On Friday’s edition of Three for All on Middays with MFB, Lou MerloniChristian Fauria and Tim Benz discussed a play from an Arena Football League game that Benz called, the newest NFL technology and a man who called 911 to try to get out of a speeding ticket. To hear the segment, go to the MFB audio on demand page.

On ESPN’s top 10 worst sports moments this week, one of the plays that appeared was from a Pittsburgh Power AFL game against the Philadelphia Soul.

“Two-point conversion, Philadelphia is going for it, and they botch it,” Benz said. “So the Philadelphia team blows it on the two-point conversion and the ball rattles around 50 yards down the field the other way for a Pittsburgh Power two-point conversion of their own.”

The guys then played the audio of Benz’s call of the play.

“I like it,” Fauria said.

ESPN, however, did not play the audio on its segment.

“Courtesy of Tim Benz, they couldn’t go there?” Merloni said.

Said Benz: “That sucks. Now I’m pissed.”

– The NFL announced Thursday that it is installing a real-time tracking system by Zebra Technologies in 17 stadiums this season.

Players will have quarter-sized chips on their uniforms that will sync with radio receivers in the stadium to provide statistical information such as a player’s position, speed, acceleration and total distance run. 

“So what it’s going to do is for 15 Thursday night games, they’re going to be able to track the distance and speed to enhance the fan experience,” Fauria said. “Not every stadium is going to have this, but every team will be part of this process.

“So if I catch a ball and start running, automatically you’re going to know where I caught the ball, how many yards I ran after I caught it. It even goes so far to say how many yards back an offensive lineman pushes a defensive lineman.”

Gillette Stadium is one of the fields that will have this technology this season.

Fauria said he hates it because there would be too many stats thrown on screen at once.

“I don’t want lines all over the screen either, but if you use that at some point during the game and just sort of post the information you get in the background, that’s a different story,” Merloni said.

– Florida police said a man made a phony 911 call to report a possible murder in progress as he was being pulled over in an attempt to get out of a traffic ticket.

Every officer available went out to respond to the situation except for the officer giving him the ticket. The man who made the call, named Julius Lupowitz, had his name read aloud by the dispatcher over the police radio. The officer writing the ticket realized what was happening and caught him.

“Rather than getting a $200 traffic ticket, he’s now facing a felony charge with a five-year maximum prison term,” Merloni said.

Said Benz: “We couldn’t have found out he had meth or something in the car?”

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Nick Canelas
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Here are the highlights from Friday’s Headlines on Dennis & Callahan with John DennisGerry Callahan and guest host Jon Meterparel. To hear the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.

City Council President pushing for South Boston library to be named after William Bulger

City Council President Bill Linehan reportedly has submitted paperwork to the Boston Public Facilities Commission to rename the South Boston branch of the Boston Public Library after former Senate President William Bulger.

Linehan said in a statement that Bulger’s “commitment to service” is “well documented and heralded.”

Bulger, who served South Boston in the State House before moving onto the Senate, is the brother of infamous South Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger.

“Real life heroes, they’re out there,” Callahan said. “Why would we ever name a school, a branch, a library for a guy who got elected?”

Said Meterparel: “Don’t forget that Bulger was the trustee of the library in South Boston for 25 years.”

“What does that mean?” Dennis asked.

Meterparel responded: “It means he goes to a meeting once a year.”

Former President Bill Clinton says he passed on chance to kill Osama bin Laden

An Australian media outlet revealed that former President Bill Clinton told a group of Australian businessmen just hours before the 9/11 terrorist attacks that he passed on a chance to kill Osama bin Laden.

Clinton explained at a conference in Melbourne just 10 hours before the first plane hit the World Trade Center that when he was President, he opted out of killing bin Laden because the necessary operation would have also killed hundreds of innocent civilians in Afghanistan.

“That’s an insult to Navy Seals,” Callahan said.

“Does that qualify as narcissistic?” Dennis asked.

Said Callahan: “He is the definition of narcissism.”

New book claims Vice President Joe Biden swims naked, upsets female Secret Service agents

Author Robert Kessler‘s new book, “The First Family Detail,” claims that Vice President Joe Biden upsets female Secret Service agents with his habit of swimming naked.

“He swims naked in front of female Secret Service agents?” Callahan asked.

Said Meterparel: “Yes. It’s highly offensive to them.”

Tara Reid says sharknados could actually happen

“Sharknado 2: The Second One” star Tara Reid said in an interview with GQ that a sharknado could actually occur.

“You know, it actually can happen,’€ Redi told GQ. “I mean, the chances of it happening are very rare, but it can happen actually.”

“I’m not editing this,” Meterparel said as he was reading the quote.

Said Callahan: “She doesn’t sounds dumb, just unsophisticated.”

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Nick Canelas
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John, Gerry and Meter react to the breaking news of Jon Lester being dealt to the A's.

Here the highlights from Thursday’s Headlines with John Dennis, Gerry Callahan and guest host Jon Meterparel. To listen to the interview, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.

‘Louis Slungpue’ calls into news station

A major pipe burst underneath UCLA Tuesday, flooding parts of the campus with over eight million gallons of water. The 93-year-old pipe exploded near Sunset Boulevard, opening up a 15-foot hole in the street and damaging six UCLA facilities.

“It’s all flooded, the campus is flooded, the Pauley Pavilion is flooded, and every time I look up, I expect to see sharks swimming in the flood, because I’m in ‘Sharknado’ mode,” Callahan said.

During coverage of the flooding, a man going by the name “Louis Slungpue,” claiming to be a Department of Public Works spokesperson, called in to ABC7 in Los Angeles to give his take on the matter.

“She actually says at the end, ‘Let’s see if we can get him back ‘ ” Dennis said.

“I wanted to know what the follow-up to that is. … ‘What did the dump look like?’ ” Meterparel asked.

Keyshawn Johnson sends out wedding invitations on iPads

Former Pro Bowl wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson opted for the pricy route in order to inform guests of his upcoming wedding. Johnson sent customized iPads to each guest, programmed with all the details for the event.

“How many people did he invite, did it say?” Callahan said. “What if it’s like a small wedding with 20 people, what’s the big deal?”

“That’s so nauseating,” Meterparel said.

“If you don’t go, do you have to give it back?” Dennis asked.

First-grader loses desk, forced to sit on floor as punishment

A first-grade student in Houston was given an extremely harsh punishment for drawing a picture on her desk. For her actions, the young girl was told that she wouldn’t get her desk back until the second grade and was forced to sit on the floor for four weeks.

Said Dennis: “That’s a mean-ass teacher. … That’s not right.”

Man returns 1920s sex manual to library

The New York Public Library got quite the return Wednesday, receiving a 1920s sex booklet that was overdue for 55 years.

The book, “Ideal Marriage: Its Physiology and Technique,” was rented in 1959 by a man who apparently did not find many satisfactory results.

“Funny thing is the book didn’t support his efforts with his first (and only) marriage. … it failed!” said a note attached to the book. “No wonder he hid the book!”

“Doesn’t it come natural?” Callahan asked.

“Rhinos know what to do,” Dennis responded.

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Conor Ryan

On Wednesday’s edition of Three For All on Middays With MFB, Lou Merloni, Christian Fauria and Tim Benz discussed the latest celebrity to be ticked off by musician Justin Bieber and tried to differentiate the Canadian pop singer from Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel. To listen to the segment, go to the MFB audio on demand page.

“It’s pretty embarrassing that we’re both on the same wavelength on that. … As soon as we see some Bieber stuff, we’re all over it,” Fauria said.

Bieber and actor Orlando Bloom allegedly got into a fight early Wednesday morning outside of a restaurant on the Spanish island of Ibiza. After Bieber and Bloom exchanged words., the 37-year-old actor is said to have thrown a punch at Bieber.

“How old is Orlando Bloom anyway, isn’t he like 50? … He’s beating up a kid,” Fauria said.

“I’m in favor of anybody who goes after Justin Bieber,” Merloni responded.

Said Fauria: “If two guys needed to be punched, Justin Bieber would be No. 1. No. 2, slowly bringing up the ranks, would be Johnny Manziel.”

Fauria then brought up an online quiz offered on SI.com, which lists quotes that were said by either Bieber or Manziel, and offered the challenge to Benz and Merloni.

The first quote: “I want my world to be fun, no parents, no nothing. Like no one can stop me. No one can stop me.” It was guessed correctly by both Benz and Merloni, who said it was Bieber.

“Is that a song?” Fauria asked.

“I don’t know, it sounds like lyrics,” Merloni answered.

“I don’t think Johnny, for all of his faults, is still bringing Daddy into the picture,” Benz said. “That was the tip-off for me there.”

The next quote: “I can’t hear you. There’s too much money in my [expletive] hands.” This was a challenge for the duo, as both Merloni and Benz incorrectly guessed that Bieber said it.

“Do you see how these two worlds are merging?” Fauria said. “This guy, Johnny Manziel is being compared to Justin Bieber, who no one can stand right now.”

“What if Johnny Manziel has a good year this year, are you going to be OK?” Merloni asked Fauria.

“I might have a Mr. Furious moment like you’re about to have tomorrow. I might just go crazy,” Fauria said. “The guy is becoming irritating. Now when I see stuff like this, it just makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up. But he’s not going to have a great year. When he does play, he’s going to make some awesome plays, he’s going to make some plays where you’re like, ‘Whoa, how did he do that, how did he get out of that situation,’ but then he’s going to have so many colossal meltdowns where he’s throwing the ball into the wrong direction, just carelessly just going crazy. That’s more of what you’re going to see with Manziel.”

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Conor Ryan