The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.

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The guys opened the show by discussing Jon Lester signing with the Cubs.

[0:01:04] ... did in that commercial. If you're just waking up Chicago has given Jon Lester six years 155. Million dollars let's do the math shall we 25. Point eight million dollars a year. Red Sox fell twenty ...
[0:08:31] ... anger but this is my take on listed as. I'm OK with Jon Lester going to Chicago take in the money cash in in second highest. Average annual value of any pitcher ever. And they don't have to think that journalist is like in the top and a best pitchers in the game right now is probably in that set and then re twelve you to put hiker named seven pitchers right now right now and okay. They incur a 1000 guard a Felix Hernandez Verlander. Or not scherzer scherzer problem. It'll equipment lists that lets me get. Hamels now. Thousands jump up better mes but definitely ...
[0:10:18] ... and you put all of that together and that's what's job one Jon Lester over. At that in such and such Tim Kirch in Oklahoma a lot like him loser but. Every night at the time ...
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The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.

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[0:08:17] ... problems that's something we don't. Can argue about issues. Personal things right. Tom Brady's life seems perfect president you. Perfect is perfect wife jobs and money looks name and expose his problems and issues like a ...
[0:16:31] ... we go hide for like six here today. Yes it is his Cat Stevens is gonna kill on a dead right well let people went to the oil PM wherever they went it was you were ...
[0:17:33] ... collision that into should be interest in Kershaw Kershaw is. Not quite Pedro Martinez this board for the middle of a historic career give him. I don't think he's interesting for either but at least he's ...






The guys discussed a column in the Globe on why Vets are not heroes.

[0:08:03] ... a thinks is he thinks that the aren't these like Carrie like John Kerry's and if you do poorly in school you go to Iraq. You know educated you're not that ball and carries another Ivy ...
[0:17:31] ... where steeped in. Course on which newspaper. He's probably limit them again. New York Giants yes. Lot of guests and then he he contributed to the new republic mother Joan the garden of the New York review ...




The guys opened the show discussing the latest news on Jon Lester,

[0:01:46] ... com justices leave from San Diego according to a Major League source Jon Lester decision. As to which team he will sign wit. May drag into Wednesday by our story just stop rattle ball at least ...
[0:02:59] ... charges not. Point man on this he is does not want offered Jon Lester six or seven all but if he wants to side and I think he does. That he of course he wishes he ...
[0:03:51] ... right pitchers work I think in Henry's and minerals would agree and Stephen Drew would agree that. That Scott Morse is brilliant it's summit today with Scott horses and 88. Honest to god Morales is gonna get what you know news. Couple million Stephen Drew Europe and Japan. Where he'll leave play for the saint Paul saints. They listened to its and he led them down the ...
[0:06:21] ... So basically three years one through PV six so people wanna pay Jon Lester fifteen million a year. I almost got threats excited to a three year under twenty million dollar contract that's up almost understand. ...






Tim Hasselbeck on the Pats win in San Diego.

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[0:01:30] ... can assume that it's a bad thing for everybody else not named New England Patriots. That they can have a mediocre offensive game and win last night's game with the defense. While we think it cured in ...
[0:15:01] ... or a ball has no touch. Mean and what do you say Aaron Rodgers than it separates him is the touch. Lot of guys have great arms he has great touch Patrick has no touch. Well ...





The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.

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Tom Brady discussed the great fan support in San Diego.

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The guys opened the show discussing the Patriots win over San Diego.

[0:06:37] ... happy about that it begun midsection either broke his rate is like Brandon Marshall. And what I'm I'm tired of this question but it's appropriate again. What was he supposed to do I have no idea. ...
[0:09:04] ... Have we reached that point with the office doesn't need anymore help. Philip Rivers have mean. Yeah like about it yet so you've got and they've meant for 55 touchdown passes in every cure QB. Worth anything pros 4000 yards and thirty touchdowns as the that the standards have changed completely announcements. They really need more help. Or receivers and quarterbacks really need more help. And I think what they're trying to do is call offensive BIs to tighten those reason works I'll what do you see the one on nov. Anthony Fasano yes Harold that's that's just made up. Of it was a foot right leg foot fell down. Refs are right there. Ten ...
[0:11:10] ... the road both against good teams Balt against hall of fame quarterback. Philip Rivers will be a hall of Famer then maybe one will be definitely a largely because that change. Play that gets an effectiveness ...
[0:22:20] ... it right Framingham. 1777579837. Tom Brady will join us at several five Tim Hasselbeck 805 your phone calls next for DNC and am on hatred Monday. ...






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Bernard Pollard: Patriots jinx. Nudist. (Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Larry Brown SportsBernard Pollard is a self-proclaimed nudist. During his weekly spot for The Tennesseean — known as “The Pollard Show” — on Wednesday, the Tennessee Titans defensive back was asked if he has any pregame superstitions. For Pollard, any rituals he has basically come down to not wearing clothes. “When I get into the facility, I’ll go get in the hot tub, shower, then go to my locker and just sit in my jock strap,” he explained. “I’ll put my jersey on my shoulder pads — everything’€™s ready to go, but I just sit. … In Baltimore, all the guys would time me on how long I was naked or in a jock. I think it got up to 38 minutes on time. I’m a nudist.”

This is sort of ironic because just this week on Dale & Holley we were talking about superstitions. And we mentioned the usual: the SI cover jinx, the Madden cover jinx, the harmless ones everybody does like you’re sitting in a certain spot on the couch and your team starts rallying so you try not to move, etc. I personally like it when baseball play-by-play guys try not to use the term “no-hitter” because it’s sort of a tradition. But really, when it came right down to it, I realized there is one thing and one thing only I believe in and that’s this: Bernard Pollard is bad luck for New England.

I mean, this thing is real. Tom Brady has missed a total of 15 games due to injury in his unparalleled career, all at the shoulder pads of Bernard Pollard when he was with Kansas City. Who took Rob Gronkowski‘s ankle out in 2011, leaving him hobbled for the Super Bowl the Pats eventually lost? Pollard, with Baltimore. Even when he doesn’t come in contact with Patriots he takes them out. With Houston in the last game of the ’09 season he blew Wes Welker‘s knee out, just with telepathy. He’s the Typhoid Mary of Patriots lower leg injuries. But just to demonstrate he’s not a specialist — that he’s got some versatility to his injury game — he KO’d Stevan Ridley in the AFC championship game with a hit to the helmet that set off car alarms on the other side of Route 1. This guy is such bad juju that for years I’ve been calling for Bill Belichick to sign him and just send him into exile someplace. I don’t care if it’s a Sandals resort and he stays there all year for free. I just want him out of the continental U.S. Literally the first thing I do now when the new schedule is released is check where Pollard is playing and see if the Pats are facing him. That’s how far inside my head this guy is. I should be charging him rent.

But if that wasn’t bad enough, now this? Now I have to add to my already debilitating phobia of this guy the one other major hangup I have: male nudity. My sainted Irish Catholic mom taught us to be mortally embarrassed by our bathing suit areas. And here is my worst nightmare talking about how he walks around the locker room all day: Sun’s out, buns out. Fantastic. Well, good luck to you, Bernard “Angel of Death” Pollard. Please just keep your exposed junk away from my football team before you injure someone with it. Thanks.

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