Archie Manning enjoyed watching his son Eli lead the Giants to a last-minute victory Sunday against the Patriots, but he had trouble listening to the commentary on Fox. The elder Manning said he doesn't agree with Troy Aikman and Joe Buck's criticism. "I don't always listen to Troy and Joe," Archie told ESPN. "They're kind of hard on Eli. Joe's always been really tough on Eli, and it seems this year Troy is too. But that's OK. Sometimes I just mute them."
In a 2009 interview, Peyton Manning made a similar comment, chastising Buck for being critical of Eli during another comeback attempt.
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Basketball Hall of Famer Ed Macauley, one of the Celtics' earliest stars, died at the age of 83. His death was announced Tuesday by his alma mater, St. Louis University.
Macauley, who played for the Celtics from 1950-51 through 1955-56 and was an All-Star all six seasons in Boston, was traded to the St. Louis Hawks on April 29, 1956, for the rights to Bill Russell. Macauley's Hawks faced the Celtics in the NBA finals in 1957 and '58, with the teams each winning once.
The 6-foot-8 Macauley, nicknamed "Easy Ed," retired after three years in St. Louis and went on to coach the Hawks for two seasons. His number 22 was retired by the Celtics on Oct. 16, 1963.
Player representatives from 29 of the 30 NBA teams met in New York on Tuesday and rejected the owners' latest offer of a new collective bargaining agreement. (The Celtics were the only team not present at the union meeting.) The NBA has set a deadline of 5 p.m. on Wednesday for the players to accept the deal or they will replace it with a worse offer that includes a hard cap, a lower percentage of the BRI and rollbacks on existing salaries. (The New York Times reported the details of the two offers on Monday.)
The union's rejection was not surprising. The players had indicated since early Sunday morning after the last labor negotiation that they would not accept the deal. "Our orders are clear right now,” union president Derek Fisher told reporters in New York. “The current offer that is on the table...
Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli issued the following statement Tuesday regarding forward Daniel Paille, who took a slap shot to the face Monday against the Islanders:
"Daniel Paille has been diagnosed with a broken nose and facial lacerations after the injury he sustained in our game Monday night. He will undergo surgery on Wednesday, November 9 at Mass General Hospital in Boston to repair the injury. Dr. Thomas Dodson will conduct the procedure. Following the surgery, he is expected to be listed as day-to-day."
Paille was attempting to block a shot from Islanders defenseman Steve Staios in the third period, but was hit in the face by the puck. He remained down on the ice before leaving under his own power. He did not return to the game.
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As trade scenarios flew back and forth on a hectic day before the NBA opened training camps, it appeared that the Lakers and Celtics had emerged as the two remaining teams in the hunt for New Orleans All-Star guard Chris Paul. The Hornets have reportedly decided on the Lakers offer of Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom, according to Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski.
The Celtics had reportedly offered Rajon Rondo, restricted free agent Jeff Green and two first round draft picks. With Gasol in the deal instead of Andrew Bynum, that could pave the way for the Lakers to also try and trade for Dwight Howard, but that's a future debate. Gasol is reportedly headed to the Rockets who will then send Kevin Martin, Luis Scola and Goran Dragic to New Orleans.
For now the Celtics will have to retool around Rondo, a two-time All-Star who has been dangled in trade talks twice in the last three years.
Picard and Price take a look at next week's Super Bowl match-up with the Broncos and Panthers, what they see going down in Santa Clara and if the Broncos top-ranked D can slow down the mission that Cam Newton is on.
While continuing the postmortems on the Patriots after their loss last week, the boys attempt to move on and discuss what the team will look like next year, potential free agent signings and their chances to get back to another Super Bowl.
We're one week removed from the AFC Championship that saw the Patriots fall to the Broncos in Denver, and Danny and Chris discuss what went wrong from Brady's play to Belichick's decision to not kick a FG with six minutes to go to Gostkowski missing an extra point to the clear number one issue in the play of the offensive line. How can the Pats improve? The guys discuss it all.
Danny Leroux of Real GM and Sporting News joins WEEI’s Sam Packard and CLNS Radio’s Jared Weiss to dive into the Celtics trade potential and the reemergence of the three guard lineup. They answered your Twitter questions and Danny proposed his idea for drastic reforms to the NBA Playoffs system. Subscribe to the WEEI Celtics Podcast on iTunes and Stitcher today!
Sam Packard and Jared Weiss soak in the craziness in Cleveland after the Cavs fired David Blatt and Tyronn Lue is calling out LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love. They also discuss Blake Griffin punching out his homies, Kelly Manbun Olynyk becoming a vital part of the Celtics' recent success, and more potential Celtics trades. Subscribe to the WEEI Celtics podcast on iTunes and Stitcher today!
Chris Forsberg of ESPN Boston makes his glorious return to the WEEI Celtics Podcast to discuss small-ball, Jae Crowder’s candidacy for Most Improved Player, Kelly Olynk’s sweet #ManBun, and Isaiah Thomas…the All-Star? The WEEI Celtics podcast is hosted by Sam Packard and Jared Weiss.
Ken Laird & Ryan Hannable debate who should be on WEEI's Top Ten Red Sox prospects' list, with only Yoan Moncada grabbing consensus as the number one talent in the pipeline
Mut and Tomase are holding things down in the studio tonight, Bradford is on assignment in Fort Myers. They talk about Rick Porcello, who is already down in Fort Myers and the strength of the pitching staff.
Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello, one of the first arrivals to this year's camp at JetBlue Park, joins Rob Bradford in Fort Myers to talk how things have changed since first arriving with the Sox a year ago. Porcello explains how his contract negotiations played out last spring training, what went wrong last season, and an amazement Fenway Park's car parking situation.
Ken Laird and DJ Bean discuss a frustrating loss by the Bruins against division cellar-dweller Toronto as the B's blow a 3-1, third-period lead and lose in OT in the first game after the All-Star break
DJ, Joe and Pete are in the house for the NHL All-Star weekend edition of Sunday Skate. They discuss a little bit about the skills competition last night, the John Scott situation and the events of the weekend before taking a step back and looking at the state of the Bruins a little over the halfway point of the season. They talk about the B's needs going forward, Chara's decline and how the Bruins are still hanging around while quietly rebuilding in Don Sweeney's first season at the helm.
The story of Peyton Manning getting HGH shipped to his house took another turn when the Washington Post revealed on Thursday that Peyton Manning and his people hired private investigators to go to the home of Charlie Sly's parents.
Tom Brady's father, Tom Sr, spoke with CSNNE's Tom E. Curran regarding some of the comments made by Roger Goodell over the past few weeks.
Christian is resisting the return the of the Whiner Line and is suggesting some new segments. The inaugural "Christian's Comedy Minute" did not perform as well as he hoped, but we got some good phone calls out of it.
We check in for a state of the Celtics talk with Danny Ainge as the trade deadline approaches.
We focus a ton on your Boston Celtics today as the trade deadline approaches.
Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss the NFL's proposed "Rooney Rule" that one woman must be interviewed for any open NFL front office job moving forward.
Roger Goodell made sure to defend the shield and his intense pursuit of Tom Brady and the Patriots regarding deflate gate, and here we are over a year later and he is still speaking out of both sides of his mouth on the matter.
Mikey, Mut, Lenny and our textress Cassie are on the air as Ian Rappoport reports the Patriots parted ways with their offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo
Mikey and Mut are of course talking about the Patriots loss to the Broncos that ended their season.
Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson weigh in on the Super Bowl, breaking down the game in a spirited debate on how it will fall. Newton, Manning, Stewart, Olsen, Norman, Kuechly Kubiak and the Denver Defense fuel the conversation. A quick look back to the Patriots vs. Broncos AFC Title game sews the seeds for what we will see on Sunday and in the off-season ahead. The League, Concussions, The Super Bowl and the Fantasy Football Off-season positional groups and scouting are covered in a comprehensive edition of “The Fantasy Guys Podcast.”
After another solid week of college hoops, Anthony and Austin are hoping on the Virginia band wagon, and take a deeper look into Texas A&M's win over Iowa State and debate whether UNC's lack of shooting will prevent them from being a title contender.
Dale, Michael and Jerry speak with our favorite legal expert on our least favorite topic, deflategate. Michael McCann of UNH Law and Sports Illustrated helps us understand why the NFL didn't reveal any PSI numbers that it claimed it was gathering.More from this show
Dino addresses a couple of problems he has with Gerry and Kirk. They also get into their favorite live shows and Springsteen.More from this show