Injured Jets defensive tackle Kris Jenkins took shots at Bengals receivers Terrell Owens and Chad Ochocinco on Sunday, saying on CBS' NFL pregame show Sunday that the players are not "serious about football." Owens and Ochocinco responded on their "T.Ocho Show" on Versus this week. Owens criticized Jenkins for being injured, while T.O. claimed he did not know who Jenkins is. "You ain't really relevant, you ain't in my 360," Owens said, adding: "I feel you, now get out my pockets." Read more about that story and others, plus check out videos, trivia and more, at Thursday's Morning Mashup.
In his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan Show, Fox Sports and NFL Network analyst Brian Billick said that if Brett Favre deems himself fit to play in the Vikings' game against the Patriots Sunday in Foxboro then Minnesota head coach Brad Childress has to let the quarterback play.
"Let him go in and fail if you have to," said Billick of Favre, who is suffering with broken bones in his ankle, putting his streak of starting 291 games in jeopardy. "But if you pull Brett Favre against his wishes you're going down a slippery slope and you may never get him back." Billick did say, however, that would be in a "very difficult position" if the doctors sign off on Favre, and the QB says he wants to play....
Dustin Pedroia called into The Big Show on Wednesday to announce that he will join the program each Wednesday during the offseason. The 2007 AL MVP was asked how his level of progression following the September 3 surgery on his fractured left foot.
"I should be 100 percent 12 weeks after surgery," said Pedroia. "I'll be out of the boot in three weeks, so we'll see how it goes ... I can't wait to get to spring training and get going."
Pedroia was asked about the possibility of Cliff Lee signing as a free agent with the Yankees in the offseason. Lee is 3-0 in the 2010 postseason and has never lost in eight career playoff starts.
"I don't think about that," Pedroia said. "We faced Cliff a lot, he's pretty darn good. He pounds the zone with a 91, 92 MPH fastball and it looks like it's about 100 MPH ... He's pretty special. I hope he's not over there in pinstripes....
The Patriots had two running backs, James Johnson and Javarris Williams, in for workouts although neither player was signed, ESPN.com reported. The Pats are thin at running back with Fred Taylor still battling a toe injury, leaving BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Danny Woodhead and Sammy Morris at the position.
Williams has made the rounds in recent weeks. He was with the Seahawks, but was released on Oct. 11 and before that he was on the Redskins practice squad. Johnson was on the Packers practice squad.
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Entering the first World Series game in Rangers history, Texas' starter, Cliff Lee, had allowed a total of nine earned runs in eight postseason starts spanning 64 1/3 innings. He had thrown at least seven innings in each of those starts.
But in the fifth inning of Game 1 of the World Series, the Giants knocked Lee out of the game with a six-run rally that included four hits and a walk against the Rangers ace. Lee -- who was pitching on eight days' rest -- lasted just 4 2/3 innings, allowing seven runs (six earned) as San Francisco romped to an 11-7 win to open the best-of-seven series. Lee suffered his first career postseason loss, slipping to 7-1 in October.
Former Red Sox prospect Freddy Sanchez, now the Giants second baseman, delivered a huge performance. He went 4-for-5 with three doubles, two of the run-scoring variety against Lee, in the process becoming the first player since Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury in 2007...
We get a complete analysis of the Patriots and the NFL with Peter King of SI/MMQB.
We get a complete breakdown of the win from Bill Belichick as the Patriots secure yet another AFC East title. Bill talks about the historical significance, the key moments of the game, and even Tom Brady's nutritional regiment.
We check in with big 75, nose tackle of the New Engalnd Patriots Vince WIlfork breaks down the win over the Dolphins, another AFC East Championship, and next week's divisional showdown vs the Jets.
How have the Celtics looked after a couple weeks? Could they be a playoff team? These questions and more...
Sam and Ben talk with Greg Dickerson about how fun this year's Celtics team is to watch as well Jeff Green trade ideas.
Kyle Draper joins Danny Picard to talk about the Celtics chances this season in the Eastern Conference, last Wednesday's home opener blowout against the Nets, and Rajon Rondo's future in Boston
Manager of the Boston Red Sox, John Farrell, speaks with Craig and Larry during the "Christmas at Fenway" festivities. John spoke about the pitching rotation as it stands right now, and inability to sign John Lester. He also talked about some of the younger pitching prospects, as well as the Free Agents that have signed with the team in the last month, like Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez.
Craig and Larry press Larry Lucchino about the inability to sign Jon Lester, the projected starting rotation, and the signings of Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez.
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Boston Red Sox, Sam Kennedy, joined Craig and Larry to talk about Christmas at Fenway, and some of the Red Sox off-season acquisitions.
Pierre joins the guys to talk about the Bruins and all things NHL
Pierre McGuire joins the show to talk about the struggling Bruins.
Andy Brickley joined the show to talk about David Pastrnak's first game, the offensive struggles, and Milan Lucic playing with the Swedes.
The guys opened the show by discussing the latest absurd complaints by viewers to the FCC regarding Brady's F bombs.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The guys spoke with Damien Woody about Pats Jets.
As we do every Wednesday, we re-visit some predictions that Chris made in anticipation of last week's game against Miami, and make some new ones about Sunday's match up with the New York Jets.
Christian gets a call from a fellow Bacon Doughnut lover. Rob Gronkowski was on "Top Chef," and Padma Lakshmi goes full-cougar. Britt McHenry of ESPN gets into a twitter-fight with some hockey trolls.
The Bruins lost again last night, as they have in 6 of their last 7 games. The team needs to make a move but don't have very much cap space. NESN color commentator, Andy Brickley, spoke about a team that's struggling to get back to elite status.
We get a complete analysis of the Patriots and the NFL with Peter King of SI/MMQB.
Dale and Michael discuss the struggling Bruins, and how they can right the ship and salvage what has been a sub-par first couple of months of the season.
Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton discuss Tom Brady's chances to earn MVP in 2014.
Tonight marks 9 straight years of the Planet Mikey Show. We play some sound from the takeover which got Planet Mikey rolling .
Mikey and Mut are on location with some WEEI listeners and Crazy Ron Emma talking sports and pizza.
Mikey gets a surprise call from his old buddy, "Nifty" Middleton. They of course talk some Bruins
Dino, Gerry and Kirk react to today's Tom Brady interview by discussing what they would tell their younger selves. They look closer at Brady's diet and fitness regime and whether they could be as disciplined as the superstar quarterback.
Michael Holley finally, FINALLY makes his debut on the new We Love Anthony Davis podcast. We talk The Brow, The Celtics, and the rest of the NBA.
WEEI’s Scott McLaughlin and College Hockey News’ Joe Meloni discuss the biggest surprises of the first half of the season and which teams from the region are title contenders. UMass-Lowell coach Norm Bazin joins the show as well to talk about the River Hawks, who sit in first place in Hockey East at the break.
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Miami kept it close at half, but the Patriots turned it on in the 2nd half, scoring 24 points in the 3rd quarter alone to blow out the Dolphins and clinch the division. The opening drive featured Jamie Collins blocking a FG try that Kyle Arrington brought to the house. Jonas Gray saw the ball 19 times and appears to be back in the RB rotation.More from this show
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