NFL Today co-host Boomer Esiason/Tom Brady/Bill Belichick highlight Mondays
BOSTON, MA (August 30, 2012) – The WEEI Sports Radio Network today announced its fall football programming line-up, which once again will be highlighted by Patriots Monday and Friday, featuring exclusive interviews with Tom Brady and Bill Belichick.
The stations’ gameday coverage of Patriots home games will emanate this year from Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill, located at 275 Patriot Place in Foxborough, MA starting on Sunday, September 16th when the Patriots open their home schedule against the Arizona Cardinals. When the team is on the road, the show will originate from WEEI’s Brighton studios. NFL Sunday and the Real Postgame Show will kick off the previous week, on Sunday, September 9th.
NFL Sunday will air from 9:00am to noon each week with host Dale Arnold joined by former Patriots linebacker Matt Chatham, former Patriots running back Kevin Faulk, and WEEI.com columnist Christopher Price. The Real Postgame Show will air immediately after each Patriots game until 8:00pm with host Butch Stearns and former Patriots defensive lineman Fred Smerlas.
Patriots Monday will continue to bring New England fans an all-star lineup of regular guests, kicking off with Brady and NFL Today co-host Boomer Esiason on Dennis & Callahan. Mut & Merloni will be joined by Patriots wide receiver Deion Branch, while Coach Belichick returns to The Big Show with Glenn Ordway and Michael Holley alongside Patriots tackle Vince Wilfork.
Patriots Friday will feature insider interviews with the NFL Network’s lead insider Mike Lombardi and Patriots linebacker Rob Ninkovich on mornings with Dennis & Callahan. Patriots safety Patrick Chung and SI.com senior writer Peter King will join Mut & Merloni, while linebacker Jerod Mayo, ESPN’s NFL Insider Chris Mortensen, and Comcast SportsNet contributor Tom Curran will join Glenn Ordway and Michael Holley on The Big Show. Curran will also call into Mut & Merloni on Wednesdays.
Patriots Monday and Friday content is underway and continues through the final game of the Patriots season.
“We’ve made it a priority to provide Patriots fans with the most compelling and comprehensive coverage of the team that we can,” said Jason Wolfe, VP of Programming and Operations for Entercom Boston. “With Patriots Monday and Friday and our slew of NFL Insiders, WEEI will be the place to be to keep up with the Pats throughout the season. We’re proud to once again be the Boston affiliate for the Dial Global/Westwood One radio network, giving us exclusive Sunday, Monday, and Thursday night broadcasts, plus we’ll be the only place to hear the NFL playoffs, conference championships and the Super Bowl. And, as was the case last year, if the Patriots advance to the AFC title game and the Super Bowl, you’ll hear those games on WEEI.”
Recently nominated for the 2012 Marconi Radio Award for Sports Station of the Year, WEEI finished second in the quarterly Arbitron ratings this spring among men aged 25 to 54.
Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick joins Dale and Steve DeOssie to talk about cutting the roster down to 53 players. Jimmy Garoppolo is set to start and play most, if not all of the preseason contest against the Giants. Bill also expressed his thoughts about the kicking game and how some of the new rules have affected the importance of it.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss the news that Jimmy Garoppolo will get the start Thursday and play most of the game. They talk about what it might mean for Ryan Mallett.
Julian Edelman joins Christian and Danny Picard to talk about his approach going into the season, his performance this preseason, as well as the VMAs, and preventing cramps using mustard.
Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.
Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.
Kevin Millar checks in to talk about the Castillo signing, Giancarlo Stanton, and the MLB's pace of play.
The Sox outfielder joined Dave and Lou after the comeback win, in which he had three hits and knocked in the tying run.
On today's Bradfo Show we talk to Dr Ken Polivy, Spine Surgeon at the Newton Wellesley Orthopedic Associates, about Shane Victorino's recent back surgery.
Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.
DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla
DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau
Tom Curran on Welker's latest concussion.
Gregg Doyel of CBS joined the show to discuss the future of Wes Welker.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Butch.
Tim is feeling closer God after a rough plane ride. Lou goes to Storyland and barely lives to tell about it. And Christian gets surprised with an early birthday present.
After acquiring Yoenis Cespedes and Rusney Castillo, the Red Sox outfield was considerably upgraded for the 2015 season. But with Miami likely looking to deal Giancarlo Stanton, Lou wants the Sox to go for the best outfield in the majors and says they should trade ANY prospect they have to get him.
In a little over one full season, Wes Welker has already been diagnosed with three concussions. After years of absorbing big hits in NE, many are thinking that Welker should consider retiring. MFB talks about the hit and what the league could do to prevent more concussions.
Dale, Field Yates, and Andy Hart give a brief preview of the AFC East.
Taylor Twellman, who had to end his career early due to concussions, discusses Wes Welker's most recent concussion.
Dale, Andy Hart, and Field Yates react to the Logan Mankins trade.
Co-founder and chairman of the Boston Beer Company, Jim Koch, talks about his Sam Adams beer and the history of his brewery.
Danny picard is filling in for Mikey and talks with CSNNE's Mike Giardi about Clay Buchholz heading up the Red Sox pitching rotation, and how the Patriots have looked through training camp so far.
Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.
How can teams acquire players who are entering their primes without having to live through the potentially massive transition of prospects coming from the minors to the big leagues? The Red Sox have two such case studies. The signing of Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo represents one effort to acquire a player for his prime years for whom the transition to big league-caliber competition might not be turbulent. Red Sox assistant director of player personnel discusses the scouting process involved with landing Castillo. The episode also features Brock Holt, the one rookie who played at a consistently high level for the Red Sox this year. Holt explores some of the distinctions that might help to explain why he did not experience some of the struggles that characterized the seasons of Xander Bogaerts and Jackie Bradley Jr.
Rob Bradford is joined by Turtleboy of TurtleboySports.com to discuss which current major leaguers might be in line to become Hall of Famers. The duo dive into the difficulties facing the current crop of big leaguers when trying to reach Hall of Fame status.
Fantasy Football Drafts are now happening every day, so Pete Davidson and Jim Hackett have you covered. This Podcast focuses on the High Value Targets you can get in your drafts if you draft smartly. These players can slip to you and make a great impact on your roster as the season moves on. The draft is won in the middle to late rounds when the best upside players are taken. Jim and Pete give you in depth analysis on the High Value Targets to seek along with the Rookies that can make an impact this year. Jim and Pete will be back this Sunday morning too, on-air at WEEI FM 93.7 with even more. Prepare and enjoy!
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