ESPN announced Sunday night that baseball analyst Steve Phillips has been fired. Phillips, the former Mets general manager, has been on leave since last week's revelation that he admitted having an affair with a 22-year-old production assistant. According to an Associated Press story, ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz said that the network determined Phillips' ability to be an effective analyst was "significantly and irreparably damaged."
Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and the rest of the Patriots who appear regularly on 'Patriots Monday' every week on the WEEI Sports Radio Network can be heard Tuesday because of the team's travel schedule from London. The Pats, who have a bye next week, are coming off a 35-7 drubbing of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday. To read more about the Pats' latest win see the It Is What It Is Blog.
Brandon Meriweather had a pair of interceptions, including one for a touchdown in the first quarter that set the tone while Tom Brady threw three more touchdown passes as the Patriots breezed by the winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 35-7, at Wembley Stadium in London. Brady finished 23-of-32 for 308 yards, with TD passes to Wes Welker, Sam Aiken and Ben Watson. Ty Warren was carted off the field in the second half with an ankle injury and did not return. Pats backup QB Brian Hoyer played in the game for the second straight week as the 5-2 Patriots have outscored their last two opponents, 94-7, heading into the their bye next week. For complete coverage, visit the blog It Is What It Is.
The Patriots have announced that the following players are inactive for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay: wide receiver Julian Edelman, running back Fred Taylor, cornerback Terrence Wheatley, running back Sammy Morris, offensive lineman Rich Ohrnberger, offensive lineman Kendall Simmons, offensive lineman Matt Light and defensive lineman Ron Brace.
Hard-nosed Bruins winger Guillaume Lefebvre has been assigned to the AHL's Providence Bruins Sunday morning after failing to appear in a Bruins game during his callup for the B's successfully concluded two-game road trip. Lefebvre has played in one game for the Bruins and has an assist and 42 penalty minutes in five games for the P-Bruins.
The guys have even more reaction to Deflategate and if this is actually a showdown between Bill and Roger.
Tom E. Curran calls the boys during his layover in Denver and gets right into the Deflategate craziness. Tom talks about his knowledge of the situation including his thoughts on if the NFL was indeed trying to set up and catch the Pats in the act. He gets into the relationship between Belichick and the league office, Belichick and Kraft and the actual game on Super Bowl Sunday.
Greg and Steve discuss the Deflategate debacle with callers and give their theories as to what went down in Foxboro last week against the Colts. Both guys think that Pats may be guilty of doing something to the balls, but that so do most other teams. Will Belichick and Brady be punished? Not if the NFL doesn't have proof, which it's looking more and more like they don't.
Ben and Sam discuss ways to improve the NBA All-Star weekend, hand out of hardware, and give their Finals predictions
Jackie MacMullen, ESPN Boston, talks with MFB about Rondo being traded to the Dallas Mavericks, and how this will have an effect on the Celtics rebuild process
How have the Celtics looked after a couple weeks? Could they be a playoff team? These questions and more...
The Red Sox have taken over Foxwoods and Red Sox Manager John Farrell sat down with Mut and Bradford to talk about the roster and how the 2015 season is looking.
Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly and 3B Pablo Sandoval sat down with Mut and Bradford. Joe Kelly had a few interesting proclamations. First he said that 95% of pitchers use some sort of grip enhancer, and then he said he was going to win the Cy Young. Pablo leaned over and promised 10 HR's, explaining to Joe that the trick is to set the bar low.
Mut and Rob are in on the Hot Stove Show this week and they're taking calls and talking about the Red Sox pitching as we are 5 weeks away from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training.
Pierre McGuire talks about ways hockey players skirt the rules in the NHL and the development of Dougie Hamilton.
Pierre McGuire joins Lou, Christian and Tim to discuss the resurgent Bruins, the emergence of David Pastrnak, and former Boston College stand-out Johnny Gaudreau looking to trademark the name 'Johnny Hockey.'
We get our state of the B report from NESN's Jack Edwards, right in the midst of a 4 game winning streak and hot return for David Pastrnak.
Tim Hasselbeck joined the show to give his expertise on deflate gate.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The guys opened the show discussing who was lying yesterday.
The guys react to comments made by Former Carolina Panthers General Manager Marty Hurney
After Tom Brady answered questions for a half hour about Deflate-Gate, the guys discuss whether or not they believe him.
Adam Schefter, ESPN, talks everything Deflate Gate with Lou, Christian and Tim on Patriots Friday
We get the national perspective on Deflategate and the Patriots-Seahawks Super Bowl with the playmaker, Hall of Famer Michael Irvin.
We discuss deflategate and move beyond it for some game talk with Tom E Curran of CSNNE
Michael, Jerry and Andy Hart of PFW continue the dialogue and try and find some sanity in this sea of madness.
A caller named Jumbo from California raises a question that hasn't been talked about too much, what happens if it's determined that the Patriots aren't found responsible for the deflation of the footballs?
Mut and Lenny continue talking and taking calls on deflategate, as well as hearing the sound from Kirk Minihane's appearance on the O'Reilly Factor.
Mut and Lenny are talking deflategate and what impact it could have on the Patriots organization.
Chris and comedian Mike Mulloy recap the final Raw before the Rumble and preview the Rumble itself.
Would you rather watch important games in the stadium or on TV? Also we discuss our worst experiences at stadiums.
Ben and Sam discuss ways to improve the NBA All-Star weekend, hand out some hardware, and give their Finals predictions.
We get the national perspective on Deflategate and the Patriots-Seahawks Super Bowl with the playmaker, Hall of Famer Michael Irvin.More from this show
We discuss deflategate and move beyond it for some game talk with Tom E Curran of CSNNEMore from this show
Tim Hasselbeck joined the show to give his expertise on deflate gate.More from this show
Television show writer of Showtime's "Shameless" and Boston native, Mike O’Malley unexpectedly calls Danny from California to react to Belichick’s press conference.More from this show