In his first post-Super Bowl interview, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski addressed the flap that has arisen over the infamous shots of him dancing at a postgame party after the loss to the Giants.
Speaking on 97.5 The Fan in Philadelphia, Gronkowski talked about the images of him jumping around on ankle that limited him in the game and would later require surgery.
“It is what it is,” said Gronkowski, who had surgery on the injured ankle five days after the game. “We were just having fun with my brothers and stuff ... family I haven’t seen in a while ... and the chance of hanging out with LMFAO was pretty cool too. Unfortunately, we didn’t win, and that was the number 1 goal.”
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FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Moments after Ryan Braun addressed the media regarding the overturning of his 50-game suspension due to a violation of Major League Baseball's performance-enhancing drug policy, Dustin Pedroia defended his long-time friend and former World Baseball Classic teammate.
"If he said he didn't do it, I believe he didn't do it," said the Red Sox second baseman, who first met Braun when the two were trying out for Team USA in college.
"He's a genuine, and whatever he says I believe. Every time I've talked to him and saw him he's been first-class to me and I respect the heck out of him. I'm glad he's not serving his suspension and they got it right."
When talking to the media Friday in Arizona, the 2011 National League MVP was adamant regarding his innocence, saying, ""The system and the way it applied to me in this case was fatally flawed."
"He's one of the faces of the game,"...
National League MVP Ryan Braun held a press conference Friday from the Brewers' spring training home in Phoenix and proclaimed his innocence in an impassioned speech, one day after his 50-game suspension for a positive drug test was overturned by an arbitrator.
Shortly after meeting privately with his teammates, Braun stood in front of a microphone on the field and spoke to the assembled media for more than 20 minutes.
I'm innocent," he stated. "I've maintained my innocence since Day 1, and ultimately I was proven to be innocent."
Added Braun: "If I had done this intentionally or unintentionally, I'd be the first one to step up and say I did it. I would bet my life this substance never entered my body."
Braun explained how the individual who accepted his urine sample failed to mail it promptly to the testing lab, instead holding on to it for a couple of days. He suggested that something may have happened...
INDIANAPOLIS -- Andre Carter's agent, Carl Poston, indicated Friday morning that the defensive end is "ahead of schedule" on his rehab, and he has already held preliminary discussions with the Patriots about a possible return to New England in 2012.
Carter had a team-high 22 quarterback pressures and 10 sacks in 14 games before going down with a season-ending quad injury in December. He was on a one-year deal with the Patriots, but it certainly appears that the 32-year-old is open to returning next season.
"He's rehabbing. He's in good shape. He wants to play," Poston said of Carter, who will turn 33 in May. "We're just kind of monitoring and tracking his injury, and when it's time to talk they're going to let me know. I just called them to see what their plans were, to see if they were interested, and I would have been surprised if they said they weren't interested. Obviously, they said they were interested, but it's a...
New Red Sox reliever Mark Melancon visited with Dennis & Callahan Friday morning in Fort Myers, Fla., and talked about transitioning from a closer with the Astros to a setup man in Boston.
Melancon acknowledged that there is a psychological hurdle to overcome when changing roles.
"I think you just get so prepared, three runs or less, and then if it's not there there is that little bit of a letdown," he said. "But that's definitely a mind block you've got to get rid of, and do it as quickly as possible."
However, Melancon said the excitement of pitching in Boston should help overcome that. "I feel like any situation in Boston is a closing situation," he said.
The Red Sox had a memorable collapse last season followed by reports of locker room disharmony, but Melancon said his early impressions from spring training are positive.
I've been so impressed with everybody," he said. "The...
Pete, Thornton and Price give their final thoughts and predictions for the Super Bowl.
Gabe calls the boys to handicap one of the biggest gambling days of the year - Super Bowl 51! Gabe has all the point spread info down and gets to all of the major prop bets that interest him.
Fauria is still down in Houston and calls live from NRG Stadium to give his take on what will go down later on in Super Bowl 51. He likes the Pats and gives his reasons why, but also gets into the scene in Houston all week, famous people he met and why he is tired out from a wild week.
The NBA trade rumor mill is beginning to swirl as the deadline approaches and Picard is ready to go! He talks about the possibility of Jimmy Butler coming to Boston, why Isaiah Thomas is not getting enough respect and the future of the Celtics.
Adrian Wojnarowski has been talking about the possibility of the Celtics making a trade with the Bulls to bring Jimmy Butler to Boston. He actually thinks it may be the the marquee deal to keep an eye on this week heading into the trade deadline. Pete and Jerry discuss and give their thoughts on if they would want Butler. Pete thinks it will happen, Jerry thinks Ainge will stay put. The guys get into more Celtics, present and future and if they can battle with the best of the NBA.
Anna Horford, sister of Boston Celtics Al Horford, makes her Boston radio debut. She talks about Twitter and reacting to mean tweets about her brother. She also gives us her thoughts on the city of Boston and racism.
Bradford checks in from spring training to give us all the media dirt he can dig up...oh, and talk some baseball too.
Rob Bradford is joined by Lou Merloni to talk life in spring training, his toiletries, sleeping arrangements, and facing off with Red Sox personnel that he might have been critical of. Rob and Lou also get into the dynamic of electronic and print media when it comes to ripping the Red Sox.
Pete, Bradford, and Tomase are talking all about the Boston Red Sox, who opened spring training on Monday with pitchers and catchers reporting. They talk about what the Red Sox approach at the plate will be to replace the loss of David Ortiz bat, the impact of some players participating in the WBC, and of course the pitching rotation.
Guys talk the Bruins season so far and the All-Star Break
Guys discuss if or when the Bruins will fire Coach Julian
Ken, Rear and Ty get into a very solid week for the B's beating St Louis and the Flyers and losing a hard-fought game against the Predators. Is this team turning things around? Krug and Marchand are kicking things up a notch. The guys also talk about Claude and Sweeney's job security before getting into some big hits around the league this week.
Hour 4. Milo is done after advocating for pedophilia. The guys dive into the Red Sox roster.
Hour 3. Kirk and Gerry's dream of doing play-by-play is over.
President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski joins Kirk and Gerry in Fort Myers.
Lou interviews JBJ, who talks about playing in a young outfield, and why he changed his number.
David Aldridge appeared on NBA TV to say that the Bulls don't want to trade Jimmy Butler to the Celtics for just picks. They want Jae Crowder, too.
Mike Freeman, Bleacher Report, thinks that the GM's around the league are positioning to make a run at Jimmy Garoppolo.
Dale, Michael and Keefe discuss the rumored increase in interest in Jimmy Garropolo and try and figure out what they'll get if they complete a trade for him.
Based on this string of tweets and his desire to fully test the free agent waters, it certainly seems logical that Marty Bennett will not remain with the Patriots for next year.
Dale, Keefe and Holley discuss the Celtics needs as the deadline looms. Even a minor move might make the team better.
Kirk and Glenn continue their conversation from last week. In this episode Kirk and Glenn scream at each other about the infamous "station incident", what the news of the merger means to WEEI and the Sports Hub, and Kirk tries to get Glenn to answer what the perfect "Big Show" would be. You will not find a better look behind the scenes of radio.
Kirk sits down with the legend Glenn Ordway to talk about when Glenn got fired here at WEEI, his start with the station, the controversial decisions he made when he was the Program Director, and he relationship with Eddie Andelman.
Kirk chats with David Duchovny about his current music tour, which takes him to the Wilbur on February 22nd, how David got his start in television, from his first stint on Red Shoe Diaries, becoming a superstar on the X-Files, and his hilarious appearances on the Larry Sanders Show. This is a fascinating discussion about show business and controlling your own career.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis recap Wednesday and Thursday's K&C shows on location in Ft. Myers
Kirk and Glenn continue their conversation from last week. In this episode Kirk and Glenn scream at each other about the infamous "station incident", what the news of the merger means to WEEI and the Sports Hub, and Kirk tries to get Glenn to answer what the perfect "Big Show" would be.
Rich Keefe & Ryan Davey talk best and worst movie/TV presidents. Plus the always important "This Week in #DORK" and the Pick of the Podcast.
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