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Tuesday’s Morning Mashup: Brandon Jacobs a Giant distraction

09.21.10 at 7:52 am ET
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Welcome to Tuesday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

WHAT’S HAPPENING TODAY:
MLB: Orioles at Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. (NESN, WEEI)

AROUND THE WEB:

‘™¦ Giants running back Brandon Jacobs has taken over the spotlight in New York, and not for good reasons. He’s been upset since losing his starting job in the preseason, and he’s asked for a meeting with team officials following his helmet-throwing incident Sunday night in Indianapolis. There had been speculation that he would request a trade, but later reports indicated that’s not the case. In the Bergen Record, Tara Sullivan writes: Brandon Jacobs is on an unparalleled streak of selfishness, which for him, is saying a lot.

The Yankees unveiled their monument to George Steinbrenner on Monday night. At the event, Joe Torre hugged general manager Brian Cashman in their first meeting in almost two years, but it doesn’t appear the two have mended their relationship.

‘™¦ Following Sunday’s incident in which Cubs baserunner Tyler Colvin was hit by a broken maple bat and hospitalized, there’s been an outcry to ban the bats. In the Chicago Sun-Times, Gordon Wittenmyer looks at the controversy.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA: On Sept. 21, 1985, Wade Boggs collected his 223rd hit to break the team’s single-season record. Whose record did he break?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “We’ve got to find a way to rally around each other when things are not going [well]. It’s easy to rally around each other when you’re making the plays, you’re having fun and you’re blowing people out. That’s easy. Don’t give me that team. Give me the team that can rally around when things are not going your way, that’s got the fight. I want a team like that. As soon as we get that together, we’ll be OK.” ‘€” Patriots defensive lineman Vince WIlfork, on Monday’s Dale & Holley show, talking about Sunday’s loss to the Jets

STAT OF THE DAY: 7 ‘€” Consecutive starts in which Daisuke Matsuzaka has given up at least four runs

‘NET RESULTS: Ohio University’s bobcat mascot was relieved of his duties following this attack on Ohio State’s mascot before Saturday’s game.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Tris Speaker

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Leonard Cohen is 76 Tuesday.

Read More: Brandon Jacobs, Joe Torre, Tyler Colvin,

Report: Reggie Bush suffers broken fibula

09.21.10 at 6:14 am ET
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According to ESPN.com, Reggie Bush suffered a broken fibula in his lower right leg when trying to cover up a muffed punt late in the Saints’ 25-22 win over the 49ers Monday night. The injury, which occurred with 6:58 remaining in the game, wasn’t expected to be season-ending, but Bush will undergo more tests Tuesday to determine the extent of the injury. He was helped off the field, not being able to put any pressure on the leg.

Read More: Rumor Mill,

Boras says Werth worth more than Bay

09.20.10 at 7:43 pm ET
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Agent Scott Boras, who recently became the agent for Phillies outfielder Jayson Werth after the 31-year-old left the Beverly Hills Sports Council, suggested to FoxSports.com that his new client will likely seeking a deal in excess of the four-year, $66 million guarantee that Jason Bay received from the Mets last winter.

Boras suggested that Werth’s defensive abilities along with his health would create a greater market for his services than Bay encountered last year. Werth, who plays left for the Phillies, was described by Boras as being capable of playing center, and was characterized as a Gold Glove caliber player in the field. Moreover, Boras claimed, concerns about Bay’s shoulder and knees that were raised by the Sox limited his market, whereas Werth does not face such health claims.

So, instead of pointing towards Bay as a comparable deal for his new client, Boras compared Werth to Matt Holliday, who received a seven-year, $120 million deal to re-sign with the Cardinals.

‘€œJason Bay suffered in the marketplace because of a predisposition about his medical condition,’€ Boras told FoxSports.com. ‘€œThe Red Sox rejected him, creating questions.

‘€œThat (predisposition) did not exist with Holliday. It certainly does not exist with Werth. And (with Bay) you were talking about a left fielder who was definitely not in the class of a Gold Glove outfielder.

‘€œWerth is a totally different type of player. He’€™s an athlete who can play center field, run, steal bases, be a Gold Glove type outfielder.’€

Werth is hitting .292/.381/.521/.902 with 24 homers and an NL-leading 44 doubles this year.

Read More: Jason Bay, Jayson Werth, Rumor Mill, Scott Boras

Boston Sports Drinks (shaken, not stirred)

09.20.10 at 5:45 pm ET
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Sitting on my North End roof deck, watching the sun set over the Garden, sipping a John Daly (a take on the Arnold Palmer: lemonade and sweet tea vodka), I got to thinking. Miami nightclubs already have a drink named after LeBron James. Kentucky bars have a shot named after John Wall, and he only spent a year there. How come Boston doesn’€™t have signature drinks named after its high-profile sports personalities? Enlisting the help of Boston’€™s best bartender, Sarah Pemberton, we came up with five cocktails every Boston establishment should add to its menu.

THE LASER SHOT (a.k.a. The Dustin Pedroia)

1 oz. Patrón Silver
1 fresh lime slice
Squirt of Frank’€™s RedHot Cayenne Pepper Sauce

Combine tequila and juice of one lime slice over ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake well. Strain into a shot class, and add a squirt of Frank’€™s RedHot.

This shooter is like The Laser Show himself–compact and fiery. The Patrón gives a nod to the second baseman’€™s 2008 Silver Slugger Award, and the squirt of Frank’€™s RedHot obviously reflects the 5-foot-something Red Sox star’€™s impassioned personality.

THE SHPNOTAQ (a.k.a., The Shaquille O’€™Neal)

3 oz. Hpnotiq
0.25 oz. Midori
0.5 oz. sloe gin
3 crushed mint leaves
Dash of Sprite

Combine Hpnotiq, Midori and crushed mint over ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake well. Pour over a tall glass of ice, add a dash of Sprite and float the sloe gin over top. Garnish with a cherry.

A tall of drink of (not) water, this cocktail won’€™t cost much, and it can only help you rebound from that Game 7 hangover. Finding ingredients that end in Q is never easy, so the Hpnotiq is a natural fit. The Midori adds some Celtics green, and the mint is the next-best thing to a clover. Despite the aged legend’€™s sluggish pace (hence the sloe gin), we hope he’€™s still nimble (like the sprite).

THE SUPER BOWL (a.k.a., The Bill Belichick)

4 oz. Gale Force Gin
4 oz. ClearHeart Vodka
2 oz. Pusser’€™s British Navy dark rum
4 oz. Bacardi 151 over-proof rum
4 oz. Bacardi Silver light rum
2 oz. Blue Curaçao
2 oz. sour mix
6 oz. Hawaiian Punch
12 oz. Nantucket Nectars Pineapple Orange Guava

Fill a tiki bowl with about 20 ounces of ice. Add liqueurs. Mix in juice, top with sour mix and stir well. Makes enough for 3-5 people.

This concoction exposes your weaknesses. It’€™s 40 ounces– like you’€™d see a homeless man in a cutoff sweatshirt drinking. The gin and juice come from Belichick’€™s adopted home of Nantucket. The Bacardi Silver and Blue Curaçao add Pats colors. The vodka puts a twist on the Friday Night Lights ‘€œclear eyes, full hearts, can’€™t lose’€ mantra. The Hawaiian Punch represents his two Pro Bowl coaching stints. He’€™ll surpass 150 regular-season victories this year, hence the 151. The sour mix reflects Belichick’€™s ever-present sourpuss. And the dark rum recognizes his father’€™s contribution to the Naval Academy.

THE BLACK ‘€˜N’€™ GOLD (a.k.a., The Milan Lucic)

1 oz. black rum
1 oz. gold rum
0.5 oz. Chambord
Dash of Canada Dry Ginger Ale

Combine rum and Chambord over ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake well. Strain into a tumbler, add a dash of ginger ale and garnish with a yellow twist.

This drink will pull your sweater over your head and knock you out. Share a hat trick of these with a lady friend, and you’€™re definitely scoring. The combination is simple: the Bruins’€™ Black & Gold, a taste of Lucic’€™s home country (the ginger ale) and an appreciation for his slamming of people into the boards (the Chambord).

THE BIG O (a.k.a., The Glenn Ordway)

4 oz. stout
4 oz. Arrogant Bastard Ale
0.5 oz. Glenfiddich
0.5 oz. Bailey’€™s Irish Cream

In a pint glass, pour the stout slowly over a spoon to float atop the ale. Add the scotch and Irish cream to a shot glass. Drop the shot glass into the beer and chug.

Warning: This drink may cause you to talk over people, and it’€™ll stay in your mustache for hours. It’€™s a take on the Black & Tan, neither of which represents Glenn. But The Big O is admittedly stout, and he gets called ‘€œa fat bastard’€ by a handful of callers a day.

Read More: Bill Belichick, Dustin Pedroia, Glenn Ordway, john daly

Darrelle Revis expects to miss 1-2 weeks

09.20.10 at 4:11 pm ET
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Jets corner Darrelle Revis left Sunday’s game with the Patriots after getting burned by Randy Moss on a touchdown catch. Revis grabbed his hamstring on the play, which has been bothering him, and didn’t return. He told reporters Monday that an MRI showed a strained left hamstring. While he wouldn’t rule himself out completely for this week’s game with the Dolphins, Revis said that he wouldn’t play until he’s 100 percent and that he expects to miss one to two weeks of action.

Read More: Darelle Revis, Rumor Mill,

Jimmy Clausen to start for Panthers

09.20.10 at 2:02 pm ET
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The Jimmy Clausen era is starting quickly in Carolina. John Fox announced today that the rookie from Notre Dame would be his starting quarterback this Sunday when the 0-2 Panthers play the Bengals. Clausen took over for starter Matt Moore on Sunday in a loss to the Bucs after Moore was benched in the fourth quarter. Clausen went 7-for-13 for 59 yards and threw an interception after replacing Moore.

Read More: Jimmy Clausen, Matt Moore, Rumor Mill,

Troy Polamalu goes Head and Shoulders above the rest (get it?)

09.20.10 at 12:10 pm ET
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In case you missed it, Troy Polamalu’s hair is insured for $1 million. No wonder he can be so reckless …

Phil Fulmer rips into Lane Kiffin

09.20.10 at 11:48 am ET
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Former Tennessee football coach Philip Fulmer went on CBS Saturday and told the world what he thought of former Vols’ head coach Lane Kiffin, who is now coaching at USC. Thanks to Sports By Brooks, here is a snippet:

Tennessee is a very proud program as we all know with great traditions and the people of Tennessee felt betrayed to be honest with you. They were embarrassed, felt jilted with all the cost of the change there was. Kiffin, he left Tennessee with basically his hat in his hand and a bunch of NCAA compliance questions.

Many in our community are glad that he is gone. He never really embraced the traditions, the values of the program or the community for that matter. And often his arrogant attitude turned people off. The bigger question in my opinion is how does a guy like this end up with two jobs with historic football teams like Tennessee and USC.’€

Click here to see the entire interview.

Read More: Rumor Mill,

Dolphins’ Vontae Davis injured while celebrating

09.20.10 at 11:16 am ET
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Jets star Darrelle Revis wasn’t the only AFC East cornerback to be injured Sunday. In the Dolphins-Vikings game, Miami’s Vontae Davis hurt himself celebrating a big tackle.

Davis also had a memorable juggling interception of Brett Favre at the 1-yard line.

Read More: brett favre, Rumor Mill, Vontae Davis,

Video: Colts fans fight over Brandon Jacobs’ helmet

09.20.10 at 11:05 am ET
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During Sunday night’s game in Indianapolis, Giants running back Brandon Jacobs came off the field and threw his helmet in disgust. However, it got caught on the sticky leather of his gloves and ended up flying 10 rows into the stands. The fan who caught it was reluctant to give it up. Here’s the video of security prying it away.

Read More: Brandon Jacobs, Rumor Mill,