ESPN scoured its message boards this morning to find its cleverest, boldest, most enlightening comment, and chose this one above all others ...

• "I'm confident they have what it takes to beat the Celtics. Not a sweep, but maybe in seven." — getyappcrnredy24

(Re: Hawks make playoffs)

Previous ESPN Featured Comment of the Day, plus a Featured Deadspin Response or two ...

• "If the Lakers play that type of defense in the postseason, they will win the championship." — mauriello1776

• If YouTube had never been invented, then Berman would have called "The Masters."/tirico69 — Sheepblog

• If we play that type of defense at the border, I'll end up mowing my own lawn. — ClueHeywood