I’ll try to keep the more painful and annoying pieces away from you…and believe me, there’s a lot out there.
These Celtics deserve our respect and affection - Tom E Curran says that you should not be crushed, crestfallen or irritated with this Celtics team.
Rivers’ faith in Celtics never wavered - Chris Forsberg has the Celtics coach nearly willing his team to the title.
Is this the end for these Celtics? - Paul Flannery looks at the uncertainty going forward.
Rasheed Wallace valiant in possible NBA finale - Steve Bulpett has Wallace potentially riding off into the sunset after last night. (Which would actually be a great thing for the Celtics.)
Celtics’ surprising run through the NBA playoffs ends one win short - Jim Fenton has a potentially great and satisfying championship slipping away from the Celtics.
What comes next anyone’s guess - Julian Benbow looks at what’s ahead.
Garnett takes loss hard, says teammates are ‘brothers for life’ - Kevin McNamara hs KG reflecting on the game, season and team afterwards.
Even in absence of final title, these Celtics were worth it - Tony Massarotti? Yeah.
There’s not much else out there on the Celtics that won’t make your stomach turn.
This time, ‘baseball guy’ gets to enjoy the pitch - Chad Finn’s media column talks to Dave O’Brien about the World Cup, and has WEEI vs. 98.5 ratings numbers. Felger and Massarotti beat The Big Show in the coveted 25-54 males audience, and Toucher and Rich beat Dennis and Callahan in the 18-49 males demographic (Though D&C beat them in the 25-54 dem0.)
That’s a bit of good news this morning, no?
No debate: Manny is one of a kind - Gordon Edes has the best article on Manny Ramirez’s return to Boston this weekend. It’s got both sides of the issue, without being nasty.
Reddick still seen as not quite ready - Peter Abraham files a solid Red Sox minor league notebook.
He seems to fit the bill - Shalise Manza Young says that Bill O’Brien sure seems to fit the role of offensive coordinator.
Pats have plenty of help until Welker ready to go - Robert Lee with a good look at the wide receiver position, and comments from position coach Chad O’Shea.