Tag Archives: Jason Gay

A Jason Gay Ol’ Time (Boston 2024 Edition)

From our long-running Jason Gay Ol’ Time series The five-ring monte game that Store 2024 ran in Boston this past year has, mercifully, come to an end. And Boston native Jason Gay gave it a proper burial in his Wall Street Journal … Continue reading

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A Jason Gay Ol’ Time (Rob Gronkowski Edition)

As the hardworking staff has repeatedly noted, Wall Street Journal columnist Jason Gay gets New England sports like few others. His latest: Gronk, Football’s Bouncy Castle Most delightful renaissance in the NFL right now? Easy. Gronk. As in Gronk, Rob Gronkowski, … Continue reading

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A Jason Gay Ol’ Time (Patriots Crystal Ball Edition)

The always readable Wall Street Journal sports columnist (and Massachusetts native) Jason Gay had this piece in yesterday’s edition. What Does New England Have Left? Over the weekend, the Boston Red Sox and their fans bid adieu to non-football-playing sports … Continue reading

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Jason Gay’s Sweet Farewell to His Dad

The Wall Street Journal’s Jason Gay is one of the funniest newspaper columnists around.  (See here for further details.) But his piece in Friday’s Journal was more poignant than piquant, since it was a valediction for his father, Ward Gay. From … Continue reading

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Quote o’ the Day (Jason Gay Ol’ Time Edition)

Difficulty is part of golf’s mystique; suffering is baked into the experience; exasperation part of the addiction. Humility is why golf is golf. Golf is not supposed to be always fun. If golf was supposed to be always fun, it … Continue reading

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WSJ’s Jason Gay Totally Gets Boston

Among the many joys of reading the Wall Street Journal (A-hed, Arena, Weekend Edition) is columnist Jason Gay. And among his many talents is an uncanny knack for capturing the Boston state of mind. Two recent exhibits. October 21 piece on … Continue reading

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A (Jason) Gay Ol’ Time (The Great Rivera Edition)

The Wall Street Journal’s redoubtable Jason Gay gets it pitch-perfect in his latest column: Let’s Be Cool Like Mariano Rivera I have a new dream, a fresh life goal. I want to be more like Mariano Rivera. I believe I … Continue reading

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Why The Wall Street Journal Is A Great Sports Paper

The Wall Street Journal consistently produces imaginative sports reporting (Jason Gay being just one example). Friday’s Journal provided yet another example: In America’s Pastime, Baseball Players Pass A Lot of Time The findings: 90% of the game is spent standing … Continue reading

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A Jason (No So) Gay Ol’ Time (Bill Rodgers Edition)

Wall Street Journal columnist Jason Gay paid a melancholy visit to Boston Marathon icon Bill Rodgers in the wake of Monday’s tragic bombing. ‘Boston Billy’ Won’t Stop Running I wanted to go see Bill Rodgers, because when I was a … Continue reading

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Quote o’ the Day (2012 BoSox Edition)

From the redoubtable Jason Gay’s latest column in the Wall Street Journal: The Loopy Mess of LakerFail The Los Angeles Lakers lost to the Miami Heat on Sunday. This is not wildly important. What’s important is that the Lakers continue … Continue reading

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