Paul Flannery

Give Bill Russell a Damn Statue!

The greatest (and most complicated) Celtic of them all, may not care one way or the other if his bronzed image goes up outside the Garden. But in a city with a past as complicated as our own, we should.

There's Nothing Funny About This Comic Book Delivery

VIEW THE SLIDE SHOW TO COMPARE OKAJIMA’S WIND-UP TO THE COMIC. As a kid growing up in Kyoto, Hideki Okajima learned his pitching delivery from the pages of Ace, a Japanese comic book. In it, a young baseball phenom named…

Kevin Garnett, By the Numbers

And algorithms. And weighted averages. And regression analysis. And assorted new-age basketball stats that prove why the man who restored Celtic pride is also the most valuable player on the planet.