Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about how much money Laremy Tunsil lost when his Twitter, Instagram, and iPhone photos were hacked. The gang also addresses some ESPN on ESPN crime as Dan LeBetard took a few shots at Todd McShay.
Jackie Mac, ESPN, joined the show to wrap up the Celtics season, and talk about what they can do in the off-season to improve.
Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about what went wrong in last night's loss, at home, to the Hawks.

.

NBC NewsA flyer advising women on how to audition for the University of Washington’s cheerleading squad ignited a controversy Wednesday over female body image and how far educational institutions should go in sexualizing their students.

The flyer, which was posted to the university’s Facebook page this week ahead of auditions for the cheer and dance team, was quickly withdrawn after scores of people objected that it reinforced sexual and racial stereotypes. …

The university’s student government said in a statement Wednesday afternoon that the flyer “does not reflect the values of the University of Washington.”

“An advertisement such as this completely objectifies women and creates barriers that only perpetuates the inaccessibility of opportunities that should be open for every student on this campus,” it said. 

I’m trying here. I’m really trying as hard as I can to keep up with social progress, but they keep moving the goalposts on me.

When they made cheerleading into a sport, I was fine with it. I respect the proud tradition of cheers being led by perky, preternaturally peppy coeds, it requires a certain athleticism and it does hold competitions, so sure. I was on board.

But now it’s a hate crime? Asking prospects to show up to tryouts with the basic requirements of the sport “objectifies women”? What am I missing? Because everything in this poster seems perfectly reasonable to me. I fail to see where telling walk-ons that if they want to make the squad they better come prepared with a bronze, beachy glow and not too much makeup is any different than telling a receiver prospect he has to know the route tree. Requiring a solid black sports bra and jazz shoes is the same as telling baseball recruits to come with their gloves and cleats. And if there’s an appreciable difference between telling defensive linemen they have to keep their weight up and insisting cheerleaders have their “girl about town lipstick” ready for tryouts, I fail to see it.

Lighten up, U. of Washington student government. Not everything is sexist and racist. Stop looking at standards and seeing barriers. Stop taking simple requirements and turning them into inaccessibility of opportunities. Cheerleading isn’t open to every student on campus because not every student on campus is willing to pay the price in flattering eye shadow and volume hair. If you’re going to deny that, than stop calling cheer a sport and make it just another campus organization nobody cares about. Like student government.

DraftKings Millions of sports fans like you are winning big at DraftKings! You can play one-day fantasy baseball for free with your first deposit. Just draft your team, rack up the points and take home your winnings! To play today, CLICK HERE.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton

This is the most Peyton Manning thing of all time. I’m not talking about the words of encouragement. I mean taking those words of encouragement and using them to sell high-fructose corn syrup drinks to the masses.

Leave it to Pay-me-a-ton to take his personal correspondence and allegedly innermost thoughts and turn them into a way to make a fast buck. It’s just so him. Because make no mistake, there are two messages here, and they are not “Keep grinding” or “I’m proud of you.” They are “Buy Gatorade” and “Peyton Manning is more than a quarterback. He is a brand that needs to continue to generate revenue.” Even if it means taking his private letters to the people he supposedly cares about and turning them into ad slogans.

I’d expect nothing less from a guy who is so fully invested in his career as a pitchman that he used the occasion of winning a championship on the last game of his career to plug beer and crappy pizza. His image is as manufactured as the products he shills to a gullible nation. And his popularity no less the result of slick marketing than this Gatorade ad. “Sincerely?” Yes. Sincerely exploiting everything he can.

P.S. It’s genuinely sad to see Chris Mortensen in such tough shape. I hope he finds a way to beat his cancer somehow so we can all go back to giving him the business like before. Thoughts and prayers.

DraftKings Millions of sports fans like you are winning big at DraftKings! You can play one-day fantasy baseball for free with your first deposit. Just draft your team, rack up the points and take home your winnings! To play today, CLICK HERE.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton


.

In case you missed it Thursday night because you were watching the Celtics or Red Sox, or just observing the Patriots fans’ boycott of the NFL draft and watching “Big Bang Theory” instead, a subplot unfolded that was easily the most bizarre I’ve ever witnessed in the lifetime wasted watching the draft.

As Ryan Hannable reported on WEEI.com’s It Is What It Is blog earlier, 10 minutes before the draft began, the video above popped up on the Twitter account of Ole Miss left tackle Laremy Tunsil. Before we go any further I should point out that Tunsil is not your garden variety first-round prospect. As of a few weeks ago, before Tennessee traded out of the top spot, he was the presumptive No. 1 overall first pick. Most draft sites listed him as the best player in the draft at any position. In one of my draft previews I wrote of Tunsil, “He’s the best tackle prospect since Joe Thomas came out in 2007. Which is to say much better selection than your Brandon Scherffs, Ereck Flowers, Greg Robinsons or Luke Joeckels.” So to have every personnel staff in the NFL watching him do the old Ground Control to Major Tom on the most important night of his life was just surreal.

Ian Rappoport kept coming on NFL Network with reports of Tunsil’s agent frantically working the phone to assure everyone his client is a good kid. They played the “account was hacked” card. We heard the video is five years old, which would make him 16 when it was taken. As the round went on, more and more teams treated the supposed best prospect of 2016 like a piece of unexploded ordinance before the Dolphins finally tossed him a lifeline at the 13th spot.

Naturally, the plot has thickened. It’s long been public knowledge that Tunsil, like dozens of kids in Lifetime Original Movies before him, has had problems with his stepfather, Lindsey Miller. He got in a fight with the guy last year, and both were charged with domestic violence against each other. Tunsil’s side of the story was that he was protecting his mother. Miller’s side of the story was to expose his stepson for taking improper benefits, which led to Tunsil being suspended for the first seven games of last season. Miller also filed a defamation suit against Tunsil … two days before the draft. It doesn’t take Batman to identify the likely criminal mastermind behind the video is Miller.

Miller, for his part, denies the allegation with the airtight alibi, “I don’t know nothing about no video. I’m not even watching the draft. … I was a Red Cross volunteer of the year. I would never do anything like this.” Ordinarily, I’d say being a Red Cross volunteer of the year would exonerate you from any wrongdoing ever. But Lindsey Miller checks every suspect box from means to motive to opportunity, so I’m pointing all pointable parts at him.

But no matter what you believe happened, there’s no denying this a great story. Add to the fact Tunsil has outed his old school for giving him cash payouts, and you realize this kid is going to be endlessly entertaining. Welcome to the NFL, Laremy Tunsil. I look forward to the dozens of blogs and hours of radio you’ll provide.

P.S. It’s a sad commentary, but Tunsil would have gone to the Ravens with the sixth pick and made millions more dollars if five years ago he’d hit his girlfriend instead of a bong.

DraftKings Millions of sports fans like you are winning big at DraftKings! You can play one-day fantasy baseball for free with your first deposit. Just draft your team, rack up the points and take home your winnings! To play today, CLICK HERE.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton
Lucy calls in to talk about her podcast and the "More Than Mean" tweets. The guys are now big fans.

[0:06:01] ... on cares about is quietly to her what did you go to Wellesley College do you value of alternates sexual persuasion. I'm not a lesbian. By mom went there and I think it was the biggest ...
[0:06:39] ... porter's you're going to miss porter's and in that hurt it to Wellesley College yet again that you grow and graduate journalism school which is of these waste time and disease and jobs journalism. But because ...
[0:08:50] ... a biblical language sexuality and sexual. National has beaten the tourniquet I'm Ray Emery says he likes older man older in a married man in the seventh. It and it. Sixteen I mean little guys who ...
[0:11:08] ... what you're its portable once and that's important he said dividend on Internet savvy. Can you name all four Beatles. And I've ever seen the godfather and or animal house yeah. Over quell wail over and ...






Lucy calls in to talk about her podcast and the "More Than Mean" tweets. The guys are now big fans.

[0:06:01] ... on cares about is quietly to her what did you go to Wellesley College do you value of alternates sexual persuasion. I'm not a lesbian. By mom went there and I think it was the biggest ...
[0:06:39] ... porter's you're going to miss porter's and in that hurt it to Wellesley College yet again that you grow and graduate journalism school which is of these waste time and disease and jobs journalism. But because ...
[0:08:50] ... a biblical language sexuality and sexual. National has beaten the tourniquet I'm Ray Emery says he likes older man older in a married man in the seventh. It and it. Sixteen I mean little guys who ...
[0:11:08] ... what you're its portable once and that's important he said dividend on Internet savvy. Can you name all four Beatles. And I've ever seen the godfather and or animal house yeah. Over quell wail over and ...






All the latest stories brought to you by Kirk Minihane.

[0:04:10] ... action meat stuffed on my life I don't need to deal with Christian Fauria in the Malone. Do okay like to slightly. And I'm a giant they are you know I think that says. Approval for ...
[0:13:27] ... brother. I'm sure I drifted off her reading something talking about who Ben Stiller. Ovens or which yerba think he has yet and he's a jerk dodger eats yeah little people like dirt tiny. Disjointed. Opinion of himself based on the talent level what he brings and god knows he's earned every amid Daniel Day-Lewis is a pain in the ass on the set. You can look what that right great actors he brings it. Yeah Stiller Geisel allegedly lazy him he's he's like Daniel Day-Lewis territory chart salesman thing right yeah I just know aren't at odds I don't want to the business. That is headlines brought to you by AT&T and by Bob Estes and Alex. Furniture store still have Lucy your friend Lucy in the sky without podcast which according to everybody is edgy. He's ...
[0:14:46] ... chances of winning on the senior tour. This cut lower slimmer because John Daly is now. On the champions. I I'm you watch Kurt can watch on the app that was a play a lot of ...





Dino, Gerry and Kirk discuss what the Patriots will be looking for on the second day of the draft.

[0:04:02] ... is it to me and sell both physically and with stellar field. Thomas Davis had three a.'s seal the particulars of the best players who are Smart guys I think he's thumb their mama or why ...
[0:06:10] ... losing out of the first round means they're probably won't be a Richard Seymour or Ty Warren. Or events or Logan Mankins are male remote forty or so older. Any jump out Chandler Jones as an example that's probably not over the past ads ...