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Some Drew Bledsoe jerseys are going for more on eBay than Tom Brady jerseys

Some Drew Bledsoe jerseys are going for more on eBay than Tom Brady jerseys

It's fantastic that Terry Rozier is still dunking on Eric Bledsoe a round after eliminating the Bucks. Someone without a sense of humor might say it's time to move on, but in the pettiest league in the world, Rozier's continuous jabs at the Milwaukee point guard are perfect. 

Of course, the spat began when Rozier referred to Bledsoe as "Drew Bledsoe" after Game 1 of last round; it's since reached the point of Rozier wearing a '90s Patriots Drew Bledsoe jersey. 

And that jersey's awesome. I used to have it and it was my favorite jersey. I wore it all the time. Eventually, I melted it all over my clothes because I didn't know how to use a dryer when I got to college and it was the worst.

So naturally, with the jersey once again en vogue, I went on eBay to try to find one. The findings were hilarious. 

People are clearly trying to take advantage of the Rozier/Bledsoe. In fact, this person listed his Bledsoe jersey with "Terry Rozier" in the item name. 

The current price for a 90s Drew Bledsoe jersey is anywhere from the high $20s to $200. The cheaper options are obviously limited because they don't make those anymore. You can get a Mitchell and Ness one for $139.95. Honestly, I'm thinking about it. 

What's great, however, is that it's much easier to get a Tom Brady jersey right now for cheap on eBay than it is to get a Bledsoe jersey. As long as you're willing to spend 30ish dollars, you're in good shape. You can even get a Brady jersey (home or away) with the Super Bowl LII patch for $60 or less. 

Really, none of this should come as a surprise. I would one billion percent prefer a Bledsoe jersey to a Brady jersey right now. Those '90s jerseys ruled. Drew Bledsoe ruled. Terry Rozier rules. 

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Anything is Podable Episode 6: The games behind-the-scenes

Anything is Podable Episode 6: The games behind-the-scenes

It’s hard not to be intense when Kevin Garnett is on your team. For the 07-08 Celtics, that fire extended beyond the court and into every waking moment they spent together.

Episode 6 of NBC Sports Boston’s “Anything is Podable” goes behind-the-scenes with the members of the world champion Celtics to get a never-before-heard glimpse into the games and competitions that brought them all closer together.

“Everything is about competition and we, as a staff, understood that early,” said Doc Rivers. “For practices, if there was no score, it was a bad practice. All you had to do was put a winner and a loser and the practice went from here to here. It was just that type of group.”

Whether it was on road trips, at practice, or in the weight room, everything about the team revolved around competition and an innate desire to win.

“Everything was competitive,” stated Rajon Rondo. “The boxing gloves came out in the weight room.”

As is the case with every great team, the bonding off the court was essential to finding success on it. Anything that could possibly be turned into a competition, was.

Arm wrestling? Check.

Push-upsYou bet.

On a road trip in Miami, Paul Pierce challenged Glen Davis to eat a large piece of bread in under one minute.

“Have you ever tried to eat a piece of bread like that?” Davis asked. “It gets dry. You can’t swallow it. It sounds easy, but people don’t know how dry bread is...I almost like choked and died.”

“You’re talking about a guy who loved to eat,” Pierce joked.

“I couldn’t do it,” Davis responded.

Competition off the court breeds competition on the court and, while the talent helped, little games like the ones played on road trips were vital to the Celtics achieving their ultimate goal.

Anything is Podable is a ten-part series diving into the story of the 2008 Celtics and their championship season, with exclusive, never-before-heard interviews with team executives, former players, and media members.

Narrated by Kyle Draper, it’s the perfect way for Celtics fans to pass time this offseason and get excited for 2018-19, a season in which the Celtics have as good a chance at raising their 18th championship banner as they’ve had since that magical 2008 season.

Fans can subscribe to the podcast through the link below and check out the other nine episodes for a look at this exclusive series.

Jayson Tatum on overhyped talk: 'I'll stick to my job'

Jayson Tatum on overhyped talk: 'I'll stick to my job'

A story earlier this week from Bleacher Report's Grant Hughes calling burgeoning young Celtics star Jayson Tatum one of the NBA's five most overrated players has expectedly ruffled some feathers in the Boston sports stratosphere. 

But Tatum himself is taking the high road. In a conversation with ESPN's Chris Forsberg centered around his recent workouts with future Hall of Famer Kobe Bryant, the 20-year-old forward, who finished third in Rookie of the Year voting this past season, said he wasn't bothered by the article:

While Hughes acknowledged that Tatum could be a franchise player, his reasoning for inclusion on the list was that he could be a victim of the stacked team for which he plays, saying, "Kyrie has never been one to take a backseat, and with him back on the floor, it'll be much harder for Tatum to build on his postseason takeover."

As for the session with Kobe? Tatum clearly absorbed a lot:

Hughes also named Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins, Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard, Bulls foward Zach LaVine and Suns forward Josh Jackson in the company of overhyped players.

It's been quite a week for Tatum, the former No. 3 overall pick out of Duke University. Earlier in the week, the St. Louis native had his jersey number permanently retired at his high school alma mater.

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