Today down at the fort, Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino expressed his dismay at sports talk radio hosts spreading misinformation about him at the team.

[0:00:36] ... him as a pitcher. Against him I'm not talking about even just. Shane Victorino try to clear up his comments that may go Philadelphia needs him. Philly daily news read the quotes yesterday we talked about it a bit on this program that. On Shane Victorino endorse the notion of getting a player like Cole Hamels in exchange for prospects and he's right he never said the name will keep bets. But it's very easy for people like ...
[0:01:25] ... in the outfield is post the infield. So you can see why Shane Victorino would be endorsing the notion of moving some prospector another. Now maybe it ends up being like sly art or at the beginning of his comments. Maybe they can't figure out a way to package bunches pitchers and set him up for Cole Hamels which would make everybody happy because nobody I feel like really wants to lose smoky Boettcher Blake's wife. Art in new this comment this is sort of like yo and first week with the first time receipt tweet that we can go that's it. David Ortiz out a couple of days dehydration but should here we go Sports Radio ready here we go. Enroll at this as a politics at the minute this quote came out and you knew it was gonna had adequate similar tablets yesterday at the beginning he says. Why would you pick not trading got the hope he comes Cole Hamels and now we're talking about the lefties that they have bright and Rio with Brian Johnson at Lederer reais. Why would you be afraid to give those guys up as you're hoping he'd become Cole Hamels. Why hopefully you Cole Hamels up the other two position players Weingarten and and smokey. We citizen we Warnaco yesterday right like a foresee for him. One ...
[0:07:45] ... if by this governor the regular season now what the Fenway and Shane Victorino. Sami there and said why you. Saying what you're saying about this trade idea for Cole Hamels on to say to him. I feel like it's self serving to advance this notion of trading away. The prospects. When one ...
[0:09:38] ... just talking about it it could be just about talking vote requirement Cole Hamels of people took two point. Recent pets but to crappy portraying me one way that's not the case should be a problem come to beat up clarified. That they'll. I've from my point of view I sedition victory out he wanted to have a conversation. Eight you're right. You would get a lot better view got Cole Hamels is somebody who's a maybe. But I'll also say by seeing prospects in general and extending it took hitters like me to stop the quota pitchers think. Nobody would be donors but they always did the whole even when your computer thing. That's when people's I think light went on over the heads well maybe is talking about will keep bets. Maybe he's talking about Resnick is steel maybe has talked about Blake's wife art. Then it becomes self serving so I think he's white in his opinion about getting Cole Hamels is it about maybe up someone who turns into Cole Hamels. There is a self serving element to it as well. What's great twist himself into a pretzel begin with a recent tumble Cole Hamels is the before spring training over at beginning. You suck what a great they would love to have on the other half with the the article caught himself resort but you know. The five guys they have here now the locker my trust them to their grain of like it that's he's disorder realize you know maybe I should've had discovers issue because I'm. It's not gonna come out right I mean it'll be the gold against the guys in my team. Because I want Cole Hamels that you shouldn't do would anymore right. A candidate again himself. Six foot 777979837. Erica is calling from Springfield on victory in ...






A woman has been convicted of shooting through a McDonald's drive-thru window when they left the bacon off her burger. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

A woman has been convicted of shooting through a McDonald’s drive-thru window when they left the bacon off her burger. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

The Smoking GunA jury today found a Michigan woman guilty of firing a shot into a McDonald’€™s drive-thru window after employees failed to put bacon on a cheeseburger she ordered.

Shaneka Monique Torres, 30, was convicted of a felony firearms charge after only an hour of deliberations by the panel. …

Torres fired a single shot into the McDonald’€™s at 3:10 AM last February 10, according to Grand Rapids police. The gunplay came after Torres and another woman “complained that the order was incorrect,” cops noted.

When a McDonald’€™s employee walked away from the drive-thru window, ‘€œone shot was fired from the suspect vehicle,’€ reported police …

Shortly after the shooting–which did not result in any injuries — cops located Torres and recovered the 9mm Glock handgun used during the bacon rage incident.

By no means do I advocate what Shaneka Monique Torres did here. I’m all about solving disputes non-violently, like mature, rational adults. To me, the customers in that McDonald’s have the right to sit there peaceably and kill themselves slowly with cholesterol and high fructose corn syrup, not by some stray bullet. So I want to be clear about the fact I condemn the bad choice Ms. Torres made here.

But just because I disagree with it doesn’t mean I don’t understand it. Bacon rage is no laughing matter. It’s a real problem and tears at the very fabric of our society. And I don’t mean to limit the discussion just to bacon rage. This pandemic cuts across all types of drive-thru rage. No ketchup rage. The “they didn’t give me dipping sauce for my nuggets” rage. Onions when you specifically said no onions rage. And I don’t even want to get into the nightmarish hellscape that is the coffee order.

So sometimes we can all be driven (no pun intended, but I won’t walk away from it, either) to the point of madness. And you feel like you really are left with two options:

  1. Turn the car around and waste your time arguing with a kid making minimum wage who since you left invented 12 new ways to not give a damn if you got what you ordered, or
  2. Let your 9mm glock pose the all-important, “when I asked for a Bacon Double Cheeseburger did you really think I wanted there to be no bacon on it?” question.

Again, I don’t approve of what Shaneka did, but if we’re having an adult conversation about this, we have to admit at times we’ve all been in her shoes. #JusticeforShaneka

(Video NSFW, language)

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Holley 1991

For Throwback Thursday I can think of nothing better than this “New Employee” photo of Michael Holley from his legendary 1991 stint at the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and it can be yours on eBay right now for the low, low price of just $20. Though I imagine that once the ladies of the world get a gander at this, the bidding war will commence, so avoid the rush.

Then, as now, there just aren’t O’s in the word “smooth” to describe the man.

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Memo to Warner Brothers: When you’re releasing a potential franchise movie, based on a landmark TV show with a built-in audience that could be a license to print money for years to come, you don’t blow the deal like this.

It’s Marketing 101: The New England Patriots put asses in the seats. You don’t put Rob Gronkowski in a movie and reduce his role in the trailer to a quick cutaway of him dancing without even giving him a credit. And you don’t just throw Tom Brady in there among lesser beings like Andrew “Dice” Clay and David Spade. Liam Neeson and Ed O’Neill I can live with, but Pharrell and T.I. is an insult to the biggest star in America.

So clean it up. I mean, that’s some great use of Ronda Rousey. Like most guys I love her and I’m dying to see her in the movie. But if you really wanted to put some sex appeal in this trailer, Gronk and Brady were the way to go.

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D&C's producers took over for the lazy hosts who declined to do this weeks podcast. Sausage needs to join a dating site.

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The guys react to the most recent NFL rule changes, Darrelle Revis' latest comments, and Bill Belichick alleged swear-ridden tirade at the NFL owners meeting.

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[0:01:02] ... a Ottoman rule. Love you patriots are three gradual those get past. Bill Belichick to simply says why the hell don't we have it we have four Ford new cameras tickets tonight. Via telephone. I don't ...
[0:04:39] ... patriots like this a new when he played this card against the Baltimore Ravens it was a trump card you play once you sweep the deck. And that's it he wasn't going to be able to ...
[0:17:12] ... more competitive those that want to see him go high. In being Bill Belichick go higher. In the negotiation. And those that are comfortable with saying it's gonna go to the jets anyway so because the ...






Adam Schefter (in the video)  — “œThey were in a meeting the other day with Dean Blandino, the head of the officials, and Bill Belichick got up there, and in profane language, told the NFL: ‘€˜€˜We spend money to send the Pro Bowl to Brazil, we spend money to go overseas to London, but we can’€™€™t spend money to have four cameras in the end zone, four cameras to help determine the correct call in the end zone on certain plays?’ He went off, and the way it was explained to me, from people in the room at the time, they were laughing at it because his language was so profane and because he was so incensed about it, and the NFL didn’€™€™t know how to handle it. … Bill Belichick left these owners’€™€™ meetings not particularly happy.”

Mike Florio on the same incident - Three different sources who were in the room at the time say Belichick did not engage in a profane tirade.  One source said there may have been a single F-bomb uttered by Belichick while sharing his views on the league’€™s reluctance to invest the money necessary to install fixed cameras along the sidelines and goal lines, but the source added, “I’€™ve heard much worse in that room during discussions.”

In times like these, when you’re hearing two completely contradictory reports and you’re not sure which to believe I have a general rule that I follow. And that is, I always believe whichever I story I want to be true. And in this case, Adam Schefter’s version wins in a blowout.

I not only want to think Bill Belichick dressed down the NFL in a rage-fueled, profanity-laced angry screed, I actually do believe it. Because how can he not be enraged at the way he and his franchise are being treated? The powers that be in football have done everything they can to discredit everything Belichick and the Patriots have accomplished. If he didn’t blast them with withering verbal fire, empty the clip and then throw the gun at them then we ought to name him the next Dalai Lama.

His staff figures out a way within the rules to scheme an eligible receiver free and perfectly executes it in a playoff game? The first order of business at the owner’s meetings is to adopt a new rule to ban it.

He leads his team to a blowout win against the Colts in the AFC title game? Blame the air pressure in the footballs, say nothing while it becomes the top news story in the country, then launch a phoney baloney witch hunt that’s lasting longer than the actual Salem witch hunt trials.

Another team’s owner states publicly he’d like to get Belichick’s star cornerback on his team, that team leaks to Schefter that they’re making plans to take a run at that player and then surprise! They get him. File tampering charges against the Pats for their owner saying nothing more than “it would have been nice to keep him but what-are-ya-gonna-do?”

Belichick proposes a simple rule that will benefit no team over any other but will improve the game? Sorry. No sale. Every teenager in America can own a web cam, but we can’t afford it.

So it’s no wonder he’s outraged. On the other hand, maybe he’s just used to it by now.

When they won three Super Bowl‘s in four years, the Colts said it was because the Pats defensive backs were too physical so they changed the rules to make it more Powderpuff-y. Then they blamed the success on videotapes of coaches’ signals. All in an effort to minimize and disparage everything Belichick and the Patriots have accomplished.

And frankly, I couldn’t be happier. When the Spygate story broke, the Pats used it as the Mr. Fusion to power themselves up to 1.21 jigowatts of pure rage and nuclear resentment on the way to a 16-0 season. And all this will do likewise. Sometimes it’s hard for a team to stay motivated in the wake of its own success. But there’s no way that’s happening to the 2015 Patriots. The coach will never allow it after this. And we have the rest of the NFL to thank for it.

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

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The guys discussed Darrelle Revis' comments on his contract offer from the Patriots.

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The guys opened the show by discussing the rumored profanity laced tirade by Bill Belichick.

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