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Pats in the 2nd Half in 2009

01.05.10 at 6:29 am ET
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If you are worried about the Patriots in the playoffs, this will not help.  The Pats have not performed well in the 2nd half all season.

Thanks to our Intern Ian Tasso for putting this together –

PATRIOTS HALF-BY-HALF SPLITS

1st Half        2nd Half        Total              Outcome

Week 1 vs BUF                       10-14               15-10               25-24               W 25-24                   (1-0)

Week 2 @ NYJ                       9-3                   0-13                 9-16                  L 16-9                      (1-1)

Week 3 vs ATL                       13-10               13-0                 26-10               W26-10                    (2-1)

Week 4 vs BAL                       17-7                 10-14               27-21                W 27-21                    (3-1)

Week 5 @ DEN                       17-7                 0-10                 17-20               L 20-17 OT              (3-2)

Week 6 vs TEN                       45-0                14-0                 59-0                W 59-0                     (4-2)

Week 7@ TB                           21-7                 14-0                 35-7                  W 35-7                      (5-2)

Week 9 vs MIA                      16-10               11-7                  27-17                W 27-17                     (6-2)

Week 10 @ IND                     24-14              10-21               34-35               L 35-34                     (6-3)

Week 11 vs NYJ                     24-7                 7-7                   31-14                 W 31-14                     (7-3)

Week 12 @ NO                       10-24               7-14                 17-38                L 38-17                      (7-4)

Week 13 @ MIA                    14-10               7-12                 21-22                 L 22-21                       (7-5)

Week 14 vs CAR                    7-7                   13-3                 20-10                W 20-10                     (8-5)

Week 15 @ BUF                     14-3                 3-7                   17-10                W 17-10                      (9-5)

Week 16 vs JAX                     28-0                 7-7                   35-7                 W 35-7                       (10-5)

Week 17 @ HOU                    13-13               14-21               27-34               L 34-27                       (10-6)

TOTALS                                  282-136          145-146          427-285                                                (10-6)

IN WINS                            195-65           107-55          302-120                                            (10-0)


OUTSCORED 6/10 OPPONENTS IN WINS
IN SECOND HALF

IN LOSSES                    87-71               38-91               125-162                                              (0-6)


WERE OUTSCORED IN EACH OF SIX LOSSES
IN SECOND HALF

PATRIOTS HAVE SCORED 66% OF POINTS IN FIRST HALF…ONLY 33% OF POINTS IN SECOND HALF

Looking back: Tiger runs into trouble

01.01.10 at 11:55 pm ET
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(WEEI.com is counting down the ‘€œTop 10 Things We Couldn’€™t Shut Up About In 2009,’€ with Tiger Woods‘ personal problems coming at No. 2. Here is a written, visual and audio look at the downfall of one of sports’ most accomplished athletes.)

No. 10: Bruins getting bounced by the Hurricanes

No. 9: Garnett’€™s knee injury alters Celtics’€™ fate


No. 8: The drama between Crowley and Gates Jr. and No. 7: The downfall of Steve Phillips

No. 6: The Red Sox reshape at the trade deadline

No. 5: The Manny/A-Rod steroid controversies

No. 4: Goodbye, Bay; Hello, Lackey, Cameron and Scutaro

No. 3: Fourth-and-2

At first it was simply a car accident involving the world’s best golfer. Tiger Woods was found injured just outside his Florida home in the early morning hours following Thanksgiving, having seemingly been hurt after driving into a a tree. The back window of his SUV had been shattered, and he was found unconscious.

As the days went by few answers were found regarding the cause of Woods’ accident, with Florida State Troopers being repeatedly turned away by the golfer and his family when attempting to interview Woods regarding his accident.

What was revealed was a life few knew Woods was leaving, with a series of women coming forward to admit to having affairs with the 34-year-old. It would lead to an admission of infidelity by Woods, along with the announcement that he would taking a break from the PGA Tour.

The drama dominated the air waves for weeks, and doesn’t figure to stop as we head into 2010.

Brad Faxon, PGA Tour Golfer: Our guy Brad Faxon from the PGA Tour joins us to talk…what else…Tiger! Audio|Wed, 16 Dec 2009: http://audio.weei.com/m/27936214/brad-faxon-pga-tour-golfer.htm

Tiger Texts — Role Play: We role play Tiger’s texts to Jamiee Grubbs Audio|Fri, 11 Dec 2009: http://audio.weei.com/m/27870183/tiger-texts-role-play.htm

Curt Schilling, 38pitches.com: Curt joins us to talk about Tiger, global warming and Jason Bay Audio|Thu, 3 Dec 2009: http://audio.weei.com/m/27687209/curt-schilling-38pitches-com.htm

Brad Faxon, PGA Tour: Fax joins us from Tiger’s tournament in California to talk…what else…Tiger Audio|Wed, 2 Dec 2009: http://audio.weei.com/m/27668564/brad-faxon-pga-tour.htm

Looking back: Off-the-field drama

12.29.09 at 12:27 pm ET
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(WEEI.com is counting down the ‘€œTop 10 Things We Couldn’€™t Shut Up About In 2009,’€ with No. 8 being the case involving Sgt. James Crowley and Louis Gates Jr., and the Steve Phillips saga coming at No. 7. Here is a written, visual and audio look at two off-the-field items that dominated discussion.)

No. 10: Bruins getting bounced by the Hurricanes

No. 9: Garnett’s knee injury alters Celtics’ fate

No. 8: The drama between Crowley and Gates Jr.

No. 7: The downfall of Steve Phillips

They were two drastically different stories, although they both had one common bond: The Dennis and Callahan Show talked about them … a lot!

We are lumping together No. 8 and No. 7 on our list because of their unique standing compared to the rest of the topics in the countdown. The cases of Sgt. James Crowley (No. 8) and Steve Phillips (No. 7) both found their names being mentioned incessantly on the WEEI air waves because of non-sports-related activities. But since both stories had two of the longest shelf-lives of anything uttered in 2009.

Crowley’s spot on the list was cemented thanks to another name — Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. It was on July 16 that Crowley arrested the renowned scholar known for his work with African-American history after a neighbor of Gates Jr. called police in regards to a possible break-in at the professor’s Cambridge home. The arrest on the charge of disorderly conduct came only after Gates Jr. displayed what was termed as “loud and tumultuous behavior”, with Gates Jr. telling Crowley at the time that he was being targeted because he was a “black man in America”.

The issue became even more polarizing when President Barack Obama said the police “acted stupidly” when asked about the incident. The president and Vice President Joe Biden would later join the two men for a beer and 40-minute discussion in the White House’s Rose Garden.

Of note was that it was WEEI whom Crowley called after the incident to clarify his side of the story.

Then there was the sad story of ESPN baseball analyst Steve Phillips (No. 7). Phillips, the former Mets’ general manager, found himself embroiled in controversy when a former ESPN production assistant Brooke Hundley was found to be having an affair with Phillips. Making matters worse was the public nature the relationship took on when in late October it was discovered that Hundley had taunted Phillips’ wife with phone calls and descriptive letter.

Both Phillips and Hundley would be fired from ESPN, with the former GM checking himself into sex addiction rehab.

Sgt. James Crowley, Cambridge Police: Sgt. Crowley joins Dennis and Callahan to tell his side of the Professor Gates story: http://audio.weei.com/m/25432556/sgt-james-crowley-cambridge-police.htm

Steve Phillips, ESPN Baseball Tonight: Steve Phillips joins Dennis and Callahan to recap the 2009 Red Sox season and look ahead to 2010. Phillips has an interesting take on what to do with Papelbon this off-season: http://audio.weei.com/m/26908022/steve-phillips-espn-baseball-tonight.htm

See what Tiger paid for….allegedly!

12.14.09 at 8:32 am ET
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Say Hello to Loredana Jolie!  Thanks to thehollywoodgossip.com and thesun.co.uk!

Greatest NY Post Cover Of All Time!

12.12.09 at 11:10 am ET
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Saturday December 12th 2009 — The NY Post does it again.  They ain’t the world’s greatest newspaper for nothing.