Florio talks about the latest surrounding the Patriots' handling of footballs. He also reveals that other NFL head coaches are running their own tests on footballs.

[0:03:37] ... something we just don't know we truly don't know and I. The Tom Brady's demeanor was so bizarre last Thursday I think that the reason he's seen. Eyes as uncertain. And rattled as he did is I think he realizes. That there is a possibility that. After he picked out the balls that he deemed to be perfect somebody may have taken it upon themselves to make the balls even more perfect if Mike the thing is nobody's gonna bite. Don't know if if that's if that's what they're selling know he's gonna by the some rogue ball boy. Without with no Bill Belichick and Tom Brady knowing about it on their own deflate the balls and AFC championship game. If you've been around Brady and Belichick the last ...
[0:06:03] ... at halftime this wasn't something. That the colts just tripped into when D'Qwell Jackson intercepted Tom Brady pass in the first half to the sidelines him the equipment manager and they ran the the alarm upped the latter two. ...
[0:07:55] ... have been in a position where they have to suspend Belichick spent Tom Brady for the super mall that they wanted to do that so. I I. I don't I think so I guess I'm saying ...
[0:08:43] ... with Mike Florio pro football talk and and Mike everybody knows the Bill Belichick just if he doesn't have any bulletin board material. He invents at CB Philadelphia's Super Bowl rape victory parade route and a ...






Buck talks with Dino, Gerry and Kirk about his trip to media day and his choice to go to Marshawn Lynch's podium.

[0:01:52] ... the NFL and votes so I spoke with ethnic and but the first night. No but Roger Goodell is in a bunker somewhere in a Lanka people alone street level right now. I think like any ...
[0:09:43] ... around and played a role known known yes. They should be the Oakland Raiders mean the Brady can't Robert Graham puts it ipads on a Pettway did at the end like the penguin unit that should just be villains. We need to read the jumpsuit like Al Davis and the copyright Tom Brady's DNA can't act like that even if he's like that privately. The public Brady's not exactly he's not good memories don't care ...
[0:13:10] ... But it's not too cold cells it's I mean who else is Marvin Lewis buffalo company and write notes and Abbie I mean about the UFC this week I mean do you like it it doesn't ...





Kirk chatted with Johnny Weir during the media day proceedings and he's still mad at Sausage.

[0:00:52] ... this thing is just it's it it's him bezel than my brain Steve Buscemi said it Fargo. And I and I don't I don't have an answer for it plummets as I know I have to ...
[0:07:25] ... lives were taking in the media David. Yeah debate YouTube's personable first Super Bowl berth that are buying it or. All right I'm trying to arrange America Europe and it like I don't think it. I ...
[0:10:46] ... now believe they hate that it. We attacked for more juror I'd Howard Dean blasted. American sniper the week or two ago. I had it was a week ago insipid you know bit the movie is in line with the Tea Party and all this stuff into the politics revolve. Went on we have the summer sausage. We have Howard Dean sound is not. On the governor did on real time what Bill Maher this week you said. People are gonna see this movie are people who are very angry the actor Gary said he said ...





Dino, Gerry and Kirk react to the media day festivities in Arizona including Marshawn Lynch's antics at the podium.

[0:11:51] ... aspect of your higher coverage I guess the you know go ahead. Terrell Suggs well now I can say Deion Sanders or register to vote you know talked about it right go around and doing his ...
[0:12:28] ... many things I used up by the way ESPN's coverage they had ray Lewis and Tedy Bruschi on the set to get Steve Levy. And Ray Lewis bet Tedy Bruschi is Super Bowl ring vs Teddy Super Bowl ring all the cities that I'm not make that bet. I can go over and get Marshawn Lynch to come over here and sit down and talk to us. And went back and what he says I'm mad I talked about the time he knows be as good friendly text we talk all the time. I guarantee you I can get Marshawn Lynch over here this that will Marshall and walked out sort of flipped the bird to blow up Ray Lewis that was that that is about a in the super. Ulrich and I think we can put to arrest this idea that ...
[0:16:42] ... is he got fairly like deceit that technically. You know who's gonna. Heath Evans he's pretty bright eyes right after the deal that's not what they partners Tim chancellor singing the praises of the brilliant brilliant ...





Welcome to Wednesday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

Welcome to Wednesday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

WEDNESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NBA: Celtics at Timberwolves, 8 p.m. (CSNNE)
College basketball: Louisville at Boston College, 9 p.m. (WEEI-AM)
College basketball: SMU at South Florida, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Temple at UCF, 7 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: Wake Forest at Florida State, 7 p.m. (NESN)
College basketball: Duke at Notre Dame, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Texas Tech at Oklahoma, 7:30 p.m. (ESPNews)
College basketball: Kansas at TCU, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: St. John’s at Creighton, 9 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: Georgia Tech at Miami, 9 p.m. (NESN)
College basketball: East Carolina at Memphis, 9 p.m. (CBSSN)
NHL: Penguins at Capitals, 8 p.m. (NBCSN)
NHL: Blackhawks at Kings, 10:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Soccer: Exhibition, Chile vs. United States, 6 p.m. (FS1)
Tennis: Australian Open, 9:30 p.m. (ESPN2), 3:30 a.m. (ESPN)

AROUND THE WEB:

— Things are going well for former Celtic Paul Pierce, who has become a veteran leader for a talented Wizards team. Not so much for Pierce’s longtime rival with the Lakers, Kobe Bryant.

Bryant is expected to miss the rest of the season after tearing his rotator cuff in a game over the weekend, and even before his injury his team was headed for another miserable season.

Although the two have butted heads in the past, Pierce lamented the loss of Bryant.

“It always saddens me, knowing that Kobe, who is one of my NBA brothers we lose [him] due to injury,” Pierce said before sitting out the Wizards’ 98-922 victory over the Lakers in Los Angeles with a toe injury. “It always saddens me.”

Added Pierce: “A lot of fans around the league pay to watch Kobe, a lot of fans around the world. Regardless of how the Lakers are doing or not, he’s an icon. He’s a player who defined his generation. A lot of people that come out here to see him.”

Bryant recently said that he’s enjoyed his on-court verbal exchanges with Pierce, and Pierce agreed.

“It’s just fun. We’re one of the last two of our generation,” Pierce said. “That’s pretty much a lot of the things we talked about on the court, a little bit of a trash in there.

“But we also said there’s no more trash-talkers in the league today coming up. It’s a generation that’s passing by, and a lot of these guys are friends. I don’t think this new generation is as competitive as we were with the past guys.”

— Clippers forward Matt Barnes, whose temper has gotten him in trouble a number of times in the past, lashed out on Twitter at the owner of the Suns after being fined for an incident in Phoenix.

The NBA slapped Barnes with a $25,000 fine Tuesday for his conduct during Sunday’s game, when he directed inappropriate language toward a fan.

Barnes, who shot 1-for-9 in the Clippers’ 120-100 victory, acknowledged he swore, but he claims it was because Suns owner Robert Sarver provoked him.

Tweeted Barnes: Another 25k! The part of the story the nba hasn’t told you was my language wasnt directed at a fan, I was talkn to the owner of the Suns . . . Who was sitting on the baseline & I only said something to him AFTER he cussed at me, BUT because I didn’t SNITCH I get fined!! #thecode

— Pro golfer Robert Allenby continues to insist he was robbed and beaten after competing in a tournament in Honolulu, despite reports questioning the authenticity of his wild story.

“There has definitely been a lot of confusion,” Allenby said Tuesday. “But I think the No. 1 thing that you should all remember is that my story stays exactly the same as the way I told it. I told you what I knew, and I told you what someone told me. That’s the bottom line. I never lied to anyone.”

The Jan. 16 incident remains under investigation by the Honolulu police. Allenby was shown on surveillance video walking out of a bar with three men he says he does not recognize. About two hours later he turned up in a park where he said a homeless woman told him he had been thrown out of the trunk of a car, leaving him with injuries on his face.

However, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser quoted the homeless woman as saying she never told Allenby she saw him in a trunk and did not know how he was hurt.

Allenby said he still has no memory of the two-hour time frame when he left the club until he was discovered with his injuries.

“I have been trying and overlooking and going backward and forward, and there is just nothing,” he said. “I can’t tell you how frustrating that is because we all want to know the truth.”

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Jan. 28, 1967, the Red Sox used the No. 4 pick in the amateur draft on which New England player?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I’m just here so I won’t get fined.” Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, responding the same way to every question during Tuesday’s Super Bowl media day in Phoenix

STAT OF THE DAY: 19 – Franchise-record home winning streak the Warriors had before Tuesday’s 113-111 overtime loss to the Bulls.

‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): Warriors guard Steph Curry delivers a halfcourt alley-oop pass to Harrison Barnes.

Mavericks guard Rajon Rondo sneaks in for a putback jam.

The gang at Bad British Sports Commentary takes on the college football national championship game.

TRIVIA ANSWER: New Hampshire’s Carlton Fisk

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Sarah McLachlan was born on this day in 1968.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Spar

Welcome to Wednesday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

WEDNESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NBA: Celtics at Timberwolves, 8 p.m. (CSNNE)
College basketball: Louisville at Boston College, 9 p.m. (WEEI-AM)
College basketball: SMU at South Florida, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Temple at UCF, 7 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: Wake Forest at Florida State, 7 p.m. (NESN)
College basketball: Duke at Notre Dame, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Texas Tech at Oklahoma, 7:30 p.m. (ESPNews)
College basketball: Kansas at TCU, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: St. John’s at Creighton, 9 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: Georgia Tech at Miami, 9 p.m. (NESN)
College basketball: East Carolina at Memphis, 9 p.m. (CBSSN)
NHL: Penguins at Capitals, 8 p.m. (NBCSN)
NHL: Blackhawks at Kings, 10:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Soccer: Exhibition, Chile vs. United States, 6 p.m. (FS1)
Tennis: Australian Open, 9:30 p.m. (ESPN2), 3:30 a.m. (ESPN)

AROUND THE WEB:

— Things are going well for former Celtic Paul Pierce, who has become a veteran leader for a talented Wizards team. Not so much for Pierce’s longtime rival with the Lakers, Kobe Bryant.

Bryant is expected to miss the rest of the season after tearing his rotator cuff in a game over the weekend, and even before his injury his team was headed for another miserable season.

Although the two have butted heads in the past, Pierce lamented the loss of Bryant.

“It always saddens me, knowing that Kobe, who is one of my NBA brothers we lose [him] due to injury,” Pierce said before sitting out the Wizards’ 98-92 victory over the Lakers in Los Angeles with a toe injury. “It always saddens me.”

Added Pierce: “A lot of fans around the league pay to watch Kobe, a lot of fans around the world. Regardless of how the Lakers are doing or not, he’s an icon. He’s a player who defined his generation. A lot of people that come out here to see him.”

Bryant recently said that he’s enjoyed his on-court verbal exchanges with Pierce, and Pierce agreed.

“It’s just fun. We’re one of the last two of our generation,” Pierce said. “That’s pretty much a lot of the things we talked about on the court, a little bit of a trash in there.

“But we also said there’s no more trash-talkers in the league today coming up. It’s a generation that’s passing by, and a lot of these guys are friends. I don’t think this new generation is as competitive as we were with the past guys.”

— Clippers forward Matt Barnes, whose temper has gotten him in trouble a number of times in the past, lashed out on Twitter at the owner of the Suns after being fined for an incident in Phoenix.

The NBA slapped Barnes with a $25,000 fine Tuesday for his conduct during Sunday’s game, when he directed inappropriate language toward a fan.

Barnes, who shot 1-for-9 in the Clippers’ 120-100 victory, acknowledged he swore, but he claims it was because Suns owner Robert Sarver provoked him.

Tweeted Barnes: Another 25k! The part of the story the nba hasn’t told you was my language wasnt directed at a fan, I was talkn to the owner of the Suns . . . Who was sitting on the baseline & I only said something to him AFTER he cussed at me, BUT because I didn’t SNITCH I get fined!! #thecode

— Pro golfer Robert Allenby continues to insist he was robbed and beaten after competing in a tournament in Honolulu, despite reports questioning the authenticity of his wild story.

“There has definitely been a lot of confusion,” Allenby said Tuesday. “But I think the No. 1 thing that you should all remember is that my story stays exactly the same as the way I told it. I told you what I knew, and I told you what someone told me. That’s the bottom line. I never lied to anyone.”

The Jan. 16 incident remains under investigation by the Honolulu police. Allenby was shown on surveillance video walking out of a bar with three men he says he does not recognize. About two hours later he turned up in a park where he said a homeless woman told him he had been thrown out of the trunk of a car, leaving him with injuries on his face.

However, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser quoted the homeless woman as saying she never told Allenby she saw him in a trunk and did not know how he was hurt.

Allenby said he still has no memory of the two-hour time frame when he left the club until he was discovered with his injuries.

“I have been trying and overlooking and going backward and forward, and there is just nothing,” he said. “I can’t tell you how frustrating that is because we all want to know the truth.”

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Jan. 28, 1967, the Red Sox used the No. 4 pick in the amateur draft on which New England player?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I’m just here so I won’t get fined.” Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, responding the same way to every question during Tuesday’s Super Bowl media day in Phoenix

STAT OF THE DAY: 19 – Franchise-record home winning streak the Warriors had before Tuesday’s 113-111 overtime loss to the Bulls.

‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): Warriors guard Steph Curry delivers a halfcourt alley-oop pass to Harrison Barnes.

Mavericks guard Rajon Rondo sneaks in for a putback jam.

The gang at Bad British Sports Commentary takes on the college football national championship game.

TRIVIA ANSWER: New Hampshire’s Carlton Fisk

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Sarah McLachlan was born on this day in 1968.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Spar
Rich Gannon tells the story of when he got drafted by the Patriots and gives his view of deflate gate.

[0:00:42] ... we go back to Oakland after that Jack group. Is traded to Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the dumbest things Al Davis ever did. Of course we played in the Super Bowl flawed hero lost. Of course the patriots go along to you know for the last fifty years be the most dominant team in the NFL and of course. You know Tom Brady is is. That's good hall of Famer Bill Belichick that relationship you know you marvel to be got that is marvel at the consistency. Of that organization and what they bill ...
[0:02:48] ... could stout defense. Rich what's been your take on. The grief that Tom Brady's taken over the last ten days or so week. The aspersions cast on his on his character and his integrity I think ...
[0:06:07] ... Pretty pretty but Ella quite frankly I think for a guy like Tom Brady its your party's all about quickly is got to make sure that the other match they want. You over to Germany got ...
[0:06:39] ... football. Got to deal with a football gets the scrutiny that's important Mike McCarthy wrote a play called Green Bay can amount to one notable to point second half. But he yet to be patient running game. The other side of the matchup that villagers about the Patriots defense against the CO office that makes a rose to August the Packers. But the ball over four times. I think. Bill Belichick has the ability to kind of a two dimensional they could stop or show Lance and Russell Wilson Robert as Russell Wilson ...






Stephen A Smith joins the show to end the deflate gate talk and preview the Super Bowl.

[0:05:27] ... ruled unnecessarily. Jerky or whatever the case maybe you wanna label. Law. Bill Belichick the fact remains. That he answers a question. If what he just he's just let you know I don't wanna be here. ...
[0:07:13] ... happened. With those footballs and what do you think should happen with Tom Brady Bill Belichick if. I am in the minority when I say I think Bill Belichick had to do with this could you can't convince you what it's C championship game. Haven't a plan and plot to go up against Indianapolis. That bill politics that concerned about oppression let's just got a got a house in knowing that I don't know about not over your right now reportedly annoyed at Augusta or Brett that's mind. But don't tell me Tom Brady knew nothing. Because of the quarterback you get the snap from then the slaughterhouse you handle that you handed off to running backs you throw it to receivers. I think Belichick have less to do it at that Tom Brady. It is that they. I don't give it. It's cause I'm concerned deflate we'll pool again if that's what he adds no ...
[0:09:46] ... and curious to yours why the coast to coast hatred for the New England Patriots in your opinion what preferable to operate a lot. That's the thing separating us that he that he has bolstered with relatives ...
[0:13:08] ... you need that would tell me act the Eagles that you know Donovan McNabb thrown up wanna football that. With all the stuff OK and by the way if David G all the easiest why to help the kind of be why maybe because it don't matter. The fact of the matter is you figure out how to get Tom Brady that might lend itself to a victory I don't want you all of these excuse that means absolutely nothing to me. The New England Patriots have been. By law it's the best team in football the past decade ago that that back when I don't know. I ...






Rich Gannon tells the story of when he got drafted by the Patriots and gives his view of deflate gate.

[0:00:42] ... we go back to Oakland after that Jack group. Is traded to Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the dumbest things Al Davis ever did. Of course we played in the Super Bowl flawed hero lost. Of course the patriots go along to you know for the last fifty years be the most dominant team in the NFL and of course. You know Tom Brady is is. That's good hall of Famer Bill Belichick that relationship you know you marvel to be got that is marvel at the consistency. Of that organization and what they bill ...
[0:02:48] ... could stout defense. Rich what's been your take on. The grief that Tom Brady's taken over the last ten days or so week. The aspersions cast on his on his character and his integrity I think ...
[0:06:07] ... Pretty pretty but Ella quite frankly I think for a guy like Tom Brady its your party's all about quickly is got to make sure that the other match they want. You over to Germany got ...
[0:06:39] ... football. Got to deal with a football gets the scrutiny that's important Mike McCarthy wrote a play called Green Bay can amount to one notable to point second half. But he yet to be patient running game. The other side of the matchup that villagers about the Patriots defense against the CO office that makes a rose to August the Packers. But the ball over four times. I think. Bill Belichick has the ability to kind of a two dimensional they could stop or show Lance and Russell Wilson Robert as Russell Wilson ...