Following Monday night’s beatdown by the Celtics of the Magic at the TD Garden, most expected Orlando to come back with some pride last night at home in the rematch. They did.
For a half.
Orlando ran out to a 27 point lead last night, and then just shut down. The Celtics held the Magic to 25 points in the second and stormed back for a going-away 91-83 win.
The skinny on beating the Giants – Greg A Bedard talks to Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett, whose team beat the Giants twice this season.
Why BenJarvus Green-Ellis is a difference-maker for the Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI – Christopher Price thinks that the steady, sure-handed back could be the key to a Patriots win.
Mark Anderson finds niche with Patriots – Rich Garven has the former Bear finding a big role with the Patriots.
Heavy-hitting Spikes’ hashtag says it all – Hector Longo has a look at the second-year linebacker, who has become a playmaker on defense.
Sterling Moore picture of perseverance – Karen Guregian has a look at the rookie corner.
Brady true to his roots – Amalie Benjamin has the Patriots QB sticking close to his high school.
CSNNE calls for blanket coverage – Chad Finn runs down all the plans from the local media outlets for Super Bowl coverage, and reports that Jenny Dell will be the replacement for Heidi Watney. I’m a little disappointed. I was rooting for the return to Boston of Erin Hawkworth.
Is Anyone Enjoying This Patriots Super Bowl Run? – In my SB Nation Boston media column, I’m wondering why so many people are miserable about the Patriots being in the Super Bowl.
Rodney Harrison on Patriots: ‘There’s still rage, there’s still anger there’ – Bill Doyle has the former Patriot, and current NBC analyst talking about Patriots/Giants.
DirecTV, Sunbeam reach agreement – Johnny Diaz in the Globe has the satellite TV provider striking a deal with the parent company of WHDH, clearing the way for the Super Bowl to be broadcast. (Not to mention the series finale of “Chuck” tonight..)
Out of Bounds featuring SI.com’s Jimmy Traina – Ryan Hadfield’s podcast for WEEI.com has SI.com’s Jimmy Traina about his Hot Clicks feature on the Extra Mustard Page. The two discuss the obscure content Traina finds, the blogosphere vs. traditional media, ESPN, Bill Simmons and some BSMW items.