Lou and Christian discuss Gronk being removed from practice yesterday, and what that means for the rest of the offense, and also chime in on the fights that have been breaking out in the Bears/Patriots joint practices.
Drew Pomeranz pitched a gem in the make up game in Cleveland yesterday, and it's about time the Sox won a one-run game.
Christian managed to drop in a catchphrase from the Howard Stern Show in his Patriots broadcast, and got a shout out on the air. Lou and Christian try to come up with a new phrase for him to sneak into the next preseason game.
The winner of the women's Olympic 400 meter race dove across the finish line, in a move some find to be cheating. Lou and Christian talk Olympics and also joke about Billy Belichick asking for Jerry Thornton's autograph.
The NFL has given an ultimatum to the players named in the Al Jazeera report -- either meet with Goodell or get suspended indefinitely. Lou and Christian debate whether the players should comply with the NFL or not.

Some ideas are just so awe-inspiringly perfect that at the same time you’re celebrating them, you’re asking yourself “What took so long?” This is just such a concept.

How has it taken until 2016 for Air Force to put the iconic Shark Tooth design on its helmets? This should have been done since the first season of Falcons football back in 1958. As soon as the Flying Tigers painted the shark mouth on their Curtis P-40s and downed 300 Japanese planes while losing “only” 14 pilots (I use the quotes because every loss was a tragedy) to combat missions, this design was crying out to be put on a football helmet. Instead, it took 70 years, but at least the wrong has been righted at last.

Like when Navy last year went with the seven different ships on their helmets for different positions on the team, the service academies are rewriting the helmet book. And to the surprise of no one, are leading the NCAA in badassery. By a long shot.

First the Air Force destroys $11 million worth of ISIS oil trucks, and now this. Way to go America all over everyone’s ass.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton

Some ideas are just so awe-inspiringly perfect that at the same time you’re celebrating them, you’re asking yourself “What took so long?” This is just such a concept.

How has it taken until 2016 for Air Force to put the iconic Shark Tooth design on its helmets? This should have been done since the first season of Falcons football back in 1958. As soon as the Flying Tigers painted the shark mouth on their Curtis P-40s and downed 300 Japanese planes while losing “only” 14 pilots (I use the quotes because every loss was a tragedy) to combat missions, this design was crying out to be put on a football helmet. Instead, it took 70 years, but at least the wrong has been righted at last.

Like when Navy last year went with the seven different ships on their helmets for different positions on the team, the service academies are rewriting the helmet book. And to the surprise of no one, are leading the NCAA in badassery. By a long shot.

First the Air Force destroys $11 million worth of ISIS oil trucks, and now this. Way to go America all over everyone’s ass.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton

 

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This is Jaqueline Carvalho, star of the two-time Olympic gold medal-winning Brazilian volleyball team. And yet, her most impressive accomplishment is something else entirely. What impresses me even more is that she looks like this as a 32-year-old mom. For that alone, she’s earned the home country advantage in this Olympics.

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Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton

Sometimes you’ve got to tip your cap and give another fan base the credit it deserves. Rams fans in Los Angeles have been without pro football for 22 years, but they’re acting like the team never left. Just picking up where they left off like they never lost the Rams in the first place.

I’ll even go a step further. These new Rams fans fight like they’re not Rams fans at all. They could easily be L.A. Raiders fans. Put that girl in the Todd Gurley jersey in a Tim Brown No. 81 shirt and I’d swear this beatdown was happening in 1994.

Granted, the Rams fan took the brunt of the beating here. But to be fair, Cowboys fans have been in the drunken brawl game all along, and it’s going to take some practice for L.A. fans to get back into it. But for preseason of their first year back, they show a lot of promise.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton
Gary Tanguay and Mike Mutnansky dive into the inside radio morass of WEEI and where the two of them currently stand in the pecking order.