Just a few quick afternoon links for today:

Peter King gives the Patriots a big wet kiss for their offseason transactions. Funny, it just seems like yesterday that King was on WEEI saying that the Ted Johnson story was “an extremely disturbing portrait of how the Patriots run their organization.”

ESPN’s “On the Clock” series looks today at the Patriots offseason thus far.

Sports Illustrated has their 2007 Red Sox season preview.

Tom Verducci has a magazine piece on Daisuke Matsuzaka.

Hmmm, there’s something just wrong about this ESPN.com Page2 banner of Kevin Durant.

Jared Puffer goes behind the scenes with Eric Alexander for Patriots.com.

Bill Simmons has had about enough of Billy Packer.


7:00, ESPN2 – NIT – Syracuse/Clemson
7:30, FSN – Bobcats @ Celtics
8:00pm, ESPN – Mavs @ Cavs
9:00pm, ESPN2 – NIT – DePaul/Air Force