Death of Town Hockey (Pt. 1)

June 5th, 2019

In addition to Junta’s son and Costin’s three sons, the beating was also was witnessed by grandmother, Virginia Brings, who was there with her grandson and two of his friends.

She heard several children crying.

“I can remember one little boy saying, ‘Daddy, don’t do it, don’t do it.'”

Junta left the rink, but returned and “lunged” at Costin.

He pinned him and kept hitting him even after he stopped trying to defend himself. Virginia Brings saw him strike at least 10 blows.

“I remember shouting at Mr. Junta, ‘He’s not responding, he’s not responding. Don’t hit him anymore.'”

“Think of your children.”

When questioned about the number of punches by Junta’s defense attorney, Brings responded:

“It’s something that I’ll never forget,” she said without hesitation. “He went on and on. … I remember thinking at the time — he’s either going to kill this man or he’s going to have brain damage.”

 

 

 

The Death of Town Hockey (Pt 1 cont)

May 30th, 2019

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Responding to the 9-1-1 call, police Sergeant James Cormier found the 6″ 1′, 270 lb Thomas Junta standing in front of the arena. Shirt torn, face cut.

When asked where the other man was, polite and cooperative, Junta responded: “He’s inside laying down.”

Inside, a crowd of children, some as young as 7, gathered around Costin’s 6″ 1′, 156 lb, lifeless body.

Costin’s mother, arriving at the scene told Thomas Junta: ‘These children don’t have a mother, so you better get on your knees and beg God nothing happens to their father.”

 

 

The Death of Town Hockey (Pt 1 cont.)

May 24th, 2019

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The play was getting rough and Tom Junta, didn’t like what he saw. Never the wall flower, he let the adult on the ice know about it.

Micheal Costin, on the other hand, battled shyness and depression and at a younger age found solace and problems from the bottle.

He didn’t want to hear it.

Hockey Dads are the worst.

Costin responded: “That’s hockey!”

Junta had seen enough. That’s my kid out there. This was supposed to be stick practice. Hockey is supposed to be fun.

As Costin came off the ice, wearing skates, Junta lunged at him. The two were separated and Junta left the rink. His gold chain broken during the scuffle.

He waited in his truck until his son’s friend, 10 year old Garrett Collins came out of the rink.

“Where’s Quinlan?” Junta asked and charged back into the ice rink.

Assistant manager, Nancy Blanchard, told him not to return. He shoved her aside.

 

The Death of Town Hockey (Part 1)

May 23rd, 2019

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It was the first Wednesday of July, 2000 under the sign of Cancer.

It was hot and about to get hotter.

Michael Costin received word of available ice time at Burbank Arena and, of course, his 3 boys were up for it.

He left the clean clothes to be folded later.

Unlike in the dead of winter, the Burbank ice rink offered instant, air-conditioned solace from the repressive pressure-cooker heat & humidity of life in blue collar Reading, Massachusetts.

Thomas Junta stood near the glass and watched his 10 year old son’s optional stick handling practice get, in his mind, a little out of hand.

Costin was on the ice when things started to get a little physical and Junta let him know he didn’t appreciate it.

They yelled back and forth until culminating in an off-ice scuffle.

Kyrie & Rick Pitino

May 22nd, 2019

 

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All done. The Celtics non-appearance in the second round of the eastern conference playoffs was the cherry on the sundae or, maybe, more apt, the frosting on the cupcake.

The Bucks being the frosting, the Celtics being the cupcake.

All season, Boston waited for playoff Kyrie.

It turns out playoff Kyrie was regular Kyrie which seems to be, more & more … just Kyrie.

During the ’96 – ’97 season, Boston endured the eastern conference’s worst 15 – 67 record.

Rick Pitino was anointed savior and ingloriously stripped Red Auerbach of the presidency.

The ping pong balls bounced in the wrong direction and, instead of getting Tim Duncan, wound up with Chauncey Billups and Rick Mercer.

3.5 years  later, with a 12 – 22 record, Pitino resigned an abject failure. The once proud Celtics franchise left in ruins.

Ok. So why the history lesson?

Danny Ainge is backing up the Brinks truck, hoping to trade all the young guys for Anthony Davis in order convince Kyrie to want to stay in Boston.

Meanwhile, Kyrie is pining to play with Kevin Durant for the New York Knicks.

What a load of crap.

The Celtics should not try to hand their franchise over to Kyrie Irving and Anthony Davis.

Irving will leave and Davis will sit out for the second half of the season waiting for free agency. The C’s will end up with a 15-67 record.

 

Wins, losses

May 3rd, 2019

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It’s true. You win some and you lose some. Thankfully, the human species is conditioned to move on. Desperate for survival conditioned by instinct.

Same rings true in the gambling environment. We forge on.

Tonight we’re offering ICS’ (in)famous NBA Locks of the Night:

Boston -2 vs Milwaukee

Denver +4 @ Portland

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Until next time, we remain in light.

NBA Lock

May 2nd, 2019

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Tonight’s freebie:

Toronto -1.5 @ Philadelphia.

Absolute, 100% Lock of the Night. Line opened Toronto +1.5 and has moved … all the way to -1.5. Still a bargain. Don’t tell The Wife and bet the mortgage payment. You can thank us in the morning

Sacrifice

April 25th, 2019

The Chickenhawk

Eyeballs have dwindled to an all-time low. This, even though the entire Free World seems to be going our way. Weed & gambling are legal. What could go wrong? All we need now is extra gambling money and lots of snacks.

Mired, once again, in the JFK conspiracy a friend recently suggested we’re so stuck in the past, we’re missing the present. More right than wrong the present seems like a speeding bullet, or bullets, moving too fast to see, or comprehend, coming from all directions. Not unlike the ambush in Dealey Plaza.

We reminded our friend of (Spanish philosopher, George Santayana’s) someone’s famous quote paraphrasing:

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. To covet truth is a very distinguished passion. 

Dwindling eyeballs is another subject altogether. Some of it is our fault, maybe all of it. But some of it might not be.

But eyeballs aren’t all that matter either.

Fat checks might have been the dream but more than that has been the race. We’re still running.

The JFK case, in our humble opinion, has been solved. We, of course, had nothing to do with the solution.

We’re still interested in the details.

Websites, companies, friends and enemies have come and gone. We remain.

Another good thing, we used to get hundreds of complaints. Not so much anymore and it’s just as well, we’ve always been constitutionally critic-adverse.

 

We’ll probably never know …

February 19th, 2019

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“After November 22 I don’t want to hear about the JFK case again. It is a nightmare to work on, not only a labyrinth but a labyrinth with lots of turnings off the labyrinth. The best answer is that we don’t know the answer, and probably never will.”

– Anthony Summers 2013 (author: Conspiracy)

When it comes to the JFK Assassination, for many survivors, the topic is still taboo. Over 55 years after the deed.

Most don’t like to talk about it.

It’s as if everyone knows something was wrong but are afraid to acknowledge or come to terms with our recent past.

When Dick Goodwin was asked if the CIA killed JFK, he spoke as if his home office was bugged: “I never saw any evidence the CIA was involved in Kennedy’s assassination.”

Of course, that wasn’t the question.

There’s been many patsy’s to the murder of our 35th president, starting with Lee Harvey Oswald, Castro, Russia, Mafia, Texas oil men, anti-Castro Cubans, renegade CIA officers, derelict secret service agent(s), and ending with their last, final ditch effort official position: “we’ll probably never know.”

Fortunately, for history’s sake, the official government theories and conclusions have been unmasked and, although there won’t be any indictments, historically, a century from now, the assassination of #35 will be known as a conspiracy. A coup d’etat.

coup d’é·tat
/ˌko͞o dāˈtä/
noun
  1. another term for coup (sense 1).
    synonyms: seizure of power, coup, overthrow, takeover, ousting, deposition, regime change;

     

NBA Locks

February 7th, 2019

Degenerate NBA Betting Locks

So this is it?

All that remain are the grifters, swindlers, and degenerates.

The trade deadline has come and gone.

Anthony Davis is still, much to Magic’s dismay, a Pelican.

The NBA remains in disarray.

The East is up for grabs.

Golden State implodes while waiting for KD to calm the f#ck down.

Hindsight is 20-20, but it’s worth mentioning BEFORE tonight’s games: The 6 team parlay pays out 50 to 1.

Bet $500 win $25,000.

Tonight’s NBA Locks/6 Team Guaranteed Parlay:

Minnesota +3 @ Orlando                    L

LA Clippers +7 @ Indiana                     L

Toronto -8.5 @ Atlanta                       W

Boston -8.5 vs LA Lakers                    L

Portland -6 vs San Antonio                  W

Memphis +13.5 @ OKC                      L

Disclaimer: The Chickenhawk’s NBA Locks™ are not for entertainment purposes. They are for making you serious amounts of ca$h. Remember: the more you bet, the more you win.