Damon Heads To NY

The Red Sox lost a little more of their Idiot culture last night, as Johnny Damon agreed to a contract with the New York Yankees. It was yet another PR blow for the Red Sox this offseason, and you’ve got to wonder how they’re going to try to soften it.

You can check the links from around New England on the Red Sox Daily Links page. You can also get the reaction in New York on the New York Sports Pages.

Michael Felger has his Patriots Insider, which today has a look at Mike Vrabel who has made a seamless move to inside linebacker. He also has a number of other items, such as speculation among insiders that Bill Belichick’s contract might actually run through 2008. Felger admits that that is just a guess, however. Nick Cafardo’s Midweek Report has a look at the offensive line, which has been in transition all season. Plenty of snide comments from Cafardo about the “secret” methods used by the Patriots coaches. Eric McHugh says that the Patriots defense is looking more familiar to what we’ve seen in the past. Michael Parente says that we will see a “different” Jets team this Monday night. Tom E Curran looks at Deion Branch doing some work in the community.

Cafardo’s notebook reports that a Matt Light return this season is “iffy”. Felger’s notebook looks at Patrick Pass winning the Pro Bowl fan voting at fullback. McHugh’s notebook says that this week will be a normal week of preparation for the Patriots.

Bob Ryan has a look at the Celtics as they attempt tonight to end their distinction of being the only team in the NBA not to have won two games in a row this season. Mike Fine has a look at how the Celtics are dealing with the loss of Dan Dickau and having Delonte West banged up again. Stepping to the forefront has been Marcus Banks. Steve Bulpett looks at the progress Banks is making…with Doc Rivers right in his ear. Banks says all the right things in admitting that he needs the guidance from his coach. Peter May has more on Banks and the tough love he gets from Doc Rivers.Michael Muldoon also has a look at Banks and his strong return to the Celtics. Bulpett’s notebook has Delonte West shaking off the cobwebs from his concussion and practicing with the team. Scott Souza has a look at the Celtics youngsters as they struggle to find some consistency.

Yesterday afternoon on WEEI, Glenn Ordway proclaimed that Ricky Davis “sucks”. The BSMW Full Court Press swings into action on this proclamation.

FSN has Celtics/Jazz at 7:30. ESPN has Toledo/UTEP in the GMAC Bowl at 8:00. ESPN2 has a College basketball triple header, with games at 6:00 (St John’s/Duke) 8:00 (Illinois/Missouri) and 10:00 (Arkansas/Texas Tech) FSN has North Carolina/Southern Cal at 10:30.

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