This week we debut our new feature called Tweets of the Week, in which we present the funniest and most interesting comments from the Twitter world. Highlights this week include comments about Brett Favre's mounting problems, Tom Brady and his hairy controversies, and Deion Branch's return. Check it out at the LEEInks blog.
With Deion Branch back with the Patriots for his second go-round, we looked for other instances in the past decade in which sports figures returned to jobs with Boston-area sports teams after a stint elsewhere (including retirement). From Ellis Burks to Glen Murray to Doug Flutie to Antoine Walker to Bill Belichick and others, the list features some successful returns and others that did not go quite as well. Check it out at the LEEInks blog.
The American owners of the Liverpool soccer team on Friday morning withdrew their Texas court order blocking the sale to the company that owns the Red Sox, but the fight might not be finished. Co-owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett Jr. are rumored to be considering assistance from American hedge fund Mill Financial to pay off the debt owed to Royal Bank of Scotland, which could keep the team from New England Sports Ventures.
John Henry, who heads the Red Sox parent company, tweeted early Friday morning: "We have a binding contract. Will fight Mill Hicks Gillett attempt to keep club today. Their last desperate attempt to entrench their regime."
A British High Court judge had warned that the Texas case needed to be dropped by 10 a.m. Friday or Hicks and Gillett would be in contempt of court.
Mexican TV reporter Ines Sainz, whose offensive treatment at the hands of the Jets created major controversy last month, said she will not go into NFL locker rooms and instead interview players on the field or sideline. Sainz, who is scheduled to visit the Patriots soon, spoke Thursday at a news conference in Los Angeles. "I'm not going into the locker rooms anymore," she said. "It's not a good place right now for me. I don't want to be in there."
Sainz toook a month off after the Jets incident, "because I don't want to be the focus," she said. "I'm not looking for that kind of publicity. It affects my career and development in the States." As for criticism that her clothing was inappropriate, she said: "If I dressed properly or not, I have nine years of my career making interviews with top players all around the world and I can't believe that someone says my outfit is not proper. It's unfair...
Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show as part of Patriots Friday on WEEI as the Pats prepare to host the Ravens on Sunday.
Mayo talked about the playoff game last season in which the Ravens ran roughshod over the Patriots from beginning to end in a 33-14 rout. "I just remember going out there and just having a terrible game from the first play to the last play," he said. "Those guys came out and put a pretty good beating on us. This year, I think the guys are refocused on the goal and taking it one game at a time. Hopefully, we can go out there and get it done."
Added Mayo: "Last year we came out and we kind of put our toe in the water to see if it was too hot or too cold. Those guys dove in head-first. That's what we have to do this year. We have to dive in head-first, and from the first play to the last play, go out there and...
Greg, Steve and Chris zero in on the O-line specifically and look at what it will take to right the ship. Is the running game a solution or more blocking from TE's, LaFell etc. ?
The boys discuss what is going on with the Pats offense and why Brady has looked a little off so far. Is it O-line or WR issues? They specifically discuss Amendola, Thompkins and Dobson - who's the odd man out?
Greg Dickerson, Steve DeOssie and Chris Price kick off NFL Sunday discussing why the Patriots struggled so much against Oakland at home. This week on Monday Night Football, it doesn't get any easier as New England visits noisy Arrowhead Stadium. Is this going to be an issue for the under-performing offensive line? Also, where has the Revis affect been?
Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.
Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.
Joe Castiglione does his annual wrap-up of the season by reading the poem by Bart Giamatti.
Mut and Rob discuss the "kids" and the variety of young bodies the Red Sox called upon this season. Specifically, they look at Bogaerts and Bradley, Jr. and where things went wrong. They give their opinions on which one will right the ship next season.
Description: Red Sox farm director Ben Crockett looks back at the 2014 Red Sox prospect season by answering listener questions about a number of Red Sox prospects as well as broader issues and themes in the farm system.
DJ Bean, WEEI.com, joined the guys to talk about the Bruins signing two young stars to 1-year contracts.
Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.
DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla
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The guys opened the show discussing the Pats brutal Monday night loss.
John Dennis left the show mid segment.
Rodney Harrison, NBC Sports, joined MFB to discuss last night's game against the Chiefs, the Patriots' issues on both offense and defense, and how he feels Brandon Browner will impact the defense as he returns from suspension.
Gammon talks about the 1-2 punch of Justin Houston and Tamba Hali going up against the struggling Patriots offensive line. The line will likely have a tough time dealing with the noise at Arrowhead. Gammon also previews what to expect out of guys like Jamaal Charles and Dwayne Bowe.
Snoop Dogg takes to Instagram to cuss out Todd Haley's play calling. NBC has a awkward bit of programming. Rob Ryan admits he needs to do more, and throw REX in there too!
We discuss the Rajon Rondo injury and conspiracy theories, and whether or not his tale about falling in the shower holds any water. Get it? Shower... water? Nevermind.
We bring you the stuff you might have missed that we didn't have a chance to touch on today.
We tackle four topics all inspired by Derek Jeter's long goodbye.
Co-founder and chairman of the Boston Beer Company, Jim Koch, talks about his Sam Adams beer and the history of his brewery.
Danny picard is filling in for Mikey and talks with CSNNE's Mike Giardi about Clay Buchholz heading up the Red Sox pitching rotation, and how the Patriots have looked through training camp so far.
Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.
Dino, Gerry and Kirk talk about Gerry's passionate defense of Tom Brady, going to lunch and clock issues in the third edition of Breaking Balls.
Red Sox farm director Ben Crockett looks back at the 2014 Red Sox prospect season by answering listener questions about a number of Red Sox prospects as well as broader issues and themes in the farm system.
Welcome to the Week 4 Fantasy Football Podcast. Lots of information here starting with Thursday Night Football and what you need to know from a Fantasy Football perspective, the state of the Pats moving forward and the Fantasy Football repercussions involving Tom Brady and company. Is Tom Brady now a Buy-Low Asset? Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson get into it in depth, then hit several other Buy-Low Targets featured in Pete’s latest article http://rotobahn.com/buy-low-sell-high-925/ Enjoy! And make sure you tune in for more on Sunday morning at 6:30am for “The Fantasy Football Hour” on 93.7-FM.
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