Friday Quicklinks

There’s a whole bunch on my plate this morning, so here are a few quick links:

The Celtics took out the Hawks last night at the Garden. Check the coverage at

The Bruins dropped another, this time to the rival Montreal Canadiens. Links at

They’re really doing a number – Chad Finn looks at the enormous ratings success that the Patriots have enjoyed this season.

Packers-Patriots And The Curious Case Of Reporter Greg A. Bedard – My SB Nation Boston media column leads off with Globe NFL reporter Greg Bedard finding himself a target this week.

Walker’s on the rebound  and A last shot for Antoine Walker – Gary Washburn and Ron Borges catch up with former Celtics star Antoine Walker, who trying to get back into the league by toiling the NBA Developmental League.

Orien Greene: Crashing into the NBA – Another former Celtic is also working in the NBA DL, attempting a comeback. The ESPN True Hoop blog has a compelling entry of the former second round pick of the Celtics.

Red Sox set to land Bobby Jenks – Michael Silverman reports on the Red Sox signing the former White Sox closer, and adding a bunch of other bullpen arms.

Why Bobby Jenks and Jonathan Papelbon might be a good fit – Rob Bradford looks at why the pair might make quite a combination in the bullpen.

Bruins lacked focus, effort on road trip – Joe Haggerty looks at the Bruins’ issues.

Around The League – Week 14 – Jeremy Gottlieb goes around the league for PD. Also check out the Matchups Of The Week.

It’s the Price he has to pay now – Ian Rapoport checks in with rookie receiver Taylor Price, the 2010 third round pick who has yet to be active for a game this season.

Get all the Patriots coverage at

Fox Sports And NESN Announce New Digital Partnership

NESN sent around the following release this afternoon. Looks like FOX is attempting something similar to what has done with local sites that have a tie-in to the national site.

December 16, 2010 – on MSN and NESN announced today a new digital content sharing partnership that will make the exclusive provider of New England and Boston sports news on one of the most popular sports web sites in the country. The agreement allows the right to both publish and directly link to NESN’s sports news content and provides for significant cross promotional opportunities between the two sites.

“The FOX Sports Local websites are the fastest-growing regional sports websites in the country,” said Mike Hall, NESN’s Director of New Media. “We are proud to join the FOX Sports family of local websites to help extend their reach in the northeast while helping NESN to continue to grow our site as the premier destination for fans of New England sports.”

“Providing our readers with the latest news in New England sports greatly enhances and complements the coverage from all of our existing local sites. We’re excited to partner with the leading sports website in that market,” said Kyle McDoniel, Vice President of Business Development for