Former NHL star Theo Fleury, a victim of sexual abuse at the hands of a Canadian junior hockey coach when he was a teenager, joined the Dennis & Callahan show Friday morning to discuss his recovery and offer some insight into how the alleged victims of the Penn State situation are feeling.
Fleury is now a motivational speaker and author of the 2009 autobiography "Playing with Fire," in which he made public the abuse he faced by Graham James, who served time in prison for abusing other players.
"I've gone through my process, and what's happened is basically to my own pain and what I've gone through I've found the purpose for my life, and that's to help people such as the boys from Penn State," Fleury said. "If they ask me or wanted me to go and speak or hang out with these young boys, that's what I do on a daily basis. I talk about the subject pretty much nonstop. It's been amazing since this Penn State stuff's come out...
NFL Network's Michael Lombardi joined the Dennis & Callahan show Friday morning for his weekly discussion about the Patriots and the NFL. The Pats visit the Jets Sunday night in a critical AFC East matchup, coming off a loss to the Giants in which the offense took a while to get going.
"Last week against the Giants, they struggled offensively," Lombardi said. "When the Patriots defense gives their offense the ball back six times and the Patriots offense doesn't score any points, you're asking for trouble. You're really asking for trouble. You miss a 27-yard field goal, you miss a receiver in the end zone for a touchdown, you have so many opportunities that your defense isn't good enough to stay in the middle of the ring.
"The Patriots are no different than the Packers, they're no different than the Saints. Their offense has to carry them. And when their offense gets shut out in the first half, that's going to be a problem...
Patriots cornerback Devin McCourty made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Friday morning as the team prepares for Sunday's showdown with the Jets, attempting to end a two-game losing streak.
"I think guys are preparing hard and ready to go, and just go out there and compete and try to get a win and fix this," McCourty said.
The Albert Haynesworth experiment ended this week with the defensive lineman's release from the Patriots, but McCourty insists that it wasn't because of a lack of effort.
"Things really just didn't work out," McCourty said. "But I think Albert came in, he worked hard when he was on the practice field. He came in and he tried to get better each day. As for everyone else's judgment, I think that's the feeling around here, that he tried to do different things the way that we wanted him to."
Added McCourty: "It's just different situations and different things...
A 25-year-old man was stabbed during a fight in a Qualcomm Stadium parking lot at Thursday night's Raiders-Chargers game in San Diego, according to an Associated Press report. The victim, who was not cooperating with police, was treated for a stab wound to the abdomen. It's the second violent incident after a Raiders road game this season, following the shooting of a 24-year-old man after a preseason game between the Raiders and 49ers in San Francisco.
Read more about that story and others, plus check out videos, trivia and more, at Friday's Morning Mashup.
The National Basketball Players Association will meet with player representatives early next week to consider a revised offer from the NBA after another 11 hours of negotiation on Thursday. "Well, it's not the greatest proposal in the world, but I have an obligation to at least present it to our membership," NBPA executive director Billy Hunter said.
CBS Sports reported that the league offered a 50-50 split of the revenues, but there was minimal movement on the system issues.
"It does not meet us entirely on the system issues," NBPA president Derek Fisher said, who added, "We'd like to continue to negotiate and get a deal but right now is not that time."
If the union accepts the offer, NBA commissioner David Stern said that the league would have a 72-game schedule beginning on Dec. 15 that would push the start of the playoffs back by a week...
Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.
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.
Isaiah Thomas talks to Glenn and Lou about why he loves Boston, the NBA Money Bump, oh, and some Durant guy
Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.
Mut is flying solo the last hour, but he's giving reaction and analysis as the Celtics draft a power forward out of France by the name of Guerschon Yabusele and getting some early grades for the Celtics
We check in with the manager of the Boston Red Sox, John Farrell joins us live from Tampa for our weekly update on all things Sox.
Eduardo Rodriguez and the Sox stumbled in their 13-7 loss to the Rays. Mut recaps the game and takes your calls on all things Boston baseball.
Christian recaps the Red Sox 6-2 loss to the Rangers.
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.
The guys end the show listening to Gary Tanguay channeling his 1980 DJ roots. Also, producer Ken Laird is forced to read 'Love on the Other Side of the Glass again'
Kirk rips Gary for being a bad father, although both could be headed for divorce
Minihane, Tanguay and Giradi get serious for about twenty minutes to discuss the Celtics chances of landing anybody in free agency.
Lou, Curt Schilling, and John Tomase talk about John Farrell, the Front Office, and the Sox Roster.
WEEI Bruins Reporter DJ Bean joins Lou, Curt Schilling, and John Tomase to talk about the Bruins signing David Backes to a 5 year deal, and Torey Krug to a 4 year deal, and NHL Free Agency as a whole.
Conservative Curt and Liberal John go toe-to-toe about guns and politics.
Dale and Holley's Final Drive on a freestyle Friday!
Today's 4at4 was chosen by you the listeners. We take a look at four guys who we thought would do well here but let us all down.
We discuss the moves (or lack thereof) of the Bruins so far, and how fans have been less than receptive to the few changes.
Kirk Minihane talks to Antoine Walker about his troubles with gambling, losing his $100m fortune, his relationship with Paul Pierce, and playing under Rick Pitino.
Former Celtics General Manager Jan Volk joins Kirk Minihane for a discussion that any Celtics fan will love. Kirk and Jan talk about the legendary 85/86 Celtics and how the team was constructed and of course the decision to draft Len Bias and his tragic death.
Kirk Minihane sits down with John Tomase to talk about the current political landscape, John's desire to write about social issues, and of course Spygate is discussed.
Ken Laird and Ryan Hannable go over the state of the Red Sox minor league, with help from the voice of the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs Mike Antonellis.
WEEI’s Scott McLaughlin talks to Boston University defenseman Charlie McAvoy about getting drafted 14th overall by the Boston Bruins.
Ben, Russ and Alex start the show by discussing the breaking news that Zlatan Ibrahimovic is headed to Manchester United. They also continue to cover the EURO's and Iceland's improbable run through the tourney. And of course, inevitably, they address Lionel Messi's announcement that he is retiring from Argentina.
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