ESPN’s Bill Simmons appeared on the Dennis & Callahan show Monday morning to discuss the Celtics’ playoff prospects and reflect on the Kendrick Perkins trade.
Simmons said that if Shaquille O’Neal can’t return after straining his right calf Sunday, he can’t see the Celtics winning it all. “They can’t win,” Simmons said. “I mean, part of this Perkins trade was that you had to keep your fingers crossed that you were either going to get Shaq and Jermaine [O'Neal] or one of them or pieces of both of them or whatever. And those guys aren’t involved. There are too many teams that have size that they’re probably going to have to come across at some point, especially because it just seems like the Lakers are going to be there now. They’re just not big enough to beat the Lakers.”
Simmons said he wasn’t entirely opposed to the Perkins trade at the time it was made but...
It's been a long season for the Mets, even though it's only a weekend old. Toward the end of Friday night's season-opening loss to the Marlins, Mets cable station SNY broadcast a clip from the adult cartoon show "Family Guy" in which a character says, "It's Opening Day, and here's the first pitch ... and the season's over." The clip was cut off before the "season's over" comment, but it still generated some interest.
Read more about that story, plus get an update on the Giants fan who was placed into a medically induced coma after being assaulted by two Dodgers fans at the season-opener in Los Angeles, at Monday's Morning Mashup.
ARLINGTON, Texas – Do with the three-game losing streak what you will. View it as cause for alarm or as a normal part of the rhythm of the baseball season, a false first step in a marathon that offers plenty of time to recover.
The reality is that a three-game losing streak at the start of a season is no different than a three-game losing streak in the middle of the season, except for the perception of it. And yes, while it’s true that only one team since 1980 (and what a team: the 1998 Yankees) won the World Series after opening a campaign with three straight defeats, every World Series winner in that time has lost three straight contests at one point or another.
That the Sox happened to endure such a rut as the curtain lifted on 2011...
Skylar Diggins scored 28 points Sunday night as Notre Dame upset two-time defending champion UConn, 72-63, to advance to the championship game of the women's NCAA basketball tournament. In Tuesday night's final, the Irish will face Texas A&M, a 63-62 winner over Stanford in Sunday's other semifinal.
Associated Press Player of the Year Maya Moore ended her career with 36 points, including 12 in a row as she tried to rally UConn from a 12-point deficit in the final six minutes.
"I'm going to have to choose to remember the great thing and how fortunate I was to be a part of so many record-breaking seasons," Moore said. "It's just tough because it's the current taste in my mouth now. I'll just have to deal with it."
UConn ends with a 36-2 record. The Huskies had defeated Notre Dame (31-7) in all three previous meetings this season.
According to another big man who made his first start since early November on Sunday night, Shaquille O'Neal will be fine and might even play Tuesday against the 76ers at TD Garden. Shaq strained his right calf and limped badly off the court with 11:11 remaining in the second quarter.
“He told me he's OK." said Jermaine O'Neal, who missed more than half the season himself after having his left knee scoped. "He seemed to be in good spirits when he left, and I think he may be out there on Tuesday, but we’ll see. He was laughing and joking, I think it was more of a scare for the guys on the team and the fans of the Celtics.
"But, I think getting some practice time, 'cause he hasn’t had the ability to practice, it was kind of on the fly, he hasn’t been able to test it. And today he kind of tweaked it, hopefully for us we can get him back sooner because he got out to a great start today.”
Dale and Holley with Matt Chatham discuss the details.
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FOXBORO — WEEI.com’s Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss the return of LeGarrette Blount to Patriots training camp on Saturday, the first day of full pads practice for the defending Super Bowl champions.
Jay King of Masslive.com joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.
Michael joins Ben and Sam to discuss the wild NBA Free Agency period and the upcoming Celtics season.
How long will this rebuild take? How much money will it take to keep Bae Crowder? Are Draft Picks even worth anything? With the Danny Ainge not landing any big names in the draft, and unable to lure any big names in free agency, Sam and Ben discussed if the Celtics are doomed moving forward.
Rob Bradford is joined by Weei.com’s John Tomase to talk about what the Red Sox might do now that Sam Kennedy has been named President of the team. Tomase raises the very interesting possibility of the Red Sox bringing in a veteran executive to call the shots when it comes to player acquisition.
Joe & Dave talked to the Sox rookie, who had four hits, hit two home runs, and scored five runs in the win over the Rays at Fenway
Joe and Dave are joined by Pedro who was at the game and had his number 45 retired by the Red Sox in a very touching pregame ceremony. Pedro talks about going into the Hall of Fame, his time in Boston and love for the game of baseball.
Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.
The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.
In the final hour of the "midseason finale" as DJ likes to call it, the crew discuss more about the future of the Bruins franchise, the possible power struggle in the front office and who should be the head coach going forward. They talk to intelligent and talented Fluto Shinzawa about all of these thing and more in an excellent interview, and finally, DJ says THANK YOU!
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The great Michael Wilbon joined us.
Greg and Lou defend some points they made yesterday about the Patriots defense.
Although Christian has all the power in NFL media circles, he's got NO game in his own relationship.
Chris Mortensen finally deleted his inaccurate tweet from January when he wrote that 11 of 12 Patriots footballs were underinflated by 2lbs. Mort made the decision after speaking to Christian on the phone shortly before. Listen to Christian, Merloni and Dickerson tell the story here.
Dale, Matt Chatham and Butch Stearns start the show by discussing the news of the day... THE deleted tweet.
We close out the day with some of the best in sound that you may have missed.
We discuss the induction of Big Will, and what he meant to this team for over a decade.
Mikey rants about Sandoval's weight, his lack of extra base hits, and his overall poor production in the month of July. Lenny Megliola and Chris Villani join in.
Mikey Adams lets the Red Sox have it and welcomes callers who do the same. The Red Sox (stink)!
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola get 36 glorious minutes between games of a Monday doubleheader, and after an 11-1 Red Sox loss, to vent about the declining state of the team.
Michael McCann of SI.com joins the show to talk about the latest news surrounding the legal case Brady vs the NFL
Mort finally talks about snubbing WEEI, Jay Pharoah imitates athletes, and Ronda Rousey kicks some ass.
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