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NCAA Final Four: Star Watch

Sports fans across the nation will have their eyes glued to their television sets watching the Men’s NCAA Final Four this weekend, and I will certainly be among them. Thousands of others will descend upon Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis to watch four teams compete for a national championship and eternal glory. Michigan State, Butler, […]

Celtics Need to Finish Strong

At 82 games, the NBA regular season is a marathon, especially for an older team like the Boston Celtics. So the big question is, should the Celtics sprint to the finish line, or coast into the postseason allowing their veteran starters to rest? It’s an interesting question, and not an easy one to answer. The […]

Ginobli’s 28 Pace Spurs Past Uninspired Celtics

The San Antonio Spurs (44-28) played like a team fighting for a playoff berth as they cruised past the Boston Celtics (47-26) 94-73 in front of a sellout crowd at the TD Garden on Sunday night. The Celtics, who have played well against Western Conference teams as of late, played a solid first quarter against […]

SoB NBA Power Rankings 3-27-10

With just a little over two weeks remaining in the regular season, the race for the NBA playoffs is heating up. Elite teams like the Lakers and Cavaliers look to continue playing winning basketball in order to solidify the top seed in their respective conferences, while the Raptors and Trailblazers will try to fend off […]

Celtics Complete Texas Sweep With Win Over Mavericks

With the Men’s NCAA Tournament capturing the nation’s attention this weekend, the Boston Celtics quietly continued their winning streak. The latest win came Saturday night in Dallas where the C’s took down the Mavericks 103-92. The Celtics (45-24) and Mavericks (46-23) met back on Jan. 18 in Boston where Dirk Nowitzki dropped 37 on a […]

Patriots Close to Signing TE Crumpler

Multiple league sources have reported that veteran tight end Alge Crumpler has informed the Tennessee Titans (his former employer) that he has agreed to terms with the New England Patriots. Crumpler, 32, is expected to ink an official deal with the Patriots later this week. The Patriots released free agent Benjamin Watson, who signed with […]

SoB NBA Power Rankings 3-14-10

Most NBA players and coaches agree that March is the most trying month of the season. With the playoffs still well over a month away, teams are simply looking for consistency in the wake of injuries and long road trips. The Cleveland Cavaliers and Dallas Mavericks, two teams who made their teams significantly better at […]

Celtics Fall to Grizzlies in Boston for First Time Since ’06

OJ Mayo’s near perfect FG pct. was a microcosm of the near perfection the Memphis Grizzlies (34-31) achieved against the Boston Celtics (40-23) on Wednesday night at the TD Garden. The second year shooting guard out of USC made seven of eight shots for a total of 17 points, and went 2/3 from beyond the […]

Allen’s Game-Winning Three Helps C’s Edge Wizards

Right before the trade deadline I wrote an article suggesting the Celtics should trade Ray Allen to the Warriors for Monta Ellis. Well Ray, I apologize. Mr. Allen made me and all of the other doubters out there look pretty silly as he nailed a game-winning three-pointer with 17 seconds remaining in┬áSunday night’s 86-83 victory […]

The RB Free Agent Market

The 2010 off-season features a long list of free agent running backs. Some familiar faces including LaDanian Tomlinson, Thomas Jones, and Brian Westbrook will all be looking for new homes this summer. Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots are notorious for being active in free agency over the past few years, and I expect […]

SoB NBA Power Rankings 2-27-10

The All-Star break is officially over and the push for the NBA Playoffs has begun. This week’s SoB NBA Power Rankings feature the same ten teams as our 2/12 rankings, but things have shaken up a little bit. The top four teams (LA, Cleveland, Orlando, Denver) remain the same. The LA Lakers reclaimed the No. […]

Celtics De-throne Kings

The Boston Celtics were looking to start the second half of the season the way they started the first, but found themselves in yet another barn burner on Tuesday night in Sacramento. A timely three-point basket by Paul Pierce and clutch free throw shooting allowed the C’s to edge the Kings 95-92. In a game […]

Beasts of the East Defeat Best of the West in NBA All-Star Game

The Eastern Conference All-Stars defeated the Western Conference All-Stars 141-139 in front of the largest crowd to ever watch a basketball game. A record 108,713 NBA fans descended upon Cowboys Stadium to watch the best athletes in the world (the U.S. Basketball team – plus Dirk Nowitzki, Steve Nash, and Pau Gasol) put on a […]

SoB NBA Power Rankings 2-12-10

The top-ranked Cleveland Cavaliers and the LA Lakers maintained their stranglehold on the top two spots in the fifth installment of Sports of Boston’s NBA Power Rankings. Once again, the Cavs were unanimously voted the top team in the league by our NBA experts, with the Lakers sitting just three points back. The Orlando Magic, […]

Celtics Should Trade Allen for Warriors’ Ellis

Let me begin by stating that the possibility of the Celtics trading Ray Allen to the Warriors is remote as it is a rumor, and 99% of the time, rumors are either not true or never amount to anything. With that said, there have been rumors circulating over the past week that the Boston Celtics […]