Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau joined Dennis & Callahan on Friday morning to discuss the Eastern Conference finals. The Celtics host the Heat in Game 3 Friday night after dropping the first two games in Miami.
Rajon Rondo exploded for 44 points and nearly carried the C's to victory in Game 2, but he'll be hard-pressed to repeat his heroics.
"You're not going to see a playoff game like [that again]," said Thibodeau, a former Celtics assistant coach. "He was incredible. What he did in that game was just amazing. And that's Rajon. There's nothing that he does that surprises you. He nearly willed them to that win. Rajon, he did everything. He was attacking, he was hitting the jumper, he just created havoc. That's the type of player he is. He'll do whatever's necessary for the team to win.
"I thought he was very aggressive, I thought his reads were great, his energy was great. When he's playing like that, they're very difficult...
The NBA has announced the referees for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals and they are: Scott Foster, Mike Callahan and Rodney Mott.
Callahan worked Game 7 of the Celtics' series with Philadelphia. Mott worked Game 5, also a Celtics victory, while Foster was part of the Game 4 crew that award the 76ers a 36-19 free throw advantage.
For more Celtics news, visit the team page at weei.com/celtics.
According to a report in USA Today that details the final days of Junior Seau's life, the former Patriots linebacker suffered from insomnia and regularly took a sleeping pill before he shot and killed himself May 2 at his San Diego-area home.
The story quotes friends of Seau as saying he took Ambien, a brand name for zolpidem. The drug comes with a warning that depressed users have reported suicidal thoughts or actions, and instructions indicate users should not take Ambien with alcohol, which Seau is said to have done, and cease use if they are unable to get a full eight hours of sleep.
"He told me he usually woke up around 1 or 2 and couldn't go back to sleep," said Nancy Emsley, who worked out with Seau at a nearby gym.
"I know he's had a very difficult time sleeping over the years," former Chargers teammate Mark Walczak said. "I think it's gotten worse and worse. Lack of sleep creates huge anxiety....
According to Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.com, Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas is considering not playing next season. Writes LeBrun:
A source told ESPN.com on Thursday that the 38-year-old Boston Bruins netminder was contemplating taking next season off. Which doesn’t mean he will, but it’s something he’s apparently raised.
For Thomas to take the year off certainly would be strange. He has one year remaining on his contract at a $5 million cap hit but only a $3 million salary. His no-trade clause expires on July 1, meaning the Bruins could trade the goalie without his consent.
The biggest reason a sabbatical at this point in his career would be perplexing: At 38 years old, Thomas isn't getting younger, and taking a season off would diminish his value.
For more Bruins news, visit the team page at weei.com/bruins.
Cody Ross told WEEI.com Thursday that he is scheduled to remove his walking boot Monday, at which time he will begin baseball activities for the first time since suffering a nondisplaced fracture in the navicular bone of his left foot May 18.
Ross, who is on the 15-day disabled list, chipped off a piece of the bone less than a centimeter in diameter. The location of the bone was on the opposite side of the portion of the foot his foul ball impacted.
"It's on the other side of where the initial hit was," Ross said. "Underneath [the foot] chipped off. It was kind of a weird area.
"It seemed very good. That's why I was thinking I might have rolled my ankle and maybe stretched some ligaments or tendons or whatever. It ended up that bone chipped off and that was the pain I was feeling."
Ross said he has been "pretty much pain-free" in recent days.
The outfielder is hitting .271 with eight home runs...
Christian and Chris talk about overrated Pats players this season and in the past and then get into the QB issue on the team. They talk about all three guys, what they bring to the table and if they can keep their head above water without the best QB in the league for 4 weeks. Then...Karlos Williams was released by the Bills - should the Pats consider adding the overweight second year running back? Christian also brings up Dante Scarnecchia and gets Price's opinion on if this one man can truly improve a shaky offensive line.
Christian Arcand is in for Tanguay for NFL Sunday with Chris Price. The guys talk about the victory over the Bears, Jimmy G's progress and their expectations for the Pats defense this season. Arcand thinks that there are more holes on the D than some fans realize.
We check in with Bill Belichick after the first Preseason game for our weekly "Patriots Monday" discussion.
Sam Packard is joined by Celtics 2nd Round draft pick Abdel Nader to discuss his path to the the NBA and how he plans to improve his game. Sam then talks to Player Development Coach Nick Friedman from Elite Skills Training, the pre-Draft camp Nader attended. Friedman also gives his opinion on the Celtics performance at summer league and the development of Jaylen Brown.
Isaiah Thomas talks to Glenn and Lou about why he loves Boston, the NBA Money Bump, oh, and some Durant guy
Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts after the Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1
David Price pitched a gem and Andrew Benintendi makes one of the top highlight catches of the year as the Sox take the first game of four against the Rays, 6-2. Christian Arcand recaps the game and takes all of your Sox calls.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi, who made a highlight reel catch nearly going over the wall in left field robbing Steven Souza Jr of a home run
Joey Mac joins Ken Laird on his Saturday show to discuss the David Backes addition and Loui Eriksson departure in NHL free agency
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.
Gerry, Mut, and Kirk discuss the Benintendi catch from Monday and what's looking like an incredible outfield for years to come; also the guys discuss the probation sentence given to an East Longmeadow youth charged with sexual assault.
Kirk Minihane is joined by Mickey Rourke in a small, yet growing, group of public figures to rip Lenny Dykstra for his nefarious deeds.
Kirk & Callahan with Mut react to the latest Roger Goodell NFL wheel of justice ruling
The 2016 edition of the annual survey into what sports fans think about their teams (and more importantly, about the media) is out, and Glenn, Lou and Christian dive into some of the opinions of the local fans.
Tom Brady returned to practice after his unexplained days off to shed some light into his mysterious scissors injury that prevented him from playing last Thursday's preseason game.
Andrew Benintendi made possibly the catch of the year for the Sox, and the guys talk about the hype surrounding that play. Also, they get into Pats talk, and focus in on what a loss of Tom Brady for 4 games means to an already shaky offensive line.
We discuss the one game suspension for domestic violence for Giants kicker Josh Brown, and the can of worms it has opened up for the league with it's inconsistent suspensions, many for the same acts.
Sox talk with Dale, Thornton and Tom E Curran as game 2 in Tampa comes up tonight.
We discuss Brady's return to camp from his four day absence and what exactly people want Brady to do as far as mentoring Jimmy Garoppolo. Is he expected to always be by his side?
Kirk Minihane sits down with former producer Chris Curtis? Or is it current producer Chris Curtis? Either way, Kirk and Chris talk about what happened in their previous tenure together, where it went wrong, and why Curtis is now back with the show.
Kirk Minihane and Gary Tanguay sit down together on Enough About Me for the first time. These two divisive figures talk about Gary's career and his late evolution into a controversial broadcaster. Nobody is spared from Kirk and Gary's wrath on this episode and it will surely make some people at the two sports radio stations very uncomfortable.
Kirk Minihane sits down with Mut to answer questions from the fans. Kirk and Mut get into the issues with Dino, the other hosts at the station, Kirk's issues with drugs in the past, and the love fest between Kirk and Mut.
Jerry is joined by Red Sox legend Bill Lee to talk about his new biopic "Spaceman," Lee's unique philosophy, political beliefs, drug use and what makes him a cultural icon decades after he retired from baseball.
Christian Fauria and Dr. Gill talk about the process and steps football players have to take when rehabbing injuries during the off season. Focusing on Dion Lewis, Nate Solder, and Sebastian Vollmer
Week two of the Preseason is underway so Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson of the “Fantasy Football Hour” to offer some mid-August updates and opinion. In today’s show Jim and Pete offer analysis from the Thursday Night Patriots game and discuss LeGarrette Blount and the Patriots Running Attack in depth. Jim and Pete key on some recent news surrounding lots of players including Seattle’s and Chicago’s backfield, then get into the incredibly deep Wide Receiver position. Make sure to tune in for more on Sunday morning at 8:00am for “The Fantasy Football Hour.” Enjoy!
Patriots QB Jimmy G makes his weekly appearance with D&C on 'Patriots Monday' live from Gillette Stadium with Kirk Minihane and Mike Mutnansky on site.More from this show
CSN Pats reporter Tom E. Curran makes it over to the WEEI Gillette Stadium studios to discuss injuries to Dion Lewis, Sebastian Vollmer and Shaq Mason.More from this show