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 and scores 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 and scores from our news wire.

WEDNESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NBA: Boston at San Antonio, 9:30 p.m. (CSN; ESPN)
NBA: Indiana at Miami, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
NHL: Boston at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
NHL: Philadelphia at Colorado, 10 p.m. (NBCSN)
College basketball: Saint Joseph’s at Princeton, 5 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Chicago State at Northwestern, 7 p.m. (Big Ten Network)
College basketball: Southern University at Baylor, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: UIC at DePaul, 8 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: Green Bay at Wisconsin, 9 p.m. (Big Ten Network)
College basketball: UAPB at Oklahoma State, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Grand Canyon at Arizona, 11 p.m. (ESPNU)

AROUND THE WEB:

Richard Sherman

Richard Sherman

— The Seahawks and the Rams will face off in Thursday Night Football this week, and Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman did not hold back on his feelings about TNF when talking to reporters on Tuesday.

“Poopfest. It’s terrible, we got home like 1 o’clock in the morning, something like that on Monday, and then you’ve got to play again,” Sherman said. “Congratulations, NFL, you did it again. But they’ve been doing it all season, so I guess we’re the last ones to get the middle finger.” 

The Seahawks played the Packers in Green Bay on Sunday and Sherman said his body will only be 50-60 percent recovered by Thursday.

“Because it’s just no regard, it’s hypocritical, as I’ve stated before. They make this huge stance about player safety. Then you put the players in tremendous danger,” Sherman said. “We’ll be well aware come the next CBA negotiations about things like this. There’s really not much you can do right now. It’s part of the revenue, etc., etc. And the league probably has something else up their sleeve. They might have a Friday night game planned. Who knows?”

— Due to security concerns, the Lakers have changed their plans and will not stay at the Trump SoHo hotel before their game against the Nets on Wednesday.

This decision reportedly was fueled by concern about the threat of protests outside the hotel that have erupted there and at Trump Tower since the election in November. The Lakers worried the threat of protests could disrupt the players’ schedules.

The choice reportedly was not politically motivated, as the hotel bears Donald Trump’s name but is not managed by his company.

ICYMI: During the Warriors’ 113-109 win over the Pelicans on Tuesday night, Steph Curry knocked down a jumper that was so good he got a high-five from Pelicans assistant coach Darren Erman.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I haven’t even heard of that, nor do I care about that. I don’t know. I mean, are we really turning in footballs? I don’t have a comment on that. I think teams that do that kind of stuff — I mean, that’s like some Whitey Bulger-type stuff. We don’t do that. Let’s just play football. Line up and I’m thinking about the Denver Broncos right now.” — Julian Edelman, on Ordway, Merloni & Fauria on Tuesday, on the Giants accusing the Steelers of using deflated footballs 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Nate Ebner (27), Fergie Jenkins (74)

Blog Author: 
Lucy Burdge
Our own Christian Fauria disagrees with the outspoken Richard Sherman. Sherman wrote about how much he hates Thursday Night Football, but Fauria says he actually really liked playing in those games.
Mut reacts to the surprising news that actor Alan Thicke died Tuesday afternoon. Talking about the show 'Growing Pains' prompts Mut to talk about some all-time great tv dads.

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Mut and John are talking about the brief football PSI controversy over the weekend and the league's swift response to and dismissal of the issue in comparison with the way they went about going after the Patriots and Tom Brady during Deflategate.

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Mut and John are talking about the Patriots performance on Monday and how this was the kind of game where the Pats showed that they have the makeup of a potential Super Bowl winning team

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Mut talks more about the Patriots win over the Baltimore Ravens, and how the Super Bowl odds have changed after the Patriots performance on Monday Night.
Mut is giving his thoughts on the Patriots 30-23 win over the Baltimore Ravens on Monday night, and he talks about this Ravens team being a big test for the Patriots heading into the playoffs

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Dale and Michael take Rich Keefe on his virgin voyage to the land of Bill Belichick. We talk to Bill about the win over the Ravens, Malcolm Mitchell, Cyrus Jones, next week against the Broncos and much more.

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Dale and Michael take Rich Keefe on his virgin voyage to the land of Bill Belichick. We talk to Bill about the win over the Ravens, Malcolm Mitchell, Cyrus Jones, next week against the Broncos and much more.