We close out the program with the best sound clips of the day.

I don’t know about you, but I needed this. I’ve been pretty down in the dumps about America lately. We’re in the middle of choosing between an insane Oompah Loompah and a corrupt shrew. We’re fighting with each other. Fighting with everyone else. We’ve got bills we’ll never be able to pay and now health insurance is going through the roof. So I think we could all use a little cheering up.

And now we have it, courtesy of a bunch of really nice Canadians. So thanks, Canada. Sometimes we just need to hear it, you know? You’re more than just a vast wasteland of caribou, breweries and maple-guzzling lumberjacks. You are America’s hat. And we appreciate the boost.

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Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton
Tom E. Curran joins Glenn, Lou and Christian to talk about the upcoming Patriots game against the Bills and to discuss yet another embarrassing handling of off field issues by the NFL.

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[0:09:10] ... and the whole you know back and forth between DeMaurice Smith and Troy Vincent and can admit when that when that was all going on. And if NFL players' union are remembered infighting in the politicking in the back gently that was going on for each side. Now Troy Vincent eventually lost it was just missed. So does this mean Troy Vincent is more responsible and is going to be a fall guy when all's said and done that Roger Goodell point the finger at Troy Vincent. For a bit and it is mobbed up as Roger Goodell it net interest in going toward its links. Here's the understudy ...

Glenn, Lou and Christian discuss an article written in The Undefeated that wonders where the white American NBA players are. They talk about the NBA and race relations in sports.
The guys open the show talking about the World Series, and old friend John Lester still has issues throwing over to first base. Glenn, Lou and Christian talk baseball, and Lou is thrilled that MLB ratings are up.
Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about the terrible outing from Malcolm Subban last night, and look into a Bruins team that was without Tuuka Rask and could have some concern.

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[0:02:09] ... be pretty happy about that you know what they need. We need Luke Walton back as coach he went on games that are reported wanted unless a lot of times and only now about go look ...
[0:02:58] ... the ball and need the ball. He's got back a little haven't LeBron James he's the first year in Miami's Dan Abacha great players they just couldn't. Did he bring to gel the right way plus everybody here cause everybody get everybody's best and that everybody are right now always had that heart yours you're perceived. Best team in the NBA OK you're gonna get our investigate that week in week out. The next year they wanted to win it again. He goes to Cleveland ago that they go to the finals although he didn't have to either batted better players that don't have love an app Terry Irving says LeBron James Wood took over the next year. To really just got to gel and figure out and it worked out. Form and they ...
[0:12:51] ... gold they must lead to escort him and have been like the Cincinnati Bengals in the NHL. And they're gonna lose to all the good teams and they'll they'll you know do a good job beating up on the crappy team gambled on lined up right there in the middle like they were last year missed on missing the play out. In the last hour of the last day but I'm with Anthony on this one in the previous caller. And that a lot of this is on the front office this rosters not real good okay Cincinnati Bengals have Andre brought out everybody and they decided not I was very I'm like hello. We talked about this last week I ...

Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about how the Celtics look heading into their opening game tonight. With the addition of Al Horford, the Celtics look to improve in a weak East.

[0:01:25] ... have or for Miami doesn't have weighed. So you're gonna. Now get Dwight Howard. Rated defensive team Atlanta twenty hours over there now so let's you'll see the darn thing Leo long he stays. Army corps ...
[0:04:13] ... not marked as Smart they're heroes here at the same probability as Isiah Thomas the ability to slash to get to the hoop. To create same type thing and I don't know what he's done is ...
[0:04:59] ... games that fourth quarter scoring. Might mean at the ball handling is Gerald Green it's not her sheer. Yeah no I think Gerald green is your shooter coming off debate just give you instant offense Gerald Green scored 23 points one night. And to the next night he'll be that type of only turner wrote shears gotta be more ...
[0:06:35] ... debt that is. You look at each right now and it the Cleveland Cavaliers wanna turn on they turn it on they wanna they wanna beat you the best of seven series that are going to be. That's why it's a race for the reduce deaths so it's number two rate drop to the last year to a a game six. Bidding is the conference finals in what he too at home and and and it getting to know what you want the two seed you know you want plagued you know at home. That second series hopefully maybe it's against the team like Toronto. And then it's going to be a battle it's it's right now the east is a race to play the Cleveland Cavaliers in a final solution quickly and a loose nuclear residents who ultimately that's what this that is I can't wait a loser ...

As you’ve probably surmised by now, I’m too pretty to do math. When it comes to analytics, I leave the numbers-crunching to other, less aesthetically-pleasing creatures.  Fortunately, my pal Kerry Byrne of Football Nation is a genius for such things when it comes to NFL stats. And he just put together a compilation of Patriots stats from this season as it stands now after seven games that absolutely broke my brain.

Here are just a few:

  • Tom Brady in his first three games this year has completed 75.2 percent of his passes (76 of 101), which puts him on pace to shatter the all-time NFL record for accuracy of 71.2 percent set by Drew Brees in 2011 (468 of 657).
  • Rob Gronkowski is the greatest TD catching machine the NFL has produced in more than 70 years. He has caught 67 touchdown passes in 85 career games, an average of 0.79 TDs per game. … Hall of Fame wide receiver Don Hutston … is the only player ahead of Gronk on the [all time] list.
  • Tony Gonzalez holds the all-time tight end record of 111 TD receptions, a feat accomplished over 270 games. Gronk is on pace to surpass that tight end record touchdown total in just 142 career games.
  • The two highest-rated quarterbacks in the NFL season are Patriots starter Tom Brady (132.6) and Patriots back-up Jimmy Garoppolo (117.1).
  • The Patriots are poised to post the best record in the division for the 16th consecutive season – every year since Brady became quarterback.
  • With four more victories, [Brady will] be the first QB in history to win more than 200 games.
  • Brady’s win loss differential of +137 (197-60) is easily the greatest in history and nobody is close. Peyton Manning is No. 2 (+108) and Joe Montana is a distant No. 3 (+79).

The truly mind-melting part of these numbers is that the Patriots have not even been at their best. Not by a damned sight. The team numbers include four games with quarterbacks starting for the first time. Garoppolo’s passer rating reflects games played without Gronk and behind an offensive line cobbled together out of spare parts from the “Star Wars” droid factory. And Brady was forcibly removed from the premises for four weeks, so he couldn’t practice with anyone.

Most of all, Brady is doing what he’s doing without the all-important benefit of his career of cheating. Let us not forget that all his success as a quarterback depended on the special advantage of having super squishy footballs that were secretly doctored. And yet somehow, with the NFL finally cracking down on illegal practices like that, he’s managing to find a way to play at a level never before achieved by anyone.

Sure, we’re not even halfway through the season. So maybe it’s a little early to be bringing this up. But I will anyway because if the Pats’ offense had dropped off even an infinitesimal amount, the haters would be raining “Aha!”s down from the sky like Hellfire missiles and calling it proof the Patriots have been frauds all along. Math is hard. Pointing out true greatness is easy.

wendysOctober marks the return of two legends: Wendy’s Original Taco Salad is back and so is our favorite quarterback. Wendy’s is celebrating these two historic returns by giving you a chance to win $12,000 in cash. Enter to win and see complete rules at WEEI.com/return.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton
The ballot question talk continued with callers and Peter King continues to embarrass himself.
Amani Toomer tried his best to weigh in on the Josh Brown scandal.