Podcasts: Beantown Banter Ep. 15 – “Boston’s Best of 2018”

Patrick and Brady are back this week in a Sunday night edition of the show to take you through all the happenings over the last week in Boston sports. First, we break down the Patriots’ win over the Jets before looking ahead to the playoffs, Then, we go over some suspect roster decisions for the Bruins before previewing the Winter Classic on Tuesday. After that, we break down the Celtics’ last week of play and continue to try to diagnose the team’s issues.

Next, we bring you some Red Sox hot stove talk, the news on the current situation in Edmonton with our boy Peter Chiarelli, and a look around the NFL playoff picture. Then, we close out the show with our favorite Boston sports moments of 2018 to bring you guys into the new year!

0:00 Patriots dominate the Jets, yawn. Looking ahead to the playoffs

13:02 The Bruins stunk on Thursday against New Jersey before winning a huge game in Buffalo last night to head into the Winter Classic with some momentum. Where is Anders Bjork?!

32:19 The Celtics are still a model of inconsistency. How much can Kyrie take? What is up with Jaylen Brown and Terry Rozier?

40:51 Some Red Sox and AL East hot stove talk. Thoughts on Zach Britton or Dave Robertson? Blue Jays have been active.

44:54 Edmonton Oilers’ GM Peter Chiarelli will never cease to amaze Patrick

50:03 A look at how the NFL Playoff Picture is shaping up

57:52 Our favorite moments of 2018 for each Boston team

Author: Patrick Donnelly

Patrick is a sophomore studying journalism at Boston University’s College of Communication. Patrick is both the Men’s and Women’s Ice Hockey editor for WTBU Sports, writing, broadcasting, and overseeing articles about each team. He aims to cover the NHL and the Boston Bruins for a living and to become a hockey insider. From Lynn, Massachusetts, Patrick is a graduate of Malden Catholic High School (’18) and is a huge Boston sports fan, avid golfer, and hockey fanatic. His favorite teams and athletes include, the Bruins, the New England Patriots, Tiger Woods, and Mark Scheifele. Co-host of the podcast, The Duck Boat Report, at WTBU Sports, writer for the Boston Hockey Blog, and writer for Black ‘N Gold Hockey. He writes columns on the PGA, Bruins, and NHL for WTBU Sports. Patrick is also a Francis Ouimet Scholar. Find his author page at WTBU Sports, follow him on Twitter @PatDonn12, and check out his portfolio (patrickdonnellyportfolio.wordpress.com).

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