Jackie MacMullan, ESPN, joined the show to talk about two similar teams facing off, and who she things will win in Game 7.

[0:01:53] ... a great wife that he's Nellie like and he was talking about Don Nelson and so you look at the Celtics that's a good comparison in my mind because. Billy only did something you're like how ...
[0:02:39] ... coach that does things outside the box and blue halter. You got Brett Steven. You gotta you know like the stretch the floor and have their big hue which is or protect you know he's not ...
[0:03:10] ... Atlanta when you need a big shot. We saw what happens in Isiah Thomas coupled with not even scuffling here the last few games. And Evan Turner did a great job in the right at our ...
[0:10:16] ... important is it really when you've been the real season for the Boston Celtics is now going to be the offseason right. Court in courts and you know that got a high side drastic in the ...






Ethan Banning worked with Pablo Sandoval while he was a member of the San Francisco Giants, and spoke with the guys about the difficulties Pablo has had in the past, and will have in the future, getting himself to a healthy, playing weight.

[0:01:43] ... with a. So. Back in 2010. They eke out benched in the World Series. The chair further chart its currency. After he said look public as it was forty pound daughter that are currently. And they ...
[0:10:51] ... the got a regular basis he hasn't been able assault. Now and Michael Waltrip starts you know when when he worked out Pablo who has worked out thus specially in the 2010. You know prior to ...
[0:11:44] ... his thank you. Regulator to do radio. I'm. Chief. Guy at an Oakland Raiders pitch on his view of this ball and a poll on cigarette between the couple. Probably that's that's happening that's scary part ...





Glenn, Lou and Christian speak with Mike North, Director of NFL Broadcasting, about what goes into making the 256 game schedule.

[0:00:34] ... that it. Exactly what happens we come back that there after the Super Bowl quote mock or so that are room. And don't emerge until this thing done. OK so you figure out venues available. Teams match ups where the networks play into it where's the pressure on the networks. Two sets certain games up for them how does that work with you. Early in the process. We meet with all of our network partners the week of the Super Bowl. While our own Super Bowl city and everybody's got their wish list and urge you got out into the minute ago about feature by contacting. You'd should ...
[0:06:44] ... to two conference losers are playing each other in a repeat of Super Bowl. The first game of the year I'm guessing an opportunity to maybe do that in the past but but I I can't ...
[0:10:09] ... ducks and yes so you like even the game November 13 to Seattle Seahawks that's usually. Where your stick in a Peyton Manning Tom Brady tight game. That mormons know Peyton Manning anymore so and replacing it with date Russell Wilson and Tom Brady type team young verses all it's the new the new type of guarding cornerback vs the old guy on his way out. ...





Reports indicate that Christian Vasquez is set to join the Sox as early as Friday night.

[0:01:41] ... it has been great. But it hasn't dated on just believable like Hanley Ramirez in left field yes there's been some balls yes clip vocal seemed to struggle with them but it's. This is the guy ...
[0:04:51] ... all this research is actually the Yankees did researchers are quarry posada Jose Molina. It was the worst hitting Molina going right now down at camp and but he can catch he could framing call pitched outstanding defense. And their research found out found out that if point posada hit as well as Albert pools. And Jose Molina hit as well as Jose Molina. Emily to be more valuable. I just think that that the game is changing when looking at Sony metrics of defensively. It ...
[0:14:02] ... with one more year on his contract in Detroit and unloaded and Manny Mota Adam low. For a guy that was running out of his contract a very here right that we know that they've added ...
[0:23:03] ... guy in shape you can see him. For three weeks of the San Francisco Giants during his negotiations. For a new contract could see what you look like. You give us some stories coming up next. ...






Pablo Sandoval went to the DL for a shoulder injury that everyone is dubious of. The Red Sox seem to be the only group of people that didn't realize his weight would be an issue.

[0:01:33] ... he left. But Aziz is DO decision ever doubt that you said John Farrell's happy as hell. Everybody's happy he's gone he's out of air for at least a month. Probably five weeks. You know listing ...
[0:10:46] ... five or six years and they do. With pop sub tropic signing Jon Lester for under twenty million. That's up 95 million for just. It shows that everything that we heard coming out of San Francisco ...
[0:17:11] ... baseball operations got accepted that we want to avoid is it in Tom Gordon came down it's ideal wanna sell and heads. So sign him in baseball operations at it's at now. You know that and ...
[0:17:44] ... think if you look at the history over the years they site Carl Crawford. Perfect made no sense for them. That was piling on but I think they were looking marketing. You're looking at it dollars ...






 


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Total Sorority MoveI live for recruitment videos. I don’t care if they’re staged beyond belief or waste six tons of glitter per shot. Pop music, matching outfits, girls randomly throwing what they know in the middle of a street. They are over the top, expensive, ridiculous, and magical. It’s like a Broadway musical for sororities.

Unfortunately, not all people agree with me. According to, The Post, the Panhellenic Council at Ohio University has elected to eliminate recruitment videos for the upcoming formal recruitment and beyond. The university has a “no frills” recruitment process, in order to maximum the amount of time the PNMs get to spending creating meaningful connections with sisters. This means they also don’t do anything such as recruitment skits, small gifts, notes or favors. …

As for a “no frills” recruitment process, what is OU gonna do away with next? Matching outfits? Bid day themes? Glitter throwing?

JK, they can take our videos but they will never take our glitter.

I’ve written a million blogs and I’ve rocked ’em all. But there comes a time in the blogosphere when you have to admit that someone did it better than you. And this is one of those times. “No so cool”? “I live for recruitment videos”? “They’ll never take our glitter”? I could not have said it better myself. All I can do it tip my cap to Total Sorority Move for getting it right.

I will just add, though, that this is just another sad commentary on our society. When once again the No Fun Police send their jackbooted thugs to kick down the door of yet another sacred institution. The sorority recruitment video never hurt anyone. They are a fun way for wealthy, very attractive college girls to be wealthy and very attractive while welcoming other wealthy, very attractive girls to exclude the unwealthy and unattractive while they work on their liberal arts degrees. And, more importantly, while entertaining the rest of us.

But here we go again, living in what I call the Tyranny of the Easily Offended. Someone objects, and these chickenbleep ivory tower types have to cave. And something that was fun for everyone but a tiny few is gone. Possibly forever. Fortunately, the really great ones will live on forever on the Internet.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton

 


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Total Sorority MoveI live for recruitment videos. I don’t care if they’re staged beyond belief or waste six tons of glitter per shot. Pop music, matching outfits, girls randomly throwing what they know in the middle of a street. They are over the top, expensive, ridiculous, and magical. It’s like a Broadway musical for sororities.

Unfortunately, not all people agree with me. According to, The Post, the Panhellenic Council at Ohio University has elected to eliminate recruitment videos for the upcoming formal recruitment and beyond. The university has a “no frills” recruitment process, in order to maximum the amount of time the PNMs get to spending creating meaningful connections with sisters. This means they also don’t do anything such as recruitment skits, small gifts, notes or favors. …

As for a “no frills” recruitment process, what is OU gonna do away with next? Matching outfits? Bid day themes? Glitter throwing?

JK, they can take our videos but they will never take our glitter.

I’ve written a million blogs and I’ve rocked ’em all. But there comes a time in the blogosphere when you have to admit that someone did it better than you. And this is one of those times. “No so cool”? “I live for recruitment videos”? “They’ll never take our glitter”? I could not have said it better myself. All I can do it tip my cap to Total Sorority Move for getting it right.

I will just add, though, that this is just another sad commentary on our society. When once again the No Fun Police send their jackbooted thugs to kick down the door of yet another sacred institution. The sorority recruitment video never hurt anyone. They are a fun way for wealthy, very attractive college girls to be wealthy and very attractive while welcoming other wealthy, very attractive girls to exclude the unwealthy and unattractive while they work on their liberal arts degrees. And, more importantly, while entertaining the rest of us.

But here we go again, living in what I call the Tyranny of the Easily Offended. Someone objects, and these chickenbleep ivory tower types have to cave. And something that was fun for everyone but a tiny few is gone. Possibly forever. Fortunately, the really great ones will live on forever on the Internet.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton

Associated PressA runaway chimpanzee in Japan was shot with a tranquiliser gun only to hang precariously from a power line before falling to the ground and surviving in a drama shown live on national television.

The chimp, 24-year-old Chacha … escaped from Sendai Yagiyama Zoological Park with keepers in hot pursuit but climbed up an electricity pole.

Zoo officials shot the chimp with the tranquiliser which eventually kicked in and caused him to lose his footing, though he managed to grab hold of a power line with one hand. …

“Chacha is coming to from the tranquiliser,” Zoo staffer Toshikazu Abe said. “Despite the fall, he was unhurt and there is no threat to his life,” he added.

At the risk of being called a homer, in almost any conflict I root for the humans. If that makes me a shameless speciesist or whatever, so be it. But 99 times out of 100, you’ll find me pulling for my own team.

But not this time. This is the other 1 percent. Because Chacha here is my ride or die. Whatever destruction, injury or death he might have wrought is all on the humans. Have we learned nothing about what happens when you try to lock up a noble primate like Chacha? Especially if you put him in chains in a major population center? Do the words “He was a king in the world he knew, but he comes to you now a captive” sound familiar?

This was a recipe for disaster the moment they tried to put a cage around Chacha. It was only going to start with a utility pole. Grabbing a woman and taking her to the top of a skyscraper was next. Or maybe he was going the other route, walking upright and learning to talk and leading the ape rebellion against their captors. But if movies have taught me anything, this was going to end badly for a lot of people.

And let’s not kid ourselves that it ends here. When he busts out again and the uprising begins, I just want to be on record that I supported King Chacha from the beginning.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton

 

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Daily SnarkAnother day, another Johnny Manziel story … that of a house party that left a 4.5 million dollar Los Angeles home destroyed and drug ridden. …

According to the New York Post, the former Browns QB  and friends threw a “wild two-day party” at the rented LA pad, causing $32,000 in damages in just two days. What was left was so bad, the Los Angeles police had to be called in on April 6th.

According to Sporting News, Manziel has been served with a legal demand for the damages by the lawyer of real estate firm LA Exotic Life, which rents vacation properties. . . .

Broker Nick Goodwin said, “They were supposed to check out at noon. Manziel was passed out. … There was cocaine all over the kitchen table, and mushrooms were still out on the table in front of him.”

I have a deep, philosophical question to ask: When is the right time to stop being entertained by Johnny Manziel flushing his life down the toilet and start to feel bad for him. I ask, because I’m not there yet. Not even close.

Maybe this makes me a bad Christian. Probably the Baby Jesus would like me to have more empathy than I do. Maybe I’m being ignorant about the power of addiction. But if I’m going to expend the energy it takes to feel sorry for the victim of a substance abuse problem, I’m using that sympathy on the toddler who’s stuck living in a crack house or the old woman who gets robbed by her granddaughter for Oxycontin money. Both of which happen every day.

It takes more effort than I’m willing to spend to feel bad for a privileged rich kid who was gifted by the Athletic Gods and shows his appreciation for all the universe has given him by throwing a party with piles of coke in a rented mansion. Yes, he’s killing himself. Not only wouldn’t I sell the man life insurance, I’d tell him not to buy green bananas, because he probably won’t live to see them turn ripe. But I’m saving what finite amount of goodwill I have worrying about the people I meet at our Jimmy Fund Radiothon in August.

In the meantime, as far as I’m concerned, Johnny Football can just keep on doing him and I’ll just keep on laughing. Because I have no sympathy.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton
The guys look back on the third anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombing.