ESPN and Mike Reiss are reporting that Willie McGinest has agreed to a three year deal with the Cleveland Browns.

Dan Kennedy says that this morning’s profile of Jason Wolfe in the Boston Globe raises more questions than it answers.

Eric McHugh says that the Patriots now find themselves with a big hole at wide receiver with the departure of David Givens. Bethel Johnson was drafted with this day in mind, but he has not developed into a player that could step in and fill the void of a player like Givens. Bill Simmons says there is something wrong with the NFL when fans can’t count on “signature” players like Willie McGinest and Adam Vinatieri remaining with their original teams for their entire careers. Glen Farley has more on Given chasing the big money of the Titans.

Ray Duckler says that the Red Sox knew they had the right man for the job in Terry Francona and rewarded him with a well deserved contract extension. Donovan Burba says that the players in the WBC are proving the skeptics wrong about the tournament. Duckler also files a piece on the Red Sox young fireballers, each of whom may well get a shot to help the big club this season.

Chad Finn examines the news, and offers some views on that news.

John R Johnson wonders if this is finally the year for Boston College.

You can still participate in a BSMW front page reader bracket group from ESPN. I created a BSMW_Public group if you want to participate in that. You’ll need to sign up for a free user account on (make sure you opt out of the many advertising options) and then click on this above link to join the group. Who knows, maybe there will even be a prize or two for the winners.