On Monday’€™s edition of Three for All on Middays with MFB, Lou Merloni, Christian Fauria and Tim Benz discussed the University of Virginia’€™s new “Game of Thrones” class, the easiest courses that the trio took while in college and Fauria’€™s surprising major while at the University of Colorado. To listen to the segment, go to the MFB audio on demand page.

HBO’€™s “Game of Thrones”€ has made the jump from the TV screen to the classroom. The University of Virginia offered a four-week course revolving around the popular fantasy series this summer.

“€œActually, when you read what the course description is, it actually looks a little harder than I want it to be,” Fauria said. “They really dig deep into the symbolism and everything else.”

- Fauria used the news of the “Game of Thrones” course to ask Merloni and Benz about the easiest class that they took in college. Benz went with a film class at Syracuse that was based on the work of famed director Steven Spielberg.

“It’€™s all of Spielberg’€™s careers and you just got to find the threads that weave together through all of Spielberg’€™s movies. … It wasn’€™t that hard, it was a pretty easy course.”

“Why would you, if you’€™re a school,  have those classes?” Merloni asked.

After thinking about it, Merloni brought up a military science class that he enrolled in at Providence College – a class that was popular with many student-athletes at the school.

“œIt would be like ROTC,”€ Merloni said. “You go in there and it would be like a class and you’€™d look around and sit down, and I’€™d look in the first and second line, the hockey team were to my right. I looked back here, and I’€™d see the power forwards on the hoop team over there to my left, the lacrosse team was back there and the soccer team was back there.”

- Fauria also discussed majors in college, revealing to both Benz and Merloni that his original major at the University of Colorado was film studies, a field that Fauria said he excelled in -€“ with minimum effort.

“€œI thought I was going to be Steven Spielberg,” Fauria said. “I was actually shooting movies. I had to rent this camera and we were supposed to do this whole dramatic, artsy piece, and I took my camera and I just ran it through some weeds and some bush and I tacked some crazy title at the end of it ‘€“ I got an ‘€œA’€ on that. At that point, I was like, ‘€˜OK, this is where I belong’ “€œ

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Tim Kurkjian joins the program to discuss the Red Sox options at the trade deadline.

[0:00:16] ... after five days intention. Settled in November December. October -- whenever this. Jon Lester on the prospect to be traded from the Boston Red Sox host a plan hot topic of conversation our program earlier today in the Maloney Christian Fauria and meets him -- middays with an FBI -- 937 WEI your home of the Boston Red Sox joining us right now let's talk about that and more on the AT&T hotline. Promised pianist in Kurtz in. Tim thanks a lot for joining us and let's cut right to the chase here Jon Lester will only be traded Libby to LA and is Mac camp coming back here in exchange. Orlando -- early in the first ...
[0:01:31] ... they can't get David Wright. Then maybe just maybe they looked at Jon Lester. Is that your Matt Kemp is the right fit here granted. Attacked need all sorts of -- now that's pretty obvious he ...
[0:02:28] ... that desperate team it. How do you find the Texas Rangers for Matt Garza -- units that's been there that the can get over the -- but nets that's we -- do whatever it takes for ...
[0:03:20] ... much asked me that we give up certainly one of them for Jon Lester and he app app belt. Is that war this war a two month rattle and they have got a situation there's no telling what they might do. Let the same time and is not in mortgage the future -- -- -- if it were GM -- Earn every -- their salaries right now to like make them look like take a chance or do like it act it. These are the hardest decision. At GM will ever happen. Regarding Andrew Miller and his future and they we can now attach Koji who Haaretz of that discussion as well. Yeah I mean it's gonna ...

The guys discuss their easiest college classes.

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After comments by Nick Caserio, the guys discuss if the Patriots should adjust their defensive approach after the additions of Brandon Browner and Darrelle Revis
The guys swipe right if they think one Red Sox player will be traded and swipe left if they think the Red Sox will keep him.

[0:01:15] ... all going to be traded or not literal reading start off with Jonny Gomes swipe right. For yes he will be traded swipe left for no he will not be traded Lou -- first. All that's ...
[0:01:46] ... at. I left fielder against lefties struggles man in the presence of Jonny Gomes eagle. I'm gonna say swipe right specific unique skill set being able to hit lefties. Probably can put him in any number ...
[0:04:58] ... that in the next when you can't go first and -- -- Stephen Drew Lou swipe right or swipe left percent. Okay this -- my boy. But he -- I. Lead previously in this -- like right now you're nine you're no longer the president of the a borderline club night -- to -- a championship caliber team that that player he has both on opposite is the that I favor to him yes just like it to the -- -- -- Google. We don't favors Boston College right now it's Stephen -- -- the beauty of you don't favors to the guys you don't hear anymore because it's just. Stephen Drew was the one year deal guys could impact the team next year and I look at rose to Kendry Morales was treated. Back to Seattle last week from Minnesota -- Seattle looks like you know what. I'd go I want Morales at the -- the three months no have to have -- a month or so month and a half with the Minnesota Twins and always hit into their earnings. But obviously sank get more comfortable place will take him now get the best of Kendry Morales and -- will get the best of Stephen Drew. He's been Serena battled better the last week ten days two weeks whatever might be it's like. Whoever gets him now will ...
[0:07:02] ... keep them swipe. Left I'm -- swipe left on our next guy Andrew Miller I think he stays I think they've got plans for him beyond this year swipe left on Andrew Miller will. Yeah I think that they have -- and as well. But he's not gonna enter territory to they could be data and comfortable this offseason. Meaning it get a five year deal or not Jon Lester. Three years Tony Miller is what it might -- if on the Red Sox and listen to what a gift for him and I deal him as well. I'm dealing pretty much everyone if you only -- -- -- on an -- all right Andrew Miller could be. Yeah you get out the you can get a lot for Andrew Miller I mean right now lefthander -- -- marketer but look for those lefties. You know -- guys getting Scott Downs Easter deadline a lot for him is a one you left this deal he goes to free agency. Three years 67 million ...

The guys discuss the rumors that the Red Sox are considering trading Jon Lester to the Dodgers for Matt Kemp. They then explore other potential Red Sox trade options.
Rob gave the latest on Jon Lester trade talks and the flap between Ortiz and the Rays.
The top stories of the day as recounted by John Dennis.

[0:03:27] ... to help. I don't know from spilling the beans here but when Eddie Murray -- into the hall of fame. His -- -- induction speech was written by Charles Steinberg. There of their longstanding relationship the ...
[0:06:01] ... about it. You probably heard this story will just touch on briefly Colorado Rockies gave -- 15100 -- replica jerseys honoring all star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki. -- TU LL. WIT. ZK I on Saturday. But the back of the red whiskey. They are noticing the -- Other rocky ...

John, Meter and Buck opened the show by discussing the latest flap between the Red Sox and the Rays.

Here are the highlights from Monday’€™s Headlines on Dennis & Callahan with John Dennis and guest hosts Jon Meterparel and Steve Buckley. To listen to the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.

Human remains found in box on Duxbury front lawn

Chandler and Hector Rodriguez got quite the surprise Sunday morning at their Duxbury home, as they discovered a partially opened box on their front lawn that was emitting a strong odor.

Massachusetts State Police quickly arrived on the scene and determined through x-ray analysis that the box contained human remains.

“By late Sunday night, Duxbury police confirmed that the body has been handed over to the medical examiner, which is a job I wouldn’€™t take no matter what they paid me, you’€™ve got to deal with that. You have no idea who it is, how he got there, what happened,” Dennis said.

Joe Torre fails to mention George Steinbrenner in Cooperstown speech

Former Yankees manager Joe Torre spoke for almost 28 minutes Sunday during his induction to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, but immediately had a look on regret on his face after finishing his address.

While Torre talked at length about the Yankees during his speech, he failed to mention George Steinbrenner and the leap of faith that the former Yankee owner offered Torre when he gave him the job of New York manager in 1996.

“€œAs soon as I turned around, I said, ‘€˜I forgot George.’€™ Not only George, but Hal [Steinbrenner] and the family and the whole thing,”€ Torre said after his speech.

“Don’€™t you spend some time compiling your speech, making a list of all the people you want to thank?” Dennis asked.

Joe Torre is a really smart guy,”€ Buckley said. “€œHe was a broadcaster with the Angels for several years, so he’€™s worked in media, he’€™s done a lot of stuff over the years. … But still, when you get up there with what is really, inarguably, the biggest day of your life, I have complete sympathy for him because there’€™s so many things going on that you’€™ve never dealt with in your life.”

Rockies misspell star Troy Tulowitzki’€™s name in shirt giveaway

The Rockies thought it would be a good idea to schedule a promotional giveaway before Saturday’€™s game against the Pirates, as the team decided to give away Troy Tulowitzki shirts to the first 15,000 fans that arrived at Coors Field.

The only issue? The shirts featured the name ‘€œTulowizki,’€ missing the second ‘€œT.’€

“€œSomebody brighter than me, I forget who it was, said leave off the last ‘€˜T’€™ for ‘€˜trade,’€™ “€œ Buckley said.

Obama played 81 rounds of golf since re-election

The New York Post, after a thorough schedule analysis, revealed that President Barack Obama has played 81 rounds of golf and attended 75 political fundraisers in the 628 days since his 2012 re-election and is on pace to double the 104 days he spent golfing during his first term.

Obama is also set to visit Martha’€™s Vineyard on Aug. 11 in order to attend a fundraising dinner.

“€œI hope it doesn’€™t overlap with my two weeks, because I like my privacy,”€ Buckley said.

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