Patriots quarterback Tom Brady told Dennis & Callahan in a revealing interview that aired Monday morning that he is grateful for the opportunity to compete in a fifth Super Bowl, and that he understands and appreciates the responsibility that comes with it.
Brady talked about how far he's come since he arrived in New England as an unheralded sixth-round draft pick out of Michigan in 2000.
"I think I realize how fortunate I am," he said "I don’t take those things for granted. I think because it’s my life, I don’t go, 'Wow, look at what I’ve accomplished.'
"I was sitting in front of my locker the other day talking to Deion [Branch], who’s my lockermate, and we’re like, 'Can you believe this?' I don’t think, as an athlete, you can ever imagine that. You hope for the best, you work hard for it, and if you get the opportunity, a lot of things need to come together to make it to...
Paul Pierce came back into the game with less than four minutes remaining and the Celtics holding an 87-80 lead over the Cavaliers. The Celtics proceeded to go scoreless down the stretch in an agonizing 88-87 loss on Sunday.
"Maybe I should play a little bit more," Pierce said when asked about the fourth-quarter difficulties.
Asked if coach Doc Rivers had talked to Pierce about his decision, Pierce said, "That’s not his job to explain that. The coaches make their decisions, but at the time we had a pretty good lead. I can understand it."
He added, "I don’t think this would have been the outcome, though."
"I’m more upset with losing, more so than not getting back in there," Pierce said. "I would have liked to have been there to finish off the game. At the time you can understand when we have an eight-point lead to rest the guys, so it’s a double-edged sword....
The Celtics fell to the Cavaliers Sunday night, 88-87, after blowing an 11-point fourth-quarter lead and going scoreless for the last 4 1/2 minutes of the game. The loss drops the Celtics' record to 9-10.
Rookie point guard Kyrie Irving led the way for Cleveland, scoring 23 points, including the game-winning lay-up with just over six seconds left to play. Anderson Varejao scored 18 points and collected nine rebounds for the Cavs.
For the Celtics, Ray Allen returned to the lineup after missing three games due to ankle injury and scored 22 points on 9-of-14 shooting (4-of-6 from 3-point territory). Paul Pierce added 18 points.
The game featured 20 lead changes. After trailing by one at halftime, the Celtics outscored Cleveland 27-18 in the third quarter to open up an 11-point lead.
The Celtics look to bounce back in the second game of the the home-and-home against the Cavaliers in Cleveland on Tuesday.
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INDIANAPOLIS -- Speaking to the media at University Place on the campus of IUPUI on Sunday, Bill Belichick was asked about the dynamic of playing a Super Bowl on the home field of the longtime rival Colts.
“I never had too much hospitality here until I went for it on fourth-and-2,” Belichick said, referring to his decision to go for it on fourth down from the Patriots' 28-yard line with 2:08 left in the fourth quarter in 2009. “Since then I’ve been greeted in a lot more friendly manner than I was in the past.”
The Patriots were unsuccessful on the fourth-down attempt, and the Colts scored a late touchdown to complete a comeback in the 35-34 win. Belichick was heavily criticized for the decision both locally and nationally. In the NFL Network documentary “Bill Belichick: A Football Life," the coach told his team that he "did what I thought was best."
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INDIANAPOLIS -- Speaking during Sunday's media availability at University Place on the campus of IUPUI, Patriots receiver Wes Welker didn't wish to discuss his future with the Patriots, only to say he expects to return to New England after the current season.
"I expect to be back," said Welker, who is making $2.15 million in this, the final year of his current contract. "I'm not too worried about that right now. I'm fully concentrated on this game and what we have to do. This is all stuff we can address at another point and it can be a story when the season's over, but right now we're just concentrating on this game and what we have to do to win this game. We win this game and all the other stuff takes care of itself."
Since joining the Patriots prior to the 2007 season, Welker has more catches (554) than any player in the NFL, totaling 80 more than the next closest receiver, Brandon Marshall. The Pats wideout led the NFL in...
We check in with former Patriot, current NFL Network analyst Heath Evans for his complete analysis on the Patriots win over the Bengals, and the rest of the NFL.
We talk to special teams Captain Matthew Slater about the win over the Bengals and some of the extra-curricular activities that took place between plays.
We check in with head coach Bill Belichick for his thoughts and analysis on beating the Bengals, and preparing for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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.
Chris and Rob talk with former MLB Infielder and current ESPN analyst Alex Cora. Alex talks about some of the moves he saw in the Red Sox-Indians ALDS, and talks about the core group of young players the Red Sox have
We wrap up the Sox season with our final weekly visit with Sox manager John Farrell, on the heels of the news that he will be back as Sox skipper for the 2017 season.
Red Sox Hall of Famer Joe Castiglione wraps up the 2016 Boston Red Sox season
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.
Listeners voice their displeasure with the NFL and Michael Lombardi called in to give his thoughts on Roger Goodell and Josh Brown.
Gerry, Kirk and Mut react to Mad Dog defending Josh Brown.
The guys praised Jerry Thornton's questions to Peter King and headlines with Minihane.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian discuss the MMQB's comments on Dale and Holley defending the NFL and Giants organization. They find fault with him and other NFL apologists in their rationale of making excuses for the league and the Giants as to why Josh Brown was only suspended one game.
The OMFers open the show talking about new revelations about Giants Kicker Josh Brown and his domestic violence case. They discuss the NFL's failure to uphold the standards that they had placed on themselves in policing domestic violence perpetrators.
Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio makes his weekly appearance on OMF to discuss the NFL and New York Giants mishandling of the Josh Brown situation.
We discuss the NFL and the Patriots with Hall of Famer Michael Irvin as the Pats prepare to head to Pittsburgh to take on the Stillers.
We discuss Josh Brown, domestic violence and the league that never learns from it's past mistakes, the NFL
We close out the show with the best clips of the day and LAROY!
Kirk Minihane, avid runner, talks to Charlie Engle about the passion of running, how running became an addiction that replaced drug related addictions, and Charlie's time in jail. Kirk and Charlie have had similar paths through life and they discuss how a passion for running changed their lives.
Kirk was scheduled to interview Jeff Pearlman but the connection sucked and we called a late audible and interrupted the K&C Post Show podcast. Kirk takes over the K&C podcast and turns into Enough About Me and an epic bitchfest ensues.
Kirk Minihane sits down with Red Sox legend Mo Vaughn to talk to Mo about his playing days here in Boston, why the Sox couldn't have won a World Series in the 90's, and what life has been like since his playing day's have ended.
Thomas returns from hiatus to join Conor in discussing the latest BC football disappointment. They review BC-Cuse and preview the rest of the season.
With Pete Davidson unavailable today, Jim Hackett brought in a special guest for today’s show. You know him as “Andy from Sales,” famous from his appearances as spokesman for New England Fat Loss. The loser of 75lbs has been a winner to date in the Entercom Boston Fantasy Football League, sporting a 6-0 record sitting in 1st Place. But Jim is concerned about the makeup of his team. At 6-0, there’s still plenty of work to do for Andy (picture here)… After Andy’s team diagnosis that includes some needed Waiver Wire adds and some trade options to seek, the show turns to Pete’s Starts & Sits article where Jim highlights some plays and values he likes for Week 7. The show closes with a little insight from Jim on the continued missteps of the NFL… Enjoy!
Brad Feldman joins the show to talk about what the Revs need to do to get back to the top of the Eastern Conference, what the future holds for Jay Heaps, and the front office philosophy.
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Mut and Tom E. Curran talk about the NFL's response to the recent decline in ratings for the league. They talk about some of the issues that could be contributing, such as poor officiating and lack of rivalries.More from this show