Patriot fans, as expected, begin to connect the dots in hopes of bringing the talented RB to Foxboro.
Lou did the crossover at 9:55 on Friday, which led to a fiery exchange between himself and Kirk Minihane. Lou tells the story and opines on the situation.
Dave Dombrowski opted to keep John Farrell despite the team finishing in last place in 3 of the last 4 years.
The morning show and midday show have been trading barbs for a day and half now. Glenn, Lou and Christian respond to a particularly heated, Kirk Minihane.
Now that more reports have surfaced that the Houston Rockets are soliciting offers for center Dwight Howard, the guys discuss and take calls on the idea of the Celtics packaging some players and picks to go get the big man.
Podcastgate was still alive on Friday, and after listening to Kirk's podcast with Barstool Sports found Dave Portnoy, Glenn wanted to address some of the accusations levied against him.

 

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Boston.comStill looking for someone to spend Valentine’s Day with? Don’t worry, you’ll find someone soon — at least, according to real estate site Zillow. Boston is the number one place to find love, per a study commissioned by the website.

Zillow looked at where to best find romance by taking into account the walkable areas with plenty of date spots, the amount of singles, and how well they can afford a night out. …

Boston was the top place for lesbians to find love, the second best place for straight men and women, and the third best place for gay men.

Ordinarily I’m happy to celebrate any category in which my sacred birthplace is number one. And I’d love to congratulate all the lesbians, straights and gays who find themselves living in the top place to be single. But I’m not really sure that’s a good thing.

Think about it. If you live in the city that’s filled with the most desirable singles and you’re still flying solo, that’s really not much of a compliment, right? I mean, isn’t that pretty much saying, “This place is crawling with people who are looking for somebody, they just don’t want you”?

Believe me, I want to spin this into a positive, but I’m having a hard time. It’s a lot like having your contract expire in an offseason where the market is glutted with free agents. Frankly, I think you’d be better off in the worst city for singles. Death Valley, California, or Point Barrows, Arkansas, or anyplace where you’re at the top of the food chain, all along in an uncrowded field. It’s a supply-and-demand thing.

Still, you unsigned free agents out there can take some comfort in knowing the study says you have lots of money and a great selection of walkable dating spots. So that’s something. And Boston is a target-rich environment, so there’s hope.

And best of all, as a guy who’s been happily locked into a long-term, cap-friendly deal myself, I can tell you Valentine’s Day sucks. Restaurants are crowded so the quality is the worst, everything is jacked up to natural-disaster-price-gouging levels, the pressure is on because you never know whether you’re not doing enough or too much. If ever there’s a good day to be single, that is it. So stay home, out of the cold. Fly solo. Netflix and chill and leave the suffering to the rest of us.

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Jerry Thornton

This is the video of Bob Lobel’s historic “Sports Final” broadcast in December 1992 featuring Bobby Orr, Ted Williams and Larry Bird. It was the one and only time all three legends were in the same room at the same time, and without a shred of doubt one of the great moments in the history of Boston sports media.

I was fortunate enough to be invited in as the sidekick on Adam Cormack’s “Uncle Buck’s House” podcast where we were joined by Lobel to get his impressions on being the guy who got to sit down with three-quarters of the Mount Rushmore of Boston sports.

He explains how it all came together, his abject fear that he would screw up this once-in-a-lifetime moment, what he thinks of it after all these years, and how it never would have happened were it not for the horniness of Ted’s son, John Henry Williams.

Thanks to Adam and Bob for allowing me to be a part of it. Enjoy.

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Jerry Thornton
Matt Forte

Matt Forte

In an Instagram post Friday morning, running back Matt Forte announced his days as a member of the Bears are over.

“Despite my wishes, my days as a member of the Chicago Bears have sadly come to an end,” wrote Forte. “I was informed earlier this week from the GM that they will not be attempting to re-sign me in free agency.”

Although he seemed disappointed with the team’s decision to move on, the two-time Pro Bowler made it clear he harbors no ill will toward the organization.

“I will remain forever grateful for my time spent in Chicago and being able to play for an organization with such a rich history,” Forte said. “My only regret is not being able to win a Lombardi trophy for the best fans in all of sports. I’m excited about the next chapter of my NFL career. But, Chicago will always be home.”

Forte played eight seasons for the Bears, who drafted him out of Tulane in 2008. Statistically, he is the second-most productive running back in team history.

“These decisions are never easy, especially given what Matt has meant to our team and community. We have a tremendous amount of respect for him,” Bears owner Ryan Pace said. “Matt is one of the all-time great Bears and did an excellent job for us on and off the field last season. He was a tremendous teammate. We thank him for his professionalism and wish him the very best as he continues his career.”

Forte is set to hit free agency, where he undoubtedly will be a hot commodity for teams in need of a feature running back.

Blog Author: 
Travis Upham

In a televised statewide address on Thursday night, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards warned citizens of what might happen should lawmakers deny his proposal for a package of tax increases.

While the Governor had a long list of potential consequences if his proposal is not passed, some of the most significant included shutting down hospice services and taking people off of kidney dialysis.

“The health care services that are in jeopardy literally mean the difference between life and death,” Edwards said.

He did not stop there, however. He went on to add that there would be cuts to higher education in the absence of these taxes. LSU, one of the state’s most prominent universities, would suffer major blows for both education and athletics .

Writes Julia O’Donoghue of NOLA.com: The governor went so far as to say that LSU football was also in jeopardy, due to a threatened suspension of spring classes that would jeopardize college athletes’ eligibility next year. He said the state would no longer be able to afford one of its most popular programs with middle class residents — the TOPS college scholarship — without tax hikes. 

“Student athletes across the state would be ineligible to play next semester,” Edwards said. “I don’t say this to scare you. But I am going to be honest with you.” 

The Tigers have been a perennial championship contender in college football. They finished the 2015 season ranked 20th in the nation with a record of 9-3.

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Travis Upham