I don’t claim to be a fan of women’s soccer. I don’t know one player from another save for the one who once took off her top, the crazy one who’s always getting into trouble and the one who posed naked in ESPN the Magazine. All of whom might be the same person, I’m not sure. I guess you could say I’m a fan of bad-ass rebel chicks who do their own thing, the world be damned.

One thing I do know though is that I’m a fan of big, worldwide events. So hell, yeah I was watching the Women’s World Cup over the weekend. It was appointment television. I have zero tolerance for people who argue that you’re a dope if you like watching something just because they don’t follow it. Every four years I get obsessed with curling, biathlon, synchronized swimming and beach volleyball, I can certainly find a couple of hours on a Sunday in July every 48 months to watch our soccer-playing Valkyries lay waste of the rest of the world. I feel like doing anything less would be un-American.

Having said that, when the World Cup rolls around again, I’m watching on Telemundo, without question. This call was 10 times more fun than anything I heard on Fox. If the Japanese had brought their A-game the way this announcer did, they would have made a game of it.

P.S. So judging by this reaction, am I safe to assume goals kicked all the way from midfield are kind of unusual?

@JerryThornton1

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Dino, Sausage and Curtis recap their holiday weekends.

[0:02:16] ... usually the day money for your your right behind me so that's good food wise I had a nice piece of little bit dry chicken and some green beans that was my fourth of July to ...
[0:03:55] ... sort of into it now. Yeah it was so surprising how rapid weight loss nausea that at this point I don't wanna do anything to screw this right I wanna continue to lose weight and then ...
[0:06:04] ... she goes out. Dawn held boarding. The guy he's standing on the Al Gore standing as the dog. Going to be in my kayak. So I'm. About as bad sausage some land picking your dog fight ...
[0:09:40] ... I got a Su I my my highlight though today was with Jerry Taylor bring everything back and so from the dollar fund that that sauces and it is about it with the I did this ...







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Last week USA Network debuted a show called “Mr. Robot” that it says “follows a mysterious anarchist who recruits a young computer programmer who suffers from social anxiety disorder and forms connections through hacking them.” Which not only sounds like a fairly intriguing and topical premise for a show, but it also stars Rami Malek who played Snafu in “The Pacific,” so it piqued my interest.

Until this scene. Way to ruin a perfectly promising TV drama, USA. It’s one thing to establish the paranoia of a mysterious, computer programming anarchist with some good healthy disillusionment. But when you lump Tom Brady in with an admitted steroid addict who lied through his teeth for years while ruining people’s lives and an (alleged) serial rapist, you lose the intelligent, informed segment of your audience.

That crap might fly with Jets fans, but I promise you your ratings in the New England states will be 0.0. “Mr. Robot” will be off the air in two weeks, I promise you.

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The guys discussed John Farrell's decision to start Porcello again.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Gary Tanguay.
Dino, Gary and Bradford discussed their holiday weekend.

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In the 2011 Women’€™s World Cup final against Japan, the United States had a bunch of great chances early on but failed to take advantage of them.

Christian talks the series win against the best team in the AL, The Houston Astros.

[0:00:02] ... at Fenway Park taking two of three for the AL leading Astros Hanley Ramirez a clutch two run Jack in the seventh to put the socks up for good. Ryan Hanigan and ice data the issue ...
[0:00:43] ... doesn't look very good for the Red Sox. Those enter Bogart and Hanley Ramirez did receive. He decent chunk of votes no one in first the revolution were blanked 30 by FC Dallas last night in ...
[0:04:09] ... As the Red Sox come away with a series win. Over the Houston Astros and now we talked a little bit last night about it was after Clay Buchholz who made his start and you know assert talked about a we are we trying for each year week we got to try and you know make some trades at the deadline what are we gonna do. It's hard for me to really look at this team now after having beaten. The Kansas City Royals Andy Houston Astros in series through the best teams if not the two best teams in the American League. And think well. It may maybe. ...
[0:16:27] ... is certainly it is certainly an entertaining spectacle like tonight was when Hanley Ramirez goes out there in golf to change up out of the park. With one hand. Tremendous by the way. You notice that the Houston Astros have a whole lot of trouble with the Sox catchers he's best bet Ryan Hanigan three for three senior Leon was knocking ...






WEEI.com's Rob Bradford joins Greg Dickerson and John Tomase at Fenway Park shortly after getting the news that David Ortiz is playing first base in a non-interleague game for the first time since 2006. The guys examine what this means long term. Plus, Rick Porcello will start Wednesday. Why?

[0:00:52] ... I certainly. Okay let's make some cents beware in July now in Mike Napoli struggles of continued. You or in we've talked about how important stretches. We've also talked about what a better team they are ...
[0:03:22] ... Again in similar situations. If if Napoli still on this roster and Hanley Ramirez he's is still playing. And you've got it's got a situation where it's Wednesday the authorities they offer what ever could you see this happen. You could it happen again I don't think you likely use the capital on here's the reason why. Beat guys rock holes still Brock cold right now as the second base. So he would normally be the guy to fill in for Mike Napoli especially get righty pitcher wants Pedroia comes out of Pedroia comes back so. The only roster move or or lineup move that ...
[0:05:18] ... I think it's I think it's a lot of. Dawn back to Hanley Ramirez for second in John and I discussed this before the braking and get your thoughts. On what may happen with him and mirrors during the offseason I got to believe that. Then Sharon general whoever is running the front office maybe for the Boston Red Sox he's got to try and move Hanley Ramirez and see what's out there. Do you think it will be anything out there whatsoever. From an American League team in terms ...
[0:06:24] ... reason why would we talk if if you do not have it David Ortiz race of the year and they were merit what are the date you be like okay. All right that's fine you know. ...