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BSJ Daily Briefing 12.19.17: ‘Now there’s a steal by Rozier…’

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Good morning!

A few random thoughts while I wonder if Sean Grande did a great Johnny Most impersonation last night with Terry Rozier's steal and dunk to the Pacers.

  • I don't know about you, but all I could think about watching that play was the Patriots could use Rozier (former football safety) in the secondary. Rozier is 6-2 and 200 pounds. Good size. Great quickness.
  • Kyrie Irving was absolutely filthy down the stretch in that game.
  • A touchdown and an extra point for the B's against Columbus.
  • How about Charlie McAvoy with the Gordie Howe hattrick? Pretty good fighter too.

  • Well, she's not wrong.

  • We'll see how the boys do tonight with a back-to-back in Buffalo.
  • I still can't get over how much Steelers fans complain. Yes, we all realize the rule sucks, but it's the rule and generally applied pretty consistently.
  • I do think, however, that Al Riveron does take a lot of leaps of faith that a ball is without-question on the ground when no camera angle really shows that definitively. It has to be clear and definitive.
  • Garoppoloco? Well, go nuts. Apparently they are loving Jimmy G. out in the Bay Area.

And away we go...



Breaking down the ingredients to an improbable comeback in Indy
BSJ Game Report: Celtics 112, Pacers 111 – Rozier stole the ball, and a win
Live Coverage: Celtics 112, Pacers 111
Brad Stevens reveals a hidden benefit to the Celtics’ brutal schedule


McDonald: A simple but respected play should boost Anders Bjork
BSJ Game Report: Bruins 7, Blue Jackets 2 — The kids lead offensive explosion
Live Coverage: Bruins 7, Blue Jackets 2


View from Pittsburgh: Violent swings over final minutes leave Steelers stunned, angry
Week 14 Patriots’ offensive and defensive statistics from PFF
AFC Playoff Picture: Patriots seize command of postseason chase
Where does Sunday rank in the pantheon of Rob Gronkowski’s greatest games?

Red Sox

Red Sox re-sign first baseman Mitch Moreland
Hot Stove Lunch: Sox, Boras in battle of wills over length of Martinez contract; Dodgers-Braves blockbuster and more
Live Q&A: Red Sox and MLB with Sean McAdam


11 a.m.: Patriots conference calls (Price)
2-4 p.m.: Bedard in studio on Felger and Mazz (listen live)
5:15 p.m.: Bruins player availability, Buffalo (McDonald)
7:30 p.m.: Bruins at Buffalo Sabres, NESN & NBCSN (McDonald)


Could watch this over and over again.


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