Patriots quarterback Tom Brady made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show to analyze Sunday's 22-21 loss to the Dolphins in Miami. "We haven't had many losses like we've had this year in terms of games that we were really competitive in the second half but just didn't find a way to win in the fourth quarter," Brady said. "It's frustrating for everybody. On the plane flight back and bus ride back, everybody obviously is disappointed. We go into these games with a lot of confidence. We're just not doing enough good things over the course of the game to win. It's kind of back to the drawing board. We've still got a one-game lead in the division. Hopefully, we'll go out and play a better game this week. That's what it's about at this time."
Brady was asked to clarify his postgame comments that referred to his team not fighting hard enough. "When it gets hard, that's when you've got to dig deep," he...
NFL analyst Boomer Esiason made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Monday morning to discuss the Patriots' loss to the Dolphins. "Right now there's not an ounce of respect given to the New England defense in the passing game," Esiason stated.
Esiason broke down the Patriots problems thusly: "No. 1, I would start with no pass rush whatsoever, that brings me back to the trade of Richard Seymour. At least you had one guy there that was a legitimate pass-rusher. When he wanted to and was motivated to, he could always seem to make a play. No. 2, the uncharacteristic mistakes of Tom Brady. Throwing interceptions in Indianapolis in the end zone, yesterday in the end zone, the interception against New Orleans that completely changed the momentum of that game even though it was only on the second series of the game. And then, if you want to say questionable coaching decisions, going for it on fourth down it seems...
In case you missed Kobe Bryant's game-winning 3-pointer Friday night, we've got the video here, plus LeBron James' dancing sparking a war of words with the Bulls. That, plus links to the day's top stories, plus trivia, Quote of the Day and more, at Monday's Morning Mashup.
Boston College has accepted an invitation from the Emerald City Bowl to play the University of Southern California at AT&T Park in San Francisco on Dec. 26 at 8 p.m. EST. Pete Carroll's Trojans bring an 8-4 record to the bowl after playing one of the toughest schedules in the country. BC, also 8-4, finished in second place in the ACC Atlantic division behind Clemson.
Check out The BC Blog for the full press release.
The Boston College basketball team squandered a 16-point second-half lead but came back for a 61-60 victory over Miami in the ACC opener for both teams Sunday afternoon at Conte Forum. The Eagles (6-2) led 54-38 with 12 minutes remaining, but the Hurricanes (8-1) rallied back and tied the game at 57 with 2:26 left on a driving layup by Malcom Grant. At the other end, Reggie Jackson (18 points, 9 rebounds) converted the rebound of a missed 3-pointer by Joe Trapani to put BC back on top with 1:48 left. Miami missed two chances to tie the game in the closing minute, and Jackson capped BC's scoring with two free throws with two seconds remaining. Grant threw in a 3-pointer from near midcourt at the buzzer to make it a one-point final. Corey Raji had 17 points and nine rebounds for BC, which dominated on the boards with a 46-21 advantage. For more, check out the BC Blog.
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Michael Irvin discusses the coaching of Bill Belichick, Rodgers vs. Brady and the Thanksgiving games.
Devin McCourty joined the show to talk about Aaron Rodgers being the best quarterback they've prepared for, and what he appreciates most about working alongside Darrelle Revis.
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Kyle Draper joins Danny Picard to talk about the Celtics chances this season in the Eastern Conference, last Wednesday's home opener blowout against the Nets, and Rajon Rondo's future in Boston
The Red Sox trotted out their newest FA acquisition Tuesday afternoon, third baseman, Pablo Sandoval. The Kung Fu Panda then joined MFB to talk about his conversations with (former) Giant teammate, Jake Peavy, about playing Boston. He also stressed that this move was the next big challenge in his life, and addressed some concerns about his defense, stating that he is focused on being at the hot corner for the duration of his contract.
Buster Olney of ESPN joined MFB to talk about all the free agent news surrounding the Red Sox over the past 24 hours
Red Sox beat writer Brian MacPherson joins Danny Picard to talk about the Red Sox going after Jon Lester and other free agents.
Andy Brickley joined the show to talk about David Pastrnak's first game, the offensive struggles, and Milan Lucic playing with the Swedes.
Dale and Michael get Jack Edwards' 'state of the B' report and talk about the win over the Blues at the Garden on Tuesday.
Andy Brickley joined the show and touched on last night's convincing win over a good team, Matt Bartkowski needing a wake up call, and the NHL review process.
Special Teamer Don Jones was waived in a surprising move, Chandler Jones practiced and the Patriots gear up for what could be their most difficult battle left in Green Bay.
Celtics columnist, Chris Forsberg, joined Butch and Gordon Edes to talk about the young core of players, Brad Stevens' need to win, and the tough November schedule that the Celtics struggled through.
BC football sideline reporter Scott Mutryn with the worst impersonation of all time.
Adam Schefter joined the show as he does every Friday to talk about the hot streak that the Patriots are on, Brady vs. Rodgers, and the problems going on in San Francisco.
We find out what Chris Price was right and wrong about when he made a few predictions before the Lions game. Also, we hear some new ones regarding Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers.
Pats insider Tom E Curran previews Pats-Packers
We get our weekly NFL update with SI/MMQB's Peter King. Peter talks AFC East, first round byes, Jonas Gray/LeGarrette Blount and much more.
Mikey remixes Billy Joel "Movin Out" in honor of the Patriots playing the Green Bay Packers
Brandon covers the NFL, particularly the Detroit Lions for Bleacher Report. He gives us his thoughts on this Sunday's game and how the Lions stack up against the Patriots.
Mikey, Villani, Lenny and Kerry Byrne are talking Patriots-Lions and how the team this year stacks up to Patriots teams of the past.
The guys previewed the upcoming Packers Patriots game and discussed the media's latest tweet beef.
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