On Wednesday’€™s edition of Three For All, Lou Merloni, Christian Fauria and Tim Benz listed both their favorite and most disliked sideline reporters in the sporting world right now. To listen to the segment, go to the MFB audio on demand page.

Benz listed Fox’€™ Erin Andrews, CBS’€™ Allie LaForce and the NFL Network’€™s Jenn Brown as his three favorites, while Merloni went with CNN en Espanol’€™s Ines Sainz, CNN’€™s Rachel Nichols and ESPN’€™s Suzy Kolber as his three picks.

Fauria picked ESPN’€™s Michelle Beadle, Fox Sports 1′€™s Charissa Thompson and CBS Sports’€™ Tracy Wolfson as his three preferred sideline reporters.

“€œHow about Veronica Corningstone?’€ Merloni said, referencing Christina Applegate‘€™s character from the 2004 film, “€œAnchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.”

“I’€™m a huge fan of Christina Applegate,”€ Fauria responded.

When it came to picking their most disliked reporter, Benz picked ESPN’€™s Josina Anderson.

“They put her in so many different positions where she just can’€™t win,”€ Fauria said.

Merloni opted to go with Andrews.

“[She'€™s] Just trying to go off-script and just sort of ad-lib a little bit too much and just not getting it done,” €Merloni said.

Fauria picked MLB Network’€™s Kristina Akra, a former Patriots.com employee, as his most disliked sideline reporter.

“€œShe used to drive me nuts, just in general,” Fauria said. “Maybe it’€™s an air of entitlement, I guess, and taking her job way too seriously. Not that there’€™s anything wrong with that, but all you’€™re doing is saying, ‘€˜The score is 21-20,’€™ and then big-timing everybody.”

After finishing their listing, Benz made a point to say that he is upset with the role of sideline reporters in general.

“œMy gripe is way more with the use of sideline reporters — male or female –€“ at all than it is women in sports journalism,” Benz said.

“Don’€™t you want to know who got hurt and if they’€™re going to get back into the game? Isn’t that important to you? Don’€™t you want to know what the coach is thinking as they’€™re exiting the field? It’€™s very important,”€ Fauria asked.

“€œThat’€™s part of the problem,”€ Benz added. “You’€™ll hear Joe Buck and Troy Aikman say, ‘€˜We just heard from the sideline,’€™ without going to the sideline reporter! That’€™s what they’€™re there for, right?”

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Ken Davidoff of the New York Post joined the show to discuss Derek Jeter.

[0:00:16] ... half hour exercise in futility. To analyze the phenomenon of last night's Derek Jeter love fest was there mob mentality. That sort of infested everybody from the stands to the dugout. To the broadcast boot to the press blocks where it was all about Derek Jeter all night long and the reason I bring this up. As a jumping off point I don't disagree with much of what you've written with one exception there's a lot and here that says Jeter deserved. A grooved a pitch. And he deserved the cover up. Explain that to me. -- Adam Wainwright. Give up a leadoff double Derek Jeter at -- letting him and met with president in game interview which is confident Austria where it. He kind of that aggregate ...
[0:02:29] ... player for a lot of time he deserves. A group pick from Adam Wainwright and all star game. That's my opinion deserves a cover up. Yes. When David Ortiz and David Ortiz decides to read the REIT announces retirement advance. And he gets the same got eleventh -- -- -- of Derek Jeter gets and David Ortiz would deserve such. Such as apparel -- I think you would deserve a group that -- all star ...
[0:03:20] ... Would would it be similar. No because that's more conspicuous again all Adam Wainwright had to say it was great job by you know there. And then world none of that weren't on the wiser for but it it Andrew McCutcheon -- view. Lolly -- after a fly ball and that's more blatant than men in the two different conversation. -- Adam Wainwright made two statements yesterday one of them has to be alive so based on. The tone and tenor of what you're talking ...
[0:07:18] ... -- -- do you think part of the love and admiration for Derek Jeter may be a celebration in some people's minds. -- -- -- -- That this is a guy that in the steroid era ...

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

[0:00:09] ... -- court today after accused of breaking through the hyannisport home of Ted Kennedy junior hope. Marshall police called received and I'm on one call Tuesday at 9:30 PM from Kennedy. -- to Connecticut and said ...
[0:05:59] ... still walks of stick -- four meals a day it has no health problems let me guess -- one glass of Scotch -- that night on cigarette he does something despite smoking a pack of cigarettes ...
[0:07:02] ... whispers about this because. Now we're very happy about Jenny dealt with Mel Brooks getting engaged yeah however there have been people -- such thing it's a public should be between a pitcher's outing. -- -- ...
[0:09:26] ... has been the milestone only know and care human banker. For the Dow Jones which you know 7000. No no she knows he's got no mention -- those things she does she play it right that ...

The guys opened the show discussing last nights All Star Game.

[0:03:09] ... arrived it was not a big deal at all. I think this Adam Wainwright situation. Balls into that category I ask the question. Is Adam -- A liar. Or is he an honest man what would you wanna be known as the obvious answer as you'd wanna be known as an honest man. Wainwright hedges and gets away from the liar thing and says I'm not a liar I'm -- knucklehead. Jumped at this point. In public that you need to explain yeah yeah -- I'm pleased -- Derek Jeter if you didn't watch the game maybe it's meant to last time work and sleep. Derek Jeter had perhaps the greatest single baseball game ever see -- -- -- mean it was that Fred Lynn ten RBI game yeah ...
[0:06:16] ... games all played with when he did in the first inning to Derek Jeter. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ...
[0:08:37] ... Padres -- the tribute to -- MLB said no thanks this is Derek Jeter night. And you can disagree about on this program is a better player Tony -- dot -- He died this year pretty right I believe he did and they said save it will go to another day extra point -- -- -- another day. Derek Jeter. Is retiring from the game moving on broadcasting coaching whatever is gonna do. He's there when every single player in sports is. ...
[0:11:47] ... from now. The rock will be rolled away populist up liquor and Derek Jeter and analysts and to have that all right so don't be blasphemous Callahan. We treat him. Like -- One patient like they ...

Here are the highlights from Wednesday’€™€™s Headlines on Dennis & Callahan with Kirk MinihaneGerry Callahan and John Dennis. To listen to the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.

Disabled veteran breaks into home of Ted Kennedy Jr.

A disabled veteran was arrested Tuesday night for breaking into the Hyannis home of Ted Kennedy Jr.

“That’s a little creepy,” Dennis said.

James Lacroix, 53, told police he was looking for singer Katy Perry, authorities said.

“You think the guy was looking for Taylor Swift, because she’s in Rhode Island?” Callahan asked.

Dennis said: “He might’ve gotten confused.”

Dennis then asked which singer they would rather find in the home, Perry or Swift?

“Katy Perry,” Minihane responded. “She’s like Yu Darvish. She’s got eight or nine pitches. She’ll play ball with you.”

Minihane added: “Taylor Swift looks a little empty to me, a little pale. I don’t like pale women.”

Comic book character Archie dies in heroic fashion

Archie Andrews, the character from the Archie comic book series, dies taking a bullet to protect his gay best friend in the newest issue that comes out Wednesday.

“It’s like a Harvey Milk kind of thing,” Minihane said.

Callahan said: “Is it like [Brokeback Mountain]? Is Archie’s friend, in the comic, making love?”

“It’s not that level,” Minihane responded.

Brazilian man claims he’s 126 years old

Jose Aguinelo dos Santos claims to have turned 126 years old last week, making him the oldest person to ever live. He said his parents were slaves.

“Wow,” Callahan said.

The man said he’s never married or had children, eats four meals per day and has no health problems despite smoking a pack of cigarettes per day for the last 70 years.

“I’m calling B.S. on this,” Callahan said.

Dennis added: “However, 126 years of age, never married, coincidence? I don’t think so.”

After seeing what dos Santos looks like, Callahan said, “He looks like Oil Can Boyd.”

Minihane said: “There’s some questions, but Brazil gave him an official birth certificate saying he’s 126 years old.”

“Could’ve used them in the World Cup,” Dennis said.

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On Tuesday’€™€™s Three For All on Middays with MFB, Tim Benz and Lou Merloni discussed Rory McIlroy‘s new love interest, self-serve beer machines and Rob Bradford‘s podcast with a “Mad Men” star. To listen to the segment, go to the MFB audio on demand page.

McIlroy appears to be over the end of his relationship with tennis star Caroline Wozniacki. The golfer reportedly now is dating Irish model and singer Nadia Forde.

“I didn’t realize what he had graduated to from Caroline Wozniacki, the tennis player,” Benz said. “Congratulations, Rory, I guess you did upgrade after all.”

Benz tried describing Forde’s appearance but instead pushed the listeners to check out a link to photos of her on the MFB home page.

“You wouldn’t look at her and say ‘Irish girl,’ ” Benz said. “She looks a lot more exotic than that.”

– In a past Three for All segment, the guys discussed the DraftServ self-serve beer stations at Target Field just in time for the All-Star festivities.

It appears the stations were a success for Monday’s Home Run Derby.

“Apparently last night people were loving it. Apparently they have Shandy and Urban Pale Ale,” Merloni said. “They sell this by the ounce. So it’s 40 cents an ounce and Bud Light is 38 cents an ounce. So you can get a $10 card, prepaid, or a $20 prepaid card.

“You just roll up there, put in however many ounces you want, put that thing underneath.”

Merloni added: ”Apparently people are loving it. Maybe not crazy about the pour, but it’s outstanding.”

The stations are owned by the family of Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs.

“This is fantastic for Bruins fans,” Benz said.

– Producer Joe Zarbano brought his own topic to the table with Christian Fauria out for the day. He was creeped out by Bradford’s interview with January Jones from the TV series “Mad Men.”

“It was as creepy as you’d think it would be,” he said.

After listening to some audio from the show, Benz said, “Joey, I think you’re being a little too hard on Rob. Any double entendre there was her fault that she actually did.”

Benz added: “I walk away from that and don’t think to myself, ‘creepy,’ I think he was very nervous.”

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Nick Canelas
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
Nick Cafardo joined the show from the All Star game in Minnesota.
The guys opened the show discussing how awful the Home Run Derby was.

Here are the highlights from Tuesday’€™s Headlines on Dennis & Callahan with Kirk MinihaneGerry Callahan and John Dennis. To listen to the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.

Will Middlebrooks, Jenny Dell engaged to be married

Former NESN reporter Jenny Dell revealed on Twitter Monday night that her and Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks are engaged to be married.

“Do you think it’s going to last?” Callahan asked.

Minihane responded: “No.

“There’s too much uncertainty in their lives,” Callahan said. “Too much travel, no kids involved yet, so there’s too much going on.”

Dennis thinks differently.

“Don’t you think you could make a case there’s something good about not being together 24/7?,” he asked. “She’s doing a little of this, he’s doing baseball.”

Callahan said: “It’s going to be tough for these kids to make it work.”

Minihane asked the guys to predict how long their marriage will last.

“I’m going to say they give it a shot,” Callahan said before he and Minihane both predicted seven years. To avoid agreeing with Callahan, Minihane changed his prediction to 6 1/2 years.

Dennis said: ” ‘Til death do they part.”

Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman welcomes daughter

Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman and fiancee Erin Hurley welcomed a daughter on Sunday.

“This is 15 months after he was virtually dead,” Callahan said.

Dennis said: “Hey Dzhokhar [Tsarnaev], GFY.”

“That is victory right there,” Callahan said.

It’s also being reported that film company Lionsgate has launched the development of “Stronger,” the story of Bauman based on the book he wrote with Bret Witter that chronicles his life in the aftermath of the attacks at the Marathon finish line.

“It is a great book,” Callahan said. “It’s an easy read, it’s a great read.”

Minihane said: “If you told somebody in April [2013] that the following July he was going to have a baby and a best-selling book and a movie, it’s incredible.”

“As I tweeted out and deleted, that is the best revenge,” Callahan said.

Marathon survivor told to leave New Hampshire T.J. Maxx because of service dog

The manager of a T.J. Maxx in Nashua, New Hampshire, ordered Boston Marathon bombing survivor Sydney Corcoran to put her service dog in a cart or to leave.

Corcoran suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of the deadly explosion in which her mother, Celeste, lost both legs.

According to Corcoran, the dog had a service dog vest on, but the manager claimed it was violating store policy.

“Did it defecate it the store? Did it urinate in the store?” Dennis asked.

Callahan said: “This is just an overzealous manager who’s going to get called in by the boss today and Sydney will probably get a gift card in the mail and an apology.”

“One manager made a mistake. It doesn’t speak to the company as a whole, but I’m sure they’ll right that wrong,” Minihane said.

Dennis said: “I’m guessing he’s an assistant manager today.”

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