Sean Tuohy, a Memphis Grizzlies broadcaster and the adoptive father of offensive lineman Michael Oher, discussed Glen Davis' efforts to get cast as Oher in the movie "The Blind Side." While Davis was one of the three finalists for the role that ultimately went to Quinton Aaron in the movie that was among the 10 Academy Award nominees for Best Picture, Tuohy said that, in the end, the Celtics forward was an imperfect fit.
“He was too good, that’s what it was,” Tuohy explained. “They were looking for somebody that when they walked in the room, you immediately were attracted to, but you were immediately attracted to in a way that you’d want to help. And Glen, he’s bigger than life so he doesn’t exude anything about need. He exudes a lot of confidence. They said he was almost too pretty and also wasn’t big enough.”
Angels outfielder Torii Hunter explained and defended himself Wednesday after a USA Today story in which he referred to Latino major leaguers as African-American "impostors." Hunter said he regretted using the word but that his point about baseball's perceptions of minority players remains valid. Read more about that, plus get links to the day's top stories, videos, trivia and more, at Thursday's Morning Mashup.
The mystery of what happened to Sidney Crosby's stick and glove that he used to score the overtime goal that gave Canada the gold medal at the Olympics has been solved, and a Bruins player played a big role in the discovery. According to an Associated Press story, B's center Patrice Bergeron discovered the missing glove in his equipment bag, apparently mistakenly placed there while the two used adjoining lockers in Canada's locker room after the Olympic final vs. the United States Feb. 28. Crosby's stick turned up in Toronto, shipped to the wrong location by someone who did not realize it was the historic stick.
"I'm grateful to everyone who took the time and effort to get my equipment back for me," Crosby said on the Penguins website. "These items are irreplaceable and I'm happy to have them back."
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Ray Allen sounded like a veteran who believes his Celtics teammates need to get re-focused on the task at hand following an embarrassing 111-91 homecourt loss to the Memphis Grizzlies at TD Garden Wednesday night. "I'd like to think we know there's more out there we need to aspire to," Allen said. "Right now, teams have our number." For more, including video, visit the the Green Street blog.
The Boston Herald's Ron Borges joined the show to discuss his column in today's paper on Vince Wilfork. He thinks the Pats should keep Vince.
Boston Globe Patriots writer Ben Volin joined the show with the latest on the offseason. He said it is most likely that Julian Edelman returns next season due to his agent's relationship with the team.
Mike Florio of NBC Sports and ProFootballTalk.com joins the show to discuss the status of Aqib Talib and the exciting prospect of Darrelle Revis being traded by the Bucs to a CB-needy team.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN joins Mut and Lou to discuss the future of the struggling Celtics as well as the rocky relationship between Danny Ainge, Brad Stevens and Rajon Rondo
ESPN NBA analyst Jeff Van Gundy joined Dennis & Callahan to talk about Rajon Rondo's birthday mishap.
Jackie MacMullan joins Mut and Merloni to discuss Rajon Rondo's unexcused absence from the Celtics game in Sacramento and how the organization feels about Brad Stevens.
In 2013, Jackie Bradley Jr. used a non-roster invitation to big league spring training as a platform to an unexpected major league performance. Yet by and large, prospects in big league camp for the first time have more modest goals of creating familiarity -- both on their part with the big league setting, and in an effort to try to impress the big league coaching staff to position themselves for in-season call-ups. Red Sox prospects Garin Cecchini, Matt Barnes, Anthony Ranaudo and Bryce Brentz discuss their outlook on their first big league camps, while Bradley joins to explain the difference he feels this year in his second big league camp.
Red Sox NESN color man Jerry Remy joined Dennis & Callahan to discuss his first broadcast since his sons arrest last October.
Pierre McGuire, NBC Sports, joins the Mut and Merloni show to share his thoughts on the recent trade moves the Bruin's made on deadline day.
Andy Brickley of NESN joins the Mut and Merloni show to share his thoughts on what trade moves the Bruins might make, if any, as the trade deadline approaches.
Shawn Thornton joined the show and discussed his 100th fight as a Boston Bruin last night. He added that he hopes the Bruins remain intact at today's NHL deadline.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. The guys discussed Dennis Rodman's bizarre comments to ESPN over the weekend.
The guys opened the show by discussing the True Detective finale last night on HBO. All in all the guys were happy with the ending.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. Today they discussed the ongoing controversy surrounding the Oscars and Andrew Garfield.
Mut and Lou talk about which free agents they want to hear rumored to be going to the Pats.
Pierre McGuire, NBC Sports, shares his thoughts on the recent trade moves the Bruin's made on deadline day.
Mut and Lou are both dissapointed by the Bruins lackluster moves at the deadline. Meszaros and Harry Potter? Really?
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Tom E Curran and Michael Holley talked Celtics, Rondo and the return of Paul Pierce to the Garden, and we were joined by a fan who wears his emotions on his sleeve, and wasn't afraid to show them for the Celtics.
Mikey, Ryder and Lenny talk with Mikey's buddy, former Red Sox pitcher Bill Lee. Bill talks about bad neighbors, his playing days with the Sox and beyond.
In 2013, Xander Bogaerts reached the big leagues in August and had a transformative impact on the Red Sox' pursuit of a World Series. Bogaerts discusses how that development, in turn, proved transformative for his life on and off the field. Looking ahead, Garin Cecchini might be the prospect most likely to have a Bogaerts-like impact on the Red Sox' fortunes in 2014. The third base prospect joins the podcast to discuss his player development and outlook for the coming season.More from this show