Roger Goodell spoke to the media today and said that even though he has received Kraft's letter, there was nothing in there that made him reconsider Tom Brady's ruling of the ruling to take the Patriots' draft picks.

[0:00:52] ... this book. There's been talk also potentially a settlement in court with Tom Brady can you speak to the possibility that. I'm not a word. Aren't they go this Roger Goodell response so I asked the ...
[0:05:53] ... Burma's decision and we're looking at a four games suspect that's for Tom Brady as adults are different that's very right and there was rescue. I guess the other direction we hear from Kraft on this. ...
[0:13:37] ... you want to retain that. Authority. Part listen I think it says Super Bowl. We're not gonna negotiate. Positions. Publicly. On the other hand I've also been very open over the last several years we have ...
[0:23:20] ... these other coaches and asked them. A question about that treat at Chicago Bears John box Haywood about your team got Bob Bennett will be issued with a little concern. You know what about you know Cooper with the real deal with that you guys hate him that much no other coaches will talk. You know as it pushes the loft this is got to really get under his skin because she stood there and that got a blog away you noticed the Jonathan Kraft immediately last night out of nowhere. In the interview with Tommy current mention how Chipper Jones will always be close to our heart and it was saying nice things about Jim Jones and the truth. Should Kate pay every part of the money comes due you can't pay every one of these guys that's the true story behind Jim Jones. The bill doesn't like to reveal the fact that hey we're out they're pushing Jim Jones in the trade market. We just switch to Beige Book is gonna get it to this Dave Dombrowski come it's very very ...






Dave Dombrowski said that he won't let big contracts get in the way of who starts for the Red Sox. Does this mean Sandoval will be on the bench? Hanley? Rusney Castillo?

[0:02:02] ... me in media and it is other examples reduced in Florida but Damion Easley was his final year like seven million dollar contract in Detroit. Finally he didn't play that final years of a million dollar ...
[0:04:06] ... sign them just gonna washes and it's not on his reputation. And John Farrell's trying to protect his phony baloney to. Number this is this this is what Errol needs to do. The Ferrell has to ...
[0:08:42] ... option you could send him down. Somebody got to make a decision David Murphy is doppler minor league team on a team. What do you see if Trevor shot to play left field why can't you ...
[0:09:59] ... I want shot left. You know and and you from the Yankees Chris Young. Sport though fitter and David Murphy's your fifth as your platoon right there you got a platoon you have your majority needed to. What I know and we ...






The Celtics are slipping a bit without Jae Crowder in the lineup, and Marcus Smart has been bothering Glenn, Lou and Christian lately.

[0:02:34] ... are you guys get them. All worked up about the fact that LeBron James has on followed the cavaliers on tour is slick and stole or. It really hear. This. And James is is has to be. The most. Dramatic superstar we've had won just drama he needs it he wants it he he'd it's like it's like a year to him. Mean this is just that LeBron James but it means regular seasons the last few years have been nothing but that. But I it could come playoff time most ...
[0:04:11] ... already left Miami. People try to figure out if he's gonna stay pat Ryan I was trying to like you know can be Tuesday and his wife sent out. This cryptic tweet about going home was ...
[0:06:33] ... don't want you Adams what the what does that what what the Cleveland Cavaliers tweeting out. That would affect you get to pit stop you too distracted. So when you're looking at your court relied wouldn't say how good LeBron James it are the same how tough the opponent it's. There are precarious situation right now al-Qaeda trial raptors are game map behind. ...
[0:08:49] ... one it was like Ohio Cleveland it would over the stick patrols LeBron James number two it's is like. Can they handle Ken this group handle the intense it's gonna calm. With playoff basketball. Going to ...






Just one day after it looked like some of the rule changes wouldn't get passed at the NFL owners meetings, Goodell reveals that one rule did get passed, despite how the owners voted.

[0:01:06] ... the weekday. Kickoff returns will increase. Touch backs will Curry's. Our body Troy Vincent said today in the NFL network that league officials competition committee members cultures and orders. Have spent a great deal of time ...
[0:08:57] ... wasn't that enough. I don't know. NFL team key cup touchback percentage. Indianapolis Colts eighty some percent. Baltimore 85%. And it deals down displeasure at once you're able to run back or not run. Let's go ...
[0:09:58] ... indeed doing meeting did it for so soon I'll work again to Patch Adams if you. The other good friendship that an enemy fired it way off for Janet. To you lost it again. I watch ...
[0:12:30] ... already it and injection last yesterday. Half of the owners quarter report Mike Florio half the owners. Voted against. The sport's ruling. And yet today passes the deployment to were all missing here his. And Roger ...






Hulk Hogan having to make small talk at the courthouse urinal with Gawker founder Nick Denton might be my definition of hell on Earth.

As I might have mentioned before, I love socially awkward moments. Job interviews. Parties where you don’t know too many people. I always enjoyed first dates. There’s such something about the nervous energy that fuels me in some weird way.

That said, there is no way I could have survived this. A meeting at a urinal between a guy who posted a secretly obtained sex video and the guy in the video? After Guy B was in the process of winning $144 million from Guy A’s company? That’s more than I could bear.

First of all, it’s hard enough to have to talk to another man in the bathroom about anything. The weather. How work is going. Sports. It’s excruciating. I’ve literally gotten stage fright while standing at the urinal so bad I had to shut it down and just pretend I went. (Note: Among my friends, this phenomenon is known as Fenway Park Syndrome, from back in the days when they had those horse troughs you peed into.) But it has to be exponentially worse when the men in question have released sex tapes and put one another out of business.

At least when it comes to bladder shyness, Hulkster and Denton are better men than I.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton


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ABC NewsAn American teenager who was injured in the deadly Brussels blasts has survived his “third terrorist attack,” his father says, having been near Paris during those attacks and just a block away from the Boston bombings.

Mason Wells was one of four Mormon missionaries injured in the explosions at the international airport in the Belgian capital that came shortly before a blast at a metro station.

The 19-year-old suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon, shrapnel injuries and burns in the attacks, which left 34 people dead and more than 200 others injured.

“This is his third terrorist attack,” his father Chad Wells told ABC News America.

I guess the temptation is to call Mason Wells “lucky” for surviving three narrow brushes with death. But it’s like I’ve always said when someone is in a car crash and inevitably someone says, “You’re lucky you weren’t killed.” The real luck would’ve been avoiding the crash. For Mason, the real luck would be visiting some major, international city and not have to escape being senselessly murdered by bloodthirsty psychopaths. But it seems we don’t live in that world.

I suppose the best way to look at it is the way this kid seems to. The whole point of terrorism is to create terror. To scare innocents into no longer living their lives. To stop traveling. Stay home hiding under the bed until civilization crumbles and then we’ll have no choice but to join up with whatever bunch of crazed zealots preaching a backwards, hate-filled ideology set off the bombs in the first place. And Mason Wells, for one, doesn’t appear to be buying in.

So good for him, and Godspeed. Here’s wishing him a rapid and complete recovery so he can get back to going around the world, spreading his own beliefs and defying the maniacs who collectively have gone 0-for-3 against him. I know some people will consider him a Jonah, but not me. I’m remembering that face. Because if I ever see Mason in a public place, I’m hanging close to him. There is just no way the universe can throw a fourth terrorist attack at the same 19-year-old.

I hope.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton


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ABC NewsAn American teenager who was injured in the deadly Brussels blasts has survived his “third terrorist attack,” his father says, having been near Paris during those attacks and just a block away from the Boston bombings.

Mason Wells was one of four Mormon missionaries injured in the explosions at the international airport in the Belgian capital that came shortly before a blast at a metro station.

The 19-year-old suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon, shrapnel injuries and burns in the attacks, which left 34 people dead and more than 200 others injured.

“This is his third terrorist attack,” his father Chad Wells told ABC News America.

I guess the temptation is to call Mason Wells “lucky” for surviving three narrow brushes with death. But it’s like I’ve always said when someone is in a car crash and inevitably someone says, “You’re lucky you weren’t killed.” The real luck would’ve been avoiding the crash. For Mason, the real luck would be visiting some major, international city and not have to escape being senselessly murdered by bloodthirsty psychopaths. But it seems we don’t live in that world.

I suppose the best way to look at it is the way this kid seems to. The whole point of terrorism is to create terror. To scare innocents into no longer living their lives. To stop traveling. Stay home hiding under the bed until civilization crumbles and then we’ll have no choice but to join up with whatever bunch of crazed zealots preaching a backwards, hate-filled ideology set off the bombs in the first place. And Mason Wells, for one, doesn’t appear to be buying in.

So good for him, and Godspeed. Here’s wishing him a rapid and complete recovery so he can get back to going around the world, spreading his own beliefs and defying the maniacs who collectively have gone 0-for-3 against him. I know some people will consider him a Jonah, but not me. I’m remembering that face. Because if I ever see Mason in a public place, I’m hanging close to him. There is just no way the universe can throw a fourth terrorist attack at the same 19-year-old.

I hope.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton


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To steal a line from Al Pacino in “City Hall,” “The first and perhaps only great mayor was Greek. He was Pericles of Athens, and he lived some 2,500 years ago, and he said, ‘All things good on this Earth flow into the City, because of the City’s greatness.’ ”

Well, there was another great mayor. And he flowed into the city of Toronto many years ago on a river of booze and became legend. His name was Rob Ford. Now he is gone all too soon, succumbing to cancer at the tender age of 46. And I’m afraid we will never see his like again.

How do you describe the man among men that was Mayor Ford? Politician. Populist. Sports fan. Recreational crack user when in one of his drunken stupors …

And we can add, football coach. Champion of the taxpayer. Opponent of big government. Rabble-rouser who spoke truth to power. Antagonizer of the mainstream media. But mostly, Rob Ford was a friend to bloggers everywhere. A perpetual motion machine of comedy who never failed to produce blog fodder. He was a living, breathing, real life Chris Farley skit with a majority of the electorate in love with him.

Now, alas, he is no more. He’s gone up to that big legislative body in the sky, smoking rock and doing shots with the choir invisible. Gone, but not forgotten. So in closing I’m going to pay tribute to Hizzoner the only way I can do him justice. In his own words and images. Good night, Mayor Ford. This world was never meant for one as beautiful as you.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton
Harlan joins Dino and Gerry to discuss his latest release and what he's currently up to.

[0:01:01] ... good early who who who plays my in the movie. Are you Julia Robert beer yeah I don't know because she's gonna be taller and stronger. Our elected younger Demi Moore and amber Demi Moore which is like a marine. Yes the math yes yeah or we query meter. Now we've been following you on Twitter obviously your two biggest on the committee and hang out yeah anymore dependency you know like all over the world are all over the globe thankfully Warrenton Brussels yesterday but that. What do you what do you do and and if you understand what he's doing in Europe these days does that movies TV what are you doing over there. Both factually socially he's Bosnia have a British TV show quote both sides. Which you guys are gonna love it sort of episode is sort of like a true detective for all ...
[0:09:46] ... will not comment politically. We will say that boasts some purposely boat George W. Bush and Bill Clinton. I have told me that that they read me and the New York Times and back to back weeks. ...




Dino, Gerry and Kirk open it up to the callers for suggestions for the play-in game in their Biggest A-Hole Bracket.