New York Giants owner John Mara challenged Bill Belichick to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Here is Belichick's response on Dale and Holley.

[0:00:12] ... John Mara of the giants so listen this. I have John Merrick New York Giants and I accept his challenge on behalf particularly. Brady's family. And on behalf of -- this recent tonight nearby nominee. -- Johnson Robert Kraft and Bill Belichick. Feels good. -- Outsized on the offer. -- You know certainly. On a number of people that have com and about affected by mail us. Prime most prominently Steve Gleason. Who in -- known for a number year listen and certainly won't support. Deterrent found a cure for that news appear to ...



New York Giants owner John Mara challenged Bill Belichick to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Here is Belichick's response on Dale and Holley.

[0:00:12] ... John Mara of the giants so listen this. I have John Merrick New York Giants and I accept his challenge on behalf particularly. Brady's family. And on behalf of -- this recent tonight nearby nominee. -- Johnson Robert Kraft and Bill Belichick. Feels good. -- Outsized on the offer. -- You know certainly. On a number of people that have com and about affected by mail us. Prime most prominently Steve Gleason. Who in -- known for a number year listen and certainly won't support. Deterrent found a cure for that news appear to ...



Here are the highlights from Monday’€™s Three For All on Middays with MFB with Lou Merloni, Christian Fauria and Tim Benz. To listen to the segment, go to the MFB audio on demand page.

– Supermodel Kate Upton was given an odd order during her last visit to Yankee Stadium. Even though she is dating Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander, Upton could not wear a Tigers hat to the game.

“€œWho are they to tell her what hat she can or can’€™t wear?” Benz said.

“Did they give her the tickets? That’€™s the question,”€ Fauria said.

Benz said: “It’€™s her boyfriend pitching, for crying out loud.”

“€œIf I’€™m the Yankees, I’€™m thinking big business, I’€™m thinking promotional opportunity: ‘€˜You wear a Tiger hat, but nothing else, and then you can sit wherever you want,’ ” Benz added.

– One of the attendees of a massive 2,000 person rave in Michigan last week is speaking out in defense of his partying prowess after a TV interview showed 27-year-old Ray Hulin passed out on the floor in the aftermath of the event.

Hulin, who goes by the rap name, “Ratchet the Amateur Rapper,” admitted that he passed out, but stated that he immediately started drinking again once he woke up.

“He calls himself an amateur rapper,”€ Fauria said. “€œYou’€™re not going to get any business if you call yourself an amateur in your name.”

Fauria then asked Merloni and Benz if they ever took part in the “hair of the dog” strategy of drinking more alcohol to fight off a hangover.

“€œBack in the college days, I woke up and got back after it again,” Merloni said.

When Fauria asked what is the best drink to have in the morning to cope after a rough night of partying, Merloni and Benz had very different replies.

“Coconut water,” Benz said.

“Bud Light,”€ Merloni joked.

Yet another ESPN personality has gotten into trouble, as Max Kellerman was reportedly suspended after discussing an experience he had between himself and his now-wife back in college during which they hit each other. Kellerman, who made the comments while discussing the Ray Rice case on the “Mason & Ireland” ESPN Radio show, was reportedly suspended for not following ESPN’€™s guidelines in terms of handling the coverage of the Rice case.

“So no one is allowed to talk about domestic violence, like it’€™s just taboo?” Merloni said. “œWe can’€™t talk about it? If you talk about it, we’€™re going to suspend you?”

“That’€™s thought policing and content policing, and that’€™s why I have a big problem with it. … It’€™s gone off the deep end,” Benz said.

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Conor Ryan

Sports Illustrated legal analyst Michael McCann joined Middays with MFB Monday to discuss the potential fallout regarding the death of sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr. To listen to the interview, go to the

Michael McCann

Michael McCann

Sports Illustrated legal analyst Michael McCann joined Middays with MFB Monday to discuss the potential fallout regarding the death of sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr. To listen to the interview, go to the MFB audio on demand page.

On Saturday night, NASCAR driver Tony Stewart hit and killed the 20-year-old Ward Jr. during a race at the Canadaigua Motorsports Park in upstate New York after Ward Jr. exited his car to confront Stewart following a crash.

While Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero said that police officials are not treating the case as a criminal investigation, McCann said that he thought — after watching video of the accident — that there could be serious charges levied against Stewart.

“€œWhen watching the video, I definitely thought there’€™s the possibility of criminal charges,” McCann said. “The reality is that it just seems hard to believe that at a minimum, it wasn’€™t reckless driving. It may not have been intentional, but it could have been trying to scare Ward into backing off or something like that and he went too far. The reality is that’€™s not an accident. When you try to scare someone, there is some intent there. My read on looking at the video was that there’€™s at least a possibility of criminal charges, and I was surprised that the sheriff so quickly dismissed that possibility.”

McCann said that it would be difficult to prove that Stewart showed intent to hurt Ward based on the video, but added that there’€™s still a chance that Stewart could be charged with a variety of lesser, albeit serious, crimes.

“€œIt’€™s going to be hard to show intent in terms of trying to hurt him, but there are lesser charges that are possible under New York law where there isn’€™t necessarily intent to hurt, but there’€™s intent to put somebody in danger, there’€™s intent to frighten someone and you go too far in doing so,” McCann said. “€œIt could be much less than murder. As a result, my thought was that there could be lesser charges brought against him that aren’€™t murder but are still serious, and as a result, I was again surprised that the sheriff so quickly said that there’€™s nothing here.”

Even if no criminal charges are filed, McCann stated that it’€™s very likely that Ward’€™s family will file a civil suit against Stewart during the two-year period that they have to make the move.

“I think the odds are very high,” McCann said. “I say that because there’€™s a video, and the video is very damning. Also, under a wrongful death lawsuit, there’€™s only a requirement that there’€™s a preponderance of evidence, so more likely or not that he negligently caused the death of Ward and personally, looking at this video, it’€™s hard to say this is just an accident,€“ some random freak occurrence. It wasn’€™t really a freak occurrence. It was somebody getting hit by a car while that car was going around the track and if it’s true that he revved up the engine, as it has been reported, I think that can be potentially very damning.

“My belief is that Stewart will try to avoid any type of litigation. He’€™ll try to reach an out-of-court settlement with the Ward family for some significant amount of money. He’€™s reportedly worth an excess of $100 million, so I have a feeling, just to avoid the controversy of going to trial and the embarrassment of it, they’€™ll try to reach an out-of-court deal.”

While the sheriff’€™s office may have insisted that no criminal charges will be issued in regards to the case, McCann said that there’€™s still a possibility that Stewart could face a charge of negligent homicide.

“œI think there is the possibility of negligent homicide, which is accidentally causing the death of another through negligent conduct,” McCann said. “€œI think there’€™s a reason to believe that he drove recklessly or carelessly and again, he may not have been trying to hurt him, but that’€™s not the point. The test isn’€™t whether you try to kill him or hit him, it’€™s whether you try to drive in a way that was reckless or careless, and in doing so, hurt him.”

Even though most of the focus of the case has been spent on Stewart, McCann added that it’€™s important to take note of the fact that Ward is also at fault for getting out of his car in the middle of a racetrack.

“That’€™s a key point,”€ McCann said. “The reality is that, and everything I hear from drivers, is that you’€™re not supposed to leave the car and it was a mistake for him to do so. … It would hurt his family in terms of a wrongful death lawsuit. … I think there’€™s reason to think that Ward acted negligently himself. I think common sense tells you, no matter how angry you are, don’€™t leave your car in the middle of a race.”

Blog Author: 
Conor Ryan
The New York Yankees are not allowing Kate Upton to wear a Tigers baseball hat at Yankee Stadium. The kid who was passed out on the floor at last week's 2000 person rave speaks out. Max Kellerman was suspended by ESPN after telling a story of domestic violence between himself and his wife.... from 20 years ago!

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Julian Edelman sat down with MFB to discuss his "Inception" t-shirts, the importance of a heatlhy Rob Gronkowski, and most importantly, the experiences of facing off against talented CB's in practice, such as Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner.

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Chandler Jones talked to Lou, Christian and Tim about his brother, Jon "Bones" Jones', upcoming fight against Dan Cormier. A hot mic picked up an off-air conversation between the two fighters which led to Chandler talking about growing up in an athletic family and the types of fights they would get into as kids. His oldest brother, Arthur, is also an NFL defensive lineman.

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Legal Analyst for Sports Illustrated, Michael McCann, joins MFB to discuss the events of Saturday night at Canandaigua Motorsports Park. Many people are wondering if charges will be brought up against Tony Stewart and if so, what kind. McCann also delves into how the video evidence would be received by a jury.

[0:00:00] ... Please rejoin right now on the -- hotline by Michael McCann legal analyst and writer for Sports Illustrated a University of New Hampshire law product. Bicycle and all of this today Michael I know you wrote about the Tony Stewart's situation. And whether or not there could be some criminal prosecution. And if I can sort of communicate back with the studio at all of you guys would mind clicking my dogs don't have control from out here. Michael what was your opinion when you saw the video did you think that there could be some potential criminal. It's prosecution here when you saw Tony Stewart he Kevin -- what are your thoughts today. -- him and and actually have me on night I -- watching the video ...
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The guys open the show on a Patriots Monday from Gillette Stadium. The biggest story, however, was an incident on the track in Canandaigua Motorsports Park in upstate New York. 20 year old Kevin Ward Jr. was struck by a car driven by Tony Stewart, and died from his injuries. MFB discuss what happened that night.