TMZThe New England Patriots are all business on the field, but they know how to have fun off it … because a bunch of the team’s stars rocked the mic at a karaoke event on Monday benefiting sick kids. The “Open Mic Holiday Party” in Foxboro, Mass., was hosted by safety Patrick Chung (who rocked out to Katy Perry’s “Firework”) with fellow Pats Vince Wilfork, Jerod Mayo, and Devin McCourty in attendance. Chung and the Pats raised $80,000 for “Chung Changing Lives” — an organization that supports personal and academic development in kids — and several other Boston-area charities. Pats owner Robert Kraft even made a cameo, and promised to perform an Elton John song next year.

As a general rule, the last place you expect to find positive news about your athletes is at the intersection of “sports” and “gossip.” But such is the roll that the 2014 Patriots are on that even when they find themselves on TMZ, it’s a pure good. Granted, when you’re in the sports blog business scandal, hijinks and buffoonery play a lot better than players giving of themselves to help out sick children. But in the spirit of the holidays, sometimes you just have to celebrate good guys doing good things.

Raising $80,000 for a great cause is impressive, no question about it. But mark my words: When Mr. Kraft makes good on his promise to get his swerve on to Elton John next year? It’ll raise $80 million.

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Jerry Thornton
The midday show is divided on who is the Most Valuable Player on the Pats. Tim sides with Revis, Christian with Gronk, and Lou with Brady. So each of them 'phone a friend' to help solidify their argument.

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[0:04:50] ... to have -- sink in that it will announce Terry Terry if Tom Brady is so good like you'll always say years and Lewis saying he is right now and granted he is isn't the biggest ...
[0:06:41] ... for MVP argument right. Despite the fact that he is my favorite Tom Brady even above Gerri my favorite Jerry. Alan my favorite Tom Brady haunt. Jerry Norton is with me and the guerrillas of the argument Terry Thornton elkington Revis you beat you overeat. I made ...
[0:07:39] ... do the words Darrelle Revis has turned up. Peyton getting into Iraq. Aaron Rodgers about Philip Rivers into jets quarterbacks. It's a great argument I got to address yeah they picked up a bit later yeah you're right I. ...






The guys opened the show by discussing the latest absurd complaints by viewers to the FCC regarding Brady's F bombs.

[0:00:14] ... allowed to swear on his job then why in God's name should Tom Brady be allowed to squared his job. Bonds didn't. We do hear him swear. Yes you did not yes you did not on ...
[0:00:56] ... net a hot. Not with a slightly and they're blaming the blaming Tom Brady but it is so's. I actually sat there. Didn't hear a thing that is certain goal. Edge. Off it. And then they ...
[0:01:43] ... if there's no sound an edit. It TV camera should not choate Tom Brady screaming the F word on national TV I'd be more. Offended if I'm there with a sexual watching jewel for you were ...
[0:03:07] ... men would not have expected that but to keep the camera on Tom Brady as he kept yelling was on the all four correct and a third viewer wrote that the network that quote clearly knew ...






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

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The guys spoke with Damien Woody about Pats Jets.

[0:00:01] ... sanity here it is always a pleasure talking football with a friend Damien Woody good morning Dan how are yeah. I am world are you guys or we're a little crazy this morning to where I ...
[0:04:08] ... there for twenty years I thought it was gonna be another room Tom Coughlin or Bill Belichick. Or did tell the talent he rode around you know wrote in a direction UT. I'll you know we blew it when that gets went through it back there it's he chipped to gain we are we have a special alignment football. All united Greg civil quarterbacks. Are more pictures will be on W would not do much in you know it Santonio Holmes Braylon Edwards. And defense was what it was top notch so you don't you have all those things work and work forty. You know ...
[0:10:53] ... you Damien thanks for the time. I appreciate it got a B Damien Woody on the AT&T when Dennis and Callahan and minutes. 6777979237. The recent few things he'd go to the bears is the reason ...





Welcome to Wednesday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

There’s one hard and fast rule in the NFL General Manager game. And it states: “When one of your fans Tweets to your owner that you should be fired and he Favorites it, now is the time to clean out your office.”

Sorry, John Idzik. In most cases, your boss tells you face to face, shakes your hand and wishes you the best of luck in the future. But when you take the Jets’ job, you’ve got to be ready to hear it from a fanboy’s Twitter feed or a pro-Patriots blogger for a Boston sports radio station. But I and Jameson best of luck in the future, if no one else does.

Now pack up your stuff. Security will see you to the door.

@JerryThornton1

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Jerry Thornton
We get a complete analysis of the Patriots and the NFL with Peter King of SI/MMQB.

[0:02:43] ... defense to beat anybody. So detail what you played Peyton Manning and Aaron Rodgers back compacts. And you don't give up a touchdown pass. You know that is a clarion call for me personally so they don't know buffalo could be in position. That last week to still be involved in the pennant race if they are. You know he eats Intel they they might be able to come in and play the best game in the year. Greg bishop of Sports Illustrated had a long piece on Tom Brady's. Work out routine it was it really was well researched well reported does some great anecdotes in there. What was one big ...
[0:04:28] ... it interesting though in your MVP watch for the weekly kinda gave Aaron Rodgers a Mulligan for up on awful performance against the Buffalo Bills. I was a little surprised that you didn't knock him down apace the same way perhaps the Green Bay Packers got knocked down a pace in your find fifteen. Well it's because I don't think if you ask me come in cities we. You're coming into this past week. You know whether Aaron Rodgers was leading by a fingernail or added decently. I would have said well here's a guy with very bright touchdowns and three ...
[0:09:17] ... they're tight end they would fly. So. Wouldn't that values and the Tom Brady's more valuable tree rapper out. And so it's art. Current on ordered back to winning quite honestly because the quarterback how to quarterback. Is so absolutely right that the success. Any football. And I agree I agree it is hard for a non quarterback to win and I was looking at the history of it. That's why I think DeMarco Murray has no chance his hand surgery really eliminates him because you look at the quarterbacks this gives me the running backs who brought it what it. LaDainian Tomlinson and all his touchdowns Shaun Alexander and all those touchdowns and Adrian Peterson to our area 2000 plus yards Barry Sanders. So he hasn't had one of those ...





We get a complete analysis of the Patriots and the NFL with Peter King of SI/MMQB.

[0:02:43] ... defense to beat anybody. So detail what you played Peyton Manning and Aaron Rodgers back compacts. And you don't give up a touchdown pass. You know that is a clarion call for me personally so they don't know buffalo could be in position. That last week to still be involved in the pennant race if they are. You know he eats Intel they they might be able to come in and play the best game in the year. Greg bishop of Sports Illustrated had a long piece on Tom Brady's. Work out routine it was it really was well researched well reported does some great anecdotes in there. What was one big ...
[0:04:28] ... it interesting though in your MVP watch for the weekly kinda gave Aaron Rodgers a Mulligan for up on awful performance against the Buffalo Bills. I was a little surprised that you didn't knock him down apace the same way perhaps the Green Bay Packers got knocked down a pace in your find fifteen. Well it's because I don't think if you ask me come in cities we. You're coming into this past week. You know whether Aaron Rodgers was leading by a fingernail or added decently. I would have said well here's a guy with very bright touchdowns and three ...
[0:09:17] ... they're tight end they would fly. So. Wouldn't that values and the Tom Brady's more valuable tree rapper out. And so it's art. Current on ordered back to winning quite honestly because the quarterback how to quarterback. Is so absolutely right that the success. Any football. And I agree I agree it is hard for a non quarterback to win and I was looking at the history of it. That's why I think DeMarco Murray has no chance his hand surgery really eliminates him because you look at the quarterbacks this gives me the running backs who brought it what it. LaDainian Tomlinson and all his touchdowns Shaun Alexander and all those touchdowns and Adrian Peterson to our area 2000 plus yards Barry Sanders. So he hasn't had one of those ...





Dale and Michael discuss the struggling Bruins, and how they can right the ship and salvage what has been a sub-par first couple of months of the season.

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[0:08:11] ... question. Of what you give up to GAAP and Malcolm soup and Chris Kelly in a first round pick doesn't give most people applause meter. The question is that depends they needed defenseman badly. They need ...
[0:11:18] ... mean if you wanted to get complete story in could ever get Andrew Ference the talkies the captain of the team maybe you could get you know that information. The question is it became to a ...
[0:13:58] ... and we're talking about some of the peripheral players. Went whether it's Chris Kelly or Subaru and it was right on the team right now. Is it time if you're talking about a Taylor paltry it's ...