It’s a topic that hasn’t been discussed too much around here, David Borges had an article on it last week which I linked to on Friday, but this Boston College Ryan Glasper/Tom O’Brien thing is pretty ugly. Here’s an article on ESPN from Alan Grant on the topic, a messageboard thread on EagleInsider about it, and finally an AOL Sports blog entry accusing ESPN of burying the story because O’Brien’s daughter works (or worked) for ESPN.

While a lot of local papers are ramping up their Patriots coverage, the Woonsocket Call appears to be taking the opposite approach. A Patriots beat writer informed me today that Michael Parente, who has covered the Patriots beat for the Call for the last several years, has been told that the paper is pulling him from all Patriots coverage. If you’ve enjoyed Parente’s work on the Patriots beat, or just think that the move is silly, let the editors know at or


Michael Silver of has obviously been hanging around Dan Shaughnessy and John Dennis too much lately. (He even references “Kool Aid sipping Patriots fans.”) Any guesses on the former Patriot that is quoted extensively here?

Dennis Whitton of the Lowell Sun wonders just how low Belichick and the Patriots will go.

Lori Gilbert apparently isn’t a fan of Bill Belichick or Randy Moss to the Patriots either.

Curt Schilling weighs in with his thoughts on the Oakland game.

The latest radio ratings are out. Jessica Heslam offers a few comments on them.

Jessica Camerato talks with a few young members of the Celtics about the just-completed season, and gets a glimpse of the great chemistry these players had in a tough year.

Kerry J. Byrne looks at the latest addition to the Patriots/Colts rivalry – Randy Moss vs. Marvin Harrison.

The Media Circus tabulates the mock draft results of Todd McShay and Mel Kiper.


7:00pm, NESN – A’s @ Red Sox
7:00pm, Versus – Devils @ Senators
7:30pm, ESPN – Phillies @ Braves
8:00pm, TNT – Nuggets @ Spurs
10:00pm, Versus – Red Wings @ Sharks
10:30pm, TNT – Lakers @ Suns