Found September 24, 2013 on Boston Sports Media Watch:
While it has been rumored as being close for some time now, it appears a deal to make 98.5 The SportsHub the radio home of the Boston Celtics is really close now. Sean Grande and Danny Ainge both appeared on the Toucher and Rich show this morning, and while no announcement has been made yet, it seems pretty obvious that this is going to happen. I’m conflicted on the move to this particular station, which has shown itself to be Celtics-hostile in the past, particularly in the afternoons. Does getting the radio rights change their tune? I doubt it. I’m convinced of a couple things regarding this Celtics team. These will both go against what is largely being said elsewhere in the media. 1) This team won’t tank. They will not be as bad as people seem to think they will be. They definitely will not be a contender, but they will be at least on the fringes of the playoff hunt. A .500 record is not out of the question. There is too much talent on the roster for them to be among the worst te...

Bill Belichick Pre-Game Super Bowl XXXIX Speech "Do your job.

Bill Belichick Pre-Game Super Bowl XXXIX Speech "Do your job.

This might be Belichick’s best press conference yet

Bill Belichick’s inaudible mumbling, mysterious, and deadpan responses during his press conferences never gets old.  And, yesterday’s media session was definitely one for the books.  Here’s the play-by-play of Belichick addressing the “inactive” statuses of Rob Gronkowski and Danny Amendola. Q: How close was Rob Gronkowski to playing yesterday? Belichick: I don...

Belichick: Gronk has definitely made progress

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick acknowledged that tight end Rob Gronkowski has made some progress. After giving the media a little something, he went back to being saying very little. Belichick was asked how much Gronk can help them in the red zone. “I don’t know,” said Belichick. With the Patriots current receiver situation in dire straights,  Gronk will help them tremendously...

Bill Belichick takes his horrible PR skills to a new abyss

Bill Belichick has a reputation for being Bill Belichick. And by that I mean, his press conferences have a reputation for being the most pointless exercises in human history. He’s a one man Media Relations Department. An extremely assholish Media Relations Department. With Bill Belichick all information is on a need to know basis. And according to BB, no one ever needs to know...

The many faces of Bill Belichick. 

The many faces of Bill Belichick. 

Bill Belichick, Media Have Hilarious Exchange Regarding Rob Gronkowski, Danny Amendola Updates

Stop us if you heard this one before, but Bill Belichick was tight-lipped about some injuries on Monday. During his press conference on Monday, Belichick was asked about tight end Rob Gronkowski‘s availability on Sunday. Gronk, who didn’t suit up, was practicing last week and was believed to be a game-time decision, meaning he must have at least been somewhat close to playing...

Rob Gronkowski Has ‘Definitely Made Progress,’ Bill Belichick Says

FOXBORO, Mass. — The Patriots have been without their star tight end for the first three weeks of the season, but that could change this Sunday night. Bill Belichick said Rob Gronkowski has “definitely made progress” in his recovery from forearm and back surgeries. Gronkowski has been practicing with the team for weeks now. Belichick would not say (in the most hilarious...

Belichick told Falcons not to trade up for Julio Jones

Bill Belichick values draft picks, for any round, more than the average NFL coach. In fact, some might even think that he values some picks a little too much. After watching a pattern of the Patriots trading down, stocking up on future picks, and settling for a lower draft selection, fans and analysts everywhere were shocked when the team actually chose to trade up and draft Chandler...

Report: Rob Gronkowski’s forearm holding him back

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is officially listed as questionable for today’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport does not expect him to play. As I said on #GameDay First

Bill Belichick Shows Ultimate, Well-Deserved Confidence in Patriots’ Cornerbacks Against Vincent Jackson, Buccaneers

FOXBORO, Mass. — The Patriots showed a new wrinkle during Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers. Bill Belichick pulled a safety in the base defense, choosing instead to keep three cornerbacks and three linebackers on the field. It came out looking like a hybrid base/nickel defense. New England showed the look multiple times with four down linemen, Jerod Mayo, Brandon Spikes and...

Bill Belichick: Rob Gronkowski has ‘definitely made progress’

New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick says Rob Gronkowski has “definitely made progress.” Gronkowski was upgraded from doubtful to questionable last week.  Belichick said Wednesday that the tight end is overall “doing better” and his strength is “better than what it was.” “Like 

New England Defense Steps Up; Patriots Now 3-0

For the first time since 2007, and for just the third time since Bill Belichick has been Head Coach, the Patriots have started 3-0. Sunday’s win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 23-3, was without a doubt the team’s strongest contest in this early season, and finally the Patriot’s offense seemed to click.   The Patriots started the game with a quick 4 play drive, that included...

Here They Come Again, The Mighty New England Patriots

Kenbrell Thompkins... third pro game of his career.Aaron Dobson... second pro game of his career.Both thrown into the fire, into starting roles, at the very start of the season.It wasn't in Bill Belichick's plans, this wasn't what he envisioned the offense would look like back in June.  A mere 90 days ago.There were supposed to be two tight ends starting out there. Many...

Patriots Fall To 3-0, Media Ups and Downs

The Patriots still haven’t beaten anyone, and yesterday another hapless foe folded like a kid’s camp chair in front of the Gillette faithful. Or so goes the sports radio storyline today. Get all the links from the game over at Some of the good and bad from the media yesterday: Three Up Mike Reiss, ESPN Boston Prior to the game, Reiss broke the story of the Rob...

Tom Brady reveals Matt Cassel might start for Vikings in Week 4

Thanks to Bill Belichick's Draconian media policy you'll never hear a New England Patriots break news about the New England Patriots but breaking news about another team? That's a different story. During his weekly press conference on Wednesday Patriots quarterback Tom Brady turned into CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora and started breaking news. Brady revealed...
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