general http://www.weei.com/taxonomy/term/22/www.netraffle.org en Orioles postpone game due to Baltimore race rioting http://www.weei.com/sports/feed/blog/anonymous/orioles-postpone-game-due-baltimore-race-rioting <!--paging_filter--><p>The Orioles&#8217; game against the <a class="r_lapi" href="http://media.weei.com/baseball/chicago-white-sox.htm">White Sox</a> scheduled for Monday night at Camden Yards was <a href="%20http://weei.stats.com/multisport/story.asp?i=20150427183934260299308" target="_blank">postponed less than an hour before game time</a> due to the race-related rioting that gripped Baltimore.</p> <p>Rioters angered by the death of Freddie Gray, a young black man who died last week while in police custody, looted stores, set buildings and police vehicles on fire and threw rocks and bricks at police. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan called in the National Guard and declared a state of emergency, and Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake ordered a week of curfews.</p> <p>&#8220;We feel like we made the decision that would provide us the greatest possible security in terms of protecting the fans, the players, the umpires, everybody involved in the game,&#8221; said MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, who was at the stadium for a previously planned visit. &#8220;I don&#8217;t know what more I can say about it at this point.&#8221;</p> <p>Protests occurred near the stadium during the Orioles&#8217; series against the <a class="r_lapi" href="http://media.weei.com/baseball/boston-red-sox.htm">Red Sox</a> over the weekend, but on Monday, following Gray&#8217;s funeral, the violence escalated.</p> <p>While police blocked off several streets near the park, Orioles players gathered around a clubhouse television to watch coverage of the violence.</p> <p>&#8220;There&#8217;s so many things that go on that you get challenged with, obviously this is a different level,&#8221; O&#8217;s manager <a class="r_lapi" href="http://media.weei.com/baseball/buck-showalter.htm">Buck Showalter</a> said. &#8220;There&#8217;s not a lot of experience with it. &#8230; So you try to take each moment as it comes, and I know there were a lot of calls to some guys&#8217; families about making sure they knew what was going on from a safety standpoint. But guys are watching it. They are all aware of what&#8217;s going on.&#8221;</p> Blog general Other Tue, 28 Apr 2015 03:08:24 +0000 1142331 at http://www.weei.com The 2015 Boston Red Sox: How do you fix an entire pitching staff? http://www.weei.com/sports/feed/audio/anonymous/2015-boston-red-sox-how-do-you-fix-entire-pitching-staff <!--paging_filter-->Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss the struggling Red Sox, in particular the tattered shape of their starting and relief pitching. Audio general The Big Show Mon, 27 Apr 2015 22:34:00 +0000 1141821 at http://www.weei.com The 2015 Boston Red Sox: How do you fix an entire pitching staff? http://www.weei.com/sports/feed/audio/anonymous/2015-boston-red-sox-how-do-you-fix-entire-pitching-staff-0 <!--paging_filter-->Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss the struggling Red Sox, in particular the tattered shape of their starting and relief pitching. Audio Dale & Holley general Mon, 27 Apr 2015 22:34:00 +0000 1141836 at http://www.weei.com Celtics exit playoffs at hands of a sweep, and did Kelly Olynyk intend to injure Kevin Love? http://www.weei.com/sports/feed/audio/anonymous/celtics-exit-playoffs-hands-sweep-and-did-kelly-olynyk-intend-injure-kev <!--paging_filter-->Dale and Michael discuss the sweeping nature of the exit of the Celtics, and whether or not Kelly Olynyk made a dirty play when he injured Kevin Love's shoulder early in the final game. Audio general The Big Show Mon, 27 Apr 2015 22:28:00 +0000 1141826 at http://www.weei.com Celtics exit playoffs at hands of a sweep, and did Kelly Olynyk intend to injure Kevin Love? http://www.weei.com/sports/feed/audio/anonymous/celtics-exit-playoffs-hands-sweep-and-did-kelly-olynyk-intend-injure-k-0 <!--paging_filter-->Dale and Michael discuss the sweeping nature of the exit of the Celtics, and whether or not Kelly Olynyk made a dirty play when he injured Kevin Love's shoulder early in the final game. Audio Dale & Holley general Mon, 27 Apr 2015 22:28:00 +0000 1141841 at http://www.weei.com Dale and Holley's Four at Four - Intent to Injure Edition - 04-27-15 http://www.weei.com/sports/feed/audio/anonymous/dale-and-holleys-four-four-intent-injure-edition-04-27-15 <!--paging_filter-->We look into four injuries in pro and Boston sports where a debate erupted about whether or not there was an intent to injure on the play. Audio general The Big Show Mon, 27 Apr 2015 22:26:00 +0000 1141831 at http://www.weei.com Dale and Holley's Four at Four - Intent to Injure Edition - 04-27-15 http://www.weei.com/sports/feed/audio/anonymous/dale-and-holleys-four-four-intent-injure-edition-04-27-15-0 <!--paging_filter-->We look into four injuries in pro and Boston sports where a debate erupted about whether or not there was an intent to injure on the play. Audio Dale & Holley general Mon, 27 Apr 2015 22:26:00 +0000 1141846 at http://www.weei.com Gisele looks OK on Vogue Brazil http://www.weei.com/sports/feed/blog/anonymous/gisele-looks-ok-vogue-brazil <!--paging_filter--><p>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <blockquote class="instagram-media" style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 658px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-version="4"> <div style="padding: 8px;"> <div style="background: #F8F8F8; line-height: 0; margin-top: 40px; padding: 50% 0; text-align: center; width: 100%;"></div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" href="https://instagram.com/p/1-0361ntB7/" target="_top">My 20-year career celebration cover at @voguebrasil. Thanks to everyone who is part of this special edition. @gb65 @inezvinoodh @danielueda1@bartpumpkin @henriquegendre @gfrasson @danielhernandezdh @zee_nunes @pedrosales_1 &#8216;œ¨Ã°ŸŒŸ&#8217;œ¨Capa especial da @voguebrasil em celebração aos meus 20 anos de carreira. Obrigada a todos que fazem parte desta edição especial.</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A photo posted by Gisele Bündchen (@giseleofficial) on <time style="font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px;" datetime="2015-04-27T14:25:50+00:00">Apr 27, 2015 at 7:25am PDT</time></p> </div> </blockquote> <p><script src="//platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js" async="" defer="defer"></script></p> <p>.</p> <p>In the now famous words of Brent Musburger, &#8220;Wow, I&#8217;m telling you, you quarterbacks, you get all the good-looking women. What a beautiful woman.&#8221; Or as Sean Connery much more eloquently put it in &#8220;The Rock,&#8221; &#8220;Losers always whine about their best. Winners go home and f*** the prom queen.&#8221; Or in the case of four-time <a class="r_lapi" href="http://media.weei.com/football/super-bowl.htm">Super Bowl</a> champions, the billionaire fashion icon who has zero percent body fat at the age of 34 after giving birth twice.</p> <p>Let this Vogue cover serve as a cautionary tale to every parent who keeps their son away from football because it&#8217;s too violent. Women like this don&#8217;t marry champion video gamers.</p> <p><em>@JerryThornton1</em></p> <p><a href="http://bit.ly/1FaCm7U"><img class="alignleft wp-image-2070" src="http://thornography.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/DraftKings.png " alt="DraftKings" width="50" height="50" /></a><em><a class="r_lapi" href="http://media.weei.com/baseball/boston-red-sox.htm">Red Sox</a> fans, DraftKings has your opportunity to win VIP Green Monster tickets to the game against New York on Friday! DraftKings.com, official partner of the <a class="r_lapi" href="http://media.weei.com/baseball/boston-red-sox.htm">Boston Red Sox</a>! <a href="https://www.draftkings.com/weei">Click here for FREE ENTRY</a>. </em></p> Blog general Other Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:13:04 +0000 1141341 at http://www.weei.com Jackie Mac, ESPN Boston, talks about the Celtics loss to the Cavs, 4-27-15 http://www.weei.com/sports/feed/audio/anonymous/jackie-mac-espn-boston-talks-about-celtics-loss-cavs-4-27-15 <!--paging_filter-->The Celtics, unsurprisingly, were swept by the Cavs and Jackie helped the guys recap the season, and the crazy final game which saw some hard fouls as well as an ejection of JR Smith. Audio Mut & Merloni general Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:12:00 +0000 1141231 at http://www.weei.com Three For All - The Bruce Jenner Interview, 4-27-15 http://www.weei.com/sports/feed/audio/anonymous/three-all-bruce-jenner-interview-4-27-15 <!--paging_filter-->The guys dissect Bruce Jenner's interview with Diane Sawyer on Friday night. <br/><br/><b>[0:01:38]</b> ... part of DO sixty point nine million viewers. Who tuned into watch <b>Bruce</b> <b>Jenner</b> come out and basically say used for him. That injury in to a woman. I guess that the correctly go. I mean ... <br/><b>[0:05:25]</b> ... to her rightly she's recently with him the other was probably closer <b>Bruce</b> <b>Jenner</b> she's doing recently is now dealing with. Boy and a big interest generated ABC got comments from. Both his ex wives Linda ... <br/><b>[0:07:24]</b> ... years from now this thirty years about this is going to be. <b>Peyton</b> <b>Manning</b>. We honestly know exactly like that's who he was thirty years ago who's a marketing man after the Olympics he was everything ... <br/><b>[0:09:12]</b> ... for being too in oriented. It during that strategy aims for the <b>New</b> <b>England</b> <b>Patriots</b> were an out transition and ourselves. Into the <b>NFL</b> <b>draft</b>. Where to go over Fauria. Four guys have four different positions that Christian thinks the patriots should draft and surely will not. Over Fauria installment number one for the <b>NFL</b> <b>draft</b> coming up next 97 W the. ... <br/></br/></br/></br/></br/></br/></br/> Audio Mut & Merloni general Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:09:00 +0000 1141221 at http://www.weei.com Question of the day: Are you a lesbian? 4-27-15 http://www.weei.com/sports/feed/audio/anonymous/question-day-are-you-lesbian-4-27-15 <!--paging_filter-->Gerry, Kirk and Glenn discuss Bruce Jenner's interview with Diane Sawyer and Chris Gasper's latest column. Audio Breaking Balls Podcast general Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:14:00 +0000 1141096 at http://www.weei.com Is this Red Sox rotation worse than we thought? 4-27-15 http://www.weei.com/sports/feed/audio/anonymous/red-sox-rotation-worse-we-thought-4-27-15 <!--paging_filter-->The Red Sox rotation has the worst ERA in the league. No one thought this team had a true Ace, but did we think it was going to be this bad? Audio Mut & Merloni general Mon, 27 Apr 2015 15:50:00 +0000 1141091 at http://www.weei.com How to cope with being swept by Cleveland http://www.weei.com/sports/feed/blog/anonymous/how-cope-being-swept-cleveland <!--paging_filter--><p>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Cleveland might win the battle, but Boston has won the war <a href="http://t.co/wQIsCXPlrF">pic.twitter.com/wQIsCXPlrF</a></p> <p>&#8216;€” FanSided (@FanSided) <a href="https://twitter.com/FanSided/status/592412071582654464">April 26, 2015</a></p></blockquote> <p><script src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" async="" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>.</p> <p>Granted, there&#8217;s no good way to get swept, particularly in a series where your team barely crossed the <a href="http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/622563/Van-Allen-radiation-belt" target="_blank">Van Allen Belt</a> around the solar system of being competitive. Even appreciating that the <a class="r_lapi" href="http://media.weei.com/basketball/boston-celtics.htm">Celtics</a> are an ascending team with a few young, promising players and a mother lode of draft pick assets with which to build a winner, there&#8217;s just no polishing the turd of a four-game sweep in which they barely ever held a lead.</p> <p>Then again, there&#8217;s no sense in wallowing in the misery. Instead, the moment calls for a little perspective. And this graphic is it. It &#8212; and this playoff series &#8212; gives proof to the immortal words of Opal Fleener to Norman Dale in &#8220;Hoosiers&#8221;: &#8220;The sun don&#8217;t shine on the same dog&#8217;s ass every day.&#8221;</p> <p>Sure, our basketball team got outclassed. But just bear in mind that our last duck boat parade was just under three months ago. And that even on our worst day, at least we&#8217;re not Cleveland.</p> <p>(NSFW: One swear word.)</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ysmLA5TqbIY" width="600" height="360" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p><em>@JerryThornton1</em></p> <p><a href="http://bit.ly/1FaCm7U"><img class="alignleft wp-image-2070" src="http://thornography.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/DraftKings.png " alt="DraftKings" width="50" height="50" /></a><em><a class="r_lapi" href="http://media.weei.com/baseball/boston-red-sox.htm">Red Sox</a> fans, DraftKings has your opportunity to win VIP Green Monster tickets to the game against New York on Friday! DraftKings.com, official partner of the <a class="r_lapi" href="http://media.weei.com/baseball/boston-red-sox.htm">Boston Red Sox</a>! <a href="https://www.draftkings.com/weei">Click here for FREE ENTRY</a>. </em></p> Blog general Other Mon, 27 Apr 2015 15:42:06 +0000 1141036 at http://www.weei.com Celtics get swept by the Cavs, 4-24-15 http://www.weei.com/sports/feed/audio/anonymous/celtics-get-swept-cavs-4-24-15 <!--paging_filter-->Sparks flew in the final game of the series as the Cavaliers swept Boston. Kelly Olynyk got tied up with Kevin Love and dislocated his shoulder. Love called the move "bush league." JR Smith was ejected for punching Jae Crowder in the face as well, and could face subsequent discipline from the league. Audio Mut & Merloni general Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:51:00 +0000 1140976 at http://www.weei.com Poll: Who had dirtiest play in Celtics-Cavaliers game? http://www.weei.com/sports/feed/blog/anonymous/poll-who-had-dirtiest-play-celtics-cavaliers-game <!--paging_filter--><p>Kelly Olynyk separates <a class="r_lapi" href="http://media.weei.com/basketball/kevin-love.htm">Kevin Love</a>&#8216;s shoulder:</p> <p><iframe src="https://vine.co/v/eWrlZiBUzFg/embed/simple" width="600" height="600" frameborder="0"></iframe><script src="https://platform.vine.co/static/scripts/embed.js"></script></p> <p><a class="r_lapi" href="http://media.weei.com/basketball/kendrick-perkins.htm">Kendrick Perkins</a> two-arm shoves Jae Crowder to the floor:  </p> <p><iframe src="https://vine.co/v/eW6igUthB33/embed/simple" width="600" height="600" frameborder="0"></iframe><script src="https://platform.vine.co/static/scripts/embed.js"></script></p> <p>J.R. Smith hammers Crowder in the face:</p> <p><iframe src="https://vine.co/v/eW6dH3UVJUV/embed/simple" width="600" height="600" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <p>In the aftermath of Sunday&#8217;s playoff basketball blowout that turned into the eighth level of <a href="http://cdn-static.denofgeek.com/sites/denofgeek/files/styles/insert_main_wide_image/public/3/78//street-01.jpg?itok=gH7aMb7r" target="_blank">Street Fighter</a>, the <a class="r_lapi" href="http://media.weei.com/basketball/cleveland-cavaliers.htm">Cleveland Cavaliers</a> are not happy. After being on the business end of a Kelly Olynyk arm bar that dislocated his shoulder, <a class="r_lapi" href="http://media.weei.com/basketball/kevin-love.htm">Kevin Love</a> said, &#8220;I thought it was a bush-league play. I have no doubt in my mind he did it on purpose. That&#8217;s just not a basketball play. The league will take a look at it, and it better be swift and just.&#8221;</p> <p>Of course, the <a class="r_lapi" href="http://media.weei.com/basketball/boston-celtics.htm">Celtics</a> could use the exact same phraseology to describe the plays by <a class="r_lapi" href="http://media.weei.com/basketball/kendrick-perkins.htm">Kendrick Perkins</a> and J.R. Smith on Jae Crowder, given that Perk made no attempt to even pretend he was trying to anything other than drill Crowder into the hardwood and Smith was so intent on sucker punching him <em>he missed the rebound </em>and was called for the flagrant-2. So the Cavs might want to tread lightly before they start portraying themselves as the aggrieved party on this one.</p> <p>The series didn&#8217;t give us much to talk about from a basketball standpoint, but at least it offers us a good, wholesome, old-fashioned fight controversy, which is a gift that will last long after the 2014-15 playoff run is forgotten. So here&#8217;s your chance to weigh in. Who do you think is responsible for dishing out the dirtiest play in Game 4?</p> Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll. <p><script src="https://platform.vine.co/static/scripts/embed.js"></script><em>@JerryThornton1</em></p> <p><a href="http://bit.ly/1FaCm7U"><img class="alignleft wp-image-2070" src="http://thornography.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/DraftKings.png " alt="DraftKings" width="50" height="50" /></a><em><a class="r_lapi" href="http://media.weei.com/baseball/boston-red-sox.htm">Red Sox</a> fans, DraftKings has your opportunity to win VIP Green Monster tickets to the game against New York on Friday! DraftKings.com, official partner of the <a class="r_lapi" href="http://media.weei.com/baseball/boston-red-sox.htm">Boston Red Sox</a>! <a href="https://www.draftkings.com/weei">Click here for FREE ENTRY</a>. </em></p> Blog general Other Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:26:48 +0000 1140871 at http://www.weei.com