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BSJ Holiday Break Briefing 11.25.20: Revolution shock top seed; Pats podcast questions request; Hayward saga

Good afternoon!

Your daily rundown of what's going on with the Patriots, Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins and Revolution, and what's about to happen...

  • Nick Cattles and I are taping our 2nd podcast this morning so if you have any burning questions about anything, send them along quickly here.
  • Very impressive 2-0 win by the Revolution in Philly last night over the top-seeded Union. The Revs hadn't beaten the Union in nine games, and owned them recently. But give credit to Bruce Arena and the boys, it was a very Patriots-like upset.
  • Orlando City is up next, and who knows? With Carles Gil in the lineup, the Revolution can play with anyone. Without him, they can lose to anyone.
  • Looking forward to what reading what Tom Benedetto has to say about what happened.
  • At least there one postseason winner playing out of Gillette Stadium in the past calendar year.
  • That was about as bad a Patriots defensive plan as I've ever seen. They basically just rolled over.
  • Is Gordon Hayward's transaction ever going to get done?
  • What about Blake Snell for the Red Sox?
  • Jake DeBrusk in focus.
  • College basketball is back tonight.

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Time to hit the links...

PATRIOTS

Bedard’s Breakdown: Patriots’ flaccid defensive plan vs. Texans put the players in no-win situation
Podcast & Video: Bedard Patriots Pod - Well, that stunk; Patriots-Texans recap
Podcast: Bedard on loss to Texans, 3 up & down, 10 questions with Felger & Mazz 11.24.20

CELTICS

Could a third team get involved with a Gordon Hayward sign-and-trade?
Winning Plays Podcast: Life After Gordon Hayward
Aaron Nesmith (foot) says he’s 100 percent healthy for Celtics training camp
Brad Stevens: Kemba Walker’s status uncertain for Celtics opening night

RED SOX

McAdam: Could the Red Sox pry Blake Snell loose from the Rays?

BRUINS

Bruins Notebook: Jake DeBrusk embracing challenge of adding more bite to his game; no update on Chara’s future
Podcast: Conor Ryan talks Jake DeBrusk’s value, Urho Vaakanainen’s future on Bruins Beat

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ON TAP

Today

TBA: BSJ Live Q&A — B-Robb on Celtics/NBA
2 p.m.: MCBK
 — Fairfield at Providence FS1
7 p.m.: MCBK — 2k Empire Classic semifinal: Rhode Island vs. Arizona St. ESPN
8 p.m.: MCBK — Central Conn. at UConn FS1
9:30 p.m.: MCBK — 2k Empire Classic semifinal: Villanova vs. Boston College ESPN

Thursday

12:30 p.m.: NFL — Houston at Detroit CBS
2 p.m.: CFB — Colorado St. at Air Force CBSSN
4:30 p.m.: NFL — Washington at Dallas Fox
7 p.m.: CFB — New Mexico at Utah State FS1
8:20 p.m.: NFL — Baltimore at Pittsburgh NBC"9:30 p.m.: MCBK — 2k Empire Classic semifinal: Boston College vs. Baylor/Arizona State ESPN

NOTE on National college basketball schedule. There are so many channels (what the heck is FloHoops?) and Covid channels, we simply can't list every game that's on. Haven't really found a good list, but the NCAA daily schedule is here.

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PARTING THOUGHT

https://twitter.com/thatLGUY/status/1331444465375076353

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