Kirk and Rob opened the show discussing the last place Sox.

On Thursday’€™s Three For All on Middays with MFB, Tim Benz, Lou Merloni and Christian Fauria discussed embarrassing dental experiences, Beyonce and Jay-Z’€™s relationship status and Fauria’€™s interesting “€œfirst date.”

To listen to the segment, go to the MFB audio on demand page.

– During the Red Sox‘€™s 16-9 loss at the hands of the Cubs Wednesday, NESN color analyst Jerry Remy lost a tooth on air.

Benz went through a similar experience over 10 years ago, as he had to get a tooth replaced after playing a basketball game in college.

“€œThe one rebound I got in my basketball career. … I went up, got the ball, and came down. The tooth went right into the back of [another player'€™s] head.,” Benz said.

“You have a little bit of Luis Suarez in you,”€ Fauria added.

A few years later, Benz was speaking on the air when his tooth suddenly came lose and fell out of his mouth.

“€œI had to go through the entire rest of the show. … I had 90 minutes of radio to go,  Sylvester the Cat talking. It was awful.”

Beyonce changes lyrics to song during performance, Jay-Z cheating rumors surface

The future of one of music’€™s most powerful couples could be in jeopardy. During a live performance Saturday, Beyonce changed the lyrics of her song “Resentment,”€ making it seem like her husband, rapper Jay-Z, had cheated on her.

“Here’€™s a life lesson for all you young, up-in-coming men: Don’€™t date female singers,” Fauria proclaimed. “They will write it in their notebook, they will write a song about you and it will be as vague as possible but you and all your friends will know that that song is about you. … Would you ever date Taylor Swift? Because she writes a song about every guy she dates.”

Following MFB’€™s hot dog eating contest yesterday, Fauria went out to dinner and decided to role-play with his girlfriend and pretended that it was their first date together. Fauria later shocked Benz when he guessed that he also had a similar history of role-playing – with a slightly more nautical tone.

“€œFor some reason, I decided to role-play with my girlfriend last night. And for some reason, we were acting like it was a first date,”€ Fauria said, adding: “Now I know you probably dressed up as a sailor with your wife and came out to sing “On the Good Ship Lollipop’€ at some point in your life.”

“No, I actually haven’€™t,” Benz quickly responded.

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Cherington joins us after a brutal three game sweep against the Cubs. Ben also talks about the recent struggles of Xander Bogaerts.
The Red Sox can't buy a break. Dino, Meter and Jerry look at a tough three game set against the Cubs.

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Here are the highlights from Thursday morning’€™s Headlines segment on Dennis & Callahan, with John Dennis leading the discussion in place of Kirk Minihane, and guest co-hosts John Meterparel and Jerry Thornton joining in.

WWII hero Louis Zamperini dies at 97

Louis Zamperini, a member of the 1936 U.S. Olympic track team and a World War II hero, passed away after a bout of pneumonia. He was 97 years old.

Zamperini is the subject of Laura Hillenbrand‘€™s book, “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption,” which recount’€™s Zamperini’€™s experiences as a member of the U.S. Air Force.

Zamperini’€™s plane crashed in the Pacific Ocean in 1943 and he survived on a raft with barely any food and water for 47 days, drinking seagull blood at one point to survive. Zamperini eventually washed ashore on a Japanese island and was held captive and tortured as a prisoner of war for two years.

“€œHe recently faced the greatest challenge of his life with a life-threatening case of pneumonia,”€ Zamperini’€™s family said in a statement. “After a 40-day long battle for his life, he peacefully passed away in the presence of his entire family, leaving behind a legacy that has touched so many lives. His indomitable courage and fighting spirit were never more apparent than in these last days.”

“€œPnemonia was the greatest challenge of his life?”€ Dennis asked. “They apparently did not read “Unbroken.” Unbelievable.”

Sgt. Bowe Berghdal goes off base to dine and shop

Bowe Berghdal, the soldier who was returned to the United States in a controversial prisoner swap after being held by the Taliban for five years, has been regularly going off his military post in Texas in order to dine and shop in an effort to reintegrate himself with society.

“I would be feeding him seagull blood,”€ Thornton said, referencing Zamperini’€™s experiences during WWII.

Model poses in bikini with colostomy bags

British makeup artist Bethany Townsend, who suffers from Crohn’€™s disease, was photographed in a bikini while wearing two colostomy bags that she was outfitted with in 2010. The photos have been viewed by more than 9 million people.

“€œYou know what she says the worst part about having a colostomy is? Finding shoes to go with your bag,” Thornton joked.

Target asks customers to not bring firearms into stores

Retailer Target has issued a request to its customers, asking patrons to “€œrespectfully”€ refrain from bringing guns into their stores.

“€œYou know what, I wouldn’t mind leaving my gun at home when I’€™m going to Target,”€ Dennis said. “But based on some of the people that I’ve seen at Walmart, I’ve got to be packing.”

California nanny refuses to leave family’€™s home following firing

Diane Stretton, a 64-year-old nanny, has refused to leave the California home at which she worked before being fired. The couple who hired Stretton to watch their three children fired her after she stopped working, but the nanny has yet to leave the house.

Stretton alleges that the family served her dog food, which was delivered to her bedroom door.

“€œYeah, but it’€™s the canned stuff. It’€™s not the dry [dog food],” Thornton joked.

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Conor Ryan
The stories of the day brought to you by John Dennis.

On Wednesday’s Three For All on Middays with MFB, Christian Fauria, Lou Merloni and Tim Benz discussed some sports-related items in the news.

To hear the segment, check the MFB audio on demand page.

– Chile was eliminated from the World Cup with Saturday’s loss to Brazil that had to be decided by penalty kicks after the teams played to a 1-1 tie. Chile nearly won the game when Mauricio Pinilla delivered a hard shot that clanged off the crossbar late in extra time.

Rather than attempt to forget the close call, Pinilla decided to memorialize it by having the image tattooed on his back with the words “One centimeter from glory” underneath.

The heavily tattooed 30-year-old also had “Blessed” and “For life” added to his face.

“He quite possibly took the worst possible experience of his life, a sporting experience and he had it tattooed on his back so he can constantly be reminded of his own failure,” Fauria said. “So I guess I ask you: Is there anything in your life that you would want to be reminded of — bad, something bad — that you would actually put in tattoo on your back. ‘€¦ Would you want to see that constantly? Would you want to be reminded of it constantly?”

Questioned Merloni: “Why would you want to be reminded of that?”

Fauria compared it to former Cowboys tight end Jackie Smith getting a tattoo of his dropped pass in the end zone in Super Bowl XIII. Merloni brought up Bill Buckner‘s error in the 1986 World Series.

“Stop beating yourself up,” Fauria said of Pinilla. “You’re going to have another shot.”

Bobby Bonilla received his annual gift from the Mets on Tuesday in the form of a $1.19 million check. The former outfielder was bought out by the team before the 2000 season, and instead of paying him $5.9 million and getting it over with, the Mets struck a deal to defer the payments.

As part of the agreement, the Mets — who at the time were profiting handsomely from their investments with Bernie Madoff — started making 25 annual payments to Bonilla in 2011. With the agreed-upon 8 percent interest, Bonilla’s total payments will reach $29.8 million.

“The best investment he ever made,” Fauria said. “The worst contract probably the Mets ever did.”

– According to the gossip pages, former model Kendra Wilkinson threw wedding photos into the pool and flushed her wedding ring down the toilet after learning that her husband, former NFL wide receiver Hank Baskett, had an affair with a transgender YouTube model.

Wilkinson, who gave birth to the couple’s second child five weeks ago, reportedly heard rumors about the affair and then found an unexplained credit card charge on Baskett’s bill. Wilkinson and Baskett have been married five years.

This led to a discussion about transvestite and transgender people.

“My thing is like, you can’t tell the difference,” Fauria said. “I’m not defending his actions, because he’s married. My point to you is that, did he know this was a transgender/transvestite? Or is that what he was looking for? Because the story is, hahaha, that’s really a dude, bro.”

Added Fauria: “Could you tell the difference? And my point to you is no. The really hot ones ‘€¦ There was one who was going to be Miss America.

“There are some, oh, that you can tell,” Merloni said. “But if you have the top 10 trannies in America, you probably wouldn’t.”

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The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The guys opened the show discussing the end of the World Cup run bythe USA.