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Rodger is a recently graduated Northwestern journalism student whose expertise is sub-par basketball on the college, pro, and intramural levels. He likes Ghostface, Left Hand Milk Stout, and has been featured in the New York Times.

Celtics kick off Christmas marathon

The Boston Celtics play the Brooklyn Nets in the first of five NBA games on Christmas, including an NBA Finals rematch and a showdown between Mike D'Antoni and his former team.

Celtics try to avenge pair of losses to Brooklyn

The Boston Celtics start a Christmas Day marathon, as they try to avenge two earlier losses to the Brooklyn Nets.

First-round bye up for grabs for Pats Week 17

With a win Week 17 and a loss by either the Houston Texans or Indianapolis Colts, the New England Patriots will get a first-round bye in the playoffs.

Clippers start road trip on Christmas in Brooklyn

The Boston Celtics will be on the road until 2013, as their next four games are on the road, starting with games against the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Clippers.

Boise State-Washington highlights weekend bowls

A matchup between a power conference squad in Washington and MWC Champions in Boise State is the best of three weekend bowl games, starting Friday with two more Saturday.

C's split back-to-back, end losing streak

The Boston Celtics had lost three straight heading into Wednesday night's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, but Paul Pierce nailed six threes to stop the team's fall.

NFL Draft 2013: Akeem Spence of Illinois declares

DT Akeem Spence from Illinois will go pro after his junior year, leading one writer to speculate that he could be a fit with the New England Patriots.

TV: NBA, Poinsettia Bowl star on Thursday

The Boston Celtics are off Thursday night, the NFL doesn't play one of its weekly Thursday night games, and there isn't really much in the way of college basketball, leading to a pretty empty night of sports on television.

Pats-Jaguars has playoff implications

The New England Patriots could benefit from beating the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday as they try to earn a first-round bye in the postseason.

Patriots bumped from top spot in power rankings

The New England Patriots were everybody's top team in the power rankings Week 15, but the end of their seven-game win streak in a loss to the San Francisco 49ers ended their reign in the top spot.