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.

David Scott has a full report on the incident, and the Herald’s Messenger Blog has a brief mention as well.

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, 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.

Dell’Apa’s notebook has Garnett giving the OK to a pursuit of Marbury. Bulpett’s notebook has the Celtics looking at adding  more than just Marbury.


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.


Stephen Harris looks at how the presence of Zdeno Chara has been huge for the Bruins this season. Fluto Shinzawa examines the contributions that the Bruins have gotten from their youngsters.


Mark Blaudschun and Steve Conroy report that BC football coach Jeff Jagodzinski appears to be on his way out at BC after talking with the New York Jets.

Jessica Heslam has Glenn Ordway getting a new contract from WEEI, and possibly bringing The Big Show to a TV near you.


10 thoughts on “BC Upsets #1 UNC, No One Sees It

  1. Great… the only thing worse than hearing Glen Ordway and his gang of fools on the radio is seeing them on TV. GOD what an awful idea.


    1. I’m curious as to how Fred Smerla’s ability to talk over and interrupt people with his inane babble can possibly translate into TV…


  2. This whole Ordway contract thing was a big crock of crapola. It’s a way to generate interest in WEEI. He was always coming back.


  3. In other news, BC athletic director Gene DeFilippo decided that he’d push his popular football coach off a cliff the same day his basketball team beats #1-ranked UNC on their court. That seething sound you hear is coach Skinner saying, ‘Thanks, boss…’


  4. Unbelievable that CBS forced WBZ radio to dismiss on-air talent left and right, while Ordway gets $5M from Entercom to stay at ‘EEI…what is wrong with this picture?

    And a TV deal for Big O too? Well, if Imus could pull off the visual experience for several years, Ordway looks like a GQ model in comparison.


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