The adage “he who laughs last, laughs loudest” is fitting for the Boston Celtics a day after their 92-88 win over the Golden State Warriors. During halftime of Thursday night’s showdown at TD Garden, Hall of Fame forward and TNT analyst Charles Barkley lambasted the Celtics as they trailed in the game. The Celtics, of course, turned things around, erasing a 17-point deficit en route to victory. And on Friday afternoon, the Celtics’ official Twitter account responded to Barkley’s comments in an appropriate fashion. Looks like the Celtics might be standing alone in their forgiveness, however, as most of the replies to the tweet are from Boston fans still livid with Barkley’s hot take. Chuck has
The Green Bay Packers are banged up at running back, but they might have a local option ready to help the depth at the position. According to Rob Demovsky of ESPN, the Packers worked out former Wisconsin running back Dare Ogunbowale on Wednesday. A Milwaukee native and former walk on at Wisconsin, Ogunbowale produced 1,518 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns over 40 career games in Madison. He also caught 60 passes for 507 and two scores. Ogunbowale has the quick feet (6.99 seconds in 3-cone drill at the combine) and three-down ability the Packers often target in running backs. The Houston Texans signed Ogunbowale as an undrafted free agent in May. He rushed 10 times for 30 yards and caught four
It’s safe to say Julian Edelman’s relationship with Bill Belichick has come a long way since the New England Patriots selected the wide receiver in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Edelman, who played a large role in New England’s last two Super Bowl wins, has been making the rounds this week promoting his new book, “Relentless,” and the tour has spawned some interesting stories from the wideout’s time with the Patriots. While chatting on Barstool Sports’ “Pardon My Take” podcast, Edelman shared a hilarious story about his first real interaction with Belichick, which apparently took place while the two were working late at Gillette Stadium. “I stayed there at 11 o’clock at night in the tubs and the weight room and there’s treadmills,” Edelman recalled, as transcribed by WEEI.com.