On Monday’€™s edition of Three for All on Middays with MFB, Lou Merloni, Christian Fauria and Tim Benz discussed the University of Virginia’€™s new “Game of Thrones” class, the easiest courses that the trio took while in college and Fauria’€™s surprising major while at the University of Colorado. To listen to the segment, go to the MFB audio on demand page.

HBO’€™s “Game of Thrones”€ has made the jump from the TV screen to the classroom. The University of Virginia offered a four-week course revolving around the popular fantasy series this summer.

“€œActually, when you read what the course description is, it actually looks a little harder than I want it to be,” Fauria said. “They really dig deep into the symbolism and everything else.”

- Fauria used the news of the “Game of Thrones” course to ask Merloni and Benz about the easiest class that they took in college. Benz went with a film class at Syracuse that was based on the work of famed director Steven Spielberg.

“It’€™s all of Spielberg’€™s careers and you just got to find the threads that weave together through all of Spielberg’€™s movies. … It wasn’€™t that hard, it was a pretty easy course.”

“Why would you, if you’€™re a school,  have those classes?” Merloni asked.

After thinking about it, Merloni brought up a military science class that he enrolled in at Providence College – a class that was popular with many student-athletes at the school.

“œIt would be like ROTC,”€ Merloni said. “You go in there and it would be like a class and you’€™d look around and sit down, and I’€™d look in the first and second line, the hockey team were to my right. I looked back here, and I’€™d see the power forwards on the hoop team over there to my left, the lacrosse team was back there and the soccer team was back there.”

- Fauria also discussed majors in college, revealing to both Benz and Merloni that his original major at the University of Colorado was film studies, a field that Fauria said he excelled in -€“ with minimum effort.

“€œI thought I was going to be Steven Spielberg,” Fauria said. “I was actually shooting movies. I had to rent this camera and we were supposed to do this whole dramatic, artsy piece, and I took my camera and I just ran it through some weeds and some bush and I tacked some crazy title at the end of it ‘€“ I got an ‘€œA’€ on that. At that point, I was like, ‘€˜OK, this is where I belong’ “€œ

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Rob gave the latest on Jon Lester trade talks and the flap between Ortiz and the Rays.
The top stories of the day as recounted by John Dennis.

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John, Meter and Buck opened the show by discussing the latest flap between the Red Sox and the Rays.

Here are the highlights from Monday’€™s Headlines on Dennis & Callahan with John Dennis and guest hosts Jon Meterparel and Steve Buckley. To listen to the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.

Human remains found in box on Duxbury front lawn

Chandler and Hector Rodriguez got quite the surprise Sunday morning at their Duxbury home, as they discovered a partially opened box on their front lawn that was emitting a strong odor.

Massachusetts State Police quickly arrived on the scene and determined through x-ray analysis that the box contained human remains.

“By late Sunday night, Duxbury police confirmed that the body has been handed over to the medical examiner, which is a job I wouldn’€™t take no matter what they paid me, you’€™ve got to deal with that. You have no idea who it is, how he got there, what happened,” Dennis said.

Joe Torre fails to mention George Steinbrenner in Cooperstown speech

Former Yankees manager Joe Torre spoke for almost 28 minutes Sunday during his induction to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, but immediately had a look on regret on his face after finishing his address.

While Torre talked at length about the Yankees during his speech, he failed to mention George Steinbrenner and the leap of faith that the former Yankee owner offered Torre when he gave him the job of New York manager in 1996.

“€œAs soon as I turned around, I said, ‘€˜I forgot George.’€™ Not only George, but Hal [Steinbrenner] and the family and the whole thing,”€ Torre said after his speech.

“Don’€™t you spend some time compiling your speech, making a list of all the people you want to thank?” Dennis asked.

Joe Torre is a really smart guy,”€ Buckley said. “€œHe was a broadcaster with the Angels for several years, so he’€™s worked in media, he’€™s done a lot of stuff over the years. … But still, when you get up there with what is really, inarguably, the biggest day of your life, I have complete sympathy for him because there’€™s so many things going on that you’€™ve never dealt with in your life.”

Rockies misspell star Troy Tulowitzki’€™s name in shirt giveaway

The Rockies thought it would be a good idea to schedule a promotional giveaway before Saturday’€™s game against the Pirates, as the team decided to give away Troy Tulowitzki shirts to the first 15,000 fans that arrived at Coors Field.

The only issue? The shirts featured the name ‘€œTulowizki,’€ missing the second ‘€œT.’€

“€œSomebody brighter than me, I forget who it was, said leave off the last ‘€˜T’€™ for ‘€˜trade,’€™ “€œ Buckley said.

Obama played 81 rounds of golf since re-election

The New York Post, after a thorough schedule analysis, revealed that President Barack Obama has played 81 rounds of golf and attended 75 political fundraisers in the 628 days since his 2012 re-election and is on pace to double the 104 days he spent golfing during his first term.

Obama is also set to visit Martha’€™s Vineyard on Aug. 11 in order to attend a fundraising dinner.

“€œI hope it doesn’€™t overlap with my two weeks, because I like my privacy,”€ Buckley said.

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Conor Ryan

In Friday’€™s edition of Three For All on Middays with MFB, Lou MerloniChristian Fauria and Tim Benz discussed Tara Reid‘s take on “Sharknado,” Benz’s sloppy eating habits and an unusual spam message he received on Facebook. To listen to the segment, go to the MFB audio on demand page.

Reid, who starred in the original “Sharknado” movie, told GQ Magazine that the chances of a shark attack on New York, where the sequel will take place, thanks to a furious tornado is not a far-fetched as one may believe.

“You know, it actually can happen,” Reid said. “I mean, the chances of it happening are very rare, but it can happen actually.”

Fauria read the quote through his own impersonation of Reid, sending Merloni and Benz into hysterical laughter.

“That’s a hard sell right there,” Benz said.

Said Fauria: “So be careful. If you’re by any body of water and there’s a pool, maybe there’s a small little pond, if you see a little spin or a little twister, be careful. This could really happen.”

– The guys broadcasted their show from Patriots training camp at Gillette Stadium on Friday. The team provided food for the media that included chicken fajitas and refried beans. 

Benz didn’t just take advantage of the free food, he did so in the most amusing way.

“During the interview [with Kevin Millar], I look over and Tim’s got the microphone over his head and he’s eating during the interview, which isn’t the problem,” Merloni said. “He’s eating the refried beans, he doesn’t have a fork so he’s eating them with his hands.

“Not only did he not have a fork but he didn’t have a napkin. What were you using to wipe your hands?” Merloni asked.

Benz responded: “My sock.”

“You are improvising, adapting and overcoming,” Fauria said.

– Benz talked about an unusual message he got on Facebook recently from someone named April. The message was vaguely worded and clearly spam.

“I was reading this and I was laughing out loud because I had never seen something like this from Facebook sent directly to me in my Yahoo account and I’m thinking, who falls for this crap. How does this ever work on anyone? How does anybody get duped into this?” Benz said.

Said Fauria: “You should actually just write back and have it be comical for yourself. Get a back and forth going.”

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Nick Canelas
Kirk breaks down the media criticism he has received.

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Dino, Meter and Kirk discuss the light punishment given to Ray Rice by the NFL.

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Here are the highlights from Friday’€™s Headlines on Dennis & Callahan with Kirk MinihaneJohn Dennis and guest host Jon Meterparel. To hear to the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.

NASA: Solar flare nearly destroyed Earth 2 years ago

A recent revelation by NASA explains how Earth had a near miss with a solar flare on July 23, 2012, from the most powerful solar storm on the sun in over 150 years.

Daniel Baker of the University of Colorado said that Earth and its inhabitants were lucky the eruption happened when it did because it would have struck Earth had it occurred one week earlier.

“So a bunch of people knew this and didn’t tell us?” Dennis asked. “Should we not have been warned?”

The report suggests the power of this eruption would have blacked out the Earth completely, with an economic impact exceeding $2 trillion.

“If the world’s over, why would you even measure the impact?” said Minihane.

Said Meterparel: “Who’s the last man standing? Who is Will Smith in ‘I am Legend?’ ”

“The president. He’s in a bunker underneath,” Dennis responded.

Jacqueline Bisset: ‘Older women continue to want sex but men don’t want to sleep with them’

Actress Jacqueline Bisset has a new film, “Welcome to New York,” that she stars in about men and women and their hormones, and she plays a woman who is married to an adulterous financier.

When discussing her new film and her own opinions on sex, Bisset, 69, was unhappy with the way older women were viewed by men sexually, saying, “Older women continue to want sex but men don’t want to sleep with them.”

“You know me, I like the older ladies,” Minihane said.

Said Meterparel: “I don’t know why you wouldn’t, especially Jacqueline Bisset.”

This led to a discussion about older women and which ones they find attractive.

“You think 70 and under is in play?” Minihane asked.

Said Meterparel: “I think 60 and under is in play.”

Seinfeld may be coming to Netflix; another season being discussed

Jerry Seinfeld said in a Reddit chat that “Seinfeld” could be coming to Netflix, and another season may be discussed.

“That would be a disaster,” Minihane said.

According to Meterparel’s Hollywood sources, “Curb your Enthusiasm” will be returning for another season.

“I’ve got some sources,” he said.

Doctor claims that dogs understand what humans say to them

Dr. Gregory Burns of Emory University said based on MRI examinations, dogs have brains more similar to that of humans than previously believed.

“I take a back seat to nobody in my admiration for dogs, but I don’t think they understand when I’m explaining to them when a tree falls in the forest it doesn’t make a sound,” Dennis said.

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