So Ray Lewis thought he’d get a message out to his 600,000 Twitter followers, testifying on behalf of his Creator. Which would be fine for a lot of people. Provided those people weren’t, at worst, involved in a double homicide. And, at best, plead guilty to obstruction of justice and received lenience in exchange for testifying (there’s that word again) against their co-defendants in said double homicide. Ray learned the hard way that the Internet doesn’t much appreciate being moralized to by a man who disposed of the blood-stained white suit he wore on the night in question.  

Anyway, read the responses Lewis got and, if you’re like me, they will renew your faith in mankind.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton
Kirk and Callahan with Mut welcome Patriots Monday guest Tim Hasselbeck to talk NFL QBs including the Brady / Jimmy G situation.

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That has this guy written all over it.

What a day for Twitter yesterday.

People love to let everyone else know how much whatever sad event that happened affects them. And yesterday THREE sad things happened so you can just imagine.

We mourned the loss of Jose Fernandez (“the way he played felt like Hispanic music”–Dan Le Batard) and Arnold Palmer and sort of the end of Vin Scully’s career. And we are running out of thoughts and prayers.

King isn’t even Larry’s real name.

That video is six minutes long. I cried once yesterday and it was while reading this Anthony Fisher hit piece on Ortiz calling him a myth and a fraud and a narcissist. How dare he? Papi is our own hero and the wind beneath our wings and his goodbye song will be twelve minutes. But if you doubt Ortiz was on or is on PEDs, “you are living in a fanboy’s wet dream.” And this is well done:

Josh McDaniels joined the show in the weekly quarterback spot and said it wouldn’t surprise him if Belichick coached another ten years. He also said it’s fun to talk to the media so what else is he lying to us about?

Kirk is “more convinced than ever” Brady will be traded after this year and then Garoppolo will be the guy. Remember that.

Gerry finally asked Mut nicely to take the calls.

It is important to know Gene Lavanchy wants Arnold Palmer to rest in peace.

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Line of the day: Every time Mut says “jiggy.”

Caller of the day: Gary, who couldn’t accept the fact that Garoppolo’s contract ends after next season and not this season. Kirk: “This is like when I was 9 and used to call the Globe to ask how old Robert Parish was.”

Producer contribution of the day: Ken: The countdown in the open was a cute idea in theory.

Blog Author: 
Lucy Burdge

Wow. This is just a terrible look for law enforcement down in Florida. The police yukking it up with the media in the wake of the Jose Fernandez fatal boating accident. I mean, this video should be shown at academies everywhere about how not to announce the tragic deaths of three men.

I give the police a lot of slack. It’s a tough job. You’re dealing first hand with horrors no person should have to experience. And I get that gallows humor is sometimes the only way to keep your sanity. But that’s done behind the scenes among one another. You don’t go in front of TV cameras and start cracking wise about which news outlets are the troublemakers and what time you got called out of bed or whatever. For a minute there I thought this guy was going to start doing crowd work like, “Hey, where are ya from? Are you guys married over here? You got any kids? Kids are tough, amirite???”

And maybe this is just me, but when the lives of three young guys are cut short in a terrible accident, I can live without the police singling one out because he’s famous. I recognize that there wouldn’t even be a press conference if a pro athlete wasn’t among the dead. But it just rubs me the wrong way when they talk about how much this affects the whole “Marlins community.” Let the Marlins speak to that. The police and Coast Guard are supposed to treat all deaths like they’re the same. Granted, I’m nitpicking and it’s not nearly as bad as grabassing with the media on camera. But to me, it’s just piling disingenuousness on top of disingenuousness.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton

Did “The Simpsons” do it again or did “The Simpsons” do it again?

While I’ll concede that mentioning Arnold Palmer is not exactly the same as predicting his death, you have to concede back that it’s a mighty strange coincidence to be mentioning Arnie’s name on a season premiere the very same day that he dies. Especially given the bizarre history of things the show has referenced that kind of/sort of came true.

Seriously, there is a surreal element of “The Simpsons” that has been going on for the better part of their 28 seasons. The show did a whole episode in New York City that involved the Twin Towers and an eerie foreshadowing of 9/11. One show that was set in the future but aired in 1995 included a smartwatch. It’s included weird plots that became actual true news stories as the school cafeteria using horse parts and the town’s lemon tree getting stolen. “The Simpsons” basically predicted “Farmville.” And see if you can guess where the idea of Donald Trump as President of the United States first came from? Exactly.

So make of it what you will. But I and the 11 million people who have watched this video will just keep knowing what we know. That “The Simpsons” predicts the future.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton

A photo posted by @margotrobbie on

In the new issue of Elle magazine, current Most Lusted After Female in Show Business Margot Robbie tells a story of the teenage guy she hit on during a modeling shoot. And how this kid blew an opportunity like no one has ever blown an opportunity:

I was chatting with them at one point, and I could tell I was starting to flirt with them. I said to one of the guys, “What are you doing after this?” and he says, “Well, I’ve got to go back to school.” And I was like, “Oh, cool! College?” No. Not college. [High] school. I thought, “Oh. My. God. You’re 17 years old!

Is this kid serious with this crap? Here is some 17-year-old getting hit on by the hottest woman he’s ever going to exchange words with and that’s what he comes up with? “I’ve got to go back to school”? Like he’s got to go racing back to class because God forbid he take an F on that quiz about Beowulf or misses the movie his Western Civ teacher is going to show because last night was his poker night and he’s hung over. For that, he gives the Heisman to Margot fricking Robbie.

That’s it. This kid is done. I don’t care how handsome he is or how many women he can score. He failed to close the deal with Margot and is doomed to walk the Earth living a life of regret. He had a winning Powerball jacket and dropped the ticket down a storm drain. There is no coming back from this. And it proves, better than any story ever could, that youth is wasted on the wrong people.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton
Patriots Offensive Coordinator Josh McDaniels joined the show to discuss the teams big win over the Texans and his future as a NFL head coach.

Welcome to Monday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

Welcome to Monday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

MONDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NFL: Falcons at Saints, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)
MLB: Yankees at Blue Jays, 7 p.m. (MLB Network)
Soccer: Premier League, Watford at Burnley, 2:55 p.m. (NBCSN)

AROUND THE WEB:

— The sports world, already mourning the tragic death of Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez on Sunday morning, took another blow when it was announced that golf legend Arnold Palmer passed away Sunday afternoon at the age of 87.

Arnold Palmer Enterprises CEO Alastair Johnston said Palmer was admitted to a Pittsburgh hospital on Thursday for some cardiovascular work and died Sunday afternoon of complications from heart problems.

A 62-time PGA Tour winner, including seven majors, “The King” continued to rank among the highest earners in golf until his death due to his endorsement deals.

“It is not an exaggeration to say there would be no modern-day PGA Tour without Arnold Palmer. There would be no PGA Tour Champions without Arnold Palmer. There would be no Golf Channel without Arnold Palmer,” PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem said in a statement.

“No one has had a greater impact on those who play our great sport or who are touched by it. It has been said many times over in so many ways, but beyond his immense talent, Arnold transcended our sport with an extraordinarily appealing personality and genuineness that connected with millions, truly making him a champion of the people.”

President Barack Obama paid tribute Sunday, tweeting: Here’s to The King who was as extraordinary on the links as he was generous to others. Thanks for the memories, Arnold.

— When the Jets and quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick finally ended their contract dispute just before training camp, there was hope in New York that the Harvard product could repeat his performance of last season and make the Jets playoff contenders.

That does not appear to be the case.

Fitzpatrick had an especially rough day Sunday, throwing a career-high six interceptions and posting a passer rating of 18.2 as part of a miserable overall performance by the team in a 24-3 loss to the Chiefs.

“Went out there and didn’t play well today, obviously that’s an understatement,” Fitzpatrick told reporters afterward.

Coach Todd Bowles did not hold back in describing what he saw from his Jets.

“It was a [expletive] game plan. [Expletive] execution. [Expletive] all around,” Bowles said. “I’m disappointed. Pissed off. Mad.”

Asked what happened with his QB, Bowles replied: “[Expletive], I don’t know. He threw interceptions, we turned it over, it was the entire offense, it was the defense, it was the special teams. It wasn’t just Ryan.”

At 1-2, the Jets already are two games behind the Patriots in the AFC East, and their prospects do not look good.

“That’s embarrassing and it can’t happen,” Brandon Marshall said. “We can either go one of two ways as a team. After a smack in the face like this you can either fold and not jell as a team or you can use this as a character-building game and look at what’s going on internally.”

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Sept. 26, 1973, which Red Sox speedster stole his 52nd base of the season to tie Tris Speaker’s single-season club record?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “All I can do is scream in disbelief. Jose won the love of all. I feel as if I had lost a son.” — Hall of Famer and Marlins executive Tony Perez, on the death of Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez in a boating accident

STAT OF THE DAY: 23 — Combined strikeouts by Red Sox pitchers in Sunday’s 3-2, 10-inning victory over the Rays

‘NET RESULTS: After tying the Rockies on Corey Seager’s two-out solo home run in the ninth inning, the Dodgers clinch the NL West on Charlie Culberson’s walk-off home run in the 10th.

Legendary Dodgers announcer Vin Scully says goodbye to Dodgers fans after Sunday’s final regular-season game at Chavez Ravine.

The Blue Jays rally for a pair of runs in the ninth inning and walk off against the Yankees on Edwin Encarnacion’s infield single.

Retiring Cubs catcher (and former Red Sox) David Ross homers in his final regular-season at-bat at Wrigley Field, then is removed by manager Joe Maddon to a standing ovation.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Tommy Harper, who finished with 54

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Marty Robbins, who died in 1982, was born on this day in 1925.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Spar
Christian continues with the events of the day, including Jose Fernandez, Arnold Palmer, and another busy NFL Sunday. Also, we look at how important these last three weeks have been for the Patriots.