Red Sox owner John Henry spoke to the Herald this weekend, and showed support for his manager and downplayed the criticism of the manager.

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Tom Brady was given a few days away from the team for non-football reasons, but Glenn and Lou want to know why. Also, they discuss Brady's scissor injury from Thursday and talk about the injuries that are piling up in the preseason.

Associated PressWith online declarations such as “Harambe Lives!” the Ohio zoo gorilla shot and killed after a 3-year-old boy got into his enclosure has taken on life after death.

The late 17-year-old great ape has shown up in tongue-in-cheek petitions to rename the hometown Cincinnati Bengals, to add his face to Mount Rushmore or the Lincoln Memorial, and to put him on the dollar bill. He has grown the angel wings and halo of a deity in social media memorials.

He’s even been mock-nominated for president. …

“We are not amused by the memes, petitions and signs about Harambe,” Thane Maynard, Cincinnati Zoo director, said by email. “Our zoo family is still healing, and the constant mention of Harambe makes moving forward more difficult for us. We are honoring Harambe by redoubling our gorilla conservation efforts and encouraging others to join us .”

I want to break this to the Cincinnati Zoo as gently as I can. You guys might know zoology and gorilla conservation efforts, but you know as much about life in a social media age as you do about building 3-year-old-proof animal enclosures.

You can’t put the Harambe toothpaste back in the tube. In 2016, there is no stopping a current event/pop culture phenomenon until the Twitterverse is finished with it. When the death of a magnificent creature pulls at our heartstrings, creates debate about the worth of an ape life and divides America down species lines, you can no sooner tell us to stop creating memes and t-shirts or ask us not to rename our football teams than you could have told Harambe not to eat leaves or throw feces. It goes against our nature as creatures of the Internet.

If the Thane Maynards of the world want the Harambe videos and song parodies to stop, he’s going about it all wrong. Telling the Internet not to do something is just chumming the ocean. You’re merely inviting more attention and perpetuating the cycle.

Look, we all feel the loss. Harambe was a beautiful soul and his death is a tragedy. But in life, he was appreciated by no one outside the visitors to the Cincinnati Zoo gorilla habitat. In death, he’s a symbol. Of all that is good. Of the DNA we have in common with the great apes. Of our shared primate-ishness. He has been celebrated, honored and adored by the people who want him on Mt. Rushmore than he ever was picking fleas out of his fur to the amusement of tourists and Ohio school field trips. So relax, zookeepers. You mourn in your way, the rest of us will mourn in ours.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton

The highly controversial man behind the boy band sensations of the ’90s, as well as one of the longest running Ponzi schemes in history, has died.

Lou Pearlman was a record producer who gave birth to the Backstreet Boys and managed *NSYNC, O-Town, LFO, Take 5, and US5. US5 was the only band he managed that didn’t sue him.

The Backstreet Boys sued Pearlman twice, once in 1997 and again in 2005.

When he died, he was serving a 25-year prison sentence after being convicted in 2008 of a bunch of illegal business practices. He duped investors in his company, Trans Continental Airlines, out of a total of $317 million. When he was caught, Pearlman was hiding in Indonesia and was spotted by a German tourist who alerted the FBI.

This guy was shady as hell and when his former clients took to Twitter to react to his death, none were exactly overcome with sadness:

   Especially Aaron Carter:

Blog Author: 
Lucy Burdge

 

Whatever else the 2016 Rio Olympics will be remembered for – the poo water, Michael Phelps, crime, the canoer who got dumped into the drink when he hit a submerged sofa, Usain Bolt, the green swimming pools that smelled like fart, the US Women’s Gymnastics team or Ryan Lochte’s all-time Olympic mark for vapid, mouth-breathing dumbassery – to me, they will always be the Olympic Games that started on the highest of highs and ended on the lowest of lows.

You just can’t get a steeper downward trajectory that an Opening Ceremony that includes the World’s Most Successful Woman doing a solo walk for the ages in front of the whole universe, and ends with the Prime Minister of a major first world economic power popping out of a pipe in a Super Mario costumes. You just can’t.

I mean, come on, Japan. Clean that up. A couple of generations ago, you were hellbent on colonizing the western hemisphere. You had nothing. No natural resources. Not much land. Just guts and ambition and the balls to take on all comers. Now you’ve been reduced to your leader dressing up like everybody’s favorite cartoon Italian stereotype. Picture Obama promoting an American Olympics by showing up in a Mickey Mouse suit, and it’ll give you a pretty good idea of how this is playing around the world.

Granted, the Toyko games are trying to reach a worldwide audience and the young demo. And Japan is known for Nintendo. It’s also known for hotel rooms the size of coffins, TV game shows like “Strip the Girl” (link NSFW) and vending machines that sell panties. And Tokyo 2020 wouldn’t use them to promote their culture. So while I’m feeling pretty good about Toyko’s ability to run the Games efficiently, cleanly and largely underwater couch-free, I don’t have much faith in how they treat their leaders.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton
CSN Pats reporter Tom E. Curran makes it over to the WEEI Gillette Stadium studios to discuss injuries to Dion Lewis, Sebastian Vollmer and Shaq Mason.

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Mut and Kirk drum up some callers' conspiracy theories on the latest disappearance of Tom Brady as he is given a 'non-injury related' excuse from two days of practice.

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Mike 'Mut' Mutnansky has the news headlines as Kirk Minihane disapprovingly listens in.

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