Sunday Links from Len
Nancy Marrapese-Burrell explains how the Bruins came back from 3-0 to beat Tampa Bay 5-4. Kevin Paul Dupont compares Michael Nylander to Adam Oates. Stephen Harris also has a look at Nylander who has missed most of the season with an injury and is just now trying to find his groove. Steve Conroy has a Bruins Notebook with a look at the slumping Brian Rolston who finally found the net yesterday and the hard hitting Nick Boynton.
Tony Massarotti contrasts Curt Schilling and Pedro Martinez. We learn that Schilling doesn’t train “wicked hahd” during the off-season. Tony Maz also has a feature on David Ortiz, who is all business and looking great at the plate going into a contract year. Gordon Edes also has a look at Ortiz with favorable comparisons to Mo Vaughn. Perhaps the Red Sox should worry about keeping the very productive David in Boston rather than being so concerned with players with more marquee value. Michael Silverman has a Red Sox Notebook with a look at BH Kim who will begin the season on the DL and Keith Foulke who was roughed up in his second inning yesterday. Bob Hohler has the Globe’s Red Sox Notebook with the news that Bronson Arroyo will be starting the Fenway home opener and that active union members of the Mets are quite upset with Schilling’s statements about wanting steroid testing in baseball. Glavine and others will learn the same thing Red Sox fans are learning about Curt Schilling. That is that Schilling loves baseball and he loves to articulate his views on all aspects of the games to the fans. Gordon Edes has an excellent Notebook today with a more in depth look at Schilling, amontg other topics.
Ron Borges has an NFL Notebook focusing on Romeo Crennel, Charlie Weis, and some ex-Patriots. Michael Smith tells us that John Lynch, who was not offered a contract by the Patriots, may not wind up with the Jets either. He could be headed to Denver. Michael Felger provides an analytical look at the value of Ty Law today with quotes from NFL personnel guys who don’t rank Law as the best cornerback out there. Felger also believes that the organization hasn’t forgotten about the incident in which Law embarrassed the organization in which he was detained at the Canadian border with the drug ecstasy in December 2000. By the way, today’s stops on the Hungry Man Tour are with Stephen A Smith of the Philadelphia Inquirer and ESPN’s Sportscenter with a featured interview which will be shown more than once today. This could be a new reality show for FOX – My Big Fat Obnoxious Cornerback. Vic Stellino has another outstanding edition of his NFL Confidential column for the Jacksonville Times-Union.
John Powers reports on the heartbreaking triple overtime 2-1 loss for UMass to Maine in the Hockey East Championship at the Fleet Center last night. March Madness finally produced some big upsets yesterday as we hit the second round. BC takes on Georgia Tech at 2:15 on CBS-4. Bob Ryan has a look at BC coach Al Skinner. Skinner has done an incredible, if unrecognized job at BC.
The Celtics continue their expected troubles on their Texas road trip. They were blown out by San Antonio last night. Shira Springer has a game story. Springer also has a Notebook with Paul Pierce hoping the Celtics bring Dennis Johnson back home to coach the team.
UPN-38 has the Red Sox-Orioles game at 1 PM. CBS-4 has March Madness all day. FOX-25 has NASCAR at 1 PM.