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First of all, I give Will Smith credit where it’s due for even making a movie like “Concussion.” I read an article a while back about how when he was breaking into films, he and his agent did the research on what makes a movie a success. And they found out that most of the top-grossing films ever made had common denominators like copious amounts of special effects, aliens, action and violence and so on. Which is why he’s always gravitated to scripts like “Men in Black,” “Independence Day” and even dreck like “After Earth.” So portraying the doctor who discovered the link between football and traumatic brain diseases is way outside his wheelhouse. Not to mention it probably won’t help his relationship with the NFL’s innumerable “broadcast partner” media outlets. So regardless of how good “Concussion” turns out to be, kudos to him for trying.

That said, Luke Wilson as Roger Goodell? Really? I’m a big Luke Wilson fan. And I don’t pigeonhole him into purely comedy roles because he’s done quality work in dramas like “3:10 to Yuma.” But that’s because the man has personality. He’s got charisma. Roger Goodell is the opposite of that. He’s an automaton. He has all the expressiveness of a store mannequin and the vocal inflection of Stephen Hawking’s keyboard. Why have an actor play him at all? I feel like the studio who made “Concussion” could have just saved Wilson’s salary and had Goodell played by CGI like Jar Jar Binks.

So if Luke Wilson is able to breathe any life into the role — if he’s able to make Goodell seem human — we ought to just skip the Best Supporting Actor Oscar nominations and hand it to him.

@JerryThornton1

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NY Daily NewsPortland police are pursuing a prolific public pooper who has been spotted doing his doody outside the same office building several times this month.

Oregon’s mystery defecator was caught on camera excreting outside the building, with toilet paper in hand, so many times a business owner spread fliers around the city asking for help catching the “Portland Pooper,” KOIN reported.

After word of the pooper leaked, police identified the man as a criminal suspect who could get charges for offensive littering and disorderly conduct dumped on him if he’s caught.

Grossed-out locals noted that the pooper comes prepared to each of his crimes.

“I find it interesting that he has toilet paper with him, it’s very pre-planned,” Catrina Salazar, who works at the Phix Hair Studio near the fouled-up office, told KOIN. …

[P]olice have not determined how many times the pooper has pooped at the same spot, or if his pooping has spread elsewhere.

You might have heard this story on Dennis & Callahan’s Headlines segment Monday morning. As soon as the guys mentioned it, I offered my thoughts and prayers are with the good people of Oregon and the members of the Portland law enforcement community. Because I know what they are going through.

If you remember a few months ago, our WEEI studio also was terrorized by a Mad Pooper, who left his sewer trout all over the handicapped stall in our men’s room. I vowed at the time that I would crack the case. I was determined to get to the bottom of it. Promised myself that I would not rest until brought the poop perp to justice. I felt I owed it to my co-workers to catch this monster brown-handed. But now, unfortunately, the trail that was warm then has grown cold and that finless brownfish-laying maniac is still at large.

And it haunts my every step. I can’t get over the feeling like he’s out there, mocking me. Every time I pass a stranger sitting in the courtyard outside the building I think it could be him, filling up on a big lunch to prepare for his next attack. The Entercom Mad Pooper is the Moriarty to my Sherlock Holmes. The John Doe to my Morgan Freeman. He’s my Rollo Tomasi from “L.A. Confidential”: The one that got away.

At least the citizens of Portland have a lead. That video is pretty detailed. Plus they have the weapon in question, so they can check the DNA data bank and cross-reference it against the Poop Offender Registry. Whereas in my case the crime scene had been sanitized, so there was no opportunity to dust for poop. All I ask is that when they catch the Portland Pooper, they give me five minutes alone in the interrogation room so I can try to link this cheeky devil to our crime. Then maybe the good people of Entercom can do their business in peace and comfort again.

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The word is out, as WEEI has chosen Glen Ordway as the new host of the 10-2 show, with Lou and Christian. The guys start the show talking about the news.

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[0:15:09] ... a little tidbit walking in Tom Brady walked it was Michigan teammate Jay Feely. Former kicker. He walked in liberate. I don't get that would work to I don't know I don't know that thing with ...
[0:17:19] ... big Dick Berman your talk that you are talk and off. But Big Dig these cyclists because you've got to make a decision. And you shouldn't need the giants owner or president to come in and do it for you. It's time way into the big uh oh. The Christian Fauria Malone will be back. ...





The word is out, as WEEI has chosen Glenn Ordway as the new host of the 10-2 show, with Lou and Christian. The guys start the show talking about the news.

[0:01:07] ... O'Brien or sell well in this is the big go news like Tom Cruise Tom Cruise or Brad and addition they don't know. Don't know six much like me they bring us in we addition you know do. ...
[0:15:09] ... a little tidbit walking in Tom Brady walked it was Michigan teammate Jay Feely. Former kicker. He walked in liberate. I don't get that would work to I don't know I don't know that thing with ...
[0:17:19] ... big Dick Berman your talk that you are talk and off. But Big Dig these cyclists because you've got to make a decision. And you shouldn't need the giants owner or president to come in and do it for you. It's time way into the big uh oh. The Christian Fauria Malone will be back. ...





 

 

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Just last week I was observing an Airing of the Grievances against John Harbaugh after he insisted that questioning the character of a notorious, family-abusing goon like Terrell Suggs is “crossing a line.” The list of knocks against Harbaugh is already a long one. He’s an unrepentant whiner. An over-the-top official baiter. An unabashed liar who has claimed repeatedly his organization knew nothing about Ray Rice‘s elevator violence and didn’t start Deflategate by colluding with the Colts. And he’s a world-class excuse-making sore loser who has blamed playoff losses to the Patriots on stadium clock mismanagement and legal formations he thought were illegal.

But now we can add to his curriculum vitae possibly the worst indictment of all: That he’s a fake tough guy.

How else do you explain his histrionics over the weekend? Look, football is lousy with plays where you think Opponents’ Player A took a cheap shot at Your Player B. It’s the nature of the sport and it happens literally every time rough men put on pads and fight each other for yards. But when was the last time you ever saw a coach at any level pull a stunt like coming all the way across the field to bark at the opposing coach? It never happens, because even the most insane crackpot in a profession filled with lunatics knows you simply don’t do that. But John Harbaugh does.

Then, not satisfied just to break every code of coaching conduct and common sense, he felt the need to double down by violating state anti-bullying statutes by going after the sideline reporter, who, by the way, was asking some pretty innocuous questions. To be clear, that reporter is a grown man and doesn’t deserve to have me worrying about his feelings. But Harbaugh’s arrogant, supercilious treatment of the guy was not only uncalled for, it was an embarrassment to the NFL.

Not that anything will come of it. For the thousandth time in my blogging career I find myself looking at a coach’s behavior and asking rhetorically, “What if Bill Belichick had pulled this?” The answer is the world would be calling him a monster and calling for his head. At the very least the Pats would lose draft picks and The Hooded One would be out a few hundred thousand dollars. But when John Harbaugh pulls stunts like this, it’s just another day at the office for the Raven lunatic.

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Dave Portnoy gave us the latest from the Brady Goodell hearing.

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[0:12:47] ... indicated. If he's gonna get piston turn on anybody would be the national football league for not listing and and and reading that he believes that he is offering them. Absolutely but the thing I don't get ...
[0:14:12] ... your date David. Port L president I think today I marched me. Patriots fans would be okay with the game or even to know that is fuel. That is fuel for the fire for the whole season partly already got a cannon. In your mind he's gonna pay a price here. He gets a game and the glove think of the challenge you'll win that game with rappel and then comes on a white horse Brady comes ride man it would be. Like spike gait times patriots well I mean the patriots fans wanna we exonerated they want to win again is a win now and ugly stuff and Morgan wanted to wanted to show and more importantly I don't think Tom thinks a game is a win. No I think he's I think he's in this I don't think he's taken game I actually do not 617779793. Cent accurate. Women don't like cheaters. And what certain number one demographic. That Tom Brady tries to sell old boot soon. Linden guys and according to do it all ability to do we get there are welcome ...





The Big O announces his return to WEEI.

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[0:01:51] ... this but later. You're level you have not got the latest and multi company an account just reneged on the deal. They went into my past and they found out that I have done absolutely nothing ...
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Jesse Spector of Sporting News on Schilling.

[0:00:54] ... his first amendment rights or the re tweet of the mean itself. Curt Schilling is not being denied its Berkman or are we there yet in the corporation. And you are not guarantees the right to ...
[0:02:17] ... a good baseball and that's what they did last night and what Curt Schilling does aren't FaceBook and Twitter. I find to be. Out there. Just ignorant and spreading word that has nothing to do with ...
[0:02:54] ... a better understand in baseball when I watch game it's called a Curt Schilling I learn a lot about church. So I don't really need to hear him. Outing on I'm very glad I was able ...
[0:03:48] ... liked that she talked about her experience but you don't like when Curt Schilling talks about his experience. I like that she applies her experience to the game that was at hand rather than turning into ...






The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.