A week after troubled former baseball player Lenny Dykstra pulled out of a boxing match against Jose Canseco (and then fired off a bunch of anti-semitic tweets), former Celtic Shaquille O'Neal indicated he wants to take's Dykstra's spot. Tweeted Shaq at UFC boss Dana White: What up Dana white I wanna fight Jose conseco hook it up. There was no immediate response from White or Canseco.
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Deion Branch had a key touchdown grab in the fourth quarter, celebrated by mocking the Jets and their fans and then spoke out about what the Patriots are feeling about themselves after a 37-16 win over the Jets that gave them sole possession of first in the AFC East.
"I'm going to be honest, I don't think we're focused or worried about people are saying outside our locker room," Branch said. "It's just so up and down outside of our locker room. The season started off, we were 2-0, whatever, who's the best team in football? We lose one game, now we're the worst team, we can't do this, we can't do that, we can't do this."
Branch was referring to those who thought the Patriots were vulnerable after losing two straight games and entering Sunday night's game without injured starters Patrick Chung and Brandon Spikes. The team lost defensive backs Devin McCourty and James Ihedigbo to injury during Sunday'...
Patriots defensive lineman Vince Wilfork talked after his team's 37-16 win over the Jets, explaining how the Pats rallied after two straight losses to claim the key divisional contest.
"I think individually we had to raise our level of play," he said. "There was no magic wand we had to pull out or anything. It was just being able to execute. Do more. Not saying guys weren't doing what needed to be done, but doing more stuff. Extra film. Extra conditioning. Whatever it may be. Just doing stuff extra. A lot of guys took it upon themselves to do that, and it showed tonight.
"It's a great team win. To come on the road after losing two games. On the road. Division. Sunday night football game. One of your rivals. It was a big stage tonight and I think we stepped up to the occasion."
Wilfork was pointed in his comments when asked about the perception of the Patriots heading into the game at MetLife Stadium, with New England...
Speaking after his team's 37-16 loss to the Patriots Sunday night at MetLife Stadium, Jets head coach Rex Ryan lamented the fact that New York had put themselves in a hole regarding a chance at winning the AFC East. The Jets (5-4) are one game in back of the Patriots, but have already lost both of the teams' meetings this season.
"It looks doubtful right now," said Ryan when asked about the likelihood of his team winning the division. "What am I going to say? Maybe I should guarantee the fact that we're out of it. Last time I did that we made the playoffs. Yeah, we have no chance."
Helping matters for the Patriots is that in the last seven games New England plays just one team (Buffalo) with a winning record.
Ryan also spoke briefly about one of the biggest reasons for the Patriots' win, Rob Gronkowski. The second-year tight end had eight catches (including two for touchdowns) for 113 yards.
"About 6-7, I...
A source confirmed to WEEI.com that the Red Sox will meet with Brewers hitting coach Dale Sveum for a second-round interview about the team's managerial vacancy. News of Sveum's second-round interview was first reported by FoxSports.com and then confirmed by other outlets.
The initial report suggested that Sveum will meet with Sox GM Ben Cherington as well as members of the Sox' ownership group in Milwaukee this week, where both the GMs' and owners' meetings will take place. The Sox are also expected to meet with at least one additional candidate for a second-round interview.
Sveum served as the Red Sox' third base coach in 2004 and 2005. While he was often the target of criticism by Sox fans for his aggressive (and sometimes ill-fated) decisions to wave runners to the plate, he was widely respected by Sox players for his preparation,...
We check in with former Patriot, current NFL Network analyst Heath Evans for his complete analysis on the Patriots win over the Bengals, and the rest of the NFL.
We talk to special teams Captain Matthew Slater about the win over the Bengals and some of the extra-curricular activities that took place between plays.
We check in with head coach Bill Belichick for his thoughts and analysis on beating the Bengals, and preparing for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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.
Chris and Rob talk with former MLB Infielder and current ESPN analyst Alex Cora. Alex talks about some of the moves he saw in the Red Sox-Indians ALDS, and talks about the core group of young players the Red Sox have
We wrap up the Sox season with our final weekly visit with Sox manager John Farrell, on the heels of the news that he will be back as Sox skipper for the 2017 season.
Red Sox Hall of Famer Joe Castiglione wraps up the 2016 Boston Red Sox season
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.
Listeners voice their displeasure with the NFL and Michael Lombardi called in to give his thoughts on Roger Goodell and Josh Brown.
Gerry, Kirk and Mut react to Mad Dog defending Josh Brown.
The guys praised Jerry Thornton's questions to Peter King and headlines with Minihane.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian have a semi-reunion with Pittsburgh's Tim Benz. In addition to a stroll down memory Lane, they talk about the Steelers-Patriots game Sunday, and Benz has to jam in some Penguins talk.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian look ahead to tonight's Bruins Home Opener against Taylor Hall and the Devils. They also talk about David Backes' fit in Claude Julien's system, the young defensive core, realistic expectations for Zdeno Chara, and the development of David Pastrnak.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian go through the details of Josh Brown's domestic violence issues, some of which are from his own journal, and wonder why he is still in the NFL. They're pretty disturbed that there are reports that the NFL knew of these issues, and took no action. Also, John Mara is very complicit in this...
Dale, Michael and Jerry check in with MMQB's Peter King for our weekly hit with him. The guys discuss Josh Brown, the Giants and the NFL, the Patriots, and also the Robert Klemko vs Bills fans situation.
Dale, Michael and Jerry spend the majority of the day discussing the latest revelations in kicker Josh Brown's domestic violence case, and more specifically how the NFL and NY Giants try to sweep it all under the rug.
We close out the show with the best soundbites of the day. And prostitutes.
Kirk Minihane, avid runner, talks to Charlie Engle about the passion of running, how running became an addiction that replaced drug related addictions, and Charlie's time in jail. Kirk and Charlie have had similar paths through life and they discuss how a passion for running changed their lives.
Kirk was scheduled to interview Jeff Pearlman but the connection sucked and we called a late audible and interrupted the K&C Post Show podcast. Kirk takes over the K&C podcast and turns into Enough About Me and an epic bitchfest ensues.
Kirk Minihane sits down with Red Sox legend Mo Vaughn to talk to Mo about his playing days here in Boston, why the Sox couldn't have won a World Series in the 90's, and what life has been like since his playing day's have ended.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis are in for the Friday edition of the post K&C show podcast, talking about Minihane's new love DOB and his short fuse in the office.
The Thursday K&C recap show with Ken Laird & Chris Curtis discussing the photo day reveal, local TV sports anchors and Jon Meterparel angling for certainty.
Gerry, Kirk and Meter reacted to Artie Lange's podcast in 'Headlines' and Meter loves Mookie Betts as the guys get a little baseball talk in during hour two of Thursday's show.More from this show
Mark Dondero of WPRI in Providence called in to defend himself and Kirk was ready to take on a listener in hour four of Thursday's show with Jon Meterparel in on Dino's Casting Couch.More from this show
Gerry, Kirk and Meter discussed the 3rd and final presidential debate in hour one of the Thursday show and have all concluded Hillary Clinton is going to be our next president.More from this show
Gerry, Kirk and Trenni talked about the brutal NFL ratings and Trags called in to defend the local Patriots media,More from this show
To start hour three of Thursday's show, Gerry, Kirk and Meter discuss a New York Post story exposing Josh Brown and Curtis recounted his awkward photo day experience.More from this show