Glenn, Lou, and Christian begin the show talking about the record setting home run derby, only to have the show hijacked by Fauria and his love of The Bachelorette.

This is a sad day, indeed. It’s with a heavy heart that I report one of my chief blogging crushes, the irrepressible Miko Grimes, has gone dark.

If you’re not familiar, the lovely and talented Miko is the wife of former Dolphins and current Buccaneers cornerback Brent Grimes is a force of nature. She’s fought with stadium security, ripped the Miami media on Twitter and bragged about the sexy time stuff she does with her husband to the point the Dolphins finally released him. And in one of the great moments of her social media career, Monday she went on a profane and anti-Semitic attack on Miami’s ownership with a gem that went “The Dolphins f–king stink! They will never be great as long as Stephen Ross is the owner, Tannenbaum is the G.M., and Tannehill is the QB!” Followed by “Gotta respect Ross for keeping his Jew buddies employed but did he not see how Tannenbaum put the Jets in the dumpster w/that Sanchez deal?”

And now, tragically, the ride is over. As of Tuesday afternoon, Miko’s Twitter account is protected. Miko was a blogger’s dream. A fabulous disaster with no regard for her husband’s career, utterly lacking a filter and completely unaware of anything other than how right she is and how she can bring attention to herself. She’s like the living embodiment of the fake people you see on reality shows. The kind who’ll start a fight with you at a fancy party, throw wine in your face and pull your hair extensions out.

Now, according to Pro Football Talk, she’s blaming the media for her blatantly Jew-hating rant and telling a Bucs fan site “The media is the problem. They make things stories so they get clicks. They are the ones that want the fame. They wanna be famous for writing the story that got the most clicks even if it’s not really a story at all.”

That’s not the Miko Grimes I’ve come to know and love. My Miko would’ve owned the “Jew buddies” comment and doubled down on it until she cost her husband another job. But now she’s playing the oldest, lamest game in the book. And going off the grid. I guess we fans of hers can only wait until she resurfaces. And in the meantime, entertain ourselves with the legendary birthday cake she made for him that is completely NSFW, depending on your employer’s policy on graphic frosting sex.

Good night, sweet princess. You’ll be missed.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton

(NSFW, language)

There are few things in life better than a great tirade. Whether you’re delivering it or merely witnessing it, a good, deranged rant can be like a juice cleanse for the soul. And this Uber driver’s tirade is one of the best you’ll ever see.

The problem is, my man here forgot the first rule of tirades. You have to keep the upper hand. It’s all about hand. He had the complete moral high ground. This self-absorbed princess in the back has no right to claim squatter’s rights in the back of his vehicle. But even though she’s in the wrong, she kept her argumentative phaser set to “Passive Aggressive.” And once he set his to “Kill,” he lost the battle. It’s all about style points when the cell phone video is rolling.

I still have no idea why she simply didn’t get out of the car or what that “You need to tell me what my destination” crap was all about. But what he needed to do was just keep repeating the same nonsense phrase over and over again like she was, wait her out and win the war of attrition. It’s a pity too, because I’ll take this guy on my side in a fight any day of the week and twice on Sunday. You live and learn in the world of Uber driving, I guess.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton

In one of those goofy little slow-season clickbait articles, ESPN’s NFL Insiders just did a ranking of the future of all 32 teams in the league. “Future” being defined in NFL terms, meaning the next three years. It consisted of Field Yates, Louis Riddick, and Mike Sando scoring every franchise on its roster, coaching staff, quarterback, draft, and front office on a scale of zero to 100.

Surprising to the point of stunned, slack-jawed, I-can’t-believe-Han-Solo-is-dead-level shock, is that they have the Patriots ranked number two on the list, mere decimal points (88.5 t0 88.3) behind Seattle. No other team rated higher than 85.0.

In other words, ESPN, the organization that has dedicated its existence over the last decade and a half to ripping the Patriots as a potent, foul cocktail of corruption, arrogance, dishonesty and incompetent talent evaluation has them as likely to keep the dynasty going into its 19th season, at least.

It seriously has to be poison in the mouths of the unindicted co-conspirators down in Bristol to have to admit that. Particularly given that the quarterback they’ve put so much time and effort into defaming will be soon be turning an age in which most QBs are taken out back behind the barn and put out of their misery.

But it gets worse. The highest ranking in any of the five categories they used – by far – went to the focus of evil in the World Wide Leader universe: Bill Belichick, who gets an overall ranking of 99.7. Now, I’m too pretty to do math, but if my calculations are correct, that means two of the graders have him a perfect 100 and the other gave him a 99.

Writes Field Yates, “When his coaching career is over, Bill Belichick may well have established himself as the best ever to do it in the NFL. He’s a brilliant strategist, a great hands-on teacher and a master of in-game adjustments. Now 64 years old, he’s among the oldest NFL coaches, but there’s no sign of Belichick slowing down anytime soon. His passion is unquestioned.”

I can’t imagine anything more painful for ESPN to say. The guy they detest as sullen, ego maniacal and a conniving cheater gets an almost perfect score from their own experts. How many times have we heard the “game has passed Belichick by”? Or been told football is evolving under some new trendy flavor of the month like Chip Kelly or some random Harbaugh brother? Or had to listen to “They’re not good any more”?

Now they’re conceding that the future belongs to Bill Belichick and his Patriots. It has to feel like the Rebel Alliance official Facebook page admitting that Darth Vader runs a hell of an empire. And it is magnificent. File this one away for the next time someone says they hate the Patriots, Brady and Belichick or the dynasty is over. Because the future is yours.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton
Welker, Ninkovich, and Chris Gronkowski join the OMFers to talk Patriots football, careers, deflategate, and Gronk Cruises.
Unsealed court documents from the Jerry Sandusky trial describe what a 14-year old boy allegedly told Joe Paterno in 1976 about the convicted child molester.

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Dino, Gerry and Tanguay continue fielding passionate calls into the 9am hour of the show on the meaning behind the Black Lives Matter movement and the state of policing in America
John Dennis and Gerry Callahan field loads of calls with varying perspectives on the purpose of the Black Lives Matter movement.

A man claims he told former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno about a sexual assault on him committed by assistant coach Jerry Sandusky in 1976, but Paterno ignored his claims,

Joe Paterno apparently knew of Jerry Sandustky's history before orginally thought. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Joe Paterno apparently knew of Jerry Sandusky’s history before originally thought. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

A man claims he told former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno about a sexual assault on him committed by assistant coach Jerry Sandusky in 1976, but Paterno ignored his claims, according to newly unsealed court records.

The victim testified in court in 2014 that when he attended a football camp at Penn State as a 14-year-old, Sandusky touched him as he showered. Identified as John Doe 150 in court records, the victim said he specifically told Paterno of the sexual assault, but Paterno brushed him off and just walked away.

“I was shocked, disappointed, offended. I was insulted,” the man told lawyers for Penn State University’s insurer in a deposition two years ago. “I was embarrassed.”

The man would become one of many Sandusky accusers paid millions by Penn State. His testimony was recently released as part of records unsealed by Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Gary Glazer due to a current legal fight over who should cover the costs Penn State has paid.

In a statement on Tuesday, the family of Paterno denied that any coverup ever took place.

“With this latest release of information, the total mishandling of the Sandusky investigation is highlighted once again,” the statement said. “The overwhelming evidence confirms that Joe Paterno never engaged in a cover up of Jerry Sandusky’s crimes. Multiple independent parties have confirmed this conclusion.”

The records include pieces of depositions from accusers who say they reported sexual abuse by Sandusky to Paterno and other Penn State coaches in the 1970s and 1980s. Paterno denied any knowledge of sexual abuse by Sandusky before his death in 2012. Sandusky was sentenced to at least 30 years in prison in 2012.

The university hoped to keep the settlement records sealed, claiming that publicizing them would unfairly expose victims to ridicule and embarrassment, and that some information in the documents was privileged, gleaned through mediation sessions.

Blog Author: 
Nicholas Frazier