Would all Boston Media types

Would all Boston Media types who stated with absolute certainty that the Nets would not be able to recover from Saturday’s game three collapse please report to the Tobin bridge….

Like Manna from Heaven, after the tough loss yesterday by the Celtics, what appeared in the mail today? The new Patriots DVD “3 Games to Glory” It’s helping to make a tough morning a bit more pleasant. A full review will be posted here once a full viewing is done.

Anyone else tired of the incessant Jason Kidd worship going on during the NBC telecasts? The man can do no wrong. He gets perfect postion to draw charges, leads his team through the tough times and is a gentleman of the highest order. I think the broadcasters need to re-read the Sports Illustrated featuring Kidd that came out earlier in the season. While the cover painted a picture of the perfect family, all together in the bathtub, the article presented darker things. The one that stood out to me is how they built up about how Kidd’s son, TJ imitates everything his father does, right down to his dribble and free throw routine. Then they mentioned TJ hitting his mom in the face after she told him no….

Dan Shaughnessy revels in misery. He loves that Paul Pierce missed those free throws, and he hopes it ruins Pierce’s life and career. OK, maybe he didn’t say that *exactly* but you get the idea that that would be just fine with Dan. Somewhat amusing that WEEI’s Dale and Neumy are taking Shaugnessy to task on the air this morning for comments he made over the weekend calling Jose Offerman a “bowser” and making personal attacks at him for not executing a sacrifice bunt and then not wanting to talk about it. He claims he’s speaking for the fans.

Peter King gushes over CMGI field. (and lists the Pats at #4 for his favorites to win the SuperBowl)

As of 10:30 this morning, it was impossible to connect to WEEI’s live web stream through the link on its webpage. By going directly to the Streamaudio.com website, a connection was finally able to be made.

You can catch the Red Sox and Blue Jays from Toronto tonight at 7:00 on FOX25. NBC has Lakers/Kings game five from Sacremento tonight at 9:00

Leapin’ Leprechauns! — That’s how

Leapin’ Leprechauns! — That’s how ESPN.com’s front page looked after the Celtics record comeback victory over the Nets this evening. The ESPNNews postgame interview sessions were riveting. The phone lines to WWZN’s “Celtics Rewind” were jammed and animated. Host Marty Tirrell talked about when he had to leave with nine minutes to go to do his show, and how the elevators were jammed with others leaving, disgusted. The ones that stayed sure made enough noise. Jim O’Brien said in his postgame conference that the assistants had to yell in his ear for him to be able to hear. Antoine Walker talked about the hoards of NJ fans who left early in game 2 when they were down 10 with 6 minutes left, but the here the Celtics were down 21 with 12 minutes to go and almost all stayed and Antoine gave them credit for their part in the comeback. Callers to WWZN were almost babbling with joy, and for some, humiliation. One caller admitted he and his friends were among these leaving after the third. He planned on sending a written apology to the Celtics. Butch Stearns also called in on the show and asked for all Celtics fans to recognize Antoine Walker’s leadership. He said while there may be many flaws in his game, he is the spiritual and emotional leader of this franchise. Tirrell asked the callers to suggest headlines for the papers tomorrow. Some of them: “FleetCenter Fleecing”, “Colossal Comeback”, “Four Star Fourth”, “Celtic Heart”, “Leprechaun Lynching”, “Fleet Feat”, “21 – House wins”, “Down and Rout”. “The Truth Hurts”, and “Fourth Kidd-napped”. Celtics GM Chris Wallace also appeared on the show. He admitted to having turned the page on this one. He talked about the fact that the Celtics actually made two comebacks in the this game, in the first quarter, the Nets went up 15, and the Celtics cut it to six, before the Nets eventually blew the lead back up to 20 in the first half. Usually a team that makes a small comeback like the first one doesn’t have another in it. Wallace said that was very unusual.

Meanwhile, listeners to WEEI were treated to the sounds of John Meterparel calling the New England Revolution 3-2 win tonight…

FOX25 led their 10:00 PM newscast with the Celtics, and had a clip from Red Auerbach after the game, giving some huge praise to Jim O’Brien, and adding that he (Auerbach) probably would’ve gotten thrown out of that game. He added he never dreamed they could come back in this one. WB56 reporter Michael Andelman (yes, Eddie’s son) said on his report from the FleetCenter that tonight’s fourth quarter was the best in Celtics history, eclipsing the Bird/Dominique battle in ’88. Quite a bold statement.