On Wednesday’s Three For All on Middays with MFB, Lou Merloni, Christian Fauria and Tim Benz discussed Syracuse’s new honor, a new method for finding the perfect wife and taking stock of the supernatural. To listen to the segment, go to the MFB audio on demand page.

– It looks like upstate New York is the place to be for college students, as the Princeton Review named Syracuse as the top party school in the country. Rounding out the top five are Iowa, UC Santa Barbara, West Virginia and Illinois.

Despite the announcement, Benz — a Syracuse alum — was unimpressed.

“Now I’ve got to say this first and foremost, it was a much bigger party school when I was there,” Benz said. “Now I’ve gone back on a couple of occasions, bars are kind of empty on Friday nights, a lot more kids are staying in.”

Said Merloni: “I have a tough time believing that. … My stepdaughter just graduated from Arizona State, I went down there and it’s like 2 o’clock in the afternoon, everyone’s out by the pool, everyone’s drinking, it’s just absolute chaos.”

Fauria was disappointed that his alma mater, Colorado, was not even ranked in the top 20.

“They legalized marijuana out there, I’m not sure what the issue could be,” Fauria said. “They should have made it even better for them to party hard. It’s not like they were hiding it when I was there anyways.”

Dana C. McLendon III claims to have it all figured out when it comes finding the perfect wife. McLendon created a hot/crazy matrix that he uses to plot different zones and rankings of women, creating groups such as the “fun zone,” “danger zone” and “unicorns.”

“I’m going to add to that: Dental assistants, nurses and teachers,” Benz said in regards to the matrix’s “danger zone.”

“Am I missing something here? This sounds like experience,” Merloni said.

“You can fill in the blanks, but they all qualify, how about that?” Benz responded.

“I feel like every girl that he’s talking about in that ‘danger zone’ is on ‘The Bachelor,’ ” Fauria said.

– After watching a story on TV about an alleged haunted house in Pennsylvania, Fauria asked Benz and Merloni if they believe in supernatural beings such as ghosts.

“You ever have a nice little chill that came through your house and you wondered, ‘Oh, maybe that’s Grandma,’ ” Fauria asked.

“I don’t discount it. I think there’s something, but I’ve never felt the cold air coming in,” Merloni said.

“I don’t, but it’s funny what you can make yourself believe if given the right situation. You go in some of these homes and you just sit there and you just go, ‘Hmm, something bad happened here,’ or somebody tells you a story,” Fauria said.

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Conor Ryan
Bob Nightengale of USA Today joined the show to discuss who will replace Bud Selig.

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Here are the highlights from Wednesday’s Headlines on Dennis & Callahan with Kirk MinihaneJohn Dennis and guest host Rob Bradford. To hear the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.

Deval Patrick’s office reopens after $11.3 million renovation

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick’s office reopened Tuesday after an $11.3 million renovation that included an original glass chandelier, new paint colors, an emergency bunker and facial recognition technology.

“Is security really that big of a concern?” Dennis said.

The three-story office was originally estimated to cost $9 million, but officials said unexpected conditions and maintenance delays led to the added cost.

The office will include six plasma television screens and audio-visual technology.

“Six plasma screen TVs in the bunker room,” Minihane said. “How about two?”

Said Bradford: “Because if something happened we could not go on living without Deval Patrick, right? Society would completely break down.”

Radio stations in Buffalo to stop playing Bon Jovi music

The Buffalo region’s top three radio groups, which own 10 FM music stations, have stopped playing Bon Jovi music in a protest of the belief that the Toronto ownership group Jon Bon Jovi has joined may buy the Bills and move them north.

“Hasn’t every city in America gone dark on Bon Jovi music?” Bradford said.

Said Minihane: “I don’t like them either. But a classic rock station, they’ll play Bon Jovi.”

Couple, married nearly 62 years, dies four hours apart

After nearly 62 years of marriage, a California couple died just four hours apart in July.

Don and Maxine Simpson spent their last moments side by side. He was 90 and she was 87.

“A broken heart,” Dennis said.

Said Minihane: “I’ve said this before, once I get to 80 I’ll sign for that. After 80, I’m OK.”

“You say that now, though,” Bradford said.

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Nick Canelas

In Tuesday’s Three for All, Lou MerloniChristian Fauria and Tim Benz discussed Benz’s broken cell phone, sneaking food into the movies and whether or not to stay after a one-night stand. To hear the segment, go to the MFB audio on demand page.

Benz can now relate to Fauria’s devastating experience when he cracked the face of his phone a couple of weeks ago. Benz got his phone wet and realized just how attached he was to it.

“I felt so detached from the world for about 16 hours, and I hated myself for it,” Benz said.

Said Fauria: “Basically your entire life. Everything is on my phone, and when I did crack my phone, getting a new one was a pain in the butt.”

– Merloni said when he takes his son to the movies, he sneaks a snack — usually a packaged smoothie — into the theater rather than buy any of the food there. He asked the guys if they thought it was OK to do that.

“I have a ski jacket that has like five different pockets, so I have a pack of Goobers here, a pack of Raisinets here, maybe a Snickers bar and some Sour Patch Kids,” Fauria said.

Said Merloni: “You’re buying things they already have there.”

“But I’m still buying popcorn,” Fauria said.

– Fauria also raised a question for the guys to debate. He asked whether or not they would stay overnight with a woman after a one-night stand.

“I’m staying because it’s late and I don’t want to leave,” Benz said.

Said Merloni: “If it’s a road game, I think you wake up early and get the hell out of there. Home is a little uncomfortable.”

“Isn’t it uncomfortable? Isn’t there an awkwardness about the whole situation?” Fauria asked. “You’re finished, you’re hanging out. … You don’t know them. They could wait for you to fall asleep, grab all your stuff, steal all your jewelry, take your money.”

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Nick Canelas
Dino, Kirk and Dickerson discussed the Pats first practice with the Redskins.
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Here are the highlights from Tuesday’s Headlines on Dennis & Callahan with Kirk MinihaneJohn Dennis and guest host Greg Dickerson. To hear the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.

Reports: Vince Vaughn may join ‘True Detective’ Season 2

Vince Vaughnreportedly is in preliminary talks to play an antagonist is Season 2 of HBO crime-drama “True Detective.”

“I’m a little concerned about the bad guy,” Minihane said.

Anna Paquin explains her bisexuality to Larry King

“True Blood” actress Anna Paquin joined Larry King this week and answered questions about her sexuality.

King asked Paquin, who is married, if she was bisexual before her marriage.

Paquin clarified, saying, “Well, I don’t think it’s a past-tense thing. Are you still straight if you are with somebody?’ … If you were to break up with them or if they were to die, it doesn’t prevent your sexuality from existing. It doesn’t really work like that.”

“Larry seems uncomfortable,” Dennis said.

Said Minihane: “Bisexuality, to me, I’ve never really gotten my arm around.”

“Doubles your chances on Saturday night,” Dennis said.

Said Dickerson: “Some people just don’t know.”

CNN reportedly sued after correspondent Arwa Damon drunkenly bit two EMT in Baghdad

CNN reportedly is being sued by two employees of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad after senior international correspondent Arwa Damon was “seriously intoxicated” and bit them as they provided her medical aid July 19.

EMTs Charles Simons and Tracy Lamar claim Damon, 36, still is being employed by CNN despite a “history of becoming intoxicated and then abusive.”

“I’m thinking tequila or gin,” Dennis said. “Those are the angry alcohols.”

Minihane said: “I’ve been drunk a lot in my life. You’ve got to be pretty drunk to bite somebody.”

Hotel reportedly charges $500 fine for bad reviews

Union Street Guest House, an upscale hotel in upstate New York’s Hudson River Valley, reportedly has a guest policy that fines people $500 for bad reviews.

“That is wholly unconstitutional,” Dennis said.

Minihane said: ‘That’s the law, isn’t it?”

“It’s not just you,” Dickerson said. “Say it’s your wedding and I go to it, you’re getting fined $500.”

The policy sparked an uproar, causing the hotel to quickly delete the policy from its website and posting an explanation on its Facebook page.

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Nick Canelas

On Monday’s edition of Three For All on Middays with MFB, Lou Merloni, Christian Fauria and Tim Benz discussed Fauria’s interesting booking request and Segio Garcia‘s unlucky drive during the Bridgestone Invitational. To listen to the segment, go to the MFB audio on demand page.

Benz went to New York City this past weekend and stayed at Hudson Hotel — a modern, chic residence with very small rooms for its guests.

“You go upstairs and you get in your room, and it’s kind of set up like if you’re on a cruise ship, like cruise ship quarters,” Benz said. “It’s so tight and so compact, and obviously the point is, they don’t want you to be in your room, they want you downstairs at their expensive bar.”

In an odd coincidence, Fauria admitted that he stayed in the same hotel years earlier with the Patriots, sharing a room with two of his teammates. However, Fauria booked the room for a unique reason.

“I said, ‘How did you get three NFL players in there? These rooms are tiny,’ ” Benz said, adding: “[Fauria] goes, ‘Oh, we didn’t get the room for us, it was for our luggage.’ ”

“I want to get to the point in life where my luggage can have its own hotel room,” Benz said.

– Golfer Sergio Garcia‘s poor drive on the third hole of the Bridgestone Invitational on Sunday did not just sail into a group of spectators but right into a woman’s diamond ring. The diamond was dislodged as a result and was lost in the grass.

Garcia gave the woman a signed ball and information in order to replace the ring, but the diamond was eventually found.

“The question is: Should he feel responsible,” Fauria asked. “Should he feel indebted? Should he feel like he has to replace that diamond ring? It’s not like it’s really his fault, is it?”

“Sergio strikes me as the kind of guy that can get a hotel room for his luggage, so I think he might feel obligated, feel indebted, and to him, $10,000 to help replace a ring isn’t that big of a deal,” Benz said.

“It depends who you are, but I wouldn’t feel obligated by any means,” Merloni said. “She’s probably lucky that it was Sergio Garcia and not some amateur that’s on the Tour.”

“What would you have done?” Benz asked.

“I would have said, ‘Hey, I hope you find it. I’ll see you later.’ I’m not replacing somebody’s diamond ring,” Fauria replied.

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Conor Ryan