MONDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB preseason: Rays at Red Sox, 1 p.m. (NESN)
NBA: Suns at Clippers, 10:30 p.m. (NBATV) College basketball: CAA final, William & Mary vs. Delaware, 7 p.m. (NBCSN) College basketball: MAAC final, Manhattan vs. Iona, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: WCC semifinal, St. Mary’s vs. Gonzaga, 9 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Southern final, Western Carolina vs. Wofford, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: WCC semifinal, San Francisco vs. BYU, 11:30 p.m. (ESPN2) NHL: Penguins at Capitals, 7 p.m. (NHL Network)
Soccer: Premier League, Sunderland at Liverpool, 3:55 p.m. (NBCSN)
Cromartie, 29, was slowed by a hip issue in 2013, and the team decided to cut him now rather than pay him a $5 million roster bonus upon the start of the new league year. He would have carried a salary cap charge of just under $15 million in 2014. The team will save $9.5 million against the cap.
The New York Daily News reports that Cromartie would be willing to consider a return to New York at a cheaper rate, but the team appears to be ready to move on.
“Cro is one of the finest athletes I’ve ever coached,” coach Rex Ryan said in a statement. “He was willing to contribute wherever the team needed him to win games, be it defense, special teams or offense. He has a passion and enthusiasm for the game and I wish him and his family the best.”
Cromartie played four seasons with the Jets, recording 13 interceptions, after being acquired from the Chargers in 2010. He went to the Pro Bowl in 2012 after stepping up in place of the injured Revis.
Cromartie tweeted his farewell Sunday, writing: I would like 2 thank the Jets organization so much with helpin me grow as leader and a player. S/O 2 my teammates I wish u guys the best.
I would like 2 thank the Jets organization so much with helpin me grow as leader and a player. S/O 2 my teammates I wish u guys the best.
The 68-year-old Jackson is said to have turned down an offer to coach, and it’s not clear if he would be willing to run the team or if he would prefer to serve as a consultant. He also is believed to have an interest in returning to the Lakers in some capacity.
Said one unidentified general manager to the New York Daily News: “The Knicks and Phil are getting exactly what they want out of this. The Knicks are showing that they want to do something and this is a chance for Phil to get the Lakers to make a move. If they don’t, he can take the Knicks’ money.”
Jackson has won 11 NBA titles — nine as a coach and two as a player. He was a forward on the Knicks’ only two championship squads in 1970 and ’73.
Garofalo did not back down despite receiving hundreds of negative responses, many of them accusing him of being racist. One tweeter had a clever response, writing: there’s more criminals in your profession than the nba buddy.
Garofalo later explained to the Minneapolis Star Tribune that he was “talking about NBA’s high arrest rate and that they are the only major pro league that testing positive for marijuana is not a substance abuse violation.”
QUOTE OF THE DAY: “We’re worked hard to get ourselves back at the top of the conference. By the looks of it, it’ll probably be a battle right until the end.” – Bruins coach Claude Julien, after Sunday’s 5-2 victory over the Panthers, Boston’s fifth straight win
‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): From a high school basketball game in Ohio, Hiland’s Todd Ropp pulls off a Christian Laettner-esque catch, turn and jumper at the buzzer to beat Tuscarawas Central Catholic, 44-43.
Heat star LeBron James and Bulls forward Jimmy Butler get double technicals after getting tangled up during Sunday’s game in Chicago.
Nebraska backup guard Mike Peltz proposes to his girlfriend after being introduced on senior night.
From a women’s pro basketball game in Finland, Shanel Harrison of the Tapiolan Honka decks Niina Laakso. Harrison was suspended for her actions.
TRIVIA ANSWER: Bobby Doerr
SOOTHING SOUNDS: Edie Brickell was born on this day in 1966.
After Friday nights loss to the Celtics, Paul Pierce left the door open when asked about a possible return to Boston in the future. Butch talks about Paul Pierce's relationship with Rajon Rondo and touches on the Bruins trade deadline moves to shore up and add depth to their defense.
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Boston fans should be paying attention to the top NCAA basketball players as the Celtics continue to tank. Callers want to talk about the ever-fluid shortstop position down as the Red Sox continue their Spring Training schedule.
There are some rumors floating around that Bill O'Brien and the Texans may be interested in trading for Ryan Mallett. While this is interesting, Dale warns fans not to get too excited as it wouldn't be a very high draft pick, certainly not the #1 overall pick and probably not JJ Watt either. It is something to keep an eye on however. The boys also talk about Vince Wilfork's status with the Pats and how Belichick will approach the situation.
Dale and Buck get into the black & gold and discuss their thoughts on a rather uneventful trade deadline, although that is not necessarily a bad thing. They chat about the big victory for the B's last night.
Dale and Buck get Sport Sunday going discussing the Red Sox. Buck has just returned from sunny Florida and gives his thoughts, insight and observations on what has occurred so far and a preview of what is to come.
[0:06:06] ... what's it like it's going to be hard to repeat soap sold JonnyGomes and Ortiz in Pretoria. And all the rest can sit there and say. -- You know turn the page move on but ... [0:08:55] ... from that what's happening now and spring training. And in you'll see DustinPedroia who's a very accommodating guy with the media. And he said -- all a sudden all look his caddie. And everyone like ... [0:09:39] ... people who don't know the story the Red Sox -- play the FloridaMarlins last week. Are part of the story here is sin in this might have been under reported in the Boston market is the FloridaMarlins made a big deal out of the world champion Red Sox coming to spring training. In fact hiked ticket -- spring training ticket prices for the day by like 25%. The problem was. Put pocket Red Sox showed up. The Red Sox had -- -- and what -- my quotation fingers here they work date John Ferrell set with the regulars. -- BrianButterfield and those guys back at Fort Myers. Jackie Bradley junior was the only so called regular. Who made the trip over to play the FloridaMarlins according to Alex spirit WEEI dot com the Red Sox have in fact been finding small amount. By Major League Baseball for ... [0:11:44] ... are better off -- they work day back at Fort Myers with BrianButterfield and that's exactly which you should I stand I mean if you wanna find me but that's or two things. Number one ...
Butch disagrees withKirk Minihane's article on WEEI.com, which argues that Jon Lester is not worth the money.
[0:00:16] ... your calls texts on the AT&T text line at 37937. Start about JonLester. Are still welcome your phone calls about Vince Wilfork patriots free agency NFL free agency it starts on Tuesday. But let's talk about JonLesterJonLester is thirty years old I'm 33. He's thirty what I mean by that is on you look at it five years minimum at a hundred million dollars that's when you look at. And from -- many hands article is a couple of points that I wanna address. Kurt brings up what is the hometown discount. And is Lester sincere about it. And he starts his article by a commented JonLester made I don't know if you have any comment from JonLester Sam good to hear his voice but here's the comment that Kirk. Starts. From JonLester. This past month quote we're all businessman when it comes down to things you don't wanna set the market. You don't -- have guys like Felix too -- and have him say quote. This is the president did Johnson and it's not very good. So that's what I'm going to have to argue against you don't want it to go back on the same time you don't wanna be greedy. And Kirk starts his article by saying I can't figure this JonLester stuff out is he -- wants a hometown discount or not. I think what he's saying. He has said publicly that he ... [0:01:59] ... out in his article on WEEI dot com is almost identical to JonLester in numbers. ERA career winds. -- Lester is much better in the post season and that's a factory huge back. What is JonLester worth six years a 147 million is that what he wants. If that is the numbers he's going by what is a hometown discount in number of years and money. Again I'm putting my line at five years in twenty million dollars a year. You would love to sign JonLester for 1516. Million dollars a year that's not a hometown discount that it's undervalued. Him and I'm sorry he's thirty years old he's not 3305. More years you gotta ask what are you willing to. Swallow hard and say them paying JonLester at the age of 356177797937. And then the question I -- years which is the ultimate question beyond the money. What is JonLester is worth to the Red Sox in other words where do you rank him. Hard to argue against what he did in ... [0:03:38] ... at Cliff Lee. Why he's been so valuable all these years what JonLester. Has pitched 200 plus innings 12345. Times. In the last six years. The one time that he didn't pitched a 191 innings. In 2011. How many times -- Clay Buchholz pitched 200 innings and zero. Strikeouts. JonLester. Has struck out more than 200 guys twice. Only nine in 10225. The last three years going backwards 177 last year. 16682. ... [0:04:49] ... Red Sox. And that's the -- part of while weakened debate. That JustinVerlander is more of an ace and even Max -- was last year during the season and JonLester has been from most of his career. While we can debate that there are others like CC sabathia. And even Yu Darvish was last year that are more ace worthy. JonLester was -- from most of last season and definitely was an ace in the post season so the question becomes. When you go against -- point. That you wouldn't pay JonLester the money are you willing then. To let him played out this year. Ideally pitch with a purpose and pitchers and ace ...