What Are You Watching Tonight?

Any sports lover should be in their glory tonight and be keeping the remote control near.  At least local sports lovers that is.  Tonight there is a full compliment of games to enjoy. 

Boston Bruins @ Tampa Bay Lightning

The Bruins continue their 5 game road trip tonight as they travel to Tampa Bay to take on Steven Stamkos and the Lightning.   The Bruins beat the Panthers last night in a shootout thanks to Tim Thomas manning the pipes and a goal by Blake Wheeler.  David Krejci was also hot with two goals of his own during play. The Bruins are tied for first place in their division with the Montreal Canadiens and Tampa Bay is tied for first place in their division with the Washington Capitals.  Both teams are riding two game winning streaks.

Boston Celtics @ Indiana Pacers

The Celtics travel to Indiana coming off their first loss in more than a month.  The Pacers hold the seven spot in the conference and a fresh off a 14 point loss to the Memphis Grizzlies.  The Pacers feature one of the more underrated players in the game in sharp shooter Danny Granger and emerging point guard Darren Collison.  Old friend James Posey is also a Pacer.  As a Celtics fan, I am looking to see how Nate Robinson and Jermaine O’ Neal rebound from an atrocious game on Christmas day.

Providence Friars @ #5 Syracuse Orangemen

More of a local flavor for this game as the Friars travel to Syracuse to open up Big East play.  Keno Davis has the Friar Faithful cautiously optimistic after opening the season 11-2 albeit against a cupcake schedule.  However, the Friars are young and have shown they will play tough defense, something that was severely lacking last season.  Marshon Brooks has been one of the best players in the nation through the first months of the season, and will try to keep it going against far tougher competition.  Syracuse comes into Big East play ranked #5 with a record of 13-0.  They are led by Rick Jackson, Scoop Jardine, and Kris Joseph.  The Orange have beaten Michigan State as their only really notable opponent this season.

Minnesota Vikings @ Philadelphia Eagles

After listing all the local matchups, I have to throw this one into the mix as well.  Not because it is the first NFL game to be played on a Tuesday in 64 years, not because the Eagles are trying to secure a first round bye, but simply because I need Mike Vick to get me 33 points to win my big money fantasy football league.  In my other league, I need 24 points out of Vick, Desean Jackson, Adrian Peterson, and the Philadelphia defense.  If all that can happen, I will be a very happy man tomorrow morning.  Not to mention a few dollars richer.

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