Andy Hart of Patriots Football Weekly joined the show to help preview the Pats and Redskins.

[0:03:49] ... DA's Thomas but then they loaded up on receivers in Randy Moss Donte' Stallworth Wes Welker I think Kyle Brady the -- and was in that -- And I didn't really do that issue they focused on cornerback but they you know ...
[0:06:15] ... intensively one name I will throw out just because that it is James Anderson the veteran linebacker. You know we've been sold for years that these guys are culprits linebackers in and see. -- Thomas chasing somebody you know they -- -- yards and somebody. For the first time ever in a linebacker who can actually run with receivers in the middle of the field and letting James Anderson has some some impact there. Should -- make anything out this Jason Cole story from a couple of days ago both the Revis contract extension talked craft -- a look at from the reader's perspective I don't know. Why that would happen as this is one of these things that comes out the pre season. I just. I don't think you should make too much it I think it's you know Robert Kraft is very much. Involved with the players talks to players a lot of down on the sidelines. You know and and Rodney Harrison halting speech the other day with Ty Law he talked about how. You know he was in San Diego and is the owner Robert closed down you know shaking hands ...

The guys opened the show discussing the lavish upbringing of Kirk Minihane.

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

A newly hired teacher in Oklahoma was arrested and charged with public intoxication after showing up Monday for her first day of work at Wagoner High School and stunning co-workers by removing her pants. Police arrested Lorie Hill after she admitted drinking. Police found an empty cup in her car that smelled of vodka.

There were no students in the school, as teachers were preparing for their arrival later in the week.

“It’s her first teaching day of her life,” Minihane said of the 49-year-old, adding: “Psychologically very strange. Gets drunk.”

Said Buckley: “A midlife career change, apparently.”

Added Minihane: “You think normally, “Good for her, she’s switching things up.’ She shows up, she walks in, she takes her pants off.”

– Veteran rocker Tom Petty, who plays Fenway Park later this month, has the No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 for the first time in his career. “Hypnotic Eye” is Petty’s first chart-topper in his 37 years in the business.

“It is one of these late-career albums that’s as good as anything he’s ever done,” Minihane said. “I’m stunned at how good it is. Petty’s not [Bruce] Springsteen, but it’s close. And this is his first ever No. 1 album, which surprised me.”

Added Minihane: “I was thinking about this driving in: I think Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers have more good songs than the Beatles.”

Responded Dennis: “Oh, stop. Idiotic.”

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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.

[0:00:05] ... Bob nightingale last night at 503 USA today's sports posted the following Major League Baseball has identified. Three finalist to replace commissioner Bud Selig the vote on his successor August 14 rob Manfred MLB's chief operating officer Tim Brosnan. MLB's executive vice president and believe and not Boston Red Sox chairman Tom Warner. Gil joins us on the AT&T like good morning Bob how are you. Do we were doing fine I ...
[0:01:30] ... As far as you know more people like Joseph Torre and or George Bush 43 considered interviewed talked to and dismissed. No never never interviewed never considered. The they look guys sort of on the owners' ...

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

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[0:06:40] ... OK yeah because I'm confident the other person. John hope -- -- Bon Jovi buffalo -- sounds like it's gonna -- how they pay them though. To make this happen he has 300 million dollars in ...
[0:07:27] ... he's he's got a user friendly but it between between trump and Bon Jovi. Owning probes that picture up what you. Did you covered did you cover the USFL. When what yeah yeah where else could ...

The guys welcomed Sausage back in style.

[0:12:17] ... not know how that happened. Think. The prerequisites. Are. Or being the major league Baseball Commissioner is -- business acumen which is what one of the guys. Brosnan roster yet he's the executive vice president of business. ...
[0:13:23] ... 55. Brought this 56 in -- is 64. And if you think Major League Baseball is going to change at all we all an eagle three disagree it surely it's time now for some fresh new voice. ...
[0:15:04] ... hee -- indeed brilliant in every single aspect required to be the Major League Baseball commission yes but only because of presentation and you what to say about. Great shifts presentations part of the deal. If you. ...
[0:16:18] ... guys there's not any change Mike -- is MVP the Austrians -- Derek Jeter is actively younger people and now. So open up do you think that Tom -- as the younger people now but it might be you know it might be like what he did with caddie shack. Now when they welcome me -- they have like the golf course -- do anything to seize this is it might have the what we -- the other day like the fifties into the whole not all throw the ball well. What they have to I'm telling you have to find something that young people don't care in one of these guys is commissioners not gonna change possibly some young guys out there who can change. Baseball with some -- it was real ID Jon Bon Jovi guy maybe Bob about that wherever it is. It -- this I I've. President yep yep sure I think it's okay if ...

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.