Understandably, most people are focused on something other than sports today. Normally this would be a huge sports talk day, with the Celtics and Bruins playoff games this weekend, the Patriots draft, and Carl Crawford giving the Red Sox a walk-off win yesterday at Fenway. But none of that is too important today. Therefore, I’ll keep things brief.
I don’t know if it was rust from a week’s layoff, or if the Celtics just didn’t come ready to play yesterday. They made a couple runs during the course of the game, but never seriously challenged the Miami Heat in losing game one 99-90 down in South Florida. Get the complete coverage at CelticsLinks.com.
After Game 1 loss, Celtics face toughest test – Paul Flannery says we’ll find out what this Celtics team is really made of this week.
Paul Pierce should know better – Jackie MacMullan chides Paul Pierce for losing his cool and getting ejected from yesterday’s game. Can you imagine how hard she’d be on him if he did something like get in a bar fight during the playoffs and injure himself to the point that his shooting would be messed up for the remainder of the playoffs? Oh right.
Red Sox Game 27 (@Sox 3, Sea 2) Reloaded – I’m pleased that Jon Couture has been able to continue this feature on his blog, which is simply the most complete game wrap-up you’re going to find online anywhere.
Crawford hit signals a fresh start – Sean McAdam has Carl Crawford hoping that a new month means a fresh start.
Lucic ready to break through vs. Flyers – Joe Haggerty has the big forward hoping he’s close to breaking his scoreless playoffs thus far.
Boxed in by power play – Kevin Paul Dupont says that there is simply no attack in the Bruins power play.
Expect Philly to fight back – Stephen Harris has the Bruins expecting to have their hands full tonight.
The Patriots draft has received decidedly mixed reviews.
Love Pats’ picks, just wanted more of them – At least one local reporter loves the Patriots picks. Hector Longo just wishes there were more of them.
Don’t expect much shuffle – Greg A Bedard says that the AFC East will once again come down to the Patriots and Jets.
Analyzing 2011 Patriots roster – Mike Reiss looks at the Patriots depth charts following the draft.