NFL insider Adam Schefter from ESPN joined Dennis & Callahan for his weekly visit and broke down the likelihood of a Logan Mankins trade. "Here's the deal there," Schefter said. "I've spoken to teams around the league that a have an interest in having Logan Mankins play for them. They love the player. The problem is, in a case like this, you have to compensate the player and the team.
"When you know Logan Mankins might be a year or so from becoming a free agent, why are you going to go give up premium compensation to the Patriots when there's a chance that you may be able to sign Logan Mankins as a free agent and just pay him? The price for the Patriots is steep. The price for the player is steep. Teams are saying I don't want to do that. I'm not playing the Jahri Evans contract for Logan Mankins when maybe a year from now I can get him without compensating the Patriots. Or they're saying, I love Logan Mankins as a...
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...
Jarret Payton, son of NFL legend Walter Payton, joins MFB to breakdown the troubles in the Bears locker room, the team's struggles at home, and the upcoming match up against the Patriots.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price look ahead to Sunday's game against the Bears and what the Patriots need to do to contain dynamic running back Matt Forte.
We check in with SI/MMQB's Peter King for his weekly take on the Patriots and all things NFL.
Jackie MacMullan joins MFB for the first time this season. She discusses the rejection of NBA lottery reform, Rajon Rondo, and the Celtics chances this season.
Kirk Minihane joins the We Hate Dwyane Wade Show to preview the upcoming Celtics season. Ben and Sam also discuss the Rajon Rondo/Jeff Green trade rumors and dabble in the classic NBA analytics debate.
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.
Pierre McGuire joins the guys to talk about the Bruins, the Johnny Boychuck trade, and the rest of the NHL
We talk pucks with Jack Edwards of NESN for his take on an impressive win over the San Jose Sharks and the state of the B's in general.
Brick talked about the emergence of Torey Krug as a solid D pairing with Seidenberg and how well the Power Play is playing. He contributes that to 2 different units competing. Brick also likes the versatility of Simon Gagne.
Rodney discussed Russell Wilson and the Seahawks.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The guys discussed Freeman's story on Russell Wilson.
The guys give their initial reaction to Zdeno Chara hurting his knees and how scared the Patriots should be after watching the Broncos dominate the Chargers.
Matt Forte, Jay Cutler, and the disease of losing.
We talk to Ben Volin of the Boston Globe, who broke the Darrelle Revis late-gate story.
Michael and Dale discuss the ins and outs of the Darrelle Revis late-gate, and whether his reaction was what the Patriots were looking for out of him,
We tackle four topics about notorious incidents where Boston athletes (and media members) showed up LATE!
Mikey, Villani and Lenny are talking about the 2004 Red Sox on the anniversary of Game 4 of the ALCS with Dave Roberts steal abd Bill Mueller driving him in and what it was like to witness.
Mikey, Mut and Lenny are talking about the Patriots and how they have stacked up through the years and what got them to the three championships and five Super Bowl appearances in the Brady-Belichick era.
Mikey and Mut take a call from someone who wants to criticize Belichick the GM and his history of drafting players and making moves in the draft.
AJ Soares joins the show to talk about the Revs run to the playoffs, how Jermaine Jones has impacted the team, and should Lee Nguyen for MVP.
The Dennis & Callahan Show producers fight back.
On this edition of Breaking Balls, Dino, Gerry and Kirk discuss their producers' performance and take the Proust Questionnaire.More from this show
Sausage and Lumpy, the producers for the D&C show, recorded a podcast yesterday. They left A LOT of stuff on the cutting room floor. Luckily, MFB picked it all up and played the unedited version during the midday show. Kirk joined the show to discuss how hard it is working with Callahan and his two producers.More from this show
Michael and Dale talk Patriots, and Michael has some strong words for those who are ignoring history and what they've seen in favor of continuing a pessimistic and fatalistic view/agenda of the Patriots.More from this show