An excruciating final three minutes of the Celtics game last night made for great drama. Tommy Heinsohn made it through the game with his bad back, and then they had to drive a car up to the arena entrance so Tommy could get to the bus. The FSNE season farewell broadcast was a memorable one, with Gary Tanguay, Mike, Tommy, and Greg Dickerson making the presentation informative and entertaining. The postgame segments featured analysis from Mike, coverage of the press conferences as well as locker room interviews with Eric Williams, Rodney Rogers and Walter McCarty. TNT had Antoine Walker immediately following the game with Cheryl Miller and then Paul Pierce joined the “Inside the NBA” postgame crew. Charles Barkley donned a Jason Kidd Nets jersey and a Bill Walton Tie-dye shirt during the course of the night as the show’s luggage was late arriving.

The other day the question was asked here if there was a worse segment on radio than D&C’s “Headlines”…well there is, and it also belongs to the same show, no, believe it or not, it’s not Meterparel singing, it’s the meant-to-be-funny-but-isn’t-even-close-and-makes-you-turn-the-station segments with “Bryce”, the gay parody. A truly dreadful and embarrassing skit.

If you’ve been waiting for the new Patriots DVD “Three games to Glory”, according to Debbi Rogers at the Patriots Pro Shop, the video is due to be released on Saturday, May 25th. If you pre-ordered the video through, your credit card has likely been charged already, something more than a few Pats fans online in Usenet Groups and on bulletin boards are a little peeved about.

Bob Ryan must’ve had a bet with someone that he couldn’t slip the name of Kim Hughes into one of his columns. How may of you out there know Hughes was a backup center for the Nuggets and Cavs in the late 70’s -early 80’s?

Gordon Eades says in his column about the Mike Hampton talk “Originally, it was floated as a possible Hampton-for-Manny Ramirez swap, and since then, it has taken on a life of its own, gaining momentum on radio talk shows, in newspaper notes columns, and on Internet chat boards” Peter Gammons started this one weeks and weeks ago, a total fabrication. It’s amazing how things can just take off.

Did you know that the perfect Jim Donaldson has never told a lie in his life? It’s incredible. Hope that soapbox doesn’t collapse under you, Jim. PS..You’re a little late on this story… Another note…two days in a row now, the ProJo web site has crashed my IE browser, and thus my OS. You have been warned. Need some Patriots talk…Tom Curran with a nice article on Bill Belichick today.

No NBA games until Friday. The Red Sox finish a three game set with the White Sox tonight at 7:00 on NESN. (It’s on ESPN2 nationally) ESPN has a Wednesday Matinee game with the Yankees and Blue Jays at 1:00.