Christians thinks BC should be embarrassed that the game at Fenway Park is a home game for Notre Dame.

[0:00:00] ... Lay in order wait. Rumor Loney and Christian Fauria. On Sports Radio tell. Really am not upset about this at all but Christian is part of the program. He's 13 of ...
[0:01:41] ... if you're totally pure player for BC partner if you're on their football team with a soft by the way they're not very good their Polly and get Howell that's not true that aren't good defensively ...
[0:02:13] ... You know latte light your outrage right Susan Buchanan Euro bought this college football thing yes in Robert actually talking about our so called talk about what I think is Debbie says it's a myopic you ...
[0:05:28] ... know but I did not I know this is not a full college football again the owner or you find it. I don't know good but it's acted lash of my good talking about unity note Kevin Randy shut out. Really talked about that from Michigan yet but it's applause this is the only college football just as he said he. But if you look at the pictures of notre game. Fighting Irish. At Fenway Park looks good. ...






Although the news broke yesterday, David Ortiz released a short video announcing his retirement at the end of this season, and we had the audio first. You can hear it here.
Tom Brady was pressed about Deflategate in a recent issue of "GQ" magazine and refused to answer any questions about the other topic.

 

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I was trying to explain to someone the other day the relationship between the city and Boston College, and the best I could come up with is the same thing President Bartlet said about him and his dad: “It’s complicated.”

How else do you describe it when the school is playing a game about a $5 Uber ride away from its campus and the opposing team, which is traveling 1,500 miles to be there, has its name in both end zones? This is the football equivalent of a dog watching a bigger dog coming into his yard and pee all over all your favorite trees and there is nothing you can do about it.

Fenway Park is as iconic as any landmark could be, synonymous with the very city BC is named for, and yet Notre Dame has tagged it like a rival gang stealing its turf. And make no mistake, the Irish will have more fans there than BC. Because there is nothing about Notre Dame that is complicated. It’s not like the administration at Chestnut Hill, still doing all this soul-searching trying to decide whether it wants to be a major national power or is content to be Ball State. The Irish want to compete for the national title every year. They insist on doing it with academics, but they’re driven to win championships, period. And they won’t hesitate to schedule a home game in your hometown, put their logo on your grass, go into your house, steal your girlfriend and your Netflix password, drink your beer and chill on your couch.

The fact that the Eagles agreed to this arrangement just proves why so many people in Boston have so little respect for their program. You can’t respect people who don’t respect themselves.

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I’m sorry, ESPN. Were you saying something about Peyton Manning still being the greatest quarterback of all time? We couldn’t hear you over the sound of Tom Brady‘s perfect features and impeccable style bending the time/space continuum.

You can have your damaged goods out in Denver. GQ and the rest of us know that the guy who’s smoldering good looks are so powerful nothing can escape their gravitational pull is not only the best QB ever, he’s also Man of the Year. (I’m ignoring the fact the headline says “Men” because you know they really mean just Brady.) So to everyone who spent all of 2015 trying to destroy Tom Brady, smear his reputation and discredit all his accomplishments, all you succeeded in doing was elevate him to legend status. And somehow, inexplicably, impossibly, make him even more photogenic.

Now if you’ll excuse me, the current issue of GQ and I are in need of some “alone” time. See you in a few hours.

(For highlights of what Brady had to say in the GQ interview, including his thoughts of fans’ perceptions of the Patriots and a possible future in politics, visit the It Is What It Is blog.)

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Rodney Harrison, NBC Sports, joined the show to talk about Malcolm Butler's emergence, Julian Edelman's injury, Joseph Fauria, and what he thinks about Cincinnati's loss to the Texans on Monday Night Football.

[0:00:47] ... odd time for us to to our weekly chat with our body Rodney Harrison has brought you by Bob's discount furniture and heritage plumbing heating and cooling electric and show of hands on market. Friday what's ...
[0:04:28] ... try to protect verdicts. Our what does that tell us about the Cincinnati Bengals that I get in Monday night high profile game by the way don't get your Sunday night game this week in Arizona. ...
[0:07:21] ... and you move if that was that you treat. No audio Denver Peyton Manning Ojinnaka played this week's going to be Yost Weiler but. There's still hope that defense and given the way Peyton Manning was playing out how big a loss is it or is it in your mind. Well they give the people who lost ...
[0:11:47] ... to you can actually get to go to when they. Fazio is Rodney Harrison. And. ...






David Ortiz announced his retirement in November. Mariano Rivera announced his retirement in March. The guys talk about the timing of the announcement, and get into a discussion about whether or not he'll get into the Hall of Fame.

[0:00:02] ... the pills a little bit later rob obviously got struck with the David Ortiz story. But it's kind of change direction numerous times since we first broke its week. Here yesterday afternoon now suddenly we have gone from the possibility. That it would be a press conference here at Fenway Park this afternoon. You're now going back to the original story and that is that he is going to. Reveal it on the players Tribune website. Which he has eight financial self that's the jitters out. David Ortiz has got to pay a piece of this apparent he's going to do with there so I asked the question here and ...
[0:01:50] ... it to look like you were all missing. And that may be David Ortiz wanted to do this on his own. And not involve the rates that possible. Aghast okay but why would not involve the ...
[0:02:45] ... I totally agree I don't understand why this is a priority. For David Ortiz in the middle of November. The simply makes no sense to me. That and that's why I brought up the possibility that may be. He's a little bit miffed that maybe they couldn't guarantee that 2017. Season that's one possible the other possibility being. He would like a little bit of attention. And he would like to have bad debt that you know I want to write off from the in the sunset here. The way Derek Jeter did an indoor procedure right now and that is what it did it he announces. Before the season began he announced on November annual people out and training training camp and we talked and I wanna say I want to say January maybe we can look at umpire say it was January early February of he's got a one out Derek Jeter Jeter Jeter and Janet I got to go to November. Mean obviously it hasn't he if this is going to really be ...
[0:05:48] ... low yup and never has. Doesn't have enough votes to get in. David Ortiz is going to be a guy. When my opinion deserves to be in the whole thing why because of the numbers powered ...






The Patriots have signed free agent TE Joseph Fauria, who is also Christian's nephew.

[0:00:26] ... for those wearing bell who's been a bit and the future of the who's who's visiting this. No he thought that the very odd that. Oh here we saw up at a hotel you guessed it ...
[0:01:51] ... what I wrote what a great quarterback is like if a team practice squad. Night so he's got to earn his stripes and for all we know he'd be gone two weeks that's way to practice squad works you get guys get hurt in neighboring new guys in but right now. You know he's in the mix so he's six weeks bowl spot just at Sergio or. I'll collected forty sits down in bill Belichick's office the doors closed. And he says Saddam. And I know you're a new era uncle. As an immediate he's got a ...
[0:03:26] ... those things. And he leads the dog home with deal not guarded Al Gore I think this decision off to my kids are obviously too like this just so you know. Here's what happens to dogs ...





 

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ESPNSunday was bittersweet for Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning. Playing against the Kansas City Chiefs, Manning broke Brett Favre‘s NFL record for most career passing yards [but it] was, statistically, the worst performance of his career … and it ended with Manning benched in the third quarter amid a chorus of boos. …

It was also a tough game for us here at FiveThirtyEight. We’re on record as considering Manning to (probably) be the greatest quarterback in football history … So our jaws were agape as we witnessed the once-great Manning throw incompletion after incompletion, pick after wobbly pick.

But one game does not change a guy’s legacy. Manning has been so good over his career that he’d have to replicate his Sunday performance — a game so bad it ranks among the worst two dozen or so in modern NFL history — every week for nearly an entire season before he ceased to be the top statistical passer ever.

And there you have it. The sap of the Peyton Manning Worship Tree, boiled down into the syrupy goodness of the media’s adulation for him.

We’ve been listening to this dreck for 18 years. The fawning idolatry and shameless supplication at his feet. And now that it’s obvious to all of us he’s not only at the end of the line but that he reached the end last year, got out of the truck and started walking up the dirt path of failure, media folks are doing what they’ve always done: continued with the Heavy Peyton.

Once again, they’ve fired up the Manning Apology Machine, just as they’ve done a million times before. Through all those one-and-outs in the playoffs. All those unforgivable turnovers that cost his team postseason games. His utter futility in bad weather. The media in general and ESPN in particular go right to their playbook, which is excuse, explain, blame others and say the failure won’t affect Peyton Manning’s “legacy.”

I mean, that last phrase says it all. They’re arguing — still — that Manning is “the top statistical passer ever.” Not a word about winning or performing in the clutch. No citing his one record that will never be broken: 13 career postseason losses. Not one mention of how Tom Brady will forever be the Bill Russell to Manning’s Wilt Chamberlain. Or how in their head-to-head matchup Brady owns an 11-5 edge. Just some ragtime about his passing numbers and a cry of anguish coming from the network that has spent more than a decade and a half glorifying the Thumb-Headed Goober while trying to destroy the true G.O.A.T. with lies and false reporting. They’ll probably need grief counselors at the offices in Bristol by the time Manning’s career is officially over while Brady continues to add to his legacy of winning. They call it bittersweet. I just say it’s sweet.

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