The uproar has confirmed that fans have moved on from the NBA lockout and are ready to talk real basketball — obnoxious, unrealistic trade rumors and all.
There's also a football game on Sunday involving the Patriots and the winless Colts, and although the absence of Peyton Manning takes some of the luster off this meeting, the sidebar storylines to this game are endless. Has Tom Brady finally cemented his supremacy over Peyton Manning? Will the Colts go 0-16? Which member of the hapless Colts could become a key member of the Pats next season?
NESN.com editors Mike Hurley and Ben Watanabe discuss these topics in the NESN podcast. Listen to the podcast or download it in the player below.