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Maybe Massachusetts love of Butterfingers has something to do with why all that tea slipped out of their hands and into the harbor back in 1773. Doh!  Perhaps not. But what our candy history tells us is that this state certainly loves this chocolate peanut butter candy bar.  Over 650,000 bars are eaten here.

Bad puns and lame historical allusions aside, I can live with Butterfingers being the candy of the great state of Massachusetts.

Basically it comes down to this. In order to be the best, a candy has to include a contrasting combination of at least two flavors and textures. It can’t just consist of one, homogeneous candy. Consider for instance, Alabama. Hershey’s Mini Chocolate Candy Bars? Those are their favorites? Meaning if Alabamans only had one candy they could take to a deserted island, they’d go with just plain chocolate formed into a square? How about living a little, you deprived, backwoods yokels.

Or Delaware. Life Savers? Really? Look, I like a good Life Saver as much as the next guy. But what kind of a primitive do you have to be to pick a hard candy as your favorite? You might as well just say your favorites are mints. Which is insane.

Like I said, for a candy to be truly great, it has to involve at least two elements. And there is no better combo than chocolate and peanuts, therefore Butterfingers is a more than acceptable choice we can be proud to call our own. I would also have accepted Peanut M&Ms or Reese’s. Just don’t get me started on the West Coast, where they seem to have some bizarre fixation for Salt Water Taffy. Please. Put that in some Masshole’s Halloween bag and you schedule some time the next morning to get the toilet paper out of your trees, dink. The Region of Champions eats candy like champions.

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Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton

The vast and brutal digital food chain that is social media claimed another victim Thursday at the news that Vine is ceasing operations. Launched in 2013 and the source of billions of videos looped trillions of times, Vine is most likely the victim of Instagram’s video option. Or it was swallowed up the bigger footprint established by Snapchat once it started being about more than sending temporary bewb pictures. Though it could be that it was devoured by Facebook Live, which is eating everything in the ecosystem.

Regardless, it’s only fitting that I pay tribute with one man’s list of the top ten Patriots moments captured by Vine videos. It’s my way of saying thank the app for presenting us years of greatness, six seconds at a time.

10. The Doorbuster as 20,000 people show up for the first day of camp.

9. Tom Brady bounces throws out the first pitch at Fenway on Opening Day, 2015.  

8. The Indianapolis Colts “Funt” play.

7. The current and future quarterbacks.  

6. The White House visit.

5. Rob Gronkowski dances at the Super Bowl rings party.  

4. The one and only Buttfumble.

3. The parade.


2. “One, two, three, four…”

1. Malcolm Butler’s interception for the ages.  

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Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton
Mark Dondero of WPRI came in studio for the final hour and addressed his odd question to Bill Belichick.
Gerry, Kirk and Alex Reimer react to the Peter King interview on Dale and Holley.
Bryan Curtis of The Ringer joined Gerry and Kirk to discuss his story on Chris Mortensen.
Zito Madu of SB Nation takes hero worship of Tom Brady to a new level.

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Alex Reimer joined Dino's Casting Couch for the first time and went after Tom Brady and Gerry.
Gerry and Kirk react to Roger Goodell's conversation with Gary Myers and Mortensen's comments to Bryan Curtis.

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Mut and Tom are talking about the continuing struggles of Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski, the benefit for Tom Brady of the 4-week break to start the season, and how to pass on the highway properly.