Inspired by a weekend conversation by Mike Giardi and Rob Bradford, Glenn, Lou and Christian debate who is more clutch.
Stephen A Smith called out Curt Schilling and said he wants to debate him. Meanwhile, Schilling is all over Periscope, talking to his fans and telling his dog to shut up. The guys have some fun with the audio of Schilling's Periscope feed.


WCVBA cancer patient received the first penis transplant in the United States, a Boston hospital said.

Massachusetts General Hospital confirmed Monday that Thomas Manning of Halifax, Massachusetts, received the transplanted penis in a 15-hour procedure last week. The organ was transplanted from a deceased donor. …

Dr. Curtis Cetrulo, who helped lead the surgical team, tells the newspaper that normal urination should be possible for the 64-year-old Manning in a few weeks, with sexual function possible in weeks to months.

“We’re cautiously optimistic,” said Cetrulo, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon, adding that “it’s uncharted waters for us.”

The Times reports most of Manning’s penis was removed amid a battle with an aggressive and potentially fatal penile cancer.

As if you needed another reason to be proud of the greatest city in the world, here you are. Boston continues to dominate professional sports, movies, music, pop culture, reality TV and now, we are the only city in the world where penis implants happen.

Before I go any further, I want to offer my congratulations and wish godspeed to Thomas Manning for a full recovery. Cancer is bad enough, but “potentially fatal penile cancer” are four of the most horrifying words you could ever hear. So thoughts and prayers to him on his road back to health.

That said, I’m not about to fire off a bunch of lame jokes here. I’ll leave to some other, lesser minds to go right to the middle school, “The operation is called an addadictomy” humor. I’m hear instead to applaud a the pioneers in this brave new world of fully functioning surgically attached penises. This is the kind of thing that once seemed impossible, and they’ve made it a reality. The look in Thomas Manning’s eye that says “As soon as these stitches are removed, someone’s getting the best sex in the history of Halifax” says it all.

Now I just look dream of the day when the procedure is so common that they’ll do it as elective surgery. If I live to see it, I am all in.

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Jerry Thornton

NY Times “My career was never based on pretty,” one of the world’s most beautiful women was saying recently, straining a listener’s credulity. The woman was Gisele Bündchen. And if what should have seemed disingenuous or else a bad case of false modesty somehow rang true, that is because the listener had already heard the tale of the nose. …

“In the beginning, you know, everyone told me, ‘Your eyes are too small, the nose is too big, you can never be on a magazine cover,’” Ms. Bündchen said. “But, you know what? The big nose is coming with a big personality.” …

When industry insiders talk about Ms. Bündchen, the praise most commonly proffered has less to do with her beauty than with her indomitable good spirits, a canny though untutored intelligence and an almost animal energy. …

When the woman Gisele Bündchen speaks of the global brand Gisele Bündchen, she tends to attribute its success to a kind of Horatio Alger ethos, a drive that has been with her since she was young. “I’m a twin, I’m a Cancer, I’m always taking care of other people,” she said, offering to pour bottled water or make tea or fetch anything else a guest might desire. “I’ve always been the fixer in the family, the responsible one,” she said. “I’ve always been a hard worker, never late for a job in my life. Really, ask anyone.” 

There’s an old expression that says opposites attract, though I’ve never found that to be true. And here’s all the proof I need.

I never realized it before now, but the world’s most successful celebrity power couple are the same people. Gisele Bundchen is the Tom Brady of supermodels. Substitute “weak arm” for “big nose” and this whole article could be about what the scouts thought about Brady coming out of Michigan.

Really, it’s uncanny. Here’s poor Gisele, coming out of nowhere in Brazil. Without the natural beauty for anyone to think she could succeed in the dog-eat-dog world of modeling. Overlooked by all the talent evaluators. But she believed in herself, hit the weight room, studied up, fetched water for the veteran models, earned the parking space closest to the door of the photography studio for putting in the most hours, and never quit outworking the competition, even after turning herself into the G.O.A.T. I wouldn’t be surprised to learn she walked up to the publisher of the first magazine that published her photos and said, “Hiring me will be the best decision you ever made.”

Gisele is a rags-to-riches success story, just like her husband. And who overcame her lack of good looks with her indomitable good spirits, a canny though untutored intelligence and an almost animal energy. It almost makes you wonder how good she’d be if she was actually born with a pretty nose.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton
The guys discuss whether or not the Sox should trade anything they can for Trout.

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Gary talks about the Wailing Wall and his kids playing sports, dropping endless names along the way.

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Gary meets Lucy on the air and a KTLA weather girl has to put on a sweater on live TV.

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Kirk and Gary take Brady over Ortiz in the debate about the two Boston icons.

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MLB: Red Sox at Royals, 8:15 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
NBA: Draft lottery, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
NHL playoffs: Sharks at Blues, 8 p.m. (NBCSN)


— It’s not secret that the Rangers were not happy with Jose Bautista’s bat flip during the playoffs last season. On Sunday they got some revenge, courtesy of second baseman Rougned Odor’s right hand to Bautista’s jaw.

In the eighth inning of Texas’ 7-6 victory, Rangers pitcher Matt Bush — the 30-year-old rookie whose career was derailed by a 3 1/2-year stint in prison for a drunken driving accident — plunked Bautista.

On an ensuing grounder, Bautista slid through second base and forced a wild relay throw from Odor (but the runner was called out due to Bautista’s obstruction). As Bautista got up, Odor pushed him in the chest, and they both took a fighting stance. Odor then connected with a strong right that knocked off Bautista’s helmet and glasses and appeared to stun him.

“I was pretty surprised,” Bautista said. “I mean, obviously, that’s the only reason that he got me and he got me pretty good, so I have to give him that. It takes a little bit bigger man to knock me down.”

Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre grabbed Bautista and pulled him away as players from both teams rushed in.

Bautista and Odor were ejected along with another representative from each team.

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons, who had been ejected during a third inning argument with umpires, returned to the field during the fight and exchanged words with Rangers manager Jeff Banister.

“I didn’t want to sit here and drink too much wine,” Gibbons joked. “You’ve got to go out there. I’m sure the league will say something about that, but it’s kind of the manager’s responsibility.”

When the game resumed, Blue Jays reliever Jesse Chavez hit Prince Fielder with the next pitch and was ejected along with bench coach Demarlo Hale, who had replaced Gibbons.

Gibbons said he didn’t appreciate that the Rangers waited until Bautista’s last at-bat of the series to start something.

“It was ugly and unfortunate,” Gibbons said. “To me, it was gutless. The other 29 teams, they come at you right away, but to wait until the end, it just sort of tells you something. Everybody is going to say, ‘Oh, it was a one-run game. The ball got away.’ That ain’t going to fly.”

— The Mayor of Manchester, England, expressed his frustration with Sunday’s postponement of a Premier League soccer game due to a fake bomb left apparently behind after a training exercise.

After the Manchester United-Bournemouth match was called off and the stadium cleared of fans, the device — found in a toilet — was blown up in a controlled explosion. It was later determined to be a fake.

“We have since found out that the item was a training device which had accidentally been left by a private company following a training exercise involving explosive search dogs,” said John O’Hare, assistant chief constable from Greater Manchester Police.

That didn’t sit well with Tony Lloyd, Manchester’s mayor who also serves as the district’s police and crime commissioner.

“It is outrageous this situation arose and a full inquiry is required to urgently find out how this happened, why it happened and who will be held accountable,” he said.

The season-ending match was pushed back to Tuesday.

— Curt Schilling made it official, writing in a blog post that he is backing Donald Trump for president.

The former ESPN baseball analyst acknowledged in the Friday post that he doesn’t see eye-to-eye with Trump on a variety of topics but still far prefers him over what Schilling refers to as “the Soviet ticket.”

Wrote Schilling: I trust him. I don’t agree with him on many things, that’s cool. I also know that there is and never will be a candidate anywhere that I will agree with on everything.

Schilling also went on a rant about “you frauds in the liberal media,” complaining that they have been “lying your asses off to a group of people too lazy to do the work on their own, to listen and decide on their own.”

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On May 16, 1989, Mike Milbury was hired as Bruins coach, replacing which former teammate?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Those things happen when you’re playing good. Little things happen to go your way. We’ve got to keep taking advantage of that and keep adding wins every day.” — First baseman Hanley Ramirez, after the Red Sox took advantage of an Astros mistake during their game-winning rally in Sunday’s 10-9 victory

STAT OF THE DAY: 2 — Consecutive Game 7s won by the Raptors, including Sunday’s 116-89 victory over the Heat that propelled Toronto into the Eastern Conference finals for the first time in franchise history

‘NET RESULTS: Kendrys Morales gives the Royals a walk-off win over the Braves in the 13th inning with a two-run home run.

The Diamondbacks appear to score the tying run with two outs in the ninth inning, but after a video review the Giants are credited with a game-ending double play.

Ryan Zimmerman gets an inside-the-park home run for the Nationals when Marlins outfielders Giancarlo Stanton and Marcell Ozuna collide while chasing his fly ball to the warning track (both players remained in the game).

From Saturday night’s Boston Cannons lacrosse game, defender Brodie Merrill lets go an 80-yard full-field shot that somehow finds the net to tie the game just before time runs out in regulation.


SOOTHING SOUNDS: Janet Jackson was born on this day in 1966.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Spar