Bruins forward Milan Lucic returned to practice with the team this morning for the first time since breaking his finger Oct. 16 in Dallas. Although still not game-ready, Lucic skated with top-line center Patrice Bergeron and winger Marco Sturm in a couple of drills. Check the Big Bad Blog for more information as it becomes avaiable.
Andre Tippett, former Patriots linebacker and resident of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, joined Dale & Holley this morning to discuss his new book, the importance of his martial arts training and the Patriots' matchup with the Colts Sunday night.
"It is a big game. It is a big game and it does matter to us getting a win there," Tippett said. "Hindsight being what it is, we are going to want to have something here late in the season, late in the year. If we do what we are supposed to do and take care of our business, they are vulnerable and hopefully we will take advantage of their vulnerability."
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Former Boston College defensive back Jamie Silva, now a member of the Indianapolis Colts, checked in with the Dennis & Callahan show to chat about Sunday's Patriots-Colts showdown. Silva plays scout-team defense against Peyton Manning and said Manning does not like to be intercepted even in practice. The Rhode Island native said Manning reminds him of former BC quarterback and current Atlanta Falcons standout Matt Ryan.
"I've never seen anybody prepare for a game or for a week like [Manning]," Silva said. "When I first got here last year, I did notice a lot of similarities with Peyton and Matt Ryan. Just the way that Matt carries himself is similar to the way Peyton carries himself, which is strange because I don't think they had ever met each other or talked or anything. But just their demeanor and kind of the way they go about things is very similar. So it's kind of funny to see."
Patriots tight end Ben Watson called in to the Dennis & Callahan show Friday morning to talk about Sunday's game against the Colts. Watson said he isn't getting caught up in the hype for this game, instead believing in the mantra of his boss, Bill Belichick.
"It's the biggest game of the season because it's the next game of the season," Watson said. "The next game is always the biggest game."
Watson talked about being a tight end who does not catch a lot of balls, ranking him low on the list of pass-catchers around the league.
"Everybody has a certain role to play," Watson said. "In some years in my career, I might be that guy [who gets a lot of receptions]. In some years, I might not. ... You can't go around comparing yourself to other people, whether it's good or bad."
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WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss the start of Patriots training camp. Players began arriving for camp on Wednesday, and Bill Belichick broke the news that Rob Gronkowski has been cleared to play.
Tom "Eugene" Curran joins the guys to discuss how the Patriots look coming out of OTAs. Then Christian and Lou discuss the Patriots playbook scandal.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Tom Brady's work in mini-camp and his response to recent criticism of his play.
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.
We check in with the manager of the local nine to get his take on the Sox recent hot run, the performance of the pitching staff and much more.
With the non-waiver trade deadline a mere 8 days away, Buster talks about the market for guys like Cliff Lee, Jake Peavy, Koji Uehara, and the injuries Dustin Pedroia might be dealing with.
David Ross joined the show to talk a little bit about his foot injury, but mostly about some of the other guys on the team. He spoke about Jackie Bradley Jr's defense, Pedroia's leadership, and how well Christian Vasquez is playing.
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
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The guys discussed Jake Peavy's 1-9 record this season.
The triumphant return of Kirk Minihane.
Florida State football coach Jimbo Fisher puts peanuts in his Diet Coke, and Tim learns that this is actually normal,... in the south. Lou learns that he can get his yard trimmed up nice by goats. Christian sparks a conversation about the stupidest things ever done in the name of love.
We discuss Sidney Rice's retirement from the NFL, and the greater issue, which is concussions and head injuries in the NFL.
We tackle four topics all revolving around predictions and concerns for the Patriots entering the 2014 season.
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.
Danny breaks down the Canelo vs Lara fight and the controversy. Mike Tyson's former trainer Ronnie Shields joins the show.
Rob Bradford is joined by Red Sox leadoff hitter Brock Holt, who since being inserted into the top spot in the batting order has been among the best leadoff men in baseball. Heading into Tuesday night, no other leadoff hitter has had more hits (77) since May 23, with Holt having played every inning of every game during that stretch.
This week, Sam Packard and Zach Geld talk about the Post-Pierzynski Red Sox. Julian Edlow of the Green Street Blog, joins the program to analyze the Celtics off-season, and finally an over-eager discussion of fantasy football.
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