Curse Microsoft!

Had my post this morning almost done and a wonderful BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) wiped out the entire entry.

I questioned Michael Felger and Gerry Callahan for criticizing the bottom guys on the Patriots roster while still wanting the team to shell out big money for guys at the top of the roster.

Hector Longo grades out the entire Patriots roster. Alan Greenberg and Shalise Manza Young look at who might be gone and who might be back on the Patriots for next season. Mike Reiss says linebacker is an area that needs an influx of youth and talent for next season.

John Tomase looks at the offense and what needs tweaking on that side of the ball. Albert Breer has more on how the Patriots can help themselves this offseason. Eric McHugh says the Patriots have a bright future but do need some tweaking. Christopher Price takes a final look back at 2006 before looking ahead to next season.

Bob Hohler has a look at Charlie Weis’ malpractice suit for his nearly-fatal gastric bypass in 2002.

Mark Farinella hopes Bill Parcells remains retired this time.

Michael Vega, Jeff Goodman and Lenny Megliola report on Boston College knocking off Florida State on a buzzer beater from Sean Marshall.

Jon Couture notes that the Red Sox don’t have a closer yet, and that’s ok for now.

Shira Springer looks at a small lineup for the Celtics proving to be their best option as of late. Steve Bulpett notes that even though the Celtics are losing games in bunches, the fans are still coming out. Bulpett’s notebook has Wally Szczerbiak and Brian Scalabrine trying to get back into the flow of things.

TV listings and more later…

Random Quote

This is the ultimate dilemma. Of course fans want the Red Sox to win the World Series, but the dilemma is be careful what you wish for because you might get it. And if the Red Sox played the Cubs in the World Series, one of those two franchises will be permanently and forever altered. One of them will never be the same. So remember, while winning is the ultimate goal. If you’re a Sox fan or a Cubs fan, it carries a steep price tag. Life will never be the same.

— Bob Lobel, chat 10/9/2003