We close out the show with the day's very best soundbites.
Boston has had enough of Clay Buchholz, but who else ran out of excuses here through the years?

[0:00:56] ... we're tired of hearing there's excuse me had to go was mr. Josh Beckett. They have been nice run from 2006. So halfway through 2012. But the excuses caught up with Beckett and win Boston. Are tired of excuses and tired of listening to millionaire athletes make excuses for their lousy performances. And finally on August 25. Josh Beckett had to go end to it late he wins but not before or just a couple more excuses on his way. When ...
[0:02:26] ... playing that well and so. It's really have prepared the road for Josh Beckett question for you guys. Now back it I think about in the 2007. And essentially carry them in the regular season and the postseason how long does that buy you. So that was O seven illustrators and it was a five years. Evidently hired her I'm that over five years is what it by either. You ought to he. Up next Harrison Barnes I mean Jeff Green are all. And so yeah it. That there is wrong originally the Celtics drafted Jeff Green with the fifth pick them immediately flipped him out to Seattle for. Ray Allen and Glen Davis. But then on February 24 2011. The Boston Celtics traded lower. Jeff Green and also the traffic and being fat marrow. Jeff Greene wasn't a disaster. Here with the Celtics but it wasn't that great ...
[0:04:43] ... winning streak. And look like the Celtics were gonna snap the funny Jeff Green had forty points a game they lost forty points alive somewhere there. Couple games later. To be hard points he would just wanted to those guys. Come on like. Create the kind of like Goodell is Thomas. It. One of those guys bring me in a freak aptly. Ray Lewis warned us about this guy he came in had a very good season in 2007. Had a good Super Bowl despite the ...
[0:07:45] ... Gary Guyton one of the tardy boys had governments are OK five. Derrick Burgess. One tardy boys. I don't the third in fact I understand they came back to the stadium later and watched film on ...

We close out the show with the day's very best soundbites.

[0:01:10] ... cap goes up again next year. But Oklahoma City is is a front runner right now there are strong front runner now dollars and we all know things can get. July 1 comes in and so we get in the room the Golden ...
[0:02:31] ... Toronto. Tampa thought this. There is Brian Lawton former GM of the Tampa Bay Lightning NHL network analyst and his ranking of teams that he thinks. But likely destination for Steve his stamp goes number one. Toronto ...
[0:07:52] ... one of Mike's callers brought it up to him home express tolerance Darren Oliver that they were making fun I'll vote. Mike did what Mike does best and. Listen we're all big boys it's OK okay I'm innocent civilians serious among among them. Listen if I think accelerate I don't worry would be that as the candidate do you think -- whatever they say neither is riding in the rolls off your back just find it doesn't I don't I think you sleep at night with no problem I totally agree I don't want I don't Bill Swancutt absolutely. Unconscionable then and they don't like that wouldn't nominate as a multi site its right of buffalo I mean it's just ...

This is pure nightmare fuel. You couldn’t have enough safety harnesses anchored to enough secured concrete pilings to justify putting human beings anywhere near this plunging, whitewater death trap. And yet these people sit on it like a Lay-Z-Boy. And I literally cringed watching that. I’m begging Omega and the rest of this crew to get a nice gift shop down at the base and never do this again.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton
Dinesh finally found a way to look cool in the 'Silicon Valley' finale. (John P. Johnson/HBO)

Dinesh finally found a way to look cool in the ‘Silicon Valley’ finale. (John P. Johnson/HBO)

When Season 3 of “Silicon Valley” began, Richard Hendricks had lost control of his own company and was forced to work under a bunch of idiots. Naturally, he was miserable. By the end of Season 4, a forced sale from one group of idiots to another had Richard in a pretty similar position, though instead of being depressed, Richard and the incubees couldn’€™t have been happier.

The reason, other than the fact that they could push around their “new” money guys (Erlich and Big Head) in ways they couldn’€™t with Raviga? Because Richard seems obsessed with being on the cusp of something rather than actually achieving it. When Pied Piper is the buzzed-about up-and-coming company, he thrives. Once he achieves a shred of success, he’€™s “sweating through his sheets.” With the company now pivoting (as Jared hinted late in Season 1), Pied Piper is no longer a job for Richard, but once again an avenue for showing everyone how smart he is, which is ultimately the neurotic-yet-extremely vain engineer’€™s purpose in life.

Here are tres notes on the final episode of Season 3:

– Call me crazy, but as soon as Monica noted that Raviga was forcing a sale of Pied Piper, I was giddy at the idea of Gavin buying it. A season in which they had to work under Gavin would have been great, as he still would have remained the enemy much like Action Jack was in the early going of Season 3. He’€™s made to be unlikeable, but Gavin is one of the best characters on the show.

On the subject of villains/obstacles, the sale of Pied Piper from Raviga combined with the possibility of Monica being fired brings up one troubling question: Is this the end of Laurie? Hopefully not, as this show turned what looked to be a one-dimensional boss into one of the show’€™s more entertaining characters.

– It’€™s an upset when anything Erlich-related isn’€™t laugh-out-loud funny, so who would have thought his monologue would be so boring? The scene on which the entire episode was built — Erlich recalling how his borderline creepy lunch-hour activity turned into a company-saving offer of Round 2 funding — had enough jokes to justify how long it dragged, but for the first time maybe in show history the viewer could understand why he wears on his colleagues.

On the subject of Erlich, his overestimation on himself being put in context by the heavy hitters of the industry is the best running joke of the entire series. The look on his face when he offered to sign the term sheet, only to be told, “You can if you want, but we still need [Richard’€™s] signature,” was gold.

– Dinesh absolutely owned the scene in which he and Gilfoyle pledge their willingness to commit fraud. He tries to be so many things in this series — mostly cool, in several ways that never work — but trying to badass tops the list. The best part about it? He could be, since the person with whom he was dealing (Richard) was one of only two people on the show (the other being Jared, of course) who actually is less badass than him.

Unsung hero of the episode: Neil in the blue Kia Sportage

Best line: “How does this compare with a typical board meeting?”

Jian Yang watch: Two scenes and he knocked both of them out of the park. Keep in mind that this followed an episode in which Jian Yang had no lines, cementing that the writers are being careful to not overuse their show’€™s secret weapon.

Last season’€™s “And what about me?” from Erlich was perhaps the best walkoff line in television history, but Jian Yang’€™s “this is you as an old man”€ prank call to end Season 3 set the bar pretty high for however they’€™ll wrap up Season 4.

Blog Author: 
DJ Bean
OMF looks at the possibilities for Free Agency, specifically reports out of Canada about the possibility of Steven Stamkos and the Bruins.
We should be closing in on a Deflategate ruling soon, James Harrison will talk PED's on his terms, and $10,000 bongs?
Glenn has an Exclusive BBQ, and Lou whines about Friday's whines
John, Gerry and Kirk open the show Monday discussing the Red Sox slide, as well as WEEI.com beat writer Rob Bradford electing to go to a Texas waterpark by himself.
A conversation about OJ Simpson still being in the Hall of Fame and Peter King's desire to keep character concerns out of HOF voting spurns a discussion about Darren Sharper and others who Minihane wants banned for life from the Hall.