The deadline for NFL team's to use the franchise tag is Wednesday, and the guys discuss the future of Jimmy Garoppolo and Dont'a Hightower.

[0:10:45] ... out he test free agency. And you heard mark tells Bennett or Michael Bennett a Super Bowl champions players a Super Bowl champion teams they get paid more they should. I based on what we're hearing ...
[0:11:46] ... no. There's going to be this and I hear that you know John Lynch in their opinion about tree in the number two pay the greatest baseball picks it doesn't happen and you don't get a ...
[0:13:01] ... year and it gives you another year. Another calendar year to watch Tom Brady and see if the forty year old body is gonna fall apart. Is if nobody's willing to give you a. A first ...
[0:18:29] ... good those six quarters can't let him go get the put. If Tom Brady plays for the next 234. Years there's no go Rob Lowe on the field he's not gonna get the opportunity deploy UI. ...

Andrew Benintendi is one of the favorites to win the AL Rookie of the Year award, despite playing in 35 games last year.

[0:00:24] ... and noticed loser. Yeah so I don't know and some of the heart attack that left him unconscious for two days the news again that was in shape. Jendrzejczyk yet Friday want to disputed sort was ...
[0:01:47] ... to have according. The point is a smaller Moxley's smaller mine monster Bill Belichick what. We have a smaller market. Now that you've lost well it's accepts the song next. I did carried away it's not ...
[0:05:27] ... September 1 expand the rosters to forty players mostly because of that Major League Baseball as a minimum number on the plate appearances yes to qualify as a rookie season so that those guys that come up ...
[0:07:21] ... anymore you know what you're do we know what to expect on road trips. You're you face certain certain pitchers before you know. The different ballparks like it's not a New England you're not a rookie ...

Glenn, Lou and Christian recap the Celtics weekend and continue to lament the fact that Danny didn't get someone to help out on the boards.
Kevin Garnett retired from the NBA last season. (Derick E. Hingle/USA TODAY Sports)

Kevin Garnett retired from the NBA last season. (Derick E. Hingle/USA TODAY Sports)

Kevin Garnett stayed in impeccable shape throughout his 21-year NBA career, remaining an elite defender until the end. Apparently, Beyoncé was one of the reasons why.

In an appearance last week on Bill Simmons’ podcast, Clippers guard J.J. Redick said Garnett told him he modeled his work-out routine after the pop icon. Garnett said singing and dancing at the same time, just like Queen Bey herself, would help him keep his energy up for the entire game.

“One time I saw her working out, and she was doing her dances and she was singing while she was doing her dancing,” Garnett said to Redick. “So then I’m thinking to myself, ‘Maybe I should run and sing at the same time.’ So in the offseason, I would go to Malibu and I would go down to the beach, and when I run on the beach I would be like ‘Lalala lalala lalala,’ while I’m running. So then, when I get on the court and I’m getting back on defense and I’m talking on defense, I don’t get tired.”

Now that Garnett has joined the Clippers as a consultant, perhaps he’ll share his Beyoncé-inspired training methods with even more players. Advice like that is too good to keep to yourself.

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Alex Reimer
Glenn, Lou and Christian recap last night's unbelievable sequence of events at the end of the show.
Hour 4. Mack Beggs should have been wrestling men. Gerry wants to put an end to women's wrestling.
Hour 3. Moonlight wins after a big mistake. Curtis's dad paid for his dog's plane ticket.
Hour 1. Reimer joins Kirk and Gerry on the Monday after the Oscars. A mistake leads to the best moment in Oscars' history.

Good morning, here is your Monday Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our home page or click here for the top stories and scores from our news wire.

Good morning, here is your Monday Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our home page or click here for the top stories and scores from our news wire.

Exhibition: St. Louis at Boston, 1 p.m. (WEEI-AM 850)
MLB: Exhibition: NY Yankees vs. Baltimore, 1 p.m. (MLB Network)
Milwaukee at Cleveland, 7 p.m. (TNT)
NBA: Atlanta at Boston, 7:30 p.m. (CSN)
NBA: Indiana at Houston, 9:30 p.m. (TNT)
NHL: Los Angeles at Minnesota, 8 p.m. (NBCSN)
College basketball: North Carolina at Virginia, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: West Virginia at Baylor, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Miami at Virginia Tech, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Norfolk State at Hampton, 9 p.m. ESPNU
College basketball: Oklahoma at Kansas, 9 p.m. (ESPN)
Women’s college basketball: Connecticut at South Florida, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
Women’s college basketball: Baylor at Oklahoma, 8 p.m. (FS1)
Women’s college basketball: TCU at Texas Tech, 8 p.m. (FSN)


— When the Red Sox players return to Fenway Park this spring, they will find some major improvements to their team nap room.

The 145-square-foot sleep area is undergoing renovations after the Red Sox reached a deal with custom-made bedding company Bedgear this season. The room will now be equipped with performance bedding, including cool-vented pillows. It will also have oak floors, exposed brick and more beds.

“Every little edge you can get on your competition, if it’s one game or even an extra out, it matters,” Red Sox head athletic trainer Brad Pearson told the Boston Globe. “We’re always looking for ways to get better. This is one way.”

“How many hours can I sleep without waking up, that is the big thing for me,” Hanley Ramirez said. “It changes the way you play. It’s unbelievable. When you’re young you don’t think about stuff like that.”

Players tested mattresses and were fitted for pillows during spring training last week. They were also able to select their own luxury sheets and blankets.

The upgraded sleep room will be ready by Opening Day.

— ESPN Films’ documentary series “O.J.: Made in America” won the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature on Sunday night, becoming the longest film ever to win an Academy Award.

The eight-part documentary series totaling 467 minutes by filmmakers Ezra Edelman and Caroline Waterlow recounted the story of O.J. Simpson’s life and murder trial, as well as his place in American society and celebrity

“I am so proud that ‘Academy Award-winning’ is now the latest accolade for ESPN Films,” ESPN president John Skipper said. “I have often remarked on the incredible work that the ESPN Films group does and how they have grown 30 for 30 into one of our company’s most beloved brands. What started as a celebration of ESPN’s 30th anniversary has evolved into a series that consistently brings to life some of sports’ most compelling stories and helps our fans look at them with fresh eyes.”

In his acceptance speech, Edelman paid tribute to Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman, the two victims O.J. Simpson was accused of murdering in 1994.

— Oakland A’s right-hander Sonny Gray will not pitch in the World Baseball Classic after he was denied insurance coverage for the event.

Gray suffered a strained right forearm in August and was placed on the disabled list. He pitched only one inning since returning. The company that insures players will not cover him because he pitched fewer than 10 innings after August.

“As much as I’d like to participate and represent the A’s and Team USA, it’s just an unfortunate thing that came up and there’s nothing we can really do except try to get ready to start the season,” Gray said.

Gray joins Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin as the second player to be denied insurance for this year’s WBC.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I’m hoping that he breaks the bank. Whenever you see a tight end break the bank, it’s good for the industry, it’s good for the position. You want to see the position grow.” — Rob Gronkowski, on Martellus Bennett’s pending free agency

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Chandler Jones (27)

Blog Author: 
Lucy Burdge