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12/18/2009 - 11:55am
King on D&H: Manning, Moss, Henry

Sports Illustrated NFL writer Peter King made his weekly appearance on the Dale & Holley show Friday morning and gushed about Colts quarterback Peyton Manning, who has led Indianapolis to a 14-0 record with a number of impressive comebacks, including last night's against the Jaguars. "I just watched Peyton Manning play and I said, 'How is there a player ever at that position who's been better?' I can't believe that any player can play that position better," King said. "I think Peyton Manning is absolutely remarkable."


King said he expects that the Colts and Saints will start to pull their starters in the final two weeks, although the players would prefer to shoot for undefeated seasons. "There's no doubt in my mind the players want to go for it," King said.


King said that he considered taking Randy Moss off his all-decade team after Sunday's game. "My initial reaction was yes. But...

12/18/2009 - 11:39am
Varitek not considering retirement

Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek, at Fenway Park to speak with reporters for the first time since exercising his $3 million player option to return to Boston for the 2010 season, said that he is not yet giving any thought to the idea of retiring. While there will come a time when he considers doing so, his focus right now is on the coming season, rather than on the end of his career.


That said, the catcher acknowledged that he is ready for the likelihood of a diminished role in 2010. The Sox have already said that they anticipate that Victor Martinez will be their primary catcher next year. Varitek anticipates sitting down with manager Terry Francona and the Sox coaching staff in spring training, and will accept whatever role is defined for him.


"We've got time. We'll have our meetings in spring training," said Varitek. "Right now, I have to make sure I'm physically ready to go in spring training. That's what...

12/18/2009 - 11:04am
Bruins legends test Fenway ice

A group consisting of some Bruins greats, including Bobby Orr, Ray Bourque, Cam Neely and Milt Schmidt, tried out the rink at Fenway Park Friday morning. Check out the Big Bad Blog for photos from the skate.

12/18/2009 - 10:02am
Schefter on D&C: Pats need Moss

ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Friday morning. Schefter addressed the Randy Moss controversy and defended his co-workers at ESPN who insisted Moss played well on Sunday. "Merril [Hoge] and Greg Cosell are two of the smartest guys I know. If they are saying [Moss didn't quit], there's something to it," Schefter said. "When they say he was putting forth effort and that he was trying ... they're saying it because they really believe it."


Schefter said he expects Moss will return to the Patriots next season. "They don't have a lot of receivers right now, and they don't have another receiver like him. I think he will be back," Schefter said. "Yes, he comes with some baggage, but you're still talking about one of the great receivers in the game."


Schefter also commented on linebacker Adalius Thomas, one week after correctly...

12/18/2009 - 8:55am
Carroll: USC 'a freeing experience'

USC football coach Pete Carroll joined the Dennis & Callahan show Friday morning to talk about the upcoming Emerald Bowl game against Boston College. Carroll said his team, a BCS bowl regular the past few years, will not have a problem getting fired up to play BC on Dec. 26.


"We've never put this value system on any bowls like you might think," Carroll said. "We just go out and have a good time every day and se if we can play some good football." Carroll added that his team takes the challenge of Boston College seriously, especially with USC having struggled lately. "We've got to get right, or we're going to get our butt kicked," Carroll said. "We're not going to be overconfident, I can tell you right now."


Carroll was asked about fired Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis, who has taken verbal shots at Carroll, most recently last month in an interview with a Notre Dame website (Weis...

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