Sun, 9 Dec 2012|
The NFL Sunday crew look back at least week's win against the Dolphins. It wasn't pretty and Brady wasn't exactly on, but they got it done and wrapped up the division.
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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NFL Sunday is presented by cam natural casing franks the official frank and sausage of the New England Patriots look for the camp blue box that your favorite grocer. AM celebrate something. How old is something that really pissed Chatham off okay well we'll talk about style points in the patriots win last weekend against the Miami Dolphins. Because -- big style points because I'm going to be honest with yet. A win is a win is a win in their heart to get the NFL -- -- all those cliches that -- -- spot back to me that Bill Belichick told them. Was an ugly win in my opinion -- All. I. Could. Not. I I just allows us to a -- with through and win so much all I I sought drops I saw ice some mistakes I was utterly I mean I saw some ugly football. Uneven iso Wes Welker drop -- Palestinians on that he's not gonna drop again the rest of his life. No he's he's dropped to -- Ahmad and on the wanted not not trying to -- night -- negative about it but I'm despair if so -- the game of course on the it is the game of football the what the reason why the game bingo -- that we solve. Want all of the games ago was because they have with an eternal Paterno what a difference with equal. Bookings at the same monitor -- -- patriots made uncharacteristic. A tree on patriot like -- talking for Indian. How do better that that is trying to monitor being you know. Be politically correct about your talking like a player who refuses to criticize the team to play it. It full -- I'm not gonna criticize and -- don't bakers that game there was in the first -- at least offensively it was -- looked at these deep -- -- beating look instinct and it was -- I always get in his. Every cent -- every Monday with people on Twitter the it's. It's it's too bad credit -- the -- Not public -- that might -- had might -- a pretty good run defense would have a pretty good team we talked about it early on an earlier today that they had a pretty good run defense that they this. The first quarter and a half. I actually thought that was gonna run away with the game. Until the middle of the second quarter whenever Miami got calm down and -- that started doing things to me really disrupt. On -- offense and that happened to elect -- in the third -- I just I I I thought Brady was. -- Especially in the first quarter I don't think he was on the ball affect how much of that do you think was in -- when asked Kevin this -- it matters what you can chairman and it did did. Hernandez was coming back in it looked to me at least early on that there was. I want you to all these -- disconnect between the two units coming back after some time on the shelf in engine team reps and kind of feel unlike. It is it takes some time to get your feet underneath. Lasted a coveted best -- a game I'll more than I've seen him and I smoked tournament. As a follow up there have been a lot wrong with him in nationals in the knows how much gains of football means to you. I could tell the frustration on his face after a couple of press that he dropped the negate. And knowing him all I can tell him was that you've been out for awhile. You just come back you need to calm down and get -- feel bad because when you're off to a game you have to get to feel bad for the game just like anything else to do. And he understood -- talking about and we -- -- we should see a different person today tomorrow night. A a text to red tops -- blocked it was a great win division game on the clinch the division yes the result was great. How you got there was not great yeah I think it's fair to say that it was. Uneven I like that word because there were there were actually several really good series from the office it's early actually that running series earlier -- of course the one in the fourth quarter -- great -- Vivid debate topic this week was a lot of around you know were the running game one until that drive and listening to coach Belichick's interviewer this week on the guy here. I actually. Hadn't looked at it that way initially you know want to just -- the stats sheet and you say they only act attempted to cement at times. They had several first and twenties or second and -- were bumping up penalties early in the series. And I sort of just wrote the script out the door running game sort of disagree -- yeah so I I you can't really make the story that they they didn't attempted. Or didn't have some success of the actually have some decent runs were called back the the van had to -- and then now you're -- -- -- -- -- difference -- I thought it was nice that you know they got back to early in the game talk about the drive later but. I thought you Europe's reactor deal with the recent drops the penalties were some uneven play actually thought a few of the penalties ago -- were very controversial what I mean again you have to overcome that I think that's part of what. They probably saw the beauty in the game we got some what I thought the back caught up on Donald Thomas Hurley was was -- question boy thought the couple others. Mentally the second quarter early in the third quarter of two calls that that I kind of was. But they over team standpoint just the -- -- going on the road over common a lot of tough stuff overcoming a really good defense of performance by their front. That's why they felt -- beauty you know I think they also put some stock in the fact that they had had to win this way yet. And -- that that's very valuable because you wanna see team have to do a lot of different ways of course the season but Hewlett to have a -- going to play a great point Sunday night on net on -- and we were talking about it. At this as a game they probably lose a couple of months ago like that way doing the things they did it probably -- that. Wrote about it this week did -- debt deem proved to mean you go on the road and knew where the opponent is you know -- -- out the door. That they won where they didn't have a bunch of turnovers hurt bunch takeaways in the one where the -- get into -- -- -- Being detained in I think those are two very interesting point when you talk about this patriots team. A lot of the misconceptions around this team. Start with those two points and they went on the road and -- a tough division game. Did after -- antiquities didn't have to rely on winning you know 4430. They want -- taken is we can talk about his game -- didn't look like the past 23 games typically. But I don't -- things is we're gonna talk about his game. Couple of weeks down the line about how important was even though they won it but just as much and what they've learned as a football team.
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
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.
Elliotte Friedman joined the show to discuss the Bruins domination of the series thus far. He said that while nothing is certain he cannot see a way in which the Rangers come back and win the series.
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.
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Sounds like a prostate exam to me!
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