FOXBORO -- Tom Brady wants to hear some noise on Sunday, Patriots fans.
“Yeah, start drinking early,” Brady said with a smile on Wednesday morning. “It’s a 4:15 (p.m.) game. They have a lot of time to get lubed up, come out here and cheer for the home team.”
Shortly after Brady’s Q&A with the media ended, Patriots spokesman Stacey James told reporters the quarterback -- who has endorsed Smartwater -- that he wanted to clarify that statement. The quarterback, James said, “wants everyone to drink a lot of water, stay hydrated. Drink responsibly.”
Brady has asked for more noise in the past, and has chided fans for leaving early. He was asked about the possibility that crowds at Gillette Stadium have become “expectant.”
“We’ve spoiled our fans, is that what you’re saying?” he said. “If we make good plays, they’re...
FOXBORO -- Defensive lineman Mike Wright, who missed seven games last season with a concussion, was listed on the Patriots Wednesday injury report with an apparent recurrence of the injury, presumably suffered in the regular season opener against the Dolphins. Leigh Bodden and Dan Koppen joined Wright on the sidelines for Wednesday's report. Here's the rest of the information:
CB Leigh Bodden (back)
C Dan Koppen (fibula)
DL Mike Wright (concussion)
S Josh Barrett (thumb)
LB Dane Fletcher (thumb)
LB Gary Guyton (hamstring)
WR Taylor Price (hamstring)
OL Ryan Wendell (calf)
DL Myron Pryor (groin)
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Red Sox reliever Daniel Bard, who allowed three runs (two earned) in an inning of work to suffer the defeat in his team's 5-4 loss, said that he has identified a mechanical glitch that has led to his recent struggles.
Bard has given up runs in three straight outings -- the second longest streak of his career -- and in four of his last five contests while getting hit to the tune of a 17.36 ERA during the month of September. He has suffered three losses this month, giving him eight for the year, the most by a Sox reliever since Derek Lowe endured 10 relief losses in 2001.
But Bard suggested that the issue is correctable, and represents a mechanical issue rather than a health problem.
"I'm struggling just, the timing with my delivery is just not there. I can feel it on every pitch. Something feels a little bit different," said Bard. "I've been through it before. I think the effects of it are kind of magnified by how big...
Bruins forward Brad Marchand happily discussed his new two-year contract along with general manager Peter Chiarelli Wednesday on a conference call. The restricted free agent had participated in voluntary veterans' practice prior to taking the deal, and though he would not directly answer the question previously, said he had no intentions of letting the contract negotiations prevent him from taking the ice for camp when it opened Friday.
"From the get-go I never was going to miss a day of camp," Marchand said. "I never wanted that. I wanted to be here the first day. I wanted to show I wanted to be here and go through the whole camp with the guys and be a part of the team. I was very happy that it didn't have to come down to that, and we were able to get the deal done before camp, so now we can just move forward."
With Marchand signed, the Bruins have brought back one of their top young players, as Marchand's 11 goals in the...
Looking to build on their momentum from an offensive explosion Tuesday night, the Sox were instead undone by their bullpen -- specifically Daniel Bard -- in a 5-4 loss to the Blue Jays Wednesday afternoon at Fenway. It was the third straight rough outing for Bard who has allowed nine runs and issued five walks in his last 2 1/3 innings.
The Sox took a 4-2 lead into the eighth inning, but things quickly unraveled as Bard walked the first two batters and then committed an error to load the bases. The Jays got a run back on what could have been a double-play ball but was bobbled by Kevin Youkilis. Blue Jay outfielder Adam Loewen following a two-run single that gave the Jays the winning margin.
There was more bad news for the Sox as first baseman Adrian Gonzalez left with tight left calf after hitting his 26th home run of the season -- his first at Fenway since July 7.
John Lackey worked into the sixth inning and while he allowed seven hits,...
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.
Jeff Goodman calls Mike and Rob to drop a ton of knowledge on the upcoming NBA Draft and some of the names available. Sorry fans - he doesn't see Kevin Durant or any big-named free agents coming to Boston and thinks they'll end up making the third pick this season. He also says that there is NO WAY he would trade next year's Brooklyn pick because the draft will be very deep. He discusses the chances of trading with Philly for Okafor, why he like Kris Dunn so much and much more.
Brad Stevens makes his first appearance on the Dale and Holley with Thornton show. We discuss the Atlanta series and what went wrong, and where the Celtics go from here.
Ian Thomsen of NBA.com joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss to discuss the next moves for Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics with the NBA Draft Lottery rapidly approaching. They discussed the crazy ending to Game 2 of Thunder vs Spurs and picked the player they would build their pretend new franchise around.
Christian recaps the Red Sox 5-2 victory over Cleveland.
Joe Castiglione and Tim Neverett talked to the Sox DH, who almost hit for the cycle in the win over the Indians at Fenway.
Torey joins Mike and Rob to discuss the last week for the Red Sox, Joe Kelly's awesome performance last night, if Clay Buchholz can figure things out, David Ortiz and more.
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.
Jim Polito of WTAG in Worcester joins us for a few minutes to talk about the district attorney and how the show should stick to sports.
Turtleboy from Turtleboy Sports joins the guys to talk about the cop killer.
The list of top 20 celebrities people masterbate to, Cosby is in trouble again, and Dupont wrote another column.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN calls in to discuss who she thinks the Celtics are going to draft with the #3 pick, and also gives her opinion on what trades the Celtics could pull off this off-season.
There are so many good, young players on the Red Sox that it's hard to pick out the top 3. Glenn, Lou and Christian debate which of the young guys on the Sox are the most valuable and which ones could possibly be traded for a starting pitcher.
Kevin Love sat out for the entire 4th quarter for the second straight game against the Raptors, and Glenn, Lou and Christian can't believe the excuse Tyronn Lue gave to the media.
Stephen A Smith thinks so, but what does his own fan-base think?
We discuss the infamous nut kick and why NBA players have been so whiny this post-season.
We discuss what it means for the B's
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In the latest It Is What It Is podcast, Chris Price talks with Comcast’s Phil Perry about the latest Deflategate news, what’s next for Tom Brady and what chance he might have when it comes to playing in the opener. The two also take a look at some guys on the roster bubble and which rookies have the best chance of having an impact in 2016 and beyond.
Former New England Football Pro Christian Fauria and one of Boston's premier sports medicine doctors and orthopedic surgeons to the pro's, Dr. Thomas Gill of Steward Health Care, discuss some of the recent injuries that have plagued the Boston Red Sox and how you can avoid similar injuries in your everyday life.
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