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Jim Borgman has been the Enquirer's editorial cartoonist since 1976. Borgman has won every major award in his field, including the 1991 Pulitzer Prize, the National Cartoonists Society's Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year in 1993, and most recently, the Adamson Award in 2005 as International Cartoonist of the Year. His award-winning daily comic strip Zits, co-created with Jerry Scott, chronicles the life of 15-year-old Jeremy Duncan, his family and friends through the glories and challenges of the teenage years. Since debuting in July 1997, Zits has regularly finished #1 in reader comics polls across America and is syndicated in more than 1300 newspapers around the world.

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Monday, November 19, 2007

Who Dey


at 11/19/07, 5:50 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pats - 10 and 0

Cincinnati Public Schools to Paul Brown Stadium: Can we have our money back?

at 11/19/07, 5:58 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

should write the number 12 on the hand

at 11/19/07, 6:41 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brady, Moss lead way to blowout

at 11/19/07, 6:51 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vick surrenders before formal sentencing
Michael Vick surrendered to U.S. marshals today and will remain in jail until his sentencing on a dogfighting charge in three weeks.

at 11/19/07, 6:53 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Home / Sports / Baseball
Bonds's positive test key to legal attack
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Associated Press / November 17, 2007
"I've never seen these documents," Barry Bonds said.

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He was testifying before a federal grand jury investigating the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative, or BALCO, and had just been shown what prosecutors say was a positive steroid test conducted on a player named Barry B.

"I've never seen these papers," Bonds repeated, according to Thursday's indictment charging Bonds with perjury and obstruction of justice.

Those test results may now be the vital linchpin to proving he lied under oath.

Bonds's lawyers are expected to fiercely attack their reliability, much the way O.J. Simpson's legal team undermined the football star's murder case by questioning the handling of his blood samples.

Bonds's attorney, Michael Rains, declined to comment. But BALCO founder Victor Conte offered some insight yesterday into how the slugger's legal team might cast doubt on the evidence.

It was November 2000, and Bonds was preparing for the season in which he would shatter Mark McGwire's season home run record.

According to Conte, himself a convicted steroids dealer, Bonds would visit the lab on Saturdays and after normal business hours with an entourage that included his trainer, Greg Anderson, and his personal physician, Arthur Ting.

Anderson had convinced Bonds to use BALCO to develop a dietary and supplement regimen, which Conte designed based on the results of the blood and urine samples.

Conte said Bonds was put through the same tests as other elite athlete clients, including tests to detect the use of 30 different steroids.

Conte hired Quest Diagnostics to do a "quick and dirty" analysis of the samples, to save money.

The lab charged Conte $80 per test, rather than its usual $120, after Conte agreed to cut out much of the paperwork and elaborate protocol that typically accompany drug tests.

The indictment does not explain where prosecutors obtained the results, but Conte said they were seized when federal agents raided his lab in September 2003.

"If that's the smoking gun," Conte said, "it doesn't have any bullets."

The US Attorney's office in San Francisco declined to comment.

Meanwhile, American anti-doping officials hailed the indictment as an example of how far the United States has come in the fight against performance-enhancing drugs.

"This is just another story related to the big picture that Americans don't like cheaters," Scott Burns, deputy director of White House drug policy, told the Associated Press at the world anti-doping summit in Madrid, Spain.

World Anti-Doping Agency leader Dick Pound had another take.

"It's not fair that some goon who can hit a ball that's still rising as it leaves the county gets paid 12 times as much as I do, and I'm a shortstop that's at least as skillful as this other guy," Pound said. "There's a fraud on the public, a fraud on the players."

© Copyright 2007 Globe Newspaper Company.

at 11/19/07, 6:54 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

there's no team in i

at 11/19/07, 6:58 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

maybe we should get the turkeys to eat the pigeons for Thanksgiving (the pigeons knew it was over a long time ago!)

at 11/19/07, 6:59 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Randy Moss said he's not a fan of records, but he and his teammates kept collecting them last night in Buffalo. Moss caught four of Tom Brady's five touchdown passes in a rout that improved the Pats' record to a perfect 10-0.

at 11/19/07, 6:59 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bills aren't in a whine mood
Instead of the hurt feelings that came from the Redskins three weeks ago, there was nothing but respect from the Bills after last night's 56-10 loss to New England.

at 11/19/07, 7:00 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Local teams dominating SI covers
Since Oct. 1, Massachusetts teams have graced the cover of Sports Illustrated six times. What cover jinx?

at 11/19/07, 9:44 PM Blogger richardcthompson said...

I don't care much about sports, but man, I do love that drawing of a turkey.

at 11/20/07, 10:32 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes, it is very good!

at 11/20/07, 4:21 PM Blogger Hey Barry Larkin! said...

Agreed. Fabulous Turkey.

at 11/20/07, 6:49 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

new meaning for phrase: Don't let the turkeys get you down!

at 11/20/07, 6:56 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

at 11/20/07, 6:58 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

at 11/24/07, 1:14 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Home / Business
Sox tickets sell like hotcakes - as yet unissued
Sight unseen, passes draw astronomical prices in online rush

By Bruce Mohl
Globe Staff / November 24, 2007
Red Sox season ticket holders don't even have their tickets for next year yet, but many are already reselling their seats at astronomical prices.

Discuss Reselling Red Sox season tickets
Full coverage The secondary ticket market

Websites like,, and are carrying hundreds of tickets to 2008 Red Sox games, most of them coming from season ticket holders eager to recoup a portion or all of the cost of purchasing the tickets, which are the most expensive in the league.

StubHub, the online marketplace for ticket buyers and sellers owned by eBay Inc., says its hottest-selling Major League Baseball ticket is for the Red Sox home opener against the Detroit Tigers on April 8 when the team is expected to hoist its World Series championship banner and hand out championship rings to the players.

A StubHub spokeswoman declined to say how many tickets for the home opener have already been sold on the website, but she said the average selling price was $728. She said prices have ranged from $334 for a bleacher seat with a face value of $26 to $2,683 for a field box seat with a face value of $125.

StubHub even has a Red Sox season ticket for sale. The right field box seat at Fenway Park, with a face value of roughly $4,000 for all 81 home games, is currently on sale for $14,500.

One season ticket holder, who asked not to be identified because she fears the team might revoke her season tickets, said season ticket holders are posting tickets for sale now because buyers want them now.

"Red Sox tickets make great Christmas gifts, but the truth is that companies are buying many of them. They're the only ones that can afford them," she said.

Another season ticket holder, who asked not to be identified for the same reason, said he can typically resell a handful of his game tickets and recoup the entire cost of his season tickets. "The money is just too good to pass up," he said.

Red Sox officials, who this month raised prices for most of the 2008 tickets by 9 percent, declined to comment. The team is planning a Christmas at Fenway single-game ticket sale on Dec. 8. (The New York Times Co., which owns The Boston Globe, holds a 17 percent stake in the Red Sox.)

The team officially prohibits season ticket holders from reselling their tickets, but it's unclear how aggressive the Red Sox are in enforcing that policy.

Major League Baseball is entering into a partnership with StubHub for the 2008 season, making the San Francisco-based ticket reseller the official secondary ticket marketplace for each professional baseball team.

The Red Sox haven't commented yet on how the team will deal with StubHub. Massachusetts law currently bars ticket resellers from charging more than $2 above a ticket's face value plus certain service and business charges. The law is rarely enforced, except against people selling tickets on the street.

The Massachusetts House this year passed a bill that would remove the resale price cap, but the bill stalled in the Senate.

James Holzman, the president of, said he was disappointed the Legislature did not pass the bill. He said Massachusetts is one of only five states with laws restricting how much a ticket can be resold for.

Colman Herman, a Dorchester consumer activist, said the law should be changed but only to allow ticket markups of 1.5 to 2 times face value.

Right now, Herman said, everyone is cashing in on the popularity of the Red Sox.

He said the team has raised prices, season ticket holders are reselling their tickets at high prices, and resellers are making huge profits. He said a lawsuit he filed against a Weymouth ticket reseller revealed the reseller's 2005 profit was $275,000.

"What chance does the little guy have?" Herman asked. "The greed is appalling."

Bruce Mohl can be reached at

© Copyright 2007 Globe Newspaper Company.
Discuss Reselling Red Sox season tickets
Full coverage The secondary ticket

Celtics are making it look easy

at 11/24/07, 1:18 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

The tug of war is complicated, but here's the bottom line: It's about cash and control between parties that are used to getting their way. During a conference call earlier in the week, commissioner Roger Goodell (who deserves kudos from this space for the way he handled the Michael Vick disgrace) made the point several times that he was sticking up for the fans. He said it was important to make NFL games as accessible as possible to the widest audience.

Let's say that's true and he actually believes that. One longtime TV insider who requested anonymity said Goodell has the ability to take the Patriots-Giants game off The NFL Network and give it to the rest of the country for free.

"If it's all about taking care of the fans, they should turn around and say, 'We're going to do something brilliant; we'll give it to NBC and let them dump the Kansas City-Jets game,' " the insider said. "If the NFL really cared, let NBC flex do that [Patriots] game on Saturday night, let the entire country see it, and put Jets-Kansas City [Sunday] on The NFL Network. They have the mechanism in place but they're banking on [the Patriots] game to leverage it to get better distribution for The NFL Network. So, in essence, they're holding their own fans hostage."

The same insider suggested that fans should be less angry at the cable companies and direct their ire at Patriots owner Bob Kraft, who was on the committee that formed The NFL Network, and ask him why free TV is being taken away from them now when it was never an issue before.

Sure, there are options for the consumer. According to the NFL, the fans who can't get WCVB-Channel 5 or don't have The NFL Network have other choices - Verizon FiOS, AT&T U-Verse, DirecTV, and the Dish Network. There are also sports bars. Comcast customers can sign up for the sports tier, which includes The NFL Network, prior to the game and then cancel it the day after. This would actually make the cable operators' point that there isn't that much interest in the network on an ongoing basis.

at 11/24/07, 1:19 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

patriots statistics

Passing Yards: T. Brady 3059
Passing TDs: T. Brady 38
Rushing Yards: L. Maroney 436
Rushing TDs: S. Morris 3
Receiving Yards: R. Moss 1052
Receiving TDs: R. Moss 16
Interceptions: A. Samuel 4

Offense (Rank)
Yards: 4368 (1)
Passing Yards: 3050 (2)
Rushing Yards: 1318 (7)
Points per game: 41.1 (1)
Yards per game: 436.8 (1)
Touchdowns: 48 (1)
Field Goals: 11 (29)

AFC East Division
Team W L T Pct
New England 10 0 0 1.000
Buffalo 5 5 0 .500
New York 2 9 0 .182
Miami 0 10 0 .000

Schedule 2007
Week Date Opp Info
1 9/9 @ NYJ W 38-14
2 9/16 vs. SD W 38-14
3 9/23 vs. Buf W 38-7
4 10/1 @ Cin W 34-13
5 10/7 vs. Cle W 34-17
6 10/14 @ Dal W 48-27
7 10/21 @ Mia W 49-28
8 10/28 vs. Was W 52-7
9 11/4 @ Ind W 24-20
10 Bye Week
11 11/18 @ Buf W 56-10
12 11/25 vs. Phi
13 12/3 @ Bal
14 12/9 vs. Pit
15 12/16 vs. NYJ
16 12/23 vs. Mia
17 12/29 @ NYG

at 11/24/07, 1:21 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

10 moments of 2007
Pedroia's the ROY!

at 11/24/07, 1:23 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

at 11/25/07, 4:16 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

americans look as fat and ugly as a turkey (not this one, of course)

at 11/25/07, 4:16 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

at 11/25/07, 4:17 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

who DEY????

at 11/25/07, 11:34 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

the Patriots are the greatest football team EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

at 11/25/07, 11:36 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

patriots scoreboard
Final 1 2 3 4 Tot
Philadelphia 7 14 7 0 28
New England 14 10 0 7 31

at 11/27/07, 6:42 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Patriots 11 - 0

at 11/27/07, 6:42 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Super bids on line
Andrew Fulford (left) scored 5 TDs to lead Gloucester to a 39-0 win. Follow our Eastern Mass. playoff blogging.

at 11/27/07, 6:48 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pedroia, Okajima

honoredRed Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia and pitcher Hideki Okajima were named to the 2007 Topps Major League Rookie All-Star team.

Sullivan Tire signs up Pedroia

at 11/27/07, 6:58 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

New England Patriots
the best!

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