PEABODY -- After saying that things had “gotten worse” in his contract talks with the Patriots, Wes Welker appeared to change his tune Saturday morning, saying that was a “probably a bad choice of words,” and adding that he’s “completely happy” with his situation.
“That was probably a bad choice of words, saying they had gotten worse,” the wide receiver said during a break at his football camp Saturday morning at Bishop Fenwick High. “They’ve stayed the same. I’m franchised for the year, and I’m completely happy with that. I’m completely OK with it. I look forward to contributing to the team in 2012.
“I’m excited to be back. I’m excited to be a Patriot. I’m excited to be out there on the field coming up with OTA’s and minicamps with my teammates. I’m looking forward to the 2012 season and us going out there and getting...
PHILADELPHIA -- Andre Iguodala was sensational down the stretch for the Sixers, hitting a pair of key 3-pointers to help lead the Sixers past the Celtics, 92-83, wiping out an 18-point second-half deficit and evening the best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal series at 2-2. With the Sixers desperately needing a basket, Iguodala nailed a three to tie the game, 79-79. His jumper with 1:22 left, gave the Sixers the lead for good, 85-83 and his three with 36.9 seconds remaining sealed one of the biggest comebacks in Sixers playoff history.
Iguodala said he and his teammates didn't give up hope despite falling behind 14-0 to start the game and getting booed off their own court by their fans when they fell behind by 15 at halftime.
"I feel like they gave us their best shot in the first half, but we crawled back in and got it," Iguodala said after his 16 points helped the Sixers even the series. "But we’re going to keep...
PHILADELPHIA -- After the Celtics blew an 18-point second-half lead in a 92-83 loss to Philadelphia in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference playoff series, there were many areas to blame. They turned it over 17 times and allowed 17 offensive rebounds. They also gave up 36 free throws and the Sixers had a 30-12 advantage at the line after three quarters.
"The free throw line tells the story," Rivers said. "Thirty six attempts to nineteen. That’s tough to win that way. Everything we did was the prescription that you don’t do to beat them. 17-5 offensive rebounds, 17 turnovers, 36 free throws. You would have thought that we were down the whole game if you looked at those numbers, yet we had the lead."
The Celtics were whistled for four fouls in the first three minutes and five seconds of the third quarter as Avery Bradley, Brandon Bass and Rajon all wound up in foul trouble. Kevin Garnett and Ryan Hollins were also...
PHILADELPHIA -- After picking up his 12th save of the season by pitching a scoreless ninth inning in the Red Sox' 6-4 loss to the Phillies, Friday night at Citizens Bank Park, Jonathan Papelbon said that the delay experienced when Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine argued (and was subsequently ejected on) didn't throw him off his game.
"Valentine can't distract Cinco, man. ... He's got ice in his veins," said Papelbon, referencing his alter ego, "Cinco Ocho." "It ain't no thing, man."
Valentine came out to argue a play at first in which Marlon Byrd was ruled out on a ground ball to third base in which the Sox' manager believed Phillies first baseman Ty Wigginton came off the bag when reaching to grab the throw.
After suffering his 38th career ejection, Valentine left the field pointing at first base umpire Gary Darling, whom it appeared might have made contact with the manager. But replays showed Darling was...
PHILADELPHIA -- In an epic second-half collapse, the Celtics let a chance to take a stranglehold of the series slip through their hands in a 92-83 loss to the Sixers Friday night in Game 4 at Wells Fargo Center. Andre Iguodala hit a key 3-pointer with 35 seconds remaining to cap a huge Philadelphia second-half comeback that had them erase an 18-point deficit.
Paul Pierce had 24 points for the Celtics, who now find themselves tied, 2-2, in the best of seven Eastern Conference semifinal series. Game 5 is Monday back in Boston.
Like Game 2, the Celtics came out blazing hot, racing out to a 14-0 lead in the opening four minutes. The Celtics made their five shots while the Sixers missed their first four shots. Rajon Rondo and Avery Bradley had two rebounds apiece as the Celtics would build their lead to 15 four times in the first quarter and lead, 24-12, after 12 minutes.
Brandon Bass was a beast in the opening quarter, scoring...
Patriots DB Duron Harmon joined Glenn, Lou, and Christian, and he discussed the team needing to come together after losing Gronk, and the turnovers in the Jets game can propel them to create more turnovers.
We check in with former Patriot Heath Evans, now with the NFL Network, for his complete analysis on the win over the Jets in NY.
Dale and Michael talk with Patrick Chung after a win over the Jets on Sunday.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the 'Dale and Holley Show' talk about what the Celtics will need to do in order to be considered one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference along with the Cavs.
WEEI's Mike Petraglia talks with Josue Pavon about how the Celtics are looking better with Al Horford back on the court and the overall toughness of this team.
Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen preview the Celtics season. Will Jaylen Brown be an impact rookie and prove he was the right pick at #3? Will the Celtics win the Atlantic Division? Is the season a failure if the Celtics don't advance past the first round of the playoffs?
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase talk with Curt Schilling to get his reaction to Dan Shaughnessy and Jon Heyman's comments about not voting for Curt for the Hall of Fame again based on some of Schilling's comments on social media.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are taking some calls and reaction to their interview with Curt Schilling in regards to Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame voting. We also hear about Rob's upcoming working vacation to the Dominican Republic for the David Ortiz Charity Golf Classic.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are talking about Dan Shaughnessy's column about how he would no longer vote for Curt Schilling for the Hall of Fame. They then talk with Curt Schilling getting his thoughts on the whole situation and whether he would rather make the HoF or the Senate.
Ken Laird and Ty Anderson chat Bruins after a 2-1 win in Florida improved the team's record to 5-4.
Ken Laird chats with WEEI Bruins writer Ty Anderson about the B's loss to the Rangers on Wednesday night and what issues the team is fighting after a 3-4 start to the season
Ken Laird and new WEEI.com Bruins writer Ty Anderson discuss the state of the 2016 Bruins after a 3-3 start to the season.
Damien Woody joined K&C and shared a story regarding a conversation he had with Bill Belichick in the training room in Foxboro.
In the 9 am hour Gerry and Kirk mocked the Belichick press conference and took a call from Jim the Wrestling Goon who is not a fan of Amani Toomer.
In the 8 am hour Gerry and Kirk talked about a brutal answer by Dan Shaughnessy regarding Bill Conlin'sn spot in the Hall of Fame.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian are less than surprised that Bill Belichick won't comment further about Gronk than the released statement. Speaking of statements, how weird is it that the Gronkowski family is releasing joint statements with the Patriots?
Orthopedic surgeon to the pros, Dr. Thomas Gill of Steward Health Care joins Glenn, Lou, and Christian in the wake of Gronk's back injury. He talks about different types of disc injuries, and one type of fusion which could potentially prevent Gronk from playing football. He also commented on the unique situation of a joint statement between the Patriots and the Gronkowskis, and clarified his role in Gronk's arm surgeries.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian wonder how the man who shot former NFL RB Joe McKnight can be free of charges and walking around the streets of New Orleans.
Dale and Michael check in with the playmaker Michael Irvin on a Friday.
We open it up in the final portions of hours 3 and 4 on a Friday.
Hour two in it's entirety.
Kirk Minihane, WEEI Podcast King, talks to the Podcast Godfather Adam Carolla about his new documentary about Le Mans, the backlash from the Election, and his time with Donald Trump on the Apprentice. The audio quality isn't great but the conversation is.
Kirk Minihane is a non-believer, Larry Johnson is a preacher, when Larry found Kirk doesn't believe in God he challenged Kirk to allow him on to the podcast to talk about religion and faith. Kirk and Larry have a tremendous conversation about God and Larry tries to convert Kirk into a believer.
Kirk Minihane sits down with Barstool Sports contributor and podcast host John Feitelberg. Kirk and Feitelberg talk about the rise of barstool, the sale of the website, what it is like to work for Dave Portnoy, and their live podcast shows at the Wilbur Theater.
Ben, Alex, and Russ talk about how Toronto winning the MLS cup will be best for the league, the FIFA Player of the Year award, and the tragedy in Brazil.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis finish out the week recapping the Friday edition of Kirk and Callahan, with critiques of Dale & Holley's Keefe announcement and more.
Kirk & Callahan producers Ken Laird and Chris Curtis are back together after a few days apart to dish about all things K&C show, this after a Thursday Reim-Job.
Gerry Callahan and Kirk Minihane launch the 'new' official podcast of the Kirk & Callahan Show, where they'll bring the edge and the inside info they can't get to on their morning radio show. In the debut episode, the guys give a state of the current K&C 'Casting Couch' and the latest on former fill-in host Gary Tanguay.More from this show
In the 7 am hour Gerry and Kirk discussed the hiring of Rich Keefe and the announcement yesterday on Dale and Holley.More from this show
In the 9 am hour Gerry and Kirk mocked the Belichick press conference and took a call from Jim the Wrestling Goon who is not a fan of Amani Toomer.More from this show
The worst kept secret in the city is now official - welcome aboard Rich Keefe.More from this show