We close out the program with today's best soundbites.
Lou didn't want to talk about it on the air, but Mut pried it out of him: Lou is pissed at Trenni for the way she handled the much-anticipated John Farrell interview.

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[0:00:49] ... voice your Sports Radio WEEI forays studio Lou on vacation and you Fort Myers. Working. That interview aired tonight you sat down with John Ferrell and trying to snare for Comcast like get that tonight on ...




Lou left the show for a spell to record an interview with John Farrell. When he returned, he let Mut, Christian and the listeners know that it was not a loving affair.

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[0:04:47] ... everything accomplished here you know the roster looks like. He'll Rutledge hole. Chris young and Vasquez probably starts and badge and eventually you'll see it that jump over knocked the ball it is what it is. ...
[0:06:22] ... about situationally hitting it isn't squat position you can look back at World Series to a jetliner state but Atlanta does scare me especially in April. But you religious grind out at bats the hit when ...





Celtics fans have been waiting for fireworks from Danny Ainge since his comments in April of 2014. As the trade deadline nears, Mut and Christian wonder how pissed off Celtics fans will be if nothing happens on Causeway.

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[0:15:57] ... com's Mike Fisher says the Celtics and mavericks had discussed the potential Andrew Bogut trade depending on what other was to sell this can make. Honesty bull pat reporting even earlier this week itself with a ...
[0:16:31] ... Got to at least getting injured vote. Or Holley talked about yesterday Tyson Chandler just a rebounder defender he also gets 1213 million dollars a year it's just not as easy. That's the type of player ...
[0:17:28] ... like he had the right mentality. He wasn't afraid to take on LeBron James who wasn't afraid he got a bigger player he was going to be physical is gonna get your face was really to ...






Frank Isola of the New York Daily News wrote a piece about Brad Stevens gaining the respect of many NBA All-Stars from his interactions over the weekend.

[0:02:48] ... stars as younger players up until present day. For example puts a Carmelo Anthony including one a mellow and braids. LeBron James who have been at twelve previous All Star Games was said to be impressed with the thought. And time Stevens and the Celtics coaching staff. Put into the video. It doesn't mean freedoms are gonna run intro B have to wonder what impression Stevens made on the three players Jimmy Butler for George Carmelo Anthony. Who all believed in various deals in advance of Thursday's. NBA trade deadline. Two executive said that. Ainge would give up the ...
[0:05:21] ... make make him feel comfortable. Let's and I know you don't like Carmelo Anthony personally but listen just do for me. There's really LeBron James hanging out and socket mean anything and out without Westbrook any of those players on last east doesn't matter. But it does give you a little at least at least a little idea. Or is it you could work with them like communicate with the Mets and outs and work with them you don't you'll have a choice communicate with them. Yes Carmelo Anthony was impressed by Stephens pregame talk in his video presentation. I soul and with Stevens may have been a losing coach in ...
[0:08:23] ... think they're building what else they're building this whole. This whole legend Brett Stevens like he's done something he hasn't done anything yet. He gets screwed it up out given that much yet it's completely screwed ...
[0:09:19] ... have essentially another asset to make a couple of moves on primarily Carmelo Anthony being one of them. I'm in a Jimmy Butler. As well. Until July to all those guys. Fight will be YouTube without at least schooler in another make great scorer on Carmelo Anthony and rebound. Yeah they both play small four don't think you need Jimmy Butler and Carmelo right now. Right or polyps George. The poignant they have access to make sure couple moves. There's a considerable got to eat in injury risk. PJ Tucker he's not gonna help. The team other than locker room of the a pension plan that would Huard threw when potentiometer with PJ Tucker that would follow the Big Ten rebounding problem yet. And you could get him for extra nothing. So apologized to when he ...






We're about 48 hours away from the NBA trade deadline, and there haven't been any significant rumors regarding the Celtics moving their Brooklyn picks. Is Danny holding out to the last possible second in hopes of fleecing a hapless GM?

[0:02:24] ... Reacting strongly to a Celtics player publicity emote GI's. On social media Isiah Thomas took to Twitter. He posted the remote GI's I mean we bought aggressions adopt trades gonna happen something is looming. This guy ...
[0:03:50] ... guys you know okayed to Chicago Bulls would have to give up. Amir Johnson. Avery Bradley. Jalen brown and that Terry rose year OK so about traffic. C. For the draft but not between Sydney and ...
[0:05:14] ... all the same emote GI's this morning. On Twitter then went to Isiah Thomas this week from last night. Bull like that on Twitter. So not to the read into that like okay. Maybe Andre drama ...
[0:06:24] ... I fleeced this team they deal for Kevin Garnett. It sent around Al Jefferson right at the time yet all right here's at all can't give up Al Jefferson turns out that was a great trade. It was a bunch it was ma a bright gold smother also as we have ...






Sound of Alex Trebek rapping lyrics to songs by Kanye West and Lil Wayne promp Mut and Christian to talk about their own rap skills.

[0:00:00] ... Christian rants about the bat Sox season sees courtesy of Twitter hack Christian Fauria. Right now we return to more of or way Maloney and Fauria fox Sports Radio WEEI. Started from the bottom now we're ...
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John Farrell implied that he knows who the Opening Day starter would be, but is choosing not to reveal that bit of information just yet.
Lou, Christian and Mut open the show responding to some of the Q and A's when John Farrell was interviewed by Kirk and Callahan.

All it took was one emoji to expose the soul-sucking nature of covering sports today, where grown men and women with college degrees are forced to chase after inanity.

In a cryptic tweet Monday, Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas shared an eyeball emoji. Chaos ensued, with assistant general manager Mike Zarren saying roughly 20 reporters contacted him to ask whether the team was acquiring a new player. The NBA trade deadline is Thursday.

The journalists who reached out to Zarren were doing their due diligence. In 2017, a player’s social media activity can serve as a harbinger of major trades or free agent signings. Last summer, Thomas tweeted out the same two-eye emoji before the Celtics inked Al Horford to a five-year contract.

Though it’s possible Thomas was sending out a covert signal –– the Celtics also followed Carmelo Anthony on Instagram Monday night, along with Taylor Swift and Nike –– he may have been trolling the media. That appears to be what Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving was doing last week when he told reporters he thinks the earth is flat. In today’s hyperactive news cycle, seemingly anything a famous person says is considered news, regardless of how absurd it is. Even though the science definitively says the earth is round, Irving’s comment was perhaps the biggest story during NBA All-Star Weekend.

“I think that there’s just so much, I guess — I don’t know if you can even call it news — there are so many real things going on, actual, like, things that are going on that’s changing the shape, the way of our lives,” Irving said Saturday, via ESPN. “And I think it sometimes gets skewed because of who we are in the basketball world, and, ‘Oh man, what does he actually think? Oh, no, I don’t like hearing … the world is flat, or he thinks the world can’t be round.’

“You know, I know the science, I know everything possible — not everything possible — but the fact that that actually could be real news, that people are actually asking me that — ‘It’s a social phenomenon. What do you think about it? Are you going to try to protect your image?’ I mean, it really doesn’t matter. It really doesn’t matter. The fact that it’s a conversation? I’m glad that it got people talking like this: ‘Kyrie actually thinks the world is flat.'”

Sure enough, Thomas’ possibly innocuous tweet sparked headlines on countless sports blogs. We content curators are parasites, prepared to cultivate page views from meaningless drivel. It’s part of the feeding frenzy.

This phenomenon is nothing new. People have long been interested in what celebrities say and do. In today’s world, stars are more accessible than ever before. It makes sense for websites to report on nearly every detail of their social media activity. Thomas’ emoji may have meant absolutely nothing, but now, it’s a part of the Celtics trade deadline narrative. It doesn’t matter whether it actually is indicative of a forthcoming trade. He typed it with his thumbs, and that’s good enough.

Next thing you know, we’ll have a president who’s capable of controlling entire news cycles by firing off insane and erratic tweets. Oh, wait…

Blog Author: 
Alex Reimer