Curt, Gerry and Kirk discussed the Bleacher Report story on Donald Trump and Manfred's comments regarding David Ortiz.

NY Daily NewsSocial media has left former Playmate of the Year Kennedy Summers all alone.

According to TMZ, the blonde bombshell has reportedly split from her NBA player fiancé Jeff Withey for a second — and final time.

Back in June, Withey allegedly went on a date with another woman while the two were still together. …

Kennedy’s rep Zack Teperman told the gossip site that social media was the culprit for the couple’s troubles, as it has been for many couples before.

“The negative effects of social media have claimed yet another couple,” the rep said.

This is just so sad. I wrote about these two crazy, beautiful kids back in June when Kennedy first caught Jeff tomcatting around behind her back. And I really thought they had worked through their problems. No news is good news, and all that. But I guess the damage was done, and could not be undone.

I guess the thing I’m even more sad about than the breakup is the fact that Kennedy is blaming social media. I mean, call me judgmental, but she’s the one who caught Withey cheating and immediately took to his Instagram page to put him on blast for it. I’m sorry, but for her, blaming social media is like a pair of junkies splitting up and blaming the drugs. No one said you had to make your addiction a part of the relationship, sister.

This just proves that some pro athlete/hot model couples can thrive in a social media age (tips a glance in Tom and Gisele’s direction) and some can’t. Again, I don’t want to judge my girl Kennedy too harshly because frankly I do feel bad. I hate to think of her all alone on a Saturday night. Or her being single, back to square one, having to go to some online dating site just to find a guy. I just don’t much care for her blaming the Internet – or blogs like mine – for her breaking up her engagement. I guess mostly I just hope she can find love again.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton

NY Daily NewsSocial media has left former Playmate of the Year Kennedy Summers all alone.

According to TMZ, the blonde bombshell has reportedly split from her NBA player fiancé Jeff Withey for a second — and final time.

Back in June, Withey allegedly went on a date with another woman while the two were still together. …

Kennedy’s rep Zack Teperman told the gossip site that social media was the culprit for the couple’s troubles, as it has been for many couples before.

“The negative effects of social media have claimed yet another couple,” the rep said.

This is just so sad. I wrote about these two crazy, beautiful kids back in June when Kennedy first caught Jeff tomcatting around behind her back. And I really thought they had worked through their problems. No news is good news, and all that. But I guess the damage was done, and could not be undone.

I guess the thing I’m even more sad about than the breakup is the fact that Kennedy is blaming social media. I mean, call me judgmental, but she’s the one who caught Withey cheating and immediately took to his Instagram page to put him on blast for it. I’m sorry, but for her, blaming social media is like a pair of junkies splitting up and blaming the drugs. No one said you had to make your addiction a part of the relationship, sister.

This just proves that some pro athlete/hot model couples can thrive in a social media age (tips a glance in Tom and Gisele’s direction) and some can’t. Again, I don’t want to judge my girl Kennedy too harshly because frankly I do feel bad. I hate to think of her all alone on a Saturday night. Or her being single, back to square one, having to go to some online dating site just to find a guy. I just don’t much care for her blaming the Internet – or blogs like mine – for her breaking up her engagement. I guess mostly I just hope she can find love again.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton
Curt Schilling joined Kirk and Gerry to discuss the Sox series against the Indians and Megyn Kelly takes on Hannity.
Gerry and Kirk talked about Mut's wild night at Tony C's yesterday in Somerville.

Daily MailA man in China claims he is magnetic and can hold a kilo of metal on his chest. 

The man from Shaoxing, east China’s Zhejiang province, was pictured showing off his magnetic ability by sticking objects such as metal spoons and spanners to his chest.

Wang Baoqiang says he only found out he had the ability to stick objects to his chest in May this year after reading about another man who could perform the task. …

The 54-year-old claims that he can hold a kilo of metal on his chest.

He said that during his youth, he worshiped Jet Li and practiced martial arts although he doesn’t think this was the cause of his magnetism. 

Well, for starters, there goes the hypothesis that watching Jet Li movies and doing karate in the garage will turn you magnetic. So Chinese scientists will have to go back to the drawing board on that one.

That said, I have no reason to doubt Wang Baoqiang suddenly turned magnetic out of nowhere. The human body is filled with electrical impulses, running all around our nervous systems and to the very synapses of our brains. Who’s to say they couldn’t turn a 54-year-old Chinese man into a big electrical magnet out of the blue? It’s just as plausible as the idea a guy from Shaoxing would superglue some wrenches to his chest just to get Internet famous for a couple of days.

My only objection is Wang is sort of squandering his abilities. As Spider Man’s gentle Uncle Ben said, “With great power comes great responsibility.” If you can control magnetism, you can’t be satisfied to just stand there with wrenches stuck to your chest like you’re some tool bench on display at Sears. You need to go out and conquer the world. Show the rest of us puny humans you are the next great step in the evolutionary process. Anything less than total world dominance is kind of a waste.

 

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton

Via The Sporting News , the Toronto police are saying they’ve identified the drunken doosh cookie who hurled a can of beer at Orioles outfielder Hyun Soo Kim in the Wild Card playoff Tuesday night. And their prime suspect is a member of the sports media.

The perp in question is Ken Pagan, editor for Postmedia, which owns the Toronto Sun. On Wednesday, he turned himself into police. But in one of those typical and yet ironic moments when a media member gets bagged doing something wrong, Pagan refuses to explain himself to the media.

[Police] say in their description that the man in the photo threw the beer. The man in the photo, like we established, is Pagan. He said it himself.

“I was drinking out of a cup,” Pagan told the Sun. “I’d love to tell you what happened and my story … but I can’t say anything.”

Some witnesses are confirming that they did, in fact, see Pagan with a cup in his hand, this is a little hard for him to explain:

Sorry, Ken Pagan. But not sorry. This little Zapruder film is all the smoking gun I need to prove you were the Lone Can Man on the bleacher knoll. And this is just the kind of behavior I’d expect out of you media types. You all love to sit up in the press box and wag your finger at the great unwashed masses down below and moralize about what a collection of drunken yokels we are. But you’re all one Labatt’s away from trying to take a kill shot on an outfielder in the middle of a playoff game.

Let’s have this whole sordid mess serve as a warning when the playoffs come back to Fenway. I’m hoping Boston’s Finest keeps an extra eye out for anyone wearing a press pass. Because I don’t trust our media as far as Toronto’s media can chuck a beer can.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton
Kirk Minihane sits down with Red Sox legend Mo Vaughn to talk to Mo about his playing days here in Boston, why the Sox couldn't have won a World Series in the 90's, and what life has been like since his playing day's have ended.

Tom Brady. The unwanted bastard son of the U. of Michigan. First rejected, then respected. Then stabbed in the back. And now, resurrected. The King of the North, coming back to life to lead his army into battle against the forces of darkness. It’s hard to imagine a more inspirational video to get Patriots fans fired up for his return. Excellent work here by Vincent Rubinaccio.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ll need a little “alone” time with this clip. I’ll get back to you in about three or four hours.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton

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