Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, in an appearance on the Dennis & Callahan Show, said that despite catching 71 passes for 1,088 yards and 15 touchdowns (an NFL single-season record for a tight end), there remains plenty of room for him to elevate his game. Pats quarterback Tom Brady has said that Gronkowski has shown constant improvement in his two-season career ("Thanks, Tom," Gronkowski laughed), and the 22-year-old suggested that he is driven to do just that.
"It’s only my second year. I have so much room for improvement. I have so much more to learn from the playbook. Tom has been here for 10, 12 years, however long it’s been, and knows so much more of this offense," said Gronkowksi. "Every single day I can learn more about the offense, and I do. Every single week, it’s going out on the practice field, feeling it out and getting better."
Gronkowski also touched on a few...
The wife of Albert Pujols went on a St. Louis radio station Monday to defend her husband after the city's fans turned on the slugger for signing a contract with the Angels. Deidre Pujols said the Cardinals offered less money, more deferred money and fewer guarantees.
"When it all came down, I was mad," she told Joy FM, a Christian station that Pujols helped fund. "I was mad at God. … I mean, we had no reason, not one reason, to want to leave. People were deceived by the numbers."
"Albert has never lied," she added. "People are like, 'Oh, we thought we knew who he was.' Well, we thought we knew who they were. … The city of St. Louis has absolutely been deceived and I have never seen hatred spread so fast and I understand why. Let me say that Albert and I never, not one time, ever made plans to leave this city."
She added that Pujols' new destination may have been a sign. "It's just...
According to multiple reports, the Mavericks have reached an agreement to sign veteran guard Delonte West for the veteran's minimum. West was limited to 24 games in 2010-11 with the Celtics, scoring 5.6 points a night with 2.7 assists and 1.6 rebounds while averaging 19 minutes. The 28-year-old signed with the Celtics last season as a free agent.
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The Red Sox agreed to a one-year, $1.075 million deal with right-hander Matt Albers, thus avoiding salary arbitration, but elected to non-tender left-hander Rich Hill as he continues his recovery from Tommy John surgery. The team tendered contracts to the other 23 unsigned players on their 40-man roster. With the moves, the Sox now have 38 players on their 40-man roster.
Albers went 4-4 with a 4.73 ERA in 56 games and 64 2/3 innings. He struck out 68 and walked 31. Albers represented a dominant setup man for the Sox through July, with a 2.09 ERA in 35 appearances. However, he struggled to a 9.97 ERA over the season's final two months, during which he struggled with his command both in and out of the strike zone.
Hill made nine scoreless appearances for the Sox after a May call-up, striking out 12 in eight innings. However, he tore his ulnar collateral ligament on June 1, necessitating season-ending Tommy John surgery....
One week after securing its first-ever place in Top 25 polls, the Harvard men's basketball team drifted just out of that prestigious group. After a blowout loss to No. 9 Connecticut on Thursday and an emphatic victory over Boston University Saturday, Harvard (9-1) dropped to the top unranked spot in the AP Poll. The Crimson are off this week before playing Florida Atlantic on Dec. 22.
Harvard received 73 points in the voting. Vanderbilt and Creighton are tied at the No. 25 spot with 88 points.
For the complete poll results, click here.
Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.
Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.
Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
Jeff Goodman calls Mike and Rob to drop a ton of knowledge on the upcoming NBA Draft and some of the names available. Sorry fans - he doesn't see Kevin Durant or any big-named free agents coming to Boston and thinks they'll end up making the third pick this season. He also says that there is NO WAY he would trade next year's Brooklyn pick because the draft will be very deep. He discusses the chances of trading with Philly for Okafor, why he like Kris Dunn so much and much more.
Brad Stevens makes his first appearance on the Dale and Holley with Thornton show. We discuss the Atlanta series and what went wrong, and where the Celtics go from here.
Ian Thomsen of NBA.com joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss to discuss the next moves for Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics with the NBA Draft Lottery rapidly approaching. They discussed the crazy ending to Game 2 of Thunder vs Spurs and picked the player they would build their pretend new franchise around.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts after he had another multi-hit game as the Red Sox beat the Colorado Rockies 8-3.
Christian recaps the Red Sox 5-2 victory over Cleveland.
Joe Castiglione and Tim Neverett talked to the Sox DH, who almost hit for the cycle in the win over the Indians at Fenway.
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.
The guys discuss the hot debates in the three-man NESN booth during Tuesday night's Red Sox game.
After hanging up on D&C on Tuesday when accused of carrying water for the Worcester District Attorney, Worcester morning radio host Jim Polito talks with glee on his radio show about his interaction with Dennis and Callahan
Curt Schilling's weekly visit with the guys features plenty of Sox talk. Curt is predicting a Red Sox vs. Cubs World Series.
The Red Sox offense is putting up lots of runs and Lou is loving the horn they play. Also, Glenn, Lou and Christian can't believe that Roger Goodell didn't read the concussion report.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN calls in to discuss who she thinks the Celtics are going to draft with the #3 pick, and also gives her opinion on what trades the Celtics could pull off this off-season.
There are so many good, young players on the Red Sox that it's hard to pick out the top 3. Glenn, Lou and Christian debate which of the young guys on the Sox are the most valuable and which ones could possibly be traded for a starting pitcher.
Stephen A Smith thinks so, but what does his own fan-base think?
We discuss the infamous nut kick and why NBA players have been so whiny this post-season.
We discuss what it means for the B's
In the latest It Is What It Is podcast, Chris Price talks with former Patriots backup quarterback Jim Miller about Tom Brady and his mindset as he continues to battle Deflategate. Miller offers up his own thoughts on Brady’s play and what sets him apart from other signal-callers of his generation. Miller also breaks down New England’s offseason to this point on the calendar, and offers his thoughts on which team might be poised to challenge the Patriots in the AFC East.
This week we talk about top golfers dropping out of the Olympic games.
In the latest It Is What It Is podcast, Chris Price talks with Comcast’s Phil Perry about the latest Deflategate news, what’s next for Tom Brady and what chance he might have when it comes to playing in the opener. The two also take a look at some guys on the roster bubble and which rookies have the best chance of having an impact in 2016 and beyond.
Kirk rants about Gerry being Corporate Callahan and commands Paul to shut Gerry's mic off.More from this show
Brady lawyer, Ted Olson, speaks about the latest Deflategate news on GMA and Gerry reads Larry King's latest Kings Things.More from this show