On this week's Fauria Five, Christian asks what the over/under on how many times Ortiz will be fined for stepping out of the batter's box this season, will the Bruins make the playoffs, will the Patriots use the franchise tag on Devin McCourty, where does Adrian Peterson play next year, and what color was the dress that went viral yesterday

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The guys discuss Marshawn Lynch's distaste for the movie about himself, Christian making his kids cry, and the two biggest news stories from yesterday; a llama-police chase and what color they thought the dress was

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UFC Octagon Girl Arianny Celeste called Ronda Rousey a 'bully." (Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

UFC Octagon Girl Arianny Celeste called Ronda Rousey a ‘bully.” (Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

TORRANCE, Calif.Arianny Celeste didn’t take kindly to Ronda Rousey’s comments last week that fighters should make more money than the UFC’s Octagon girls.

Celeste told MMAjunkie Radio on Wednesday that Rousey was a “big bully” who “continuously picks on me.” The UFC women’s bantamweight champion also made incendiary remarks about Celeste in 2012.

Rousey went back at Celeste on Wednesday afternoon after UFC 184 open workouts at UFC Gym, saying nothing that she said last week made her a bully.

“What did I say that was a bully?” Rousey said. “That the fighters should get paid more than the ring girls? How does that make me a bully? That makes me f*cking right. I’m sorry, but she wouldn’t have a job if it wasn’t for the fighters. She wouldn’t. You think her walking in circles around the two guys or two girls out there fighting for their lives is worth more? Think she works harder than they do?”

Three years ago, Rousey took a shot at Celeste, the UFC’s most tenured Octagon girl, when the two were both ranked in the Maxim Hot 100. … Rousey said at the time. “Like, ‘€˜Haha, it’s your job to show your t*ts — I do that better than you!’ Maybe next year. She’s only getting older, and I’m reaching my prime.” …

Ronda Rousey compared Arianny Celeste to a Hooters girl (Anthony Kwan/Getty Images)

Ronda Rousey compared Arianny Celeste to a Hooters girl (Anthony Kwan/Getty Images)

Rousey, 28, who meets Cat Zingano in the main event of UFC 184 on Saturday in Los Angeles, was surprised that Celeste took the fighter pay quotes personally.

“You know what would have been the best thing for her to say?” Rousey said. “‘Oh my God, you know, these fighters work so hard and I wouldn’t have a job if it wasn’t for them. I just admire them so much. And yeah, I definitely think that they should get paid more than anybody in the arena tonight.’ There ya go. That’s a PR lesson for her. … If you’re working at Hooters because you’re trying to pay your way through medical school, then f*ckin’ work it girl. I respect the hustle. But don’t think you’re hot sh*t just because you work at Hooters.”

Look, I don’t want to get into who’s right and who’s wrong here. Who’s disrespecting whose job or who said what first.

None of that really matters. Not to be all Switzerland here, but personally I respect both professions. Super-attractive women carrying round cards around the octagon is every bit as noble a calling as super-attractive women beating the snot out of each other inside. We all have our roles to play in life and as long as they’re both spreading joy in their own way, live and let live, I always say.

Besides, this to me is a fight between two strong-willed, successful women. One of whom would never have talked to me in school and the other whose only interaction with me probably would have been beating me up and taking my lunch money. So I can’t really take sides.

All I do is speak for men everywhere when say that I hope Arianny and Ronda find a way to settle their differences peaceably and maturely like ladies of their stature should. Preferably involving mud, Jello or hot oil, and on pay-per-view. That I would watch. Because when really good looking Maxim Hot 100 women fight, everybody wins.

 @JerryThornton1

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Jerry Thornton

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NY Times Leonard Nimoy, the sonorous, gaunt-faced actor who won a worshipful global following as Mr. Spock, the resolutely logical human-alien first officer of the Starship Enterprise in the television and movie juggernaut “Star Trek,” died on Friday morning at his home in the Bel Air section of Los Angeles. He was 83.

His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, confirmed his death, saying the cause was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Mr. Nimoy announced last year that he had the disease, which he attributed to years of smoking, a habit he had given up three decades earlier. He had been hospitalized earlier in the week.

It’s rare that a celebrity death actually affects me. But this one genuinely does.

Leonard Nimoy was a Boston guy who went to Hollywood and created something truly unique  and lasting. His Mr. Spock character had depth and substance that is truly rare in fiction. I’ve not only been watching “Star Trek” my whole life, I’ve also always fascinated by the processes of creative people. And so I’ve read a couple of behind-the-scenes books about the show. Nimoy not only created a whole backstory around his Mr. Spock character, but a philosophy and a moral code that influenced millions.

Not only that, but Leonard Nimoy himself realized how profound an impact his creation had on people. Early on in his post “Star Trek: The Original Series” career he wrote an autobiography called “I Am Not Spock. Then years later, after seeing the positive effect the character had on fans  embraced it to the point he wrote the follow up “I AM Spock” and played the role right up until the most recent “Trek” film, “Into Darkness” two years ago.

By all accounts Nimoy was a cerebral, artistic guy who was friends with everyone in a cast that had a lot of egos and infighting. And most importantly, he left a legacy. An indelible creation of his own making that will live for as long as there is science fiction. Millions of people try to make it in show business. Very few get to say that. And he was one of our own.

“Of all the souls I have encountered in my travles, his is the most … human.” – Capt. Kirk

Live long and prosper, Leonard Nimoy.

@JerryThornton1

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Jerry Thornton

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Unless you spent Thursday night becoming best friends with a volleyball on an island somewhere or (God forbid) doing something worthwhile, then you became aware of a two-colored dress that broke the Internet.

No one can agree on what color this thing is. People have fought over it. Friendships have been ended. Marriages ruined. Governments are falling and wars being waged. This dress is our “The Purge,” bringing us nothing but anarchy and lawlessness across the land.

Well leave it to science to come in and be the voice of reason and explain, to use Vince Lomardi’s phrase, just what the hell is going out there:

Why Are People Seeing Different Colors?

The short answer? It’€™s an accidental, and very neat, optical illusion. The perception of color is subjective; my red may be your blue. And that makes the brain’€™s color sense shockingly easy to throw off. For example, context matters in an image; we’€™ll see the same color as lighter or darker depending on what’€™s around it.

So, if you see the dress as blue first, you’€™ll see the lace as black. If you see the gold of the lace first, you’€™ll see the dress as white. So both sides are actually correct, as far as the colors they see in the photo. But what about the actual dress itself?

The Camera Never Lies … Except It Does

What about the arguments over the technical end of things? Surely, physics can help us! Well … maybe.

There are two arguments here, and it boils down to the actual lighting and how cameras work. If the dress was shot in sunlight, it’€™s white and gold. If it was shot in another kind of light, it’€™s blue and black. The problem for team blue and black is that the dress being shot in sunlight is much more likely.

Why? Take out your camera and turn off the white balance. Everything changed color, right? If you’re outdoors, everything suddenly took on a bluish tinge. That’€™s because all light has a “color temperature,” practically speaking from blue to red. Because of Rayleigh scattering, daylight is technically blue in a photo and has to be corrected with a white balance.

OK, got it? It’s an optical illusion based on perception of color which is subjective and it boils down to actual lighting and “color temperature” because of Rayeigh scattering. Now are you satisfied? Me neither. Because the stupid dress is blue and black. And if you think otherwise, you’re a moron and I will fight you.

Although I will allow for one other possible explanation. But that’s it.

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Jerry Thornton

February 2015 should go down as the longest month in our lifetimes, I don’t care how many days it says on the calendar. It’s been excruciating. Just an interminable test of will and endurance. And finally tomorrow we put it in our rearview.

The one saving grace is that it started out the best way a month in the life of sports fans can, with a championship. And not just any championship, but one that cemented legacies in arguably the most dramatic game ever won. So we all owe it to ourselves to wrap up this interminable month enjoying the highlights of the 2014-15 Patriots.

If you know me, you know I watch a lot of Patriots Porn. And this is without a doubt the best I’ve ever seen. I can’t wait for the NFL Films official DVD, the Patriots’ own “3 Games to Glory IV” and the NFL Net’s “America’s Game” to be released. But I can’t imagine any of them will be this comprehensive.

Yes, it’s 45 minutes long. But you deserve to take a break and watch this. You’ve earned it. If you’re at work, put your headphones on and pretend you’re being productive. They should give you a raise just for showing up all winter. If you have to wait until the weekend, neglect your loved ones, forget about clearing the ice dams, sit back and enjoy this before the Internet Police take it down.

Oh, and have some tissues ready. Lots of them. Because when Malcolm Butler comes off the field in tears at the end, you’ll be in tears, too. Thanks for the masterpiece, BryBry.

@JerryThornton1

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Jerry Thornton
Mookie sat in with Dino, Gerry and Kirk to discuss the upcoming season and his preparation for playing in the outfield. Mookie also details one of his favorite hobbies, bowling.

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The guys kick off a free form Friday by looking at the competition in the outfield and a possible peace with Pete Abe.

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Dino, Gerry and Kirk discuss David Ortiz and his objection to the new 'pace of play' rules. They also discuss which Boston athletes are spoiled.

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