Glenn, Lou and Christian break down the match up with the Broncos by each position.

[0:01:47] ... upset you grow about a minute guys count more than only Oklahoma. Steve Mariucci just checked off Denver it was the day he marriage that he tick tick but I. Mean is that the element is ...
[0:02:52] ... CJ Anderson and finally you go Dan Carcillo I'll go to Denver Steve Mariucci has no wing check. I'm really. Realistic that it's not look at it it's being able to run the football the Austin ...
[0:04:39] ... yet but you really got to give it. You gotta get to Denver Broncos only Chris Garrett if so you've got to give. Did it rockers are seeing healthy though you can't and it's a bit ...
[0:05:37] ... a lot better because they don't have time to get separation right Steve Mariucci takes. In the New England defensive. Line. Vs the Denver did you do first seven or you just do a defensive line I do the front so let's do a front seven. Aren't yet include all of lets you princess. I loved that. Featured the team be competent on the high note Chandler the two bossier. Note Rob Ninkovich. It's the youth at issue in the middle Earth Day. But I'm not. More relaxed. Where Taylor Jones Denver defense does all. ...

John Elway constructed this Broncos squad in a similar fashion to the teams he won with when he was a Bronco. The guys also talk about Tom Brady being faster and more athletic than he was in 1999.

[0:01:14] ... react the way it did. I got problems I think that's for Peyton Manning and says throw this past repair the leg or throw it comes a little bit slower. And we all don't football the ...
[0:02:48] ... it he need to help other players and if you look at Peyton Manning and the playoffs he's twelve of thirteen. Before Elway. The final two seasons. Before I want to do that back to backs ...
[0:03:34] ... You know they was helicopter the helicopter was a Green Bay and Green Day and considered line what in the hell does he do want you need to play like that from Peyton. So you join our talk about this exactly CP many dual and I'm like. At the time. Think John Elway can do any of that thing and needles did you think John Elliott John L a took off running your own note it down. Two he braces could run overall he bodies breaking he got hit. Say they have Peyton Manning he's gonna have to make a play they're paying a lot of money. A ton of money to make one play at ...
[0:05:37] ... it's always says that he's. I Kennedy's passing the walk look at Peyton Manning back at his policies jacked up. You've got some frail little we know. Got a break with somebody hits them he was ...

This is the song we played on Dale & Holley with Thornton as Our Plus-One on Thursday that literally had me in tears. The song is such a piece of high art, I thought nothing could top that audio. But I was wrong. There is something much better: The video. It is pure bliss.

Ked Woodley is how I pictured him in my dreams. Standing out in the middle of his trailer park. The hillbilly gut. The connect-the-dots mustache. The Panthers trucker hat. The 1988 Casio keyboard laying down the beat. And Ked’s utter lack of self-awareness.

Your team will be the losers if you got a lick of sense.

Gimme them digits, I’€™ll call you on my phone.

Lightning fast, big black cats
Panthers kicking ass

And of course the panther growls. Every time he does it you think it achieves Comedy Level: Maximum, then he does it again and it’s even funnier.

I don’t just want the Patriots to face the Panthers in the Super Bowl, I need the Patriots to face the Panthers in the Super Bowl. Two weeks of tracking Ked Woodley’s rise to stardom would be the best possible way to spend my winter.


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Denver PostSpangalang Brewery of Denver is clearly run by a bunch of football fans, tapping a new beer in advance of the big game. Orange Crushsicle — a nod to the Broncos vaunted Orange Crush defense from years ago — will debut at the brewery. …

“It’s the beer equivalent of a Dreamsicle frozen treat,” said Spangalang’s Darren Boyd, “with refreshing orange citrus notes wrapped around subtle vanilla flavors. It’s a guaranteed winner we’ve brewed in honor of the future AFC champion Denver Broncos. Local craft beer drinkers will love it, but it’s way too much for people from New England.”

Boyd said he will set aside a special keg of the beer for Tom Brady for after the game.

“Just before kickoff we’re going to drop the pressure on the beer by a few PSI,” he said, referring to the infamous allegations of the Patriots’ deflating game balls from last year’s playoffs. “It’ll be a bit flat and more to his liking, something to enjoy while he wipes away the tears.”

First of all, Spangalang (nice name), you do not want to pull that thread. If you want to fight this war on the battleground of beers, you are outmanned and outgunned. Massachusetts breweries have been waging war with other NFL fan bases all year long. From Blue Hills brewery blasting Indianapolis out of the water with its “Luck Sux” cans to Wachusett brewing a Bella Czech Pils in the wake of some nanobrew’s “Bill Belichick is a Poopy-Faced Fart Monster” batch, we are all grizzled veterans of the Football Beer Wars. It is a struggle you cannot win.

So they want to troll Tom Brady with these lame, outdated Deflategate jokes? Good luck with that. I would expect that within a day, one of New England’s world-class breweries will answer back with a beer laced with HGH in honor of Peyton Manning. Or maybe release some old cases freshness dated 1998 in tribute to the last time Denver won anything. Or perhaps brew “Salary Cap-Cheating IPA” in honor of the way the Broncos won their only Super Bowls. I leave it to our brewmasters to come up with their own inspiration. They never disappoint.

More to the point, what kind of sick, depraved monsters do you have to be to drink a beer that tastes like “a Dreamsicle frozen treat with refreshing orange citrus notes wrapped around subtle vanilla flavors.” For starters, what you’re describing is called a Creamsicle. And we don’t drink them. We buy them for our kids out of the window of a truck that plays calliope music and is driven by a drug addict. Period. I’d be humiliated to care for a team whose own fans in the brewing industry would celebrate it with a beer that is so fruity. In every sense of the word.


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This is the classic example of a great comedy premise in search of a direction to go in. They had me at the “Li’l Belichick” theme song, then lost me somewhere around the 25th “We’re on to …” joke. It’s like a mini version of “Stripes,” a great set-up that loses it two-thirds of the way through.

Besides, if there really was a Li’l Belichick, he wouldn’t be stealing Julie’s science project. He’d be the one every other kid would try to copy from. He’d get straight A’s but the principal would constantly be giving him detentions for stuff he didn’t do. The school newspaper would rip him on a weekly basis. And all the other school parents who resent him for being the valedictorian would wish they could adopt him, and when they can’t, end up adopting his best friends only to find out they’re not as smart as him.

Anyway, nice attempt, The Kicker. But I give it about a C-minus.


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Cleveland talk host on the Bills hiring a female coach.

[0:03:58] ... coaches the best one I was told anyways physical beings you and bill Belichick's of physical Eric Mangini you think Nick Saban went on but the greatest professional immigrants called football coach. I personally think I can take them to one wanted to talk to put Charlie Weis and all that he's. He's physical being that's true but I mean obviously Ron Rivera can be intimidating guy like that or Dan Campbell. But that's not what it takes to coach that level and I just say this though because. I've seen several calling Ford. ...

Florio on Pats Broncos.

[0:05:32] ... amazes me two and six is a starter lose in the Gaza Brian Griese. How does that not at some level fall on the guy who gets all the credit of Belichick's gonna get all the ...
[0:06:20] ... and a look at the secondary Panthers and it's Josh Norman. In Cortland Finnegan and I mean how are they gonna cover these guys and Rodney Harrison and I were arguing yesterday via text which is Michigan are argue with Rodney Harrison it's always Purdue via text and not in person. Is in Austin have any physical concern for yourself but. I I've I ...
[0:09:09] ... And the column Coakley passed from one team it's a Coakley. But Thomas Davis is great player to gets overshadowed true bi weekly. But he'll and you know what. He will play and be great until ...

The guys opened the show by discussing the Pats and Broncos.

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NBA: Bulls at Celtics, 7:30 p.m. (CSNNE)
NBA: Heat at Raptors, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
NBA: Pacers at Warriors, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Toledo at Northern Illinois, 6:30 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: Rhode Island at George Washington, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Canisius at Niagara, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Albany at Stony Brook, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
College hockey: Vermont at UConn, 8:30 p.m. (NESN)
Tennis: Australian Open, 3 p.m., 9 p.m. (ESPN2)


— The Chiefs have taken some heat for their clock management late in Sunday’s loss to the Patriots, but coach Andy Reid stands firm that it wasn’t an issue.

During an interview with Kansas City’s 610 Sports Radio, Reid defending himself against those who pointed to Sunday’s time-consuming drive in the fourth quarter as yet another example of his poor game management skills.

“I think clock management’s very important,” Reid said (via Pro Football Talk). “Every situation’s different. It’s a fluid situation on the spot and you’ve got to go off of feel. … This situation, I think, was handled right.”

The Chiefs did not appear to have any urgency as they worked their way down the field despite trailing by two touchdowns. (“At that point it really didn’t matter to me. I wanted to make sure we were calling the best plays,” Reid said.) Although they scored a touchdown, they did not get the ball back after the Patriots recovered the onside kick and then got a first down.

“I thought we handled it right,” Reid said. “You give us a minute on the clock and three timeouts, we feel like we can move the ball pretty good.”

— Former UConn star and NBA player Tate George continued to claim innocence while being sentenced Thursday in New Jersey to nine years in prison for running a $2 million real estate Ponzi scheme.

George, who also was ordered to pay $2.5 million in restitution, did not apologize to his victims, including current NBA player Charlie Villanueva, but instead claimed his real estate projects still had a chance of succeeding.

“For the umpteenth time, I’m sorry — I’m sorry the projects got delayed,” said George, who played at UConn in the late 1980s and in the NBA with the Nets and Bucks from 1990 until ’95.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Zach Intrater countered that George deserved to be locked up as long as possible, saying he used his celebrity status to lure investors and then spent the money on himself.

“There was a saying about Michael Jordan that you couldn’t stop him — you could only contain him,” Intrater said. “I submit your honor that is exactly Tate George. … You know that he will commit more crimes.”

— NBA fans paid tribute to the retiring Kobe Bryant by making him the leading vote-getter for the All-Star Game, as balloting wrapped up Thursday.

Bryant will finish with 18 All-Star Game appearances, one fewer than Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the most ever.

Bryant received 1.9 million votes, well more than reigning MVP Steph Curry, who had 1.6 million. Thunder stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook also will start for the Western Conference, and emerging Spurs star Kawhi Leonard made a late push to pass Warriors forward Draymond Green for the final starting spot.

The Eastern Conference starters are LeBron James (the conference’s leader with 1.1 million votes), Paul George, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade and Kyle Lowry, who passed Kyrie Irving to earn the start on his home court in Toronto.

“It’ll be a special All-Star because this is Kobe’s last run,” Wade said. “Obviously, I wasn’t in the league and didn’t get a chance to see [Michael] Jordan‘s, but I was watching as a fan and it looked like it would be something cool to be a part of. So this will be special.”

The reserves, voted on by the league’s head coaches, will be announced next Thursday.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Jan. 22, 2012, in the AFC championship game, the Patriots edged the Ravens, 23-20, after Billy Cundiff‘s 32-yard field goal attempt sailed wide left with seconds remaining. Which Patriot scored the game-winning touchdown early in the fourth quarter?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I really don’t know, still. I’ve read things in articles and things that have been said. I’ve heard terms like ‘€˜upgrade’ and ‘€˜re-energize’ and both really kind of upset me, because obviously we had a lot of energy and I felt like we were quite good. Over the last 15 years and over the last five years, especially, with the way that we did have so many fill-ins, NESN’s No. 1 product is Red Sox baseball, and I felt like it was done very well over that period. Unfortunately, they didn’t agree. And so that was a big surprise.” — Don Orsillo, during an appearance on WEEI’s Bradfo Show podcast, on why he was replaced by NESN

STAT OF THE DAY: 348 — Career goals for Canucks forward Daniel Sedin — who scored twice in the third period of Thursday’s 4-2 victory over the Bruins — making him the team’s all-time leader

‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): Nuggets forward Nikola Jokic makes a nifty behind-the-back pass to Kenneth Faried for a layup against the Grizzlies.

Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford goes all out to make a save against the Lightning.

The Penguins think they’ve scored on Flyers goalie Ron Mason, but the officials correctly rule that the puck hit both posts without crossing the line, and Mason stops to take a drink of water before realizing that the game never stopped.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Tom Brady, on 1-yard dive on fourth down with 11:29 remaining

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Sam Cooke, who died in 1964, was born on this day in 1931.

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