Kirk and Gerry argued about the rape allegations against Donald Trump.
Alex and Gerry argue over Donald Trump's hiring of Stephen Bannon.
Gerry, Reimer and Kirk talked about Marc Fucarile and LeBron James in the first hourr.

Finally. At long last. We get to pull back the curtain on the calm, humble, spiritually at-peace, “Four Agreements” facade Tom Brady has shown the world and get a look at the rage burning within. He hasn’t revealed it in his appearances on Kirk & Callahan, his interviews with Jim Gray, or any of his press conferences. But we finally get to feel the fire behind his eyes in … a Footlocker commercial.

But you know what? I’ll take it. For all it’s scriptedness and the fact that it’s only intended to sell highly marked up shoes to mall customers, I’ll take it. If Peyton Manning can use the personal letters he wrote to other athletes to sell America high-fructose sports drinks, then Brady can profit from his very real persecution as well.

As a matter of fact, I hope to see more of this stuff. Send Roger Goodell and his henchmen the message that all Deflategate did was put money in Brady’s pocket. And if Footlocker is paying the bills, well then by God I know which referee-shirted retail employees I’m buying my footwear from. Best. Commercial. Ever.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton

This confirms what I’ve suspected for years now. Steelers fans constitute the dumbest fanbase in the NFL. Not because this clown smashed his TV over the loss to the Cowboys. Because this clown thought we’d think he actually smashed his TV over the loss to the Cowboys.

We played this clip on Tuesdays Final Drive segment and with only a cursory run through of it, found so much wrong it’s hard to know where to begin. So I’ll just start with the performances. If there’s the equivalent of a Best Actor Oscar for Internet videos, no one here is getting nominated. From the kid’s terribly fake panicking to the dad’s unconvincing rage to the mom’s uninspired hysteria.

But even worse is the execution. You don’t have to break this down like Oliver Stone doing frame-by-frame on the Zapruder film to find all the flaws. The TV on the floor is half the size of the one on the table. And it doesn’t have a stand, which begs the question why Steelers Guy here would take the time to remove it. Lastly, we know this is fake because no real Steelers fan can afford to trash a perfectly good TV.

So sorry, Pittsburgh. No sale. You can’t BS a region of BSers. Either try harder next time or stop trying altogether.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton

Good morning, here is your Wednesday Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories and scores from our news wire.

Good morning, here is your Wednesday Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories and scores from our news wire.

WEDNESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NBA: Dallas at Boston, 7:30 p.m. (CSN)
NBA: Golden State at Toronto, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
NBA: Memphis at LA Clippers, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN)
NHL: Pittsburgh at Washington, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
College basketball: Northwestern at Butler, 7 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: UMass-Lowell at Indiana, 7 p.m. (Big Ten Network)
College football: Ball State at Toledo, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
College football: Northern Illinois at Eastern Michigan, 8 p.m. (ESPNU)

AROUND THE WEB:

— Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony is siding with LeBron James over Phil Jackson in the incident surrounding Jackson’s “posse” comment.

After Jackson, the president of the Knicks, referred to James’ inner circle as a “posse” during a criticism of the Cavaliers star on Monday, James took offense to the use of the term, believing it was motivated by race. James also said he no longer has respect for Jackson.

Anthony took James’ side over his boss’.

“I would never want to hear that word about people I consider family and people that I’ve come up with and been through thick and thin with,” Anthony said. “I would want to be called a tight-knit group or a family, because that’s what I consider those people.”

Anthony also said it’s easy for him to understand the word “posse” is offensive to some people.

“I think anybody would understand that. Anybody,” he said. “I don’t think you have to be a rocket scientist or an educated person to understand what that means to us.”

— Some NBA teams reportedly are denouncing Donald Trump by boycotting his hotels while on the road.

At least three teams, the Grizzlies, Bucks and Mavericks, will no longer stay in the president-elect’s hotels in New York City and Chicago.

One other anonymous Eastern Conference team will boycott Trump’s SoHo hotel when its contract is up at the end of this season.

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and Bucks co-owner are both vocal Hillary Clinton supporters.

Seven other teams said on Tuesday they are under contract to stay at Trump’s hotels when traveling to play the Bulls, Knicks and Nets.

— Former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson seems to want out of the United States.

Johnson, who once changed his last name to Ochocinco, tweeted to the president of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto on Tuesday requesting to meet with him about obtaining Mexican citizenship.

Translated, the tweet reads: “I will be in the city on Sunday and it would be an honor to sit down and talk about how to obtain my Mexican nationality.”

Johnson is covering the Texans-Raiders game in Mexico next week for Nación ESPN. He did not mention why he wants Mexican nationality or if Trump is a factor, but Johnson expressed support for Hillary Clinton during the election. 

 

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I’m just not where I want to be right now, but trying to work through it. This is something very new to me, so it’s just trying to get used to this.” — Al Horford, on not being ready to play while recovering from a concussion he suffered during practice on Oct. 31

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Jo Jo White (70), Julio Lugo (41), Chris Haney (48)

Blog Author: 
Lucy Burdge
Christian Arcand is up late covering all New England sports. Christian also talks about Lebron James' posse.
Christian Arcand is up late covering all New England sports. Christian also talks about Lebron James' posse.
Christian Arcand is up late covering all New England sports. Christian also talks about Lebron James' posse. Greenie from Bar Stool Sports calls in.