ProFootball talk's Mike Florio joins Glenn, Lou, and Christian. He says that the Patriots would be in a bad spot if they had to play Oakland, Denver, or Kansas City on the road for the AFC Championship. They also discuss the baffling intricacies of Jeff Fisher's contract with the Rams, and potential trouble for an MVP Candidate.

[0:01:27] ... almost like a natural fan base like Oakland Raiders or maybe the Houston Texans. You know one of postings. Yet and look they're trying to grow the game internationally they. View it I believe as a ...
[0:06:12] ... but what you don't sixteen you may feel differently. The Bengals and Marvin Lewis I think he'll be back. The chargers could get rid of Mike McCoy remote Todd polls that goes on national TV why ...
[0:07:01] ... tonight earners and job fox may be in trouble possibly jump fox. Jeff Fisher. I I've even though Jeff Fisher got extensions yet here's the thing they hurt himself by saying in this after the game. If he had gotten extension just last week that it would be ludicrous to think that he would be fired a month later but he made sure he pointed out that the extension was put in place many months ago before the season began. So it's a two year extension it was done before the season. The season went horribly. And Jeff Fisher is now blaming everybody but himself for the fact team stinks and my understanding is. And this comes from the same people ...
[0:08:11] ... the costs of building that two billion dollar stadium. I hate. If Jeff Fisher still the head coach good luck selling all of those things I think that that's going to be a potential. Beliefs and ...

LB and Christian get the "Marvin Gaye" treatment, while Glenn, Lou, and Christian try to decide if it's better for the Pats to play in Mexico or London, and even thought Pablo Sandoval is slim and refreshed, do you trust him? And how much time should Hanley Ramirez DH?

[0:04:57] ... There was some. Actually oh sorry I was on Comcast last thank Jim Walsh asked me. You know here in the comic to Pablo Sandoval should we be. Happy are proud that he was honest she ...
[0:08:43] ... rear. It's the same discussion for different reasons but you feel comfortable Hanley Ramirez playing first base for you this year we think he's gonna give you an effort. Failed trade so great so we comes ...
[0:12:48] ... the DH because I'm afraid that would go you don't think like David Ortiz you go back into the video Roman. And look at though what. The first at bat and you don't think it I don't I don't know I was a gambling man I got it I don't know excel answers are but wanna keep him involved. I don't take two out of every seven games is probably a stretch a lot of it will depend. I'm whether Mitch bowling gives you what gave you last year which was not great in Texas or two years ago where he was about a player right that I don't. Is terrific for space because that's first against lefties and it Chris Young is a DH could liking Bennett can swing the bat well against lefties so. It gives you a bit of versatility but ...

Based on this tweet, I would say yes. Based on her replies to people asking if she is engaged, I would say definitely yes.    


Also, this guy tweeted on Wednesday he thinks he witnessed the engagement actually happen.

So there you go. I’m not a professional detective but it seems to me these are pretty solid clues pointing to Erin Andrews being engaged. If not, then that original tweet is a little weird. 

She and current NHL free agent Jarret Stoll have been dating since 2012 and are now, we can assume, engaged. 

Blog Author: 
Lucy Burdge

When WEEI’s own Rob Bradford broke the news early Friday morning that Donald Trump is considering Bobby Valentine for Ambassador to Japan, the reactions on Twitter were swift and they were unforgiving.

Here are a few of the negative responses to Rob’s original tweet, many of which are memes of facial expressions in various states of exasperation and confusion: 







So, to sum it up, people think Valentine will NOT make a good ambassador to Japan.

Blog Author: 
Lucy Burdge
Mut ranks all 23 Dino Casting Couch members and Gary Tanguay posts another velfie on the Celtics and Kirk.
Mut defends himself in voting for Trump despite Alex Reimer's claim that he only voted for him because he goes along with whatever Gerry said. Damien Woody joins the guys for his second Friday interview.
Damien Woody praises Tom Brady's work ethic and thinks he can play three or four more seasons. Woody thinks Brady pushed the limits on Deflategate but it didn't play a role in the Patriots beating the Colts in the 2014 AFC Championship game.

[0:01:06] ... you want to Wear nice at all. Todd Bowles has lost the Damien Woody woody is pointing out that they have quit on the man which means. You gotta get rid of him I mean you ...
[0:03:17] ... got hurt early in the year. What should the patriots doing with Rob Lowe going forward Michael Marty who used to be ominous. Think she's an betray the Cleveland in the offseason do you think grapple ...
[0:03:51] ... return to continue to build a lot to the original title beat Tom Brady went down at all. Does it make it easier to trigger upload Damien if they believe in Kobe percent to just spent a decent round pick on him he wasn't great but he still. Pretty raw if they like can't does that make it easier to deal grapple. Are different things that could you have problem is static and you know a lot of this is predicated on Tom. And by his performance in the way he's been playing the way he takes care body. Logical sense don't have time to compute the developing and look we want to be watching it immediately and Tom Brady so. You don't we saw glimpses political adversary like what I saw in the limited time. So you know again if you're the patriot you know what do you do you like Albert will be around for a while. To me it only makes it does to really go looking for flippant I didn't grow up. I'm just look at you've been retired for six years and years younger than Tom Brady when you know when when your whip them around for 1234. Seasons. What did you think of him did you think he ...
[0:05:28] ... know John freezer and then next thing you know he was behind Drew Bledsoe so. Google got to get you know the count a lot of credit him with have the type worker at the persistent. To be able to move that ball would have press but the depth chart and and obviously. On that bet Mo Lewis who don't Drew Bledsoe just change of court for the other creatures and Tom Brady so. Give credit accredited domain account Google works is at all. You know. Even now I mean Kiffin were here if such ...

Mike Lombardi thinks the Patriots should trade Jimmy Garoppolo to the Cleveland Browns for a first-round pick next season. Mick Jagger will be a father to his eighth child at age 73 and the most overpaid actors and actresses in Headlines. The guys discuss Mut's internal struggle as to whether or not he should have a vasectomy.
Mut makes his return to Dino's Casting Couch after Gerry bumped him for Pete Sheppard Monday. Kansas City beat the Raiders on Thursday Night Football, making the path to home field advantage easier for the Patriots with four games remaining. The guys talk football and former Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine could be the US Ambassador to Japan.

[0:18:16] ... veterans I'd get on the ticket if you think we better than Damien Woody and Damien wood today what time 830. I'm looking forward to Damien Woody you on the couch yet I know he's up to coach god that's okay. No it's not healthy. I'd say it was ...
[0:18:57] ... good fall on Twitter is very critical of his former team the New York Jets and you fix themselves yet. He thinks himself as a jet which are also body is pianist. Well and by Islamic out ...
[0:20:33] ... arrowhead for a title game you saying you get it seemed coach Andy Reid. Alex Smith remedial office yeah definitely exceeds them points is 21 points early and I did he ever gonna do nothing to do it ...

Good morning, here is your Friday Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our home page or click here for the top stories and scores from our news wire.

NBA: Toronto at Boston, 7:30 p.m. (CSN)
NBA: Houston at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
NBA: Phoenix at LA Lakers, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN)
NHL: NY Rangers at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. (NHL)
College football: Sam Houston State at James Madison, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Longwood at Creighton, 7:30 p.m. (FS1)


— Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz commented on Thursday on the racist graffiti found at teammate Nikita Whitlock’s home in New Jersey on Tuesday. Cruz believes this act is a reflection of the current state of the country and the collective mindset after the election of Donald Trump.

“I think it’s definitely a direct reflection of how this country’s being run and how this country’s reacting maybe to some of the decisions … and things that are being said by people at the helm of this country and at the helm of our day-to-day lives … from social media all the way up to the White House,” Cruz said. “These are things that are being spoken of and talked about on a daily basis, the good and the bad, more so the bad at this point right now because that’s all we have to work with. It’s just an unfortunate situation we’re going through right now.”

The graffiti included the “KKK” initials and the message “Go back to Africa.”

“I think there’s a specific mindset that comes with supporting a guy like Donald Trump and supporting what he stands for, and there’s a certain type of person that comes with that, and I’m not sure that person is always a positive-minded person,” Cruz continued. “You just have to be careful. As a minority you have to be careful. As a person of influence you have to be careful, and you’ve just got to make sure your family’s safe and give them the knowledge to stay safe in this world.”

Cruz went on to say the way the death of Joe McKnight was handled is also a reflection of the racism in this country.

“I mean, look at this country. Joe McKnight dies in the middle of the street, ya know?” Cruz said. “If you’re angry about … my opinion and you’re not angry at guys dying without a care, without being armed, they’re not causing harm, they’re not doing anything wrong, then that’s our issue.”

— Kobe Bryant and his wife Vanessa welcomed a third daughter this week after announcing in July they were expecting a new member of their family.

The retired Lakers star and his wife already have two daughters, Natalia Diamante Bryant, 13, and Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant, 10.

Bryant announced the pregnancy with this photo on his Instagram:

— In honor of Larry Bird’s 60th birthday on Tuesday, the NBA released a nearly ten-minute video on Wednesday of Bird’s career highlights with commentary from other basketball legends.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “What they were able to do last year, you knew you were in for a fight when you were playing these guys. It was a gritty group of guys that had a ton of talent. I like to think of myself as that type of player, as a gritty type player. Hopefully I felt like I could fit in here and move forward and try to help out and make that goal happen of winning a championship. That’s the main goal as far as playing this game for me. I feel like we’ve got a great opportunity here.” — Mitch Moreland, on why he chose to sign with the Red Sox

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Ed Romero (59)

Blog Author: 
Lucy Burdge