Check out Monday's Morning Mashup, and we'll direct you to where you can watch and rate the Super Bowl ads and other memorable moments from Sunday night. Then get caught up on the day's other top stories, watch a funny video of a pretend Peyton Manning preparing for the big game, and find trivia and more.
CBS NFL analyst Boomer Esiason made his final weekly appearance of the season on the Dennis & Callahan show Monday morning to recap the Saints' Super Bowl victory over the Colts. Esiason said he could tell at halftime that the game was falling into the hands of Saints quarterback Drew Brees, who delivered an MVP effort. "After that performance, it kind of hammers home that maybe Drew Brees should have been the NFL MVP this season [instead of Peyton Manning]," Esiason said.
Esiason said New Orleans cornerback Tracy Porter made a great call on his fourth-quarter interception in which he jumped Reggie Wayne's route while the Saints were blitzing. "You've got to take your hat off to Tracy Porter," Esiason said. "It's one player making a play and really thinking outside of the box. That was really a terrific anticipation-type play on his part."
Esiason said he is disappointed that people...
There were plenty of talking points stemming from the Saints' 31-17 Super Bowl upset of the Colts Sunday night. To get a head start on voicing your opinion on some of the game's most important topics, go to the It Is What It Is blog to vote in a few WEEI.com polls. The questions posed are: 1. Do you think Peyton Manning's legacy was damaged by this game? 2. What was the biggest play of the Super Bowl? 3. Who should have been the Super Bowl MVP? To vote, click here. And to revisit what transpired — on and off the field — read Kirk Minihane's Super Bowl diary by...
Drew Brees threw for 288 yards and two touchdowns and the Saints scored 25 second-half points on the way to a 31-17 win over the Colts in Super Bowl XLIV Sunday night at Sun Life Stadium in Miami. New Orleans was holding a 24-17 lead late in the fourth quarter when Saints cornerback Tracy Porter stepped in front of a Peyton Manning pass intended for Reggie Wayne and took it back 74 yards for a touchdown, cementing the victory and allowing the Saints to capture their first Super Bowl crown. Brees, who tied Tom Brady for the Super Bowl record for most completions with 32, was named the game's MVP. For a complete recap of the Super Bowl upset, click here.
Doc Rivers said in his postgame address that the Celtics, despite their 32-17 mark, are not as good as they might think they are. The Celtics were outscored 36-11 in the third quarter and blew an 11-point halftime lead in a 96-89 loss to the Magic Sunday, dropping them to third in the Eastern Conference. "We tend to be front-runners," Rivers said of his team's inability to protect leads. For video of Rivers, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, visit the Green Street blog.
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.
Joe and Dave talk with Red Sox starting pitcher after he makes his Major League debut and got his first career win against the New York Yankees.
Former Red Sox player and current MLB analyst, Kevin Millar, joined MFB to talk about the controversial play in Miami where Manager Mike Redmond was ejected after a play at the plate was overturned. He also thinks the Sox did a great job acquiring real players that can impact the team in 2015.
Mike Hazen joined the show to discuss how all the Sox deals came together.
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
Mike Hazen joined the show to discuss how all the Sox deals came together.
The top stories of the day as recounted by John Dennis.
Chris Russo joined the show and discussed the crazy MLB trade deadline.
Our own Tim Benz does play-by-play for the Pittsburg Power, of the Arena League. A play in that game was featured on Sportscenter's NOT top 10, so we wanted to hear the call. Also, NFL players are getting micro-chipped on Thursday night games this year. Also, a Florida man gets creative when trying to avoid an arrest.
8 players were traded away from the Red Sox (starting with Jake Peavy) and the team has a completely different look. MFB look at the acquisitions and fight over whether Cherington and the Sox front office improved the team.
Biggest trade deadline day in recent memory for the Boston Red Sox... and not in a good way. We discuss it all as the news happens and take your reactions.
We tackle four topics, all surrounding the four worst Sox trade deadline deals in recent memory.
As news looms about a possible Jon Lester trade, we sit down with the skipper of your Sox live from Fenway park.
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.
Lou, Christian, and Tim react to the news that Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes have been traded to Oakland for Yoenis Cespedes. Lou hates the deal the move, especially because Cespedes is not arbitration eligible.More from this show
Former Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes joins MFB to react to the news he has been traded along with Jon Lester to the Oakland Athletics for Yoenis CespedesMore from this show
Lou goes through the 5 stages of grief, then John Lackey gets traded to the Cardinals.More from this show
Mike Hazen joined the show to discuss how all the Sox deals came together.More from this show
Chris Russo joined the show and discussed the crazy MLB trade deadline.More from this show