After leading the Celtics to four straight wins, Paul Pierce was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week by the NBA. Pierce averaged 22 points, 6.3 assists and 5.8 rebounds per game for the Celtics as they beat Cleveland, Toronto, New York and Memphis. The Celtics have now won nine of their last 11 games after starting the season with a 4-8 record.
San Antonio's Tony Parker was named the Western Conference Player of the Week.
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The Patriots' Super Bowl loss to the Giants on Sunday night drew a TV viewership rating of 47.8, a tenth of a point off last year's game and the third-highest overnight rating in Super Bowl history. The Giants-Broncos Super Bowl in 1987 and last year's game between the Packers and Steelers both posted overnight ratings of 47.9.
A rating equals a percentage of households with TVs in the market that were tuned into the game.
Sunday night's game peaked at a 51.8 from 9:30-10 p.m., when the Giants drove down the field for the game-winning touchdown.
Boston had the biggest overnight rating of the 56 markets included, posting a 56.7, the best-ever number for an NFL game in the Boston market. New York was 18th at 49.7, the second-best ranking in history for the Big Apple.
The halftime performance featuring Madonna got a 48.1, up 1 percent over last year's show that was highlighted by the Black Eyed Peas.
The day after the Patriots again fell short to the Giants in the Super Bowl, Boomer Esiason joined Dennis & Callahan to break down the game and where it all went wrong for the Patriots in their failed quest for a fourth Super Bowl title.
After Tom Brady went on a run in which he threw 16 straight completions, the quarterback's play and health was affected after he was sacked by Justin Tuck in the third quarter, according to Esiason, something that was enough to help decide the final outcome of the game.
"I think he definitely hurt his left shoulder, I think his accuracy was off after that play and I know many people would think that Wes Welker should have made that catch," Esiason said. "My sense is that it was kind of like the [Rob] Gronkowski play in the game against the Ravens. I just think he missed him, and there were a couple of other times -- Deion Branch in the second-to-last series and then of course on the last series...
To no one's surprise, there was a riot on the UMass campus following Sunday night's Super Bowl. Despite a request earlier in the week from Giants receiver and UMass alumnus Victor Cruz for students to "watch the game, be safe, enjoy the parties, and don't hurt anybody or anything," thousands of students assembled in the Southwest Plaza and the situation quickly turned ugly, following a pattern of behavior seen after major sporting events involving area teams.
According to MassLive.com, students smashed bottles, set off fireworks and fought with each other. A school spokesman said 13 students and one non-student were arrested and charged with either failure to disperse or disorderly conduct, although no injuries or damage were reported.
Read more about that story and others -- including a recap of singer M.I.A.'s obscene gesture during the Super Bowl halftime show -- plus check out videos, trivia and more, at...
INDIANAPOLIS -- Following the Giants' 21-17 win in Super Bowl XLVI, running back Brandon Jacobs made it clear he thought the Patriots' reign has come to an end.
"We decapitated them," he said. "They can't wear that crown no more."
The Giants running back rushed for 37 yards on nine attempts, but it was teammate Ahmad Bradshaw who ran in for the game-winning touchdown. When that happened, Jacobs was confident his team sealed a Super Bowl victory.
"They're not a big-play team," Jacobs said. "I don't think their offense is like Green Bay's. I think Green Bay's offense and wideouts are definitely better."
The two-time Super Bowl champ went on to say he wasn't worried that the Giants offense left too much time on the clock for Tom Brady to drive down the field.
"They've got more big-play players on Green Bay's team, so really, we weren't really worried."
Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.
Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.
Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
Ian Thomsen of NBA.com joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss to discuss the next moves for Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics with the NBA Draft Lottery rapidly approaching. They discussed the crazy ending to Game 2 of Thunder vs Spurs and picked the player they would build their pretend new franchise around.
Kevin O'Connor of CelticsBlog joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss for a breakdown of what went wrong in the Celtics series against the Hawks. they then played Celtics free agent tinder and looked ahead to the big moves in store for the offseason.
It wouldn't be a Celtics v Hawks Game 6 preview/Game 5 breakdown without ESPN's Celtics Whisperer Chris Forsberg joining Sam Packard and Jared Weiss for some WEEI Studio magic. They discuss the Hawks' transition dominance on their mega runs and the bizarre night for Isaiah Thomas. Of course they also answered your #WEEICeltics Tweet Bag questions!
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts after the Red Sox beat the White Sox behind a solid outing from Clay buchholz
Joe Castiglione and Tim Neverett talked to the Sox catcher, whose two-run homer off of Dellin Betances gave the Sox the lead for good over the Yankees.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello, after he pitched 7 shutout innings against the Yankees Saturday night.
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.
Kirk still can't fathom why Paul or Ken would want to produce the morning show. Some shade is thrown at another potential candidate.
Ted Cruz lost Indiana and gave up his bid for the GOP nomination. Donald Trump didn't exactly bring the heat in his victory speech.
Curt Schilling joined the show to defend himself about his selfish call to OMF yesterday.
Dr. Thomas Gill calls in to give his input on Pablo Sandoval's season ending surgery, and tells the guys how long he thinks the third baseman will be out.
The Celtics are approaching a very important off season, and Danny Ainge needs to figure out a plan to get a star in Boston...most importantly Kevin Durant. Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about who the team needs to go after.
Tom Werner was in studio today and Christian could not hold himself back when Tom Werner mentioned the comedian "Whitney Cummings."
John Farrell calls us from Chicago to talk Pablo, E-Rod, Joe Kelly, Travis Shaw and much more.
Four at Four bled into some genuine discussion about who this town's greatest villains truly are.
Inspired by A-Rod's appearance at Fenway, we discuss four of our biggest Villains/nemesis' on the Boston sports scene.
Mikey and Lenny talk Clay Buchholz' struggles, and visit the Ghosts of Baseball past (Well, some of them are still alive...)
Mikey and Lenny talk Sox and Sandoval
It’s all about the music – the crew touches on Prince, and the greatest bands of all time
The New Age Insiders had the chance to take fan questions that were left over from their LIVE show on Tuesday, and had the pleasure to talk to wrestler on the rise, JT Dunn! Follow us on Twitter at @NewAgeInsiders
This week we are joined by Jon Albanese, manger of Sirius XM PGA Tour Radio and talk about golf returning to the Olympics, Tiger Woods and more. We also look back at the Zurich Classic and preview Wells Fargo Championship.
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