Sausage tells the guys that he's moving onto greener (read: more lucrative) pastures. His potential replacement, Paul, is interviewed for the job.
Fri, 04/22/2016 - 10:54am — Anonymous
The passing of Prince brings the guys to discuss all the beautiful women that the music icon has slept with.
Fri, 04/22/2016 - 10:50am — Anonymous
ESPN's firing of Curt Schilling has been a divisive topic. John, Gerry and Kirk discuss who's supporting Curt, who's detracting, and callers discuss North Carolina law that started the entire controversy.
Fri, 04/22/2016 - 10:48am — Anonymous
David Price had one of the worst starts of his career, and in the middle of a winnable game, John Farrell entrusts little-known William Cuevas to keep the team in it.
Fri, 04/22/2016 - 10:47am — Anonymous
This grainy, poorly transferred recording is the best tribute I can give to the late, great Prince the day after his untimely death. It is, of course, the halftime show he did at Super Bowl XLI, otherwise known as “The Super Bowl Where Peyton Manning Won an Undeserved MVP,” otherwise known as “One of the Worst Super Bowls Ever” and more often, “The Super Bowl Where the Halftime Show was Way Better Than the Game.”
I’m forever biased toward U2’s stirring and emotional 9/11 tribute in Super Bowl XXXVI, otherwise known as “The One Where a Dynasty Was Born,” but I have no problems saying Prince’s performance that night is the second-best halftime show ever. He was at the height of his powers, his song selection perfect, and the fact that it actually rained through “Purple Rain” made the whole scene surreal.
I hate to be That Guy, the wannabe hipster who tries to prove he’s cooler than you because he liked an artist way before you did, but I’m being completely truthful when I say I was in on the ground floor of Prince. I saw “Purple Rain” the movie twice in the first weekend it hit the theaters. I’m lucky to have three older brothers who, to their undying credit, were into a much more eclectic musical selection than everyone else I knew in Weymouth. So I had “For You, Prince,” “Dirty Mind” and “Controversy” at my disposal during my formative years. One of my brothers saw Prince play at Metro on Lansdowne Street for five bucks. He came out in a G-string held up with suspenders, played every single instrument on the stage and had simulated sex.
So it was a long road from there to the Super Bowl. Especially given that the NFL is run by billionaires who, while my brother was watching him pretend-hump his bass player in a club behind Fenway, were predisposed toward halftime “entertainment” like this:
But Prince’s unmistakable talent would not be held back. Tragically, he’s gone and his like will pass this way but once. RIP.
New York Post — Nick Mangold roots for the Rangers like he’s playing center for the Jets. He goes after the opposition, only verbally.
For the second time this year, the Jets center attended a Rangers game, and harassed the opposing team like a diehard sitting in the upper deck six beers deep.
Mangold, wearing a blue Rangers sweater during the Penguins’ 3-1 Game 3 victory … was specifically going at Penguins assistant coach Rick Tocchet and star center Sidney Crosby, pointing at them, a source said, and was seen leaning over the railing to talk trash.
It’s not my nature to say anything positive about the New York Jets, but I love Nick Mangold and I’m not ashamed to admit it.
This is what I want in my pro athletes. Supporting the other local teams, even to the extent of acting like a drunken, degenerate lowlife. You hear some overly sensitive ballplayers complain that they resent getting criticized by people who never played the game. Well, we can say the same thing about them. They’ll rip fans when they’ve never known what it’s like to sit in the stands, wear a team jersey and ride hard on the visitors. But not my man Mangold. He’s walked a mile in a-hole fan shoes, so he can say anything he wants.
What I wouldn’t give to have him in a Patriots uniform.
FRIDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: Red Sox at Astros, 8:10 p.m. (NESN, MLB Network; WEEI-FM)
NBA playoffs: Hawks at Celtics, 8 p.m. (CSNNE, ESPN2)
NBA playoffs: Cavaliers at Tigers, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
NBA playoffs: Spurs at Grizzlies, 9:30 p.m. (ESPN)
NHL playoffs: Flyers at Capitals, 7 p.m. (NBCSN)
NHL playoffs: Islanders at Panthers, 8 p.m. (CNBC)
NHL playoffs: Wild at Stars, 9:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
NHL playoffs: Sharks at Kings, 10:30 p.m. (CNBC)
AROUND THE WEB:
— The sports community paid tribute to Prince on Thursday night following the singer’s death at the age of 57.
Warriors players played Prince music on a stereo during the team’s shootaround before their game against the Rockets in Houston. Prince attended a Warriors game last month, the day before playing a concert in Oakland.
Tweeted Warriors forward Draymond Green: RIP Prince! Had the pleasure of seeing him in concert last month in Oakland. Once of the best shows I’ve ever seen!!! Rest up legend!! WOW!!
A native of Minnesota — said to be a pretty good basketball player in high school — Prince was known as a support of the local teams. The Twins turned all their electronic scoreboards purple in tribute Thursday afternoon, and all of the state’s major professional teams tweeted out tributes.
Tweeted Cardinals receiver (and Minnesota native) Larry Fitzgerald: There will never be another Prince. He was a cultural icon & a musical genius. Minneapolis & the world lost a legend today. #RIP #Prince
Wrote Clippers guard (and former Celtics star) Paul Pierce: To the man I named my son after RIP to the great Prince.
Silver said he been having discussions with officials in North Carolina and was hopeful there will be some movement.
“The sense was that if the NBA could give us some time, they in the community of North Carolina were optimistic they would see a change in the law. They weren’t guaranteeing it and I think which was why my response was the event still is 10 months from now, we don’t need to make a decision yet,” Silver told The Associated Press.
“We’ve been, I think, crystal clear that we believe a change in the law is necessary for us to play in the kind of environment that we think is appropriate for a celebratory NBA event, but that we did have some time and that if the view of the people who were allied with us in terms of a change, if their view, the people on the ground in North Carolina, was that the situation would best be served by us not setting a deadline, we would not set a deadline at this time.”
Jonathon Nicola, a Sudanese immigrant, stands 6-foot-9, 200 pounds. When he arrived in Canada last fall he said he was 17 years old. He moved in with the basketball coach at Catholic Central High School and played for the team there. Earlier this week, he was arrested pending a hearing next week.
“Generally I can tell you that we have a system of checks and balances in place that whenever international students are coming into any of our schools, we make sure that they have all of the necessary government documentation that they require in order to be in one of our schools,” Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board spokesman Stephen Fields told the Windsor Star.
ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On April 22, 1993, which Mariners pitcher walked the first two Red Sox batters of the game but went on to pitch a no-hitter in a 7-0 victory in Seattle?
QUOTE OF THE DAY: “That’s the best I’ve felt in my four starts here. To me, that is the most disappointing thing, to feel as good as I felt. I wanted to go out there and get the results I expect.” — David Price, after allowing eight runs in 3 2/3 innings as the Red Sox dropped a 12-8 decision to the Rays