We discuss the NFL's reaction to Hardy's return.

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[0:10:50] ... you are my friend. You never come back in this league but Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones that his desperation. To get a pass rushers that well you know what America. A cowboy fans Eli he's ...
[0:11:46] ... though because no one analysts faces of these of the league now Brandon Marshall yeah who repeatedly. Allegedly assault that t.s yeah in the news. Issues yes if you think mentally shooting medical music Greg Hardy ...
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We discuss Phil Simms brutal performance yesterday.

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[0:07:20] ... when he joins us how many times. Have been doing it patriots Bill Belichick Tom Brady and Josh McDaniels. Especially coming off a bye week. Lined up and sought a defensive alignment that they did not practice. For ...
[0:10:12] ... as low this morning I passer rating Peyton incorrect wouldn't. Who beat Tom Brady won 215. Now a hair ahead of Aaron Rodgers threw two action yeah I'm sure where's your guide right now you have this. And right after. I don't you. Enters summit this Aaron and it's helping lead equated Adam it's 120 and tapped for top 174. For Aaron Rodgers. Which quarterback in the National Football League and here's the key that your question active. Quarterback in the National Football League has the highest completion percentage. In the league brain that we ran and we incorrect yes now below the answer is Tom Brady at 725. There are two that are higher. It would be Roethlisberger and Romo at 75. So they're not active. This yesterday ...
[0:13:28] ... You weren't such a happy guy he would have tried to hurt. Tom Brady wears that'll change his snaps for limited I guess yesterday if you play a lot they showed many didn't look gas title ...

Tom joined us and discussed his big win over the Cowboys and the Boston Magazine story on his business partner Alex Guerrero.

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NHL: Lightning at Bruins, 1 p.m. (NESN)
NHL: Panthers at Flyers, 7 p.m. (NHL Network)
MLB playoffs: Royals at Astros, 1:07 p.m. (FS1)
MLB playoffs: Blue Jays at Rangers, 4:07 p.m. (FS1)
MLB playoffs: Cardinals at Cubs, 6:07 p.m. (TBS)
MLB playoffs: Dodgers at Mets, 8:37 p.m. (TBS)
NFL: Steelers at Chargers, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN; WEEI-AM)
Soccer: UEFA Euro qualifier, Montenegro at Russia, 11:50 a.m. (ESPN2)
Soccer: UEFA Euro qualifier, Spain at Ukraine, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN2)


— A man was fighting for his life overnight in a Texas hospital after being shot in an AT&T Stadium parking lot following Sunday’s Patriots-Cowboys game.

According to reports out of Arlington, Texas, two officers were on their way to Lot 10 at about 8:20 p.m. local time after being alerted to a fight there. They hear a gunshot and discovered a man in his early 40s with life-threatening injuries. He was transported to a hospital and later flown by helicopter to a different hospital in Fort Worth.

The suspected shooter attempted to flee and injured his leg when he tripped over a retaining wall. He was taken to a hospital and changed with assault with a deadly weapon.

The incident happened about 90 minutes after the game ended, and while a Major League Baseball playoff game between the Rangers and Blue Jays was going on on the other side of the grounds.

“There were still a lot of people who were tailgating after the game,” Arlington police spokesman Christopher Cook said.

Witnesses told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that the suspect — encouraged by others to shoot the victim — put a gun to the victim’s head, then let him walk away before shooting him.

“I didn’t think he was going to pull the trigger,” witness Lester Peters said.

Giants tight end Daniel Fells, already on the season-ending injured reserve list, reportedly is in danger of losing his foot due to a staph infection.

Fells has had five surgeries on the foot and is scheduled for more as doctors continue to fight the Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection in an effort to save his foot, according to an NFL.com report. Fells has been in the hospital for more than a week, spending part of that time in intensive care.

According to the NFL.com report, Fells suffered a toe injury and then an ankle injury and was given a cortisone shot. After a week with pain in the ankle and foot, the 32-year-old was taken to the emergency room Oct. 2 with a 104-degree temperature. That’s when the MRSA infection was discovered.

Doctors are said to be concerned that the MRSA has gotten into the bone and could travel into his blood, making amputation a possible necessity.

“This is a serious situation that has been taken seriously from the beginning,” team spokesman Pat Hanlon said. “We’re all fighting for Daniel.”

The Giants, who had their entire practice facility scrubbed last Tuesday in an attempt to avoid further spread of MRSA, awarded Fells a game ball after Sunday night’s 30-27 victory over the Giants.

“That’s my boy. It just feels good to get him [the win],” tight end Larry Donnell said after catching the game-winning touchdown with 26 seconds remaining. “I’m going to tell him that I love him.”

— It hasn’t been a good season for USC football coach Steve Sarkisian, and it appears to be ending early. Amid reports that Sarkisian was drunk during a recent game and then a team meeting Sunday morning, athletic director Pat Haden announced that the coach is “not healthy” and will be taking an indefinite leave of absence.

“I think it’s the right thing for our team, and I’ve always got to do what’s right for our team and for our school,” said Haden, who asked Sarkisian to take a leave during a phone conversation Sunday after the coach went missing during practice.

Before the season, Sarkisian made an appearance at the school’s Salute to Troy pep rally and appeared to be intoxicated as he made questionable comments about the Trojans’ opponents. He publicly apologized, said he would be receiving treatment (without saying for what) and blamed his appearance on a combination of alcohol and medication.

Sarkisian is in his second season at the helm of the Trojans (3-2), who opened the season ranked eighth but have lost two of their last three games to drop out of the Top 25.

Haden told the players of Sarkisian’s departure in a team meeting. Offensive coordinator Clay Helton will serve as interim coach.

“[It was] clear the team had a great deal of concern about the health of Coach Sarkisian,” Haden said. “So did the staff have that concern for him, and it was also very apparent to me in the room of the support that Clay has from our team and his staff.”

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Oct. 12, 1986, the Red Sox rallied after being down to their final strike and defeated the Angels, 7-6, in 11 innings. Dave Henderson’s ninth-inning home run was the most memorable blow, but who drove in the winning run with a sacrifice fly in the 11th?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “It’s a good football team. We respect them as opponents. We respect the players they have over there and what they’ve been able to accomplish and we just have to get ready for the game. We’re playing the Colts. We’re not playing anything else.” — Patriots special teams star Matthew Slater, on next Sunday’s game against the Colts

STAT OF THE DAY: 4 — Years Tom Brady has led his teams to a 4-0 start, making him one of only three quarterbacks to accomplish that (along with Peyton Manning and Fran Tarkenton)

‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): Astros batter Colby Rasmus ends up with a single after he hits the ball off the roof at Minute Maid Park.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Also Dave Henderson, with Don Baylor scoring the winning run

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Sam Moore of Sam & Dave was born on this day in 1935.

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Ordway, Smerlas and Butch Stearns break down the Patriots adjustments as the win big over the Cowboys in Big D.
Field Yates of ESPN joins Greg Dickerson and Chris Price to talk about the Greg Hardy comments from earlier this week and to preview the Patriots/Cowboys game.

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[0:10:36] ... to be a quick update here it didn't take long for the Seattle Seahawks the IDs team up six and a half minutes ago first quarter. Wilson to Kurtz. Thirty yards and a touchdown they're tied ...
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Greg Dickerson and Chris Price give a preview of the Patriots game against Dallas and then go around the NFL and take a look at some of the other games happening in the NFL.
Gary Tanguay and John Tomase get a little more in detail about Brady's sketchy trainer, and get some fantasy updates from Pete Davidson.
Tom Brady's trainer, Alejandro Guerrero, was recently in a Boston Magazine piece that took a look at his sketchy past. Gary and John discuss what this could mean and how Brady should be careful about who he associates with.