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We discuss the home run achievements David Ortiz made last night that moved him ahead of Carl Yaztremski, and discuss Papi's place among all the all-time great Sox sluggers.
Celtics legend Bill Russell collapsed during a speaking engagement in Lake Tahoe, according to WCVB-TV ..... Russell, 80, underwent open-heart surgery in 2012. UPDATE: Bill Russell collapsed while giving a speech in Lake Tahoe. #Celtics tell me
stabbing, a wheelchair and 24,021 points that secured his place in Celtics history alongside Larry Bird , John Havlicek and Bill Russell . “It was just a special thing for me, through my bad times, my immature times, my growing up, becoming a man for
It’s about that time of year when leaves change colors, chili stews on stoves every Sunday and fans of mediocre NBA teams convince themselves there’s a chance. More Celtics Bill Russell took different route than Wesley Snipes Danny Ainge wanted Jimmy Chitwood role in Hoosiers Reality check: In ...
Pierce was once petulant and Rivers untested, too. Now, one’s a Celtics legend in a conversation that includes Bill Russell , Larry Bird and John Havlicek, and the other sits behind only Red Auerbach in franchise playoff victories. Perceptions
There's the management of rosters. The lure of money. The quest for elusive championships. John Havlicek, Bill Russell , Larry Bird , JIm Rice and Carl Yastrzemski stayed in Boston because they were able to fend off all three concerns
Finals MVP, ending a 22-year championship drought and ensuring his number belonged in those same rafters alongside Bill Russell and Larry Bird . Only five players rank among the top 10 Celtics in career points, rebounds and assists. Pierce is
Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman . “Saturday Night Live” parodies the Donald Sterling controversy. TRIVIA ANSWER: Bill Russell and Sam Jones SOOTHING SOUNDS: Johnnie Taylor , who died in 2000, was born on this day in 1934.
video, Cardinals cornerback Antonio Cromartie interviews candidates to be his social media ghost writer. TRIVIA ANSWER: Bill Russell SOOTHING SOUNDS: Willie Nelson was born on this day in 1933.
league. To them, and pioneers of the game like Earl Lloyd, Chuck Cooper, “Sweet Water” Clifton, the great Bill Russell and particularly Magic Johnson , I apologize. Accordingly, effective immediately, I am banning Mr. Sterling for life from any
falling just two assists shy of the NBA record for most assists without a turnover in NBA history. Rondo also passed Bill Russell for fifth place on the Celtics all-time list with 4,101, one more than the NBA Hall of Fame center.
a ceremony to retire his No. 6, which he wore as a BU player from 1965-68 as an homage to his favorite athlete, Bill Russell . But as Parker noted in another one of his wisecrack one-liners, “The reality is we’re still going along with the same
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Rob Gronkowski's meeting with the media on Friday. Gronk said he doesn't anticipate changing the way he plays, noting that he wants to "keep smashing and dashing."
Julian Edelman joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz after Patriots training camp.
We return to our weekly segments with the one and only Peter King of MMQB and NBC's Football Night in America.
Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.
Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.
Tim Kurkjian joins the program to discuss the Red Sox options at the trade deadline.
Kevin Millar joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz to discuss David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia's struggles, and Jon Lester's contract.
Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.
DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla
DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau
John, Gerry, and Steve DeOssie discuss Tom Brady's impact on the rest of the Patriots, plus Steve tells tales from his old days as a NFL linebacker
A whale watch boat is stranded overnight in Boston Harbor
Clay Buchholz and Felix Doubront certainly put on quite the pitching performance, as the Red Sox were trounced by the Jays. Does this change the team's approach to the trade deadline?
Christian tells a story about taking his girlfriend to see "Jersey Boys" in NYC, but he leaves out some crucial details. Luckily, she was listening and called the show to clarify exactly what kind of shenanigans he was trying to pull.
MFB discuss a Peter King article that suggests many NFL coaches and assistant coaches have felt increasing pressure over big-money fantasy football players. Christian also weighs in specifically on how his knowledge of game-plans resulted directly in him winning his first season as a fantasy football player.
The Sox lost 14-1 as Clay Buchholz and Felix Doubront both had awful performances. On the heels of the loss, rumors began to fly regarding Jon Lester and John Lackey possibly being traded.
We talk about the latest news surrounding Jon Lester and the Red Sox. Could he be dealt to the Dodgers?
We talk about four of the biggest mistakes the Red Sox have made over the past 30+ years.
We discuss the return of Rob Gronkowski, his comments to the media today, and what a healthy (or unhealthy) Gronk will mean for the 2014 Patriots.
Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.
Mut and Villani are talking about the MLB All Star Game, Adam Wainwright and Derek Jeter, and what are some of the worst ideas in sports.
Sam and Zach discuss changing the format of the Podcast, the Chris Archer-David Ortiz debacle, and LeBron James being a super genius
Particularly in a year where the Red Sox have struggled while trying to integrate numerous young players into regular big league roles, accusations that Red Sox prospects are overrated -- whether by the team or writers -- have been widespread. Jim Callis of MLB.com joins the show to take stock of the matter, and to discuss the team-building impact of overrating and underrating prospects.
With the trade deadline looming, the next few days will be defined by how teams value prospects -- and their potential long-term contributions -- against big leaguers with established track records who can address immediate needs. Are prospects being valued accurately? Red Sox left-hander Andrew Miller -- once one of the two key chips that sent Miguel Cabrera from the Marlins to the Tigers -- assesses the matter.
Rob gave the latest on Jon Lester trade talks and the flap between Ortiz and the Rays.More from this show