Your Sports Media/Blog “Finds”

As suggested by “Guest” this morning, I thought it was a good idea to open things up to you to get your input on where you’ve been going to get information for the office water cooler, or new outlets, places, websites, podcasts or blogs that you’ve discovered recently – or have been going to for some time – that you think should be mentioned.

Bob Ekstrom on the Thursday Week Log does a great job in linking to new and different blogs out there dealing with Boston sports, and there are plenty more still to be discovered.

Perhaps there are other outlets that you think need to be mentioned more often. Now’s your chance to speak up.

Post a comment below and let your fellow readers in on your sources.

Note: If you register with Intense Debate you can get a lot more out of the comments system and make sure your comments go through quickly, without the extra step of moderation. The signup is extremely quick and painless, and you can use your account at any site that uses Intense Debate. (WEEI.com, for example.)

One more link today, from Ken Fang: 33rd Annual Boston/New England Sports Emmy Award Winnners

Celtics Can’t Close Out Magic, Sox Take Down Rays

The Celtics played their poorest game since game three of the Eastern Semi-Finals, but were still in position to close out the Orlando Magic last night. They fell short in overtime, 96-92, sending the series back to Orlando for game five tomorrow night. Get the complete picture at CelticsLinks.com.

Fair or not, until the Celtics can close out this series, expect plenty of comparisons to the Bruins losing their 3-0 series lead.In fact, many people nationally are hoping for the Celtics to collapse.

Wouldn’t it be great if a 2nd Boston team gagged away a 3-0 lead in the postseason? I think Orlando can win 4 straightTue May 25 01:54:29 via web

I can’t get a good feel for tomorrow night’s game. A loud voice in me says that this series is now going six, as the Magic will be fired up back at home. Another voice says that the Magic’s aim was just not to get swept and that they’ll lay down tomorrow night.

Magic force Game 5 with overtime win – Bill Doyle points out that perhaps the Celtics shouldn’t have tempted fate by having the Bruins singer Rene Rancourt do the national anthem last night.

Howard, Nelson Deserve Credit For Preventing A Sweep– Jeff Jacobs says that the Magic are not the 2004 Red Sox or the 2010 Flyers, but they deserve credit for not mailing in the sweep.

Magic make things interesting– Steve Bulpett says that the series isn’t quite over yet.

No surprise the Magic made it a series – Rich Levine says that we shouldn’t be surprised at what happened last night.

Rondo and the Celtics have come a long way in one year– Kevin McNamara says that Danny Ainge should be able to crow about signing Rajon Rondo this past offseason as much as the trades that netted Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen.

Final play breakdown tells story– Chris Forsberg notes that the final play of regulation was a microcosm of the entire night for the Celtics.

Technically, it’s a problem for Kevin Garnett, Rasheed Wallace – Mark Murphy’s notebook has the Celtics suffering from their first lack of poise since the first round.

The  Red Sox got another impressive start from Clay Buchholz, who gave up one run in six innings last night, as the Red Sox beat the first place Tampa Rays 6-1. Boston got home runs from David Ortiz (9) and Kevin Youkilis (10) in the win. Follow all the stories over at RedSoxLinks.com.

With raised stakes, Sox stay hot – Amalie Benjamin has the Red Sox offense staying hot against the Rays.

Can we stop panicking now? – Gordon Edes says that after taking 6 of their last seven against quality opponents, the Red Sox are getting things together.

Buchholz passes this test with flying colors – Sean McAdam has the young righthander improving to 6-3 on the year after the big win last night.

Martinez may have caught break – Peter Abraham says that the toe injury suffered by the Red Sox catcher last night doesn’t appear to be serious.

Cameron’s back, while Lowrie has a long road ahead – Brian MacPherson’s extensive Red Sox Journal is packed full of Red Sox goodness.

The Patriots have come to terms with third round pick Taylor Price on a four year contract.

Kraft investing in the future – Albert Breer has the Patriots owner speaking from the owners meetings in Dallas.

Revamped Rivals Have Patriots Gearing Up for Treacherous Run Through AFC East Gauntlet – Jeff Howe with a look at the Patriots divisional foes.

Shawn Crable – Potential Player, or Bad Joke? – Do you roll your eyes when you hear the name Shawn Crable, or do you just have a blank stare on your face?

BSMW Ratings Poll – Celtics Coverage

Interest in the Celtics is at a season-high right now, with the team on the cusp of returning to the NBA finals for the second time in three seasons.

While no doubt you’re getting your coverage from a variety of sources, perhaps relying on the links provided here at BSMW, is there one place that you find yourself going back to again and again for Celtics coverage?

In the choices below, include the blog that that outlet might provide. For example, on WEEI.com you’ve got the columns from Paul Flannery and Jessica Camerato on WEEI.com, but also material on the Green Street Celtics blog.

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