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01/07/2013 - 11:35am
Esiason on D&C: Pats, Broncos big favorites

CBS Sports NFL analyst Boomer Esiason made his weekly appearance on Dennis & Callahan on Monday morning to discuss the playoffs.

Esiason predicted the two NFC road teams (Packers and Seahawks) would win this weekend, with the Patriots and Broncos advancing to the AFC championship game.

"The home teams are going to hold serve this week in the AFC," he said. "I never want to take anything for granted, especially when it comes against playing teams twice in the same season and so close to each other. The good news for the Patriots is they have this team at home, Houston. Matt Schaub only completed I think 29 passes on Saturday. Nineteen points is not going to get it done on the road in New England. They're going to have to be so much better than they were against the Bengals."

Added Esiason: "I'm not a big buyer for Joe Flacco against Peyton Manning. I'm not a big buyer for Joe Flacco against Tom Brady. I'm...

01/07/2013 - 10:52am
Brady on D&C: 'I just try to be respectful'

With the Patriots preparing to meet the Texans on Sunday in the AFC playoffs, quarterback Tom Brady joined Dennis & Callahan on Monday morning for his weekly interview and talked about his team's matchup as well as other news from around the league.

Brady said he watched all four playoff games over the weekend. Following the Seahawks' victory over Washington on Sunday, Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman -- who trash-talked Brady following their game in October -- received a smack in the face from Washington offensive lineman Trent Williams.

"I couldn't do that," Brady said. "Trent Williams is a lot bigger than I am, probably a lot more intimidating."

Brady avoided criticizing Sherman, but he said it's his preference to be classy after games.

"Everyone reacts differently," he said. "I have my own style. I just try to be respectful to the opponents, because I have a lot of respect for the opponents...

01/07/2013 - 9:00am
Mashup: Seahawks' Sherman gets smack

The Seahawks rallied from a 14-0 deficit for a 24-14 victory over the Redskins on Sunday, and loud-mouthed Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman continued his brash ways after the game ended. Sherman, who gave Patriots quarterback Tom Brady an earful following their game in Seattle on Oct. 14, didn't get away unscathed this time, as Washington lineman Trent Williams shoved his hand in Sherman's face and smacked him away.

According to Sherman, Williams initiated the confrontation. "He came up and tapped me, 'What's up now? I'll swing on you," Sherman told USA Today, saying that he responded: "Swing!"

Added Sherman: "He told me he was going to swing, and he swung. That's what he did, and that's that. He thought I was going to be scared. I'm not scared."

Sherman acknowledged that his chirping must be getting to opponents.

"I guess so," he said. "You know, the playoffs, everybody gets a...

01/07/2013 - 8:07am
Report: Celtics still pushing for Cousins

A report from NBC on Sunday indicated the Celtics were pushing to complete a deal for controversial but talented Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins, but Danny Ainge's preference to include Courtney Lee instead of Avery Bradley was holding it up. 

A note from the NBAonNBC Twitter feed read: Sources close to nbaonnbc.com confirm that Danny Ainge is working to complete a deal to bring Cousins to Boston, tonight.

However, a tweet from USA Today's Sam Amick later in the day shot down that rumor. Wrote Amick: DeMarcus Cousins is not going to the Celtics. Teams continue to be told that he's not available. That is all.

For more Celtics news, visit the team page at weei.com/celtics.


01/07/2013 - 7:47am
Bobby Valentine to host own radio show

According to SI.com, former Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine has been hired to be a member of the NBC Sports Radio lineup as a Major League Baseball contributor.

The report states that Valentine will call in weekly to NBC Sports affiliated stations over the next two months before co-hosting his own daily sports talk show starting in April.

“I think in my years here on earth, I have let people know I have an opinion about pretty much everything,” Valentine told SI.com. “I think I will remain true to that.”

The former Sox’ skipper added, “I don’t know that you have to be negatively biased to inform people of what is going on, or to keep them listening. I think you have to be true. If I have a fault, it’s that I tell the truth. You can’t dictate to the customer what they want and I think a good host feels his audience and understands what they want and need and tries to provide...

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