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Hanging right next to my signed Bobby Orr photo in my basement pub. Wait for it…

Love what you bring to the show Jerry.
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I once guested on a suburban radio show where one of the hosts asked me if I’d had a “I’ve finally made it” moment. Well, this is finally it.

There’s success, and then there’s “framed on the wall in an Irish pub in someone’s basement next to the greatest sports photo of all time” success. You can’t buy that level of “making it.” It can only be earned, one blog and one hour of radio at a time.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton

Washington PostDear Science: How do I prevent my horrible hangovers? Isn’t there any way to make it stop?

Here’s what science has to say:

Oh, boy. Do we have a cure for you! There is a fool-proof, sure-fire, scientifically proven 100 percent effective way of stopping a hangover from happening, and it can be yours free:

Don’t drink. …

If you’re going to drink — and it’s cool if you do! We’re all adults here — do so slowly and in moderation. …

The scientists especially don’t recommend “hair of the dog” — drinking more alcohol in the morning. At best, it just dulls your senses for a while, delaying the inevitable. And it can make your misery only worse.

There’s not much you can do aside from drink water, take a pain reliever (but not acetaminophen, because your poor liver needs a break) and ride it out.

Really, science? We come to you for help and this is the best you can do for us?

The cause of allowing adults to drink to excess without waking up in a cloudy, cotton-mouthed hell of headache and regret is a noble one. It deserves solutions. Real, accurate, carefully researched solutions arrived at with scientific methods.

What we don’t need is your nagging. “Don’t drink”? “Drink less”? That’s the best you’ve got? What if we said we needed a way to stop getting skin cancer? Would you have worked on the formula for sunblock or told us to quick going out during the day? What if people came asking science to invent birth control? Would you have said “Stop having sex”? Not a chance.

But when the world turns its lonely, bloodshot eyes to you, you give us a sermon, hand us a Bible and tell us there’s no solution other than sobriety. Listen up, you pointy-headed geeks. Quit trying to map the universe, wasting your time on solar energy and trying to reinvent the cell phone every six months and get some of you lab-coated eggheads going on the solution to this all-too-real problem. I’ll drink to that.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton
Glenn and Lou marvel at how horribly transparent Alex Rodriguez was with the Boston Media yesterday. If they were Yankees fans, they'd be pretty upset with how he gushed about the City.

[0:00:28] ... you wanna play again if they are releasing him this is not Mark Teixeira this is not Prince Fielder can't play anymore. Pay me my money which is talking about that was a bad A-Rod is getting relief except to share ...
[0:03:54] ... mean you guys decree we don't want. And Red Sox win the World Series like and they just sit there and say I only won one. But what did that happen that's what makes it's an ...

Glenn, Lou, and Christian discuss the "Racially insensitive" David Ortiz Bobbleheads, which forced the Red Sox to cancel the promotion.

[0:00:13] ... Bobble head doll for a giveaway promotion over Samberg bit Clark. Would David Ortiz. And what David Ortiz with a microphone in hand. Doing exactly what you just heard. So while we're gonna get into here and assess our. That's ...
[0:00:50] ... gonna go you don't share Carlos wasn't sure of your good friend Matt Chatham we get along get anything and I love the hopefully. I come back before the show's rules or was is that this ...
[0:01:36] ... I have on Twitter right now Samoan government put a patent at Christian Fauria. Here's the question based on what we've seen them. From rob below so far are you optimistic for the first four teachers ...
[0:03:46] ... that they didn't do lists they went last year to get to David Ortiz bobbled it go early like his sunglasses were to read those yes. And that's that's the thing they ordered it put it in the house. Have a whole room with them so the Red Sox obviously. Pulled a promotion. Hours before the game and basically said that the Bobble heads were unacceptable to the club not appropriate for distribution. Will be issuing new David Ortiz Bob list or ticketed fans at a later date and then they give you the information whenever. But I was really surprised ...

Glenn, Lou, and Christian are live at Gillette Stadium for day two of the Pats/Saints joint practices ahead of tomorrow night's Preseason opener.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian weigh in on Rams Head Coach Jeff Fisher's humiliation and release of Receiver Deon Long on HBO's "Hard Knocks."

[0:00:02] ... didn't get the opportunity was the first hard knocks down and apparently. Jeff Fisher. Does not like the idea. Of of players who bring women to the rooms I was ever allowed. Before it was you know I was though was never okay so this guys did it anyway. So this is what he did get probably wanted to get rid of the skewed anyway right but apparently he embarrassed the kid. On TV and he got. They count and I missed it I've seen a couple of clips listen to this is Jeff Fisher the player again all right which is first. Beyond DL lol yeah here it is well. Both are. Part of the rules. ...
[0:02:06] ... no on the property to get out there whatever it is we're Jeff Fisher I'm bigger than you about it you moment and he's on a hard -- it putter and are not happen and aren't the only other one I remember that was that was like this but it was with a prominent player was tortuous and York Miami and with Joseph Philbin and and that they'll Philbin was kind of war American round. And we lied to you. In this case Jeff Fisher was just being. You know hearts yeah yeah the silent since it's a lot literally should. So our glue core true from ...
[0:02:57] ... let's every one that if it is day star ploy year. This Jeff Fisher now do that cost not. Of course ends this sort it would be it would be visited I have rules. And I ...
[0:03:40] ... autograph like it's awesome he's the best player in the world. The nicest guy in the world works harder than anyone had Nolan worked harder really. A hundred people who were at least just as hard. ...

The always-quotable Rex Ryan declared in June that the Bills “won the offseason.” Just about a month away from the regular season, it would be tough to make that case, following another injury to the team’s lineup. On Wednesday, the Bills announced that linebacker Reggie Ragland most likely will miss the entire season with a torn ligament in his left knee. Ragland is expected to have surgery to repair the ACL sometime this week. Ragland hurt his knee in practice last Friday while going after a ball carrier.

The Bills traded three draft picks to be able to select Ragland out of Alabama in the second round of this year’s draft. Buffalo’s first-round draft choice, pass rusher Shaq Lawson, also is sidelined for at least a month because he underwent shoulder surgery in May.

On Sunday the Bills signed David Hawthorne and former Patriot Brandon Spikes to help with depth at linebacker.

Blog Author: 
John Hand

Longtime ESPN announcer John Saunders died at the age of 61, the network announced Wednesday. No cause of death was given.

John Saunders

John Saunders

Longtime ESPN announcer John Saunders died at the age of 61, the network announced Wednesday. No cause of death was given.

“John was an extraordinary talent and his friendly, informative style has been a warm welcome to sports fans for decades,” ESPN president John Skipper said in a statement. “His wide range of accomplishments across numerous sports and championship events is among the most impressive this industry has ever seen. More importantly, John was a beloved and devoted family man who cared deeply about people and causes, as evidenced by his long-standing efforts as a passionate board member for The V Foundation for Cancer Research.

“He was one of the most significant and influential members of the ESPN family, as a colleague and mentor, and he will be sorely missed. Our thoughts are with his loved ones at this extremely difficult time.”

In addition to anchoring SportsCenter and hosting studio shows, including “The Sports Reporters,” Saunders covered college football, basketball and NHL since joining the network in 1986.

A native of Canada, Saunders played college hockey at Western Michigan before switching to the broadcast side.

“John Saunders represented everything that was good in a human being. He was all about family and helping people,” said ESPN college basketball analyst Dick Vitale. “He was as good as it gets and he had deep loyalty and love for others. His work with The V Foundation was so special — he loved Jimmy V and poured his heart and soul into the cause.”

“He was always willing to share and give and he played a vital role in the success of helping so many. I can’t believe this stunning and horrible news. He will be forever in our thoughts.”

Saunders leaves his wife and two daughters.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Spar