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01/11/2010 - 6:14pm
Schilling 'glad' for Mac's admission

Appearing on The Big Show, Curt Schilling said that Mark McGwire's admission that he took steroids throughout his career was the best thing the former slugger could have done. "I'm glad," Schilling said. "I'm glad he did it. ... It seems like everybody else lies about it, and then they lie about the lies." Schilling said of McGwire, "I think he's the first guy to come really clean, legitimately clean. ... I think everybody knew, to some degree." Schilling reflected on the Congressional hearing on steroids that he and McGwire both participated in, saying he hadn't said anything because "there was nothing for me to say," having not witnessed any player take performance-enhancing drugs. In his admission, Monday, McGwire said he remained silent on the steroid issue in front of Congress on advise of lawyers.

 

Schilling went on to...

01/11/2010 - 6:06pm
Belichick: 'Buck stops on my desk'

Patriots coach Bill Belichick says that if fans had a problem with the offensive play-calling this past season, they should talk to him.

On his weekly appearance on The Big Show, Belichick was asked how much of the offensive play-calling he was involved in this past season — a year in which the Patriots did not utilize a traditional offensive coordinator. The coach was straightforward in his answer.

“Well, ultimately, every play that gets called, I have the final say on,” Belichick said. “So therefore, I’d say if there was any of them that you didn’t like, you should probably hold me accountable for them.”

After offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels became the head coach in Denver last offseason, the Patriots did not name a new coordinator for the 2009 season, leaning on a variety of people to serve in that capacity, including quarterbacks coach Bill O’Brien. But Belichick...

01/11/2010 - 4:23pm
Nick Green signs with Dodgers

Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com reported that the Los Angeles Dodgers have signed former Red Sox shortstop Nick Green to a minor league deal. Green hit .236 in 103 games with the Sox in 2009. Green had minor back surgery this offseason and may not be ready for the start of spring training.


01/11/2010 - 4:18pm
McGwire admits using steroids

Former Major League slugger Mark McGwire admitted on Monday that he used steroids when he broke the home run record in 1998. McGwire said that he used steroids on and off for nearly a decade while playing in the majors. CLICK HERE for more on this story.


01/11/2010 - 2:47pm
Video: Patriots react to elimination

FOXBORO -- Patriots players were cleaning out their lockers Monday morning in a somber locker room at Gillette Stadium. Bill Belichick addressed the media for his season-ending press conference. Belichick, Adalius Thomas, Stephen Gostkowski and Dan Koppen all talked about the loss to the Ravens and the upcoming offseason. Click here to check out the video inside the Patriots locker room. Visit the It Is What It Is Blog for all the latest Patriots news and information.

 


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