Glenn, Lou and Christian close the show discussing John Farrell dodging the status of David Price.

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The open the show discussing last night's 1-0 loss to Ottawa, in which the Guy Boucher's trap system bogged down the Bruins all night for a shut out.

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The open the show discussing last night's 1-0 loss to Ottawa, in which the Guy Boucher's trap system bogged down the Bruins all night for a shut out.
Kirk & Callahan made it to the White House. (WEEI)

Kirk & Callahan made it to the White House. (WEEI)

Listeners of the Kirk and Callahan morning show turned their dials to their respective WEEI affiliates Wednesday morning to hear co-hosts Kirk Minihane and Gerry Callahan recap what appeared to be a strenuous night of travel before accompanying the Patriots on their trip to the White House in Washington D.C.

The top of Wednesday’s show led with just that, as the guys talked about how the Uber driver was ignoring producer Chris Curtis because he didn’t understand him and K&C delved into the uphill climb the Celtics now face down 0-2 to the Bulls in their first-round playoff matchup.

Gerry even told producer Ken Laird that he loved him after Ken went home for a few days and Jet Striar filled in. Perhaps absence does make the heart grow fonder.

That was before the tail end of the first segment, when news first broke on Twitter that former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez apparently committed suicide in his jail cell in the wee hours of Wednesday morning. Kirk and Gerry were forced to turn away from what appeared to be a show loaded with inside radio and the Patriots’ trip to the White House and instead shift to the biggest news story on the country.

“Aaron Hernandez is dead, which means we are off the hook,” Callahan said moments after the news broke. “We don’t have to live through more appeals. We don’t have to put the families though more appeals. We don’t have to listen to sleaze bags like Jose Baez [Aaron Hernandez’s defense attorney] anymore.”

“Is this the wildest story of all-time, from beginning to end?” Kirk asked. “I obviously have no sympathy for Shayanna Jenkins [Hernandez’s fiancee] this morning. But it is, as you would say, a fascinating story from beginning to end. It’s unbelievable. This guy was ready to be a Hall of Famer. I mean, really. He was going to catch 500-600 passes for the Patriots. And he pissed it all away because he wanted to be a gangster.”

“He would rather have been Tony Montana instead of Joe Montana,” Gerry added.

Kirk and Callahan spent the majority of the remaining three and a half hours discussing the death of Hernandez, one that still remains so mysterious and bizarre a day later. Frequent caller and K&C insider Rabbit called in and offered up his theory on the situation.

“I spoke to [Hernandez] yesterday as a matter of fact,” he said. “When you’re a member of a gang, the one thing that they do not tolerate is homosexuality. It’s not allowed. You have to be terminated. He knew it was going to be non-stop trouble for him. [Hernandez] said that the rumors were B.S.”

This was in response to ABC News’ Michele McPhee’s assertion that Hernandez may have been homosexual.

Just when you thought there wouldn’t be any big stories left on the docket for the day, Kirk read the statement from Tom Brady that he would be forgoing his trip to the White House for “personal reasons” in the fourth hour of the show. Brady later Instagrammed a picture of his parents, as Wednesday was their wedding anniversary. Tweets from Mike Reiss and Jeff Howe relayed that Brady’s mother was in Boston for the day and is still struggling with illness.

“It’s as good a theory as any, I don’t know,” Kirk said. “I would not be at all surprised if it involved his mom, but I think [Brady’s] always struggled with this Trump thing anyway.”

“That’s too bad,” Gerry added. “I’m telling you, he just doesn’t want to deal with the backlash. He doesn’t want to deal with it. It is a distraction.”

Things like 9/11, which Gerry and former co-host John Dennis covered when it happened back in 2001, or the Boston Marathon bombing, where Kirk, Gerry and Dino came in while the manhunt was still going on in Watertown, are when the show is truly at its best. Things happen that need to be covered.

As Kirk and Gerry have said, their show is a morning show that covers a wide variety of topics set on a sports station. 95 percent of what they cover is sports, but when certain things call for added attention in the news world, the show does a good job of delegating its coverage to what’s important.

After fielding numerous calls with conspiracy theories as to why Hernandez killed himself and some on Brady’s absence from the team trip to D.C., the real fun got started after the show, as Kirk, Gerry, Curtis and Program Director Joe Zarbano headed to South Lawn and the White House for the Patriots’ ceremony.

The guys sat in on Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s press briefing, one that was interrupted by Rob Gronkowski, in the White House briefing room.

They ran into old friend Jerry Thornton, formerly of WEEI and now of Barstool Sports, hanging out at the White House, before heading out to South Lawn.

The parody accounts, as usual, had fun with the pictures Curtis posted on the Kirk and Callahan Twitter page.

Perhaps the biggest moment of all was after the ceremony was over, and President Donald Trump was hanging out on a White House balcony with Patriots’ owner Robert Kraft and his son Jonathan, when the Krafts told Trump about Gerry’s support of him throughout the campaign when Trump shot Gerry a wave.

Trump even said hi to Kirk.

Then it was back to Boston, where the guys returned to do their Thursday show in the friendly confines of 20 Guest St.

After Thursday’s show, the ratings were released for the winter ratings book, which featured plenty of highlight-reel moments, including Evan Drellich’s tirade, a return from John Dennis and a shouting match between Pete Sheppard and Alex Reimer. The show earned the No. 1 spot in the morning ratings in the coveted demographic of men age 25-54.

Kudos. There might not be a better two-day stretch in K&C history.

Blog Author: 
Kyle DaLuz
Gisele Bundchen (Bob Donnan/USA Today Sports)

Gisele Bundchen is an ardent Donald Trump critic. (Bob Donnan/USA Today Sports)

On the same day Tom Brady backed out of the Patriots’ White House visit, his supermodel wife Gisele Bündchen promoted an anti-Trump climate change rally on Twitter. But now, the message has been deleted.

Bündchen’s original tweet was posted at 9:46 .a.m. Wednesday, just a couple of hours before Brady announced he wasn’t going to accompany his team due to personal reasons. It included a link to a website detailing the People’s Climate March, which is taking place at the capital April 29.

“Everything we have struggled to move forward in the United States is in peril,” the site reads. “Our loved ones feel under siege, and those in power in Washington are advancing a dark and dangerous vision of America that we know is untrue. To change everything, we need everyone.”

After staying up Wednesday morning, the tweet was taken down sometime in the afternoon or early evening. Donald Trump, who talked incessantly about his friendship with Brady during the presidential campaign, didn’t mention the quarterback’s name at the White House ceremony Wednesday.

This isn’t the first time Bündchen has publicly expressed opposition towards Trump. On Instagram last year, she replied “NO!” when asked if she and Brady were backing his candidacy.

Even though Brady called Trump a “good friend,” he’s seemingly backed away from him in recent months. Following the election, he told Kirk & Callahan Bündchen “wasn’t allowing him to talk politics anymore.”

Blog Author: 
Alex Reimer
Kirk Minihane, Springsteen super fan, is joined by Garry W Tallent, founding member of the E Street Band. Kirk and Garry talk about what its like on tour with Bruce, how the band goes about selecting songs for the tour, Garry's projects away from the band, and Garry's upcoming solo tour that will bring him to the New England area.
The Patriots gave Donald Trump an honorary jersey Wednesday. (Geoff Burke/USA Today Sports)

The Patriots gave Donald Trump an honorary jersey Wednesday. (Geoff Burke/USA Today Sports)

The New York Times is falling on the sword for tweeting a misleading pair of photographs comparing attendance from the Patriots’ last two White House visits.

On Tuesday, the Twitter account for New York Times Sports shared a picture from the Patriots’ trip in 2015, when President Barack Obama was in office. Below it, the Times posted a snapshot from Wednesday’s event with Donald Trump, which far fewer players appeared to attend.

The Patriots corrected the Times on Twitter, pointing out staff members were standing on the stairs surrounding Obama in 2015. This year, they were seated on the White House lawn, hence the smaller crowd on stage. Thirty-four players took the trip to Washington D.C.

In a statement issued to Yahoo’s Colin Campbell, the New York Times’ sports editor Jason Stallman admits the tweet was a mistake.

Trump, who seemingly never misses an opportunity to heckle the Times, took a shot at the Gray Lady as well.

Blog Author: 
Alex Reimer

Boston-based investigative journalist Michele McPhee says Aaron Hernandez may have killed Odin Lloyd in June 2013 after Lloyd used a gay slur to describe the deceased ex-NFL star.

Aaron Hernandez was found dead in his prison cell Wednesday. (Pool photo by Keith Bedford)

Aaron Hernandez was found dead in his prison cell Wednesday. (Pool photo by Keith Bedford)

Boston-based investigative journalist Michele McPhee says Aaron Hernandez may have killed Odin Lloyd in June 2013 after Lloyd used a gay slur to describe the deceased ex-NFL star.

In an interview on Kirk & Callahan Thursday, McPhee said Hernandez carried on an intimate relationship with a male high school friend from Connecticut. She says investigators believe Lloyd’s knowledge of the romance could have motivated Hernandez to murder.

“There was a relationship with somebody from his high school years,” she said. “That may have provided –– and this was one of the investigative theories in the beginning –– because they got information from Ernest Wallace that perhaps –– and remember, Ernest Wallace was the guy who ditched the gun –– they had information from him that one of the motives is Odin Lloyd used a derogatory term for gay people in front of Aaron Hernandez and that Odin Lloyd had knowledge because of this relationship he had with the man in Connecticut.”

Hernandez was found dead in his prison cell Wednesday after an apparent suicide attempt, five days after his acquittal in a double murder. While there was some speculation recently resurfaced rumors about his possible homosexuality led Hernandez to kill himself, McPhee says she doubts it.

“I would like to think in 2017 the guilt of having been accused of killing three people and convicted of killing his close friend would weigh heavier than his sexual orientation,” she said. “The only reason that’s even relevant at all is as a motive for the Odin Lloyd crime.”

McPhee went on to explain she’s not the only reporter with knowledge about Hernandez’s sexual orientation.

“You know what infuriates me about the people who are now criticizing that information?,” she asked. “This information is available to any reporter who wants to do the work. There are records, there are phone calls, there are letters. This is common knowledge.”

Given that Hernandez’s behavior suggests he was prone to spontaneous violent outbursts, McPhee says it’s not a stretch to believe he killed Lloyd over a slur. Prosecutors still haven’t attached a clear motive to the shooting four years after it occurred.

“You saw how he flies off the handle,” McPhee said. “Those poor guys in Boston who he allegedly killed, they bumped into him and spilled a drink and he shot them. You think if somebody made reference to him having a dual sexual orientation, you think that wouldn’t provoke him?”

Blog Author: 
Alex Reimer
Hour 4. Alex, Gerry, and Kirk discuss Brady’s decision to skip the White House visit. Gerry and Kirk learn that there is an I and A after LGBTQ. The guys recap the White House visit.