Rob talked about the frat like atmosphere in Fort Myers.

[0:06:17] ... won day one quote level with the glove around first he's using Mike Napoli from Arkansas at did not renew global we've heard that that's why now if you. Pablo slimmed down there are saying there's pictures of Pablo this world. And now I thought is that his full and showed up I saw pictures of Pablo at Disney world in the it is obvious that is right. And it looks the same outlook. The two big big problems here obviously they're ...
[0:07:47] ... everything that few cats are right. Pocket for the next week who Brian Cashman not to sleep in Terry cash Microsoft. Can't wait. Since the recession next week's a straight deadlines that come out. ...




The guys discussed Brady's latest vacation.

Welcome to Thursday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

Welcome to Thursday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

THURSDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NHL: Bruins at Predators, 8 p.m. (NESN)
NHL: Red Wings at Penguins, 7 p.m. (NBCSN)
NBA: Bulls at Cavaliers, 8 p.m. (TNT)
NBA: Spurs at Clippers, 10:30 p.m. (TNT)
College basketball: SMU at UConn, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Tennessee at Kentucky, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Charleston Southern at Gardner-Webb, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Missouri State at Wichita State, 7 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: Maryland at Minnesota, 8 p.m. (Big Ten Network)
College basketball: Belmont at Eastern Kentucky, 8 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Wisconsin at Michigan State, 9 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Cincinnati at Tulsa, 9 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: Utah at UCLA, 10 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: California at Washington, 11 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: BYU at San Diego, 11 p.m. (ESPNU)

AROUND THE WEB:

Peyton Manning continues to remain quiet about his alleged sexual assault and defamatory comments about his accuser, but his critics are getting louder.

A national women’s rights group on Wednesday called for companies to halt their dealings with the Broncos quarterback until more details are known about what happened.

“Nationwide Insurance and Papa John’s Pizza must show their customers that they will never stand for sexual violence — and suspend their relationships with Manning pending further investigation,” UltraViolet co-founder Nita Chaudhary said in a statement.

UltraViolet, which previously called for commissioner Roger Goodell to step down after his initial ruling on the Ray Rice domestic violence incident in 2014, said the league should sideline Manning.

“While it is outrageous that the University of Tennessee chose to turn a blind eye to sexual violence by student athletes like Manning, it would be flat-out unacceptable for the NFL and major companies like Nationwide Insurance and Papa John’s Pizza to continue to stand with Manning in light of emerging evidence,” Chaudhary said in the statement. “The NFL should thoroughly investigate this incident before allowing Manning to play or work in [the] NFL again.”

— Boxer/politician Manny Pacquiao apologized for his comments criticizing gay people as “worse than animals,” but it wasn’t enough to stop him from losing his endorsement deal with Nike.

The company announced Wednesday that it found Pacquiao’s comments “abhorrent” and no longer would do business with him.

Pacquiao, a congressman in his native Philippines who is running for a spot in the Senate, made his comments in a televised interview. In his apology, the evangelical Christian said he still opposes gay marriage but loves all people.

Bob Arum, who is promoting Pacquiao’s April 9 fight against Timothy Bradley, took a stronger stand, saying he is “diametrically opposed” to Pacquiao’s stance. He also compared Pacquiao to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

“Instead of promoting a fight with a fighter I’m promoting a fight with a politician,” Arum said. “It’s like if Donald Trump was a boxer and I was promoting Donald Trump when he was running for president. I would be killed by the media for all the stupid statements he is making.”

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman showed no sympathy for Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman, upholding the former Bruin’s 20-game suspension for cross-checking an official during a game last month.

Wideman appeared to be shaken up after taking a hit in the corner when he skated toward his bench, found linesman Don Henderson in front of him and pushed him to the ice. Despite the suggestion that Wideman might have been concussed, and his later apology to Henderson, Bettman held firm.

“I do not see a basis for a lesser penalty, particularly given the severity of the conduct involved,” Bettman wrote in his decision. “On the other hand, I have the authority to impose a more substantial suspension, and I am troubled by Mr. Wideman’s total failure to accept any responsibility for his actions.

“Indeed, although he made much at the hearing about the apologies he had already made to Mr. Henderson, the sincerity of those apologies rings somewhat hollow given the text message he sent to a teammate on Feb. 2 — after the conclusion of the hearing before Mr. Campbell — that ‘the only problem and the only reason I’m here is cause the stupid refs and stupid media.’ “

Bettman noted that he could have increased the suspension but did not due to Wideman’s “prior exemplary disciplinary record.”

Wideman will appeal the decision to a neutral arbitrator, becoming the first player to do so under the new collective bargaining agreement.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Feb. 18, 1930, which Bruins goaltender set an NHL record for most wins in a season when he recorded his 31st with a 3-2 victory over the visiting Canadiens?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I’m not sure how much an old-school guy can add to the game today. It’s become a young man’s game, especially with all of the technology stuff you’ve got to be involved in. I’m not very good at it. I don’t enjoy it like other people do. I’m not going to sit there today and look at all of these [expletive] numbers and try to predict this guy is going to be a great player. OPS this. OPS that. GPS. LCS’s. DSD’s. You know who has good numbers? Good [expletive] players.” Mets manager Terry Collins

STAT OF THE DAY: 13 — Consecutive losses for the Boston College basketball team, a school record, following Wednesday’s 65-54 setback vs. Clemson

‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): Clemson’s Jaron Blossomgame looks like he’s going in for a layup but instead throws down a big-time dunk on Boston College.

Nuggets rookie Nikola Jokic hits a backward shot from three-quarters court.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Tiny Thompson

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Former Styx lead singer Dennis DeYoung was born on this day in 1947.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Spar
Mikey and Christian are talking about two of the Red Sox lightning rods, Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez, and what to hope to get from them this season

[0:00:33] ... into the clubhouse for a meeting with his new mentor. Infield coach Brian Butterfield. Ramirez relayed that he'd been working with a Red Sox executive. The last group the editors in Miami for the last five ...
[0:02:04] ... that's what is championing the camping how do you champagne. Yeah our Champ Bailey can champion maybe. But I don't wanna hear about a 77 forces Mikey what about love shoulder I think that with they'll ...
[0:04:57] ... picture we just received tonight is skinny Santa ball and he's at Disney World who's actually girls that wanna stand with them and take pictures so. You know he must've lost some weight. All and all ...
[0:08:08] ... Manning. Didn't even defend the bill went so far to say that Peyton Manning is the wind is victim of the smear campaign now. I mean I had to find it in here and should be ...






Mikey, Mut, and Christian Arcand are talking about the Red Sox as spring training opens tomorrow with the official reporting date for pitchers and catchers.
Mikey and Mut are talking Celtics and the trade deadline. Mikey really, really wants Kevin Love on the Celtics.
Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss the retirement of Jerod Mayo, how he can be replaced, and the return of a familiar offensive line coach.
Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss the retirement of Jerod Mayo, how he can be replaced, and the return of a familiar offensive line coach.
Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss what some of the Celtics options might be at the deadline tomorrow.