CSN's Tom E. Curran sits in with Dino and Gerry the day after Tom Brady's appeal was denied by the US Circuit Court of Appeals. The guys open the show discussing what now looks like a suspension in the books.

Fun hashtags are great, but Taylor Swift isn't going anywhere. (Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Fun hashtags are great, but Taylor Swift isn’t going anywhere. (Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

If Taylor Swift survived everyone’s first listen of “Shake it Off,” she can survive anything.

As such, the fact that this week’s messiness regarding ex-boyfriend Calvin Harris has turned into #TaylorSwiftIsOverParty being a thing shouldn’t be taken seriously. It should definitely be given attention — this is the internet and nothing beats a ridiculous hashtag — but it just shouldn’t be taken seriously.

Taylor Swift is overrated, but she’s important. Even if her songs are just her trying to doing something cool by a cooler artist she heard six months earlier, the type of music that Taylor Swift does helps inform what young people’s ears find appealing. Is she a particularly good singer? No. Is she a great songwriter? Probably not, Rolling Stone dummies. Yet as long as she is one of the primary outlets for people like Max Martin’s writing, she’ll be extremely important to pop music.

This week, folks are in a huff because one of Swift’s representatives told People that Swift wrote Harris’ hit song “This is What You Came For” under a pseudonym. Harris was upset that this information, which Swift wanted to keep secret while they were dating, was leaked after they broke up, seemingly in an effort to make him look bad.

I don’t care what happened in between that and this hashtag becoming a thing. Unless she admitted to paying the kid to go into Harambe’s enclosure in what would prove to be a successful hit attempt, Taylor Swift is not over. In case you want to know what did happen in between the People story and the birth of the hashtag, here’s pretty much it.

Nobody can actually think Taylor Swift being petty is enough to end her. This is a minuscule amount of adversity for someone who has both been famous this long and has had a number of high-profile relationships. She pretty much has to live in a bubble and possibly work out strange deals with people to maintain friendships. Embrace the hashtag all you want, but it’s nonsense. 

The best evidence that the hashtag is garbage is that there aren’t even any funny tweets with it. Every trending hashtag is good for at least 20 or 30 classics, and after reading them for five minutes these are the only two that at least induce a grin: 

Swift hasn’t released an album since October of 2014, but it’s pretty much a guarantee that the follow-up to 1989 will be good-to-really-good and get nominated for more Grammys than it deserves. She’ll do another world tour and all of the shows will sell out in hours.

If there is honestly a party celebrating 26-year-old Taylor Swift being over in July of 2016,  don’t go. You never want to be the only smart person at a party.

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Curt Schilling makes his regular Wednesday appearance with the guys and discusses several Red Sox issues, including an upcoming deadline with unsigned first-round draft pick Jason Groome
Gerry Callahan takes issue with Barack Obama's speech in Dallas, in particular with using the shooting of five white policemen to speak on other non-related political issues.
Dino, Gerry and Bradfo discuss Don Orsillo's chat with Steve Buckely and some Olympic golf news.

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[0:06:29] ... coach say they built a course for the knowledge availability issues. That Bubba Watson's gonna think the course is tip top. These communities are golfers Ricky folly pectoral gonna say yeah places her is that why ...
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John Dennis reads the Wednesday 'Headlines' with Kirk Minihane off. Some Micah Johnson background, ISIS laptops, and Pokemon Go are discussed.
Dino, Gerry and Bradfo discuss the evolving political spectrum with conventions almost upon us. Who will be the VPs? Military guys? Newt? Liz Warren?

[0:00:14] ... John Dennis while Donald Trump is. The opening next. And we ended Hillary Clinton. On the plants and I am proud. Let's spend with her and Gerry Callahan and it's working and analysts this lack of ...
[0:00:59] ... that on all of us off of each other. Yeah yeah yeah Robert Redford carried over it was good it was a rare carry over the break what was the subject I knew where you go ...
[0:02:54] ... with the headlines that. The south. Because Elizabeth Warren speaking on the first night the Democratic Convention. And what that means it is she's not going to be Hillary's wife present the vice president always speaks just before the night before. The nominee speaks. She Elizabeth Oakmont spoke it is going in the first night which means Jerry's which distinguish she could be playing a little shell guy. And happening at that Hillary's a trickster and what ...
[0:04:19] ... the woman who is bought and paid for literally. A Wall Street. Hillary Clinton. It will make an outstanding. President and I am proud to stand with her the BB the you don't worry some owners ...






A short segment to end the 6am hour as the guys discuss the possibilities of the Red Sox getting Miami ace Jose Fernandez.

[0:01:03] ... be his replacement a year from now the question then is win David Ortiz fox. There's John Henry talk Warner and Dave Dombrowski. Listen not because no one foot out the door and eroded in what's known before Elisa one Nelson Cruz. Melt the group could add one year eight million dollars in a may be that really that's what they apps additional listened. ...
[0:01:50] ... shoulder first. The team's commander Norman Harrison isn't good enough to be David Ortiz and replacement would you agree. You certainly know David Ortiz. And in an hour Sione sees you always buddies closer that I loved I loved Carol island. I wanna ask a boat ...
[0:03:49] ... you go out there because he's one of the best pitchers the American League and you'd actually pitched in a playoff game and it doesn't cost you either Markota Orban and if if if it does ...





After a little Gary Tanguay talk from Rob Bradford sitting in with D&C (not Tanguay), the guys get into a discussion about the beloved nature of David Ortiz vs. Tom Brady

[0:05:06] ... spite of what Tang Wei said Trent and I heard this insulated Jerry Kelly had this last week a sensibly doesn't expect for the all star game. He said if Tom Brady looked like David Ortiz. And he wouldn't be as beloved and Gerry Callahan wouldn't think as much of Brady if you looked like David Ortiz. First the ball. Is there are a more beloved person in sport. And David Ortiz right now. Cabrera I would say no it's oh he's there what bringing up the idea until he's more beloved country. And ...
[0:06:40] ... is you reaction. Win games Shaughnessy Ron Borges for Gary timely criticize Tom Brady compared to the reaction when summer presides at the minority well besides David Ortiz well. What gives Odyssey did it dot Dan Shaughnessy got play people going to do is tolerate our thoughts are on this station on this show how much you criticize Tom Brady compared to David Ortiz. The last delegates and the last but much much much more criticism that they are pleased solid club are you kidding right ...
[0:08:47] ... be they are you just gave you four people who have criticized Tom Brady sure at length and on a number of occasions maybe one person. Has criticized David Ortiz well put all these Beatty. You got what he doesn't count when he criticized rating and only counts progress on the trustees ...
[0:09:57] ... one of these guys. Both people to be more backlash for criticizing Tom Brady against right expertise there is no criticism of the team on there's never been an interview like that one. That John and I did with radio boat supreme greens and Alex this is a bad one like that big so you never said Kirk alone ever always productive -- hitting. It's Kirk he led away elated at what do you criticized it Ortiz Chris this is yes you guys do a nude that's fine. But to say there's never been a bit if you like that required. Aren't about this. Tom Brady had a Donald Trump. And his locker room and got killed for that. He sticks his head and Terry Francona Prez talk pretty easy to criticize I don't think so now fifty that's that's revisionist history. That's not that's not true. That's ...






Rob Bradford is in for Kirk Minihane on the day after the All-Star game and the guys open the show discussing a few Bradfo beefs & the Canadian anthem