Patriots quarterback Tom Brady made an appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Wednesday morning and gave his thoughts on the upcoming season. The two-time Super Bowl MVP is optimistic as the season nears. "I'm feeling really good and excited," Brady said. "Every day that goes by I feel one day closer to football season, so I'm pretty happy about that."
Brady was asked about the changes in his personal life over the past few years and how it relates to his offseason preparation. Once a fixture at Foxboro during the offseason, Brady now lives with his family in California. "I'm not able to be here as much as I once was," said Brady. "Which was here [Foxboro] for every workout, now I'm here for significantly less then that. But like I said, I have a son that lives out in LA. He was born in August of 2007 and I didn't get to see him much for the first six months of his life so there are some months in the...
Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek expressed amusement about Boston Mayor Tom Menino's proclamation on Monday that he "split the uprights" to guide the Patriots to a Super Bowl triumph.
"I kicked the game-winning field goal," Varitek chuckled. "He probably read a ‘V’ and wasn’t sure which one it was. That’s all I heard, all day long – loosening up, in the bullpen, coming back from the bullpen."
Varitek did note that he spent some time as a kicker -- among many other positions -- during his football playing days. He said that his most momentous accomplishments as a kicker (and, for that matter, punter) came as a result of an injury to a teammate when he was a sophomore in high school.
"I was a toe kicker," said Varitek. "I have a couple extra points under my belt in high school."
The Celtics held LeBron James to just 15 points (3-14 FG) as they beat the Cavaliers, 120-88, in Game 5 in Cleveland. It was the Cavaliers worst home playoff loss in team history. Ray Allen led the Celtics with 25 points (6-9 3PG) and Rajon Rondo scored all 16 points in the second half. Paul Pierce rebounded from his struggles with 21 points and 11 boards. The Celtics are now up 3-2 as they head back to Boston for Game 6 on Thursday.
Daisuke Matsuzaka turned in his best outing of the season, allowing just one run on three hits, striking out nine and not walking a batter, as the Red Sox claimed a 6-1 win over the Blue Jays Tuesday night at Fenway Park. Matsuzaka, who relied heavily on an effective fastball, retired 15 of his first 16 batters, heading into the sixth inning having allowed just a John Buck single. Dustin Pedroia, J.D. Drew, and Jason Varitek -- who swatted his sixth homer of the season -- led the Sox' offense with two hits apiece. Varitek, who raised his batting average to .342, also scored a pair of runs. The Sox managed their offensive output despite going 1-for-11 with runners in scoring position and stranding 10 baserunners. Ramon Ramirez and Hideki Okajima each pitched one scoreless inning to close things out for the Sox, who went two games over .500 for the first time this season.
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Red Sox outfielder Mike Cameron logged seven innings in center field in the second game of his rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket. He went 1-for-3 with a single, walk and strikeout. He handled a pair of fly balls in center field.
Prior to the game, Red Sox manager Terry Francona said that Cameron feels he will need a four- or five-game rehab assignment before returning to the majors. He will take Wednesday off, then likely return to the lineup on Thursday afternoon.
Tom "Eugene" Curran joins the guys to discuss how the Patriots look coming out of OTAs. Then Christian and Lou discuss the Patriots playbook scandal.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Tom Brady's work in mini-camp and his response to recent criticism of his play.
Former NY Giants running back, Tiki Barber talks about Stevan Ridley's fumbling problem and reflects on what he did to fix the problem while he was still playing
Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.
Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.
Stephen Drew joins Joe Castiglione and Rob Bradford after the Red Sox offense continues to roll in a 14-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.
Joe C. talked to the Sox ace after he
Joe & Dave talked to Rubby De La Rosa after the rookie pitcher went seven innings in the one-run win against the Royals at Fenway.
Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.
DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla
DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau
MLB HOF'er Peter Gammons joined the show to discuss what the Sox will do with Jon Lester.
John, Gerry and Jerry Thornton discussed the Red Sox sweep of the Royals.
The top stories of the day as recounted by John Dennis.
Do the Bills pose the biggest threat? Should Sean McManus force his announcers on CBS to NOT say Redskins? What happens next? Tiger win another major, or will Rory complete a career grand slam? Colby Lewis was angry at Colby Rasmus for bunting against the shift. Should Red Sox fans have false hope, or cautious optimism?
Tim bought the entire DVD box set of True Detective and binge-watched the entire series in one weekend. Christian found a man who made a spread sheet of how and when his wife said "No" to sex. And most importantly, Lou spoke about a boy named Danny Nickerson. Danny was diagnosed with brain cancer last fall. He loves to see his name on postcards and mail, so Lou encouraged people to send Danny birthday cards.
The guys respond to a Dan Shaughnessy column that points out that the Red Sox are on pace to finish in last place for the 2nd time in 3 years, yet ticket prices still remain among the highest in the league. Is Red Sox nation getting fat and happy now that the Curse of The Bambino has been lifted?
We delve into Tony Dungy's comments on Michael Sam and drafting him, and how there may be more at work here than on the surface.
We talk Sox after a sweep over the Royals at Fenway. We look at fan interest and how nothing in the AL East is even remotely decided at this point.
We tackle four topics, all spawned by Rory McIroy's futures bet he placed on his own son 10 years ago.
Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.
Mut and Villani are talking about the MLB All Star Game, Adam Wainwright and Derek Jeter, and what are some of the worst ideas in sports.
In this episode we talk about transfers across Europe, players we want to see in the MLS, and Liverpool's Joe Allen joins the show!
As we inch closer to August the initial Fantasy Football picture is starting to become more clear. Today, Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson of Rotobahn.com review Pete’s most recent article on WEEI.com featuring 20 High Value Targets to consider. The conversation features a deep analysis on upside players like Justin Hunter, Aaron Dobson, Tavon Austin, Michael Floyd and Martellus Bennett. As well as a breakdown on three Quarterbacks including Tom Brady who should be strongly considered ahead of their current Average Draft Position. Get ahead of the information while these great Fantasy Stocks are low!
Rob Bradford is joined by Torey Lovullo, Red Sox bench coach, to talk about what went wrong with his team and how they might be able to fix it heading into the second half of the season. Included is a special guest cameo by Alex Speier.
Lester went 8 innings allowing only 4 hits and striking out 8 as the Red Sox swept the Royals. He walked off the mound to a standing ovation from the Fenway faithful. With every dominant performance, the price tag goes up.More from this show
Tim bought the entire DVD box set of True Detective and binge-watched the entire series in one weekend. Christian found a man who made a spread sheet of how and when his wife said "No" to sex. And most importantly, Lou spoke about a boy named Danny Nickerson. Danny was diagnosed with brain cancer last fall. He loves to see his name on postcards and mail, so Lou encouraged people to send Danny birthday cards.More from this show
Craig heard an interview from John Fox on the way to work today and it reminded him that football season is almost here. Him and Larry talk about Tom Brady's weapons what the offense could do this year.More from this show