|Monday’s Morning Mashup: Darrelle Revis reportedly angered by Jets’ stance on voluntary workouts||04.08.13 at 7:55 am ET|
MONDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: Orioles at Red Sox, 2:05 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Brewers at Cubs, 2:10 p.m. (WGN)
MLB Network: Yankees at Indians, 4 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Mets at Phillies, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
NHL: Hurricanes at Bruins 7 p.m. (NESN, NHL Network)
College basketball: NCAA championship, Michigan vs. Louisville, 9:20 p.m. (CBS; WEEI-FM)
AROUND THE WEB:
♦ The Jets keep saying publicly that they’re happy to have Darrelle Revis on their team, but their actions tell a different story. The latest development in the Revis saga is that the team reportedly is forcing him to attend next week’s voluntary workouts in order for him to receive his $3 million in bonus money, and Revis is not happy about it.
The Jets put the language in Revis’ contract to prevent a recurrence of his 2010 holdout, and they apparently plan to enforce it while they continue to talk to the Buccaneers about a trade.
“As we get into the offseason program, it’s all voluntary … but you would hope that most of your players want to be there and be in the building and get the juices flowing with our staff,” new general manager John Idzik said at the NFL scouting combine in February. “We feel that we have a lot to offer Darrelle and all of our players. We would hope that they would be there.”
Revis, who has been rehabbing his surgically repaired left knee in Arizona, had planned to meet with Jets doctors in New Jersey on April 15 and then return to Arizona. Last spring, the Jets allowed LaRon Landy to skip most of the offseason program while he rehabbed a foot injury in Arizona.
Meanwhile, the Buccaneers reportedly are growing impatient with the Jets regarding Revis trade talks.
♦ The feel-good story of the weekend comes from Lincoln, Neb., where a 7-year-old cancer patient named Jack Hoffman scored a touchdown during Nebraska’s spring football game.
Hoffman, who has been battling brain cancer for the past two years, was befriended by the Huskers last year. On Saturday, he dressed in a replica No. 22 uniform and took the field at the end of the scrimmage. On fourth-and-1, he took a handoff from quarterback Taylor Martinez and followed his blockers 69 yards for a touchdown as more than 60,000 fans roared in approval.
“Jack’s a young man who’s touched the hearts of a lot of people,” Nebraska coach Bo Pelini said. “Our football team, the student body, people have gotten behind him and he’s become a big part of the team.”
♦ Marty Blake, who was the NBA’s director of scouting for more than 35 years, died Sunday at the age of 86.
A former general manager of the Hawks who oversaw the 1958 title team, Blake later turned to providing scouting reports to NBA and ABA teams. In the mid-1970s, the NBA started paying him to provide the reports for all the league’s teams.
“Marty began his lifetime of service to basketball at a time when the league was still in its infancy,” commissioner David Stern said in a statement. “His work as a general manager and then as director of scouting for the NBA first helped the teams to understand the value of scouting. Marty’s dedication not just to the NBA, but to basketball was extraordinary and we will forever be indebted to him.”
ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On April 8, 1973, who became the first Red Sox designated hitter to record a hit when he smacked a game-winning home run in the bottom of the ninth inning for a 4-3 victory over the Yankees?
|Tuesday’s Morning Mashup: Darrelle Revis unhappy with ‘rude’ Jets||02.19.13 at 7:48 am ET|
TUESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NBA: Celtics at Nuggets, 9 p.m. (CSNNE; WEEI-FM)
College basketball: Maryland at Boston College, 9 p.m. (WSBK; WEEI-AM)
College basketball: Indiana at Michigan State, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Florida State at NC State, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: LSU at Tennessee, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: VCU at Saint Louis, 9 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: Virginia at Miami, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Florida at Missouri, 9 p.m. (ESPN)
NHL: Sharks at Blues, 8 p.m. (NBCSN)
AROUND THE WEB:
♦ Darrelle Revis remains a Jet for now, and he says he wants to stay in New York, but he’s not hiding the fact that he has developed some hard feelings for his team’s management. This comes following a report on the January day the team introduced new general manager John Idzik that Revis might be on the way out.
“It was kind of, to me, kind of rude, because it was John Idzik’s first day on the job,” Revis told NFL Network in an interview that aired Monday. “I was speechless; I tweeted it out I was speechless. I was speechless because I didn’t get a phone call. I know it’s a business — just call me; don’t have it lingering out there. I need answers and I’m not getting any. Just the fact that that was put out there instead of contacting your best player on the team. If that’s how you want to do business, then that’s fine.”
Revis said he eventually did get a call from Idzik, who said the leaks did not originate with him.
“He was a straightforward guy. He didn’t cut no corners,” Revis said. “I respect him.”
Revis, who missed most of last season after suffering a torn ACL, counts for $9 million toward the salary cap in 2013 and is slate to become a free agent after the season.
“I know Rex [Ryan], he wants me to be here,” Revis said. “I’m sure he’ll have a say [in the decision, but] overall no, it starts from the top. It starts with [owner] Woody Johnson.”
Added Revis: “I told them numerous times that I want to be there. So, it’s up to them what they want to do.”
♦ Wade MacLeod, the Springfield Falcons player who suffered a seizure on the ice during Sunday’s game shortly after being checked into the glass, was released from the hospital Monday.
The former Northeastern University star did not speak to the media, but his stepfather offered thanks for the support the family has received.
“There has been an impressive outpouring of support through the social media, and Wade is very appreciative of it,” Garth Essery told the Springfield Republican. “He thanks everybody for thinking of him.”
The game was suspended after MacLeod went down. A penalty was called on Adirondack Phantoms defenseman Brandon Manning for the hit.
“It did not look like that bad of a hit,” Essery said. “He sort of got rubbed along the board, a part of hockey. It didn’t look like there was any intent to injure.”
♦ Following Monday’s death of Lakers boss Jerry Buss, Real Clear Sports has a list of the top 10 winningest owners in sports.
Buss ranks No. 1, ahead of three Yankees owners: Daniel Topping/Del Webb (2), George Steinbrenner (3) and Jacob Ruppert (4). Bulls and White Sox boss Jerry Reinsdorf is fifth, followed by the only Bostonian on the list, Celtics founder Walter A. Brown.
ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Feb. 19, 1972, which Bruin became the first player in NHL history to record 100 points in a season three times when he assisted on a goal in a 6-4 victory over the Minnesota North Stars?
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