Last night I was celebrating my one year anniversary with my lovely girlfriend. We went to one of our favorite sushi spots in Boston, Fin’s (In Kenmore Square). It was an ordinary night until we went to pay the check. I looked down at my phone after signing the bill and what do I see, but a Periscope notification alerting me Aaron Paul was live. Usually I don’t click on periscope notifications, because I get a ton of them (Seriously Periscope, chill out), but I had the urge to see what Mr. Pinkman was up to. Come to find out he was in our neck of the woods and was inviting his fans to come see ‘Mad Max’ with him! We dashed out of the restaurant and down the street to the Regal Cinema in Fenway. Just like he said he would be, we found Aaron hanging out outside the theater. He was so awesome, and after a moment of chatting he gave us a group hug and agreed to take one of those new fangled selfie pictures i’ve been hearing all about. Here it is…
Best night ever right? Well, it isn’t over just yet! He whips out a pile of movie tickets and gave us two and said “see you guys inside!”. So in we went to the theater! A few minutes later Aaron came in bearing two huge buckets of popcorn and a soda. He came up to us, gave us one of the popcorn buckets (instructed us to share with others in our row) and started to chat with us. Did I mention what an awesome guy he was?
Than you Aaron, for making our anniversary a night we won’t soon forget!
The Irish, who released their schedules for 2014-16 on Friday, will be visiting one of America’s classic ballparks as part of their Shamrock Series, which will also be taking the team to Indianapolis (2014) and the Alamodome in San Antonio (2016).
Notre Dame’s night game at the home of the Boston Red Sox on Nov. 21, 2015, is the most noteworthy of the 36 games released Friday.
It will be the first football game at Fenway since Dec. 1, 1968, when the NFL’s Boston Patriots played their final game there after five years. Boston College played its home games at Fenway Park from 1914-56.
“The City of Boston will be ready to welcome Fighting Irish and Eagles fans alike when Fenway brings this historic rivalry to one of our most beloved landmarks in 2015,” mayor Thomas M. Menino said. “I’m looking forward to a memorable weekend that puts Boston, and all the great things our city has to offer, in the national spotlight.”
Fenway Park will be the latest historical ballpark to play host to football. Chicago’s Wrigley Field hosted a Northwestern-Illinois matchup in 2010 and has announced an agreement for at least five future games, and Yankee Stadium has hosted the Pinstripe Bowl since 2010.
Notre Dame will return to Boston in 2017 to play B.C. at Alumni Stadium.
The Irish’s other Shamrock Series games — the title given to their annual off-site home game in metropolitan areas — will be against Army at the Alamodome in San Antonio on Nov. 12, 2016.
It had been announced Thursday that the Irish will face Purdue at Indianapolis’ Lucas Oil Stadium on Sept. 13, 2014.
Notre Dame’s final scheduled game against rival Michigan will be a night kickoff, on Sept. 6, 2014.
What a Friday. First we got Rob Ford dancing his fat ass off and now Notre Dame announces that it will play at Fenway Park next November. I need to get tickets to this. There is nothing better than going to Fenway on a cold October night to watch baseball. Watching football on a cold November night must be even better. There’s something special about Fenway in the late fall. Hopefully I can mortgage my parents house and somehow get a few seats for what is sure to be an awesome night of football.
Probably not the greatest title for a blog post, but I think it’s time we show a certain team from Boston some respect. While diehard fans and every hot girl within 100 miles of Boston are praising the Bruins, I’ve been quietly watching my Red Sox play their best baseball in 3 years. Everyone knows about the 2011 collapse, as well as their 2012 campaign with quite possibly the worst manager in the history of sports (Bobby V). That’s all in the past. During the offseason, they hired a no nonsense manager (Farrell) who understands the city and the goals of the team due to his prior stint with the ballclub as Tito Francona’s pitching coach. They also went back to former GM Theo Epsteins successful approach that won them two world series’. Instead of breaking the bank on free agent signings (Crawford, Gonzalez) they signed quality guys to reasonable contracts who are accustomed to winning and won’t bitch when things don’t go their way (Victorino, Napoli).
In just 59 games, they’ve completely changed the perception of the team. It’s truly amazing. They’ve gone from the laughing stock of the league to division leader, and while we still have a lot of baseball to play, I’d rather be in 1st after 59 games than last. They’re winning with good pitching, timely hitting and have created a positive vibe around the ballpark. Pedrioa and Ortiz are hitting better than at any point in their careers, while the emergence of Daniel Nava and recent success of Jose Iglesias have been welcome surprises. Clay Bucholz and Jon Lester are a combined 14-2, while Andrew Bailey, Junichi Tazawa and Koji Uehara have solidified the bullpen. The most impressive aspect of this team is their ability to succeed while major parts of their team have been hurt. Joel Hanrahan, the all-star closer Boston signed in the off season, was a total bust. He had just 4 saves and an ERA near 10 before he blew out his elbow and was lost for the season. Bucholz and Lackey have both missed starts, while closer, setup man and now closer again Andrew Bailey also spent time on the DL. With Will Middlebrooks and Shane Victorino both on the DL, the Sox have posted a 7-3 record in their last 10 games, the last 4 without CF Jacoby Ellsbury. Maybe you can contribute this to an easy schedule. The Sox are currently in a stretch where they play 32 games in 34 days, which, warm weather or not, is quite draining. The Sox are 1st in the AL in runs, 3rd in batting average, and 2nd in on base and slugging percentage. They’re currently 36-23, which is good for 1st in the A.L. East, 2 1/2 games ahead of the surprisingly good Yankees. The Bruins may currently have Boston’s heart, but I for one am glad the Red Sox are back.
P.S. If the Red Sox go on any type of losing streak in the next week I will never write about them again.