Jets legend Joe Namath apparently puts the blame for his old club's loss to the Raiders Sunday on coach Rex Ryan. Appearing on ESPN Radio Monday, Namath questioned Ryan's method of preparing his players. "It's rather alarming," Namath said. "It starts at the top. Coach Rex Ryan, he's been doing a great job, getting us to two conference championship games, but there's one thing about the athlete: You keep telling him how good he is, he's going to start believing it to the point that he may not be preparing quite the way he should. He may be losing some respect for the other team."
Responded Ryan: "I'm not going to change who I am because Joe Namath said something. Joe Namath can come in here and if he can still throw we'll have him as a backup quarterback. But you know what? He doesn't know our team. He's on the outside, even though he's a Jet and once you're a Jet you're always a Jet. But he's on the outside. He's not in these...
BALTIMORE -- Josh Beckett suffered through another poor outing against the Orioles Monday night, with this one coming at a most inopportune time.
The Red Sox' starter allowed six runs on seven hits, striking out five and walking four over six innings, paving the way for the Orioles' 6-3 win over the Sox at Camden Yards. The performance moved Beckett's ERA in four starts against Baltimore this season to 7.03, the highest against any American League team this season.
The loss also moved the Red Sox into a tie with the Rays in the chase for the American League wild card.
"It’s baseball," he explained. "You can’t be [expletive] when your team needs you. That’s tough. But that’s the way it is."...
BALTIMORE -- Speaking after his team's 6-3 loss to the Orioles Monday night at Camden Yards, Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez downplayed any panic the Sox might have despite the fact they find themselves tied with the Rays in the race for the American League wild card.
"We still control our destiny," said Gonzalez, whose club has two more games against the O's to finish off its regular season schedule. "If we win two games and have to play a third, if we win, we're in the playoffs. We all have to be confident. Other people can doubt us, but we have to be confident. We're very confident we can accomplish that."
With the loss and the Rays win, it is now certain the Red Sox will pitch Jon Lester Wednesday on short rest. If the Red Sox and Tampa Bay finish the regular season with identical records, the teams will face off Thursday in St. Petersburg, Fla.
"If we win every game, we're in the playoffs," said...
BALTIMORE -- The Red Sox fell into a tie with the Rays in the race for the American League wild card after dropping a 6-3 decision to the Orioles Monday night at Camden Yards. Tampa Bay took advantage of Sox' loss, claiming a 5-2 win over the Yankees to draw even with Boston.
Taking the loss for the Red Sox was starter Josh Beckett, who allowed six runs over six innings, giving up five hits and four walks while striking out five. The big hit against the hurler came in the Orioles' four-run sixth inning when Robert Andino's fly ball fell out of center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury's glove as the outfielder hit the wall, resulting in a three-run, inside-the-park home run.
Andino's homer was the first inside-the-park home run allowed by the Red Sox since July 23, 2006, when Adrian Beltre managed one. It was the first-ever such homer in Camden Yards' history.
Beckett had been staked to a 2-1 lead thanks to an RBI double from Ellsbury in the second...
Patriots coach Bill Belichick made his weekly appearance on The Big Show Monday, discussing the team's loss to the Bills, their upcoming game against the Raiders, and the NFL Network's two-part documentary on the coach.
Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick was not sacked in the Bills' 34-31 victory, but Belichick did not express specific displeasure with the team's pass rush.
"It certainly could have been better -- everything could have been better -- but I didn't think it was a major problem in the game," Belichick said, adding that he felt the Pats rushed Fitzpatrick "pretty well."
On the subject of the television special, Belichick noted that the organization had granted NFL Films access for the 2009 season because it was the team's 50th season, Tom Brady's first season back from his knee injury and Belichick's 35th season coaching. There was no specific plan with what would become of the footage, and in the end it...
Giardi and Price discuss the mega deal that CB Josh Norman signed with Washington and if he is worth it. They also relate it to the Pats and Malcolm Butler. Does the Norman deal mean that Butler is about to cash in and will the Pats go along for the ride? This leads to a discussion on other players the Patriots need to extend very soon.
Danny Vitale, the SuperBack - a fullback/TE hybrid type - joins GIardi and Price on NFL Sunday to discuss the process of entering the NFL Draft, the combine and interviewing with various NFL teams including your New England Patriots.
With the NFL draft only a few days away, Mike and Chris preview how things are shaping for the Pats and the rest of the league. It will be a strange this year since they don't have a first round pick - how will Belichick and company approach this dilemma? Also, would the Pats contemplate the idea of trading Jimmy G?
It wouldn't be a Celtics v Hawks Game 6 preview/Game 5 breakdown without ESPN's Celtics Whisperer Chris Forsberg joining Sam Packard and Jared Weiss for some WEEI Studio magic. They discuss the Hawks' transition dominance on their mega runs and the bizarre night for Isaiah Thomas. Of course they also answered your #WEEICeltics Tweet Bag questions!
The boys recap Marcus Smart and Paul Millsap's incredible battle in the Celtics' Game 4 win over the Atlanta Hawks with ESPN's Chris Forsberg. Jared Weiss and Sam Packard discussed Jared Sullinger's struggles and the reemergence of Machine Bun Kelly. They discuss inside media stuff like when to applaud for honorees and Chris' devotion to southern unsweetened tea. Of course they answered your #WEEICeltics Tweet Bag questions too.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia after he had a two home run game, one of which was a grand slam that propelled the Red Sox to a 9-4 win over the Atlanta Braves
We sit down with the Skipper of the Sox, manager John Farrell joins Dale, Holley and Thornton for his weekly visit.
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.
Lucy calls in to talk about her podcast and the "More Than Mean" tweets. The guys are now big fans.
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Dino, Gerry and Kirk discuss what the Patriots will be looking for on the second day of the draft.
After forfeiting their 1st round pick, the Pats get to join the party and draft some new young talent. The guys look at who the team might select over the weekend.
Kirk took more shots at Glenn, Lou and Christian, so the midday show guys respond.
Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about how much money Laremy Tunsil lost when his Twitter, Instagram, and iPhone photos were hacked. The gang also addresses some ESPN on ESPN crime as Dan LeBetard took a few shots at Todd McShay.
We continue to talk NFL Draft, Brady's new lawyer, the Celtics playoff bouncing, Roger Goodell's award tour and more... its all on the table on a freestyle friday.
We discuss the hiring of a top notch litigator by Brady and the NFLPA, and how it might have been sparked by Roger Goodell's neverending award tour where he continues to spew lies and half-truths to the public.
We discuss the Celts exit from the playoffs, the steps they took this season to be better, and what steps need to be taken to keep getting better in the future.
It’s all about the music – the crew touches on Prince, and the greatest bands of all time
Mikey, Christian Arcand, and Chris Villani talk about the Sox horrific loss today, and MJ takes over the text line
Mikey, Christian Arcand, and Chris Villani talk about the Sox horrific loss today, plus they’re joined by Cassie, the Textress
The Revolution continue to sputter but all of a sudden Ben & Russ have switched their opinions on how they look. They also address the upcoming Copa America Centenario.
Schill joins Dino, Gerry and Kirk after his controversial Facebook post sparked outrage on social media.More from this show
Sausage tells the guys that he's moving onto greener (read: more lucrative) pastures. His potential replacement, Paul, is interviewed for the job.More from this show
As predicted, ESPN canned Curt Schilling regarding the North Carolina transgender laws. Glenn and Lou react.More from this show
Tomase calls in to defend his take on Curt Schilling being dismissed from ESPN.More from this show