Gerry and Kirk react to Roger Goodell's conversation with Gary Myers and Mortensen's comments to Bryan Curtis.

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

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

FRIDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB:
Cleveland at Chicago Cubs, 8:08 p.m. (Fox)
NBA:
Golden State at New Orleans, 9:30 p.m. (ESPN)
NBA: Cleveland at Toronto, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
College football:
Yale at Columbia, 7 p.m. (NBCSN)
College football: Navy at South Florida, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
College football: San Diego State at Utah State, 8 p.m. (CBSSN)
College football:
Air Force at Fresno State, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN2)

THURSDAY’S RESULTS:
NBA: 
Bulls 105, Celtics 99
NBA:
Hawks 114, Wizards 99
NBA:
Clippers 114, Trail Blazers 106
NBA:
Spurs 102, Kings 94
NFL: Titans 36, Jaguars 22
NHL: Penguins 4, Islanders 2
NHL: Coyotes 5, Flyers 4
NHL: Wild 4, Sabres 0
NHL: Canadiens 3, Lightning 1
NHL: Red Wings 2, Blues 1
NHL: Sharks 3, Blue Jackets 1 
NHL: Maple Leafs 3, Panthers 2 
NHL: Jets 4, Stars 1 
NHL: Kings 3, Predators 2 

AROUND THE WEB: 

— Former Penn State assistant football coach Mike McQueary was awarded $7.3 million Thursday after a court ruled the university defamed him when it became public his testimony aided prosecutors in charging Jerry Sandusky with child molestation.

In his lawsuit against Penn State, McQueary asked for over $4 million in damages and lost wages, saying he was defamed and misrepresented after testifying against Sandusky in his child molestation trial in 2012.

As a witness in that trial, McQueary testified he saw Sandusky raping a boy in the Penn State locker room in 2001. He also claimed he quickly reported it to Joe Paterno and other officials at the university. The university put McQueary on paid leave after he testified before ultimately letting him go in June 2012. He has not been able to find a job since.

McQueary was given $1.15 million for his defamation claim, $1.15 for the misrepresentation claim and $5 million for punitive damages.

The judge must still decide on McQueary’s claim that the university treated him unfairly after they let him go after his Sandusky testimony.

— The 76ers fan who gave Russell Westbrook the double bird and yelled expletives at him on Wednesday night said his actions were provoked.

Richard Harkaway, a urologist, claimed he was heckling Westbrook and the Thunder player responded with a comment about Harkaway’s weight.

Harkaway apologized in a statement released by a personal representative Thursday night:

“As a part-time comedian I realize that my words and actions are sometimes inappropriate. In this instance, after standing up to boo and being provoked by Russell Westbrook calling attention to my being overweight, my action in response was clearly inexcusable and I am embarrassed. I sincerely apologize to my fellow Sixers fans, the Sixers organization, my colleagues and patients, and to Mr. Westbrook for my behavior.”

— An Ohio University student had a pretty solid reason for ducking out of class early on Tuesday without telling his professor.

Charlie Winovich left one of his classes before attendance was taken to attend Game 1 of the World Series.

When his professor, R. Damian Nance, found out Winovich was not present he sent Winovich an email asking him to explain his absence because Nance has “zero tolerance” for “deceit.”

In response, Winovich apologized and sent his professor a picture of him at the World Series game.

Nance’s reply?: “Charlie. That looks like an impeccable excuse. No repercussions. Go Tribe!”

 

 

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Definitely one of the biggest games of the year so far going on the road versus a division team. The atmosphere is going to be loud and they already beat us too here. So it’s going to be a big game.” — Rob Gronkowski, on the importance of the Patriots’ matchup against the Bills on Sunday

THIS DAY IN SPORTS HISTORY: The Red Sox beat the Rockies, 4-3, in Game 4 to win the 2007 World Series. John Lester started for the Red Sox and got the win, and Mike Lowell was named World Series MVP.

Blog Author: 
Lucy Burdge
Mut and Tom are talking about the continuing struggles of Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski, the benefit for Tom Brady of the 4-week break to start the season, and how to pass on the highway properly.

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[0:06:38] ... I have problems still with the revelations made. In the journals. That Josh Brown robe which were part of his treatment I mean that's got to be violations. Of some kind of patient. Client. Were patient ...




Mut and Tom are talking about the continuing struggles of Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski, the benefit for Tom Brady of the 4-week break to start the season, and how to pass on the highway properly.
Mut and Tom E. Curran are talking about the Patriots-Bills game this Sunday, and the relationship between Rex Ryan and Bill Belichick

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[0:08:31] ... Tuesday. And one of the things you would talk about if the Bill Belichick is I want a lot of talk about this stuff to win on the sidelines last game. You don't take care of ...
[0:11:14] ... his team to focus as a guy he likes. And Rex likes Bill Belichick. I I think that'd Manhattan's crafts I think it really irritates. You know the crafts because you know this year the feeling ...
[0:23:05] ... of fifteen and sixteen. Is how are they doing things differently because bill Belichick's at the end of last season we're gonna look at everything. And try and do things differently. Health wise and 2006 team ...






Mut and Tom E. Curran are talking about the Patriots-Bills game this Sunday, and the relationship between Rex Ryan and Bill Belichick

[0:05:10] ... of coaching ability to an extent. Of one Rex Ryan got a Bill Belichick and the patriots plants on. I think Rex is more about the items around wrecks that it is actually the football when ...
[0:08:31] ... Tuesday. And one of the things you would talk about if the Bill Belichick is I want a lot of talk about this stuff to win on the sidelines last game. You don't take care of ...
[0:11:14] ... his team to focus as a guy he likes. And Rex likes Bill Belichick. I I think that'd Manhattan's crafts I think it really irritates. You know the crafts because you know this year the feeling ...
[0:23:05] ... of fifteen and sixteen. Is how are they doing things differently because bill Belichick's at the end of last season we're gonna look at everything. And try and do things differently. Health wise and 2006 team ...






Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss the Giants/Josh Brown situation in depth with Peter King from the MMQB and Sports Illustrated.
Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss the Giants/Josh Brown situation in depth with Peter King from the MMQB and Sports Illustrated.

[0:00:07] ... the AT&T hotline hello Peter Dario. Great thank you. Let's start with Josh Brown who locked since we last spoke a week ago obviously things have changed. You told us a week ago that you felt that the merits in the tissues felt they had been duped by Josh Brown do you still believe that. Well duke in the sense that. I think about 80%. Or 70%. Maybe of what they know ...
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[0:04:36] ... to. To judge brown Michael but. In NFL if it means that New York Giants. Have never been in the kind of franchise. That. That. You know speed in. It that draws a line in the sand ...
[0:06:52] ... would not believe anything he said now. What we we talk for Trent Dilfer every week in and Dilfer related a great comment from Louis Riddick was a really Smart guy does a good job. A ...






Inspired by the clip of Tom Brady and Big Ben showing each other love, we look at four other instances where Patriots and opponents are effusive in their praise of each other.