Welcome to Monday’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 Monday’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.

MONDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
College hockey: Beanpot consolation, Northeastern vs. Harvard, 4:30 p.m. (NESN)
College hockey: Beanpot championship, Boston College vs. Boston University, 8 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-AM)
NBA: Magic at Hawks, 8 p.m. (NBA TV)
College basketball: Women, UConn at South Carolina, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Louisville at Duke, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: St. John’s at Georgetown, 7 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: Oklahoma State at TCU, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Colgate at Army, 7:30 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: Notre Dame at Clemson, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Texas at Oklahoma, 9 p.m. (ESPN)

AROUND THE WEB:

— Sunday’s Super Bowl will go down as one of the least entertaining ever, a defensive snoozefest that was filled with mistakes by both teams. And as a whole, the Super Bowl commercials were similarly disappointing.

However, there were some memorable spots, including the bizarre PuppyMonkeyBaby commercial for Mountain Dew’s Kickstart energy drink. In an effort to promote the fact that the product is a combination of dew, juice and caffeine, the company featured a creature with a puppy’s head, a monkey’s upper body and a baby’s bottom half (including diaper). The animal enters a room with three men and starts chanting “PuppyMonkeyBaby” while distributing the drink. It then licks the face of one of the men before leading them out the door in a dance.

The commercial horrified many viewers, but it certainly appeared to be generating the most buzz.

Tweeted James Bates of Fox Sports: I’m scared of commercial breaks now. . . #puppymonkeybaby might start lickin’ stuff again.

Joked comedian Patton Oswalt: That puppy monkey baby is already being used in ISIS recruiting videos. #SB50

— One year after Marshawn Lynch was left on the sideline during the game-deciding play of the Super Bowl, the Seahawks running back appeared to indicated that he’ll be on the sideline for good.

During the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game, Lynch tweeted a picture of a pair of cleats hanging from a power line along with a peace emoji. The team retweeted it along with the hashtag #ThankYouBeastMode but said there would be no further comment.

Lynch’s teammates followed with tributes to the 29-year-old, who was able to play just seven regular-season games this season due an abdominal injury that required surgery. He finished with just 111 carries for 417 yards.

Wrote quarterback Russell Wilson: Honor playing with one of the best running backs of all time! Going to miss sharing the backfield with you 24.

Tweeted cornerback Richard Sherman: Salute to my guy @MoneyLynch . . . It was an honor sharing the field with you.

— The Browns have made it clear they plan to part ways with troubled quarterback Johnny Manziel, but new coach Hue Jackson is attempting to handle the situation delicately.

Speaking to Cleveland.com over the weekend, Jackson first expressed concern for Manziel’s ex-girlfriend, who allegedly was involved in a domestic dispute with Manziel last week. Dallas police said Friday that they are launching a criminal investigation into the incident.

As for Manziel, Jackson said. “I don’t know Johnny. I’ve never talked to Johnny. But I don’t want to see any young man’s life be at risk in any situation.”

Added Jackson: “I know our organization well enough that the powers-that-be would reach out and create any environment that could help. Because we’re not about hurting people. We’re about saving people. I know that without question.”

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Feb. 8, 1960, who was named the first coach in Patriots history?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Whenever you get a chance to run up and down and move the ball like we did tonight, it’s fun. And not only that, we were making shots. When everybody’s making shots, everybody’s happy.” Celtics guard Avery Bradley, after the Celtics128-119 victory over the Kings

STAT OF THE DAY: 11 — Consecutive seasons with 30 goals for Capitals star Alex Ovechkin — who scored his 30th of this season in Sunday’s 3-2 victory over the Flyers — making him just the third player in NHL history (along with Wayne Gretzky and Mike Gartner) to score 30 goals in each of his first 11 seasons

‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): Magic center Nikola Vucevic hits a fallaway at the buzzer for a win over the Hawks.

Just before halftime in the same game, Hawks forward Thabo Sefolosha hits a buzzer-beater from beyond halfcourt.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Lou Saban

SOOTHING SOUNDS: The late Dan Seals, lead singer of England Dan and John Ford Coley before embarking on a country music career, was born on this day in 1948.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Spar
Christian previews Super Bowl 50 and puts a bow on the 2015 NFL Season.
Picard and Price give their predictions for SB50 later today.

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[0:02:47] ... miserable. The report I read before we jump off his final segment. Peyton Manning was very emotional in the team meeting. Last night very emotional the last rodeo hey as long as he doesn't cry on ...
[0:03:26] ... it is a real honor. And globally back to work with dale Christian Fauria fall Troy all those guys. I think of that my seventh year doing in a fall Sunday saw three year to an ...





Picard and Price react to some of the more recent developments in the Peyton Manning/HGH "scandal". It's starting to look more and more like a potential cover-up took place.

[0:00:16] ... I think that's the one of the they really do happen. Not Carolina Panthers cornerback Josh Norman. Speed and Eric Super Bowl week. It is Super Bowl Sunday and this is the final episode of NFL Sunday. Of the season. Had a phenomenal year and the way out there ...
[0:01:18] ... fun as we agree here. Something else that I take very seriously Peyton. Manning. And it's not as THE more because if you. Read the Washington Post report couple days ago. Not. They went pretty adept on. What Peyton Manning's camp did and the lights that they went through to try and yes I'll say it but it's been up. Now the ...
[0:04:56] ... we have the 'cause also what does Washington Post report is that. Peyton Manning's camp led by Ari Fleischer to powerful dude note powerful people. And where the White House so I mean you can only ...
[0:05:29] ... they went to the guy institute and they were just look at Peyton Manning and Ashley managed by C. I still had a quote I should look at. And search and investigate. Okay sounds good this ...






Picard and Price discuss some of crazy prop bets that one can wager on tonight - Lady Gaga, Coldplay, Stephen Curry, Archie Manning, earthquakes, Donald Trump ... these are just some of the factors taken into consideration for various prop bets this year.

[0:04:55] ... the same women are the same old ladies who wrote letters about cam Newton's dancing or tennis or writing letters about Lady Gaga. Period of two minutes and twenty seconds to say she's around 230. And ...
[0:06:32] ... in New Hampshire primary a total points scored by the when it's Super Bowl team. LA we've got to talk about your blog at all my phone upside otters don't props. I've of that. I didn't know you got to do that. Trump this is it is a serious propped up truck percentage points in New Hampshire primary minus 200. What total points scored by the winning Super Bowl team plus 150 what will be high. Going troop. Would barely go tropic of living is gonna be really good defense in ...
[0:12:26] ... yes. All of them among the 44 and a half I hit Peyton Manning I think this is an easy one. Total blessing God's fault under 235. Under. It's going on I'm going and what goes ...
[0:13:07] ... one yeah. I did that they're not asking him to be the Peyton Manning now. I still think it Peyton Manning has not admitting that he's still good for 240 and. That he's Daiei to 48 he gets it. He ought and its ...






Danny and Price react to the HOF class that was announced last night. They get into the names and legacies, especially a questionable one in Tony Dungy.

[0:00:58] ... class that has no mention of the trending now. Headlines Brett Bob Marvin Harrison Tony Dungy caddie this snake stabler. Anything that that jumps off it to you with this one I don't want what are last night yeah a lot of people at least. Aaron New England were pretty upset that Tony Dungy. Was how it into politics yet and I think the you can go back and forth under and first ball I think stable when there's community devotion Burnham before. Favre I guess the discussion only took less than ten seconds. Before these it yet season it's not a prominent Marvin Harrison what is really interesting. For the simple fact that it's his induction speech is going to be a lot of fun to listen to because people are heard talk before he wasn't a bailout yet he went around last night. That the Tony Dungy thing it is is. Fascinating and a couple of the first the ball. If you're gonna put Tony Dungy and all formatting to only put on for personal for him before the former raiders coach first up first Latin American coach ...
[0:02:48] ... look up a book that the win totals here for coaches. So. Tony Dungy in Jimmie Johnson is. Let me Jimmie Johnson should be let me also preface this by saying out of all the hall ...
[0:03:32] ... at these numbers whereas upwards of them conferred. That Jeter's career wins. Tony Dungy. Let's a couple of plays to Orlando Pace linebacker Kevin Green. I believe Fulham a wc W tag team champion of the world expect lets anyone. Now I love you know adult as he's answered all called top liquidity aback he called it. Is Tony Dungy 139 wins at the coach 22 all time. He is. Behind the likes of Mike Holmgren. Nodded and the memories. Tom Coughlin. Marty Schottenheimer went to redeem the coach on the whole thing. The wanna Super Bowl. Maybe that narrative around him changes are beyond what ...
[0:04:40] ... don't act I don't sooner or get fired up he's not edit Tony Dungy. Whether he got in but it didn't I I still it's not subnet. I wasn't jacked up last night when I called ...






Danny and Price chat about Cam Newton and the Panthers' offense this season leading into the Super Bowl. Both think he was deserving of the MVP award, but they differ a little on Cam's 2015-16 season compared to the history of other QB's in the league.

[0:01:28] ... much out. Other than a couple things that mention again the MVP Cam Newton but I mean it was not a surprise that several rich on that comment. I did the MVP in my week aged. ...
[0:03:21] ... talk specifically about the numbers specific about the individual quarterbacking numbers. Bats cam Newton's season while we really good is still not im. Good of the pantheon of. Top five top ten quarterback performances Baltimore records ...
[0:06:54] ... percentage of teams total yards. I think is really really interest and Drew Brees in 2012. 5182. Yards between passing or running count for Sydney point 8% of his team RTM Newton was second. This past ...
[0:07:55] ... Also it because I think back of what. I had expected from cam Newton's 34 years ago. I just and that's I don't think that and misses getting to the eye test what I see from ...






Danny and Price chat about Cam Newton and the Panthers' offense this season leading into the Super Bowl. Both think he was deserving of the MVP award, but they differ a little on Cam's 2015-16 season compared to the history of other QB's in the league.

[0:01:28] ... much out. Other than a couple things that mention again the MVP Cam Newton but I mean it was not a surprise that several rich on that comment. I did the MVP in my week aged. ...
[0:03:21] ... talk specifically about the numbers specific about the individual quarterbacking numbers. Bats cam Newton's season while we really good is still not im. Good of the pantheon of. Top five top ten quarterback performances Baltimore records ...
[0:06:54] ... percentage of teams total yards. I think is really really interest and Drew Brees in 2012. 5182. Yards between passing or running count for Sydney point 8% of his team RTM Newton was second. This past ...
[0:07:55] ... Also it because I think back of what. I had expected from cam Newton's 34 years ago. I just and that's I don't think that and misses getting to the eye test what I see from ...






PIcard and Price discuss the insanely strange presser from Roger Goodell on Friday at the site of the Super Bowl and his "state of the league" address. The guys can't get over some of his responses to the PSI questions and his answers about the data that was retrieved this season. Goodell talks and talk and talks ... in circles.

[0:01:27] ... some of those people that. I want. Carolina out like the flow Peyton Manning in the Denver Broncos don't see Peyton Manning win. Another championship and and be what 22 in the Super Bowl if he loses UB. 130 that's that's the thing that ...
[0:02:02] ... what Aqib Talib I. It's I think it does to document the Peyton Manning Tom Brady that's what it comes down and it people. But because when you look at Peyton Manning's numbers is no denying him that he's one of the all time great quarterbacks in this week yet evenly on receipt of talking we're gonna get into some halt and stop last night eight inductees as I mention I know you have. Have written a couple pieces lately even last night. On WEEI dot com we'll get into that. You know it basically saying that they hadn't should be coupled patriots. And I don't sell Lebanon's last night there are no England. Like a Tony Dungy drive and some people crazy will get into that. But Peyton Manning I mean he's a sure thing hall and a but when you bring it into the conversation of boost about a quarterback. In history Italy on Brady. Or Peyton Manning I don't think people want Peyton Manning adding another championship to his resume because let's face it. When you add multiple championships that's a pretty pretty good clashed at the end. Right to have two championships and not only to. Then we'll get through which we to be for keeps so that's added on and now look at. If you blitz enemy out there you know all that if you a lot of up against the wall and take and Tom Brady all day every day. And I think I'd be telling you that if I was sitting in a basement somewhere in. Cincinnati ...
[0:07:38] ... the owner's standpoint. Like the good fight collapse the patriots and collected Tom Brady who did the best player on the patriots well if I do that. Then I want the ball and get some on ...
[0:19:38] ... 937. Sir Paul Sunday. Chris will do all banged up is well Peyton Manning good dal I'll talk about the game I have. A sheet of prop bets right what fourteen pages I think we got ...