The summer may be almost over but The Knuckles are forever. This week, we'll give the Red Sox a respite from our piling on and devote an entire page worth of Knuckles to the NFL, the gift that keeps on giving when it comes to pure, unadulterated knuckleheadedness. Within, you will learn about stupid helmet-to-helmet hits, players getting caught driving a car baked and not understanding why that's illegal and salaciousness/ridiculousness masquerading as legit TV reporting. But don't take my word for it. Read on and shake your head solemnly at this week's well-deserving winners of The Knuckles!
Chad Finn from Boston.com wrote a bit on Rusney Castillo, the Cuban star who was signed by the Red Sox just last week. So we talked a bit about Rusney this week. And about how, as bad as the 2014 Red Sox are, they're still not as bad as the 2012 squad. Listen. More
We learned earlier this week that the NFL has a short-list of acts they'd like to perform at this year's Super Bowl...for a (not-so-small) fee. I was curious to get Zuri Berry's take on that, and on the recent trend of what I categorize as arrogant behavior from the National Football League. Great topics, great discussion. Listen. More
Zuri Berry has been in Foxboro all week, monitoring joint practices and taking copious notes. He joined me earlier to talk about what to expect from Preseason Game 2 tomorrow at Gillette. (Spoiler alert: you're going to see all three quarterbacks.) More
Welcome back my friends, to the show that never ends. The Knuckles lives on, this week tackling our nation's biggest tackle football league, the NBA, it's absurd rules and the knucklehead teams who break them and, as will more than likely be the case every week until the leaves start turning, the local nine, your defending World Champion Boston Red Sox. The Sox may be playing better over the past few days, but being a knucklehead stops for no man, woman or baseball team.
Yoenis Cespedes hit his first homer in a Red Sox uniform in Anaheim over the weekend, but is he worth keeping next season? Clay Buchholz gave the Sox 8 strikeouts over 8 innings on Saturday, but is he worth keeping next season? Jackie Bradley Jr. is a defensive spectacle who can't seem to hit major league pitching, so is he worth...you get the idea. Listen to me, Chad Finn, and Steve Silva talk Red Sox. More
Boston.com's Zuri Berry called in live from Virginia to recap the Patriots' joint practices with Washington and to preview their first preseason game Thursday night. Of course, I had to ask him if he got one of those cool t-shirts, too. More
The Knuckles return just in time for the NFL's preseason to be up and running. Did you know that there are more knuckleheads per capita in the NFL than in any of the other three major American pro sports leagues combined? Of course you did - you're all experts in identifying knuckleheads! Not to be outdone though, it is still baseball season and around these parts, the Red Sox have provided an ample amount of Knuckle nominees over the course of the year. Why should this week be any different? So without further ado, let's get into this week's winners!
Lots to discuss this week, obviously. Chad Finn, Steve Silva, and I opened with a recap of how some of our favorite ex-Sox are doing with their new teams. We then rated the trades that sent them away and talked about how the time is coming to move on from Clay Buchholz. More