Tim Hasselbeck joined the show to discuss week 3 in the NFL.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.

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Dino, Kirk and Thornton opened the show discussing an ugly win by the Patriots.

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Here are the highlights from Friday’s Headlines on Dennis & Callahan with Kirk Minihane, John Dennis and guest host Jerry Thornton. To hear the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.

– Colin Farrell confirmed that has committed to appear in the second season of “True Detective,” the highly regarded HBO show that starred Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey this year.

Minihane called this development “promising.”

“I can live with that,” Minihane said. “I’m going to miss Woody and Matt, but it’s what it is.”

Dennis said McConaughey’s voice creeps him out, specifically referring to the actor’s Cadillac commercial that runs seemingly nonstop during football games.

“The voice is starting to wear on me, because I don’t think it’s original. I don’t think it’s legitimate,” Dennis said.

– The man who scaled the fence surrounding the White House and ran up to the front door before being arrested is due to appear in court Monday. Omar J. Gonzalez, an Army veteran who served in Iraq, fees charges of unlawfully entering a restricted building or grounds while carrying a deadly or dangerous weapon.

“How does this possibly happen”” Dennis wondered. “He went into the White House.”

“See, Obama has proven that fences don’t work,” Thornton said. “You don’t need one on the border, because see, even the White House.”

Dennis questioned why the fence is not electrocuted, and he noted that snipers could have shot the man.

Minihane said the presidential palace does not seem to offer much appeal to kids.

“It doesn’t seem like a lot of fun to live in the White House,” Minihane said. “I think of these kids. … It just seems like a trap. You’ve always got the guards around you. I know it’s a big house. It just doesn’t seem like a lot of fun to me.”

– A Florida man was sentenced to five years in state prison after being convicted of raping an 8-month-old pit bull puppy in March. James Guy Bell, 62, of Daytona Beach, was repeatedly spotted fondling the dog and later having sex with the emaciated animal.

“I think we all agree that if it’s between two consenting mammals and they’re in a committed relationship that it’s a beautiful thing,” Thornton joked. “But eight months — what’s the age of consent for a pit bull?”

Minihane noted his disdain for cats and said he would support a plan to send them all to another planet or island.

“Cats are useless,” he said. “They eat mice, right? OK, but that’s it. That’s not enough for me.”

Added Thornton: “If you die, your dog will stay by your body until someone comes. A cat, you’ve got 24 hours before they’re eating you. They will pick your bones clean.”

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Here are the highlights from Friday’s Three for All on Middays with MFB with Lou Merloni, Christian Fauria and Tim Benz. To hear the segment, go to the MFB audio on demand page.

– The segment began with a discussion of the game the guys played Thursday, when they placed the three morning hosts into categories: one to party with, one to live with and one to kill. On Friday’s Dennis & Callahan show, the D&C hosts turned the tables and slotted the midday team into the same categories.

There was some discussion about a comment from producer Joe Zarbano, who said Callahan was likely to die before Minihane, because he’s older.

“I would feel bad if Callahan somehow dropped dead,” Fauria said, although he noted that Callahan competes in road races and charity bicycling events and likely is in better shape than all the other hosts.

– Benz talked about NESN’s new anchors/reporters, including another import from Canada, Toronto native Nikki Reyes. Guerin Austin, a former Miss Nebraska, will handle Bruins sideline reporting duties.

“The girl from Toronto’s not doing hockey, but the girl from Nebraska is?” Merloni wondered, adding: “Does that make sense to you?”

Reyes replaces fellow Canadian Leah Hextall, who now is an NHL studio host with Rogers Sportsnet in Canada. Austin takes the spot vacated by Jamie Erdahl, who left to handle college football sideline reporting duties for CBS Sports Network.

– Fauria is reconsidering his song choice for Friday night’s karaoke competition vs. Zarbano at the Hong Kong restaurant in Faneuil Hall.

Fauria played “Love Song” by Tesla, but it was not well received by the rest of the crew.

“This is a long-hair power ballad,” Benz said. “You want a fun party song.”

After hearing more criticism from Benz, who suggested Fauria go back to “The Pina Colada Song,” Fauria said he was torn.

“You can’t hit these notes,” Benz said while the Tesla song played.

“I can’t hit any of the notes, so what does it matter,” Fauria replied, adding, “I’m a little down now.”

– A message was sent from Joan Rivers’ Facebook page Friday morning promoting the new iPhone 6. Rivers died earlier this month.

“This morning, Joan Rivers, back from the dead and posted about the new iPhone 6 and how much she loves it,” Merloni said.

“Now that’s an endorsement right there,” Benz said.

Said Merloni: “How freaky is that? If you’re following Joan Rivers on her Facebook page you wake up and you’re like, ‘What is this? Wait a minute, what is going on here. How is she … why does she like the iPhone 6 right now?’ “

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Rodney Harrison addressed his non comments earlier in the week with MFB.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The guys opened the show responding to MFB's MFK.

Here are the highlights from Friday’s Headlines on Dennis & Callahan with Kirk Minihane, John Dennis and Gerry Callahan. To hear the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.

– A Pennsylvania man was charged by police on Wednesday because he repeatedly called 911 on July 30, telling first responders that he was lonely. Gregory L. Shaffer told emergency personnel different stories why he needed help each time they arrived on the scene.

Said Callahan: “I’m sure there’s a number you can call if you’re lonely. … Call the Samaritans, they’ll talk to you.”

Replied Minihane: “How pathetic is this?”

– A woman from Quincy was sentenced to prison for four years after she terrorized and threated actor Kevin Spacey for two years through mail and social media. A judge also ordered Linda Louise Culkin to pay Spacey $124,000 for the bodyguards he used during that time to protect himself.

Culkin already has served more than 18 months for her actions against Spacey.

“Which is more than Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson, Jonathan Dwyer, Ray McDonald and Greg Hardy combined,” Callahan replied. “They won’t do as much time as this stalker lady.”

Joked Dennis: “She sounds like fun. Give her my number.”

– Wednesday was 227th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. It was revealed that only 36 percent of Americans can name the three branches of the government.

Dennis: “I’m surprised it’s that high. That does seem high.”

Two years ago, only 15 percent of Americans could correctly name John Roberts as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, but 37 percent knew Randy Jackson was a judge on “American Idol.”

“I bet 98 percent of people know who Jay-Z’s wife is,” said an incredulous Callahan.

– Michelle Obama has pushed for high schools to offer students healthier food options. Part of the plan is to reduce sugary snacks from vending machines.

“Kids are too hungry, weak, gaunt,” Callahan said. “They’re like crawling to McDonald’s, Subway.”

Despite the First Lady’s health crusade through the nation’s schools, a vending machine in the White House has bags of Jumbo Honey Buns that contain 590 calories each.

Said Dennis: “There’s a lot of sugar there.”

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Andrew Battifarano
Ben Cherington discussed the debut of Castillo and his thoughts on Jeter.

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