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01/21/2015 - 7:51am
Mashup: Critics pound Patriots for Deflategate

Welcome to Wednesday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

WEDNESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS: NHL: Bruins at Avalanche, 10 p.m. (NESN) NHL: Blackhawks at Penguins, 8 p.m. (NBCSN) NHL: Kings at Sharks, 10:30 p.m. (NBCSN) College hockey: Merrimack at Boston College, 7 p.m. (WEEI-AM) NBA: Thunder at Wizards, 8 p.m. (ESPN) NBA: Rockets at Warriors, 10:30 p.m. (...

01/20/2015 - 11:34pm
Bruins outlast Seguin, Stars in Dallas
By: DJ Bean

The Bruins playing the Stars will always bring up Tyler Seguin storylines, but on Tuesday it was the product of the Phil Kessel trade that the Bruins kept who made the difference.

Dougie Hamilton had a two-point night, including his career-high eighth goal of the season in the third period, to give the B’€™s a 3-1 victory over the Stars in Dallas (box).

The victory was the Bruins’€™ sixth in their last seven games, giving them points in 11 of the last 12.

It was also the second and final game of Brad Marchand‘s suspension....

01/20/2015 - 11:09pm
Report: Patriots used underinflated balls

Deflategate continues.

According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, the NFL found 11 of the 12 Patriots’ footballs used in Sunday’€™s AFC title game were underinflated by two pounds of air each, known as PSI. He says the investigation is continuing as to how the 11 footballs became underinflated. The NFL requires balls to be inflated between 12.5 and 13.5 pounds per square inch and weigh between 14 and 15 ounces.

He added the NFL didn’t have any comment. The Patriots have said they will cooperate with the NFL and their investigation.

Bill Belichick was...

01/20/2015 - 10:24pm
Pats leave Monday for Super Bowl, rally TBD

In a bit of a change from years past, the Patriots announced Tuesday evening that they will be leaving for Arizona and Super Bowl XLIX on Monday, Jan. 26. The Patriots will play Seattle in Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, Feb. 1.

Factoring into the decision is the league’s Pro Bowl game at the same venue the Sunday prior to the Super Bowl. This season, the Pro Bowl will be held at the same site as the Super Bowl on the prior Sunday.

The league presumably would like to avoid the distraction of the Super Bowl competing teams arriving on the same day as the Pro Bowl.

Since Jan. 2010, the Pro Bowl has been played the week before the Super Bowl. That...

01/20/2015 - 6:14pm
Bill Vinovich will referee Super Bowl XLIX

Bill Vinovich was named as the referee for Super Bowl XLIX, the league announced Tuesday.

Vinovich is in his ninth year as an NFL official and sixth as a referee. This will mark the third New England game of the year for Vinovich, and the second playoff contest. His first Patriots game came in December against the Dolphins, while his second game was in the divisional playoffs against the Ravens. Vinovich was the referee for the memorable “four offensive lineman” set that drew the ire of Baltimore coach John Harbaugh.

In the two New England games this season, Vinovich called 12 penalties for 111 yards against the Patriots and 12 penalties for 100 yards against their opponents.

Here’s a look at who has worked as the lead official for each New England game this year, and the...

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Michael Irvin with Dale a…

Michael Irvin with Dale and Holley

We get the national perspective on Deflategate and the Patriots-Seahawks Super Bowl with the playmaker, Hall of Famer Michael Irvin.

Adam Schefter, ESPN, talks everything Deflate Gate 1-23-15

Adam Schefter, ESPN, talks everything Deflate Gate with Lou, Christian and Tim on Patriots Friday

Matt Hasselbeck, Indianapolis Colts, talks about Deflate Gate 1-23-15

Matt Hasselbeck, back-up quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts and a New England native, joins Lou, Christian and Tim to talk how his team reacted to the Deflate Gate news.

We Love Anthony Daivs - N…

We Love Anthony Daivs - NBA Mid-Season Awards

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 about the Rondo trade 12-19-14

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

We Hate Dwayne Wade - Marcus Smart injury 11-12-14

How have the Celtics looked after a couple weeks? Could they be a playoff team? These questions and more...

John Farrell with Mut and…

John Farrell with Mut and Bradford, 1-24-15

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.

Joe Kelly and Pablo Sandoval make predictions for 2015, 1-24-15

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.

Hot Stove Show 01-15-15

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 discusses …

Pierre McGuire discusses Rule-Breaking in the NHL 1-22-15

Pierre McGuire talks about ways hockey players skirt the rules in the NHL and the development of Dougie Hamilton.

Pierre McGuire, NBC Sports: "Bruins are an unbelievably team to play against" 1-15-15

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.'

Jack Edwards with Dale and Holley

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 says Tom B…

Tim Hasselbeck says Tom Brady had to know about deflated balls 1-23-15

Tim Hasselbeck joined the show to give his expertise on deflate gate.

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines:GlowZell 1-23-15

The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.

Who is lying Tom Brady or Bill Belichick? 1-23-15

The guys opened the show discussing who was lying yesterday.

Former Carolina Panthers …

Former Carolina Panthers GM Marty Hurney Says Patriots have 'Culture of Cheating' 1-23-15

The guys react to comments made by Former Carolina Panthers General Manager Marty Hurney

Do You Believe Tom Brady 1-23-15

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 1-23-15

Adam Schefter, ESPN, talks everything Deflate Gate with Lou, Christian and Tim on Patriots Friday

Michael Irvin on Tom Brad…

Michael Irvin on Tom Brady character assassination - "I find that sickening"

We get the national perspective on Deflategate and the Patriots-Seahawks Super Bowl with the playmaker, Hall of Famer Michael Irvin.

Trying to move past Deflategate and talk football with CSNNE's Tom E Curran

We discuss deflategate and move beyond it for some game talk with Tom E Curran of CSNNE

How much more balls take can we possibly take?

Michael, Jerry and Andy Hart of PFW continue the dialogue and try and find some sanity in this sea of madness.

The other what if...

The other what if...

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?

The day footballs lost air pressure and the game lost integrity?

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 don't know what to make of deflategate

Mut and Lenny are talking deflategate and what impact it could have on the Patriots organization.

WrestleCast - Royal Rumbl…

WrestleCast - Royal Rumble Preview Part 2

Chris and comedian Mike Mulloy recap the final Raw before the Rumble and preview the Rumble itself.

Unsportsmanlike Podcast - Are sports better in the stadium or on TV?

Would you rather watch important games in the stadium or on TV? Also we discuss our worst experiences at stadiums.

We Love Anthony Daivs - NBA Mid-Season Awards

Ben and Sam discuss ways to improve the NBA All-Star weekend, hand out some hardware, and give their Finals predictions.

Michael Irvin on Tom Brad…

Michael Irvin on Tom Brady character assassination - "I find that sickening"

We get the national perspective on Deflategate and the Patriots-Seahawks Super Bowl with the playmaker, Hall of Famer Michael Irvin.

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Tim Hasselbeck says Tom B…

Tim Hasselbeck says Tom Brady had to know about deflated balls 1-23-15

Tim Hasselbeck joined the show to give his expertise on deflate gate.

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The other what if...

The other what if...

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?

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Mark Brunell, ESPN, talks…

Mark Brunell, ESPN, talks about Deflate Gate 1-23-15

After his emotional reaction on NFL Live following Tom Brady's press conference yesterday, Mark Brunell joins Lou, Christian and Tim about all things Deflate Gate

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Former Carolina Panthers …

Former Carolina Panthers GM Marty Hurney Says Patriots have 'Culture of Cheating' 1-23-15

The guys react to comments made by Former Carolina Panthers General Manager Marty Hurney

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