Lou, Christian, and Mut examine the Patriots' Running Back situation, and discuss the Running Game's importance to the offense.

[0:00:42] ... year the pats ran the ball. The fewest they've run in a Bill Belichick coached team here at sixteenth season and fox for a 383 times. Thirtieth out of 32 teams rushing the football average under 88 yards per game. Here at running backs going at it can't. Dion Lewis would dare plow James White ran a bold and Tyler Gaffney. Donald brown and DJ Foster. Mosier seven and guys that are you running backs and I ...
[0:02:55] ... enough to know what they can get away with. And global whole Tom Brady's quarterback and they know that every team knows that. So much talk about blitz packages and you know how to attack Brady. They always wanna come from the middle because they know that Brady wants to step up and throw the ball or he wants when he does what he can run outside the tackle. So to meet the right back issue. It's it's not going anywhere because as this team is always want they can win with just averaged a serviceable backs they don't need some. Adrian Peterson out there just give me a guy that isn't afraid in Walt bumble the football that's the most important thing. The what do these kind of weary too is in his first four games is that. Yellows fell. You know Tom race good read the defense has always runs in the right spots right they're playing small gonna run right after because to get a you played Tom Brady and the patriots used trying to stop the pass. And because of that though they can be an effective running team at times but would drop below with senators that the case. You know army of the knowledge I've Libya smartest Romberg executive editor setting Jimmy Toronto's offence. Differently than you would Tom Brady office I was still of the weapons which you know you know challenge from a little bit more and maybe be able ...
[0:08:15] ... fans have said good Britain's if he's not here that's James is James White had struggles the end of last year. I still see an explosive player who can catch a ball out of the backfield and do. It's called beyond the was light type things he's not the Al Lewis nobody was the beginning of last year as were prepared for and Kevin fall. That's a good deal Lewis a white can do some of those things. If white can do that beginning of the year. And how loud she weaker Bill Belichick and his medical staff to not rush deal that was back if James White can fill that role for a couple weeks that you don't get in a position where he gulp. Jimmy struggling kick at the dump outlook he can't do the ice the and I now how to proceed 9% to two back in the game and that. That that would be a scary thing if your patriots fan haven't come back before he's ready. An increase that risk of injury and it's always going to be there the risk of re injuring that knee after that they'll get blown out a year ago. I James White filling that role for couple weeks if that's the case. Allows and take their talent the Al. How what do you Kansas feeling as what do you think is is James White ceiling a week and it touched on this yesterday is it is his ceiling seem marine. Horses. You can't Erica. Mica I ...
[0:10:00] ... saw a glimpse of it. Rivers really seen a glimpse of what James White could be thrust upside. I just always glad I I think he's explosive I think he's is hands are not as his ...






Lou and Christian hop in the Wayback machine, as they're joined by Mut; they discuss last night's big win in Baltimore, Mookie Betts' importance, and could Pap be back with the Sox?


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EyeOpenerTVBrazilian government officials have seized the passports of three American swimmers, according to a photo shared on Twitter.

The photo appears to show Ryan Lochte, along with three others, at a security checkpoint. …

The verified twitter account for “Rádio BandNews FM” tweeted the image along with the caption, “Justice seizes passports of American swimmers who have lied about theft at Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas.”

Earlier this week, Lochte claimed he had been robbed at gunpoint.

I never wrote about Ryan Lochte and his buddies (supposedly) being robbed (allegedly) at gunpoint until now. Or the International Olympic Committee spokesman claiming there was no truth to the (purported) story. Because as much as I don’t trust the IOC and think the Olympics have been a sham and only a corrupt organization would have ever put an event as big as this in a crime-ridden, polluted rat hole like Rio, there is someone I trust even less.

Ryan Lochte.

According to the Rio police, whom one would assume have a vested interest in rounding up the perps who (reportedly) put a gun to the forehead of one of the 50 most recognizable athletes at the Games, there is zero evidence to back up Lochte’s story. The “victims” were drunk. They can’t describe the “robbers” or the cab they were in. No cabbie can be found to corroborate any of it. And Lochte, to be fair, might be one of the 50 most recognizable athletes in Rio, but he is without a doubt on the medal stand of Dumbest Jocks of My Lifetime. My Exhibit A:

The prosecution rests. I’m not even exaggerating. Ryan Lochte is the pluperfect example of a guy with a body that was touched by the gods to do great athletic things, but not enough between his ears to make himself a bowl of cereal. To steal and old line, he couldn’t spell “cat” if you spotted him the “c” and the “a.” So I can absolutely see him making up this story, in that way that tiny-brained people make things up because they live in the moment and can’t grasp the concept that there’ll be consequences later on. That you can’t make a wild accusation about a crime happening in a sovereign country without them wanting you to stick around to explain yourself.

Granted, “dumb” doesn’t always translate to “drunken liar.” Hell, Wade Boggs is a bright guy, and he made up a story about getting robbed at gunpoint and escaping by willing himself invisible. I am not joking. But I’ll give the Brazilian police the benefit of the doubt before I’ll buy Lochte’s story that he refused to get on the ground for a man pointing a gun at him and then when said gun was put to his forehead said, “Yeah, whatever.” Way to represent your country, Ryan.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton
Curt Schilling is ready to unload on Red Sox ownership and talk about why he'll never do any favors for the team until a new ownership group takes over. Gerry also presses him on his upcoming political career, and the double standards at ESPN.

 

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As fate would have it, I was already deeply committed to posting about three-time gold medal swimmer Stephanie Rice and had invested a lot of time collecting her photos before I found out she is not competing for Australia in Rio at the moment. But since I wasn’t blogging here when she was winning all those medals, I’ll just call this a make-do. Greatness like hers stands the test of time.

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Jerry Thornton
Gerry, Tango and Schil discuss the Cam Newton GQ article and ESPN talking heads reacting to Newton not engaging in the race debate.

[0:01:30] ... we are post racial in this country. If you wanna believe they Cam Newton is facing no racism if racism does not exist in this country. So again. Although he said was if you say I ...
[0:08:55] ... people felt makes perfect sense by a hoot to coach you pick Cam Newton was gonna have an MVP type season. I forget I don't remember anybody that was a week from reading that we too ...
[0:09:35] ... it didn't actually happen twice and I like to know it was Trent Dilfer Yemen via. Ravens I would say that Menem's even worse than that. Manning is terrible. And he won at all it was ...
[0:10:51] ... up for grabs but in a in the past and so I James Harrison has come out in your city will coral cooperate would Roger Goodell let me enough. I drew just peppers Clay Matthews Mike ...






Curt Schilling is in studio and he's made the news headlines again with his statements that he's ready soon to run for political office.

[0:02:24] ... left its holding her up there is that. Because second coming of Hillary Clinton which you know lord don't you don't even need the first. So I I'm not happy about this and that's frontier man ...
[0:18:56] ... were asking you is being asked three times about the trustworthiness. Of Hillary Clinton right and you trust her is she's trustworthy. Three times he got ass she never once said yes. What she's the one ...
[0:19:31] ... west but my soy is not really this is a woman supporting Hillary Clinton who cannot answer a simple yes no question well. It's done do you trust her if she trustworthy and her answers are ...
[0:20:46] ... make it value card now quick. I would advice you have for Curt Schilling a run for office. Turner finally you know. Massachusetts. That it median income in the country higher education. I get health care too much are you gotta go to Alabama. And now it highest health care guys know what that ...






Curt Schilling joins Gerry Callahan and Gary Tanguay after a Tuesday night Sox win in Baltimore. The guys spend most of the 6am hour discussing Mookie Betts and the Sox playoff outlook.


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DetroitThe Detroit Lions unveiled the “wow” concession item for the 2016 season on Thursday, and it’s a doozy: A 4-pound, 9-inch doughnut cake covered in blue frosting and filled with a layer of apple filling.

It sells for $15. …

Joe Nader, Chicago-based concessionaire Levy Restaurants’ executive chef for the Lions and Ford Field since 2005, said he expects to sell about 60 of the gargantuan pastries during each of the two preseason home games, and around 100 during the eight regular season games.

The doughnut cakes and cider were designed to evoke nostalgia for fall in Michigan.

I’ve been going to Patriots games since I was a kid. A game at the old stadium in Foxboro was the first pro sporting event I ever went to. I’ve seen the Patriots in Gillette and I’ve followed them to road games. I’ve been to a million Pats games and I rocked ’em all. And I didn’t realize until this very moment what has been missing all along. A four-pound doughnut.

You can have all the brats, burgers, beers and steak tips in the world, but it’s just not the pro football experience until you’ve horked down a 64-ounce truck tire of fried sugar-dough covered in buttercream. Finally, that hole in my heart has been explained, and it’s the shape of a four-pound circle of decadence.

The best part of this is Chef Nader saying this monstrosity is made to evoke nostalgia for fall in Michigan. Given the fact fall in Michigan gave the world Matt Millen’s drafting, an 0-16 team, no trips to the Super Bowl, the Wolverines benching Tom Brady, Ted Nugent music and the Ford Pinto, I think a gigantic, fried heart attack is the perfect choice. I just want to meet the guy who eats one.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton


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TMZThe female drummer in Shaun White’s rock band is doubling down in her lawsuit against the X Games star — claiming he sexually harassed her for years … and she has the text messages to prove it. 

We broke the story … White is being sued by Lena Zawaideh — who formed the band Bad Things with White back in 2008. …

Zawaideh claims White sent her sexually explicit and graphic images of “engorged and erect penises” and forced her to watch sexually disturbing videos “including videos sexualizing human fecal matter.”

One of the videos Zawaideh claims she was forced to watch was a couple killing a bear and then having sex on top of it. 

She also claims White forced her to watch “Church of Fudge” — a hardcore porn “involving a priest, a nun and fecal matter.”

UPDATEShaun White says he DID send a bunch of sexually explicit texts to the female drummer of his band — but says the two were friends at the time … and her allegations of sexual harassment are bogus. 

It looks like we’ve got one of your classic gender politics, “Men are from Mars, women are from Venus” misunderstandings on our hands. What to him are flirty, platonic texts messages to a female co-worker are to her penis pictures, poop sex and dead bear sex porn. It just goes to show what every hacky comic in the world will tell you, men and women are just … so … different.

Not that I’m judging Shaun White, but he has to know that what is harmless fun to him, like  “Church of Fudge,” isn’t necessarily going to play with every audience. You’ve got to be able to read the room. Sex between a priest and a nun involving fecal matter sex is sort of, if you’ll pardon the expression, an acquired taste. You can’t just assume your drummer is going to share your appreciation for the art form. It’s really one of those situations where you have to follow the college code of seduction, where you ask permission every step of the way before you try to engage in dead bear and poop porn. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure and all that.

So is The Flying Tomato right? Is it possible to send videos like that to someone who is basically an employee and claim it was just friendship, not harassment? That’s a question for greater legal minds than mine, so I’ll let the courts decide. Well, the courts and the major corporations who’ve been humping his image as a counterculture, chill bro, X-Games icon who can sell crap to the millennials. Regardless of what Lena Zewaideh thought, my guess is NBC, Oakely, Target and Red Bull don’t share his love of dead animals and feces erotica.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton