Patriots quarterback Tom Brady joined Dennis & Callahan on Tuesday morning and talked about the changes to the roster as the team prepares for Sunday's opener against the Titans.
As part of the last round of cuts, two of Brady's closest teammates -- backup quarterback Brian Hoyer and wide receiver Deion Branch -- were dropped from the roster.
"There's so many great friends and guys that you've spent so much time with. And it happens every year. It's a tough part of what we deal with, but my fingers are crossed for all those guys that they find a job," Brady said. "The thing is, when you see that, you realize how much you've got to focus on doing your own job. And you've got to try to be the best teammate possible for the guys in the locker room, try to go out there and get prepared for this week. Because ultimately, that's what our job is. The guys that are remaining, that's what you've got to do. Obviously, you have a lot of...
The Red Sox' run of putrid play continued, as the team suffered its seventh consecutive loss of a West Coast road trip, this one a 4-1 loss in Seattle to the Mariners. With owner John Henry and general manager Ben Cherington on hand, the team saw its losing streak reach a degree not experienced since a nine-game skid in 2001.
The Sox took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning on an RBI single by Cody Ross. However, that proved the team's last run of the game, as the team managed just four more hits on the day, and did not advance a base runner past second over the final eight innings. The Sox have scored a total of 16 runs on the road trip, and just eight over the last five games.
Clay Buchholz at times looked like he could make that lead hold up; however, the Mariners had an opportunistic four-run rally in the fourth inning to account for their only runs of the game off the right-hander. Seattle amassed four singles (one of the infield variety...
Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia delivered a ground-rule double to left-center against Mariners left-hander Jason Vargas with two outs in the first inning Monday, giving him 1,000 hits in his career. He is the 31st player in team history to amass 1,000 hits with the club, joining Hall of Famer Bobby Doerr as the only second basemen to reach the mark. (Doerr had 2,042 hits over his career.)
By reaching the mark in 833 games, Pedroia became the fifth-fastest Red Sox to reach 1,000 hits, trailing only Nomar Garciaparra (746 games), Wade Boggs (747), Johnny Pesky (774), Ted Williams (814) and Jim Rice (827).
At a time when the Sox are enduring a woeful stretch, Pedroia now has a 14-game hitting streak during which, through his first at-bat on Monday, he's hitting .382 with a .433 OBP and .618 slugging mark.
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Red Sox GM Ben Cherington, in Seattle to assess the state of his team at a time when the club is enduring its worst stretch of the season, expressed sympathy for his team's players and manager even as he declined to answer all questions about manager Bobby Valentine's job security through the remainder of the season.
Cherington told reporters, including Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal, that the Sox are not evaluating anyone -- including Valentine -- based on wins and losses, but that the manager continues to be evaluated based on what happens between now and the end of the year.
"We're both being evaluated on the work we do every day and the position we're putting our players in, the decisions we make. The wins and losses are always going to be a reflection of the talent that's on the...
Red Sox principal owner John Henry told the Boston Herald that he remained "resolute" that manager Bobby Valentine will remain in place through the 2012 season. Henry is in Seattle with general manager Ben Cherington as part of an effort to assess the team at a time when it is mired in a horrific struggle. The team has lost six straight games to start its West Coast road trip (three each against the Angels and Athletics), falling to 11 games under .500 in the process.
Henry met with Valentine -- currently in the first year of a two-year contract with the Red Sox -- over breakfast.
"For anyone who's sorry I didn't get fired, I'm sorry you're sorry," Valentine told reporters in his pregame session with the media.
Asked if he felt better following the conversation, Valentine with a celebration of a morning institution.
"I always feel better after breakfast," he told reporters. "It's one of my...
Pete, Thornton and Price give their final thoughts and predictions for the Super Bowl.
Gabe calls the boys to handicap one of the biggest gambling days of the year - Super Bowl 51! Gabe has all the point spread info down and gets to all of the major prop bets that interest him.
Fauria is still down in Houston and calls live from NRG Stadium to give his take on what will go down later on in Super Bowl 51. He likes the Pats and gives his reasons why, but also gets into the scene in Houston all week, famous people he met and why he is tired out from a wild week.
The NBA trade rumor mill is beginning to swirl as the deadline approaches and Picard is ready to go! He talks about the possibility of Jimmy Butler coming to Boston, why Isaiah Thomas is not getting enough respect and the future of the Celtics.
Adrian Wojnarowski has been talking about the possibility of the Celtics making a trade with the Bulls to bring Jimmy Butler to Boston. He actually thinks it may be the the marquee deal to keep an eye on this week heading into the trade deadline. Pete and Jerry discuss and give their thoughts on if they would want Butler. Pete thinks it will happen, Jerry thinks Ainge will stay put. The guys get into more Celtics, present and future and if they can battle with the best of the NBA.
Anna Horford, sister of Boston Celtics Al Horford, makes her Boston radio debut. She talks about Twitter and reacting to mean tweets about her brother. She also gives us her thoughts on the city of Boston and racism.
Rob Bradford is joined by Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia to discuss the 33-year-old's longevity, his thoughts on Tom Brady's approach and what the real deal is when it comes to who is the leader in the Red Sox' clubhouse.
Rob Bradford talks with both Red Sox pitcher Matt Barnes, and assistant pitching coach Brian Bannister, about the fascinating project the reliever undertook in the final month of 2016. Barnes explains how he, with the help of others, made a concerted effort to emulate Dellin Betances of the Yankees and how that exercise helped turn around the former No. 1 pick's season.
Bradford checks in from spring training to give us all the media dirt he can dig up...oh, and talk some baseball too.
Guys talk the Bruins season so far and the All-Star Break
Guys discuss if or when the Bruins will fire Coach Julian
Ken, Rear and Ty get into a very solid week for the B's beating St Louis and the Flyers and losing a hard-fought game against the Predators. Is this team turning things around? Krug and Marchand are kicking things up a notch. The guys also talk about Claude and Sweeney's job security before getting into some big hits around the league this week.
Hour 4. Mack Beggs should have been wrestling men. Gerry wants to put an end to women's wrestling.
Hour 3. Moonlight wins after a big mistake. Curtis's dad paid for his dog's plane ticket.
Hour 1. Reimer joins Kirk and Gerry on the Monday after the Oscars. A mistake leads to the best moment in Oscars' history.
The deadline for NFL team's to use the franchise tag is Wednesday, and the guys discuss the future of Jimmy Garoppolo and Dont'a Hightower.
Andrew Benintendi is one of the favorites to win the AL Rookie of the Year award, despite playing in 35 games last year.
Glenn, Lou and Christian recap the Celtics weekend and continue to lament the fact that Danny didn't get someone to help out on the boards.
We spoke with Danny Ainge and discussed all aspects of the Celtics, trading deadline, playoffs and beyond.
We close out Freestyle Friday with more Pats, Sox and Celtics talk.
We continue freestyle Friday with Brady and Jimmy G trade talk, plus more on the Celtics and the Vancouver Canucks have the mumps!
Kirk and Glenn continue their conversation from last week. In this episode Kirk and Glenn scream at each other about the infamous "station incident", what the news of the merger means to WEEI and the Sports Hub, and Kirk tries to get Glenn to answer what the perfect "Big Show" would be. You will not find a better look behind the scenes of radio.
Kirk sits down with the legend Glenn Ordway to talk about when Glenn got fired here at WEEI, his start with the station, the controversial decisions he made when he was the Program Director, and he relationship with Eddie Andelman.
Kirk chats with David Duchovny about his current music tour, which takes him to the Wilbur on February 22nd, how David got his start in television, from his first stint on Red Shoe Diaries, becoming a superstar on the X-Files, and his hilarious appearances on the Larry Sanders Show. This is a fascinating discussion about show business and controlling your own career.
Ben, Russ, and Alex talk about the decision by the Leicester City to dismiss Claudio Ranieri just months after winning the Premier League and if Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez will sign with the MLS this summer?
Christian and Dr Gill talk about how baseball players need to stay in shape in the offseason, continuing maintenance during the season, and how Pablo Sandoval's health could be after missing nearly an entire season.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis recap a K&C Monday with Alex Reimer joining the guys for a post-Oscar themed show
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Kirk and Glenn continue their conversation from last week. In this episode Kirk and Glenn scream at each other about the infamous "station incident", what the news of the merger means to WEEI and the Sports Hub, and Kirk tries to get Glenn to answer what the perfect "Big Show" would be.More from this show