Steelers linebacker James Harrison had some interesting comments about NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in an interview with Men’s Journal magazine.
“If that man was on fire and I had to piss to put him out, I wouldn’t do it,” Harrison said to the magazine. “I hate him and will never respect him.”
Harrison also called the commissioner a “crook” and a “devil.” He went on to say that Goodell is “stupid,” a “puppet” and a “dictator.”
The linebacker went on to say that if the Steelers had beaten the Packers in the Super Bowl, following the game he would have whispered the following into the commissioner’s ear: “Why don’t you quit and do something else, like start your own league in flag football?”
Harrison was fined $100,000 for illegal hits last season and has not been shy about voicing his opinion on the league and the...
Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, who recently signed an endorsement deal with Nike, is on the verge of a three-year, $1.55 million contract with MusclePharm, according to NFL Network's Jason La Canfora. Said MusclePharm director of team development Joseph Lawanson: "We don't have any problem considering him at all. And for us to consider him, we're confident that he has rehabilitated himself."
Read more about the story and others — including a piece about Cowboys legend Michael Irvin posing for Out magazine — plus check out videos, trivia and more, at Wednesday's Morning Mashup.
PHOENIX -- Josh Frasier, the bullpen catcher for the American League, said after the AL's 5-1 loss to the National League in Tuesday's All-Star Game that he didn't notice any physical issues with Josh Beckett leading up to the time the Red Sox hurler decided not to enter the game. Frasier confirmed what Beckett said during the game, that the pitcher's left knee wasn't an issue him until toward the end of the second-inning warm-up session.
"That was the first time I ever caught him, so I don't know what's normal and what's not normal. He didn't seem to be hurting a lot, but I don't know his personality," Frasier said. "His stuff looked OK, but I don't know what normal is. The last six pitches or so he just slowed down."
Beckett, who was slated to pitch the second inning, said that the decision not to enter the game due to a stiff left knee was purely precautionary, and if it was a regular-season game he would have pitched....
PHOENIX -- A fourth-inning solo homer by Red Sox slugger Adrian Gonzalez proved the only offense that the American League could muster, as the National League claimed a 5-1 victory in the All-Star Game. The outcome -- the second straight win for the senior circuit -- ensured that the National League's World Series representative will have home-field advantage.
Gonzalez gave the AL a short-lived 1-0 advantage by ripping a solo homer just over the right-field fence against Phillies hurler Cliff Lee. However, the NL rallied in the bottom of the frame, when Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder drilled a three-run homer off the top of the fence in left-center. The NL added an insurance run in the following inning on a run-scoring single by Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier and concluded its scoring with an RBI double from Giants corner infielder Pablo Sandoval in the seventh.
Gonzalez delivered the standout moment of the game among the Red...
PHOENIX -- Speaking during the All-Star Game, Josh Beckett explained that the decision not to pitch as planned in the second inning was precautionary after the Red Sox starter felt stiffness in his left knee toward the end of his warm-ups.
Beckett said that he didn't believe he had re-injured the knee, which was originally hyperextended during his most recent start, and that it shouldn't prevent him from making his next scheduled start against the Rays on Sunday in St. Petersburg, Fla.
"I don't think so," Beckett said when asked if the injury could lead to a missed start. "I could have pitched. I'm not comfortable going out there and getting hurt in the All-Star Game and costing myself starts in the second half. I think that's how everybody should be. This game does mean a lot with the home-field advantage and everything but at the same time there are some important things that are ahead."
Beckett said he felt the knee...
A frustrated Bill Belichick sat down with Michael, Dale and Jerry after the Patriots first loss of the season. We break down why it happened with the coach.
Dale, Michael and Jerry speak with defensive leader Chandler Jones about the Patriots first loss of the season.
We check in with the best NFL analyst on Boston radio, Tedy Bruschi, after the Patriots fell to 10-1 last night in Denver.
A quick game recap of Celtics 121-97 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
A 5-minute game recap of the Celtics 111-101 loss to the Nets
Chris Forsberg of ESPN Boston joins the show to discuss the Celtics rotation, the possibility of Marcus Smart or Jae Crowder making an All-Defense team, as well as suggestions for improving Gino Time.
WEEI.com's Rob Bradford has the latest on the Red Sox and their hot stove offseason as he joins Christian Arcand and Lenny Megliola on the Planet Mikey Show
Red Sox Manager John Farrell joined the Hot Stove Show where he talked about how David Ortiz retirement is bittersweet, the outfield alignment for 2016, the Red Sox bullpen as it looks right now, and Hanley Ramirez off season training.
The Hot Stove Show this week discusses Red Sox possible pitching acquisitions and they talk with the clubs manager, John Farrell.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the sniping back and forth from Claude Julien, Brad Marchand, and Rangers coach Alain Vigneault after Boston's 4-3 comeback win on Friday. The game featured two somewhat controversial hits, Matt Beleskey's check of Derek Stepan (breaking a rib) and Brad Marchand's collision with goalie Henrik Lundqvist and ensuing flop.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the Bruins 3-2 OT win on Wednesday night in Detroit. Despite being outplayed for most of the game, Boston scored with less than two minutes left in regulation to tie the game 2-2 and went on for the OT victory.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the Bruins 4-3 shootout win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night at Air Canada Center.
Patriots safety Devin McCourty joined the show to talk about the loss to Denver, how well Logan Ryan played, and his own inability to field punts.
Patriots special teams ace, Matthew Slater, joined the show after Sunday's loss to the Broncos to talk about coach Belichick's demeanor after the game, looking forward to the playoffs, Chris Harper's muffed punt, and compares Rob Gronkowski to Shaquille O'Neal.
After losing their season to the Broncos on Sunday night, AND Rob Gronkowski to a knee injury, Bill Belichick was surly and combative towards the assembled media.
Christian Arcand and Lenny Megliola discuss Tom Brady vs. Cam Newton for NFL MVP in a spirited hour of radio on the Planet Mikey Show
With Oklahoma sneaking its way into a playoff spot, the Big 12 is still alive. Anthony and Austin give you picks for rivalry week and break down all things college football.
FOXBORO — The Patriots will have their biggest challenge to date to remain perfect as they travel to Denver to take on the NFL’s top-ranked defense in the 8-2 Broncos Sunday night at Sports Authority Field.
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