Pats-Bills, Pedroia, Celtics and Flutie

While the Pats are getting ready for the Bills – this could be a boring win- let’s 1st start with Dustin Pedroia.

The diminuative Red Sox 2nd baseman made it 2 years in a row with a post season award (following up last years rookie of the year award) by yesterday being awarded a gold glove signifying Pedroia as the American League’s best defensive 2nd baseman. Look for Pedroia to finish 3rd in the balloting for AL MVP in 2 weeks. What a valuable mainstay for the Red Sox for at least the next 3 or 4 years, tho I think they will make sure Pedroia stays here a long time by signing him to a long term contract in the next few years-before he becomes a free agent.

Doug Flutie will have a statue unveiled today at Boston College in his honor (and for the Millions of dollars he helped bring in to BC). You’ll be able to see it tonight on NewsCenter/SportsCenter 5. I’m anxious to see if it is life size. It depicts Flutie’s Hail Mary pass against Miami in November 1984.  The Eagles could use a little inspiration for tomorrow night’s game against Notre Dame. Last week BC’s offense and their quarterback were not good. They cannot be any worse tomorrow night or they face a painful loss to an barely above average ND team.

Celtics will have another easy win tonight against Milwaukee but their next 2 games-@Detroit and vs Toronto, should be interesting. Allen Iverson’s home debut in Detroit will have that crowd all riled up and a then a chance a see just how new and improved Toronto is here on Monday night.

Back to Pats-Bills. 20-13? 20-10? 20-17? Buffalo is alright, but losing to the Jets at Buffalo last week? C’mon-how serious can you take them? Cassel has turned a corner and should be able to lead the team to enough points to beat the Bills. I’ll have much more from Gillette stadium on Sunday including who’s active and who’s not ( like RB’s LaMont Jordan and Sammy Morris, again)

-MD

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