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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.

Blog Author: 
Nick Canelas
Larry Lucchino discussed the latest on the contract talks with Jon Lester.

[0:00:06] ... Motor Speedway joining us on the AT&T hotline. The president and CEO Boston Red Sox Larry Lucchino it's been a while Larry have you missed us. Not very much -- -- a pretty busy is schedule with ...
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Gregg Doyel of CBS joined us to discuss Tony Dungy's comments on MIchael Sam.

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[0:04:27] ... close to a distraction here. My my point is if not for Tony Dungy. What form would this distraction with Michael Sam take. A couple extra cameras for a couple of days I mean. I don't ...
[0:05:31] ... -- -- -- actually -- -- -- you -- -- -- Because Jeff Fisher said there's only one extra camera. We just say oh well I guess Hillary register camera -- what borderline -- gonna be ...

The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.

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The guys opened the show discussing how dumb the idea is of bringing the Olympics to Boston.

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Here are the highlights from Thursday’s Headlines on Dennis & Callahan with Kirk Minihane, John Dennis and Gerry Callahan. To listen to the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.

Air Algerie flight disappears

Just a week after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashed near the Russia-Ukraine border, another tragedy could be in the making. An Air Algerie flight to Algiers from Burkina Faso with 116 passengers aboard, including 50 French citizens, disappeared from radar early Thursday morning after flying over the Sahara Desert.

“I’m running out of airlines to fly,” Callahan said. “Malaysia’s out, Algeria’s [out.]”

“I’m thinking Fung Wah is the option here. That’s probably a safer thing,” Dennis said.

“Maybe it went to Middle Earth, maybe it will show up on “Game of Thrones” next year,”Callahan said.

“That would be a good season premier for that show, If they had that,” Minihane added.

Indiana teen pilot dies while attempting around-the-world flight

An Indiana teen pilot’s ambitious attempt to set a new record for an around-the-world journey reached a tragic conclusion Wednesday.

Harris Suleman, 17, and his father, Babar Suleman, were killed when Harris’ plane crashed shortly after departing from Pago Pago in American Samoa.

Father and son began their journey on June 19 in an effort to raise money for a nonprofit that builds homes in Pakistan.

“Let’s say it together, Dino: ‘They died doing what they loved,’ ” Callahan said.

Weird Al” album earns top top spot in Billboard charts

The top album in the United States does not belong to Beyonce, Justin Timberlake or any of the usual suspects. That honor goes to parody artist “Weird Al” Yankovic, whose “Mandatory Fun” album is the first comedy album to top the Billboard charts since 1963.

“How does he have the No. 1 record in the country? Who buys albums anymore anyway?” Minihane asked.

“Weird Al has had like a renaissance. People know like him. … They’ve embraced him,” Minihane added.

Blog Author: 
Conor Ryan

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.’ “

Blog Author: 
Conor Ryan
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.