We talk about what the New England Patriots and the rest of the NFL might look like in 2014.

In Wednesday’s edition of Three For All on Middays with MFB, Lou Merloni, Christian Fauria and Tim Benz discussed unusual drink concoctions, the newest landscaping craze to hit Massachusetts and the dumbest thing they ever did after an argument with a girlfriend. To listen to the segment, go to the MFB audio on demand page.

Florida State football coach Jimbo Fisher revealed at ACC media day Monday that he usually puts peanuts into his Coca-Cola, a drink that is apparently very popular in the South.

“There’s an absolute dividing line. Anything from Virginia and below, this is a thing, peanuts in Coca-Cola. Anything above: no way. No one has done it before,” Benz said, adding: “It’s supposed to be sweet and salty, which I also don’t like. I hate chocolate-covered pretzels.”

“See, I love chocolate-covered pretzels,” Fauria responded.

– Goats may be coming to the Merloni household in the coming days.

“My reaction is, you’re living my life. Do you know how badly my wife wants a goat?” Benz asked.

Merloni said that his family may use The Goatscaping Company out of Plymouth in order to help with some yard work over a week-long stretch.

“A lot of people have so much brush, whether you’ve got poison ivy, sumac, weeds, pricker bushes, you name it. They bring goats to your house, you rent goats per day. They keep them there for about a week. … They enclose the area that you want cleaned out. … You put them in there for like a week and they take it all down, I mean, they just clear it right to the ground,” Merloni said.

“My wife is going to be all over this now,” Benz said.

– LSU defensive end Trey Lealaimatafao might miss the entire 2014 season after punching a glass window in the LSU weight room after getting into a fight with his girlfriend. The players suffered a severe arm injury.

Fauria used the news as an opportunity to dish on what was the dumbest thing that the MFB hosts did after an argument with their girlfriends.

“I got into an argument with this girl back in high school, a girl I was dating,” Fauria said. “I got into a fight with her, thought that we had kind of made up, had a basketball game the next day, put her name on my shoes and was like all happy, giddy, bouncing around thinking I was going to have a good game. … She rolls in with another dude. Here I am with her name on my shoe and obviously there’s no Sharpie, there’s no nothing, and so the whole game, I’m sitting there going, ‘I guess I just didn’t pick up on the signals that we were broken up.’ “

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Conor Ryan
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Albert Breer,NFL Network, reported that Bill Belichick would like to win a Super Bowl after Tom Brady retires. The thought is that Bill is always trying to build his legacy and if he could win an additional title with a QB other than Brady, it would put him in an even higher echelon of coaches. MFB discuss the coaching greats of NFL's past, and decide if Belichick needs to accomplish more to eclipse them.

Michael Sam responded to Tony Dungy‘s comments to the Tampa Tribune that he wouldn’t have drafted the openly gay Rams rookie because he would be a distraction and things wouldn’t go “totally smooth.”

Michael Sam

Michael Sam

“Thank God he wasn’t the St. Louis Rams coach,” Sam told ESPN’s Nick Wagoner on Tuesday. “I have a lot of respect for Coach Dungy. And like everyone in American, everyone is entitled to their own opinions.”

Dungy’s comments sparked controversy and discussions amongst many. The former Colts coach later clarified his take on Sam in a statement.

Whether or not Sam is a distraction is ultimately up to  Jeff Fisher. And the Rams coach told ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike in the Morning Wednesday that Sam has “absolutely not” been a distraction.

“Let’s define distraction,” Fisher said. “There were a couple of extra cameras during early OTAs. There may have been an extra camera yesterday as rookies reported and went on the field the first time. Mike’s a very passionate athlete. He’s very focused on trying to make this football team. … He worked really hard during the summer, and he’s doing a good job.”

Fisher said there will be no limits placed on Sam’s media availability during training camp. He said he has no problem with Dungy’s comments.

“I’m going to assume some that maybe things were taken out of context,” Fisher said. “But everybody’s entitled to their own opinion. Coaches are going to have differences of opinion during the draft. … I’m not concerned. Tony’s entitled to his opinion as everybody is and so are and right now we think we have a pretty good thing going.”

Blog Author: 
Nick Canelas

Rockies All-Star shortstop and major league batting leader Troy Tulowitzki has been placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a left hip flexor strain.

Tulowitzki hurt himself while running out a ground ball in Pittsburgh on Saturday. He missed the next two games before going to the DL.

Tulowitzki’s lower-body issues date back to 2008 when he tore his left quadriceps tendon.

“That ’08 injury really put me behind the 8-ball because when you completely tear a muscle, it never gets the same again,” he said. “All the other muscles have to help support. I knew it was going to be a long road back from that injury.

“I didn’t know to the extent, but here we are six years later and it’s still giving me issues.”

Tulowitzki is hitting .340 and is third in the National League with 21 home runs.

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Nick Canelas
At Bill Belichick's Wednesday morning press conference, he revealed that Gronk has been cleared to play and will NOT start the season on the PUP list, as was speculated in the previous weeks. MFB talks about what this news means to the team's Super Bowl expectations.

Robert Newhouse, who played running back for the Cowboys for 12 seasons, died Tuesday after a battle with heart disease. He was 64.

Newhouse died at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He suffered a stroke in 2010.

The running back played in three Super Bowls, with one victory, and ran for 4,784 yards in his NFL career.

Newhouse was drafted by the Cowboys in the second round of the 1972 draft out of the University of Houston, where he ran for a school-record 1,757 yards as a senior. He retired in 1983.

Newhouse is survived by his wife, Nancy, and four children.

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Nick Canelas