Christian gives his three keys to the Patriots' match-up with the Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX

[0:02:55] ... keep Seattle feel good about themselves you know you finally stuff much John Lynch. You know you finally stop of these guys don't need that stupid but honestly you think it's close. And now we're gonna ...
[0:04:10] ... especially on third down a lot of the same way they did Aaron Rodgers. They might rushed three guys that may not allow him to run around they're gonna play cover their tracks they were those receivers who are the best receiving corps. In the NFL. And they're gonna try it out and make him. Just force him to throw the football the pitchers did against Aaron Rodgers and it worked their way Aaron Rodgers running all over the place like 1520 seconds. Down on the red zone but he wasn't able to complete the pass it's ...
[0:08:02] ... they constant route anyway. But that there's three keys three scenes from Christian Fauria authored by. Or one that gas industry. Or sappy. But it predicts that that is yours bank mountain bikers and opt first ...
[0:09:03] ... that for control from it dealt sits at the desk flips off Ray Lewis this is mixed martial law. That goes after anybody else to go visit but he lost my I'll talk trash Donovan McNabb ...

Wrapping up the show's week on radio row.

[0:00:13] ... in Boston and I anchor and storm coverage back here you know Whitey Bulger murdered people don't you like to but it's such a reference that I thought took a look at this guy he's and I want no part. And where he's sitting C a the other side of the ball I could see him right with your friends and Gerri aren't the turnaround right now. I'll tell you this a head coach another team. Really your kid what they say we set goals I set I was able to play twelve balls and take them. That's not too. Carol it's it will never be involved. I truly public Johnny Weir is there one floating out there there's not one letting up never gonna live at the pain and our library and anything. I think it's ridiculous you can't tell you get your foot all of that plated however little lessons that he is gay watch you be a great. In 1919 black Sox break the World Series. Blues. In 24 in between fifty what were what was being accused is the Seahawks. Rigged the Egyptian game. But for the ...

Show favorite Mad Dog Russo joins the guys to look at Sunday's game and the response he has seen to deflategate.

[0:05:33] ... they hate Belichick and they're jealous of Brady's isn't it guys like Troy Aikman and Jerry Rice and Mark Brunell all these guys. They're not. Exactly. Objective. They're just. Flip but it's relishing enjoying Ivica. But the spiked it never happens you ...
[0:06:40] ... obviously some sort of been wasted day flew by name at the Fred Couples and that bought us the average sports do you think. And Nash the national perspective on breeze shifted dramatically pac ten days ...
[0:08:29] ... that's outrageous. It's ought to think about it compared to lose these Super Bowls in a row. I think that those in the patriots favor I think Jerry I'd. I'd hate to be motivated by the ...

Kravitz calls in to put a wrap on the deflategate this week's coverage. He details some of the twitter attacks he has received from Patriots fans.

[0:00:00] ... Our very last live guests on Super Bowl for Knight is the same person with our very first guest as Super Bowl for night again. A dozen days ago pal Bob Kravitz from Indianapolis. Broke the story that. There's an investigation going on as to whether the patriots had deflated. The balls for the AFC championship game is Indiana's favorite son Bob Kravitz and Bob the first question is is there any consolation in your mind. That Greg Doyle has overtaken in past few as ...
[0:03:05] ... which air or Eric Hernandez is doing right now. We're talking to Bob Kravitz from from Indianapolis and Bobby what. Even if nothing is found even Roger Goodell at some point stands up and say you ...
[0:03:39] ... it's like it's like of people around here is that ever the Indianapolis Colts piped in. A crowd always into the into the you know RCA dome and he didn't do that. Well yeah you're right him and they never they never even investigated because there's not being spewed that. I'd you'd think that Tom Brady's good name will be restored. Within about 35 seconds and you know I don't think. I don't think this messes up their legs civic spike he always gonna eager. You know and I you know the fact they have and I don't believe that there is there's policies and you're but the fact that they have won a Super Bowl. And spike in his opinion hangs over them. Just a little bit the least in the view of people outside of New ...
[0:06:09] ... been here all week and I was a little audit the damn Super Bowl. Rules on it that. It's just. I'm all up PS size and be like yeah and you know when Roger Rucker itself. On my experiences and it's Super Bowl or early dominant defense. Verses of very good to dominant office the dominant defense when it's. And the ways CO split right nodding their average amount of the numbers in front of me. But there ever in my forty points per game over either the last six the last eight seems like you remember. Alongside that Seattle was the very. He's very close. Strangely low scoring game in the Super Bowl but. The bureau. Our Bob rest assured that the next time you. Sneak into New England under the cover of darkness if ...

Old friend Boomer Esiason drops by to give his take on the big game. Boomer thinks the Patriots will prevail in the desert.

[0:00:35] ... yah even match up on Sunday is this among. The most fascinating Super Bowl ever anticipated and well cover. It is an and their effort ever reasons guys or one I've never I can't remember last time ball deep fences in terms of the secondary is headed decided advantage against the wide receivers now. Weathered dock rock climbs up as a wide receiver on Richard Sherman the first couple plays or games whether or not that elbows LT. That will be interesting but. I think it's going to be a struggle for both of these offenses and even Tom Brady said last week goes Seattle. Nothing's easy in the same thing could be said for the New England Patriots the interesting thing here for me is whether or not. Seattle can generate any sort of big play in their passing game ...
[0:02:27] ... say the same thing is probably going on in Green Bay with Aaron Rodgers just the other way. So I don't ask don't guys turning on Tom ready I just think guys in his Singh Tom ...

All the latest news stories brought to you by Kirk Minihane including the opening of the Aaron Hernandez murder trial.

[0:01:32] ... as they found out. That Aaron Hernandez. The celebrity. Football player the New England patriot. As a friend. Of old Lloyds Aaron never had a chance. It was Colfer. They set out on an investigation ladies and ...
[0:14:23] ... Cooler. And and how we're told him that some people are reading Tom Brady's body language and they think he's a little nervous. I think just the opposite and well tell me what you thinker but ...
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Dino, Gerry and Kirk kick off their final day from radio row in Arizona. Gerry and Kirk explain how they met Robert O'Neill, the man who took out Bin Laden.

[0:00:52] ... Think it would answer questions mother and then as I tweeted. New Super Bowl media in new blow yesterday when Masha listed on this look you look at me I'm answering questions races and says. Marcia ...
[0:01:44] ... you're with the aids. And watch the network's morning and Robert. Maginnis Heath Evans. It's funny like the weighs in when it snooped on that he's a song. It's it's amazing. Justin nasty. And at some ...
[0:16:23] ... that he can handle it. Johnny well you know like you said Logan Mankins I'd think you'd equity. And down its. Where do. If that they go with it could handle. The size factor. He's kind ...
[0:17:51] ... to different. Sizes are right. Screw them by idly and at last Super Bowl weekend has arrived the commissioner the commissioner speaking is it ten elevenths elect anybody at 1 o'clock eastern 1 o'clock. Let's hear ...

Rita Jeptoo, who set a women’s course record in winning the 2014 Boston Marathon, was suspended by Athletics Kenya for two years for using performance-enhancing drugs.

Jeptoo tested positive for the blood-booster EPO in September, one month before she won the Chicago Marathon for the second straight year.

She has denied doping, calling the accusations “lies,” but her governing organization ruled against her.

“AK followed due process in her matter and it was appropriate that she serves a two-year ban,” AK chief executive Isaac Kamande told Reuters news service.

Jeptoo has won Boston the last two years. She also won in 2006. In 2014 she finished in a record time of 2 hours, 18 minutes, 57 seconds.

The 33-year-old won the 2013-14 World Marathon Majors title but has been denied her share of the $500,000 prize.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Spar

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NBA: Rockets at Celtics, 7:30 p.m. (CSNNE)
NBA: Mavericks at Heat, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
NBA: Bulls at Suns, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Harvard at Princeton, 6 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Monmouth at Fairfield, 8 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Kent State at Buffalo, 10 p.m. (ESPNU)
NHL: Sabres at Canucks, 10 p.m. (NHL Network)
College hockey: Providence at Boston College, 7:30 p.m. (WEEI-AM)
College hockey: North Dakota at Nebraska-Omaha, 8:30 p.m. (CBSSN)
Tennis: Australian Open, 3 a.m. (ESPN)


— New Bills coach Rex Ryan still might not want to kiss Bill Belichick‘s rings, but he also isn’t ready to pile on the Patriots coach regarding Deflategate.

Reporters caught up with Ryan on Thursday in Phoenix, and Ryan laughed when asked if he ever suspected that the Patriots deflated footballs.

“No, I never, you know, I don’€™t see that,” Ryan said (via “And I think it’€™s unfortunate that this takes away. This is the biggest stage there is and here we’€™re talking about something like that. It is a black eye to the league and the league will handle it as they see fit. But they’€™re a great football team, and they’€™ve earned the right to get here. Same thing with Seattle.”

Ryan also said he doesn’t believe the legacies of Belichick and Tom Brady will be affected by this controversy.

“I don’€™t think that’€™s anything,” Ryan said. “I mean, when you look at, you’€™re going to have a guy that’€™s arguably going to end up being if not the best coach in the history of the game, at least in that conversation. Same thing about their quarterback. So I don’€™t think it’€™s going to be anything.”

Ryan also weighed in on the issue the Patriots have been having with the fire alarm in their hotel going off in the middle of the night.

“Let’€™s face it: Belichick probably did it himself,” Ryan joked. “He’€™s the one that pulled the thing and created a different story. Those things happen. You try to prepare your team in the offseason — training camps and all that kind of stuff. Would you pull a fire alarm or something? You may.”

Ryan claimed that alarms have gone off in his teams’ hotels during visits to New England, but he insisted he wasn’t getting his revenge this week.

“I was not there,” he said. “You can’t blame that one on me.”

— Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth is headed to jail for five days after pleading guilty Thursday to reckless driving for an incident in July in Virginia.

Werth admitted that he was driving his Porsche GT3 RS more than 100 mph on I-495 in Fairfax Country. A Virginia State Police trooper paced Werth driving at least 105 mph on an on-ramp, and Werth pulled way from the police cruiser on the highway, which has a posted speed limit of 55 mph.

Werth, who was cooperative after being pulled over and admitted he was “pressing his luck” by driving so fast, had been convicted of the charges in December. He appealed and was due for another trial next week before reaching a plea deal. He will serve his sentence on weekends.

“We are aware of the agreement reached today. It is clear that Jayson has taken this matter seriously and with great personal reflection,” the team said in a statement. “We do not condone reckless behavior, and we expect all members of the Washington Nationals organization to act in a responsible manner. We support Jayson, who is an integral part of the community and of the Washington Nationals family.

Werth, who declined comment after the hearing, is entering the fifth season of a seven-year, $126 million contract. He hit .292 with 16 home runs, 82 RBIs and a team-high .849 OPS in 147 games last season. He had arthroscopic shoulder surgery Jan. 9 and is expected to be ready to play in 2-3 months.

— One day after having season-ending shoulder surgery, Kobe Bryant said he intends to return in September for his 20th season.

“Yeah, that’s the plan,” Bryant told ESPN.

Bryant stopped by Staples Center to visit with former teammate Pau Gasol before Thursday’s Bulls-Lakers game, although Bryant said he wasn’t feeling well enough to go on the court.

Bryant will be heading into the final year of his contract in 2015-16, when he is slated to earn $25 million. The 36-year-old said he doesn’t pay attention to other people’s suggestions that he should retire.

“I don’t really listen much to what people have to say, to be honest with you,” he said.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Jan. 30, 1973, the Patriots had perhaps their best draft ever. Which three players did they select in Round 1?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “His desire to be so competitive, I’€™ve never seen it. You could put him in the category of Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, just some of the great athletes in this world, and I’€™€™m talking different sports, too. He has the fight, the will and the determination to go out there and destroy anybody who’€™€™s in his way. You see the results on the field, he’€™€™s awesome.” Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis on Tom Brady

STAT OF THE DAY: 25 – Percent decrease in recorded concussions in NFL games from 2013 to 2014, according to data released by the league Thursday

‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski and Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch play Mortal Kombat X on “Conan.”

Magic guard Victor Oladipo soars in for an impressive dunk against the Bucks.

Bulls forward Joakim Noah makes a nice behind-the-back pass to Pau Gasol for a layup against the Lakers.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Offensive lineman John Hannah (fourth), running back Sam Cunningham (11th) and receiver Darryl Stingley (19th)

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Phil Collins was born on this day in 1951.

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Jerry Spar