Sun, 2 Dec 2012|
Dale brings up how in his opinion, Tom Brady is the MVP of the league once again this year. The guys discuss their feelings on who could be MVP and what the award means in the long run.
Petraglia was at the game and in the locker room hearing reaction after the win. He discusses the state of the Bruins going into game three at Madison Square Garden and the reaction of Ranger’s coach John Tortorella.
Sweeney explains how the Bruins’ rookie defensemen are feeling playing increased minutes due to injury. He shares how he felt when he debuted and a Bruins legend gave him a confidence boost.
It's playoff time for 2 of the major sports and Craig and Larry get into the popularity of the NBA vs the NHL and what the ratings will show as the playoffs for both leagues develop and roll on. Craig is more of an NBA guy while LJ likes to watch it all!
Craig and Larry are in on Sports Sunday and take a general look at the Boston sports scene. They talk Bruins/Rangers and Game 2, discuss the Red Sox victory over the Twins as well as John Farrell's decision to leave Dempster in the game yesterday - LJ did not agree, and even talk a little Pats football with the Gronk injury situation.
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I think he's the third -- -- -- and that's very good job because right now it's time. Everybody expected -- to go for. We we noted a rarity in the time we know it in December is the time where your player to prepare the team if we want to go far we have to -- -- If I had a vote and I'd probably for good reason but if I had a vote. Tom Brady would be my MVP in the national football right now I think there are certainly very valid arguments to be made for Peyton Manning for instance. Maybe Drew Brees given where they'd be without him but the you know that the overall play of the team would probably. Prohibit me from making about a ballot in that direction you guys have seen Brady -- entire career as we have. Is this is good as you've ever seen them play here's what I say. I think. There are times that a player's career word you. China after the individual -- you know if you haven't been given before you've never been to a Pro Bowl. -- wanted to you know you've never won -- is that you're kind of liked that you know be recognized in Munich ever won -- deep down wants to be loved that whole thing. Well I think in an honest quiet moment if you were passed on. He could care less about him. Not idol but what my point is I think it would what what makes this team better way helps drive him is that stuff. Isn't gonna make his top 100 things he thinks about even if he does inevitably did it. And I think that helps a player because I think you're really actually driven by the things that matter and I think you know he's. In a situation now were bird Kevin mentioned it all year long word the the running game has really picked off and naturally helps sort of diversify and they aren't. I don't think he's in a situation where you -- feels that he's got through 52 touchdowns for them to win. I think he's he's playing -- I think he's young he's growing into this ultimately year kind of guys so. You know where he falls and an MVP ranking and it has little bearing on who ways the government in Islamabad so you're making -- case. Had -- all of a the only case I'm making is this is as good as I've ever seen him play and we've seen him play great -- Did he get 26 touchdowns and three intercept that's the one thing in the ball security we talked about this before -- did really stands out for me because this time last year yeah I think you have ten picks in and it's one of those things where. We're gonna win the MVP but I think when you put together a list of seven neat guys I think you can look at Brady. You can make you -- repeat meaning you can bake cookies for for Reggie Wayne. I honestly believe in Indianapolis I don't think there were gonna give -- to wide receiver but -- especially now. Drew Brees having JJ watts and gets them some votes -- used to but I think this is one of those years where there's no single consensus guy who is risen above this. Not as flashy as it has been. It's because of the running game is now one of those things where you see him throwing the ball 56 time 78 games this year. Because he's had the running game that has been very good that's what 71% 30%. Office pretty much that has been very productive so it's one of those things where he does it have to be as flashy -- -- and have to make those game winning drives. I think in our particular game -- if if we were we're having this conversation baseball and you are right -- -- port and Roman requiring given a piece of paper and pencil. And he had to write down the last 3M VPs and the last three teams that won I think baseball people could come up with a number a little quicker I think in basketball. Maybe a little bit quicker. I think in football you tell me the last 3M VPs in the last three teams and tell me which of the three get down Britain down first I think it's going to be team component because I think the MVP in the scheme as. It's hard to heart anything -- sort of a book -- Canada. Is -- enjoyment what's really the definition MVP and he relative to your team -- to -- you mean how do you even come to an answer here. I think the MVP Arab League is not something to -- -- a contract negotiation but I don't know. It doesn't stick it doesn't seem to have sort of the way it of course you know it it's a nice honor to have ice fence I spends a good twenty minutes arguing and -- know sports fans out there will agree with me on this seat. -- -- Hours and hours days argument the American League MV PMR Miguel Cabrera micro you know easy is it numbers as it went one way or another and you look at it for me to different. I don't think that we're gonna have the same kind of debate over this year's team game it's a -- adjusted to different game every point.
In the latest edition of the "It Is What It Is" podcast, Chris Price and CSNNE's Mike Giardi take a look at the Patriots offseason on both sides of the ball, try and get a handle on which new guys will make an impact first, and whether or not the Patriots have altered their style when it comes to drafting and developing wide receivers.
Mike Florio joined the program to discuss the Jets decision to release Tim Tebow, he said the situation is as disaster all around for the Jets and that the problems begins with owner Woody Johnson. Mike also said that he was disappointed with the Pats moving back in the first round.
One of the hardest working men in the biz, Mike Petraglia aka "Trags", sits down with Butch Stearns live in Foxborough to help break down all the latest Pats moves. He discusses his reaction to the trade in Round 1 and the guys those picks produced. Also, the boys talk about the decent trade the Pats made in acquiring LeGarrette Blount from Tampa Bay for Jeff Demps and a 7th rounder.
We check in with Danny Ainge for our first talk to him since the Celtics season ended last weekend. We talk about the future of the team, KG, Pierce, Doc Rivers and more, as Danny directly answers the rumors being floated by ESPN's Stephen A. Smith.
Jackie Mac joins the show to discuss the trade rumors swirling around Paul Pierce, KG, Doc Rivers and the Celtics. She also discusses the future of the Celtics head coach.
Stephen A. joined the program to discuss the trade rumors he has reported regarding a possible trade including Doc Rivers and the Clippers. Stephen A. also told the guys that he has heard that Danny and Doc may be tiring of working together.
Joe Castiglione talked with John Lackey after he picked up the W against the Twins. Lackey threw seven innings, and retired the 1st twelve batters of the game.
Dave O'Brien talked to John Farrell before the end of the Twins series. The Sox skipper said that Big Papi's success is no surprise given his work ethic.
John Farrell postgame press conference
Shawn joined the program to discuss his big night at MSG. He told the guys that it is not Marchand's job to fight and that he needs to be on the ice and out of the penalty box.
Cleveland Indians hottest team in baseball, yet remain last in attendance May 19, 2013 By AJ Kaufman 6 Comments There’s a scene in Major League where Bob Uecker, portraying the radio voice of the Indians, bemoans, “In case you haven’t noticed, and judging by the attendance you haven’t, the Indians have managed to win a few here and there, and are threatening to climb out of the cellar.” Well, that was nearly 25 years ago and fictional, but today’s reality is that Cleveland has won 17 of its last 21, and currently tops the AL Central with a mark of 25-17. No one in the majors is better than the Indians in the past month (20-7). That’s great news. The bad news, however, is the Tribe somehow remain in the MLB cellar when it comes to attendance. How can this be? The fact that I wrote on this same topic almost to the day last year – when only Tampa Bay drew fewer fans than Cleveland - may be even more troubling. Though roughly 34,000 watched a walk-off win Friday night against Seattle, perfect weather and free caps weren’t enough to draw more than 36,000 Saturday and Sunday combined. What did the Indians do in those tilts? They nabbed another walk-off win on Saturday, then the Indians crushed the great Felix Hernandez Sunday behind Justin Masterson, arguably the AL’s best pitcher right now. Fun fact: The Indians have already faced eight Cy Young Award winners in 2013: Bartolo Colon, R.A. Dickey, Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, Jake Peavy, David Price, Justin Verlander and Hernandez. They have won seven out those eight matchups. Simply astounding. This offseason, the much-maligned Indians front office finally made a legitimate attempt to improve the team through free agency. I’m not talking an Ubaldo Jimenez-like trade, but rather smart acquisitions that brought veterans Mike Aviles, Michael Bourn, Jason Giambi, Scott Kazmir, Brett Myers, Mark Reynolds, Drew Stubbs and Nick Swisher to Cleveland. In addition to being a fantastic place to watch a game due to great egress and ingress, with extremely affordable tickets, the best promo lineup anywhere, Jacobs Field boasts overall, cooler, less muggy summer weather than most Midwestern locales. The team also lowered beer and hot dog prices to $4 and $3 respectively. What other professional stadium in any sport offers that? I have visited 28 of the 30 current Major League Baseball stadia, and few top The Jake when all angles are considered. I say that as a baseball fan, not an Indians fan. As for the putative “economic” angle, these are the same people who spend insane amounts of money to watch terrible football every fall and show up in decent numbers for putrid basketball in the winter. Irrespective of season length, those sports charge up to 10 times the price for a ticket, and the atmosphere isn’t half as fan-friendly as baseball. I understand fans’ lack of willingness to get on board to some degree. A decent recap of Cleveland’s decade of “rebuilding” can be read here and the team suffered a horrific collapse last August. However, in addition to all the benefits of attending games at Jacobs (now Progressive) Field, fans should also realize the team has potential and often exceeds preseason aspirations at any point without warning. Cleveland hosts the rival Detroit Tigers — heavy favorites to repeat as AL Central champs — Tuesday and Wednesday nights before hitting the road. The temperature should be pleasant at first pitch each evening so you’d expect The Jake to be full to watch the best hitter on the planet right now — but don’t count on it.
Our afternoon host Mike Salk was offended at Gerry and Kirk's conversation on his favorite band Rush, the guys responded.
Barry joined the program to break down the Bruins game three win over the Rangers. Barry discussed the great play of the fourth line.
Kenny Albert joins Mut and Merloni to discuss the play of Henrik Lundqvist, changes John Torterella may make before tonight's game, and if home ice advantage will make a difference.
Find out which WEEI host came out victorious in the latest Salk Vs. Mut battle.
We talk to #54 about his career and well deserved induction to the Patriots Hall of Fame.
We tackle four off-topic topics! Today including RGIII's wedding registry, Tiger Woods, new putters in golf and more.
We check in with ESPN's great hockey analyst and former NHL coach Barry Melrose to get his take on this Bruins-Rangers series. We also ask the coach in him how he'd deal with the great play of the rookie defensemen when the vets get healthy... and his answer might surprise you.
The Bruins look to take a 3-0 series lead, Jon Lester gets his first loss, Dwight Howard has options in free agency.
Today on the Daily Planet the Bruins have a 2-0 lead over the New york Rangers, the Red Sox are back on the winning sde of things, and the noteable birthdays of the day.
The Bruins have almost finished raking the Leafs, the Red Sox struggle from the mound, Miami Heat fans show their level of class.
They're like a ray of morning sunshine on an otherwise gloomy day.
....uhhhh.....a bunch of bombs over there....
Sounds like a prostate exam to me!
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