Even though things worked out in the best possible way for Patriots fans last night – the Green Bay Packers won the Super Bowl, keeping Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers from their third Super Bowl since the Patriots last won one, it still wasn’t a fun night, knowing that New England had beaten both of these teams in the regular season.
It was a better afternoon at the Garden, where the Celtics dispatched Eastern Conference rival Orlando 91-80. Rajon Rondo led the way for the Celtics with 26 points.
Injuries not too much to overcome – Greg A Bedard has the Packers getting it done despite a season full of injuries.
Blow-by-blow from the bleachers – Jonathan Comey files a report from his experience at the Super Bowl in the stands.
Ten Things We Learned Last Night: Aaron Rodgers revealed as his own man – Chris Price has a few items to take away from the Super Bowl.
Unanimous MVP small solace for Tom Brady – Ian Rapoport has the Patriots QB still upset over the loss to the Jets.
Rondo Returns To Attacking Ways – Chris Forsberg has Doc Rivers pleased with Rondo’s agressiveness yesterday. More on Rondo’s performance: Steve Bulpett | Frank Dell’Apa | Jessica Camerato | Paul Flannery
Celtics able to get under Magic’s skin – Peter May has Quentin Richardson and the Magic whining about the Celtics.
Their focus was clearly at high level – Gary Washburn has the Celtics exposing the Magic as not-quite-ready for prime time.
Boston Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference not fazed by criticism – Mike Loftus has the Bruins defenseman standing by his comments abotu teammate Daniel Paille. Joe Haggerty says that Ference was right to say what he did.
Bruins to shut down Savard for remainder of season – Joe Haggerty has the news that the Bruins center will miss the remainder of the season.
With the Super Bowl in the rearview mirror, and Spring Training coming up fast, it’s time for the Beanpot, which again will be broadcast on NESN.
The first game tonight pits Harvard against Northeastern at 5:00 PM followed by Boston University battling Boston College at 8:00 PM from the TD Garden. NESN’s coverage of the Beanpot championship game on Monday, February 14th will begin with Prelude to A Championship, a live, half-hour pre-game show starting at 7:30 PM.
Don Orsillo and Andy Brickley will call all three games with Kathryn Tappen and Bob Beers teaming up to host Prelude to a Championship and intermission coverage from NESN’s Garden studio. Naoko Funayama will serve as the rink-side reporter contributing pre-game, intermission and post-game interviews.