Stephen A Smith weighed in on Tom Brady's non-response to a question about Donald Trump, and compared it to LeBron's comments about "locker room talk."
Chris Simms continues to hate Tom Brady and thinks the media is fawning over him for his performance against the Browns.


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LawNewzThe University of Florida administration is preparing for upcoming Halloween festivities by reminding students that the school’s “Bias Education and Response Team” is prepared to handle complaints about offensive costumes. Additionally, the school will provide 24/7 counseling services to anyone who is offended by a particular costume. …

According to its website, the “purpose of the Bias Education and Response Team (BERT) is to provide impacted parties of bias incidents opportunities to be heard and supported; understand and respond to situations that effect the University of Florida; educate and inform the community; and create awareness of ignorance and intolerance.”

Jerry is sorry if his Evil Bill Belichick costume offended anyone. (Photo: Jerry Thornton)

Jerry is sorry if his Evil Bill Belichick costume offended anyone.

Thank God — which is to say, thank whatever deity, being or spirit you would like to thank without me invoking any particular god that might constitute a trigger word for you — that the University of Florida is doing this.

Now, school administrators haven’t issued any guidelines as to what is actually offensive. And the folks at BERT don’t have any power to discipline students for wearing costumes that might traumatize others. They just want to be there for anyone who needs them and say they’ll talk to the offending parties as well and give them whatever support they need.

This is an idea that is long overdue. I don’t know how I’ve survived this long without a Halloween rapid-response strike team there at a moment’s notice to help me cope with the offensive costumes of others. How many times have I been emotionally wounded by clowns, zombies, sexy cowgirls, vampires, ninjas, couples going as ketchup and mustard. And I had no one but myself to find the courage and will to go on. I’m still scarred by seeing my friend in a muscly Superman costume and the body image issues it gave me. Hell, the four guys I saw in Kenmore Square one time dressed as the Droogs from “A Clockwork Orange” that one time nearly had me jumping off what would later become the David Ortiz Bridge.

But that was a long time ago. We’ve advanced as a society. And finally we have reached the point where we’ve identified the last vestige of politically incorrect fun where no one gets offended and sacred cows can be turned into hamburger and wiped all the enjoyment out of it. Way to go, academia. Have fun in your non-offensive safe spaces, kids.

Finally, I’d like to apologize to anyone I offended back in 2007 when I went to the Barstool Halloween party as post-Spygate Evilchick. I didn’t mean to harm you.

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Let me see if I can translate Chris Simms’ argument from its original Simmsian into English:

Tom Brady was awesome last week. But the Browns suck. Anyone could have thrown for 400 yards. Brady is just a system quarterback. Brady is the Man. I am talking about him. Everyone please stop talking about him.

My Simmsian is pretty rusty since, like most Americans, I’m watching way less pro football than I used to. So I’m less immersed in the illogical ramblings of this Patriots-hating sock puppet or his clueless, barely articulate NFL-apologist father, Phil. But I think I’ve got the gist of it.

I now group Patriots haters into categories. They are either in the “Bill Belichick is only good because of Brady” camp, or live by the creed of “Brady is only good because of Belichick.” Personally, I’d like to pair them all off so they can settle the debate amongst themselves. Then put them on wooden boats, push them out to sea, then give them all a Viking funeral with a flaming arrow and rid my world of them once and for all. But since maritime law frowns on that, instead I’ll just continue to identify the two species like a zoologist tagging wildlife.

Chris Simms has identified himself as a “Brady is only good because of Belichick” clown. Anyone could have dropped 400 yards running the Patriots’ system. That’s good to know. So, in other words, if back at the 2000 draft, if the late, blessed, Dick Rehbein hadn’t stood up in the Patriots war room and famously advocated they draft Brady and they went with the next quarterback on the board, Todd Husak, (two career completions for -2 yards), there still would be four Lombardi trophies in the Patriots museum.

Got it. Being the Patriots quarterback doesn’t require talent, preparation, hard work, mental and physical toughness and year-round dedication. You can just slap a uniform on anyone and drop him in there the way record producers put Greg Brady in the Johnny Bravo costume and he’ll succeed.

Even an NFL washout like Chris Simms, I guess. Oh, right. He was in the Patriots system as a training camp assistant but couldn’t hack it. Though I’m sure that has nothing to do with his level of hatred for the organization and the quarterback. I’d say more, but Simms doesn’t want anyone talking about Tom Brady. Except for him.

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Michael Lombardi of Fox Sports discussed the Patriots winning culture with Tomase, Kirk and Gerry.
Curt Schilling called in to rip Tomase and callers reacted to the bloodbath.
The guys were joined by Stephen A. Smith to talk about Tom Brady and Donald Trump and Headlines with Kirk.
ESPN"s Stephen A. Smith called in to discuss a double standard between Tom Brady and LeBron James.
John Tomase joined Kirk and Gerry on Dino's Casting Couch and quickly began arguing with Callahan about Trump. Ken Laird is ripped for covering the Bruins game.
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Wow. Until I saw this clip, I did not realize two things. One, how much I need a rock band fronted by Corey Feldman in my life. And two, how good Corey Feldman’s rock band is.

Well, to be clear, “good” is a relative term. Is it good by “Get to Perform on National Network Morning Show” standards? No. But by the standard of say, “The Midday Talent Show I Host on the Main Stage at Hanover Day Every Year” standards? Sure. I’d use the word “good.” Unlike this “Today Show” host, who couldn’t bring herself to say anything about the piece, other than, “You did it, Corey!” But I’d say his band would be maybe eighth or ninth best at Hanover Day. Nowhere near as good as the band of middle schoolers doing original songs or the 15-year-old singing Rob Thomas using his iPhone as accompaniment. But at least the equal of the two little sisters who sang songs from “Frozen.” But then, they’re in kindergarten.

Corey just needs to plan his choreography a little better. Grabbing the American flag and waving it around? Good. Realizing he doesn’t know what to do with it so he throws it on the ground? Not so much. Even though I respect his explanation that “as a dancer” he relied on his choreography, which was to put up a peace sign. That’s just not going to fly in front of the two dozen parents at Hanover Day watching from their beach chairs. But other than that, he’s more than good enough to hit the stage at 10 a.m. with me next summer. Consider this my official invitation.

wendysOctober marks the return of two legends: Wendy’s Original Taco Salad is back and so is our favorite quarterback. Wendy’s is celebrating these two historic returns by giving you a chance to win $12,000 in cash. Enter to win and see complete rules at WEEI.com/return.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton