The Bruins lost in a shootout to the Rangers on Wednesday night, 4-3. Boston squandered a 3-1 lead in the third period.
The Celtics face the Lakers tonight at TD Garden (8 p.m.)
Also, the Revolution continued a preseason spent in Spain. The Revs defeated Ukrainian team Dynamo Kyiv, 3-1.
The Los Angeles Times’ day-after headline from Super Bowl LIII wasn’t a popular choice: Following Super Bowl LIII, the Los Angeles Times ran a headline on the newspaper’s front page that read, “Lambs, not Rams.”
— John McMurtrie (@McMurtrieSF) February 4, 2019
The newspaper faced backlash from Rams fans, with one fan describing it as “simply an act of meanness.”
Times columnist Arash Markazi defended the headline, saying that it wasn’t interpreted correctly by some fans.
“To refer to the Rams as ‘lambs’ in your Monday front-page headline because they lost the Super Bowl on Sunday — a game that was tied with seven minutes to play — is simply an act of meanness,” wrote on fan.
Deputy sports editor Mike Hiserman acknowledged that it was “not the best of choices.”
To @Rams fans who disliked our Section A, Page 1 headline off the Super Bowl: In retrospect, not the best of choices because it could — and, in some cases, definitely was — be taken as a cheap shot. Team had a great season.https://t.co/7382CuMNhf
— mike hiserman (@MikeHiserman) February 6, 2019
More from Boston.com:
- Rob Gronkowski says he got hit in the head by a beer can during the Patriots’ Super Bowl parade
- Sports Q: What is the best parade of this Boston championship era?
- Meet new Patriots defensive coordinator Greg Schiano
- ‘I’m trying to play basketball’: Kevin Durant criticizes media over free agency speculation
- This sign language performance was cut from the Super Bowl broadcast. It’s now been viewed more than 1 million times online.
- Did the Pelicans, angry about Anthony Davis dealings, sabotage the Lakers?
- Patriots thank their fans in full-page Globe ad
- 3 takeaways from the Bruins’ 4-3 shootout loss to the Rangers
- How Devin McCourty fired up the Patriots secondary before the Super Bowl
Gauging the character of a new Patriots coach: Greg Schiano is set to become the Patriots’ new defensive coordinator. For those looking to get an assessment of his character, try asking former defensive lineman Eric LeGrand.
“I have nothing but praise for him and for everything he’s done in my life,” LeGrand told Boston Globe columnist Tara Sullivan.
Here’s J.D. Martinez getting ready for spring training:
Former Patriot Akiem Hicks had a message for his old team’s haters:
If you’re upset that the Patriots won another Super Bowl. Beat em. Until then all you can do is respect it.
— akiem hicks (@The_Dream99) February 6, 2019
Kevin Durant told a reporter to “grow up” when asked about free agency:
On this day: In 1970, Manchester United’s George Best scored six goals against Northampton.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 7, 2019
In 1991, Dave Cowens and Nate “Tiny” Archibald were voted into the Basketball Hall of Fame, joining a class that also included Bob Knight.
And in 1994, President Bill Clinton failed to get baseball to end its strike after inviting the two sides to the White House.
“The Prez got some good headlines and photo ops for his effort,” wrote Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy. “In fact, not since the salad days of Reggie Jackson have we seen such grandstanding. But at least Reggie could back it up. Brother Bill is clueless.”
Daily highlight: Diego Fagundez nutmegged a Dynamo Kyiv opponent before scoring a quality goal in the Revolution’s preseason victory.
— New England Revolution (@NERevolution) February 6, 2019