Shawn Thornton joined the show and discussed the teams long layoff leading into their game tomorrow night in Montreal. He told the guys that he anticipates fighting being a part of hockey for years to come.
[0:00:08] ... the AT&T hotline good morning John how -- yeah. It if the BostonBruins offered a seven year 153. Million dollar contract but refused to throw in the no trade would you walk away. I expect ... [0:00:47] ... is so what makes winning on the road so difficult in the NationalHockeyLeague on. I -- on the building Montreal -- -- -- the comfort factor. That they're sending its stated that Montreal or are ... [0:01:36] ... was no built in rivalry with the Montreal Canadians you -- the BostonBruins are you just immediately expected to start those guys. You're expected Cuba. Probably -- -- gave him or are you actually read ... [0:08:53] ... -- as bugs them that look on -- just not up there. ChaseUtley is in the picture in the paper but I've never seen a professional athlete look more like Santa's -- the marsh and ...
Phil from Newton called in to express his undying love for John Dennis's broadcasting skills. He is only human.
[0:00:05] ... so much for taking my phone call and I don't you whether premier. Sports announcer in Boston media thank you. It's open for. Electricity again. I'm so. Glad that they traded Jacoby. Because. There is no ...
WEDNESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NBA: Spurs at Timberwolves, 9:30 p.m. (NBA TV)
College basketball: Boston College at Purdue, 9 p.m. (ESPN2; WEEI-AM)
College basketball: Maryland at Ohio State, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Wisconsin at Virginia, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Northwestern at N.C. State, 7:30 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Saint Joseph’s at Temple, 8 p.m. (ESPNews)
College basketball: Pennsylvania at Villanova, 8 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: North Carolina at Michigan State, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Miami at Nebraska, 9:30 p.m. (ESPNU)
NHL: Flyers at Red Wings, 8 p.m. (NBCSN)
Soccer: Premier League, Everton at Manchester United, 2:40 p.m. (NBCSN)
AROUND THE WEB:
It’s been a rough first month of the season for rookie coach Jason Kidd and the Nets. (AP)
• Fans in the Big Apple have to hope the Yankees’ deal with Jacoby Ellsbury works out better than the most recent New York team’s acquisition of a Boston star.
Paul Pierce (who is out 2-4 weeks with a broken hand) and Kevin Garnett have not had the impact on the Nets the team expected. But much of the blame has to be placed on coach Jason Kidd — or whomever decided it would be a good idea to hire a just-retired player with no coaching experience.
Kidd, who last week embarrassed himself and the organization by spilling a drink on the court to get a timeout and then lying about it, demoted top assistant coachLawrence Frank on Tuesday due to a “difference in philosophies,” as the struggling Nets continue to underachieve.
Frank has been assigned to doing “daily reports” and won’t be on the bench anymore, despite being in the first year of a six-year deal worth a reported $6 million.
“This is my decision,” Kidd said before Tuesday night’s 111-87 loss to the Nuggets that dropped Brooklyn to 5-13. “It’s what I had to do. It’s about basketball.”
According the New York Daily News, the team wanted Frank to offer more guidance, but the onetime Nets head coach (2004-08) became frustrated and complained about Kidd to others in the league. Frank, who was head coach of the Pistons the past two seasons and is a former Celtics assistant, is known as a defensive specialist, but Brooklyn’s defense has been poor this season.
Swingman Joe Johnson said he could see that the relationship was rocky.
“Guys do notice it. I know I surely noticed it. Something just wasn’t quite right,” Johnson said. “But that has nothing to do with how we played [Tuesday]. That was just a carbon copy of our season, to be honest with you.”
• The Newtown High School football team’s inspirational season ended Tuesday with a two-point loss to Ridgefield in the Connecticut state quarterfinals.
With the number 26 on their helmets in tribute to the students and staff at Sandy Hook Elementary School who were gunned down last December, the Newtown players rallied from a 21-point second-half deficit and had a chance to tie the game with 16 seconds remaining, but their two-point conversion failed.
“I love our town. I love our team, I love our fans,” junior wideout Julian Dunn said after the 33-31 setback (via the New York Daily News). “We couldn’t ask for better help keeping everything positive.”
The Nighthawks had advanced to the playoffs after going 12-0 in the regular season.
Saturday’s shocker is the new No. 1, moving the Cal-Stanford band game to second. Boise State’s Fiesta Bowl victory over Oklahoma — featuring a hook-and-lateral and a Statue of Liberty play by victorious Boise State — is No. 3. Boston College’s Miracle in Miami is fourth.
ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Dec. 4, 1988, which Patriots player recorded his 500th career reception during a 13-7 victory over the Seahawks?
QUOTE OF THE DAY: “The thought that it could be perceived as intentional never even crossed my mind. I realized I fell short of the expectations of my position in being where I was and my actions on the play.” – Steelers coach Mike Tomlin, apologizing for standing on the edge of the field during a Ravens kick return in last Thursday’s game
STAT OF THE DAY: 2 – Triple-doubles in Tuesday’s 76ers-Magic game — a 126-125 Sixers win in double overtime — as Philadelphia’s Michael Carter-Williams and Orlando’s Victor Oladipo became the first rookies to record the statistical feat in the same game in NBA history
‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): The gang from Dude Perfect meet up with Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill at a closed Dick’s Sporting Goods store to hit some trick shots using a variety of sports equipment.
But they are outdone by “Trick Shot” Titus, a 2-year-old who stars in his third trick shot video, featuring some famous friends — actors Channing Tatum and Bradley Cooper.
Blue Jackets forward Nick Foligno goes between the legs to beat Lightning goalie Ben Bishop in Tuesday’s game.
“Anchorman” Ron Burgundy interviews Peyton Manning on SportsCenter.
TRIVIA ANSWER: Stanley Morgan
SOOTHING SOUNDS: Boston-area native Freddy Cannon was born on this day in 1939.
Mikey, Ryder and Lenny give their thoughts and take fan reaction to the news of Jacoby Ellsbury's 7 year, $150+ million dollar deal with the New York Yankees. They talk about if he's worth that contract, how will he be greeted in his return to Fenway, and what do the Red Sox do in the outfield now.
We discuss the acquisition of AJ Pierzynski by the Red Sox with former MLB GM, current MLB analyst for ESPN and XM Radio Jim Bowdoin.
[0:00:13] ... will start -- course. With the move not announced but reported today AJPierzynski is gonna sign in Boston which means Jarrod Saltalamacchia is out. Excluding the fact that the Red Sox go one complicated catching ... [0:01:08] ... it is -- going to be catching a 37 between him and Davidross'. It basically happened my opinions. The same thing they add I think AJ maybe perhaps a little bit better colony gains or ... [0:03:39] ... you get to the World Series. And the manager decides he wants DavidRoss to catch. And I think that just speaks volumes of how they -- Saltalamacchia which is they like him. They like the ... [0:06:48] ... them done -- what makes sense to you but. You know where's MikeNapoli going at the end of the day and he was such a big contributor. I thought I'm sure you -- it too -- -- only not only in the -- but he talked about the clubhouse. MikeNapoli and Michael about some about you but -- you what those guys like DavidRoss and did David Ortiz and Dustin Pedroia that he got app in that world. So I I think he'd get the Napoli ...