, Gloucester, MA

October 6, 2012

Crunch Time

Gloucester Daily Times

---- — Selling the sock

Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling may have to resort to desperate and unusual measures to pay off millions of dollars in loan debt that he owes from his failed video game company.

Schilling used the sock, which is currently on display at the Baseball Hall of Fame, as collateral in September to the Bank of Rhode Island, where he took out loans for his video game company 38 Studios, which filed for bankruptcy in June.

Schilling told WEEI on Thursday that he may have to sell the sock to pay for the guaranteed loans.

“I’m obligated to make amends, and unfortunately this is a byproduct of that,” Schilling said.

Games Canceled

It’s official, the NHL will be missing games due to the lockout. The league, which recently locked out the players over the failure to come to a collective bargaining agreement, canceled all regular season games up until Oct. 24. The league was scheduled to begin play on Oct. 11.

Several NHL stars have signed to play overseas during the lockout. It seems the owners are serious about this lockout, meaning they are serious about damaging a sport that has come a long way since it was decimated by a lockout in the 2004-2005 season.

If the NHL sits out another year, it will take more than eight years to bounce back, and the NHL may not be able to afford eight dismal years as other sports catch up and surpass it in popularity.

Rookie of the Month

Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones has looked excellent in his first four games as a pro. This week the NFL agreed as the Patriots rookie was named the AFC Rookie of the Month. The award comes just two days after Tom Brady was named AFC Player of the Week for week 4.

Jones, a first round draft pick out of Syracuse, has two sacks on the year and a forced fumble to go along with 10 tackles.

-Compiled by Nick Curcuru