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DetroitThe Detroit Lions unveiled the “wow” concession item for the 2016 season on Thursday, and it’s a doozy: A 4-pound, 9-inch doughnut cake covered in blue frosting and filled with a layer of apple filling.

It sells for $15. …

Joe Nader, Chicago-based concessionaire Levy Restaurants’ executive chef for the Lions and Ford Field since 2005, said he expects to sell about 60 of the gargantuan pastries during each of the two preseason home games, and around 100 during the eight regular season games.

The doughnut cakes and cider were designed to evoke nostalgia for fall in Michigan.

I’ve been going to Patriots games since I was a kid. A game at the old stadium in Foxboro was the first pro sporting event I ever went to. I’ve seen the Patriots in Gillette and I’ve followed them to road games. I’ve been to a million Pats games and I rocked ’em all. And I didn’t realize until this very moment what has been missing all along. A four-pound doughnut.

You can have all the brats, burgers, beers and steak tips in the world, but it’s just not the pro football experience until you’ve horked down a 64-ounce truck tire of fried sugar-dough covered in buttercream. Finally, that hole in my heart has been explained, and it’s the shape of a four-pound circle of decadence.

The best part of this is Chef Nader saying this monstrosity is made to evoke nostalgia for fall in Michigan. Given the fact fall in Michigan gave the world Matt Millen’s drafting, an 0-16 team, no trips to the Super Bowl, the Wolverines benching Tom Brady, Ted Nugent music and the Ford Pinto, I think a gigantic, fried heart attack is the perfect choice. I just want to meet the guy who eats one.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton


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TMZThe female drummer in Shaun White’s rock band is doubling down in her lawsuit against the X Games star — claiming he sexually harassed her for years … and she has the text messages to prove it. 

We broke the story … White is being sued by Lena Zawaideh — who formed the band Bad Things with White back in 2008. …

Zawaideh claims White sent her sexually explicit and graphic images of “engorged and erect penises” and forced her to watch sexually disturbing videos “including videos sexualizing human fecal matter.”

One of the videos Zawaideh claims she was forced to watch was a couple killing a bear and then having sex on top of it. 

She also claims White forced her to watch “Church of Fudge” — a hardcore porn “involving a priest, a nun and fecal matter.”

UPDATEShaun White says he DID send a bunch of sexually explicit texts to the female drummer of his band — but says the two were friends at the time … and her allegations of sexual harassment are bogus. 

It looks like we’ve got one of your classic gender politics, “Men are from Mars, women are from Venus” misunderstandings on our hands. What to him are flirty, platonic texts messages to a female co-worker are to her penis pictures, poop sex and dead bear sex porn. It just goes to show what every hacky comic in the world will tell you, men and women are just … so … different.

Not that I’m judging Shaun White, but he has to know that what is harmless fun to him, like  “Church of Fudge,” isn’t necessarily going to play with every audience. You’ve got to be able to read the room. Sex between a priest and a nun involving fecal matter sex is sort of, if you’ll pardon the expression, an acquired taste. You can’t just assume your drummer is going to share your appreciation for the art form. It’s really one of those situations where you have to follow the college code of seduction, where you ask permission every step of the way before you try to engage in dead bear and poop porn. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure and all that.

So is The Flying Tomato right? Is it possible to send videos like that to someone who is basically an employee and claim it was just friendship, not harassment? That’s a question for greater legal minds than mine, so I’ll let the courts decide. Well, the courts and the major corporations who’ve been humping his image as a counterculture, chill bro, X-Games icon who can sell crap to the millennials. Regardless of what Lena Zewaideh thought, my guess is NBC, Oakely, Target and Red Bull don’t share his love of dead animals and feces erotica.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton

Welcome to Wednesday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

Welcome to Wednesday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

WEDNESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: Red Sox at Orioles, 7:10 p.m. (NESN, ESPN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Pirates at Giants, 3:30 p.m. (MLB Network)
Soccer: U.S. Open Cup semifinal, FC Dallas at Galaxy, 10 p.m. (ESPN2)
Olympics: Women’s volleyball, United States vs. Poland, 1 p.m. (NBC)
Olympics: Men’s basketball, United States vs. Argentina, 5:45 p.m. (NBCSN)
Olympics: Track and field, 8 p.m. (NBC)

AROUND THE WEB:

Marcell Dareus

Marcell Dareus

— The bad news continued for Rex Ryan’s Bills on Tuesday, as veteran defensive tackle Marcell Dareus was suspended four games by the NFL, reportedly for a positive marijuana test. It’s the second year in a row Dareus was suspended, frustrating team ownership.

“We are very disappointed Marcell chose to put himself first, before his teammates, coaches, the rest of the organization, and fans through his recent actions,” the Bills said in a statement. “From ownership down we have made it clear his behavior is unacceptable. We will continue to take the necessary steps to work with him in order that he adheres to the policies set forth by our league.”

Darius, a two-time Pro Bowler who signed a six-year, $100 million contract extension last September, previously was suspended for the first game of last season for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy, related to his 2014 arrest in Alabama for criminal possession of a controlled substance. According to Pro Football Talk, the 26-year-old will forfeit more than $3 million as part of his latest punishment.

Dareus apologized in an Instagram post, writing: With deepest regrets I want to apologize to the @BuffaloBills organization, my fans, my family and the entire NFL football community for the incident that led to me missing 4 games for the upcoming 2016-2017 season. I will not #makeexcuses for the events in question and will allow the process to proceed as is required by the @NFL; however, please know and understand I am committed to the game and am more committed to my #Billsorganization and fans. This temporary setback will only fuel my desire and commitment to bring #Buffalochampionships and the #SuperBowl. I ask at this time that you continue to #believe in me and I will continue to invest all that I have to bring honor and respect to the organization and my fans and ultimately bring #Buffalomafia what it deserves – a #SuperBowl! Thank you for continuing to support me – I will rise above this setback, as with every challenge brings an opportunity for growth and supreme #success!

The Bills defense also will be without starting outside linebacker Shaq Lawson (offseason shoulder surgery) for at least the first six weeks of the season, starting inside linebacker Reggie Ragland is done for the year after tearing his ACL in training camp, and veteran linebacker Manny Lawson reportedly is facing a one-game suspension under the league’s personal conduct policy. On the other side of the ball, running back Karlos Williams also was suspended four games for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy.

If Lawson’s suspension goes through, the Bills would have to pay a $250,000 fine for having three players suspended in the same year as per the NFL’s remittance policy.

— Police in Rio have been looking into claims by U.S. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte that he and three teammates were robbed at gunpoint early Sunday morning while heading back to the athletes village in a taxi, but a police official told The Associated Press little evidence has been found and the swimmers — who Lochte acknowledged were intoxicated at the time — were unable to provide key details.

Lochte’s attorney, Jeff Ostrow, backed his client and noted that the 12-time Olympic medalist signed a statement Monday confirming the information he provided. Lochte told USA Today he initially was hesitant to report the incident “because we were afraid we’d get in trouble” after a night out at the French Olympic team’s hospitality house.

Police began investigating after Lochte’s mother spoke about the incident, but authorities said Lochte and another swimmer interviewed were unable to remember the type and color of the taxi or what time the events occurred.

Ostrow said Lochte has hired 24-hour security and plans to return to the United States soon.

— Two-time NFL Coach of the Year Bruce Arians was hospitalized Tuesday in San Diego, after the Cardinals coach complained of stomach pains.

The Cardinals had a joint practice with the Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium, but the 63-year-old Arians was in the hospital undergoing tests after being evaluated by medical personnel at the stadium.

“I was like, ‘Where is he?’ Cardinals tackle D.J. Humprhries said. “Then they brought us all up and they told us. I hope he is OK. They said he is fine and he is just in the hospital getting everything all done.

“B.A. is a big deal in my life. He’s helped me out a lot through the whole process and I just want to make sure he is all right. And from what they told us, he is.

“I definitely missed him. He wasn’t here to cuss people out when they mess up every now and then. That was what I was listening for.”

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Aug. 17, 1986, the Red Sox sent shortstop Rey Quinones, pitchers Mike Brown and (later in the season as players to be named) Mike Trujillo and John Christensen to the Mariners for which two players who played key roles in the team’s run to the World Series that season?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I’m not going to answer questions for every little thing that some Tom, Dick and Harry comes up with. If that’s the case, somebody can come out and say that James Harrison is a pedophile. [Are] they going to suspend me and put me in an investigation for being a pedophile just because somebody said it?” Steelers linebacker James Harrison, saying he doesn’t want to cede to the NFL’s demand for an interview to discuss PED allegations against him

STAT OF THE DAY: 7 — Home runs for Mookie Betts in five games in Baltimore this season, after the Red Sox outfielder hit a pair in Tuesday’s 5-3 victory

‘NET RESULTS: Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo climbs onto the wall, reaches into the stands and hauls in a pop-up for an out against the Brewers.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Outfielder Dave Henderson and shortstop Spike Owen

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Kevin Rowland, lead singer of Dexy’s Midnight Runners, was born on this day in 1953.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Spar
Sports Illustrated's Michael McCann joins the show to talk about Roger Goodell trying to suspend four players without any evidence. Sound familiar?
Sports Illustrated's Michael McCann joins the show to talk about Roger Goodell trying to suspend four players without any evidence. Sound familiar?

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[0:04:29] ... not cleared by the National Football League. But the NFL said that Peyton Manning that there was no evidence that that he was involved in any thing. Eight lead into these other four players any favors ...
[0:05:03] ... the NFL was careful in its warning. When it. And now that Peyton Manning would not face any kind of punishment accorsi retired at this point. But the NFL that he could not support. The accusations ...






Dale and Holley present their list of the 4 biggest current rivals of the New England Patriots. Who is number 1?
Dale and Holley present their list of the 4 biggest current rivals of the New England Patriots. Who is number 1?

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Dale and Holley present the strangest sound of the day, including a LA Rams player who is convinced mermaids are real.

[0:00:27] ... course a strike but while telling the story. He has trouble with David Ortiz is nicknamed you know that big poppy thing. Yeah you know. Two baseball think. And I think I threw all up program ...
[0:01:42] ... in ally. While the organization players were to learn their new surroundings Jeff Fisher in the team. It'd. A distraction. From defensive lineman William Hayes who doesn't believe in dinosaurs. But is happy to live closer ...
[0:08:48] ... Eight the Red Sox manager said that he has personally clocked at Jonathan Papelbon we don't know where that things stands but there was a story out yesterday. About you know what might have been an issue in the Washington Nationals clubhouse. Because evidently. This is the song that some folks say pissed apple bonds' teammates off. In recent years this country is ...





Dale and Holley present the strangest sound of the day, including a LA Rams player who is convinced mermaids are real.

[0:00:27] ... course a strike but while telling the story. He has trouble with David Ortiz is nicknamed you know that big poppy thing. Yeah you know. Two baseball think. And I think I threw all up program ...
[0:01:42] ... in ally. While the organization players were to learn their new surroundings Jeff Fisher in the team. It'd. A distraction. From defensive lineman William Hayes who doesn't believe in dinosaurs. But is happy to live closer ...
[0:08:48] ... Eight the Red Sox manager said that he has personally clocked at Jonathan Papelbon we don't know where that things stands but there was a story out yesterday. About you know what might have been an issue in the Washington Nationals clubhouse. Because evidently. This is the song that some folks say pissed apple bonds' teammates off. In recent years this country is ...