The Friday Top Ten

So another Friday is finally here (was it me, or was this a LONG week?) and I’ve got another edition of the top ten from this morning’s sports stories.

Consider this one a periodic credit report - Chad Finn is going positive this morning, giving out props in his Friday media column.

Comcast builds a team to take on NESN - Bill Doyle checks out what they’re doing down there at Comcast SportsNet with their new on-line and on-air talent.

Pats-Jets rematch all about adjustments - Tedy Bruschi and Mike Reiss chat about Sunday’s Patriots-Jets rematch at Gillette.

Dismissive response - Mark Farinella looks at comments from Jerod Mayo, who says that as Bruschi isn’t on the team anymore, the former Patriot can’t comment accurately on how the defense was feeling after the Colts loss.

Wes Welker’s presence shapes what goes on - Ian Rapoport looks at the difference that Wes Welker could make on Sunday.

Bruins dig in, win in shootout - Fluto Shinzawa reports on the Bruins 4-3 shootout win over the Atlanta Thrashers last night.

B’s Start To Show Positive Signs - Graig Woodburn has the Bruins looking to play a 62-game schedule now.

C’s look to pay back Magic - Scott Souza previews tonight’s Celtics/Magic game, the first meeting of the clubs since last spring’s playoff series.

Free agency may not be a hit for Bay - Sean McAdam explains why Jason Bay may not get the huge payday he and his agent are looking for.

Ortiz says Sox need to power up - Peter Abraham has the Red Sox slugger saying that the team need to add some punch to the lineup…just as he did last year.

If you’re tempted to click on Dan Shaughnessy’s column this morning because it involves Larry Bird…don’t. Just read Jackie MacMullan’s book When the Game Was Ours as Dan’s column is just a retelling of a couple of stories from the book. That and Larry thinks Peyton Manning is pretty good. I’ve just about finished the book, and I have to say that the stuff about Cedric Maxwell within (which Dan rehashes again today) is actually pretty tame. You’ve heard it all, if you heard the stuff talked about on the radio or seen a review. Maxwell doesn’t deny saying that stuff that he is quoted as saying, though he claims it was all in jest, which it very well could be, but it’s still stuff you don’t say.

Check the Patriots Daily coverage with the following features:

Worry Wart – Game Ten vs. Jets - by Chris Warner

First (Second?) Impressions – the New York Jets - by Greg Doyle

Trading Places – Rematch With TheJetsBlog

Be sure to also check out Ken Fang’s take on the Top 25 Football Announcers.

  • Mitch

    There are some great Larry Bird stories in that Shaughnessy article, and how great is it for Jackie MacMullan to have a best-seller on the shelves? Good for Larry, for insisting upon having Jackie serve as author. She’s one of the best.