Fans in Philadelphia at Sunday night's Phillies-Mets game reacted to the news of Osama bin Laden's death by breaking out into "USA" chants. The players on the field did not initially understand the patriotic fervor, as they had no access to the news. David Wright of the Mets was standing on second base in the ninth inning. He was pleased to eventually find out the reason. “I don’t like to give the Philly fans too much credit,” Wright said, “but they got this one right. It’s a proud moment to stand out there and you’ve got 45-50 thousand people chanting. That was pretty special.”
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Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown joined the Dennis & Callahan show Monday morning to talk about the American military's raid on Osama bin Laden's Pakistani hideout that ended in the death of the world's most-wanted terrorist.
"Certainly a big day for America and our allies," the Wrentham Republican said. "I want to commend President Obama and President Bush and our military intelligence folks and obviously the operational forces that executed it. What it tells me, as you've been referencing, is that if you're a terrorist, and you want to kill people on American soil, regardless of when we get you back, we're going to do it."
Added Brown: "This is something that's been ongoing through a couple of administrations, and the effort to go and get this guy, and show him and others that, once again, if you're going to do what you did, we're going to come after you, whether it's tomorrow, next year, five years, 10 years from now....
Osama bin Laden, the head of al-Qaida and the man described as the man behind the 9/11 attacks on the United States nearly 10 years ago, is dead. President Barack Obama addressed the nation from the White House late on Sunday night to announce that an eight-month undertaking came to fruition on Sunday, when a small team of Americans killed the terrorist at a compound in Pakistan.
"Justice has been done," Obama said.
MIAMI -- Veteran NBA referee Dan Crawford -- the crew chief in Sunday's Game 1 between the Heat and Celtics -- spoke to a pool reporter following the 99-90 Miami win to address the technical fouls given to Paul Pierce. Pierce was ejected in the fourth quarter with 7:00 remaining after exchanging words with Dwyane Wade.
"It's [the second technical] what we call a verbal taunt," Crawford said. "He directed profanity towards Wade. And in the rulebook, that is a verbal taunt. And it just so happened to be Pierce's second technical foul."
Pierce collected his first technical a minute earlier, appearing to use his head to make contact with James Jones after Jones fouled Pierce.
"The first technical foul, it was contact during a dead ball," said Crawford. "He approached Jones and got right in his face. There wasn't a head-butt, but he got right into his face after a hard foul."
MIAMI-- Doc Rivers met with the media following the Celtics' 99-90 Game 1 loss to the Heat on Sunday. Rivers was asked about the two technical fouls called on Paul Pierce in the fourth quarter, leading to Pierce's ejection. Pierce was handed his first technical foul after being fouled by James Jones, and received his second after exchanging words with Dwyane Wade after Wade pushed Pierce as he was attempting to set a screen on the baseline.
"I thought both [Jones and Wade fouls] were flagrant fouls, and I don't think we should have reacted to either one," said Rivers. "I thought that James Jones was a clear flagrant, he went right for the head and grabbed. I thought Wade's was an absolute flagrant. He had no intentions and he was just trying to run through Paul. ... I thought both were really absolutely flagrant fouls that should have been called."
Rivers was asked if he had anticipated such a physical game between the two teams...
Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.
Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.
Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
Jeff Goodman calls Mike and Rob to drop a ton of knowledge on the upcoming NBA Draft and some of the names available. Sorry fans - he doesn't see Kevin Durant or any big-named free agents coming to Boston and thinks they'll end up making the third pick this season. He also says that there is NO WAY he would trade next year's Brooklyn pick because the draft will be very deep. He discusses the chances of trading with Philly for Okafor, why he like Kris Dunn so much and much more.
Brad Stevens makes his first appearance on the Dale and Holley with Thornton show. We discuss the Atlanta series and what went wrong, and where the Celtics go from here.
Ian Thomsen of NBA.com joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss to discuss the next moves for Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics with the NBA Draft Lottery rapidly approaching. They discussed the crazy ending to Game 2 of Thunder vs Spurs and picked the player they would build their pretend new franchise around.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox right fielder and home run machine, Mookie Betts, after Mookie's three home run game propels the Red Sox past the Baltimore Orioles 6-2.
Danny recaps the Red Sox 7-2 win over the Orioles
Danny Picard recaps the Red Sox 5-3 win over the Blue Jays.
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.
John, Gerry and Kirk discuss the Red Sox win over Baltimore on Memorial Day Monday and the team's surge to a two game lead in the AL East
Gerry, John and Kirk are astounded at Howard Bryant's latest effort in ESPN the Magazine. Are patriotic displays at ballparks stifling athletes? What?
John, Gerry and Kirk discuss the killing of Harambe the gorilla to save a four-year old boy. Was there another option besides shooting? Should the boy's parents be held accountable?
ERod is back on the mound for the Sox tonight, and the guys break down what the expectations should be for the young pitcher's first major league start after his injury.
The guys talk about Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals, and also give you their thoughts on the upcoming NBA Finals rematch between the Warriors and the Cavs.
ESPN's Howard Bryant is release a feature story about sports teams honoring the military and police at their games and he thinks those ceremonies do not belong in sports. Glenn, Lou and Christian go at Bryant and talk about why he's wrong.
We discuss Jackie Bradley's leave of absence to be with his wife for the birth of his first child, and that drums up the old caveman debate about whether men should miss work while their wives give birth.
We discuss the frustration of Clay Buchholz in moving to the pen, and whether or not this is the right move not only for him but for the Sox as a whole.
We discuss the ending of the Western Conference finals, and also look ahead to KD's plans and the NBA Finals match-up.
Jerry is joined by Graig Murphy to talk stand up comedy. Until Graig pretty much hijacks the podcast to tell his side of the "Big Show Unfiltered" story.
Ben and Russ preview the Champions League Final between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid. Who we want to win, who we think will win, and why. We also talk about our wishes for the USMNT.
The Dennis and Callahan malcontent is joined by former WEEI personality Pete Sheppard to talk about his past involvement with the station and his current gig in New Hampshire. You'll be glad to hear Pete hasn't changed one bit.
Mike Mutnansky, Jon Meterparel and Butch Stearns discuss the Celtics and their level of interest in Kevin Durant after Oklahoma City's losses in games five and six; also what should the Celtics do with the third pick in the draft coming up in June?More from this show