MLB Network analyst and former Red Sox first baseman Sean Casey joined the Dennis & Callahan show Wednesday morning to talk about Dustin Pedroia as one of the most interesting people in Boston sports, as well as what he thinks the Red Sox should do this offseason.
According to Casey, Pedroia is both interesting in the clubhouse as well as a pain in the butt. “He’s a great teammate,” Casey said. “He’s a guy that livens up the mood a lot, a guy that will bust your chops a lot, which I loved. I loved that he was so young but still felt confident enough to rip on anyone that came across his path. And I loved how he backed it up.”
If Jason Varitek leaves Boston this offseason, Casey believes it would be very likely that Pedroia steps into a leadership role as a captain, because he does a great job of making everybody feel like they’re a part of the team. “Everybody from the...
NHL executive Brendan Shanahan presented an idea to GMs on Tuesday for a new All-Star Game format. Though Shanahan was reluctant to discuss the idea with the media, saying a formal announcement would be made soon, The Canadian Press reported that two captains will choose players from either conference to make up the teams for the 2011 game in Carolina. Fan balloting would still select the starters, and the captains would then pick the rest of the players from a pool assembled by the league's hockey operations department.
"We've worked for a little while now on this idea, this concept, closely with the NHLPA," Shanahan said. "They like the idea. Some of the players that they've talked to — potential All-Stars — they seem sort of excited and energized by it."
An NHLPA spokesman said the organization has been working closely with the league to "revamp" All-Star weekend...
Fox Sports NFL analyst Brian Billick joined the Dennis & Callahan show Wednesday morning to talk about news from around the league.
Asked about the Patriots' loss to the Browns, Billick said, "I don't know that I really believe in the term 'trap game,' " but he pointed to the team's focus on preparation as the key. Said Billick: "Certainly, the New England Patriots didn't come into this game going, 'Oh, we don't need to prepare for the Cleveland Browns, they're not going to beat us.' But was there that steely-eyed, focused determination during the week that you normally have when you have an opponent that you really feel like can contest what's going on? So, I think that tends to be more the case."
Looking at Sunday's game vs. the Steelers and their dominating defense — especially vs. the run — Billick said it's crucial that the Patriots attempt to have a balanced attack. "You...
Talking to the Boston Herald, Patriots' wide receiver Wes Welker said he is still struggling to completely trust his surgically-repaired knee.
“Yeah, it’s getting to the point of just trusting my knee and knowing that it’s going to be fine,” Welker told the Herald. “Not that there’s doubt, but subconsciously (when you’re out there), you think there might be doubt. So for me, it’s getting past that and getting that muscle memory back.”
Welker, who tore both the ACL and MCL in his left knee in the final game of the 2009 regular season, explained that the current brace he wears (which is a lighter model than what he had been using) will most likely be part of his equipment even after this season
"I’ll probably keep this one the rest of...
Last week, it was Kevin Garnett who was engaged in some heated discussions with Bucks big man Andrew Bogut. Tuesday night, Knicks forward Amar'e Stoudemire took his turn. Stoudemire objected to what he felt was an intentional elbow from Bogut during the Bucks' 107-80 blowout win. After receiving a technical foul for taunting Bogut, Stoudemire took his argument to the Bucks bench, engaging in a back-and-forth with Milwaukee coach Scott Skiles. "I think they might have amped [Bogut] up to play very physical out there," Stoudemire explained, adding: "It's a team effort, so I'm going after the whole team." Stoudemire, perhaps not coincidentally, was the player who gave Bogut a nudge last year on a dunk, causing Bogut to lose his balance and fall, breaking his elbow and wrist. For more on that story, including the video, along with other stories, videos, trivia and more, check out...
Fauria discusses his thoughts and predictions looking to today's game at 1pm. Christian talks about Gronk's impact, why he feels Matt Stafford is overrated and why he feels tailgating is too much work!
Tim Twentyman gives the boys a call to give us some inside info on the Lions. He talks about Lions' fans not knowing quite what to make of this team, Suh's awesome play this season, Detroit being more disciplined this season under Jim Caldwell, if he thinks MegaTron is healthy and what he sees going down today in New England.
Jonas Gray oversleeps and perhaps Blount will get his shot to shine again in New England. Price says he was a little surprised by the signing, but it does make some sense as far as depth and physicality goes.
How have the Celtics looked after a couple weeks? Could they be a playoff team? These questions and more...
Sam and Ben talk with Greg Dickerson about how fun this year's Celtics team is to watch as well Jeff Green trade ideas.
Kyle Draper joins Danny Picard to talk about the Celtics chances this season in the Eastern Conference, last Wednesday's home opener blowout against the Nets, and Rajon Rondo's future in Boston
Red Sox beat writer Brian MacPherson joins Danny Picard to talk about the Red Sox going after Jon Lester and other free agents.
The Hot Stove guys are talking about Pablo Sandoval and Jon Lester's contract offers from the Red Sox. They then por one out for the Giancarlo Stanton rumors being put to bed.
The Hot Stove boys are back again, talking about Jon Lester, Pablo Sandoval, Giancarlo Stanton's b
Dale and Michael get Jack Edwards' 'state of the B' report and talk about the win over the Blues at the Garden on Tuesday.
Andy Brickley joined the show and touched on last night's convincing win over a good team, Matt Bartkowski needing a wake up call, and the NHL review process.
Pierre joins the guys to talk about the Bruins struggles, the NHL franchise in Las Vegas, and the return of the glow puck!
BC's head coach joined the show to preview the Florida State game.
Rodney Harrison previewed the Patriots and Lions with the guys.
The top stories of the as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
Detective Fauria tells us the infamous gloryhole story from VICE squad and other stories Christian's past.
Just out of practice, Kyle Arrington joins the guys to preview Pats-Lions
Christian in Foxboro returns, this time he's trolling Detroit sports radio station 97.1 The Ticket's Stoney and Bill show . Christian rips Lions fans and asks why his nephew, Joseph, isn't getting the ball more.
We check in with the playmaker Michael Irvin for his weekly update on all things NFL. We talk to Michael about the Raiders first win, the LeGarrette Blount saga, and how the Pats will do against the Lions this weekend.
Michael and Dale discuss Jonas Gray's tardiness, and try and predict how the running-back will respond and make up for his error.
We talk with Tom E Curran and debate whether or not the Patriots current performance is more reminiscent of the 2004 or 2007 Patriots.
Brandon covers the NFL, particularly the Detroit Lions for Bleacher Report. He gives us his thoughts on this Sunday's game and how the Lions stack up against the Patriots.
Mikey, Villani, Lenny and Kerry Byrne are talking Patriots-Lions and how the team this year stacks up to Patriots teams of the past.
Some more Musical Mikey Magic to get ready for Sunday's Patriots-Lions game.
Jerry Thornton's first podcast explores sports stories that would make for interesting 30 for 30 documentaries.
Andy Merritt of the New England Hockey Journal joined WEEI.com’s Scott McLaughlin to talk about the play of Vermont and Providence, as well as other happenings around Hockey East. Merrimack coach Mark Dennehy also joined the show to talk about his team’s good start, his freshman class and how he uses possession stats.
Joining the show today Mut the all-purpose back of WEEI. We talk about players we have hated over the years as well as Rajon Rondo and what is ailing the Celtics.
The guys opened the show discussing the Raiders win over the Chiefs.More from this show
Michael and Dale discuss the return of LGB, and how the move really wasn't that surprising to begin with.More from this show
Christian in Foxboro returns, this time he's trolling Detroit sports radio station WDFN's Shep in the Morning Show. Christian rips Lions fans and asks why his nephew, Joseph, isn't getting the ball more.More from this show