Bill Belichick did an about-face from last year, and made an appearance at the coaches breakfast at the NFL Owners Meetings this morning.
For those who had their indignant column already lined up to go, this development was no doubt a disappointment, as instead, they had to listen to the coach say “we’ll see how it goes” in about 100 different ways this morning.
Edit – Some more precise numeration here:
It is March, after all, perhaps a little too early to be wondering if they’ve done enough this off season in one area or another.
The Celtics won a road game on the second night of a back-to-back situation, holding off the Charlotte Bobcats 102-95 last night, behind 36 points from Paul Pierce. The win moved the Celtics into a first place tie with the Philadelphia 76ers atop the Atlantic Division,
Bottoms up as Celtics beat Charlotte – Mark Murphy looks at the Celtics continuing to beat teams on the low-end of the NBA food chain.
The Celtics are in first place, can they stay there? – Paul Flannery wonders if this stay atop the division will be a short-lived one.
Pierce bringing it with playoffs approaching – A. Sherrod Blakely has the Celtics captain raising his game with the postseason in sight.
Rivers runs through son’s decision to go pro – Frank Dell’Apa’s notebook in the Globe has the coach talking about his son’s professional future, and notes that Mickael Pietrus has not started baseline testing after his concussion.
No easy answers as Bruins attempt to repeat – Joe Haggerty has the Bruins needing to rely on defense, goaltending and opportunistic scoring, something they showed signs of doing in recent games.
Retro ways have suited Bruins well – Mike Loftus says that the Bruins are getting back to what made them successful.
It seems there’s a bit of angst in the ranks at NFL meetings – Greg A Bedard reports on the owner’s meetings.
Kraft opens up – Ian Rapoport has the Patriots owner talking about the present and future of his team and league.
Belichick, Ochocinco in sync – Mike Reiss looks at why Chad Johnson is getting a second chance.
Catching up with pitcher Lackey – Dan Shaughnessy gets John Lackey to talk to him. A worthless writer talking to a worthless pitcher. Why am I linking this again?
Old, faithful – Stan Grossfeld talks to 94-year-old Lou Lucier, who pitched for the Red Sox in 1943 and 1944 and is the oldest living former Red Sox player.
UMass has found magic at MSG – With UMass in the NIT Final Four, Marty Dobrow looks at some of the University’s history playing in Madison Square Garden.