Michael Holley has an entertaining and informative article about Ty Law and Tyrone Poole, both of whom he says deserve to go to the Pro Bowl. Michael Felger’s Patriots Insider looks at Charlie Weis, who has been having his name associated with head coaching rumors around the league. Weis is not concerning himself with those rumors, rather, he is focusing on the task at hand. Nick Cafardo looks at the vaunted AFC East which has turned out to be a dud. Michael Parente says the Patriots remember what Chad Pennington did to them last season, and look to not have a repeat performance. Eric McHugh looks at the Patriots offense. Glen Farley looks at a compressed week of work for the Patriots. Jim Donaldson doesn’t agree with the NFL’s policy for interviewing minority coaching candidates. Alan Greenberg looks at bad news for the Patriots…the Dolphins are likely to have a new coach next season. I’m not all that concerned, as a friend of mine pointed out, the Dolphins struggled up here in the cold with Jimmy Johnson and Don Shula coaching them as well. Felger’s notebook looks at another long snapper for the Patriots, as Sean McDermott had to be placed on IR. Parente’s notebook looks at the disturbing possibilities if the Patriots, Chiefs and Colts all finish 13-3. Mike Reiss’ notebook has an update on Deion Branch.
Gordon Edes reports on a meeting in New York with the Players Association looking at the proposed A-Rod contract restructure. He also floats the name of Magglio Ordonez coming to the Sox as part of a Nomar deal. (Newsday says that deal is already in place.) Sean McAdam says the clock is ticking and the Sox have until noon tomorrow to finish the restructuring of the deal. Michael Silverman looks at the blockbuster deal inching forward. Jack O’Connell says there is no turning back now. Edes looks at a few megadeals in baseball history. Dan Shaughnessy tells us who he voted for on his Hall of Fame ballot. Kevin Gray says Mark Bellhorn is a defensive upgrade in the infield for the Sox. Silverman also has a look at Bellhorn. Hohler’s notebook has Kevin Millar manning the welcoming committee for A-Rod. Howard Bryant’s Boston Uncommon looks at how the Red Sox misjudged the market price of Miguel Tejada, and looks at the Red Sox compared to the Yankees as far as resources and spending.
Antoine Walker returns to the FleetCenter tonight. The links are at Fox Sports Net New England.
Lenny Megliola looks at the Boston GM’s keeping things interesting for their fans.
FSNNE has Celtics/Mavs at 8:00. (ESPN nationally)