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‘Wheel of Fortune’ contestant makes wildly wrong embarrassing guess

12.01.16 at 8:21 am ET
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You can see here Brittney and Rhonda’s systematic thought process as they whisper back and forth to each other before ultimately coming up with gynecologist.

Of course, it could have been professional gynecologist, to differentiate from all those amateur gynecologists out there.

Rhonda and Britt took one for the women’s rights team on this one. I applaud them.

And Pat Sajak being the pro that he is is not shocked at all with his “I knew that was coming.” The guy has seen everything at this point.

Thursday’s Morning Mashup: Woman in Von Miller’s sex tape speaks out; Iman Shumpert won’t visit Trump White House if Cavs win championship

12.01.16 at 8:03 am ET
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Good morning, here is your Thursday Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories and scores from our news wire.

THURSDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NHL:
Carolina at Boston, 7 p.m. (NESN)
NBA: LA Clippers at Cleveland, 8 p.m. (TNT)
NBA: Houston at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. (TNT)
NFL: Dallas at Minnesota, 8:25 p.m. (NBC; NFL)
College basketball: Columbia at Seton Hall, 7 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: Cincinnati at Iowa State, 9 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Oregon State at Mississippi State, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
Women’s college basketball: South Carolina at Texas, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)

AROUND THE WEB:

— Von Miller’s sex tape co-star, Elizabeth Ruiz, is speaking out about why she taped her love-making session with the Broncos linebacker.

Ruiz told TMZ she is not out to extort Miller but wanted to keep the tape for herself.

“I used it to pleasure myself,” Ruiz said.

Ruiz claims everything she did with Miller, including making the video, “was consensual.”

“He had recorded clips on his phone as well,” Ruiz said. “….He never asked me to delete it. Not once.”

Ruiz also said she never wanted to ask Miller for money.

“I never, never, never, never went up to Von and asked for $2.5 million or for a dollar,” Ruiz said. It wasn’t until his lawyers made an offer that her lawyers counter-offered with an amount.

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Canadian police use Nickelback to punish drunk drivers

11.30.16 at 3:12 pm ET
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Washington PostAuthorities in Canada are willing to do what it takes to crack down on drunken driving during the holiday season.

That includes threatening people with Nickelback.

In a Facebook post this month, police in Kensington, a town in Prince Edward Island, encouraged those attending social gatherings to make sure they had a designated driver, or write down the number for a taxi company. Make arrangements to stay at the home of a friend, they suggested in the post, whatever you need to do to be safe.

Then, the agency explained what might happen if you didn’t.

“Now, with that being said, know that the Kensington Police Service will be out for the remainder of year looking for those dumb enough to feel they can drink and drive,” the post read. “And when we catch you, and we will catch you, on top of a hefty fine, a criminal charge and a years driving suspension we will also provide you with a bonus gift of playing the offices copy of Nickelback in the cruiser on the way to jail.”

To recap: this police department keeps an unopened Nickelback CASSETTE TAPE in their office.

This punishment, while very clever, sparked outrage with some people on Facebook who like Nickelback and take offense to this tactic.


Then the comments on this post got so extreme someone from America actually threatened to NOT move to Canada:

Food Network announces ‘Iron Chef’ reboot ‘Iron Chef Gauntlet’

11.30.16 at 9:00 am ET
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Finally. #IronChefGauntlet

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Variety — Food Network is heading back to Kitchen Stadium. The cabler plans to reboot its “Iron Chef America” franchise with a fresh incarnation dubbed “Iron Chef Gauntlet.”

The cooking competition will be hosted once again by Food Network regular Alton Brown, who gained fame through his “color commentary” reporting on “Iron Chef.” “Gauntlet” is expected to begin production early next year for a second-quarter premiere. Details of the new format are thin other than it promises to offer some new twists on the cooking-showdown format.

The original “Iron Chef” aired for 12 seasons on Food Network and helped burnish the credentials of such foodie TV stars as Bobby Flay, Masaharu Morimoto, Michael Symon, Marc Forgione, Geoffrey Zakarian and Alex Guarnaschelli. The competition pits one notable chef each season to face a series of challengers in a bid earn or retain the title of “Iron Chef.”

This is excellent news.

This show, in its “Iron Chef America” format, has everything. It has food, incredible drama, sweating chefs, INSTANT REPLAY, an area called Kitchen Stadium, a chairman who does a karate chop and says “In the words of my uncle, ‘allez cuisine!'” to start the competition, and of course, Alton Brown doing running commentary.

Not only does Brown do color commentary during the competitions, he talks to the chefs while they’re cooking under extreme conditions. He asks them questions and sometimes they yell at him to stop bothering them.

It is near-perfect television.

This is why I love “Iron Chef.” Here is the Battle of the Melon:

Wednesday’s Morning Mashup: Tiger Woods opens up about return to golf; Bills OL Seantrel Henderson suspended for NFL drug policy violation

11.30.16 at 8:02 am ET
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Good morning, here is your Wednesday Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories and scores from our news wire.

WEDNESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NBA: Detroit at Boston, 7:30 p.m. (CSN; NBATV)
NBA: Indiana at Portland, 10 p.m. (NBATV)
NHL: Pittsburgh at NY Islanders, 8 p.m. (NBCSN)
NHL: San Jose at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
College basketball: UNH at Providence, 6:30 p.m. (FS2)
College basketball: Purdue at Louisville, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Rutgers at Miami, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Temple at Saint Joseph’s, 7 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: Virginia Tech at Michigan, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Western Carolina at Marquette, 8:30 p.m. (FS2)
College basketball: Nebraska at Clemson, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: North Carolina at Indiana, 9 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Ohio State at Virginia, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
Women’s college basketball: Butler at TCU, 1 p.m. (FSN)

AROUND THE WEB:

Tiger Woods finally is ready to return to golf. (John David Mercer/USA Today Sports)

Tiger Woods finally is ready to return to golf. (John David Mercer/USA Today Sports)

— After more than a year away from golf, Tiger Woods is making his return to the game at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas on Thursday.

Woods spoke with reporters on Tuesday and opened up about his feelings heading into the tournament. He said he struggled with the future of his career and whether or not he would ever play again while recovering from back surgeries.

“Yeah, there was a lot of trepidation and times where I did think of that, because it was realistic,” Woods said. “Not being able to get out of bed, not being able to move, how can I expect to come out here and swing a golf club at 120 miles an hour and be ballistic when I can’t even get out of bed?”

Woods said recovering from this back injury was different than recovering from past knee problems.

“When I had my knee redone and it was completely blown, I knew it was nine months [of recovery], but I knew I could come back from it. It’s not nerve damage,” Woods said. “When you’re dealing with a spine, when you’re dealing with nerves, it’s a totally different deal. There’s a lot of guys who have had injuries like that and have come back and done well and have won golf tournaments, but each individual spinal injury is different and has its own little personality.”

Woods also spoke about his sudden withdrawal from the Safeway Classic in October, saying “a few things happened” surrounding that decision.

“One, the Ryder Cup [for which he served as a vice captain] helped a lot in the sense that I got a chance to be out there with the guys and see it and feel it and experience it,” Woods said. “Two, it hurt me by not being able to practice for a week. I knew that I could play Safeway with a few shots, and I’ve played with less and I’ve won golf tournaments hitting with less shots, but I had to have everything come together.”

Woods also said he didn’t know the course well enough and “didn’t feel right about it.”

Woods will tee off at noon on Thursday in the opening round of the World Challenge.

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Spa amusement park where people wear only towels set to open in Japan

11.29.16 at 4:58 pm ET
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TIMEIn what might be the best idea of 2016, Japan has announced plans to open a spa amusement park in Beppu, which is famous for its hot springs.

Thanks to a now-viral video that depicts a hypothetical “spamusement” park complete with bubble bath roller coasters and steam room trolley rides, a spa amusement park is now actually in the works. In addition to showing many potential relaxing activities, the clip also featured Beppu’s mayor Yasuhiro Nagano saying that he’ll work to make this fantastical idea a reality if the video hit one million views.

Now, nearly a week later, the video has garnered almost two million views. Furthermore, it looks like Mayor Nagano will be making good on his promise — according to RocketNews24, the mayor’s office issued a press release that confirmed that plans for the amusement park are underway.

This is a good idea in theory but I can already see some problems with it in this video. Actually, it has disaster written all over it.

There are people walking around in only towels. There are rides where people sit in a tub of water in only towels. How often will they change that water?

PEOPLE ARE RIDING A CAROUSEL WEARING NOTHING BUT TOWELS.

The only thing I was thinking during that entire video: germs.

This spamusement park looks way more stressful than relaxing.

People there aren’t going to wear shoes. It looks like the bare feet and the towels and the water are the only things that make this different from a regular amusement park.

So, no thank you, this looks like a nightmare.

Bryant basketball player thinks his team is winning, dribbles out clock to lose by 1

11.29.16 at 1:06 pm ET
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CBS SportsThanks to a temporary lapse in thinking, Brown took home a 91-90 win over Bryant on Monday night.

With 3.8 seconds left on the clock, Brown’s Tavon Blackmon scored to put his team ahead by one.

Now, 3.8 seconds is plenty of time to run the length of the floor and get off a decent shot.

But that’s only if you’re aware of the score, which freshman guard Ikenna Ndugba apparently was not.

After the go-ahead score for Brown, Ndugba took the inbound pass and, thinking his team had secured the win, dribbled to the ball to half-court to run out the clock. As he runs down the floor, even his teammates are calling for the ball to try and attempt a last-second shot, but instead, Ndugba chucked the ball in the air as time expired, trotting down the floor to try and catch a high-five from his teammate before he realized what he had done.

Oh man.

Ndugba only finds out his team lost when he goes to high-five his teammate at the end and gets completely and rightfully rejected because he just killed any chance his team had to win the game. He was even so sure of the win he threw the ball behind him instead of shooting toward the basket to make any kind of attempt. Sad!

Bryant basketball coach Tim O’Shea posted this video of Ndugba on Facebook in June and captioned it, “Our freshman point guard Ikenna Ndguba set a Bryant University record today with a recorded vertical jump of 42.5″ – to put that in perspective that would have been the third best at this year’s NBA Draft combine. He is going to be a special player..”

I’m sure Ndugba is a good player but NBA scouts will of course see this viral video. So once he learns to keep track of the score of the game, it looks like Ndugba should be all set for the draft.

Lenny Dykstra’s bedroom prowess graphically detailed on Howard Stern Show (possibly NSFW)

11.29.16 at 9:48 am ET
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The Howard Stern ShowFormer MLB All-Star Lenny Dykstra talked a big game during his first Stern Show visit in June, telling Howard and Robin about his bedroom skills with women. On Monday morning Lenny returned, this time with two lovely ladies who could attest to his talents.

And that is as far as I was able to go with the article.

Who doesn’t believe Dykstra is good in bed? Just listen to him on Kirk Minihane’s podcast. The guy is nothing if not smooth and charming.

I cannot comment on the rest of this Stern appearance recap because reading it will make my eyes melt and fall out of my head, but just know it exists.

I did scroll down to the bottom of this cringe-fest to where Dykstra explains his moral code.

“I live my life based on three words: honor, code, and loyalty,” Dykstra said. “I will make you [expletive expletive]. I don’t stop until they do.”

Not sure what that first part has to do with the second but I think he should put that on a t-shirt.

Tuesday’s Morning Mashup: 76 dead as plane carrying Brazilian soccer team crashes; Johnny Manziel sued by bartender

11.29.16 at 8:31 am ET
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Good morning, here is your Tuesday Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories and scores from our news wire.

TUESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NHL: Boston at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. (NESN; NBCSN)
NHL: Toronto at Edmonton, 9 p.m. (NBCSN)
NBA: Houston at Utah, 9 p.m. (NBATV)
College basketball:  Delaware State at Saint John’s, 6:30 p.m. (FS2)
College basketball: North Dakota State at Xavier, 6:30 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: Georgia Tech at Penn State, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Pittsburgh at Maryland, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Syracuse at Wisconsin, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Buffalo at Creighton, 8:30 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: Iowa at Notre Dame, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: N.C. State at Illinois, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Michigan State at Duke, 9:30 p.m. (ESPN)

AROUND THE WEB:

— Seventy-six people were killed when a plane carrying Brazil’s Chapecoense professional soccer team crashed in Colombia late Monday, according to reports out of South America.

According to authorities, five people survived the crash. There were nine crew members and 72 passengers on board, including the soccer team. There were initially six survivors but one died in the hospital, according to police.

The plane was traveling from Santa Cruz in Bolivia to Medellin’s international airport in Colombia.

Reports say the plane crashed due to an electrical failure.

According to Colombia’s El Tiempo newspaper, there were 22 members of the soccer team on board. There were also 22 Brazilian journalists on the flight.

The Colombian disaster management agency named Chapecoense player Alan Ruschel as one of the survivors and said he is in stable condition in the hospital.

The South American soccer federation has canceled all games until further notice.

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Billy Joel built Bruce Springsteen’s broken down motorcycle

11.28.16 at 9:50 am ET
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NY Daily News — Bruce Springsteen was far from racing in the street thanks to a faulty bike built by Billy Joel.

The Long Island Piano Man told his Madison Square Garden audience this week that he built Springsteen a motorcycle — but said it broke down on a New Jersey highway earlier this month.

“So he takes the bike out on Veteran’s Day and it breaks down. It’s all over national news: ‘Bruce’s Bike Breaks Down,” Joel told his audience, according to Consequence of Sound.

“So I’m reading this and thinking, ‘Oh s–t, I hope it wasn’t the bike I built for him.’ I called him, ‘Bruce, what bike was the bike that broke down?’ ‘It was the one you made for me,’” he continued.

Joel apologized to the “Racing in the Street” singer, to which Springsteen, 67, responded, “Oh no, it’s cool, dude.”

That same night, the “New York State of Mind” crooner paid tribute to his Jersey pal by covering his classic “Born to Run.”

Springsteen did in fact make headlines after his bike broke down as bikers from the Freehold American Legion picked up their hometown hero on the side of the road, bringing him to a local bar while he awaited a ride.

“Bruce was a very down to earth regular guy who fit right in with his fellow, not so famous, Freehold boys,” the group wrote on Facebook. “Bruce did take their names and telephone numbers, so maybe they’ll be riding together some day!”

This story is Bruce Springsteen in a nutshell. It has a motorcycle, New Jersey, the American Legion, a local bar and being a regular guy.

And now it turns out Billy freaking Joel built Springsteen a piece of crap motorcycle, he calls to apologize and Springsteen is completely cool with it. He’s just the greatest.

Even though that jacket Springsteen is wearing probably cost about $3,000 and Billy Joel built his motorcycle, he proves time and again he is still just a regular guy from Jersey.

Springsteen is a client at 20th Century Cycles, Joel’s motorcycle shop on Long Island, and it’s not clear if Joel actually built the motorcycle himself or if someone else did.

Either way, big winner here: Bruce. Huge loser: 20th Century Cycles. This is a very bad look for them.