Sports Illustrated columnist and NBC analyst Peter King joined Dale & Holley Monday afternoon to recap the Saints’ victory in Super Bowl XLIV and the Hall of Fame vote from this past weekend. King lauded the job done by New Orleans coach Sean Payton in the game after his series of gutsy calls. “He knows it all comes down to him, and he is totally unafraid to take the kind of chances that let’s say a Bill Parcells or Bill Belichick would try to take,” King said.
King also was impressed with the performance of the game’s MVP, Drew Brees, who tied Tom Brady’s Super Bowl record with 32 completions. “He started slow and ended like Phil Simms in 1987 [during the Giants' win],” King said. “So, I’ve got so much respect for Brees.”
King compared the Colts to a baseball team that also won only one title during an impressive decade (the 1990s). "It's...
According to bodog.com, the Patriots are 10-1 to win Super Bowl XLV, set for next February in Dallas. (The Patriots trail only Indianapolis at 13-2 and San Diego at 8-1.) New England is tied for third with the current Super Bowl champions from New Orleans, which is also listed as 10-1. The teams with the longest odds to win are Buffalo, Cleveland, Detroit, Kansas City, Oakland, St. Louis and Tampa Bay, which are all 100-1. For more Patriots news, check out our football blog, It Is What It Is.
Posting on his blog, 38 Pitches, former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling wrote that the Red Sox' best course of action would be to sign Josh Beckett to a new contract sooner than later. Schilling points out that Beckett, whose current deal runs out after the 2010 season, shouldn't be subject to just the statistical comparisons of other pitchers, but should also be valued for the type of presence he brings to the Red Sox' starting rotation while pitching in the American League East. Schilling writes:
"Josh works from a different perspective than many, it’s why he was so good so young. He pushes himself with an internal bar and set of values that not many kids have. That isn’t going to change, in fact I’d argue that it’s only gotten ‘better’ over the past few years. He knows he’s in the games toughest division, he knows who people consider the best and I...
Check out Monday's Morning Mashup, and we'll direct you to where you can watch and rate the Super Bowl ads and other memorable moments from Sunday night. Then get caught up on the day's other top stories, watch a funny video of a pretend Peyton Manning preparing for the big game, and find trivia and more.
CBS NFL analyst Boomer Esiason made his final weekly appearance of the season on the Dennis & Callahan show Monday morning to recap the Saints' Super Bowl victory over the Colts. Esiason said he could tell at halftime that the game was falling into the hands of Saints quarterback Drew Brees, who delivered an MVP effort. "After that performance, it kind of hammers home that maybe Drew Brees should have been the NFL MVP this season [instead of Peyton Manning]," Esiason said.
Esiason said New Orleans cornerback Tracy Porter made a great call on his fourth-quarter interception in which he jumped Reggie Wayne's route while the Saints were blitzing. "You've got to take your hat off to Tracy Porter," Esiason said. "It's one player making a play and really thinking outside of the box. That was really a terrific anticipation-type play on his part."
Esiason said he is disappointed that people...
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.
Joe and Dave talk with David Ortiz after he hits two home runs to propel the Red Sox to an extra-innings win over the Baltimore Orioles.
Ben Cherington discussed the debut of Castillo and his thoughts on Jeter.
As the season winds down, We check in Sox skipper John Farrell as we await the Boston debut of Rusney Castillo.
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
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
Gerry and Kirk go at it on whether or not Brady is starting to decline.
The guys opened the show discussing the latest on the Ravens and Steve Bisciotti.
It appears that Mookie Betts is the front-runner to be the lead off hitter for the Red Sox in 2015. But where will he play? And who gets traded? The guys talk about getting younger and re-visit the Sox making a play for Giancarlo Stanton.
A reporter quits LIVE on the air in hilarious fashion. The details of Rob Bironas' death are starting to emerge. High School football player Apollos Hester gives an uplifting post-game speech for the ages.
We check in with Tedy Bruschi on a Patriots Monday for his reaction to the Patriots struggles, Julien Edelman and his strong comments about his desire to see Roger Goodell lose his job.
Co-founder and chairman of the Boston Beer Company, Jim Koch, talks about his Sam Adams beer and the history of his brewery.
Danny picard is filling in for Mikey and talks with CSNNE's Mike Giardi about Clay Buchholz heading up the Red Sox pitching rotation, and how the Patriots have looked through training camp so far.
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.
Your beloved hosts are joined by WEEI.com Bruins reporter DJ Bean as well as producer of the Dennis & Callahan Show, Craig "Sausage" Sawisch. Support America: Support Your Local Post Office
Dennis, Callahan and Minihane make their podcast debut. This week's topics include Adrian Peterson, Greg Hardy, Jenny Dell and some discussion on people we've encountered with the worst breath.
The defense was forced to make a stop in the last minute of the game to preserve the 16-9 victory on Sunday. The offense had no rhythm again and struggled in the red zone. The offensive line looked poor again. Lou, Christian and Tim talk about the win that looked like a loss, and what this team needs to do to improve.More from this show
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