“There’s some people in line who have been waiting up to 15 days for this phone,” Fauria said, adding: “Is there anything on this earth that you would in line for that long? Can you think of anything that you would say, ‘OK, listen, this is going to be so worth it’?”
Said Benz: “Maybe when Tool releases its new album, Christian, I’ll wait outside the record store for 15, 16 days.”
“I thought she looked great on the sidelines in Game 1, when she did the Steelers’ game against the Browns,” Benz said. “She interviewed Ben Roethlisberger at the end of the game in some sort of red outfit, like a red dress — not too revealing, you didn’t see any plunging neckline or anything like that. We’ll see about this week. But it is a Patriots game for Jenny Dell, so look forward to that.”
Said Fauria: “You know it’s bad when we’re actually discussing the sideline reporter for a Patriots game.”
– Infielder Guilder Rodriguez was called up the major leagues this week after 13 years in the minors. The Rangers decided to reward the popular Rodriguez, who had spent more time in the minors without getting called up than any current player.
Rodriguez, 31, has a career batting average of .256. He started his professional career in 2002 in the Brewers organization.
“Good for our man over there for 13 years in the minor leagues, 1,095 games,” Merloni said. “I don’t know who the next guy is now. We’ve got to find out who the next guy is.”
Harrison joined the show today to talk about the TMZ video of Ray Rice knocking out his (then) girlfriend with left hook in the elevator the Revel Hotel. Rodney defends Roger Goodell's job as a commisioner, but doesn't understand how the NFL could NOT have had access to the video before Monday.
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Shortly after the Ravens terminated the contract of Ray Rice, the NFL announced that he had been banned from league, indefinitely. Both the Ravens and the NFL claimed they had not seen the footage from the elevator, but TMZ claimed otherwise . A lot of people are calling for Roger Goodell to resign or be fired in light of his mis-handling of the situation.
Dan Wetzel of Yahoo Sports joined the show to discuss the latest with Ray Rice and Roger Goodell.
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– Judy Sheindlin, longtime star of the reality TV show “Judge Judy,” appeared on a recent edition of “The Talk” and got into a discussion about the celebrity nude photo hacking scandal. Sheindlin, 71, said she had nude photos of herself many years ago but cut them up so that no one would ever see them.
“That’s the difference, though. She can physically cut up those photos back in the day — those old sepia-toned photographs in black and white,” Dennis said.
Said Minihane: “I’ll tell you, I was looking at Judge Judy. … I’m saying, for somebody who I think is in her eighth decade on the planet, not so bad.”
– Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathay died Monday at the age of 93. Cathay was embroiled in controversy a few years ago when his family, conservative Southern Baptists, took a public stance against gay marriage.
Said Minihane: “This guy was — I’m not going to say he was anti-gay, but he did say that if gay people can get married then tsunamis would happen and the world would end and all that stuff, so that’s always a little strange to me. But they make a hell of a chicken sandwich, and the waffle fries are unbelievable. So I remain conflicted on this one. And in the end, I always go with the waffle fries.”
Buckley said he never was a Chick-fil-A regular, but he would have stopped going to protest the owner’s political stance.
TUESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: Orioles at Yankees, 7:10 p.m. (NESN, WEEI-FM)
MLB: Royals at Tigers, 7:08 p.m. (MLB Network)
Basketball: FIBA World Cup, United States vs. Slovenia, 3 p.m. (ESPN)
Basketball: FIBA World Cup, Lithuania vs. Turkey, 11 a.m. (NBA TV)
WNBA: Finals, Sky at Mercury, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Soccer: European Championship qualifying, Kazakhstan vs. Latvia, noon (FS1)
Soccer: European Championship qualifying, Norway vs. Italy, 2:30 p.m. (FS1)
Soccer: European Championship qualifying, Czech Republic vs. Netherlands, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
Soccer: Exhibition, Mexico vs. Bolivia, 10 p.m. (ESPN2)
AROUND THE WEB:
Marvin Barnes led Providence to the 1973 Final Four. (Providence College)
– Marvin “Bad News” Barnes, the immensely talented but troubled basketball player from Rhode Island who starred at Providence College in the early 1970s and briefly played for the Celtics, died at the age of 62, according to a report in the Providence Journal.
Former PC teammate Kevin Stacom said that he saw Barnes at a Providence-area restaurant about 10 days ago and knew he was not well.
“He struggled with his demons but he was a great friend,” Stacom told the ProJo. “He was a great talent and a great teammate, but most of all he was our friend.”
Barnes, who admitted having a drug-abuse problem throughout his career, averaged 18 points and 19 rebounds when he led the Friars to the 1973 Final Four, playing alongside Stacom and fellow Providence native Ernie DiGregorio, who both went on to play in the NBA (and for the Celtics).
After an All-America senior season in which he averaged 22 points and 18.7 rebounds and led PC to a 28-4 record, the 6-foot-8 forward was the second overall pick in the 1974 NBA draft by the 76ers. However, Barnes signed a deal to play for the ABA’s Spirits of St. Louis.
One month into his first season, while averaging 24.0 points and 15.6 rebounds and en route to being named ABA Rookie of the Year, Barnes left the team. He turned up a few days later at a pool tournament in Dayton, Ohio. Spirits owners Ozzie and Daniel Silna lured Barnes back and remained supporters of him throughout his life.
“I was young, wild and had tons of money,” Barnes said in an interview a few years ago. “I’d be late for practices, miss team flights and did what I pleased. Because of the numbers I put up management never really got too upset. If they didn’t care what I do, I don’t care what I do. My motto was live hard and die young. I didn’t expect to be around long, figured I’d die in a shootout where I grew up. I’d live for the moment so I’d drink, use marijuana and snort coke when I could. The coke intensified everything. When I got that rush, I thought the coke was making me a better ballplayer.”
Barnes jumped to the NBA in 1976 and played for four teams, including a 38-game stint with the Celtics during their miserable 1978-79 season. His first season with the Pistons was interrupted by a 3 1/2-month prison term in a Rhode Island jail for violating probation related to an assault on a PC teammate in 1972.
After his career ended, Barnes became homeless and bounced in and out of jail and rehab programs. He eventually returned to Rhode Island and worked for a foundation counseling youth, trying to convince them to avoid the same fate as him.
In 1997 Barnes was named to the ABA All-Time Team. His jersey was retired by the Friars in 2008.
– Thousands of Penn State students and fans celebrated on campus Monday night after the NCAA surprisingly lifted some of the penalties that were enforced in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal, allowing the Nittany Lions to compete in the postseason this year and allowing the return of all scholarships for next season.
The NCAA‘s Executive Committee credited Penn State’s progress in reforming its athletic program as the reason for the move. It was suggested by former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell, who is serving as Penn State’s athletic integrity monitor.
“In light of Penn State’s responsiveness to its obligations and the many improvements it has instituted, I believe these student-athletes should have the opportunity to play in the postseason should they earn it on the field this year,” Mitchell wrote.
Said Penn State president Eric Barron: “Senator Mitchell’s report and recommendations, along with the actions taken by the NCAA today, are a recognition of the hard work of many one the past two years to make Penn State a stronger institution.”
“I want to hear what people have to say, and I want to address their concerns,” said Hawks CEO Steve Koonin, who now is overseeing all team operations.
Rev. Markel Hutchins questioned whether there is a racist attitude in the organization after reports detailed Levenson’s desire to stop catering to black fans in the hopes of attracting more white fans who would be more likely to spend money on season tickets.
“Evidently the culture of racism and bigotry that is pervasive and ever-present in the Atlanta Hawks leadership is embarrassing to the city of Atlanta and undermines the very best of Atlanta’s history of race relations and being a leader for the nation and the world,” Hutchins said during a news conference outside Philips Arena.
ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Sept. 9, 1960, the Patriots played the first regular-season game in franchise history, losing to the Broncos 13-10 before a crowd of 21,597 at which area stadium?
QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I’ve got to get better at a lot of things. If our team’s going to be a good team then they need me to play as well as I possibly can. I can certainly play a lot better than the way I played [Sunday].” — Tom Brady, during his Monday appearance on Dennis & Callahan, on the Patriots’ loss to the Dolphins
STAT OF THE DAY: $25,000 – Amount USC athletic director Pat Haden was fined by the Pac-12 for walking down to the field from the press box and arguing with game officials after an unsportsmanlike penalty was called on coach Steve Sarkisian during Saturday’s game against Stanford
‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): Ryan Goins ends the Blue Jays’ 8-0 win over the Cubs by barehanding a spinning one-hopper and throwing out the runner at first.
Royals batter Lorenzo Cain cruises to an inside-the-park home run after Tigers outfielders collide in pursuit of his fly ball.
The Dodgers commit three errors on one play against the Padres.
TRIVIA ANSWER: Boston University’s Nickerson Field
SOOTHING SOUNDS: Otis Redding, who died in 1967, was born on this day in 1941.