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09/06/2011 - 3:51pm
Bruschi on Waters wearing No. 54: 'It's time'

Retired Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi said that he welcomed the idea of new Patriots offensive lineman Brian Waters wearing No. 54, the uniform number that no New England player had worn since Bruschi retired prior to the 2009 season.

"It's time," said Bruschi. "It's time."

Bruschi, now an ESPN analyst who was making his weekly appearance on The Big Show, said that he felt that it was good for an organization to have players wear the number of franchise greats, feeling that it would instill a sense of obligation towards the franchise. Bruschi said that he respects Waters quite a bit, recalling that the guard had great hands that permitted him to be a blocking force while with the Chiefs.

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09/06/2011 - 3:03pm
Lineup: McDonald in right vs. LHP Perez

With the Red Sox facing Blue Jays southpaw Luis Perez, Darnell McDonald will get the start in right field over Josh Reddick, continuing a platoon pattern that has prevailed since July. Despite his .347 average and .945 OPS against lefties this year, Jed Lowrie is also out of the lineup for the third straight game since leaving Saturday's contest in what the Sox deemed a precautionary measure after he felt discomfort in his shoulder. Jarrod Saltalamacchia is behind the plate for Sox starter Jon Lester.

For a detailed look at how Perez has done against the Sox and how Blue Jays hitters have performed against Lester, visit the Full Count blog. For complete Red Sox coverage, visit


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09/06/2011 - 9:33am
Brady on D&C: Belichick 'tells us everything'

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Tuesday morning, as the Pats prepare for their season-opener Monday night in Miami.

Bill Belichick is the subject of an NFL Films documentary set to air Sept. 15. Brady was asked what the public will learn from this inside look at the Patriots coach.

"He never wants to give away information that's going to help another team," Brady said. "Whether that's injuries, whether that's game-planning, whether that's what his thoughts on a particular player are. He never wants to put us at a disadvantage. With us, it's the total opposite of what the people in the media get when they ask him a question, because he doesn't want to tell them anything. With us, he tells us everything.

"It's just part of his philosophy, and that's what he really preaches to us: Guys we're not talking about injuries, we're not talking about game film, we're not...

09/06/2011 - 7:32am
Mashup: Rob Ryan addresses Rex' foot-fetish

Jets coach Rex Ryan and his twin brother Rob, the defensive coordinator for the Cowboys, face off against each other when their teams open the season Sunday night in New Jersey. On Monday, Rob was asked about the foot-fetish video of his brother that surfaced in December, which Rex never directly commented on.

"Aw, hell, who cares?" Rob told reporters in the Cowboys locker room. "Believe me, everybody has whatever screwed-up thing going on. I don't care. I'm sure you do, and everybody else that points fingers. Who cares? Everybody has a life off the field. Who gives a crap? I'm sure I'm worse than he is. So, big deal."

Rob eventually did let down his guard a little, acknowledging about his brother: "He is a little freaky, I guess. Hell, I don't know. I like everything about my wife. She's got great feet, too. She's got everything nice. What the hell."

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09/05/2011 - 8:18pm
BC receiver Momah out for season

The Boston College football team received a blow Monday when it was revealed that senior wide receiver Ifeanyi Momah suffered a season-ending left knee injury to his ACL in Saturday's season-opening loss to Northwestern. Momah had a team-high eight catches for 171 yards Saturday.

Momah, who sat out all of 2009 as a medical redshirt, was third on the team last season with 19 receptions for 296 yards and three touchdowns.

The school announced plans to submit an appeal to the NCAA for a sixth year of eligibility.

For more BC news, visit The BC Blog.

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