Kicker Garrett Hartley connected on a 40-yard field goal in overtime to lift the Saints to a 31-28 win over the Vikings Sunday night in New Orleans in the NFC championship game. The win sends the Saints to the first Super Bowl in the history of the organization — they will face the Indianapolis Colts in two weeks in Miami at Super Bowl XLIV. Late in regulation, it appeared that Minnesota was driving for a game-winning score, but Vikings quarterback Brett Favre threw an interception that ended up sending the game into overtime, setting the stage for Hartley's heroics. Read the full story here. And click here for the 10 Things We Learned Sunday.
Jussi Jokinen had a goal and two assists as the Carolina Hurricanes ripped through the Bruins' crumbling defense in a 5-1 victory at RBC Center Sunday. After Ray Whitney scored in the first period, Eric Staal, Jokinen and Brandon Sutter scored in the second, ending the night for Tim Thomas and pushing the Bruins to their fifth straight loss. Tuukka Rask yielded a third-period goal to Chad LaRose. David Krejci scored a power-play goal for Boston in the third. Bruins defenseman Dennis Wideman was on the ice for all five Carolina goals, and Matt Hunwick was on the ice for four. Click here for the Hat Trick of Things We Learned from the game.
Peyton Manning threw for 377 yards and three touchdowns and the Indianapolis defense shut out New York in the second half on the way to a 30-17 win over the Jets Sunday in Indianapolis to give the Colts the AFC championship. Indianapolis, which trailed 17-6 late in the first half, buried New York under a second-half flurry that made the difference, allowing Manning and the Colts to advance to their second Super Bowl in four seasons. Read the game story here. Click here for the 10 Things We Learned Sunday.
WALTHAM -- Starting with Monday night's game against the Los Angeles Clippers at the TD Garden, the Celtics are entering one of the most demanding parts of their schedule. After playing the Clippers — a team that beat the C's, 92-90, on Dec. 27 — the Celtics have two days off and then play at Orlando and Atlanta on Thursday and Friday, respectively. Then they welcome the defending champion Lakers to the Garden on Sunday, followed the next day by a game in Washington. The tough stretch ends with a game against Miami a week from Wednesday. "From a schedule prospective, it looks daunting because we're playing some of the better teams in the league," Celtics guard Ray Allen said on Sunday. "Right now, it's an 'us' project, just focusing on the small, little things that we've done to be successful, the things we've done to build this team to where it is right now." For more, including audio from Rivers on his concerns...
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price break down the Patriots' 16-9 win over the Raiders and debate how big the Patriots' issues are.
Tom E. calls the boys to give his take on the week 3 home opener in which it should end in a Patriots victory.
Before Price heads over to the stadium, the guys discuss their final thoughts and analysis on the list of inactives and what will go down today at 1pm at Gillette Stadium.
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
Rodney Harrison addressed his non comments earlier in the week with MFB.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The guys opened the show responding to MFB's MFK.
Jerod Mayo gives Christian karaoke advice and previews the Patriots home opener.
Christian chooses his song for Karaoke tonight.
Adam Schefter joins MFB to talk about the latest with Roger Goodell and how he is going to handle his upcoming press conference.
We check in with the great 88, the playmaker Michael Irvin joins Dale and Holley.
Michael, Dale and Tom E. Curran break down, react and take your calls about NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's first public press conference this regular season.
For our final segment we take a look back at the infamous Snow Bowl and the Tuck Rule play, this time via Raiders radio and more.
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.
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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 100th Minor Details podcast revisits some old friends, as WEEI.com's Rob Bradford, Red Sox assistant GM Mike Hazen and MLB.com prospect guru Jim Callis, who were the guests on the first show in November 2010, join the show anew.
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