Doc Rivers admitted before Friday's game that he may have given his team too much of a break this season from practice and is thinking of increasing the frequency and intensity of practice as the season winds down. "I would say I have probably balanced on the wrong side in some ways. Obviously, the rest was important but I do think we have to practice more and get more conditioning in. This late in the year, you rarely hear that but I think we're one of the teams that have to actually do it." For more, visit the Green Street blog.
Before Friday's game with the Indiana Pacers at TD Garden, Celtics coach Doc Rivers said he and his staff gave some consideration to shaking up their lineup and bench rotations but in the end decided against it. "I don’t think we need change," he said. "We have to change how we’re doing things, playing harder, playing better." The Celtics were blown out by 20 points on their home court on Wednesday by Memphis and are just 18-12 at home this season, the worst home mark of all eight current teams in position for the Eastern Conference playoffs. For more, visit the Green Street blog.
The mother of injured Bruins center Marc Savard gave an interview to the Ottawa Citizen and expressed her disappointment with the fact that no disciplinary action was taken against Penguins forward Matt Cooke for his hit Sunday.
Rollande Savard said she saw the play on television and feared the worst. “I was watching the game at my parents’ house and I saw a man lying on the ice and I said, ‘Mom, that’s Marc, I can tell by his skates,’ and I totally lost it,” she said. “There was a fight going on at the other end and, for a few seconds, he was just lying there. It’s just so hard to see that. I really thought he was dead, and I saw the stretcher come out.”
NHL disciplinarian Colin Campbell spoke with Dennis & Callahan Friday morning and said he wanted to penalize Cooke but had no rule on which to base a suspension. Rollande Savard isn’t happy with Campbell...
It was announced Friday morning that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will address graduates at UMass-Lowell’s commencement May 29 at the Tsongas Center. Goodell also will accept a posthumous Doctor of Humane Letters degree for his father, the late Sen. Charles Goodell, a New York republican who was elected to Congress in 1959 and appointed to the Senate following the assassination of Sen. Robert Kennedy in 1968.
“Roger Goodell is an inspirational role model who can share his personal story of working his way up from intern to leader of an organization that today oversees the diverse interests of the most successful sports league in the world,” UMass-Lowell chancellor Marty Meehan said. “Our students will benefit from the examples set by Roger and his father, Charles, both of whom have led without compromising their beliefs.”
“I learned a lot from my father about the importance of acting on your values...
Potential NFL draftees Mike McLaughlin, Matt Tennant and Rich Gunnell participated in Boston College's Pro Day at Harvard Stadium Thursday. Gunnell, a wide receiver, particularly enhanced his stock by running a 4.5 40-yard dash. Representing the Patriots at the event were director of player personnel Nick Caserio and quarterbacks coach Bill O'Brien. For video of the event, with reporting from WEEI's Jon Meterparel, go to The BC Blog by clicking here.
We check in for our weekly update from Bill Belichick and get his take on the Pats win over the Texans on the road, the benching of Stevan Ridley, and Antonio Smith's thinly veiled Spygate comments after the Texans lost.
Patriots’ defensive end, Rob Ninkovich, joins Mut and Merloni on a Patriots Monday after the team’s victory in Houston. Rob addresses the postgame comments of Texans’ defensive lineman Antonio Smith and the defense struggling against the run.
Tom Brady joined the show fresh off the teams 9th win of the season in Houston. He dismissed Antonio Smith's spying allegations and told the guys he has already moved on.
Eagle checks in to give Grande and Max a perspective on the Brooklyn Nets after they acquired Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett via trade earlier this summer. He breaks down what he thinks the future holds for the Nets after completing this blockbuster deal.
Sean Grande and Cedric Maxwell take some time and look back at the history between the Celtics and the Lakers, specifically the legendary rivalry between Magic and Bird. Legendary broadcaster, Ian Eagle, checks in to give the Brooklyn perspective as KG and Paul Pierce settle into their new home. Sean and Max also reveal the behind the scenes details surrounding Max’s famous “I got the ball” moment.
In the first hour of this edition of the Celtics Summer Cooler, Grande and Max analyze the trade that sent Fab Melo out of Boston. Also in this hour, Max sets the story straight about his history with Larry Bird.
Rob Bradford and Alex Speier talk with Jon Lester about contract negotiations, losing a teammate like Jacoby Ellsbury, the World Series run, and looking ahead to 2014.
Rob Bradford and Alex Speier are back witht he Hot Stove Show. They talk about Jacoby Ellsbury signing with the New York Yankees, the Red Sox signings of AJ Pierzynski and Edward Mujica, and wrap it up with Red Sox starting pitcher Jon Lester, who talks about the World Series run, losing a teammate like Ellsbury and looking towards 2014.
The Red Sox new catcher, A.J. Pierzynski, joined the show to discuss his reputation as the most hated man in baseball. He also said that he turned down multi-year deals to come and win in Boston.
Shawn Thornton joined the show and discussed the teams long layoff leading into their game tomorrow night in Montreal. He told the guys that he anticipates fighting being a part of hockey for years to come.
Lucic joins Danny Picard to talk some hockey after the team’s overtime win against the Carolina Hurricanes. Danny asks Lucic about David Krejci’s game winner yesterday and hockey outsiders that are trying to change the game.
Shawn Thornton joined the show fresh off his big night at MSG and talked about his recent goal scoring prowess. Shawn said that no matter who his line mates are he is always going to be a fourth liner.
Kirk Minihane answered any and all questions from the listeners and John and Gerry.
The New York Post's Joel Sherman joined the show with his thoughts on jacoby Ellsbury's signing with the Yankees. He said that if it were up to him he would have given the money to Robinson Cano over Ellsbury.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. They discussed how Ron Burgundy has officially jumped the shark and played sound of him on Dan Patrick.
Peter King joins Mut and Merloni to go across the NFL and address the latest news. He discusses Kubiak's firing, Tomlin's fine, and Dennard's possible suspension.
Brick makes his weekly appearance on Mut and Merloni and discusses the Bruins loss to Montreal and the hit on Johnny Boychuck.
Michael Fabiano, fantasy expert and Yankees fan, gives his opinion on the Cano signing, discusses Julian Edelman's rising fantasy value, and actually suggests starting Ryan Fitzpatrick
We check in with Herm Edwards on the Pats, Stevan Ridley, and a great many things around the NFL.
We stir up a pot of crap when we debate the world cup and the popularity of soccer... pro callers, con-callers, plus Jack Edwards!
We tackle four topics at 4PM.
Ryder talks with WEEI.com's Chris Price about the Patriots upcoming game with the Cleveland Browns, and Stevan Ridley's status on the team.
Alex joins the show and gives his thoughts on the Jacoby Ellsbury deal, and what prospects the Red Sox have to fill the hole left in the lineup, or trade pieces to get a player who can fill the void.
John talks to Rob and gets his thoughts on the Yankees signing Jacoby Ellsbury, the Red Sox signing AJ Pierzynski, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia signing with Miami.
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