Too soon.

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Wade Boggs was many things. One of the great hitters ever. Gold glove third baseman. Hall of Famer. And now, permanently memorialized on the Fenway facade with his No. 26 retired.

More than that, he was one of the all time great characters to ever come through this little laugh factory we call Boston sports. From the story about falling out of a moving car to the one about the time a guy pulled a knife on him so he willed himself invisible to the fact that he hit .750 over his career with women in scoring position, Boggs was a classic who would have dominated the social media age.

But there is one legendary Wade Boggs story that stands above all the others. And that is the one about the time he downed 64 12-ounce Miller Lites on a cross-country flight. A story that so resonates that a full 30 years later, the gang on “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” did a whole episode about it this past season.

I might have said Wednesday that the highest honor an athlete can achieve is a statue, but I take it back. Being the plot of a sitcom decades after you retired makes you a true immortal.

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(It bears repeating: NSFW. Don’t click this at work unless you want the summer off.)

I am going with the rare back-to-back coaching tirade posts, because this is too good to pass up.

Lingerie Legends Football League head coach Jerricho Harris of the Austin Acoustic is an artist working in a different medium than Frisco RoughRiders manager Joe Mikulik is. Where Mikulik prefers broad, physical comedy, Harris’ canvas is language. And if he wanted to send those ladies on his team the message that he’s playing for keeps, that the kidding around is pretty much over, he succeeded. Message delivered, loud and clear. And if they don’t start taking the game as seriously as he does, than they’re really nothing more than fairly attractive, tough women with nice bodies playing football in their underwear. He wants them to play like champions, or he’ll die trying.

Well played, good sir. Well played indeed.

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The guys discuss the absolute thrashing the Cleveland Cavaliers handed the Toronto Raptors last night.
Ted Olson, joins the guys to talk about how he and Tom Brady plan to attack the latest court ruling.

I am such a fan of a good manager tirade that I think I need a classier word to describe it. One of those terms you use for someone addicted to something that’s ultimately not good for him but makes him sound classy. Like “enthusiast.” Or “aficionado.” Maybe I’ll call myself a tirade connoisseur, because I have such an appreciation of this fine art form.

This is the clip we played on Wednesday’s “Final Drive” of legendary tirade maestro Joe Mikulik of the Frisco RoughRiders. I’ve been an admirer of his work for a long time, and obviously the audio alone didn’t do him justice. Sure, you can accuse ol’ Crazy Joe of just reworking his same routine. But then again, if you go see U2 you want to hear them play the old hits. And Mikulik is just giving the people what they came to minor league baseball to see. A middle-aged man lose his mind over nothing. Don’t ever change, skipper.

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Glenn, Lou and Christian start the show by talking about the Red Sox retiring Wade Boggs' number. They also touch on the brief filed by the Patriots yesterday.
Glenn, Lou and Christian start the show by talking about the Red Sox retiring Wade Boggs' number. They also touch on the brief filed by the Patriots yesterday.

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Anyone who knows me is aware that the first place I go every day for my news and information is Harper’s BAZAAR. And I never, ever start a week without jumping aboard their #MancrushMonday feature, which this week takes a big, wet plunge into the middle of Lake Tom Brady. In an open, freewheeling, candid and revealing Q&A, Brady bares his soul to the site whose other articles include “The Top 10 Hairs Ideas for Summer” and “White Out: The Chicest Bags For Right Now.” They were all gems, but here are some of my own personal highlights:

Harper’s BAZAAR: What’s the first thing you do in the morning?
Tom Brady: Take a drink of water, brush my teeth, get in the shower, and take the dogs out before they pee in the house.

HB: What’s your favorite football movie of all time?
TB: Wildcats. That’s my absolute favorite, with Goldie Hawn. You’ll love it.

HB: Who would play you in the Tom Brady biopic?
TB: Matt Damon. He’s a great actor, and he’s from Boston, so we’ve got a few things in common. I’ve seen him throw a football, though. He definitely needs to work on that.

HB: What’s your favorite thing to do with your kids?
TB: I like skiing and surfing with them. They are the cutest little skiers out there, in their little outfits. I just want to eat ’em up!

HB: Do you ever offer [Gisele] fashion advice?
TB: I think she does pretty well for herself without my advice. I prefer less clothing over more, for me.

HB: If you weren’t an athlete, what would you be doing right now?
TB: I’d be that James Bond character from the Beautyrest commercial that we did. Maybe some day.

And there you have it. The man in full. Brady is just like any other guy. He wakes up and makes sure his dogs don’t pee all over his $4.5 million house, he expectts one of Hollywood’s most successful bohunk leading men to play him in a movie, thinks the Brady-Bundchen kids in ski gear are so cute he could eat them up, prefers Gisele scantily clad and dreams of being the secret agent Brady played in the mattress commercial.

I mean, I check every box on that list too. So it just goes to show success hasn’t changed him. He’s still one of us. Not to mention, his favorite football movie is Goldie Hawn’s Wildcats. What man’s isn’t? With all due respect to Rudy, Semi-Tough, Remember the Titans, All the Right Moves or Any Given Sunday, the best football movies always involve a precocious, 40-something MILF coaching an inner city team and inspiring them to achieve things they never thought possible. Talk about putting your pants on one leg at a time.

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The guys talk about Wade Boggs' number being retired today by the Red Sox, which in Lou's mind is his number being retired. Lou also shares what he bought his wife for her birthday.

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