John Frates called in to the show to discuss his son Peter and his past experience with Fred.

[0:00:40] ... this is John Brady sees the father of Pete Brady's. The former Boston College Baseball captain who whose battle against the Ellis is. Nothing short of raw rookies a rock star they Ellis community the phrase family. Distant sheer determination. As help raise millions and millions and millions of dollars for Perry Ellis research and John. -- your family your your your heroes to all of us are you doing my friend. What we're doing ...
[0:01:59] ... is -- you'll thank you for mentioning court corruption because he's the real hero in this whole sale last. He -- so tight and for him to do what it is. It is money and funding ...




Buck, Fred and Jerry Thornton opened the show by discussing the start of Jimmy Garappolo's career in New England.

Here are the highlights from Friday’s Headlines on Dennis & Callahan with guest hosts Steve Buckley, Jerry Thornton and Fred Smerlas. To hear the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.

– Comedian Joan Rivers was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City on Thursday after going into cardiac arrest while having surgery on her vocal chords at a nearby clinic, according to reports.

Rivers, 81, has been hosting a show on E! and continuing to perform stand-up comedy.

“She is 81 years old,” Thornton said. “Her face is 12, apparently.”

Added Thornton: “You know who’s really going to suffer out of this is [Rivers' daughter] Melissa, because what skill does she bring to the table? Melissa is literally going to have to climb into the hospital bed and die with her, because she’ll have no life.”

– USC running back Anthony Brown, who quit the team last week, accused coach Steve Sarkisian of being a racist, an accusation Sarkisian strongly denied. Brown said Sarkisian swore at him repeatedly in a meeting.

Thornton, who admits to being “a Notre Dame suck-up and thus “a big hater of USC,” nonetheless questioned if athletes nowadays are too soft.

“Do you get the feeling that this is the manifestation of that participation trophy generation — that like, nobody’s been talked to in a negative way before? No one’s ever been yelled at: ‘Shut up, make your bed and get on the school bus.’ ”

Smerlas recalled a number on times coaches swore at him, and he said he sees a difference in how coaches interact now. “College sports and high school sports is totally — I call them the pastry and Pop-Tart kids out in the suburbs,” he said.

– A youth dance team coach in Cannon Falls, Minnesota, was fired after an annual “lock-in” at the school gym in which she tries to scare younger members. Madi Salisbury shut off the lights with the intention of having a group of people scare the kids, something she compared to a haunted house. People jumped out and shot off pop guns, and parents complained that their girls were upset because they did not know if the guns were fake.

“It’s not like they hit them with a board, or threw ice water,” Smerlas said.

Said Thornton: “I’m going to guess that grief counselors are available for the girls on the Cannon Falls, Minnesota, dance team.”

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Cole joins Dennis and Callahan to explain Tom Brady's reaction to the Logan Mankins trade.
All the stories of the day brought to you by Jerry Thornton including the fate of Tony Soprano and an accident on Cops.

[0:00:40] ... this destroy your faith in this -- family. What the sister of Boston Marathon bombers was busted in New York City Wednesday for allegedly threatening. To blow up her -- lover's baby -- I just an idle threat yeah someone that fan now. Use explosives. Got a Linas aren't -- -- who lives in North Bergen New Jersey -- the woman at her Harlem home Monday. In order -- keeper distance leave us alone. I know people who can put ...
[0:02:37] ... Rhode Island Russell -- all right -- you wasn't bad -- -- new Jersey's she went to college with -- checks and get into that she. Loses him -- he dies and we thought at that ...
[0:04:14] ... do win me the favor. So where she now she's in major New Jersey living with his family. Else she's learned nothing. Well I don't know they'd -- their household geared and cute according to the ...
[0:09:17] ... Off the Falco it was just right well and what was the New Jersey mom -- Hi -- is that Ohio parents thank classic big yeah he's a fish wrapped with -- the Russian was from the department into area that's -- cities and interior decorator. Really it's apartment looked like bleak. -- a lot of the Dallas classic one Chris hopper on TV episodes all time Christopher ...






Dennis and Callahan are off until Tuesday so it's a free form Thursday.

Here are the highlights from Thursday’s Headlines with John Dennis, Gerry Callahan and guest host Jerry Thornton.

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Rick Stroud of the Tampa Times discussed the Logan Mankins deal.

[0:00:10] ... today. Was there a glaring need for a left guard on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that forced the straight to happen. All actually it was a mutual record at the shark. Who agent -- can't hit at ...
[0:04:56] ... they follow the other so. And when you hear a guy like Bill Belichick saying that that -- -- -- ever coached I mean I think that's really all all the just. Now you know he's ...
[0:05:43] ... -- game so. I I think it feel like that the explore Logan Mankins but it traded at tight -- that probably or apparently this all -- -- -- very well. Eric in fourth round pick ...
[0:07:49] ... all right. -- -- -- It what does the early book -- Lovie Smith down there and compare and contrast him to Greg she got a leg up wasn't a fan favorite. Well and so and ...






Chris Nowinski discussed the future of Wes Welker.

[0:00:00] ... The heels of the Wes Welker conversation from yesterday who better to what join our discussion today but -- whiskey. Co-founder. An executive director of the sports legacy institute dedicated to solving -- sports concussion crisis. Chris -- -- joins us on the AT&T -- good actress Gloria. Dario I'm doing fine hey if Wes Welker rank your phone and said Chris what to -- need to know about concussions and head trauma. As I based my decision as to whether to return the National Football League this year to three. Talking points you would tell west. I would -- west that it's going to be hard by the ...
[0:03:19] ... because you know just just lastly your computer over at least a new cases DP. Or lectured -- planet -- And -- -- stated that had to retire after his junior year in Austin collections and ...
[0:09:25] ... players. We're saying. Parents and coaches should get rid of heavy for high school. That's our state or soccer here in the states soccer dot org at a number professional soccer players backing that thing. Will ...
[0:11:48] ... the time these guys advance through pop Warner you know junior high high school college and and get to the pros. It's to that point I mean how many how many concussions do you think as ...






The top stories of the day as recounted by Buck.