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“I wake up this morning to find out I’m speaking at the Republican National Convention. It’s amazing how fast rumors fly. And that’s exactly what this is: a rumor.”

The heck, Republicans? This is how you kick off a campaign? First you try to get Tom Brady to speak at your convention, then you settle for Tim Tebow, the deliverer of some of the worst passes I’ve ever seen thrown by an adult male. And now even Tebow is standing you up? It would be one thing to get left at the altar by a Pro Bowler. A Super Bowl champion. Say, an Aaron Rodgers or even a Joe Flacco. But to get ditched by the guy who couldn’t earn his way onto the field for the New York Jets? That’s a level of humiliation perhaps never before achieved in American politics.

Seriously, how does this happen? Was that a lineup of confirmed speakers that was leaked the other day or a wish list? Did you get commitments out of anybody, or were you just throwing stuff out there, like some teenager inviting a celebrity to prom and hoping they say yes? Either way, it’s a terrible, terrible look to be turned down by a guy who couldn’t make it out of Patriots training camp. I mean, if you can’t land this guy, how can you expect to run a country? If I’m Donald Trump, I’m finding out who’s responsible for this fiasco and firing more people than on the entire “Celebrity Apprentice” Netflix page.


Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton
Gerry and Kirk give Gary Tanguay the news that his walk-out audio went viral, leading to Tanguay's head swelling up like a watermelon.
Kirk Minihane joins Gerry and Gary Tanguay (in for Dino) as the guys start the show discussing how the show has gone over the past few days and the overnight trade made by the Red Sox for Drew Pomeranz

NY Daily NewsThe Mets of the mid-1980s were known for playing hard and partying hard. For Darryl Strawberry, combining the two seemed to go hand-in-hand, especially with the ladies.

Strawberry, appearing on SiriusXM’s Mad Dog Sports Radio on Thursday, didn’t hold back much when discussing his days with the Mets ahead of Thursday night’s airing of ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentary “Doc and Darryl” about Strawberry and teammate Dwight Gooden. …

When host Evan Cohan asked if he ever had sex at the ballpark, Strawberry replied by saying, “When I was on the road yes, probably. There was a great possibility.” …

“It happened between the innings. It worked out well just how crazy it was,” Strawberry said. “It kind of worked out that way. You organize it; you point her out and tell the kid.”

I hate to dwell on the past, I really do. But here is all the proof you need that the 1980s were a magical time.

We live in an age where the whole world freaks out when Pablo Sandoval goes back in the clubhouse and shows his appreciation for a voluptuous bosom on Instagram. Hell, Panda even got suspended for a game over it.

But back in the Golden Age of the 80s, nothing was off limits. Liquor, cocaine,  in-game locker room quickies with any woman you wanted, squandering your abilites and destroying your career. It was all in play. Our superstars operated in a consequence-free environment where they fed all their appetites and we lived vicariously through them. It’s probably what following The Rat Pack was for an earlier generation, with ballplayers instead of Frank, Sammy and Dino.

I’ve always contended that Darryl Strawberry is one of the five greatest wastes of talent I ever saw. He was gifted by the gods with tremendous athleticism and had a swing softer than morning dew on an angel’s nipple. He lost it all in favor of his addictions to drugs and booze and I’ve always resented him for it because, as they say in “A Bronx Tale,” the saddest thing in life is wasted talent. But now that I know what he was using that talent to score with women in the middle of games, I have a new found respect for the man.

Wow, do I miss the 80s.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton

It's back. (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for CinemaCon)

It’s back. (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for CinemaCon)

I don’t know if you guys have heard, but there is a new “Ghostbusters” movie coming out. There’s only one problem, though. It has GIRLS IN IT. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?!? GIRLS… WEARING PROTON PACKS! SO GROSS!

This has been the general sentiment surrounding the new “Ghostbusters” movie since the cast was announced in January of 2015. Two-Thousand-FIFTEEN!  Think of everything the internet has flipped out over in the last 18 months.

It feels like a near civil war that broke out in February 2015 over #TheDress was a million internet years ago and the Ghostbuster Truther movement predates that. What a time to be alive.

In early March of 2016, the Ghostbusters trailer was released on the internet in the same way that goat was “released” into the T-Rex cage in Jurassic Park.  Perhaps in your casual browsing of the internet, you stumbled across someone taking personal offense to it because apparently, everyone did.

Since its debut, the trailer has become the most disliked video in the history of YouTube, racking up nearly 1,000,000 thumbs down — that is a substantial digital chorus of boos. Even by 2016 standards, where there is a different pop-cultural occurrence to rage against every twelve minutes, the sustained hatred surrounding the existence new “Ghostbusters” is staggering.   

That being said, the trailer missed the mark big time. Even the director of the original “Ghostbusters” movies — you know, THE GOOD ONES — Ivan Reitman agreed with that when he spoke with Mashable about the backlash.  

“I think we got off to a bad start,” Reitman said. “It wasn’t so much that the trailer was bad or terrible. In its minute and a half, it couldn’t represent what the movie actually is.”

As much as the trailer wasn’t good, it wasn’t all that bad either… it just was. It happened. It confirmed the rumors that a new “Ghostbusters” movie was coming out. It looked surprisingly like the parts of “Ghostbusters” that we love, smushed with elements of what we hate about “Ghostbusters II,” combined with the “audacity” of having women star as the titular Ghostbusters instead of Dan Aykroyd’s old self.

As it turns out, the new version of “Ghostbusters” isn’t a sequel or even a continuation of the original “Ghostbusters” movies; it’s a full on reboot.  It takes place in a fictional New York completely separate from the NYC that was saved in the original films. So if it is a completely different movie, why aren’t we blaming Sony Pictures Entertainment for cutting a bad trailer and calling it a day? Plenty of movies have bad trailers and wind up being great, and vice versa. What makes “Ghostbusters” the exception?  

Therein lies the problem with nostalgia-fueled projects: It’s not exactly how we remember it or how we imagined it could be, so therefore it sucks.  

Based on the track records of every single person involved, this movie should be as anticipated as “Avengers III.” This movie includes the stars of “Bridesmaids” in Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy, the two standouts of “Saturday Night Live” in Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones, and Thor. If Chris “God of Thunder” Hemsworth takes fifth billing in this movie and he is fine with it, so should be the rest of us mere mortals. “Ghostbusters” is directed by Paul Feig, who is has given us “Freaks & Geeks,” “The Office,” “Arrested Development,” “Bridesmaids,” and “The Heat.” Wearing any other uniform than the adult beige onesie associated with this rebooted franchise, we’d be calling on this super team to represent the Eastern Conference against Durant and the Warriors.  

This kind of wagon-circling usually gets used when some the legacy of a beloved property is threatened, but what legacy is there to protect? “Ghostbusters II” is not good, even when viewed through the ever-forgiving lens of nostalgia. If we were really concerned about sullying the good name of “Ghostbusters” the hate would have started with the movie that brought us a river made of slime and bad attitude that was running beneath the streets of New York.  

Is it possible we wanted to reserve this specific busting ghosts for Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, and Ernie Hudson so they could get their Sylvester Stallone-esque trot around the bases à la “Creed”? Probably not; name the most recent Dan Aykroyd movie you saw.  If we wanted to support these guys in 2016, we would be.  

I will be crossing the picket lines and seeing “Ghostbusters” this weekend and could go either way. Who knows, maybe it will be the suckiest suck that has ever sucked…

  … Or maybe it will be fun.


My only goal is to hate it for the right reasons if I wind up hating it at all — not because there are new people sporting nostalgic laundry.

And if you do see it and hate it, hold tight… pretty sure Channing Tatum has a Ghostbusters movie coming out in 2018.  

Blog Author: 
Padraic O'Connor
Christian talks with WEEI.com's John Tomase who gave his thoughts on what the Red Sox are gaining with their trade for Drew Pomeranz and how it benefits the club in the second half of the season.

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Christian talks with WEEI.com's John Tomase who gave his thoughts on what the Red Sox are gaining with their trade for Drew Pomeranz and how it benefits the club in the second half of the season.

[0:00:01] ... last hour John aiming confirmed as we told you before the U Red Sox. Have a DO Jason grown three point 65 million dollars pending a physical. And if you're one of those people out there who really doesn't like the idea of treating top prospect lake. Anderson Espinoza maybe that'll soften the blow a little bit let's welcome in our guest he's not really against the kind of in the guy around here Johnson mossy joins me. I'm on the phone John the big news today the Red Sox going out Dave the rescue doing exactly what he said he'd do adding to the pitching staff. And acquiring drew pom rants ...
[0:01:07] ... and maybe twenty or thirty years new contract requirement that you believe Victor Martinez. That's the that'd be steep price or act like I'm having a hard time reconciling that happened that. The other half however ...
[0:04:36] ... guess I kind of look at it like bottom line is that David Ortiz who last year and you would like between the Red Sox at all and I'm Matt. For that reason just you know sort of story would be and so from that perspective it's ...
[0:05:27] ... them. Three years ago to take advantage of Dunlap to window or David Ortiz is when I mean the way you build sustainable power house team. If you have that content supplier. The minor leaguers come ...






Christian is talking about the Red Sox trading Anderson Espinoza for Drew Pomeranz, and looks at whether the Red Sox fans fall in love with high rated prospects who they haven't seen play in person and are still years away from the majors.

[0:06:10] ... trust his opinion on things because who knows more about pitching and Pedro Martinez. You know there are people who were employee here to make decisions along those lines and I haven't heard Pedro Martinez come out yet and say I don't think this is a good trade. Maybe Pedro love drew Palmer Teddy you know I mean that's you know throwing it all on what Pedro Martinez says it's kind of a cute little hot cake I guess but I don't I don't really. See too much depth and ...
[0:11:09] ... was the that was the last blue chip prospect. Text brought up Craig Hansen as well I mentioned him earlier you know there's there's been blue chip prospects that a command year maybe Pedro Martinez didn't say they were the best prospects and Roger Clemens. And while I'm not discounting paper's opinion I value Pedro is opinion ...
[0:16:16] ... these guys yes I mean I I don't see that being a recipe for success here Orioles have made it worked thus far. I I don't I think that they're gonna be desperate for some pitching until ...
[0:22:09] ... for a while. And it's not like you're getting 36 year old Rich Hill here either you're getting a all star pitcher. Who is under you know it is going to be cost controlled for another ...






Christian is talking about the Red Sox trading Anderson Espinoza for Drew Pomeranz, and looks at whether the Red Sox fans fall in love with high rated prospects who they haven't seen play in person and are still years away from the majors.

[0:06:10] ... trust his opinion on things because who knows more about pitching and Pedro Martinez. You know there are people who were employee here to make decisions along those lines and I haven't heard Pedro Martinez come out yet and say I don't think this is a good trade. Maybe Pedro love drew Palmer Teddy you know I mean that's you know throwing it all on what Pedro Martinez says it's kind of a cute little hot cake I guess but I don't I don't really. See too much depth and ...
[0:11:09] ... was the that was the last blue chip prospect. Text brought up Craig Hansen as well I mentioned him earlier you know there's there's been blue chip prospects that a command year maybe Pedro Martinez didn't say they were the best prospects and Roger Clemens. And while I'm not discounting paper's opinion I value Pedro is opinion ...
[0:16:16] ... these guys yes I mean I I don't see that being a recipe for success here Orioles have made it worked thus far. I I don't I think that they're gonna be desperate for some pitching until ...
[0:22:09] ... for a while. And it's not like you're getting 36 year old Rich Hill here either you're getting a all star pitcher. Who is under you know it is going to be cost controlled for another ...






The Red Sox are making a big second-half push with their acquisition of starting pitcher Drew Pomeranz. Christian Arcand is getting a mixed reaction from callers on the trade.

[0:02:00] ... But for every Anderson Espinoza who's come through hasn't there been a Craig Hansen or another one of these guys who eat. Henry always somebody just look at and think well this guy was supposed to ...
[0:13:49] ... it's taken the Red Sox get rich realized it well I like Rich Hill. How do you not like Rich Hill but he hasn't pitched a lot of innings same can be said for droop on or it's however the main difference here ...
[0:17:18] ... acquisition to date the rescues made. He's given up very little again Aaron Hill we gave up very little dip bread ziglar. You know it wasn't just going to be forever and fleece and everybody like ...
[0:21:56] ... if you look at all of ice he's so. Every single one Aaron Hill at war. And this guy unbeaten he's still all the holes you it's not give it away at any not. He's not ...