Brady Farkas brings you the latest in local and regional sports news and gives opinions on the stories you care about in the Vermont, Northern New York and New Hampshire markets. The show runs daily from 5:30-7 PM on WDEV Radio (AM 550 and FM 96.1)
Brady is back on a Wednesday before Thanksgiving talking about Bart Scott's comments on the Patriots and how they haven't beaten anyone. Also, UVM wins again and we pick out the good and the bad in the win over Appalachian State. Also, what to make of the comments by an Eastern Conference coach that Jayson Tatum doesn't care about winning? Freddie Coleman of ESPN Radio and Tom Caron of NESN stop by -- and Intern Jack returns from college to tell us what he's up to.
Brady sits down with Red Sox and Bruins Insider Tom Caron of NESN to discuss the Sox not signing any free agents yet, Eduardo Rodriguez's comments on his negotiations with the Sox before signing with Detroit and much more, including an interesting comment on Celtics guard Jayson Tatum and the Bruins issues.
Brady sits down with ESPN Radio host Freddie Coleman for their final conversation before Thanksgiving. What drink would Freddie choose to have tonight on the best night of the year to go out? Also, what do we make of the NBA assistant that says Jayson Tatum doesn't care about winning? And should the Patriots have to apologize for their schedule as some have suggested?
Brady is back on a Tuesday, discussing how he thinks this Patriots team is having more fun than any Tom Brady team he ever covered. He also discusses UVM hoops beating Evansville but says the Catamounts need more on the offensive end. And when Tom Brady was recruiting Julian Edelman to Tampa, he realized he was under contract, right? Brady has a plan for the Red Sox this offseason on the trade market and we check in with Pats broadcaster Bob Socci and former UVM hoops coach Tom Brennan.
Brady sits down for his weekly conversation with former UVM hoops coach Tom Brennan to talk about the Catamounts going 1-1 thus far in the Gulf Coast Showcase. Why is UVM having a hard time scoring the ball and just how far can a defense-first approach take you? And, UVM suspended four players for Monday's game against Oakland. What goes into that decision as a coach?
Brady sits down with Patriots radio broadcaster Bob Socci for their weekly conversation to discuss the Pats being a position we didn't predict at the beginning of the season. Also, does Mac Jones let emotion get the best of him at times? And how has N'Keal Harry worked his way into being a contributor into the offense? And, what does Bob need to have on his Thanksgiving table?
Brady sits down with Plattsburgh State men's hockey coach Steve Moffatt to discuss the upcoming FirstLight Shootout (Formerly the PrimeLink). The Cardinals open up the season with Norwich on Friday afternoon and Moffatt discusses the meaning of the tournament, his team, returning to play after a missed season due to COVID and more.
Brady is back on a Monday, talking about how the Patriots won yesterday despite not even playing -- and we discuss how surprising it is that the Pats control their own destiny now in the AFC East. Also, the Red Sox keep being linked to Javy Baez -- why? And the Sox made the right call in picking up the options on Alex Cora. And Brady sits down with his old radio partner, Arnie Spanier, to catch up and have some fun. UVM hoops loses to Oakland as four players sit with suspension.
Brady is back on a Friday, recapping the Patriots 25-0 win over the Falcons. Brady describes the win as "comfortable" and talks about JC Jackson saying the Pats are a top defense in the NFL. He also "Unpacks the Patriots" and looks at the impact of safety Kyle Duggar and he talks with Pats Insider Phil Perry of NBC Sports Boston. And we take a look at the 6-Pack of NFL questions heading into the rest of Week 11.
Brady sits down with Patriots Insider Phil Perry of NBC Sports Boston to discuss the Pats 25-0 win over the Falcons on Thursday. We talk about the performance of the defense, the comments by JC Jackson, the growth of Kyle Duggar and why Phil was critical of Mac Jones.
Brady sits down for his weekly conversation with ESPN MLB Insider Buster Olney to talk about Nathan Eovaldi finishing 4th in the AL Cy Young voting, the starting pitcher market exploding, possible trade scenarios for the Red Sox and the team's reported interest in free agent shortstop Javier Baez.
Brady sits down with UVM alums and former professional hockey players Torrey Mitchell and Peter Lenes for a wide-ranging interview that talks about their business, Elev802, which is a hockey training facility in Essex Junction. The company has partnered with Norwich University for hockey camps this upcoming summer and the guys talk about the partnership, why they wanted to partner with Norwich, and they'll be at the Cadets game on 11-19 against New England College to have information for fans.
Brady Farkas and Lee Kittell sit down with Cam Ellsworth for his weekly conversation on the "Midday News Service" to talk about the Cadets four-point weekend against Skidmore and Castleton. How do the Cadets learn to consistently close out games to secure wins? How did they rebound from a Friday tie to get a Saturday win? And, the FirstLight Shootout is coming up over Thanksgiving weekend -- how special is that scene?
Brady is back on a Wednesday, discussing why he's upset by the idea of John Henry and the Fenway Sports Group buying the Pittsburgh Penguins, and he says he agrees with Devin McCourty's assessment of Thursday Night Football heading into Pats-Falcons. We talk with UVM hoops star Ben Shungu about the Cats 2-1 start to the year and we check in with ESPN Radio's Freddie Coleman and NESN's Tom Caron: Does he like the Red Sox being linked to Javy Baez?
Brady sits down with ESPN Radio host Freddie Coleman for their weekly chat to discuss the Patriots TNF matchup with Atlanta, if Devin McCourty is fair or foul to say he doesn't like TNF and if this year has changed any perceptions of Bill Belichick. Also, why is Enes Kanter getting no support from the NBA on his China stance?
Brady sits down with UVM men's basketball star and Vermont native, Ben Shungu, to talk about the Catamounts 2-1 start to the season, what he likes about this team and much more, including his decision to come back this year, not wanting all the attention and which teammate would make the Thanksgiving meal if they had to?
Brady sits down for his weekly conversation with NESN Red Sox and Bruins Insider Tom Caron of NESN to find out if we should be bothered by the idea of Sox owner John Henry maybe buying the Pittsburgh Penguins. How will it impact the finances of the Red Sox? Would TC have given Eduardo Rodriguez the deal he got with Detroit in order to stay in Boston? And should the Sox really be interested in Javier Baez?
Brady is back on a Tuesday with a full slate of topics, including that he thinks the Pats ceiling is now winning the AFC title. How could they reach that ceiling and what needs to be done to achieve it? We also talk with Patriots broadcaster Bob Socci and ask him that same question heading into the Pats TNF game with Atlanta. And, Brady is zeroed in on one free agent starter for the Red Sox in the wake of Eduardo Rodriguez leaving. And, we catch up with former UVM hoops coach Tom Brennan as the Catamounts open up their home slate with WPI.
Brady sits down for his weekly conversation with Patriots broadcaster Bob Socci, who talks about the Pats status as AFC contenders, how they can reach their full ceiling and we look at what this year means for the narrative around Bill Belichick. Also, we tell Bob how CBS broadcaster Ian Eagle responded to Brady's idea that the two look and sound the same.
Brady sits down with former UVM hoops coach Tom Brennan to discuss the Catamounts 1-1 start to the season, the play of Ben Shungu, who just earned America East Player of the Week, as well as the inspired early season play of Isaiah Powell. They also talk about the team needing more scoring and what to expect out of tonight's home opener against D-III WPI.
Brady is back on a Monday, recapping the Patriots dominant win over the Browns and he says the Pats are absolutely a contender in the AFC. He's also joined by legendary broadcaster Ian Eagle of CBS who was on the call for that game. And Eduardo Rodriguez leaves the Red Sox for Detroit -- would you have given him a 5-year, $77 million deal to stay in Boston? And Tom Brady looks petty in his handling of the media after a loss. And we "Unpack the Patriots" from all angles.
Brady sits down with NFL on CBS Broadcaster Ian Eagle to discuss the Patriots 45-7 thrashing of the Browns on Sunday. He discusses Mac Jones's growth, his impact on this team and what surprised him most about the game. Also, how do the Pats hold up compared to the rest of the AFC? And does he think that he looks and sounds like our friend and Pats broadcaster Bob Socci?
Brady is back on a Friday for a short show before Norwich hockey. He discusses UVM's big win over Northern Iowa in men's basketball and discusses the big keys to the win. He also talks with Patriots Insider Phil Perry of NBC Sports Boston about the Pats and Browns matchup and he answers a six-pack of NFL questions heading into Week 10. And, can Jon Becker ever reach the Tom Brennan level of popularity?
Brady sits down with NBC Sports Boston's Patriots Insider Phil Perry, who talks with us about the Patriots and Browns heading into Week 10. Who does Phil think will win this matchup and how similar are these teams? What might the game come down to and has Mac Jones hit the rookie wall? Also, did OBJ really want to come here because of Bill Belichick?
Brady sits down with Burlington Free Press writer Alex Abrami to break down a myriad of topics in Vermont sports. They discuss UVM men's basketball beating Northern Iowa in the opener, UVM women's soccer in the NCAA Tournament vs. Princeton and the men's soccer team vying for a trip to the NCAA Tourney. Also, it's high school football championship weekend and Alex gives his take on a good D-1 matchup between Essex and CVU.
Brady is back on a Thursday, discussing the breaking news that Ryan Davis isn't playing the season opener for UVM vs. Northern Iowa. What are we looking for in his absence? We then talk with ESPN MLB Insider Buster Olney about how interested the Red Sox are in SPs, the Yankees interest in Corey Seager and much more. And, OBJ signs with the Rams. Why did he do it? Brady thinks he made the wrong choice. And Cam Newton is back!
Brady sits down for his weekly conversation with ESPN MLB Insider Buster Olney to talk about the rumors coming out of the General Managers Meetings. Should the Red Sox consider Justin Verlander? Are the Yankees going to spend big? And could the Sox make a big deal with the A's?
Brady Farkas and Lee Kittell sit down with Norwich University men's hockey coach Cam Ellsworth for their weekly talk on the "Midday News Service." The guys talk about Norwich's four-point weekend, the play of rookie Clark Kerner, and working at Norwich and the impact of Veterans Day.
Brady is back on a Wednesday, discussing all the talk about how the Patriots NEED Odell Beckham Jr. Isn't that a referendum on Bill Belichick if that's true? But Brady doesn't think it is true, anyways. Also, we talk with ESPN Radio host Freddie Coleman and we hear from Red Sox Insider Tom Caron about the Red Sox plans this offseason. And, we catch up with Northern Iowa basketball broadcaster Brad Wells ahead of UVM and UNI in tomorrow's Catamounts opener. Is Tom Brady right to hate the 17th game on the NFL schedule?
Brady sits down with University of Northern Iowa basketball broadcaster Brad Wells to get ready for UNI and Vermont in the Catamounts opener on Thursday night. They talk about UNI's season-opening loss to Nicholls State, where the Panthers' weaknesses may be and and how UNI views this matchup with UVM.
Brady sits down for his weekly conversation with ESPN Radio host Freddie Coleman, discussing the Patriots reported interest in Odell Beckham Jr., if the Pats truly need Beckham and much more, including the punishment from the NFL to Aaron Rodgers and if the Celtics should be interested in Ben Simmons as was reported this week.
Brady sits down with Red Sox and Bruins Insider Tom Caron of NESN, who talks about the Red Sox rumors coming out of the General Managers meetings. What does he think of Chaim Bloom saying they will try to bring back Kyle Schwarber? How about the idea of adding Marcus Semien? And is Eduardo Rodriguez really going to get $70 million? And then we turn our attention to the Bruins, who are coming off a win over the Senators on Tuesday. And, TC helped NESN produce a one-hour documentary on the legacy of Travis Roy, and he discusses its debut this weekend with us.
Brady is back on a Tuesday, discussing why the Red Sox shouldn't sign Justin Verlander this offseason despite being at his workout on Monday. Also, we look at the MLBTradeRumors predictions on which key free agents the Red Sox will sign. And we talk with Patriots broadcaster Bob Socci about the 5-4 Pats, we look at what Mac Jones had to say about his "dirty play" on Sunday, and we get some UVM talk in as we hear from both former hoops coach Tom Brennan and women's soccer coach Kristi Huizenga.
Brady sits down the Voice of the Patriots, Bob Socci, to discuss the Pats Week 9 win over the Panthers and the chances that they could win the AFC East. Also, should the Pats be looking to sign a veteran running back off the street with Damien Harris and Rhamondre Stevenson injured? And was the Mac Jones tackle on Brian Burnes dirty? And after ESPN's Steve Levy had a gaffe in last night's MNF game, we ask Bob how much of a game he calls off a monitor vs. what he sees with his eyes.
Brady sits down with UVM women's soccer coach, Kristi Huizenga, to talk about the Catamounts winning the America East Tournament title this past Sunday and clinching a spot in the NCAA Tournament. They talk about how the program has grown since the last conference tournament final appearance in 2017, the emotions of winning the league title, the matchup with Princeton and more, including how Huizenga feels about bringing this title to her home state.
Brady sits down for his weekly conversation with former UVM men's basketball coach, Tom Brennan. They talk about the Cats final exhibition win over St. Anselm and discuss the mindset heading into Thursday's opener against Northern Iowa. Brady wonders if the Cats have a third scoring option that's reliable and asks for the input on what Aaron Deloney can bring to the table this year. Also, which newcomer should we be most excited about?
Brady is back for a Monday show, talking about the Patriots win over the Panthers that puts the Pats at 5-4 on the year. We need to stop saying the Pats aren't contenders for the AFC East crown and get excited about the Pats possibilities. Also, we talk with Nick Carboni of WCNC in Charlotte who was at the game about his takeaways. We "Unpack the Patriots," discuss whether or not the tackle by Mac Jones on Brian Burns was dirty and we discuss JD Martinez opting back in for the Red Sox.
Brady sits down with Carolina Panthers Insider Nick Carboni from WCNC in Charlotte after he was at the Patriots-Panthers game on Sunday that the Pats won, 24-6. What did he think of the game in person and what do Panthers fans think of Sam Darnold? Did he think Mac Jones's tackle on Brian Burns was dirty as the Panthers think, and what does he know about Stephon Gilmore's exit from the Patriots that we don't?
Brady is back on a Friday, talking about Kyle Schwarber declining his part of his mutual option. Do we trust his resurgence enough to give him big money in free agency to bring him back to the Red Sox? And it's a Football Talk Friday, as we talk with Phil Perry of NBC Sports Boston and former Pats DB Tyrone Poole about the Patriots-Panthers matchup.
Brady sits down with former Patriots and Panthers defensive back Tyrone Poole to talk about the Pats-Panthers matchup this Sunday. How will Stephon Gilmore playing against his old team? What's a defensive player thinking when he knows he's playing behind a rookie QB as the Pats are with Mac Jones? And is, it harder to go against an established QB or a QB who you have no tape on, as the Pats likely prepare for PJ Walker instead of Sam Darnold?
Brady is joined by Patriots Insider Phil Perry of NBC Sports Boston to talk about if the Packers should face punishment for Aaron Rodgers's violation of COVID protocols and then they discuss if the Patriots should go after Odell Beckham Jr., Stephon Gilmore's comments on his exit from New England and if the Panthers defense can cause problems this Sunday for the Pats.
Brady is back on a Thursday, discussing Stephon Gilmore's comments on leaving the Patriots and how there are more questions than answers about his departure. We also talk with ESPN MLB Insider Buster Olney about the impending labor issues in the sport and how it will affect the offseason, and, are the Celtics really in-fighting about making the All-Star team?
Brady sits down with ESPN MLB Insider Buster Olney for their weekly chat and they talk about the retirement of another Buster, Buster Posey. Also, what is going on with the MLB labor disputes and how will it impact the offseason? And will the Red Sox bring back Eduardo Rodriguez? Will JD Martinez opt-out?
Brady sits down with Fox Sports NASCAR Analyst and Insider Josh Sims to talk about this weekends Cup championship at Phoenix and Josh gives his thoughts on on the Final Four and what racing at Phoenix is like. They also go down memory lane as Brady and Josh used to work in Albany, NY at the same time, so they talk about Josh's rise to Fox, the time he spent in TV at Charlotte, interviewing Cam Newton and more.
Brady is back on a Wednesday, discussing Aaron Rodgers's positive COVID-19 test and how he tried to cover up that he was unvaccinated. He also talks with Red Sox Insider at NESN, Tom Caron, about the life of Jerry Remy, and if the Sox could get Carlos Correa or Freddie Freeman in the offseason. Also, Brady says he doesn't want OBJ to come to the Patriots and he doesn't know why OBJ would want to, either. And we check in with ESPN Radio host Freddie Coleman as we do every Wednesday.
Brady sits down for his weekly conversation with Boston Red Sox pre and post-game show host Tom Caron of NESN. TC relives some memories about the life of Jerry Remy, who passed away this weekend from cancer, and then they turn their attention to the offseason. Could the Red Sox land either of the WS stars set to hit free agency in Carlos Correa or Freddie Freeman?
Brady sits down with ESPN Radio host Freddie Coleman to discuss the news of Aaron Rodgers's positive COVID-19 test, the Patriots chances in the AFC and if the Pats should sign Odell Beckham Jr. Also, how big an issue was the lack of accountability from Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum after a bad loss to the Bulls?
Brady is back on a Tuesday talking about if Sunday's win was a statement victory for the Patriots and why he believes it was. He also talks with Pats broadcaster Bob Socci about the win, if he looks and sounds like Ian Eagle from CBS and the play of an unexpected defensive standout. Also, the VPA/Winooski HS reverse course and let the media in today's soccer game and Brady is disappointed with the lack of accountability from Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown after another bad Celtics loss.
Brady sits down for his weekly conversation with Patriots broadcaster Bob Socci to talk about the Pats 27-24 win over the Chargers, the Pats position in the AFC, how the defense improved so much in the last two weeks and the emergence of Myles Bryant in the secondary. Also, Bob shares his thoughts on the passing of Jerry Remy.
Brady sits down with former UVM hoops coach Tom Brennan to discuss UVM's 45-point win over St. Michael's College in the exhibition opener. What did we see from leading scorer Isaiah Powell and how about senior guard Ben Shungu? Also, what are the biggest concerns for UVM heading into the season?