Ben called in on why he protested last night.
Rodney previewed Pats Chargers.

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[0:05:10] ... the chart you know with their spiritual. What there up well here Philip Rivers he'll be ready you walk to show the world their. He's your go to Tom Brady not better. It took it at ...
[0:06:09] ... Royal brick Alexander each LP he's they're very productive. And look at Antonio Gates one of the greatest fighter to ever play the game is still very productive guy debacle or the six spot. On the ...
[0:07:50] ... numbers let them and it went a bit. The consistency disparity aside. Philip Rivers is a different quarterback than Aaron Rodgers in terms of the defensive scheme I would suggest the Patriots defense pretty much knows where Philip Rivers is going to be an every snap is that fairness act. Yeah it's gotta get there they're a little doubt in the ...






Thornton fought back against Dan.

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[0:05:27] ... a good idea you do to beat just some little blogger that Dan Shaughnessy and pay attention to now you're on his brow you guys can play now under on the radar love. That's always right ...
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The guys discussed Ryan Leaf's release from jail.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.

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[0:06:56] ... 29 year old its jaws Wednesday night disappeared under the water a golf course next to step residential area of the park boundaries. Who's here. What guy challenge of the guys you could retrieve most golf ...
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The Mad Fisherman joined the show.

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[0:06:59] ... almost two full days is echoes into Sunday night watching you watch soccer game and Dino will be on. And the patriots and the guy gets swallowed by the Anaconda the right on different days and ...




The guys opened the show discussing the protests in Boston.
Divisional Playoffs - San Diego Chargers v Denver Broncos

We don’t have perfect, but just be glad you’re not a San Diego Chargers fan. (Christian Peterson/Getty Images)

San Diego Union TribuneIn a city usually satisfied with sold-enough to avoid a blackout, this monstrous game is going to have a crowd that befits it. Sold out. Moreover, it has been so for months. The Chargers announced on Sept. 24 that Sunday night’€™s game against the New England Patriots was sold out. It was the team’€™s earliest sellout in seven years. … Congratulations, Chargers. Congratulations, Chargers fans. Now, you all need to make it worthwhile. … You get Sunday Night Football. You get the powder blue uniforms. You shelled out the money. Now lose your mind. … Last season was pretty embarrassing. The offense had to go to silent counts at home numerous times in multiple games. And once quick boos became commonplace in the Norv Turner era, it was a tough habit to break. Of late, there has been more energy, less hostility… Let’€™s concentrate on taking advantage of this opportunity against a Patriots team that is 3-3 on the road this year. Philip Rivers is 0-5 against Tom Brady-led Patriots teams. But the last time New England was here Rivers threw for 336 yards, the Chargers almost doubled the Patriots’€™ total yardage and lost by three points, mostly because they turned the ball over on four straight possessions in the first half. This Chargers team is better than that. But it needs help.

New England, welcome to the San Diego Chargers‘ world.

Oftentimes when the Patriots are visiting a city they haven’t been to in a while, I find it helpful to do a little opposition research. Not just on the opposing team or their coaches or whatever; I do that every week. No, I’m talking about going on the other city’s news sites, its fan message boards, follow its beat reporters on Twitter, that sort of thing. Just to throw the sphygmomanometer of social media around the bicep of the city to get the blood pressure of their fan base.

And it’s amazing what you can learn. I mean, I knew in general that the Chargers are one of the softest franchises in the NFL. This, after all, is the team that in 2010 was second in the NFL in offense and second in defense and didn’t even make the playoffs. The club that celebrated a ‘roided-up fraud like Shawn Merriman for his stupid “Lights Out” sack dance, then got so severely butt-hurt when a few Patriots players threw it back in their faces after winning a playoff game on the Chargers’ own field that they needed grief counselors. This is the franchise whose best player ever is LaDainian Tomlinson, who broke down in tears at the end of that very game about how little class Bill Belichick has while reminding us how “classy” he is. You know, the way classy people always do. And then the following season, LT exacted his revenge in the AFC championship game with a very classy two carries for five extremely classy yards before classily taking himself out of the game. THAT’s the kind of team San Diego has been.

But I had no idea that softness permeated the whole football culture out there. A newspaper column congratulating fans on selling out a game? Then begging them to come out and cheer? Is this an NFL city or your town paper asking you to support the high school team? This would be embarrassing if it was something out of a campus paper. Here, in 2014, it’s a disgrace. This isn’t just soft, it’s memory foam.  And people think I’m a homer.

Still, this is an important exercise. With all the success we’ve had around here during the duck boat era, it’s easy to take things for granted. Looking into the soul of another city’s sports media and fan base is like watching one of those international relief ads. You’re sitting there considering yourself poor because you’re two iPhones behind and one of your two cars is a piece of junk, and then you see 200 people hanging off the side of bus fleeing some famine someplace and your realize how good you have it. Granted the Pats are 10 years from their last Super Bowl win. And yes our media leave a lot to be desired. And sure, San Diego’s quality of life is a thousand times better than ours. But just imagine for one second this being what your sports fan experience is like. How this article put it? “Congratulations, Patriots fans.”

@JerryThornton1, jthornton@weei.com

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton

I don’t know who this anonymous retail hero is, but he’s my idol. Allow me to explain.

I simply do not get Black Friday, I honestly don’t. I’m a simple man with pretty mainstream tastes. Most of what is widely popular is the stuff I typically go for — with one major exception, and that’s Black Friday. The most confounding and puzzling part of the American social fabric. Think about it. Here we’ve been given the perfect holiday in Thanksgiving. A gift given to us by Lincoln and God. A day where your only requirement is to eat the best comfort food in the world, stuff yourself to excess, day drink, watch football, nap, go back and eat and drink and watch football some more. No gift buying. No decorating. Just pure self-indulgence. Plus, it’s in the middle of the week, so you get a four-day weekend to sleep it all off and gorge on leftovers. Literally, if you gave me a month to try to brainstorm a better holiday I couldn’t come up with anything better. So for the life of me I could never comprehend why anyone would cut it short to do anything. Least of all shopping, one of the most miserable and soul-crushing experience any man can have.

Piggybacking Black Friday onto Thanksgiving is like someone gave you an entire day to do nothing but drive a Ferrari and have a threesome with Kate Beckinsale and Monica Bellucci and you decide to go to the Registry of Motor Vehicles. Not to mention Black Friday is the day when every greed-crazed, bloodthirsty sociopath alive is flocking to the stores. I hate to bring the Baby Jesus into a Christmas shopping discussion, but I missed the part in Luke 2:10 where the Wise Men bragged about the deal they got at the Gold Outlet or the fight they got into at Frankincense, Myrrh & Beyond. If it were up to me, stores would be forbidden to open until noon at the earliest, or closed altogether until my hangover wears off, which is generally by kickoff of the NFL games on Sunday.

That said, I want to use this time to thank the brave men and women like this guy who face the wretched, soulless, violent masses of the shopping season with a song in their hearts and an inspirational speech on their lips. Bless you, Target Guy. You can drink from my canteen any time.

@JerryThornton1, jthornton@weei.com

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton
ESPN's John Buccigross joined the show to discuss the Bruins.

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