8th in points per game, 28th in rebound differential. Ladies and Gentleman, your 2016-17 Boston Celtics.
Quiz of the week, MGM has the Texans getting 17 points against New England this weekend, the 3rd largest spread in NFL playoff history. Which match up had the largest recorded points spread? Answer near the bottom of the column.
Raise your hand if you had the Columbus Blue Jackets with the points lead in the Eastern Conference heading into MLK weekend? Being 3rd in the NHL in goals scored per game and 3rd in goals least allowed per game sure helps.
Or Rajon Rondo being involved in serious trade talks before MLK weekend.
In 2014, while at Oklahoma State, now Celtic Marcus Smart was suspended 3 games for pushing a fan. Duke’s Grayson Allen should’ve received no less of a punishment for his intentional tripping of Elon guard Steven Santa Ana.
Rumor has it that the Yankees are among several teams in talks with the White Sox for Jose Quintana.
And that Jose Bautista is in talks with the Minnesota Twins.
If I’m the Dallas Cowboys, my strategy is to pound the football and keep Rodgers off the field as much as possible. For the record, the Dallas Cowboys are ranked 3rd in the NFL in time of possession. The Green Bay Packers? 4th.
After going 9-3 in bowl games, it’s hard to call the ACC strictly a basketball conference anymore, however, the most surprising conference bowl record goes to the Big 10, who went 3-7 during bowl season despite having 4 teams ranked in the top 10.
I can say with all certainty that the Giants were not going to beat the Packers in Lambeau with Odell only making 4 catches for 28 yards on 11 targets
And that the long-term future of the Jacksonville Jaguars does not include Doug Marrone.
If you’re keeping track at home, both the Islanders and Nets of Brooklyn are in last place in their respective conferences.
Quiz Answer: The San Francisco 49ers were favored by 19 ½ over the San Diego Chargers in Super Bowl XXIX and covered with a 49-26 beating of the under dogs.
A Happy Trails to ESPN’s Chris Berman. Love or hate his shtick, you know him and you know his catchphrases. His iconic work on the world-wide network will long be remembered by generations of sports fans.