Patriots president Jonathan Kraft was a guest of the Dennis & Callahan show Friday morning. In a wide-ranging interview, he talked about his father's role in ending the NFL lockout, why he wants Peyton Manning to return, the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and much more.
The Patriots' signing of controversial defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth was seen by some as a departure from the team's philosophy of avoiding players with checkered pasts. Kraft explained the team's view.
"Before Albert was signed to the team, we sat down and talked to him," Kraft said. "It was pretty clear that Albert, like some other players who maybe have had a similar spotlight shone on them when they've signed here -- like Randy [Moss] or Corey [Dillon] or maybe even Bryan Cox -- I think when you sit and talk to Albert, what you hear is an intense frustration of a man.
"Football's a very hard game to play. When you're intelligent -- and Albert's...
Former Red Sox outfielder Carl Everett was arrested last week on family violence charges in Texas, the latest run-in with the law for the controversial baseball player. The 40-year-old, who was arrested in April for allegedly pointing a gun at his wife's head, was taken into custody last Friday morning at the home he shares with his wife in Colleyville, Texas. He was charged with assaulting and injuring a family member.
Also in the news, Jets coach Rex Ryan clarified comments that made it sound like he was trying to intimidate Cowboys fans planning to attend Sunday night's game at the Meadowlands. "If somebody else comes to enjoy a game, that's fine. I'm not calling for our guys to do anything," he said. "The safety of every fan is important to everybody in this organization, including me. But would I prefer not to see another color jersey, another team's jersey? Absolutely. I would love to see our stadium just in our color."
TORONTO -- The Blue Jays jumped out to a five-run lead after three innings and never looked back, claiming a 7-4 win over the the Red Sox in the teams' series finale Thursday night at Rogers Centre. It was the Sox' 58th loss of the season and kept them 2 1/2 games in back of the Yankees for first place in the American League East.
Taking the loss for the Red Sox was Andrew Miller, who allowed five runs over five innings, giving up eight hits while throwing 93 pitches. Following the lefty were relievers Michael Bowden (1 2/3 innings, run), Felix Doubront (2/3 innings, run) and Matt Albers, who retired both batters he faced.
The only two Red Sox hitters to claim more than one hit were Jacoby Ellsbury and Marco Scutaro, with Scutaro claiming three hits. Jason Varitek hit a solo homer in the ninth inning, his 11th of the season, to cap the scoring.
Toronto starter Ricky Romero -- the American League Pitcher of the Month in August -- earned the...
TORONTO -- According to Red Sox manager Terry Francona, Tim Wakefield will get his next shot at winning his 200th career game Tuesday against Toronto at Fenway Park. After Wakefield, the Sox are scheduled to start John Lackey the following day, with the rotation up in the air after that due to injuries to Erik Bedard (knee) and Josh Beckett (ankle).
"We do have the ability to see how guys bounce back from their outings before we have to make a decision," Francona said. "With an off day and with [Kyle] Weiland, [Andrew] Miller, things like that, it’s kind of in pencil. We need to figure out, like, where Bedard fits in, things like that."
Francona, who also said there was no improvement regarding outfielder J.D. Drew, said that the decision to not put Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford in the starting lineup had less to do with their struggles with Toronto starter Ricky Romero and more due to the opportunity to rest heading...
The Colts released a statement Thursday afternoon regarding the status of quarterback Peyton Manning.
As previously stated on Monday, Sept. 5th, Peyton Manning has undergone further testing and consultation with several specialists regarding his rehabilitation. The results of these tests and the consensus of the consultations was that further surgery was warranted. Peyton has undergone this surgery today by having a single level anterior fusion. The surgery was uneventful.
This procedure is performed regularly throughout the country on persons from all walks of life, including professional football players. Two former Colts players had this same procedure last winter and have fully resumed their careers. Rehabilitation from such surgery is typically an involved process. Therefore, there will be no estimation of a return date at this time. We will keep Peyton on the active roster until we have a clearer picture of his recovery...
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.
Danny and Price chat about Cam Newton and the Panthers' offense this season leading into the Super Bowl. Both think he was deserving of the MVP award, but they differ a little on Cam's 2015-16 season compared to the history of other QB's in the league.
Trailing a big win by the Celtics over the Clippers, Paul Flannery of SB Nation calls in to talk everything Celtics.
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Danny Leroux of Real GM and Sporting News joins WEEI’s Sam Packard and CLNS Radio’s Jared Weiss to dive into the Celtics trade potential and the reemergence of the three guard lineup. They answered your Twitter questions and Danny proposed his idea for drastic reforms to the NBA Playoffs system. Subscribe to the WEEI Celtics Podcast on iTunes and Stitcher today!
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
With Rob Bradford back from a pre-Spring Training trip to Ft. Myers, the guys discuss Rob's chat with Clay Buchholz and his calling 2016 a "make or break year"
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.
Arpon Basu calls the boys to talk some Canadiens hockey and why they have been on the downward spiral for quite some time now. He talks about the malaise around the team in the locker room and the fan-base, his thoughts on the NHL Playoffs and the state of the Bruins vs where Montreal finds themselves. Arpon goes as far as to say that today may be a "make it or break it" game for them against Carolina.
Kirk responded to complaints from OMF regarding our promotion of the podcast.
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After trying to discredit the appearance Pierre McGuire on OMF, the guys take a look at the incredible slate of guests the morning produces.
Pierre McGuire, NBC Sports, joined the show today (as he does every Thursday at 1:15) to discuss the embarrassing 9-2 loss to the LA Kings, and then, what they can do from here.
Kirk Minihane took some shots at Glenn, Lou and Christian this morning. Here is their response.
Hockey talk dominates the day as we break down the drubbing the Bruins took from the Kings, and get your reactions.
We take a quick look at the Celtics options and possibilities to make a deadline move.
We discuss a new list on ESPN ranking the NBA's greatest all-time players.
The Red Sox celebrated Truck Day today, so Mut starts off the show talking about things to look for in Spring Training.
Mikey, Mut and Arcand are talking about the Red Sox as it was Red Sox truck day and we are inside of a week for pitchers and catchers to report to spring training.
In this debut episode, WEEI's Minihane talks to Barstool Sports founder David Portnoy about selling his stake in Barstool to The Chernin Group, moving operations to New York City, future content plans and his most controversial moments.
The Revolution's new DP, Xavier Kouassi, has already injured himself and is set to undergo knee surgery. With his season in doubt, Ben, Russ & Alex discuss if the MLS needs to tweak the DP rule. The guys also give thoughts on the ticket price stand that Liverpool fans took to Fenway Sports Group.
The New Age Insiders discussed the recent retirement of WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan, and what the plans could look like for Wrestlemania 32 without Bryan, Cena, Rollins and Orton in the picture. Follow us on Twitter at @NewAgeInsiders, @BillNevilleNAI, and @LiamNAI
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