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BSJ Weekend Briefing 01.17.20: Celtics don’t look like contenders, B’s mix it up in win, Grading the Pats

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Good morning!

A few random thoughts while I wonder what Bobby Valentine is doing these days...

Time to hit the links...

PATRIOTS

Grading the 2019 Patriots: Patriots were better overall, but tilted too much to the defense; Brady improved
The Quest for 7: Patriots graded, T.B thinks T.B. stays, More staff leaving? Links 01.17.20
BSJ Live Q&A: Bedard on Patriots/NFL, 3 p.m.

CELTICS

Celtics show they deserve trade help for bench after battle with Bucks
BSJ Game Report: Bucks 128, Celtics 123 – Second half rally falls short for C’s

BRUINS

Ryan: After catching plenty of flak, Bruins’ physical response Thursday ‘was a good first step to getting back to who we are’
BSJ Game Report: Bruins 4, Penguins 1 – B’s fight back, rebound with win against Penguins
Bruce Cassidy talks changing dynamic of 2019-20 Bruins: ‘We’re not the same makeup as maybe we were in the ‘70s or 2011’

RED SOX

Red Sox Notebook: Michael Chavis, Xander Bogaerts express sadness over Alex Cora’s departure
Hot Stove Lunch: Might the Red Sox forget about slashing payroll to improve image?

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ON TAP

Today

Daily college basketball TV Schedule

3 p.m.: BSJ Live Q&A — Bedard on Patriots/NFL
3 p.m.: PGA — The American Express (Golf)
5 p.m.:
WCBK — Brown at Yale (NESN)
7 p.m.: NBA — Chicago at Philadelphia (ESPN)
7 p.m.: 
MCHK — Clarkson at Dartmouth (NESN Plus)
7 p.m.: 
MCHK — New Hampshire at Providence (NESN)
7:30 p.m
.: NHL — Pittsburgh at Detroit (NHLN)
9 p.m.: MCBK — Butler at Providence (FS1)
9:30 p.m.: NBA — Portland at Dallas (ESPN)

Saturday

Noon: MCBK — UConn at Villanova (FS1)
12:30 p.m.: MCBK — La Salle at Rhode Island (NBCSN)
3 p.m.: PGA — The American Express (Golf)
3:30 p.m
.: NBA — LA Clippers at New Orleans (ABC)
4:30 p.m.: MCBK — George Washington at UMass (NBCSN)
4:30 p.m.: MCBK — Providence at Creighton (FS1)
6 p.m.: NBA — Milwaukee at Brooklyn (NBATV)
7 p.m.: MCHK — Boston University at Boston College (NESN Plus)
7 p.m.:
MCHK — Providence at New Hampshire (NESN)
7 p.m.
: NHL — Chicago at Toronto (NHLN)
7 p.m.: NBA — Phoenix at Celtics (NBCSB)
8:30 p.m.: 
NBA — LA Lakers at Houston (ABC)

Sunday

12:30 p.m.: NHL — Bruins at Pittsburgh (NBC)
1 p.m.: WCHK — Boston College at Northeastern (NESN)
3 p.m.: PGA — The American Express (Golf)
3:05 p.m.: NFL — AFC Championship: Tennessee at Kansas City(CBS)
6:40 p.m.: NFL — NFC Championship: Green Bay at San Francisco (Fox)
7 p.m.: NHL — Winnipeg at Chicago (NHLN)

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PARTING THOUGHT(S)

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