I was looking for something upbeat to take everyone into the weekend, but there's not too much optimism surrounding the Boston sports right now.
In the last few days we've had the Sox lose a rough one on Opening Day, the Celtics blow a game so badly that Doc Rivers lost his mind and the Bruins get waxed by the rival Pens. Meanwhile, times are so tough for Wes Welker that he's started pushing adult diapers.
What's the world coming to?
You may ask yourself the same question after you're done with this video.
Unless you've seen it before, which I guess is a possibility, but with only 4K views on Youtube, I'd say this video still under the radar.
It's the 2007 music video for a song called "Diamond" by the Japanese pop group Deen.
It co-stars one of Boston's four pro sports coaches dancing the cha-cha in bright-blue, half-buttoned shirt. Also, it's not Bill Belichick.
Now that you've sat through that mess, take a second, gather your thoughts, and ask yourself one question: Can youuuu cha-cha?
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Bill Belichick, identified as "William Belichick," has been added to the list of potential defense witnesses who could testify during the upcoming double-homicide trial of former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, according to the Boston Herald.
Per the Herald, the new list of potential witnesses for the defense also includes Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey, who was Hernandez's teammate at the University of Florida.
Belichick, McDaniels and Pouncey aren't guaranteed to testify, but their presence on the civilian witness list makes their presence in court a possibility.
Hernandez's trial is scheduled to start next Wednesday. He's accused of killing Daniel Jorge Correia de Abreu and Safiro Furtado back in July of 2012. Hernandez is currently serving a life sentence after being convicted of the murder Odin Lloyd in 2013.
The holdup to the Celtics acquiring Jimmy Butler from the Chicago Bulls?
So says TNT and NBA.com reporter David Aldridge on NBATV.
Here's Aldridge comments on Crowder being the sticking point in a Butler-to-Celtics deal, via 98.5 The Sports Hub producer Brian Robb:
So, the Bulls inability to pry Crowder from the Celtics may be the reason that Butler is reportedly off the market. Still, a lot can change between now and the 3 p.m. Thursday NBA trade deadline.