David Ross joined the show to talk a little bit about his foot injury, but mostly about some of the other guys on the team. He spoke about Jackie Bradley Jr's defense, Pedroia's leadership, and how well Christian Vasquez is playing.
Florida State football coach Jimbo Fisher puts peanuts in his Diet Coke, and Tim learns that this is actually normal,... in the south. Lou learns that he can get his yard trimmed up nice by goats. Christian sparks a conversation about the stupidest things ever done in the name of love.
With the non-waiver trade deadline a mere 8 days away, Buster talks about the market for guys like Cliff Lee, Jake Peavy, Koji Uehara, and the injuries Dustin Pedroia might be dealing with.
Albert Breer,NFL Network, reported that Bill Belichick would like to win a Super Bowl after Tom Brady retires. The thought is that Bill is always trying to build his legacy and if he could win an additional title with a QB other than Brady, it would put him in an even higher echelon of coaches. MFB discuss the coaching greats of NFL's past, and decide if Belichick needs to accomplish more to eclipse them.

Michael Sam responded to Tony Dungy‘s comments to the Tampa Tribune that he wouldn’t have drafted the openly gay Rams rookie because he would be a distraction and things wouldn’t go “totally smooth.”

Michael Sam

Michael Sam

“Thank God he wasn’t the St. Louis Rams coach,” Sam told ESPN’s Nick Wagoner on Tuesday. “I have a lot of respect for Coach Dungy. And like everyone in American, everyone is entitled to their own opinions.”

Dungy’s comments sparked controversy and discussions amongst many. The former Colts coach later clarified his take on Sam in a statement.

Whether or not Sam is a distraction is ultimately up to  Jeff Fisher. And the Rams coach told ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike in the Morning Wednesday that Sam has “absolutely not” been a distraction.

“Let’s define distraction,” Fisher said. “There were a couple of extra cameras during early OTAs. There may have been an extra camera yesterday as rookies reported and went on the field the first time. Mike’s a very passionate athlete. He’s very focused on trying to make this football team. … He worked really hard during the summer, and he’s doing a good job.”

Fisher said there will be no limits placed on Sam’s media availability during training camp. He said he has no problem with Dungy’s comments.

“I’m going to assume some that maybe things were taken out of context,” Fisher said. “But everybody’s entitled to their own opinion. Coaches are going to have differences of opinion during the draft. … I’m not concerned. Tony’s entitled to his opinion as everybody is and so are and right now we think we have a pretty good thing going.”

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Nick Canelas

Rockies All-Star shortstop and major league batting leader Troy Tulowitzki has been placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a left hip flexor strain.

Tulowitzki hurt himself while running out a ground ball in Pittsburgh on Saturday. He missed the next two games before going to the DL.

Tulowitzki’s lower-body issues date back to 2008 when he tore his left quadriceps tendon.

“That ’08 injury really put me behind the 8-ball because when you completely tear a muscle, it never gets the same again,” he said. “All the other muscles have to help support. I knew it was going to be a long road back from that injury.

“I didn’t know to the extent, but here we are six years later and it’s still giving me issues.”

Tulowitzki is hitting .340 and is third in the National League with 21 home runs.

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Nick Canelas
At Bill Belichick's Wednesday morning press conference, he revealed that Gronk has been cleared to play and will NOT start the season on the PUP list, as was speculated in the previous weeks. MFB talks about what this news means to the team's Super Bowl expectations.

Robert Newhouse, who played running back for the Cowboys for 12 seasons, died Tuesday after a battle with heart disease. He was 64.

Newhouse died at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He suffered a stroke in 2010.

The running back played in three Super Bowls, with one victory, and ran for 4,784 yards in his NFL career.

Newhouse was drafted by the Cowboys in the second round of the 1972 draft out of the University of Houston, where he ran for a school-record 1,757 yards as a senior. He retired in 1983.

Newhouse is survived by his wife, Nancy, and four children.

Blog Author: 
Nick Canelas

The Chargers agreed to a two-year contract extension with running back Danny Woodhead, the team announced Tuesday.

Woodhead signed a two-year contract with San Diego as a free agent last offseason after three productive years with the Patriots. His new deal runs through the 2016 season.

“Danny is an integral part of our offense,” general manager Tom Telesco said. “His work ethic and on-field production were key elements last year. We look forward to having him be a part of the Chargers organization into the future.”

Woodhead put up career numbers in catches (76), yards (605) and touchdowns (six) last season.

 

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Nick Canelas
Pat Bowlen

Pat Bowlen

Longtime Broncos owner Pat Bowlen has resigned control of the team due to his battle with Alzheimer’s disease, the team announced Wednesday. Team president Joe Ellis will accept control of the Broncos.

“In recent years, Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen has taken a reduced role with his team while courageously and privately battling Alzheimer’s disease,” the team said in a statement.

“The Broncos are very saddened that Mr. Bowlen is no longer able to be part of the team’s daily operations due to his condition. We continue to offer our full support, compassion and respect to ‘Mr. B,’ who has faced Alzheimer’s disease with such dignity and strength.”

Ellis started as Denver’s marketing director from 1983 to 1985. He rejoined the team in 1998 as its executive vice president of business operations. Ellis was named chief operating officer in 2008 and team president in 2011.

Bowlen, 70, purchased the Broncos in 1984. Denver reached six Super Bowls and won two in his 30 years in charge. Bowlen told The Denver Post in May 2009 that he was dealing with short-term memory loss. He told the team Tuesday his condition had worsened to Alzheimer’s.

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Nick Canelas