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NFL Sunday: The Boys Look Back at Game #1 Between Denver and Baltimore and Some of the Other Goings-On in the NFL

Sep 8, 2013|

Dale, Matt and Chris address the amazing output by the Broncos offense on Thursday night and what they can draw from that game. Is Baltimore taking a step back, and if so, are Denver the new top team of the AFC? They also talk about some of the new guys in the league and how college players adapt to the style of play in the pros.

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    Our number two Chris aligning with sports Sunday Sports Radio WEEI 6177797937. Then not all Red Sox some pretty much all Jon Lester threw the first hour lie detectors weighing in on the AT&T tax line on that will get to that just a moment. Out final round of the masters is going on a maturity people. Into getting into what is much science tiger. And without Phil as well he Mickelson showed up I think late Thursday night she flew in and Friday after energy is flied out. With Phil Mickelson. I he had a tough weekend are tough early going Richardson first round in a local guy Keegan Bradley struggled missed But there are some big games of the top the leaderboard some exciting. I young names of the Jordan's BT's twenty years old he's cash to win the masters I he'd be the youngest winner since 1979. LEB younger. Then the tiger was the first time you want it. And one of the things that really stood out to me is speaking with some people were down there this week to cover the toward talks and these young guys and it get back to tiger. The complete and water. Lack of off. Around around Tiger Woods to these guys are too young you think about twenty years old 21 years old with somebody like camera some would like walker. In somebody like Blix the Swedish guys and second right now and he's. He's like 28. You know some of these guys too young to really remember or at least have played with tiger against tiger. When he was hitting level like we never seen before the PGA tour earlier received since Jack. And they look at him now a Zagat shoot 77 on the weekends. Is that cats really contention anymore where is I mean Aaron I'm not old and your and all of you remember when. Final round tigers in the lead it was done forget about it I mean one year in the PGA YE Yang those big shots out late and ended up beating and yet that epic battle with Bob May. I nearly beat him in the PGA but it would for the most part just wasn't close he would get a lead and he was one of the best closers in the we'd seen in the sport. But it's just it's different now that's a different vibe. Around Tiger Woods and it's gone from seemingly a foregone conclusion that he would get to nineteen majors is seemingly foregone conclusion that he won't eat next year. Does play majors this year. Is give forty years old Jack won three. After he needs five Jack won three after forty to two of those were when he was forty and the masters in 986. Was kind of an out Larry's 46 years old. Tiger would be a hall of fame career from here on out five major championship all career to get in nineteen. I think it's interesting not only his fall from grace just as a player. In terms of winning majors the was in my opinion at least the best player on were last year he had five or six wins a torch to win major. But the bigger thing to me is just how some of these younger players perceive him do tiger as a contention it used to be regarded. The average stroke. The average round rather up a stroke in. In in the in the final round on Sundays when tiger was in contention real just kind of melted aged just. Folded around with a few exceptions mentioned Bob revealed in Nickels and it's good battles but. For the most part it was just tiger's world everybody else's playing for second they were on him Ernie Els just not Now is young guys just young enough to cocky enough and don't really remember that at least they didn't play through it. And they're saying how statute 75 on the weekends with what's not ID in the turn now but. I should be upon Sunday Bubba Watson very very likable guy. And I Jordan who were finding out a lot about trying to become the youngest masters winner a long time quick birds update we'll get back to the calls against 617779. 7937. Cordially NC DM IA's doing great to get the good news on him that was definitely a concern that you know DM IAA was. Out I got hit looked like in the that it from I thought it was illegal but not dirty if that makes sense I don't think there was intent to injure there. It was just one of those times you're trying to make a hockey play get the principal point contact up higher and you won it. So I thought it was an illegal hit not a dirty hit but by a help not the that you concussion translated to on the ice Thursday that part we don't know just yet. But Patrice Bergeron it sound like is fine I he missed the third period yesterday that would would have been a huge concern. I outside to go. There's not too many guys you point to and say this more important to the bees and Bergeron two way player in hockey this year. Obvious he's good according to coach Julianne and Chris Kelly looks like still day to day with that back injury so some. Relatively speaking. Minor bumps and Bruce is going into the Stanley Cup Playoffs but you know these guys especially Alec Bergeron if he could be on the ice on Thursday against the red he's going to be there. I HTT tech slide is 37937. It's like grab a few of these real quick a one Dexter says eight times over David Price let Lester walked. While you make Casey price a better pitcher at this stage of his career early younger I can cost more money. And now your bidding against everybody else you've got the cost control guy. Housing cost control we get the guided the under your control rather. The of the exclusive negotiating window with wants to stay here to guide it. As more in depth track record in the post season to sign him. And that point it's not a knock on price and gives great pitcher. But if you're looking at what you can do it even easier than that that will save you some money relative to what price can get on the open market signed last. I know detector can you imagine having Stanton in Boston did it forty plus homers easy architecture from western mass. Two words about prospects Daniel yep they can go hard the other way. I another one here says agree with you order percent top of the rotation guys talk about Lester innings a year post seasons died. Given the cash over five years five for one and should get it done. And out finally is Lester stats are comparable to average career he walked away from 244 million Lester has been better than Homer Bailey and look at the contract. That he just signed a few textures telling me the gets four clocked at. Well evening parade for a UConn for the championships I assume the men and women together out both of them winning the national title. Yes as tougher as Turkey's but happy for Kevin Ollie who now is the next. Hot coaching named to go from college to the end beauty after eight seasons. But undefeated in the NCAA tournament ally guys can say that are at six or 77797937. is in New Jersey he's up next When then. Just try to not cute bit Ali thank you and I can't believe that a low ball. Jon Lester like they don't agree that you like a side impact by one and whatever argument sake. We have been out of my. But you see a lot of contracts for your team that have gone got into the contract stratosphere and some of them have really worked out so well. But for a number like dapper Lester what he's so willing to stay. I agree I was surprised. When I saw what the number was at the end of spring training where the Red Sox know Lester broke off toxin seems like a a low ball contract terms of dollars in a low ball contract thirty years. definitely. god I G I mean lucky probably let out a little bit like that way radio reluctant I had. Yeah I mean yeah I'm with you thanks to the fall being a former yankees fans perspective. They're never shy about spending dollars. That Lester contract is makes sense and I've said this a few times. Because just getting back to this point I do think my gut still tells me they get a Don. Gut feeling they still get this contract done because I hate candidate it player just wants too much just wants to be a Boston too much. You back going to be here at the expense of taking deal it's foolish and a four year seventy to eighty million dollar contract before which. At ball way below market terms years below market terms the average annual There's no upside here it sounded like a Red Sox blown away with a give you four years but here's point six million a year. Which is probably more than you gonna get I guarantee each and every year on the open market that it could at least. I still think Lester would walk away from crystal he'd say no. But I could look at that is saying the Red Sox in good faith effort to try to. Do with last year what they've done with other guys which is over pay an average annual dollars but try to take that discounted terms of the number years seventy. I can't say that. I can't see it as they came under years came under dollars 6177797937. Bill isn't busted up next they've built. They would subject. who visual. You know what about. You guys keep in the world. Could together okay. guys they look at the guys renewed deal if everybody involved. Make him have the option to. Who boarded deals rivals ordered to the guys will. Make it work. So real simple. So three years of his make sure Israelis and three years seventy million. And then assuming he stays healthy another two years at how much. Ordered me at all. That would come out to volley at 5110. About then you know what would actions. YouTube. 120. It was cute guys so. Yeah It it it any guaranteed dollars sport. That that's just not gonna work for the players work for last. Well hope what works right now what made two big guy a two year deal seven million. With a guarantee. Appeared to remain nimble. The two more years of targeted what are enviable. Well let's get. That that that the five year 120 million dollar contract. Where. OK I guess that that's reasonable but I mean you if you're guaranteeing the money that it's not three years in the two years to five years. And yet we could what three years didn't work out three years it will be created numerous believe that you develop very animated. You know. Yeah I mean I like well. I guess I can't get what you in there you know again trial period so to speak at three year seventy million dollar. You know test blown the CP states LP and see if he still producing. The news saying guaranteed fifty million after that which is five for once money. Why would John again you'd think about it okay hometown discount know we heard the operator gets excited about it. to get past the idea of a hometown discount meeting complete insanity. Seventy million dollars even over a three years average dollars a lot of money. But it still. 50% of what can get out in the open market. You know why would I take seventy million guaranteed even for three years when I could just double that six years guaranteed at 140 million. You know six I can get that extra seventy million dollars over three more seasons just to go out in the open market. That would be a great team friendly kind of idea but Lester were being eyed Joseph and Wakefield once the way HL. What they've done so much for the in the you know 78 years. That burning up I don't know are already up at. I agree with UN and the injury concern for me is that they're now we are talking about Clay Buchholz we'd be having added I merely different conversation. But with Lester even a year it was bad in 2012. Still pitch to plus innings. Yeah I mean you don't get a picture wondering about that party and you don't hate you guys brought there get a going to be offered. And I are I think I really like the attitude that you just want the behavior I don't understand why the Internet situation black. We're not talking about giving the guy a 140. I'm not all that with the amount of money more book like the object audit. Well he had I think the Red Sox kind of Hewitt in the regard as well that's why I wasn't completely floored when he said OK if we here opera was the most that they had. I'll put out there by the time they broke off negotiations. But I'd be and neighbor of 400. Yell now and a and a big. Average annual value a Ford seventy for is an opera that you know the players get a that's an opera that it's designed to be turned out. Yeah independent though they looked like but based on the yacht I don't know it. All the the PR stunt getting negative PR because I think I had tickets ridiculous they have any Lester did lie to me if he blocks away at the end of the day. And and the Red Sox look back and in the end flick back and say. And they could of they could negotiate they could out of spring training but the only opera percent beat the teams the only one's gonna look bad that's an. Aerial my opinion darker integrated you know integrated I'm sorry you know it made it. It's the same age and it did Dustin Pedroia has I can't think of his name off my head to similar Pedroia as we negotiated down discounts the This situation it is thought here we cannot I mean update completely done park are now completely. It sounds like till the end of the season got to do have an exclusive negotiating window. Went thanks for the college and they've exclusive negotiating window with Lester. After the season is over and that it's free agency. But you know in my mind even if the Red Sox were come back with a big number in the fall. But it even gets to. Reagents even gets to the point were other teams are our ticketing contracts are offers a Lester you're probably spending more than what you have spent. It just get the deal done now. You just avoid any possibility any any chance did you rate in the another team another suitor and unlike David Ortiz we can't you know we had a debate about Ortiz is going to be even a market that is. And I thought maybe lot of people but absolutely now. That's fine with Lester there's no debate right. I mean when I can debate the fact that it thirty year old going on 31 year old lefty it's starting pitcher with a great post season track records that market. We know that that's the case there's going to be money thrown at this. So you have the opportunity. To not only negotiate exclusively with him up or you even touch or even Free agency. It to get an offer on the table to sign this guy if they're not able losing the player beat. I signing into a deal that maybe goes outside their comfort zone because now they worry about free agency not to worry about other offers them. You could have made a better fate in my mind decide than these reported figures in at these numbers are right you know he's not taking. It's an it's designed to be refused to keep brought out their deceit it's a hit proper. I don't think organ necessarily buy that I think that this mark baseball banner that. That they and as long as you're in line with keeping Lester some cables don't want that at any high price and that's fine that's your opinion I disagree by. It any band that wants Jon Lester back is valued at his team. It and understand just what the market is looking for the seventy's at It's an insult. Text messages committed 37937. AT&T like. Texas is Red Sox have too many pitches in the system they had the upper hand. Now that it's does its thing is too many pitchers in this is have a lot of starting pitching depth they have a lot of potential. As allowed by hope and is better than Jon Lester obese Kerr shot why not. But you know what you have in Jon Lester. You don't know what you have yet Henry and that goes to my point of if you're gonna have some of these cost control pre arbitration arbitration guys up. Lester got the money to do. He could have a a lot of money coming off the books over the next read of where years. Yet a pitcher John Lackey threw for 500000 dollars on next season. In NA and it not a salary cap sport but it sport I care about a 189 million dollar luxury tax threshold for the at least they're from last. I that to take three years the market's already at five to six. years as Lester won't get 140 on the open market I disagree I think he will. I the Texas is give Lester one of these two deals. Or for a hundred or seven and 12611. if the offer candidate for for a hundred then I would say you know the Sox made an effort. They made shots try to sign him and take battled down discounted terms of the year when it for par seventy it. and a few text is going back to a couple calls as a wide world Lester take three year deal and a trial period. We can get five years guaranteed and I completely agree this is an interesting text here get this one before the break. I you know I'm not entirely sure why everyone has the phrase 110 for five I should get it done because he had no idea. What will get it done in theory. Yet that would be a hometown discount. 111 for five years an option six and eight I have no way of knowing. Whether that would get it done so he's looking at 5110. I just keep coming back that number because I look at. What the market would probably and keep going back to guys like Cole Hamels you know reasonable comparable to last year's regular season numbers I see six. In 144. EC 23 and change per year so take roughly that average annual value. 43 in his case it's going to take a year back it five years old hometown discount. But he's not leaving and and the billions of dollars That's why I come back to that number I'll get it done I have no idea what I'd be willing to go to say. 150 over 520 million a year probably. Start pushing diablo or we'll talk. You see what the number but a number I have in mind. And a lot of people have in mind they think 22 million a year twenty to 22 million a year years and college day. Five years a 10210 million dollars 6177797937. The point though I had no idea we don't know. What gets I can tell you this though. Ward seven he doesn't get it on told you that before knowing. That that was the for the Jon Lester turned out we get back to your calls coming up next we'll talk war. A Red Sox get to the Bruins as well and what touch and the Celtics before the end of the show as well get to 4 o'clock Chris Blondie with Sports Radio. WE yeah.

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Transcript - will not be 100% accurate

-- two NFL Sunday Sports Radio WEEI. I I know full well what the Red Sox have done so far. Three games and their New York beat down as you heard Scott say a moment ago they wrapped up the weekend's series at Yankee Stadium this afternoon. And believe me I couldn't be more excited about what's happened and how much fun it's been -- watch this offense. And and under normal circumstances. We'd be talking Red Sox baseball but. I it is NFL Sunday it is the beginning of the patriots season it's the program that we put on the air here. So we take a respite a three hour respite from the baseball talked map -- -- any less excited about it than anybody else because it's a blast to watch this weekend. But this is the part of the of the -- programming where we talk about the start of the NFL season. It did start on Thursday. We saw team the defending Super Bowl champions looked like a team that have lost a lot of parts which they have in the off season. We site Denver team that added a real key offensive part and look really good offensively. Pretty much what we expected all the may be -- the seven touchdown passes was a little more than we expected but. But having said all that was there anything out of that game -- -- I'll start with you that. It led you to believe that the balance of power and in the American football conferences is more wide is there's a wider gap there than we thought there was going to be. Map I don't take much away from a Thursday game -- played -- a couple times I just. It's it's an awesome event for the NFL -- huge kickoff thing. What -- so outside of the box it's just it's it's the first pitch you know I you're not gonna learn a -- from that I think a lot of the the film study the teams -- moving forward. You're not gonna you're not there's not a dealer replication of the play calls even that you saw in that game from week two to 34 when you -- in one of those two teams so. If you don't you don't take a ton from it I think gives a Denver fan you're excited about while we could have the super prolific offense and the defense isn't a question mark maybe that we thought it was today. Can you make it through October healthy you know are all these people going to be -- kinds of things seven touchdowns you'll never see you again I don't think we need to worry about that. Baltimore looked a little ragged and I think this may be the Super Bowl hangover I think teams off -- go through that. It's not entirely on Tom probably was our our game and in our game against the ball buffalo -- 31 and often have we lost border war game that was coming off of. -- support for a that was season after America no that was 2002 because 2003 was when he got -- the -- flu season opener Erica well and my point is. Moot but I -- well and -- Well but anyhow the point is it's not it's understandable for a team that was not much is expected of them that ran through the gauntlet. Wins the Super Bowl champ -- comes back all loses half the -- all the play makers. The legendary figure that heads that organization and ray Lewis and looks a little Wragge we wanted to really rough road trip that should have been all himself. My point is don't take it home from -- if we're still talking in the same terms a month from now I put some legitimacy to that. Ravens got hosed I think ultimately the -- really got hosed I really do it I think you know we can argue about the logistics of baseball -- football but the you know if that's a home game and nothing of people meaning doesn't throw for seven touchdowns even if the games in Baltimore but I think Baltimore earned that right to host that game. And did -- I I think in the long. Which you met today I think that if there's one Jamie throw out if it's a -- one. I think that sort of ceremonial first pitch of getting really really I think the power structure in Baltimore is such that if I'm a ravens fan I have faith that they can get the thing turned around and figured out. I you know maybe they're not a Super Bowl team again this year but I have a hard time believing that the ravens are not going to be one of those teams. Did did -- going to be playing into January just because they are who PR they have John Harbaugh -- Flacco they every right state of Leo so many great elements on both sides the ball so many important elements but it really in the long run. I do I think the ravens got hosed in this level. Exit as a player and a coach effort -- going back and reviewing tape that you you're trying to determine if the team we have coming up next week is a good team is a bad team those kind of things. In the ravens had an ugly way damaged or lost skewed when you go back and watch and you find the reasons for one for why they were giving up place. If their -- beat physically or have any difficulty matching certain people that so okay they might have some deficiencies. When you see them making errors like literally cutting it tight and loose on a double -- move -- the mill buildings on covered. It looked racquet I mean there are a lot of dollars and Harbaugh the media covered that is post game press doctors like this was -- he's the kind of things you're going into a Monday meeting we all hashing out hey. This is what you gonna do in the situation it is you get rid of the mental mistakes so as -- as if Baltimore your opponent next week you can't count on the errors. Because that that throws and a couple off. One of the things it's important remember to a bill has said it and I'm sure he said it to you now when you're playing is that. You you don't really know the team you have until you get out there you know you can you can game play and over the course -- the spring in the summer and they'll go through the preceding and how do you think you have a pretty good idea and you think you have a good handle as to where you are you really don't know who you war until you step on the field for the first time. And then you kind of find some sort of calibration and you say okay we need more this blessed us and I think maybe that's one of the things that the ravens -- -- -- -- Having said that and despite the fact that the defending Super Bowl champions came out of the AFC is it safe to say as I believed to be the case. But the balance of power in the National Football League belongs in the NFC. It is it is a deeper better conference -- the AFC right now. Top to bottom yeah I agree with -- top to bottom I think particularly when you look at the NFC west the top two teams the NFC west the Seahawks in the 49 is a big -- -- teams right now. Are far and away the class of the NFL again we're sitting here you know seeing this in -- one and obviously things could change. You know 234 weeks down the road but I think when your looking. At the more powerful conference if you're just looking at PC vs the NFC from top to bottom. I think yes he has for super -- I don't know that is you know not a mistake an -- -- -- Bjorkman I would try to make is that it is Cortes I felt about San Francisco and his people all those kinds of things and same with Seattle and those sort of the the -- can Mitchell -- migrate to now they still were they were were softened them. That the team it just got hot in the AFC the in the last season so yes. But because of parity MB clubs away this thing looks out over relatively short season. I don't know author's -- I mean I've Seattle's a team that won but three weeks in the September last year was on know -- to radar Russell Wilson -- even exist in most people's minds. And I was the hot its biggest thing that ever want to expect in a bounce back your from -- and I think he'll be a good player. But it's just such a huge projection to assume -- -- -- -- -- -- -- might be and you might -- the apps are right I'm -- about money at public vote that way. But because of the uncertainty in his league I don't know -- area I think San Cisco could very conceivably take it and not -- they they weren't a team that use their height and much only found Vernon Davis in December. And then they can be relied heavily on Michael Crabtree and Randy Moss -- -- part of all the people were gone there going to be line a lot of young receivers. Kind of walk out like New England is so. -- them back their 'cause they got the poster boy cap and it I'm just I'm not there yet Seattle same way we'll Russell Wilson have a CT that we don't now. But that's what makes this so interesting to me out when we restart talking adapt to just presume that teams hole. Take off of their last year and have a percentage increase it doesn't always work that -- book is which is why -- like this game I think it makes it that much more interest. If there's a common theme in the National Football League over the past two years and and we don't know what the results will be this year yet but we know what the results were last year. It's that. Young even rookie quarterbacks are ready to play at the National Football League level much much sooner than they were in the past they're better prepared at the collegiate level. I think that the style of offense suits the athletic young quarterbacks -- we look at Andrew Luck and RG three and Russell Wilson and guys like that last year. You've got more. Well one I think probably gonna fail miserably in New York with the jets but you've got EJ Manuel starting today against the patriots again young quarterbacks is almost the trend in the NFL right now press. I agree -- did anything can we talked about this a number times last tripping one of the things that those guys last year had in their favor in addition to being tremendously talented -- -- very Smart was they -- with coaches. Who understood their talents and understood how to maximize their talents and understood that. They couldn't be as dogmatic in their approach may be as they were in years past talking about guys like Shane and its newest especially you know if it. I think the situation set -- very nicely for that group I don't know. If every single group of rookie quarterbacks every single year is going to come into this is a really similar situation. I'm really intrigued by by this kid here in buffalo in any Jamie noise I know you do feel like you're kind of damning him with faint praise but I think. This is a guy who probably in this quarterback class has the highest ceiling because he offers such unique skill set yes and read option ability. Plus he showed an ability ethical region to deliver a very consistent ball he completed almost 70% of his passes. As a college player Florida State so he does have some multi dimensional ability -- you might be a little bit too much state to ask him to knock off the patriots in the first career start but. I think this group of rookie quarterbacks. But there's. It's it's still open ended in I I do think although when that in the long run I don't think there are ultimately going to be as successful last year's group for memory. I think there's there's there's there's a college compiled this in Dale's point as the -- on -- won't go here for too long but. You watch what's going on the -- levels of these these top global programs Braxton Miller in Ohio State is running an office looks a lot like the stuff were seen on Sundays. Some of these young -- should be surprised with the Urban -- running the program exactly and Devin Gardner in Michigan a lot of these guys that can do both it's no longer just the running you know just a running quarterback it's the -- can be proficient at both. The ruling puts a stress on the edge guys 'cause he's athletic and -- But it's competent enough to throw the ball on the field. Working as a Nebraska all these guys I mean there's there's there's. There's a reason the transition is a little easier the third they're being asked -- lot of the same things. Heck number I mean another guy though the freshman quarterback at Penn State who is being too little music it is two bullets from bill O'Brien and that was the old patriots offensive coordinator. It's reasonable expect that these guys -- gas and a lot to do. At that don't level the things will be asking to -- year one when the walk in the NFL I really think that helped the transition is why this is easier. Busy day man -- -- going in and in and have some amazing performance in knocked off one of the top teams in -- -- first week not necessarily. But I think it's a good indication that he's not going to be asked to do a lot of thinks today but he was months ago down in Tallahassee. I will say this to Matt in it's important and then Iraq wrote about this this week there when you look at the performances of the rookie quarterbacks who did very well against the patriots in their first start against old -- check. One of the things that they all realized I think collectively put their coaches in and bury themselves. It is that they shouldn't be asked to win the game on the road when you go back can you look at what Russell Wilson did. He got a great performance from his defense is well within wide receivers when you go button in look at what Colt McCoy did a couple of years ago he got a hundred -- something yards from green -- -- as well as a great performance from his defense here you go back elbow back to Ben Roethlisberger against you guys in 2004. Got a great performance from the from Jerome Bettis in his defense it's a complementary game and I think they have to understand any -- -- -- understand -- world has to understand. That to beat the patriots -- rookie quarterback you can't put the game on your shoulder got to get great performance of from the guys around. And of course some degree of that honor on voter tires because it takes agree office -- protect the angry people catch the ball on the running game's got to be there and if you're the bills from that perspective. I feel okay. You got Fred Jackson got CJ Spiller and have a bunch of new youth he weapons in -- receiving corps and you have a tight in the -- has given this team problems are you least. Go in knowing you have a fighting chance next hour we will specifically look at the Patriots offense against the bills defense and segment due. We'll flip but look at the Patriots defense against the bills offense. That's a long way around me saying and CJ Spiller is a much bigger deal today than EJ Manuel. If the Buffalo Bills have a chance to beat the patriots and -- that much of one but we'll get in all of that next hour as well take quick break. Welcome back in just a couple of minutes Chris prices an orchard park New York. I'm Matt Chatham is here in studio with me Tom. 1130 yourself NFL Sunday Sports Radio W the.

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Kevin Millar, MLB Network: On Pineda's par tar 4-11-14

Kevin Millar makes his weekly appearance to discuss Michael Pineda's apparent pine tar on his hand, the Red Sox loss to the Yankees, and the team's pitching.

Shawn Thornton on the Red…

Shawn Thornton on the Red Wings 4-15-14

Shawn Thornton joined the show to preview the upcoming series against the Red Wings.

Pierre McGuire, NBC Sports, brings us around the NHL 4-11-14

2 games left in the season and the Bruins are in the driver's seat for the President's Cup which is allowing them to coast and get healthy. Pierre McGuire updates Mut and Lou on the possibility of Seidenberg's return and talks about situations elsewhere in the NHL.

Dale and Holley: Jack Edwards 4-10-14

Jack Edwards talks about the Bruins stretch run to the playoffs and rants about the NCAA.

Shawn Thornton on the Red…

Shawn Thornton on the Red Wings 4-15-14

Shawn Thornton joined the show to preview the Red Wings series and the one year anniversary of the Marathon Bombings.

Headlines Headlines Headlines: Aaron Hernandez in more trouble 4-15-14

The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. Today the guys discussed Aaron Hernandez getting in more jailhouse trouble.

Boston Strong one year later 4-15-14

Our montage to honor all those impacted by the terrorist attacks one year ago.

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Wyc Grousbeck, Celtics Owner: Reflects on the Boston Marathon tragedy 4-15-4

Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck joins Mut and Merloni to discuss and reflect on the Boston Marathon Bombings a year later.

Joe Andruzzi, Former Patriots OL: Reflecting on the Boston Marathon, 4-15-14

Joe Andruzzi witnessed the attacks first-hand and sprung into action to help others when the blasts went off on Boylston Street. The former Patriots OL joined the show to discuss and reflect on that day.

Remembering the Boston Marathon Bombing one year later 4-15-14

Mut, Merloni and Christian Fauria reflect on the tragic events on April 15th 2013 at the Boston Marathon and discuss how the city has changed.

Matt Chatham with Dale an…

Matt Chatham with Dale and Holley: Remembering the Boston Marathon Bombing 4-15-14

We speak with Matt Chatham, who re-tells his story from that fateful Monday and looks ahead to brighter things, including this year's marathon.

Reflecting on the One-Year Anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombing 4-15-14

Dale, Michael and Steve Lyons reflect back on the event last year, and the good that has taken place since then as Boston came together.

David Abel of the Boston Globe : Remembering Martin Richard through the eyes of the Richard family 4-15-14

We speak with David Abel of the Boston Globe, who penned the incredible piece on the Richard Family in this past weekend's Boston Globe.

Rick Middleton joins Plan…

Rick Middleton joins Planet Mikey

Nifty jumps on the Planet for an hour.

Red Sox lose to the Orioles 2-1 on Opening Day

Lou Merloni did play-by-play with Joe Castiglione today and then joined The Planet Mikey Show to talk about what went wrong, and a few things that went right as the Red Sox started their campaign to defend their World Series title.

Chris Price joins John Ryder to talk the Patriots' newest acquisition

WEEI.com's Chris Price joins John Ryder and Chris Villani on Planet Mikey to discuss the signing of Revis Island

Minor Details Ep. 79: The…

Minor Details Ep. 79: The meaning of winning in the minors with Carlos Febles, Evan Lepler

The Red Sox' High-A minor league team in Salem recently had a 16-game winning streak that spanned two seasons. So what? From the standpoint of making prospects better and fostering player development, does that matter? Salem manager Carlos Febles (who managed Salem for the end of their winning streak, but who was also in charge of a 50-87 Single-A Greenville team in 2013) and Salem radio play-by-play man Evan Lepler discuss -- while also touching on a number of prospects in search of the next Earl Weaver and Vinegar Bend Mizell.

WEEI WrestleCast: Wrestlemania 30 recap

Scott and Ben recap WrestleMania 30 and talk about the death of the Ultimate Warrior.

Fantasy Football Offseason Podcast #3

It’s been a busy week across the NFL & with the College Football Draft Hopefuls so Jim Hackett & Pete Davidson plowed through as much as you can handle, including news about The Jets & their interest in Chris Johnson, the LSU Pro Day, rumors and news surrounding free agents & recent signings like Santonio Holmes, DeSean Jackson & Nate Burleson. Then it’s all about the 2014 Rookie Wide Receiver class that just continues to grow and impress. There’s a lot here to keep you informed as the offseason heats up and the draft approaches. Get ready!

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Boston Strong one year later 4-15-14

Our montage to honor all those impacted by the terrorist attacks one year ago.

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Brad Faxon gives his take on Bubba Watson capturing his second Green Jacket 4-14-14

Friend of the show, Brad Faxon, checks in to examine all the Masters action and to evaluate Bubba Watson's performance.

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Bruins V. Red Wings in first round of NHL Playoffs 4-14-14

LB joins Mut and Merloni in studio to preview the Bruins first opponent in the playoffs, the Detroit Red Wings.

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