On the heels of discussion about Pablo Sandoval's albatross of a contract, the guys discuss some of the worst all time.
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To the surprise of no one, I’m going to agree with my boy Portnoy here. This is exactly the kind of selfless humility we’ve come to expect from Bill Belichick.
A man of lesser character with his level of power and influence would have demanded to be moved. To an aisle seat at the very least, but probably to first class on the power of a few well delivered “Don’t you know who I am?”mentions thrown around. But not The Hooded One.
He’s of too high a stature for merely pulling rank. Playing the celebrity card is for pikers. To him, taking the aisle seat is a noblesse oblige thing. Something he does for the sake of the less accomplished commoners. This is the air travel equivalent of Jesus washing the feet of peasants. Of King Henry V walking among his soldiers in disguise on the eve of battle. This is John Jacob Astor putting on his formal wear to go down with the Titanic, leaving his seat on the lifeboat to someone else.
And the biggest beneficiaries are the other passengers sitting in coach. Because they can say that for once, they were treated a legend. First class all the way.
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MONDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NBA: Pistons at Wizards, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
NBA: Cavaliers at Jazz, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN)
NHL: Kings at Blackhawks, 8 p.m. (NBCSN)
MLB preseason: Twins at Cardinals, 1:05 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB preseason: Rockies at Mariners, 4:10 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB preseason: Giants at Athletics, 10:05 p.m. (MLB Network)
Soccer: Premier League, Newcastle at Leicester City, 3:55 p.m. (NBCSN)
AROUND THE WEB:
About 20 minutes after the TV program began, an unidentified person released the brackets under the heading “Spoiler alert.”
“We go through great lengths to prevent the tournament field from being revealed early, and the NCAA took its usual measures to protect this from happening,” the NCAA said Sunday night in a statement. “Unfortunately, and regrettably, the bracket was revealed prior to our broadcast partners having the opportunity to finish unveiling it. We take this matter seriously and we are looking into it.”
The person who posted the tweet changed the account’s name and protected the account, then apparently deleted it. But it already made its way around the Internet, including to Notre Dame coach Mike Brey, whose son texted him his matchup.
“I thought he was messing with me,” Brey said. “So I just deleted it. Fifteen minutes later we show up, and then I found out we had a little leakage going on. Nothing’s secure, huh? That’s great. That is so typical. It’s so typical of college basketball.”
Laing, who suffered a severe spinal cord injury while playing in the Women’s Winter Classic at Gillette Stadium on Dec. 31, joined her teammates via FaceTime as they hoisted the trophy on the ice Saturday night after a 3-1 victory over the Buffalo Beauts.
The Pride dedicated their season to Laing, hanging her No. 24 jersey behind the bench during games. They put a Denna Laing hat on the trophy after Saturday’s game.
Tweeted the team: Wish you were here with us today Denna but we’re bringing it back to you kid so get ready.
Responded Laing: Wishing I could be in NJ tonight. Couldn’t be more proud of #ThePack. Congrats on the #IsobelCup! Love you guys #TitleTown.
With the news that Jae Crowder is out for 2 weeks with a high ankle sprain, Christian looks ahead to the C's schedule without Crowder. He also addresses how the Patriots continue to update the Wells Report in Context website.
Butch and Bradfo talk Sox Spring Training, and are joined by Sox bench coach, Torey Lovullo. Lovullo talks about Travis Shaw's big jump, Blake Swihart as a starter. FYI, there's a pig roasting happening...