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: Shaking my head at Brady's non-shake outrage

Tried to forget, but the Super Bowl aftermath was a painful reminder how obsessed America is with surface, symbolic foolishness such as handshakes. We can't...

The Hot Corner: New England championship power rankings, Gen X edition

How pampered is our life as New England sports fans? I can actually make a top-10 list of my favorite championship teams and feel...

The Hot Corner: Patriots ignore the noise, keep playing their own tune

Now what? What's the next trick designed to keep the New England Patriots from winning a sixth Super Bowl championship in 17 seasons? Conventional means...

The Hot Corner: Cosgrove and Colby a welcome combo

It's a shame when someone from any walk of life walks away prematurely from what he or she was clearly born to do. Yes, there...

The Hot Corner: Hard to get all worked up over Yanks' big move

I've tried to wring my hands, grit my teeth and summon all the righteous indignation most Boston Red Sox fans have exhibited over the...

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...