Celtics coach Doc Rivers said he is thinking of sitting Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, having them miss games and practice more to help them find their rhythm and conditioning as the playoffs approach. "If that means working more in practice and missing games, then that's what we have to do," Rivers said. "Let's just be honest, if their not at their peak, it's going to be very tough for us to do anything. We have to have them playing at their peak." For more, visit the Green Street blog.
Doc Rivers admitted before Friday's game that he may have given his team too much of a break this season from practice and is thinking of increasing the frequency and intensity of practice as the season winds down. "I would say I have probably balanced on the wrong side in some ways. Obviously, the rest was important but I do think we have to practice more and get more conditioning in. This late in the year, you rarely hear that but I think we're one of the teams that have to actually do it." For more, visit the Green Street blog.
Before Friday's game with the Indiana Pacers at TD Garden, Celtics coach Doc Rivers said he and his staff gave some consideration to shaking up their lineup and bench rotations but in the end decided against it. "I don’t think we need change," he said. "We have to change how we’re doing things, playing harder, playing better." The Celtics were blown out by 20 points on their home court on Wednesday by Memphis and are just 18-12 at home this season, the worst home mark of all eight current teams in position for the Eastern Conference playoffs. For more, visit the Green Street blog.
The mother of injured Bruins center Marc Savard gave an interview to the Ottawa Citizen and expressed her disappointment with the fact that no disciplinary action was taken against Penguins forward Matt Cooke for his hit Sunday.
Rollande Savard said she saw the play on television and feared the worst. “I was watching the game at my parents’ house and I saw a man lying on the ice and I said, ‘Mom, that’s Marc, I can tell by his skates,’ and I totally lost it,” she said. “There was a fight going on at the other end and, for a few seconds, he was just lying there. It’s just so hard to see that. I really thought he was dead, and I saw the stretcher come out.”
NHL disciplinarian Colin Campbell spoke with Dennis & Callahan Friday morning and said he wanted to penalize Cooke but had no rule on which to base a suspension. Rollande Savard isn’t happy with Campbell...
It was announced Friday morning that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will address graduates at UMass-Lowell’s commencement May 29 at the Tsongas Center. Goodell also will accept a posthumous Doctor of Humane Letters degree for his father, the late Sen. Charles Goodell, a New York republican who was elected to Congress in 1959 and appointed to the Senate following the assassination of Sen. Robert Kennedy in 1968.
“Roger Goodell is an inspirational role model who can share his personal story of working his way up from intern to leader of an organization that today oversees the diverse interests of the most successful sports league in the world,” UMass-Lowell chancellor Marty Meehan said. “Our students will benefit from the examples set by Roger and his father, Charles, both of whom have led without compromising their beliefs.”
“I learned a lot from my father about the importance of acting on your values...
Patriots LB, Jerod Mayo, talks about the high praise he's been receiving from coach Belichick, trying to forget about last year, and what the team hopes from the defense.
Patriots WR, Danny Amendola, joined the show for a bit to talk about his health, the evolution of the playbook, and the heated battles between the offense and defense.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Wednesday's Patriots practice, which featured Brandon Browner getting into it with Kenbrell Thompkins and a couple others.
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.
Former Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes reacts to the news that he, along with Jon Lester, have been traded to the Oakland Athletics for Yoenis Cespedes
Multiple sources have indicated that Jon Lester will be dealt before the July 31st trade deadline. Buster talks to MFB regarding possible destinations, and he seems to think Lester will land in the NL Central. He also suggests that the Sox might as well get rid of John Lackey if they're going to deal Lester.
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
The top stories of the day as recounted by John Dennis.
John, Gerry and Meter react to the breaking news of Jon Lester being dealt to the A's.
ESPN Boston's Gordon Edes gave us the latest on the Lester trade talks.
Lou goes through the 5 stages of grief, then John Lackey gets traded to the Cardinals.
We check in with Alex on the eve of the trade deadline.
We respond and react to the news that Jon Lester may no longer be a member of the Boston Red Sox once the trade deadline passes.
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
Particularly in a year where the Red Sox have struggled while trying to integrate numerous young players into regular big league roles, accusations that Red Sox prospects are overrated -- whether by the team or writers -- have been widespread. Jim Callis of MLB.com joins the show to take stock of the matter, and to discuss the team-building impact of overrating and underrating prospects.
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.
ESPN Boston's Gordon Edes gave us the latest on the Lester trade talks.More from this show
We talk about the latest news surrounding Jon Lester and the Red Sox. Could he be dealt to the Dodgers?More from this show