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11/24/2010 - 2:03pm
Milbury on D&H: B's 'have the pieces' for Cup

NESN and NBC Sports hockey analyst Mike Milbury made his weekly appearance on the Dale & Holley show Wednesday. The Bruins are coming off a loss to the Lightning on Monday in which they got off to a slow start and fell 3-1. "It's a tough league, and if you're not ready to play, you're going to get beat," he said. "And the Bruins clearly weren't ready to play against Tampa. They looked as bad as they've looked all year."

 

Added Milbury: "Maybe they're looking ahead. It's Florida, that's one thing. Maybe they went golfing, maybe it was a nice day, maybe too many good-looking chicks on the street in Tampa. I don't know. But it's a constant challenge. It's the art form of coaching, for me, to make sure that your team is read to go. And I think Claude Julien does by and large a real good job of that. But this time, for whatever combinations of reasons, it slipped."

 

Milbury was asked if the...

11/24/2010 - 12:51pm
King on D&H: Peyton 'a paranoid person'

Peter King of Sports Illustrated and NBC Sports made his weekly appearance on the Dale & Holley show Wednesday morning and talked about the Patriots' Thanksgiving Day matchup against the Lions in Detroit.

 

Asked which team — the Jets (who host the Bengals) or the Patriots — has a better chance of being upset Thursday, King said: "The Patriots, just because I think the Bengals stink. The Patriots, going on the road, [Lions coach] Jim Schwartz basically worships the ground that [Bill] Belichick walks on. It's a very big game for him. It's a very big game for the Lions on Thanksgiving. In reality, it's the last meaningful game that the Lions will play this year that anybody in America will care about. So, this is a big game for the Detroit Lions. It's the last one they'll have. And I think playing at home, their crowd, they're going to give the Patriots a really good game."

 

King said the Patriots'...

11/24/2010 - 11:47am
Dilfer on D&C: Jets NFL's 'least-flawed team'

ESPN's Trent Dilfer was a guest of the Dennis & Callahan show Wednesday morning, and the former NFL quarterback discussed a variety of topics and offered his analysis of the Patriots.

 

"I don't think they're a great team," Dilfer said of the Pats. "I don't think anyone's saying they're a great team. But I don't know if you have to be right now. They have a great quarterback, they have great systems, they have a great perspective week in and week out. I think they're the best team when it comes letting go of what happened last week or last play and moving on to the next week and the next play, the next task at hand, having a clean focus on what it takes to win that down or that game. And they play that way. They don't panic. They're just kind of going to do their thing. They're going to wait for you to implode. And the golden rule in this league is if you don't beat yourself, you really can sit around and wait for...

11/24/2010 - 10:57am
Schefter on D&C: Not an easy game for Pats

ESPN's Adam Schefter checked in for his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Wednesday morning to talk about news from around the NFL.

 

Asked which of the three Thanksgiving Day games is most likely to provide an upset, Schefter pointed to the Patriots-Lions matchup. "I think that New England is going to have a tough game," he said. "That's not going to be an easy matchup. If you watch the Lions this year, they play everybody — everybody — tough, and they always find a way to screw it up. Always."

 

Looking at the Jets, Schefter said he isn't convinced Mark Sanchez has earned his place among the NFL's elite quarterbacks yet, despite his late-game heroics the last two weeks. "There's still a nagging doubt in my mind with the consistency factor," Schefter said. "I think that when you want to be talked about with the top quarterbacks in the game, there has...

11/24/2010 - 8:18am
Mashup: Vt. hosts longest D3 game ever

New England played host to the longest Division 3 basketball game in history Tuesday night as Southern Vermont fell to visiting Skidmore, 128-123, in seven overtimes. The game broke the previous Division 3 record by two OTs and tied the Division 1 mark (1981 Cincinnati-Bradley game). Skidmore hit a tying basket near the end of four of the overtimes, and Skidmore had an advantage in bench scoring of 65-9 . Southern Vermont guard Lance Spratling played all 75 minutes. The senior captain from Pittsfield hit 10-of-40 shots (0-for-13 treys) and finished with 31 points, 18 rebounds and eight assists.

 

"I kept telling the guys as each overtime passed to really enjoy the moment," Skidmore coach Joe Burke said. They will never be involved in anything like that in their lives again. I kept telling them, 'This is fun isn't it?' But by the sixth overtime I think that wore out."

 

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