Lou, Christian and Tim talk about the shortcomings of Roger Goodell and his staff regarding the situation surround Ray Rice and his suspension. Tim thinks Goodell should be fired and Christian doesn't. The callers weigh in as Lou builds his own opinion.

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In a controlled interview, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell spoke to Norah O'Donnell on CBS to address the video that TMZ released. The video showed Ravens RB Ray Rice knocking out his fiance.

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[0:21:03] ... to come on the Roger Goodell interview from yesterday on CBS. Also John Farrell manager of the Boston Red Sox will try to get an update from him on Dustin Pedroia. That's coming up as well 937 W. ...





The Bills reached a “definitive agreement” Tuesday to sell the team to the owners of the NHL‘s Sabres.

The Pegulas, who already have substantial clout in the Buffalo area, bid an NFL-record $1.4 billion to buy Bills from late owner Ralph Wilson‘s estate, much higher then the team’s estimated $935 million value. The previous high came when Stephen Ross bought the Dolphins for $1.1 million in 2009. The Bills’ new owners plan to keep the team in Buffalo.

“It is gratifying to reassure these great fans that the two franchises, so important to our region are here to stay,” Terry Pegula said in a statement released by the Sabres. “Ralph Wilson left an indelible mark on our community and we will strive every day to honor his legacy.”

Other prospective owners included groups headed by rock star Jon Bon Jovi and one led by Donald Trump. Some feared that the Bills would move to Canada if Bon Jovi took control of the franchise. Mary Wilson, the team’s controlling owner, said her late husband would have been happy with the Pegulas’ decision to keep the team in Buffalo.

“Ralph would have been pleased with the sale of the team to the Terry Pegula family, who have been so committed to Buffalo and the western New York region,”Wilson said. “He loved his team and he cherished the fans, and his legacy will remain for all time.”

Blog Author: 
Andrew Battifarano
John Farrell joined the midday show due to the early game, and confirmed that Dustin Pedroia will likely be inactive for the rest of the season. Farrell also spoke the need to get Rusney Castillo into the majors before the end of the year, and where the team stands with Koji Uehara's situation.

The sports world is still reacting to the shocking Ray Rice video and the player’s subsequent release from the Ravens.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell claimed in a CBS interview Tuesday he had not seen the video of Rice punching his then-fiancee Janay Palmer inside an elevator in Atlantic City. Goodell and the league had only suspended Rice for two games before the second video was released.

“We had not seen any video tape of what occurred in the elevator,” Goodell said in the interview. “We assumed that there was a video, we asked for the video, we asked for anything that was pertinent, but we were never granted that opportunity.” 

The Ravens and coach Jim Harbaugh initially supported Rice after the incident occurred in February. In July, Harbaugh said he would “stand behind” Rice and was “proud” of how the running back handled the situation. After the TMZ video was released this week, though, Harbaugh said his feelings on the matter were swayed in the other direction.

“[The video] is something we saw for the first time today. All of us,” Harbaugh said. “It changed things, of course. It made things a little bit different.”

Jets backup quarterback Mike Vick, who spent more than a year in jail for organizing a dog-fighting ring, said Rice’s actions have no place in the game.

“It’€™s very sensitive,” Vick said. “I think we all got to realize as professional athletes that we are professionals. And we have to be able to maintain our poise in all situations, on and off the field. There’€™s just no room for that.”

While most have disapproved of Rice’s actions, boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. said he thinks the NFL overreacted. Mayweather, who previously pleaded guilty to domestic violence charges and spent two months in jail in 2012, said there are other things people do that aren’t seen by the cameras.

“I think there’s a lot worse things that go on in other people’s households, also,” Mayweather said. “It’s just not caught on video, if that’s safe to say.”

Blog Author: 
Andrew Battifarano
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.

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The guys discussed Roger Goodell's performance last night.

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John, Kirk and Bradford opened the show discussing Goodell's one on one on CBS.

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Here are the highlights from Wednesday’s headlines on Dennis & Callahan with Kirk Minihane, John Dennis and guest host Rob Bradford. To hear the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.

– Massachusetts Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley won the primary Tuesday with 42 percent of the vote and will face off against Republican Charlie Baker in November. Minihane wasn’t afraid to say who he’d be pulling for in this year’s election.

“I’m going to tell you right now, I’m not going to tell you who to vote for. I would just say this: Vote Baker, vote Baker once, vote Baker twice, vote Baker often,” he said.

Dennis said he’d offer his media training assistance to Coakley or Baker, whom he said could be more polished.

Said Dennis: “Charlie, call me. I can help you win this thing. Charlie does need some help, by the way.”

The hosts ran a clip of Coakley’s victory speech, when she saluted the workers of Market Basket, whose strike dominated the news last month. Dennis said that her mention of the supermarket has swayed his opinion.

“Anybody who mentions Market Basket — off my list.”

– Carlo Dellaverson, an NBC online news producer, made a secret Valentine’s Day sex tape with his unknowing girlfriend and posted it online. On Tuesday he was charged with disseminating unlawful surveillance and harassment

When Dennis saw Dellaverson’s picture, Dennis with some amazement said he thought Dellaverson had a striking resemblance to a certain NFL commissioner.

“He looks like Roger Goodell. … He looks like a cross between Roger Goodell and Peyton Manning,” Dennis said.

Blog Author: 
Andrew Battifarano

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