Twitter reaction to 'Melo waiting for Garnett


Twitter reaction to 'Melo waiting for Garnett

When our Comcast SportsNet cameras caught Carmelo Anthony waiting near the Celtics bus to confront Kevin Garnett after Boston's 102-96 win over the Knicks last night, social media sites were abuzz. The reactions we found on Twitter ranged from the impassioned, to the hilarious, to the just-plain-bizarre. Check 'em out:

Impossible. KG sleeps standing up. RT @seth_rosenthal: 'Melo's actually in Boston now waiting under Kevin Garnett's bed.

J.E. Skeets (@jeskeets) January 8, 2013

If I'm KG, I'm more worried about LaLa than I am Melo.

Jimmy Toscano (@Jimmy_Toscano) January 8, 2013

Rasheed Wallace was waiting for KG by the Celtics bus, but only because he forgot he's a Knick now.

Russ Bengtson (@russbengtson) January 8, 2013

If you get angry enough at KG to want to fight him at the team bus, HE WON.

Russ Bengtson (@russbengtson) January 8, 2013

I can't believe Carmelo let KG get to him like that tho then again I can

August 9,1987 (@NyLaFBaBy) January 8, 2013

I wish melo would have just dropped KG he would have instantly become my favorite player

Ryan Bray (@50Shades0fBray) January 8, 2013

Melo didn't do anything when it was said. He waited until it was behind the scenes to handle his business. No suspension

Ashy Larry (@iHateShaun) January 8, 2013

I'm not sure anyone ever self-inflicted as much damage to an MVP campaign in three hours as Carmelo Anthony did tonight.

Sean Grande (@SeanGrandePBP) January 8, 2013

Honey Nut Cheerios is getting some serious free press right now. Well played Kevin Garnett, well played.

Micah(@micahmusic) January 8, 2013

The night would be complete if we find out that Carmelo and Garnett were fighting over the Alabama QB's girlfriend.

Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) January 8, 2013

seriously though, if KG and Melo ever got in a fight KG would stand with his hands straight up and Melo would backpeddle faster than a DB

CelticsBlog (@celticsblog) January 8, 2013What do you think Garnett said to 'Melo to make him so feisty? Have any other feelings on their spat last night? Leave us a comment in the box below! Or tweet at us at @CSNNE!

Patriots sign TE Rob Housler to future contract


Patriots sign TE Rob Housler to future contract

FOXBORO -- The Patriots have signed free-agent tight end Rob Housler to a future contract. The 6-foot-5, 250-pound target last played for the Bears but was released at the end of training camp.

Housler won't be eligible to participate with the Patriots during the postseason, but he will be available for the offseason program and training camp leading up to the 2017 campaign. 

Housler taken in the third round by the Cardinals with the 69th overall selection in 2011. In 65 career games, he has 109 catches for 1,166 yards and one touchdown. 

The Patriots may have been intrigued by Housler's skill set last summer when he caught one pass for 52 yards -- making two Patriots defenders miss in the process -- during a preseason game at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots and Bears held joint training camp practices in August that would have given Patriots coaches and scouts a closer look at everything Housler has to offer as a player. 

Housler was one of the better athletes at the NFL Scouting Combine in 2011, running a 4.55-second 40-yard dash (fastest among tight ends), posting a 6.9-second three-cone drill, and recording a 37-inch vertical leap.

Bill Belichick and his staff hit big on a future-contract signing two years ago when a running back with a significant injury history was available to scoop up at the behest of then-assistant to the coaching staff Michael Lombardi. Since then, the Patriots still have never lost with Dion Lewis in uniform.