INDIANAPOLIS -- Running back Stevan Ridey, inactive for the AFC championship win over the Ravens, was asked by WEEI.com at Media Day on Tuesday if he expects to be active for Super Bowl XLVI.
"Definitely, man," Ridley said. "I don't know how much or what's going on in the mind of Bill Belichick, but I just know I'll be in uniform and be out there and be prepared to play when they call my number."
Ridley averaged 5.1 yards per carry in his rookie season and appeared to be taking a larger role in the offense late in the season. But fumbles in the regular-season finale against the Bills and the playoff win over the Broncos was likely the reason for the healthy scratch vs. the Ravens.
"I'm not sure what it was, but common sense says two fumbles in two weeks just is not acceptable," said Ridley. "I'm going to work hard on that and do what I have to do to get his respect back."
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Giants receiver Victor Cruz joined the Dennis & Callahan show on Tuesday to discuss his college career at UMass, his emergence as a top receiver in his second season and the ascent of quarterback Eli Manning. Cruz (who later, while on a podium at Media Day, suggested that Giants receivers were getting "excited" while watching a Patriots seconandary that can be "exploited") described a career trajectory in which he was an overlooked player who wasn't recruited by Division 1-A schools and then went undrafted coming out of college.
"I didn't have a lot of options," Cruz said of how he ended up at UMass. "There were a lot of 1-AA options. UMass, Hofstra offered me a scholarship, Delaware offered me a scholarship. Some 1-As were trickling in there, but no scholarships were being awards, so I just went where I felt like I was at home, where I felt like I was wanted, and that...
Former Patriots running back Heath Evans, now an analyst for the NFL Network, joined the Dennis & Callahan show and reflected on the Patriots' loss to the Giants in Super Bowl XLII and engaged in what he described as a "stupid" exercise of questioning how New England coach Bill Belichick prepared his team for that game. Evans felt that Belichick may have pushed a tired Patriots team too hard in practice as they were trying to conclude a perfect season.
"I don't think we felt the weight until it was over and done with. Man, we were a fatigued football team. The better team won. I hate to say it, but the better team won that day. So it's not an excuse. But you get done with that season and you reflect back and you're like, 'Man, we were a tired football team,'" Evans said. "I'm going to do something stupid and I'm going to second-guess Bill Belichick. We all agreed with the full pads Thursday, Friday, Saturday in...
Women's Professional Soccer, a league that includes the Boston Breakers, will take the 2012 season off as it attempts to settle a dispute with an ousted team owner. The league indicated it hopes to return in 2013.
Dan Borislow bought the Washington Freedom before last season and moved them to South Florida, renaming them magicJack, after the company he owns. Things quickly turned sour, and Borislow sued WPS in August. The league responded by accusing him of "unprofessional and disparaging treatment of his players to failure to pay his bills."
A Florida judge ruled this month that the league did not follow its own procedures when it terminated Borislow's franchise, and another court hearing is set for Wednesday.
WPS CEO Jennifer O'Sullivan said owners preferred canceling the season to working with Borislow again.
"We have diverted so many resources into litigation," she said. "This is something that needs to be...
According to the Mainichi Daily News, Red Sox pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka threw a bullpen session off a mound for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery last June. Matsuzaka threw off the mound 21 times, with his first 10 tosses coming with a catcher standing in front of home plate and his last 10 being pitches with the catcher crouching behind the plate.
"Today is like a warm-up," Matsuzaka told reporters. "I think I'll throw harder next week."
Matsuzaka was 3-3 with a 5.30 ERA in eight games (seven starts) in 2011, and has a career 49-30 mark and 4.25 ERA in five seasons with the Red Sox. He is in the last year of a six-year, $52 million deal with the Sox.
While there had been some sentiment that Matsuzaka may have thrown his last pitch with the Sox, team officials have raved about conditioning and rehab...
Patriots WR Julian Edleman joined Glenn, Lou, and Christian to talk about his Dad giving scouting reports on his QB prowess, how to play the Bills’ defense, Danny Amendola being on the cover of a magazine instead of him, and why players buy into the Patriots’ Culture.
Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount joined Glenn, Lou, and Christian to discuss hurdling defenders, the Buffalo game, and what Josh McDaniels would say if he offered to play Quarterback.
Kirk and Callahan with Mut welcome Patriots Monday guest Tim Hasselbeck to talk NFL QBs including the Brady / Jimmy G situation.
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 talked to the Sox catcher, who caught 23 strikeouts from Sox pitchers in the extra-inning win in Tampa Bay.
Joe and Tim talk with the Red Sox DH, Big Papi, who provided the only offense for the Sox with a 2-run home run that gave the Red Sox a 2-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays
In the midst of the Patriots routing the Texans, Mut recaps the game marking the sweep of the Orioles. David Price picks up his 17th win as the Red Sox have all but cemented their strangle hold on the AL East. They finish their final game with Baltimore in a 5-3 win.
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 6am hour upload from Monday with Mike Mutnansky in with Kirk and Gerry, with first thoughts from the guys on several of the big weekend stories in sports
Who is more important, Brady or Belichick? Tim Hasselbeck is pissed at Kirk and Gerry and Dan Le Batard cried.
Mut, Gerry and Kirk discussed a column ripping Ortiz and Kirk is pissed at Curtis.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian invite Anthony L. Fisher of "The Week" on the show to explain his article where he discusses why David Ortiz is a jerk and a fraud.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian are slightly taken aback by Peter King's Monday Morning Quarterback article where Paul Brown, not Bill Belichick is named the greatest Coach of all time.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian discuss the Jimmy G vs. Brady conundrum, and then delve into the atrocious AFC.
We check in with the playmaker, hall of famer Michael Irvin breaks down the Pats win over the Texans and whether or not he'll be changing those Lombardi trophies.
Dale, Michael and Jerry spend the majority of our show breaking down an amazing win for the Patriots on Thursday night football.
We look at four instances in the NFL in which Bill Belichick earned his 'genius' title for coaching.
Kirk Minihane sits down with the Boston Globes Sports Media Columnist, Chad Finn. Kirk and Chad talk about the long and storied feud between WEEI and the Boston Globe and the ongoing ratings war between WEEI and the Hub.
Kirk and Gerry talk about how the show is going since the departure of John Dennis, how the fill-in hosts have been doing so far, and what they are looking for in a third host.
Kirk Minihane loves TV and movies, he sits down with TV critic and author of the new book "TV (The Book)" Alan Sepinwall to discuss the best TV shows of all-time and which show should be number 1. Kirk and Alan disagree on which show is the best of all-time and they both have compelling arguments. Kirk and Alan talk about "Cheers" being one of the most underrated and forgotten TV shows of all-time.
Christian Fauria and Dr Gill talk about Andrew Benintendi's knee sprain and what that will mean going down the stretch, David Ortiz's ability to keep himself healthy at age 40, and how Pablo Sandoval can return from his season off.
After another big win for the Pats on Thursday night, New England rejoices so Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson get their thoughts in on the game, the Pats future at Quarterback and the difference between the Patriots organization and everyone else. Then the conversation turns to Fantasy Football featuring the slew of injured Runningbacks and who you need to get and start in their place, including Jerrick McKinnon, Charles Simms and Theo Riddick. The boys wrap it up with a look at solid Starts & Sits from RB to WR to TE. Something for every Fantasy Footballer and Football fan. Make sure you join Jim and Pete on Sunday at 8:00am for the WEEI Fantasy Football Hour.
Lucy Burdge is in to host the second edition of the K&C Recap pod with producers Ken Laird and Chris Curtis, but they don't get far as Kirk Minihane hijacks the program to dish on the show hosts and to blast Curtis.
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