The guys discussed the Outside The Lines story on concussions.
Michael McCann of SI.com and UNH law calls in to talk about the latest appeal filed by the NFL in the Deflategate case.

[0:01:01] ... in its appeal of judge Berman September 4 ruling in favor of Tom Brady. You explain that a reply brief is simply a response. To the brief. Filed by Brady and the players association back on December 7. Giving ask your reply brief one on one course what is the purpose what is their intent and what is their hope that this reply brief we'll do Mike. Sure just the reply brief is in response to what the attorneys for Tom Brady the NFL PA files. Earlier this month on December 7. And very basically to reply briefs. Tries to reiterate argument bleak authority ...
[0:02:19] ... as if with every. Successive brief filed by the NFL the case Tom Brady is portrayed in a worse place and in this brief. That the recently engaged in unique and aggregate misconduct. Pose a threat to the integrity of the public confidence in the game yeah the rhetoric has really been ratcheted up and I don't know that necessarily the most effective tool because we know that Ted Wells long ago. Gave a much more modest account of what he'd thought about Tom Brady and allegations against Brady. And when the judges ultimately sit down and look at this case I think some of them are gonna scratch their heads and say. You know why why is Tom Brady now an active member of some some grand plot. To undermine the NFL it just seems like it is definitely there's a ...
[0:03:28] ... it has the public relations aspect that they really want to paint Tom Brady. As guilty that'd that the NFL really believes that Brady did something and they even if they end up losing this case ...
[0:04:55] ... could have any surprises. I would just reiterate about the characterization that Tom Brady. Would particularly harsh and and I don't really see how it's wanted. Based on the fact that have been alleged against them ...






The NFL has suspended Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. for his hit on the Panthers' Josh Norman, and the guys debate whether or not the speculation that the Panthers were physically threatening Beckham is an excuse.
Dino takes over headlines and the guys discuss a teacher who was forced to remove a pink Hello Kitty Christmas tree from her classroom.
News comes out that the NFL had it's funding removed from BU's study on CTE and brain injuries in the NFL. Dino, Bradford and Mut discuss the timing of this, as the "Concussion" movie is just coming out.
Dino, Bradford and Mut discuss the news of Wade Boggs having his number retired by the Red Sox after so many years.
The top stories of the day.

[0:00:33] ... Jim Rome was on the pregame show yesterday he said dumb. The Cincinnati Bengals need the ball out you block out. Well at fort was referring to incite review gossip that's his other bodies jail as him and it's just not like gene. I don't know that expression mean not his thing is that what it means it's not my thing. It's not my thing idiotic Star Wars and explained that really do. My trying to get get off my lawn panic studio estimates on Sunday. Said Star Wars the farce awakens. Brought in a galactic. 238. Million dollars over the weekend that evil making this the biggest North American debut. All time. The Walt Disney company earnings destroyed. The previous opening record set by Jurassic world which drew 208. So 208 was the previous winner. 238. By Star Wars please explain to me telling Europe you're tricky and explain to me where I'm missing and by the way to paraphrase my good friend Bob Ryan. What should fascination with J. D. Drew what's the fascination. With Star Wars. Mean I guess you can never go wrong appealing to all aside partner out there I'm witty I've never seen us. You're gonna make fun I've never seen a second of any of the Star Wars we're not is not a lot she'd won the first one I I've I've. Probably as a as a child I I have seen a few scenes of it yet I've never sat down to watch Star Wars and not a Lord of the Rings guy or game road and I don't like. Scifi and wizards as your idol and ...
[0:02:59] ... deals at the red ball the I have friends who. Means watch Star Wars one through six this past week and then got tickets to the Providence IMAX at 8 AM on Saturday. They're hard cores out. Oh by the way I've been corrected this double life now that trekking that's Star Trek yet. Star Wars or I don't know what do they call we'll start work people I don't know it's all side minor slap much of ...
[0:06:48] ... ever loving mind on a football field won't get to that and Peyton Manning controversy which is coming ahead today in Denver. ...





Ben and Dino opened up a Patriots Monday.
Tim discussed the quarterback situation in Denver and the future of Peyton Manning.
Tom Brady discussed the teams latest win.