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Here are the highlights from Thursday’s Headlines on Dennis & Callahan with Kirk Minihane, John Dennis and Gerry Callahan. To hear the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.

— During Monday’s debate between Massachusetts gubernatorial candidates Charlie Baker and Martha Coakley, Baker relayed a story about an encounter with a local fisherman while on the campaign trail. Baker began to cry when telling the story — recalling a time when the fisherman told him he prevented his sons from using their athletic football scholarships, instead insisting they become fishermen.

The question has now been raised whether or not the story actually happened.

“I think Baker made it up completely,” Minihane said.

“I don’t,” Callahan replied. “I think there is some truth to it. Some guy who’s kid was a football player — wasn’t two kids or two brothers, they weren’t spectacular, there wasn’t any Division 1 scholarships — but there was a kid that wanted to go to college and play football and the father told Baker that he said, ‘No, you’re going to be a fisherman.’ That part I believe. The rest he exaggerates and makes up.”

Added Dennis: “I don’t think Charlie is dumb enough to fabricate something out of whole cloth that did not have some grain of truth in it. I think perhaps what Gerry was saying is true, he met a fisherman and said I made my kids do this and I didn’t want to do this and whether the fisherman exaggerated or embellished or whether Charlie did, I don’t think Charlie is a stupid guy at all. He’s a very smart guy.”

— While speaking to a crowd on the two-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, a protester challenged New Jersey governor Chris Christie, criticizing his administration’s handling of the rebuilding of homes and businesses. Christie told the man to, “Sit down and shut up.”

He continued to challenge the man: “I’ve been here when the cameras aren’t here, buddy, and done the work. … Turn around, get your fifteen minutes of fame, and then, maybe, take your jacket off, roll up your sleeves, and do something for the people of this state.”

Callahan isn’t too fond of Christie.

“You’re supposed to be there without cameras, you fraud,” said Callahan. “I want that fat load to run just so I can watch him get taken apart, piece by piece and that is a lot of pieces.”

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We discuss the Bruins blown 2 goal lead against the Wild at the Garden and where they go from here with the great Jack Edwards of NESN.

[0:00:11] ... he is in buffalo where tomorrow night the Bruins take on the Buffalo Sabres Jack Edwards joins us brought you. By Shaw's supermarkets say Jack I don't. But okay they'll I don't know forgo learn anything ...
[0:00:54] ... the win against buffalo because it doesn't count the win against the Toronto Maple Leafs barely counts as far as I'm concerned. And and more troubling to me and and last night close Julie and talk to ...
[0:06:57] ... do in the world perhaps the Arctic to take this is the National Hockey League we're not talking about like midget game not Marlboro. Talk like I entered that point eight million dollars a year to put ...
[0:09:12] ... I did earlier today but other than today I've never sat at. Patrice Bergeron hasn't been good enough. Yeah that stroke. It's. It's so little bit of a mystery is that really good faceoff dot but ...






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[0:02:06] ... You would have to say overall the overall quality of receivers that Peyton Manning has had. Is better than the overall quality of the receivers that Brady's had even though I I even though I also ...
[0:03:39] ... you care most about. How many points are they able to hold Peyton Manning in the Denver Broncos offensive yes and can they can they limit their their time on the field can they get Manning ...
[0:04:20] ... it's there's not this. Huge gulf. If the patriots can somehow keep Peyton Manning it 21. Somehow and you know that six points less than what they're averaging but the season. If they can keep them ...






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We tackle four of the best fantasy guys and find out whether or not that translates to real life.

[0:03:41] ... or that it is this. Arrow flight you know that that 1980s. Denver Nuggets football that we find ourselves. You ought to. Tony Romo is putting good years and is utilized for the past half decade or so but he's been a mediocre real quarterback. Do you agree with privacy and time and prone to the interception at the absolute worst moments bad. Right. But is it apathy of book on Tony Romo is. At the worst possible time he'll throw the reception it just. Breaks your issues are usually covered in crap and for ...
[0:06:03] ... just his second basket of the night in an exclamation point. Both Carmelo Anthony and Dwight Howard put up fantastic numbers over their careers but. Which one is more overrated. I'd say based on Kobe's assessment crux of what it ordered. Yeah at a critical Dwight Howard to be is well we'll meet one abilities is exactly of profiling courage. He quits he just flat out quits on my ...
[0:07:27] ... I can't separate the two purple split I don't. I don't want Dwight Howard any information I don't want. Realized Dwight Howard I don't like the embassy abstract the White House. It's. Seneca. As ...