On Tuesday, Brett Favre did a radio interview in Atlanta and said he was surprised that it took his replacement in Green Bay, Aaron Rodgers, three years to win a Super Bowl title considering how talented the Packers have been since Favre's departure. NBC football analyst (and former Patriot) Rodney Harrison responded by calling Favre "classless" and "immature." Added Harrison of Favre: "Everything he's accomplished in his career is now diminished. … He's about himself. He's about nothing else but himself."
Speaking of feuds, University of Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari tossed another backhanded insult at old friend Rick Pitino this week when he acted as though Pitino's Louisville program did not exist. Said Calipari of the fans' allegiances in his state: "It's Kentucky, throughout this whole state, and that's what makes this unique."
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According to ESPN.com, Red Sox first base coach Ron Johnson has been dismissed. Johnson, 55, spent the last two years as the Sox' first base coach after spending the previous 10 years as a manager in the Sox' farm system, including a stretch from 2005-09 as the manager in Triple-A Pawtucket.
Johnson missed much of the 2010 season, his first as a big league coach, while at home after his daughter suffered an injury that ultimately required a leg to be amputated. However, he returned to the Sox this year.
At the conclusion of the season, Red Sox GM Theo Epstein said that the employment status of the members of the 2011 coaching staff remained unresolved, given that the team would have to hire a new manager. However, while the team could not tell any coaches with certainty that they would be retained, it is now...
The Bruins announced their roster for the open of the coming season on Wednesday. It is as follows:
Forwards: Patrice Bergeron, Gregory Campbell, Jordan Caron, Nathan Horton, Chris Kelly, David Krejci, Milan Lucic, Brad Marchand, Daniel Paille, Rich Peverley, Benoit Pouliot, Tyler Seguin, Shawn Thornton.
Defensemen: Matt Bartkowski, Johnny Boychuk, Zdeno Chara, Joe Corvo, Andrew Ference, Adam McQuaid, Dennis Seidenberg.
Goaltenders: Tuukka Rask, Tim Thomas.
Steven Kampfer (sprained MCL) and Marc Savard are on injured reserve, while veteran Chris Clark was released from his tryout. Savard will not play this season due to post-concussion syndrome.
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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Antonio Cromartie was asked following Jets practice on Wednesday if he thinks he'll be booed when he takes the field at Gillette Stadium on Sunday.
"I hope I get booed again, honestly." said Cromartie. "I hope I get booed again. They're not my fans. My fans are in New York."
Cromartie famously called Brady an "ass----" days before last January's playoff game between the Jets and Patriots. Cromartie said on Wednesday that he still feels the same about Brady, but did call the quarterback "the best in the league."
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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Rex Ryan owns a 3-2 head-to-head coaching record against Bill Belichick, but Ryan elected to take a modest approach when asked during his press conference Wednesday if he thinks Sunday's game between the Jets and Patriots will come down to coaching.
"Part of it is your coaching staff vs. their coaching staff," Ryan told the media. "He's the best coach in football, and if it comes down to us he's going to win it. I don't have a problem saying that. I'm not in that class. But I'm going to compete and give him everything I have and we'll do that as a staff as well. We know it's going to take everything we've got and we'll see if that's good enough."
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Chris Price and Mike Petraglia discuss the top priorities for the Patriots as the off-season begins. Who do they need to pursue in free agency, who do they need to keep, and what areas of the roster do they need to address?
Picard and Price give their predictions for SB50 later today.
Danny and Price react to the HOF class that was announced last night. They get into the names and legacies, especially a questionable one in Tony Dungy.
Boston Celtics stud Evan Turner joins the WEEI Celtics Podcast to reflect on the Celtics hot streak going into the All-Star break. Turner discussed how much he values being in a great situation in Boston and tries to get inside the life of Brad Stevens. First, Sam Packard and Jared Weiss chopped it up with Kyle Draper, covering the Celtics thrilling classic against Paul Pierce and the Los Angeles Clippers and broke down potential trade scenarios ahead of the deadline.
Trailing a big win by the Celtics over the Clippers, Paul Flannery of SB Nation calls in to talk everything Celtics.
Danny had just hit the air as it looked like the Celtics would drop a close game to the Cleveland Cavaliers, ride along as Danny goes on the emotional roller coaster of the final 7.5 seconds of the game
Jared Carrabis joins Mut Mutnansky to discuss concerns surrounding the Red Sox heading into Spring Training.
Red Sox reliever Matt Barnes joins Rob Bradford to discuss why he's now a relief pitcher, how important it is that he throws harder than most, lessons he learned from last season, and why his love for two very different restaurants in Cracker Barrel and Twin Peaks
This week the guys are joined by Ian Browne of MLB.com, they talk about Clay Buchholz and the impending opening of spring training
Ken Laird and DJ Bean discuss Boston's 6-2 in Winnipeg on Thursday night, an answer night after losing 9-2 at home to LA on Tuesday
Ken Laird & DJ Bean discuss the LA Kings 9-2 win at TD Garden on Tuesday as former Bruin Milan Lucic was one of 9 different players to score during a 57-shot night for the Kings
DJ, Pete and Ken continue their discussion about the direction of the Bruins and how some of their moves are ambiguous and tough to figure out their thinking. Are they going for it all or rebuilding. Again, DJ appropriately calls it a "soft rebuild." They talk about acquiring Beleskey as well as Brett Connolly's recent play. Also, the boys talked with Arpon Basu about the spiraling Montreal Canadiens.
Robert Kraft on WCVB.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Minihane.
A caller to Mike Francesca duped The Pope into thinking that Oscar Robinson was #29 on the list (he was actually #11) which prompted Mike to go insane.
Patriot fans, as expected, begin to connect the dots in hopes of bringing the talented RB to Foxboro.
Lou did the crossover at 9:55 on Friday, which led to a fiery exchange between himself and Kirk Minihane. Lou tells the story and opines on the situation.
Dale, Michael and Jerry check in with our good friend John Buccigross and talk some NHL hockey.
Dale, Michael and Jerry open up the floodgates on a freestyle friday and talk about whatever you want.
Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss how good a fit former Bear Matt Forte would be in this Patriots offense.
Mikey, Mut, Lenny, and Lucy are talking Patriots, Red Sox, Presidents and a whole lot more.
Mikey and Mut are talking about free agent running back Matt Forte, and whether he would be a good fit for the Patriots.
Jared Carrabis joins Mut Mutnansky to discuss concerns surrounding the Red Sox heading into Spring Training
Kate Scott, of KNBR in San Francisco, joins Lucy to discuss women in sports radio, the Super Bowl, and how great it is to talk about sports for a living.