The guys take a look at the 11 picks the Pats made, including long snapper Joe Cardona in the 5th round, a safety in the 2nd, and a CB in the 7th.

[0:00:56] ... know Grissom from Oklahoma now. We're trying to say your new book Mike Vrabel is on the New England Patriots why new did you accidentally tied at a little bit Oklahoma. Not. Just that did you see. Bill's huge review of his ...
[0:01:57] ... sack the quarterback first before we start anointing him as the next Mike Vrabel quickly to which. Go through the draft here and tell Tommy if this is not the ultimate Bill Belichick kind of draft ready yes. Sick around a safety that projected as a special teams guy in the fifth or sixth round. ...
[0:15:07] ... coach that could lose his starting two quarterbacks that won him. A Super Bowl all right people get upset when it for his belly or part of a Super Bowl winner. That helped transform the defense he's the only coach that could approach the draft and not even think about taking a ...
[0:15:53] ... Physical guys but they're not. Imposing. Or Malcolm Butler made degree plan Super Bowl right but many don't expect that every time he plays now. That's where Angola that it took panic time at halftime after Ryan Arrington we're getting beaten in the first have to say we gotta go to woman and they went to a minute so. It was the biggest game of the year was the Super Bowl halftime before this and we got a sword get him in there. We got to move things around to get him in ...






"AND DOWN THE STRETCH THEY COME!" Christian tries some play by play of the Kentucky Derby. Mut's pick comes in dead last. Also, May the 4th be with you - Chewbacca to throw out the first pitch.

[0:04:47] ... academic according to solve much at Mohegan I think Obama there at Mohegan Sun. In the big ballroom his big shot yet is a suit on that we don't round. If and babies that you know. ...
[0:06:56] ... read from the Red Sox swept hatred here use the force at Fenway Park. For the inaugural Red Sox star awards event on Monday may the fourth. When the Sox faced the rays fans love a chance to see Star Wars characters at Fenway Park as part of the fun in addition all fans who purchase tickets will be speaks. Prepare now you're black and a death ...
[0:07:47] ... he needs that that mentality. He needs to have the mentality of Darth Vader and tonight that's an idea that's what he needs he needs that channeled his inner. Darth Vader. No no. No not seem breathing heavily on the mound but what's going on from the start there yes he's going to ...





The fight went EXACTLY as everyone thought it would, leaving many to regret dropping 100 bucks to get this fight. There were a few highlights including a drunk Tom Brady, and an awful Jamie Foxx.

[0:01:57] ... but at the end. In the playoff tournament but. The first major Tom Brady now. Tackle laughed at his you're an adult let me get out of there he's just an uncomfortable guy he's he's we ...
[0:13:12] ... say you about the national interview re able to watch that followed Jamie Foxx. Yeah I mean. Bid to comment about that alone I listened. I know he's he can sing every now and then Ray Charles movie together rich and yet you won an Oscar Dick but the do you really need to give him the Mike up ...
[0:15:40] ... stick. My range angle I. 677797937. GM yeah. And yeah. Low Woolsey golf course race in just a little did agree to about what you just I lost my voice. Jim wants clocked at the draft ...





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I couldn’t let an event like the 100th day of Deflategate go without acknowledging this auspicious occasion. There’s just something momentous about a 100th day. A certain balance between not too soon and not quite waiting too long that makes it perfect for evaluating the progress of any undertaking.

In his first term as president, Franklin Roosevelt set 100 days as a goal for getting his major legislation enacted. And his has been the standard for gauging an administration’s early effectiveness ever since.

In their first 100 days:

  • FDR was able get much of the New Deal passed, which effectively reworked the entire structure of the federal government, created new departments and offering far-reaching aid to Americans suffering under the Great Depression.
  • JFK dealt with the Bay of Pigs fiasco, the fall of Laos to the Communists and the Soviets putting the first man in space.
  • LBJ lead a nation struck with grief over JFK’s assassination on a path toward civil and voting rights for all.
  • Ronald Reagan brought the hostages back from Iran, took a bullet in the chest that nearly killed him and sat down with Tip O’Neill to make Social Security solvent.
  • President Obama got a landmark $787 billion aid package approved.

And in his first 100 days, Ted Wells and his Deflategate commission has given the world … well, slightly less. A tweet by Jay Glazer days before the Super Bowl that they were looking into how long a Patriots equipment guy spent in the potty. A report from Ian Rapoport that there was only one ball underinflated. And a report that neither Bill Belichick nor Tom Brady have even talked to anyone involved in the investigation.

The rest has been Roger Goodell saying everything is going swimmingly and you can’t rush things like this so Wells has his blessing to take all the time and billable hours he needs. And you can understand why. Because how could anyone expect someone to get something this important done in only 100 days?

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Generally speaking I’m pro-police. Not in all instances, obviously. They’re human beings, too, subject to the same fallibility all of us not named David Ortiz or Tom Brady are. So they are fair game and not above criticism.

So if you want to rip the police, fine. You are well within your rights. Just keep this video in mind. This is what they have to do for a job. Every day of my life I leave the house and say to myself that while my life might not be perfect, at least when I see some drug-fueled lunatic hanging upside down from a basketball hoop swinging a hammer, I don’t have to break stride. I can just keep walking and go about my business. Cops have to address the problem, just to feed their families.

So thank you, police. Those of us who get to stand behind the thin blue line safe from shirtless, upside-down, basketball court hammer-wielders owe you a debt of gratitude.

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Tom E Curran joined the show to talk about the possible approach that the Patriots had when the decided to go heavy on front 7 guys and not draft a CB until the 7th round.

[0:02:07] ... guys go out there and outright sock. Tom before halftime of the Super Bowl and before Butler made the play at the end of the suitable. What they think of him and his development to that point. Loved. Loved him and you know Rodney Harrison song via a few weeks ago and talked about the boat check referring to Malcolm Butler last. August as though very promising ...
[0:04:32] ... two year commitment. To the navy in terms of service so when Bill Belichick and after the draft you know this is in need picked for a site accept the need pick. You still don't know he's gonna have to fulfill commitments. So we will remain and he picked the urgency. The explanation didn't fit. Tommy current from CSN any dot com our guest that's the same when I brought up top two about the alleged need pick and I don't you agree with his bridges it felt like. The ultimate Bill Belichick picked it feels like the ultimate Bill Belichick guys draft for these guys its position flexibility for all the guys in the drafted say. Tight end who becomes defensive and a quarterback who becomes a tight end special teams safety that they deemed to have a higher value on that everybody else in the draft. And you'll Belichick his track record he has the cash say here's the credibility built up to approach to drop this way but. You know in the latter stages of the Tom Brady era in these risks these rules of the dice does that come back to bite him. So more distracted down the line ...




After Alex Rodriguez hit the 660th home run of his career on Friday at Fenway Park, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told the media that the team would not pay the 40-year-old a $6 million bonus for moving up on the all-time home run list. Rodriguez is now tied with Willie Mays at No. 4.

A-Rod responded on Saturday, telling reporters that he is not worried the money and is instead focusing on playing.

“I’m just happy to be playing baseball,” Rodriguez said. “Honestly, I am in a good place. A year ago I wouldn’t be dreaming to be talking to you guys about playing baseball and enjoying the game so much. … I’ve been in a good place for a while now and it’s just fun to be playing baseball.”

The 10-year contract that Rodriguez signed in 2007 promised a $6 million bonus for each time he moved up on the home run list as the Yankees would market the accomplishments. After the veteran’s year-long suspension for violating the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy, however, New York no longer believes it is in its interest to market the milestones.

Cashman said that the Yankees “have the right, but not the obligation” to pay the bonuses.

Rodriguez seems to be ignoring the decision instead of disputing it.

“I’ve learned my lesson,” Rodriguez said, discussing his history of publicly going head-to-head with both Major League Baseball and the Yankees organization. “The old [A-Rod] is gone.”

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Nik Beimler

I hate to say, “I told you so.” Strike that. I meant to say I always love to say, “I told you so.” And if you’re one of the poor, easily-duped suckers who forked over a hundred bucks for that Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao snorefest, then that’s exactly what I’m saying to you. I may have killed far too many brain cells with liquor and television in my life, but I am blessed with the gift of knowing a ripoff when I see one. And May-Pac had my B.S. sonar pinging like crazy from the beginning. On the credibility scale it was somewhere between a Rolex you buy off a blanket on the sidewalk and that infomercial for spray-on hair. Seriously, I would rather have mailed a C-note to an evangelical faith-healer I saw on TV than get taken in by the scam artists who put on that fight.

So as a public service to those of us who didn’t get suckered in by these carnival barkers, I present the fight as seen through the 16-bit magic of “Punch-Out!!” It’s way more entertaining, costs you nothing and doesn’t line the pockets of an abusive maniac like Floyd Mayweather.

P.S. Frankly, I feel like I got a lot more enjoyment out of Johnny Weir’s Kentucky Derby outfit than anyone I know got out of the fight. True awesomeness is always free.

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Alex Rodriguez and the New York Yankees came to Fenway and swept the struggling Red Sox.

[0:00:37] ... outlining where you during Saturday's broadcast. Of what you're gonna sell that Alex Rodriguez. Home run and how I met before you got off the look good at the record breaker and that you know that it was. Those that are real we were we don't you know and Merrill road just announced it Miller road guys go over before the game started I had the last one was like that before. Yes Heidi it and he had talked themselves into a lot of doing his job goal of the game like on New York people you know look what. What do we do what would you guys gonna do you know in the when he and happens you know so it's. Miller wrote a whole run Alex Rodriguez 660 tackling days not over the top. You know not just under selling like it's just another home run just announced what ...
[0:06:01] ... six. And and a lot of talk over the week it was Mike Napoli hit a three run bomb which is exactly why you stick with Mike Napoli we've seen this before from him. You know they would it's just opposites beginning of the season but he's got to get ...
[0:06:54] ... To be again. During the broadcast. Chilling and crock muted sound like Hanley Ramirez overreacted. You getting yet that was the impression I got those guys that buddies make it too much would be dealing because ...
[0:09:42] ... back up to the next any gets two quick outs and their Stephen Drew. If you hit somebody burst off two outs you draw somebody. There was Stephen Drew wait for you with a number nine hole hitter up next he didn't hit him too and it comes out. I guess the first album glorious than drills Ellsbury per stuff was perfectly executed right yes that's what you want both what now. You'll drill up base stealer. Units of eight to five ball game you know I get lucky you get out of that gym it. If he'd worked and it's Stephen Drew would throughout that next half inning that you don't do it. So how does that work you know hey at least do ...






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I know it’s out of character for me to go all negative in the aftermath of the Patriots’ draft. Particularly since they hit a grand slam with the 32nd pick, getting Malcom Brown, a guy with so many eerie similarities to Vince Wilfork it’s as if Bill Belichick bent the time/space continuum back to 2004. And not to mention that the four previous times in the Bradichick Epoch they went with defensive tackle in the first round, they won the Super Bowl.

But still, I am not happy. For one reason and one reason only: because they missed out on Chris Conley.

Not that I feel like they need him. Sure, he was a productive receiver at Georgia and some of his combine numbers were eye-popping and all. But they won a Super Bowl without him and have had one of the most productive offenses in the league over the last few years without a super-athletic wide receiver.

So the Patriots don’t need him. But I did. Though not for football reasons, but because of this:

That’s right. Chris Conley made this. In between learning the Bulldogs offense and preparing himself for a life in pro football and studying, he found the time to make a 26-minute Star Wars fan film. And it is amazing. A tour de force of geekdom. A brilliantly blended smoothie of Jedis, Sith Lords, bounty hunters and Georgia football. And no Jar Jar Binks.

And here I sit — on Star Wars Day, no less (“May the fourth be with you”) — having to swallow the fact that Chris Conley is taking his talents to Kansas City. So there’ll be no Patriots-themed fan films. No Darth Vader. No Emperor Kraft. No Tom Skywalker. I’ll never get to witness the majesty of Julian Soloman saving the galaxy with Gronkbacca by his side. And I couldn’t be more disappointed.

So while I’m still happy with the haul the Pats got, Conley always will be the one who got away. It was a great draft weekend, but the worst Star Wars Day ever.

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