The Celtics look young, gritty and hungry. The Bruins look old, tired and worn out. Dale, Michael and Jerry look at the expectations for both teams coming in to this season, and how fans are looking at them at this point in time.

[0:10:45] ... does that then take them to back now to that Atlanta. Not Atlanta Hawks category here now know. So another kid. So what palace. Makes a better. But better in the abstract David might be a ...
[0:16:36] ... know thirty year old photography reference. And that's what I like the Isiah Thomas trade so much because it wasn't one of those. His contract is expiring in that we can get rid of them we have that money that we can spend elsewhere it is our guy. Actually on the floor in uniform with the ball to him is that he be here next year if they want in the and the year after and now we can build statements on the cellphone pasty and I don't. What about how are you. Are just some sort of upset because blood flow and Celtics there and I just can't believe it worse firing the Atlanta Hawks. It will go aspire to build through the draft at least try to disperse. They're not the Atlanta Hawks I. Just I know Michael was only talking about how the hawks are our team without that that big name LeBron James Russell Westbrook star. But they're really really good team. And I got northeast even an orchestra and historically the Atlanta Hawks just kind of roll your eyes like oh really. The Atlanta Hawks. Of the Atlanta Hawks have never won an NBA championship so you know why would you try to beat him but this year's Atlanta Hawks. Are you have to say entertaining and extremely surprising right. They're they're falling fast they were good and October when nobody in ...
[0:19:32] ... work. They Danny Ainge really started to shine where you pick up Eddie House. And you pick up James Posey and you start to and you start doing things with your bench he built the bench. In an odd thing about a ...





The Celtics look young, gritty and hungry. The Bruins look old, tired and worn out. Dale, Michael and Jerry look at the expectations for both teams coming in to this season, and how fans are looking at them at this point in time.

[0:10:45] ... does that then take them to back now to that Atlanta. Not Atlanta Hawks category here now know. So another kid. So what palace. Makes a better. But better in the abstract David might be a ...
[0:16:36] ... know thirty year old photography reference. And that's what I like the Isiah Thomas trade so much because it wasn't one of those. His contract is expiring in that we can get rid of them we have that money that we can spend elsewhere it is our guy. Actually on the floor in uniform with the ball to him is that he be here next year if they want in the and the year after and now we can build statements on the cellphone pasty and I don't. What about how are you. Are just some sort of upset because blood flow and Celtics there and I just can't believe it worse firing the Atlanta Hawks. It will go aspire to build through the draft at least try to disperse. They're not the Atlanta Hawks I. Just I know Michael was only talking about how the hawks are our team without that that big name LeBron James Russell Westbrook star. But they're really really good team. And I got northeast even an orchestra and historically the Atlanta Hawks just kind of roll your eyes like oh really. The Atlanta Hawks. Of the Atlanta Hawks have never won an NBA championship so you know why would you try to beat him but this year's Atlanta Hawks. Are you have to say entertaining and extremely surprising right. They're they're falling fast they were good and October when nobody in ...
[0:19:32] ... work. They Danny Ainge really started to shine where you pick up Eddie House. And you pick up James Posey and you start to and you start doing things with your bench he built the bench. In an odd thing about a ...





In honor of Mookie Betts, we tackle four Red Sox rookie phenom prospects from recent memory.

[0:01:43] ... they were they actually made and they war. Well we're start would Dustin Pedroia we heard the hype when he was in the minor leagues. Unfortunately his first couple of weeks in 2007 as a rookie ...
[0:02:24] ... totally. A little pony tentative deal it helps to. A little pony Dustin Pedroia. What are the I I think it's fair to roam the city get this thing that you say this on national TV. ...
[0:03:44] ... trended down for what four or yours however. If they ship well Dustin Pedroia is going down I'm gonna be the string quartet playing nearer my god to the right to the bottom few for. Yes ...
[0:05:47] ... kid out of Tacoma Washington. You go on to beat the great Jon Lester. But the Major League debut for Jon Lester Russa. Then waiting for this all day long and getting ready in the bullpen. You walked out of the dugout into Fenway ...






In honor of Mookie Betts, we tackle four Red Sox rookie phenom prospects from recent memory.

[0:01:43] ... they were they actually made and they war. Well we're start would Dustin Pedroia we heard the hype when he was in the minor leagues. Unfortunately his first couple of weeks in 2007 as a rookie ...
[0:02:24] ... totally. A little pony tentative deal it helps to. A little pony Dustin Pedroia. What are the I I think it's fair to roam the city get this thing that you say this on national TV. ...
[0:03:44] ... trended down for what four or yours however. If they ship well Dustin Pedroia is going down I'm gonna be the string quartet playing nearer my god to the right to the bottom few for. Yes ...
[0:05:47] ... kid out of Tacoma Washington. You go on to beat the great Jon Lester. But the Major League debut for Jon Lester Russa. Then waiting for this all day long and getting ready in the bullpen. You walked out of the dugout into Fenway ...






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Monday when Mr. Kraft took questions at the NFL owner’s meeting, his comments about losing Darrelle Revis seemed pretty cut-and-dried to me:

‘€œWe thought we made a very competitive offer,” he said. “I speak as a fan of the New England Patriots ‘€” we wanted to keep him. We wanted him in our system, and we have certain disciplines. We had hoped it worked out. It didn’€™t. …

“As a fan, in March and April, I hate to lose (Revis). But our real focus is what goes on in the fall and winter. I put my faith and respect with (coach) Bill (Belichick). We have a lot of discussions, and he’€™s done pretty good the last 15 years. The fan in me argues all the time with him, but he has a pretty good record.’€

Then he was asked if he considered matching the Jets offer but was talked out of it by Belichick.

‘€œNo. I listen to what he says,’€ he said. ‘€œWe discuss things thoroughly, but he has done a pretty good job. Once again, the emotion and fan in me, you want to keep all the good players and we have a salary cap. I know what it’€™s like when you lose a game in the fall and the winter, so the emotion of the spring has to have some discipline if you want to be good long-term. I think he’€™s proven to be a pretty good manager of our resources.’€

I mean, there’s nothing earth shattering there. Other than the rarity of an owner of a professional sports franchise admitting he can’t help think like a fan. Which to me is refreshing. Hell, I like to know that he thinks the way I do sometimes. That his heart wanted to keep Revis but his GM made the dispassionate, bottom line decision that is in the best interest of the team. It’s a reminder that long before Mr. Kraft walked into his house and broke the news to Mrs. Kraft he’d just bought the worst franchise in all of sports like a guy bringing home a mangy stray dog, he was a fan just like the rest of us. And he has to separate those impulses from making sound personnel decisions.

The reason I bring this up here is the radio and TV airwaves in this town are currently lousy with media types who are acting like they have no idea what he’s saying. Just since Monday I’ve heard it said he’s talking out of both sides of his mouth. That he’s contradicting himself. Even that he’s lying.

About what? How hard is this to grasp? The Patriots liked Revis. He was a major contributor to a title. They would have liked to keep him. But the Jets wildly outbid them with a contract that includes an amount of guaranteed money that is off the charts for a 30 year old cornerback. The Jets had the money to spend because they are a terrible team that’s not paying for much in the way of talent. The Patriots didn’t have it to spend because they’ve been paying for championship-caliber talent and they’re trying to keep their young core together.

I mean, that’s pretty much it, right? At least it seems it to me. But the Legion of Gloom in this town are either just so blinded by knee jerk opposition to anything the team does, they’re being intentionally obtuse. Or they’re just being objectionable for the sake of being objectionable because they think it makes for a better argument. And frankly I don’t know which is worse.

The bottom line is we all wanted to keep Revis, from the GM to the owner to the fans and even the Patriots-haters on the air. But the Patriots didn’t win four Super Bowls over 15 years of elite, championship driven football by those first two guys I mentioned thinking like the other two groups.

@JerryThornton1

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton

BBC - Chinese officials say they will introduce guidelines to regulate square-dancing in the country.

The dance is wildly popular with elderly Chinese women and is performed en masse at night in public squares.

However, Chinese authorities say the “over-enthusiasm of participants has dealt it a harmful blow, with disputes over noise and venues”.

Fitness authorities plan to introduce 12 authorised routines and also permissible times and music volume.

The chief of the General Administration of Sport’s Mass Fitness Department, Liu Guoyong, told the state-run China Daily newspaper that following complaints officials would “have to guide it with national standards and regulations”. …

The use of public space for the exercise has led to tensions boiling over. In 2013, Wuhan residents made headlines after they showered faeces on a group of boisterous “dancing grannies”.

See, America? See what we’re up against? Sometimes I feel like the scientist in a Sci-Fi original movie, trying to convince the authorities that there’s a disaster coming. But no… one… will…. listen! And then by Act III you’ll all be coming to me asking me why we didn’t stop this catastrophe from happening.

I’ve been trying to alert you all about the Chinese for years, and this is just the latest dire warning. These are not kidding around. While we’re over here obsessing about Kardashian’s and Bieber’s and which former Disney girl twerked what at whom, the Chinese are playing for keeps.

You think it’s easy to organize a nation of over a billion people into a flash mob? The dancing grannies are working out their routines, getting their timing down and perfecting their choreography and we’re lucky if we can get a dozen or so high school kids to pull off a “Glee” routine at the mall.

And let’s face it, there’s not a square dancer among us with the grit and balls to withstand a faeces shower for our art. Fling poop at your average American street dancer and they’ll run for shelter, call 911 and never flash mob again. But the dancing grannies are so fierce not even flying crap or a brutal crackdown by an oppressive totalitarian regime can stop them.

So get ready for the public square-dancing, flash mobbing grannies are coming, and they’re bringing hell with them. And nothing you, nor I, nor the general administration of sport’s mass fitness department or even showers of human waste can do anything to stop them.

Just don’t say I didn’t warn you.

@JerryThornton1

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton
Jackie MacMullan's piece on ESPN Boston chronicles the recent struggle of Celtics forward Jared Sullinger.

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Linda Cohn tried out for the Florida Panthers back-up goalie position. She expertly explains to Christian how much harder it is than it looks.

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[0:05:08] ... the air and said that he would give 8000 dollars to the Jimmy fund for every save the Christian made now that sits opposite been modified to a hundred. How nervous I was I don't picket ...
[0:05:41] ... you know. I'm in my late teens blinking when I was in high school my senior year. And then nine actually part I played hockey I thought the girl let the volatile where years of a ...






Sal Paolantonio joined the show to talk about the Jets tampering with Darrelle Revis, and the Patriots offseason.

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Christian is getting rid of the dog he got this summer. But since he can't break it to the kids in an honest way, he uses the Three For All to brainstorm how he can lie to his children.

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[0:04:40] ... ran away like it was its own personal stories happened yes the Boston Celtic they're personally what you're telling you ran away from a dog training place. Got a raw garlic salt regular dog with a ...
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