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 Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.
Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
Giardi and Price continue discussing the outcome of the NFL Draft for the Patriots.
Kevin O'Connor of CelticsBlog joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss for a breakdown of what went wrong in the Celtics series against the Hawks. they then played Celtics free agent tinder and looked ahead to the big moves in store for the offseason.
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 Castiglione and Tim Neverett talked to the Sox catcher, whose two-run homer off of Dellin Betances gave the Sox the lead for good over the Yankees.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello, after he pitched 7 shutout innings against the Yankees Saturday night.
Red Sox third base/infield coach Brian Butterfield joined Rob Bradford to get his take on Hanley Ramirez, Travis Shaw and Pablo Sandoval. Butterfield, an avid Patriots fan, also predicts who the Pats might take in the second round, while giving a very pointed message to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
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.
Larry Wilmore and Barack Obama brought the house down and left the audience in stitches at the 2016 White House Correspondents Dinner.
Donald Trump is enjoying the endorsement of convicted rapist, Mike Tyson.
Jessica Mendoza was on the broadcast last night as the Sox and Yankees played in Fenway Park. She continues to add limited insight while avoiding any and all criticism. Also, Lee in Rhode Island infuriated the guys with his Tom Brady phone call.
Christian thinks the Patriots new quarterback, 3rd round pick Jacoby Brissett, absoluetely stinks and him, Lou and Glenn give you their take on this year's NFL draft. Also, Patriots owner Robert Kraft speaks to Patriots fans to let them know he has Tom Brady's back.
Kevin Faulk wore his tom Brady jersey to the NFL draft when announcing the Patriots' picks, and he joins Glenn, Lou and Christian to talk about who had the idea (Dale Arnold) and Brady's reaction.
The guys have some fun with a YouTube video of an angry McDonalds customer after she wasn't offered a discounted McRib.
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
SB Nation's Kevin O'Connor joins Butch Stearns and John Tomase to talk all things Celtics' offseason, including the upcoming draft
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