This week promises to be a lot of fun for sports fans, with NFL free agency starting up tomorrow, and the NBA trade deadline coming up Thursday.
For fans, there is the anticipation that a move or signing can be announced at any time. For the media, it means a lot of working the phones, and very little sleep, as many talks go deep into the night. Sleeping or doing other normal activities means you risk getting beat on the story. Some thrive in this environment, others don’t enjoy the added intrusion into their personal lives.
The Celtics lost a tough one to the Lakers yesterday afternoon, trailing big early, making a strong comeback, taking a lead into the final two minutes before letting it slip away in the end. Get all the coverage at CelticsLinks.com.
A big concern for the Celtics is the health of big man Chris Wilcox, who is having further tests done on his heart. Wilcox had started to become a strong contributor to the Celtics and his loss for the season would potentially be a big blow.
The end of a Celtics-Lakers era? – Paul Flannery wonders if this was the last meaningful game between the old rivals for some time.
Celtics missing something at end – Chris Forsberg has the Celtics still showing they can compete.
For Celtics fans on Twitter, a huge development this weekend was the news that Steve Bulpett @SteveBHoop has finally joined in. I look forward to updates from one of the best beat writers in any sport.
It was a rough weekend for the Bruins, who dropped a pair of matinée matchups.
It’s becoming clear B’s still paying Cup price - Joe Haggerty says that the Bruins are in the midst of another cup hangover.
For the Patriots, the start of free agency tomorrow will see some very interesting options available to them. They’ll likely target a receiver with some of their $16.2 million of cap room. You can keep up with all the Patriots news and moves at PatriotsLinks.com.
And guess who wrote this over the weekend:
”[Adrian] Gonzalez is one sour dude. Almost Nomar-esque. Nobody likes a know-it-all”
And so it begins.