The Boston GlobeJust how exclusive is The Country Club in Brookline? We’€™re about to find out.

Word around the club’€™s meticulously manicured grounds is that Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and his supermodel spouse, Gisele Bundchen, whose mansion is just an errant tee shot away, would like to join. But it’€™s not clear if the club famous for understatement and insularity will accept the glamorous power couple as members.

Why? Because the 133-year-old institution prizes privacy and discretion above all else. And Brady and Bundchen, trailed as they often are by paparazzi, and occasionally controversy, attract the sort of attention abhorred by the multimillionaires who belong to the primrose playground on Clyde Street in Chestnut Hill. …

The club has a well-deserved reputation for being exclusive –€” some would say exclusionary –€” when it comes to its members. Consider this: No Jews were admitted until the 1970s, no women (as full members) until 1989, and no blacks until 1994. In his memoir, ‘€œA Reason To Believe,’ former governor Deval Patrick revealed that he and his wife, Diane, were rejected “€œblackballed,’€™’€™ he wrote — by The Country Club.

Those snot-nosed, over-privileged, trustafarian blue blood Brahmins at The Country Club can talk all they want about understatement and insularity but the rest of us know better. We know pure, unfiltered, institutional bigotry when we see it.

This is “No Irish Need Apply” of the 21st century. These pretentious, idle rich twits and their bony, dowager wives could never accept a working class kid who pulled himself up from nothing through hard work and dedication to achieve greatness. Because having a self-made man like Tom Brady around would just remind these plutocrat lucky spermers that their only accomplishment in life was to be born in a family that came over on the Mayflower and claimed some prime real estate the way you lay your blanket and chairs down at the beach.

I mean, what are they going to say to Tom or Gisele at the first club dinner dance? “Oh, you won your fourth Super Bowl and you retired from your billion dollar career as the last of the supermodels? Do tell. How absorbing for you. Not to brag, but Mimsy and I here won the club Bridge tournament and she’s on her fifth round of Botox. So we had quite a year too…”

Let’s face it, the last time any of these swells met a hard-working Irishman and a successful Brazilian business person they were landscaping their yard and cleaning their pool. And if they don’t want to be associated with the World’s Most Glamorous Couple, they are not worth associating with. Besides, I guarantee you every conversation in the locker room sounds like this:


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Curt Schilling joined us to discuss the state of the Red Sox.

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Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss the new contract signed by Dougie Hamilton with the Calgary Flames, and why there's a pattern of guys in their prime wanting out (or being forced out) of the Bruins organization.

[0:01:59] ... in his prime. Defensemen in this league you're really good look at Zdeno Chara noises freak. In some ways but it's not unusual to talk about it defenseman who's played. I'm into his late thirties and ...
[0:12:01] ... I'm alone brought up on the Roland I'll find out why right. Aaron Ward thank you actors. Actors don't am marks. Every year how you got everybody out there who really knows that the deal your ...
[0:14:10] ... common denominator. If you think about it. Bruins fans have said cornerback Aaron Ward's thing you know but which is the rinks were circular three inept to in the quarters Bruins fans have said. Team we ...
[0:23:40] ... core of our team together he's talking about Tuukka Rask Patrice Bergeron Zdeno Chara David great she. He says obviously we've moved on from some other guys but they didn't hear this team apart. Trading season ...






Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss the new contract signed by Dougie Hamilton with the Calgary Flames, and why there's a pattern of guys in their prime wanting out (or being forced out) of the Bruins organization.

[0:01:59] ... in his prime. Defensemen in this league you're really good look at Zdeno Chara noises freak. In some ways but it's not unusual to talk about it defenseman who's played. I'm into his late thirties and ...
[0:12:01] ... I'm alone brought up on the Roland I'll find out why right. Aaron Ward thank you actors. Actors don't am marks. Every year how you got everybody out there who really knows that the deal your ...
[0:14:10] ... common denominator. If you think about it. Bruins fans have said cornerback Aaron Ward's thing you know but which is the rinks were circular three inept to in the quarters Bruins fans have said. Team we ...
[0:23:40] ... core of our team together he's talking about Tuukka Rask Patrice Bergeron Zdeno Chara David great she. He says obviously we've moved on from some other guys but they didn't hear this team apart. Trading season ...






We wrap up the day with some of the best in sound that you may have missed.
We wrap up the day with some of the best in sound that you may have missed.

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[0:01:55] ... in any. Well put it any wider they all have this thing. Chris Berman cliches and Chris Berman can't go half an hour boat quote take it easy they want to don't want. They weren't Chris Berman Wednesdays. Before ESPN started they were perfectly fine guy classic rock stars. Any word that well so much that that came creatures. We told you yesterday that Bob Costas was forced to apologize for his harsh comments on MLB network after kind of a rough outing by cubs pitcher Pedro stroke. ...
[0:03:42] ... Bob losses became the cranky old Sasha and I paid fairness to Bob Costas. No baseball player ever took three from the public. Before the Internet I mean it was smooth sail with the Jackie Robinson is sold career at Williams's late with cream cheese nobody ever had a negative words deceive either one of them and you gotta love 76 or Steve Summers or else you'll cook should yeah. Or. John Lynch has been second only to Rob Gronkowski. Public appearances since the NFL season and it. Last night he made a return appearance ...





They're not dead yet! Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss the recent turnaround by the BoSox.
They're not dead yet! Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss the recent turnaround by the BoSox.

[0:00:21] ... now. Although the Red Sox were trying to avoid HDL stint for Hanley Ramirez it may be that. At hand has not healed up to the degree they were hoping and yesterday. I'd John Farrell said he was hopeful that Ramirez could be back in the lineup as early as Thursday. The fact that cast steel was ...
[0:06:52] ... And you know it's funny because we also bemoaned the loss of Jon Lester it's at if they'd only kept Jon Lester. All the problems of be solved while a lot of us trust but COLT. I suggest you look at their numbers side ...
[0:07:28] ... two. Buckles is a better pitcher right now as we speak that Jon Lester and it's night even close. And he's got up up a team friendly deal and if if they don't get rid of ...
[0:24:16] ... electricity you know what I mean it's been a long time since Shane Victorino debut when he thing. Yup indeed been. You sit on the shelf for quite awhile. And that I don't know I imagine he would continue to light. I have I hold of zero hope that you'll ever again at another productive bat bat out of Shane Victorino and I hope I'm wrong but I think which recent. We you know we chasing ghosts if we think that we're gonna ...