Blau’s Blog

Suffolk Downs: RIP

“They paved paradise to put up a parking lot” Joni Mitchell, Big Yellow Taxi. The announcement was made earlier this week. The Massachusetts gaming commission was going to award gambling rights in the Boston area to casino interests in Everett…

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Does one game make a season? Maybe

Can one game determine the course of a season if it is played in September? In most cases the answer to that question is, “No.” In the case of Boston College, I’m not so sure. The Eagles upset No. 9…

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BC hits The Heights against USC

It was one of those moments of the decade when it all seemed to work and The Heights really did reach the heights in expectations merging with reality. No championships had been won. Nothing had been decided other than that…

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Is BC ready for prime time and USC?

Show time comes to Boston College every couple of years, which means either the Game Day boys or a prime time Saturday night exposure on either ESPN or ABC, not the deuce or ESPN3. BC has seldom played the starring…

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BC ‘s work in progress slows down

Sometimes numbers can be misinterpreted. Take two results from the first weekend of the college football season. Boston College 30, Massachusetts 7 Pittsburgh 62, Delaware 0 The first result could be labeled a “false positive.” The second result may have…

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Murphy is THE show for BC

The numbers were impressive, using any standard. Thirteen carries for 118 yards and 1 TD rushing. 17 of 24 passes completed for 173 yards and another TD. Tyler Murphy is the Boston College quarterback. Tyler Murphy is the leader of…

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