Potential NFL draftees Mike McLaughlin, Matt Tennant and Rich Gunnell participated in Boston College's Pro Day at Harvard Stadium Thursday. Gunnell, a wide receiver, particularly enhanced his stock by running a 4.5 40-yard dash. Representing the Patriots at the event were director of player personnel Nick Caserio and quarterbacks coach Bill O'Brien. For video of the event, with reporting from WEEI's Jon Meterparel, go to The BC Blog by clicking here.
NHL senior vice president of hockey operations Colin Campbell was a guest of the Dennis & Callahan show Friday morning to discuss his decision not to suspend Penguins forward Matt Cooke for his hit to the head of Bruins center Marc Savard that may have ended Savard's season. Said Campbell: "Look, it certainly wasn't the popular decision, but you can't do this job and try to be a good guy or popular all the time. You have to use criteria and try to be consistent. In our thinking it was the right thing, but not the popular thing, for sure."
Campbell said his staff agreed on the decision but made his displeasure with Cooke known. "Our staff agreed, it was a consensus, even though we didn't like it, we don't like Cooke, we don't like the way he plays and some things he does," Campbell said. "We couldn't find criteria that was consistent with suspending him."
Campbell said he has a personal...
According to a major league source, the New York Mets viewed John Lackey as a bigger medical risk to sign at five years than they did committing to Jason Bay at four. Lackey’s contract with the Red Sox includes medical contingencies that protect the team against the pitcher missing significant time with a pre-existing elbow injury. The Sox’ concerns with Bay mostly revolved around the outfielder’s knees, which the Mets didn’t deem enough of a concern to deter a deal.
For more on the offseason decisions that led the Sox to sign Lackey and the Mets to reach a deal with Bay, click here.
A memorable moment from last year in baseball was the young daughter of a Phillies fan taking the foul ball her father caught and throwing it from the upper deck. Comedy Central comedian Daniel Tosh recently visited with the father and daughter and gave them a chance for redemption, with Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz playing a role. Check out the video at Friday's Morning Mashup, and get caught up on the day's top stories as well.
PGA golfer and Rhode Island resident Brad Faxon made an appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Friday morning to talk about Tiger Woods' return to the sport. "It's going to be a zoo no matter where and when he comes out," Faxon said. "He's trying to figure out what's the best way to control it for sure." Added Faxon: "The thing we don't know is what's going on at home, inside the house. Is he mentally ready? He looks physically ready."
Speculation for Woods' return has centered on tournaments close to his Orlando home: the Tavistock Cup at Isleworth (March 22) or the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill (March 25). Woods is the defending champion and a six-time winner of the Palmer event. The Associated Press reported sources as saying Woods will not return before the Masters on April 8 in August, Ga.
"I don't think he's going to want to make the Masters his first event,"...
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss the latest development at Patriots training camp. Chris says Darrelle Revis has looked great, and that his impact on the defense is actually being underplayed nationally.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Rob Gronkowski's meeting with the media on Friday. Gronk said he doesn't anticipate changing the way he plays, noting that he wants to "keep smashing and dashing."
Julian Edelman joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz after Patriots training camp.
Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.
Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.
Tim Kurkjian joins the program to discuss the Red Sox options at the trade deadline.
Kevin Millar joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz to discuss David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia's struggles, and Jon Lester's contract.
Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.
DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla
DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau
John, Gerry, and Steve DeOssie discuss Tom Brady's impact on the rest of the Patriots, plus Steve tells tales from his old days as a NFL linebacker
A whale watch boat is stranded overnight in Boston Harbor
Clay Buchholz and Felix Doubront certainly put on quite the pitching performance, as the Red Sox were trounced by the Jays. Does this change the team's approach to the trade deadline?
Christian tells a story about taking his girlfriend to see "Jersey Boys" in NYC, but he leaves out some crucial details. Luckily, she was listening and called the show to clarify exactly what kind of shenanigans he was trying to pull.
MFB discuss a Peter King article that suggests many NFL coaches and assistant coaches have felt increasing pressure over big-money fantasy football players. Christian also weighs in specifically on how his knowledge of game-plans resulted directly in him winning his first season as a fantasy football player.
The Sox lost 14-1 as Clay Buchholz and Felix Doubront both had awful performances. On the heels of the loss, rumors began to fly regarding Jon Lester and John Lackey possibly being traded.
The tweet is a little ominous sounding. Dale, Buck and Greg Dickerson discuss what very well could be the end of the Jon Lester era with the Boston Red Sox.
We tackle four topics all sparked by the Red Sox worst to first to worst run in 2012-2014.
Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.
Mut and Villani are talking about the MLB All Star Game, Adam Wainwright and Derek Jeter, and what are some of the worst ideas in sports.
Sam and Zach discuss changing the format of the Podcast, the Chris Archer-David Ortiz debacle, and LeBron James being a super genius
With the trade deadline looming, the next few days will be defined by how teams value prospects -- and their potential long-term contributions -- against big leaguers with established track records who can address immediate needs. Are prospects being valued accurately? Red Sox left-hander Andrew Miller -- once one of the two key chips that sent Miguel Cabrera from the Marlins to the Tigers -- assesses the matter.
Rob gave the latest on Jon Lester trade talks and the flap between Ortiz and the Rays.More from this show
Tim Kurkjian joins the program to discuss the Red Sox options at the trade deadline.More from this show