We discuss Sidney Rice's retirement from the NFL, and the greater issue, which is concussions and head injuries in the NFL.

[0:00:33] ... injuries that included two concussions. You remember that Haiti tucked in the Super Bowl. Where he just got. Whopper. And he has decided primarily because the concussions. He said himself that. It's just not worth it ...
[0:01:07] ... anymore now we as football fans we applaud and appreciate tough players. Wes Welker ominous -- -- He'd get over the middle get his head taken off get back up and get back in the huddle. ...
[0:02:57] ... he wanted to look at this. Where they they've looked at videotape. Wes Welker talking in 2007. And compared it to how Wes Welker sounds talking now. And sounds different. And you know there is a cumulative hold these things take after awhile. And to Sydney ...
[0:04:21] ... think 09 might have been when I started to feel it. That Wes Welker would see -- just trying to. Shake his head in and they're not all concussions but now the research says it's not ...






We tackle four topics all revolving around predictions and concerns for the Patriots entering the 2014 season.
We tackle four topics all revolving around predictions and concerns for the Patriots entering the 2014 season.

[0:07:56] ... You get back to normal production from guys like Vince Wilfork and Tommy Kelly and Jerod Mayo injured guys. Really decimated the Patriots defense last year then I think. You're looking at a top five defense ...
[0:09:16] ... love some of these guys Mike Vrabel. Tedy Bruschi. Rodney Harrison. Even Ty Law. I don't think we've seen an all time great Richard Seymour and we've seen an all time great on defense in his ...
[0:14:36] ... offensive line currently here I was but -- part of that was Logan Mankins to. Remember. -- beat him in media in Denver right he'd like now pot is sold. He's not getting replaced. So that's ...
[0:16:46] ... he's been -- Right guard -- in the cross hairs right guard Dan Connolly Connolly -- 32 in September started 58 games over the past four seasons has several factors working against them. He was so ...






We talk about what the New England Patriots and the rest of the NFL might look like in 2014.
We talk about what the New England Patriots and the rest of the NFL might look like in 2014.

In Wednesday’s edition of Three For All on Middays with MFB, Lou Merloni, Christian Fauria and Tim Benz discussed unusual drink concoctions, the newest landscaping craze to hit Massachusetts and the dumbest thing they ever did after an argument with a girlfriend. To listen to the segment, go to the MFB audio on demand page.

Florida State football coach Jimbo Fisher revealed at ACC media day Monday that he usually puts peanuts into his Coca-Cola, a drink that is apparently very popular in the South.

“There’s an absolute dividing line. Anything from Virginia and below, this is a thing, peanuts in Coca-Cola. Anything above: no way. No one has done it before,” Benz said, adding: “It’s supposed to be sweet and salty, which I also don’t like. I hate chocolate-covered pretzels.”

“See, I love chocolate-covered pretzels,” Fauria responded.

– Goats may be coming to the Merloni household in the coming days.

“My reaction is, you’re living my life. Do you know how badly my wife wants a goat?” Benz asked.

Merloni said that his family may use The Goatscaping Company out of Plymouth in order to help with some yard work over a week-long stretch.

“A lot of people have so much brush, whether you’ve got poison ivy, sumac, weeds, pricker bushes, you name it. They bring goats to your house, you rent goats per day. They keep them there for about a week. … They enclose the area that you want cleaned out. … You put them in there for like a week and they take it all down, I mean, they just clear it right to the ground,” Merloni said.

“My wife is going to be all over this now,” Benz said.

– LSU defensive end Trey Lealaimatafao might miss the entire 2014 season after punching a glass window in the LSU weight room after getting into a fight with his girlfriend. The players suffered a severe arm injury.

Fauria used the news as an opportunity to dish on what was the dumbest thing that the MFB hosts did after an argument with their girlfriends.

“I got into an argument with this girl back in high school, a girl I was dating,” Fauria said. “I got into a fight with her, thought that we had kind of made up, had a basketball game the next day, put her name on my shoes and was like all happy, giddy, bouncing around thinking I was going to have a good game. … She rolls in with another dude. Here I am with her name on my shoe and obviously there’s no Sharpie, there’s no nothing, and so the whole game, I’m sitting there going, ‘I guess I just didn’t pick up on the signals that we were broken up.’ “

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Conor Ryan
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