The guys opened the show discussing the sudden death of Robin Williams.

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Here are the highlights from Monday’€™s Three For All on Middays with MFB with Lou Merloni, Christian Fauria and Tim Benz. To listen to the segment, go to the MFB audio on demand page.

– Supermodel Kate Upton was given an odd order during her last visit to Yankee Stadium. Even though she is dating Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander, Upton could not wear a Tigers hat to the game.

“€œWho are they to tell her what hat she can or can’€™t wear?” Benz said.

“Did they give her the tickets? That’€™s the question,”€ Fauria said.

Benz said: “It’€™s her boyfriend pitching, for crying out loud.”

“€œIf I’€™m the Yankees, I’€™m thinking big business, I’€™m thinking promotional opportunity: ‘€˜You wear a Tiger hat, but nothing else, and then you can sit wherever you want,’ ” Benz added.

– One of the attendees of a massive 2,000 person rave in Michigan last week is speaking out in defense of his partying prowess after a TV interview showed 27-year-old Ray Hulin passed out on the floor in the aftermath of the event.

Hulin, who goes by the rap name, “Ratchet the Amateur Rapper,” admitted that he passed out, but stated that he immediately started drinking again once he woke up.

“He calls himself an amateur rapper,”€ Fauria said. “€œYou’€™re not going to get any business if you call yourself an amateur in your name.”

Fauria then asked Merloni and Benz if they ever took part in the “hair of the dog” strategy of drinking more alcohol to fight off a hangover.

“€œBack in the college days, I woke up and got back after it again,” Merloni said.

When Fauria asked what is the best drink to have in the morning to cope after a rough night of partying, Merloni and Benz had very different replies.

“Coconut water,” Benz said.

“Bud Light,”€ Merloni joked.

Yet another ESPN personality has gotten into trouble, as Max Kellerman was reportedly suspended after discussing an experience he had between himself and his now-wife back in college during which they hit each other. Kellerman, who made the comments while discussing the Ray Rice case on the “Mason & Ireland” ESPN Radio show, was reportedly suspended for not following ESPN’€™s guidelines in terms of handling the coverage of the Rice case.

“So no one is allowed to talk about domestic violence, like it’€™s just taboo?” Merloni said. “œWe can’€™t talk about it? If you talk about it, we’€™re going to suspend you?”

“That’€™s thought policing and content policing, and that’€™s why I have a big problem with it. … It’€™s gone off the deep end,” Benz said.

Blog Author: 
Conor Ryan

Here are the highlights from Monday’s Headlines on Dennis & Callahan with Kirk Minihane and guest hosts Steve Buckley and Jon Meterparel. To hear the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.

– Five of singer Michael Jackson‘€™s former maids told the New York Post that the King of Pop often lived in filth at his Neverland Ranch home.

“Michael sometimes ran around where the animals were, and he’€™d track … poop throughout the house and think nothing of it,”€ one of the maids – who remained anonymous -€“ told the Post. “€œThen, if you said something, he’€™d threaten to make doo-doo snowballs and throw it at you.”

Other accusations from the maids include times in which Jackson would simply urinate on the floor, while his bedroom would constantly be filled with half-eaten chicken, empty whiskey bottles and bedbugs.

“How do five maids get together to write a book,”€ Buckley said. “Does one maid say to the next one at a coffee shop, ‘€˜Hey, do we have a book here?’€™ ”

“€œIs this the worst example of a child star gone wrong?” Minihane asked.

“I actually saw him and shook his hand in Las Vegas,”€ Meterparel said.

“€œHow do you feel about that, having read this story?” Buckley asked.

“€œNot good,” Meterparel responded.

– Talking about Jackson led Minihane to ask Buckley who his favorite musician or group was. When Buckley revealed that it was The Beatles, Minihane immediately labeled his pick as “cliche.”€

“Why is that cliche? How dare you,”€ Buckley responded.

“€œIt’€™s the ultimate cliche,” Minihane said.

Said Buckley: “€œI’€™m sorry I like the Beatles, does that hurt you in some way? … Do you want me to go with blood rock?”

“€œI said last week, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers have more truly great songs than the Beatles,”€ Minihane said.

“€œThat’€™s just silly. That’€™s you being, ‘€˜Look at me.’€™ That’€™s exactly what it is,”€ Buckley said.

– One of the most beloved cartoons of the last 25 years ruled at the top of the box office this weekend, as “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”€ drew the fourth-largest opening ever for an August film with $65 million over the weekend.

“It’€™s a little more 2014, and that’€™s brilliant casting, because what they do is they to try to drag the father into it – the father taking the son or the daughter – they want to see Megan Fox, the kids want to see the turtles.”

“€œYou ever see the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?”€ Meterparel asked Buckley.

“Not one second,”€ Buckley responded.

Marvel’€™s “Guardians of the Galaxy” finished second in the box office with $41.5 million while the tornado thriller “Into the Storm” placed third with $18 million.

“You know what I did see, ‘€˜Guardians of the Galaxy,’€ and it was good,” Meterparel said.

“Everybody says it’€™s good,”€ Minihane said. “€œIt’€™s made $313 million worldwide.”

Blog Author: 
Conor Ryan
Tom Brady discussed his backup's and the start to the season.

[0:00:00] ... Our -- Tom Brady is brought to you by how is -- -- products and joining us right now on the eighteenth tee on my first first of will be it weekly spot during football season is Tom Brady. Tom John and Jerry route Kirk still there may have them here -- meter and Steve Buckley already this morning. Well you ...
[0:04:10] ... -- I think John -- reason Michael bishop been you know convert Drew Bledsoe was effectively a back -- second half -- little -- season. It Rowan Davie Damon Hugh had all the way down the ...
[0:04:47] ... -- I'm. And don't -- guys. Aaliyah which has been attacked by Jim Miller. But Gutierrez and it flew out of the great guy pregnant or -- about biomedical and it really bought -- or not. ...
[0:12:10] ... like that. Okay along those lines and he gonna give us the Bill Belichick issue we just worried about our team in our game and getting ready in eyes focused on the grand prize and all ...

Tim Hasselbeck joined the show to discuss the first week of the NFL preseason.

[0:00:19] ... BC wealth and ask him right now she's beaten up by. Is Tim Hasselbeck. ESPN timid Simon and meter and balked at Boston or use -- I'm -- you know there are important. That I have ...
[0:04:39] ... person that I learned. Yoga in the Astros. By -- -- from Andy Reid was -- -- broke -- process. Just -- about Tom Brady and his success. Not everything launched on the field look at Peyton Manning has success I haven't -- on the field. If you wanna be consistently good in the NFL. Pass up open guy he ...
[0:12:58] ... What direction -- -- -- Our number four coming up you see Tom Brady joins us at 930 is that right Tom Brady -- -- to get back -- and buried in the story and -- -- has. -- think off air conversation between bucket ...

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

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[0:13:08] ... was said this could have died three avenues in and Springsteen. And Michael Jackson. The gun event -- under the gun went either way. -- -- Sensed it was springs I'd like a year well loved ...
[0:14:32] ... guess -- when I think of LA guy might -- -- -- Tom Brady and but I. And to write a ballot that Tim Tebow got a -- to two guys don't know football what is different they're the college students I think probably what I think if you watched the -- McIlroy. The 200 best offer -- would -- -- -- -- it's such a fine it's a -- -- thousands of faxes. A hearing Michael Jackson is ten million times musician Bruce Springsteen that's like comparing a year ago it took the job. -- to -- -- -- over the that he can't compare numbers that. Favored group and a run on -- not finished. -- I said last week basically what pump. -- cliche. I'm sorry I like The Beatles is that I would artist name unknown guy -- Springsteen's it's as it was ever going added I said last we wanted ...

Buck, Kirk and Meter opened the show talking about Tony Stewart's deadly accident.

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

– Former Colts running back Chris Rainey was waived by the team July 28 for “violating a team rule.” The reason for the decision was never made public.

Rainey may have provided that answer on Twitter Thursday night.

While watching the Colts-Jets game, Rainey congratulated fellow running back Dan Herron, who Rainey refers to as “Boom,” while also revealing that he may have actually been cut for horsing around with a fire extinguisher.

Chris Rainey: Waived For "Horsing Around With The Fire Extinguisher"

Rainey deleted tweets shortly after, but not before Deadspin got a hold of them and posted them online.

“Let’s keep in mind, Chris has a little bit of a checkered past up to and including sending threatening text messages to his girlfriend while at the University of Florida and having a confrontation with his girlfriend in Pittsburgh, which was part of the reason why he was let go from there as well,” Benz said. “But fire extinguishers in the dorm doesn’t seem like a big enough reason to get somebody cut.”

Merloni said: “That tells you how good he is.”

“There’s just some things you don’t mess with,” Fauria said. “Fire alarms, you don’t mess with, not even as a joke you don’t pull that thing. The fire extinguisher, you’re just asking for a whole new level of trouble when you start messing with those types of things.”

– Bengals backup quarterback Matt Scott threw up on the field in the fourth quarter of Cincinnati’s preseason game against the Chiefs Thursday night. But shortly after doing that, he threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Conner Vernon.

After describing the incident, Fauria asked the guys if they remember the moment which they were most nervous.

“Probably my first time on the air. … The first time ever when I was 18,” Benz said.

Asked Fauria: “But what would make you throw up?”

“Too much alcohol the night before in 100 degrees in Oklahoma,” Benz said.

Said Merloni: “Never threw up. But first big league game in Kansas City; first game at Fenway Park; first game at Yankee Stadium and then 1999 Game 3 of the playoffs I started at shortstop down 0-2 at Fenway. Before those games, yeah I’ve got a lot of things going on, but I never felt like I was going to throw up.”

– ESPN suspended Dan Le Batard for two days after the television and radio host paid for billboards in Akron, Ohio, that read, ‘€œYou’€™re Welcome, LeBron. Love, Miami’€ and featured the two championship rings LeBron James won with the Heat.

The billboards appeared to be mocking James’€™ first-person essay in Sports Illustrated announcing his return to the Cavaliers

“So basically he did something against LeBron James,” Merloni said.

Said Benz: “After he screwed them and went to SI with the story.”

“But they know better,” Fauria said. “All the good soundbites will be coming soon. … They know better. They need to protect him.”

Said Merloni: “God forbid you offend LeBron James.”

Blog Author: 
Nick Canelas
Brad Faxon joined the show to discuss round one of the PGA Championship.

[0:00:23] ... is tied for 109. At the PGA after one round -- pal Brad Faxon joins us on the AT&T outline. -- Brad are you. Dario cells like these this back situation is contagious out on tour ...
[0:03:08] ... to find. Somewhere else to go to console other great players like Justin Rose and Hunter -- but he's not helping Tiger Woods. You know the last five rounds of four rounds of the British Open ...
[0:05:23] ... the size and even road -- -- how much bigger he's gotten Lee Westwood the tournament leader. After round one these guys looked Shaq and I don't know. That that means guarantees any kind of success long term on the PGA tour. So let them deal lesson cute kids Brad Faxon says light up and have a cheeseburger. And go play yeah he's eight -- you know -- would story from yesterday you ...
[0:08:24] ... -- to drive and McIlroy it's lap. And McIlroy it's it has Bubba Watson now. If you think about the size difference of these guys who are different it's it's amazing how much power disguised generating ...

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