Sunday Patriots Links

Just back from out West and getting ready to climb back into the grind.

Be sure to check out Scott Benson’s version of the morning links over at the BSMW Game Day Page – he’s got a nice overview of the pregame coverage of today’s huge Patriots/Bears matchup.

There is plenty of coverage from the Windy City as well on the pages of the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times.

Your NFL Coverage Maps for Today:

CBS Single Game

FOX Game 1

FOX Game 2

Celtics/NBA

The Celtics showed something last night after being humiliated in their last two outings. They came from 16 points down to winning going away in Milwaukee last night as they took out the Bucks, 111-98.

Shira Springer and Steve Bulpett have coverage of the game. Bulpett also has Danny Ainge saying the recent struggles lay with the players, not the coach. Springer’s notebook has more from Ainge on his sticking by Doc Rivers, who has been the object of wrath from many fans of the club. Bulpett’s notebook has Rivers not enjoying the heat.

Peter May’s NBA notes has Yao Ming finally feeling comfortable with life in the NBA.

Red Sox/Baseball

Stan Grossfeld has a feature on embattled former MLB saves leader Jeff Reardon. Tony Massarotti says that the Red Sox options for dealing Manny Ramirez are very few. Nick Cafardo’s Baseball Notes leads off by telling us why the Red Sox investment in Daisuke Matsuzaka is a sound one.

Bruins/Hockey

The Bruins also won last night, posting a 3-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Kevin Paul Dupont and Stephen Harris have the recaps. Dupont’s notebook has Paul Mara laying down the law last night after a hit from a Maple Leaf on Zdeno Chara. Harris’ notebook has Brad Boyes happy to get on the scoreboard last night after a rough start to the season. Dupont’s Hockey Notes has him begging the league to bring back the fighting.

Black Friday

I’m still out on the West coast today, but unless they’ve been slacking, there’s still supposed to be a Patriots Roundtable on the Patriots Game Day page.

David Scott should have his usual offering of Scott’s Shots as well today.

Elsewhere and for the weekend, there is the Patriots News Mashup and the pages of the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times.

Keep up with any news on the Celtics on the Celtics News Mashup.

If the Red Sox are in the news, there is also a Red Sox News Mashup.

In case you’re shopping today, here a look at some of the best Black Friday Deals.

High School Football Reigns Today

A few short links on this holiday Thursday, which is traditionally marked in this area by a plethora of high school football games.

To keep up with the scores from your high school, the Boston papers have a pair of blogs that will be working overtime for sure today. The Herald has the High School Insider from Dan Ventura, who has been covering Massachusetts high school sports for 15 years now. The Globe counters with their High School Sports Blog, which utilizes a huge team of writers to cover the latest games and scores from around the Commonwealth. For Western Massachusetts, the Springfield Republican has the Varsity Voice high school sports blog.

The NFL Network debuts their regular season NFL coverage tonight at 8:00 with the Broncos taking on the Kansas City Chiefs in the third pro game of the day, following the traditional games in Detroit and Dallas.

Check the Patriots News Mashup and Celtics News Mashup for the latest on the locals.

Check bruceallenmedia.com for the latest entries from the BSMW blogs.