Some ideas are just so awe-inspiringly perfect that at the same time you’re celebrating them, you’re asking yourself “What took so long?” This is just such a concept.

How has it taken until 2016 for Air Force to put the iconic Shark Tooth design on its helmets? This should have been done since the first season of Falcons football back in 1958. As soon as the Flying Tigers painted the shark mouth on their Curtis P-40s and downed 300 Japanese planes while losing “only” 14 pilots (I use the quotes because every loss was a tragedy) to combat missions, this design was crying out to be put on a football helmet. Instead, it took 70 years, but at least the wrong has been righted at last.

Like when Navy last year went with the seven different ships on their helmets for different positions on the team, the service academies are rewriting the helmet book. And to the surprise of no one, are leading the NCAA in badassery. By a long shot.

First the Air Force destroys $11 million worth of ISIS oil trucks, and now this. Way to go America all over everyone’s ass.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton

Some ideas are just so awe-inspiringly perfect that at the same time you’re celebrating them, you’re asking yourself “What took so long?” This is just such a concept.

How has it taken until 2016 for Air Force to put the iconic Shark Tooth design on its helmets? This should have been done since the first season of Falcons football back in 1958. As soon as the Flying Tigers painted the shark mouth on their Curtis P-40s and downed 300 Japanese planes while losing “only” 14 pilots (I use the quotes because every loss was a tragedy) to combat missions, this design was crying out to be put on a football helmet. Instead, it took 70 years, but at least the wrong has been righted at last.

Like when Navy last year went with the seven different ships on their helmets for different positions on the team, the service academies are rewriting the helmet book. And to the surprise of no one, are leading the NCAA in badassery. By a long shot.

First the Air Force destroys $11 million worth of ISIS oil trucks, and now this. Way to go America all over everyone’s ass.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton

 

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This is Jaqueline Carvalho, star of the two-time Olympic gold medal-winning Brazilian volleyball team. And yet, her most impressive accomplishment is something else entirely. What impresses me even more is that she looks like this as a 32-year-old mom. For that alone, she’s earned the home country advantage in this Olympics.

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Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton

Sometimes you’ve got to tip your cap and give another fan base the credit it deserves. Rams fans in Los Angeles have been without pro football for 22 years, but they’re acting like the team never left. Just picking up where they left off like they never lost the Rams in the first place.

I’ll even go a step further. These new Rams fans fight like they’re not Rams fans at all. They could easily be L.A. Raiders fans. Put that girl in the Todd Gurley jersey in a Tim Brown No. 81 shirt and I’d swear this beatdown was happening in 1994.

Granted, the Rams fan took the brunt of the beating here. But to be fair, Cowboys fans have been in the drunken brawl game all along, and it’s going to take some practice for L.A. fans to get back into it. But for preseason of their first year back, they show a lot of promise.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton
Gary Tanguay and Mike Mutnansky dive into the inside radio morass of WEEI and where the two of them currently stand in the pecking order.
The Boston Globe's Ben Volin fired off a few angry Tuesday morning tweets after listening to the D&C Monday interview with Jimmy Garoppolo. Meter, Tanguay and Mut respond.
Gary Tanguay says good morning to America and reads the news headlines of Tuesday as Mut and Meter chime in.

[0:06:17] ... at trump our buddy who I want back with a red sox' Jonathan Papelbon. Is a big fairs you played this prompts on. In the club house. Here's his country is now. And attract even bigger ...
[0:07:02] ... Tuesday. Approach from the ice we don't know a single that drove Ryan Howard careers slowed to a program this is an and that's locker room and an out of there are Providence like Bryce Harper ...
[0:08:34] ... mound now frogs Chapman missed going to games because of the baseball domestic violence policy. Allegedly he choked his girlfriend. So the cubs employee thought that smack my bitch up would be appropriate. Report accurate look ...






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WTVRA pet monkey got loose in a Wal-Mart parking lot in Lancaster, Ohio Sunday night after apparently escaping from a recreational vehicle.

Video taken by Richelle Stewart shows a store employee trying to corral the diaper-wearing primate near the shopping cart return area.

When the man gets close, however, the monkey can be seen jumping from the metal railing and grabbing him by the arm and clothing. A woman runs up to the employee yelling, “Let him go, let him go, let him go! If he bites you, they will put him down.”

The woman grabs the monkey by the hand and walks to an RV parked in the lot.

There is no greater champion of the working person than me. So it’s a rare day that I ever take the side of a woman who shares an RV with a diaper-wearing monkey over a retail worker. But in this case, I’m with Crazy Monkey Lady.

No good can ever come from a Wal-Mart employee trying to corral a monkey in a diaper. That situation has ended in disaster every time it’s been tried. A retail worker’s authority extends only as far as the shopping carts and no further. They’re not there to save the world. They’re not there to rescue lost apes. And they are not there to protect customers in the parking lot from getting their faces ripped off by some vicious, rabid primate. Just take care of your carts, and leave the monkey wrangling to the professionals.

Particularly now, in the wake of the Harambe tragedy, with inter-species tensions at an all time high and the Ape Uprising about to begin at any moment, we don’t need our Wal-Mart workers trying to be heroes. I don’t often say this, but for once the lunatic hillbilly lady who owns a monkey is right.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton
Tanguay, Meter and Mut discuss the topics of recent Red Sox negativity -- including John Farrell's job status -- in new light of four straight wins.

[0:02:54] ... wanna him. Unique in your grocery shelves jock it's and you carry Mike Adams was six hours. Six hour what we have angry mind and I think it's awesome we're gonna play a compilation of angered ...
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[0:22:19] ... you just said that. Yet he describes everything you see I don't Nick Markakis. You like O'Brien. Like Bryant now I'm glad don's moved on those he's not still thinking about. The rents oh yeah he ...





Tanguay, Mut and Meterparel go just thirty minutes into the show before Kirk Minihane tweets from vacation about how bad the show is.

[0:01:25] ... on one markets so we can't talk about bookie bet we beat Tom Arnold Arctic ice but what this spring training day blue jays want to play catch. With the blue jays but why don't you ...
[0:08:06] ... all starts there he needs to take his persona and separated. From Tom Brady and I thought it started doing yesterday which. Not because we were on leaderboard patriot Monday the quarterback speaks. Put the highest ...
[0:09:47] ... on what I have to do. Get on out from the shadow Tom Brady for because what what does that mean because he has had his own personality he asked to be. He has to be ...
[0:10:58] ... if it's the Jimmy go drop below show. And it's not the Tom Brady show would Jimmy grapple filling in. He comes on. Indies lose but he has fought and any deals and betting in casinos minute hand is gonna go after him admitting it's gonna ask a question like. You have an illegitimate child like Tom do you have an illegitimate child tot Charlie Julian adamant. Because you know jewels wants to be Todd and you know if time hasn't as a kid out of wedlock that means jewels gonna have what do you know and that's what minutes and Masco. Those types of things added you go Rob Lowe has become. As Joseph ground and have fun new week it's on the field yes that make the team is owned. So an Arab brief moment you just that brief moment. You know when you're watching the patriots. You forget about Tom Brady and with national team that it's Jimmy's delisted at edit that happens. Pitching key chain when he's a free agent he is ...