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Chase Winovich, Raiders Roster Construction, TWISH (Hour 2)

(0:00)  Patriots linebacker Chase Winovich joins us for the first of his weekly appearances with the show this season!  (12:07) We take a look at how this Raiders team was built under Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock (22:20) The NFL is seeing points being scored at a record pace through the first two weeks (33:50)…

Drew Bledsoe Calls In, Jones’ Stevens Rap, Patriots Strength of Schedule, Today’s Takeaways (Hour 4)

(0:00) Former Patriots QB Drew Bledsoe joins the show to give his thoughts on all things Patriots and Cam Newton (11:25) We play one bit that worked and one bit that did not work on today’s show.  (23:07) We take a look at whether the Patriots strength of schedule looks different based on adjusted expectations,…

Potential Cam Newton Deal, Silver on Goal for NBA in 2021, Bruce Arena (Hour 3)

(0:00)  We continue the discussion about the possibility of the Patriots extending Cam Newton beyond this year after a strong start to the season (13:15) Adam Silver told CNN that they hope to start the next NBA season in January 2021, with 82-games and hopefully in front of fans.  (23:23) Revs head coach and sporting…

Bert Breer on Cam Newton Contract, Wild Tyrod Taylor Injury Story (Hour 2)

(0:00)  Bert Breer of The MMQB joins us and starts by advocating for the Patriots to sign Cam Newton to a contract extension (26:08) We react to a wild story from Los Angeles as we finally got the reason for the late scratch of Chargers QB Tyrod Taylor on Sunday.

Zo on Pats Clock Management, Belichick Press Conference, Brad Stevens Calls In (Hour 1)

(0:00) Zo reacts to the ongoing criticism of the Patriots clock management at the end of Sunday’s loss to the Seahawks  (11:48) N’Keal Harry is talking about his time with Cam Newton vs. his rookie season with Brady, plus Jake in Boston has his latest conspiracy theory (24:30) We hear from Bill Belichick during his…

Brett Favre attends Bucs game, turf issues at MetLife Stadium, Today's Takeaways (Hour 4)

In the final hour of the show Zolak and Bertrand react to Brett Favre getting chance to attend the Bucs game in Tampa which upset one Bucs player (1:00) Zo also gives his thoughts about the 49ers complaining about the turf at MetLife Stadium on Sunday (14:00) before wrapping the show with Today's Takeaways (38:00)…

Brady vs. Newton, Raiders beat Saints in MNF, Pats kicker situation (Hour 3)

Zolak and Bertrand open up the third hour of the show revisiting their Cam Newton vs. Tom Brady debate (1:00) and expectations for both players in a postseason setting now.  The guys also react to the Raiders surprising win over the Saints in Monday Night Football ahead of their matchup with the Pats on Sunday.…

NFL coaches get big fines for not wearing masks, UMass football is back, should Celtics go small against Heat? (Hour 2)

Zolak and Bertrand open the second hour of the show reacting to the six-figure fines levied on several coaches by the NFL for not wearing masks all the time in Week 2, including Seahawks coach Pete Carroll (1:00) The guys also get into the decision by UMass announced yesterday to hold a college football season…

Would you rather have Cam Newton or Tom Brady, Gronk's slow start, Pumpkin and Halloween talk (Hour 1)

Zolak and Bertrand open the show by analyzing the start of the season by Tom Brady and Cam Newton. If you could only have one guy on the Pats roster right now, who would they go with? (1:00) The guys also check in on Rob Gronkowski in Tampa, who has had a very slow start…

Hardy opens his Masters email, Final Patriots/Seahawks thought, Today’s Takeaways! (Hour 4)

(0:00) Hardy open his email from The Masters to see if he got tickets to the 2021 tournament (7:46) Thoughts on the Celtics Game 3 victory over the Miami Heat in the 2020 Eastern Conference Finals.  (17:43) The show wraps up with the guys final thoughts on the Patriots Week 2 loss to the Seattle…

More Patriots/Seahawks Reaction, Sounds of Sunday (Hour 3)

(9:44)Andrew Brandt’s Tweet about the Patriots and Cam Newton, and NFL injury updates (21:40) Beetle brings up a trade option that Chris Gasper mentioned on Pats pregame (33:11) Sounds of Sunday: A look back at some of the best sounds around the NFL in Week 2

Stupid things the Patriots did, More Pats/Seahawks thoughts, Read & React (Hour 2)

(0:00) Zo breaks down the stupid things the Patriots did in their loss to the Seahawks. (9:08) Bill not using his timeout late in the game.  (22:29) Read and React: The MetLife Stadium Turf causing injuries, Adam Gase and the Jets, Minnesota VikingsHead coach Mike Zimmer, Tom Brady and Tampa, Falcons blow big lead.

Patriots vs Seahawks, The Final Play Call, Cam Newton and the Offense (Hour 1)

(0:00) Zolak and Bertrand open the show discussing the Patriots 35-30 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.  (12:12) Discussion of the final play call and if it was the right choice.  (23:24) The callers give their thoughts on the game.

RJ Bell, Celtics Locker Room Scuffle, Fake Promo Friday (Hour 4)

(0:00) RJ Bell of pregame.com joins us to break down our Football Card and give us his best bets for NFL Week 2.  (13:16) More on the Celtics locker room scuffle and what to look for from them in Game 3 (24:06) Tom Brady and the Bucs, Gronk’s new commercial, and Fake Promo Friday wrap…

Phil Perry Previews Pats-Seahawks, What if The Pats Win (Hour 3)

(0:00)  Phil Perry of NBC Sports Boston joins us to talk all thighs Patriots, and he gives the Pats a chance this weekend in Seattle (8:50) Phil shares his thoughts on the Patriots Week 1 victory over the Miami Dolphins (21:00) What if the Patriots go in to Seattle and actually win this game? (33:00)…

Patriots vs Seahawks, Belichick vs. Pete Caroll, Read & React (Hour 2)

(0:00)  We look ahead to Sunday night’s matchup in Seattle between the Patriots and the Seahawks.  (9:30) Could this be the last time we see a Pete Caroll vs. Bill Belichick matchup? (22:35) We look ahead to Week 2 in the NFL with a new Read & React.

Celtics Lose Game 2, Celtics Confrontation, The Football Card (Hour 1)

(0:00) The Celtics lost Game 2 to the Miami Heat and had a spirited confrontation in the locker room after the game  (13:42) Shams Charania has new details on the Celtics postgame locker room confrontation  (25:10) Beetle thinks he knows who Shams’ source is on the locker room fracas  (33:02) The Football Card

Unearthed Marvin Gaye recording, greatest hits album debate, Today's Takeaways (Hour 4)

In the final hour of the show, Zolak and Bertrand listen and react to a newly unearthed Marvin Gaye recording (1;00) The guys also debate with callers what is the greatest hits album ever of all-time in the wake of some chatter from Sports Hub co-workers (11:33) before closing the show with Today's Takeaways (34:50)  

Julian Edelman injury concerns, Offensive holding calls on decline in NFL, Bruce Arena calls in (Hour 3)

Zolak and Bertrand open up the third hour discussing the Patriots offense and how much Julian Edelman's usage is being managed to protect him from injury (7:30) The guys also react to some surprising stats about the decline of offensive holding calls during Week 1 of the NFL season (19:30) Revolution head coach Bruce Arena…

Celtics-Heat Game 2 Thoughts, Will Jayson Tatum get max extension? JD Martinez's nightmare season, TWISH (Hour 2)

The guys open up the second hour of the show previewing the Celtics-Heat matchup on Thursday night and Jayson Tatum's future in Boston after he was named to the All-NBA third team on Wednesday (1:00). The guys also discuss JD Martinez's miserable and whether he will elect to stay in Boston this offseason (24:30) A…

Pats offense vs. Seahawks defense, N'Keal Harry, Bill Belichick Press Conference (Hour 1)

Zolak and Bertrand open the show with Zolak sharing his thoughts about the Patriots week 2 offense as a stiff challenge awaits against the Seahawks (1:00) The guys also react to Cam Newton's high praise of WR N'Keal Harry after a rough start to Week 1 for the second-year wideout. (11:00) They also respond to…

Brady/Jeter Tampa House For Sale, NFL Items, More Celtics Reaction, Today’s Takeaways (Hour 4)

(0:00) The Tampa house belonging to Derek Jeter and being occupied by Tom Brady is now up for sale  (10:54) Other football items - Mohammed Sanu has a new home, and Cam Newton was really really fast on Sunday (23:13) What can we take from the Celtics comments to the media on Wednesday a day…

NFL Handling COVID-19, Celtics Lose Game 1, Oral History of “The Town” (Hour 3)

(0:00)  Bert Breer discusses the NFL’s handling of the coronavirus with no positive tests (13:58) Jayson Tatum should shoulder some of the blame for the Celtics game one loss (24:08) Calls on the Celtics, as fans blame everything from Kemba to Stevens  (32:09) We react to The Ringer’s oral history of “The Town”, including an…