The Celtics provided a brief respite from the scopious Josh Beckett coverage with their thrilling 93-90 series-clinching win over the Atlanta Hawks at TD Garden. The post game coverage on CSNNE was thorough, but they still could not help themselves by incessantly teasing upcoming Beckett coverage on UNO Sports Tonight by popping Michael Felger up on the screen, hardly unable to contain his joy.
Of course, earlier in the day on his radio show, Felger was proposing at trade of Beckett and Kevin Youkilis to HIS Milwaukee Brewers. He’d love to have Beckett on his team, but just feels he’s all wrong for this team and this city. Right.
Get all the Celtics coverage over at CelticsLinks.com.
The Celtics have moved on to the second round of the playoffs, where they will face their historic rivals, the Philadelphia 76ers, who bumped off the top-seeded Chicago Bulls in their first round series. Game one is Saturday night.
The Patriots are holding rookie camp this weekend, and also finalized their coaching staff yesterday. Check for updates at PatriotsLinks.com.
A couple of media links for a Friday:
Jerry Trupiano’s son tries to get his father Astros job - Chad Finn (subscription now required) has the son of the former Red Sox radio voice lining up support from the likes of Joe Buck and Jim Nantz in an effort to get his dad back in an MLB play-by-play booth.
Media Roundup: Boston Red Sox Are Great … At Being Terrible - My SB Nation Boston column has the team’s struggles proving to be a gold mine for local sports talkers.
If you’re going to read one column on Josh Beckett and accountability, make it this one: On Accountability.