Tom joined the show after the close win over Oakland.
Tim Hasselbeck joined the show to discuss week 3 in the NFL.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.

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Dino, Kirk and Thornton opened the show discussing an ugly win by the Patriots.

[0:05:33] ... saying and this is that 10 o'clock o'clock in the morning once Ray Lewis got done explaining to me that there are some things that are tough to cover up. We want to -- delay at this point or not -- can never tell I was tweeting your in the morning or to let the games are so we're alive when he tweeted about the the predictor for the -- like I notice I said it seems to be patriots are three touchdowns. And two field goals better. In the Oakland Raiders yes that would beat. 21 six's 27. Patriots by 270. Patriots by 27 and here's why. This is without question one of ...
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Here are the highlights from Friday’s Headlines on Dennis & Callahan with Kirk Minihane, John Dennis and guest host Jerry Thornton. To hear the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.

– Colin Farrell confirmed that has committed to appear in the second season of “True Detective,” the highly regarded HBO show that starred Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey this year.

Minihane called this development “promising.”

“I can live with that,” Minihane said. “I’m going to miss Woody and Matt, but it’s what it is.”

Dennis said McConaughey’s voice creeps him out, specifically referring to the actor’s Cadillac commercial that runs seemingly nonstop during football games.

“The voice is starting to wear on me, because I don’t think it’s original. I don’t think it’s legitimate,” Dennis said.

– The man who scaled the fence surrounding the White House and ran up to the front door before being arrested is due to appear in court Monday. Omar J. Gonzalez, an Army veteran who served in Iraq, fees charges of unlawfully entering a restricted building or grounds while carrying a deadly or dangerous weapon.

“How does this possibly happen”” Dennis wondered. “He went into the White House.”

“See, Obama has proven that fences don’t work,” Thornton said. “You don’t need one on the border, because see, even the White House.”

Dennis questioned why the fence is not electrocuted, and he noted that snipers could have shot the man.

Minihane said the presidential palace does not seem to offer much appeal to kids.

“It doesn’t seem like a lot of fun to live in the White House,” Minihane said. “I think of these kids. … It just seems like a trap. You’ve always got the guards around you. I know it’s a big house. It just doesn’t seem like a lot of fun to me.”

– A Florida man was sentenced to five years in state prison after being convicted of raping an 8-month-old pit bull puppy in March. James Guy Bell, 62, of Daytona Beach, was repeatedly spotted fondling the dog and later having sex with the emaciated animal.

“I think we all agree that if it’s between two consenting mammals and they’re in a committed relationship that it’s a beautiful thing,” Thornton joked. “But eight months — what’s the age of consent for a pit bull?”

Minihane noted his disdain for cats and said he would support a plan to send them all to another planet or island.

“Cats are useless,” he said. “They eat mice, right? OK, but that’s it. That’s not enough for me.”

Added Thornton: “If you die, your dog will stay by your body until someone comes. A cat, you’ve got 24 hours before they’re eating you. They will pick your bones clean.”

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NFL: Bears at Jets, 8:15 p.m. (ESPN)
MLB: Pirates at Braves, 7:10 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Cardinals at Cubs, 8 p.m. (WGN)
MLB: Giants at Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. (MLB)
NHL preseason: Devils at Rangers, 7 p.m. (NHL Network)


Adrian Peterson reportedly is in denial about his future — both this season and with the Vikings, who apparently plan to move on without the standout running back.

Peterson faces a child abuse charge for disciplining his 4-year-old by whipping him with a tree branch, leaving scars that lasted for more than a week. Peterson has acknowledged the whipping, saying that it was a form of discipline and that he did not intend to injure the boy.

Peterson tweeted Friday that he passed a lie detector test. According to ESPN, a team source said that’s another indication that he “really doesn’t get it.”

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The Vikings activated Peterson after he missed last Sunday’s game against the Patriots, but the team reversed course following an outpouring of criticism, placing him on the commissioner’s exempt list while he deals with his legal issues. Now the team, which continues to pay his $11.75 million salary, is said to be looking for ways to cut ties with Peterson.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said at his Friday press conference that players will be harshly punished for off-field violations including child abuse, and that apparently changed the Vikings’ expectations about Peterson’s return to the team.

Ray Lewis turned some heads with a comment he made during his appearance on ESPN’s “Sunday NFL Countdown” show while talking about former Ravens teammate Ray Rice, who was suspended indefinitely after video emerged of him knocking out his wife in a hotel elevator.

“Sometimes I think we get lost in trying to find out whose head to go after and who to attack now about what they didn’t do,” Lewis said. “Sometimes we forget why we’re here. We’re here for one reason and one reason only. We’re here for domestic violence. We’re here because we saw a friend of mine brutally hit his wife in an elevator. There’s some things you can cover up and then there’s some things you can’t.”

Lewis, of course, faced a murder charge in 2000 but had the charges dropped as part of a deal in which he testified against two co-defendants and pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice.

Meanwhile, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Rice plans to appeal his suspension by arguing that the punishment was based on a “whittled down and condensed” video of the confrontation, and that a longer tape exists.

Robert Mueller, who is investigating the NFL’s handling of the case, reportedly will have access to the full elevator security video.

– The Titans played Sunday’s game against the Bengals with heavy hearts after they learned of the death of former kicker Rob Bironas.

Bironas, the second-leading scorer in team history who was released in March after nine seasons in Tennessee, died Saturday night in a car accident near his home in Nashville.

“It’s one of those things that give you perspective,” Titans quarterback Jake Locker said after the Titans’ 33-7 loss in Cincinnati. “It reminds you to be thankful for the people in your life. Rob was a charismatic guy that always brought smiles to people’s faces around the building. It’s tough to see it happen to someone so young, who was just recently married. You feel for him and his loved ones that are left behind.”

Bironas got married in June to Rachel Bradshaw, daughter of Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw. Terry Bradshaw, now an analyst on “Fox NFL Sunday,” left to be with his daughter and did not appear on the pregame show.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Sept. 22, 2002, which Patriots player set a single-game team record with 16 receptions in a 41-38 overtime victory over the Chiefs?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “€œSometimes there is frustration, but you always want to move on to the next play, and that’€™€™s what we were doing. We did enough this game, but that’€™€™s not always going to get the job done. We’€™ve just got to keep working together as a unit and keep working hard.” – Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, after Sunday’s 16-9 victory over the Raiders

STAT OF THE DAY: 15 – Consecutive losses by the Raiders in games played in the Eastern time zone

‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): Josh Donaldson hits a two-run home run in the 10th inning to give the Athletics a walkoff win over the Phillies.

Angels center fielder Mike Trout leaps at the wall to make an impressive catch for the first out of the game against the Rangers.

Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch injures his knee while mocking Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers‘ “discount double-check” celebration.

“South Park” mocks Dan Snyder and the Redskins name controversy.


SOOTHING SOUNDS: Joan Jett was born on this day in 1958.

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Tom E. calls the boys to give his take on the week 3 home opener in which should end in a Patriots victory.

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[0:11:28] ... All right coming up Red Sox baseball pregame actions Sox in the Baltimore Orioles. After the Red Sox game after the patriots game tuned right here to WEEI it's the real post game shows I said. Steve Fred and butch altogether. Mike thanks below two lucky Davidson our fantasy expert Tom curry and dog also. Christian Fauria as -- well. Don't blame -- Matt Loper back in the studio and thanks all you guys unless in this afternoon. And ...

Before Price heads over to the stadium, the guys discuss their final thoughts and analysis on the list of inactives and what will go down today at 1pm at Gillette Stadium.

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The boys go "Around the NFL" and discuss all the games set to kick off for Week 3 as well as all of the big story lines league-wide.