It's not often that hip-hop music legends like Darryl "DMC" McDaniels stop by your studio, so when they do you drop everything and talk them up a bit.

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We close out the show with the best in sound clips from today/

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Danny Picard takes a look at the Bruins roster and discusses if they have enough talent to make a run in the playoffs. LaVar Ball is a nut, and is Revis coming back to New England?

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It's not often that hip-hop music legends like Darryl "DMC" McDaniels stop by your studio, so when they do you drop everything and talk them up a bit.

[0:02:43] ... on album almost over now bonds Sammy Hagar. Home Mick moss from Motley Crue Travis barker Rome form sublime. Took the public enemy of wealth is on the market Obama on Jason Bonham who welcome the beyond. Yeah yeah I got it's it's not enough ...
[0:05:10] ... Have put nominal. Overall my favorite all time death. Book should the public enemy in Andre 3000. While nobody batted in in Allen missionaries and its program who's up who's overrated. Whose overall yeah. Mommy's arm I don't know I don't know why don't get me started to sort out there it's open on a what is it watch what's on every what would you say in public because. But that's about it like this yeah let's do a lot a little worried people. I'd go to speak at a lot of high schools and middle schools in a war in his. Cute and all the measles school he's corny. Mop up all of them autographs ...
[0:10:25] ... That at all happy to build it ought to be separate and public enemy get a game with anthrax and everything dealers sold with it's like it Dell itself went. That thing is that of the ...
[0:12:24] ... ally and patriots is. I'll look at my favorite teams are on Pittsburgh Steelers. On a home for editorials birds in the race like this is that the time don't. McDonald and Ortiz or to find ...






HOUR 4 - The guys get into more talk about the negative ramifications of LaVar Ball's antics, and whether NBA teams will be hesitant to draft Lonzo, LaMelo, and LiAngelo. Also, the argue whether or not trading Isaiah Thomas is an option.
The No Fun League will be posting a "Do's and Don'ts" video to help NFL players prevent themselves from getting flagged for excessive penalties. Another Cleveland journalists says the Browns will make a run at Jimmy G next week at the NFL owners meetings. LeBron James fires back at LaVar Ball.
HOUR 2 - The ESPN talking heads think that Colin Kaepernick is getting blackballed. The guys talk about the type of team that he COULD thrive on. Jason Whitlock compares Kaep to a former Patriot QB.
HOUR 1 - Christian got a pop quiz on New England sports stories. K&C took 2 hours to go after John Tomase. The Bruins have lost 3 in a row.

ESPNThe legend has been passed down by NBA generations, chronicled like a Homeric odyssey. The tale they tell is of Kevin Garnett and the 2007-08 Celtics, and the seminal moment of a revolution. Bryan Doo, Celtics strength and conditioning coach, recalls it as if it were yesterday, how before a game in December of that season, an unnamed Celtic — his identity lost to history, like the other horsemen on Paul Revere’s midnight ride — complained to Doo of incipient hunger pangs.

“Man, I could go for a PB&J,” the player said.

And then Garnett, in an act with historical reverberations, uttered the now-fabled words: “Yeah, let’s get on that.”

Garnett had not, to that point, made the PB&J a part of his pregame routine. But on that night in Boston, as Doo recalls, Garnett partook, then played … and played well. Afterward, from his perch as the Celtics’ fiery leader, Garnett issued the following commandment: “We’re going to need PB&J in here every game now.”

And so a sandwich revolution was born.

At the time, Doo notes, the Celtics not only didn’t provide lavish pregame spreads, they didn’t offer much food at all. But he soon found himself slapping together 20 PB&J’s about three hours before every tip-off, the finished products placed in bags and labeled with Sharpie in a secret code: “S” for strawberry, “G” for grape, “C” for crunchy. Of vital import: Garnett was an “S” man, and woe unto he who did not deliver him two S’s before every game. “If Kevin didn’t get his routine down, he’d be pissed,” Doo says. “Even if he didn’t eat them, he needed them to be there.”

From Doo’s perspective, PB&J’s were a far better option than players seeking out, say, greasy junk food from arena concessions. “It was a win-win for everybody,” he says. But as the Garnett-Paul Pierce-Ray Allen Celtics steamrolled to a 66-win season and an NBA title, the secret to their success, so cleverly disguised between two pieces of white bread, was eventually leaked. “Boston was doing it at a mass-produced level earlier on than I noticed other people doing it, for sure,” says Tim DiFrancesco, the Lakers’ strength and conditioning coach since 2011. “They were really on the forefront of this revolution.” In time, as visiting teams swung through Boston, opposing players caught wind that a new day had dawned. DiFrancesco recalls hearing from his troops during a visit: “Wait a minute, there’s PB&J’s in the Celtics’ locker room? Can we get some?” Doo’s colleagues around the league were less effusive. “B-Doo, I can’t believe you did this for the guys,” one told him. “Now you got me making them.”

There was no putting the jelly back in the jar. Over the course of the following seasons, as that Celtics championship run ran its course, the pieces of that team would be spread far and wide: Pierce and Garnett migrating the PB&J down I-95 to Brooklyn; Glen “Big Baby” Davis converting the Orlando Magic; Tony Allen spreading the bug to Memphis; coach Doc Rivers bringing the virus across the country to infect the Clippers.

And nothing would ever be the same.

We already kind of knew PB&J is popular in the NBA but this deeper dive into the trend paints the full picture of how much the sandwich means to the players. And I, for one, did not know it began in Boston with Garnett.

It all started as a simple strawberry jam and smooth peanut butter operation and expanded to the Bucks’ full production of buffets with different nut butters and Nutella and special breads and seven flavors of jam. A little much if you ask me, but whatever gets the job done.

The sandwich is so important to NBA players that Baxter Holmes conducted “dozens of interviews” with team members for this lengthy piece. Holmes even gets into the evolutionary reasons why the peanut butter and jelly combo is addicting. And also goes so far as to compare a peanut butter and jelly sandwich to sex and heroin and crack.

Special sandwiches were even made for Dwight Howard when he was in danger of developing pre-diabetes and had to cut back on sugar.

Baxter also gets into the Warriors’ ban of the sandwich during the 2015 season when the team hired Lachlan Penfold as the head of physical performance and sports medicine. The players got on the team plane at the beginning of the season and there were no sandwiches.

“Just the fact that it wasn’t there shook me a little bit,” Stephen Curry told ESPN at the time. Clearly, Penfold had made a mistake, yes? No. “Sorry, mate,” Penfold explained then. “We’re not doing sugar.” History records this sinister act as the first shot fired in the Great PB&J War of 2015.

This is best part of the whole article:

Today, Penfold is no longer employed by the Warriors. Last October it was reported that he’d joined the Melbourne Storm, an Australian rugby league team, as the new director of performance. No formal announcement ever appears to have been made explaining what led to his departure from the Warriors, after their 73-win season. One can assume it was not because of sandwiches.

It was absolutely about the sandwiches.

Blog Author: 
Lucy Burdge
The Celtics are 21-17 on the road this season. (Kelley L Cox/USA Today Sports)

The Celtics are 21-17 on the road this season. (Kelley L Cox/USA Today Sports)

NBA teams win on the road more often than they used to. The advent of Tinder and other messaging apps might be one of the reasons why.

In an ESPN the Magazine feature, Tom Haberstroh examines the success clubs have enjoyed away from home in recent years. In the 1987-88 season, for example, the home team won 67.9 percent of games. Ten years later, that number dropped to 57.5 percent, before rising up around the 60 percent threshold for the bulk of the 2000’s.

So far this season, home teams have been victorious 57.4 percent of the time, which is an all-time low. According to one former All-Star, players are now more rested when they’re traveling, because they can line up their road beef from the comfort of their hotel room. There’s no longer a need to troll the clubs until the wee hours of the morning.

“It’s absolutely true that you get at least two hours more sleep getting laid on the road today versus 15 years ago,” the player said. “No schmoozing. No going out to the club. No having to get something to eat after the club but before the hotel.”

There are other possible explanations for this phenomenon, of course. Teams now fly charter instead of commercial, meaning players always travel in luxury. There also isn’t a lot of boozing on flights anymore. Players take much better care of their bodies.

The road lifestyle is far less taxing than it used to be. Even the act of lining up a hot date doesn’t take any more effort than just typing a couple of messages with your thumb.

Blog Author: 
Alex Reimer