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01/27/2015 - 8:49pm
Mortensen on MFB: Still skeptical of Pats
By: DJ Bean

ESPN Senior NFL reporter Chris Mortensen joined Middays with MFB Tuesday to discuss the NFL’s investigation into the Patriots’ potential deflating of footballs in the AFC Championship against the Colts.

To listen to the interview on the Middays with MFB Audio on Demand page, click here.

While many came away impressed with Bill Belichick‘s animated press conference Saturday, Mortensen was skeptical of the information shared by the New England coach, saying that Belichick’€™s press conference “doesn’€™t explain how the Colts’€™ balls remained within regulation.”

“One team’€™s footballs, basically all of them were under-inflated. The other team’€™s footballs, when...

01/27/2015 - 7:25pm
Red Sox deal Ranaudo for Rangers LHP Ross

The Red Sox announced Tuesday night that they have traded Anthony Ranaudo for lefty reliever Robbie Ross.

Why Ross?

While the 25-year-old is a lefty, his strength may be getting right-handed hitters out, a quality the Red Sox have been looking to add to their bullpen. Ross doesn’t possess a traditional lefty-on-lefty breaking ball, but he does get righties out thanks to what can be an above-average cut fastball.

Ross — a second-round pick in 2008 — struggled for the Rangers for much of 2014, finishing with 6.20 ERA in 27 appearances (12 of which were starts). The previous two seasons, however, he was one of Texas’ best relievers, totaling a 2.22 ERA in 58...

01/27/2015 - 6:02pm
Blount on Seahawks D: 'They can be beaten'

PHOENIX — The Seattle defense was the best in the NFL in the regular-season, allowing a league-low 267.1 yards per game, and just 15.9 points, also a league-low.

Don’t tell that to Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount.

“I don’€™t care about them being the top defense, that doesn’€™t bother me,” Blount said Tuesday. “They were good enough to get here, just like we were good enough to get here.  They’€™re not immortal. They can be beaten.”

Blount wasn’t with the Patriots to start the season as the running back wasn’t re-signed following last season, and the big running back was picked up by the Steelers. Things did not go well in Pittsburgh, as following the Week 12 game on Monday Night Football he was released the next day, as he walked off the sideline and into the locker room in the...

01/27/2015 - 5:35pm
Thomas says Brady is 'no goody two-shoes'

PHOENIX — Tom Brady is married to a supermodel, endorses UGG boots, jets around the world, and lives a life the rest of us can’t even fathom.

But he’s not fooling Earl Thomas. The Seahawks free safety knows what Brady really is.

“He’s a general in every regard,” Thomas said at Media Day on Tuesday. “He runs it. He plays with a chip on his shoulder. He’s not the goody two-shoes you all think he is. He’s a warrior in every way.”

If a theme emerged from the Seahawks defenders, it’s the genuine respect they hold for Brady, the three-time...

01/27/2015 - 4:43pm
Kraft to critics: Deflategate talk 'hogwash'

PHOENIX — Clearly a lot of has been made over the last week-plus of what turned into Deflategate.

It reached its peak Monday night when owner Robert Kraft surprised everyone and spoke prior to the Patriots’ media session at their hotel in Chandler, Arizona and emphatically stood on his team’s side maintaining they did nothing wrong.

Kraft spoke again at the team’s media day Tuesday and said it isn’t affecting the team.

“By and large, except for our quarterback, they’re not paying much attention to it,” Kraft said. “I think they think it’s a bunch of hogwash.”

Kraft said he and his son Jonathan spent the flight to Arizona Monday writing the remarks, but he went back-and-forth...

Audio On Demand

It Is What It Is Cast: Pa…

It Is What It Is Cast: Patriots get back to business as usual

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discussing the Patriots getting back to their normal routine now that Media Day is in the past and they're no longer answering Deflategate questions.

Dale and Holley: Rich Gannon Super Bowl Preview 1-28-15

Rich Gannon stops by to talk about his 6 days as a New England Patriot and give another QB's perspective of deflate gate.

Dale and Holley: John Brenkus from ESPN Sport Science 1-28-15

ESPN's John Brenkus stops by to talk about the science experiments he conducted with regards to deflate gate.

We Love Anthony Daivs - N…

We Love Anthony Daivs - NBA Mid-Season Awards

Ben and Sam discuss ways to improve the NBA All-Star weekend, hand out of hardware, and give their Finals predictions

Jackie MacMullen, ESPN Boston, talks about the Rondo trade 12-19-14

Jackie MacMullen, ESPN Boston, talks with MFB about Rondo being traded to the Dallas Mavericks, and how this will have an effect on the Celtics rebuild process

We Hate Dwayne Wade - Marcus Smart injury 11-12-14

How have the Celtics looked after a couple weeks? Could they be a playoff team? These questions and more...

John Farrell with Mut and…

John Farrell with Mut and Bradford, 1-24-15

The Red Sox have taken over Foxwoods and Red Sox Manager John Farrell sat down with Mut and Bradford to talk about the roster and how the 2015 season is looking.

Joe Kelly and Pablo Sandoval make predictions for 2015, 1-24-15

Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly and 3B Pablo Sandoval sat down with Mut and Bradford. Joe Kelly had a few interesting proclamations. First he said that 95% of pitchers use some sort of grip enhancer, and then he said he was going to win the Cy Young. Pablo leaned over and promised 10 HR's, explaining to Joe that the trick is to set the bar low.

Hot Stove Show 01-15-15

Mut and Rob are in on the Hot Stove Show this week and they're taking calls and talking about the Red Sox pitching as we are 5 weeks away from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training.

Pierre McGuire discusses …

Pierre McGuire discusses Rule-Breaking in the NHL 1-22-15

Pierre McGuire talks about ways hockey players skirt the rules in the NHL and the development of Dougie Hamilton.

Pierre McGuire, NBC Sports: "Bruins are an unbelievably team to play against" 1-15-15

Pierre McGuire joins Lou, Christian and Tim to discuss the resurgent Bruins, the emergence of David Pastrnak, and former Boston College stand-out Johnny Gaudreau looking to trademark the name 'Johnny Hockey.'

Jack Edwards with Dale and Holley

We get our state of the B report from NESN's Jack Edwards, right in the midst of a 4 game winning streak and hot return for David Pastrnak.

Joe Beningo brings the Ne…

Joe Beningo brings the New York perspective on Patriots-Seahawks 1-28-15

New York radio personality Joe Beningo sits down with D&C to discuss all the topics surrounding this year's big game.

Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio breaks down the latest on deflategate 1-28-15

Florio talks about the latest surrounding the Patriots' handling of footballs. He also reveals that other NFL head coaches are running their own tests on footballs.

Steve Buckley sits down with Gerry and Kirk on radio row 1-28-15

Buck talks with Dino, Gerry and Kirk about his trip to media day and his choice to go to Marshawn Lynch's podium.

Three For All - Christian…

Three For All - Christian at Media Day

The best sounds of Christian during the Media Day festivities.

Gordie Gronkowski talks about his son, Rob. 1-28-15

Gordie Gronkowski talks about his son's wild year and tells some stories about raising his sons.

Kurt Warner is growing doubtful of the Patriots after "Deflategate" 1-28-15

Kurt Warner, NFL Network and former Super Bowl winning QB, spoke with Christian Fauria regarding "Deflategate." He said that he WANTS to believe Tom but after Spygate, he's not so sure. He also said he wants to believe that nothing fishy happened during Super Bowl 36, but he can't ignore the recent developments.

Four at Four: Favorite Su…

Four at Four: Favorite Super Bowls

We talk about four of our favorite Super Bowls (We only chose one Pats Super Bowl)

ESPN Sport Science John Brenkus Talks Deflate Gate 1-28-14

Dale and Michael talk to John Brenkus about the tests he did in relation to deflate gate and the conclusions he came to.

Rich Gannon talks about his 6 days as a Patriot 1-28-15

Rich Gannon tells the story of when he got drafted by the Patriots and gives his view of deflate gate.

The other what if...

The other what if...

A caller named Jumbo from California raises a question that hasn't been talked about too much, what happens if it's determined that the Patriots aren't found responsible for the deflation of the footballs?

The day footballs lost air pressure and the game lost integrity?

Mut and Lenny continue talking and taking calls on deflategate, as well as hearing the sound from Kirk Minihane's appearance on the O'Reilly Factor.

Mut and Lenny don't know what to make of deflategate

Mut and Lenny are talking deflategate and what impact it could have on the Patriots organization.

WrestleCast - Royal Rumbl…

WrestleCast - Royal Rumble Preview Part 2

Chris and comedian Mike Mulloy recap the final Raw before the Rumble and preview the Rumble itself.

Unsportsmanlike Podcast - Are sports better in the stadium or on TV?

Would you rather watch important games in the stadium or on TV? Also we discuss our worst experiences at stadiums.

We Love Anthony Daivs - NBA Mid-Season Awards

Ben and Sam discuss ways to improve the NBA All-Star weekend, hand out some hardware, and give their Finals predictions.

Ben Volin joins the guys …

Ben Volin joins the guys to look at the latest concerning Deflategate 01-27-15

Ben Volin sits in with the guys and breaks down deflategate and the future of Darrelle Revis.

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Tony Kornheiser explains comparing Bill Belichick to Whitey Bulger 01-27-15

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