It's a Good News Monday in the Morning Mashup, with the Patriots winning, the Red Sox heading into the playoffs on a high note, the Bruins getting some revenge, and Kevin Garnett and the Celtics rounding into preseason form. Aside from the news that former basketball star Rumeal Robinson reportedly took his mother's house from under her, today's vibes are positive. Get all caught up with the news, links, trivia and videos here.
Red Sox shortstop Alex Gonzalez spoke to WEEI.com's Jessica Camerato regarding the three-year ordeal his family has been going through due to the health problems of his son. Johan Gonzalez has been in a coma for more than two years. “Right now he's in a coma,” Gonzalez said. “He can't chew with his mouth, he uses a tube to eat. They give him the food through the tube. He can't talk, he can't recognize nobody.” The shortstop went on to say, "I know his condition," Gonzalez said. "2007 was a tough year for me. I never had a sick baby like that and it was a little hard to play and take care of him. My parents and friends talked to me a lot: 'You've got to be strong. You have a job. You have to be professional.' That's why I still play ball, you know? But I, I worry about him. But when I came here I tried to stay focused for nine innings, three hours, tried to be focused on baseball. But after that I go back to my...
Former Patriots safety Rodney Harrison took his former teammate Tom Brady to task on national television on Sunday night. During halftime of the Football Night in America telecast on NBC, Harrison told Brady to "take off the skirt and put on some slacks. Toughen up." Harrison was referring to the pointing Brady did after Terrell Suggs hit his right knee in the second quarter of Sunday's game. Suggs was flagged for roughing the quarterback and the Patriots went in for a subsequent touchdown. For more, visit the football blog It Is What It Is.
If the Red Sox begin their American League Division Series with the Angels on Wednesday the first game will begin at 6:07 p.m. EST, with the second game beginning at 9:37 p.m. EST Friday. If New York chooses to take the Wednesday start, the Red Sox will play Thursday and Friday, both starting at 9:37 p.m. EST.
Terry Francona announced the team's starting rotation for the playoffs after Sunday's victory over the Indians. Jon Lester and Josh Beckett will go in Games 1 and 2, respectively. The Sox will then return to Fenway with Clay Buchholz starting Game 3. For all things Red Sox and playoffs check out the Full Count blog.
We check in on the Patriots off-season with ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss. Mike updates us on Revis, McCourty, Wilfork and more.
Price calls Butch to discuss the March 2nd deadline for franchise tags, free agency and the Pats' plans going forward.
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
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.
The one and only Rob Bradford calls Butch to discuss his early thoughts on this Red Sox team, the potential in the rotation, how the outfield will shake out and more.
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
In the second of Sunday Skate, DJ and Joe discuss the approaching NHL trade deadline and what the B's will do. They get into the Boychuk move at the beginning of the season and Boychuk's brother venting on Twitter this morning about complaining B's fans. There is more discussion on the 3rd and 4th lines, their playoff chances and then they are joined by ESPN's Scott Burnside.
Another edition of Sunday Skate is upon us and DJ and Joe get into the B's big win over Arizona last night and the improvement of Ryan Spooner. They get into the Blackhawks giving up a 1st round pick for C Antoine Vermette - someone the B's could certainly use but weren't willing to give up the steep price of a 1st rounder. DJ and Joe also get into Claude's willingness to switch up lines as well as the performance of the 3rd and 4th lines. Finally, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman sits down with the boys.
Scott Burnside joins the boys to discuss the Bruins and the NHL trade deadline.
Michele discussed the heart wrenching testimony of Bill Richard.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The guys opened the show by discussing the latest in the Marathon Bombing trial.
Former NBA player, and local high-school basketball star Chris Herren joins the show to discuss Josh Hamilton's battle with substance abuse and shares his own story.
Adam Schefter of ESPN talks about where Darrelle Revis might end up, Vince Wilfork's release and the future's of other Patriots free agents.
The guys talk about a passionate Eagles fan's reaction to the McCoy trade, a story about Mike Tyson and Harrison Ford's plane crash.
Dale, Michael and Jerry speak with Kevin Cullen, who is covering the Marathon Bombing Trial for the Boston Globe.
Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss the NFL off-season as we wait to find out where Darrelle Revis might land.
Dale and Michael discuss the Bruins loss in a shoot-out to the Calgary Flames, and the overtime format in general in the NHL.
Mikey, Mut, and Lenny Megs are joined by Boston journalist Dave Wedge as he recaps this week in the Boston Marathon bombing trial.
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.
With a work stoppage averted the MLS season gets underway and we preview it all. Ben and Russ make predictions for the Revs and the expansion teams.
Adam Himmelsbach, Celtics beat reporter for the Boston Globe, joins the show to share his love of the Brow and discuss the surging Celtics playoff chances. Then we take a field trip to the MIT Sloan Analytics Conference and analyze the data with Rick Friedman.
Chris and comedian Will Noonan discuss the events of last night's Raw.
Dino, Gerry and Kirk chat with Tom Curran about the Patriots declining Vince Wilfork's option and the status of Darrelle Revis.More from this show
We discuss Curt Schilling's outing of the internet trolls who thought rape jokes were appropriate to direct at his daughter, and we discuss it with you, on how this isn't just a sports issue, it's a societal issue.More from this show
Dino, Gerry and Kirk share some more stories from their wild nights in Fort Myers and they also mix in a little baseball.More from this show
Michael, Dale and Jerry reflect on the career of Vince Wilfork with the Patriots, and wonder if it's really final... whether there's any chance at all that Vince could return to the Patriots.More from this show