As move to another day of Kevin Garnett and Randy Moss talk, there is still a football game being played on Sunday afternoon out in Cleveland involving the New England Patriots. The Celtics and Bruins are playing actual games this weekend as well.
Media Roundup: Boston’s Sports Radio Soap-Opera Drama, And The Top-Five Celtics Writers – My SBNation Boston media column looks at website numbers for WEEI.com and ESPNBoston.com and I rank out the top five writers covering the Celtics.
Signoff for NESN’s Wright – Chad Finn’s media column has Cole Wright and Jackie Pepper headed out of town. He also has Felger and Massarotti beating the Big Show in October – even when WEEI’s AM and FM numbers are combined.
Schwan doesn’t give up on sports talk dream – Bill Doyle has a former NECN producer trying to make his mark in sports radio with a show on WCRN (830 AM).
Sacrificing Some Star Power to Reinvent the Patriot Way – Article from Judy Battista in The New York Times yesterday.
Special relationship for Patriots special teamer Tracy White – Glen Farley has a look at Patriots special teams ace Tracy White, and the bond he has with his father.
A kick out of life – Shalise Manza Young has a mini-feature on rookie punter Zoltan Mesko.
Surviving the soap opera: In drama-filled season, Patriots keep their focus – Christopher Price has a timeline of all the events that have happened to the Patriots since August.
Patriots shape up – Ian Rapoport talks with Patriots strength and conditioning coach Mike Woicik, who says that the team worked this offseason on being in tough enough shape not to falter down the stretch.
Browns’ McCoy will try to do what few rookie QBs have done — beat Belichick’s Pats – Robert Lee has Cleveland’s rookie QB ready for the challenge.
Danger by the lake – Tom E Curran says this one will be a challenge for the Patriots.
Around The League – Week 8 – Jeremy Gottlieb with a look back at this week in the NFL.
Something flashy in store? – Young’s notebook says that the Patriots will need to be wary of trick plays from the Browns. Ian R. Rapoport‘s notebook also has the Browns getting the Patriots attention. Glen Farley says that Josh Cribbs will be a focus for New England.
Beyond David Ortiz: Why a one-year deal suits the Red Sox – Alex Speier looks at why the Red Sox only wanted to go one-year with their DH at this time. More on this: John Tomase | Brian MacPherson | Peter Abraham | Sean McAdam
Plane talk with Sox higher-ups – Somehow Stan Grossfeld smuggled himself onto John Henry’s private jet during a cross-Atlantic flight and managed to get Henry and Tom Werner to answer a number of wide-ranging questions.
Darnell McDonald Worthy of Major League Job, But Where He Could Fit With Red Sox Still Unknown – Tony Less has Darnell McDonald showing that he belongs in the Majors, but is it with the Red Sox?
Erden impresses while learning the ropes – A. Sherrod Blakely has the rookie center coming along nicely.
Rajon Rondo shattering assist records – Jeremy Lundblad looks into the numbers of Rondo’s historic start to the season.
The story behind the Tim Thomas hip surgery that nearly wasn’t – DJ Bean looks at Thomas’ decision to have surgery in the offseason.