Ben Rohrbach | 12/18/2014 - 8:51pm EST
The Celtics lost the Rajon Rondo trade, and they didn’t have any other choice. They dealt a four-time All-Star point guard in his prime capable of things on a basketball court previously only reserved for Magic Johnson and Oscar Robertson, and they reportedly received Brandan Wright, Jameer Nelson, Jae Crowder, a first-round pick and a second-rounder in return, according to ESPN.com’s Marc Stein. Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge has always suggested he never wants to be the one swapping five nickels for a quarter, and he just did. Reading between the lines, though, Ainge had little other choice. The trade sends a number of smoke signals, mainly that Rondo wasn’t willing to re-sign in Boston -- at ...
Ben Rohrbach | 12/18/2014 - 11:46am EST
While the Celtics are still stuck rebuilding around Rajon Rondo, the Magic tore down the house Dwight Howard built and already laid the foundation for their new digs. The Celtics won Wednesday night’s battle, 109-92, but Orlando might be closer to emerging from the dreaded middle of the Eastern Conference, and the path they’ve chosen is one C’s president Danny Ainge should be seriously weighing this week. Two years removed from an Eastern Conference finals appearance, the Magic traded Dwight Howard and J.J. Redick, eventually turning their two best assets into Nikola Vucevic, Evan Fournier, Elfrid Payton and Tobias Harris. They then endured a pair of 20-win seasons, coming away with Victor Oladipo and Aaron Gordon in ...
Christopher Price | 12/17/2014 - 10:59pm EST
I know Jerry Thornton. I like Jerry Thornton. I’ve had him on my podcastbefore he hit the big time in the afternoons. But he’s wrong when it comes to his choice of Patriots MVP for 2014. It’s Rob Gronkowski. No disrespect to Darrelle Revis or Tom Brady, but through 14 games, a healthy Gronkowski has proven to be the most valuable piece of the puzzle for an 11-3 New England team that is in first place in the AFC playoff chase. “With a healthy Gronk,” said wide receiver Brandon LaFell in mid-October, “we’re a whole different team.” To be clear, this isn’t a Reagan-Mondale blowout. Instead, it’s more Kennedy-Nixon. Maybe Flick-Metzler. Revis has changed the conversation around the New ...
Christopher Price | 12/16/2014 - 3:35pm EST
In what will likely be Rex Ryan’s farewell to the Patriots-Jets rivalry -- at least as head coach in New York -- New England (11-3) travels to MetLife Stadium for a date with the Jets (3-11) on Sunday. The Patriots will be looking to take another step toward the No. 1 seed in the AFC, while New York will simply be looking to close out the home half of its 2014 schedule on an up note. In this edition of “Scout’s Take,” one former AFC scout who has watched both the Patriots and Jets over the course of the 2014 season takes a look at some of the points of emphasis for New England heading into Sunday’s game. (Per usual, we have the scout’s statements in italics, with our notes underneath.) “Tom Brady is not ...
12/10/2014 - 5:28am
SAN DIEGO -- They did just enough to do not enough. We get it. There are ways to build a winning rotation that don't involve paying one pitcher $25 million a year for six or seven years. The Red Sox have said that and will keep saying that. They could very well make a shrewd move or two and get that top-of-the-rotation guy (or guys) for a much more ... more »
12/15/2014 - 1:11am
Baseball's spotlight will shine Monday in Chicago, where Jon Lester will be introduced as a $155 million pitcher whom the Cubs believe can help end the fruitless 106-plus year stagger through the championship desert. By comparison, the Red Sox' three newly acquired starters have been introduced with virtually no fanfare -- no name on the scoreboard, no ... more »
12/17/2014 - 10:59pm
I know Jerry Thornton. I like Jerry Thornton. I’ve had him on my podcastbefore he hit the big time in the afternoons. But he’s wrong when it comes to his choice of Patriots MVP for 2014. It’s Rob Gronkowski. No disrespect to Darrelle Revis or Tom Brady, but through 14 games, a healthy Gronkowski has proven to be the most valuable ... more »
12/13/2014 - 5:56pm
The Bruins need the two Hs: health and help. Do you know how many times the Bruins have had a fully healthy lineup this season? Twice. And that was the roster that had lost Jarome Iginla and Johnny Boychuk and was viewed as worse than last year’s squad to begin with. It’s the middle of December and the Bruins are 15-13-2. Don’t worry ... more »
10/02/2014 - 10:29pm
This is how it ends. Unless you're John Elway, the final page or two of Act III for a great quarterback is ugly. Ask Joe Montana, or Dan Marino, or Brett Favre, or Johnny Unitas, or Terry Bradshaw, or Y.A. Tittle, or Dan Fouts. Look it up. And that makes sense. It's how it works: when you get older, you aren't as good as you were in your prime. I think ... more »
12/14/2014 - 7:17pm
FOXBORO -- So predictable. Every year, it seems, an AFC East foe comes calling at Gillette Stadium in December. They put up a fight for a quarter or two. Then, the Patriots flip the switch and it's lights out. Remember in 2011? The Dolphins were up 17-0 at the half in Week 16. The Patriots won 27-24. The very next week, also at Gillette, the Bills ... more »
OXBORO — WEEI.com’s Mike Petraglia and Chris Price preview the Week 16 battle between the 11-3 Patriots and 3-11 New York Jets at MetLife Stadium.
We get a complete analysis of the Patriots and the NFL with Peter King of SI/MMQB.
We get a complete breakdown of the win from Bill Belichick as the Patriots secure yet another AFC East title. Bill talks about the historical significance, the key moments of the game, and even Tom Brady's nutritional regiment.
How have the Celtics looked after a couple weeks? Could they be a playoff team? These questions and more...
Sam and Ben talk with Greg Dickerson about how fun this year's Celtics team is to watch as well Jeff Green trade ideas.
Kyle Draper joins Danny Picard to talk about the Celtics chances this season in the Eastern Conference, last Wednesday's home opener blowout against the Nets, and Rajon Rondo's future in Boston
Mut, Rob, and Alex talk with former Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester. Jon talks about his experiences with free agency, what it would have taken to sign him to the Red Sox last season, and his experiences with fans since signing with the Cubs.
Mut, Rob, and Alex talk with newly signed Red Sox pitcher, Wade Miley. They talk about the story that came out about the D-Backs wanting him to switch to a gluten-free diet, and what he expects coming from the N.L. West to the A.L. East.
The boys are back at it, Mut, Rob, and Alex talk with former Red Sox pitcher and new Chicago Cub Jon Lester, they then talk with new Red Sox pitcher and ongoing consumer of gluten, Wade Miley.
Pierre joins the show to talk about the Bruins-Wild game, Bruins trade rumors, and the rest of the NHL.
Jack Edwards talks with Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton and drops the bomb on us that based on how the standings look now, the Bruins could miss the playoffs this season.
Pierre joins the guys to talk about the Bruins and all things NHL
ESPN's John Buccigross joined the show to discuss how to fix the Bruins.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The guys discussed the latest with the Sony hackers.
With multiple outlets reporting that the Celtics are in trade talks with the Dallas Mavericks to trade Rondo, the guys react to the possible deal
Dale and Michael are live on the air as the Rondo deal goes down.
Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton talk Rex, the Jets, a tough divisional match-up, and what, if any scenario we could see the Patriots losing this one.
We tackle four athletes who left Boston and went on to bigger and better things.
Kay comes into the show to try out for the textress role on the program. We learn about her favorite sports and fondness for Rajon Rondo.
Mikey, Mut, Lenny and Kerry Byrne are taling Patriots-Jets and the potential end of Rex Ryan's coaching career with the team.
Tonight marks 9 straight years of the Planet Mikey Show. We play some sound from the takeover which got Planet Mikey rolling .
What should Danny Ainge do with these Celtics? Is Anthony Davis the second best player in the NBA? Are the Warriors truly contenders?
Ryan Lambert of Puck Daddy joins DJ to discuss the "uncoachable(?)" Taylor Hall and revisit the Tyler Seguin trade. Ryan also shares his issues with how the Bruins are run.
Dino, Gerry and Kirk react to today's Tom Brady interview by discussing what they would tell their younger selves. They look closer at Brady's diet and fitness regime and whether they could be as disciplined as the superstar quarterback.
We get a complete analysis of the Patriots and the NFL with Peter King of SI/MMQB.More from this show
As we do every Wednesday, we re-visit some predictions that Chris made in anticipation of last week's game against Miami, and make some new ones about Sunday's match up with the New York Jets.More from this show