Celtics Let Down In Cleveland, Fall To Cavs (With Contest!)

After the stirring opening night win over Miami, it seemed inevitable for there to be a letdown for the Celtics last night as they traveled out to Cleveland for the Cavs’ home opener. The Celtics led for much of this game, but the offense stumbled in the fourth quarter, allowing the Cavs to post a 95-87 win over the Celtics.

LeBron James-less Cavaliers win opener – Steve Bulpett has the Celtics letting this one slip away.

An inevitable letdown? – Paul Flannery says that the Celtics have no real excuse for this loss.

Celtics fall to LeBron-less Cavs, 95-87 – A. Sherrod Blakely has the Celtics making the Cavs fan base feel pretty good over the last two nights.

Five from afar: New season, old habits – Chris Forsberg has the Celtics getting into some old habits last night.

It didn’t take long for call to go out – Gary Washburn’s notebook has Shaq picking up a technical last night, and a number of other items from the game.

Tom Heinsohn’s antics unseen by Celtics’ viewers- Bill Doyle has Heinsohn and Mike Gorman talking about their time together, including what fans don’t get to see Heinsohn doing during the CSN broadcasts.

Randy Moss poses challenge for Pats – Mike Reiss says that the Vikings receiver just might get the better of his former teammates.

Position is clearly versatile – Michael Vega examines some of the different ways that the Patriots have deployed their front line this season. Christopher Price also has a good piece on the players up front.

Patriots’ Moss-less offense preaches patience – Ian Rapoport says that we’re going to have to be patient with the Patriots offense as they continue to adjust to life without Randy Moss.

Kyle Arrington to face hoop buddy Moss – Rich Thompson has the Patriots cornerback talking about Moss’ basketball skills, and how he plans to play him on the football field on Sunday.

Randy Moss passes on Patriots knowledge – Karen Guregian has the Vikings trying to get as much Patriots knowledge from Moss as possible.

Rookie Jordan Caron is ahead of the curve – Joe Haggerty notes that the teenaged rookie has already earned the trust of the coaching staff.

Boston Bruins’ rivalry with Toronto Maple Leafs becoming more intense – Mike Loftus says that things are personal between these teams. Joe McDonald says that these franchise have a lot of similarities.

Contest/Giveaway

We’re going to be running a few contests with giveaways here over the next few days. The first one involves a new movie about a sports radio host, starring Edward Burns.

Here is the trailer for the movie:

Nice Guy Johnny is now available on iTunes, DVD, VOD and more.

You can become a fan on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/niceguyjohnnymovie

Pre-Order the Move on iTunes at http://bit.ly/NiceGuyiTunes

Synopsis:
Sure, she can be a little overbearing sometimes, but baby-faced Johnny Rizzo loves his fiancée Claire, and he made her a promise: by the time he’s 25-years-old, he’ll trade his current dream job as a local sports talk radio host (even if it is the 2 a.m. slot) for something that’ll pay bigger bucks. And Johnny’s nothing, if not a man of his word.

Now he’s flying to New York to interview for some snoozeville job that Claire’s well-to-do father set up. Enter Uncle Terry, who lives in New York, a rascally womanizer bent on turning a day in the Hamptons into a final fling for his nephew. Nice guy Johnny’s not interested, of course, but then he meets the lovely Brooke…

Starring: Edward Burns, Matt Bush, Kerry Bishé, Anna Wood and Max Baker

What’s the contest? Just submit a comment below, (your comment may take a little while to show up- only submit it once!) make sure you put in a real email address, so I can contact you, and you’ll be entered to win a gift bag, which includes the following:

ENTER TO WIN a NICE GUY JOHNNY Gift Bag!

Gift Bag includes:

  • Signed Nice Guy Johnny poster by Ed Burns
  • Signed Nice Guy Johnny screenplay by Ed Burns
  • DVD of Nice Guy Johnny
  • Soundtrack from Nice Guy Johnny

So just enter a comment below to enter to win the gift bag.

  • JMC

    Sign me up, Ed Burns is a good actor.

  • Mark

    Maybe nice guy Johnny can take over on WEEI…

  • jwf

    nice contest!

  • Edouble

    Does Pete the Meat make a cameo?

  • Ryan

    If the movie does well, will WEEI try to count the box office receipts in its next ratings period?

  • MEL

    awesome.

  • Angry Old Bastard

    My comment is: Shank Shaugnessy is a D-bag

  • Lance_

    More interested in a Beowulf & Grendel remake – with Borges as Grendel. Funny (accurate) comment Ryan.

  • Guest

    This trailer does not make me want to see this movie. No characters are sympathetic. Plot seems like drivel. Why does sports radio dumb down everything it touches?

  • http://www.facebook.com/Youkbacca Joshua Blue

    "Bill Doyle has Heinsohn and Mike Gorman talking about their time together, including what fans don’t get to see Heinsohn doing during the CSN broadcasts"

    im assuming this includes drinking a lot of whiskey

  • David Pires

    Ed Norton is a fine actor…so I am wondering what happened….I was hoping this was an ad and then actual trailer had not started yet…then it's over.

  • Rick

    Ed Burns is a horrible actor, who for some reason has convinced people with money that he has writing skills in addition with acting skills. His movies are terrible male fantasies that have no true emotional resonance. He sucks and this trailer is awful. A terrible setup for a terribly cliched plot. He may surpass Mike Binder as the most overly indulgent writer/actor ever. Tough to do, but I am pulling for him.

  • http://www.bostonsportsmedia.com Corner Blitz

    This has the Things White People Like demo nailed. Confidence McMullen.

  • Guntfather

    Eddie Burns is quality. If he gets his sports radio bonafides in order, he can get a shot on 96.9 after the above board, award winning Phantom Gourmet show.

  • Harmy G

    I remember that kid from the commercial where the minutes don't expire on the cell phone plan!

    • HighWireNickEsasky

      He was actually really good in Adventureland as Jesse Eisenberg's idiot buddy.

  • Commish

    Go see Confidence. Jake Vig, great name, great role.

    • jake

      He didn't write it and the cast was great. Especially Rachel Weisz.

  • Alessandro

    Sounds like an interesting flick …

  • Nicky B

    Has potential. Always liked Ed Burns so i'll give it a shot

  • media-tor

    Looks like a pretty good story…sign me up.