Either he belongs there or he doesn't. Period.
How's that handball looking for you now, mes enfants?
Nobody plugging a soon-to-be-ridiculed Major Motion Picture.
This is not my first rodeo.
Honestly, have some pride.
The only thing worse would be the Olympics.
Good starting pitching is a wonderful anti-depressant.
The Bruins do not need -- or, more to the point, they ought not to need -- Savard to beat Buffalo one more time. They beat the Sabres three times already without him. They should be able to rest him for the balance of this series and still be able to close the deal, especially tonight, at what is undoubtedly going to be a feral evening at the Garden. This, in turn, would protect further a player in whom the Bruins have made a substantial investment, rather than risking him in a game in which they shouldn't need him, and taking the chance that a single concussion becomes a syndrome. (Please see, "Lindros, Eric" for details.) And, having been said that, playing Savard tonight is reckless and unnecessary, and puts the lie to hockey's expressed concern about head injuries.
Now the team deserves permanent scorn for still having been involved with the remnants of white supremacist culture 16 years after the death of Dr. King, and the release itself was written in historically neutral language, as though the team's connection to a segregated establishment was something that just sort of happened and nobody noticed until Harper did. Nonetheless, mentioning it at all, much less including it as a key part of Harper's case to be in the Red Sox Hall, bespeaks a certain honesty with the past that is refreshing, given what had gone before.