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A Big Effin Deal

So it should be pretty obvious by now that politics — campaign season in particular — is one of my favorite subjects to cover. Like anything that involves people passionate about their participation, it makes for easy pictures.

Plus, that whole thing about journalism being a cornerstone of a functioning democracy… that certainly helps things!

Unfortunately for me this year, my workload has kept me out of the thick of things and away from the kinds of political coverage that I used to love back at my old paper, The Tampa Tribune. Everyone already knows the reputation of Florida politics of recent history, and yes, it earned it. But with local races heating up with just days to go until Tuesday’s election, I’ve had my share of events — most recently President Barack Obama campaigning for Gov. Deval Patrick.

To get back on point, the subject of this post is what I covered on Saturday for the Boston Herald. Vice President Joe Biden, he of “[The Affordable Care Act] is a big f***in deal” fame, was in Quincy campaigning for 10th District candidate Bill Keating. It was sunny. It was windy. And it was cold. And one thing’s for sure — the VP likes to talk.

Here’s a few from the event:

10.30.2010 — QUINCY, Mass. — Vice President Joe Biden gives a stump speech for Democratic candidate for congress Bill Keating, during a campaign event at the Tirrell Room in Quincy on Oct. 30, 2010. Keating is running to replace the seat being vacated by 10th District Rep. William Delahunt, seated behind.


10.30.2010 — QUINCY, Mass. — Ryan O'Sullivan, 9, of Milton, left, and Maeve Neret, 7, of Milton look over their signs at a campaign event for Democratic candidate for congress Bill Keating at the Tirrell Room in Quincy on Oct. 30, 2010. Keating is running to replace the seat being vacated by 10th District Rep. William Delahunt.


10.30.2010 — QUINCY, Mass. — Vice President Joe Biden, right, campaigns for Democratic candidate for congress Bill Keating at the Tirrell Room in Quincy on Oct. 30, 2010. Keating is running to replace the seat being vacated by 10th District Rep. William Delahunt.


10.30.2010 — QUINCY, Mass. — From left, Rep. William Delahunt, Vickie Kennedy, Democratic candidate for congress Bill Keating, and Vice President Joe Biden listen to a speech from Sen. John Kerry at a campaign event for Keating at the Tirrell Room in Quincy on Oct. 30, 2010. Keating is running to replace the seat being vacated by the retiring Delahunt.


10.30.2010 — QUINCY, Mass. — Democratic candidate for congress Bill Keating is flanked by, from left, Rep. William Delahunt, Vickie Kennedy, Sen. John Kerry and Vice President Joe Biden during a campaign event at the Tirrell Room in Quincy on Oct. 30, 2010. Keating is running to replace the seat being vacated by the retiring Delahunt.


10.30.2010 — QUINCY, Mass. — Attendees show their support at a campaign event for Democratic candidate for congress Bill Keating at the Tirrell Room in Quincy on Oct. 30, 2010. Keating is running to replace the seat being vacated by 10th District Rep. William Delahunt.


10.30.2010 — QUINCY, Mass. — Vice President Joe Biden greets supporters at a campaign event for Democratic candidate for congress Bill Keating at the Tirrell Room in Quincy on Oct. 30, 2010. Keating is running to replace the seat being vacated by 10th District Rep. William Delahunt.

Tiger Beat

Falling behind would be an understatement for the amount of catching up I have to do on this blog. I had my first day off in 6 weeks, if that’s any indication of what kind of workload I’ve had.

But to jump back on top of my updates, here’s an update from the Deutsche Bank Championship, held over Labor Day weekend at TPC Boston, down in Norton, Mass., featuring none other than the (in)famous Tiger Woods.

Here’s a selection of easily the most-followed player at the tournament — Tiger himself — from my second day covering the tournament, followed by the first.

9.5.2010 — NORTON, Mass. — Tiger Woods escapes from the deep rough from within the crowd at on the 2nd hole in the third round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on Sept. 5, 2010.


9.5.2010 — NORTON, Mass. — Tiger Woods and caddy Steve Williams survey the 1st hole from the tee at the tee box in the third round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on Sept. 5, 2010.


9.5.2010 — NORTON, Mass. — Tiger Woods makes a sand save out of the 3rd green bunker at the third round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on Sept. 5, 2010.


9.4.2010 — NORTON, Mass. — Tiger Woods hits out of the rough near the audience on the 7th hole at the third round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on Sept. 4, 2010.


9.5.2010 — NORTON, Mass. — Tiger Woods pouts after driving into the 6th hole rough at the third round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on Sept. 5, 2010.


9.5.2010 — NORTON, Mass. — Tiger Woods lines up a putt on the 1st green in the third round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on Sept. 5, 2010.


9.4.2010 — NORTON, Mass. — Tiger Woods cringes after missing a short putt on the 16th green at the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on Sept. 4, 2010.


9.4.2010 — NORTON, Mass. — A Deutsche Bank Championship spectator sticks out his tongue at Tiger Woods as he makes his way to the 14th tee box at TPC Boston on Sept. 4, 2010.

Ultimate Warriors

In what seemed like a summer-long buildup, the Ultimate Fighting Championship finally made its way to Boston a few weeks ago. And luckily for me, I was sent to cover it for the Boston Herald.

Here are a few shots from the fights. You can see a whole bunch more in my Photoshelter gallery.

8.28.2010 — BOSTON — Heavyweight Randy Couture celebrates his submission win over James Toney at UFC 118 at the TD Garden on Aug. 28, 2010.


8.28.2010 — BOSTON — Heavyweight Randy Couture pounds on James Toney in the corner at UFC 118 at the TD Garden on Aug. 28, 2010.


8.28.2010 — BOSTON — Heavyweight Randy Couture celebrates his submission win over James Toney at UFC 118 at the TD Garden on Aug. 28, 2010.


8.28.2010 — BOSTON — Welterweight Greg Soto begins his celebration in the closing seconds of his bout against Nick Osipczak vat UFC 118 at the TD Garden on Aug. 28, 2010.


8.28.2010 — BOSTON — Lightweight Andre Winner puts a knee into the back of Nik Lentz in their bout at UFC 118 at the TD Garden on Aug. 28, 2010.


8.28.2010 — BOSTON — Welterweight Marcus Davis squares off with Nate Diaz in their bout at UFC 118 at the TD Garden on Aug. 28, 2010.


8.28.2010 — BOSTON — UFC doctors tend to welterweight Marcus Davis' severely damaged right eye after his loss to Nate Diaz at UFC 118 at the TD Garden on Aug. 28, 2010.


8.28.2010 — BOSTON — Welterweight Mike Pierce celebrates his win over Amilcar Alves in their opening bout at UFC 118 at the TD Garden on Aug. 28, 2010.

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