The Beanpot leads off the local sports for a Tuesday AM:
John Powers says that finishing the job and taking the title was important for the Eagles. Jeff Horrigan has BC freshman defenseman Nick Petrecki, who scored the winning goal, glad that he was able to make up for some earlier mistakes in the game. Jim McCabe has BU beating Northeastern in the consolation game. McCabe has Petrecki glad part of Beanpot lore. Howe remembers the impact of the Blizzard of ’78 in Beanpot history.
Gerry Callahan says that the fall of Roger Clemens and transformation into Barry Bonds is complete. All that is left is for him to do is lie under oath, which he expects Clemens to do this week. If you’re not a Clemens fan, this is the article for you.
Gordon Edes and Rob Bradford check in with Clay Buchholz, who is in early at spring training, bulked up slightly, and looking forward to another shot in the majors. Lenny Megliola tries to figure out what the last act of Curt Schilling will be.
Tony Massarotti has Terry Francona feeling a little smarter on his second time around after winning a World Series. Massarotti also has a short piece on Francona’s lack of a contract extension and how the Sox would do well to get this addressed prior to the start of the season. Amalie Benjamin has Daisuke Matsuzaka trying to avoid the fatigue that set in during his first season in Boston.
Bradford’s notebook has more on Matsuzaka talking about fatigue.
Bill Burt says that the Patriots had a nice little run, but now it’s time for the Celtics. He thinks that’s just how you’ve got to look at it. Scott Souza says that the Celtics record is a direct reflection on coach Doc Rivers. Marc J. Spears and Mark Murphy look at the Celtics bench, especially Leon Powe and Glen Davis, which have given the team a big boost in the frontcourt in the absence of Kevin Garnett.