FOXBORO -- During a conference call with the New England media on Tuesday afternoon, Broncos coach John Fox said he's not overly concerned that Josh McDaniels has joined the Patriots as an offensive assistant the week prior to their Divisional Playoff this Saturday night at Gillette Stadium. It was McDaniels who was Tim Tebow's first head coach in 2010, drafting him out of Florida in the first round (25th overall).
Fox said he's not going to spend time this week trying to change his offense just to confuse McDaniels.
"No, because he doesn’t even know our offense," Fox said. "Our offense is completely different. Every organization has a building full of pro scouts [and] scouting departments. Our write ups are fairly big on every player that’s on both teams as it is. You know, it’s really going to come down to Broncos and Patriots."
McDaniels started his first year 6-0 in 2009 before missing the...
Rajon Rondo withdrew from the Team USA squad that played in the FIBA World Championships in Turkey in 2010 and it seems that he won't be on the Olympic team either in 2012, according to a report on SheridanHoops. The other point guards on the preliminary 19-man roster are Chris Paul, Derrick Rose, Deron Williams, Russell Westbrook and in a bit of a surprise, Chauncey Billups.
Rondo initially had a strong camp with Team USA in the summer of 2010 that came right after the NBA finals, but he withdrew citing personal reasons and was the last player left off the team.
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WALTHAM -- Speaking with reporters after practice on Tuesday, Celtics captain Paul Pierce said he was surprised that guard Delonte West didn't return. West signed with the Mavericks just before the start of the season and has started eight of their nine games.
"It was a big surprise because I thought he would be one of the main guys to come back," Pierce said. "I thought he did well in the time he played and in the playoffs. It was a bit of a surprise but I’m happy that he’s found some [comfort] in Dallas. He’s in the starting lineup right now and I wish him the best."
West played in only 24 games for the Celtics last season due to a 10-game suspension to begin the season and a broken wrist suffered early in his comeback. But when he did play, he added toughness and versatility. The Celtics added nine new players in the offseason, including six veteran free agents but West was not among them.
According to a major league source, a report from ESPN's Jim Bowden suggesting that the Red Sox are "closing in on a short-term deal" with free-agent right-hander Hiroki Kuroda is inaccurate, with another source suggesting that such a claim was "baseless."
That assessment came in response to the following from Bowden:
The Boston Red Sox appear to be closing in on a short-term deal with right-hander Hiroki Kuroda to add him to a rotation that already has Jon Lester, Josh Beckett, Clay Buchholz and Daniel Bard. This move, along with the trades for relievers Mark Melancon and Andrew Bailey, quickly puts the Red Sox back among the AL’s elite. Kuroda is extremely underrated for the valuable innings he can provide from the back of a rotation.
However, the sources suggested that such a portrayal of Sox talks with Kuroda was inaccurate.
The Red Sox, who thus far this offseason have agreed to minor league...
WALTHAM -- The Celtics will likely debut Mickael Pietrus on Wednesday against Dallas after the recently-acquired swingman took part in his second practice on Tuesday.
"He looked great," Celtics coach Doc Rivers said. "He had a sensational day, one of our best players today. Unless I hear differently, I do [expect him to play.]"
There is an immediate need for Pietrus because Marquis Daniels has missed the last two days with the flu and Rivers isn't expecting him to be ready for the Mavericks game. Pietrus was going to play regardless, but it's likely he'll take Daniels' minutes behind Paul Pierce at small forward on Wednesday and could see some time at the other wing position, as well.
Pietrus was acquired just before the start of the season after he was waived by Phoenix. He's a career 36 percent 3-point shooter, but is coming off minor knee surgery.
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We had an impromptu visit from Peter King from SI / MMQB to our Fenway Studios and decided to talk some NFL and Patriots with him.
Pete talks with The Senator, Phil Perry about the Patriots trading for Dwayne Allen, ruling out a return to New England for Martellus Bennett. They also talk about the potential future of Patriots backup QB Jimmy Garoppolo and some of the big names in NFL free agency
Pete, Thornton and Price give their final thoughts and predictions for the Super Bowl.
Dale, Holley and Rich Keefe discuss NBA lottery pick Lonzo Ball with his very outspoken father Lavar Ball. The guys touch on the Celtics, his feud with his sons' high school coach, Lonzo being better than Steph Curry and much more.
Kirk, Gerry, and Alex Reimer discuss whether or not Isaiah Thomas will win a title in Boston.
Gerry, Kirk, and Trenni react to the Celtics loss against the Suns.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts after he provided the big hit in the 10th inning driving in 3 runs as the Red Sox beat the Blue Jays 4-1. Mookie talks about playing behind a pitcher like Chris Sale, and the amount of strikeouts from Sale lightens his work in the outfield.
In the final hour Christian talks about the Celtics and their poor performance and how they can not let a player like Rondo beat them. The Aaron Hernandez saga in Christian's opinion is similar to a TV show. In the late night low light a mystic has predicted that WW3 will be starting in a few weeks and Christian wonders how do you become a mystic and can you make a career out of it.
Christian talks about the Patriots visiting the White House and Gronk interrupting Sean Spicer during his press conference. Aaron Hernandez was the big story of the day and alot of people had their theories of what happened and why now. The Bruins lose another close one to the Senators and Christian talks about how the offense needs to perform better because they got a great game from the goalie and defense.
Hour 4. While discussing what kind of music Aaron Hernandez may have liked, the guys realize they hate musicals. Robert Kennedy Jr. has voice spasms. The week ends with a tragedy.
Hour 3. A game by game breakdown of the Patriots schedule. Kirk has the Patriots losing 12 games. There is breaking news that Hernandez left a note for his gay jailhouse lover.
Hour 2. Mut, Gerry, and Kirk compare LeBron to Bird. Is he the second best player of all-time if he wins a fourth title? Headlines with Kirk features sound from “Hot Chocolate.” Rear Admiral broke down the B’s playoff series with Arcand.
HOUR - The last hour of the show was all over the place as the guys did a dry rehearsal of a wacky video they're supposed to record next week. They also look at the biggest games in the NFL next year, and Fauria rips off "Keefer Madness" with his "Fauria Euphoria."
HOUR 3 - The guys get into expectations for the Celtics who are down 2-0 to the Rajon Rondo-less Bulls. They also wonder how much the Celtics are listening to Brad Stevens. Christian is excited for Caitlyn Jenner's nude spread.
HOUR 2 - News breaks that Rajon Rondo is out indefinitely with a fractured thumb. Rondo was dynamite in game 2. The guys discuss whether or not the Celtics now stand a chance.
Last two hours focused on our winter teams as they struggle in their first round match-ups.
Finish out the week on Freestyle Friday talking mostly about the Aaron Hernandez suicide and how it will affect his family in hour #2.
Hour One of freestyle Friday focused mostly on the Celtics and their matchup vs the now Rondo-less Bulls.
Kirk Minihane, Springsteen super fan, is joined by Garry W. Tallent, founding member of the E Street Band. Kirk and Garry talk about what it's like on tour with Bruce, how the band goes about selecting songs for the tour, Garry's projects away from the band, and Garry's upcoming solo tour that will bring him to the New England area.
Kirk Minihane, future radio hall of famer, sits down with current radio hall of famer Howie Carr. Kirk and Howie talk about Howie's latest book Kennedy Babylon. If you like famous people engaging in sex scandals, hard drug taking, and murder this is the podcast for you. Its a fascinating look at Boston's most famous family and the problems that took the family down.
Kirk Minihane, host and overlord of the morning show, brings Gerry Callahan and producers Chris and Ken into the studio to hear his show proposal. Kirk is thinking about making some changes to the morning show and wants to hear his crew's opinion.
Ben sits down with Diego Fagundez to talk about Diego's rise through the ranks of the academy, his accomplishment of reaching 10,000 minutes as a homegrown player, and how he has evolved his game.
Rich and Ben discuss the Celtics poor performances in Games 1 & 2, how we have to change our predictions, Rajon Rondo's thumb injury, and who is to blame for the terrible start to the series.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis recap the entire week of K&C shows in one mega Friday edition
Michele McPhee joins Kirk, Gerry, and Alex to talk about Hernandez’s suicide and the accusation that she may have contributed to his suicide.More from this show
Hour 1. Mut believes Hernandez may have killed himself because of a threat. Trump is “done” with Brady after the quarterback skipped the White House visit.More from this show