Celtics coach Doc Rivers made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Wednesday morning. Asked about the Celtics' reputation as trash-talkers — three Celtics ranked in the top four of a recent Sports Illustrated players poll about the league's top yappers — Rivers said he once tried to limit the talk but learned the hard way that it negatively affected the team's play, so he allows it. "It's who we are, and I'm not going to try to change it," Rivers said. "It's part of their DNA."
Rivers defended Kevin Garnett, who landed at No. 1 in the trash-talking poll (with Rasheed Wallace and Paul Pierce not far behind). "The thing with Kevin is, Kevin talks the whole game — to himself, us, to his teammates and to the other team," Rivers said. "So, I don't know where and who he's talking to. And I don't think the other team does as well." Added Rivers: "I don't really think...
New Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll called in to the Dennis & Callahan show Wednesday morning from Mobile, Ala., where he is scouting players in practices leading up to the Senior Bowl. Carroll discussed his decision to leave USC and take another shot at the NFL, his first pro stint since being dismissed by the Patriots after the 1999 season.
"It's such a good opportunity," Carroll said. "When these guys came around and said they wanted me to come up there and do this thing, and they wanted me to do it the way I thought was the very best, giving me the freedom to create the kind of environment and culture that I wanted to do ... and have the guys I want to hire, and on and on. It was just right. If you're ever going to go, this was the time. I was pumped up about it." Added Carroll: "It was a great challenge, it's something that's going to be hard to do, but it's going to be exciting and fun and all that....
Red Sox starter Tim Wakefield told a Comcast TV interviewer at the Baseball Assistance Team (BAT) Awards in New York on Tuesday that he is in good health and plans on being a member of the Red Sox rotation in 2010. Wakefield said that he received positive medical reports from the Red Sox team doctor and trainer on Monday, and that he is currently "right back on track with my normal offseason routine."
"I plan on being one of the five [Red Sox] starters," Wakefield said in the interview. "Obviously, I think there were some questions marks that were relieved yesterday. I went to see the doctor, met with the trainer yesterday. They did some testing, and were very surprised at my strength, how quickly it came back.
"I feel great," he added. "I finished my rehab...
Boston College held on for a 73-69 win over Clemson Tuesday night at Conte Forum, giving the Eagles their second win in their last six games. The win avenges a 72-56 loss BC suffered at the hands of the Tigers (15-6, 3-4 ACC) on Jan. 9 in South Carolina. BC stormed out to a 42-25 halftime lead before the visitors closed the gap to four with under a minute to play. Leading the way for the Eagles was Reggie Jackson, who finished with 18 points, while Biko Paris pitched in with 15. Projected NBA first-round pick Trevor Booker led Clemson with 19 points. Boston College improves to 12-9, 3-4 in the ACC. For more, see The BC Blog.
We check in with Full Tilt, Full Time Tedy Bruschi for his take on the poor play of the New England Patriots, and where they go from here.\
The big nose tackle joins Dale and Holley the day after one of the worst losses in recent Patriots history.
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 Castiglione does his annual wrap-up of the season by reading the poem by Bart Giamatti.
Mut and Rob discuss the "kids" and the variety of young bodies the Red Sox called upon this season. Specifically, they look at Bogaerts and Bradley, Jr. and where things went wrong. They give their opinions on which one will right the ship next season.
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DJ Bean, WEEI.com, joined the guys to talk about the Bruins signing two young stars to 1-year contracts.
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
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The guys opened the show discussing the Pats brutal Monday night loss.
John Dennis left the show mid segment.
Christian's nephew twisted his ankle and missed Sunday's game because he (supposedly) slipped while rushing down the stairs to stop his puppy from peeing on the floor. Lou addresses the Unsportsmanlike Conduct penalty from last night's game, in which a Chiefs player was flagged for dropping to his knees during a TD celebration. And Christian is dubious of some photos of LaRon Landry.
A familiar sentiment has arisen regarding the Patriots offense. Tom Brady is locking in on 2 guys (Edelman and Gronk) and no one else seems to be getting a look. A 37 year old, future Hall of Fame QB, has little to no weapons in 2014.
Lou, Christian and Tim break down last night's embarrassing loss on national television. They wonder just how much progress has been made towards building a championship team.
A less than chipper Bill Belichick joins Dale, Michael and Steve DeOssie the day after the Patriots got blown out on Monday Night in KC.
We check in with Full Tilt, Full Time Tedy Bruschi for his take on the poor play of the New England Patriots, and where they go from here.
Mut and Chris Villani are talking about the issues the Patriots defense faced against the Kansas City Chiefs, particularly in the running game.
The Patriots seemed to have no answer for the Kansas City Chiefs. Mut and Price talk about how the Patriots were exposed in all aspects of the game.
Mut is in for Mikey and Chris Price of WEEI.com is in with him. The guys talk about the Patriots defense, inability of the offense to stay on the field, and coaching adjustments or lack thereof.
Ben and Russ break down some rumors surrounding Real Madrid and Manchester United. Also on the docket is the MLS and your New England Revolution.
Dino, Gerry and Kirk talk about Gerry's passionate defense of Tom Brady, going to lunch and clock issues in the third edition of Breaking Balls.
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