I’ve got a lot going on this morning, so I’m just going to pass a few quick links your way.
Broadcast really stands out – Chad Finn has Sean Grande talking about his confrontation with a Miami Heat fan during last Friday’s broadcast, which ended with the Celtics radio man getting doused with the beverage of a female fan.
If Celtics win this title, Grande says it would top all 18 – Bill Doyle talks to Grande and Mike Gorman about the Celtics/Cavs series which begins tomorrow night.
Bruins, Celtics re-ignite fans’ title passions – Gerry Callahan says we’re in for a manic May.
Eight issues Red Sox must overcome – Gordon Edes has a look at some things worth fretting about as the month of April comes to an end.
Sox have ups and downs in reaching level ground – Sean McAdam also has a look at the Sox as the first month of the season winds down.
Patriots rookies open minicamp – Mike Reiss has Ted Johnson remembering his first rookiecamp and what the current rookies can look forward to today and tomorrow.
A quick thought on the Boston sports radio wars – yesterday afternoon really highlighted why there is such a need for what 98.5 can bring to listeners. With two second-round playoff series ready to start, and the Red Sox season in swing, WEEI’s Big Show devoted almost all their time to the incident where the Miami Dolphins GM asked Dez Bryant if his mother was a prostitute. They hammered this topic into the ground, which is what they do best over there.
Meanwhile, on the Felger and Massarotti show on WBZ-FM, there was a lot of Bruins talk, and it was great, not so much because F&M are necessarily hockey experts – they’re not – but because of the passion of the Bruins fans, who are fired up about this team right now, and their prospects for the future. To their credit, F&M embrace this passion and encourage it. Hockey ranks fourth on my interest scale among the four major pro sports, but this type of radio is great to listen to.