FOXBORO -- Before his weekly appearance on The Big Show today at 5 p.m., Bill Belichick addressed the media on Monday at Gillette Stadium and said the fact that his team has dropped 3-of-4 doesn't affect the way he and his coaching staff will prepare for this Sunday's home game against Carolina. "Right now, we're 7-5 and have a couple of teams behind us at 6-6," Belichick said of the Dolphins and Jets in the AFC East. "I don't think it really matters how anybody got there. Whether we won seven and lost five, won five and lost five, and then won [two] or come up somewhere in between. I don't think it really matters. That's where we are. It's a four-game season, and it's a one-game season with Carolina. We'll turn our attention to them and put everything we have into this one and then worry about next week, next week." The 7-5 Pats host the 5-7 Panthers Sunday at Gillette. For complete coverage from today in Foxboro,...
After taking a commanding 7-2 victory over Phil Kessel and the Toronto Maple Leafs Saturday, the Bruins got back to work this morning. Defenseman Dennis Wideman and Derek Morris were both given “maintenance” days and did not skate. Wideman left Saturday’s game with an “upper body” injury and his status for Thursday remains unclear. “There’s no update, we don’t play again until Thursday, if you were going to ask me — is he in — I think so,” Bruins coach Claude Julien said Monday after practice in Wilmington. “I can’t say he is in for sure.”
Recently fired Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis apologized to USC coach Pete Carroll after implications of marital infidelity that Weis said were taken out of context in a recent interview. On IrishIllustrated.com Saturday, Weis was quoted as implying that Carroll lives with a woman that is not his wife, yet the media never mentions it. Carroll told the Los Angeles Times that Weis' comments were "untrue" and "irresponsible." Weis later claimed his comments were meant to be general statements about false Internet rumors and their impact on coaches' lives. Weis called Carroll to apologize Sunday, saying his words were represented incorrectly.
Meanwhile, according to an ESPN report, Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen will forgo his senior season and enter the NFL draft. Clausen has called a news conference for 2 p.m....
The Red Sox have agreed to terms with 33-year-old right hander Scott Atchison to a one-year deal with club options for 2011 and 2012. The pitcher had previously signed with Sox in December of 2007 before deciding a week later to go to play for Japan's Hanshin Tigers. Atchison had a 2.77 ERA over two seasons with the Tigers. In parts of three major league seasons Atchison has a 2-3 record and a 4.10 ERA. The Red Sox had signed Atchinson to a minor-league contract prior to the 2007 before selling his rights to the Tigers. For the latest on the Winter Meetings check the Full Count blog.
Former NBA referee Tim Donaghy, who was recently released from federal prison after serving a stint for passing inside information to gamblers and mob associates, will appear with Dennis & Callahan Tuesday at 9 a.m. Donaghy, who has accused other referees of fixing games, just released a book detailing his charges. On "60 Minutes" Sunday night, Donaghy admitted to betting on games but insisted that he never compromised the games with bogus calls.
Patriots LB, Jerod Mayo, talks about the high praise he's been receiving from coach Belichick, trying to forget about last year, and what the team hopes from the defense.
Patriots WR, Danny Amendola, joined the show for a bit to talk about his health, the evolution of the playbook, and the heated battles between the offense and defense.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Wednesday's Patriots practice, which featured Brandon Browner getting into it with Kenbrell Thompkins and a couple others.
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.
Rob and Alex talk with John Farrell about all the moves the Red Sox made at the deadline, what they gave up and what they gained.
Rob Bradford and Alex Speier are in and talking about all the moves made by the Red Sox at the trade deadline, because the most fun thing about the day is talking about the moves of the day. Red Sox GM Ben Cherington held a press conference talking about the Red Sox moves, and Rob and Alex talk with Red Sox manager John Farrell about the moves made at the deadline.
Former Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes reacts to the news that he, along with Jon Lester, have been traded to the Oakland Athletics for Yoenis Cespedes
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 John Dennis.
John, Gerry and Meter react to the breaking news of Jon Lester being dealt to the A's.
ESPN Boston's Gordon Edes gave us the latest on the Lester trade talks.
Lou goes through the 5 stages of grief, then John Lackey gets traded to the Cardinals.
Lou, Christian, and Tim react to the news that Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes have been traded to Oakland for Yoenis Cespedes. Lou hates the deal the move, especially because Cespedes is not arbitration eligible.
Former Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes joins MFB to react to the news he has been traded along with Jon Lester to the Oakland Athletics for Yoenis Cespedes
Biggest trade deadline day in recent memory for the Boston Red Sox... and not in a good way. We discuss it all as the news happens and take your reactions.
We tackle four topics, all surrounding the four worst Sox trade deadline deals in recent memory.
As news looms about a possible Jon Lester trade, we sit down with the skipper of your Sox live from Fenway park.
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.
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