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

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John from Brockton with one of the best calls we have had on the lack of trust between African Americans and the police.

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The Globe's Dan Shaughnessy called in to defend himself.

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I think it’s pretty much a given by now that no human being is enjoying his time on this little spinning blue marble we call Earth more than Rob Gronkowski. He spends three days on a business trip to SoCal and no sooner after hitting the ground he’s grabassed with the world’s biggest pop superstar, made the 69,000 “69” joke (and laughed about it like it’s the first one he’s ever heard) and then he gets a blazing hot, world-class dime like Chloe Miranda swooning over him in a club.

If you’re not familiar with Chloe’s curriculum vitae, she just happens to be a Playboy model. Her Model Mayhem profile says she’s, “featured in Playboy TV’s The Wild Life: Miami reality show, PlayboyTV Dream Dates, PlayboyTV Playmates, and other segments.” (She’d also like you to know, “I support myself fully, so please only contact for paid work,” so don’t be coming on to her with any of your Sugar Daddy offers, creeps.) Also, her Instagram is a must follow if you’re into super adorable women with gorgeous friends and a cute dog. I’ve included a few more samples of Chloe after the break.

What rocks a Playboy model’s world like nothing else can? Meeting Gronk. Seriously, if you could trade bodies with one other person alive ‘Freaky Friday’ style, would you hesitate for even one second before you chose to be him? This is what a Monday night on the road looks like for him. It’s Gronk’s world, we’re just living in it.


Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton
The guys opened the show by discussing another bizarre Globe editorial.

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Tom Brady's potty mouth on the Green Bay sidelines offended some. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Tom Brady‘s potty mouth offended some. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Boston Globe editorialThe New England Patriots are great football players, but it would be hard to assert that they are great sports. At least not without what Winston Churchill once called “some risk of terminological inexactitude.” Patriots fans who also value sportsmanship are regularly left with things to frown about. On the field, it’s sometimes overt enough that flags fall, as they did a couple of Sundays back when Rob Gronkowski drove the Colts’ Sergio Brown, with whom he has some history, not just well out of bounds but to the ground and into the camera cart. Gronkowski seemed to think that his move, which earned him a 15-yard unnecessary roughness penalty, was just part of intense play. The NFL, however, disagreed — and slapped him with an $8,268 fine. Other times, it’s Coach Bill Belichick‘s sullen moods or nano-second postgame handshakes or disdain for TV niceties like a quick on-the-field interview after losing a playoff game. But on Sunday, Tom Brady was the frown-inducer. After the Packers made a win-sealing first down, our franchise quarterback treated fans to a temper tantrum, pacing the sidelines and repeatedly yelling what was almost unmistakably the F-word. For that display, Brady is the New England Patriots poor sport of the week.

At the risk of saying this with terminological inexactitude, I have to confess I’ve been feeling really good about the Patriots these last oh, 14 years or so; but this Globe op-ed piece has really turned me around. What I’ve been mistaking for toughness and a burning desire to win has really just been poor etiquette all along. After all, what good is all that success when it comes at the price of poor sportsmanship? The three Super Bowl championships, five AFC titles, a .729 winning percentage in the Belichick era, the most postseason wins ever by a quarterback, the best record in football right now … all lose their luster when you see how it affects the people who work in the Globe editorial department. I mean, how can anyone be happy about the No. 1 seed in the playoffs or huge wins over Denver and Indy when it comes at the cost of $8,268 to Gronk?

And to me, success rings pretty hollow when your coach gives a quick handshake or doesn’t do an interview after the game. I’d feel much better if Belichick would go across the field, take the opposing coach in his loving embrace and spoon with him for an hour, then race over to Pam Oliver and give her the “nicety”of a complete breakdown of his game plan, like Vince Lombardi and George Halas used to do.

And I’m clutching my pearls and having one of my fainting spells at the very thought of Tom Brady using that sailor talk on the sidelines, even if he wasn’t mic’d up. I’d much prefer that he somnambulate off the field after a tough loss like Jay Cutler instead of showing all that messy, raw emotion. Because before you know it, other people will start using those cuss words, and then where will society be? It’ll descend into madness and chaos, and it’ll all be the Patriots’ fault.

And while it goes without saying … what about the children?

So thank you, Globe editorial department, for opening my eyes at last to the horrible problem of this team’s reprehensible behavior. I’ll never enjoy them again until they start behaving with impeccable manners, the way professional football players should. And while we’re paraphrasing Winston Churchill (a man who always displayed good sportsmanship, even as he was ordering the firebombing of Dresden) let me end with this for whomever wrote this drivel. Tomorrow the Patriots will wake up and be a driven, ultra-competitive, tough football team obsessed with crushing anyone standing between them and the Super Bowl, and you’ll still be an elitist twit.


Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton
Me & Adam

Jerry Thornton (right) and Adam “Uncle Buck” Cormack pose with the Red SoxWorld Series trophies.

Today’s podcast features my friend and retired Barstool Sports legend Adam Cormack, aka “Uncle Buck.”  And I credit him with the premise, which is simply:

What subjects would you like to see covered on ESPN’s “30 for 30″?

If you’ve never seen “30 for 30,” welcome to the world. We have these things called “sports” and “television” and we humans enjoy watching the first be talked about on the second.  Often in documentary form. And while other networks like HBO and Showtime do great sports docs as well, “30 for 30″ is among the best things that ESPN produces.  It’s just that there’s a world of great topics they’ve yet to examine, and Adam and I listed our top five.

Interestingly, we each came up with the same No. 1 topic. Interesting, but not surprising since our choice just happens to be the greatest collision of Hall of Fame talent, sex, scandal, nationwide controversy and nudity in the history of Boston sports. Enjoy.


Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton
Rex Ryan has lost his swagger this season. (Al Bello/Getty Images)

Rex Ryan has lost his swagger this season, as his Jets are struggling along at 2-10. (Al Bello/Getty Images)

New York Daily NewsIn the immediate aftermath of the Jets’€™ 10th loss of the season on Monday night, Rex Ryan was somber, depressed and defeated. With some additional time to reflect, he added a new feeling to the ensemble: he was ashamed. “I’€™m embarrassed for myself, absolutely,” he said Tuesday. You could see it in Ryan’€™s welling eyes after Monday’€™s 16-13 loss to the Dolphins: this year hurts him as much, if not more, than any other. But he relayed that he felt bad for the pain it has caused others, too. “I feel like I’ve let my owner down,” he said. “I’ve let our fan base down. There’€™s no doubt.” … That Ryan has so disappointed his owner — the same owner who said earlier this year that patience isn’t in his vernacular — is the precise reason that his firing is basically just a formality at this stage. It’€™s a reality that Ryan is certainly aware of, even if tries to avoid the subject. “I get it, the year hasn’€™t gone anywhere close to what we were thinking,” Ryan said.

C’mon, Rex Ryan. Where’s the Delta that I used to know? Where’s the spirit? Where’s the guts, huh?

We’ve had such a great run together, you and I. From your first press conference when you said you didn’t come to New York to kiss Bill Belichick‘s rings to the time you beat the Pats in September and called it your Super Bowl to the foot-fetish stuff to the butt-fumble and beyond.

You’ve been the Patriots blogger gift that’s kept on giving. As Rick put it to Elsa in “Casablanca,”You were a part of my work; the thing that kept me going.” Or as Joker put it to Batman, “You complete me.”

Don’t spoil it now by going quietly into that light. Nobody wants you humbled, especially not me. If they sold Rex Ryan action figures, everyone would snatch up “Brash, Cocky Rex” and leave “Somber, Depressed, Defeated, Ashamed Rex” collecting dust on the shelves.

So buck up there, Shrex. You’ve got four weeks (maybe) until you get fired. Three weeks before you play New England. Get your game face on. Get your (one of your favorite words) swagger back! Give us a little of that old “Let’s go eat a g****** snack!” fire in your once considerable belly. Let’s hear you guarantee you’ll beat the Pats. Or how you think you’re the best coach in the business and have the best defense in the game and all that.

If you’re going to walk the Green Mile, do it like one of those guys who says, “See you in hell” as they put the needle in, not someone full of remorse and apologies. “Disappointment” isn’t in your boss’ vocabulary. I don’t want “embarrassed Rex Ryan” to ever be in mine.


Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton
Former Patriots Donte Stallworth joined the show to discuss the Ferguson protests and his time with the Patriots.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Dino.

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