Patriots WR Julian Edelman talks about the loss, and says that Miami outplayed New England in all phases of the game on Sunday.
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Here are the highlights from Monday’s Three for All on Middays with MFB with Lou Merloni, Christian Fauriaand Tim Benz. To hear the segment, go to the MFB audio on demand page.
– Benz opened the abbreviated segment by asking Fauria how nervous he was when Colorado, his alma mater, trailed UMass by 11 points at the half of Saturday’s game. The Buffaloes eventually rallied for a 41-38 win.
“We’re just not the same team we used to be,” Fauria lamented.
This led to a discussion about angry tweets the hosts have received.
Fauria said he thinks Merloni gets the fewest mean comments of the trio.
“Out of the three of us, I think most people like you more,” Fauria said. “You’re the local kid …”
Merloni disagreed with that assessment.
“No, no, no, no, they know me more so they get on me more. See, you guys are still kind of like new. They don’t really know whether they should get mad at you or not. See, they like you, you’re still a former Patriot. In about another few months you’ll just be another idiot who doesn’t know anything.”
Patriots DE joined the midday show to talk about the loss to Miami. He was flagged a few times for penalties against the quarterback. Chandler didn't blame the refs but, instead stated he was going to work on his technique. He also credited Miami RB Knowshon Moreno for his incredible efforts.
On a somber Patriots Monday, MFB discuss what went wrong yesterday. Was it Tom? Was it the O-Line? Is the team missing guys like Logan Mankins and Dante Scarnecchia? The Pats were outplayed in the second half and are now last in the AFC East.
– Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey is in a car commercial that ran during NFL games on Sunday. Minihane speculated about how much the actor is making from the commercial for Lincoln MKC and said it’s a “bad career move” for the “True Detective” star.
Said Callahan: “One time Infinity offered Jack Nicholson $10 million to do a voice over for a car commercial and he turned it down. … I wished they called me for that.”
– President Barack Obama said he understood the criticism leveled at him for taking to the golf course after he made strong comments condemning ISIS militants for beheading American journalist James Foley.
Said Obama during an NBC interview: “I should have anticipated the optics, that’s part of the job. … Part of this job is also the theater of it.”
The trio had a field day with the “optics” comment, and Dennis took exception to the president’s actions, saying Obama should have been more apologetic about the situation.
Said Dennis: “How about this, ‘I was wrong? I should not have done it. I would love to have it back, I apologize, I should not have done it.’ ”
– Joan Rivers, who wanted a start-studded funeral, got exactly that. Radio host Howard Stern performed the eulogy and stars David Letterman, Rosie O’Donnell, Rosie O’Donnell, Hugh Jackman and Kathy Griffin were among those in attendance. The New York City Gay Men’s Chorus sang some Broadway hits.
Wondered Callahan: “Who had more celebrities at [their] event yesterday, Derek Jeter or Joan Rivers?”
– Martine Rothblatt, the highest-paid female CEO in America, was born a male. Rothblatt, who works for United Therapeutics (she also is the founder and former CEO of Sirius XM Satellite Radio), had a sex change operation 20 years ago, but Rothblatt still is married to the woman she wed when was a man. Minihane speculated what he would do if his wife had an operation to become a man.
Said Minihane: “I still think that I’d be friends with her, I guess. Right? But she’s still the mother, or father, of my kids, you still have to have some kind of relationship.”
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
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Tom Brady joined the show to discuss the teams loss in Miami.
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– More video from the Ray Rice domestic incident in February was leaked early Monday morning, and the shocking tape has stirred further criticism of Rice as well as NFL commissioner Roger Goodell for failing to impose harsher discipline.
In the video, released by TMZ.com, Rice and his then-fiancee Janay Palmer enter an elevator at the Revel hotel and casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and Rice leans in and appears to antagonize Palmer before she pushes him away. Rice then punches Palmer with his left first, knocking her head into the back of the elevator. When the elevator doors open, Rice drags the apparently unconscious Palmer — which matched video that was released a few months ago.
Rice was charged with felony aggravated assault, but he was accepted into a pretrial prevention program in May that allowed him to avoid any jail time. Rice and Palmer were married one month later.
Goodell already has acknowledged he was not as hard on Rice as he should have been when he suspended the Ravens running back for just two games. On Aug. 28 Goodell announced new domestic violence penalties, starting with a six-game suspension for a first offense.
“My disciplinary decision led the public to question our sincerity, our commitment, and whether we understood the toll that domestic violence inflicts on so many families,” Goodell said in a statement at the time. “I take responsibility both for the decision and for ensuring that our actions in the future properly reflect our values. I didn’t get it right.”
The NFL has not acknowledged whether it had access to the second video.
Jeter received a 1 1/2-minute ovation from the Yankee Stadium fans before unemotionally addressing the the crowd with a three-minute speech.
“It’s kind of hard to believe that 20 seasons has gone by so quickly,” Jeter said. “You guys have all watched me grow up over the last 20 years. I’ve watched you, too. Some of you guys getting old, too. But I want to thank you for helping me feel like a kid for the last 20 years.”
Added Jeter: “In my opinion, I’ve had the greatest job in the world. I got a chance to be the shortstop for the New York Yankees, and there’s only one of those. I always felt as though it was my job – was to try to provide joy and entertainment for you guys. But it can’t compare to what you brought me.”
After the ceremony, Jeter’s teammates let him run out to shortstop by himself, while they remained in the dugout.
Then the Yankees went out and were shut out by Yordano Ventura and the Royals, 2-0, allowing Kansas City to take the season series (4-3) for the first time since 1999.
Jeter went 1-for-3 with a walk for the Yankees, who began the day 4 1/2 games back in the race for the second AL wild card and in danger of missing consecutive postseason for the first time since 1992-93.
Meanwhile, 200 miles above Earth, three NASA astronauts tip their caps to Jeter.
And here’s Jeter answering a reporter’s phone during his press conference.
– Hawks owner Bruce Levenson announced Sunday that he will sell his controlling interest in the team, two months after self-reporting himself to the league for an “inappropriate and offensive” email about the need for the team to attract suburban white fans.
Levenson sent the email to the the team’s co-owners and general manager Danny Ferry, and he said that he later realized the email made it appear that white fans were more important.
“I have said repeatedly that the NBA should have zero tolerance for racism, and I strongly believe that to be true,” Levenson said in a statement. “That is why I voluntarily reported my inappropriate email to the NBA.
“After much long and difficult contemplation, I have decided that it is in the best interests of the team, the Atlanta community, and the NBA to sell my controlling interest in the Hawks franchise.”
NBA commissioner Adam Silver accepted Levenson’s offer to step down.
“As Mr. Levenson acknowledged, the views he expressed are entirely unacceptable and are in stark contrast to the core principles of the National Basketball Association,” Silver said. “He shared with me how truly remorseful he is for using those hurtful words and how apologetic he is to the entire NBA family — fans, players, team employees, business partners and fellow team owners — for having diverted attention away from our game.
“I commend Mr. Levenson for self-reporting to the league office, for being fully cooperative with the league and its independent investigator, and for putting the best interests of the Hawks, the Atlanta community, and the NBA first.”
ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Sept. 8, 1966, the Red Sox fired manager Billy Herman. Who replaced him for the rest of the season but turned down an offer to manage the following year?
QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Our execution was just terrible. … We couldn’t run it. We couldn’t throw it. It was just a bad day. ‘¦ The guys in the blue jerseys today, I don’t think any of us played that well. We just couldn’t sustain anything.” – Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, on Sunday’s 33-20 loss to the Dolphins