For a city that has so many sports media figures, finding some quality ones to fill in during the summer on WEEI is a seemingly impossible task.

This morning, listeners were “treated” to a weekday version of the Mustard and Johnson show in place of Dennis and Callahan. When they attempted the political/news talk that is a staple of the D&C show, it was some of the worst radio heard in these parts since…last week.

The Big Show featured Steve DeOssie and Fred Smerlas…by themselves. No host. I switched off after I heard DeOssie ask about Barry Bonds: “How long has he played for the Giants, five, six years?”

Meanwhile, Michael Felger on 890 ESPN was on the job and had Bob Ryan in studio for his entire show. Ryan’s take on the Celtics was a major topic, as Ryan stated that he does like the moves that Danny Ainge has made this offseason, but that the Celtics are still more likely to miss the playoffs altogether than they are to make the Eastern Conference Finals.

We’ve got afternoon Patriots news and notes on

Eric Wilbur says that Curt “Schilling’s start in Orange County tonight against the Angels is the most important by any Red Sox pitcher at any juncture this season.”

Chad Finn has his national Nine Innings column for FoxSports.

Tony Massarotti says that Tom Glavine is the last of a dying breed.

Who has the best big three in the NBA? Jeff Howe looks at the top five trios in the league.

Jeff on CelticsBlog looks at why it is a very good thing that the Celtics will only have a 8 or maybe 9 man rotation this season.

Richard Deitsch has his media power rankings for the month of July.

Michael Hiestand looks at how streaming web video, such as for sports events, is taking a toll on the workplace.

Kevin Hench looks at the worst uniform number changes in history, starting with Kevin Garnett and Eric Gagne.


7:00pm, ESPN – Padres @ Cardinals
10:00pm, NESN – Red Sox @ Angels
10:00pm, ESPN2 – Nationals @ Giants