BSJ Daily Briefing 12.02.20: Just say no to the Alex Smiths of the world; Celtics back in the swing

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...

  • Busy catching up on CyberMonday business, which was robust for us — thank you!
  • So for those new to us, welcome. To those that have returned, welcome back.
  • If you've emailed the help desk (me) over the past couple days, trust me, you will hear from me, you'll get whatever you request, just give me a couple of days to get caught up. And if you don't hear from me by Friday, email again to wake my butt up.
  • So, let's see how my Tuesday went. First, Cattles and I got into it a couple times on the podcast, then I was screaming at Felger for two hours, then I finally polished off my review, which probably angered Cattles again.
  • Seriously, Alex Smith? He has a worse QBR than Cam Newton. I'm not budging on this. If the Patriots are wading through the likes of Alex Smith next year, then the transition from Tom Brady is just a disaster. What was the point of this season then?
  • B-Robb was all over Celtics media day. Suddenly, Danny was talking a lot.
  • Not good on Kemba.
  • Matt Barnes contract talk.
  • Revs fever baby!
  • We have NFL action this afternoon. That's going to be weird.


Time to hit the links...


Bedard’s Breakdown: Patriots are still good enough to accept a gift from an opponent
Podcast: Bedard Patriots Pod – The Cam Newton Conundrum & Podcast Fights
Podcast: Bedard on Newton, Belichick and how Alex Smith is a dumb idea with Felger & Mazz 12.01.20


Eight things we learned at Celtics media day: Hayward’s exit, Tatum’s next step and more
Live Q&A: B-Robb on Celtics/NBA at 5 p.m. Wednesday
Kemba Walker will be out until at least January after receiving stem cell injection on knee


McAdam: Matt Barnes will be the Red Sox’ most interesting contract tender call
Completd Q&A: Chat Red Sox and MLB with Sean McAdam, Tuesday at 5 p.m.


Ryan: As NHL owners backtrack on CBA terms, could we be looking at a lost season in 2020-21?
Podcast: Conor Ryan talks Bruins’ future rebuild, Johnny Boychuk on Bruins Beat


BSJ Playoff Match #3 Breakdown: Revolution 3, Orlando 1 – Revs take advantage where Orlando doesn’t



3:40 p.m.: NFL — Baltimore at Pittsburgh NBC
4 p.m.: GLF — LPGA: Volunteers of America Classic Charity Challenge Golf
4 p.m.: FB — Spring League: Championship FS1
5 p.m.: BSJ Live Q&A — B-Robb on Celtics/NBA
7 p.m.: MCBK
— Seton Hall at Rhode Island CBSSN

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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