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Celtics Tweets of Interest: Jared Sullinger’s Well-Wishes to Perk; Kelly Olynyk Cheers for Canada

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This has been a newsworthy week for the Boston Celtics. The team came off a four-game road trip without a win on the West Coast.

On Tuesday, Danny Ainge commented on 98.5 The Sports Hub that Rajon Rondo celebrated his 28th birthday in Los Angeles instead of traveling with the team to Sacramento.

Apparently, Rondo’s camp claimed there was a miscommunication between himself and the team. Earlier this month, Rondo stayed in Boston while the Celtics played in Milwaukee on the second night of a back-to-back.

The airwaves on sports radio was filled with some hosts and callers discussing Rondo’s lack of leadership. While I’m not excusing Rondo, this could be misconstrued as a simple mistake.

Here is an example of a former Celtics captain who made a mistake. Paul Pierce was ejected late in a tight Game 6 of the 2005 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Indiana Pacers. After Jamaal Tinsley intentionally fouled Pierce and hit him in the neck, Pierce swung his elbow at Tinsley. With the Celtics holding an 84-83 lead, the officials handed Pierce a second technical foul. In the post-game press conference, Pierce created a sideshow with a bandage wrapped around his head. The Celtics were facing elimination and they were fortunate to come away with an overtime victory. Pierce’s ejection could have been costly.

Both Pierce and Rondo had to fight criticism of their attitudes throughout their early years in the NBA. George Karl called out Pierce after the 2002 World Championships for Pierce’s selfishness.Of course, Pierce was able to change  perception over the course of his career. Rondo should be given the same opportunity to overcome his errors in judgement.

I would be more concerned if Rondo was arrested for illegal possession of a firearm like New York Knicks guard Raymond Felton on Monday night.

Here are notable tweets:

Jared Sullinger never played with Kendrick Perkins when Perkins was a member of the Celtics. Sullinger is sending well-wishes to the Oklahoma City Thunder center because Perkins underwent surgery on his left groin earlier this week. The injury occurred in the third quarter of the Thunder’s loss to the Miami Heat last Thursday. Meanwhile, Sullinger missed the last three games because he suffered a concussion in the Celtics’ 101-92 defeat against the Los Angeles Lakers last Friday. Here is well-wishes to both Perkins and Sullinger and they can both recover from their ailments quickly.

Kelly Olynyk is from Toronto so obviously he was cheering for Canada’s hockey team during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Canada shut out both the United States and Sweeden in the medal round to win their second consecutive gold medal.

The NAUSEATING Red Sox Marketing Campaign Continues….

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Credit: Barstoolsports

Did anyone open their newspaper today and find this gem inside? We have to give credit to the Sox for trying to make things right with the fans, but the push for tickets down at the bottom is what should make you a little upset. All of the headlines that surround the organization right now are centered around the fact that ownership puts baseball second and only cares about the money they can make. If you were a part of this ownership group, wouldn’t you be doing everything in your power to change the attitude people have towards you? Things definitely can be fixed, but asking for money is not going to help.

Some people are even having their own fun with the campaign on Twitter. Check out some of the contributions made by Marc Bertrand of the Sports Hub:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bruins Hockey Resurrection Party At The Harp Recap

Boston Bruins Die Hards were out in full force Thursday night for the Hockey Resurrection Party at the Harp Boston.

Boston Bruins Die Hards were out in full force Thursday night for the Hockey Resurrection Party at the Harp Boston.

As the much anticipated puck drop for the Bruins’ season opener on Saturday the 17th approaches, many B’s fans gathered at The Harp in Boston Thursday night for the Hockey Resurrection Party. The event was organized by Ring Communications and Boston Sports Then & Now/Big Bad Bruins. 98.5 The Sports Hub and Coors Light were there for giveaways and a silent auction was held with items supplied by Sports World USA.  Among the esteemed guests were legendary TD Garden anthem singer Rene Rancourt, Bruins enforcer Shawn Thornton, and former Bruin and WAAF personality Lyndon Byers.

The Bruins faithful were out in full force tonight as most of the night saw many fans shoulder to shoulder, donned in black and gold, just happy to celebrate the return of their beloved Boston Bruins.

CSNNE‘s A. Sherrod Blakely stopped by the party, and despite admitting to only having gone to one Bruins game, was still impressed by the turnout of the fans. “The Bruins are obviously a big deal in Boston” said Blakely “It’s a great, great atmosphere”. He wasn’t kidding, over 600 fans packed into the Harp Thursday night for the event.

“When I used to cover the ACC in North Carolina, the fans were very rowdy” Blakely continued “Bruins fans remind me of that, they become a part of the game”.

Among the many Bruins die-hards in attendance was a man with a Viking’s helmet and a shield sporting the Bruins’ logo, a gentleman with a fake beard and a Winter Classic jersey with Eddie Shore’s number 2 on the back, and an uncountable amount of Bruins jerseys featuring the numbers of current, former, and retired players.

Those in attendance were treated to an early preview of something they knew all too well. Rene Rancourt sang his rendition of the star spangled banner for the crowd prompting them to sing along. He then said he would be singing the Canadian anthem Saturday in French asking “anyone in here speak French?”. One man in the crowd could and Rancourt gave him the mic. After allowing the fan to sing a few lines Rene took the mic back and said to the crowd “Let’s throw this guy out of here”.

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The BRUINS Are Back! PUCKHEADS Unite At The Hockey Resurrection Party On 1/17 At The Harp!

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The DREADED NHL Lockout is FINALLY Over!

PUCKHEADS UNITE & come CELEBRATE the return of the Boston BRUINS!

After 113 days of BS, propaganda and double-speak, the GREATEST sport and GREATEST team in the NHL is BACK!  Soon after the announcement that the Lockout out was over, the brain child of Ring Communications and BST&N/Big Bad Bruins was born.

And what a GOOD LOOKING baby it is!

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Come join your fellow BLACK & GOLD LOVIN’ brothers and sisters at the Harp next Thursday, 1/17 at 7PM for the Hockey RESURRECTION Party!

Your FAVORITE Bruins blogs will be in attendance such as Days Of Y’Orr, Bruins Daily, and BST&N to talk puck with you!

Coors Light & 98.5 The Sports Hub will be in the house with SWEET giveways.

Oh did I mention raffles?

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Staying Put With The Patriots: What Is Josh McDaniels Thinking?

McDaniels has experience as a head coach

McDaniels has experience as a head coach

In the past 13 months, 14 NFL head coaches have been fired by their employers. That is almost half of the league in just a little bit over a year. The NFL has reached a time period where a new head coach is given two or three years to come in and turn a team around and if they can’t do it, it’s on to the next. Gone are the days of long term coaching deals and right now there are seven (soon to be less) head coaching positions open. A serious question was brought up the other day on 98.5 The Sports Hub about current Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, “why hasn’t he looked into any of the open head coaching positions”?

McDaniels has not always been with the New England organization, he was the head coach in Denver during the 2009-10 seasons and he was the offensive coordinator in St. Louis during 2011 before coming back to New England during their Superbowl run. With the experience he has, how come McDaniels has declined interviews with the teams looking for a new head coach? What does Josh know that we don’t?

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