In an interview for The Bradford Files podcast, Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz explained that he won't feel 'comfortable' playing under a one-year deal for next season, citing his discomfort with going through some of the pressures that he experienced throughout the 2010 campaign.
"I always let you guys know how much interest I have in finishing my career here. I'm not going to feel comfortable coming back here just for a year just to re-live all the pressure and all the stuff I've been through. I don't think it's fair for myself. I think about things and I go through a lot of things mentally, especially for this club," Ortiz said.
"The Red Sox are in my blood. If there is an organization that I always look at as home, as it's part of me, it's this one. This is the organization I've been the...
Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Friday morning and talked about Sunday's game vs. the Bills, as the Patriots try to rebound from last Sunday's collapse vs. the Jets. "We're trying to get that bad taste out of our mouths, and we're ready to go," Mayo said.
Mayo said the Bills present some interesting challenges. "First and foremost, we really don't know what to expect from the quarterback position," he said. "They're coming in with a new guy [Harvard product Ryan Fitzpatrick], and he can make a lot of throws. That's one of the things that scares me. At the same time, they have a three-headed monster at running back."
Asked if human nature would cause the Patriots to be less motivated to play the Bills as compared to one of the team's more intense rivals, Mayo said: "Coach [Bill] Belichick doesn't let human nature take...
The Sporting News has a list of the 20 smartest athletes, and sitting at No. 1 is former Red Sox reliever Craig Breslow, now with the A's. Breslow, a Connecticut native, majored in molecular biophysics and biochemistry at Yale. Also on the list are four other athletes with New England connections and a couple of rivals of Boston teams.
Meanwhile, Jets legend Joe Namath weighed in on the Braylon Edwards controversy, criticizing the team for allowing Edwards to play Sunday following his DUI arrest. The Jets said they won't announce until just before the game against the Dolphins how long Edwards will be allowed to play in the contest.
Read about those stories and more at Friday's Morning Mashup.
It's tough to tell which installment of the "making sense of the Marc Savard situation" this may be, because quite frankly, there have been so many developments or rumors surrounding the center since the summer that one couldn't be blamed for losing count. Such is the nature with these things.
Even so, this week has served as a reminder to all that until Savard, currently out with post-concussion syndrome symptoms, is spotted on the ice -- even in a practice uniform -- chatter is sure to surround the veteran pivot.
First were the trade rumors. If a player was speculated to be on the move to Boston, fans were trained over the summer to assume Savard would go in the deal. As it became clearer that Savard would likely stay in Boston, so too emerged the news that he was "hurt" by the idea of the Bruins shopping or taking calls on him.
Then came the not-so-news that the NHL was iffy about the seven-year contract...
A night after beating the Canadiens in Montreal, the Bruins were handed a 3-2 defeat by the Panthers on Thursday at Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, N.Y. David Booth led the scoring charge for the Panthers with a pair of goals, while former Bruin Dennis Wideman notched a tally of his own.
Steve Kampfer and Jeff LoVecchio scored for the Bruins, whose preseason record fell to 1-1. The team continues its preseason schedule with a rematch with the Panthers at the Garden on Saturday.
Nathan Horton and Gregory Campbell, both of whom were acquired in the deal that sent Wideman to Florida in June, did not face their club of a year ago, as the team elected to separate the roster into two squads to begin the preseason. Both players played in Wednesday night's game, with Horton picking up a goal agains the Habs.
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Tom Brady discussed the blowout loss.
We check in with Full Tilt, Full Time Tedy Bruschi for his take on the poor play of the New England Patriots, and where they go from here.\
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 Castiglione does his annual wrap-up of the season by reading the poem by Bart Giamatti.
Mut and Rob discuss the "kids" and the variety of young bodies the Red Sox called upon this season. Specifically, they look at Bogaerts and Bradley, Jr. and where things went wrong. They give their opinions on which one will right the ship next season.
Description: Red Sox farm director Ben Crockett looks back at the 2014 Red Sox prospect season by answering listener questions about a number of Red Sox prospects as well as broader issues and themes in the farm system.
DJ Bean, WEEI.com, joined the guys to talk about the Bruins signing two young stars to 1-year contracts.
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
The guys opened the show discussing the coaches less than amicable conversation with Dale & Holley.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
Tom Brady discussed the blowout loss.
A bill in California has been signed into law, banning stores from using plastic bags. A Canadian football player talks trash into a hot microphone shortly before an in-game interview. The FCC is looking to ban the word "Redskins" from television and radio.
The fallout from Monday night continues as former Tedy Bruschi criticized Tom Brady's play over the first 4 games. The show re-visits Rodney Harrison's comments from yesterday, specifically, that Brady is "scared to death" in the pocket.
The guys open the show re-visiting the comments made by a couple former quarterbacks in Trent Dilfer and Steve Young. Lou, Christian and Tim also talk about Brady's comments on Dennis and Callahan regarding Danny Amendola, Logan Mankins, and the slow start to the season.
A less than chipper Bill Belichick joins Dale, Michael and Steve DeOssie the day after the Patriots got blown out on Monday Night in KC.
We check in with Full Tilt, Full Time Tedy Bruschi for his take on the poor play of the New England Patriots, and where they go from here.
Mut and Chris Villani are talking about the issues the Patriots defense faced against the Kansas City Chiefs, particularly in the running game.
The Patriots seemed to have no answer for the Kansas City Chiefs. Mut and Price talk about how the Patriots were exposed in all aspects of the game.
Mut is in for Mikey and Chris Price of WEEI.com is in with him. The guys talk about the Patriots defense, inability of the offense to stay on the field, and coaching adjustments or lack thereof.
Ben and Russ break down some rumors surrounding Real Madrid and Manchester United. Also on the docket is the MLS and your New England Revolution.
Red Sox farm director Ben Crockett looks back at the 2014 Red Sox prospect season by answering listener questions about a number of Red Sox prospects as well as broader issues and themes in the farm system.
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