general http://www.weei.com/taxonomy/term/22/sports/boston/football/patriots/christopher-price/2010/10/30/%22I%20have%20been%20a%20Division%20I%20football%20coach%20for%20the%20last%2025%20years%20and%2C%20during%20that%20time%2C%20my%20primary%20focus%20has%20been%20making%20a%20difference%20in%20the%20lives%20of%20the%20young%20men%20I%20have%20been%20so%20fortunate%20to%20have%20coached%20and%20building%20championship%20programs%2C%22%20Meyer%20said%20in%20a%20statement.%20%22At%20this%20time%20in%20my%20life%2C%20however%2C%20I%20fully%20grasp%20the%20sacrifices%20my%2024/Gilbert%20talked%20to%20media%20before%20Wednesday%27s%20home%20opener%20and%20managed%20to%20utter%20the%20name%20%22LeBron%22%20only%20once.%20Still%2C%20without%20using%20his%20name%2C%20Gilbert%20conveyed%20that%20he%27s%20not%20sure%20if%20James%20will%20ever%20have%20his%20number%20retired%20in%20Cleveland%2C%20or%20if%20two-time%20MVP%20will%20ever%20return%20to%20play%20for%20the%20Cavaliers.%20Gilbert%20said%20it%27s%20too%20soon%20to%20know%20what%20James%27%20legacy%20will%20be%20as%20an%20NBA%20star%2C%20and%20whether%20his%20No.%2023%20deserves%20to%20hang%20from%20the%20rafters%20alongside%20names%20such%20as%20Mark%20Price%2C%20Brad%20Daugherty%20and%20Austin%20Carr.%20Gilbert%20said%20retiring%20his%20number%20wouldn%27t%20be%20discussed%20until%20James%20retires%20from%20the%20NBA.%20%22A%2025-year-old%20player en Done deal: Rondo to the Mavericks - Details and immediate reaction http://www.weei.com/sports/feed/audio/anonymous/done-deal-rondo-mavericks-details-and-immediate-reaction <!--paging_filter-->Dale and Michael are live on the air as the Rondo deal goes down.<br/><br/><b>[0:00:00]</b> ... this doesn't. According to. This is marks dime. Brendan right Jae Crowder <b>Jameer</b> <b>Nelson</b>. One future first and one future second to the Celtics are got a certain look okay. Certainly. There was somewhere about there ... <br/><b>[0:01:19]</b> ... like 2016. Up but according to Marc Stein. Brendan right Jae Crowder <b>Jameer</b> <b>Nelson</b> future first in a future second for a John Rhonda. And see. Elected you know <b>Jameer</b> <b>Nelson</b> and then. Even Brandan Wright to a degree. They're kids they that. That increases the yard sale. The red that's what the ... <br/><b>[0:02:07]</b> ... this deal as breaking news that they've agreed in principle to trade <b>Rajon</b> <b>Rondo</b> out of the <b>Dallas</b> <b>Mavericks</b> Chris medics tweeted out the last few minutes. Momentum building for Rondo did Dallas but Houston remains aggressively in the mix. Rockets do not believe they are out of it still talking. But ESPN's Marc Stein is reporting the deal as agreed to in principle. <b>Rajon</b> <b>Rondo</b> to Dallas Brandan Wright <b>Jameer</b> <b>Nelson</b> Jae Crowder a future first and a future second to boss. Now this could be this could be an embarrassing situation. There ... <br/><b>[0:04:19]</b> ... nine million dollar trade exception in the according to ESPN it's done <b>Rajon</b> <b>Rondo</b>. Will next be playing at the TD garden. Two weeks from tomorrow Friday January 2 when the <b>Dallas</b> <b>Mavericks</b> come to town. How do you feel about that though. My needle at time I'm not only that it's kind of like ... <br/></br/></br/></br/></br/></br/></br/> Audio Dale & Holley general Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:40:00 +0000 818046 at http://www.weei.com Done deal: Rondo to the Mavericks - Details and immediate reaction http://www.weei.com/sports/feed/audio/anonymous/done-deal-rondo-mavericks-details-and-immediate-reaction-0 <!--paging_filter-->Dale and Michael are live on the air as the Rondo deal goes down.<br/><br/><b>[0:00:00]</b> ... this doesn't. According to. This is marks dime. Brendan right Jae Crowder <b>Jameer</b> <b>Nelson</b>. One future first and one future second to the Celtics are got a certain look okay. Certainly. There was somewhere about there ... <br/><b>[0:01:19]</b> ... like 2016. Up but according to Marc Stein. Brendan right Jae Crowder <b>Jameer</b> <b>Nelson</b> future first in a future second for a John Rhonda. And see. Elected you know <b>Jameer</b> <b>Nelson</b> and then. Even Brandan Wright to a degree. They're kids they that. That increases the yard sale. The red that's what the ... <br/><b>[0:02:07]</b> ... this deal as breaking news that they've agreed in principle to trade <b>Rajon</b> <b>Rondo</b> out of the <b>Dallas</b> <b>Mavericks</b> Chris medics tweeted out the last few minutes. Momentum building for Rondo did Dallas but Houston remains aggressively in the mix. Rockets do not believe they are out of it still talking. But ESPN's Marc Stein is reporting the deal as agreed to in principle. <b>Rajon</b> <b>Rondo</b> to Dallas Brandan Wright <b>Jameer</b> <b>Nelson</b> Jae Crowder a future first and a future second to boss. Now this could be this could be an embarrassing situation. There ... <br/><b>[0:04:19]</b> ... nine million dollar trade exception in the according to ESPN it's done <b>Rajon</b> <b>Rondo</b>. Will next be playing at the TD garden. Two weeks from tomorrow Friday January 2 when the <b>Dallas</b> <b>Mavericks</b> come to town. How do you feel about that though. My needle at time I'm not only that it's kind of like ... <br/></br/></br/></br/></br/></br/></br/> Audio general The Big Show Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:40:00 +0000 818071 at http://www.weei.com Any chance the Patriots stumble against the Jets and lose this one? http://www.weei.com/sports/feed/audio/anonymous/any-chance-patriots-stumble-against-jets-and-lose-one <!--paging_filter-->Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton talk Rex, the Jets, a tough divisional match-up, and what, if any scenario we could see the Patriots losing this one.<br/><br/><b>[0:03:20]</b> ... I don't have three interceptions. To run back for touchdowns one by <b>Vince</b> <b>Wilfork</b> or something. But I I know that it's it's the trend around here to worry about stuff you know and and I ... <br/><b>[0:08:46]</b> ... Rodgers looked like geno Smith last week. Or or Erin Rogers made <b>Aaron</b> <b>Rodgers</b> looked like genus magnetic buffalo had something to do with the chair but still they're not on the same clubs please weird ... <br/><b>[0:15:38]</b> ... cliche whatever he drops on and they do the same thing with <b>Wes</b> <b>Welker</b> and they still though. Well you don't see that very often. <b>Wes</b> <b>Welker</b> has led the NFL in dropped percentage before it's still everytime he drops and they just go well I was surprised yeah. ... <br/><b>[0:16:13]</b> ... down so I like him have it written down some place and <b>Wes</b> <b>Welker</b> Florida. I wonder why I think what can I say that about <b>Wes</b> <b>Welker</b> earlier Nogueira laundry. 6177797937. Tonys Bridgewater hate Tony. Spared a direct or what's going on last like go my cue up our ... <br/></br/></br/></br/></br/></br/></br/> Audio Dale & Holley general Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:37:00 +0000 818051 at http://www.weei.com Any chance the Patriots stumble against the Jets and lose this one? http://www.weei.com/sports/feed/audio/anonymous/any-chance-patriots-stumble-against-jets-and-lose-one-0 <!--paging_filter-->Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton talk Rex, the Jets, a tough divisional match-up, and what, if any scenario we could see the Patriots losing this one.<br/><br/><b>[0:03:20]</b> ... I don't have three interceptions. To run back for touchdowns one by <b>Vince</b> <b>Wilfork</b> or something. But I I know that it's it's the trend around here to worry about stuff you know and and I ... <br/><b>[0:08:46]</b> ... Rodgers looked like geno Smith last week. Or or Erin Rogers made <b>Aaron</b> <b>Rodgers</b> looked like genus magnetic buffalo had something to do with the chair but still they're not on the same clubs please weird ... <br/><b>[0:15:38]</b> ... cliche whatever he drops on and they do the same thing with <b>Wes</b> <b>Welker</b> and they still though. Well you don't see that very often. <b>Wes</b> <b>Welker</b> has led the NFL in dropped percentage before it's still everytime he drops and they just go well I was surprised yeah. ... <br/><b>[0:16:13]</b> ... down so I like him have it written down some place and <b>Wes</b> <b>Welker</b> Florida. I wonder why I think what can I say that about <b>Wes</b> <b>Welker</b> earlier Nogueira laundry. 6177797937. Tonys Bridgewater hate Tony. Spared a direct or what's going on last like go my cue up our ... <br/></br/></br/></br/></br/></br/></br/> Audio general The Big Show Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:37:00 +0000 818076 at http://www.weei.com Dale and Holley's Four at Four - Better After Boston Edition - 12-18-14 http://www.weei.com/sports/feed/audio/anonymous/dale-and-holleys-four-four-better-after-boston-edition-12-18-14 <!--paging_filter-->We tackle four athletes who left Boston and went on to bigger and better things.<br/><br/><b>[0:05:11]</b> ... you metal ones. You like and and in what we talked to <b>Bill</b> <b>Parcells</b>. Month or so ago. We got a hold chapter in his book just by the first quarter of that story I think ... <br/><b>[0:08:05]</b> ... who succeeded elsewhere of that date that brings us to the kicker. <b>Adam</b> <b>Vinatieri</b> aliases but it certainly got the that's. Had hit his own way. It looks good. By the way. Does add to the ... <br/><b>[0:11:35]</b> ... the only guy we've ever heard of ahead of them might be <b>Sebastian</b> <b>Janikowski</b> I apologize for not remembering the the graphic by. He's got everything you can ask them to do they ask them to ... <br/><b>[0:12:06]</b> ... Allen have been the ones who ruled Michael. Alex have been since <b>Adam</b> <b>Vinatieri</b> had to kick one of those. Adam Rubin well I I outlook and sent start up much older I got bit about that against them don't get as Juan. Now M I is dotted he's he's proven it. That if you have even with the old <b>Adam</b> <b>Vinatieri</b> away <b>Adam</b> <b>Vinatieri</b> got a 47 yard field goal. Two win a game. So him now vs. A scouts do now. I don't today that ... <br/></br/></br/></br/></br/></br/></br/> Audio Dale & Holley general Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:35:00 +0000 818056 at http://www.weei.com Dale and Holley's Four at Four - Better After Boston Edition - 12-18-14 http://www.weei.com/sports/feed/audio/anonymous/dale-and-holleys-four-four-better-after-boston-edition-12-18-14-0 <!--paging_filter-->We tackle four athletes who left Boston and went on to bigger and better things.<br/><br/><b>[0:05:11]</b> ... you metal ones. You like and and in what we talked to <b>Bill</b> <b>Parcells</b>. Month or so ago. We got a hold chapter in his book just by the first quarter of that story I think ... <br/><b>[0:08:05]</b> ... who succeeded elsewhere of that date that brings us to the kicker. <b>Adam</b> <b>Vinatieri</b> aliases but it certainly got the that's. Had hit his own way. It looks good. By the way. Does add to the ... <br/><b>[0:11:35]</b> ... the only guy we've ever heard of ahead of them might be <b>Sebastian</b> <b>Janikowski</b> I apologize for not remembering the the graphic by. He's got everything you can ask them to do they ask them to ... <br/><b>[0:12:06]</b> ... Allen have been the ones who ruled Michael. Alex have been since <b>Adam</b> <b>Vinatieri</b> had to kick one of those. Adam Rubin well I I outlook and sent start up much older I got bit about that against them don't get as Juan. Now M I is dotted he's he's proven it. That if you have even with the old <b>Adam</b> <b>Vinatieri</b> away <b>Adam</b> <b>Vinatieri</b> got a 47 yard field goal. Two win a game. So him now vs. A scouts do now. I don't today that ... <br/></br/></br/></br/></br/></br/></br/> Audio general The Big Show Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:35:00 +0000 818081 at http://www.weei.com Movie theater answers North Korean threats with ‘Team America’ http://www.weei.com/sports/feed/blog/anonymous/movie-theater-answers-north-korean-threats-%E2%80%98team-america%E2%80%99 <!--paging_filter--><p><a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/texas-theater-show-team-america-759037" target="_blank">The Hollywood Reporter</a> &#8211; <em>After Sony canceled the release of the North Korea assassination comedy The Interview, a Texas theater said it would swap the film with Paramount&#8217;s 2004 film Team America: World Police for one free screening.</em></p> <p><em>&#8220;We&#8217;re just trying to make the best of an unfortunate situation,&#8221; James Wallace, creative manager and programmer at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema&#8217;s Dallas/Fort Worth location, tells The Hollywood Reporter. </em></p> <p><em>American flags and other patriotic items will be given out by theater employees, Wallace says. </em></p> <p><em>The plot of Team America, co-written by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, revolves around Kim Jong Il, the father of current North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. The posters promoting the R-rated movie in 2004 included the tagline, &#8220;Putting the &#8216;F&#8217; Back in Freedom.&#8221; </em></p> <p><em>In a note on its website, the theater added: &#8220;THAT is how true American heroes will be celebrating this year, but if you want to let the terrorists win&#8230;well, that&#8217;s your prerogative.&#8221;</em></p> <p>Sometimes in our darkest moments heroes emerge, and this is one of those times. God bless James Wallace and the fine outstanding staff of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. I think it&#8217;s fair to say that never before in history has anyone stood in a place called Alamo and done so much for the cause of freedom as these people are.</p> <p>All seriousness aside, I&#8217;ll concede that &#8216;The Interview&#8217; is a dumb idea for a movie. It&#8217;s hard to imagine that so many people involved in green-lighting this thing could&#8217;ve thought they&#8217;d do a movie where assassinating a psychotic and very non-fictional despot is played as a joke and not expect they&#8217;d upset a few sensitive folks. Not to mention, from the trailer it seemed like a movie I wouldn&#8217;t watch if I was sick in bed and it was on free cable (where it was likely headed inside of about six months from the looks of it).</p> <p>But since when do we ever let any foreign power dictate to us what we can and cannot laugh at? The founding fathers put freedom of speech in the first amendment &#8212; not the eleventh, not in a footnote and not in a letter less read director&#8217;s cut of the constitution. It&#8217;s the first right we have and it&#8217;s meant to cover everything from the freedom to the government to go pee up a rope to your right to watch a bad, ill conceived Seth Rogen/James Franco comedy. Even &#8216;Pineapple Express&#8217; (though I think that&#8217;s sort of a gray area) and once studios start caving into demands made by shadowy hackers halfway around the globe, where does it end? If some group of radicals decides that obnoxious man-children are an affront to their god, are we going to start pulling every Adam Sandler movie?</p> <p>And, while I&#8217;m a little prejudiced since I&#8217;ve been running my mouth on stand up stages for 20 years or so, comedy should get even more slack than regular speech. Satire, when it&#8217;s done right, can stick its thumb in the eye of evil better than any other form of expression. In the 1930s, Charlie Chaplin did a parody of Hitler in &#8216;The Great Dictator.&#8217; &#8216;The Three Stooges&#8217; did likewise in the ones where Moe played Emperor Hailstone of Moronica with a swastika made out of snakes. If the Nazis had threatened to blow up a theater that showed them, we would&#8217;ve dared them to try and kicked their goosestepping asses all the way back to Berlin if they had.</p> <p>Like I said, &#8216;The Interview&#8217; is no great loss, but the precedent being set here is, and I shudder to think what creative expression is going to look like from here on in. So thanks to Mr. Wallace and those heroes at the Alamo Drafthouse for at least trying to stand their ground. America &#8230; F-yeah.</p> <p><iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/UEaKX9YYHiQ" width="600" height="360" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p><em>@JerryThornton1</em></p> Blog general Other Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:50:58 +0000 817481 at http://www.weei.com Rumors are swirling about a possible Rajon Rondo trade 12-18-14 http://www.weei.com/sports/feed/audio/anonymous/rumors-are-swirling-about-possible-rajon-rondo-trade-12-18-14 <!--paging_filter-->With multiple outlets reporting that the Celtics are in trade talks with the Dallas Mavericks to trade Rondo, the guys react to the possible deal <br/><br/><b>[0:03:09]</b> ... them anywhere in the show great to discuss is if there's a <b>Rajon</b> <b>Rondo</b> trade possibility right yeah. So it's good news today because we did talk about the Celtics Rondo for me but it looks ... <br/><b>[0:03:52]</b> ... I know that our offense is clicking and you talk about assists <b>Monta</b> <b>Ellis</b> is averaging almost five assists a game. Shooting guard you know it it's that Jameer Nelson as a starting point guard he's not good. You know when you look at this team in the <b>Monta</b> <b>Ellis</b> jailer Parsons and <b>Tyson</b> <b>Chandler</b> Dirk Nowitzki. Youthful Rondo on their starting five. That is ideal. For <b>Rajon</b> <b>Rondo</b>. I have cut but I got four guys tickets gore text Taylor big man that I can just. Value left and right ... <br/><b>[0:08:56]</b> ... lost as much as possible. This team here even if you lose <b>Rajon</b> <b>Rondo</b> you know I don't think you're getting your top five pick. You know in the buzz is even out their boat and ... <br/><b>[0:11:46]</b> ... sixth pick overall. And plan on playing embassy behind it next to <b>Rajon</b> <b>Rondo</b> for the next five years so all of. Fireworks that you used by your legacy which is what they want they want ... <br/></br/></br/></br/></br/></br/></br/> Audio Mut & Merloni general Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:30:00 +0000 817361 at http://www.weei.com Lou Merloni's Tom Brady for MVP political ad. 12-18-14 http://www.weei.com/sports/feed/audio/anonymous/lou-merlonis-tom-brady-mvp-political-ad-12-18-14 <!--paging_filter--><br/><br/><b>[0:00:25]</b> ... plea for Rex ride in the jets. He can't be trusted. Elect <b>Tom</b> <b>Brady</b> people that I've ever. Elected MVP with the track record approval process elect <b>Tom</b> <b>Brady</b> ran BP people let me collect on radio BP spot to by Alex and <b>Victoria</b> <b>secret</b>. ... <br/></br/></br/></br/> Audio Mut & Merloni general Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:25:00 +0000 817281 at http://www.weei.com Tim Benz: Revis for MVP political ad. 12-18-14 http://www.weei.com/sports/feed/audio/anonymous/tim-benz-revis-mvp-political-ad-12-18-14 <!--paging_filter--><br/><br/><b>[0:00:04]</b> ... Do you want your MVP eating out McConnell <b>ice</b> <b>cream</b> guard bigger yard per hour and all do you wanna MVP more concerned about the size the Vince <b>Lombardi</b> <b>Trophy</b>. Or about the size of his own sausage yes I feel flat I have vick's bosses don't you think it's time for ... <br/></br/></br/></br/> Audio Mut & Merloni general Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:25:00 +0000 817286 at http://www.weei.com Fauria's Gronk for MVP political ad. 12-18-14 http://www.weei.com/sports/feed/audio/anonymous/faurias-gronk-mvp-political-ad-12-18-14 <!--paging_filter--><br/><br/><b>[0:00:00]</b> ... Hi this is two time Super <b>Bowl</b> <b>champion</b> Christian forward. Listen if you're thinking about them BP don't vote for the guy with a super laughed at at at the app. Ever brought that. Group. To pull for guys that repeat genius your coach <b>Bill</b> <b>Belichick</b>. Don't ballots checked there what they're okay. Yeah. But recovered what year. Don't you think it's time for changed it's type for ... <br/></br/></br/></br/> Audio Mut & Merloni general Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:24:00 +0000 817291 at http://www.weei.com Three For All - Sony Cancels 'The Interview' 12-18-14 http://www.weei.com/sports/feed/audio/anonymous/three-all-sony-cancels-interview-12-18-14 <!--paging_filter-->After the Sony hacking scandal, The Seth Rogen/James Franco movie is not going to be released on Christmas. <br/><br/><b>[0:04:22]</b> ... session as your leader all the time yes inhibiting a fake president <b>Kirk</b> <b>Douglas</b> is the president don't know it. Always OK it is ladies just whatever. Obama independent study in America yeah they've already got up and give fed did stick <b>Morgan</b> <b>Freeman</b> has been. <b>Morgan</b> <b>Freeman</b> was a black president long before Barack Obama ten times over like ten different movies read the op. It's a case though ... <br/><b>[0:08:07]</b> ... gun highlights. As some sort of military Guerrier they. Right they took <b>Tom</b> <b>Cruise</b> to Goosen a two man was China yes I think it might have been North Korea and they were showing their military ... <br/><b>[0:09:32]</b> ... the Rondo trade talk all of it most importantly at one point <b>Trent</b> <b>Dilfer</b> everybody's favorite NFL analyst in New England. <b>Trent</b> <b>dilfer's</b> gonna join us to a we'll give us his take on the patriots now as opposed to after UNC game which we ... <br/></br/></br/></br/></br/></br/> Audio Mut & Merloni general Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:22:00 +0000 817296 at http://www.weei.com Pierre McGuire: TJ Oshie would be a great player on the Bruins 12-18-14 http://www.weei.com/sports/feed/audio/anonymous/pierre-mcguire-tj-oshie-would-be-great-player-bruins-12-18-14-0 <!--paging_filter-->Pierre joins the show to talk about the Bruins-Wild game, Bruins trade rumors, and the rest of the NHL. <br/><br/><b>[0:02:13]</b> ... and number two sort of urged not to do these at great. <b>Gregory</b> <b>Campbell</b> minister kind of dropped down a little bit Pelosi and any pride a penalty kill little bit better. So that changes everything. I was really impressed they hung in America that 500 only killer felt was the key of the game last night. Dear do you still love this team as much she did before the season started marry you we had you on your thought on how much you love this team you know we are all kind of to shoot holes and a and a roster. Baucus and I do I really like a lot. I was really impressed with the pitchers the team last night obviously you'd like to be. Get <b>Jarome</b> <b>Iginla</b> scored replace. But aren't happening as easily. You'd like to see that become more content terms of -- he's somebody Aventis is ... <br/><b>[0:04:48]</b> ... National Hockey League and part of that was tremendous player with the <b>Ottawa</b> <b>Senators</b> she's been a very very good player and tough situation around Phoenix. What you get with him. If in fact you're able ... <br/><b>[0:07:41]</b> ... who we get a lot. We got enough facts just not a <b>Patrice</b> <b>Bergeron</b> dog is bilingual problem that what. That was something of course is a Bergeron dog as cerebral dog I grant. Player by ... <br/></br/></br/></br/></br/></br/> Audio Mut & Merloni general Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:19:00 +0000 817301 at http://www.weei.com New Red Sox pitcher Wade Miley says Diamondbacks wanted him to go gluten free http://www.weei.com/sports/feed/blog/anonymous/new-red-sox-pitcher-wade-miley-says-diamondbacks-wanted-him-go-gluten-fre <!--paging_filter--><div id="attachment_344" style="width: 360px" class="wp-caption alignright"><a href="http://thornography.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Miley-Doug-Pensinger.jpg"><img class="wp-image-344" src="http://thornography.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Miley-Doug-Pensinger-236x300.jpg" alt="Arizona Diamondbacks v Colorado Rockies" width="350" height="443" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">New <a class="r_lapi" href="http://media.weei.com/baseball/boston-red-sox.htm">Red Sox</a> pitcher Wade Miley says the Diamondbacks tried to force him to go gluten free. (Doug Pensinger/ Getty Images)</p></div> <p><a href="http://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/mlb/diamondbacks/2014/12/17/indications-arizona-diamondbacks-unhappy-wade-miley-preparation/20509839/" target="_blank">AZCentral</a> &#8211; <em>Wade Miley doesn&#8217;t want to upset anyone with the Diamondbacks. He &#8230; says he has no hard feelings. But he also sounded annoyed on Tuesday when addressing questions about his preparation habits, about concerns the Diamondbacks apparently had that might have played a part in him eventually being traded to the <a class="r_lapi" href="http://media.weei.com/baseball/boston-red-sox.htm">Boston Red Sox</a> last week. &#8230; [For] weeks leading up to the deal, there were indications the Diamondbacks weren&#8217;t happy with something about Miley&#8217;s work habits and/or preparation. The team&#8217;s concerns swirled through enough baseball circles that they eventually made their way to Miley himself. &#8230; Miley said he didn&#8217;t want to go into specifics about his diet but did make a passing reference about not being gluten free. He said he wished the team were more willing to tailor its approach toward individuals rather than having everyone doing the same things. &#8220;It might work for some people, but I didn&#8217;t feel like it worked for me,&#8221; he said. &#8220;I did what I felt like I needed to do to pitch every five days.&#8221;</em></p> <p>For starters let me be up front and admit I&#8217;m partial to fat guy athletes. Some of my favorite all time <a class="r_lapi" href="http://media.weei.com/baseball/boston-red-sox.htm">Red Sox</a> players were, to put it kindly, portly gentlemen &#8212; Luis Tiant, Mo Vaughn, <a class="r_lapi" href="http://media.weei.com/baseball/curt-schilling.htm">Curt Schilling</a> and <a class="r_lapi" href="http://media.weei.com/baseball/david-ortiz.htm">David Ortiz</a>. There&#8217;s just something about plus-size ballplayers that makes them relatable humans. Show me a guy who is no stranger to the postgame spread but can still deliver in the clutch, and he&#8217;s already got an early lead in the Folk Hero Sweepstakes. Which is why Wade Miley is instantly, without even throwing a pitch in a Sox uniform, making a fan out of me.</p> <p>That said, what the hell is wrong with the <a class="r_lapi" href="http://media.weei.com/baseball/arizona-diamondbacks.htm">Arizona Diamondbacks</a>? Is this what America has come to? We&#8217;re going to have ballclubs falling in love with every stupid diet fad that comes along?</p> <p>I mean, what is with this War on Bread? It used to be the most universally admired food on Earth. Your staple of the food groups. The subject of half the verses in the Bible, beloved by young and old alike and now we&#8217;re treating it like it&#8217;s Ebola. Remember the Atkins&#8217; ridiculousness? People you worked with were having a half pound of deli roast beef and calling that a lunch? Or the South Beach nonsense that was supposed to be a little more reasonable, but still basically outlawed the poor? Well those diets look like a cruise ship buffet compared to this anti-gluten hatred and now the mania is seeping into our pro sports leagues to further erode our culture. It&#8217;s wrong.</p> <p>We used to make steel, big cars and major league ballplayers in this country. We were once a nation built by real men who lived off of gluten. They carved Chrysler 440 cubic inch engines out of solid blocks of metal, ate a great big plate of gluten with gluten on the side and extra lactose on top, thanks. We had great pitchers who did likewise, smoked, drank, seduced women, won wars and then hiked their pants up over their overhanging bellies, took the ball and made 40 starts a year.</p> <p>Now we&#8217;ve got major league teams forcing their pitchers to eat salads? It&#8217;s a sad day for America. But at least I&#8217;ve got my new boy Wade Miley, who&#8217;s more than welcome in my book. Welcome to Boston, Wade. Have a clam chowder in a bread bowl and a couple of beers on me. You&#8217;re among friends now.</p> <p><em>@JerryThornton1</em></p> Blog general Other Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:12:01 +0000 817221 at http://www.weei.com John Buccigross on the Bruins trade options 12-18-14 http://www.weei.com/sports/feed/audio/anonymous/john-buccigross-bruins-trade-options-12-18-14 <!--paging_filter-->ESPN's John Buccigross joined the show to discuss how to fix the Bruins. <br/><br/><b>[0:01:47]</b> ... franchise pillar like Stephen stamp goes. Aren't you more out of them <b>Patrice</b> <b>Bergeron</b>. But are grumpy kind of guy you want to lead the way. Even gamco diapers ultra talented and has pulled out a champion. Sidney Crosby <b>Henrik</b> <b>Zetterberg</b>. Although guys and they are not acting based felt that dated back I. Ian. Who's gonna get a nine year because you ... <br/><b>[0:05:46]</b> ... that maybe you would take back our current. A regional player like <b>Patrice</b> <b>Bergeron</b> the Bruins entire. Did our organization build on. The navy to. He's not a guy. Eater east in eaten up all around ... <br/><b>[0:08:20]</b> ... the fifteen confirmed cases of the moms you know rolling through the <b>National</b> <b>Hockey</b> <b>League</b>. It seems to me that I'm almost surprised. That epidemics like this are more constant and are more and. Prevalent then than this seems to be this seems to be about larger shock that especially when you get it from visiting hospitals and we know hockey guys are like seek <b>Manny</b> <b>Ramirez</b> was safe yeah no it was never getting a little blog is sick yet but these guys throws in the hospital visiting ... <br/></br/></br/></br/></br/></br/> Audio Dennis & Callahan general Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:27:00 +0000 816871 at http://www.weei.com