Speaking of Melo, how would the Raptors look with a big 3 of Melo, Kyle Lowry, and DeMar DeRozan? As a life-long Celtics fan, that is not a team I’d want to play in a 7-game series.
Quiz of the week. Which college program has produced the most Super Bowl winning QB’s? Answer near the bottom of the column (Hint: each victory by a QB counts towards the school’s total).
The Bruins player I’ll be watching in the second half is Matt Beleskey, who was limited to only 2 goals and 4 assists in 28 games due to injury. It goes without saying that the B’s will need his scoring ability if they are going to make a serious playoff push through the spring.
If you’re keeping track at home, Rusney Castillo hit .392 in 14 games with 7 RBI’s in winter league baseball. Although I’m not expecting the youngster to start this season in the big leagues, a strong showing in spring training would certainly be an optimistic start to the season.
If the Avalanche are shopping Center Matt Duchene, I’m at least inquiring on the cost if I’m Don Sweeney. For the record, Duchene’s 29 points would rank 5th among current Bruins behind only Marchand, Pastrnak, Krejci, and Torey Krug.
Rumor has it that Chip Kelly is leaning toward joining the Houston Texans as an Offensive Coordinator under Bill O’Brien.
A lesson to the College Athletic Directors who get a little too trigger happy with firing coaches after they aren’t immediately successful. Baylor’s Scott Drew did not win more than 4 games in his first 4 seasons with the Bears. Since then, he has made 6 NCAA Tournaments in 9 years including 1 Sweet Sixteen and 2 Elite Eights and currently has the #2 team in the country whose only loss was on road to current #7 West Virginia.
Call me old school, but I just can’t get behind turning uniforms into billboards and I know that the Celtics partnership with GE is just the start.
The Red Sox best hope to hit left-handed pitching this year might be Sam Travis, who we can hope to see in Boston by the 4th of July.
The Dallas Stars Tyler Seguin is currently in the Top 10 in the NHL in total points with 47. The wound still cuts deep.
Quiz Answer – Notre Dame – 5; Joe Montana won 4 and Joe Theismann won 1.
Happy retirement to Brent Musburger, one of the last iconic voices left in sports media.