatta.  This autumn event occurs while foliage is at or near peak each year and makes for a beautiful backdrop for the 9,000+ athletes who come to compete.

Head of Charles Regatta October 19-20

HOCR Crew TeamsFirst hosted in 1965, the event has grown into the world’s largest rowing competition and now spans two days, drawing 300,000+ spectators. Join in the fun and mark the event on your calendar. Plan to come down to the Charles River to watch and cheer on these athletes and take in all the fun.

More details (including an event map) can be found here.

German Sochi Olympic outfits have rainbow theme

sochi olympicsJMG last week broke the story that Germany’s Athletes will wear the above rainbow-hued uniforms at the Sochi Olympics, but officials insist the design is not intended as a commentary on Russia’s anti-gay laws.  Either way, I love it. I’d love to see more countries follow Germany’s lead.  You can read the full story here in Der Spiegel (it is in English).

Red Sox Nation

Red Sox FanAfter two heartbreaking seasons, the Boston Red Sox surprised the pundits and exceeded everyone’s expectations, ending the year with the best record in the American League and tied with St. Louis for the best record in all of Major League Baseball.

About an hour ago the Red Sox started their first playoff game. against Tampa Bay.  I am optimistically hopeful for another great play off season and am thankful to have the Red Sox as a distraction to the dumb asses in DC.

Sochi Olympics

Sochi OlympicsShame on the I.O.C.

Heading to Fenway Park

Red Sox FanI’m off to my last regular season Red Sox game tonight. The team is headed for post season play and I believe can be the first major league team in baseball to secure a spot in the play offs if they win tonight.

Gay ski weekend: Stowe, VT Jan. 22-26, 2014

Gay Ski WeekendIs this too soon? Sorry, if you are still savoring the last few weeks of summer, but last month New England’s version of gay ski week announced they are now taking reservations.

Locally, this event is known as the Winter Rendez-Vous and it takes place in Stowe, Vermont early next year, January 22-26, 2014.

All different packages are available on the event website, www.WinterRendezVous.com.