Sports Illustrated’s national cover this week features Kevin Durant and his drive to leave second place in the dust. The regional cover in New England celebrates Boston’s resolve.
Boston mayor Thomas Menino, no stranger to making gaffes when referring to his city’s sports stars, on Wednesday praised the Celtics’ “KJ” and “Hondo,” when referring to Kevin Garnett and Rajon Rondo.
But what do you expect from a guy who thought “Varitek” kicked the Patriots to a Super Bowl title and that Tom Brady’s weapons include “Grabowski” and “Wes Weckler”?
The Giants won the Super Bowl, meaning Mayor Bloomberg won his friendly wager with Boston’s Mayor Tom Menino. One lucky New Yorker will win a “Super Trip” for four to Boston including:
- Four (4) roundtrip tickets on JetBlue
- A two-night stay at the Ritz Carlton
- Dinner for four (4) at Legal Seafoods Harborside
- Dinner for four (4) at the Top of the Hub restaurant
- Four (4) tickets to a performance at the Citi Performing Arts Center
- Four (4) box seats for either a Bruins or Celtics game at the TD Garden
- A behind-the-scenes-tour of the newly expanded Isabella Stewart Gardner museum
- A Duck Tour ride
- A VIP tour of the personal diaries of John Adams, which inspired the HBO series
- A VIP tour of the Samuel Adams Brewery in Jamaica Plain
- A photo with Mayor Menino
Click here to enter by 9:59 AM on Friday, February 10th. You can also enter by calling 311 or texting 311-692.
The Boston Celtics have announced they will honor Bill Russell with a statue, to be designed by a local artist and funded by the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation in partnership with the newly formed Bill Russell Legacy Committee.
Russell will join fellow Boston sports legends Bobby Orr, Ted Williams, Red Auerbach, Doug Flutie and Harry Agganis in being awarded such a distinction.
Boston.com accompanied its news story with the embedded video on Russell’s legacy and the push to honor him forever.