Gerry, John Tomase and Kirk continued to discuss the historic election.
Gerry, Kirk and John Tomase discuss the historic Election Night.

You might think I get tired of being right all the time. But I don’t.

Tuesday on Dale & Holley with Thornton for Another Week and a Half, we asked why Bill Belichick would get himself involved in the great nationwide Jell-o Wrestling match that was the presidential campaign. What’s the upside for him? What’s the downside? My answer was that it had nothing to do with what he or his football team could gain or lose, and everything about friendship. Which he confirmed at his weekly Wednesday press conference.

Donald Trump is a buffoonish circus peanut with the oratory skills of a fifth grader. That doesn’t mean he doesn’t have friends. Or that his relationship with Belichick isn’t worthy of loyalty. I have plenty of people in my life I care about that I have philosophical differences with. But they’re good, earnest, well-intentioned people of character that, if they ran for something, would have my support. Which is exactly what was expressed in The Hooded One’s letter to The Donald.

There are plenty of reasons why people elected the man. The 60 million who voted for him aren’t racist, backwards ass, uninformed, redneck crackers clinging to their guns and hanging up dream catchers in their double-wides the way they’re portrayed. Trump’s success is because people have had it up to their hairlines with the way both parties are running things. The way the elected go to Washington and gorge themselves on legal bribes by insiders paying them to pass laws that only help themselves. That’s not how it was ever supposed to work, so we voted for chaos. Some men just want to watch the world burn.

The voters were given a choice between the ultimate insider and a reality TV clown who had no ties to Washington. If there was a better outsider option available, say, someone who’s never sized up how hot a 10-year-old girl is going to be and say he’ll be dating her in 10 years, we would have gone for him or her. But I digress.

The point is, Belichick and Tom Brady stuck by a guy who has stuck up for them. As anyone who values loyalty should. You don’t have to like their candidate, but you have to respect that. And the way Belichick is handling the situation. As brilliantly as you’d expect from the way he’s handled a thousand other “controversies” that went nowhere.

Now I’ve got to get into an argument with someone. Just so I can win it with “Seattle. Seattle. Seattle. Seattle.” Like me, I’m sure Belichick never gets tired of being right all the time.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton

Good morning, here is your Wednesday Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

Good morning, here is your Wednesday Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

WEDNESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NBA: Boston at Washington, 7 p.m. (CSN)
NBA: Brooklyn at New York, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
NBA: Houston at San Antonio, 9:30 p.m. (ESPN)
NHL: Chicago at St. Louis, 8 p.m. (NBCSN)
College football: Bowling Green at Akron, 8 p.m. (ESPNU)
College football: Toledo at Northern Illinois, 8 p.m. (ESPN2)

TUESDAY’S RESULTS:
NHL:
Canadiens 3, Bruins 2
NHL: Jets 8, Stars 2
NHL: Coyotes 4, Avalanche 2
NHL: Sharks 3, Capitals 0
NHL: Penguins 4, Oilers 3
NHL: Canucks 5, Rangers 3
NHL: Red Wings 3, Flyers 2
NHL: Devils 3, Hurricanes 2
NHL: Kings 7, Maple Leafs 0
NBA: Hawks 110, Cavaliers 106
NBA: Grizzlies 108, Nuggets 107
NBA: Kings 102, Pelicans 94
NBA: Nets 119, Timberwolves 110
NBA: Trail Blazers 124, Suns 121
NBA: Mavericks 109, Lakers 97

AROUND THE WEB:

— As Donald Trump was elected president Tuesday night, many athletes had strong reactions to the news.

Emotions ranged from stunned:

To worried:

And finally, overjoyed:

Trump had a wealth of supporters in the sports world, including Tom Brady and Bill Belichick.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I don’t know if it’s fair of me to speculate on publicly. He’s fine, but he’s 42 so there are some differences.” — Dave Dombrowski, on whether or not free agent pitcher Koji Uehara will rejoin the Red Sox in the eighth-inning role

THIS DAY IN SPORTS HISTORY: In 1984, the Celtics beat the 76ers, 130-119, in a heated game that resulted in the NBA issuing $30,500 worth of fines for players on both teams. Larry Bird put on a showcase with 42 points before he was ejected for his role in the brawl that broke out in the second half. He and the 76ers’ Julius Erving threw punches at each other and were each fined $7,500. Charles Barkley was fined $1,000 for fighting and six other players from each team were each fined $500 for leaving their benches.

Blog Author: 
Lucy Burdge

Good morning, here is your Wednesday Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

WEDNESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NBA: Boston at Washington, 7 p.m. (CSN)
NBA: Brooklyn at New York, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
NBA: Houston at San Antonio, 9:30 p.m. (ESPN)
NHL: Chicago at St. Louis, 8 p.m. (NBCSN)
College football: Bowling Green at Akron, 8 p.m. (ESPNU)
College football: Toledo at Northern Illinois, 8 p.m. (ESPN2)

TUESDAY’S RESULTS:
NHL:
Canadiens 3, Bruins 2
NHL: Jets 8, Stars 2
NHL: Coyotes 4, Avalanche 2
NHL: Sharks 3, Capitals 0
NHL: Penguins 4, Oilers 3
NHL: Canucks 5, Rangers 3
NHL: Red Wings 3, Flyers 2
NHL: Devils 3, Hurricanes 2
NHL: Kings 7, Maple Leafs 0
NBA: Hawks 110, Cavaliers 106
NBA: Grizzlies 108, Nuggets 107
NBA: Kings 102, Pelicans 94
NBA: Nets 119, Timberwolves 110
NBA: Trail Blazers 124, Suns 121
NBA: Mavericks 109, Lakers 97

AROUND THE WEB:

— As Donald Trump was elected president Tuesday night, many athletes had strong reactions to the news.

Emotions ranged from stunned:

To worried:

And finally, overjoyed:

Trump had a wealth of supporters in the sports world, including Tom Brady and Bill Belichick.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I don’t know if it’s fair of me to speculate on publicly. He’s fine, but he’s 42 so there are some differences.” — Dave Dombrowski, on whether or not free agent pitcher Koji Uehara will rejoin the Red Sox in the eighth-inning role

THIS DAY IN SPORTS HISTORY: In 1984, the Celtics beat the 76ers, 130-119, in a heated game that resulted in the NBA issuing $30,500 worth of fines for players on both teams. Larry Bird put on a showcase with 42 points before he was ejected for his role in the brawl that broke out in the second half. He and the 76ers’ Julius Erving threw punches at each other and were each fined $7,500. Charles Barkley was fined $1,000 for fighting and six other players from each team were each fined $500 for leaving their benches.

Blog Author: 
Lucy Burdge
Christian Arcand is up late with your coverage of the 2016 Presidential Election.
Christian Arcand is up late with your coverage of the 2016 Presidential Election.
Christian Arcand is joined by Chris Villani to cover the 2016 Presidential Election.
Christian Arcand is joined by Chris Villani to cover the 2016 Presidential Election.