Lou, Christian and Tim break down last night's embarrassing loss on national television. They wonder just how much progress has been made towards building a championship team.

[0:04:05] ... worked out for the year much pressure you as the pressure on Bill Belichick to block they're actually have a good defense because I think he's got the personnel. Amazed at the deepest he had last ...
[0:11:44] ... game and it went how they went. If they lose against the Kansas City Chiefs how they lose they played better the offensive line play better did Brady distribute the ball better was the defense out. The ...
[0:12:46] ... what it is that's exactly what it is there's no there's no Super Bowl no future for this team whats so ever really waiter goals of both would -- own ticket they get in. And they ...
[0:17:14] ... winning season if you know Christiane what shall hold that thought about. Trent Dilfer and Ron Amadon what they sick is we're gonna get to their comments couple national voices piling on the patriots in a ...

Rodney Harrison, NBC Sports, joined MFB to discuss last night's game against the Chiefs, the Patriots' issues on both offense and defense, and how he feels Brandon Browner will impact the defense as he returns from suspension.

[0:00:00] ... Former patriots defensive back. Rodney Harrison Rodney you've seen a lot of patriots games in New York Times that one -- the bottom of the barrel. Did did ...
[0:02:22] ... Your body that last week the week before and through some Deloitte Tom Brady. Go figure this thing out we know years but it looks like to me it's kind of snowballing -- -- up early and you don't trust my offensive line I don't like my weapons and and now it looks like a guy that's maybe does that confidence in himself for trusted himself because he's. He's not making plays him -- his -- up different make it he's not make an announcement that it's all kind of come to a head for. Yes but you know and then basically what I say that you know a lot of people say it Brady done had he lost big Kenny Kenny 'cause I think you can still play. And I'll point would you have Tom Brady and still play well when you -- -- amenities. There will read a lot Crandall felt what led gulf. Okay I'll update ...
[0:03:38] ... they beat the raiders but you know they've been up and down. Rodney Harrison where this former during the patriots safety of course with NBC Rodney I'm looking ahead of the game against the Cincinnati Bengals ...
[0:06:37] ... creativity there I think a lot of times people get you know Bill Belichick. You know Bill Belichick isn't very Smart bad but it makes it even harder when he had the -- But you know. Be able to make ...

The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The guys opened the show discussing the Pats brutal Monday night loss.
John Dennis left the show mid segment.
Brad Faxon discussed the US loss in the Ryder Cup.

[0:00:04] ... a tail between their legs and the Europeans wake up and over. Brad Faxon joins us from a ball places pebble beach California good morning -- we appreciate you getting up early out there at this ...
[0:05:37] ... you think it would have been different apologizing here with a capital Brad Faxon with the captain. Wouldn't have been any different would bubble Watson have wanted to match. May be. You know I think what ...
[0:07:27] ... really mad about the fact Watson was a good Japanese -- Watson. Davis Love two years ago on short Mickelson likes sat him on GAAP tax law and -- Davis Love is five sat Mickelson and got its abacus in the afternoon. Did not do the pod system it just like Watson and ...
[0:10:25] ... young guys can come out they played great and look at Kabul Jamie Donaldson was three and one -- -- unheralded guys from well. Who who clinched the Ryder Cup. Which is great player but. I ...

Here are the highlights from Tuesday’s Headlines on Dennis & Callahan with Kirk Minihane, John Dennis and Gerry Callahan. To hear the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.

Magic Johnson‘s son, EJ Johnson, reportedly had gastric sleeve surgery in an attempt to shed weight from his 6-foot-3 frame. The 22-year-old New York University student had revealed on a recent episode of “#RichKids of Beverly Hills” that he was considering the procedure that shrinks the stomach.

The openly gay Johnson said, “I’m ready to look really cute. The surgery is a huge deal for me. It will certainly be a positive change.”

None of the hosts had heard of the reality show in which Johnson appears.

“I think he’s sort of the breakout star,” Minihane surmised.

Johnson is known for his affinity for expensive purses.

“Which of the Teletubbies has the purse?” Callahan asked. “Remember, Pat Robertson was calling him out? He reminds me of that Teletubby.”

– The Boston Herald’s Andrew Blom reviewed actress Lena Dunham’s new book, “Not That Kind of Girl,” and gave it an A-plus.

“I have never seen any review get an A-plus in my life,” Minihane said.

Said Callahan: “What kind of guy would read Lena Dunham’s [auto]biography? Is this the story of her life? EJ Johnson gave it two thumbs-up, too.”

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MLB playoffs: Athletics at Royals, 8 p.m. (TBS)
NHL preseason: Islanders at Bruins, 7 p.m. (NESN)
NHL preseason: Rangers at Flyers, 7 p.m. (NHL Network)
Basketball: FIBA World Championship for Women, United States vs. Angola, 2:30 p.m. (NBA TV)
Soccer: UEFA Champions, Roma at Manchester City, 2:30 p.m. (FS1)


Derek Jeter is gone, and Alex Rodriguez is coming back. And manager Joe Girardi said he’s planning to insert A-Rod at third base assuming he proves he’s ready.

The oft-injured Rodriguez, who will turn 40 next July, was suspended for all of 2013 for violating baseball’s drug agreement and labor contract.

“We’ve got to see where he’s physically at, and if he can play the field, how many days he can play the field and how many days he needs to DH,” Girardi said at a news conference Monday. “I don’t think really any of us know about him until we actually get him into games in spring training.”

Added Girardi: “He hasn’t played in a year. That’s not easy to do, to sit out a year. Do we expect him to be a player on our team? Absolutely. Do we expect him to play third base? Yes. But in fairness I think you have to see where he’s at.”

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There were reports that some players were upset with Rodriguez when he initially fought his suspension. Girardi said he does not anticipate any issues in the locker room.

“Our teammates enjoy Alex, his presence in the clubhouse, the way he likes to teach the game and talk about the game. So I don’t think that will be an issue,” Girardi said. “Will he have to deal from some angry fans? Yeah, but we’ll help him get through that. When was the last time Alex hasn’t had to deal with that? So it’s not like it’s something that he’s not used to, and sometimes players thrive on that.”

– According to an ESPN report, a neutral arbitrator will rule on the NFL Players Association’s appeal of Ray Rice‘s indefinite suspension, rather than someone appointed by commissioner Roger Goodell.

“For the first time ever, the league in the Rice appeal has agreed to a neutral arbitrator” in a personal conduct disciplinary case, NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith said in an email to the union’s executive board that ESPN obtained.

Wrote Smith: “This occurs in the context of a difficult set of facts and circumstances [but] it is a positive movement on the overall question of neutral arbitration and a fair personal conduct discipline process.”

The appeal was filed Sept. 16, and the league said at that time that Goodell did not intend to arbitrate the matter.

Smith also told his board that the NFLPA is reaching out to league sponsors to let them know the majority of players represent the league positively, and “that we will address the process issues that have caused them concern.”

49ers coach Jim Harbaugh didn’t mince words Monday when discussing a report from NFL Network’s Deion Sanders that his players don’t want to play for him anymore.

“Personally, I think that’s a bunch of crap,” Harbaugh said.

Earlier in the season, ESPN’s Trent Dilfer said the locker room was “toxic.”

“I haven’t seen Trent or Deion around much,” Harbaugh said. “If someone has a good story to tell, they want to put their name to it. If I had a good story to tell, I’d want to put my name to it, so I don’t put a lot of credibility to the unnamed source.”

During Sunday’s “NFL GameDay Final,” Sanders said: “They want him out. They’re not on the same page. I really want to know if they’re really playing for the head coach. I got a question with that. Are you really down with your head coach, San Francisco 49ers? Because they way it looks and what I’m hearing, you’re really not down for your head coach. And that’s a problem.

“They really got some problems that we hear rumblings. We all know people inside locker rooms.”

Harbaugh, whose 49ers are 2-2 after Sunday’s 26-21 win over the Eagles, is signed through the 2015 season.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Sept. 30, 1962, which Red Sox player wrapped up the season with a .326 average to capture his second American League batting title?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “There’s a lot of negativity. Everyone is going to tell us how terrible we are. That’s just the NFL.” – Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, after Monday’s 41-14 rout at the hands of the Chiefs

STAT OF THE DAY: 303 – Yards of offense in the first half by the Chiefs, the most allowed by any Bill Belichick-coached team

‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): A Missouri middle school football team pulls off a trick play it calls the “Ugly Kardashian.”


SOOTHING SOUNDS: Marilyn McCoo was born on this day in 1943.

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We discuss the Rajon Rondo injury and conspiracy theories, and whether or not his tale about falling in the shower holds any water. Get it? Shower... water? Nevermind.

[0:00:39] ... just -- -- got to ask. When everybody else's and cap and Rajon Rondo but he -- -- in the shower not have a shot in the shower. No not ever since a couple of little ...
[0:01:13] ... dumb question your hygiene you don't take as many showers as the Rajon Rondo who has been known. The shower five times a day -- sometimes. 4045. Minutes and it's so he should be well practiced ...
[0:02:32] ... hiding I don't believe that you know he's Larry Sanders of the Milwaukee Bucks -- punch somebody out in a nightclub last fall and broke his -- I don't think there's a situation like that -- ...
[0:03:51] ... he left there. Fine thank you very much no issues with the Rajon Rondo when he left trampoline place. Now the guy you're gonna say yeah yeah -- know there can't try to protect rexrodt Rondo ...