Jerry checks in on the three currently active Boston teams, including playoff hopes for the Bruins and Celtics.
Things have not looked good for the C’s. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Even if these musings undergo a rapid ascent to the light of day, it seems to me very unlikely that they will find a Celtics crew that possesses a pulse. In short, I doubt that a team that features a trio of 35 year olds and no point guard, is going to ride into MSG, and leave with a victory. If they do, then that turns the pressure back onto New York, and I just don’t think the Knicks are going to let that happen. One thing, at least, that has been interesting in all this, is that there has been no more talk about whether or not they are better without Rondo. With all the turnovers they have had that were simply the result of sloppy passing, you can say they’d be better with Leandro Barbosa as well, and you’d be right. Continue reading →
Jobu takes it back. He takes it all back.
Well fans, it has finally happened. Jobu has been humbled. At the beginning of the basketball season I wrote some pretty scathing remarks about the New York Knicks and their off-season roster moves. I called them old. I called them dumb. Now that they have won the Atlantic Division, I have no choice but to apologize. Continue reading →
Jerry Ballgame checks in with all four of the major Boston sports.
Although technically only two of the Hub’s four major franchises are actually in season at this moment, they are all pretty active in one way or another, so let’s take a quick look at all of them. (I’m leaving the Revolution out of the discussion for now, but I promise to take a closer look at them soon for you followers of the true football. (Futbol?) Continue reading →
Jerry Ballgame is back with more of his Hublets, weighing in on David Ortiz, Wes Welker, Julius Irving and even Brian Cashman.
Maybe it’s all those years of working with high school students (or maybe it’s just all those years) but I find my ability to concentrate on any one topic for any length of time, to not be what it used be. So, in keeping with the situation, I’m bringing back the “hublet”. For those of you who have chosen not to recall what a hublet is; it’s simply a shorter observation or random thought- on a variety of topics- than I usually provide from my perspective in the “HUB OF THE UNIVERSE”. Starting with…. Continue reading →
While Jobu is on vacation, enjoy one of our greatest hits as Jerry wonders which past athletes could hold their own in their respective sports today.
There is a decided tendency for sports fans and media alike to assume that whoever the outstanding athletes are at the current time in a given sport, that they must surely be the greatest ever. That no one who came before could possibly measure up, and there could never be another as wonderful once they’re gone. I can understand why people feel that way, what with the advancements in training, nutrition, and pharmaceuticals, it’s very easy to accept that as fact. However, unless you have inside information on the end of the world, believe me, there will be another ‘greatest’ coming around soon enough. While I’m at it, don’t be so quick to dismiss all the ‘greatest’ that went before. I happen to think that there were more then a few of them who could hold their own in the present, and I’m prepared to name a few.
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