Leading off today's Morning Mashup is a piece from the New York Post about Rex Ryan's eating habits. In the story, the Post claims that the Jets coach eats 7,000 calories a day, with his favorite food being Mexican (or "Rexican," as the Jets assistants call it). For that, plus links to the day's top stories, plus a great Pete Carroll video, trivia and more, check out Wednesday's Morning Mashup.
According to Pro Bowl rosters released by the NFL on Tuesday, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been replaced by Houston’s Matt Schaub on the AFC squad due to “injury.” Brady was hobbled for much of the season with reported rib and finger injuries, and the quarterback’s right shoulder has left him listed on the New England injury report for several seasons. Regardless, Brady started all 16 games in 2009, as well as the wild card game against Baltimore, passing for 4,398 yards and 28 touchdowns with 13 interceptions. Brady is the third Patriots player to back out of this season’s Pro Bowl: Wide receiver Randy Moss vanished from the AFC roster last week in a similar fashion — his absence was also explained as an “injury” — while fellow receiver Wes Welker injured his left knee in the regular-season finale against the Texans and was placed on injured reserve. For more Patriots news, check out our football blog...
Boston College coach Al Skinner wanted to get more of an effort from his team after three straight losses, and the Eagles responded Tuesday night, rallying from a 17-point second-half deficit for a 79-75 road victory over Miami. Joe Trapani scored a career-high 31 points to pace the BC effort. Reggie Jackson added 17 points, including a strong layup with 27 seconds left to keep the Hurricanes at bay. The Eagles trailed 58-41 with 15:44 left before beginning their comeback. BC finally grabbed the lead with just under three minutes remaining when Trapani took a feed from Jackson and hit a reverse layup just before the shot clock expired. The Eagles improve to 11-8 (2-3 ACC) and next play at Virginia Tech Saturday. Miami is 15-4 (1-4 ACC), with two of its losses coming vs. BC.
Red Sox reliever Manny Delcarmen has agreed on a deal worth $905,000 with the Sox. The deal includes a $15,000 bonus if he appears in 65 games this season. Visit the Full Count blog for more as this story develops. Delcarmen, who is a native of the Hyde Park and a graduate of West Roxbury High School, was a second-round draft pick by the Red Sox in 2000 and made his major league debut with the Sox on July 27, 2005. The Sox reliever owns a career Win-Loss record of 8-4 with an earned run average 3.74.
Greg and Chris talk more offseason happenings with the Pats and their plans. They talk about some of the free agents toward the bottom of the list with Stevan Ridley and Dan Connolly. Price thinks that Connolly could end up back with the Pats and Ridley elsewhere (Cowboys?), but Greg thinks they both could be back. They also chat about the departure of VInce Wilfork and what he meant to the organization, the re-signing of McCourty and more.
The very first airing of the offseason edition of NFL Sunday gets underway with Greg and Chris delving into the free agency period and how the Pats made out. Of course they lost Revis to the Jets, but what else went on? Greg isn't over the loss of Revis yet and the guys discuss what went into that whole ordeal. Price is looking forward to the additions of Chandler and Cadet. They also get a call from Mike Petraglia and get his thoughts on the Pats offseason moves.
We talk to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News about his column today which basically accuses the Patriots of sour grapes for asking the league to enforce their own rules against tampering.
Flannery joins Mut to break down the Isaiah Thomas trade to Boston and what it means for the Celtics this season and in the future. Paul also chats with Mut about the other deals that happened at the NBA's trading deadline
We talk to Chris Mannix from SI to break down the C's acquisition of Isaiah Thomas and the crazy trade deadline in the rest of the NBA.
Mut, Tomase, and Bradford kick things off talking about Shane Victorino taking offense to people reading into some comments he made about trading for Cole Hamels. They also discuss Blake Swihart and how soon he could be up if Christian Vazquez starts the season on the DL.
Joe Kelly joined the Hot Stove show where he talked about being ready for his next spring training start after a biceps ailment forced him out of his last outing, he talks about his NCAA brackets and how teammate Wade Miley has a perfect bracket still.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase kick off this weeks show by talking to Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly about his biceps recovery, getting ready for the season and his NCAA brackets. They then talk about the Red Sox depth at closer with Koji Uehara questionable for the start of the season.
Jack Edwards of NESN joins Dale, Michael and Jerry. With 9 games left the Bruins don't have much if any margin of error, and Jack knows it.
DJ, Joe and Pete talk more playoff scenarios in hour 2 and if the Bruins can get in, they'll be a very dangerous team... to the point where DJ thinks teams would much rather face the Senators and are doing their best to oust the Bruins from the equation. It's become apparent now more than ever that Chiarelli probably needed to pull the trigger on a deal for a defenseman at the trade deadline. Also. Bruce Garrioch from the Ottawa Sun joins the boys to discuss the Hamburglar and the Senators and Bruins being neck-and-neck for a playoff spot.
With the Senators hot on the tail of the Bruins for a spot in the playoffs, Bruce Garrioch from the Ottawa Sun calls into Sunday Skate. He talks about "the Hamburglar" craze sweeping through the league as goalie Andrew Hammond has really stepped up for Ottawa. They discuss playoff chances, the fans' reaction in Ottawa and more.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The guys discussed Darrelle Revis' comments on his contract offer from the Patriots.
The guys opened the show by discussing the rumored profanity laced tirade by Bill Belichick.
Pierre McGuire of NBC Sports joins the show to talk about the struggling Bruins, the play of Zdeno Chara, and the future of Claude Julien and Peter Chiarelli
Rich Cimini of ESPN New York joined the show to talk about the ongoing tampering scandals between the Jets and the Patriots.
Christian does not impress the high school girls hockey team.
Dale and Michael discuss the collective egg laid by the Celtics against the Heat, and how the Bruins turnaround better begin tonight if they want it to begin at all.
We wrap up the day with the best in sound and more...
We discuss Shane Victorino's call-out of another local radio show, and debate the merits of Victorino's claims.
Chris Price joins Mut to talk about how Revis will heat up the Jets-Pats rivalry next season
Mut opens his show talking about the New York Jets filing tampering charges on the Patriots
Mikey, Mut, and Lucy are talking about all things New England sports, the Red Sox spring training, more Darrelle Revis and Jets talk, and some Bruins mixed in.
Mike Mulloy joins Chris in the studio to talk Raw and Wrestlemania.
WEEI’s Scott McLaughlin and College Hockey News’ Adam Wodon preview this year’s NCAA regionals and take a look at the chances for each of the Boston-area teams in the field. They also discuss BU’s Jack Eichel, Harvard’s Jimmy Vesey and the Hobey Baker Award.
We discuss the annual joke that is the New York Jets, and their latest Jets-like move. Plus how on earth could you possibly choose to be a Jets fan.More from this show
Things are getting silly in the AFC East, as reports came out late last night the Jets have turned around and essentially accused the Patriots of counter-tampering.More from this show