We close out our program with some of the best cuts of the day.

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This thing is a couple of days old and already up to a million and a quarter hits. I post it because I just spent last weekend deep sea fishing off the Cape on my cousin Bobby’s boat with my brothers. And I can promise you that if a frigging seal came crawling up on the frigging stern to escape a couple of frigging orcas, I would not have been anywhere near this calm about it. And, I probably would have kicked him off the boat. Because if Shark Week has taught us anything, seals are the big, juicy bacon double cheeseburger of the sea. Killer whales are the apex predators of the deep, and they’ve got to eat too.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton

I’m happy to be joined on the latest Unsportsmanlike Podcast by Red Sox legend, counterculture icon and bottomless well of brilliant, bizarro philosophy Bill Lee. We talk about his new biopic “Spaceman” starring Josh Duhamel. Plus we get into his political beliefs, drug use, friendship with Hunter S. Thompson, what his vision of a utopia is like and … I can’t even remember what else. Basically I throw him questions and he spins gold, like he has throughout his entire life.

Needless to say, this is one of my favorite podcasts ever. Enjoy.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton


TSG An “erratic” Ohio man who was “acting like a gorilla” and “masturbating on the sidewalk” is facing a disorderly conduct charge, according to police.

Responding to 911 calls about a pair of “white males running around the lot taking off their clothes,” Warren City Police Department cops Friday morning encountered Timothy Cook, 32, who reportedly had been “growling and punching the cement.”

Cook, a witness told officers, had entered a state motor vehicles office and began waving his arms around. He then exited the building and “began masturbating on the sidewalk,” according to a police report.

When a cop subsequently approached Cook, the suspect was sweating profusely and “acting like a gorilla.” Cook, an officer noted, was “squatting on all fours, punching the blacktop and jumping up and down screaming noncoherently.” …

Cook was charged with disorderly conduct while intoxicated.

I’m glad The Smoking Gun included the reference to the dear, departed Harambe. Because if it didn’t, I would. This is what the Cincinnati Zoo didn’t take into account when it told everyone to stop making Harambe references and shut down its Twitter account in frustration. We all mourn in different ways.

Some of us create memes, sell T-shirts or write blogs, while others drown their pain in booze and pills, make a scene in a government office, pound our fists into the pavement and then masturbate. Now, technically I suppose you could argue that my boy Timothy Cook was in fact acting like a different ape — bonobos are particularly fond of pleasuring themselves and don’t care who’s watching — but I’m going with the police account that he was going gorilla on everyone. And that it was the grief of dealing with Harambe’s untimely demise that was his trigger.

It could happen to the best of us, so let’s try to offer Timothy some understanding and support in this rough time for us all. If he’s guilty of anything, it’s loving Harambe too much.

P.S. The “… while intoxicated” at the end of that excerpt is one of the most unnecessary phrases ever included in a news story.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton
NESN has hired a new anchor who has a history dating pro players. With the trend of that happening in Boston the last few years, does NESN need to keep an eye on Kacie McDonnell?
Now that center Bryan Stork has been cut, should we be concerned with the Patriots O-Line? Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about the Patriots O-Line and how Jimmy G will handle it in the first 4 weeks.
Sam Kennedy of the Red Sox calls in to talk to the guys about the proposed renovations at Fenway Park and if Jonathan Papelbon will ever sign.

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Clay Buchholz, after another good outing, is making a case to be part of the rotation for the rest of the season. Glenn, Lou and Christian get into who will be the odd man out in the rotation and if Buchholz is suited for the 8th inning.
Tim Tebow's MLB workout is apparently going to have scouts from many MLB teams, and the guys still can't believe that he's getting this much attention for a sport he has no chance to play.
Minihane, Callahan and Mutnansky dive further into the Brady - Belichick dynamic as Tom's four-game suspension gets closer.