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With Celtics fever sweeping Boston and all of New England for that matter, Kevin Henkin over at BSMW Full Court Press wants to give everyone a reality check.
Mark Kiszla from the Denver Post has his own nickname for the “Big 3″…“The Energizer, The Grouch, and the Philosopher”.
According to this guy, you shouldn’t be drinking the Celtics Kool-Aid.
Around the Web
What did you expect from no talent radio hosts? Original, funny content?
Mike Reiss has his weekly mailbag.
ESPN has their weekly Power Rankings. As always we like to keep tabs on our favorite losers the Jets. The Jets remained strong this week coming in the #3 spot, well #3 from the bottom anyway.
One thing I can guarantee is that the lowly Jets are not a part of Patriots Daily’s look at the AFC playoffs.
Don Banks has his NFL Mid-season Awards. The Pats are represented well throughout, and even the Jets manage to get an award.
Eric Wilbur takes his jabs at Don Shula’s comments.
I had originally intended on writing a column refuting some of Shula’s comments, especially the premise that this season’s accomplishments are “tainted”, but honestly this is beginning to get old. Every week there seems to be a new “comment” or “jab” thrown in the Patriots direction. Now, granted Shula is not a columnist or a former marginal offensive lineman, he’s a well respected NFL coach, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that Shula coached the ’72 Dolphins, the last team to go undefeated. Essentially what I’m saying is that his comments should be taken with a grain of salt.
Over at Fox Sports the NFL Czar says that Don Shula’s comments belong in the Hall of Shame.
Peter King makes the case as to why the cold weather will not effect the Colts in Foxboro.
A “backroom-working thug who stuck a shiv in Grady Little’s liver” who said that?
If you were to ask John Dennis he would say Pedro, but he would be wrong. That quote is from Gregg Doyel, a CBS Sports columnist, and its safe to say he is not a fan of Joe Torre.
Jerry Crasnick has 5 key offseason questions for some of the MLB’s GMs in Orlando.
Michael Silver has his Mid-Season 32 Questions.
Tom Curran gives us eight blatant mistakes that went against New England on Sunday.
Dr. Z has his mid-season All-Pro Team.
Curt Schilling wants to know if Ken Rosenthal has a Cy Young vote.
Awful Announcing is having a “Worst Announcer Tournament”
“Jacoby Ellsbury might be a young Steve Nash.” – Peter King
That plus many more in this week’s Media Circus.
In lieu of posting a “Video of the Day”, I’m going to give everyone reading this a “Tommy Point”…
Tonight on TV
The Celtics are sure to garner a majority of tonight’s attention, as they host Carmelo Anthony and Allen Iverson, when the 2-2 Denver Nuggets visit TD BankNorth Garden. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:30PM. The game can be seen as always on CNSE.
In addition to the Celtics game tonight, the Bruins head up to Buffalo to take on the 5-7-1 Sabres. The game will begin at 7PM from the HSBC Arena and can be seen locally on NESN.
For all the rest of tonight’s lineup, check here.