So there’s an odd headline. No, one thing has nothing to do with the other, but both items are worthy of note this morning. There was a terrific game played at the Garden last night between the two best teams in the NBA, record-wise. Rajon Rondo recorded a triple-double with 12 points, 10 rebounds and 22 assists as the Celtics survived a last-minute charge from the Spurs to win, 105-103. Get all the coverage over at CelticsLinks.com.
The other news from last night/this morning is longtime Boston Herald sports columnist Steve Buckley revealing in his column this morning that he is gay. (Welcome to my coming-out party.) Buckley is not the first Herald sportswriter to come out of the closet. Back in September 2003, Ed Gray wrote a similar column, revealing that he was gay. He left the paper shortly thereafter.
Buckley will be on WEEI’s Big Show this afternoon. He mentioned Glenn Ordway in his column today as someone who has been supportive of his decision.
Win an elite feat for Celtics – Mark Murphy looks at a big win for the Celtics.
He’s not against popping off – Gary Washburn says that Spurs coach Gregg Popovich is the outspoken sort.
Bringing up older Baby – Steve Bulpett has a look at the continued maturity of Glen Davis.
Not in books till last second – Julian Benbow’s notebook has a last second rebound completing the triple-double for Rondo. The Herald notebook by Mark Murphy has Ray Allen doing the unthinkable – missing a pair of late free throws. The Celtics Journal from Kevin McNamara has a look at the opposing head coaches last night. The CSNNE notes from Jessica Camerato has more on Rondo.
Season full of highlights for Patriots – Jonathan Comey says that putting together the highlight film of the 2010 Patriots will be no easy task.
Patriots became boss minus Moss – Ian Rapoport looks at the mid-season bombshell the Patriots dropped in trading away Randy Moss.
Branch ready, raring to go – Robert Lee has Deion Branch ready for another postseason with Tom Brady.
Defense becomes a key for Patriots – Mike Reiss says that the Patriots became dominant once the defense stepped up.
Atiyyah Ellison takes new job in stride – Ron Borges talks to the newest Patriot.
Borges was on the Big Show yesterday and the subject of Deion Sanders not tackling came up, and Borges related a story involving Sanders when he was with the Cowboys, and facing Roger Craig of the 49ers on a sweep which was run directly at Sanders. Borges has Sanders saying something to the effect that it wasn’t his job to tackle running backs.
The only problem with the story is that Craig’s last year with the 49ers was 1990. He retired in 1993. Sanders didn’t join the Cowboys until 1995.
Robert Kraft ‘loves this team’ – Karen Guregian has the Patriots owner enjoying this team after not recognizing the club that was beaten 33-14 in last year’s playoffs.
The Cameron Equation: How the outfielder fits the 2011 Red Sox – Alex Speier looks at what role Mike Cameron could play this season.
Adrian Beltre’s Signing With Rangers May Set Stage for Texas-Boston ALCS and Eight Other Red Sox Thoughts – Tony Lee has a bunch of Red Sox items.
Bill Buckner eager to bring his tough, disciplined style to Brockton Rox – Erik Potter has the former Red Sox first baseman looking forward to managing the Rox.