It is with great sadness that I have to report this unfair and sexist persecution of my girl Eugenie Bouchard. And on Canada Day, no less. As much as I want to respect Wimbledon, its tradition and its rules, this type of anti-lingerie, anti-hot girl Neanderthalism has no place in a modern, enlightened society. I respect Genie’s choice to do what she wants to with her body, as well as the rights of all the ticket-buying male Wimbledon customers to see what kind of sexy underwear she’s wearing. If she chooses to go with a black bra, a Victoria’s Secret lace camisole or even fishnets, well then by God that’s what equality is all about. So shame on you and all your Dark Ages thinking, Britain. All I can do is support Genie’s decision and respond the way any good blogger would, but posting a bunch of her cutest Instragrams.

Happy Canada Day, everyone.  

 

 

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“€œI think I could play. As far as throwing, of course. I could make all the throws I made before. . . . We’€™re not trying to start some he’€™s-coming-out-of-retirement deal. . . . But I could play.”Brett Favre to Sports Illustrated

Life has given me so many blessings, I don’t ask for much more. Good job. Perfect family. Health. A championship duckboat parade every year or so. So I like to think I’m pretty much satisfied.

But I have to admit I’ve felt like something has been missing from my life. As Morpheus put it to Neo, I don’t know what it is, but it’s there. Like a splinter in my mind, driving me mad. But just now I figured it out.

I need Brett Favre back and I need him yesterday.

It’s been what? Five years now since the ol’ serial un-retirer came back to the league. That’s half a decade now I’ve had to live without a summer of “Will he or won’t he?” speculation. Without an army of ESPN trucks conducting a siege outside his house in Hattiesburg, trying to coax him out and back into the league like a pro football Operation: Just Cause. Sixty months of not getting to hear “sources close to Brett Favre” (note that it’s always “Brett Favre” because calling him just “Favre” would be like calling Superman “Man) say he’s done playing football and isn’t just holding out for more money, right before he signs for a ton of money.

And it means we’ve played four full NFL seasons without his patented brand of throwing terrible interceptions only to be apologized for by his fawning worshipers in the broadcast booth. I miss the stuff about him courageously “trying to make a play.” The “Mississippi Riverboat Gambler” talk. The “Ol’ Gunslinger” stuff. Or my personal favorite, about how he’s not just a quarterback, he’s a football player who loves the game so much that, ‘Aw, shucks, he’d play for nothin’, while he was commanding some of the highest salaries in the league.

Of course I have to admit I’d like him back for his hilarious, off-the-field adventures. Like sexting pictures of his Li’l Gunslinger to unsuspecting female Jets employees and his subsequent unwillingness to hand over his cell phone to Roger Goodell, for which he paid a $50,000 fine, which is 1/36th what Tom Brady is getting whacked for by that same commissioner for a “crime” far less egregious. And it would do my heart good to see him come back and NOT get suspended four games for keeping his phone to himself and expose the rampant hypocrisy of the NFL.

So yes, I’m being selfish. Any man who was as gawdawful as BrettFavre (yes, that’s a one word name, not a typo) was at the end of his overrated career but is still delusional enough to think he could play pro football needs to be in there almost as much as I need him to be.

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The Boston GlobeJust how exclusive is The Country Club in Brookline? We’€™re about to find out.

Word around the club’€™s meticulously manicured grounds is that Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and his supermodel spouse, Gisele Bundchen, whose mansion is just an errant tee shot away, would like to join. But it’€™s not clear if the club famous for understatement and insularity will accept the glamorous power couple as members.

Why? Because the 133-year-old institution prizes privacy and discretion above all else. And Brady and Bundchen, trailed as they often are by paparazzi, and occasionally controversy, attract the sort of attention abhorred by the multimillionaires who belong to the primrose playground on Clyde Street in Chestnut Hill. …

The club has a well-deserved reputation for being exclusive –€” some would say exclusionary –€” when it comes to its members. Consider this: No Jews were admitted until the 1970s, no women (as full members) until 1989, and no blacks until 1994. In his memoir, ‘€œA Reason To Believe,’ former governor Deval Patrick revealed that he and his wife, Diane, were rejected “€œblackballed,’€™’€™ he wrote — by The Country Club.

Those snot-nosed, over-privileged, trustafarian blue blood Brahmins at The Country Club can talk all they want about understatement and insularity but the rest of us know better. We know pure, unfiltered, institutional bigotry when we see it.

This is “No Irish Need Apply” of the 21st century. These pretentious, idle rich twits and their bony, dowager wives could never accept a working class kid who pulled himself up from nothing through hard work and dedication to achieve greatness. Because having a self-made man like Tom Brady around would just remind these plutocrat lucky spermers that their only accomplishment in life was to be born in a family that came over on the Mayflower and claimed some prime real estate the way you lay your blanket and chairs down at the beach.

I mean, what are they going to say to Tom or Gisele at the first club dinner dance? “Oh, you won your fourth Super Bowl and you retired from your billion dollar career as the last of the supermodels? Do tell. How absorbing for you. Not to brag, but Mimsy and I here won the club Bridge tournament and she’s on her fifth round of Botox. So we had quite a year too…”

Let’s face it, the last time any of these swells met a hard-working Irishman and a successful Brazilian business person they were landscaping their yard and cleaning their pool. And if they don’t want to be associated with the World’s Most Glamorous Couple, they are not worth associating with. Besides, I guarantee you every conversation in the locker room sounds like this:


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Curt Schilling joined us to discuss the state of the Red Sox.

Welcome to Wednesday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

Going into Tuesday night’€™s Women’€™s World Cup semifinal, nobody really knew if the United States was good enough to beat top-ranked Germany.

Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss the new contract signed by Dougie Hamilton with the Calgary Flames, and why there's a pattern of guys in their prime wanting out (or being forced out) of the Bruins organization.

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Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss the new contract signed by Dougie Hamilton with the Calgary Flames, and why there's a pattern of guys in their prime wanting out (or being forced out) of the Bruins organization.

[0:01:59] ... in his prime. Defensemen in this league you're really good look at Zdeno Chara noises freak. In some ways but it's not unusual to talk about it defenseman who's played. I'm into his late thirties and ...
[0:12:01] ... I'm alone brought up on the Roland I'll find out why right. Aaron Ward thank you actors. Actors don't am marks. Every year how you got everybody out there who really knows that the deal your ...
[0:14:10] ... common denominator. If you think about it. Bruins fans have said cornerback Aaron Ward's thing you know but which is the rinks were circular three inept to in the quarters Bruins fans have said. Team we ...
[0:23:40] ... core of our team together he's talking about Tuukka Rask Patrice Bergeron Zdeno Chara David great she. He says obviously we've moved on from some other guys but they didn't hear this team apart. Trading season ...






We wrap up the day with some of the best in sound that you may have missed.
We wrap up the day with some of the best in sound that you may have missed.

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