New Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll called in to the Dennis & Callahan show Wednesday morning from Mobile, Ala., where he is scouting players in practices leading up to the Senior Bowl. Carroll discussed his decision to leave USC and take another shot at the NFL, his first pro stint since being dismissed by the Patriots after the 1999 season.
"It's such a good opportunity," Carroll said. "When these guys came around and said they wanted me to come up there and do this thing, and they wanted me to do it the way I thought was the very best, giving me the freedom to create the kind of environment and culture that I wanted to do ... and have the guys I want to hire, and on and on. It was just right. If you're ever going to go, this was the time. I was pumped up about it." Added Carroll: "It was a great challenge, it's something that's going to be hard to do, but it's going to be exciting and fun and all that....
Red Sox starter Tim Wakefield told a Comcast TV interviewer at the Baseball Assistance Team (BAT) Awards in New York on Tuesday that he is in good health and plans on being a member of the Red Sox rotation in 2010. Wakefield said that he received positive medical reports from the Red Sox team doctor and trainer on Monday, and that he is currently "right back on track with my normal offseason routine."
"I plan on being one of the five [Red Sox] starters," Wakefield said in the interview. "Obviously, I think there were some questions marks that were relieved yesterday. I went to see the doctor, met with the trainer yesterday. They did some testing, and were very surprised at my strength, how quickly it came back.
"I feel great," he added. "I finished my rehab...
Boston College held on for a 73-69 win over Clemson Tuesday night at Conte Forum, giving the Eagles their second win in their last six games. The win avenges a 72-56 loss BC suffered at the hands of the Tigers (15-6, 3-4 ACC) on Jan. 9 in South Carolina. BC stormed out to a 42-25 halftime lead before the visitors closed the gap to four with under a minute to play. Leading the way for the Eagles was Reggie Jackson, who finished with 18 points, while Biko Paris pitched in with 15. Projected NBA first-round pick Trevor Booker led Clemson with 19 points. Boston College improves to 12-9, 3-4 in the ACC. For more, see The BC Blog.
WALTHAM -- The Celtics leave Wednesday morning to begin one of their toughest four-day stretches of the season. On Thursday, they play in Orlando, followed by a road game in Atlanta the next night. They return home on Sunday to host Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers. All three teams have a combined 91 wins entering Tuesday's play. “Huge," Glen Davis said of the week. "These are big, big, big games. If you’re not a competitor, you don’t need to play in these games. This is a great opportunity for us to keep our win streak alive and also get better with playoff-contending teams. We’re looking forward to the challenge. Every game is big but these games are bigger.” For more, visit the Green Street blog.
Kyle Arrington, filing in for Devin MCcourty, previews Pats-Broncos
Adam Schefter, ESPN Insider, joins the guys to talk Pats-Broncos, Brady-Manning and the rest of the NFL.
Mike Klis discusses Brady vs. Manning, Welker and Belichick, and the rest of the Pats-Broncos story lines.
Its time to start the season for the Celtics! We talk about the things we like about the Celtics and the things we dont like very much. Plus Sam feels like a jerk for laughing at Julius Randle.
Jackie MacMullan joins MFB for the first time this season. She discusses the rejection of NBA lottery reform, Rajon Rondo, and the Celtics chances this season.
Mut, Rob Bradford and Alex Speier are back and talking not only Red Sox, but MLB Hot Stove. They talk with Red Sox GM Ben Cherington, and take some phone calls about some of the Red Sox potential moves.
Mut, Rob Bradford, and Alex Speier talk with Red Sox GM Ben Cherington. Ben addresses some questions regarding Will Middlebrooks, Rusney Castillo, as well as Yoenis Cespedes' future with the club.
Joe Castiglione does his annual wrap-up of the season by reading the poem by Bart Giamatti.
We discuss the Bruins blown 2 goal lead against the Wild at the Garden and where they go from here with the great Jack Edwards of NESN.
NESN's Andy Brickley joined the show following Boston's 4-3 loss to the Minnesota Wild. Brick talked about Patrice Bergeron's line getting beat a lot, the Bruins' lack of focus in their 6 losses, and the big blow to the defense with Torey Krug's injury.
Joe McDonald joins the guys to talk to about the Chara injury and how the Bruins will move forward without him.
Happy birthday Kirk!!!!
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The guys got dressed up for Kirk's 40th.
MFB and the callers wish a very Happy 40th Birthday to Kirk Minihane
Three For All, Ebola Scare
Dale and Greg Dickerson try and find new and exciting ways to discuss Manning vs Brady 16, including how each QB fares in adverse weather conditions.
Dale and Greg Dickerson take a few minutes to remember Tom Menino.
We look at four free agents the Sox might have an eye on, two on the mound, two at third base.
Mikey, Villani and Lenny are talking about the 2004 Red Sox on the anniversary of Game 4 of the ALCS with Dave Roberts steal abd Bill Mueller driving him in and what it was like to witness.
Mikey, Mut and Lenny are talking about the Patriots and how they have stacked up through the years and what got them to the three championships and five Super Bowl appearances in the Brady-Belichick era.
Mikey and Mut take a call from someone who wants to criticize Belichick the GM and his history of drafting players and making moves in the draft.
The playoffs are here and we are ready! Brad Feldman joins the show to talk about the Revs vs the Crew. We also talk about the newest addition to the MLS.
WEEI.com’s Scott McLaughlin is joined by Joe Meloni of College Hockey News on the first episode of the College Puckcast. They talk about the wrist injury that will sideline Boston College defenseman Steve Santini until at least January, as well as the good start for Boston University and its star freshman, Jack Eichel. Other topics include fast starts for Vermont and UMass-Lowell and slow starts for Providence and Northeastern.
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