FOXBORO -- For the first time since winning Super Bowl XXXVI, the Patriots will return to the Louisiana Superdome on Monday night to take on the 10-0 Saints. "That was the last time we were there," Tom Brady recalled Wednesday. "Mr. [Robert] Kraft came in [Wednesday] and talked to the team about that. He talked about the special memories of that place. You never forget that day. That was pretty unbelievable for all of us. A lot of us, your first chance to play in the Super Bowl and winning the Super Bowl under the circumstances of course of that season and that year, with 9/11 happening and U2 performing at halftime, it was pretty unbelievable." For more, visit the football blog, It Is What It Is.
FOXBORO -- Patriots coach Bill Belichick took time at the start of his Wednesday press conference to thank the Robert Kraft and the Kraft family for the chance to coach their team. "I appreciate the Kraft family giving me an opportunity to be the coach here," Belichick said. "We certainly have outstanding facilities and support and everything to work with. Robert talked to the team this morning and I thought he put the day in good perspective. It's a good time to reflect and be appreciative, take at least one day a year to do that. It's a great time for all of us to be thankful, especially those of us with the Patriots. We have a great situation here. It's a great opportunity." For more, visit the football blog, It Is What It Is.
The Patriots announced Wednesday morning that CB Leigh Bodden has been named AFC Defensive Player of the Week by the National Football League for his performance in New England’s 31-14 victory over the Jets last Sunday. It is the first time that Bodden has earned the AFC Defensive Player of the Week honor. Bodden registered a career-high three interceptions against the Jets, including one that he returned 53 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter. The three interceptions tie the Patriots franchise record for interceptions in a game. It was the second time in Bodden’s career that he has had at least two interceptions in a game. He had two interceptions in a game in 2007 when he played in Cleveland. For more Patriots news, check out our football blog, It Is What It Is.
Curt Schilling checked in with the Dennis & Callahan show to discuss a report that the Red Sox are pursuing Blue Jays pitcher Roy Halladay. "I'd pull out all the stops to make something like that happen," Schilling said.
The former Sox pitcher said he understands that the price would be high, but it wouldn't prevent him from making a deal. "So rarely do you get a chance to get an impact guy of his caliber. Even rarer still is a guy that's a pitcher. I look at is as: OK, let's see, you get five years of Halladay — what are two World Series worth? What's one more World Series? If you can identify that there's a tangible value there, then that's what you do. At the end of the day, I'd pull out all the stops."
Schilling also took some time to look back on the Thanksgiving dinner he shared with Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein six years ago when Schilling decided to accept a trade from the...
According to a report on the New York Daily News' website, the Red Sox are aggressively pursuing Blue Jays ace Roy Halladay, "putting on a full-court press," according to a source. "They would love to get it wrapped up before the winter meetings [beginning Dec. 7]," the source told the Daily News. Read the article here. And check our Red Sox blog, Full Count, for more updates throughout the day.
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.
Tim Kurkjian joins the program to discuss the Red Sox options at the trade deadline.
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
ESPN Boston's Gordon Edes gave us the latest on the Lester trade talks.
The top stories of the day as recounted by John Dennis.
Joh, Gerry and Buck opened the show by discussing the latest rumors surrounding Jon Lester.
We check in with Alex on the eve of the trade deadline.
We respond and react to the news that Jon Lester may no longer be a member of the Boston Red Sox once the trade deadline passes.
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
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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