After killing Osama bin Laden, the FBI needed only about a month and a half to find and capture James “Whitey” Bulger, the noted Boston mobster who’s been on the run since the mid-’90s.
Bulger’s known as much for his criminal activity as he is for one of the few photos that’s existed of him, in which he’s wearing a white Red Sox hat. The “B” on his hat, though, stood as much for the baseball team as it did the city of Boston, which Bulger controlled as one of the most powerful and dangerous men in the city’s history.
So powerful, in fact, that his threats could be seen as the reason for the boom of UFC. As Dana White tells Examiner.com, “Whitey Bulger and his guys” showed up at White’s gym in Southie looking for money, so White took off for Las Vegas, where he got involved with UFC and turned it into the money machine it is today.
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“I’m kind of like the redneck of goaltending that duct tapes everything together to fix it. But if you give a redneck a job and they’re going to use whatever tools they have on hand and they’re going to get the job done. That’s the way I approach goaltending.”
–Bruins goalie Tim Thomas, after winning his second Vezina Trophy in three seasons and becoming just the first player since the ’70s to win the Vezina, Conn Smythe Trophy and Stanley Cup in the same season
Well then I guess that answers that.
Not everybody in this world is going to be a hockey fan. In fact, a lot of people are never going to be hockey fans. But if you’re asked to be a presenter at the NHL awards, take the 11 seconds necessary to learn the pronunciations of the names of the nominees — particularly if one of those nominees won the award last year and could very well win again.
But, well, to expect the housewives of some city to know that Martin St. Louis does not pronounce his name like the American city in Missouri would be expecting too much.