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Jerry Thornton appears daily as the third man in on The Dale & Holley Show and is the author of the Thornography blog on WEEI.com. In addition, Jerry is a standup comic who won the Boston Comedy Riot competition and has worked colleges and clubs all around New England. He has appeared on HBO's Emmy Award-winning "Curse of the Bambino" and Comcast Sports New England and has written for ColdHardFootballFacts.com. Prior to coming to WEEI full-time, Jerry was a writer for BarstoolSports.com.

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12/01/14 10:54 EST
Things to consider while realizing if Kim Kardashian's bare ass broke the Internet, the sight of Gronk's would have destroyed it: -- Every time the Patriots lose it's supposed to be footballmageddon around here, with fire and brimstone raining from the sky, rivers and seas boiling, human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together, etc. etc. How did Tom Brady put it back in September? It becomes a quality-of-life issue for us. And as always, he was spot on. But this game is the exception. That rare loss you can live with without the Mass(achusetts) hysteria. Against a solid team that dominates at home to the point it had won its last four games in Green Bay by an average margin of 32 points, you lose by one score, hold this team to three points in the second half and you were one or two plays away from stealing a win? And the loss is outside the conference? I'm all about us not doing the moral victory thing in these parts, but this is one where your pets don't need to be checking Craigslist
11/24/14 09:03 EST
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Things to consider while admitting that these salutes to the troops, missing-man formation flyovers and the U.S. Marine color guard are a form of video pepper spray every, single time: -- I suppose by now we've moved beyond talking about the doubters, correct? It's safe to say that the anti-Patriots zealots and grudge-holders who were ready to bathe in the team's blood back in September no longer are germane to the discussion now that the Pats have pulled off yet another dominating win over yet another division leader? I mean, you can only string together so many “statement wins” before those statements assemble themselves into a soliloquy. And at this point they've formed the frigging St. Crispin's Day speech that should expose the guys who were saying this championship era is over for the trolling, click-baiting frauds they are, once and for all. -- Statements wins don't get any louder and clearer than this one. Coming in, Detroit had the undisputed best defense in football.
11/17/14 01:57 EST
Things to consider as I take Knee-Jerk Reactions to WEEI.com. Same grammatical mistakes. Same wildly misinformed football analysis. All-new location! -- This is yet another in a long string of bad weeks for the anti-Patriots cyberbullies. The professional panic lobby that has been grumbling that the Pats are squandering Brady's final years wake up today to them sitting on a TWO-game lead in the AFC. The Andrew Luck fanboys who raced to anoint him and the Colts The Next Big Thing do the math and find that in three meetings the Pats have outscored them 144-66. The shrill naysayers who griped they were only beating up tomato cans just watched them blow out the top two teams in the conference. And the hysterical nincompoops who screamed about the Patriots not giving Brady any “weapons” have to come to grips with the fact that they've scored more points than Indy or Denver and are seven behind Green Bay for the league lead. -- If you're one of those rabid Patriots haters, you must
02/01/12 02:40 EST
Four years ago this week leading up to the Super Bowl That Shall Not Be Named, I published an article in the paper edition of Barstool Sports about how I hate the New York Giants, why I hate the Giants, the depth of my hatred for the Giants, the way I grew up hating the Giants and all the different ways I hate the Giants. It was all about growing up in New England in how I've had to tolerate living in the shadow of Big Blue my whole life.Surrounded by older guys like my friends' dads who rooted for the Giants before there was a Patriots and passed that insufferable trait along to my friends. And how for my whole life we've been subjected to Giants games in the Boston TV market each and every damned Sunday the Pats aren't on. How every day they've ever lost a game was a good day for me, even times when they were losing double-digit games a year. And how the time Joe Pisarcik coughed it up at the end to cost them the game against Philly is one of the happiest, most vivid memories of my very



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Daniel Jeremiah calls NFL Sunday to preview the NFL Draft and discuss what the New England Patriots will be looking to do starting Thursday night.

NFL Sunday, the offseason edition, with Greg Dickerson and Chris Price - Hour #2, 4-26-15

In hour 2 of NFL Sunday, we get more draft talk from Price and Dickerson. They discuss if the Pats will trade up or down at all or what they can get by staying put. Also, what does the RB position look like for New England? We hear from Daniel Jeremiah from the NFL Network and NFL.com and get his thoughts on the NFL draft and what the Patriots will do. Finally, the boys talk about the Greg Hardy situation in Dallas.

NFL Sunday, the offseason edition, with Greg Dickerson and Chris Price - Hour # 1, 4-26-15

It's finally the week of the NFL Draft and the guys are psyched. They kick off the show discussing the release of the NFL schedule and how they expect the Pats to do against a relatively easy road for the Super Bowl champs. Greg and Chris talk about any difficult match-ups and if any teams in the AFC East can contend with the Patriots. Then the boys move on to the Draft and where the Pats may go. WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia joins the program to discuss his thoughts on the upcoming draft, the Pats needs and his ideas on why the Patriots may in fact trade up this season.

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Dickerson and Tomase discuss the Celtics and their upcoming playoff series against the Cavs 4-19-15

Greg Dickerson and John Tomase discuss the amazing season for the Celts and if they have any chance against Lebron and the Cleveland Cavs in a seven game series. If they do, HOW ... how do they get it done?

Brian Scalabrine: I am the biggest Marcus Smart fan. 4-2-15

Brian "White Mamba" Scalabrine joins the guys to talk about the Celtics playoff push, the development of Marcus Smart and James Young, and the prospect of Brad Stevens leaving the Celtics for a college job.

We Love Anthony Davis - Celtics Playoff Push, 3-25-15

Brow Buff's Sam Packard and Ben Kichen break down Marcus Smart's unfortunate ball tap, debate leadership in the Celtics locker room, and rehash the great Kevin Love to Boston rumors.

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Mookie Betts Player of the Game Interview

Joe and Lou Merloni talk with the hero of the night, Mookie Betts after the Red Sox come back to beat the Toronto Blue Jays in walk-off fashion in the first game of the series

Brock Holt on the Player of the Game Show

Joe and Dave talk with Red Sox super utility man Brock Holt, who hit the game winning 3 run home run that propelled the Red Sox over the Baltimore Orioles, and played some stellar defense to seal the win.

Sean Casey joins MFB 4-23-15

Continued Red Sox talk on benching Victorino and the Red Sox pitching issues..and Sean's love for the band Poison.

Fluto Shinzawa, NHL repor…

Fluto Shinzawa, NHL reporter for the Boston Globe, joins the Sunday Skate crew to discuss the future of the Bruins franchise 4-19-15

The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.

Sunday Skate with DJ Bean, Naoko Funayama and Pete Blackburn - HOUR #2 - 4-19-15

In the final hour of the "midseason finale" as DJ likes to call it, the crew discuss more about the future of the Bruins franchise, the possible power struggle in the front office and who should be the head coach going forward. They talk to intelligent and talented Fluto Shinzawa about all of these thing and more in an excellent interview, and finally, DJ says THANK YOU!

Sunday Skate with DJ Bean, Naoko Funayama and Pete Blackburn - HOUR #1 - 4-19-15

DJ, Naoko and Pete get into the huge week for the Bruins that saw the franchise move on from GM Peter Chiarelli. They discuss why that was done and if they agree. What does this mean for Claude? They talk about Claude and if he can exist here. If not, who would work in Boston? They also get into the NHL Draft Lottery last night and talk to ESPN Boston's Joey "National" McDonald live from Tampa, Florida.

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Boston Marathon bombing survivor Marc Fucarile 4-28-15

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Riots in Baltimore 4-28-15

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Frank Perullo on his death penalty poll 4-27-15

Frank Perullo joined the show to defend his poll.

Three For All - Charlie C…

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Manny Pacquiao tells a story about how his dad ate the family dog when he was just 12 years old. Charley Casserly thinks he's taping a segment for NFL Network..... whoops... it's LIVE. ESPN 2 airs video games causing Twitter to go ballistic.

Ray Lewis is the voice of reason in Baltimore, 4-28-15

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Brock Holt talks about being a utility man extraordinaire, 4-28-15

Christian's favorite player, Brock Holt, spoke about John Farrell's transparency regarding his role with the team, and the confidence that he and his fellow position players has in the starting rotation.

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Mikey, Lenny, and Erin talk about the Sox 7-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Patriots Day and the Sox hold on first place in the AL East. Also, the Celtics trail the Cavs 1 Game to 0 in their 1st Round series and the 2015 Boston Marathon is in the books.

The Planet Mikey Show Monday 4-13 Sox Home Opener and Season Ender

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D&C's Breaking Balls: Que…

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Fantasy Football Podcast NFL Draft Edition 1

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Stephen A. Smith on Tom Brady and Floyd Mayweather 4-27-15

Stephen A. expressed his thoughts on Tom Brady's White House snub and Floyd Mayweather's past.

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Jackie Mac, ESPN Boston, talks about the Celtics loss to the Cavs, 4-27-15

The Celtics, unsurprisingly, were swept by the Cavs and Jackie helped the guys recap the season, and the crazy final game which saw some hard fouls as well as an ejection of JR Smith.

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