John Farrell has named Clay Buchholz the starter for Tuesday's opener. Koji and Christian Vasquez are already ruled out. Vasquez on the 60 day DL.

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Wrestlemania was a trial run for Super Bowl 50. More Christian dog stuff. Superintendent in Chief William Gross of the BPD deals with some idiotic protesters after the fatal shooting in Roxbury on Friday night.

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Shawn Thornton is now a member of the Panthers, who come to town tomorrow night. Thornton spoke about Claude Julien's control of the Bruins locker room, and his own team playing his former team on Tuesday night.

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Ted Daniel has been covering the trial of Aaron Hernandez for Fox 25. He spoke about Jenkin's testimony about Hernandez ordering her to remove a box from within the house and dispose of it. She didn't remember much. The prosecution believes the murder weapon was inside that box.

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Notre Dame guard (and Baltimore Oriole farm pitcher) Pat Connaughton hails from Arlington and talks with the guys about close the Fighting Irish basketball team was to beating undefeated Kentucky on Saturday night.

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WICHITA, Kansas (KSNW)A Wichita woman claims her special needs son was asked to remove his letter jacket at school.

The student, Michael Kelley, has Down syndrome and autism. Kelley is not a varsity athlete but participates in extra-curricular special needs basketball.

His family bought him a varsity letter like the other kids wear, but recently, his mother says he was asked to not wear the jacket. …

KSN talked to his mother Jolinda Kelley. She says Michael, her adopted son, is one of a kind and loves to play basketball.

When he was recognized for participating, Jolinda bought a varsity letter and put that letter on the jacket.

She was shocked when she says he was asked at school to take the jacket off.

“Another parent, from what I am told, was upset that my son was wearing his letter jacket.” …

East High Principal Ken Thiessen says, “Teachers told the parents they would prefer he not wear the letter on his jacket. … We decided that is not appropriate in our situation because it is not a varsity level competition.”

So we can pretty much close down the polling places and call the election, correct? The results are in. This anonymous parent and the administrators of Wichita East High School win the “Worst People in America” vote in a landslide.

How exactly did the conversation between that parent and Principal Thiessen go? Did this mom or dad make a compelling case that Michael Kelly wearing a letter jacket somehow diminishes her/his kid’s own accomplishments? Does it somehow cheapen anyone else’s athletic careers if a kid on the special needs team is allowed to feel like he’s on varsity? Will lives be destroyed because the kid is allowed to be happy?

I’d give anything to hear the argument they used to justify tearing the jacket off Michael’s shoulders. Like them weighing the pros and cons. “I recognize that letting him wear the jacket brings joy into his otherwise difficult and challenging life. But at what cost, Principal Thiessen? I ask you, at what cost???”

And let’s make no mistake: The real monster here is Theissen. In a school with hundreds of students, you’re always going to get a parent who’s a complete dickbucket. That’s just human nature mixed with math. But there’s no reason he had to let these evil, self-absorbed narcissists win. The whole mission of being in charge of anything is to listen to all sides and make a reasonable decision. And the only rational response to someone busting into your office demanding you crush the dreams of a kid like Michael Kelly is to tell them to get lost, go piss up a rope and consider themselves lucky you don’t out them to the whole community for the heartless jagoff she or he is.

So best of luck to the entire Kelly family. And please consider signing this petition on Change.org to give Michael his jacket back. Now excuse me while I weep for my nation.

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Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton

The Falcons will forfeit a fifth-round draft pick and be fined $350,000 by the NFL for piping in crowd noise during opponents’ huddles in home games during the 2013 and 2014 seasons.

The responsible party has been identified by the NFL as former Falcons director of marketing Roddy White. White has been fired by the Falcons and given an eight-game suspension by the NFL.

“The Falcons and all of our other businesses are built upon a foundation of values that drive our decision making,” Falcons owner Arthur Blank said in a statement. “This issue was a clear failure in that regard. I apologize for any embarrassment this situation has caused the NFL, our fans, and our Falcons players and associates.”

Added Blank: “Anytime there are actions that compromise the integrity of the NFL or threaten the culture of our franchise, as this issue did, they will be dealt with swiftly and strongly.”

In other NFL news, Browns GM Ray Farmer has been suspended four games by the NFL, and the team will be fined $250,000. Farmer was investigated and punished for sending texts to team personnel during games throughout the 2014 season.

“I respect the league’s decision and understand that there are consequences for my actions,” Farmer said in a statement. “Accountability is integral to what we are trying to build and as a leader I need to set the right example. I made a mistake and apologize to [owner] Jimmy Haslam, [coach] Mike Pettine, our entire organization and our fans for the ramifications. Learning is a big part of who I am and I will certainly be better from this situation.”

Blog Author: 
Nik Beimler

Golf DigestSomething tells us that when 84-year-old Margaret is riding in the new $16,000 car she won on The Price Is Right, she won’t be lamenting her violation of the Rules of Golf. Nor should she. …

We’re happy for Margaret, but as the designated wet blankets in charge, we’d be remiss in not pointing out that the clinching putt is in violation of Rule 16-1e: Standing Astride or on Line of Putt. …

The stroke was deemed objectionable by a number of golf people, including Bobby Jones, and it was made illegal by the USGA in 1968, with the rule stating:

“The player must not make a stroke on the putting green from a stance astride, or with either foot touching, the line of putt or an extension of that line behind the ball.”

For the record, the penalty here is two strokes or a loss of hole, but for now, we’ll let Margaret off with a warning.

What? Golf Digest wants to just let Margaret off with a warning? Where’s the Golf Digest I used to know? Where’s the pride? The righteous indignation? What kind of Rules Nazis are you anyway if you’re just going to sit there and let this cheating old bitty wipe her orthopedic shoes with Rule 16-1e like this?

Back in my day, we believed in the rule book without exception. We grappled regulations like 16-1e to our souls with hoops of steel. And it didn’t matter if you were playing a $5 Nassau with your idiot buddies or a weekend charity scramble tournament  or watching the U.S. Open on TV or on a game show. Back when men were men, Rules Nazis prided themselves on calling the network in the middle of a tournament to rat out Craig Stadler for kneeling on a towel while he took a stroke (a violation by way of improving his stance) or getting Padraig Harrington DQ’ed for moving his ball.

Snitching on violators was a noble calling then. But now we’re just going to let the Margarets put their stance all astride the extension of the line of the putt like this and laughing in our faces from the seat of her new car. Let’s just hope she obeys the rules of the road. Because clearly no one cares about the rules of golf any more.

@JerryThornton1

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton

 

 

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I’ve never assumed that a pro athlete’s life is anything like my own. As F. Scott Fitzgerald said, “Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me.” (To which his smart-ass buddy Hemingway had to chime in with, “Yes, they have more money.”) But the longer the Aaron Hernandez trial goes on, the more we pull back the curtain to see how very different his life was from ours.

And Shayanna Jenkins’ testimony is doing the curtain-pulling. For starters, in your life have you ever once had a conversation with a loved one like she alleges she had with Hernandez after Odin Lloyd was found dead? “Say, you don’t happen to be the one who murdered Odin, are you?” “Nope.” And then you just move on? Call me overly sensitive, but if my Darling Irish Rose asked me if I killed somebody in cold blood, I’ve got a series of follow-up questions that are going to lead to a long and involved discussion. We’re not just grabbing a glass of wine and sitting down to watch “Jeopardy!” like she didn’t just accuse me of murder.

Secondly, if I did suspect someone of murder and said someone tells me it’s really important that I grab a box and secretly get rid of it without anyone seeing me do it, I’m going to be a little bit curious. I mean, I’m not the most inquisitive person by nature, but the whole dispose-of-this-mystery-object-no-questions-asked thing is going to pique my interest for sure. But again, Shayanna Jenkins handles these matters differently than you or I would.

It’s just that I imagine the people on the jury are more like you and me than like Bristol County’s “It” couple, Aaron and Shayanna. So if his defense team thinks she’s doing him any favors with this “Box? Dumpster? Nope. Never gave them a second thought” routine, they’ve got another thing coming.

Your average citizen who actually shows up for jury duty can barely get his wife to take out the trash, period. Driving around town getting rid of secret boxes in random dumpsters is pretty much out of the question. And overall not a good look for the defense. Let’s hope the jurors feel the same way.

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Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton