general en Afternoon Delight: Groom does Ric Flair entrance <!--paging_filter--><p><iframe src="" width="600" height="360" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p>In 22 years of marriage I&#8217;ve never questioned my Beguiling Irish Rose&#8217;s and my commitment to one another. That is until I saw this groom walk into his wedding in full on Ric Flair mode. If you&#8217;ve ever wondered what true love looks like, this is it. And the fact that I just stood at the altar next to my brother like an idiot and she walked down the aisle with her dad. It&#8217;s like we were afraid our marriage couldn&#8217;t withstand the charisma of having some Nature Boy in the mix. We&#8217;re obviously living a lie. And if we ever get around to renewing our vows, I&#8217;m coming in with a Rowdy Roddy Piper entrance or not at all.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><em>@JerryThornton1</em></p> <p><a href=""><img class="alignleft wp-image-2070" src=" " alt="DraftKings" width="50" height="50" /></a><em> DraftKings has your shot to play for FREE in the $1 Million Fantasy Football Contest THIS SUNDAY! First place takes home $100,000! 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Let me know if you need another enforcer out there&#8230;</p> <p>Posted by <a href="">Tom Brady</a> on <a href="">Thursday, October 8, 2015</a></p></blockquote> </div> </div> <p>I&#8217;m going to add &#8220;He has fun with the dorky high five picture&#8221; to the ever-growing list of things we can, and should, love about Tom Brady.</p> <p><em>@JerryThornton1</em></p> <p><a href=""><img class="alignleft wp-image-2070" src=" " alt="DraftKings" width="50" height="50" /></a><em> DraftKings has your shot to play for FREE in the $1 Million Fantasy Football Contest THIS SUNDAY! First place takes home $100,000! FOR FREE ENTRY, <a title="draft" href=" " target="_blank">CLICK HERE</a>.</em></p> Blog general Other Thu, 08 Oct 2015 19:45:32 +0000 1616271 at Prison debate team defeats team from Harvard <!--paging_filter--><p>&nbsp;</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"> <p dir="ltr" lang="en">You might want to reconsider those <a class="r_lapi" href="">Ivy League</a> applications <a href=""></a> <a href=""></a></p> <p>&#8216;€” The Express Tribune (@etribune) <a href="">October 8, 2015</a></p></blockquote> <p><script src="//" async="" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Tribune</a> &#8211; <em>In a startling first, Harvard University&#8217;€™s debating team lost to New York prison inmates.</em></p> <p><em>The showdown took place at the Eastern correctional facility in New York, a maximum-security prison where convicts can take courses taught by faculty from nearby Bard College, and where inmates have formed a popular debate club.</em></p> <p><em>Last month the debate club invited the <a href="" class="r_lapi">Ivy League</a> undergraduates and this year&#8217;€™s national debate champions over for a friendly competition.</em></p> <p><em>Despite arguing for a motion that they strongly disagreed with, the inmates against all odds defeated the Harvard team amidst cheers from the audience.</em></p> <p><em>The inmates were asked to argue that public schools should be allowed to deny enrollment to undocumented students, a position the team opposed. &#8230;</em></p> <p><em>&#8220;They caught us off guard,&#8221;€ Anais Carell, a 20-year-old student told the Wall Street Journal, adding how impressed the Harvard students, who are the current national champions, had been by their opponents.</em></p> <p>This story has been circulating for the last day or so and people seem to be universally stunned and impressed that a group of prison inmates could defeat a bunch of Ivy Leaguers in a debate. A debate held inside their maximum security prison.</p> <p>I&#8217;m sorry, but am I missing something? Where&#8217;s the mystery here? I mean, talk about your home podium advantage. These guys aren&#8217;t just your garden variety hoods, serving out six month stretches at some county house of corrections. This a super max. The worst of the worst. These are recidivists, felons and habitual criminal offenders in a battle where judges decide who wins. Every one of those guys from Eastern could have gone to the dais, stared across the room in silence and still won by a unanimous decision. If they held this debate via Skype, it would be a different story. Perhaps. I don&#8217;t know how much these judges would be worried about a &#8220;Cape Fear&#8221; scenario. But as it was, those Harvard kids might as well have been playing them in basketball, weight lifting or making shanks out of toothbrushes for all the chance they had of winning.</p> <p>Lord knows I&#8217;m not as smart as a Harvard debater or as intimidating as a prison inmate. But I DO understand Star Wars Law: Always let the Wookie win. Because he doesn&#8217;t pull someone&#8217;s arm off when he loses.</p> <p><em>@JerryThornton1</em></p> <p><a href=""><img class="alignleft wp-image-2070" src=" " alt="DraftKings" width="50" height="50" /></a><em> DraftKings has your shot to play for FREE in the $1 Million Fantasy Football Contest THIS SUNDAY! First place takes home $100,000! FOR FREE ENTRY, <a title="draft" href=" " target="_blank">CLICK HERE</a>.</em></p> Blog general Other Thu, 08 Oct 2015 18:22:02 +0000 1616096 at Matt Barnes vs. Derek Fisher and Skip Bayless vs. Stephen A. Smith 10-8-15 <!--paging_filter-->Matt Barnes of the Memphis Grizzlies drove 95 miles to fight Knicks head coach Derek Fisher over Barnes' ex-wife. Also, Skip Bayless is reportedly not very happy with how things are going over at First Take. Audio Mut & Merloni general Thu, 08 Oct 2015 17:41:00 +0000 1616091 at Pierre McGuire previews the Bruins' opener with OMF 10-8-15 <!--paging_filter-->Pierre McGuire of NBC Sports joins Ordway, Merloni and Fauria to talk about the start of the NHL season and to give a little insight on the new additions to this Bruins team. Audio Mut & Merloni general Thu, 08 Oct 2015 17:29:00 +0000 1615911 at Roger Goodell claiming he admires Tom Brady is his biggest lie yet <!--paging_filter--><div id="attachment_4821" style="width: 385px" class="wp-caption alignright"><a href="" data-id="4821"><img class="size-full wp-image-4821" src="" alt="Roger Goodell claims he has no regrets about the way Tom Brady was treated in Deflategate. (D Dipasupil/Getty Images)" width="375" height="563" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Roger Goodell claims he has no regrets about the way <a class="r_lapi" href="">Tom Brady</a> has been treated during Deflategate. (D Dipasupil/Getty Images)</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">It Is What It Is</a> &#8211; <em>NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday he had no regrets about the way he acted throughout the Deflategate drama.</em></p> <p><em>Speaking after a meeting of the NFL owners in New York, Goodell said &#8216;€œno&#8217;€ when a reported asked him if he regretted anything about how he or the league acted throughout the process.</em></p> <p><em>He then reminded people that he still believes quarterback <a href="" class="r_lapi">Tom Brady</a> should have served a four-game ban.</em></p> <p><em>&#8220;I have a lot of respect and admiration for Tom. I know him personally,&#8221;€ Goodell told reporters. &#8220;€œAs I say, I admire him tremendously. He is a future Hall of Fame player.</em></p> <p><em>&#8220;But our rules apply to everybody. They apply to every single player. And every single player expects those rules to apply to everybody. Every coach does, every fan does, every partner, every team does.&#8221;</em></p> <p>Does Roger Goodell even hear himself any more?</p> <p>I get that he lies. He&#8217;s the head of huge corporate entity and makes a pornographic amount of money and will say literally anything to protect his turf. It&#8217;s what people in lucrative, positions of power do.</p> <p>But there&#8217;s supposed to be an art to the telling of lies. You craft things in such a way that there could be something plausible in the claptrap you&#8217;re passing off as truth. Some shred of half-truth in there to make the lies go down, like when your mom puts your yukky medicine in orange juice so you can swallow it.</p> <p>The commissioner of the NFL doesn&#8217;t even try that. He&#8217;s just goes all bold-faced right from the jump. He&#8217;s so insulated and mad with power that he thinks he can go all Kim Jong Goodell on us. &#8220;I have a lot of respect and admiration for Tom&#8221;  &#8212; he might as well be talking about the 18 holes-in-one he once shot or all the operas he&#8217;s written.</p> <p><span id="more-4820"></span>I also understand he&#8217;s got a state-run media in all these outlets that are so beholden to him financially that they&#8217;ll parrot whatever line of B.S. he feeds them and then ask for more. But does he think for one second that any of the rest of us are buying what he&#8217;s selling about how this witch hunt was all about making sure the rules apply to everyone? Does he think we don&#8217;t know about the Panthers and <a class="r_lapi" href="">Aaron Rodgers</a> and the Chargers all doing stuff to doctor the footballs while he gave zero F&#8217;s? Or that he still employing all the people who spread the lies? Or how the league completely ignored <a class="r_lapi" href="">Ben Roethlisberger</a> using his phone on the sidelines? Or that he himself has been caught lying about Deflategate every time he&#8217;s opened his mouth or his laptop?</p> <p>Again, I don&#8217;t mind being lied to by influential people. There&#8217;s a little Frank Underwood in every last one of them and I respect the game. I just want Roger Goodell to respect us enough to at least draw the line at claiming he respects Tom Brady.</p> <p><em>@JerryThornton1</em></p> <p><a href=""><img class="alignleft wp-image-2070" src=" " alt="DraftKings" width="50" height="50" /></a><em> DraftKings has your shot to play for FREE in the $1 Million Fantasy Football Contest THIS SUNDAY! First place takes home $100,000! FOR FREE ENTRY, <a title="draft" href=" " target="_blank">CLICK HERE</a>.</em></p> Blog general Other Thu, 08 Oct 2015 17:14:56 +0000 1615901 at Lou hates MLB's one-game playoff 10-8-15 <!--paging_filter-->Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about last night's Cubs/Pirates Wild Card game and how they wish Joe Kelly could have a similar career path as Jake Arrieta. Also, Lou rants about how much he hates the one game playoff.<br/><br/><b>[0:02:01]</b> ... much. But it was just dumb and made absolutely no sense in <b>John</b> <b>Rodriguez</b> he deductible golden therapies cores. He should go to therapy that. Port of what ports gods adore Gatorade jug that kid is ... <br/><b>[0:02:51]</b> ... back a company that triple. Any says John solicit scrum arts and <b>David</b> <b>Ross</b> goes to grab moment because he's you know 52 he grabs him in the Mac instead of the chest. And this guy ... <br/><b>[0:08:38]</b> ... Ronald Rodriguez they were actually looking to get something in return in <b>Andrew</b> <b>Miller</b> the fifth that nobody. Remaining on that team from either one of those deals and look at what area do you so I don't look at what <b>Andrew</b> <b>Miller</b> is right now with the Oca. Jake area edit Pedro stroke yup they're not a good ball and all for Steve carpenter. ... <br/><b>[0:10:43]</b> ... spring midnight. And they have been a disaster. At least right right <b>Carlos</b> <b>Martinez</b> or four playoff I don't matter right and guess on the two pitches that are going against each other with that great ... <br/></br/></br/></br/></br/></br/></br/> Audio Mut & Merloni general Thu, 08 Oct 2015 16:47:00 +0000 1615871 at How has Roger Goodell not heard Greg Hardy's comments? 10-8-15 <!--paging_filter-->Roger Goodell told reporters at a press conference yesterday that he was unaware of Hardy's comments about coming out "guns blazing" and talking about Brady and Gisele. Callers give their reaction to how they feel about Goodell and the "integrity" of the NFL. Audio Mut & Merloni general Thu, 08 Oct 2015 16:41:00 +0000 1615701 at Curt Schilling believes he'll be back in the booth for ESPN 10-8-15 <!--paging_filter-->Dino, Gerry and Kirk talk with Curt about the MLB playoffs, his future with ESPN and the reaction to Jessica Mendoza as his replacement. Audio Dennis & Callahan general Thu, 08 Oct 2015 15:57:00 +0000 1615671 at Barry Melrose talks Bruins before their opener tonight 10-8-15 <!--paging_filter-->Melrose joins Dino, Gerry and Kirk to discuss the upcoming season for the Boston Bruins and local prodigy, Jack Eichel.<br/><br/><b>[0:00:14]</b> ... frequently in Bruin preview pieces as I have this year referring to <b>Claude</b> <b>Julien</b> needing the Bruins to get off to a strong start. You think he is on the hot seat for just that a strong start Barry. I think he has I don't think he should be carried out actual coach you're on <b>Stanley</b> <b>Cup</b> Boston. You know they had a long broke there was no <b>Stanley</b> <b>Cup</b> winners and a he comes in gets the job done and and the team good every year. Yeah I think he's under ... <br/><b>[0:06:41]</b> ... of the year MVP and he's gonna lead the sabres to the <b>Stanley</b> <b>Cup</b> in my expectations. Men in my expecting too much better. I don't think I don't think those integrated all four score and ... <br/><b>[0:07:39]</b> ... to apply the pressure a year from tonight which team in the <b>National</b> <b>Hockey</b> <b>League</b> raises the <b>Stanley</b> <b>Cup</b> banner a year from tonight. I did the LA kings I did not know it didn't look like last night it is ... <br/></br/></br/></br/></br/></br/> Audio Dennis & Callahan general Thu, 08 Oct 2015 15:54:00 +0000 1615676 at Headlines, Headlines, Headlines- Chris Curtis steps in for Kirk 10-8-15 <!--paging_filter-->All the latest stories brought to you by Chris Curtis. Audio Dennis & Callahan general Thu, 08 Oct 2015 15:52:00 +0000 1615681 at Will Greg Hardy's comments motivate Tom Brady? 10-8-15 <!--paging_filter-->The guys discuss whether Tom Brady will use Greg Hardy's cringe-worthy comments as motivation this Sunday in Dallas. Audio Dennis & Callahan general Thu, 08 Oct 2015 15:50:00 +0000 1615686 at The New York Times is calling for Mendoza to replace Schilling 10-8-15 <!--paging_filter-->Dino, Gerry and Kirk look at the New York Times article that's calling for the permanent replacement of Curt Schilling with Jessica Mendoza.<br/><br/><b>[0:00:44]</b> ... now. Dropping dropping idiotic editorial problem and on lap around the building <b>Buffalo</b> <b>Bills</b> but if you make the mistake you don't wish anyone else surrogate that you'll ever have to push ups true. Picnic just ... <br/><b>[0:06:37]</b> ... at a catalog panders yes. It's incredible. Here it is in the <b>New</b> <b>York</b> <b>Times</b>. Jessica Mendoza. Defies boundaries and critics. This is a <b>New</b> <b>York</b> <b>Times</b> story demanding would you agree with this characterization or Erica yeah NN Dana they replace Schilling permanently. Whitman dollars and not to cause Schilling was batter he did something bad. Because she is so good to he has quote left them no choice support to knock down boundaries in the release at two or something you know it was a reasoning for cars not so what is she slept she's been so good she's left them no choice but to replace. And that's the <b>New</b> <b>York</b> <b>Times</b> and I guarantee you. ESP suits read all are thing in the morning absolute waste and and say when we got to. We gotta do what Richardson and Morse cinema says we should do yes Cinemark the result when doing the right of sanctuary I may not be articulate and trying to make a political fight. This matters is my point this matter <b>New</b> <b>York</b> <b>Times</b>. It's probably common in the globe tomorrow gets us you bigots you think it's important that they did so months and a ... <br/><b>[0:11:45]</b> ... pushups like liking push ups. You know mine's house career she she <b>Curt</b> <b>Schilling</b> went talked to him shortly yes 6256 but he is I hate to break at the current it's a crime and he knows he's she says and yet. And he has to be careful but he he's out she's in knickers the <b>New</b> <b>York</b> <b>Times</b>. As said please declared it must have is to send more story you know. It's in the Maher is it enemy here ... <br/><b>[0:16:06]</b> ... is that it's. The data make the decision is the day the <b>New</b> <b>York</b> <b>Times</b> writes this must happen because would be Smart and progress aggressive spider successes since emirates. Doses faced criticism largest social media for ... <br/></br/></br/></br/></br/></br/></br/> Audio Dennis & Callahan general Thu, 08 Oct 2015 15:47:00 +0000 1615691 at Glenn rips Greg Hardy, Jerry Jones and roger Goodell 10-8-15 <!--paging_filter-->Glenn gets angry at Greg Hardy and his comments in his first media appearance since his suspension. Also, the guys rip Roger Goodell for saying he was unaware of any comments.<br/><br/><b>[0:05:07]</b> ... enablers and there are both in power positions. One actually runs the <b>Dallas</b> <b>Cowboys</b>. And the second one actually runs the entire way he has supported probably. 31 orders up 32 but 31 homers Porsche supporting ... <br/><b>[0:07:38]</b> ... coming back to work and how it's going to be dealt with <b>Dallas</b> <b>Cowboys</b> hope Obama won't win. So here's Rachel Nichols. Almost 24 hours after Greg Hardy makes the idiotic comments. With the question to ... <br/><b>[0:15:24]</b> ... or not he really learned from it. Order me to be like <b>Adrian</b> <b>Peterson</b> he said some things about that you learn from a not a candidate right now the excuse they I don't think you know individuals. Exactly you know but Ray Rice attic yet. He could cut the video was out there not up to me decide whether. I think it's sincere enough. This is an apps that mark you know it is that's just show he's. Dom he's 88 the fact that they put a Mike problem is in tells me that <b>Dallas</b> <b>Cowboys</b> are dumb and stupid almost a ticker. Doesn't mean he admitted he's not since the commissioner and he's not. No he's just ... <br/><b>[0:22:15]</b> ... come up bears beat for the women I. I have that the <b>Dallas</b> <b>Cowboys</b>. You know birds of Georgia. So he can't sit and understands the predicament he's in. So yesterday when that he's asked these ... <br/></br/></br/></br/></br/></br/></br/> Audio Mut & Merloni general Thu, 08 Oct 2015 15:11:00 +0000 1615486 at Mashup: Bryant's Burns openly gay D1 coach <!--paging_filter--> <p>Welcome to Thursday&#8217;s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our <a href="" target="_blank"> home page</a> or <a href="" target="_blank">click here for the top stories from our news wire</a>.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> general Thu, 08 Oct 2015 11:54:56 +0000 Jerry Spar 1614966 at