Hour 4. It's book review Tuesday with Kirk, Gerry, and Trenni. Dan Le Batard insinuated Boston is racist.
Hour 2. Trenni takes on Gerry. Headlines with Kirk. SNL's tribute to Obama was sad.
Hour 1. Trenni, Kirk, and Gerry discuss the attention Brady's interview received. ESPN's political policy is constantly violated.
Hour 3. Trenni, Kirk , and Gerry analyze the Oscar nominees as they are announced.
Hour 2. Trenni takes on Gerry. Headlines with Kirk. SNL is sad.

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Here is a recap of what Johnny Manziel has been up to the past few days: It begins, as all moments of clarity after torpedoing your NFL career do, with an interview with TMZ:

   

The next day, Manziel officially launched his comeback and sent these tweets, which have since been deleted due to events that happen later in this recap. Buckle your seat belts.

“Haven’t been this happy in a long time man. I appreciate all the people in my life who reached out during the truly rough patches in ’16″ — Johnny Manziel (@JManziel2) January 19, 2017

“No lie.. I was a douche in 2016 I’m just trying to be a good PERSON again#LostInTheSauce” — Johnny Manziel (@JManziel2) January 19, 2017

Saturday he went to the Patriots game and documented most of it on Snapchat:  

Sorry @stevebreezyy I’ll make sure my tat man ready for that GOAT tattoo #tb12🐐 hahahaha don’t test me boiiii

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Then he posted that owl picture and I STILL DON’T KNOW WHAT IT MEANS. It could mean a lot of things or it could easily mean nothing. But my best guess is Manziel is trying to say he’s returning to his football roots and is now wiser because of all the stuff he’s done. Like the money phone. If he’s trying to say he’s wiser, he went real subtle with it. Very on the nose with the huge owl.  Then on Monday he respectfully tweeted some advice to Donald Trump: “Yo, POTUS. Even I know to stay away from the notifications section on twitter. [Expletive] will drive you crazy, lead the country and let them hate.”   “Control what you can control and let the rest fall by the wayside,” the next tweet said.   Then George W. Bush’s White House press secretary Ari Fleischer tweeted back in agreement with Manziel. Johnny Manziel.

AND THEN Manziel did the unthinkable and completely deleted his entire Twitter account. People don’t usually do this when times are good but then his spokeswoman, Denise Michaels, told ESPN he did it for the right reasons, so that was a relief.

“He told me [Twitter is] not a priority and he’s trying to eliminate distractions,” Michaels said. Very Belichickian of him.

No word yet on whether he’s getting a Brady tattoo, but his tat man certainly knows he better be ready at all times. Here is Manziel getting an enormous tattoo on a private plane last June:

✈️💉

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Next up on Manziel’s #LostintheSauce comeback agenda is a scheduled appearance in Houston for the Super Bowl to sign autographs and take selfies at two area malls, which is a clear sign your life is on an upswing.

It’ll be a long journey back to the NFL but at least he seems to be moving in the right direction for now.

Blog Author: 
Lucy Burdge

Good morning, here is your Tuesday Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories and scores from our news wire.

Good morning, here is your Tuesday Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories and scores from our news wire.

TUESDAY’S MORNING MASHUP:
NBA: Boston at Washington, 7 p.m. (CSN)
NBA: San Antonio at Toronto, 7 p.m. (NBATV)
NHL: Detroit at Boston, 7 p.m. (NESN)
NHL: St. Louis at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. (NBCSN)
College basketball: Kansas at West Virginia, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Louisville at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Purdue at Michigan State, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Rutgers at Maryland, 7 p.m. (Big Ten Network)
College basketball: Southern Illinois at Wichita State, 7 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: Villanova at Marquette, 8 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: Kansas State at Iowa State, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Kentucky at Tennessee, 9 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Penn State at Wisconsin, 9 p.m. (Big Ten Network)
College basketball: Tulane at Houston, 9 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: Utah State at New Mexico, 11 p.m. (ESPNU)

AROUND THE WEB:

— Reports from the Dominican Republic claim as Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura lay dying after a fatal car crash, the people who found him robbed him instead of helping him.

This report has yet to be confirmed by police. The report is Ventura was found still alive after the accident and looters robbed him of his World Series ring, among other belongings. Dominican journalist Euri Cabral reported this claim in an appearance on a Dominican radio station.

Pedro Martinez heard Cabral and commented on this alleged new development on Twitter:

— Bengals cornerback Adam Jones was caught on video verbally assaulting a police officer on Jan. 3 in a video released on Monday by Cincinnati police.

Jones yelled profanities and racial slurs at an arresting officer from the back of a police car. He is facing multiple charges for the incident leading to this.

“I hope you die tomorrow,” Jones is heard saying to the officer.

“You’re gonna be out of a job tomorrow,” he later said. It also appears Jones spat on the floor of the police car and said to the officer he would “spit on your ass if I could.”

Jones’ attorneys released the following statement: Adam Jones is deeply embarrassed and remorseful for his conduct and language after being arrested in early January. Mr. Jones has the utmost respect for law enforcement and the difficulties police encounter on a daily basis. Adam loves Cincinnati and considers it home. He sincerely apologizes to the officers, the Cincinnati Bengals organization and all the fans in Cincinnati.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Why does everybody make such a big deal? I don’t understand it….I don’t believe in a lot of things. Not to denounce anything. There are different things … I’ve known Gerry [Callahan] for a long time and I would consider, I don’t know friends, but would be very cordial if I saw you and I think we would have a lot of things to talk about. I don’t agree with everything. That’s fine, right?” — Tom Brady, on Kirk and Callahan, on his friendship with President Donald Trump

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Duron Harmon (26)

Blog Author: 
Lucy Burdge

Susan Pease of Lincoln may not have watched the Patriots defeat the Steelers in the AFC championship game, but it doesn’t appear as if many others joined her boycott. The contest received a household rating of 51.6, making it the second-highest non-Super Bowl performance in team history. Just imagine what the number would’ve been if it was a competitive game instead of a 19-point blowout.

Two weeks ago, SB Nation published a piece about how the Patriots have a Trump problem. The premise, which is supported by one on-the-record interview with Pease, is that the team’s affiliation with the divisive president is causing fans to tune out. But the ratings tell a much different story.

Throughout the season, the Patriots have consistently drawn massive numbers on television. Their affair against the Broncos Dec. 18 was the highest-rated broadcast of the regular season on CBS and the divisional round matchup against the Texans garnered a monstrous 42.2 rating in Boston.

Even more impressively, the market share for the AFC championship game was a whopping 73. That means 73 percent of TV watchers in Boston were tuned into the matchup.

Amazingly, this ratings triumph came on the heels of Trump’s inauguration, which was heavily Patriots-themed. Owner Robert Kraft was in attendance and even photographed at a swanky dinner with Kellyanne Conway, perhaps the President’s most visible surrogate. On Thursday, Trump gave Kraft a shoutout at an event, saying Tom Brady had called him recently.

On Kirk & Callahan Monday, Brady said he speaks with Trump from time-to-time. On the night before the election, at a stump speech in New Hampshire, Trump said Brady had voted for him and also read an endorsement letter from Bill Belichick. Though Belichick admitted to writing the letter, Brady hasn’t revealed who he supported.

The Patriots and Trump will forever be tied together, but the ratings show that the vast majority of fans in liberal Massachusetts are able to separate football from politics. When Super Bowl 51 begins in two weeks, Trump will probably be the furthest thing from most people’s minds –– at least for a couple of hours.

Blog Author: 
Alex Reimer
Mut is continuing the recap of the AFC Championship game, and the ways the Steelers were outmatched by the Patriots, and it brings up the question of what the bigger mismatch was, coaching or QB's?

[0:01:45] ... know I could care less about Beckett I think. I don't know Tom Brady personally but you know he's got another boat so we we get up field goal yet the first sir let me tell ...
[0:03:24] ... talking about the coaching mismatch but a quarterback mismatched to him and Ben Roethlisberger. Is a pretty good quarterback. He look like a odd backup compared to Brady how good birdie was. He just did it ...
[0:05:48] ... how could day. Be thinking at any level on moving on from Tom Brady. It makes no sense based on the season he had and the game we just had to get it against Pittsburgh. Even ...
[0:06:20] ... last week. Pretty B sample size that a 11 record against. The Seattle Seahawks. Pranks in Peabody on the patriots like frank. Hey Mike how I have good buddy Dario. That it can grant again tonight ...