We check in with The Playmaker, hall of famer Michael Irvin joins us to talk NFL and preview Pats @ Browns and the return of TB12.

[0:01:40] ... certain type of clear they're still prompter moment. You know Michael like Tom Brady comes back as we've been saying daddy's home now he's gonna take over. And I'm wondering what the biggest difference. Is going to be for the receivers and tight ends and I know in your career. Here a couple of games yet to play without Troy Aikman and Rodney Peete was in their bony particles arms in the air Jason Garrett. What's the big difference. When you go from a guy like Troy Aikman a guy like Tom Brady to those guys. Call me. Cooperative is because government tournament you've got to run slant routes. And you are wondering whom it ...
[0:07:26] ... was five in terms of may be disciplined. He wasn't he wasn't Jimmie Johnson another word. United they know they're there and would be sensitive to these goats he understood he goes to repeat could put ...
[0:11:54] ... he's rusty it's basically I'll a bye week how bad are the Cleveland Browns and the worst team in football in your opinion. Yet. And and it got a bit later in there are thrilled when one minute scene and so were applied visit aptly and there are so I would bet that means that it. I don't mean do you swap will be swat Tom Brady won't go in its first now. You heard about this you welcome back as they'll read it norm Parker all about with. ...
[0:14:53] ... him on the practice squad. And you don't wanna carry three quarterbacks. Bill Belichick doesn't wanna do that but percent needed thumb surgery as the Trout you reported originally. Let me just get down this can ...






Dale, Michael and Jerry talk Sox a few hours before Game 2 begins.
Angry Lou revisits his disdain for David Price's comments. He now calls him an outright fraud.

[0:00:36] ... Talk a little bit about the patriots coming up on Sunday against Cleveland Browns Tom Brady's return spent a lot of time talking about Red Sox. And what happened all last night in Cleveland. And what we can ...
[0:01:19] ... it deferred portion of the season. They have cattle whipped around. With Cole Hamels right they're kind of get through Cole Hamels and and were praying for rain for community area Sox let get the Julia Holtz. That's Ortiz. Ramirez. Bogart's. Six begins right ...
[0:04:23] ... and it's. He lied because that suit for six months. Just that blind faith if you believe he's really gonna as you want them away and now it's applying for a title are gonna pull one ...





Lou takes extreme exception to David Price's pregame comments that he felt more pressure last year because it was his contract year.

[0:05:05] ... your 42 win. Gains you are not remember where your regular season bull crap number nobody cares you want to name that you want. Highways named after you you deliver the polls he's okay and saw ...
[0:06:56] ... So the wind you suck this year in many many start how lucky dogs are cute romantic dinner and realistic that is its spin this forming. It's like I don't think it is is more important to get the money. Then it is to earn you take it at the right way that's what yeah yeah and it's important to prove that you deserved he I think he just like yes it's tough guy and being able to Nick Faldo asked the question. He said legal. Not playing this game they're gonna try to accuse me. Because I'm trying to her and ...
[0:09:42] ... to take that quote that you tell me what it is and Avery Johnson does a little extra legwork today he probably will realize how was bad but in the post season and that will be ...





Glenn, Lou, and Christian dissect the Red Sox' ALDS Game 1 loss to Cleveland last night. What happened to rick Porcello? And Lou doesn't blame John Farrell?

[0:00:14] ... And by Putnam Investments. Putnam Investments is a proud partner wrote that New England Patriots personally performance excellence and how. Or Colin you. Beats or Wayne or moaning and 48. Derek I don't think that base umpire. ...
[0:09:44] ... district judge your game wanna might need to because of Bauer. And Andrew Miller to guy got to communicate with because it's it's listen don't sit down if they can become an in his seventh eighth. I'm an agent Smith because you actually write you know when you look at Trevor Bauer this to me was a game plan by Terry Francona. First off he's coming back on three days' rest fusion of before starter. You when you look at his numbers. First time ...
[0:18:14] ... fine art park would get break right yeah regular season it's playoffs. Andrew Miller start coming in the fifth inning you know produced many what do you forty pitches of crazy minor numbers those guys took ...
[0:20:06] ... what he did was he was trailing in that game he allowed Terry Francona to dictate the game with the one thing he had. An advantage over Boston with and that was his pulpit. That's some ...






ProFootball Talk's Mike Florio joins Glenn, Lou, and Christian to talk about the NFL's declining ratings, and the inconsistent penalties levied by the NFL.

[0:01:17] ... New England three and one. Going into. A game in Cleveland. With Tom Brady back is this what people thought they would be after four games. I I think it was there in order to ensue ...
[0:01:55] ... the greatest players of all time. Pay out might. Think the whole Cleveland Browns. Analytic baseball. These you know whole formula that they're trying to do out there. You know with you get rid of the ...
[0:09:58] ... do. They admit. That there's no question the unprecedented interest in the presidential election is impacting their ratings. They also say they're challenged by comparison. Of the first few weeks of the 20152014. Seasons which were ...





No One is safe from OMF's Whiner Line

[0:04:57] ... own issues they may call our show line. Well WEEI that this Kevin Harlan I'd like to what you know that I found a Michael Holley. On my lawn at 2 in the morning. Holding nothing but I kind where you whipped cream bikini and a smile is ...
[0:05:36] ... the story Jacoby percent undergoing. Thumb surgery today. Him. That in. The Patriot Act currently getting shot arrows so Albert in a lot of news. Got a little recon boxed him out about how great he ...
[0:06:11] ... walks. So I guess. They said it is on there will be David Ortiz blasted. Red Sox. Anderson. Friday. Actually send it to lose everything that's rich don't insinuating he's saying it's over and it's not ...





These Bad Lip Reading videos are gold. Like “Mystery Science Theater 3000,” they could have been a lame idea or simply a one-off joke that got tired quickly, were it not for the brilliant execution. And like their NFL ones, this is particularly good. From Donald Trump’s bird noises to Hillary Clinton’s “face frozen in the middle of a laugh” to whatever Lester Holt does, it’s tremendous. I look forward to the Bad Lip Reading version of the next debate a lot more than I look forward to the next debate.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton


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Market WatchThe NFL has been sacked for a loss.

Once considered immune to the audience erosion plaguing the television industry, ratings for the National Football League have tumbled through the first four weeks of the season. …

Combined, ESPN DIS, -0.43% , Fox FOXA, -0.33% , NBC CMCSA, -0.20% and CBS CBS, -1.00% are spending an average of $5 billion a year for football rights through 2021 [and] viewership on those networks is down about 10% from last season, according to Nielsen, with steeper declines for prime-time games on Sunday, Monday and Thursday. The drop has caught advertisers and rights holders off guard and left them scrambling to find a cause. 

A cause? The NFL and its beloved corporate and broadcast … say it with me now … partners are scrambling to find a cause of the ratings decline?

Let me see if I can help. Perhaps if I dig hard enough I can put my finger on this mysterious, elusive reason the public is increasing turned off by pro football.

Here’s an idea: Perhaps all that stuff we’ve always been told by marketing types that there’s no such thing as bad publicity is pure horsecrap.

Maybe when you take your league’s best player — a man who’s done everything a very public figure can do to act right, conduct himself with class, say all the right things, respect his opponents and represent his sport with dignity — and you spend a year and a half discrediting him as a cheat and a liar, that’s bad for business.

Perhaps when you spend years lying to your employees about the very real dangers they face to play the game, and hope nobody notices the damaged brains, deaths and suicides, eventually that turns off your paying customers.

It’s quite possible that when you enable sick, depraved women-beaters like Greg Hardy and Terrell Suggs while hiding behind insincere “Never again” public service announcements and spending a month making a fast buck off officially licensed pink merchandise because you care about women, it makes it a little tougher to enjoy your product.

And when you let your league be run by a duplicitous, bloodless, lying bureaucrat who’ll do and say anything to give himself the illusion of integrity except answer tough questions honestly, and instead fill his press conferences with planted questions (“Roger, I’m from the UK. What do you say about how much people in my country love our London games?”), even the American people aren’t so stupid and in love with the football they’ll put up with it forever.

Speaking personally, I can reports the ratings for all NFL games are way down among the demographic known as Jerry Thornton. For non-Patriots games, of course. I look at the NFL the way it has treated the Pats. As two separate leagues. One with 31 teams, the other with one. My interest is in watching the Patriots exact revenge on the clubs in the other league, and my interest in the games among the 31 is negligible. And if all this off-the-field negativity and mismanagement by Roger Goodell is finally hurting the league, that to me is a pure good.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton
Patriots DB, Duron Harmon joins Glenn, Lou, and Christian, and says that the Browns could easily be 4-0 or 3-1. He also talked about Tom Brady's return to the team.

[0:00:09] ... For the baseball coming next here now. I feel like I think David Wright is actually going to be. All our guests. We're gonna talk some football patriots in the big game and a fever. But ...
[0:02:07] ... week you know you're going on the road to play old for Cleveland Browns team that. Really is just did it in their own way especially in the and in dollar losses so. Is this is ...
[0:05:18] ... that's our focus on Gately can be our focus over here over soccer game or are cleaver. You know lick the less perfectly able afforded to a bailout will need to on the raiders and we ...