The Basketball Hall of Fame announced its 10 inductees for 2011, and the list features two former Celtics. Tom "Satch" Sanders, who played his entire NBA career in Boston (1960-61 through 1972-73) and coached the Celtics for parts of two seasons ('77-78 and '78-79) was selected along with Artis Gilmore, who played 47 games for the C's at the end of his long ABA/NBA career in 1987-88.
Other inductees include former players Dennis Rodman, Chris Mullin and Arvydas Sabonis, coaching legends Tex Winter and Herb Magee, Stanford women's coach Tara VanDerveer, women's standout Teresa Edwards and Harlem Globetrotter legend Reece "Goose" Tatum.
Induction ceremonies are Aug. 12 in Springfield.
ESPN baseball analyst John Kruk made his weekly appearance on the Mut & Merloni show Monday morning to talk about the Red Sox' slow start to the season.
Kruk said Sox fans shouldn't worry too much about the weekend sweep at the hands of the Rangers. "They just ran into a hot Texas team," he said. "Everything they threw up there got hit and hit hard. The next time they play, [Ian] Kinsler might not be swinging the bat well, and [Nelson] Cruz might not be swinging well, and then you run through them. So, I don't know. I mean, they scored runs, right? If they're worried about their starting pitching, then I think that we don't have a lot to worry about if you're a Red Sox fan."
John Lackey has not lived up to the five-year megacontract he signed last offseason. Kruk noted it's a concern to bring in a pitcher who pitches to contact into such a tough division.
"I thought it was surprising that they gave him that many...
ESPN’s Bill Simmons appeared on the Dennis & Callahan show Monday morning to discuss the Celtics’ playoff prospects and reflect on the Kendrick Perkins trade.
Simmons said that if Shaquille O’Neal can’t return after straining his right calf Sunday, he can’t see the Celtics winning it all. “They can’t win,” Simmons said. “I mean, part of this Perkins trade was that you had to keep your fingers crossed that you were either going to get Shaq and Jermaine [O'Neal] or one of them or pieces of both of them or whatever. And those guys aren’t involved. There are too many teams that have size that they’re probably going to have to come across at some point, especially because it just seems like the Lakers are going to be there now. They’re just not big enough to beat the Lakers.”
Simmons said he wasn’t entirely opposed to the Perkins trade at the time it was made but...
It's been a long season for the Mets, even though it's only a weekend old. Toward the end of Friday night's season-opening loss to the Marlins, Mets cable station SNY broadcast a clip from the adult cartoon show "Family Guy" in which a character says, "It's Opening Day, and here's the first pitch ... and the season's over." The clip was cut off before the "season's over" comment, but it still generated some interest.
Read more about that story, plus get an update on the Giants fan who was placed into a medically induced coma after being assaulted by two Dodgers fans at the season-opener in Los Angeles, at Monday's Morning Mashup.
ARLINGTON, Texas – Do with the three-game losing streak what you will. View it as cause for alarm or as a normal part of the rhythm of the baseball season, a false first step in a marathon that offers plenty of time to recover.
The reality is that a three-game losing streak at the start of a season is no different than a three-game losing streak in the middle of the season, except for the perception of it. And yes, while it’s true that only one team since 1980 (and what a team: the 1998 Yankees) won the World Series after opening a campaign with three straight defeats, every World Series winner in that time has lost three straight contests at one point or another.
That the Sox happened to endure such a rut as the curtain lifted on 2011...
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.
Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.
Mut is flying solo the last hour, but he's giving reaction and analysis as the Celtics draft a power forward out of France by the name of Guerschon Yabusele and getting some early grades for the Celtics
Mut and Kirk are talking more about the Celtics pick of Jaylen Brown and can't seem to find anyone who thinks it's a good pick or can make a case for why the Celtics took him third overall.
Eduardo Rodriguez and the Sox stumbled in their 13-7 loss to the Rays. Mut recaps the game and takes your calls on all things Boston baseball.
Christian recaps the Red Sox 6-2 loss to the Rangers.
Joe, Tim, and Lou talk with Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts after his walk-off RBI single propelled the Red Sox past the White Sox 8-7.
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.
Things got a little scattered in the 9am hour of D&C as the guys discuss the Chinese Dog Eating Festival, a breast feeding 'man', and a little Celtics talk too as the Durant Sweepstakes continue.
It's somewhat of a rarity on D&C, but the phone lines were open on Tuesday as the Kirk Minihane haters and MiniFans alike called in take him on.
A busy Tuesday headlines with Tim Tebow praying with a family on a plane, and Elizabeth Warren teaming up with Hillary Clinton on the road. Plus, another Minihane Masturbation Minute
After an embarrassing outing last night, Angry Lou rips into Eduardo Rodriguez, who seems to not realize that he needs more than two pitches in the big leagues.
Angry Lou is angry at Red Sox manager John Farrell, who is misusing his roster and didn't give Xander Bogaerts a night off last night, even though they made a roster move for a back-up shortstop.
Angry Lou is still rolling, and this time he focuses his anger at Dave Dombrowski for not getting a left fielder during the off season and for general bad roster construction.
We discuss the reports that Boston is on the short list of cities for both Kevin Durant in the NBA and Steven Stamkos in the NHL to potentially end up in. The chances aren't great but we discuss them and dream about it.
What was meant to be just a small portion of our show exploded in to a huge topic as we comment on and take your reaction to Ray Bourque's DUI arrest this past weekend, and the news that his BAC was 3 times the legal limit.
Boston has had enough of Clay Buchholz, but who else ran out of excuses here through the years?
Former Celtics General Manager Jan Volk joins Kirk Minihane for a discussion that any Celtics fan will love. Kirk and Jan talk about the legendary 85/86 Celtics and how the team was constructed and of course the decision to draft Len Bias and his tragic death.
Kirk Minihane sits down with John Tomase to talk about the current political landscape, John's desire to write about social issues, and of course Spygate is discussed.
Kirk Minihane is joined by one of his radio heroes, Artie Lange. They discuss everything from Artie's comedy career, his time with Howard Stern, his issues with drugs and prostitutes, and the comedy show to benefit slain Officer Ronald Tarentino Jr.
Jerry Thornton and "Uncle Buck" Adam Cormack break down the greatest season finale of all-time, the season 6 finale of Game of Thrones. Jerry and Uncle Buck debate if this season was the greatest season in television history.
Ben, Russ & Alex recap the 4-0 loss the USMNT suffered to Argentina in the COPA America Centenario semifinal. Then they catch up with the EURO's, and recap if their predicted winners are still in the tournament.
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