Somewhat reluctantly, Kirk and Gary take calls on who would start a one-game playoff for the Red Sox right now between Steven Wright, Rick Porcello and David Price
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The 8am hour stays off the rails with Kirk and Gary discussing Ken the producer's sex life and how attractive women find them
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Kirk and Gary Tanguay discuss the Donald Trump speech to close the RNC on Thursday night, and discuss how effective it was. Also, Kirk challenges Hillary Clinton supporters to call and tell him why to vote for her.
Kirk Minihane & Gary Tanguay are in for a Friday edition and open the show discussing members of the media getting into the baseball Hall of Fame, among other bipolar topics.
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Maxim — NBC has hired two up-and-coming Brazilian journalists to join its stable of reporters covering the Olympics, the network announced today.You may know them better as supermodels Alessandra Ambrosio, a former Maxim cover model, and her pal Adriana Lima.The stunning Victoria’s Secret Angels will serve as food and culture correspondents in Rio and their stories will appear mostly on NBC’s after hours coverage, hosted by Ryan Seacrest.
Way to go, NBC Sports. Stick tap to you, Rio 2016. This is how you fend off a pending public relations fiasco. You get ahead of the story by promising the world lingerie models. First it was Gisele Bunchen catwalking it at the Opening Ceremonies, now we’re assured two best remaining Victoria’s Secret Angels sharing their food and culture expertise.
Look, I don’t want to come off as anti-Olympics. Trust me, I’m willing to invest a couple of weeks every fourth August to get into javelin throwing, synchronized swimming and skeet shooting. It’s just that the news out of Rio is so grim between the poopy water, the facilities not being ready and, oh yeah, that revolution going on in the streets, the whole event needs a boost. A shot in the arm. That dose of goodwill that only having the most ridiculously attractive women in the world talking about arroz con pollo and Carnival can provide.
So again, as a viewer, I appreciate NBC learning what the good people of Brazil have known since they invented hot wax: Sex sells. (We could live without Seacrest, though.) So let’s celebrate:
FRIDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: Twins at Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Giants at Yankees, 7 p.m. (MLB Network)
Basketball: Exhibition, United States vs. Argentina, 9 p.m. (NBA TV)
Soccer: Women’s exhibition, United States vs. Costa Rica, 9 p.m. (ESPN)
Cycling: Tour de France, 7 a.m. (NBCSN)
AROUND THE WEB:
— Hornets owner Michael Jordan and some of the league’s star players expressed disappointment but understanding after the NBA’s decision to move the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte due to the state’s HB2 law that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people.
The league made its announcement Thursday, stating: “While we recognize that the NBA cannot choose the law in every city, state, and country in which we do business, we do not believe we can successfully host our All-Star festivities in Charlotte in the climate created by HB2.”
Jordan said he’s hopeful the game will be returned to his state in three years, assuming there is progress on changing the law.
“We understand the NBA’s decision and the challenges around holding the NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte this season. There was an exhaustive effort from all parties to keep the event in Charlotte, and we are disappointed we were unable to do so,” Jordan said in a statement. “With that said, we are pleased that the NBA opened the door for Charlotte to host All-Star weekend again as soon as an opportunity was available in 2019.”
Warriors star Steph Curry, who grew up in Charlotte while his father, Dell, played for the Hornets, said the game would have meant a lot to the city.
“We support [the decision],” he told ESPN, “but at the end of the day, I love Charlotte. I love the city.”
Tweeted Kevin Durant: I recognize this was a tough decision for the NBA but I respect the choice. Discrimination of any kind cannot be allowed.
North Carolina’s Republican-led government passed the law in March. As part of it, workers are allowed to use state law to sue over employment discrimination on the basis of race, religion and other factors, but sexual orientation and gender identity were excluded. The law also overruled a Charlotte ordinance that would have allowed transgender people to use restrooms related to their gender identity.
Already, a number of entertainers have canceled events in North Carolina, and Albany had to cancel a basketball game scheduled next season at Duke as New York imposed a travel ban to the state.
North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory issued a statement reacting to the NBA’s decision and criticizing those who have taken a public stance against the law.
“The sports and entertainment elite, Attorney General Roy Cooper and the liberal media have for months misrepresented our laws and maligned the people of North Carolina simply because most people believe boys and girls should be able to use school bathrooms, locker rooms and showers without the opposite sex present,” he said in a statement.
Multiple lawsuits related to the law have been filed in federal court, and they’re expected to go to trial this fall.
— Greg Hardy, a free agent since playing last season for the Cowboys, had a workout with the Jaguars on Thursday. A team spokesman confirmed the workout but did not indicate if the team would pursue a contract with the defensive end.
According to Pro Football Talk, Jacksonville will not sign Hardy now but wanted to learn more about him in case a need arises later. The Jaguars have a young and unproven rotation at pass rusher.
Hardy was suspended for the first four games of last season due to his domestic violence case in North Carolina. He then had some issues controlling his temper, including a confrontation on the sideline with an assistant coach.
— Oklahoma State basketball player Tyrek Coger died Thursday after collapsing during a team workout at the school’s football stadium. A 21-year-old junior who played last season at Cape Fear Community College in his home state of North Carolina, Coger arrived at OSU earlier this month.
“Tyrek was excited to be at Oklahoma State and had such passion for the game and was looking forward to being an OSU Cowboy,” coach Brad Underwood said in a statement. “Losing a member of the team is like losing a member of the family. But we know our loss pales in comparison to the pain his family is going through.”
No details were released on what might have caused Coger’s death, although the call for emergency assistance indicated Coger had collapsed on the stadium stairs from heat exhaustion after working out in temperatures close to 100 degrees.
According to a recent feature in the Stillwater News Press, Coger had fluid removed from around his brain during his senior season of high school, but he was cleared to return to basketball a few months later.
ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On July 22, 2004, which minor league call-up became the only left-hander to start a game for the Red Sox all season?
QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Afterward, I was talking to Isaiah [Thomas], like maybe after you sit back, [we] shouldn’t have told him everything, but who the [expletive] thought he was going to Golden State, realistically? It was like a slap in the face for us, basically.” — Celtics forward Jae Crowder, on the C’s explaining their strategy for playing against the Warriors and Cavaliers during their recruitment pitch to Kevin Durant
Dale and Holley with Thornton (and special guest Steve Buckley) speak to Red Sox first baseman Hanley Ramirez after his epic night at Fenway.
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