The Yankees will unveil a monument of George Steinbrenner at Yankee Stadium's Monument Park before Monday night's game vs. the Rays. With the Dodgers having an off day, Los Angeles manager Joe Torre and his recently announced replacement for 2011, Don Mattingly, have indicated they plan to attend the ceremony. It will be Torre's first visit to the Bronx since he left the Yankees following the 2007 season after reportedly being offended at a low-ball offer from management. "There are no issues with Joe Torre and the Yankees," general manager Brian Cashman said. "The issue was his rejecting the offer. Without question he is welcome." Read more about that story and others at Monday's Morning Mashup.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Monday morning to talk about Sunday's 28-14 loss to the Jets. Brady said he expects Bill Belichick will distribute the blame among the entire team. "He'll scream at all of us," Brady said. "Obviously, nobody did what we were hoping we would do. We didn't execute in any phase. We win as a team, we lose as a team. If you play for the Patriots, that's the lesson you learn. Believe me, there's nobody that's happy coming out of a game like that."
Added Brady: "I was very frustrated, but I'm certainly not discouraged."
Brady paused when asked if he spent too much time trying to find Randy Moss in the second half, after Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis left with an injury. "As a quarterback, you're trying to pick the guys that have the good matchups and the guys that are open," he said. "We didn...
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- After the Patriots' 28-14 loss to the Jets Sunday, New York cornerback Darrelle Revis explained that he was forced to pull up because of an injured left hamstring on Randy Moss' touchdown catch with 53 seconds remaining.
"I don't want nobody to score on me or the secondary. But I pulled up," said Revis, who wouldn't return to the game after the play. "I usually I rely on my speed, but I tried to speed up and it wouldn't let me speed up to make a play. It was just a nice throw and catch. I'll be on SportCenter tonight." (Jets head coach Rex Ryan later confirmed that there were two different coverages called on the touchdown catch, which might have led to some of the confusion in the New York secondary.)
Asked if there should be an asterisk next to the touchdown catch -- which concluded with Moss grabbing the ball with one hand -- Revis said he didn't think so, referencing a...
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Jets head coach Rex Ryan was asked in his postgame press conference Sunday about the effort of Mark Sanchez in the Jets 28-14 win. The oft-maligned second-year quarterback completed 21-of-30 passes for 220 yards and three touchdown passes to lead the Jets to the comeback victory.
"I thought he played great," said Ryan of Sanchez, who struggled mightily in a Week 1 loss to the Ravens. "There's no question that you're going to get some criticism here [New York], but we've never stopped believing in him. We know this is a guy that's going to do it for us. We've been saying it all training camp and tonight we saw it. He was on the money with every throw."
Sanchez completed 10-of-21 passes for just 74 yards in the opener vs. the Ravens, but Ryan -- who admitted earlier in the week that he was "concerned" with the offense -- said he never worried that his QB was...
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Asked if Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez was the best quarterback on the field during New York's 28-14 win over the Patriots Sunday, Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis said, "Oh yeah. No doubt ... Sanchez looked good and he looked comfortable."
Sanchez finished completing 21 of 30 passes for 220 yards, tossing three touchdowns without throwing a single interception. He finished with a quarterback rating of 124.3. Brady, meanwhile, went 20-for-36, accumulating 248 yards. He threw two touchdowns and a pair of interceptions while totaling a 72.5 QB rating.
"[Jets head coach] Rex [Ryan] is smart. We play aggressive defense. That's what we do," said Revis, who was forced out of the game after the first half with a sore left hamstring. "We wanted to be aggressive. Actually, we wanted to get to Brady a lot and make him uncomfortable. I think that's what we tried to do."
We check in with Big Vince Wilfork on a Patriots Monday and get his take on the defense's progression, his interception, his teammate Darrelle Revis and playing Monday Night Football in KC.
We check in with the head coach for his reaction to the Patriots win against Oakland, the offense's struggles, Julien Edelman, and playing in KC on Monday Night.
We check in with Tedy Bruschi on a Patriots Monday for his reaction to the Patriots struggles, Julien Edelman and his strong comments about his desire to see Roger Goodell lose his job.
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 and Dave talk with David Ortiz after he hits two home runs to propel the Red Sox to an extra-innings win over the Baltimore Orioles.
Ben Cherington discussed the debut of Castillo and his thoughts on Jeter.
As the season winds down, We check in Sox skipper John Farrell as we await the Boston debut of Rusney Castillo.
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
DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau
Tom joined the show after the close win over Oakland.
Tim Hasselbeck joined the show to discuss week 3 in the NFL.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
Christian and Fauria re-visit their karaoke battle from over the weekend, with audio!
Oakland drove down deep into the Patriots red zone with a minute to play on Sunday in a bid to tie the game and send it to overtime. Jones was asked if he and his teammates were nervous at all towards the end; He refuted the assertion saying the team clamped down and became more composed. Veterans Jerod Mayo and Vince Wilfork are vocal leaders and can calm the defense down. And then, all four of the guys had a laugh over rookie Brian Stork's post-game interview with reporters.
Edelman talked about his scary play in the red zone to start off the 4th quarter, in which he flipped in the air and landed on his head. He was fine, but admits that players need to be aware of the down and importance of putting your health in jeopardy over the course of a 16 game season. The guys asked him about the offense's struggles, and Gronk's inability to pull in a tipped ball in the end zone.
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.
Jerry Thornton joins Dino and Kirk for the second edition of Breaking Balls. They dive into a variety of topics including their feelings about polarizing Boston sports media members.
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Dennis, Callahan and Minihane make their podcast debut. This week's topics include Adrian Peterson, Greg Hardy, Jenny Dell and some discussion on people we've encountered with the worst breath.
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