Saturday Links from Len
It’s Ty Law’s turn to go Poston on the Patriots. Michael Holley and Michael Smith both write about the very contentious contract situation between Law and the Patriots. Both articles have some incredible quotes from Law. If you dig up every line said by Lawyer Milloy, Roger Clemens, and Mo Vaughn, they won’t come close to what Law said. The whole laundry list is there and yes, it does include, “it’s not about the money.” Nick Cafardo reports that five-time Pro Bowl safety, John Lynch is interested in playing for the Patriots. So is former Steelers punter Josh Miller. Miller claims he didn’t want to sign with Miami because “it wasn’t a place I wanted to live all year round with the family. I want seasons.” This must be a first. Someone wants to come here for the weather. Cafardo also reports that the Patriots are negotiating a contract extension with Mike Vrabel.
Peter May reports that the Celtics were simply overpowered by very hot Indiana Pacers. The win was accomplished with Jermaine O’Neal at less than full strength. If Larry Bird wins it all in his first year as GM of the Pacers, it will speak volumes about Bird, Rick Carlisle, and Isiah Thomas. May also reports that John Carroll had a discussion with Ricky Davis about his fancy dunk attempts but Davis still has a different way of looking at things. Davis probably understands that Carroll is the I-N-T-E-R-I-M coach.
BC lost their Big East semifinal game to Pittsburgh. There is no shame in that as the Panthers will be one of the favorites to win the national championship. Michael Vega has the game story on Pitt’s 62-53 win. Tomorrow, BC, PC, and UConn will all find out where the NCAA selection committee sends them.
Bob Hohler and Jeff Horrigan report that BH Kim is on the shelf. Hohler also has a Saturday Red Sox Notebook. He explains how Keith Foulke is back with a perfect inning setting down Shawn Green, Juan Encarnacion, and Robin Ventura. He also reports that Trot Nixon is feeling better and that Judge Judy met up with Walpole Joe Morgan at the park.
NESN has the Sabres at Bruins game today at Noon. UPN 38 has the Red Sox-Blue Jays game at 1 PM. FSN has the Celtics at Washington at 7 PM. ESPN has the ACC semi-finals and Big East Championship game all day and night. NESN wraps up its day with deciding Hockey East quarterfinal with BU at BC.