The Hot Corner

Kalle Oakes was a 27-year veteran of the Sun Journal sports staff and spent several years as the sports editor. He is now sports editor of the Georgetown (Kentucky) News-Graphic, but still keeps a close eye on the Maine sports scene. You can reach him by email at kaloakes1972@yahoo.com.

The Hot Corner: Sports administered differently — no better or worse — in Maine,...

Eighteen months since leaving the place where my love for high school sports was born and blossomed, then jumping into that scene in a...

The Hot Corner: Celtics are defying NBA's lazy logic

Being a New England sports fan, transplanted or otherwise, is infinitely more fun when the Boston Celtics are relevant. We're all spoiled by the Patriots'...

The Hot Corner: Trading Garoppolo a great deal for Patriots

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) warms up before an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Nov....

The Hot Corner: Upon further review, replay makes no sense

Was it the corporate rock band Styx or the great philosopher Homer Simpson who famously declared, “The problem's plain to see: Too much technology?” In...

Hot Corner: Patriots are fine, but Red Sox manager is not

There are rare times in the sports calendar when a friendly, neighborhood columnist might be hard-pressed to come up with a compelling topic. October is...

The Hot Corner: Football hate has run amok

At least the war on football is going well. Just when you thought people in this great nation no longer could be united for or...

The Hot Corner: One game doesn't make them Patsies

Sports used to be the island of paradise in the sea of absurdity. It was the place we could go to escape politics and...

#Oxford250: Forty-four reasons I miss being in Maine for this race

The South harbors everything I expected it would when I moved here 15 months ago. Winters are milder. There’s a joint that sells chicken...

The Hot Corner: Gesture wasn't a Beacon of true sportsmanship

Hollywood tearjerkers aren't my entertainment preference. I'll acquiesce to the goosebumps and partake of one, however, if it's somehow tethered to reality and common...

The Hot Corner: Eckersley not totally blameless

When you become a New England Expatriate, you develop an even keener awareness that everything about Boston sports is magnified. Life just moves more slowly...