Merril Hoge of ESPN joined the Dennis & Callahan show Thursday morning to talk about the Patriots-Jets playoff matchup.
Discussing the trash talk emanating from Jets camp and whether it will serve as motivation for the Patriots, Hoge said: "I do believe it matters. … From a personal experience, and having that being done on the other side of the field, you bet. You bet your backside it motivated me, even to a higher level. And it does make a difference, and it does factor in the game, without a question."
Hoge implied Antonio Cromartie might want to spend more time focusing on improving his own game rather than worrying about opposing players. "The thing about Cromartie is, as athletically gifted as he is, he fundamentally struggles as a player. You watch him," Hoge said. "I think one of the keys in this game is they've got to play a lot of press man coverage. They've got to line up...
Following the Cavaliers' embarrassing 112-57 loss to the Lakers on Tuesday night, a message was sent from LeBron James' Twitter account: Crazy. Karma is a b****. Gets you every time. It’s not good to wish bad on anybody. God sees everything! On Wednesday, karma apparently turned its attention to LeBron. First, James denied he wrote the original tweet in an evasive and confusing interview in which he denied wishing ill will on the Cavaliers. Then, the Heat had their 13-game road winning streak snapped by the Clippers, 111-105, and James, who scored 27 points, sprained his ankle in the loss.
Also in the news, Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs has turned his anger away from New England and toward Pittsburgh leading up to the other AFC semifinal game, and formerly homeless Ohio voiceover man Ted Williams will enter rehab after an appearance on "Dr. Phil."
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Doc Rivers sounded a humble tone when told after the game that the 119-95 win over the Kings moved him past K.C. Jones on the Celtics' all-time list for regular-season coaching wins with 309.
“Yeah, you know, I don’t know what that means, honestly," Rivers said. "It’s awesome, I guess. I mean, I just don’t know what that means, yet, because I’m not thinking about it much, I’m not done. But it’s nice. And, listen, it’s Danny Ainge at the end of the day. I’m full aware of that. We were bad for two years and he stuck with me. And believed in me. And so, at the end of the day it’s Danny Ainge more than me.”
Rivers, whose record stands at 309-221, trails only Tommy Heinsohn (427) and leader Red Auerbach (795) on the franchise's all-time list. Rivers guaranteed one thing Wednesday, he won't be shooting for first. “No. That ain...
Paul Pierce scored 15 of his game-high 25 points in the first quarter while Ray Allen had a pair of 3-pointers in the midst of a big run to open the third quarter as the Celtics ran away from the Kings, 119-95, Wednesday night at TD Garden. Nate Robinson was big off the bench, going 4-for-5 from 3-point range and finishing with 16, one of four bench players in double figures.
Despite coming into the game with an 8-27 record and without their leading scorer — Tyreke Evans — the Kings overcame an early 8-0 deficit to take a brief one-point lead. The Celtics struggled in the second quarter and could not put the Kings away in the first half as Beno Udrih scored 14 of his 16 points to keep the visitors within eight at half, 57-49.
But Allen — who finished with 14 — drilled his fourth 3-pointer to cap a 16-6 run at the start of the third quarter, as the Celtics built their lead up to 25. Pierce...
Kevin Garnett isn't the only Celtic player who won't be able to play Wednesday against the Kings. Jermaine O'Neal will also miss the game after his knee swelled up Wednesday morning. O'Neal missed 19 games with a knee injury, but he returned on Christmas Day and has played in the last 10 games. O'Neal didn't play in the second half against in a blowout win over Toronto last Friday, but he played 21 minutes against the Rockets on Monday.
"I’m concerned," Doc Rivers said. "He’s [played three] weeks now and a practice and his knee swelled up. First of all it has to be extremely frustrating for him because he worked his butt off to get back and he was playing well. And secondly, we all have common sense. That’s a concern. Why is this happening? We have to figure that out."
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FOXBORO — WEEI.com’s Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss the return of LeGarrette Blount to Patriots training camp on Saturday, the first day of full pads practice for the defending Super Bowl champions.
Jay King of Masslive.com joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.
Michael joins Ben and Sam to discuss the wild NBA Free Agency period and the upcoming Celtics season.
How long will this rebuild take? How much money will it take to keep Bae Crowder? Are Draft Picks even worth anything? With the Danny Ainge not landing any big names in the draft, and unable to lure any big names in free agency, Sam and Ben discussed if the Celtics are doomed moving forward.
Rob Bradford is joined by Weei.com’s John Tomase to talk about what the Red Sox might do now that Sam Kennedy has been named President of the team. Tomase raises the very interesting possibility of the Red Sox bringing in a veteran executive to call the shots when it comes to player acquisition.
Joe & Dave talked to the Sox rookie, who had four hits, hit two home runs, and scored five runs in the win over the Rays at Fenway
Joe and Dave are joined by Pedro who was at the game and had his number 45 retired by the Red Sox in a very touching pregame ceremony. Pedro talks about going into the Hall of Fame, his time in Boston and love for the game of baseball.
Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.
The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.
In the final hour of the "midseason finale" as DJ likes to call it, the crew discuss more about the future of the Bruins franchise, the possible power struggle in the front office and who should be the head coach going forward. They talk to intelligent and talented Fluto Shinzawa about all of these thing and more in an excellent interview, and finally, DJ says THANK YOU!
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Greg and Lou defend some points they made yesterday about the Patriots defense.
Although Christian has all the power in NFL media circles, he's got NO game in his own relationship.
Chris Mortensen finally deleted his inaccurate tweet from January when he wrote that 11 of 12 Patriots footballs were underinflated by 2lbs. Mort made the decision after speaking to Christian on the phone shortly before. Listen to Christian, Merloni and Dickerson tell the story here.
Dale, Matt Chatham and Butch Stearns start the show by discussing the news of the day... THE deleted tweet.
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We discuss the induction of Big Will, and what he meant to this team for over a decade.
Mikey rants about Sandoval's weight, his lack of extra base hits, and his overall poor production in the month of July. Lenny Megliola and Chris Villani join in.
Mikey Adams lets the Red Sox have it and welcomes callers who do the same. The Red Sox (stink)!
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola get 36 glorious minutes between games of a Monday doubleheader, and after an 11-1 Red Sox loss, to vent about the declining state of the team.
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