We tackle four of the worst sports movies of all time, and cause some controversy too.

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[0:06:13] ... of them you know like Karate Kid. Is it. Rocky does karate. Matthew Modine was you know variety I was at a high school counselors Iraqi vision quest vision quest that you and the itself there ran out they had no but it don't do so ...
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We tackle four of the worst sports movies of all time, and cause some controversy too.

[0:01:46] ... of the worst sports movies ever that takes place right here in Boston. Celtic pride. The tone for the Boston. The team the Celtics. Deal event the NBA finals. This but my grandmother has by the ...
[0:06:13] ... of them you know like Karate Kid. Is it. Rocky does karate. Matthew Modine was you know variety I was at a high school counselors Iraqi vision quest vision quest that you and the itself there ran out they had no but it don't do so ...
[0:10:04] ... Or admitted free poll history did not make the oil well. Hello Sylvester Stallone like soccer gets the Nazis and it doesn't make but let's the last movie the AT&T where sports movie of the day. ...





The Boston GlobeAfter a full day spent lying on her back on a muddy wooden plank, chipping with painstaking care at the underside of a stone block to free the time capsule hidden within, Museum of Fine Arts conservator Pam Hatchfield sat up in front of the State House to a round of applause, a green box held delicately in her hands. …

The original contents of the time capsule were first placed in 1795 by Governor Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, and William Scollay in a ceremony that started in downtown Boston and proceeded to the State House, according to historical accounts. It was unearthed during emergency repairs to the foundation in 1855 and then buried again, and had not seen daylight until it emerged on Thursday.

“Hopefully there will be no damage and we will be able to observe the artifacts that trace us back to the history not only just of this building, but of our Commonwealth and our country,” said Secretary of State William Galvin, who was on hand for the capsule’€™s first appearance in more than 150 years.

The capsule is believed to include a collection of silver and copper coins dating from between 1652 and 1855; an engraved silver plate; newspapers; the seal of the Commonwealth; cards; and a title page from the Massachusetts Colony Records.

What a great day to be a fan of history in general, and a fan of Boston history in particular. I love stuff like this. It’s like the greats of our past somehow inventing a time machine and beaming stuff to us. And I have to confess I’m jealous of Pam Hatchfield and anyone else who’ll get to be there when that thing gets opened. (Unless all the artifacts in there turn out to be sand and then ghosts come out and melt everybody’s faces; then they’re welcome to it.)

With all due respect to fans of coins and plates and the rest, the thing that fascinates me most will be what’s in those newspapers they uncovered. Nothing could tell us more about the early history of our great city like those will.  And here’s my predictions for what will be in there:

  • A story about plans for a new Fenway Park.
  • An editorial in Ye Globe complaining about the ungentlemanly behavior of our Founding Fathers, from Samuel Adams offering only a quick handshake to the British commander to Paul Revere’s language.
  • A piece about Big Papi asking for a contract extension.
  • A bunch of articles bashing the Patriots and saying their dynasty peaked when Cornwallis surrendered and it’s pretty much over now.
  • A column saying it’s good the Revolution is over so we don’t have to keep hearing people talking about it because it wasn’t a real war, by Daniel Shaughnessy.

You heard it here first.

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For a lengthy piece on Tom Brady's training regimen, Sports Illustrated's Greg Bishop interview Christian for 2 hours. Christian was only quoted one time, and worse, he was referred to as a retired athlete who pulled his hamstring in a charity football game.

[0:00:30] ... fourth quarter comes. Indian forces teammates guys like re tired tight end Christian Fauria. To pick up the pace. Got to catch that finish the route. So Fauria runs harder pulls a hamstring and looks at ...
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[0:03:51] ... quote from you know negative and you'll be shut out from the Tom Brady circle careless and you'll ever be allowed back to the football again and again because no particular. But I did they cornerback ...
[0:09:57] ... at the altar of renewing the patriot to throw rose petals at Tom Brady's feet again. There was a cresting moment of happiness that occurred here is a weird way to get there but at least ...






Patriots Safety Devin McCourty previews the upcoming game against the Dolphins.

[0:00:08] ... are in route. In what you hope insurers to be yet another AFC east divisional championship your big story but the Jon Lester story has been the story in Boston over the last 72 hours. As ...
[0:00:42] ... non guaranteed contract or football. Hey Devin you guys playing the in Miami Dolphins this Sunday means opportunity for another AFC east titles were talking about before Christian and I at the outset of the program were wondering. About division titles in the grand scheme of what you guys are shooting for when it comes to a Super Bowl at this point is it's still something special for your team particularly the veterans who've been around for a long time now been to Super Bowls won Super Bowls or does it seem like small potatoes by comparison. Not going to retain. Or the NFL Carolina with a certain goals not the winner deserves. So well you know the automobile market and Andre. While home you know that got to give us the division title won't bring you learn as a process in this really you gotta do that you have control which controller. You know we're almost one of 100 there's an article that the debt under. How desperate is this Miami Dolphins team right I mean there are sit with a decent record but it if they loser basically. Out of AFC east contention Polly Walker wild card spot. I think there on reaching about an event like at all here or you don't motorcade ...
[0:05:11] ... want to point out there's this really big a cover story and Tom Brady and Sports Illustrated in in the piece Christian is quoted. Yes one quote after a two. Our interview with the guy who ...





ESPN BostonNew England Patriots coach Bill Belichick showed pictures of tight end Rob Gronkowski with a kitten, from ESPN The Magazine’s “Interview issue” that hits newsstands Friday, to the entire team Thursday morning in what was described by players as a lighthearted moment.

“Bill brought it up this morning in team meeting, and we had a couple chuckles about it,” cornerback Darrelle Revis relayed. “It was pretty funny this morning. I guess Gronk has a soft side to his personality.”

Added receiver Brandon LaFell: “It was pure laughter in there this morning. … Coach was talking about how to approach the media and things to say, and things not to say, and he held up the picture of Rob and everybody just started laughing,” LaFell said. “There’s always something about Rob. … He’s a great guy; he’s an animal, man. Whatever he does off the field, as long as it’s nothing distracting to the team, I’m all for it. As long as he brings everything he’s got every Sunday, I’m with him.”

Has there ever been greater, more inaccurate fictions created about two public figures than there’s been about Bill Belichick and Rob Gronkowski? Belichick is careful in what he says and guarded in his press conferences and makes painful decisions on personnel moves so we get fed this myth that he’s this dour, bloodless, humorless troll with a one-mood-for-all-occasions sour disposition. With Gronk, these joyless Puritans among us have created this caricature of a mindless, reckless, self-centered party boy with no regard for his health or his team. When neither of those things could be further from the truth.

I mean, Gronk posing with kittens and telling Lindsay Czarniak he likes working out to “Spongebob” and loves to snuggle is flat-out funny. Belichick’s response was positively hilarious. Way funnier than anything Rex Ryan ever pulled. I don’t care how deep a grudge you harbor against this team, you can’t tell me you wouldn’t love to be a teammate of Gronk’s or play for a coach like Belichick. Gronk is living life the way you or I would, if we were an athletically gifted, super-attractive chick magnet. Of all The Hooded One’s geniuses, none is greater than his ability to create a team with no sacred cows. Whether it’s the offensive linemen all coming out in practice with the future Hall of Fame quarterback’s infamous baby goat picture pinned to their backs or goofing on the superstar tight end’s kitty photos, no one is above the ridicule, just as God intended.

You look around the rest of the league and you see the Dolphins have a hazing scandal blow up in their face, fistfights at Redskins practice and a once-great team like the 49ers conducting a circular firing squad. Then you see Belichick do his King of Comedy thing — Sheckey Belichick — and you realize why guys love playing for him.

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In today's three for all we discuss the Porn Protest in London, Kevin Graham's appearance on Salt Lake City, and the record breaking MLS Cup ratings.

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[0:09:14] ... got through that a lot better than you did at times the Jon Lester yes I had a job go into. I want to back dot get old I will get to those numbers about Jon ...





After Claude Julien implied Jonathan Toews may have been responsible for his own injury, the guys debate if the Seidenberg hit was dirty.

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[0:06:34] ... do. And it's not his responsibility. To ease up because your an vulnerable position. And an end to call a penalty could be questionable not release your right you could easier not call that penalty. He's ...




Schefter joins the show to talk about the Patriots, Roger Goodell, and the rest of the NFL.

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