Heath Evans called in to set the record straight on his comments regarding Josh Brown's domestic abuse.

 

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton

Lord knows all Patriots fans take issue with Chad Ochoc Johnson and his career in New England. His utter lack of preparedness, dedication or production. But you have to appreciate him giving us a peek behind the Foxboro Iron Curtain like this.

It’s common knowledge that Bill Belichick has never been shy about laying into his franchise quarterback. He’s such an Equal Opportunity ripper that he probably qualifies for some window stickers from the EEOC. But coming into the first meeting of the season and laying Tom Brady out the way Johnson describes is cold blooded.

The thing is, I’m not sure who it says more about, Belichick or Brady. The coach who refuses to shy away from tearing into anyone or the superstar who’s willing to take what he dishes out. So I’ll just say it reflects on both of them. Two professional but fierce competitors who won’t egos or hurt feelings get in the way of the ultimate goal.

And we can only imagine what witnessing that does for everyone else in the locker room. From the second best player on the squad down to the undrafted free agent trying to dig his fingernails into the last roster spot, seeing the legend get treated like everyone else has to send the message that this team is all about winning. And there can be no better motivation. For anyone besides Chad Johnson, apparently.

“As a coach, you don’t chastise your quarterback, and you definitely don’t do it in front of the whole team”? Belichick and Brady don’t believe in sacred cows. And that’s why they’re the both the G.O.A.T.

[h/t OTM Sports]

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Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton

WPRI, ProvidenceSpectators watching the Buccaneers team compete Sunday during a Rhode Island Preteen Football League game may have noticed a bizarre play on the field.

Spotted among the 13- and 14-year-old players was a 19-year-old man who suited up to compete against players six years his junior. The man is reportedly the older brother of one of the team members. …

“I’m embarrassed, I feel disrespected,” said Alexandra Diaz, the team’s founder. …

According to Diaz, the coach responsible has been fired and the varsity team has been banned for the remainder of its season. …

That means no more games for 60 players and cheerleaders ranging in ages from 9 to 14. …

The coach apologized for what he described as letting his ego get in the way, saying he saw the older teen suited up to play and sent him out to the field. Both the coach and the 19-year-old also said they are remorseful.

Sure, we can all agree this coach did something wrong. But at the same time, I think he deserves a little slack from all of us.

I mean, put yourself in his cleats for a second. He’s tired of losing. He’s got a potential superstar standing right there, fully suited up.Who among us wouldn’t be tempted to put the guy in the game? I’m sure this kind of thing happens all the time. A guy who desperately wants to win looks up and there just happens to be a grown man old enough to command a platoon in Iraq wearing a preteen football uniform. Something like that has to get your competitive juices flowing and, in the heat of battle, make you make a poor decision.

If anything, this coach is guilty of one thing: Caring too much. (Well, that and letting a grownass man with facial hair walk around on the sidelines with his helmet off while trying to pass as a 9 to 14-year-old.) Those 60 families whose kids won’t get to play or cheer the rest of the season might resent him right now, but all he was trying to do was what’s best for Buccaneers football. Would they rather just keep on losing, or miss games because the coach tried to make them great?

This anonymous coach calls it “ego,” I call it “pride.” And if Alexandra Diaz and the Rhode Island Preteen Football League have any pride themselves, they’ll reinstate this good man immediately.

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Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton

Good morning, here is your Wednesday Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

Good morning, here is your Wednesday 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:
NHL: Boston at NY Rangers, 8 p.m. (NBCSN)
NBA: Brooklyn at Boston, 7:30 p.m. (CSN)
NBA: Oklahoma City at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
NBA: Houston at LA Lakers, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN)
MLB: 
Chicago Cubs at Cleveland, 7:08 p.m. (Fox)
MLS: Philadelphia at Toronto FC, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN2)

TUESDAY’S RESULTS:
MLB:
Indians 6, Cubs 0
NHL: Wild 5, Bruins 0
NHL: Devils 5, Coyotes 3
NHL: Red Wings 4, Hurricanes 2
NHL: Penguins 3, Panthers 2
NHL: Lightning 7, Maple Leafs 3
NHL: Flyers 4, Sabres 3
NHL: Flames 4, Blues 1
NHL: Senators 3, Canucks 0
NHL: Kings 3, Blue Jackets 2 
NHL: Stars 3, Jets 2
NHL: Sharks 2, Ducks 1
NBA: Cavaliers 117, Knicks 88
NBA: Spurs 129, Warriors 100
NBA: Trail Blazers 113, Jazz 104

AROUND THE WEB:

Bob Uecker

Bob Uecker

— Major League Baseball fans are eager for life to imitate art.

First there was a failed push for Charlie Sheen, who played fictional Indians pitcher Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn in “Major League,” to throw out the first pitch before Game 1 of the World Series.

Now fans want Bob Uecker to replace Joe Buck in the broadcast booth.

Uecker played fictional Indians announcer Harry Doyle in the movie, and fans are petitioning for the former player and Brewers broadcaster to call a World Series games on Fox.

Even Buck is in favor of this idea.

“Nothing would make me happier than to have Uceker in the booth,” Buck tweeted.

The petition has over 52,000 signatures as of Wednesday morning.

— A former Indiana Hoosiers player is alleging Bobby Knight’s coaching style was even more unconventional than we thought. 

In “Jadlow: On The Rebound,” Todd Jadlow, who played for Knight from 1985-89, claims Knight squeezed players by their testicles, broke a clipboard over Jadlow’s head, punched him in the back of the head, threw tampons at Jadlow’s teammate Daryl Thomas and told team managers to hang up pictures of female genitalia in the locker room.

However, in an interview Jadlow said he loves Knight “like a father.”

“I’m a Knight guy,” Jadlow said. “I’m proud to have played for him and love him like a father; let’s not mistake that. But this was the life we led when we were playing for him.”

Knight was fired from Indiana in 2000 after a videotape surfaced of him choking player Neil Reed during a practice.

Joakim Noah does not like the Cavaliers.

The Knicks center showed his disdain in Cleveland on Tuesday before the two teams took the court. During the Cavaliers’ opening ceremony, Noah had to be told to leave the court when he was still shooting free throws as the ceremony began.

“I was just warming up,” Noah cheekily explained.

Noah did not go into the locker room during the ceremony, as arena personnel had ordered the Knicks to do, and watched from a tunnel instead. He was booed during the pregame introductions.

Prior to the game, Noah congratulated Cleveland on its NBA title, but added, “… even though it’s not a vacation spot.”

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “If we can put it all together, we could be special. … We just have to put it together and find our identity, which is on the defensive end. And if we do that everything else will take care of itself.” — Isaiah Thomas, on how the Celtics can succeed this season

THIS DAY IN SPORTS HISTORY: The Red Sox beat the Cardinals, 4-1, to take Game 3 of the 2004 World Series. Pedro Martinez pitched a gem with six strikeouts in seven shutout innings.

Blog Author: 
Lucy Burdge
Mut and John are talking about the changes happening in the front office with the Red Sox. They also talk about the World Series between the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs and give their predictions for the series.

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Mut and John are talking about the changes happening in the front office with the Red Sox. They also talk about the World Series between the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs and give their predictions for the series.
Mut and John Tomase are talking about the New York Giants finally releasing kicker Josh Brown, and the issue of domestic violence throughout the NFL.

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[0:01:31] ... time I'm the odd the giants today cutting ways with that I Josh Brown their kicker released multiple statements today. By Josh Brown multiples they should couple that for things and Josh Brown a statement from John Mara as well which is a sort of hard to believe but. As we get to the end erode here Josh Brown John I wonder from your perspective. What is next we go forward here because Diana mosque which reported out a great column ...
[0:03:43] ... know where culpable in that sense as well like we focus on Josh Brown in the NFL on the giants and it's like. Molly Brown is like a prop it's like she's not even a real ...
[0:04:16] ... more no more is all the NFL players saying no more including Eli Manning. What about you or he's his brother was bullies he Nate he's one of those guys and it made his teammate Josh ...






Mut and John Tomase are talking about the New York Giants finally releasing kicker Josh Brown, and the issue of domestic violence throughout the NFL.