Boomer Esiason appeared on the Dennis & Callahan show this morning and talked about Brett Favre's homecoming, the Yankees' success and the Mangini mess in Cleveland.
"It's one thing to be Bill Belichick and be a little awkward, be kind of unique, because you are considered the best head coach out there in the NFL right now," Esiason said. "You have your Super Bowl rings to prove it, and all that quirkiness that you bring to your press conferences. ... All those things are funny when it's Bill Belichick because he has the street cred to do it. But when you've actually tried to take the fun out of football, when you're Eric Mangini, and you have to watch him on the sideline and you have to listen to him after the game, I think he's doing a real disservice for the Cleveland Browns.
"There are things that are probaby going to unravel, I would imagine, assuming the ownership is going to be willing...
It was a busy day in the NFL, but the NBA grabbed some headlines with a wacky weekend, highlighted by Manu Ginobli swatting a bat out of the air and Stephen Marbury making a brief appearance courtside at a Knicks game. All that, plus video, trivia and more at Monday's Morning Mashup.
Alex Rodriguez drilled a run-scoring, go-ahead double with two outs in the top of the ninth inning, helping the Yankees to overcome a late Phillies comeback and claim a 7-4 victory in Game 4 of the World Series. With the win in Philadelphia, the Yankees are up, 3-1, in the best-of-seven series, and need just one more win to claim their 27th championship.
Johnny Damon started the rally with a single to left, and stole second and third against Phillies closer Brad Lidge. Lidge then hit Mark Teixeira on the elbow, setting the stage for Rodriguez. Rodriguez was 1-for-13 to that point in the World Series, but quickly rendered those struggles irrelevant by jumping on an 0-1 fastball that he lined into the left-field corner to score Damon. The Yankees then tacked on another pair of runs on Jorge Posada's two-run single.
Now, the Yankees will try to clinch their first World Series since 2000 on Monday night in Philadelphia. Phillies...
Paul Pierce had a game-high 27 points and Rajon Rondo had 10 assists as the Celtics held off the New Orleans Hornets, 97-87, on Sunday at TD Garden to improve to 4-0 on the season. Unlike their first three games, the Celtics did not control the third quarter. Instead they were outscored, 31-25, as the Hornets cut a 47-38 halftime lead down to three. The Hornets tied the game at 69 before Rasheed Wallace hit a three just before the third-quarter buzzer. Their next test will be on Tuesday night in Philadelphia against the Atlantic Division rival 76ers. Peja Stojakovic led New Orleans with 26. For more, visit the Green Street blog.
Dr. Tony Schena joined the show to give insight into what lies ahead for Rob Gronkowski. He said a tough road is in front of the Patriots tight end.
Ninkovich sits in with Mut and Merloni to look back at yesterday’s comeback win against the Browns. Rob also explains the range of emotions the team experienced after Rob Gronkowski suffered a potentially season ending injury.
Eagle checks in to give Grande and Max a perspective on the Brooklyn Nets after they acquired Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett via trade earlier this summer. He breaks down what he thinks the future holds for the Nets after completing this blockbuster deal.
Sean Grande and Cedric Maxwell take some time and look back at the history between the Celtics and the Lakers, specifically the legendary rivalry between Magic and Bird. Legendary broadcaster, Ian Eagle, checks in to give the Brooklyn perspective as KG and Paul Pierce settle into their new home. Sean and Max also reveal the behind the scenes details surrounding Max’s famous “I got the ball” moment.
In the first hour of this edition of the Celtics Summer Cooler, Grande and Max analyze the trade that sent Fab Melo out of Boston. Also in this hour, Max sets the story straight about his history with Larry Bird.
Hazen talks with Mut and Merloni about the on-going offseason process. Mike explains how the Red Sox dove in to free agency immediately after the team’s World Series win. He also explains how the team creates opportunities for young players that are ready to make the jump to the Major League level.
Cherington sits in with Mut and Lou to talk about the Red Sox heading into 2014. Ben breaks down the signing of Edward Mujica and what’s on the table at this year’s meetings.
Shawn Thornton joined the show and discussed the teams long layoff leading into their game tomorrow night in Montreal. He told the guys that he anticipates fighting being a part of hockey for years to come.
Lucic joins Danny Picard to talk some hockey after the team’s overtime win against the Carolina Hurricanes. Danny asks Lucic about David Krejci’s game winner yesterday and hockey outsiders that are trying to change the game.
Shawn Thornton joined the show fresh off his big night at MSG and talked about his recent goal scoring prowess. Shawn said that no matter who his line mates are he is always going to be a fourth liner.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. Today the guys went over a list of the most annoying people to see on your flight.
The guys opened the show discussing the great reception Doc Rivers got last night at The Garden. They said it was not surprising and well deserved.
Boston College running back Andre Williams joined the show and discussed his record setting season. He said that he will work on his acceptance speech on the flight down to New York.
Jackie MacMullan joins the show to discuss the return of Doc Rivers to Boston and what really happened during the offseason that led to Doc's departure.
Brick joins Mut and Merloni to discuss Shawn Thornton's on ice actions last week against the Penguins and what type of suspension he may be facing.
Mut and Merloni react to Doc Rivers' emotional return to Boston and they discuss the way he left the Celtics.
We discuss the vote that abolished the collision at the plate play in MLB, and bring in Tim Kurkjian of ESPN to further explain.
We check in with Tom Caron of NESN and get his take on the winter meetings and the moves (or lack thereof) the Sox have made at the winter meetings in Orlando.
We check in with Rob Bradford live from the Winter Meetings in Orlando.
Ryder talks with WEEI.com's Chris Price about the Patriots upcoming game with the Cleveland Browns, and Stevan Ridley's status on the team.
Alex joins the show and gives his thoughts on the Jacoby Ellsbury deal, and what prospects the Red Sox have to fill the hole left in the lineup, or trade pieces to get a player who can fill the void.
John talks to Rob and gets his thoughts on the Yankees signing Jacoby Ellsbury, the Red Sox signing AJ Pierzynski, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia signing with Miami.
We answer what you ask... and by we mean Salk, Holley and special guest Jenny Dell of NESN!
Answering questions, its what we do.
Live from the Winter meetings, questions will be answered.
Kurkjian joins Mut and Merloni at the Winter Meetings to talk about the Red Sox plans on the market. Tim believes the Red Sox are not satisfied with their situation in center and are looking to add a veteran outfielder to the mix.More from this show
Millar sits in with the guys on location in Orlando at MLB's Winter Meetings. He covers all the bases with Mut and Lou on all the Red Sox free agent possibilities and potential trades.More from this show
We discuss the comers and goers for the Red Sox and the rest of MLB with former GM Steve Phillips, now of MLB Radio on Sirius XM.More from this show