The Boston College Eagles stunned the number one ranked North Carolina Tar Heels last night, but thanks to a glitch at NESN with just over a minute to go, and the game very much still in doubt, all viewers in the Boston area saw was a series of commercials, before the feed was brought back with just seconds left in the contest.
In the hostile environment of Chapel Hill, Boston College won the game, 85-78 in the opener of ACC play, handing the Tar Heels their first defeat of the season. Mark Murphy and Julian Benbow report on the huge win for the Eagles, while Bob Ryan sees potential in this team and believes that this could be a great jumping-off point for them. Mike Petraglia has a quick report for WEEI.com, and Gary from Chapel Hill never saw this coming.
The Celtics continue to stumble a bit after their record-setting start to the season. Last night they fell to the Knicks, 100-88 down in Madison Square Garden. A calf injury to Kevin Garnett might have been part of the reason for the performance, but an aggressive Knicks defense on Rajon Rondo was a big factor as well.
Steve Bulpett says that the Celtics are not ready to panic following their latest setback. Frank Dell’Apa looks at the defense on Rondo as the key for the Knicks. Paul Flannery chimes in with his observations.
Murphy has a feature on Rajon Rondo, who continues to grow and mature on and off the court. Tim Weisberg says that there would be a steep cost to adding Stephon Marbury. Bill Doyle says that a real test is coming for the Celtics this Friday when they meet the Cavs. Ron Chimelis says that the idea of Marbury in green isn’t all that crazy.
Speculation which began last Wednesday about the Patriots deciding to place the franchise tag on Matt Cassel has really heated up in the last couple of days, with Mike Reiss and John Tomase repeating the rumors this morning. Glen Farley also has a look at the reports.
A report in the ProJo says that Josh McDaniels is suddenly the favorite in Denver, and that Scott Pioli might be staying put here. Bill Burt says that if Pioli leaves the Patriots for a job elsewhere, you can expect that Nick Caserio will be named as his replacement with New England.
Alan Siegel has the Eagle-Tribune naming Zak DeOssie as their sportsman of the year.
Jessica Heslam has Glenn Ordway getting a new contract from WEEI, and possibly bringing The Big Show to a TV near you.