We close out the show with the best soundbites of the day.

[0:02:37] ... flying to shake that. We're sending our president to shake that hand Derek Jeter is going to shake that him and the blood of our people law that what do we get. Because we've joked that ...
[0:03:40] ... and I see where he's coming from. I just wish that if Curt Schilling gets at the same thing that they would have written a firearm. Italy which you've got suspended. I think there's a place ...
[0:08:27] ... a few weeks athlete and a dozen yeah exactly right. Former Celtic Nate Robinson currently out of the NBA's playing overseas in the Israeli. Recently while he was being interviewed at a local park in Tel ...
[0:10:46] ... want to think twice I don't know if you got plans perhaps Michael Vick gets down to the ball to take a picture with the Easter Bunny perhaps a short wanna okay. I don't what's supposed ...






We close out the show with the best soundbites of the day.

[0:02:37] ... flying to shake that. We're sending our president to shake that hand Derek Jeter is going to shake that him and the blood of our people law that what do we get. Because we've joked that ...
[0:03:40] ... and I see where he's coming from. I just wish that if Curt Schilling gets at the same thing that they would have written a firearm. Italy which you've got suspended. I think there's a place ...
[0:08:27] ... a few weeks athlete and a dozen yeah exactly right. Former Celtic Nate Robinson currently out of the NBA's playing overseas in the Israeli. Recently while he was being interviewed at a local park in Tel ...
[0:10:46] ... want to think twice I don't know if you got plans perhaps Michael Vick gets down to the ball to take a picture with the Easter Bunny perhaps a short wanna okay. I don't what's supposed ...






One of my kids turned me onto this guy’s videos. His name is James Kingston and he does a whole series of these where he free climbs up places no one should ever be on a planet with positive gravity. The Eiffel Tower, skyscrapers in Dubai, cranes at the top of building, and so on. I could have picked any one of them, but I randomly chose Wembley because the Patriots and Notre Dame have played there. If you’ve ever wondered what he darkest parts of my subconscious looks like, it would be this and clowns. I promise you this little bit of nightmare fuel will haunt my dreams tonight.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton

In case you weren’t paying attention during their run in the NCAA tournament, Bill Murray was pulling for Xavier. So when Wisconsin’s Bronson Koenig hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to beat them Sunday, Murray’s courtside sad face launched a million Internet reactions.

But none have been better than this video. Murray as Phil Conners in “Groundhog Day,” living the game over through the clock radio gag. Sometimes you just have to give a fanbase the respect they deserve. Well done, Badgers. Well done indeed.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton

The new season of “Dancing With the Stars” debuted Monday night. And while almost any other season, I’d be pulling for diminutive local legend/foul ball enthusiast Doug Flutie, this year he has to take the bench behind my new favorite athlete, MMA warrior princess Paige “12 Gauge” VanZant. And one competition in, I couldn’t feel better about my choices.

For starters, Flutie danced to “Sweet Caroline,” which might be the one song I would have eliminated from his playlist if I had veto power. Secondly, to put it kindly, he danced like the uncle at every wedding you’ve ever been to who loses his inhibitions after a couple of Glenlivets.

But mostly, it’s all about Paige. And how much I respect her as an athlete. Let those Neanderthals in the tennis world make all sorts of hateful, sexist comments about women’s sports; I support the female athlete. Thornography is basically the Title IX of blogs. Where an intense competitor like Ms. VanZant can put on an orange, bedazzled two-piece outlet, get her hair done, put on some glitter, Foxtrot her way to glory and be celebrated. Her interpretation of “Ain’t Got Far To Go” by Jess Glynne is the stuff champions are made of.

So congratulations on a great performance, Paige VanZant. Best of luck in the voting process and just know you have no greater fan than me, the equal opportunity sports blogger.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton

 

QuartzFor most Chinese students, extracurricular athletics means badminton, ping-pong, basketball, or volleyball. But for 400 students in Shanghai, afternoon sports means teeing off at the green—and attendance is mandatory.

 The Experimental School of Foreign Languages Affiliated to East China Normal University (ESFL for short) is a government-supported primary school with ties to two Chinese colleges. Since the second school semester in 2015, the school has run a compulsory golf course to be taken by all of its first- and second- grade students, twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays.

 “Playing golf won’t just improve students’ athleticism. It will also train them in international etiquette and improve their character,” ESFL principal Xia Haiping told Chinese media outlet The Paper.

Here we go again, America. I don’t know how many more warning shots we need fired across our bow before we realize the Chinese are done fooling around. That they’re playing for keeps.

While our kids are staying home from school over a dusting of snow, obsessing over PewDiePie and falling through the looking glass of the phones their counterparts in China built by hand, the Chinese are training their kids to rob us of  everything we care about.

Mandatory golf for first and second-graders? Do you have any idea what that’s going to mean to us in oh, say 10 years? Total domination. They’re going to take golf from us the way we took it from the Brits and Scots a century ago. They’ll flood the market with great young golfers like they’re below-market computer chips and put us out of business. And all our privileged rich kids from the Sun Belt states won’t be able to compete. American golfers will be denied all that prize money. Not to mention the Chinese will come in and steal all our hot trophy wives.

It’ll be total annihilation. And the seeds for that are being planted right now at The Experimental School of Foreign Languages Affiliated to East China Normal University under our very noses while we sit here and do nothing. And when that day comes, just don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton
Bill Belichick never enjoys talking to the media, but today was classic Belichick. In a 40 minute interview, he said very few words and was as bitter as ever. The guys talk about Belichick and how he must feel about Kraft not going after the lost draft picks.
Robert Kraft spoke yesterday, saying he wrote a letter to Roger Goodell to get the Patriots' draft picks. Obviously, a letter isn't good enough and Glenn, Lou and Christian explain why.
With the NFL owners meetings taking place, the league has announced the new rule changes for next year. Glenn, Lou and Christian break them down and go over which ones they like and which ones don't make sense.

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[0:02:57] ... that's another tough one to determine. Well they're gonna hear is over Iowa Caucuses are you able they will end up calling it similar view Warren interviewed Allen and horse collar. What are you go to ...
[0:04:16] ... Buy yourself some time to sometimes you know they're not calendar leave lost track of how many timeouts. Are actually available they're gonna give you a time out even though you don't have one and a ...





ESPN is covering the MLB heading to Cuba, and Dan Le Batard is firing at his company for glorifying Cuba. Le Batard, a son of Cuban immigrants, gets fired up over it. Glenn, Lou and Christian discuss the MLB in Cuba.

[0:00:01] ... The final hours. We talk about Bill Belichick saying absolutely nothing really not willing. Talk and happily Italians I think everything. That was typical the pavilion we're talking a lot ...
[0:01:32] ... year when you go to Tampa Bay and everything else that's come Derek Jeter's there that you're sure when I mean the week Shiites in the house of me that's. There's a big moment that they ...
[0:02:51] ... to shake that hand. We're sending our president to shake that hand Derek Jeter is going to shake that in the blood of our people on it. What do we get that. Because we choke that ...
[0:04:47] ... covering as she's blasting them. What are these are showcasing people like Derek Jeter visual of what the Cuban people into the Gaza Strip what you guys. You know he talks about ESPN as he has ...