Talking on the Dennis & Callahan Show Thursday, Cubs president Theo Epstein said that the Red Sox' September collapse had nothing to do with his decision to leave his position as general manager of the Sox and pursue the opportunity in Chicago.
"As far as it would have effected people's futures, I can only speak for myself and I would have still followed through expressing my desire to pursue the opportunity in Chicago because that was a product of 10 years here and wanting to challenge myself in a new environment going forward. That was not a reaction to what happened in September one bit," he said, referencing the Red Sox' 7-20 final month of the 2011 regular season.
Epstein also discussed his perception of what took place in the final month of the...
Following Wednesday's New York Daily News story in which unnamed Jets players blasted Mark Sanchez for being "lazy and content," some players came to the quarterback's defense.
"It was completely false," offensive lineman Matt Slauson said. "Mark is the hardest-working quarterback I've every played with. He puts in more time than anyone. Every since he came in he's been all about improving the team and winning. His whole life is about making the Jets the No. 1 team in the NFL."
Added defensive lineman Marcus Dixon: "Whoever said all that, they're out of their minds and just trippin'. You can't blame a season on one guy. I mean, come on. It's all unfair. We have Mark Sanchez. He's our quarterback. He's our guy. And that's how just about everyone in that locker room feels."
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With the Celtics reeling and unable to find any type of consistent offensive rhythm despite four days of rest and practice, Ray Allen admitted he is very frustrated with the team's 4-5 start after dropping a 90-85 decision to the defending champion Mavericks on the parquet Wednesday night at TD Garden. The four days of rest is the most any NBA team will enjoy in the condensed 66-game schedule this season.
“I didn’t like it," Allen said of Boston's sluggish start in their first game since Friday night. "It didn’t feel good. But starting the 1st quarter, the way we didn’t score points. I hate the way it looks. But again, we had great looks offensively. I don’t know what you attribute to it, but having four days off we couldn’t do that. We know where we need to be and everyone in there is optimistic and ready to get the win.”
Allen's frustration hit its peak with 4.3 seconds remaining when he...
Dirk Nowitzki drove to the basket for a layup and was fouled with 5.1 seconds remaining to break an 85-85 tie, as the defending NBA champion Mavericks beat the Celtics, 90-85, Wednesday night at TD Garden. Paul Pierce drained a fallaway 3-pointer with 25 seconds left to tie the game, 85-85.
Jason Terry scored 18 points off the bench while Shawn Marion added 15 for Dallas. With Pierce and Ray Allen combining for just 16 points, Rajon Rondo nearly carried the team to victory on his own, scoring 24 points in 38 minutes.
The four-game rest did nothing but make the Celtics look rusty as they started out missing their first six shots and 9-of-10 to start the game. The Mavericks, playing without Jason Kidd, raced out to a 17-9 lead. Delonte West returned to Boston with the Mavericks and started for Kidd, scoring 12 points in 32 minutes.
The game featured another coaching ejection as Rick Carlisle was tossed for picking up a pair...
The Bears have announced that the Patriots director of pro personnel Jason Licht is one of four candidates who will interview for the vacant Chicago GM job. In his 16th NFL season, Licht is in the second of two stints with the Patriots. He re-joined the Patriots personnel department in 2009 after previously spending four seasons (1999-2002) with New England. In 2008, Licht served as a personnel executive for Arizona after spending five seasons with Philadelphia as VP of player personnel (2006-07) and assistant director of player personnel (2003-05). Licht first joined the Patriots personnel department in 1999 as a college scout, and in June 2001, he became the team’s national scout. The following year, Licht was promoted to assistant director of player personnel, a position he held through the 2002 season.
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Christian and Chris talk about overrated Pats players this season and in the past and then get into the QB issue on the team. They talk about all three guys, what they bring to the table and if they can keep their head above water without the best QB in the league for 4 weeks. Then...Karlos Williams was released by the Bills - should the Pats consider adding the overweight second year running back? Christian also brings up Dante Scarnecchia and gets Price's opinion on if this one man can truly improve a shaky offensive line.
Christian Arcand is in for Tanguay for NFL Sunday with Chris Price. The guys talk about the victory over the Bears, Jimmy G's progress and their expectations for the Pats defense this season. Arcand thinks that there are more holes on the D than some fans realize.
We check in with Bill Belichick after the first Preseason game for our weekly "Patriots Monday" discussion.
Sam Packard is joined by Celtics 2nd Round draft pick Abdel Nader to discuss his path to the the NBA and how he plans to improve his game. Sam then talks to Player Development Coach Nick Friedman from Elite Skills Training, the pre-Draft camp Nader attended. Friedman also gives his opinion on the Celtics performance at summer league and the development of Jaylen Brown.
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.
Joe and Tim are joined by US Olympic Medalist and captain of the US Women's Gymnastics team Aly Raisman, as she was at Fenway to throw out the first pitch before the game.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts after the Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1
David Price pitched a gem and Andrew Benintendi makes one of the top highlight catches of the year as the Sox take the first game of four against the Rays, 6-2. Christian Arcand recaps the game and takes all of your Sox calls.
Joey Mac joins Ken Laird on his Saturday show to discuss the David Backes addition and Loui Eriksson departure in NHL free agency
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.
The 8am hour Friday podcast with Kirk Minihane joined by Butch and Bradford. The guys start with the posted show host job description for Dino's replacement, then get back into the Brady preseason playing time discussion.
Kirk, Butch and Bradfo discuss a new NFL committee that has been formed with Goodell and Kraft, and whether Pats fans should have a problem with it.
Butch, Kirk, and Bradfo debate whether or not they believe the Red Sox will make the playoffs by seasons end
"Angry Lou" goes off yesterday's loss to Tampa Bay, in the process breaking the record for a human talking without taking a breath.
Tom Brady will play in tonight's Preseason game vs. the Panthers. Glenn, Lou, and Christian discuss the decision to play Brady.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian take a look at the Pats' O-Line, and the Tight End Position; focusing on A.J. Derby vs. Clay Harbor.
We discuss the role Mingo will play for the Patriots defense.
We discuss the ridiculous assignment of the selfishness label to Tom Brady this week (based on...?) and where it might be coming from.
In honor of tonight's game we look back at four moments where the Patriots and Panthers cross paths.
Kirk Minihane sits down with former producer Chris Curtis? Or is it current producer Chris Curtis? Either way, Kirk and Chris talk about what happened in their previous tenure together, where it went wrong, and why Curtis is now back with the show.
Kirk Minihane and Gary Tanguay sit down together on Enough About Me for the first time. These two divisive figures talk about Gary's career and his late evolution into a controversial broadcaster. Nobody is spared from Kirk and Gary's wrath on this episode and it will surely make some people at the two sports radio stations very uncomfortable.
The heart of draft season is upon us and as Jim and Pete gear up for their own big draft this weekend, this week’s podcast is filled with tips on Draft Strategy and how work your plan. Jim and Pete walk through the draft from the Elite players at the top, through the middle of the draft where you build your core, through the high upside targets at the back that can help steal you a league victory. Stars to sleepers and how to position yourself to get them are the topic of the day. Good luck with your drafts!
We are joined by David Amoyal or ESPNFC.com and GianlucaDiMarzio.com to talk about the transfer window closing and what may happen in the finals days of the summer.
Butch Stearns and Rob Bradford join Kirk Minihane. They begin the show wondering and theorizing why the Patriots are playing Tom Brady in the third preseason game. They also delve into Bradfo's new house guestMore from this show