Jermaine O'Neal went through a full practice Friday and expressed confidence that he'll be ready to play when the regular season opens on Tuesday. O'Neal is dealing with a variety of injuries, but the one that has affected him is the most is torn cartalige in his left wrist. The injury occurred in the first quarter of the Celtics preseason game in Toronto last Friday.
"I feel good," O'Neal said. "Felt pretty good today. I got a little wrap that keeps it safe. I’m not worried about it." Asked directly if he thought he would be ready to play Tuesday, O'Neal said, "Yes."
O'Neal was asked about the competition between himself and Shaquille O'Neal for the starting center position, which seems to have shifted in Shaq's favor after Jermaine O'Neal missed time with injuries. "We don’t compete for the starting time," Jermaine O'Neal said. "We challenge each other just...
Patriots President and COO Jonathan Kraft, in an appearance on The Big Show, addressed the impact of the NFL's efforts to enforce strictly the restrictions on hits of defenseless players. Kraft noted that the NFL was not actually creating a new rule, but was instead merely sending a message that its current rules will be enforced more strictly than had been the case in the past.
"This was a rule that was on the books," said Kraft. "It’s not something new that’s happening this season."
Kraft made clear that the hit by Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather on Ravens tight end Todd Heap represented a violation of the rules, and was worthy of punishment. That said, the team president also made clear that the Patriots were behind Meriweather, and felt that he -- in contrast to Steelers linebacker James Harrison, who threatened retirement -- handled the league's discipline in an appropriate...
WALTHAM -- In the wake of comments by NBA commissioner David Stern that he wants player salaries cut by a third, Celtics alternate player representative Rajon Rondo said Friday that he is already saving his money in the event that league owners decide to lockout players after this season and shut down in order to save on expenses.
"It doesn't worry me at all," said Rondo, who was also asked if he thinks there will be a lockout. "I don't know. I'm preparing for like there is one. I'm saving a lot of money this year. We're focused on the season. It'd be great if we could get a ring heading into a lockout but other than that, I'm focused on the season."
Rondo is scheduled to earn $9 million this season while Ray Allen, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett are all in line to earn between $10 and 18 million this season. The Celtics payroll is at $83.3 million, not including the rookie...
Bruins forward Nathan Horton checked in with the Dale & Holley show Friday to talk about the B's fast start to the season. Horton has four goals and three assists in five games as the Bruins have gone 4-1-0.
Horton is enjoying his new team after spending his first six seasons with the Florida Panthers in the Miami area, where hockey obviously does not have the same importance. "This is what every player dreams about playing, just this type of atmosphere, and this city," he said of Boston. "It's not like you can imagine. Once you're there, it's pretty amazing."
Horton said no matter where he is, his style remains the same. "You have to perform," he said. "Even if you're not putting up points or anything, you have to work hard and be a team guy and just play hard for your teammates. I think that's what everyone's trying to do. We like each other as a team. It's like a family already....
Sports Illustrated columnist and NBC Sports reporter Peter King made his weekly appearance on the Dale & Holley show Friday to talk about the major stories around the NFL. King said he does not expect that the game will change much despite the emphasis on penalizing hits to the head.
"I think that the launching part of it is what's going to get players in trouble in the coming weeks," he said. "And I do believe that the NFL will suspend a player or two or three in the coming weeks just to send the message that they are going to stay on point and they are going to be serious about making sure that players abide by the rules, particularly when it comes to hitting people in the helmet."
Added King: "The bottom line in this is this is an attempt by the league to make sure that they delay the next Darryl Stingley, Dennis Byrd, Mike Utley as long as possible. Something's going to happen. … I...
FOXBORO — WEEI.com’s Mike Petraglia and Chris Price explain why Patriots owner Robert Kraft came out on the offensive Wednesday and hit back at the NFL for upholding Tom Brady‘s four-game suspension.
Law Professor Michael McCann calls in to talk about how Tom Brady can fight the NFL in court.
Peter King calls in to talk about Roger Goodell not reducing Tom Brady's suspension.
Jay King of Masslive.com joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.
Michael joins Ben and Sam to discuss the wild NBA Free Agency period and the upcoming Celtics season.
How long will this rebuild take? How much money will it take to keep Bae Crowder? Are Draft Picks even worth anything? With the Danny Ainge not landing any big names in the draft, and unable to lure any big names in free agency, Sam and Ben discussed if the Celtics are doomed moving forward.
Joe and Dave are joined by Pedro who was at the game and had his number 45 retired by the Red Sox in a very touching pregame ceremony. Pedro talks about going into the Hall of Fame, his time in Boston and love for the game of baseball.
Joe & Dave talked to the Sox designated hitter, who hit two home runs and drove in seven runs in the win over the Tigers.
Joe and Dave talk with Xander after he hits the walk-off single that snapped the Red Sox losing streak as they beat the Tigers in 11 innings.
Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.
The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.
In the final hour of the "midseason finale" as DJ likes to call it, the crew discuss more about the future of the Bruins franchise, the possible power struggle in the front office and who should be the head coach going forward. They talk to intelligent and talented Fluto Shinzawa about all of these thing and more in an excellent interview, and finally, DJ says THANK YOU!
the top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The guys opened the show by discussing Bob Kraft's press conference yesterday.
Adam Schefter joined us to discuss the latest on deflategate and Chris Mortensen's false PSI report.
Lou, Christian and Joey say goodbye to Tim on his last show on MFB and at WEEI.
Tom E. Curran of CSSNE joins the show live at Gillette Stadium to talk about the start of Patriots training camp and Robert Kraft's statements from yesterday.
Christian, Lou and Joey give their goodbye songs to Tim as he leaves WEEI to go back home to Pittsburgh.
Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton talk about all things Patriots, including the challenges on the field and the drama off the field as 2015 training camp opens today in Foxborough.
We wrap up the day with some of the best in sound you may have missed.
We tackle four of the most pressing questions coming in to training camp for your 2015 New England Patriots.
Mikey Adams lets the Red Sox have it and welcomes callers who do the same. The Red Sox (stink)!
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola get 36 glorious minutes between games of a Monday doubleheader, and after an 11-1 Red Sox loss, to vent about the declining state of the team.
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola talk to #RedSox great Bill Lee, The Spaceman, about the current version of the Sox as only The Spaceman can describe things.
If you play Fantasy Football then you know there are several “Elephants in the Room!” And nobody is talking about them. Are they afraid? We’re not! The Dallas Running game, Leveon Bell, Demarco Murray & Ryan Matthews in the Philly backfield, the Saints offense and so much more. Right here, WEEI’s own Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson cover all of the main “Elephants in the Room” to help you get the edge for your upcoming drafts. Enjoy!
Russ & Alex discuss Andrea Pirlo's MLS debut, Didier Drogba signing with Montreal and debate which team has had the best transfer window so far.
Adam Schefter joined us to discuss the latest on deflategate and Chris Mortensen's false PSI report.More from this show
The “B” in MFB has decided to accept a job back in Pittsburgh where he can be closer with his family. Tim Benz announces that he made the very difficult decision to leave his post at WEEI so he can return home full-time with his wife Kate.More from this show