In today's Three For All, Tim talks about Sharknado 3, Christian talks about Lakers Guard Nick Young's beef with SportsCenter Anchor Robert Flores, and Lou talks about a high school basketball team that was disqualified from the playoffs for wearing breast cancer awareness jerseys.

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I’d like to thank the good people over at NFL Memes and Daily Snark for teaming up like the SuperFriends to put this little project together. Obviously they’re doing the Lord’s work during the dead zone of the sports calendar.

So I want to be supportive rather than critical, I really do. But there are few things in this world I care about as much as NFL football and geek culture. So with all due respect I have one one word for the artists who put assembled this particular group of avengers:

Really?

Come on guys, Tom Brady as Gambit? That’s the best he gets? A second-tier X-Men character not even good enough to make it into more than a bit part in one the 27 movies they’ve made about them? That’s what the undisputed G.O.A.T. quarterback gets? Why? Because Gambit throws playing cards and Brady throws footballs? That’s some weak reasoning right there. Consider this description of him:

Few X-Men trusted Gambit, who was originally a professional thief, when he first joined the group. … Gambit remains fiercely proud of his Louisiana heritage, and speaks in a very thick Cajun accent. … [He] is just the sort of tortured soul that X-readers love…

A former thief with a thick Cajun accent and a tortured soul? Does that even remotely sound like TB12? Brett Favre, perhaps. But not the four-time Super Bowl champion quarterback. If anything, Brady is perfect for Captain America, whom you miscast as JJ Watt. Again, respectfully, who would have a good looking, clean cut hero who’s legendary for his leadership and who plays for the Patriots, and not make him be the Captain? It makes no sense.

And as far as Rob Gronkowski as Thor — sure, I get that Gronk’s spikes are a lot like Thor’s hammer, Mjolnir. But Thor is a cerebral, almost Shakespearean figure. A vain, proud Norse god and a prince in his home realm. Gronk is Hulk. Pure unleashed power and rage. His name even sounds like “Hulk,” and there’s not a man, woman or child among us who hasn’t said “Gronk SMASH!!!” at least once when he was spiking the ball. But you gave that to Clay Mathews, for reasons that are unfathomable to me.

So while I appreciate the effort on this, I have to fault NFL Memes and Daily Snark for the execution. If you don’t get these things right, then we’re nothing but a bunch grown men with too much time on our hands obsessing over trivial nonsense that has no importance whatsoever.

Oh. Right…

@JerryThornton1

P.S. Peyton Manning as Iron Man? Are you kidding me? The way he’s moving around the pocket now he’s more like Groot.

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This one video sums up the winter of 2015 in Boston better than anything else I’ve seen yet. The whole Snowpocalypse reduced to 3:09 of pure insanity. Like this video should be preserved so future generations will understand the madness to which their forebears were driven in this dystopian frozen hellscape, with nothing but a Patriots championship to keep our morale up.

Though to be fair, I don’t see how you make a video about this winter and not include things like the traffic jams, streets being turned into one-ways, the parking wars or the T shutting down and leaving thousands of people walking the tracks just to get home. But the way things are going that will probably be in the sequel. Still, I give this a solid A-.

@JerryThornton1

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Robert Kraft’s Patriots are valued at $2.6 billion. (Photo by Jerry Thornton)

Forbes’ Richest People List: #381 Robert Kraft

New England Patriots owner Bob Kraft celebrated his team’s fourth Super Bowl victory in February. The team’s success with future Hall of Fame quarterback Tom Brady have pushed the Patriots to a franchise valuation of $2.6 billion, second only to the Dallas Cowboys in revenue and profit. Kraft bought the team for just $172 million in 1995 with profits from his paper manufacturing conglomerate. Kraft got into that business in 1972, buying up packaging firm Rand-Whitney; The Kraft Group now has $2.7 billion in sales. More recently the Columbia University and Harvard Business School alum joined the board of Apollo Global Management and was one of the largest venture capital investors in drug start up Acetylon, which agreed to be sold in 2013 to Celgene for $1.7 billion.

Ho hum. Another day, another billion dollars. How many people can say they moved 199 spots on the Forbes billionaires list and it was only the second coolest thing to happen to them in the last month? One, that’s how many.

You know I get unfairly characterized as a shameless honk for Mr. Kraft. And I do admit I’ve said largely positive, supportive things about the way he’s done business the last 20 years. And not just because we once met and he agreed to take a photo with me which pretty much makes us besties for the rest of our lives, but because I sincerely admire any self-made man who’s been as success as he has.

But the real pertinent question is, how can anybody not? I mean, look at that curriculum vitae. Paper products, pharmaceuticals, not to mention real estate. And that little football team he’s turned into the most valuable franchise in North America’s most valuable sports league was once a worthless laughingstock playing in a dilapidated, Eastern Bloc tenement slum of a stadium that nobody in their right mind would’ve purchased unless their plan was to move the team as far away as possible.

But as we’ve learned time and time again, great men of vision often aren’t in their right mind. They’re minds operate at a much higher plane than merely “right.” Schopenhauer said, “Talent hits a target no one else can. Genius hits a target no one else can see.” Mr. Kraft has the type of genius that looked out over a seedy, run down stadium surrounded by a dirt parking lot that looked like the lunar surface and saw a state of the art sports, retail, dining and entertainment complex, and against the wishes of his own darling wife, conventional business principles and all common sense, bought the Patriots and made it a reality.

So if I come across as slightly pro-Kraft family, just try and hold it against me. There are four Lombardi trophies and 4.3 billion other reasons to prove I’m right.

@JerryThornton1

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Dino, Gerry and Kirk look at the Patriots choice not to use the franchise tag on Devin McCourty.

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Dino, Gerry and Kirk kick off thier second to last day in Fort Myers by looking at the competition in center field.

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Lou, Christian and Tim react to the Patriots opting to not give Safety Devin McCourty the franchise tag, and instead opting to tag Kicker Stephen Gostkowski

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Joe Kelly sat in with Dino, Gerry and Kirk from spring training in Fort Myers. Kelly explains his progression as a starter and if the Red Sox really need an ace.

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Schilling chatted about his decision to fight back against the Twitter trolls that targeted his daughter. Curt talks about what he would like to see happen to the most vicious trolls.

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