Last year, the Red Sox were very optimistic heading in into the season, but they were totally wrong. The guys have some fun with some of the quotes from last year, including some from Larry Lucchino, Shane Victorino and John Farrell.
Roger Goodell took a paycut...but still made $34.1 million last year. Glenn, Lou and Christian rip on Goodell after his laughable NFL season.
Christian Fauria is getting married...today! He's going right after the show and is not having a ceremony. Glenn and Lou joke around with Christian on his last day of being a bachelor.
Whether it's Peyton Manning's scandal at Tennessee, Eli Manning refusing to go to the Chargers or other stories about the Mannings, it seems like Archie is involved. Glenn, Lou and Christian discuss the Mannings and their portray in the media.
Glenn, Lou and Christian discuss the New York Daily News story that came out over the weekend that exposed court documents and the cover up surrounding the Peyton Manning scandal when he was in college.
Kevin Love's name is once again among trade rumors to the Celtics, and Lou says trade the Brooklyn picks for him. The guys discuss whether or not he's the right fit here.

[0:03:34] ... to Athens nothing's going to happen out of the Kennedys nothing because Big Dig the good teams don't make these moves to the roster is already pretty much set and usually historically good teams are making ...
[0:04:15] ... to get totaled eight I get rid of like a guy like David Lee get out of that salary it somehow create some sort of roster space for so when that time it occurs brownies is no question about it go ahead and you finally off. Season especially after the people pong balls pop pop up I don't know exactly what that Brooklyn nets tickets so it's the number one pick overall. Then he's got ...
[0:06:11] ... be like anybody wants trade that pick for anything with Kevin Durant LeBron James I mean you mentioned some names like no. No what do printed I'm no. On the door for what you were among ...
[0:06:56] ... the easy but the project and that yes you have a level LeBron James no I think it's easy to play with LeBron James you bring LeBron James casket that doing. The Boston has right now. And you've got something in the unease. Don't don't you have somebody. Is that what did you guys a team like awesome we got LeBron we're gonna win right now do you think he's tough to play north. Yes all my god you got knows very talented them distributed and maybe it's Kevin who's dragging him down. I think he's tough. At least up the play with you lost a while LeBron James jump on my back one up played well these guys got to figure out how to play a mean a lot of ...






Glenn, Lou and Christian take calls from Celtics fans to see who they want coming to Boston at the trade deadline. Will it be DeMarcus Cousins? Dwight Howard? Kevin Love? The guys get into all of them and more.

 

Bleacher ReportIconic boxer Manny Pacquiao has come under fire after claiming gay couples are “worse than animals.”

The Filipino, who is the only eight-weight world champion in the sport’€™s history, gave his controversial views in an interview with a Filipino television station, TV5 (via the Guardian). 

“It’s common sense. Do you see animals mating with the same sex? Animals are better because they can distinguish male from female,” the 37-year-old stated. “If men mate with men and women mate with women they are worse than animals.”

Since making the claims, Pacquiao has issued the following apology on his Twitter feed:

“I’m sorry for hurting people by comparing homosexuals to animals. Please forgive me for those I’ve hurt. God Bless!”

As fate would have it, Pacquiao made the “animals” comment in the middle of a campaign where he’s running for senate in the Philippines. Not that I ever would advise a dangerous crackpot like him, but if I was, I would’ve suggested he pretty much skip the whole apology thing. It’s the first rule of politics that you can never win over a segment of the electorate once you’ve told them they’re worse than animals.

If you’ll pardon the unfortunate pun, that horse is out of the barn. And the best you can reasonably hope for is that your insane ranting locked up whatever segment of the voting public is so afraid of gays and lesbians that they want a senator who thinks it’s OK to compare them to lower forms of life. I’m no political science major, but I think just from a campaign strategy standpoint, the apology alienates both sides of the debate and does you know good.

Not to mention, while I think you can play both sides of some issues, you can’t exactly say, “Hey, gays and lesbians! I think you’re worse than skunks, lizards and earthworms. But forgive me. And God bless you!” That’s a slogan that won’t work on the right, left or center. So yeah, maybe this whole politics thing just isn’t going to work out for Manny. It says a lot when you fight Floyd Mayweather and you were the nuttiest one in the ring.

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Dino, Gerry and Kirk discuss their upcoming trip to spring training and Kirk’s refusal to talk baseball just because they’ll be there.

 

GQCleveland area teenager Brian Garruto recently received an epic email that listed all of the (often funny) unsportsmanlike things he’s done since joining a rec league team. The person who sent the email, which Brian tweeted out, clearly thought it was a good argument for why Brian was being kicked out of the league. I think the email is a good argument that Brian is a legend and should be treated like the hero that he is. 

Most days I put my mind to it I manage to invent at least six or eight new reasons to not care about Cleveland area teenage rec league soccer. But then it’s not every day you read about a true hero like Brian Garruto.

Where does one even begin to celebrate this new icon of American individualism? Talking on his phone in the middle of the day. The refusal to wear shin guards. The bow and arrow move. The cowboy hat. The banana. Giving birth to the ball. Running up the score. And my personal favorite: Changing the scoreboard. It’s iconoclasts like Brian who made this country great. He’s Davey Crockett, the Wright Brothers, Teddy Roosevelt and Bill Murray all rolled into one smartass teenager.

So don’t worry about getting kicked out of the league, kid. You keep doing Brian Garruto. Cleveland area rec league soccer was never meant for one as beautiful as you.

@JerryThornton1

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Jerry Thornton