This is just further proof that Patriots fans are the best in the world. You can put the candidates on a stage to talk about taxes, trade and cyber security. But Pats fans will not let the world move off the real topic affecting out lives: Roger Goodell.
It doesn’t matter which side of the aisle they’re on. Whether the want to Make America Great Again or they’re With Her, New Englanders understand that the biggest threat to our nation is that power-crazed, conniving, dishonest weasel. And until he is taken down, none of us can truly be free.
Maybe at the next debate Trump and Hillary will get around to talking about his plans to build a wall. But Pats fans are still Defending the Wall that is way more important.
Thoughts and prayers to Gerry today. About three minutes in, he went berserk in a struggle to defend Donald Trump’s abyssal debate performance and it took until 6:08 for Tomase to call something Gerry said absurd.
They went through the debate chapter and verse. Gerry ranted about Lester Holt and Sharia Law, Tomase doesn’t like either candidate and the callers didn’t like Tomase. Kirk is still supporting his guy, Gary Johnson, whose idea to move all of this to another planet doesn’t seem like a bad idea right now. They all agreed the debate was worse than a lot of things, but not Mike Salk. We finally found out Trump hasn’t been saying “bigly,” but is saying “big league,” which makes just as little sense.
Immigration. The war on terror. Benghazi. The Clinton Foundation. Donald Trump’s comments about POWs. Gun ownership. These are just a few of the issues we never heard mentioned in the first presidential debate. But we did hear Trump’s sniffles. Lots of Trump’s sniffles. Streams, tributaries, rivers, salt marshes, harbors, seas, oceans of Trump’s sniffles. It’s what the Internet is fixated on today. It’s the story of the campaign right now. It’s what historians will look back on and political science majors will do their theses on generations from now.
So here are some of the Trump’s sniffles highlights, from a former candidate accusing him of being a cokehead to the inevitable parody account to the memes and campaign spin. As bad as “Star Wars” Episodes 1-3 were, there is one good line where Natalie Portman says, “So this is how liberty dies. With thunderous applause.” Our democracy is dying to the sound of a middle-aged man snorking back his runny boogers. Enjoy.
Sweet mother of God. Tom Brady even serves suspensions better than anyone who’s ever played the game. Relaxing in a lounge chair under the warm Italian sun with the world’s most super supermodel by his side. Not a care in the world and charging his battery to 100 percent before he comes back an unleashes hell during what remains of his semi-season.
And I love how this is the biggest news of the day. The fate of the country is being argued about by an oily, orange reality TV mogul and a corrupt, pantsuited succubus. But the New York Post is obsessing over a quarterback catching some rays with his soulmate in the last days of his forced exile.
Tom Brady is literally doing nothing and it’s a huge story in the New York tabloids. Meanwhile, the Giants’ best player is having psychotic episodes in the middle of a game — again — and the Jets’ quarterback is throwing six picks, but Brady is chillaxing with a towel over his man parts and it’s dominating the news cycle. Imagine what it’s going to be like when he actually gets off the lounge chair and starts dominating the NFL again? There won’t be another story worth printing.
Not that this is the first time anyone was ever transfixed by a naked Brady. But grow up, people.
TUESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: Red Sox at Yankees, 7:05 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Mariners at Astros, 8 p.m. (MLB Network)
Hockey: World Cup of Hockey, Canada vs. Europe, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Soccer: Champions League, Bayer 04 Leverkusen at Monaco, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
Soccer: Champions League, Real Madrid at Borussia Dortmund, 2:30 p.m. (FS1)
Soccer: Champions League, Tottenham at CSKA Moscow, 2:30 p.m. (FS2)
AROUND THE WEB:
— The Marlins held a pregame ceremony Monday night to honor Jose Fernandez, the 24-year-old pitcher who died in a boating accident early Sunday morning. The players all wore jerseys with the number 16 and “Fernandez” written on the back as they played the Mets on a night when Fernandez had been schedule to pitch.
Things really got emotional when Marlins leadoff batter Dee Gordon took his first pitch batting from the right side while wearing Fernandez’s helmet, as a tribute to his late friend. He then switched helmets and switched to the left batter’s box — and proceeded to hit his first home run of the season. Gordon started crying as he rounded the bases. He tapped his chest and looked skyward after crossing home plate, and he was greeted in the dugout by his equally emotional teammates.
Gordon, who called it the most difficult game he’s every played, said he didn’t even remember circling the bases.
“It seemed like it took forever,” he said. “I was trying to get back to my teammates as fast as possible. I was just wondering why Jose wasn’t there standing on the top step cheering for me.”
Teammate Giancarlo Stanton said he had trouble seeing the ball during his plate appearances.
“We were hitting balls underwater pretty much,” Stanton said after Miami’s 7-3 victory. “Our eyes were full of water.”
Stanton gave a speech to his teammates just before the start of the game, but he said he can’t remember the content.
“Honestly I went kind of numb in that moment,” Stanton said. “I don’t know if I was stuttering. I don’t even know if I was saying the right stuff. A lot of us were talking about ‘Why are we here right now? What’s the main purpose of this? How do we get through this together?’ I was trying to ease all that, telling them we’re all here for Jose. We’re the last hope and the last heart for him, and we need to come together, as hard as it’s going to be.”
Mets players joined the Marlins for hugs after the national anthem, which was preceded by a slow version of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” played by trumpet.
“Hearts are heavy,” Mets outfielder Jay Bruce said. “From a professional standpoint, you just try to prepare and play the game and respect the game. But I can’t even imagine what it’s like over in that other clubhouse.”
Hardy, who was suspended for the first four games of last season for a domestic violence incident in 2014 when he played for the Panthers, had been stopped on a traffic violation in a Dallas suburb when he was arrested.
According to the police report, Hardy said “he did not know what the substance was and that he believed he got it while he was at a party the night previous.”
Hardy, 28, was released on $5,000 bond Monday afternoon.
ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Sept. 27, 1977, which player recorded his 30th save to break the Red Sox single-season record set in 1964 by Dick Radatz?