ESPN’s Todd McShay joined Dennis & Callahan Wednesday morning to discuss the NFL scouting combine and April draft.
A lot was made of Cam Newton’s performance at the combine. The Auburn quarterback struggled with some of his throws, and he was reportedly caught off guard by a question about why he disobeyed a call for a kneel-down at the end of the national championship game.
“I had questions about Cam Newton the individual and the leader and just how his character was going to mesh with an NFL team,” McShay said. “And to be honest with you, I have more questions now than I did when I arrived in Indianapolis. I met with him and I talked to him, and he can be a charismatic guy and he can be funny, but ultimately it comes down to, ‘How do you handle adversity?’
“He was great when all the rumors were going around, to departmentalize it and just focus on...
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Josh Beckett, who suffered a mild concussion when hit in the head with a ball during batting practice Monday, passed his physical examination Wednesday morning but will still miss his scheduled start against the Phillies Thursday. Minor leaguer Stolmy Pimentel will replace Beckett as the Red Sox' starter against the Phillies.
"He passed his test, which means he's allowed to do some activity. Now, again, they have to monitor his activity," Red Sox manager Terry Francona said. "He'll do some biking and some light throwing and then we'll see how he progresses from there."
Beckett told WEEI.com before taking the medical staff's examination that he felt better than Tuesday, after feeling uneasy for some of the day before.
Francona explained that if all goes well, the plan is for Beckett to make his next start with the usual four days of rest from the time of his...
Boston attorney Harry Manion joined the Dennis & Callahan show Wednesday morning to talk about high-profile cases in the sports world.
Former baseball stars Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds are facing trials this year. Manion said the cases are at opposite ends of the spectrum in terms of the players' prospects.
"I think the ultimate is that Clemens is going to be convicted and Bonds isn't," he said. "I think the way the cases have proceeded procedurally are dramatically different. Bonds has gotten every ruling, every break, because basically they have a very weak case against him, because the primary witness, the most important person with material information [Bonds' former personal trainer Greg Anderson], took the Fifth. … It's going to be very hard to prove knowledge, that he knowingly lied."
Of Clemens, Manion said: "He clearly lied in front of Congress. I don't...
Forbes magazine has a list of the top 10 most miserable sports cities in America, which includes factors such as heartbreaking playoff defeats and losing franchises to other cities, Seattle heads the list, followed closely by Atlanta. Phoenix, Buffalo and San Diego round out the top five.
Also in the news, Clippers owner Donald Sterling, who does not have a stellar reputation when it comes to his behavior toward minorities, saw his latest attempt at redemption come back to embarrass him with a Black History Month tribute that managed to be offensive to some.
Read more about those stories and others, plus check out the latest trick shot video — from a long snapper — at Wednesday's Morning Mashup.
Because workplace productivity is overrated, stop by the WEEI.com post-combine Patriots chat with Christopher Price and D.J. Bean on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the It Is What It Is blog. With the annual NFL scouting combine in the rearview mirror, we'll talk Patriots and how things look heading into the draft. We'll also break down how the top prospects looked, and make a few ill-advised predictions as to who is going to go end up where.
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.
Christian recaps the Red Sox 5-2 victory over Cleveland.
Joe Castiglione and Tim Neverett talked to the Sox DH, who almost hit for the cycle in the win over the Indians at Fenway.
Torey joins Mike and Rob to discuss the last week for the Red Sox, Joe Kelly's awesome performance last night, if Clay Buchholz can figure things out, David Ortiz and more.
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.
Jim Polito of WTAG in Worcester joins us for a few minutes to talk about the district attorney and how the show should stick to sports.
Turtleboy from Turtleboy Sports joins the guys to talk about the cop killer.
The list of top 20 celebrities people masterbate to, Cosby is in trouble again, and Dupont wrote another column.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN calls in to discuss who she thinks the Celtics are going to draft with the #3 pick, and also gives her opinion on what trades the Celtics could pull off this off-season.
There are so many good, young players on the Red Sox that it's hard to pick out the top 3. Glenn, Lou and Christian debate which of the young guys on the Sox are the most valuable and which ones could possibly be traded for a starting pitcher.
Kevin Love sat out for the entire 4th quarter for the second straight game against the Raptors, and Glenn, Lou and Christian can't believe the excuse Tyronn Lue gave to the media.
We discuss the latest developments in the story that won't die (Deflategate) with the great Michael McCann of SI and UNH law school.
We discuss Joe Kelly's triumphant return from the DL, and why Michael isn't ready to back off of his stance on the pitcher just yet.
Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss the Celtics options with the third pick in the upcoming NBA draft, plus talk a little NBA semi-finals as we await word on whether Draymond Green will be suspended.
In the latest It Is What It Is podcast, Chris Price talks with Comcast’s Phil Perry about the latest Deflategate news, what’s next for Tom Brady and what chance he might have when it comes to playing in the opener. The two also take a look at some guys on the roster bubble and which rookies have the best chance of having an impact in 2016 and beyond.
Former New England Football Pro Christian Fauria and one of Boston's premier sports medicine doctors and orthopedic surgeons to the pro's, Dr. Thomas Gill of Steward Health Care, discuss some of the recent injuries that have plagued the Boston Red Sox and how you can avoid similar injuries in your everyday life.
Rob Bradford sits down with both former Red Sox third baseman Mike Lowell and current Sox three-bagger, Travis Shaw, for an in-depth discussion on what it's like to be a 6-foot-3, starting third baseman in Boston.
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