Julian Edelman. (Tom Cuddy/WBZ NewsRadio 1030)
BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- It's the Golden Age for Boston sports. Ten championships in 15 finals appearances since 2002 and, if there's one thing we've seen along the way, the local pros support each another. One team wins a title, then its members show up to the other clubs' games with new, shiny hardware.
So, it shouldn't surprise you after last night's convincing Patriots win over the Colts, other teams entered the conversation.
Pats receiver Julian Edelman made his season debut - his first meaningful game in 20 months - and he walked to the podium wearing a green Kyrie Irving jersey. Fittingly, right after Irving told Celtics fans at the Garden he plans to re-sign in Boston next summer.
Edelman spent his suspension training at Harvard, Boston College, and even the Celts' practice facility - playing a whole lot of ping pong against Gordon Hayward.
"I worked out in Brighton with some tall guys, so I'll leave it at that," he said. "And tell Gordon easy on the ping pong talk. He's got a special paddle! He's got a special paddle, I didn't bring my paddle to the facilities."
Hayward said he won nine of the 10 games.
Tonight, Red Sox-Yankees--Game 1 of the Division Series, and Pats coach Bill Belichick will be watching.
"I'd just like to wish the Red Sox well in their playoff series," Belichick said. "We're pulling for 'em."
WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) reports