The guys discussed the Super Bowl commercials.

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[0:04:10] ... the coddled from Mexico museums tour. JetBlue jail movement via Scott bail. Jeff Goldblum move on up the apartments dot com tended to read his baby ultra there was a jungle book trailer and then the Audi. With the astronaut to pattern five mile per hour Audi with David bully. Singing in the background that was well done. It was well done yes. And I mean I am all in for Jason Bourne 1% I'll be there opening void that they he Nazis gee I'm Matt but I thought that was CG I would Matt Damon's body when he decided that the martian got a mountain. This is he weakened a little from that role the united I'm ...
[0:06:41] ... it's a problem but is topic a problem with advertise on the Super Bowl. I missed the Dennis and Callahan had. W yeah there's an Syria when when the people who ever to whom I was ...

Cam Newton did not handle the loss well.

[0:01:59] ... Don't let you know TJ award picker and often and we sud Deion Branch to that yes you know you saw Randy Moss two that. I don't think coaches are disappointed when you don't fight for ...
[0:02:37] ... that play and and it'll always blow my mind. It you don't Thomas Davis is out there with a broken arm yeah eyes are out there. With all kinds of injuries this guy's a Fe Brady ...
[0:07:07] ... most asked of the players to defend the players to hear from Cam Newton before play more action Cam Newton do we have a cute but there is. I mean it's hard to play it's one word answer yes. I thought about ...
[0:07:41] ... and I think he put into words best his defense of of Cam Newton and cam Newton's tactics. I was just couldn't say I wonder and not edited and it. When I mean I mean OK I thought did ...

Donald called into the show.

[0:05:29] ... are all so I'll start a softball knees went public to the Super Bowl just last night what did you think. And what you've enjoyed it more had a guy Tom Brady been in ball. Alleviated our guys in this viewers. It was a terrible game of this terribly played add it who has ...
[0:14:42] ... a few good people like I can't say where you know Gary Jeb Bush used. Is that yes I mean he's exactly I it is inhabit it and tablet next. But what you're you have people perhaps talent. And you know we'll have to see what happens but I'd rather that you're now because of running again. Longest Jeb Bush. I think yet is well he's got a lot of special interest money you know they can be used to lobbyists that ...
[0:19:11] ... were I stand campaigning. Looks painful to me shaking hands traveling speeches good food bad food aid jam packed schedule no time is Jerome. Obviously you don't need a job obviously don't need the money why ...

And this, my friends, is why I didn’t want Tom Brady to take part in the NFL’s little Super Bowl MVP donkey show. Far be it for me to be one of those people who brags about being right, but once again everything unfolded just as I said it would. Every past MVP from Chuck Howley to Jake Scott to Mark Rypien got treated like royalty, and the G.O.A.T. got treated like a wrestling heel.

Congratulations, Supreme Leader Snoke Goodell. You didn’t succeed in getting Brady suspended. You haven’t (and won’t) win your court case. You couldn’t stop his team from winning. But you did manage to do what no other commissioner in the history of sports ever did: Destroy the reputation of one of the greatest ambassadors your game has ever had over nothing. You took a man who’s represented your league with class, distinction and honor and reduced him to a punchline in the eyes of the nation. Even his own home town. I hope that thought keeps you up at night, but I doubt it does. To be bothered by what you’ve done would require a conscience and a soul and you have neither.

To everyone who argued with me that for Brady not to show up would be petty, ruin the ceremony and cost him the chance to enjoy a great moment, I’m going to suggest you listen to those boos and tell me who’s guilty of doing all three. And I’m going to suggest Brady himself listen to them next time he’s thinking about playing nice with others and just stay home instead. If they’re going to treat him like a villain, it’s time to start acting like one.


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Jerry Thornton

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College hockey: Beanpot consolation, Northeastern vs. Harvard, 4:30 p.m. (NESN)
College hockey: Beanpot championship, Boston College vs. Boston University, 8 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-AM)
NBA: Magic at Hawks, 8 p.m. (NBA TV)
College basketball: Women, UConn at South Carolina, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Louisville at Duke, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: St. John’s at Georgetown, 7 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: Oklahoma State at TCU, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Colgate at Army, 7:30 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: Notre Dame at Clemson, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Texas at Oklahoma, 9 p.m. (ESPN)


— Sunday’s Super Bowl will go down as one of the least entertaining ever, a defensive snoozefest that was filled with mistakes by both teams. And as a whole, the Super Bowl commercials were similarly disappointing.

However, there were some memorable spots, including the bizarre PuppyMonkeyBaby commercial for Mountain Dew’s Kickstart energy drink. In an effort to promote the fact that the product is a combination of dew, juice and caffeine, the company featured a creature with a puppy’s head, a monkey’s upper body and a baby’s bottom half (including diaper). The animal enters a room with three men and starts chanting “PuppyMonkeyBaby” while distributing the drink. It then licks the face of one of the men before leading them out the door in a dance.

The commercial horrified many viewers, but it certainly appeared to be generating the most buzz.

Tweeted James Bates of Fox Sports: I’m scared of commercial breaks now. . . #puppymonkeybaby might start lickin’ stuff again.

Joked comedian Patton Oswalt: That puppy monkey baby is already being used in ISIS recruiting videos. #SB50

— One year after Marshawn Lynch was left on the sideline during the game-deciding play of the Super Bowl, the Seahawks running back appeared to indicated that he’ll be on the sideline for good.

During the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game, Lynch tweeted a picture of a pair of cleats hanging from a power line along with a peace emoji. The team retweeted it along with the hashtag #ThankYouBeastMode but said there would be no further comment.

Lynch’s teammates followed with tributes to the 29-year-old, who was able to play just seven regular-season games this season due an abdominal injury that required surgery. He finished with just 111 carries for 417 yards.

Wrote quarterback Russell Wilson: Honor playing with one of the best running backs of all time! Going to miss sharing the backfield with you 24.

Tweeted cornerback Richard Sherman: Salute to my guy @MoneyLynch . . . It was an honor sharing the field with you.

— The Browns have made it clear they plan to part ways with troubled quarterback Johnny Manziel, but new coach Hue Jackson is attempting to handle the situation delicately.

Speaking to over the weekend, Jackson first expressed concern for Manziel’s ex-girlfriend, who allegedly was involved in a domestic dispute with Manziel last week. Dallas police said Friday that they are launching a criminal investigation into the incident.

As for Manziel, Jackson said. “I don’t know Johnny. I’ve never talked to Johnny. But I don’t want to see any young man’s life be at risk in any situation.”

Added Jackson: “I know our organization well enough that the powers-that-be would reach out and create any environment that could help. Because we’re not about hurting people. We’re about saving people. I know that without question.”

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Feb. 8, 1960, who was named the first coach in Patriots history?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Whenever you get a chance to run up and down and move the ball like we did tonight, it’s fun. And not only that, we were making shots. When everybody’s making shots, everybody’s happy.” Celtics guard Avery Bradley, after the Celtics128-119 victory over the Kings

STAT OF THE DAY: 11 — Consecutive seasons with 30 goals for Capitals star Alex Ovechkin — who scored his 30th of this season in Sunday’s 3-2 victory over the Flyers — making him just the third player in NHL history (along with Wayne Gretzky and Mike Gartner) to score 30 goals in each of his first 11 seasons

‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): Magic center Nikola Vucevic hits a fallaway at the buzzer for a win over the Hawks.

Just before halftime in the same game, Hawks forward Thabo Sefolosha hits a buzzer-beater from beyond halfcourt.


SOOTHING SOUNDS: The late Dan Seals, lead singer of England Dan and John Ford Coley before embarking on a country music career, was born on this day in 1948.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Spar
Christian previews Super Bowl 50 and puts a bow on the 2015 NFL Season.
Picard and Price give their predictions for SB50 later today.

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[0:02:47] ... miserable. The report I read before we jump off his final segment. Peyton Manning was very emotional in the team meeting. Last night very emotional the last rodeo hey as long as he doesn't cry on ...
[0:03:26] ... it is a real honor. And globally back to work with dale Christian Fauria fall Troy all those guys. I think of that my seventh year doing in a fall Sunday saw three year to an ...

Picard and Price react to some of the more recent developments in the Peyton Manning/HGH "scandal". It's starting to look more and more like a potential cover-up took place.

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Picard and Price discuss some of crazy prop bets that one can wager on tonight - Lady Gaga, Coldplay, Stephen Curry, Archie Manning, earthquakes, Donald Trump ... these are just some of the factors taken into consideration for various prop bets this year.

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