Dale, Michael and Rich Keefe discuss the Patriots dominating win over the Steelers, and how the Super Bowl might go, including any possible trophy ceremonies with Roger Goodell.
Dale, Michael and Rich Keefe discuss the Patriots dominating win over the Steelers, and how the Super Bowl might go, including any possible trophy ceremonies with Roger Goodell.

[0:03:44] ... Ben Roethlisberger. Goes for a quarterback sneak these same loft. He got DeAngelo Williams and there are many. Filled effort toward. But I don't bell earlier in the year to get a pretty good job sort of got to let that they've got digital Williams and got a cornerbacks nick would Ben Roethlisberger. Why you don't let it is not successful so you can go on and on. And play that second guessing game all day it would matter if they got that touchdown just we're gonna win no you know what are gonna know Tom Brady or a different take just. And it's amazing it's amazing. And maybe the Steelers know this. They won't never they never beat ...
[0:06:54] ... we had talked about it going into the day where you know Tom Brady had tied a Brett Favre thirty interceptions in the postseason career thirty interception ditto. The attack on three more touchdown passes from ...
[0:08:33] ... Jeff good because the patriots are gonna win the Super Bowl and Tom Brady's gonna win the Super Bowl MVP. I'm telling you it's happening why there and I think you are are then I think at some point. The media is is gonna take their own self interest into account the gonna say it's too good a story on Monday morning. To have Roger Goodell have to hand this trophy that sombre our way out until what the numbers are brave Chris Hogan can catch. 500 yards on the receiving yards Tom Brady's getting the I don't know. I don't think it's a media story or I don't think it's very immediate self interest to me for example let's say if you just pretend. That yesterday's performances happen in the Super Bowl so Chris Hogan has is a 180 yards and two scores and Tom Brady almost throws for 400 well. Chris Hogan would have been the MVP of that game yesterday Brady would have been the immediate ...
[0:15:24] ... sorry Matt Ryan not your fault the story line across America is Tom Brady against Roger Goodell. That's the story line up marking Iran's young at your party seeing it out there it's it's all it's already. Tom Brady against Goodell and you know can Tom Brady win the last game. To stick in the Shiv into the commissioners back here and the revenge Taurus complete if he can ...






Dale, Michael and Rich Keefe discuss the Patriots dominating win over the Steelers, and how the Super Bowl might go, including any possible trophy ceremonies with Roger Goodell.

[0:03:44] ... Ben Roethlisberger. Goes for a quarterback sneak these same loft. He got DeAngelo Williams and there are many. Filled effort toward. But I don't bell earlier in the year to get a pretty good job sort of got to let that they've got digital Williams and got a cornerbacks nick would Ben Roethlisberger. Why you don't let it is not successful so you can go on and on. And play that second guessing game all day it would matter if they got that touchdown just we're gonna win no you know what are gonna know Tom Brady or a different take just. And it's amazing it's amazing. And maybe the Steelers know this. They won't never they never beat ...
[0:06:54] ... we had talked about it going into the day where you know Tom Brady had tied a Brett Favre thirty interceptions in the postseason career thirty interception ditto. The attack on three more touchdown passes from ...
[0:08:33] ... Jeff good because the patriots are gonna win the Super Bowl and Tom Brady's gonna win the Super Bowl MVP. I'm telling you it's happening why there and I think you are are then I think at some point. The media is is gonna take their own self interest into account the gonna say it's too good a story on Monday morning. To have Roger Goodell have to hand this trophy that sombre our way out until what the numbers are brave Chris Hogan can catch. 500 yards on the receiving yards Tom Brady's getting the I don't know. I don't think it's a media story or I don't think it's very immediate self interest to me for example let's say if you just pretend. That yesterday's performances happen in the Super Bowl so Chris Hogan has is a 180 yards and two scores and Tom Brady almost throws for 400 well. Chris Hogan would have been the MVP of that game yesterday Brady would have been the immediate ...
[0:15:24] ... sorry Matt Ryan not your fault the story line across America is Tom Brady against Roger Goodell. That's the story line up marking Iran's young at your party seeing it out there it's it's all it's already. Tom Brady against Goodell and you know can Tom Brady win the last game. To stick in the Shiv into the commissioners back here and the revenge Taurus complete if he can ...






Roger Goodell won't be able to dodge the Patriots in the Super Bowl. (Jason Getz/USA Today Sports)

Roger Goodell won’t be able to dodge the Patriots in the Super Bowl. (Jason Getz/USA Today Sports)

It probably doesn’t make a difference to Roger Goodell whether the Patriots win the Super Bowl. For him, Deflategate is ancient history. He won a long time ago.

When owner Robert Kraft grabbed the microphone Sunday following his team’s blowout victory over the Steelers in the AFC championship game, he seemingly spoke for every aggrieved Patriots fan around the world.

“For a number of reasons, all of you in this stadium understand how big this win was,” Kraft told a rabid crowd in Foxboro.

It wasn’t difficult to connect the dots. Almost two years ago to the date, the NFL caught the Patriots playing with slightly under inflated footballs against the Colts. Over the next year-and-a-half, even when the science said there was no wrongdoing, Goodell smeared Tom Brady’s character and imposed draconian penalties on the team –– including suspending Brady for four games. Now, in two weeks, Goodell may be in the building when Brady is handed the Lombardi Trophy. Talk about sweet revenge.

Once a regular visitor to Gillette Stadium, Goodell has avoided it since Deflategate started. He’s been in Atlanta for the last two weeks closing down the Georgia Dome, one of the most unremarkable venues in professional football.

It’s unclear whose decision it is to keep Goodell in hiding. According to Comcast SportsNet’s Tom E. Curran, Goodell would’ve been at the AFC championship game Sunday if he had gotten his way. So perhaps somebody else in the league office, or the Krafts themselves, are making the call. But then again, it’s hard to believe that Goodell would allow other people to dictate his schedule. After all, this is guy who doesn’t permit his staffers to eat pizza until he gets the first slice.

Regardless of the reason, Goodell’s absence plays into the narrative that he’s afraid of facing the wrath of Patriots Nation. But that’s a self-indulgent way to think. The truth is, Goodell approached Deflategate in a cold and calculated manner. As ESPN reported, he knew several owners wanted him to severely discipline the Patriots. Around the league, the absurd Deflategate punishment was viewed as a “makeup call” for what some considered to be Goodell’s hastily conducted Spygate investigation. He stripped the Patriots of a first-round pick and docked Bill Belichick $500,000 for taping the Jets’ coaches from the wrong area, but also destroyed the tapes.

In addition to currying favor with his billionaire backers, Deflategate was an opportunity for Goodell to reaffirm his unilateral disciplinary powers. After the Bountygate and Ray Rice suspensions were overturned, he needed to score a legal victory. That’s what happened when a federal appeals court reinstated Brady’s four-game ban last spring. Now, it will be much more difficult for the players’ union to wrestle away disciplinary control from Goodell during the next round of CBA negotiations. To Goodell, leverage is more important than Brady’s reputation.

Brady and the Patriots were Goodell’s latest victim in his seeming indefinite power grab. He used them, and now he’s onto his next duplicitous act, such as screwing the people of San Diego and Oakland. For Brady, winning the Super Bowl may be an act of vengeance –– even if he doesn’t like to admit it. But for Goodell, it’s business as usual.

Blog Author: 
Alex Reimer
The guys open the show discussing the Patriots 36-17 win over Steelers in the AFCCG, and if that win helped answer some questions the critics had all year about the Patriots defense.

[0:08:36] ... talked to and we talked a lot about this last week and Tom Brady's success and we talked about how he had success would pick who balling what a ball through Adam. Now keep opera's take it over and they're doing a lot of the same stuff. There's no it's not cool when she read it it's right it's not a coincidence. That Tom Brady has torn apart. Pittsburgh steeler defense is over the years because they wanted that same they're going to be which YouTube jet ...
[0:10:24] ... the last time in the post season we've seen this week eight Tom Brady. We seven Tom Brady you know I don't know maybe 380 yards three touchdowns no picks at that. In a playoff game we Republicans could defense and fifth this is week eight week nine week several weeks for Tom Brady. I mean just completely locked in his most this is the best game I think I've seen is patriot team played a ...
[0:14:44] ... know. Are you guys being good morning Don TI they kept gonna DeAngelo Williams going to the bad goal of the tide and nothing really significant here like I but the but there are staying on ...
[0:15:54] ... fifteen yards. And then they get the fumble by Taliban knowing it Rob Ninkovich picks up right here on any given them the finally you know it's desperation and your goes been robbed murdered just throw ...






Last week, there was a lot of talk about Aaron Rodgers and his other-worldly performances down the stretch and into the playoffs. On Sunday, he was blown out by the Falcons, and sent home packing. The guys discuss the rise and fall of Aaron Rodgers' season, and also get into the Falcons offense, and how the Patriots defense might stack up.

[0:01:43] ... not stop from Beirut no matter what we're gonna do offensively to Green Bay Packers were not gonna be able to keep up with up the onslaught of scoring. There is there is no big never looked at any point time and I game. Like the Green Bay Packers had any sort of answers on any of their retailers. Not alone now they met running the football. Keeping Matt Ryan in ...
[0:02:22] ... last thing. That they've seen so the last thing you saw was Aaron Rodgers. Pulling out magic with that unbelievable sideline pass to Jared Cook and everybody know he's certainly they they put him up in ...
[0:05:48] ... gonna come from a team. It's gonna end up coming from the Atlanta Falcons because they're younger they haven't been in this situation before even though their head coach Dan Quayle was just there two years ...
[0:06:29] ... know concerned that Joseph blonde woman give Pruitt inside secrets on the New England Patriots for delinquent in on in and on our. And I'll settle on a jumble on May be one of those guys that ...






Chris Hogan, Dion Lewis, Kyle Van Noy, and Trey Flowers are just a few of the reasons why Bill Belichick should be credited more as a great GM, in addition to his accolades as a great head coach.
A caller to Mike Francesa's program asked about the Patriots fan who pulled the fire alarm at the Steelers hotel. While Mike didn't say the Pats were responsible for it, he re-iterated a widely help belief that the Patriots will always be known as cheaters, and will never get the benefit of the doubt.

[0:00:01] ... Christian Fauria I mean he describes himself kind of resolve our head down. You know good looking I would probably have a three boys ...
[0:02:10] ... could generate an old Joseph. Two weeks of this stuff with the New England Patriots authorities seem doubles to some of the polls are coming out right now these are people polled for their asking you who ...
[0:04:20] ... reasons and you know what ails our jewelry line. I'm not CNN Atlanta Falcons are not worthy of being in the super ball and then they bear very very good team. Burden on the two teams ...
[0:05:33] ... It was a lot simpler. Because you had a young secondary the Pittsburgh Steelers they had changed their defense civilized decade there are coming out doing the exact same thing and. It is sentiments and remember ...






Tom Brady joined "Kirk and Callahan" this morning, and was asked about his friendship with the President of the United States, Donald Trump. Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about how Brady was a little bit defensive about all the criticism he's faced, and how Brady finally took some steps to address some of the details of their friendship.

[0:00:13] ... guess if I was him I said he shouldn't be built on LeBron James salt campaigns for Hillary and don't care but no as well you watch this weekend you saw you know I'm sure in ...
[0:01:18] ... Other people are speaking for him. Prejudice your friends wounded doesn't mean Tom Brady believes this political views who believes that everything you know it's. If you look at Donald Trump and he says this and say oh our way to say oh my god I mean Tom Brady must have must have proof. McGrady and so I think he just was tired of hearing. The accusations of people defending images ...
[0:04:12] ... it the Donald Trump thing at this to me it is mobile Tom Brady gonna having enough for addressing in his way that was him addressing it. Not understand I don't understand why it's such a ...
[0:05:02] ... comfortable law but why are we in this position in society would Tom Brady can't say. Who he even voted for. It won't we're wipe out any say where he that Paul but he actually has the president of the United States at this not only got six degrees of separation or Kevin Bacon game. We really good that we get to the president of the United States hey I know Tom Britt got windows the ...






Super Bowl 51 will feature the best scoring offense and the best scoring defense squaring off against each other. The Patriots defense has been criticized for not facing any good quarterbacks. Matt Ryan will be, far and away, their most difficult test.