Halfway through the show, more information from the Foxboro Police department surfaced, and the guys break it down as the info pours in.
Glenn, Lou and Christian start talking predictions for Saturday's game. They also compare the similarities and differences between Gronk and Travis Kelce.
Craig Wrolstad will be the referee for Saturday's matchup between the Pats and Chiefs. Glenn has some statistics on the types of calls his crews made throughout the season, and how that could affect players like Rob Gronkowski.
The show opens with Glenn, Lou and Christian sorting through the various reports regarding Chandler Jones, and trying to make some sense of it all.

 

Boston.comDonald Trump calls it the ‘€œTom Brady Effect.”€

That’€™s the name for what the Republican presidential candidate says is Tom Brady’€™s effect on his poll numbers.

And his name-dropping of the star Patriots quarterback is now moving from New England and going to Iowa. On Wednesday afternoon, Trump cited Brady’€™s praise on Iowa’€™s KXEL’€™s On Press Row radio show.

“œI’€™m a friend of Tom Brady, very good friend, and he was so nice to me,”€ Trump said, according to BuzzFeed. “œBecause he said, you saw what he said a couple weeks ago. He called, he said Trump is the greatest winner. When you get that, and then all of sudden in Massachusetts, I saw that cause Tom is New England, Massachusetts, and all of a sudden in Massachusetts we got poll numbers that were 52 percent.”

“I said, that’€™s the Tom Brady effect,”€ Trump said. “When he says great things about you in Massachusetts, you know, that’€™s pretty much about as good as you can get. He’€™s an amazing guy, great athlete, great quarterback. It will be interesting to see the playoffs now.”

“The Tom Brady Effect.” I love it. Trump has taken Brady’s awesomeness and reduced it to a scientific principle. He makes a football team better. Makes his wife a better supermodel. Makes businesses better. Neighborhoods. States. Regions. His company signs Jordan Spieth and the kid becomes a superstar. And now he’s done the impossible. Made a right wing billionaire Republican with a New York real estate empire the most popular politician in Massachusetts.

Regardless of your politics, you’ve got to respect The Tom Brady Effect. You can support any candidate you want, but they’re wasting their time and yours if they think they can get elected without trying to get some of The Tom Brady Effect to rub off on them too. And I’m finally going to get the election I wanted. The one-issue campaign about the pressing topic that matters most for the future of America: Tom Brady.

Your move, every other candidate.

@JerryThornton1

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This is what it sounds like, when Bengals cry.

If you ever wondered what life would be like to play for a dysfunctional, maladjusted, backwards, laughable, purile, corrupt and stupid loser organization, Cincinnati’s Jeremy Hill’s little emotional breakdown says it better than words ever could. This is what you do to a human being when you fill a roster with degenerate, feral morons like Vontaze Burfict and Pacman Jones and let them take his dreams away with their insane, selfish antics. He stomps around and throws a temper tantrum like a third grader who just lost his X Box privileges.

Nice going, Cincy. You broke a man’s soul. Couldn’t happen to a nicer franchise.
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This footage from the amateur Night Hockey League in Moscow. As far as I can figure out, the blue shirt team – the one with the guy who goes over to the penalty box after the officials have calmed everything down – is Hammer. The white jerseys – the ones who would have none of his crap and start the brawl all over again – is Yuga. Together this little cluster produced hundreds of punches landed, scores of swung sticks, a couple of dozen butt-ends and almost 800 penalty minutes.

Dammit, Russia! Now they’re even doing hockey fights better than us. While we’re over here in North America outlawing brawls at the youth level and phasing it out of the NHL, they’re waving sticks around like light sabers and beating the bag out of each other. This is what Putin not having any respect for our leadership is doing to us.

I have to think this is exactly what it felt like when the Soviets tested their first nuke and put a man in space before us. We’re being beaten at our own game by a nation that wants it more than us. I weep for my people.
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Celebrity deaths rarely affect me as much as they seem to most people. First is the reality that the death rate is still one per customer and God does not promise any of us a tomorrow. But second, most of the time, the recently deceased either had a great run (Paul Newman), or did themselves in through their own self-destructive, over-indulgent hedonism (Whitney Houston). So it’s not often that I’m truly saddened by the passing of someone I never met.

This is one of those times. Alan Rickman was is one of my all time favorite actors.

Rickman was not one of those artists where everyone instantly recognizes him by name. Most of the time, unless you were talking to a true fellow movie buff, you’d have to add, “You know… the guy who played [fill in the name of one of his indelible characters].” But the real testament to his talent is how many indelible characters he portrayed. And in how many different genres. He was the gold standard of screen villains in the best action movie ever. Played the pivotal role in the best fantasy film series of all time. And did pulled off comedy/satire with the best of them.

As a tribute, here are some of his greatest acting moments:

Professor Snape’s entrance:

I spent many a night reading Harry Potter books out loud to my kids and it was a requirement I do the character voices. And for Snape I always used, “There will be no foolish wand-waving or silly incantations … in … this … claaass…” as my inspiration. I never came close.

Hans Gruber kills Takagi (NSFW, violence)

Just pure, bloodless, unapologetic menace.

Sheriff of Nottingham calls off Christmas:

Having Kevin Costner play Robin Hood was one of the worst casting decisions of all time. And seeing him opposite Rickman, who was perfect for the role of the Sheriff made it even worse.

We learn the true nature of Severus Snape:

Through seven books and eight movies, still didn’t know whether Snape was a good guy or a bad guy until the very end. That is both great fiction and masterful acting.

Hans Gruber speaks American:

If this is what Alan Rickman playing Hans Gruber playing Bill Clay thinks American sound like, then this is what we sound like.

Alexander Dane delivers “By Grathbar’s Hammer” line.

“Galaxy Quest” is a truly under-celebrated movie. The cast of a “Star Trek”-like show gets caught up in an actual interstellar war among aliens who think their show is real. I literally re-watched this Sunday night with my younger son. And when Rickman delivers the line his character hates most – only it’s for real – I’m not ashamed to admit it was video pepper spray for me. I shed a real tear.

And today I do so again. Farewell and godspeed to a great artist.

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