A Red Sox team spokesperson confirmed that additional X-rays taken this morning on the right hand of shortstop Alex Gonzalez came back negative, indicating that the stray pitch that hit him in the hand did not result in a fracture. Gonzalez had said that there was "a little line" on the back of his hand in the initial fluoroscope at the ballpark, leading to fears that his hand might be broken, something that would clearly impact his availability for the postseason. Based on this morning's results, however, it would appear that worst-case scenario will not be visited.
Gonzalez had already been scheduled to sit out of Saturday's game (assuming it is played), even before the injury. But it would appear that he will not be lost to the Sox for a longer period.
Richard Sherman has been talked about all week along with Earl Thomas, Kam Chancellor and all the big named Seattle defensive players - how do the Pats attack such a talented group? Price says perhaps LaFell or Amendola underneath or on screens...or do the Pats try to run the ball more? The guys discuss the best way to use Gronk today and what Seattle will do to negate him. Steve and Chris say they won't do anything different than they normally do aka double team Gronk.
Greg, DeOssie and Price discuss how Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch will look to attack the versatile Pats D. Can the Pats contain Wilson and not let him attack with the read/option?
Greg get's Steve and Chris' perspective on the events and parties of the week. They both think Arizona is a great site for the game. Then the guys get into the historic perspective on this SB and if the Seahawks are the best opponent the Pats have ever faced in this game.
Wrapping up the show's week on radio row.
Local Wiseguy Louie Merloni gives us the lines for Super Bowl XLIX
We help you gamblers out there by breaking down some Super Bowl Prop Bets.
Chris and comedian Mike Mulloy recap the final Raw before the Rumble and preview the Rumble itself.