Patriots quarterback Tom Brady joined the Dennis & Callahan show Tuesday morning, just hours after the team's impressive, 41-14 victory over the Dolphins in Miami. "This was a big game," Brady said. "We put a lot into this game. We put a lot of preparation into it. ... There's a lot of questions and doubts about our team. As a team, we really showed what we're made of."
Brady and coach Bill Belichick were visibly excited toward the end of the game, showing more emotion than fans were used to seeing. Brady said part of the display had to do with the team finally getting a victory on the road. "It's been a long time since we've had a big win on the road," he said. "And that doesn't matter if it's last year or last night. You love winning on the road. And that's something that we didn't do this year. When you finally get that win, there's a lot of emotion that's built up for a long time."
According a new report, Tour de France winner Alberto Contador tested for high levels of a chemical that is found in plastic IV bags. Contador, who last month blamed tainted beef for the existence of high levels of the banned drug clenbuterol, has yet to come up with an explanation for the existence of a plasticizer in his urine.
Also in France, the Knicks, one of three NBA teams playing in Europe this preseason, plan to take photos at the Eiffel Tower in Paris despite recent alleged terrorist threats. A league spokesman said that additional security measures have been taken to protect the Knicks, as well as the Lakers and Timberwolves.
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Patriots safety Pat Chung blocked two kicks and returned an interception 51 yards for a touchdown in the Pats' 41-14 victory over the Dolphins Monday night. Chung blocked a punt that led to a Patriots touchdown and later blocked a field goal that Kyle Arrington returned for a score. "That's something coach saw," Chung said of the blocked kicks. "We practiced everything that happened in that game. We executed the way coach drew it up."
On his interception return, "I was shocked at first and then, being in the right spot at the right time," Chung said. "When opportunity comes, it's too late to prepare. Opportunity came, so I took it."
Speaking after his team's 41-14 rout of the Dolphins Monday night in Miami, Patriots coach Bill Belichick insisted the players believed they could turn in such a performance, although he believed others might have doubted them.
"No, I wasn't that surprised, but I guess everybody else is," Belichick said when asked if he was surprised his team was able to put up 35 second-half points. "You make plays, you score points. You don't make it, you don't score them." After pointing out that the Patriots have now won three of their last four games in Miami, Belichick continued, "I think our team is confident we can win. I know we don't do it every time, but we think we can."
The victory was unique considering the Patriots were the only team in NFL history to score touchdowns on a blocked field goal return, kickoff return, run, pass and interception return, and have a blocked punt to go along with...
After directing the Patriots to a 41-14 victory over the Dolphins Monday night, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady told reporters in Miami that the Pats carried a chip on their shoulders into the game. "Yeah, it's going to be there for a while," Brady said. "We've got a lot of chips."
Brady completed 19-of-24 passes for 153 yards and a touchdown as the Pats not only won a big game on the road, but did most of their damage in the second half. "It's a big win for us," Brady said. "We've been talking about this all season and what we had to win on the road and play good four quarters of football. We did [Monday] and when we play well for four quarters, it's a good outcome."
Brady said the team was determined to have a good second half, and it got off to a fast start when Brandon Tate returned the second-half kickoff 103 yards for a touchdown. "It was awesome," Brady...
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia talks to former federal prosecutor John Down about the NFL's discipline process and what should be changed.
We check in with Patriots special teams captain Matthew Slater on a Patriots Monday as the Patriots prepare for their fourth pre-season game, and are 10 days away from opening the 2015 season.
We check in with the head coach of the Patriots on a Pats Monday to get his take on the win over Carolina, pre-season game number four, and the numerous cuts to the team's roster he must make in the upcoming weeks.
Jay King of Masslive.com joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.
Michael joins Ben and Sam to discuss the wild NBA Free Agency period and the upcoming Celtics season.
How long will this rebuild take? How much money will it take to keep Bae Crowder? Are Draft Picks even worth anything? With the Danny Ainge not landing any big names in the draft, and unable to lure any big names in free agency, Sam and Ben discussed if the Celtics are doomed moving forward.
We check in for our weekly visit with the interim Sox manager.
Joe Castiglione & Lou Merloni talked to the Sox outfielder, who had three hits and threw out a runner at home in the win over the Yankees.
Butch and John are talking Red Sox on the Sunday Sports Roundtable. They get into the current state of the rotation and how things have improved as of late. Joe Kelly has been on fire, but is he a trade asset? The guys discuss the starting pitchers that will be free agents this year and if any are good fits in Boston. Then they move on to the decision to let Orsillo go in favor of Dave O'Brien - Tomase has an interesting perspective on this topic.
Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.
The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.
In the final hour of the "midseason finale" as DJ likes to call it, the crew discuss more about the future of the Bruins franchise, the possible power struggle in the front office and who should be the head coach going forward. They talk to intelligent and talented Fluto Shinzawa about all of these thing and more in an excellent interview, and finally, DJ says THANK YOU!
Jason defended himself against Minihane.
The top stories of the day.
Former NFL running back Eddie George is upset that Judge Berman overturned Tom Brady's suspension and is speaking out, calling Tom Brady a cheater.
The guys continue to embrace the breaking news and listen to comments from Tedy Bruschi who happily reacts to the news that his former teammate is eligible to play on Opening Night.
Adam Schefter joins the show to talk about the breaking news that Tom Brady's suspension has been overturned, and gives his inside opinion on the result.
Now that the ruling has been overturned, Dale and Holley with Thornton check in with the legal analyst that was at the forefront of this case... SI's Michael McCann
Now that Brady is free, here's a recap of a good amount of the hate they faced the last 8 months.
We discuss Bob McNair's now infamous quotes about the Patriots, and how his comments, uniformed as they may be, are probably representative of other NFL owners, and thus the reason Roger Goodell can push forward with this situation without worrying about blowback from the owners.
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola discuss Jackie Bradley Jr, Mookie Betts, Rusney Castillo, and who should play where. Also, the current outfield in context with Sox history.
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola discuss the state of the Red Sox after a 13-8 loss to the Yankees. Pablo Sandoval and other notable fat ballplayers are discussed, in addition to some of the positives with the team
Chris Mortensen went on a sports radio station in Arizona today and talked about his deflate gate reporting, and said that the Krafts called him to apologize over the whole situation. Only thing is there's a report tonight from D&C saying their sources at the Patriots are saying that did not happen, could Mort be, dare I say, wrong?
With the transfer window coming to a close, Ben, Russ & Alex hand out transfer grades for each Premier League team. They also discuss the Revs recent surge and debate if it will continue this weekend.
Ken Laird and Ryan Hannable are joined this week by special guests Jim Callis of MLB.com and Rob Bradford of WEEI.com to discuss what new GM Dave Dombrowski will do with his new prospect system. Also, do the Sox really have the best Farm system in baseball? Finally, Ken travels to Lowell to chat with Spinners' catcher Austin Rei and manager Joe Oliver.
It’s peek draft season so Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson are back with today’s Fantasy Football Podcast on Draft Strategy. Pete Davidson’s article at Rotobahn.com “The 2015 Draft Plan” fuels a deep conversation on how to approach the draft at all the key positions Quarterback, Runningback, Wide Receiver, Tight End and Defense. Get prepared and Happy Drafting!
McCann gave us his thoughts on yesterday's proceedings.More from this show