We discuss the length of the suspension to the Bruins Sean Thornton and whether or not it was too lengthy of a penalty.

[0:00:18] ... is. Is sure why that is -- -- over the -- 38 game suspension in baseball. How much a catch 20% of his season OK let's go on that because though because of this because we ...
[0:01:00] ... hadn't had any major incidents in his career but it's a fifteen game suspension. And NHL didn't make an example out of him. He was a pawn in this game where they wanted to make it ...
[0:06:39] ... who who else is diagnosed with -- just yesterday that now that Ryan Freel and right ex baseball -- Cincinnati red used to run into walls all the time diagnosed after after he had. Apparently committed suicide right a year or so ago. Another one CT east how many times it is are we gonna see more more evidence of this before that becomes the focus if the NHL wants to take him hunting out of the game think the focus on the head hunters go focus on James -- -- focus on the Mac books go focus on people that are hard hunting in the head. -- repeating basis. Our focus on show important because you don't ...





Whilst playing some Christmas tunes, a fight between Salk and Holley breaks out concerning Elvis vs The Beatles.

[0:00:30] ... on the I guess I'll get the ball back -- -- -- Bill Belichick if you missed -- interview. Replace -- today at 5 o'clock half hour and he was excellent today this is also one -- my two favorite Christmas. Well. Let -- act and sing America's per -- to do -- -- I got your Christmas songs I like this is one. The other one is probably it's easier it's McCartney. -- society expects all of this -- debit card there's nobody here in this. It goes back to answer the questions really bother me here's the question on Ellen. I'm 45 today. Once asked questions. About Elvis. Or The Beatles yeah and it just it bothers -- that I am that I that you would put. In this game and -- have like 45 number one hits I don't care I mean Elvis is the man no -- and yes he has there's no. There is no comparison rather is the toughest element and The Beatles the other guys it's. I don't listen to each did you do something Elvis better than you all know. If you go McCartney vs Elvis passed bill stopped. Vs -- this is the man I'm not in the league necessarily we not a battle that -- you believe you don't think it's a battle that's probably like six games I'll stop. You know McCartney's are you serious yet art vs The Beatles is seven games decided it was all. Games decided I was there. What are you almost. Well personal. -- -- was. A ...
[0:03:25] ... question was just a supplemental sure I knew it was Elvis or The Beatles it was just it was a question was open and it. Care about his acting ability and really. Aircraft -- all the ...
[0:05:21] ... is this really stir in the bottom of violent debate Elvis vs The Beatles it. It is important. And what's going on. ...





We tackle four topics revolving around the WIDE OPEN race for NFL playoff spots and seeding.
We discuss the ever-changing playoff landscape of the AFC, and how with a Broncos divisional loss to the Chargers, the Patriots have assumed control of the #1 seed and will clinch it if they win their last 3 games.
Former Sox CF Jacoby Ellsbury was introduced in the Bronx today and was described in a very strange way by his new manager Joe Girardi...
As we await the decision from Brendan Shanahan and the NHL disciplinary committee, we check in with ESPN Hockey analyst John Buccigross and discuss the matter.
We check in with NFL Hall of Famer and ESPN analyst Cris Carter to get his take on the #1 seed, the Patriots, Broncos and much more.

[0:00:36] ... keep -- on the ball and hang onto it don't ever let Peyton Manning play. Yeah I think very simple but you know he also our scorecard there. I'm hopeful that since. Has always been a ...
[0:03:29] ... this year. What do they do now on the savior if your Bill Belichick what what is your next move on the chessboard to try to compete without. The guy who probably changer changes your -- ...
[0:04:29] ... editor running. I'm not I'm not ashamed to admit I thought the Miami Dolphins were done with the Richie and got -- a situation has its regulator Joseph Philbin see you later everybody is going to ...
[0:09:07] ... field but. His ability to it you're in space. Separate you know Wes Welker light a very swap renewed. Very very good slot receiver very dependable mixed -- -- read with a hot and everything so. ...






We tackle four topics that center around suspensions in the major sports as we await the outcome of the Shawn Thornton NHL hearing.

[0:02:47] ... Phony phony phony phony baloney. Yes we are Michael two seasons ago Melky Cabrera was suspended after winning the all star game MVP. And then that offseason he was rewarded with a two year contract worth sixteen million dollars. Is them is Major League Baseball doing a bad job to turn players from using these with the suspension system they have in place. I don't they're doing a bad -- but it probably more they could do. Like what one suspensions -- well without. Without going back into renegotiating the collective bargaining agreement nothing you can do without -- regarding what -- what they've done so far is pretty good. -- Jhonny Peralta. Was suspended for fifty games now he did play in the post season. It fortunately his team did not advance to the World Series but now it's up to everybody else. -- take that -- its ability for -- -- he began after the turn but what happens plays in the post season. The St. Louis Cardinals reward Johnny brought that would say it's free agent contract. So it's of Major League Baseball or is it -- saying. Debate at the masters -- I really don't care Russia. A march of the team to hear ...
[0:06:00] ... his crew was guilty but he says no I didn't do anything. Melky Cabrera in the fake web site. With the -- -- I think I've worked hard that's like goat milking them for equipped to ...




We preview Pats@Dolphins with ESPN's Chris Mortensen, and go around the league including Denver's loss to the Chargers.
We debate the hit, and what Sean Thornton deserves to get and will get for a suspension from the NHL when he faces his discipline hearing on Friday for his K/O hit of the Penguins Brooks Orpik.