In Wednesday’s edition of Three For All on Middays with MFB, Lou Merloni, Christian Fauria and Tim Benz discussed unusual drink concoctions, the newest landscaping craze to hit Massachusetts and the dumbest thing they ever did after an argument with a girlfriend. To listen to the segment, go to the MFB audio on demand page.

Florida State football coach Jimbo Fisher revealed at ACC media day Monday that he usually puts peanuts into his Coca-Cola, a drink that is apparently very popular in the South.

“There’s an absolute dividing line. Anything from Virginia and below, this is a thing, peanuts in Coca-Cola. Anything above: no way. No one has done it before,” Benz said, adding: “It’s supposed to be sweet and salty, which I also don’t like. I hate chocolate-covered pretzels.”

“See, I love chocolate-covered pretzels,” Fauria responded.

– Goats may be coming to the Merloni household in the coming days.

“My reaction is, you’re living my life. Do you know how badly my wife wants a goat?” Benz asked.

Merloni said that his family may use The Goatscaping Company out of Plymouth in order to help with some yard work over a week-long stretch.

“A lot of people have so much brush, whether you’ve got poison ivy, sumac, weeds, pricker bushes, you name it. They bring goats to your house, you rent goats per day. They keep them there for about a week. … They enclose the area that you want cleaned out. … You put them in there for like a week and they take it all down, I mean, they just clear it right to the ground,” Merloni said.

“My wife is going to be all over this now,” Benz said.

– LSU defensive end Trey Lealaimatafao might miss the entire 2014 season after punching a glass window in the LSU weight room after getting into a fight with his girlfriend. The players suffered a severe arm injury.

Fauria used the news as an opportunity to dish on what was the dumbest thing that the MFB hosts did after an argument with their girlfriends.

“I got into an argument with this girl back in high school, a girl I was dating,” Fauria said. “I got into a fight with her, thought that we had kind of made up, had a basketball game the next day, put her name on my shoes and was like all happy, giddy, bouncing around thinking I was going to have a good game. … She rolls in with another dude. Here I am with her name on my shoe and obviously there’s no Sharpie, there’s no nothing, and so the whole game, I’m sitting there going, ‘I guess I just didn’t pick up on the signals that we were broken up.’ “

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The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
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Here are the highlights from Wednesday’s Headlines with Kirk Minihane, John Dennis and Gerry Callahan. To hear the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.

Gun used by Boston Marathon bomber linked to alleged heroin dealer

Stephen Silva, a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, is believed to have provided the handgun used to kill MIT police officer Sean Collier during the manhunt, according to reports.

“So he’s in trouble,” Dennis said.

Silva initially appeared in federal court on charges related to heroin trafficking and possession of a handgun with an obliterated serial number.

“I love the fact that they’re onto these bums and they’re not messing around,” Callahan said. “These rats will all turn on each other and pretty soon we’ll know the lineup — because Dzhokhar doesn’t get a turn, he’s the last one — of witnesses and friends that will point the finger and say, ‘He did it, he knew what he was doing, he was doing it for Allah,’ and it’s going to be a slam-dunk case.”

Auschwitz selfie teen shows no regrets in appearance with Meghan McCain

Breanna Mitchell, the Alabama teenager who tweeted a smiling selfie from Auschwitz concentration camp, told Meghan McCain in an appearance on TakePart Live that she has no regrets.

Mitchell said she had studied the Holocaust with her late father and made the trip in his memory.

“That’s way she smiled in front of Auschwitz. You have a problem with that?” Minihane said sarcastically.

Callahan said: “It is the most embarrassing picture. You can see the barracks, or whatever you call them, in the background.”

“You can see the camps right behind her,” Minihane said. “She’s got her iPad or iPhone in her hand and she’s smiling like a dope.”

Nearly 80 cats hoarded in Arizona home retrieved by police

Police and animal rescue workers removed 79 cats from an Arizona home on Monday.

According to police, the house was foreclosed and and sold July 17 after previous homeowner Jean Whitaker was cited three days earlier for failure to maintain premises.

Authorities reportedly found that a number of the cats were dead, and there was some human excrement on the floor.

“Maybe they were saving it to play stoolball,” Callahan said, joking about the story regarding the English sport in Tuesday’s Boston Globe.

Said Dennis: “Imagine what that house must’ve smelled like.”

Starbucks barista faces firing over small tattoo

A Starbucks barista in Michigan is facing a difficult dilemma. The woman, whose first name, Kayla, was only provided, was told by her employer that she must get rid of her tattoo in 30 days or resign.

Kayla, 27, said she had the tattoo, which she described as a little heart that can be covered with a thumb, when she was hired by Starbucks five years ago.

Starbucks said the company policy bars baristas from having visible tattoos.

“They do a fine job, the baristas,” Callahan said. “They go to school and learn and get the orders right, but don’t they often kind of look, I don’t know, they look eccentric.

“Don’t they often have earrings, nose rings, fake glasses? You can’t have a little heart tattoo on your hand?”

Said Minihane: “You have to have the fake, non-prescription glasses.”

“They’re very nice people there,” Callahan said.

Minihane questioned their sincerity, saying: “They’re almost too nice.”

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Christian Fauria won two Super Bowls with the Patriots. (AP)

Christian Fauria won two Super Bowls with the Patriots. (AP)

It was revealed on Tuesday’€™s edition of Middays with MFB that Christian Fauria is almost irresponsibly casual about being the owner of two Super Bowl rings.

Fauria, who won Super Bowl XXXVIII and XXXIX with the Patriots, admitted Tuesday that he regularly misplaces his prized rings and didn’€™t know where they were for months until finding them Tuesday in a backpack with a broken zipper.

“It’€™s happened before, and whenever this happens I know that nobody stole them,” Fauria said. “€œI know that they’€™re somewhere in the house and it’€™s going to be a matter of time before I accidentally bump into them, and sure enough, there they are.”

Fauria said that he has a case for the rings, but that he keeps his watches in that case. The Super Bowl rings had been in an old backpack he brings to work, with Fauria saying they were there since January at the earliest. They were in a pouch where he keeps his pens and pencils, but didn’€™t realize it until Tuesday.

“I didn’€™t lose them; I just wasn’€™t sure where they were,”€ he said.

With his co-hosts giving him grief for keeping something so important in an old backpack, Fauria said he likes to have the rings with him.

“€œYou never know when you’€™re going to need a Super Bowl ring,”€ he joked. “Maybe you can’€™t get into a restaurant, maybe you’€™ve to get into a club, maybe you’€™ve got to talk your way out of a ticket. You pull out a Super Bowl ring, you get into the club, you get the first table, you get out of the ticket.”

Replied Lou Merloni: “€œSo you bring a backpack to the club a lot?”

For audio of the segment, click here.

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In Tuesday’€™€™s Three For All on Middays with MFB, Tim BenzLou Merloni and Christian Fauria discussed a story about a woman being arrested for leaving her 9-year-old daughter alone at a park, and they debated when a child is old enough to be left to play outside alone. To listen to the segment, go to the MFB audio on demand page.

Debra Harrell of North Augusta, South Carolina, was arrested and charged with unlawful conduct toward a child for allegedly leaving her 9-year-old daughter at a park for hours while she worked at a nearby McDonald’s restaurant.

“So she let her daughter go to the park by herself, a six-minute walk to their house. She has a key, she has a cell phone, and apparently the cops arrested her,” Merloni said. “She could face 10 years for this.”

Said Fauria: “If you’re doing your job as a cop you at least say, ‘Where’s your mom at?’ And you grab the kid if you think the situation is dangerous, bring it to work and say, ‘Listen, either you get off work right now and take control of your child, or I’m going to arrest you.’ You don’t arrest the mother.

“That’s asinine. That’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard. You don’t tell me how to take care of my kid and what is safe for her. If you see a scary situation that isn’t safe for that girl or boy, it doesn’t matter. Just grab the kid, put them in the car and take them to where they were.”

The story inspired a discussion amongst the guys about how old a child should be to be allowed to go outside alone, and when it’s OK to be without parental supervision.

“Obviously there’s a lot of factors in there,” Merloni said. “My neighbor has two kids, 12 and 10. My son is 4 1/2, 5. Obviously I would never do that right now. But I’m looking at the neighbors I see a 12- and a 10-year-old. I’m looking at the 10-year-old, he’s out there playing in the yard by himself, and I’m thinking, would I be comfortable letting him go to the park and shoot hoops there instead of in the backyard?”

Said Fauria: “If my kids want to roll out to the parks and shoot hoops, I’ll see you when I see you. Together, yes. Or even if they were with their friends I would let them go to the park.

“My daughter who’s 10, I don’t really feel comfortable about it even if I have a cell phone.”

Benz added: “Where I grew up in Guilford, Connecticut, no big deal as a 9-year-old by yourself. But going down to New Haven?”

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Steve Buckley joined the show to discuss Tony Dungy's comments on Michael Sam.
The top stories of the day as recounted by John Dennis.
The guys discussed Dungy's comments on Michael Sam.