Peter King of Sports Illustrated joins the show to talk about the Patriots clinching homefield advantage and who the AFC is contenders.

[0:00:53] ... seeing her every Christmas now. Peter after last night's loss by the Denver Broncos in Cincinnati we know that the AFC championship comes through Foxboro. Is there a team in the AFC that you fear could ...
[0:02:36] ... the patriots got here but before we go there. Quite simply it's Peyton Manning hurt in your opinion. I don't think he totally healthy Michael let. Question now. That similar find out from anybody it is put side by side early in the same pass. Think the only way you're going to be able to see that is. You know whether this environment. To be able to judge in the last night there was some weather in Cincinnati and and it rained a lot. I think each troubled by the wind Trent dilfer's that this week. He's just like I was late in his career to win really bothers them a lot you can tell. ...
[0:04:17] ... surprisingly good solid look at forego the flutter ball knock knuckleball from Peyton Manning. Got a couple of throws down the same worship while Peyton can make that they were pretty good rose. Didn't look like ...
[0:06:53] ... off before they start playing. That's the great debate over a year Mike McCarthy it's opium Monday in Green Bay I think you're really corrections and Smart. And he says I'm glad that we've got to ...






Steve talks about the BYU-Memphis brawl. Tim is intrigued by ESPN's "30 for 30" featuring the Miracle on Ice from the Soviet's point of view. Paul can't believe Rex Grossman turned down $50,000 and the chance to play ONE more NFL game.

[0:00:46] ... yesterday between BYU and Memphis. Demand Steve DeOssie infer liberal on a Christian Fauria. Free for all sorted by about whatever you want the mayor and I had anything to do with what you care about ...
[0:03:51] ... was that was over in about. It's. Eight seconds it was always Bill Cosby was a note alike throughout I hit him once and what twice in the shoulders with a helmet and then there was ...
[0:04:35] ... out to the worst quarterback to ever play in a super bull Rex Grossman. He would've made 53000 dollars to walk on and play for one week and he says I am might get me into ...
[0:05:51] ... but I'd say no passing place yet I just showed our hand Deval Patrick doesn't notice me and all items there. I'd this one out comes to go. ESPN ranks from the world of hockey which ...






Jackie MacMullan, ESPN, talks with Tim and Steve about the Patriots resting the starters in Week 17. Jackie's argument is that they have a bye, so they're gonna be rusty REGARDLESS of whether or not they play in week 17, so keep them safe. She also spoke about Peyton's MNF performance, and how the Celtics have looked since the trade of Rajon Rondo.

[0:05:29] ... on if I covered the page you can enter outrage at the Baltimore Ravens. Who are moot point at this point that they screwed up last week and and the Pittsburgh Steelers because. You know I probably little Ben Roethlisberger much any athlete I've ever been around. But having said that on a personal level. It doesn't matter because I have incredible respect for him professionally it's just a really big game quarterback at Digg dot heart dragged out scary. I'm Ben Roethlisberger scary. And booing when you look at that could put this. I don't think any of those teams actually jump out there ...
[0:07:23] ... the fact that they didn't have one single act straight back into Miami Heat. That horrible. Especially because watching late at that and how shall back within the whole point this year. With the young guys ...




NBC Sports analyst, Rodney Harrison, joined the show to talk about how he doesn't think Bill Belichick should rest the starters in week 17. He also warned against falling asleep on the Denver Broncos, Brady's durability, the Bengals and the Seahawks.

[0:00:00] ... But the AT&T hotline right now welcome Rodney Harrison was brought to us by dropped camp and doctor Robert Leonard and by big Y world class market right thanks a lot ...
[0:04:19] ... all that. Running do you think Q if remain doesn't win a Super Bowl this year you'd think that he comes back you think he's done. I have no light beer or that he walked the ...
[0:06:22] ... bought secret what are the ball in Seattle beat the bat there. Rodney Harrison former owner of the patriot and now with NBC make your watch in the NBC game between Cincinnati and Pittsburgh should be good one. Analysis in advance of the game and on the broadcast route as well Rodney thanks for joining us up to Christmas. Are you to record again Rodney Harrison here on the AT&T hotline brought to us by dropped and doctor Robert Leonard and big Y world class. Market. ...





Tim and Steve go "Behind Enemy Lines" to talk to Buffalo Bills sideline reporter, Sal Capaccio, about this Sunday's match up at Gillette Stadium. Neither team has much to play for. Buffalo might play for pride, but NE has the 1 seed wrapped up, and could be looking to rest their starters. Unless they don't.

[0:00:22] ... a victory against the bills and then Steve DeOssie and for both. Christian Fauria and Matt Maloney Steve that did it take over for two guys through that it. He's that good as. Very delicate about ...
[0:00:57] ... after this game will leave NB plane. Against her steamers. Or the Buffalo Bills let's find out from our guide from WGR in buffalo suck patch yourself how aria. Pretty good buddy Merry Christmas Kelyn. My ...
[0:02:30] ... don't know they're gonna turn EJ Manuel for the finale. Or go Kyle Orton adult you wanna win that game so I'm grown basic eight I want illegality tonight when that vote trial. There's a lot ...
[0:03:09] ... this turnaround Syracuse horrible mean they were horrible he got there under Greg Robinson waited two years. It habitable and another couple years later you know what. We have a debate here's the big debate we ...






OK, now that the internet has fixed itself after the Rob Gronkowski with kittens photo shoot, it’s time to break it again with the guy who wrote the book on sexy, black tank top and leather jacket kitty pictures.

You focus on winning the Super Bowl, Gronk. Leave the modeling to the professionals.

Merry Christmas, ladies. Enjoy the gift that’ll keep giving the whole year.

Check out some of the best photos from the shoot by clicking here or on the photo below.

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I have to admit, I didn’t know Tyler Seguin had this much fight in him. If he’d shown this much fire in the belly while he was with the Bruins, I have to think he’d still be here. It’s hard to imagine that the guy who lacked determination enough to set his alarm clock for the team breakfast in Winnipeg is now jawing with the refs like Cam Neely in his prime. But as Bruins fans, even though Seguin leads the league in goals by a wide margin and the decision to trade him pretty much looks like a disaster, at least we can take solace in knowing the kid can’t even intimidate a 40-year-old, 175-pound NHL official.

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With Denver's loss to Cincy last night, the Patriots are guaranteed the number 1 seed. Peyton Manning threw 4 picks and looks awful. With the Buffalo game now inconsequential, does that mean Bill will rest guys like Brady, Gronk and Revis?

[0:00:36] ... like a football team Xbox before. And as we all now when Trent Dilfer says you're done you're done. Have we heard that somewhere before. We hurled the declaration the definitive statements. Follow. Darkness. From Trent. ...
[0:09:02] ... reason your pick yourself. But what it what is what it would Philip Rivers are there if they've got things all secure are already a picnic from year old perspective. Of these guys have to be ...
[0:11:09] ... of the company SP and not come I believe him even before bill Belichick's press conference. And there's a poll that espn.com. Put next to Mike's. Discussion as to whether or not the patriot should play ...
[0:15:14] ... and try to stretch it from but that's going to. He's a bill Belichick's editors press conference today. As you've beaten them perhaps as an incident and the that we might consider managing players. He's done. ...






Xmas Podcast

Adam Cormack joins the podcast to dress funny and talk about holiday TV viewing. (Jerry Thornton/WEEI.com)

What is Christmas all about, Charlie Brown? It’s about all the Who’s down in Whoville — the tall and the small — all act a little nicer, we smile a little easier, we cheer a little more. For a couple of hours out of the whole year, we are the people that we always hoped we would be. It’s about the warm embrace of kith and kin. It’s a yearly bacchanalia of peace on Earth and goodwill toward men. I’m sorry, Marge, but I’m just a big kid. And I love Christmas so much. The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.

Unless you have no singing talent at all, but you do have a blog and a podcast. Then you spread cheer by getting together with your good buddy, putting on goofy Christmas movie quote t-shirts, drinking egg nog out of Marty Moose glasses and you talk about the holidays, which is what I did.

In this week’s episode, my very good pal Adam Cormack joins me to run down our annual must-see Christmas viewing list. Those movies and TV specials you need to watch or else it’s just not the holiday season. With our special bonus worst Christmas choices ever thrown in for good measure. If you understood anything in that first paragraph, the list should be right up your alley.

Either way, Hee Haw and Merry Christmas.

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Nancy Frates called in to discuss her son Pete and her granddaughter Lucy.

[0:03:13] ... to be done here and he collectively with other you know other Michael Young guns and bail last. He police and OJ Ebert and Paquin and haven't won a whole bunch of non. You know they ...
[0:06:30] ... now is we're running raffle in conjunction with celebrities for charity which Ray Bourque is one of the co founders. It says the three week that it if you're apple and 50%. Income by. Two dollar ...
[0:09:49] ... say one happy and just two weeks ago at the at a Sports Illustrated events per meet personally. When Magic Johnson who was awarded Sports Illustrated legacy award. Got up to the podium to accept his award and the first thing is quickly turn to repeat. And he called it a blessing and certainty who is a little bit older. I remember back when he I and means so vividly I remember Magic Johnson. Sitting at that microphone. Telling people he had HIV. And I remember him. Can saying how he was not going to write ...