Old Friend Tim Benz joins OMF, and while they regale tales of dysfunction, Benz manages to predict that the Patriots will win Sunday.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian enjoy the festivities ahead of the Inauguration, and give their predictions for Patriots-Steelers in the AFC Championship Game.

[0:00:23] ... that's under no pressure whatsoever because. He's got a great quarterback Damon Tom Brady had a great coach embellished jacket Bob Kraft. So good luck Bob. Your friend Tom just call he feels good good luck. ...
[0:02:18] ... it's under no pressure whatsoever because. He's got a great quarterback Damon Tom Brady you know had a great coach Dave Pallet Jack Bob Kraft it's what's so good luck. Different I'm just call it feels ...
[0:02:50] ... off the rest of the country by constantly tell you how great Tom Brady and Belichick and Kraft how great he didn't and the hub to flight eight ounces total saddle. It was all very going to be one of the major thing he thought I was gonna like all the executive orders he's just gonna light Jews. To ditch. These are you beat both him and he's gonna get rid of all these all the executive orders. Maybe to flick it's part of it. I don't know if you know how to do little to down home America. Olson Jerry Kelly just we got a picture where he sees actually standing in the crowd was it means that it did although that was that really Jerry Kelly and nick called in. I have no idea who was an satellite Gerry Callahan right and we normally you can do is ...
[0:09:59] ... 8 PM not you don't wish you'd you don't wish freaky though. Joseph Biden okay. And and his wife were were greeting Mike Pence in his life. And they get the pins is get out of the limousine and laugh and Joseph Biden goes up to his wife in person harper. Rapture by the cheetah like she's that. Year old and a that you Google. ...

Glenn, Lou, and Christian love how Bill Belichick reacts to the plethora of stupid questions he receives from the Media during his Press Conferences.

[0:01:06] ... And chips and he's so he's just a little hats off from Blizzard Entertainment Washington Redskins its weight to it. You just because they have a press conference and you're allowed to ask that question. You don't have ...
[0:03:24] ... I first saw must first press conference on Wednesday he's as usual Ray Lewis pissed off for greatness that's a that's what that's what he was that's where he was showing you on Wednesday. So I ...

Patriots Safety Devin McCourty joined Glenn, Lou, and Christian, and talked about covering the Steelers Wide Receivers, and how he's helping the players who are in the AFC Championship for the first time prepare.
ProFootball Talk's Mike Florio told Glenn, Lou, and Christian that the Patriots have a quiet confidence that they can outscore the Steelers, since they've proven they have the ability.

12/7/41. 9/11/01. 1/20/17.

— Bart Hubbuch (@BartHubbuch) January 20, 2017

Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post is the worst kind of troll. He’s a dishonest bomb-tosser who deletes tweets and hides whenever he’s called out on his idiocy. With that history in mind, his stupefying tweet that compares Donald Trump’s inauguration to Pearl Harbor and September 11 might not be up for long. But even if he deletes it, he can’t run away. Thanks to the magic of screenshots, it will live on forever.

There’s been a lot of anxiety and fear about Trump’s presidency, but putting his inauguration on the level of the attacks at Pearl Habor and on September 11, which combined to killed well over 5,000 Americans, is gross and offensive. Hubbuch may say he’s being hyperbolic, but he lost the right to play that card when he tweeted out an edited video of Kirk Minihane joking about Patriots fans murdering Roger Goodell at the height of the Deflategate saga.

In Hubbuch’s world, hyperbole and sarcasm apparently don’t exist. His words here should be read literally, and they’re disgraceful.

Blog Author: 
Alex Reimer

Tom Brady and Bill Belichick didn’t react well when they were asked questions about Donald Trump this season. But over the next four years, they should get used to it. One of the most divisive presidents ever is tied to the Patriots. It’s perfectly reasonable to ask some of his most high-profile backers to answer for him.

On the eve of his inauguration, Trump name-dropped both Brady and Belichick in front of a room full of supporters –– including Robert Kraft. He credited Belichick for teaching him a great work ethic, and let everybody know Brady called to wish him well.

“In the audience we have somebody that’s under no pressure whatsoever ’cause he’s got a great quarterback named Tom Brady, and a great coach named Belichick: Bob Kraft,” Trump said. “So good luck, Bob. Your friend Tom just called, he feels good. He called to congratulate us, he feels good. Good luck. You’re going to do great things.”

Later in the speech, Trump said he outworked everybody who’s ever ran for president. “I learned that from Belichick, right?” he said while appearing to point at Kraft.

Brady probably didn’t think he was making a political statement when he placed a “Make America Great Again” hat in his locker a year-and-a-half ago. As he said several times throughout the campaign, he’s “good friends” with Trump. It’s perfectly normal for good friends to support each other.

But that doesn’t mean he was forced to stick with Trump at every turn. Even Vice President Mike Pence condemned Trump’s remarks about how much he enjoys sexually assaulting women. Brady, meanwhile, walked out of his press conference when he was asked about the Access Hollywood tape.

Patriots beat writers are obligated to cover more than the games on the field. They write about issues surrounding the team, spanning from a nearly 18-month scandal involving deflated footballs to a murderous former tight end. If Trump sends out a tweet calling for flag-burners to get their citizenship revoked or reintroduces his proposed Muslim ban, Brady should get asked about it. As one of Trump’s “good friends,” his perspective is pertinent.

The same applies to Belichick, who wrote Trump a fawning endorsement letter before the election. It doesn’t matter if Belichick never intended for the note to be public. He said he hopes Trump can “Make America Great Again.” So if Trump signs legislation that leads to the deportation of millions of undocumented immigrants, including mothers and fathers, it would be interesting to see if that’s the kind of greatness Belichick has in mind.

Brady and Belichick, of course, are under no obligation to answer any of these questions. On Friday, Belichick wouldn’t even bite when he was asked about his reaction when he heard about Trump’s shoutout. But if they didn’t want to be tied to Trump, they shouldn’t have expressed their support. They’re accountable for their words.

In a recent interview with the New York Times, Kraft, who’s been spotted around the capital this week, went all-in on Trump.

“Loyalty is important to me, and he has been a wonderful friend,” he said. “I think one of the great problems in the country today is the working poor, the middle class, that there hasn’t been growth in income on an equal basis, and I really think the policies he’s going to bring to bear are going to be great for the economic side of America.”

Kraft doesn’t appear to have a problem touting Trump’s economic proposals, which include starting a costly trade war with China, so he should be asked about them after they’re enacted. As a titan of industry himself, it would be interesting to hear his thoughts.

Trump’s behavior during the transition wasn’t any less inflammatory than it was during the campaign. With that in mind, it’s fair to assume he’ll act similarly once he assumes the Oval Office. That means on many days over the next four years, Trump’s rhetoric or actions will be the No. 1 story in the country. Brady, Belichick and Kraft have aligned themselves with him. They’re forever part of the story, whether they like it or not.

Blog Author: 
Alex Reimer
"D-Wood" Joins the show to talk Brady vs. Rodgers and predicts a Patriots-Packers Super Bowl.

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Hour 4. Bill Belichick holds his Friday press conference while Mut and Kirk try and play a game. Mut has a big announcement. Gerry calls in from the Inauguration on his crystal-clear cell phone.