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An horrific week in Boston came to end on Friday night with the killing and capturing of the two Boston Marathon Bombers. On Saturday, singer/songwriter Neil Diamond surprised baseball fans at Boston's Fenway Park, taking the field during a Red Sox game to lead the crowd in a sing-along of his classic hit, "Sweet Caroline."
Diamond and his wife flew to Boston not only to sing to the crowd but wanted to personally thank and express his gratitude to the first responders and law enforcement officers.
Diamond lifted the spirits of Boston residents with a surprise performance of "Sweet Caroline," the team's unofficial anthem.
It was a bright moment for the city that was in lock down mode on Friday. Saturday marked the first game at Fenway Park since the bombings. An emotional scene.
The Buffalo Bills received some bit of good news on Sunday when the NY Jets traded Darrelle Revis to Tampa Bay.
In return for the three-time All-Pro, the Jets receive the No. 13 overall pick in Thursday's draft and a conditional 2014 fourth-rounder that bumps to a third-rounder if Revis is on the Bucs' roster on the third day of the 2014 league year. The Jets hold the 9th and 13th overall selections.
Carmello Anthony finished with 36 points, leading the Knicks to an 85-78 victory Saturday in game one vs the Celtics. Anthony has the most pressure of any player in the playoffs. He needs to win. New York has not won a postseason series since 2000
Anthony shot only 13 for 29 from the field but made consecutive buckets down the stretch in the final quarter, when the Knicks held Boston to three baskets and eight points. For Anthony to take his place among some of the all time great Knick players, he needs to save his best at the end of games while getting the team to the NBA Finals.
Sports at its finest was on display Wednesday night in Boston. Sports action resumed in Boston for the first time since Monday's marathon bombings with the Bruins hosting the Sabres.
Emerging from a moment of silence with a deafening cheers, the sold out crowd at TD Garden paid tribute to the victims of the bombing with a stirring national anthem and a thunderous chant of "U.S.A.!"
Both teams wore "Boston Strong" decals on their jerseys, while Bruins players donated 80 tickets to first responders. The Bruins also announced a $250,000 donation partnership that includes the NHL and the Players Association.
The outcome of sports events don’t seem very important this week but last night the Bruins and Sabres maybe helped the people of Boston heal and find some reason to smile again.
Buffalo capped an emotional night with the emotional win, as the Sabres moved to within two points of the 8th and final playoff spot. They only have four games left. The Rangers have six but host Florida tonight, while Winnipeg entertains Carolina. The Sabres host the Rangers on Friday night.
He was the voice of football. His understated style was poetic. One of the NFL's distinctive voices passed away on Tuesday at the age of 82. Following a 10-year NFL career, Summeral spent the next 40-plus years behind the mic.
Running home from church on Sunday's to watch This Week in Pro Football with Pat Summeral and Tom Brookshier was must see tv for me. Summeral and Brookshier would voice highlights from the week prior in the NFL and preview the upcoming games. From that point Summeral became one of personal favorites.
Although best remembered for his football work, he was also the voice of The Masters and the U.S. tennis tournament for several years.
His broadcasting style could be labeled as a minimalist. Less was better. He was not a yeller or screamer, which allowed his parter of 20 years John Madden to shine and become the star. The two are the greatest broadcasting team of all time.
Summerall worked 16 Super Bowls, a well-deserved record. Games always felt bigger when Madden and Summerall were calling them.
In the end Summerall set the standard for play-by-play announcers regardless of sport.