Celtics Down Pacers, Six Patriots To Pro Bowl

The Celtics played tough defense in the second half as they pulled away from the Indiana Pacers 95-83 on the road last night. Check all the links at CelticsLinks.com.

Six Patriots were named to the Pro Bowl yesterday, with QB Tom Brady leading the way, and followed by defensive captains Vince Wilfork and Jerod Mayo, with guard Logan Mankins and rookie Devin McCourty also well deserving of the honor. Safety Brandon Meriweather is a head-scratching decision. Who voted for him?

McCourty’s selection means that we might have a new version of the Ron Borges 2001 draft day quote on Richard Seymour.

We can make this one real simple.

Devin McCourty better be Darrelle Revis. Or Nnamdi Asomugha. Or quickly show the promise of Mike Jenkins or Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.

Again, it’s not because the pick was criticized – it’s the mocking certainty of the statement and entire article that stands out.

Poring over the Patriots’ potential playoff opponents – Karen Guregian stacks up the playoff teams from easiest to toughest.

Six Patriots get Pro Bowl nods, including Brady, Mayo and McCourty – Christopher Price looks at the Pro Bowl honors.

End justifies the means – Shalise Manza Young’s notebook observes that draft status doesn’t dictate playing time, production does. The notebook from Karen Guregian has Pepper Johnson talking about his respect for Bill Belichick.

In down time, Rondo is wising up – Gary Washburn looks at what the Celtics point guard is doing with his time off the court due to his injury.

Marquis Daniels saves the Celtics – Paul Flannery has the Celtics reserve saving the night for the Celtics.

Daniels’s height carried weight – Julian Benbow’s notebook has more on the contributions of Daniels.

Recchi’s last-minute goal gives Bruins a 4-3 win – Joe Haggerty has the veteran scoring with 20 seconds left to lift the Bruins.

Merlot and behold – DJ Bean has more on the win.

Red Sox Subtly Integrate Giant HD Screens in Fenway Park – Tom Leblanc looks at the new high definition screens going in at Fenway.

  • Jack

    Brandon Meriweather's inclusion makes you wonder if the whole thing is a farce. The Pro-Bowl has always been the least entertaining of all the All-Star games. I sometimes wonder why they even play it. Do they get good ratings?

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