Boomer Esiason made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Monday morning to talk about the Patriots' win over the Jets and other NFL news. Esiason talked about the "game within a game" that is motivating players. He said he believes Bill Belichick tries to reward Tom Brady by allowing him to go for better numbers than Peyton Manning.
"I think Belichick always uses anything he that he possibly can to motivate his team," Esiason said. "There's always, I think, another level of competition that's going on here. They might publicly disagree with me, but I always think that Belichick wants Tom Brady to have better statistics than Peyton Manning. That's the ultimate competition at the highest levels of the NFL. You look at the numbers that Tom puts up every week, and they throw the ball so much, I wouldn't doubt — and this is just me probably taking a leap of faith here — I wouldn't...
Former Celtics first-round draft bust Michael Smith was suspended from providing analysis on Los Angeles Clippers radio broadcasts because of comments about an Iranian-born player, but it hardly seems worth it once you hear the comments. We've got lots of clips today, including Kobe Bryant's behind-the-backboard shot, an amazing drive from the Denver Nuggets' J.R. Smith, a fantastic football finish, and the Anaheim Ducks fan fight over a hockey stick. It's all at Monday's Morning Mashup, along with links to the news of the day, plus trivia, the automatically generated transcript of the day and more.
Speaking to WEEI.com from his home in Georgia, Red Sox outfielder J.D. Drew explained that the surgery he had in Boston last Thursday was a procedure that cut away some bone spurs that were irritating his acromioclavicular (AC) joint in the outfielder's left shoulder. The ailment, which had led to two cortisone shots during the 2009 season, had gotten appreciably worse as the offseason unfolded, according to Drew, leading to the operation.
"I got to the point a couple of times where it was really painful during the season but got the shot and it took the edge off," Drew explained. "When you're doing baseball every day I think your body is loosened up and more accepting to those motions you do. But when you come home for the offseason and everything starts healing up that's when a lot of time you start noticing...
According to FoxSports.com, the Red Sox are offering Mike Lowell to other clubs and offering to pick up $6 million of his $12 million salary in 2010. Even so, the report cited a rival executive who suggested that other teams would not be inclined to pick up that much of the third baseman's salary for next year.
Lowell is entering the final season of a three-year, $37.5 million deal he signed after the 2007 World Series. The 35-year-old hit .290 with a .337 OBP, .474 slugging percentage and .811 OPS in 2009 while hitting 17 homers and driving in 75 runs. He was limited to 119 games in his first season following surgery on his right hip labrum after the 2008 campaign.
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Northeastern University announced through a press release on Sunday night that the school has dropped its football program.
"The decision was made by a panel consisting of senior administrators, trustees, faculty, alumni, donors and students. The Athletics Review Panel has met since 2007 to discuss the direction of the Athletic Department. Peter Roby, director of athletics and recreation, headed this panel and made the initial recommendation to discontinue football, which the panel accepted."
Northeastern finished this season, 3-8, including 3-5 in the Colonial Athletic Association. Roby said the benchmark for defining a program’s success is not wins and losses, but creating a positive student-athlete experience. "The primary motivation for this decision was based on the significant obstacles to...
Shortly after the NFLRA released its statement demanding an apology from ESPN, Jim Quirk, the NFLRA's Executive Director, joined Mut to talk about the statement
WEEI's Chris Price joins Mut to talk about his experience of being in yesterday's Patriots championship parade, and which New England free agents could return to play for the Pats next season.
Super Bowl champ Vince Wilfork joins the show to talk about his feelings about winning the Super Bowl and what his future holds.
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.
Jessica Camerato of basketballinsiders.com joins the show to talk about Marcus Smart, the starting lineup, and trade deadline.
David Ortiz takes a few minutes to talk with Mut, Bradford, and Tomase about some of his new teammates, who Pablo Sandoval reminds him of, and the rules aimed at speeding up the game of baseball.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are talking Red Sox spring training. and talk with Red Sox DH David Ortiz about the rules aimed at speeding up the pace of the game
Catcher Blake Swihart, one of the Red Sox top-rated prospects, sits down with Lou to talk about Spring Training and his expectations for the upcoming season
DJ Bean joins Middays with MFB to talk everything going on with the struggling Bruins
Pierre McGuire of the NBC Sports Network joins the show to talk about the Bruins' continued struggles, and what the team needs to do to improve moving forward
Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton talk with the great Jack Edwards of NESN fame to get his insight on the struggling Bruins as the chances to salvage this season continue to dwindle.
Mookie sat in with Dino, Gerry and Kirk to discuss the upcoming season and his preparation for playing in the outfield. Mookie also details one of his favorite hobbies, bowling.
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The guys kick off a free form Friday by looking at the competition in the outfield and a possible peace with Pete Abe.
On this weeks Aloha Friday, Tim apologizes to our producer Tom for not knowing who Leonard Nimoy was, Christian bashes Kanye West, and Joey makes amends for mistaking camel noises for llama noises
DJ Bean joins Middays with MFB to talk everything going on with the struggling Bruins
On this week's Fauria Five, Christian asks what the over/under on how many times Ortiz will be fined for stepping out of the batter's box this season, will the Bruins make the playoffs, will the Patriots use the franchise tag on Devin McCourty, where does Adrian Peterson play next year, and what color was the dress that went viral yesterday
We discuss the good week that was for the prosecution in the Aaron Hernancez murder trial with attorney and professor of law Michael McCann.
Dale and Michael discuss the plight of the Bruins as the trade deadline looms.
Dale and Michael go back and forth on the circumstances around Vandy coach Kevin Stallings verbally berating a player on national TV, and using harsh language like "I'll kill you"
Mikey, Mut, and Lenny are joined by the Rev girls, who are revealing the New Revolution uniform Tuesday at the House of Blues in Boston and talking about the Revs.
Mikey, Lenny, and Maggie talk Red Sox baseball with Red Sox Hall of Famer Bill Lee, who is in Florida and out of the snow that's perpetually burying the area.
Mikey gets a call from Kirk Minihane, who wants to clear the air with Mikey and get everything settled. It goes better than you think.
Boston University coach David Quinn joins WEEI’s Scott McLaughlin to discuss the Terriers’ Beanpot title and how he feels about his team as the postseason approaches. Quinn also discusses reports about NHL interest in goalie Matt O’Connor and briefly touches on a recent misstep by Jack Eichel.
After a wild trade deadline, Ben Kichen and Sam Packard breakdown the Celtics and the rest of the NBA. Then Sam yells at Ben about the use of analytics in basketball. Ben yells back.
Chris and Nate from Barstool Sports review the events of Fast Lane and Raw while discussing the potential card at Wrestlemania.
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