Michael Wilbon of ESPN and The Washington Post joined the Dennis & Callahan show Friday morning to talk about the Celtics-Magic series. Asked for his prediction for Friday night's Game 6, Wilbon said: "[My opinion] is tainted, completely colored by history. ... What's in my gut is the Boston Celtics don't lose this game at home."
Wilbon agreed with the assertion that the Celtics' experience in big games will be a factor. "Boston has so many more guys that are tested in that way than Orlando," he said. "You'd think that would count for something tonight."
However, Wilbon noted the effect of the Celtics' injuries, real or imagined. "There's no way that Rondo is not hurting. He's not exploding past his man like he did in the first three games. He's not even attempting it," Wilbon said, wondering: "Do they have enough physically to get through tonight's game?"
According to a report, Jose Canseco will testify before a grand jury next week that he never saw Roger Clemens use performance-enhacing drugs. This gives Clemens an ally in his attempt to avoid perjury charges. Get more details on that, plus read about Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph's alleged involvement in an Indiana drug ring and the ailing Bill Walton's attempt to return to broadcasting, at Friday's Morning Mashup.
Last week we listed the best and worst games for Boston sports teams in 2010. Today we bring you the best individual performances by Boston athletes this calendar year, a list that includes a couple of recent efforts by Red Sox pitchers. Check it out at the LEEInks blog.
The UConn basketball team forced two assistants to resign as part of its response to alleged recruiting violations, according to a Hartford Courant report. Assistant coach Pat Sellers and director of basketball operations Beau Archibald are the two who were asked to leave, the report indicated.
The violations allegedly occurred during the recruitment of Nate Miles, who was dismissed from the team in the fall of 2008 only two months after his arrival on campus, following his arrest for violating a restraining order made by a female student. In March 2009, Yahoo!Sports detailed the allegations of the violations in the recruitment of Miles, which included excessive contact by the coaches — including then assistant Tom Moore, now head coach at QUinnipiac.
UConn, which this summer announced a contract extension for Jim Calhoun that will keep him around at least four more seasons, called a news conference for 10 a.m....
After walking eight batters and hitting another over 4 2/3 innings against Kansas City on Thursday night, Daisuke Matsuzaka said he experienced 'lower body soreness' since allowing just one hit over eight shutout innings last Saturday in Philadelphia.
"It's tough to say how much effect there was because it's really a matter of my personal feel," Matsuzaka said through interpreter Masa Hoshino. "So I don't think I can describe. I think, looking back on it, yes, there was an effect."
The eight walks by Matsuzaka matched a career high with the Red Sox, equaling eight free passes on May 5, 2008.
"I don't think that's the most important issue," Matsuzaka said of his lower body issue. "It might have looked like I got out of those innings ok but in my mind, I still felt there were still adjustments I needed to make. It's been a long time since my body didn't...
Fred Smerlas, Steve DeOssie and Butch Stearns break down all aspects of the Patriots win over the Lions, and take your calls as well.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price break down the Patriots' 34-9 win over the Lions, the team's seventh win in a row. The defense stepped up again and now gets a crack at Aaron Rodgers next Sunday.
The guys give their final thoughts and predictions leading up to the 1pm matchup with Detroit.
How have the Celtics looked after a couple weeks? Could they be a playoff team? These questions and more...
Sam and Ben talk with Greg Dickerson about how fun this year's Celtics team is to watch as well Jeff Green trade ideas.
Kyle Draper joins Danny Picard to talk about the Celtics chances this season in the Eastern Conference, last Wednesday's home opener blowout against the Nets, and Rajon Rondo's future in Boston
Red Sox beat writer Brian MacPherson joins Danny Picard to talk about the Red Sox going after Jon Lester and other free agents.
The Hot Stove guys are talking about Pablo Sandoval and Jon Lester's contract offers from the Red Sox. They then por one out for the Giancarlo Stanton rumors being put to bed.
The Hot Stove boys are back again, talking about Jon Lester, Pablo Sandoval, Giancarlo Stanton's b
Dale and Michael get Jack Edwards' 'state of the B' report and talk about the win over the Blues at the Garden on Tuesday.
Andy Brickley joined the show and touched on last night's convincing win over a good team, Matt Bartkowski needing a wake up call, and the NHL review process.
Pierre joins the guys to talk about the Bruins struggles, the NHL franchise in Las Vegas, and the return of the glow puck!
BC's head coach joined the show to preview the Florida State game.
Rodney Harrison previewed the Patriots and Lions with the guys.
The top stories of the as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
Detective Fauria tells us the infamous gloryhole story from VICE squad and other stories Christian's past.
Just out of practice, Kyle Arrington joins the guys to preview Pats-Lions
Christian in Foxboro returns, this time he's trolling Detroit sports radio station 97.1 The Ticket's Stoney and Bill show . Christian rips Lions fans and asks why his nephew, Joseph, isn't getting the ball more.
We check in with the playmaker Michael Irvin for his weekly update on all things NFL. We talk to Michael about the Raiders first win, the LeGarrette Blount saga, and how the Pats will do against the Lions this weekend.
Michael and Dale discuss Jonas Gray's tardiness, and try and predict how the running-back will respond and make up for his error.
We talk with Tom E Curran and debate whether or not the Patriots current performance is more reminiscent of the 2004 or 2007 Patriots.
Brandon covers the NFL, particularly the Detroit Lions for Bleacher Report. He gives us his thoughts on this Sunday's game and how the Lions stack up against the Patriots.
Mikey, Villani, Lenny and Kerry Byrne are talking Patriots-Lions and how the team this year stacks up to Patriots teams of the past.
Some more Musical Mikey Magic to get ready for Sunday's Patriots-Lions game.
Jerry Thornton's first podcast explores sports stories that would make for interesting 30 for 30 documentaries.
Andy Merritt of the New England Hockey Journal joined WEEI.com’s Scott McLaughlin to talk about the play of Vermont and Providence, as well as other happenings around Hockey East. Merrimack coach Mark Dennehy also joined the show to talk about his team’s good start, his freshman class and how he uses possession stats.
Joining the show today Mut the all-purpose back of WEEI. We talk about players we have hated over the years as well as Rajon Rondo and what is ailing the Celtics.
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Christian in Foxboro returns, this time he's trolling Detroit sports radio station WDFN's Shep in the Morning Show. Christian rips Lions fans and asks why his nephew, Joseph, isn't getting the ball more.More from this show
Danny opens the show on Saturday afternoon looking at Sunday's matchup against the Detroit Lions. The Pats added former RB LeGarrette Blount to the line up. Calvin Johnson brings up an interesting match up for the DB's. Jonas Gray showed up late on Friday. And could Reggie Bush be tough for the LB's to cover?More from this show
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