GloucesterTimes.com, Gloucester, MA

June 21, 2013

Crunch Time


Gloucester Daily Times

---- — Jack attack

Love him or hate him, NESN Bruins announcer/superfan Jack Edwards has developed quite a following during the Bruins’ recent success due to his overly-dramatic calls and shameless homerism.

But did you know his father was a drama professor? Not that big a surprise, right?

Former Eagle-Tribune writer Alan Siegel caught up with the bombastic Edwards earlier this week for a story on the website “Buzzfeed.” Definitely worth a read for anyone who is, or is not, a fan of Edwards.

Here is a classic quote from Alan’s story:

“I’m sure this will delight Montreal Canadiens fans to know that I was Macduff’s son in my father’s production of Macbeth, and I was murdered eight times,” he said. “I was 10.”

Age-old Jagr

Even though he has not scored a goal in the playoffs, Bruins fans can’t help but love old-time star Jaromir Jagr. Maybe it’s that he is 41-years-old with a crazy Wolverine beard and a mullet.

But this may be the best fact yet that really puts how old Jagr is into perspective.

Jagr won the NHL scoring title in 1995, the first of five times he would accomplish that feat. Who was the Major League Baseball MVP that year? None other than Red Sox star Mo Vaughn, who played his last game 10 years ago.

Beat it Doc

It’s a good time for the Celtics to part ways with coach Doc Rivers. But it’s not just his overly selfish attitude of late.

As painful as it is to accept, the Celtics are heading into a rebuilding stage, and that is NOT Doc’s strength.

In his first three seasons as Boston coach, when the C’s were rebuilding, he was a very underwhelming 102-144 including the horrific 24-58 season the year before the big moves.

—Compiled by David Willis