The Bruins have lost 4 in a row. Glenn, Lou and Christian look at the remaining schedule for the Bruins and their Eastern Conference counterparts and try to predict how the playoff seedings might shake out.

[0:04:16] ... you need to be one of the top three teams in the Atlantic Division if you're not good enough to be one of the top three teams in the debate in the division. The chances of ...
[0:05:11] ... you wanna be you wanna be the number three team in the Atlantic Division you do not wanna be that final. Wild card team because you'll you'll be dumped all right now you're announced puck daddy ...
[0:06:29] ... next two games are fairly easy Arab wrote Toronto the Toronto and New Jersey but that's not a bad thing being on the road. Against teams that are already eliminated then after that. They play. At Saint Louis at at Chicago. Those are not rich I yes those are really difficult games and then after that they'll play at home against Carolina should beat them then they get the head to head with Detroit. Which might determine who gets that number three seed in the Atlantic Division on a Thursday April the seventh and the close it out against Detroit. Finishes tough schedule to finish you mentioned read before you place Saint Louis and Chicago. You know what while you're playing them you know they have Minnesota and Troy on the their next four games there Detroit Red Wings and exterior home. Montreal Pittsburgh. Buffalo and then they go to Montreal. That's their next four. You got a pretty good idea. ...
[0:21:25] ... years in a row without making the playoffs if you are the Boston Bruins especially when you've got the courts here are some pretty good players mr. Roberts that you I Jerome. And I'll order the ...






 

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Posted by Rob Gronkowski -Gronk on Tuesday, March 22, 2016

It would appear Rob Gronkowski’s troll game is strong.

Sometimes, less is more. Rex Ryan says he doesn’t know how he’s going to defend you and your new tight end partner, Martellus Bennett? The best way to show how right he is is the minimalist approach. Just post the article wordlessly. As Emily Dickson (or a meme attributed to Emily Dickinson) said, “Saying nothing sometimes says the most.”

There’s no need for Gronk to mention the three touchdowns he had against Buffalo last year. Or the eight catch, 113-yard, two-touchdown bomb he dropped on Ryan’s Jets in 2014. Just post Rex’ own words and hoist him on his own petard. It sends the message that he won’t be stopped this season, keeps him off the Bills’ bulletin board and saves him from having to answer to his own coach.

It’s all very Zen. And helps prove what I think everyone is slowly coming to realize. Gronk may be many things, but dumb is not one of them.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton

 

ObsevZara just learned the hard way not to f*ck with people who are gluten free.

The international fashion brand was recently forced to pull a controversial t-shirt which was adorned with the words “Are You Gluten Free?” from all their stores. Thousands of people who suffer from celiac disease voiced their intolerance of the slogan.

An actual petition was set up on the campaign website Change.org that called for Zara to pull the offensive t-shirts, reading, “Celiac disease is not a fashion statement, nor should you make fun of the disease because of the strictness of the gluten-free diet and the problems that can arise if you do not follow it correctly.”

Shockingly, the petition gained greater than 50,000 signatures in less than a week, and Inditex, Zara’s parent company, took notice.

And this decides it. There is now officially nothing so mundane that someone, somewhere, won’t be offended by it and demand you validate their feelings.

I am genuinely, sincerely sorry for people with celiac disease. Personally, I love gluten. I’m the guy asking for extra gluten in everything, with extra gluten on the side. Sometimes I’ll walk into an establishment and just order a big, heaping plate full of gluten. But the fact some people can’t have it doesn’t mean that selling a t-shirt with the words “gluten free” on it is a hate crime.

If you’re one of the 50,000 who signed that petition, where does your game end? Can people who are lactose intolerant sue to stop the “Got milk?” ads? My beguiling Irish Rose is allergic to pets. Can she demand we shut down the Internet due to all the dog and cat pictures? If you have a kid with nut allergies, can you insist cable networks stop showing “Princess Bride” because of the part where Fezzik says “Anybody want a peanut?”

I’ll accept they were dealt a bad hand and nobody asks for celiac disease. But being easily and mortally offended over a stupid, harmless and ultimately boring fashion brand is a choice no one has to make.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton

 

NY Daily NewsFootball star Aaron Rodgers believes he saw a UFO, but doesn’t believe in abstaining from masturbation before games.

“I do want to be calm out there, so I’m never opposed to it. You got to be nice and relaxed out there, so whatever is gonna put me in that state, man,” the Green Bay Packers QB said Wednesday on comedian Pete Holmes’ “You Made It Weird” podcast. …

He even shared the time in 2005 he and then-University of California, Berkeley teammate Steve Levy saw a UFO in New Jersey.

“It was a large orange, left-to-right-moving object,” Rodgers said. “Because of the overcast nature of the night and the snow, you couldn’t make out — it was kind of behind the clouds we were seeing, but it was definitively large, moving from left to right. It was me, Steve, and his brother that saw it. And it goes out of sight and we look at each other and go ‘What in the f— was that?’”

Speaking of making it weird, is it weird that I have a much easier time accepting that Aaron Rodgers saw a UFO than that he’s willing to masturbate before games?

To be clear, I’ve never seen a UFO. Nor do I necessarily accept that they exist. But I am open to the suggestion. Christopher Columbus’ crew reported “unearthly lights flashing across the bottom of the ocean” that rose out of the water into the sky five hours before he landed in the New World. The Apollo 11 astronauts had radio chatter with Mission Control about an object outside their spacecraft a full two days after they left Earth.There are an estimated 50 quintillion habitable planets in the known universe. And the idea that someone is capable of traveling here isn’t that much of a stretch to me. Plus, if someone is going to come all this way, they’re going to want to see somebody important. Columbus, Neil Armstrong, an NFL MVP. So it’s not at all far-fetched that Rodgers had a close encounter.

But pulling a Whitey Bulger leading up to game time? That’s preposterous. It defies decades of sports medical science. Not to mention tradition. And just proper hygiene. What center, running back or receiver would want to handle a ball knowing his QB just fisted off some knuckle children right before the game? It’s disgusting. You rub one out on your own time. If Rodgers needs to Discount Double Choke the Chicken, he should keep that at home, not in the work place.

Besides, any man who’s married to Olivia Munn, who makes other men hitchhike to the moon, shouldn’t be doing it at all.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton

 

NY Daily NewsFootball star Aaron Rodgers believes he saw a UFO, but doesn’t believe in abstaining from masturbation before games.

“I do want to be calm out there, so I’m never opposed to it. You got to be nice and relaxed out there, so whatever is gonna put me in that state, man,” the Green Bay Packers QB said Wednesday on comedian Pete Holmes’ “You Made It Weird” podcast. …

He even shared the time in 2005 he and then-University of California, Berkeley teammate Steve Levy saw a UFO in New Jersey.

“It was a large orange, left-to-right-moving object,” Rodgers said. “Because of the overcast nature of the night and the snow, you couldn’t make out — it was kind of behind the clouds we were seeing, but it was definitively large, moving from left to right. It was me, Steve, and his brother that saw it. And it goes out of sight and we look at each other and go ‘What in the f— was that?’”

Speaking of making it weird, is it weird that I have a much easier time accepting that Aaron Rodgers saw a UFO than that he’s willing to masturbate before games?

To be clear, I’ve never seen a UFO. Nor do I necessarily accept that they exist. But I am open to the suggestion. Christopher Columbus’ crew reported “unearthly lights flashing across the bottom of the ocean” that rose out of the water into the sky five hours before he landed in the New World. The Apollo 11 astronauts had radio chatter with Mission Control about an object outside their spacecraft a full two days after they left Earth.There are an estimated 50 quintillion habitable planets in the known universe. And the idea that someone is capable of traveling here isn’t that much of a stretch to me. Plus, if someone is going to come all this way, they’re going to want to see somebody important. Columbus, Neil Armstrong, an NFL MVP. So it’s not at all far-fetched that Rodgers had a close encounter.

But pulling a Whitey Bulger leading up to game time? That’s preposterous. It defies decades of sports medical science. Not to mention tradition. And just proper hygiene. What center, running back or receiver would want to handle a ball knowing his QB just fisted off some knuckle children right before the game? It’s disgusting. You rub one out on your own time. If Rodgers needs to Discount Double Choke the Chicken, he should keep that at home, not in the work place.

Besides, any man who’s married to Olivia Munn, who makes other men hitchhike to the moon, shouldn’t be doing it at all.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton

 

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New York Times[A]n investigation by The New York Times has found that the N.F.L.’s concussion research was far more flawed than previously known.

For the last 13 years, the N.F.L. has stood by the research, which, the papers stated, was based on a full accounting of all concussions diagnosed by team physicians from 1996 through 2001. But confidential data obtained by The Times shows that more than 100 diagnosed concussions were omitted from the studies — including some severe injuries to stars like quarterbacks Steve Young and Troy Aikman. The committee then calculated the rates of concussions using the incomplete data, making them appear less frequent than they actually were. …

Some retired players have likened the N.F.L.’s handling of its health crisis to that of the tobacco industry, which was notorious for using questionable science to play down the dangers of cigarettes.

Concussions can hardly be equated with smoking. … Still, the records show that the two businesses shared lobbyists, lawyers and consultants. Personal correspondence underscored their friendships, including dinner invitations and a request for lobbying advice. …

“One of the rules of science is that you need to have impeccable data collection procedures,” said Bill Barr, a neuropsychologist who once worked for the Jets and who has in the past criticized the committee’s work.

By excluding so many concussions, Mr. Barr said, “You’re not doing science here; you are putting forth some idea that you already have.”

It turns out NFL employees cooked the books on an investigation in order to make themselves look good? They used phony pseudo-science to prove their hypotheses? They’ve done business with corrupt firms that have bolstered the dangerous, evil agenda of Big Tobacco? They even have gone so far as to use faulty data collection procedures to prove their claims?

I’m shocked … shocked! … to think the NFL would stoop so low as to do a study where the conclusion is already decided ahead of time, then use fake science bolstered by phony baloney data just to make its case. I’m going to try to not let this destroy my faith in the trustworthiness of the league. But I worry the damage may already be done.

Now that I’ve shot my wad of sarcasm, the ball is in your court, Deflategate Truthers.

Explain this away. Justify this. Tell us how you could possibly put your trust in this league on anything. Much less an investigation that involves any kind of science. As I said the day the Wells Report dropped, Ted Wells, on the NFL’s behalf, went across the country to hire Exponent, a notoriously discredited science-for-hire firm that will hand you over any findings you want, provided your check clears. Exponent is a joke among the scientific community, only no one’s laughing. Because there’s nothing funny about claiming tobacco doesn’t kill, asbestos isn’t harmful to workers and toxic waste doesn’t do damage to rain forests, all of which the company has “proven.”

Now the NFL is caught using similar scams, helped by the advice of other tobacco industry sleazebags, to skew its study into an issue infinitely more important than the PSI of some footballs. The league is willing to play games with the mental health of its own players, you Deflategate Flat-Earthers, do you really think the league wouldn’t lie to make its case against Tom Brady and the Patriots?

The NFL has a lot to answer for today. But so does everyone who continues to put their trust in it.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton
The morning shows resident a-hole, Kirk Minihane, sits down with Chris "Mad Dog" Russo to talk about his time at WFAN hosting afternoon drive with Mike Francesa, if there will ever be a full on reunion show between the two, and Chris Russo discusses his views on the never ending deflategate saga.

 

 

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In the words of Goose Gossage, this kid is a [expletive] disgrace to the game. He’s embarrassing to all the 4-year-olds whoever played before him. Throwing his bat and acting like a fool. Tee-ball is becoming a freaking joke because of the nerds who are running it. I’ll tell you what has happened, these guys played Chutes and Ladders at preschool or wherever the frig they went and they thought they figured the frigging game out. They don’t know squat.

Look, I’m old school. My kids played tee ball back in the early 2000s. Then the game had a code. You didn’t show up the pitcher. Even though he didn’t actually pitch, he was just the kid you stuck there because you figured on the odd chance someone connected on a line drive up the middle, he/she was athletic enough to protect him/herself. But still. And when you got to first base, you acted like you’ve been there before. Mainly because you had, every at-bat.

I’ll tell you right now, back in my kids’ days, players respected the game. And if some little bugger on the other team pulled this act, there’d be hell to pay. At the very least, a coach would tell him to be careful so he doesn’t hit anyone with the bat. Perhaps another kid might even mention it in the back of the minivan while watching “Toy Story” on the way to the ice cream stand. But I guess this is what’s happening to the once proud sport of tee-ball.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton
Gary defended himself.
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