Prior to committing one of the season's stupidest penalties when he kicked the Jets' challenge flag late in the fourth quarter of his team's loss Sunday, Chargers wide receiver Vincent Jackson was stopped by police for playing music too loud, was put in handcuffs and had his car impounded on his way to the stadium. For more on that, plus links to the day's top stories, videos, trivia and more, check out Tuesday's Morning Mashup.
After the Celtics suffered a 99-90 loss to the Mavericks Monday night, Rasheed Wallace didn't hold back in expressing his frustration about a crucial fourth personal foul called on him with 5:16 remaining in the third quarter and Boston holding on to a 63-60 lead. With Wallace on the bench, Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks outscored Boston 15-5 to close out the third quarter.
"You know, they don't like no tough defense on him, so of course I get a whole lot of bull[crap] calls, but that's how the story goes," Wallace said. "I ain't worried about it. We'll see them again. Honestly, I can't remember which one the fourth foul was, there were so many bogus [calls]. I ain't worried about it. Like I said, we'll see again. We go down there in about a month or so. There'll be retribution."
Wallace and the Celtics will have their chance at payback on March 20 when the Celtics visit Dallas. For more, including...
Dirk Nowitzki scored 22 of his game-high 37 points in the second half as the Dallas Mavericks erased a nine-point halftime deficit and beat the Celtics, 99-90, on Monday night at TD Garden. Jason Kidd had a spectacular night passing the ball, registering 17 assists to go with 13 points for the Mavericks, who closed the third quarter on a 19-5 spurt to take control. The 27-12 Celtics are now just 11-7 at home and have lost three straight in Boston for the first time in three seasons. The Mavericks shot 57 percent from the floor, the best by a Boston opponent this season. Paul Pierce had 24 points to lead the Celtics. Ray Allen added 21 and Rajon Rondo had 12 assists for the C's, who play next in Detroit on Wednesday. For complete coverage, visit the Green Street blog.
Upon hearing the news Monday night that Stephon Marbury was continuing his professional basketball career in China, Doc Rivers said he still believes Marbury has some game left. "I did not think he was done, no. I thought he still had a lot of basketball left in him. I thought someone would pick him up last summer but I don't think the web broadcast helped his cause at all." Rivers added that Marbury and the Celtics ended their relationship at the right time at the end of the playoffs last season. For more on this, visit the Green Street blog.
Doc Rivers announced before Monday's tipoff that both Paul Pierce and Rasheed Wallace were cleared to play against the Mavericks. Pierce banged his sore right knee into the leg of Shelden Williams during Sunday's practice. "He's OK, really," Rivers said. "It looked bad, obviously, but he's fine." Wallace missed the last three games with a sore left foot. For more, visit the Green Street blog.
We check in for our weekly update from Bill Belichick and get his take on the Pats win over the Texans on the road, the benching of Stevan Ridley, and Antonio Smith's thinly veiled Spygate comments after the Texans lost.
Patriots’ defensive end, Rob Ninkovich, joins Mut and Merloni on a Patriots Monday after the team’s victory in Houston. Rob addresses the postgame comments of Texans’ defensive lineman Antonio Smith and the defense struggling against the run.
Tom Brady joined the show fresh off the teams 9th win of the season in Houston. He dismissed Antonio Smith's spying allegations and told the guys he has already moved on.
Eagle checks in to give Grande and Max a perspective on the Brooklyn Nets after they acquired Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett via trade earlier this summer. He breaks down what he thinks the future holds for the Nets after completing this blockbuster deal.
Sean Grande and Cedric Maxwell take some time and look back at the history between the Celtics and the Lakers, specifically the legendary rivalry between Magic and Bird. Legendary broadcaster, Ian Eagle, checks in to give the Brooklyn perspective as KG and Paul Pierce settle into their new home. Sean and Max also reveal the behind the scenes details surrounding Max’s famous “I got the ball” moment.
In the first hour of this edition of the Celtics Summer Cooler, Grande and Max analyze the trade that sent Fab Melo out of Boston. Also in this hour, Max sets the story straight about his history with Larry Bird.
Rob Bradford and Alex Speier talk with Jon Lester about contract negotiations, losing a teammate like Jacoby Ellsbury, the World Series run, and looking ahead to 2014.
Rob Bradford and Alex Speier are back witht he Hot Stove Show. They talk about Jacoby Ellsbury signing with the New York Yankees, the Red Sox signings of AJ Pierzynski and Edward Mujica, and wrap it up with Red Sox starting pitcher Jon Lester, who talks about the World Series run, losing a teammate like Ellsbury and looking towards 2014.
The Red Sox new catcher, A.J. Pierzynski, joined the show to discuss his reputation as the most hated man in baseball. He also said that he turned down multi-year deals to come and win in Boston.
Shawn Thornton joined the show and discussed the teams long layoff leading into their game tomorrow night in Montreal. He told the guys that he anticipates fighting being a part of hockey for years to come.
Lucic joins Danny Picard to talk some hockey after the team’s overtime win against the Carolina Hurricanes. Danny asks Lucic about David Krejci’s game winner yesterday and hockey outsiders that are trying to change the game.
Shawn Thornton joined the show fresh off his big night at MSG and talked about his recent goal scoring prowess. Shawn said that no matter who his line mates are he is always going to be a fourth liner.
Kirk Minihane answered any and all questions from the listeners and John and Gerry.
The New York Post's Joel Sherman joined the show with his thoughts on jacoby Ellsbury's signing with the Yankees. He said that if it were up to him he would have given the money to Robinson Cano over Ellsbury.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. They discussed how Ron Burgundy has officially jumped the shark and played sound of him on Dan Patrick.
Peter King joins Mut and Merloni to go across the NFL and address the latest news. He discusses Kubiak's firing, Tomlin's fine, and Dennard's possible suspension.
Brick makes his weekly appearance on Mut and Merloni and discusses the Bruins loss to Montreal and the hit on Johnny Boychuck.
Michael Fabiano, fantasy expert and Yankees fan, gives his opinion on the Cano signing, discusses Julian Edelman's rising fantasy value, and actually suggests starting Ryan Fitzpatrick
We check in with ESPN's great play-by-play man Mike Tirico for a look around the NFL, and a preview of Pats/Browns.
We tackle four topics centered on the movers and shakers in MLB right now.
We start talking about Robbie Cano and the reported 10 year, 240 million dollar contract on the table from the Mariners, and a little debate about him vs Pedroia broke out.
Ryder talks with WEEI.com's Chris Price about the Patriots upcoming game with the Cleveland Browns, and Stevan Ridley's status on the team.
Alex joins the show and gives his thoughts on the Jacoby Ellsbury deal, and what prospects the Red Sox have to fill the hole left in the lineup, or trade pieces to get a player who can fill the void.
John talks to Rob and gets his thoughts on the Yankees signing Jacoby Ellsbury, the Red Sox signing AJ Pierzynski, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia signing with Miami.
Mike Lupica of the Daily News joined the show to give the New York reaction to the Ellsbury signing. He said that the Yankees drastically overpaid.More from this show
The Red Sox new catcher, A.J. Pierzynski, joined the show to discuss his reputation as the most hated man in baseball. He also said that he turned down multi-year deals to come and win in Boston.More from this show
Johnny Damon joins Mut and Merloni to clear the air about his free agent signing with the Yankees and discusses Ellsbury's signing.More from this show
Buster Olney joins Mut and Merloni to discuss Jacoby Ellsbury signing with the Yankees and the possibility of the Red Sox trading for Andre Ethier.More from this show