Gerry is back from vacation and caught up with Meter and Minihane.

Here are the highlights from Tuesday’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.

The guys dedicated their segment Tuesday to celebrating legendary actor and comedian Robin Williams, who died of an apparent suicide Monday at the age of 63. They started by discussing Williams’ part in the movie “Good Will Hunting,” in which Williams plays a more serious and constrained role compared to many of his others.

“For a guy that was that manic — all over the place when it comes to his performance in a lot of his other movies and on stage in his stand-up — he was so reserved and so laid back for large portions of that role,” Benz said. “It was striking he could be that way on film. I think that’s why it resonated with people the way it did.”

– Soon after the news of Williams’ death was made public, fans of the Oscar winner and “Good Will Hunting” spontaneously set up a memorial at the Boston Public Garden bench that Williams and Matt Damon sat on during one of the film’s most memorable scenes.

Nicholas Rabchenuk and his girlfriend brought flowers and chalk to the bench. The couple and two others teamed up to write lines from the movie, including “Sorry guys, I went to see about a girl” and “Your move, chief.”

“A lot of people are now paying tribute to that bench in Boston Public Garden,” Merloni said.

– Fauria took some time to reflect on his favorite Williams movie, “The Best of Times.”

“The movie is about him being a high school kid, he’s an older guy but he goes back,” Fauria said. “He dropped the pass in the championship game, which helped them lose the game to their big-time rival. Ever since that game, the town is in disarray, the economy sucks. It’s really all his fault.

“Where the other team won, they’re thriving. So [Williams] basically brings all the old players together again, gets them in shape to go against the team that he lost to when he was in high school, basically reclaiming some glory. It’s a classic.”

Fauria later asked Merloni and Benz what their favorite Williams movie of all-time is. Merloni said “Good Will Hunting” and Benz said “Good Morning, Vietnam.”

Blog Author: 
Nick Canelas

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

CBS Sports confirmed to The Big Lead that the network will debut the first all-female sports talk show in September that will include former NESN sideline reporter Jenny Dell as co-host.

The weekly show, which will air on CBS Sports Network, will feature an all-female cast with Dell, Lesley VisserDana JacobsonAmy TraskAllie LaForce and Tracy Wolfson. The show will be produced and directed by women as well.

“I think that’s got potential,” Meterparel said.

Minihane and Bradford disagreed.

“I would just say that it is not going to work,” Minihane said. [Dell] is a nice person, I don’t think she’s shown any personality yet on television. How about Lesley Visser at this point, is she like the Barbara Walters of that show?”

Said Bradford: “Haven’t we learned our lesson? It’s the same thing newspapers do when they say, ‘We’ve got to do X Games coverage because we’ve got to get that crowd.’ You can’t go off the script. You can’t go away from what people go to you for.

“Let me ask you this: in this show, who are they hoping is going to watch this?”

“Guys who like Alli LaForce,” Meterparel responded.

Said Minihane: “My problem is if they’re smart and funny and talk about stuff, I’m in. If they don’t — if they talk about how great athletes are and this and that — after a day or two people aren’t going to watch because Jenny Dell and Allie LaForce are good-looking.”

“That’s my point,” Bradford said. “If they want to have all women on it, great. But do it because they’re good. Do it because they’re entertaining and they’re good at what they’re doing.”

– Newton native Jonathan Cohen launched an academic journal, titled BOSS: The Biannual Online-journal of Springsteen Studies, focusing on Bruce Springsteen for his master’s thesis.

The 23-year-old Cohen is a PhD candidate at the University of Virginia. His thesis examines “deindustrialization and working-class memory” in Freehold, New Jersey, the hometown of Springsteen.

“I would read that” said Meterparel.

“I wouldn’t read that,” Bradford said, “because I don’t read. I only write.”

Said Minihane: “Springsteen is weird as a subject because his life is not that interesting. There’s no crazy drama, there’s no drugs. He’s kept it quiet. He’s been the same for like 25 years.”

Blog Author: 
Nick Canelas
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.

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

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

[0:05:54] ... but I have sympathy. I've not not but I'll absolutely forgot like Robin Williams -- Philip Seymour Hoffman for whomever if they if they are battling this stuff. It tried for years in battery. -- and ...
[0:07:52] ... to -- -- to what it -- -- -- good bad gas Robin Williams could be. Absolutely yeah insomnia right at its best performance storm with the 124 hour photo or that right. These are recycling ...
[0:13:19] ... actually true and accurate in his -- that he wasn't -- -- Sally Field. It's -- yes it was a punch lines but you're right that's a good poignant terms -- Look at that the comedians ...
[0:16:49] ... Lyndon Dana -- movie -- Jeff. Does that every day Harrison. Rob Robin Williams and it goes he goes -- the students that's I suppose that I live in the movie. -- -- -- -- -- ...






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

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