FOXBORO -- Wes Welker went to the Super Bowl in his first year with the Patriots. He hasn't been back since. The experience in between, including overcoming an ACL tear before the '09 playoffs, has taught him not to take the journey to football's biggest stage for granted.
"After that ’07 year, I thought we’d be going to the Super Bowl just about every year," Welker said Monday. "That’s just not the way it works. It’s hard to get to a position like this. You definitely have to take full advantage of this and not take it for granted."
Of course, the Patriots went 16-0 in the regular season and beat the Jaguars and Chargers on their way to Super Bowl XLII, where they fell to the Giants.
"It’s always tough when your team is out there playing and you’re not able to, especially in the playoffs. I had such a good year that year, and wanting to be out there to help my team, I’m just...
Harvard's 2-0 week did little to impress nationwide media, as the Crimson remained out of the AP Top 25 that was announced Monday. Harvard is the sixth team of those on the outside, with 22 total votes. That places them well behind No. 25 Kansas State (102 votes).
The nation's Division 1 coaches were more appreciate of Harvard's 15-2 record, as the Crimson moved up one spot to No. 24 in the ESPN/USA Today coaches poll.
Following an uninspiring 70-61 victory over Monmouth on Tuesday, the Crimson blew out George Washington on Saturday, 69-48, jumping out to a 20-point halftime lead and never looking back.
The Crimson also got a boost with Florida State's rout of No. 3 North Carolina on Saturday. Harvard beat FSU in November, so the Seminoles' success helps Harvard's strength of schedule, a key factor in determining NCAA seedings in March. The Crimson's RPI ranking is 50.
Syracuse, cruising along with a 19-0 record, remains No. 1. The...
According to a major league source, the Red Sox have agreed to a minor league contract with right-hander Vicente Padilla that includes an invitation to big league spring training. If he makes the big league team, Padilla would receive a prorated base salary of $1.5 million. Peter Gammons of MLB Network and NESN (via twitter) was the first to report the deal.
The 34-year-old appears to fit the mold of a potential buy-low option of a pitcher coming off of an injury with a chance to compete for a back-of-the-rotation job. Padilla had been talking with several teams, including the Red Sox, this winter, as he pitched in Nicaragua while working his way back from season-ending surgery to fuse vertebrae in his neck. In that winter league, he was 1-1 with a 2.81 ERA, 13 strikeouts and one walk in 16 innings.
“He’s healthy and he’s throwing...
Kendrick Perkins said he wasn't looking forward to his return to the Garden to play the Celtics. Perkins doesn't have animosity toward the team and in fact still talks with many of the players and coach Doc Rivers regularly.
"In a way I’ve been dreading it," Perkins said after Oklahoma City went through shootaround Monday. "After I got traded for some reason it wasn’t like I had bad thoughts for them. I didn’t want them to struggle. I was still cheering them on, watching them on TV. If they did something good I was texting all the guys and if they did something bad I was texting them like, 'What are y’all doing?' I was still pulling for them and I found that strange. It’s just the love that I have for the whole organization, I’m talking from the training staff on down."
His new teammates have been giving him a hard time about calling out screens for Rajon Rondo or setting them for Ray Allen,...
Keyon Dooling (knee) and Chris Wilcox (hamstring) are both out for the Celtics in their game against the Thunder on Monday and they may not be ready for Wednesday's game against Toronto. This is the third game that Dooling has missed, but he said that he's feeling better than he has recently. Neither player wanted to put a timetable on a return.
"I’ll be back ready to play whenever I’m healthy," said Wilcox who is out for the second straight game. "I don’t really have a date on it right now, just whenever I feel like I’m healthy, back to 100 percent, that’s when I’m going."
While they are out of the lineup, expect to see more of rookies E'Twaun Moore and possibly JaJuan Johnson, as well. Celtics coach Doc Rivers said that Moore has earned some time and he's been impressed with Johnson's approach.
"He’s done everything required. Both of those Purdue guys, I don’t...
Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.
Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.
Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
Ian Thomsen of NBA.com joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss to discuss the next moves for Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics with the NBA Draft Lottery rapidly approaching. They discussed the crazy ending to Game 2 of Thunder vs Spurs and picked the player they would build their pretend new franchise around.
Kevin O'Connor of CelticsBlog joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss for a breakdown of what went wrong in the Celtics series against the Hawks. they then played Celtics free agent tinder and looked ahead to the big moves in store for the offseason.
It wouldn't be a Celtics v Hawks Game 6 preview/Game 5 breakdown without ESPN's Celtics Whisperer Chris Forsberg joining Sam Packard and Jared Weiss for some WEEI Studio magic. They discuss the Hawks' transition dominance on their mega runs and the bizarre night for Isaiah Thomas. Of course they also answered your #WEEICeltics Tweet Bag questions!
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts after the Red Sox beat the White Sox behind a solid outing from Clay buchholz
Joe Castiglione and Tim Neverett talked to the Sox catcher, whose two-run homer off of Dellin Betances gave the Sox the lead for good over the Yankees.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello, after he pitched 7 shutout innings against the Yankees Saturday night.
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.
Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.
Kirk still can't fathom why Paul or Ken would want to produce the morning show. Some shade is thrown at another potential candidate.
Ted Cruz lost Indiana and gave up his bid for the GOP nomination. Donald Trump didn't exactly bring the heat in his victory speech.
Curt Schilling joined the show to defend himself about his selfish call to OMF yesterday.
Dr. Thomas Gill calls in to give his input on Pablo Sandoval's season ending surgery, and tells the guys how long he thinks the third baseman will be out.
The Celtics are approaching a very important off season, and Danny Ainge needs to figure out a plan to get a star in Boston...most importantly Kevin Durant. Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about who the team needs to go after.
Tom Werner was in studio today and Christian could not hold himself back when Tom Werner mentioned the comedian "Whitney Cummings."
John Farrell calls us from Chicago to talk Pablo, E-Rod, Joe Kelly, Travis Shaw and much more.
Four at Four bled into some genuine discussion about who this town's greatest villains truly are.
Inspired by A-Rod's appearance at Fenway, we discuss four of our biggest Villains/nemesis' on the Boston sports scene.
Mikey and Lenny talk Clay Buchholz' struggles, and visit the Ghosts of Baseball past (Well, some of them are still alive...)
Mikey and Lenny talk Sox and Sandoval
It’s all about the music – the crew touches on Prince, and the greatest bands of all time
The New Age Insiders had the chance to take fan questions that were left over from their LIVE show on Tuesday, and had the pleasure to talk to wrestler on the rise, JT Dunn! Follow us on Twitter at @NewAgeInsiders
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