Jackie Mac of ESPN, joins the show to talk about Rob Gronkowski clearing all the hurdles he's faced regarding injuries, Terrance Knighton's comments about winning the AFC Championship in New England, and the fallout from Jon Lester signing in Chicago.

[0:02:01] ... I wouldn't have said that three weeks ago and even on happening Green Day. You know a little disconcerting because they scored on I think the first four protections for sport and. But they were field ...
[0:03:24] ... Jack Celtic we spoke with the until her since the fallout from Jon Lester signing in Chicago what are your takeaways from the final decision Lester made to go be with cubs. Well practically had it ...
[0:04:11] ... wanted to gamble on somebody over thirty a multi year I think Jon Lester was. You know Jackie it it's it it's funny because they're kind of in a probably getting pushed sell I guess the way you look at right for Jon Lester. But you know what I was here in Boston that the request to play baseball was Boston bigotry at San Diego and realize that it can do it on your tail. You know lucky goal here make my money slow the less stressful on the but obviously John talked about that how the trade to Oakland playing the last couple of months got rid of that unknown you know and and we're talking earlier that tough question is it. If Lester wasn't traded if he did in the year here. Yes I unknown was still there for Jon Lester. Could possibly still be here. Like I supposed to spoke with the Red Sox eat up the way it did I think ...
[0:05:42] ... get the Celtics and what do you think about the way especially Rajon Rondo has played in the past say for five games for them. It's hot it's hard to tell him I'm sure it up ...






Denver Broncos v New England Patriots

Tom Brady‘s potty mouth has created a crisis across America. (Jim Rogash/ Getty Images)

The Smoking GunA recent televised cursing spree by Tom Brady prompted several viewers to write the Federal Communications Commission and lodge complaints that their lip-reading kids were exposed to the NFL star’€™s blue language.

During the broadcast of the November 30 game pitting Brady’€™s New England Patriots against the Green Bay Packers, CBS cameras focused more than once on the frustrated quarterback as he let loose with a string of ‘€œf***s.’€

Though the network did not air audio of the 37-year-old Brady’€™s exhortations, his curse of choice was obvious.

The FCC received three indecency complaints about Brady.

In one complaint, an Indianapolis parent wrote that their ‘€œ6 year old children know how to read lips even if there is no sound.’€ The viewer wondered why CBS twice went out of its way to ‘€œshow Tom Brady screaming the F word on national TV.’€

A Pennsylvania grandparent reported that, ‘€œMy 8 year old grandson was watching the game with me and even commented that he should not have said that.’€  …

An Iowa resident … noted, ‘€œThey clearly knew he was saying it and so did my 10 year old son.’

Brady, who has not won a Super Bowl in almost a decade, is the father of three young children.

Oh, the humanity! Oh, the horror! When will this national nightmare be over? When will somebody finally put an end to this scourge that’s poisoning the minds of America’s lip reading youth and tearing at the very fabric of our society?

Sure you could argue that if a six year old can read the words off a quarterback’s lips that he probably is already familiar with the word. And maybe make the point that in a world where every 10-year-old in Iowa is walking around with 24 hour internet access on a device in his pocket that he’s probably experienced a lot worse than a superstar athlete inaudibly venting his frustration with a little sailor talk in the heat of battle — but let’s not use that as an excuse.

No, the government has got to step in and do something to put an end to this crisis. Not tomorrow, not after breakfast. Now. Stop worrying about terror attacks and live streamed beheadings and rampant child porn, and make this horrible pandemic caused by Tom Brady‘s salty language priority one. That’s the real threat to our youth.

So thanks good people of Indianapolis, Pennsylvania and Iowa. As you sit there on your couch completely incapable of raising your own children and ask Tom Brady, CBS and the FCC to do it for you, we stand with you. And we are as disappointed in Tom as you are. Poop. Poop mouth…

If he was to give you money out of his wallet, would that ease your pain?

P.S. Don’t think I didn’t notice that dig about the Super Bowl‘s you threw in at the end there, Smoking Gun. At least Brady raises his own kids.

@JerryThornton1

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton
MIke Florio, of ProFootballTalk.com, joins the show to talk about some of the "roughing the passer" and "defenseless receiver" penalties that caused a lot of conversation in NFL circles. While many are calling for those penalties to be review able, Florio notes that the calls likely would NOT have been overturned due to the ways the rules are written.

[0:00:00] ... It's NFC. Christian Fauria out today Steve DeOssie kind up to join us Sox and patriots football for a few hours here in the middle of the afternoon live Maloney events here as well. At this time. Forced oftentimes Rodney Harrison joins us courtesy of dropped cam and doctor Robert Leonard but. Mike Florio from pro football talk joining us this week pro ...
[0:01:43] ... linebacker on Seahawks court are Russell Wilson you can see why am hockey league through the flight because there is some forehead of the helmet going into Wilson's chest. Maybe they need to get forehead hairline ...
[0:08:57] ... signature win. For that team at home against the Packers they made Aaron Rodgers looked worse than ordinary which very few teams can do that to be to kick in the pants they need. To try ...





To put it mildly, I went into this video a little skeptical. To do the comedy math here: YouTube + Song + Parody + Ukelele = disaster in 99.9 percent of cases. But once in a great while the formula fails and this is one of those times.

As a matter of fact, this girl makes more sense of the NHL measles outbreak than anyone else has. As far as I know, measles hasn’t been a thing since back when George Bailey was running around Bedford Falls delivering pills from old Mr. Gower. Now it’s all over the NHL, and they don’t know how it’s spreading? They say it could be from the locker room in Anaheim, or laundry, or players using the same water bottles. In a league where players have been spitting, sweating, snotting and bleeding on each other for a hundred years, suddenly in a world full of hand sanitizer, everybody’s giving each other the cooties. And the worst might be still to come.

Sometimes faced with an inexplicable medical disaster, the only logical reaction of a rational mind is to do a Taylor Swift song parody of it, and anyone who has as little sympathy for Sidney Crosby as I do is OK in my book. Well played, young lady. Well played indeed.

@JerryThornton1

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton
The defense of Aaron Hernandez has been winning battles in court, and we get a call from Rabbit in Jail, who thinks Hernandez might walk on all charges.

[0:00:13] ... Christians out so you'll pinch hit opportunity for Steve FiOS that's befallen Mike Florio. At 1130 and assume Mike thinks about my column and it posted at WB I dot com. Just went up there before ...
[0:01:41] ... before that decide it's not give up that fight we'll talk to Mike Florio about that. He's got some news actually on that topic at 1130 which we will discuss. On we wanna give back to ...
[0:02:20] ... people work predispose to know about the nature of the trial being patriots fans and I kind of think that the prosecution. Wouldn't want any patriots fans on the jury if there. Star scorers and so inclined to be wowed by that name recognition of the defendant when you. ...
[0:05:16] ... court everybody in its export with snow theory teen years old senior college. Graduate early so arrest when he won the optimistic about chuck that is based on the idea is poking you outages fine. Lot of people cares connectors Dozier and those guys as a prodigy male what teacher. Private schools that Connecticut in an almost gets a rabbit who's going to jail tonight this is a good this is good. I mean ...






The show starts today talking about the fact that some oddsmakers in Las Vegas have listed the Red Sox as the favorite to win the American League. Also, the Cubs introduced Jon Lester and he spoke about wanting to break the Cubs championship drought. He also mentioned that last years trade to Oakland made it a little easier for him to walk away.

[0:01:55] ... in the ain't so like I get the cubs strike Aziz signed Jon Lester. And he made that move you know you beat that Montero catchers so it's thick cream you won the first big guy out there like it's he'd catch up at the Red Sox lost that big guy. Mean did that the White Sox may quite a splash to solicit a twenty to one. It on open and he believes in them or not but you you picked up Robertson some larger Melky Cabrera made some moves there. I just I I don't look at nine who wanted to could say OK yeah maybe a lot ...
[0:02:53] ... going to believe what the Red Sox are selling about Al losing Jon Lester in bolting up the middle of the rotation. Is a good thing combined with the addition to the bats they may. Now I'm not a subscriber to that. But the vibe I've gotten particularly in the days since Jon Lester made his decision official and left for Chicago. Is that a lot of Red Sox fans are willing to buy this and ...
[0:03:58] ... right move the Red Sox did the right thing by not given Jon Lester all that money believe they still need another pitcher. So it even if you're even on board saying you don't want Jon Lester here rate move is not going to be worth the money here that group. You still believe they need another pitcher. I ...
[0:07:21] ... I'm wrong 6177797. 937. On the topic of not having an ace Jon Lester introduced yesterday. As the new ace pitcher for the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field held a press conference. And one of the ...






Players

Jets cornerback Josh Thomas’ playbook was stolen. Let the accusations begin. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

NY PostIt would not be Patriots week if there was not some espionage. Backup Jets cornerback Josh Thomas tweeted Monday his playbook was stolen along with his passport. He asked for the items to be returned.The playbook was on a team-issued tablet. The Jets confirmed the playbook was missing, but they deleted everything from the tablet on Sunday night when Thomas notified them of the theft.

And so it begins.

Kickoff for the the final Patriots-Jets game of the Rex Ryan era (error) is still five days away, and already the “Patriots are the cheating-est cheaters that ever cheated” innuendos are flying. Usually the New York media waits until the Jets actually lose before starting this stuff, but I guess this time around they want to get started early to avoid the holiday rush.

This sounds vaguely familiar to me somehow. Let’s see — stolen playbook … stolen playbook … where have we heard this before? Oh, right. Last June in Monday Morning Quarterback. Former Jets defensive coordinator (now head coach in Cleveland) Mike Pettine said the Patriots were always up to these sorts of monkeyshines. “€œWe know in places like New England, it’€™s only a matter of time that they somehow mysteriously end up with our playbook,” were his exact words.

He then went onto say that Rex was always handing copies of them out — like he was a crazy street person at Downtown Crossing handing out religious pamphlets. “He gave one out to [Alabama coach Nick] Saban and I was like, ‘€˜Don’€™t you know Saban and Bill [Belichick] are pretty good friends? I have a feeling it’€™s going to end up in New England,’€™’€ Pettine said in the MMQB story.

Well I’m convinced. Sure am. There’s no other way the Pats could beat the Jets without there being shenanigans involved. Eric Mangini made it so Belichick can’t point a camera at the sidelines except from the NFL approved designated camera-pointing area, sowhat recourse do they have but to get their hands on Josh Thomas’ playbook? How else can they possible derail that Jets freight train but to steal the plans to their 3-11 juggernaut?

Look, I get that the Jets aren’t accusing anyone. And the NY Post is just being snarky here. But honestly, I wish the Pats did get their hands on the Jets’ playbook. I think they’d get more laughs out of it than pictures of Gronk with kittens. At the very least, they could pass around the plays that have produced the 30th ranked offense and the 24th ranked defense and use it as a teaching tool of what not to do.

@JerryThornton1

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Jerry Thornton
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.

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[0:13:48] ... leagues this setup it's getting crazy like. I'm like. One of the Jonas Brothers and if you look at the young irons dialed at bats gets really hot got a guy in 2000 level Steve Jobs ...





The guys opened the show by discussing the boring Jon Lester press conference in Chicago.

[0:00:11] ... Lester purses are made to be broken. Espn.com. Jesse Rogers four cubs Jon Lester it was all about leave. Yet PM Boston. Saw I have shame on my favorite. Trade to the day he's made it easier for Jon Lester to choose cubs of the Red Sox in free agency Rick tell under cubs formally commit to winning. With Jon Lester introduction. Boston Globe nick Fargo on baseball Lester made a difficult call. Rent well. Superior to indeed he dot com jet duct ...
[0:02:20] ... I guess yesterday now today. Officially signaled the end of having discussed Jon Lester to release second doing it can win I'm really second to come we. I'm gonna go out after the show them crank the flag back up. Full mask and I don't like where their goals we're not now a couple days to assume that I've to zoom in and black arm band on him. This is so he is so tiresome I'm I'm sick of this I. Jon Lester. Got paid Jon Lester is like most free agents he went for the money. I mean I know everyone likes him and or born this as a jury to simple. It's like button narrative did did we. Fly the flag at half staff have apps that when that it Jacoby Ellsbury left idol did we do want to him Jonathan Papelbon you know you want those guys in the state is and one hell yeah well. God I feel like I'm in quote ...
[0:03:47] ... and Billy goat curse is lifted we turn into such rooms and Jon Lester took the Frick and money. Why can't we just accept that and move all times have lived John go back and forth I want exit seventy. I want to get to that since this is nick a forum on the baseball's lead in the Boston Globe today who's done who'll wrong. What mistakes were made on either side of the Jon Lester Red Sox negotiations. Lester finally put it the only way he could Monday after all the talking. The private visits and the offers Chicago Cubs for the team that he and his wife shows who'd done whom wrong. I I know who didn't do him wrong and that would be the Chicago Cubs they paid him in seen money as we said for the past two years. When Lester gets to freeze to someone will be something stupid. And that would be the US what better man for the job at a healthy though via jump into the they're paid. 125 point eight million dollars per year for Jon Lester. And crazy money insane money it will blow open space within three years we all agree that. Theo Epstein saying the Red ...
[0:05:26] ... negotiated during the future you're just not listening you're just not I'm Jon Lester told you this has very little to do if anything to do with all of the money list about his legacy and ...






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