Here are the highlights from Wednesday’s Three for All on Middays with MFB with Lou Merloni, Christian Fauria and Tim Benz. To hear the segment, go to the MFB audio on demand page.
– California became the first state to ban single-use plastic bags from grocery and convenience stores, as Gov. Jerry Brown signed the bill to make it a law Tuesday.
Said Merloni: “When I go buy shoes do I have to bring my own box? Are they just going to throw me the shoes, I put them in the box and carry them out?”
“It’s only grocery stores,” Fauria said. “It should be for any store — department stores. You go to a Foot Locker, Sports Authority, anything like that, they’re going to put your box of shoes or whatever it is you buy in a plastic bag.”
“So you’re going to bring bags everywhere,” Merloni said. “You go shopping you’ll carry like six bags.”
Said Fauria: “Bring a backpack. I’ve got a backpack, I’ve got lots of zippers.”
“I will never bring my own bag to go shopping,” Benz said. “What about when my dog goes to the bathroom? What do I use?”
– Solomon Elimimian, a linebacker for the Canadian Football League‘s British Columbia Lions, made a TSN reporter wait for a halftime interview while he talked trash with a Calgary Stampeders opponent. He then calmly addressed the reporter.
Fauria was impressed with how Elimimian was able to transition from aggressively trash talking to being ready to be interviewed so quickly, although he was disappointed that the player didn’t have a Canadian accent.
– The Federal Communications Commission is considering whether to ban use of the word “Redskins” from the airwaves.
“I’m guessing that if the FCC bans the word ‘Redskins’ then wouldn’t that be radio, too?” Merloni said. “Can they really do this? They’re just appeasing people, right? … Will I get fined? Do they bleep that out?”