Celtics Win In Milwaukee, Media Links Abound

Michael Felger wept bitterly as the hated Boston Celtics beat his beloved Milwaukee Bucks 100-91. The Celtics return to Philadelphia tonight, the site of an absolute embarrassment on March 7th, and again have the opportunity to play for first place in the Atlantic Division.

Bobby Valentine continues to make noise in spring training, last night blasting New York manager Joe Girardi for not being willing to go to extra innings in a preseason game.

The Bruins lost to the San Jose Sharks 2-1 last night, but Joe Haggerty says that the play of Tim Thomas was a silver lining to the loss.

Things are looking up for Celtics – Paul Flannery says that the Celtics are on an upswing, and showing they’re capable of pulling a playoff surprise.

Celtics high on ego trip – Steve Bulpett has the Celtics continuing to find ways to win on the road.

Helping themselves looks to be Celtics’ move – Gary Washburn thinks that the Celtics inability to sign anyone of note in the last week could be a sign of what this summer might be like for the club. That’s depressing.

Bill Belichick knows when to fold ‘em – Mike Reiss looks at the Patriots’ decision to part ways with BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Mark Anderson.

Patriots owner big fan of offseason moves – Karen Guregian has Robert Kraft talking about his club’s offseason thus far.

Parnell’s legacy in good hands – Gordon Edes with a nice piece on former Sox lefty Mel Parnell and his connection with Jon Lester.

Carl Crawford’s new look on life (and the Red Sox) – Rob Bradford has the Red Sox outfielder finding enlightenment this spring.

Terry Francona ‘still trying to stop bleeding’ – Scott Lauber has the former Red Sox skipper arriving in Ft Myers with ESPN and talking about how his exit still stings. More from Francona by Nick Cafardo and Brian MacPherson.

Terry Francona, ESPN analyst, set to take share of flap – Bill Doyle’s media column looks at Francona’s adjustment to his new role.

In CBS broadcast booth, laughs come easily – Chad Finn talks with Verne Lundquist, Bill Raftery, and Lesley Visser about calling the NCAA Tournament, and has praise for Matt Chatham, which I heartily agree with.

ESPN Preps For Hockey’s Version Of March Madness – My SB Nation media column looks at the ESPN coverage of the NCAA Hockey Tournament, specifically the local teams in action this weekend.

Hitting the Course with Bricks – John Molori talks to NESN analyst Andy Brickley about his passion for golf.

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With Fenway Park’s 100th Anniversary just around the corner, PBS (WGBH locally) is airing a one-hour special on the hallowed park this Tuesday at 9p called “Inside Fenway Park: An Icon at 100.”

The National Geographic special, features interviews with columnist Mike Barnicle, author Glenn Stout, commentator Dick Flavin, and ESPN Senior Writer, Howard Bryant, along with archival footage and photos. The documentary uses a 2011 Red Sox Yankees game as the basis for telling the story of Fenway Park’s history through the years and also takes a behind the scenes look at the operational side of the ballpark. Oscar winning actor Matt Damon narrates the 54 minute documentary.

Edit – The documentary will also be shown at 10p Monday night.

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NESN’s new Red Sox Reporter Jenny Dell (@JennyDellNESN) will be officially introduced and welcomed to Red Sox Nation by Don Orsillo and Jerry Remy during NESN’s coverage of the Boston Red Sox – Philadelphia Phillies spring training game on Saturday, March 24th. NESN’s game coverage begins at 1:30 PM from JetBlue Park at Fenway South.

  • bsmfan

    2 posts ago, I mentioned the deadspin post. It looks like there is a follow-up from what deadspin sites as ‘Rob’s PR team’ (Foxboro?):

    Rob Gronkowski’s official (unsolicited) comment, presented without comment:

    “New England Patriot’s Tight End Rob Gronkowski just returned from a team retreat in the Caribbean Island of Aruba. Rob enjoys meeting and taking pictures with fans of all ages. It’s just his way of being a ‘Patriot.’ ”

    Jerry Shandrew

    http://deadspin.com/5895955/rob-gronkowskis-public-relations-teams-official-response-to-our-spring-break-photos

    Gotta wonder if they’ll reel him back to Foxboro to sign a new contract and make sure he knows what this means.

  • NutCracker

    You can keep Pinky DeOssie and Fred Smerlas – I’ll take Matt Chatham all day; any day. The guy is a gem. (bonus: he can carry an intelligent conversion on topics other than football).

  • bsmfan

    Is it me or is Jenny Dell’s voice not exactly made-for-tv?

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