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...
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...
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...
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...
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss the latest development at Patriots training camp. Chris says Darrelle Revis has looked great, and that his impact on the defense is actually being underplayed nationally.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Rob Gronkowski's meeting with the media on Friday. Gronk said he doesn't anticipate changing the way he plays, noting that he wants to "keep smashing and dashing."
Julian Edelman joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz after Patriots training camp.
Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.
Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.
Tim Kurkjian joins the program to discuss the Red Sox options at the trade deadline.
Kevin Millar joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz to discuss David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia's struggles, and Jon Lester's contract.
Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.
DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla
DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau
John, Gerry, and Steve DeOssie discuss Tom Brady's impact on the rest of the Patriots, plus Steve tells tales from his old days as a NFL linebacker
A whale watch boat is stranded overnight in Boston Harbor
Clay Buchholz and Felix Doubront certainly put on quite the pitching performance, as the Red Sox were trounced by the Jays. Does this change the team's approach to the trade deadline?
Christian tells a story about taking his girlfriend to see "Jersey Boys" in NYC, but he leaves out some crucial details. Luckily, she was listening and called the show to clarify exactly what kind of shenanigans he was trying to pull.
MFB discuss a Peter King article that suggests many NFL coaches and assistant coaches have felt increasing pressure over big-money fantasy football players. Christian also weighs in specifically on how his knowledge of game-plans resulted directly in him winning his first season as a fantasy football player.
The Sox lost 14-1 as Clay Buchholz and Felix Doubront both had awful performances. On the heels of the loss, rumors began to fly regarding Jon Lester and John Lackey possibly being traded.
The tweet is a little ominous sounding. Dale, Buck and Greg Dickerson discuss what very well could be the end of the Jon Lester era with the Boston Red Sox.
We tackle four topics all sparked by the Red Sox worst to first to worst run in 2012-2014.
We talk about the latest news surrounding Jon Lester and the Red Sox. Could he be dealt to the Dodgers?
Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.
Mut and Villani are talking about the MLB All Star Game, Adam Wainwright and Derek Jeter, and what are some of the worst ideas in sports.
Sam and Zach discuss changing the format of the Podcast, the Chris Archer-David Ortiz debacle, and LeBron James being a super genius
Particularly in a year where the Red Sox have struggled while trying to integrate numerous young players into regular big league roles, accusations that Red Sox prospects are overrated -- whether by the team or writers -- have been widespread. Jim Callis of MLB.com joins the show to take stock of the matter, and to discuss the team-building impact of overrating and underrating prospects.
With the trade deadline looming, the next few days will be defined by how teams value prospects -- and their potential long-term contributions -- against big leaguers with established track records who can address immediate needs. Are prospects being valued accurately? Red Sox left-hander Andrew Miller -- once one of the two key chips that sent Miguel Cabrera from the Marlins to the Tigers -- assesses the matter.
Rob gave the latest on Jon Lester trade talks and the flap between Ortiz and the Rays.More from this show
Particularly in a year where the Red Sox have struggled while trying to integrate numerous young players into regular big league roles, accusations that Red Sox prospects are overrated -- whether by the team or writers -- have been widespread. Jim Callis of MLB.com joins the show to take stock of the matter, and to discuss the team-building impact of overrating and underrating prospects.More from this show
We talk about the latest news surrounding Jon Lester and the Red Sox. Could he be dealt to the Dodgers?More from this show