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BSJ Daily Briefing 12.23.20: Celtics host season opener vs. Bucks; What’s going on with Patriots’ defense? Bruins hit ice

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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...

GET YA HOLIDAY GIFTS RIGHT OVAH HE-AH

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Time to hit the links...

PATRIOTS

Bedard’s Breakdown: With defensive decisions the past 2 games, are Patriots just trying to avoid getting blown out?
Podcast & Video: Bedard Patriots Pod – That was insulting vs. Miami, or at least it should have been
Podcast: Bedard talks Patriots with Ted Johnson, Arcand on Felger & Mazz 12.20.20

CELTICS

Over/under: 10 predictions for the 2020-21 Celtics season
Winning Plays Podcast: 10 predictions about the Celtics season
Analysis: Tristan Thompson cleared to play in opener against Bucks

RED SOX

McAdam: With money to spend, Toronto could become another division roadblock for Red Sox
Live Q&A: Red Sox and MLB with Sean McAdam

BRUINS

8 way-too-early predictions for Bruins in 2021
Bruins Notebook: Tuukka Rask, several B’s return to Warrior Ice Arena for informal skate; NHL announces critical dates, change to offside rule
BSJ Live Q&A: Conor Ryan on Bruins/NHL — Wednesday at 12 p.m.
Podcast/Video: Conor Ryan discusses Bruins’ chances in new East Division on Bruins Beat

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ON TAP

Noon: BSJ Live Q&A — Conor Ryan on Bruins/NHL
3 p.m.: CFB — New Orleans Bowl: Louisiana Tech vs. Georgia So. ESPN
3 p.m.: MCBK — UCLA at Oregon ESPN2
3 p.m.: MCBK — Xavier at Creighton FS1
5 p.m.: MCBK — Georgetown at Seton Hall FS1
6 p.m.: MCBK — Providence at Butler CBSSN
6:30 p.m.: MCBK — Illinois at Penn State Big Ten Network
7 p.m.: MCBK — Villanova at Marquette FS1
7 p.m.: CFB — Montgomery Bowl: Memphis vs. FAU ESPN
7:30 p.m.: NBA — Milwaukee at Celtics TNT
8 p.m.: MCBK — Georgia Tech at UAB CBSSN
9 p.m.: MCBK — Western Illinois at DePaul FS1
10 p.m: MCBK —. New Mexico at Boise St. CBSSN
10:30 p.m.: NBA — Dallas at Phoenix ESPN

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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