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BSJ Daily Briefing 12.16.20: Celtics fall in exhibition opener; Patriots have long way to go in AFC East; Bruins roster

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...

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Time to hit the links...

PATRIOTS

Bedard: Ranking the AFC East (Offense) – Patriots fall dramatically behind Bills with little in pipeline
Podcast & Video: Bedard Patriots Pod – With Rams debacle, the season is OVAH; Starting the rebuild
Podcast: Bedard talks Patriots rebuild, path closure with Felger & Mazz 12.15.20

CELTICS

Taking stock of Payton Pritchard’s impressive debut effort with the Celtics
Five takeaways from the Celtics’ preseason loss against the Sixers
Live Q&A: B-Robb on Celtics/NBA at 5 p.m. Wednesday
What does the Giannis supermax extension mean for the Celtics and NBA?

RED SOX

McAdam: Uncertainty looms over second base for Red Sox

BRUINS

Predicting Bruins’ expanded roster for 2021 season (Part II) – who could join Boston’s taxi squad?
Podcast: Conor Ryan discusses top questions facing Bruins for 2021 season on Bruins Beat
Predicting Bruins’ expanded roster for 2021 season – bracing for a middle-6 logjam in forward corps

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ON TAP

5 p.m.: BSJ Live Q&A — B-Robb on Celtics/NBA
6 p.m.: MCBK
— Pittsburgh at Miami ACC Network
7 p.m.: MCBK — Butler at Villanova FS1
7 p.m.: MCBK — North Florida at Florida SEC Network
7 p.m.: MCBK — TCU at Oklahoma St. ESPN
8 p.m.: MCBK — Mississippi at Middle Tenn. CBSSN
8 p.m.: MCBK — Sam Houston St. at Texas Longhorn Network
9 p.m.: NBA — Exhibition: LA Lakers vs. Phoenix NBATV
9 p.m.: MCBK — Memphis at Tulane ESPN2
9 p.m.: MCBK — New Orleans at LSU SEC Network

NOTE on National college basketball schedule. There are so many channels (what the heck is FloHoops?) and Covid cancelations, 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

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