We end the show with the best sound of the day.
Based on the Sox rumored desire to rid themselves of the pork that is Pablo Sandoval's contract, we look at four other times Boston teams looked to do the same.
We end the show with the best sound of the day.

These are the new hotness among the high school crowd. An actual Hydraulic Press Channel on YouTube where they crush anything from coins to golf balls to Easter baskets, with weirdly fascinating results. And this, inexplicably, is my favorite. A hockey puck being crushed with so much force it looks like a Ring Ding somebody sat on, and then explodes. Because science.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton

 

Pro Football TalkThe NFL continues to mount an aggressive response to last week’s controversial New York Times article alleging incomplete concussion research and touting ties between pro football and Big Tobacco. …

On Monday, the league specifically demanded an “immediate retraction” of the story, on the basis that it was “false and defamatory.”

The letter, signed by Brad S. Karp of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison (a/k/a the Ted Wells firm) … accuses the Times of using a “sensational headline” tying the NFL to the tobacco industry without sufficient evidence to merit the link, and explains that the Times “recklessly disregarded the truth and defamed the NFL.”

If I can be allowed to speak on behalf of all New England, or at least that segment of the population our morning show guys call Thornton Nation, I want to offer my deepest sympathies to the NFL in this difficult time. It can’t be easy for an organization to be defamed with innuendo that is “false and defamatory,” place underneath a “sensational headline” that “defamed” you. And I think I can rightfully say we are all glad they hired a reputable firm like the one Ted Wells works for to stand up for them in this fight.

It has to be hard to have your reputation damaged like this on the basis of flimsy evidence gleaned from communication between members of your organization, taken out of context and twisted to fit someone’s preset agenda. So we can all understand why they would demand a retraction. Nobody wants some report against themselves to sit on the Internet for months, uncorrected and filled with falsehoods that make you look bad.

So godspeed, NFL. All of New England feels your pain exactly as much as you felt ours.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton
In the final hour on OMF, the NFL has requested the NYT retract their concussion article. The guys look into the story.
Despite the national optimism for the Red Sox, the guys have questions about player spots and depth.

[0:00:00] ... Even the players that you're almost kind of depending on a stick Dustin Pedroia a tourist terrific play. I mean if you want him out there every day I also think he's a leader health also think. The way he plays the game he makes other people around him better you want I'm up here. Every year now he breaks down. And and to me that is a scary proposition because he's a guy that could take their pick this up one level in what Dustin Pedroia brings to the table Ross. I can vote April. The army would publicly we'll break down eventually but April police sharp. You ...
[0:04:16] ... kind of maturity hitter but he's a good hitter. But he's so. Jason Kendall. And that type hitter won't know those that we you'll get a Buster Posey type I don't cease wires got popping 25 ...
[0:06:48] ... third. We need to you know Jose in my mean you know Yadier Molina behind additional Christian vest has been to dish the secondary lead shores up an awful lot. Because you get too much out ...
[0:11:44] ... throughout there he's not the beginning of season can't be said that Chris Young player ridiculous left which it though is ridiculous to make that statement because you don't Knoll orbiters do go play two games ...






The guys talk about the Sox starting pitching staff. Will Clay Bucholz be a reliable No.2?

[0:00:12] ... 77797. To 937. And John Ferrell making some noise down there. And Fort Myers we'll get some of the other things he said in a couple minutes to the phone calls we go are shown first operation on. Well where the ball back and swiftly it's anyway. That's my sleep collect leads. Colorful places they like all the cyclical play called Fort Myers. Odd one or acquired a mum a break right now Obama cannot build up a bit odd about it myself. And already ...
[0:01:30] ... to work now looking offseason. And will act do yet Lackey right John Lackey. It was he wasn't working honestly there was the focus honestly before it was a war on his leg and I had ...
[0:03:10] ... Okay I'm now when you ready for this in the Rogers and Rogers Centre he's one and five with a seven point 39. Yeah I don't want against Toronto note that first start of the year ...
[0:07:25] ... I mean you Reagan be rolled out Robbie Ross again now and Matt Barnes to get some outs and in Tommy lane gets amounts to Sao law. And off with the Yankees are more capable of ...






After Dan Shaughnessy's comments about the NCAAW tournament, UCONN supporters took to the phones to voice their disdain.

[0:01:20] ... the game the do you still watch it well if you watch women's college basketball do you watch a full UConn game in Europe fifty in the third quarter. I have a close game I don't think I'd be watching it. Either I don't think you would I don't think can't jealousy I would that would watch the game but if you watch women's college basketball and you appreciate the game and you loved the game. He watches it do we ever watch. Any sport it's an absolute ...
[0:02:27] ... a long enough that I I discovered they now play quarters in women's college basketball did you know that. I did not found that'll last night really they like or is that what's going on here and ...
[0:05:10] ... 1 o'clock. That is any evidence of drop in ratings with a New England patriot they only New England in the fall and in post game or block out. It doesn't seem to make a difference. It ...
[0:05:52] ... got bored of them. I think the people that don't care about. Women's college basketball it's different story here's Greg in Connecticut everybody's from Connecticut today. Rick Baker Howard. K I think I graduated in the early ...






With baseball opening in a week, the guys open the show by sharing takeaways from Red Sox Spring Training.

[0:01:46] ... talking about what value does yet. The sexual ridiculous rule even for James Shields who was vastly overpaid just for the Red Sox need. Another backed into the rotation guy but I was fast driver played ...
[0:02:58] ... the scout they're watching. Rob Lowe and I just. This is the James Shields to your point would you just say you know it's not a team you know we broke the promise we remember James Shields of like what 456 years ago. Game big game James. The guy's a fly ball pitcher gave up nineteen bombs or believe what physical it'd bang James el Diego the reason whether it sucks didn't want them when they had opportunities of free agent. Was because they felt he's a fly ball pitcher which he has. And it wouldn't play well at Fenway. So honestly ironic I don't wanna get rid of public Santa Barbara that wants to get rid of them. You really want your fourth and fifth starters to be reports hello James Shields both make elect when he million dollars can bomb all over the place a thing is that which is that the tradeoff you walked. But osu had a ball should be opening day third baseman. Art that's sort of feel now this is an injury here at the back with you becomes back. You should be roping date third baseman in major role that I don't want any part of James Shields beat Contra I don't need to the proportional. Not at all not one bit. Well not only do what they fearful managing ...
[0:08:51] ... if yours if you're starting your utility guy in left field magnolia Chris Young even you know you have a cast steel. Even though this Maureen heard some caller called rusty. Rush yeah you got called ...
[0:13:24] ... off to a tremendous start they got to have a great year. John Farrell's feeling it. I think you organization is feeling it to browse your feelings John Henry's probably presenting that type of a message ...