The Celtics destroyed the Los Angeles Lakers last night at TD Garden 116-95 in an impressive display of ball movement and aggressive defense, while the Lakers folded quickly, with only Kobe Bryant (27 points) being competitive.
Check all the coverage at Celticslinks.com.
While many are eager to rush and make the statement that the Celtics are better without Rajon Rondo, the truth is that they changed their entire style of play when he went down, and it’s working. I don’t see how that is a reflection on Rondo. It’s a credit to the other players who have stepped up, and the coaching staff that has made the adjustments. It remains to be seen whether this level can be sustained.
The TNT broadcast last night had some good observations on the Celtics.
A few media notes this morning before I go to recheck my milk, bread and beer stockpile.
WEEI convenes focus group of Sport Hub listeners – Chad Finn has Entercom conducting a study to look for ideas to improve their sinking sports radio product. Finn has a few suggestions of his own.
In addition to the focus groups Finn writes about, Entercom has also been sending out email surveys, one of which I received this week. The focus on that survey was primarily on social media and technology, how people listen to the station, and how important interaction with shows and hosts via Facebook, Twitter and the like is to the listeners.
If their strategy for winning back listeners involves featuring interaction with @JohnDennisWeei on Twitter, they may want to rethink things.
Big following for Boston Celtics’ voice Sean Grande – Bill Doyle looks at how the Celtics voice uses Twitter to engage and inform listeners, and to enhance the broadcast experience, like the equivalent of TV graphics. You can follow Grande at @SeanGrandePBP
As we sit through the blizzard over the next 36 hours or so, the Red Sox equipment truck has arrived in Ft. Myers and preparations are being made for the start of spring training early next week. NESN and CSNNE announced their Red Sox spring training coverage plans this week.
NESN’s Spring Training Telecast Schedule – The TV home of the Red Sox starts things on Sunday, the beginning of 49 days of coverage. NESN Daily will broadcast live from JetBlue Park at Fenway South, Dennis and Callahan arrive on Feb. 13th, and there will be 14 spring training games on NESN, starting on Feb 23rd.
Comcast SportsNet New England’s Spring Training Coverage – CSNNE will be on-site in Ft. Myers from Feb 10th through the 25th, with Chevrolet SportsNet Central, UNO’s Sports Tonight and special editions of The Baseball Show Presented by Twin River Casino.
Stay warm and safe, everyone.