Once again, Boston struggled on the hardwood, as Oklahoma City defeated the Green and White! (Photo Credit: Zimbio.com)
Good Tuesday morning to everyone, and welcome into another tremendous edition of the Daily Noontime.
* The Boston Celtics earned their fifth consecutive loss, as well as eighth of the season on Monday when the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Green and White, 97-88. Boston will return to the court on Wednesday when they welcome the Toronto Raptors to the Garden.
* The Boston Bruins picked up an important win on the road, as they edged out the Florida Panthers in shootouts, 3-2. Patrice Bergeronscored twice, while David Krejcicashed in on the game winner during the shootout period. The Black and Gold will continue their road trip on Tuesday against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
* According to reports – The Boston Red Sox have agreed to terms with left-hander Franklin Morales. Also, the Boston Globe confirmed that the club avoided an arbitration hearing with the 25-year-old.
* New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick commended Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reedon the radio by saying, “He’s got great instincts… he’s a magnet to the ball.” Reed ended Sunday’s game with an interception, as well as sustained a sprain on his ankle, too. Yet, don’t expect the experience veteran to sit out the AFC Championship at Gillette Stadium on Sunday.
O’Brien has coached for a variety of well established Division I college basketball teams over the years, such as Boston College and Ohio State, but according to Hohler’s article, the head coach seems quite content with his current position.
The Lions have only recorded one win this season, which came against Suffolk University, but then ended the first semester with a three consecutive losses. Emerson will attempt to snap their three-game skid on Saturday, Jan. 7, when they travel to Anna Maria College.
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Let’s face it – the Boston Red Sox are a complete disaster.
General Manager Theo Epstein constructed this mess and now, he’s most likely headed to Chicago to resurrect the “Loveable Losers,” but it’s not exactly certain.
Yes, sources have confirmed that he’s gone, and have packed his bags, which leave many Sox fans quite disappointed, especially since we all adopted the idea that in Theo we trust, right? OK, he’s not Bill Belichick, but he did win two World Series titles, so I am sure some believed he was the man who was going to turn two back-to-back losing seasons into gold, as well as another championship too.
Yet, while Theo played hardball with the media, beat writers, correspondents and bloggers fired back at the front office and their team.
So, while the days get shorter and the nights get longer, Red Sox fans are faced with many tough questions and thoughts.
Why exactly did Theo decide to interview for the Chicago Cubs General Manager position?
Why didn’t anyone in the Red Sox front office consider re-signing Manager Terry Francona to a new contract?
Can someone explain to me, why Beckett, Lester and Lackey felt it was necessary to play video games, drink beers and play videogames during Sox games?
Finally, where do we go from here? Also, who’s going to manage this club and who’s most likely to be the squad’s next GM?
Well, for starters, it seems most likely that Ben Cherington will be Boston’s newest version of Theo, yet that leaves one big void… a manager.
Don’t try to convince me by saying, “Joe Torre or Tony La Russa are the right guys for this team” because really, they’re not.
The Red Sox need a Bill Parcells or a Bobby Knight to come into this disgruntled clubhouse and change things around. Hey, maybe Knight would be the right guy, especially since he’s a master at throwing chairs.
Yet, while we wait patiently and ponder, what will the next move be in this epic game of “baseball chess,” I think it’s fair to state once again, this Red Sox team is a complete dysfunctional family. They need help. They need someone who can clean house, and press the restart button. Yet, unfortunately, this isn’t a videogame or monopoly, so we can’t avoid take fake money and throw it out the window, but the Sox do need someone who’ll get the team back on the right tracks.
It’s going to be a long off-season, so put on your seatbelt and enjoy the ride because come February and March, we’ll have a brand new ballgame.