Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff joined the Dale & Holley show Wednesday with a progressive attitude toward the future of the NFL and satisfaction with the team's joint practices with the Patriots.
Dimitroff, who spent five seasons as the director of college scouting for the Patriots before joining the Falcons in 2007, applauded the Patriots for heading to Atlanta for "a very productive day and a half of practice." Speaking about his former employers, Dimitroff noted that he continues to "strive for" creating a "brand" and reputation for the Falcons, much like the one the Patriots established in his time in New England.
The Falcons' GM was mum regarding Tom Brady's impending free agency and the uncertainty of labor negotiations, but he was more than willing to share his views on a potential 18-game regular season.
Dimitroff said he believes "100 percent...
During his Wednesday appearance on the Dale & Holley show, Red Sox manager Terry Francona got very defensive of center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury when asked if the center fielder is "soft."
"No," Francona said. "And I think for anyone to ever say that, especially for a radio host, is very disrespectful. Talking tough on the radio is a lot different than running into a wall or getting hit with a pitch. It's easy to be a tough guy when you get away from the field. But if you ever walk down to the field for a minute and feel how hard that baseball is — I mean, this guy's getting beat up."
Added Francona: "To get to this point in their career, they've had to — I know a lot of people think they're pampered athletes — but they've had to work pretty hard, and they've had to go through a lot. I guess I probably get a little bit protective of these guys because I...
Red Sox manager Terry Francona talked to the Dale & Holley show Wednesday and discussed Dustin Pedroia’s recent return to the lineup after a trip to the disabled list. It seemed that Francona couldn’t be happier that the second baseman is back for numerous reasons.
“He’s actually quieter when he’s playing, thank goodness. He was giving everybody headaches,” said Francona. “But it was nice to have him back. … As he settles in, you’ll see the real Pedroia.”
Francona also had plenty of praise for rookie outfielder Ryan Kalish, Tuesday’s hero after hitting his first career grand slam en route to the team’s 6-0 win over the Angels. The Sox manager noted that the team doesn’t just need the rookie to be its starting center fielder the rest of the way; the team...
Mike Cameron said Tuesday night that he is done for the season due to his abdominal tear. Speaking to ESPN.com, Cameron said he is scheduled to talk with general manager Theo Epstein on Wednesday to discuss a timetable for surgery.
"We're in a position now where we need all of the healthy — physically and mentally — guys possible playing in the field," Cameron said. "Me trying to play 65 percent is probably not beneficial to the ballclub at the moment.
"We're coming to the part of season now where it's important to have the healthiest guys on the baseball field. I'm looking at that aspect. Sometimes, as hard as it's been to give in to certain things, it's probably best to start looking at other options now."
Cameron has only played in 48 games since signing a two-year $15.5 million contract in the offseason. His revelation about his future came on the same day...
NESN Red Sox analyst Jerry Remy joined the Dennis & Callahan show Wednesday morning and talked at length about Clay Buchholz, who threw seven shutout innings in the team's 6-0 win over the Angels Tuesday night.
"He's been something special, he really has," Remy said. "The guys leads the league in ERA. Even when he doesn't have his best stuff, he can win now. He's been really, really good. Every time he goes out there, you just feel that that game's a W for you. Even last night against [Jered] Weaver, who's been one of the best pitchers in the league, you knew you had a great chance with Buchholz out there."
Remy also discussed Tuesday's other hero, Ryan Kalish, who hit his first career grand slam in the majors. Remy said he believes Sox fans will be seeing more out of the outfielder for a long time to come.
"I think this guy's the real deal," Remy...
FOXBORO — WEEI.com’s Mike Petraglia and Chris Price explain why Patriots owner Robert Kraft came out on the offensive Wednesday and hit back at the NFL for upholding Tom Brady‘s four-game suspension.
Law Professor Michael McCann calls in to talk about how Tom Brady can fight the NFL in court.
Peter King calls in to talk about Roger Goodell not reducing Tom Brady's suspension.
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.
Joe and Dave are joined by Pedro who was at the game and had his number 45 retired by the Red Sox in a very touching pregame ceremony. Pedro talks about going into the Hall of Fame, his time in Boston and love for the game of baseball.
Joe & Dave talked to the Sox designated hitter, who hit two home runs and drove in seven runs in the win over the Tigers.
Joe and Dave talk with Xander after he hits the walk-off single that snapped the Red Sox losing streak as they beat the Tigers in 11 innings.
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!
Stephen A. joined us to discuss Brady's punishment.
Pats fans called in with their thoughts on the Brady suspension.
Callers give their reaction to Tom Brady's suspension being upheld.
Stephen A. Smith was on the show BEFORE the news came down about Tom Brady's suspension being upheld. He was also the first to report the news that Tom Brady destroyed his personal cell phone.
Junior Seau's daughter denied chance to speak at her father's HOF induction. Dan LeBetard addressed the Colin Cowherd suspension. Jack Trudeau pulled over with absurdly high BAC.
The “B” in MFB has decided to accept a job back in Pittsburgh where he can be closer with his family. Tim Benz announces that he made the very difficult decision to leave his post at WEEI so he can return home full-time with his wife Kate.
Law Professor Michael McCann joins the show to talk about Roger Goodell not reducing Tom Brady's suspension and how this will play out in court.
Peter King joins the show to talk about Roger Goodell not reducing Tom Brady's suspension.
Collin McGregor gets weird and wild with Tigers
Mikey Adams lets the Red Sox have it and welcomes callers who do the same. The Red Sox (stink)!
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola get 36 glorious minutes between games of a Monday doubleheader, and after an 11-1 Red Sox loss, to vent about the declining state of the team.
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola talk to #RedSox great Bill Lee, The Spaceman, about the current version of the Sox as only The Spaceman can describe things.
Russ & Alex discuss Andrea Pirlo's MLS debut, Didier Drogba signing with Montreal and debate which team has had the best transfer window so far.
With the transfer window open and active in the world of soccer, David Amoyal joins Ben & Alex to talk transfers, transfers and more transfers
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