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11/11/2009 - 3:28pm
Colvin on D&H: Brady Over Manning

Former Patriots linebacker Rosevelt Colvin was interviewed on the Dale & Holley Show on Wednesday afternoon. He broke down several facets of this coming Sunday’s Patriots-Colts game, among them the changes in the Colts this year, how to wage psychological warfare against the Colts, the distinction between Peyton Manning being “a sissy” and playing smart when taking sacks, and why he believes that Pats quarterback Tom Brady is better than Manning.
 
"If I have Tom Brady in -2 degree whether or if I have Tom Brady in 108 degree weather, same guy. If I have Tom Brady when it’s raining or inside or outside, same guy," said Colvin. "If I’ve got Peyton, and it’s raining and sloppy, there’s a chance he might get a little frustrated, a little upset at his offensive line, start saying things that he shouldn’t say, and then you’d have an issue on your hands. You can’t take that...

11/11/2009 - 2:23pm
Red Sox still waiting on Varitek

CHICAGO -- Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein stopped to offer some updates regarding team-related items before heading out of the general managers meetings:

 

-- There still is no word on Jason Varitek, who has until midnight to activate his $3 million player option. The deadline is such since the Red Sox had informed the catcher that they wouldn't be picking up the $5 million team option last Friday.

 

-- Epstein met with Varitek's agent, Scott Boras, for approximately 30 minutes Tuesday night, during which time the catcher was the primary topic of conversation.

 

-- Epstein talked with Billy Wagner's agent, Bean Stringfellow, Tuesday night regarding the reliever's openness to accepting arbitration if/when the Sox offer it. The Red Sox would be open to having Wagner back, but on terms that would allow his contract to fit in the construct of their roster. There is no level the Sox would have to adhere...

11/11/2009 - 2:15pm
Rodney wants Pats to 'kick some butt'

Rodney Harrison apparently still bleeds the red, white and blue of the Patriots. During a national conference call to discuss this Sunday night's huge game, Harrison, in his first year as an NBC analyst, said he is hoping the Patriots come out on top. 

 

"Hopefully, the Patriots can go out and kick some butt," Harrison said.

 

Representing the Colts is former coach Tony Dungy, who like Harrison, is in his first year removed from the rivalry. "[New England] reminds me of where we were last year," Dungy said. "We were 3-4 last year but we didn't see ourselves as a 3-4 team."

 

For more, visit the football blog It Is What It Is

 


11/11/2009 - 1:41pm
Brady: I talked to Peyton about knee

FOXBORO -- Tom Brady acknowledged this morning that he called Peyton Manning following his reconstructive ACL surgery in October 2008. "I called him and said, 'Tell me about the knee. That's a true story,' " Brady recalled during his press conference at Gillette Stadium. Manning, like Brady, had to deal with a knee infection. Just prior to the 2008 season, surgery was performed on Manning to remove an infected bursa sac in his left knee. For more, visit the football blog It Is What It Is


11/11/2009 - 12:05pm
Bourque on D&H: Credit to Julien

Ray Bourque checked in with the Dale & Holley show Wednesday morning and talked about his son, Chris, playing against the Bruins at the TD Garden with the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night.

 

"Chris was really excited about it, and mom and his sister and brother were real excited," the proud father said. "We were all there watching. Nothing like seeing your son come back to Boston and have an opportunity to play in that building where he skated as a young little kid, with many, many Bruins. It was fun to watch."

 

Bourque also talked about the Bruins' slow start and how they appear to be turning a corner with consecutive wins for the first time all season.

 

"After the success that they had last year, sometimes you think it's just going to happen, and you forget how it happened," Bourque said. "And this team, you look at how they played last year, how...

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