RussiaA teenage schoolboy has told how he’s “so happy” and “boiling inside” after winning a month living with a porn star in an online competition.

Fresh-faced Ruslan Schedrin, said to be 16, could spend a month in a hotel with X-rated movie actress, Ekaterina Makarova, also known as Macy Ssens. …

Ruslan says he’s excited by the prospect of spending time in close quarters with Ekaterina, who he describes as having “good sizes.”

But his mum and sister are furious, insisting the prize is inappropriate for a 16-year-old, adding that he should be concentrating on his education.

I’ve got my own two kids to raise, so far be it for me to project my oppressive, Puritanical, Judeo-Christian values on poor fresh-faced Ruslan Schedrin here. But it seems to me this is one of those times when mother (and sister) know best.

Not that the kid needs to focus on his education. For all I know Russian schools are still banging the kids over the head with how evil the decadent West is and how Russia invented everything and landed a man on the moon and so on. No, I’m just saying that a hotel room with a porn star is no place for a 16-year-old. And as a former 16-year-old boy, I know of what I speak. When I was Ruslan’s age, I could barely drive a car, never mind a finely tuned piece of high-performance, precision Russian engineering like Ekaterina “Macy” Makarova. Not on your life. This kid will crash and burn worse than anything you’ll see in even the most horrific driver’s ed fear film.

He’ll be lucky to survive the ordeal. And even if he did, he’d be ruined for all other women forever. To continue to beat the metaphor to death, you can’t get behind the wheel of a Lamborghini your first time out and then expect you can just go buy a used Hyundai. Your porn stars are for experienced professionals, not noobs. So this lad needs to listen to his family, stay home, hit the books and stick to playing whatever passes for “Fallout: 4″ over there.

That said, I think we can learn a lot from a culture advanced enough to give away a month in a hotel with an adult film star as a contest prize. WEEI listeners lose their crap any time we give away a pair of Bruins tickets. We obviously have a long way to go as a society.


Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton

There are hockey fights, and then there are hockey fights between the vitriolic blood feud that is Riviere-du-Loup and Thetford Mines Isothermic. That is a border war that has spanned the generations.

But what makes this one go all next level is that one player at the 1-minute mark, shredding on his air guitar to Rammstein’s “Du Hast.” That’s when the hockey fight is elevated to an art form. According to Reddit, that Guitar Hero’s name is Joel Theriault. And whether or not he can actually play him some ice hockey, I need him on the Bruins and I needed it five minutes ago. A man that inspired can wear the spoked ‘B’ for me any time.


Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton





Austen Lane was a defensive end who’s out of football after playing for four teams over five seasons. And Tuesday, with the NFL scouting combine coming up, he shared with the world some of the questions he got from talent evaluators when he was being scouted back in 2010. Which begs a simple, three-word question: What the hell?

We’ve known for a while that NFL scouts ask bizarre questions ever since Dez Bryant said they asked him if his mother is a prostitute. But this is just surreal. It’s one thing to try to get under a guy’s skin and elicit an emotional response. But these aren’t so much psychological profile questions as they are the Voight-Kampff test:

It’s like they’re not looking for defensive ends and wide receivers, they’re looking for replicants. I mean, what exactly is the correct answer to the “Would you murder someone with a gun or a knife?” question? That is, if you’re looking to land a job rushing quarterbacks? And is it acceptable to reject the premise and say, “I’d murder him with a candlestick in the conservatory”? Or would that drop your score and make you a fifth-round pick instead of a fourth? And how is it that in spite of all this psychological profiling, teams still burn high picks on damaged, feral maniacs like Greg Hardy and Johnny Manziel?

I just find it hilarious that a multi-billion dollar empire like the NFL would think it can project how well a guy will play football based on what kind of underpants he wears or whether his ‘do makes him smoke weed. That said, if the Patriots opt to ask prospects if they’re willing to kill someone, I can’t say as I blame them.


Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton
Keith Carmen was on the Gronk party cruise and gives the guys a 1st hand account of how it went.

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Welcome to Wednesday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

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NHL: Blackhawks at Rangers, 8 p.m. (NBCSN)
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— As tales of drunken debauchery during Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski‘s weekend party cruise continue to filter out, the cruise now is being included in a lawsuit against the NFL.

Last summer, the NFL effectively shut down a fantasy football convention in Las Vegas because the event was being held on casino-owned property. The league barred players (most notably Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, one of the event’s organizers) and league employees from attending.

The National Fantasy Football Convention responded with a lawsuit, and the two sides reportedly will be in court Monday for a hearing on the NFL’s motion for summary judgment.

NFFC apparently is upset that the NFL did not object until after players and members of NFL Media had agreed to appear at the event, and it claims the league’s policy about gambling is ambiguous.

In an amended petition filed Monday in a Texas court (via Pro Football Talk), the NFFC references Gronkowski’s event, noting that there was gambling on the cruise.

Wrote the NFFC lawyers: NFL player Rob Gronkowski hosted a party cruise from Miami to the Bahamas on February 19-22, 2016. The four-day party took place on Norwegian Cruise Line, where Gronkowski’s fans and attendees can take full advantage of Norweigan’s famed ‘Casinos at Sea.’ Photos from the booze-cruise show fans gambling at the on-board casino. The NFL specifically knew about the party cruise and its ties to gambling for more than seven months leading up to the event; yet the NFL took no action to either discipline Rob Gronkowski or prevent the event from taking place.

If the NFL fails to win Monday, the case will head to trial (barring a settlement).

— Jaguars defensive end Dante Fowler admitted to supervising a fight between his girlfriend and the mother of his child at a Florida apartment complex that was captured on surveillance video.

The gossip website TMZ posted the video, which shows Fowler between the two women signaling for them to start fighting. After they brawl for a little while, Fowler breaks it up by tossing his ex off his girlfriend. He then leaves via the elevator with his girlfriend.

Fowler, the third overall pick in last year’s draft who missed the entire season after tearing his ACL during rookie minicamp, said in a statement that he is “embarrassed and have apologized for my actions to everyone involved.”

“As a family, we have been dealing with this moment and the conflict that led to it since this occurred,” Fowler said. “The video surfacing is a sad reminder that emotions got the best of all of us. I take 100 percent responsibility for everything that happened.”

The league said it was reviewing the matter, while the Jaguars said Fowler approached them before the video’s release and did not hide from his actions.

“Dante brought the incident to our attention prior to the video being released and was embarrassed and remorseful,” the team said in a statement. “Violence of this type against others is unacceptable in our society and to our organization. We will continue to look into the incident while offering resources and providing support to Dante and his family to help them through this private matter.”

— Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes, who was arrested in October and charged with abuse of a family or household member following an argument with his wife in Hawaii, was placed on paid leave by Major League Baseball until the conclusion of criminal proceedings. He is the first player affected by the new policy agreed to in August by MLB and the players’ association.

Reyes, a four-time All-Star during his time with the Mets, will not report to spring training. He is scheduled to have a trial April 4, the same day the Rockies open their season. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred will not determine any potential punishment for Reyes until after that time, and following an investigation.

The players’ association can challenge Reyes’ punishment before an arbitrator.

“We are closely monitoring the proceedings in Hawaii, as well as the commissioner’s actions,” the union said in a statement. “If further discipline is issued or if Mr. Reyes’ paid suspension is not resolved in a timely fashion, the players’ association will work with Mr. Reyes to ensure that all of his rights under the policy are protected.”

Yankees reliever Aroldis Chapman and Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig also are under investigation by MLB following offseason incidents.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Feb. 17, 1972, Phil Esposito recorded a hat trick in a 4-1 victory over the Flyers in Philadelphia and became the second player in team history with 250 goals. Who was the first?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I’ve seen a lot of athletes, once they’re done, at some point, for some reason, a lot of us kind of feel like we still got something in the tank to come back. Hopefully that’s not my case. That’s some knowledge based on everything I want to do and what I have done. Plus, I look around me and everybody is 20. I think I’m ready. … Everybody gets that moment when you feel like it’s time to go.” Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, on his pending retirement

STAT OF THE DAY: 0-15 — The Boston College basketball team’s record in the ACC this season, following Tuesday’s 71-56 loss to Virginia Tech

‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): Vanderbilt ends the first half against Kansas with a huge block that leads to an 80-foot heave at the buzzer.

Baylor’s Rico Gathers hits a 3-pointer at the first-half buzzer against Kansas, then knocks over a trainer with a chest bump.

Boston College forward Garland Owens ends the first half against Virginia Tech with a monstrous putback dunk.

Members of the George Washington and Delaware State baseball teams joust during a rain delay.


SOOTHING SOUNDS: Gene Pitney, who died in 2006, was born in Hartford on this day in 1941.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Spar