Sports Illustrated's Peter King joined the Mut & Merloni show Friday to discuss the latest developments in the NFL labor negotiations. On Thursday night, NFL owners voted to accept a deal, but players have yet to sign off on it.
"The night was just filled with curveballs," King said, adding, "It's very much a moving target."
One of the holdups is said to be the players' concerns about supplemental revenue sharing, but King questions why that would be an issue.
"Supplemental revenue sharing was basically put in this deal so that the lower-revenue teams — Cincinnati, Minnesota, Kansas City — so that those teams basically share some of the revenue from the larger teams," he said. "It doesn't matter to the players. It has no meaning, no significance whatsoever to the players.
"The players are going to make 47 1/2 percent of the gross revenue. It doesn't matter whether the Kansas City...
The Maine Red Claws, the Celtics' D-League affiliate, introduced Dave Leitao as their head coach on Friday. Leitao's resume includes stops as a head coach at Northeastern, DePaul and Virginia and as an assistant to Jim Calhoun at the University of Connecticut. Leitao replaces Austin Ainge, who coached the Red Claws for the first two years of their existence before joining his father, Danny Ainge, in the Celtics front office.
The Claws also serve as the affiliate for the Bobcats and 76ers. The D-League will play its normal season during the NBA lockout.
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NESN color commentator Jerry Remy made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Friday morning to talk Red Sox.
Remy called Felix Hernandez, the Mariners’ starting pitcher Friday night, “one of the top pitchers in all of baseball.”
“If he’s on his game, it could be a very tough night for Red Sox hitters,” Remy said.
Remy said that John Lackey, Hernandez’s opponent, is trying to pitch with consistency and string together multiple quality starts.
“He’s facing a club tonight in Seattle that’s a poor offensive ball club, so hopefully that works in the Red Sox’ favor,” Remy said.
Remy also said that, based on his recent play, Josh Reddick should continue to play every day.
“You hate to sit veterans like [J.D.] Drew, but there comes a time when you have to go for the production,” Remy said. “The production right now is with...
Red Sox reliever Daniel Bard joined The Big Show on Friday with Michael Holley and Rob Bradford, sitting in for Glenn Ordway. Bard said that he was open to any role that might present itself in the future, whether it's closing, starting or continuing as the team's set-up man, but that he wasn't worried about the future yet.
"I'm a pitcher. I don't see myself as locked into any one role," Bard said. "Right now I'm a middle reliever, I'm just going to be the best one I can be. If that means pitching in a different role down the road, whether that's pitching the ninth inning or pitching the first inning, I'm open to it."
Bard was asked if he had considered a scenario where he would start next season if pending free agent Jonathan Papelbon returns. Bard said that he would consider his options when they present themselves. "I'll address that situation if it comes next year. It's too tough, too many factors that are...
Trevor Gretzky, son of NHL legend Wayne Gretzky, signed with the Cubs after deciding to pass up an offer to play baseball at San Diego State. The younger Gretkzy, who played high school baseball and football in Southern California, is a 6-foot-4, 180-pounder who was selected in the seventh round of the June draft.
San Diego State coach (and former Padres star) Tony Gwynn said he had an idea he might lose Gretzky to the pros. “Wayne mentioned how he started his pro career as a 17-year-old, how if you work hard enough you can make it,” Gwynn said. “The father is a nice guy. He totally gets it, understands the pro game. And the son is very mature.”
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Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.
Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.
Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.
Mut is flying solo the last hour, but he's giving reaction and analysis as the Celtics draft a power forward out of France by the name of Guerschon Yabusele and getting some early grades for the Celtics
Mut and Kirk are talking more about the Celtics pick of Jaylen Brown and can't seem to find anyone who thinks it's a good pick or can make a case for why the Celtics took him third overall.
Eduardo Rodriguez and the Sox stumbled in their 13-7 loss to the Rays. Mut recaps the game and takes your calls on all things Boston baseball.
Christian recaps the Red Sox 6-2 loss to the Rangers.
Joe, Tim, and Lou talk with Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts after his walk-off RBI single propelled the Red Sox past the White Sox 8-7.
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.
Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.
John, Gerry and Kirk open the show Monday discussing the Red Sox slide, as well as WEEI.com beat writer Rob Bradford electing to go to a Texas waterpark by himself.
A conversation about OJ Simpson still being in the Hall of Fame and Peter King's desire to keep character concerns out of HOF voting spurns a discussion about Darren Sharper and others who Minihane wants banned for life from the Hall.
It's quite the Sporty R. McKenzie 8am hour as the guys muscle through Red Sox trade possibilities.
OMF looks at the possibilities for Free Agency, specifically reports out of Canada about the possibility of Steven Stamkos and the Bruins.
We should be closing in on a Deflategate ruling soon, James Harrison will talk PED's on his terms, and $10,000 bongs?
Glenn has an Exclusive BBQ, and Lou whines about Friday's whines
We discuss the reports that Boston is on the short list of cities for both Kevin Durant in the NBA and Steven Stamkos in the NHL to potentially end up in. The chances aren't great but we discuss them and dream about it.
What was meant to be just a small portion of our show exploded in to a huge topic as we comment on and take your reaction to Ray Bourque's DUI arrest this past weekend, and the news that his BAC was 3 times the legal limit.
Boston has had enough of Clay Buchholz, but who else ran out of excuses here through the years?
Former Celtics General Manager Jan Volk joins Kirk Minihane for a discussion that any Celtics fan will love. Kirk and Jan talk about the legendary 85/86 Celtics and how the team was constructed and of course the decision to draft Len Bias and his tragic death.
Kirk Minihane sits down with John Tomase to talk about the current political landscape, John's desire to write about social issues, and of course Spygate is discussed.
Kirk Minihane is joined by one of his radio heroes, Artie Lange. They discuss everything from Artie's comedy career, his time with Howard Stern, his issues with drugs and prostitutes, and the comedy show to benefit slain Officer Ronald Tarentino Jr.
Ben, Russ & Alex recap the 4-0 loss the USMNT suffered to Argentina in the COPA America Centenario semifinal. Then they catch up with the EURO's, and recap if their predicted winners are still in the tournament.
This week we look back at the US Open.
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