Jets coach Rex Ryan apparently will do anything for publicity. That includes pretending he's a Patriots fan. According to actor Adam Sandler, Ryan will make a cameo in Sandler's upcoming movie "I Hate You, Dad," which was filmed in Massachusetts last summer. Ryan plays a lawyer who also happens to be "a mammoth Patriots fan."
"We wrote it in the script," Sandler told NFL Network anchor Rich Eisen. "He was great enough to be loose and funny about it. He talks about [Tom] Brady. He talks about coach [Bill] Belichick. He's really cool."
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With the NBA and the union that represents the players scheduled to meet again on Saturday, The New York Times and Yahoo! Sports are reporting that 50 players have discussed dissolving the union if the negotiations produce a deal they find unfavorable. The 50 players held two conference calls with an antitrust attorney this week, separate from the union, to discuss their options that could include decertification.
The threat of decertification could be seen as a tool to command some semblance of leverage to avoid any more concessions on the players' part. The Times report states that "players involved will oppose any deal that includes less than a 52.5 percent share of league revenues for players, or any number of proposed restrictions on free agent movement."
Decertifying is not that easy: At least 30 percent of the...
According to multiple reports, Red Sox vice president of player personnel and professional scouting Allard Baird and former Red Sox general manager Dan Duquette are two of the four finalists for the Orioles' general manager position. Also interviewing for the job will be Yankees scouting director Damon Oppenheimer and Twins vice president Mike Radcliff.
The 50-year-old Baird, a New Hampshire native, served as Royals general manager from 2000-06, joining the Red Sox soon after his dismissal from Kansas City.
Duquette has been out of Major League Baseball since being fired by the Red Sox prior to the 2002 season. The 53-year-old recently interviewed with the Angels for their vacant GM job, which ultimately went to former Sox scout Jerry DiPoto.
The Orioles were thought to be on the verge of hiring Blue Jays assistant GM Tony LaCava earlier this week, but after meeting with Baltimore ownership the Toronto executive chose to remain working under...
FOXBORO -- The Giants announced Saturday that running back Ahmad Bradshaw did not make the trip to New England for Sunday's game and will not play against the Patriots. It was reported Saturday by various outlets in New York that Bradshaw will not undergo surgery on the broken bone in his foot.
Also missing Sunday's game will be wide receiver Hakeem Nicks and center David Baas, both out with knee injuries. Neither traveled with the team to New England.
Meanwhile, defensive lineman Jason Pierre-Paul (neck) and defensive back Prince Amukamara both made the trip. Pierre-Paul is a game-time decision, but he did make the trip with the team to New England.
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FOXBORO -- Taylor Price was expected to see more action on Sunday as the Patriots look to stretch the field in their passing game. Late Saturday night, the Patriots announced that Price is suddenly questionable with a hamstring injury.
Price fully participated in practice all week with the Patriots and was not on the injury list. Price made headlines this week when offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien said he wanted to find more ways to get the second-year wide receiver out of Ohio University more involved in the offense. Price has been active for the last four games and played in the games against the Cowboys and Steelers.
Christian and Chris talk about overrated Pats players this season and in the past and then get into the QB issue on the team. They talk about all three guys, what they bring to the table and if they can keep their head above water without the best QB in the league for 4 weeks. Then...Karlos Williams was released by the Bills - should the Pats consider adding the overweight second year running back? Christian also brings up Dante Scarnecchia and gets Price's opinion on if this one man can truly improve a shaky offensive line.
Christian Arcand is in for Tanguay for NFL Sunday with Chris Price. The guys talk about the victory over the Bears, Jimmy G's progress and their expectations for the Pats defense this season. Arcand thinks that there are more holes on the D than some fans realize.
We check in with Bill Belichick after the first Preseason game for our weekly "Patriots Monday" discussion.
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 are joined by US Olympic Medalist and captain of the US Women's Gymnastics team Aly Raisman, as she was at Fenway to throw out the first pitch before the game.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts after the Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1
David Price pitched a gem and Andrew Benintendi makes one of the top highlight catches of the year as the Sox take the first game of four against the Rays, 6-2. Christian Arcand recaps the game and takes all of your Sox calls.
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.
Kirk and Callahan start the 9am discussing the soon-to-come Tom Brady four game suspension and what will happen during that stretch for TB12 and the Pats. The guys then dig back into the Kaepernick discussion in this 9am hour podcast.
Kirk Minihane reads the Wednesday news & gossip headlines, much to the chagrin of the auditioning Gary Tanguay who had prepared to take the lead.
Kirk, Gerry and Gary Tanguay welcome Pats QB Jimmy G to the program, and then discuss the Pats' QB situation in this upload of the entire 8am hour of Wednesday's show.
Dave Dombrowski said the Red Sox weren't going to rush out to sign Tebow after his baseball workout yesterday. Lou and Christian talk about how obviously bad Tebow would be in the MLB and why this is just a stunt.
Dont'a Hightower calls in to talk to Lou and Christian about stepping up in the Patriots locker room, how his new locker means he's following the footsteps of some big names, and how the Patriots defense is shaping up heading into the season.
LaGarrette Blount calls in to talk to Lou and Christian about the end of the preseason, what the locker room is like during these cut-periods, and the overall feel of the Patriots offense heading into the season.
We discuss the role Mingo will play for the Patriots defense.
We discuss the ridiculous assignment of the selfishness label to Tom Brady this week (based on...?) and where it might be coming from.
In honor of tonight's game we look back at four moments where the Patriots and Panthers cross paths.
Kirk Minihane is joined by his long time nemesis Bart Hubbuch. Kirk and Bart discuss the incident between the two that led to Kirk being let go from Comcast and the long standing issue of deflategate. Bart annoyingly wouldn't get of his speaker phone. This is an explosive interview between two guys who admittedly dislike each other.
Kirk Minihane sits down with former producer Chris Curtis? Or is it current producer Chris Curtis? Either way, Kirk and Chris talk about what happened in their previous tenure together, where it went wrong, and why Curtis is now back with the show.
Kirk Minihane and Gary Tanguay sit down together on Enough About Me for the first time. These two divisive figures talk about Gary's career and his late evolution into a controversial broadcaster. Nobody is spared from Kirk and Gary's wrath on this episode and it will surely make some people at the two sports radio stations very uncomfortable.
College football is back, so Anthony and Austin talk about what they're looking forward to as the season starts up. Also, they ask a very, very important question -- is the Alabama dynasty finally dead?
The heart of draft season is upon us and as Jim and Pete gear up for their own big draft this weekend, this week’s podcast is filled with tips on Draft Strategy and how work your plan. Jim and Pete walk through the draft from the Elite players at the top, through the middle of the draft where you build your core, through the high upside targets at the back that can help steal you a league victory. Stars to sleepers and how to position yourself to get them are the topic of the day. Good luck with your drafts!
We are joined by David Amoyal or ESPNFC.com and GianlucaDiMarzio.com to talk about the transfer window closing and what may happen in the finals days of the summer.