Peter King of SI and the MMQB checks in with Dale, Holley and Keefe to discuss Patriots-Steelers in the AFC Championship.
Peter King of SI and the MMQB checks in with Dale, Holley and Keefe to discuss Patriots-Steelers in the AFC Championship.

[0:00:46] ... today led Darius green concussion limited participation yesterday. Did not practice today. James Harrison shoulder triceps full participation yesterday. Did not practice today so all of those things will sort out as the week goes on ...
[0:01:31] ... attracting now up to borrow them so. Especially if it pertained stated. James Harrison I doubt sincerely. That anything's wrong with them it's just that you know it is lately and belt told means that it ...
[0:02:47] ... when I did like it or with him and his family was Matt Hasselbeck. I mean I can hardly interview him because he was just doing stuff that people are. And with his wife and just ...
[0:06:43] ... I believe Chris mortenson was the first to report today. That the Seattle Seahawks may lose a second round draft pick for not reporting. An injury to Richard chairman which apparently didn't keep him out of ...






We close out today's show with the best soundbites from throughout the past day.
We close out today's show with the best soundbites from throughout the past day.

[0:01:57] ... history the snowball yes but cruel and here's how it sounded on Oakland Raiders radio. A lot of question mark surrounding Tom Brady. This first ever playoff game Vegas that's very impressive second half 7047. I have already out of the shotgun again great receivers ...
[0:03:38] ... hoping the ball and it was almost it was stopped. Now is Matt Chatham pointed out on Twitter the raiders didn't lose because of the talk rules by which you just they're thirteenth and they lost ...
[0:04:09] ... the Los Angeles chargers. Jimmy Kimmel did his part by swearing and Philip Rivers and Joey both set as official LA chargers. It's your hand on this pair of yoga pants one. Yet raiser the other hand and repeat after me. And I'm speaking name and number. Philip Rivers elusive. That I didn't do so. That's where Sloan was filmed deflated football in the great city of Los Angeles to put ...
[0:05:06] ... the Parker achievement in those metal doesn't mean our bad news for Tom Brady. Real bad news for him and for all of us. Washed up quarterback Johnny mounds that men Zell is pulling for Tom. ...






Robert Kraft

Robert Kraft

Patriots owner Robert Kraft last spoke publicly about Deflategate last summer, shortly after Tom Brady announced he would no longer fight the NFL’s draconian four-game suspension. In a statement, Kraft condemned the league, calling Brady’s punishment “unprecedented, unjust and unreasonable.” Five months later, his feelings haven’t appeared to soften.

In a wide-ranging feature story in the New York Times, Kraft is described as still “simmering” about Brady’s ban. He defends his decision to not take the NFL to court –– Kraft said in May 2015 he would accept the league’s penalties –– but takes a couple of jabs at the commissioner’s office.

“Sometimes, the league really messes up, and I think they really messed this up badly,” he said. “But we’ve all agreed to subjugate our right to disrupt everything. I mean, we can, but we’re a partnership. There’s jealousy, there’s envy, there’s stupidity. Sometimes, life is unfair, and you have to suck it up and move on and not use it as an excuse.”

Besides Deflategate, the other big controversy surrounding the Patriots over the last year has been their affiliation with the divisive President-elect, Donald Trump. Much like Brady and Bill Belichick, Kraft maintains a relationship with Trump. He called him a “good friend” ahead of the Massachusetts primary and visited Trump Tower in November. This week, Kraft was photographed at a pre-inauguration dinner party.

Though Kraft has donated to Democratic causes and candidates in the past, he praised Trump when asked about his incoming presidency.

“Loyalty is important to me, and he has been a wonderful friend,” he said. “I think one of the great problems in the country today is the working poor, the middle class, that there hasn’t been growth in income on an equal basis, and I really think the policies he’s going to bring to bear are going to be great for the economic side of America.”

Blog Author: 
Alex Reimer
Glenn, Lou, and Christian talk about Julian Edelman's innocuous comments which the Media spun out of control yesterday. We hear him respond to the Pittsburgh Media on a Conference Call, where he cites the Media making stuff up.

[0:00:00] ... Christian rants about them pat Sox b.'s and c.'s courtesy of Twitter Christian Fauria. Right now we return to more of or way Maloney and 48 but Sports Radio WEEI. Julia you're asked. I get the radio about your round book. It's a live video and said that's how that run. Yeah I mean I think it was taken out of context. I mean an optometrist at Pittsburgh the Pittsburgh Steelers and their political branch. Recently coached solemnly it's almost I think they dismissed. You know I don't know I may have said ...
[0:04:48] ... some sound. We can spin this receiving get a rise out of Ben Roethlisberger as we get some good sound bytes that's what it's about it but I do now. Think it's at times you know ...
[0:09:51] ... the blow back they are. I'm happy where we Alice and for Ben Roethlisberger everybody else to be questioned about what elements in the settlement by the Pittsburgh media. They have to go back to camp ...
[0:10:40] ... a hate baker wasn't anything else but what wasn't about what a Pittsburgh Steelers what do you mean by that Julian. That's another team is run what does that mean oh let me clarify only a ...






According to an article in the New York Times, Robert Kraft "Still Sore at N.F.L., Has Payback in Sight." Glenn, Lou, and Christian try to figure out if there is real animosity between Kraft and Roger Goodell.

[0:01:07] ... the deal. You know people have been pissed off a lot of patriot fans that Robert Kraft because he has not come out and nicks and did our clearly. On his true feelings about how he and his team got stiffed. That was until today. Headline here say it's a headline in the New York Times. New England Patriots owner still sore at NFL. He has paid back inside. So we'll get to the quotes and this is his coach when ...
[0:04:29] ... negotiate in the TV contract. So we'll we we we scrub the New England Patriots or what do we care. And jealousy is a big part of it. But but that's why I you know I guess ...
[0:05:08] ... hours I'm. So we saw the piece the other day but the patriot fans all pissed off because. Wilder woman that wrote that piece was the first moment for the first. Church aren't as Charlotte while up so she wrote a piece the other day patriot fans are pissed off because. Of the patriots alliance with trump. Yes it's sort of this the first time I think Kraft says ...
[0:08:23] ... put him on TV for an award ceremonies at and next to Stevie Wonder and he was the guy that sit next to Stevie Wonder people to him I don't it oh element or one of those guys got bought out there and it noted in our ...






After a pathetic showing this season, Jets owner Woody Johnson is ditching his team to live in the United Kingdom. According to CNBC, he’s been called to serve as Donald Trump’s ambassador to the U.K. The jokes write themselves:

Johnson, 69, is a longtime Republican donor and served as the vice chairman of Trump’s victory committee. Ironically, he first supported Trump nemesis Jeb Bush in the GOP primary, but quickly shifted his allegiance after the former governor dropped out.

Earlier this month, Pro Football Talk reported Johnson would hand over day-to-day control of the Jets to his younger brother, Christopher Wold Johnson, if he were to be awarded an ambassadorship.

Like many of Trump’s appointments, Johnson has never previously held a job in government. But it’s not surprising he’s been named an ambassador. It’s political tradition to reward big-money donors with cushy overseas posts. Steelers owner Dan Rooney, for example, served as U.S. ambassador to Ireland from 2009-2012.

When Patriots owner Robert Kraft visited Trump Tower in November, there was some speculation he was lobbying to be named ambassador to Israel (the job went to bankruptcy lawyer David Friedman). Though Kraft wasn’t a prominent Trump supporter during the campaign, he did call the President-elect a “good friend” before the Massachusetts primary. On Tuesday, Kraft was photographed with senior Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway at a pre-inauguration dinner.

Given the NFL’s interest in relocating a team to the United Kingdom and Kraft’s role on several league boards, it’s possible he could work closely with Johnson on international expansion over the next several years.

But in order for Johnson to help the NFL make further inroads in the U.K., he’ll have to be a better ambassador than owner. Since he purchased the Jets in 2000, they’ve gone 132-140 and cycled through five different head coaches.

Blog Author: 
Alex Reimer
Glenn is irate at NY Daily News' Manish Mehta for his dumb take in today's column: Belichick won't move Brady in the Offseason to make room for Jimmy G. Also, the OMF'ers revisit Colin Cowherd's assessment that Brady has had 2 "Playoff Clunkers" in a row.

[0:04:24] ... what would you trade on that yet because they're going to another Super Bowl. Kate so even if they have a clunker and what's a clunker for him against Tucker is I Houston. That's a clunker yet that's a Tom Brady clunker not the first half of the Seattle Super Bowl the second half was epic. Second a hall of fame athletes. I think as a member. But I guess I may blow ...
[0:07:13] ... five. Who's your view studies compared. I don't glove out right Carl Barack. Obama out maybe Google paths. Well no question. I don't because so I. You're underestimating what I was so it was doable but ...




Glenn, Lou, and Christian react to Bart Scott calling the Patriots "Smug," "The Duke of the NFL," and saying they "Act like they're super clean when they're not."

[0:01:08] ... there because his leader of the team he thinks is a dork Tom Brady. Center called the nap before has. Yes so you're saying that. The Steelers and Tomlin don't respect the way that the patriots ...
[0:01:57] ... smug and arrogant. Is there and it's less smug and arrogant. The Tom Brady can get him to say a bad word about anybody that calls an evil or anything else I would say if you're ...
[0:03:04] ... duke. He's. Now you talk about hold jail and in that it Jalen Rose typed in recently stated yes I'll be jealous of infidelity putting I think to win. A good is that what he's doing ...
[0:05:47] ... it's from all of these guys. Who have been victimized by the New England Patriots but the thing to me is hilarious because that thing. From a door there anything from a given a physical team over ...