Feb 11, 2013|
We discuss four topics we normally wouldn't touch on during the normal course of the show. Topics today include worst contract in Sox history, could MJ still play at 50, and who deserves a beating more than Chris Brown?
Pete and Matt react to the signings and re-signings the Patriots agreed to over the weekend. Matt gives his perspective on the fractured relationship between the Patriots and Wes Welker.
Tom E Curran, Pete Sheppard and Jack Edwards break down all the comings and goings from Gilette Stadium on a day when the changing of players really heats up for the Patriots.
We discuss the only topic of the day... the departure of Wes Welker and the signing of Danny Amendola.
Four topics we haven't touched upon... although today we kind of did... four Wes Welker topics are tackled.
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Didn't know in this no -- Needs to -- NGOs for poor and the -- -- -- -- yeah. Yeah. Orange ball. We -- -- yeah. Thanks for new topics we have brought up here that on the program down. All right the Celtics have been winning without Rajon Rondo I noticed I've noticed -- you know honestly I have no that's seven and over irons it is caused good debates. Do you remember a team that got better when one of their superstar players went down. -- -- that minimum about who waiting for you. -- wrote him couple critical -- you know well. That's taken some shots here and now. It did on Max irons I shouldn't have much better without the Rondo whatever. Shall lotions gonna get a Brothers and who's that guy I don't know there -- no doubt look at Talladega now about this may be this may be. May not be the spirit of the question but there -- there's one is where is the ultimate goal is championships right. Has got to be a team that was good. Expected to be a contender elusive superstar and they still either get to the championship series or game. War better than that they went right. I would say the giants'. Phil -- gets hurt. And Jeff hostetler yes. There's got to get a game you know is that a man out now I know was. It wasn't a long it would -- entire season Brady from bullets to hold me to throw that one out there. It wasn't for a whole season in October for a long period of time Brady was for the whole Brady was what three two games and he gets hurt blitzer gets her. 012 run through it yet. So they got better. Wheldon Bledsoe came back and they also can -- -- in the replacement CA and and all the different because there was the replaced there's an obvious replacement. Who became a superstar. It it -- fourth -- though -- wouldn't it wouldn't just for that analogy Edward Witten. -- the war. Barbosa. When one of those guys have to be a superstar. For that analogy just to match except I think the Celtic team was already a very good team and I think the and he did a good job in the offseason. Putting it together maybe a little like the bigs. And that's with a soldier thing I think -- it will affect him somewhere down the -- like look at Chicago right now. I'm amazed at how well the bulls are playing -- Derrick -- and they have had to do this for a long period of time right odds Texas as 49ers with -- I wouldn't call Alex -- best player Alex Smith was. In the US and a super now in Hollywood -- just if editing and I think Jim Harbaugh correctly. Nailed this one and that was Alex Smith was not going to take them to where they needed to -- He couldn't create enough offense so the -- predicting made may have sent about forty minutes with Steve for it. All different set of circumstances. When you -- They -- -- -- -- you know at that point Montana was starting to. Two to fail them or policy traded yeah I must illustrated and then they they they gave it to Ron Amadon. What a nice situation would be I don't think it happens a lot trade -- hall of Famer then gave it to another hall of Famer this what this what were were were fighting to find one right now. -- -- -- that you are you don't want Kurt Warner trailer greener green. And yeah that's a -- practical -- -- -- for everybody that there really still others -- good -- every team that lost Dave Wright gets out. Ever have Specter says this just the is just getting better don't -- don't have to what did you every should be get better OK I've spent. And it -- with the Celtics are playing in the lowly Charlotte Bobcats tonight the Michael Jordan led Bob that are. Once again usually the worst team in the NBA the bobcats win more games if almost fifteen year old Michael Jordan were the parts of the course. No 008 -- -- fifty years old -- He. Hit it. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Kids. Are not failing artwork and tobacco and -- on -- there's -- better question is the better question mr. problem. Bobcats once again the worst team in the end. The bobcats win more games -- almost fifty year old Michael Jordan were no longer a Seattle man. -- -- save our state guard Jordan lately he's Karen an extra one. Toward -- know. What I don't know 40404040. Sort of -- didn't make. The man. So then right then -- win. -- game or two extra game or to put it into -- But he's probably more as you said his prime more likely to get it done as players and used as an executive. -- Daisuke Matsuzaka signed a minor league deal with the Cleveland Indians this weekend we all agreed that for the majority of his time in Boston he was a bust. Was he the worst contract the Red Sox ever signed. -- Easily a top ten but no I agree with Michael he's not the worst -- they signed for wars. Now that have been able tumbled to Carl Crawford deal may be in -- that makes people feel will be out of that the horrendous for 242. Million bucks why. Why would you do it and you'll get a guy that had that skill set starting in center field and you screwed him up and move them to left now. There are a lot of guys on the list and I think Crawford is back there Jack Crawford at a blackjack -- Padilla days they have some real you know renteria -- think -- is almost yeah they're able to move. Because it was a blast. One year last one year. And even when they got rid of them they still were paying the present literally paying the price air force contract. Daisuke Dice-K one of the -- -- -- -- you want a World Series game two yes I can one gain one. Of the AL championship series against Tampa great start. -- in that series and series went seven games and one playoff game for Torre changed what -- you JD I don't know J. D. Drew was a game. J. D. Drew not -- -- J. D. Drew was a bigger Boston but Lackey. Market is the question we posed on FaceBook and most people. Said Daisuke and then a lot of people defended him saying that one World Series rhythms -- got a discount them. That they want a World Series with a lot of people the Dice-K even the next years it was rookie year. He's pitching in the World Series he's pitching and field championships series when he eighteen the second in his second year. -- an average with eighteen games and he's winning a game not like you with. Not only -- -- -- Michael is in the top ten of worst contract but it's an animal. We tracked them from. Everybody got excellent. Well where is it is it -- and yet admitted posting flogged with most of most of them wallow -- drugs at the moment. 56. Total was 106. Serbia did this pitches. It's. Yuma. Police. None of them could work in the strikes out. Matt young -- and that young as another one very good. Jose offerman an excellent another one of -- -- that was at all started -- -- -- event. All the bid contracts -- first playoff game offerman. -- cancel its all man. Talk about a guy. Was just asked that was deer in headlights plus plus is the name of the clubhouse cupcake. They were being kind to him thousands nickname at that start. There should Josh Beckett and I think it's 2007. You don't win without Beckett it's Sosa's Julio Lugo was -- -- That was that was. That last night at the grammys frank ocean won for best urban contemporary album and Chris Brown was a complete duke should not standing up and applauding form he was in the same category. Two weeks ago Chris brown and his entourage jumped frank ocean over parking spot author and gay slurs in his direction. Is there any celebrity or athlete that you'd rather give the beating too. Chris Brown yes interest. There are a lot of people who would like -- -- crisper. Yeah I was just like that that's situated at the pictures. Is the pictures of Rihanna after that and through Terre. And how could she I just -- -- -- that -- -- -- you can imagine that there were seen as we can smoke emblems in the club. I think Chris Brown would have to be it maybe smoking bullets at them the do and here's and here's the the crazy thing about Chris Brown -- informants -- -- -- applaud for a coach. -- frank frank at which outlook but if you look like a full wanted to real hard on Andy's a real artist. But the black -- once regret. For. That up with Chris Brown thing. The saddest part of the story. -- popularity didn't really. Fallout. -- that he had like a little had a little period where very little he was toxic. And then he's right back now he was maybe as popular or more popular than it was he was the brunt of a lot of jokes -- which was interesting because you're talking about domestic violence. And then you know you're the Letterman is -- they would they would joking about it and I. Kind of desensitized. Everybody to look -- your right he did very little. She then -- interviewed the interview Rihanna did agree browns a guy who took a major -- Rihanna did an interview after that. It may have been -- -- -- Diane Sawyer goes on and on -- talking about it you know have to do this. You know I'd love. This is not about love getting -- I care about and I have to do -- for other young women and it's not about love got to stand up for what's right it was a great interview and then. He goes back to -- too bad. That story for 13 mrs. Taylor's swift. Taylor Swift -- this where it just kept. Her every sort easements from them. You know her her all of her music is all about stuff that happened and life -- you have been dumped before people can relate to that it. Who who among us hasn't been dumped. And -- you don't that you don't to Kennedy. Gupta -- outsmart you on that is usually like her for that.
We check in for our weekly update from Bill Belichick and get his take on the Pats win over the Texans on the road, the benching of Stevan Ridley, and Antonio Smith's thinly veiled Spygate comments after the Texans lost.
Patriots’ defensive end, Rob Ninkovich, joins Mut and Merloni on a Patriots Monday after the team’s victory in Houston. Rob addresses the postgame comments of Texans’ defensive lineman Antonio Smith and the defense struggling against the run.
Tom Brady joined the show fresh off the teams 9th win of the season in Houston. He dismissed Antonio Smith's spying allegations and told the guys he has already moved on.
Eagle checks in to give Grande and Max a perspective on the Brooklyn Nets after they acquired Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett via trade earlier this summer. He breaks down what he thinks the future holds for the Nets after completing this blockbuster deal.
Sean Grande and Cedric Maxwell take some time and look back at the history between the Celtics and the Lakers, specifically the legendary rivalry between Magic and Bird. Legendary broadcaster, Ian Eagle, checks in to give the Brooklyn perspective as KG and Paul Pierce settle into their new home. Sean and Max also reveal the behind the scenes details surrounding Max’s famous “I got the ball” moment.
In the first hour of this edition of the Celtics Summer Cooler, Grande and Max analyze the trade that sent Fab Melo out of Boston. Also in this hour, Max sets the story straight about his history with Larry Bird.
Rob Bradford and Alex Speier talk with Jon Lester about contract negotiations, losing a teammate like Jacoby Ellsbury, the World Series run, and looking ahead to 2014.
Rob Bradford and Alex Speier are back witht he Hot Stove Show. They talk about Jacoby Ellsbury signing with the New York Yankees, the Red Sox signings of AJ Pierzynski and Edward Mujica, and wrap it up with Red Sox starting pitcher Jon Lester, who talks about the World Series run, losing a teammate like Ellsbury and looking towards 2014.
The Red Sox new catcher, A.J. Pierzynski, joined the show to discuss his reputation as the most hated man in baseball. He also said that he turned down multi-year deals to come and win in Boston.
Shawn Thornton joined the show and discussed the teams long layoff leading into their game tomorrow night in Montreal. He told the guys that he anticipates fighting being a part of hockey for years to come.
Lucic joins Danny Picard to talk some hockey after the team’s overtime win against the Carolina Hurricanes. Danny asks Lucic about David Krejci’s game winner yesterday and hockey outsiders that are trying to change the game.
Shawn Thornton joined the show fresh off his big night at MSG and talked about his recent goal scoring prowess. Shawn said that no matter who his line mates are he is always going to be a fourth liner.
Kirk Minihane answered any and all questions from the listeners and John and Gerry.
The New York Post's Joel Sherman joined the show with his thoughts on jacoby Ellsbury's signing with the Yankees. He said that if it were up to him he would have given the money to Robinson Cano over Ellsbury.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. They discussed how Ron Burgundy has officially jumped the shark and played sound of him on Dan Patrick.
Peter King joins Mut and Merloni to go across the NFL and address the latest news. He discusses Kubiak's firing, Tomlin's fine, and Dennard's possible suspension.
Brick makes his weekly appearance on Mut and Merloni and discusses the Bruins loss to Montreal and the hit on Johnny Boychuck.
Michael Fabiano, fantasy expert and Yankees fan, gives his opinion on the Cano signing, discusses Julian Edelman's rising fantasy value, and actually suggests starting Ryan Fitzpatrick
We check in with ESPN's great play-by-play man Mike Tirico for a look around the NFL, and a preview of Pats/Browns.
We tackle four topics centered on the movers and shakers in MLB right now.
We start talking about Robbie Cano and the reported 10 year, 240 million dollar contract on the table from the Mariners, and a little debate about him vs Pedroia broke out.
Ryder talks with WEEI.com's Chris Price about the Patriots upcoming game with the Cleveland Browns, and Stevan Ridley's status on the team.
Alex joins the show and gives his thoughts on the Jacoby Ellsbury deal, and what prospects the Red Sox have to fill the hole left in the lineup, or trade pieces to get a player who can fill the void.
John talks to Rob and gets his thoughts on the Yankees signing Jacoby Ellsbury, the Red Sox signing AJ Pierzynski, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia signing with Miami.
Mike Lupica of the Daily News joined the show to give the New York reaction to the Ellsbury signing. He said that the Yankees drastically overpaid.More from this show
The Red Sox new catcher, A.J. Pierzynski, joined the show to discuss his reputation as the most hated man in baseball. He also said that he turned down multi-year deals to come and win in Boston.More from this show
Johnny Damon joins Mut and Merloni to clear the air about his free agent signing with the Yankees and discusses Ellsbury's signing.More from this show
Buster Olney joins Mut and Merloni to discuss Jacoby Ellsbury signing with the Yankees and the possibility of the Red Sox trading for Andre Ethier.More from this show