All-new video.The Leap Frogs jumped into the Boston Red Sox-Houston Astros game at Fenway Park over Independence Day weekend. Drop everything and watch it. Now. #redsox

Posted by U.S. Navy Parachute Team “The Leap Frogs” on Sunday, July 5, 2015

I grew up a mile or so from the now-closed South Weymouth Naval Air Station. And I can’t tell you how many times my buddies and I would be playing touch football on a Sunday morning at Stella Terrell park while some guy our age would be zooming overhead in an F/A-18 Hornet. We’d be traipsing off to the bar to watch NFL football like losers while Top Gun would be breaking the sound barrier in a $40 million instrument of death and I don’t think a week went by where one of us would point out that’s his job. We’d all be a bunch of cubical monkeys living paycheck to paycheck, and someone a couple of thousand feet over our heads would be living an adventure every day.

Well, I have to admit, watching this video I have that same feeling. Watching the Navy’s Leap Frogs touch down with pinpoint precision in the middle of Fenway Park doing stunts all the way down is a reminder that I spent Fourth of July weekend drinking beer and blowing out my knee in a backyard badminton game against a bunch of moms and kids.

Don’t get me wrong; I like my life. It’s just that every so often as a guy you have to take an assessment of how cool other guys are. And, if you’re being honest, realize they’re 10 times the person you are and, as Henry V put it, hold your manhood cheap whilst any of them speak.

So nice going, Leap Frogs. Watching you do this might be a blow to the ego of men everywhere. But on the country’s birthday it’s comforting to know we’re in your capable hands. Just watch out for dangerous stuff. Like badminton.

@JerryThornton1

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I don’t claim to be a fan of women’s soccer. I don’t know one player from another save for the one who once took off her top, the crazy one who’s always getting into trouble and the one who posed naked in ESPN the Magazine. All of whom might be the same person, I’m not sure. I guess you could say I’m a fan of bad-ass rebel chicks who do their own thing, the world be damned.

One thing I do know though is that I’m a fan of big, worldwide events. So hell, yeah I was watching the Women’s World Cup over the weekend. It was appointment television. I have zero tolerance for people who argue that you’re a dope if you like watching something just because they don’t follow it. Every four years I get obsessed with curling, biathlon, synchronized swimming and beach volleyball, I can certainly find a couple of hours on a Sunday in July every 48 months to watch our soccer-playing Valkyries lay waste of the rest of the world. I feel like doing anything less would be un-American.

Having said that, when the World Cup rolls around again, I’m watching on Telemundo, without question. This call was 10 times more fun than anything I heard on Fox. If the Japanese had brought their A-game the way this announcer did, they would have made a game of it.

P.S. So judging by this reaction, am I safe to assume goals kicked all the way from midfield are kind of unusual?

@JerryThornton1

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Dino, Sausage and Curtis recap their holiday weekends.

[0:02:16] ... usually the day money for your your right behind me so that's good food wise I had a nice piece of little bit dry chicken and some green beans that was my fourth of July to ...
[0:03:55] ... sort of into it now. Yeah it was so surprising how rapid weight loss nausea that at this point I don't wanna do anything to screw this right I wanna continue to lose weight and then ...
[0:06:04] ... she goes out. Dawn held boarding. The guy he's standing on the Al Gore standing as the dog. Going to be in my kayak. So I'm. About as bad sausage some land picking your dog fight ...
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Last week USA Network debuted a show called “Mr. Robot” that it says “follows a mysterious anarchist who recruits a young computer programmer who suffers from social anxiety disorder and forms connections through hacking them.” Which not only sounds like a fairly intriguing and topical premise for a show, but it also stars Rami Malek who played Snafu in “The Pacific,” so it piqued my interest.

Until this scene. Way to ruin a perfectly promising TV drama, USA. It’s one thing to establish the paranoia of a mysterious, computer programming anarchist with some good healthy disillusionment. But when you lump Tom Brady in with an admitted steroid addict who lied through his teeth for years while ruining people’s lives and an (alleged) serial rapist, you lose the intelligent, informed segment of your audience.

That crap might fly with Jets fans, but I promise you your ratings in the New England states will be 0.0. “Mr. Robot” will be off the air in two weeks, I promise you.

@JerryThornton1

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[0:00:02] ... at Fenway Park taking two of three for the AL leading Astros Hanley Ramirez a clutch two run Jack in the seventh to put the socks up for good. Ryan Hanigan and ice data the issue ...
[0:00:43] ... doesn't look very good for the Red Sox. Those enter Bogart and Hanley Ramirez did receive. He decent chunk of votes no one in first the revolution were blanked 30 by FC Dallas last night in ...
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