Thursday morning Dennis & Callahan with Minihane (offering Kirk some love, third wheel to third wheel) played sound of Patriots-hating, goblin-turned-inarticulate CBS football analyst Bart Scott on Damon Amendolara’s nationally syndicated show.

You can click here for the audio, which includes Scott gleefully looking forward to the day Tom Brady retires because “it ain’t gonna be pretty,” and saying the Ravens contacted the Colts in order to set the Deflategate wheels in motion. Which, while true, means he admits both teams lied and that cover story about the Colts’ D’Qwell Jackson intercepting a Tom Brady pass and deciding it felt a little extra squeezy is a complete fabrication. He also trashed a caller from Boston for speaking bad English, adding  (with irony that was no doubt missed on Bart himself) “€œDo anybody speak ‘Boston’?”

But the money clip is here:

Scott: “There’€™s nothing tough about Tom Brady. The toughest thing about Tom Brady is his chin because it has the dimple in it, which is characteristic of most super heroes.’€

Amendolara: “€œSo, you thought that when Tom is doing the ‘pump it up’ on the sideline and smacking helmets with his teammates, that that was just for show?”

Scott: ‘€œListen, I respect Tom Brady, but when he does that he looks like a dork. How many times does he miss air high-fivers? He’€™s missed celebrations because he’€™s just awkward. He’€™s a corn ball. You’€™ve seen him dance, he’€™s a corn ball.”

To be clear, I don’t begrudge Bart Scott trolling Tom Brady, fake respecting him while really not respecting him, questioning his toughness, bringing his wife into the conversation and calling him a cornball dork. I really don’t. Scott is a moron who has to pull outrageous statements out of his ass in order to be relevant. It’s his nature and you can’t ask him to help it. Getting mad at him is like walking out in the middle of Hurricane Joaquin and getting mad that your hair got mussed up.

All I want to do is to point out that this is the kind of guy CBS gave a seat at their NFL coverage desk every Sunday. In a world filled with recognizable, insightful and opinionated former players, they hired Bart Scott, a buffoon who hates Bostonians, resents every aspect of Tom Brady’s existence and openly roots for the Patriots demise. And it’s not like he’s kept his contempt for the Pats a secret all these years:

So let this be a lesson to all you aspiring broadcasters out there. Hating New England is the path to success in today’s media world. Fortunately having guys like Scott around for extra motivation is also part of Patriots’ path to success.


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Jerry Thornton
Kirk and Craig disagree on the future of Ron Darling.

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Kirk says Ron may join NESN.
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MLB: Red Sox at Yankees, 7:05 p.m. (NESN, ESPN2; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Cubs at Reds, 12:30 p.m. (MLB Network)
NFL: Ravens at Steelers, 8:25 p.m. (CBS, NFL Network; WEEI-AM)
College football: Miami at Cincinnati, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)
College football: Alabama State at Texas Southern, 7:30 p.m. (ESPNU)
NHL preseason: Blackhawks at Blues, 8 p.m. (NNHL Network)
NHL preseason: Avalanche at Ducks, 10:30 p.m. (NHL Network)
Soccer: UEFA Europa, Tottenham at Monaco, 1 p.m. (FS1)
Soccer: UEFA Europa, Sion at Liverpool, 3 p.m. (FS1)
Soccer: NWSL champoonship: FC Kansas City vs. Seattle Reign, 9:30 p.m. (FS1)


— As if the season isn’t going bad enough for the 1-2 Colts, quarterback Andrew Luck sat out most of Wednesday’s practice for what the team said was a sore throwing shoulder.

Coach Chuck Pagano said the move was precautionary, and that Luck is expected to play Sunday against the Jaguars.

“I’m not a witch doctor, I don’t have a crystal ball. I just listen to the trainers and the doctors, but I wouldn’t bet against [No.] 12, ever,” Pagano said, adding: “Supreme confidence that he’ll play.”

Luck, who was injured during this past Sunday’s win over the Titans — although he would not revel precisely how or when the injury occurred — has not missed a game since being drafted No. 1 overall in 2012.

“There’s always bumps and bruises that show up in high school, college and the NFL. You deal with stuff, you manage it,” Luck said. “It’s nothing more than that in my mind.”

There has been speculation that Luck’s injury actually is to his ribs, especially after Luck winced Sunday when backup Matt Hasselbeck tapped him after a touchdown pass. The Colts added quarterback Alex Tanney to the practice squad Tuesday, and Hasselbeck handled most of the throwing Wednesday.

“It’s probably not the first time they’ve tried to [give Luck some rest],” Hasselbeck said. “It’s probably the first time he gave in.”

— Mets slugger Yoenis Cespedes has two bruised fingers but no broken bones after taking a pitch off his hand during Wednesday night’s loss to the Phillies.

Cespedes, who was traded from the A’s to the Red Sox to the Tigers to the Mets in the span of a year, left the game in the third inning when he started to swing at a sinker that broke inside and was unable to avoid taking the ball off the ring and middle fingers of his left hand.

“I felt pain when I first got hit,” Cespedes said through a translator. “I was relieved when X-rays came back negative.”

Said manager Terry Collins: “That’s always scary. Very relieved he’s OK.”

Cespedes has hit 17 home runs in 54 games with the playoff-bound Mets.

— Bulls star Derrick Rose had surgery Wednesday to repair a left orbital fracture and is expected to return to action in about two weeks, coach Fred Holberg announced.

Rose, who has seen limited action the last three seasons due to injuries to both knees, took an elbow to the face during Tuesday’s practice.

“It’s unfortunate that he won’t be able to be a part of most of training camp and preseason,” teammate Pau Gasol said. “It’s useful time for any team, to get teams on track, set the foundation for the new season — especially with a new philosophy, new coach.”

Rose should be back well before the season opens Oct. 27 against the defending Eastern Conference champion Cavaliers.

“This team’s in good spirits,” Joakim Noah said. “Things like that happen. It’s not the end of the world, and I know he’s going to come in and help lead this team.”

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Oct. 1, 1991, in an 8-5 loss to the Tigers at Fenway Park, which Red Sox outfielder tied a major league record by striking out five times in a nine-inning game?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Our emotions got the better of us. But I loved how we battled back when a team was clearly trying to embarrass us.” Rex Ryan, discussing the Bills’ Week 2 loss to the Patriots

STAT OF THE DAY: 65-3 — The Yankees‘ record this season when leading after six innings, after they squandered a one-run lead to the Red Sox in the seventh and dropped a 9-5 decision in 11 innings

‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): The Blue Jays celebrate their first AL East title since 1993.

Cubs second baseman dives to haul in a one-hopper headed up the middle and throws from his knees for the out against the Reds.

Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier gets turned around but recovers to make a leaping catch in front of the wall.

Pirates right fielder Gregory Polanco throws a bullet to home plate to get Cardinals baserunner Matt Holliday.

After a ground ball bounces off Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford, second baseman Kelby Tomlinson barehands the deflection and throws out the Dodgers runner at first base.

The Twins take issue with Indians batter Jose Ramirez’s bat flip in front of their dugout after a home run, and they let him know.

Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov shows off some basketball tricks that his players are unable to duplicate.

University of Texas 6-foot-3 freshman Kerwin Roach shows off his vertical by skying to the top of the backboard.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Phil Plantier

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Herb Fame of Peaches & Herb was born on this day in 1942.

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Jerry Spar
Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss the departure and destination of our friend Don Orsillo.
Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss the departure and destination of our friend Don Orsillo.
We check in for a final time this season with Red Sox interim manager Torey Luvollo as look ahead to 2016 with him.

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