Schefter joins the show to talk about the Patriots, Roger Goodell, and the rest of the NFL.

[0:02:10] ... the latest on this and you know how does this thing end. President Obama was our history and the patient. That does apple really try to cheat on beautiful spot got chrome on domestic ball in ...
[0:03:05] ... in the AT&T hotline and a more action play that bite from President Obama. A little bit we were down speaking with you here and I wanna get back on the field because I want to ...
[0:05:21] ... to be tough assignment to bill that they can beat dunk situation Baltimore Ravens do it. Like it can get up beside somebody come in there in January beat patriots team that seemed to be improved. By solar isn't a lot of eyes on this site Cleveland Cincinnati game rate and if I feel like there's two different sides to people who were watching this document they'll situation there's a people religious Adelman wanted to bail. And and the other ones who just who can't wait for him to do the whole money side like when you're walking the halls over there at Bristol mean if you find. To be the case. Heart. Attack. In the early surveyed people who can and sold shut him and I did did you see universal. Intrigued about everything warm ...
[0:08:35] ... bill before. In that last question for me just look at the New York Jets everybody up here. And patron lands always try to figure out how the jets can state terrible for the longest possible. Looks ...






Weei.com's Alex Speier joins the shows to recap all the Red Sox moves from the MLB Winter Meetings. He also previews what the Sox may do going forward.

[0:03:06] ... the last decade now went through team by team was won the World Series every single one of them had a clear cut number one and I know that there's different ways where you can determine who your number one is god gives me for through free agency groom them and develop them yourselves etc. I feel like you can win. Without a clear cut number 12 way point. But I don't think you can win a World Series if in fact it is the gold this team to try to win the World Series every year. If they don't have that clear cut number one what's gonna cost to get them a number one in free ...
[0:05:06] ... an interest in our. For them to move on from. From a Zack Greinke they were convinced that he was going to opt out there there are a lot of it's that the problem is that ...
[0:07:10] ... tomorrow have to feel like you would this trade actually mocked and Cole Hamels he has security getting the elite guys back. Look at that the future superstar Albert prospect. Or you know order a young ...
[0:08:15] ... one what does an ace is there a difference in. Why isn't Jon Lester that in the eyes of some that are suggesting it's a good thing that Lester wasn't signed that much money. Well I ...






Do the Red Sox need an ace to win the World Series? Last year the Orioles made it to the ALCS without one, are the Red Sox following their lead?

[0:00:46] ... seventh with Dennis and Callahan. The front office report. This was after. Jon Lester left the Oakland days and the question was what he can do to get in case and it just felt like right ...
[0:01:20] ... out spear joining us at 1130 plus we have our own. Designated. Jon Lester correspondent Christian Fauria still here in studio with us but that does. If you rewind the clock a little bit it almost. ...
[0:03:26] ... then again we're talking about the same team. That one out got Hanley Ramirez. Even bought the time they had ten million dollars tied up and SaaS business. They had rose gekas DO just signed a ...
[0:05:31] ... three guys. Equal are compared to the same amount of money that Jon Lester would be getting it right as one player. Right so that feels like it's fiscally responsible is regaining political rally on we ...






Christian's 3 keys to defeated the Dolphins. Controlling Cameron Wake, Running the Ball, and Revenge.

[0:03:06] ... being gassed the mean gas the past 33 game 660 yards. The Denver Broncos rushed for two more one yards the jets 277. Yards the ravens a 103 and if you lift or 40 mark Kelly ...
[0:07:41] ... into this season with a goals were so very high for most patriots fans would've felt like nothing but the way they got there. The end around route that they took to get there. I think ...
[0:10:32] ... in the sense that there are enough guys you don't have a Super Bowl yet that have come close and failed that there starved. To get a championship. There should be enough motivation there if you ...





TMZMLB star Yoenis Cespedes was just traded from the Red Sox to the Tigers … and if he wants, he can drive to Detroit in style … IN HIS NEW FIRE-BREATHING LAMBORGHINI!! As we previously reported, Cespedes bought the $500k Aventador earlier this year … and dropped it off at The Auto Firm in Miami where Alex Vega promised to pimp the hell out of it. Well, he did … giving the car a special Avorza blue metallic paint job, a custom sound system, Avorza AV3 forged wheels … and oh yeah, AN EXHAUST THAT SPITS FLAMES!!!

I didn’t really mind the Yoenis Cespedes trade. While I liked adding some power to the lineup last season, he never really seemed like a Red Sox type of hitter. In Oakland he struck out a hundred more times than he walked. He was never much of an OBP guy, which goes against their philosophy. And Rick Porcello strikes me as a reliable, middle-of-the-rotation guy with a lot of experience for a 25-year-old and some real upside. So I’m OK with the deal.

At least I was. That was before I knew Cespedes has a freaking Lamborghini that shoots freaking fire out the back! The Red Sox let go of a guy with this much style? I’m sorry, but all the young starting pitching in the world can make up for the loss of a guy with who’s this cool. I thought they’d only traded a bat. I didn’t realize they just got rid of Batman.

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Jerry Thornton
Chris Russo discussed the most recent moves by the Sox and Yanks at the Winter Meetings.

[0:00:14] ... fine and were you surprised the Yankees didn't kick the tires on Jon Lester and the second part of that question is. If scherzer drags things out Mike the Yankees lose their mind and overpay for ...
[0:00:46] ... not go crazy get the ball pretty pictures. They get sent traded Andrew Miller. For David Robertson plus they had their pick so they didn't pull the royals and get manner and Robertson and at Robertson go. They have not resigned Headley yet. So they donate with a glaring hole at third base they haven't done created for him and that's not also forget that they'd let Brandon McCarthy go. I think McCarthy wanted to stay and although McCarthy kind of ridiculous contact. That the Yankees did not keep them when ...
[0:04:00] ... division. These matters have Hernandez the Angel pat Garrett Richards bloopers this Cy Young award that he's in Cleveland. Detroit got pictures. The American League east and actually if you got demand that your party. But ...





The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.

[0:00:33] ... lots to prayer red pants and nobody owns to their red pants Bubba Watson does. Sure all the golf should it. The skin could put wheels on the golf course who look like a bigger hard ...
[0:03:47] ... close but no they were well this whale is empty now all Michael Jackson. No here's a hint it's good guess though there's it's a group. And every one unit is older than you that's not ...
[0:05:03] ... this yes their best song is wasted time. Number four analyst Jon Bon Jovi number five and let's bring in 81 million dollars last year Bruce Springsteen. 6789 and ten and a rookie Perry Miley Cyrus ...
[0:11:41] ... time this is a significant moment actually no one of the accusers. Bill Cosby yes heavily jobs yes Ford Vanity Fair and wrote it it's these stories like. It's the same it's in the it's different ...






The guys opened the show by discussing Brady's preparation and diet.

[0:01:17] ... how he does yeah. He got chips JETS jets jets jets liked school program yeah. Work in his sources I'm hearing that dot dot if you're into the hole Wisconsin organ or not your votes have ...
[0:19:35] ... don't I betcha Matt Petraeus is lifestyle is not really help these Tom Brady's. He's found and the keyword as you know from this Tom Brady story genocide dot com his balance. And drive and I doubt it. Yeah I think there were doubts that a good deal ...
[0:20:13] ... do I think Brady's gonna play it was 45. I do not. Tom Brady however. Does I think Tom Brady when he says he's pointless 45. Really believes what here's the question how is that we've we talked of this before he ...
[0:22:29] ... people. You know for a thousand dolls and hours you go to Tom Brady tells you to eat asparagus. Ice cream pies with the KO KO out macondo. Thanks to you do you do you think ...






New England Patriots v Green Bay Packers

Tom Brady‘s workout regimen puts all other men to shame. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

So you’re worried about Tom Brady‘s age, are you? Concerned about his “window closing”? Starting to contemplate the end of his career and what happens to the Patriots once the final grain of sand hits the bottom of his hourglass? And the very thought that it might be over soon is profoundly depressing, I imagine. Well cheer up, bunky. If the Tom Brady’s Career End Blues have got you down, I refer you to this expansive, 10,000 word Sports Illustrated article about Brady’s intense, rigorous, detailed and borderline insane workout routine. Read this and you’ll come away convinced that while Brady is on the back nine of his career, there’s no reason he can’t tee it up at No. 1 and play 27 holes. Some of the highlights:

Brady owns the TB12 fitness center in Patriots Place, run by his “Mr. Miyagi,” Alex Guerrero. “They say he knows the quarterback’s body better than Gisele Bundchen, Brady’s wife. “I do have my hands on him a little more than she does,”
Guerrero says.

Brady has not missed any time since he started with Guerrero, about 10 years ago. He is 37 and in his 15th season, and he wants to play into his 40s. Like 45. Like 48. When teammates ask how long, he simply says, “Forever.”

Brady is a quarterback whose daily schedule, both in and out of season, is mapped clearly into his 40s. Every day of it, micromanaged. Treatment. Workouts. Food. Recovery. Practice. Rest. And those schedules aren’t just for this week, this month, this season. They’re for three years.

The in-season portion of his regimen is designed to run through Super Bowl Sunday; if New England’s campaign ends in a playoff loss … Brady completes every drill, every throw, anyway.

— Brady’s performance in the 2005 playoff loss in Denver explained at last: … in 2005, when a vicious hit to his left shin in Week 14 against the Bills left Brady unable to walk. He played the next week, against the Buccaneers, and suffered a sports hernia that left his testicles at least three times their normal size. He played four more games, including the playoffs, with a bad shin and awful swelling down below.

When Rodney Harrison played with Brady, the safety showed up at 6:40 a.m. to lift weights. “Good afternoon,” Brady said to him. So the next day Harrison showed up at 6:30. “Good afternoon.” Then 6:20. Then 6:10. Then 6. “Good afternoon” each time, until Harrison finally said, “Screw you, Tom. I’m not coming in any earlier.”

“Tom is pushing back the aging process,” says [his throwing coach Tom] House. ‘There’s no reason he can’t do at 45 what he did at 25.”

“This guy is year-round,” says [his trainer Gunnar] Peterson. … “No wasted movement. No plays off. No days off. Everything is purposeful.”

His “ice cream” is in fact “made from raw ingredients, mostly vegetables — he favors an avocado base with cacao mixed in to mimic chocolate.” The rest of his diet consists of 80 percent alkaline, 20 percent acidic. He eats raw nutrient bars and what his teammates call “that birdseed [expletive],” and he once had breakfast at Heath Evans‘ house where he surgically removed every last bit of sausage from his omelet.

Then there’s the brain resiliency program. Brady underwent a battery of tests and a neuroscan a few years back, then had a program created to … more quickly process information between plays, read defenses and make adjustments. They assist with his memory. They increase his peripheral vision and how far he can see downfield.

— And the money shot: “Brady is faster and stronger than on the day he was drafted.”

There’s much more detail and a several terrific anecdotes in the piece, but this gives you the upshot of it. Tom Brady is an obsessive, driven workaholic, wholly dedicated to making himself better, sharper and more conditioned in order to play football indefinitely. And even with all the money, the fame, the rings, the supermodel wife, he’s living a life of Spartan self-denial in order to not only stay on top of his game, but to actually improve. And the rest of us mortal men ought to hold our manhoods cheap while reading this.

I’ve been asked fairly regularly what I’ll do when Tom Brady retires. And I’ve typically given the same answer: I can’t think about it. Thinking about the end of his Patriots career is like thinking about your own death or the end of the universe. It’s impossible to contemplate so I take the mature, rational approach of pretending it’ll never happen. That’s how I deal with it. Until now I thought I was just in denial. Now I realize I’ve been right all along. Tom Brady will play forever.

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