We discuss the big man at third's weight, and how Pablo may indeed have to do a lot to win over the fans this season and prove himself.

[0:02:07] ... you can. And I know you know the extremes are guys like Tom Brady who's got to count down clock in his home gym already sync up to next year's Super Bowl Super Bowl 51. And ...
[0:05:46] ... you don't do that and I understand that in the same way Bill Belichick doesn't do that. And I don't folks want these guys the bonds are. I'm not gonna be okay they're not gonna do. ...
[0:10:33] ... had he probably had all three it's only couple bad meals. Couple Brad Mills away. Not to mention 22 pounds about like. 4% of his body weight anyway so it's. Like us and deck chairs off ...
[0:11:06] ... was the big controversy. A dirt dog who's over the from their dogs eat Silva these thieves so the defector last. And and they made a big joke about at first they were offended. Then they ...






Inspired by Pablo's "I don't need to prove anything" quotes, we look at four athletes with bad attitudes, and bad reputations.
Inspired by Pablo's "I don't need to prove anything" quotes, we look at four athletes with bad attitudes, and bad reputations.
Dale, Michael and Jerry wrap up the show with the best soundbites of the day.
Dale, Michael and Jerry wrap up the show with the best soundbites of the day.

In case I haven’t been clear about this before, I love “The Walking Dead.” I’ve been riveted to it since the first scene of the pilot six seasons ago. It’s the one show with the power to get me to turn off all (non-Patriots) football coverage in the Fall. I live Facebook DM most episodes with three of my neighbors. And the mid-season premiere last week was one of the best in the series’ run.

That said, this past Sunday night’s episode was awful. One where Rick and Daryl, the Alpha and Beta Males of the Zombie Apocalypse, just weirdly morphed into Bo and Luke Duke, making reckless, pointless decisions, engaged in wacky hijinks and ended up with their vehicle in a pond. Just an inexcusable creative decision, made worse by the fact they ended the episode with the TV trope that has ruined shows from “Moonlighting” to “X-Files” and dozens between.

So the perfect solution? “The Benny Hill” theme. There is no TV misstep so egregious it can’t be cured with a little “Yakkity Sax.” Well done, Internet.

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Sarah Spain of ESPN was on Gronk's Party Cruise and it was exactly what you could expect -- a lot of dudes drinking and dancing to loud music.

[0:02:20] ... a before talked dale. And talk about in embarrassing this week. Is Boston College one I hope so so they announced today that they're putting together new facilities 200 billion dollars of new facilities. Over the air in the on the campus. They played. Wake Forest this weekend was one of the thirteen in the ACC. Lost the last night yeah yeah it was yes yes and they were trailing in the game. But scored 37. To fool out of the gate yeah sure this is a team that's well. At thirteen the ACC and you're born thirteenth but the one ACC game. Wicket with its it was a bad night but it's pretty bad season for them. For football we have to go back to what march of last year. The final last time that Boston College men's program basketball or football won a game and he CC you're advocate winners when they played as little. You know elevate ...
[0:03:50] ... innings on bail out as he does have a when you allowed Notre Dame to come in and play beat the home team at Fenway Park as stadium at your stadium right down the road from your school. You deserve never to win a trust for trust me wait force is coming in next year's going to be although he already forest and and this is an element is out billboard this is embarrassingly awful quickly people set their tool or college sports rigor and his down. Then it was because Boston College is the once called it as an opportunity to be big and they are right Dale Arnold was here cross over brought ...
[0:04:50] ... what's the the king of flip flop but he is upset that Peter King is look but he floppy disk. Aren't you that by. In particular but I don't know that I can look at it ...





Ordinarily I’m a loud, outspoken critic of these stunt engagements. Some emasculated showboater trying to make a big, public display of popping the question, just to draw attention to what a sweetheart of a guy he is and how he’s way more romantic than those of us who do these things in private. (Say, in a hotel room after an out-of-state comedy gig at 1:00 a.m. because there was a World Series game on and you wanted to watch it until the end. Just as a for instance). These engagements in front of a big crowd always smacked way more of desperation than real love to me.

But in this case, I’ll make an exception. I can see where a guy like this would get caught up in the hopeless romance of the Gronk party cruise. I’m sure he couldn’t help himself. Nothing says, “lifetime of fulfillment and mutual happiness” like witnessing the constant rock moments of the Gronkowski boys. Watching Rob Gronkowski twerking up in girls faces and Chris getting hit on by all the drunken cougar talent is practically like going to the top of the Eiffel Tower or taking a gondola through Venice. How can you not get swept up in that vortex of emotions and know that’s the right time to join in holy matrimony? The heart wants what the heart wants.

It’s just a shame they didn’t plan it any better, because I’m 99 percent sure that according to international maritime law, Gordy Gronkowski could have performed the ceremony. I guess there’s always next year.

@JerryThornton1

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Jerry Thornton

Ordinarily I’m a loud, outspoken critic of these stunt engagements. Some emasculated showboater trying to make a big, public display of popping the question, just to draw attention to what a sweetheart of a guy he is and how he’s way more romantic than those of us who do these things in private. (Say, in a hotel room after an out-of-state comedy gig at 1:00 a.m. because there was a World Series game on and you wanted to watch it until the end. Just as a for instance). These engagements in front of a big crowd always smacked way more of desperation than real love to me.

But in this case, I’ll make an exception. I can see where a guy like this would get caught up in the hopeless romance of the Gronk party cruise. I’m sure he couldn’t help himself. Nothing says, “lifetime of fulfillment and mutual happiness” like witnessing the constant rock moments of the Gronkowski boys. Watching Rob Gronkowski twerking up in girls faces and Chris getting hit on by all the drunken cougar talent is practically like going to the top of the Eiffel Tower or taking a gondola through Venice. How can you not get swept up in that vortex of emotions and know that’s the right time to join in holy matrimony? The heart wants what the heart wants.

It’s just a shame they didn’t plan it any better, because I’m 99 percent sure that according to international maritime law, Gordy Gronkowski could have performed the ceremony. I guess there’s always next year.

@JerryThornton1

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Jerry Thornton
Lou Merloni didn't realize he was on the air when talking down at spring training...and revealed his true feelings on playing first base.