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02/07/2010 - 11:53pm
Polls: Chime in on the Super Bowl

There were plenty of talking points stemming from the Saints' 31-17 Super Bowl upset of the Colts Sunday night. To get a head start on voicing your opinion on some of the game's most important topics, go to the It Is What It Is blog to vote in a few WEEI.com polls. The questions posed are: 1. Do you think Peyton Manning's legacy was damaged by this game? 2. What was the biggest play of the Super Bowl? 3. Who should have been the Super Bowl MVP? To vote, click here. And to revisit what transpired — on and off the field — read Kirk Minihane's Super Bowl diary by...

02/07/2010 - 10:51pm
Saints beat Colts in Super Bowl XLIV

Drew Brees threw for 288 yards and two touchdowns and the Saints scored 25 second-half points on the way to a 31-17 win over the Colts in Super Bowl XLIV Sunday night at Sun Life Stadium in Miami. New Orleans was holding a 24-17 lead late in the fourth quarter when Saints cornerback Tracy Porter stepped in front of a Peyton Manning pass intended for Reggie Wayne and took it back 74 yards for a touchdown, cementing the victory and allowing the Saints to capture their first Super Bowl crown. Brees, who tied Tom Brady for the Super Bowl record for most completions with 32, was named the game's MVP. For a complete recap of the Super Bowl upset, click here.

 


02/07/2010 - 7:59pm
Doc: 'We tend to be front-runners'

Doc Rivers said in his postgame address that the Celtics, despite their 32-17 mark, are not as good as they might think they are. The Celtics were outscored 36-11 in the third quarter and blew an 11-point halftime lead in a 96-89 loss to the Magic Sunday, dropping them to third in the Eastern Conference. "We tend to be front-runners," Rivers said of his team's inability to protect leads. For video of Rivers, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, visit the Green Street blog. 


02/07/2010 - 6:40pm
Bruins end losing streak

Marco Sturm had two goals, Adam McQuaid scored his first NHL goal and Tuukka Rask made 36 saves as the Bruins ended a 10-game losing streak with a 3-0 win in Montreal Sunday. Patrice Bergeron had two assists for the Bruins, who won for the first time since a 2-1 shootout victory in San Jose on Jan. 14. After McQuaid gave the Bruins the lead with 2:28 left in the opening period, Sturm pushed the B’s to a 2-0 advantage with just four seconds left in the first. He then added an insurance goal midway though the third period. Center David Krejci was injured in the first period and did not return. For more, visit the Big Bad Blog.


02/07/2010 - 6:06pm
Super meltdown: C's blow it to Magic

The Celtics were outscored 36-11 in the third quarter and blew an 11-point halftime lead in a 96-89 loss to the Orlando Magic on Sunday at TD Garden. After taking a 51-40 halftime lead, the Celtics allowed the Magic to shoot 71 percent from the field in the third while shooting just 29 percent. Rajon Rondo led the Celtics with 17 points and nine assists while Paul Pierce returned from a strained left foot and scored 13 points in 30 minutes. Marquis Daniels played his first game since Dec. 4 and had eight points in 12 minutes.

 

The Celtics (32-17) fell a game behind the Magic (34-17) for second place in the Eastern Conference. Vince Carter had 20 points to lead the Magic, who won the season series, 3-1. The Celtics play in New Orleans on Wednesday night in their final game before the All-Star break. For complete coverage, visit the Green Street blog. 

 


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