Red Sox, Celts-Orlando, Pats-Jets, Bruins win

Lots to talk about heading into a big sports week-end.

RED SOX: Jason Bay today officially enters free agency. That is not good news. The Red Sox have thrown out a 4 year offer worth 60 million that is way too low. The Yankees have more money than that hanging around in pocket change. I do not have e good feeling about this one.

CELTICS: Can the Celtics finally beat a good athletic team (Orlando) at home after losing to 2 such teams (Atlanta and Phoenix) the last 2 Friday night’s at home which hasn’t happened since the 18 straight losses season of  06-07. I know all NBA teams are athletic but the Celtics, with their experience ( age) are not as young and athletic as most NBA teams. This one is going to be a struggle for the Celtics.

PATRIOTS: Can the Patriots come back from last weeks heartbreaking loss to beat the Jets? In a word-Yes. This is going to be decided by halftime. I know the Patriots lost to this team earlier this season 16-9, but the Patriots are much better now, especially their pass offense. And I think the Jets are not better.

HARVARD-YALE: Have to mention The Game, the 126th renewal of The Game, this year in New Haven where under 1st year coach Tom Williams Yale has just a 4-5 record. Will the impetus to finish .500 be enough to carry the Eli’s to a win over the Johnnies? Or will Harvard’s outside chance of winning the Ivy title be enough for them to pull one out on enemy turf? Emotionally you might like to take Yale winning one for their rookie coach but I think talent and experience will win out. Harvard by about 10.

BRUINS: Can the Bruins tonight actually win 2 in a row facing one of the best teams in the east in Buffalo who have won 4 straight at home? I’d be shocked, but that’s what make hockey fun- it’s the most unpredictable of all the sports.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: I am already getting excited for Thanksgiving Day high school football. There’s nothing like it in the country. We will again have unmatched wall to wall coverage. I’m going to Dracut for their game against Methuen. We will have cameras at about 10 games with highlights of at least 10 more games. It will be here before you know it.

-MD

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