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Granted, there’s no good way to get swept, particularly in a series where your team barely crossed the Van Allen Belt around the solar system of being competitive. Even appreciating that the Celtics are an ascending team with a few young, promising players and a mother lode of draft pick assets with which to build a winner, there’s just no polishing the turd of a four-game sweep in which they barely ever held a lead.

Then again, there’s no sense in wallowing in the misery. Instead, the moment calls for a little perspective. And this graphic is it. It — and this playoff series — gives proof to the immortal words of Opal Fleener to Norman Dale in “Hoosiers”: “The sun don’t shine on the same dog’s ass every day.”

Sure, our basketball team got outclassed. But just bear in mind that our last duck boat parade was just under three months ago. And that even on our worst day, at least we’re not Cleveland.

(NSFW: One swear word.)

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Sparks flew in the final game of the series as the Cavaliers swept Boston. Kelly Olynyk got tied up with Kevin Love and dislocated his shoulder. Love called the move "bush league." JR Smith was ejected for punching Jae Crowder in the face as well, and could face subsequent discipline from the league.

Kelly Olynyk separates Kevin Love‘s shoulder:

Kendrick Perkins two-arm shoves Jae Crowder to the floor:  

J.R. Smith hammers Crowder in the face:

In the aftermath of Sunday’s playoff basketball blowout that turned into the eighth level of Street Fighter, the Cleveland Cavaliers are not happy. After being on the business end of a Kelly Olynyk arm bar that dislocated his shoulder, Kevin Love said, “I thought it was a bush-league play. I have no doubt in my mind he did it on purpose. That’s just not a basketball play. The league will take a look at it, and it better be swift and just.”

Of course, the Celtics could use the exact same phraseology to describe the plays by Kendrick Perkins and J.R. Smith on Jae Crowder, given that Perk made no attempt to even pretend he was trying to anything other than drill Crowder into the hardwood and Smith was so intent on sucker punching him he missed the rebound and was called for the flagrant-2. So the Cavs might want to tread lightly before they start portraying themselves as the aggrieved party on this one.

The series didn’t give us much to talk about from a basketball standpoint, but at least it offers us a good, wholesome, old-fashioned fight controversy, which is a gift that will last long after the 2014-15 playoff run is forgotten. So here’s your chance to weigh in. Who do you think is responsible for dishing out the dirtiest play in Game 4?

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Brad Stevens and the Celtics got swept by the Cavaliers. (Getty Images)

Brad Stevens and the Celtics got swept by the Cavaliers. (Getty Images)

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Stephen A. expressed his thoughts on Tom Brady's White House snub and Floyd Mayweather's past.
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The guys discussed Kevin Love and the Celtics.

[0:05:17] ... now. And eating a lot more than him and Isaiah Tom enemy Isiah Thomas is the perfect guy coming off the bench no. At which is what he's doing and he's good at what he does ...
[0:07:05] ... would only make sense here if it were ruling Kevin Love. And Rajon Rondo those two of the they write them we took the top twenty freeagent go to that question until and you did it hurt him the first five Chris Danny won't make all the phone calls. Those guys are not going to come here you don't give a quick first five personal Ron which obviously don't know it definitely probably gonna happen now Mark Russell who don't like that. LaMarcus Aldridge no polite letter. You stance and again and although you might go to San Antonio was well and again that we should ...
[0:08:08] ... He'll be apologizing in Africa. It was better. Would you trade then Chris Paul on the team Celtics to. Well you'd you'd none of them agree subtle Zuckerberg I'm sorry I say Smart he says soldier ...





Is Bruce Jenner a lesbian???

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Ho-hum. Just another weekend in the life of the greatest coaching legend of modern times. Visit the White House. Give the leader of the free world a ring-laden “thumbs down.” Hit the White House Correspondents Dinner. Get caught eyeballing Chrissy Teigen’s magnificent booty. Get mocked by her boyfriend, John Legend. Then have your girlfriend, who’s basically a hotter, smarter, over-50 version of Teigen, give you her blessing because who the hell there wasn’t looking? (Which is a very good point by the way. Chrissy was making the rounds along Radio Row at the Super Bowl in Phoenix and it was a physical impossibility to not stare. Seeing her there amidst all the great unwashed radio professionals, it was like a being from some higher plane of existence had teleported in among us.) John Legend can snicker about Spygate all he wants. But Linda Holliday showed who the real legend is.

Bill Belichick: Winning at football, winning even bigger at life.

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