Patriots running back Kevin Faulk, in an interview on NESN, said that he was initially devastated when he was told by team running backs coach Ivan Fears on the morning of the game that he would be inactive for the Super Bowl.
"That morning, when I got the word that I wasn’t going to dress, wow," said Faulk. "I went in the room, cried a little bit, because 75 percent of me knew that this could be my last game playing, not playing, just dressing. If I dress there could possibly be that chance that I could play. So that really crushed me a whole lot."
That said, Faulk was able to reflect on the fact that longtime teammate Troy Brown was inactive for what proved to be his final game in Super Bowl XLII, and felt that he could follow in Brown's footsteps. By the time the game arrived, Faulk said that he was invested in his team's fortunes rather than dwelling on his own.
"Once the game started, it wasn't about...
The Celtics have not been that bad in back-to-backs this season. Coming into Friday's game against the Raptors, they had won four of six on the second night and each of the last three. However, all four of those wins had been at the Garden and their two losses -- at New Orleans and Indiana -- ranked as two of the worst losses of the season.
You can add Friday night's 86-74 loss in Toronto to the list as the Celtics looked not only old and tired, but disorganized and ineffective. They scored 14 points in the first quarter and 17 in the third quarter, which put the struggles squarely on the starters.
Rajon Rondo had his worst game of the season, shooting 2-for-10 with five turnovers and it wasn't just him. Paul Pierce and Ray Allen combined for just 18 points and the trio were outscored by their Toronto counterparts, 52-23.
The Celtics are back in action on Sunday against the Bulls at the Garden. They have lost three straight games to Chicago...
Kyle Casey and Corbin Miller scored 17 points apiece and 25th-ranked Harvard knocked off Pennsylvania on Friday night in Philadelphia, 56-50, to establish firm control of first place in the Ivy League.
Keith Wright grabbed 13 rebounds for the Crimson (21-2, 7-0 Ivy), who remain alone in first place and now own road victories over the two closest challengers in Penn and Yale, who both have two league losses (Yale lost Friday night in overtime at Cornell).
Zack Rosen led Penn (12-11, 4-2) with 16 points.
Miller, a freshman guard, came in averaging 3.4 points per game, but he hit 3-of-7 treys in recording a career high in points. He helped Harvard take a five-point lead at the half. Despite scoring just two points in the first 8:14 of the second half, the Crimson were tied at 30 when Miller hit a long trey for a lead they would not relinquish. Miller hit a jumper with 8:40 remaining to cap an 11-2 run. When he hit another 3-pointer just over a...
Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask, after making comments in a Finnish publication that were interpreted as a complaint about playing time, told ESPN.com that his comments had been exaggerated. Still, he did not disavow completely the sentiments that had been ascribed to him.
"That Google Translate sucks," Rask told ESPN.com. "I said 'Obviously I don't want to be sitting on the bench my whole career and I like it here, but obviously I want to play and sometimes you play a great game and then next game you can't play and sometimes it gets frustrating but you don't show it for the team.'
"I am happy and I feel good [this season] for the most...
Red Sox president and CEO Larry Lucchino, in an appearance on Sirius/XM MLB Network Radio's "Inside Pitch," said that the team is hopeful that catcher Jason Varitek and pitcher Tim Wakefield will make decisions about their career course by the start of spring training. Lucchino said that both veterans have been invited to take part in spring training with the Sox, presumably on minor league deals that would not offer either a guaranteed job.
"We're hopeful that those guys will make decisions before spring training starts as to whether they would like to come back. They have each been invited to come to camp. But Tim is approaching his 46th year I think. Jason Varitek is approaching his 40th year. Those things are hard decisions. They have both been enormously valuable to the club," said Lucchino. "Whenever they choose to retire -- and retirement is inevitable at some point, obviously, whether it's this year or its next...
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.
Sam Packard is joined by Celtics 2nd Round draft pick Abdel Nader to discuss his path to the the NBA and how he plans to improve his game. Sam then talks to Player Development Coach Nick Friedman from Elite Skills Training, the pre-Draft camp Nader attended. Friedman also gives his opinion on the Celtics performance at summer league and the development of Jaylen Brown.
Isaiah Thomas talks to Glenn and Lou about why he loves Boston, the NBA Money Bump, oh, and some Durant guy
Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.
Drew Pomeranz looked stronger in his second Red Sox start but the offense wasn't there to back him up tonight. Mut recaps the 4-2 loss to the Tigers. Thoughts on the manager, the bullpen, and your Sox calls as well.
Joe Castiglione & Tim Neverett talked to the new Sox reliever, who got his first save for the team today against the Twins.
Christian recaps the Sox 2-1 loss to the Twins. Eduardo Rodriguez had a good showing tonight but couldn't get the run support needed to secure a W. Thoughts on all of that as well as your calls on Red Sox Review.
Joey Mac joins Ken Laird on his Saturday show to discuss the David Backes addition and Loui Eriksson departure in NHL free agency
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.
John, Gerry and Bradfo discuss a rare political stance by Michael Jordan, and the ensuing criticism he received from ESPN talking head Kevin Blackistone. A Black Lives Matter discussion ensues.
Rob Bradford is thrust into 'Headlines' duty by John Dennis, and Bradfo does his best to spin a few entertaining news yarns.
Rob Bradford is in studio with Dino and Gerry to discuss Red Sox trade possibilities and to throw cold water on Chris Sale trade chances.
Glenn and Tom Caron talk about Michael Jordan's letter where he calls for a halt to gun violence. They also talk about MJ's timing in using this platform; something he'd not done in the past.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz was booed by her Constituency at a breakfast to kick off the DNC, and Glenn and Tom Caron discuss what that means for the Convention.
Glenn and Tom Caron talk about the Aroldis Chapman trade; looking at what the Cubs gave up, the price for Relievers might be too steep for the Sox to consider.
Dale and Holley close out the show with the day's best sound.
The guys welcome back Michael from vacation and give him crap for his outfit.
We look back at some of the classic temper tantrums of athletes and coaches.
Kirk Minihane is joined by Boston comedy legend Lenny Clarke. If you are a fan of stand up comedy this is the podcast for you. Kirk and Lenny talk about Carlin, Pryor, Williams, Murphy and many more.
Kirk Minihane is joined by former ESPN ombudsman and New York Times writer Robert Lipsyte. Kirk and Robert discuss the current state of ESPN and how Robert feels he did in his role as ombudsman. They both criticize ESPN for the lack of journalism at ESPN and look at some of the curious decisions the world wide leader has made in the past few years.
Kirk Minihane is joined by Lenny Dykstra to talk about his book, his life pleasing older women, and Lenny tries to avoid his past issues with money. This is one explosive episode.
Christian Fauria and Dr Gill talk about what you need to do to be in the best shape to help your golf game. What exercises you should and shouldn't be doing so you can impress on the course.
Uncle Buck breaks down the WWE Draft and the new rosters for Monday Night Raw and Smackdown Live.
This week we look back at the Open Championship.
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Gerry, Mut and Kirk dig back into the Melania Trump speech on night one of the RNC and discuss how the Trump team will and should handle things going forward.More from this show
Dino, Gerry and Tanguay spend the final hour-plus of the show discussing the upcoming Republican Convention in Cleveland and taking calls from different sides of the Black Lives Matter debate and it's role in flaming recent violence in the US.More from this show
After a few callers argue with Kirk and Gerry about racial profiling in America, the guys get to WEEI's Michael Holley disagreeing with Callahan on the inclusion of Michael Brown into recent examples of tragic deaths of blacks in America.More from this show
Donald Trump's wife Melania was caught lifting parts of Michelle Obama's 2008 speech at the opening night of the Republican National Convention. Kirk, Gerry and Mike Mutnansky react.More from this show