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  • Thursday, May 5th
  • May 5th, 2016 Show Highlights

    0:00- Buchholz gets first win 10:47- Ortiz retirement talk 19:55: Celtics off season 31:00- Jordan Reed contract 39:42- Manziel media coverage
  • Johnny Manziel Not Worthy of Media Coverage

    Beetle has a few problems with the coverage of Johnny Manziel and his court case, most of all being that Manziel isn't even worth the time that some are devoting to covering him. 
  • Another Big Deal for a Tight End in the NFL

    Jordan Reed just signed 5-year, $50 million extension with the Redskins, which has the Zo & Beetle thinking that as Tight End contracts continue to get bigger how will this affect Gronk and his current contract situation with the Patriots?
  • Celtics Off Season Outlook

    With the Draft Lottery less than two weeks away, Zo & Beetle look at the Celtics options and what they think they should do with all of their assets.
  • May 5th, Hour 4

    On this hour of Toucher & Rich, Danny Ainge joins the program to talk the plans for the upcoming offseason and reminisce about the old days of the NBA, the guys continue to discuss Charles Barkley's comments on the Hawks-Cavs game, and the guys run through The Stack.
  • May 5th, Hour 3

    On this hour of Toucher & Rich, Fred continues to fight for his right to have an opinion, and the guys play "Is It A Racehorse Or A Bad Local Band?"
  • Do We Still Think Ortiz is Retiring?

    David Ortiz continued his hot play last night and doesn't look like someone who is about to retire. The guys talk about whether he is reconsidering this being his last year, and if not should the Red Sox make him reconsider?
  • May 5th, Hour 2

    On this hour of Toucher & Rich, the guys play some Dating On Demand clips, they discuss some great guitarists, and then ... Fred responds to people claiming that he's having a bad day.
  • May 5, Hour 1

    On this hour of Toucher & Rich, the guys tell some stories about old friends, and they also discuss Clay Buchholz's big win in Chicago and Charles Barkley's comments about how the Hawks should "take out" a Cavaliers player.
  • Clay Buchholz Gets His First Win

    The Red Sox got a 5-2 win over the White Sox last night in a strong outing from Clay Buchholz. Zo & Beetle discuss whether they're buying or selling this performance from the heavily criticized starter.
  • Danny Ainge On The Physicality Of The Old Days, Plus Offsseason Hopes And Plans

    Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge joined Toucher & Rich, and with the options limited for what he was actually allowed to talk about regarding free agency and the draft, the conversation turned toward the physicality of the old NBA, from what went into the Kevin McHale clothesline of Kurt Rambis to some behind-the-scenes talk from Red Auerbach.
  • Race Horse Or Bad Local Band? 2016 Edition

    The Kentucky Derby always has its fair share of zany horse names. So Toucher & Rich decided to bring back "Race Horse or Bad Local Band?" See how long you can last listening to the bands...
  • Wednesday, May 4th
  • Keefer Madness: 2016 Summer Movie Preview

    In tonight’s Madness Rich Keefe gives his 2016 summer movie preview, which is set to kick off on Friday with the release of Captain America: Civil War.
  • Scott Souza from the MetroWest Daily News

    MetroWest Daily News Celtics beat writer Scott Souza joined the Adam Jones Show to discuss GM Danny Ainge’s year end press conference held on Wednesday afternoon. The guys also discuss their expectations for what looks to be a very big off-season for the Celts.
  • Celtics Off-Season Expectations

    Jones and Keefe reacted to Danny Ainge’s off-season press conference on Wednesday afternoon, and what the expectations should be for the Celtics this summer.
  • The Game of Jones: May 4th, 2016

    It’s a Would You Rather Wednesday in the Game of Jones with Adam Jones and Rich Keefe.
  • Mike Tanier from the Bleacher Report Calls In

    Bleacher Report Lead NFL writer Mike Tanier called in to the Adam Jones Show to help recap the 2016 NFL Draft.
  • Is Hanley Ramirez Tradable Now?

    Adam Jones and Rich Keefe kicked off Wednesday’s show discussing whether the Red Sox should try and sell high on Hanley Ramirez now that he has proven to be competent defensively at first base this season.
  • Revisiting Belichick’s Wide Receiver Draft History

    Jones and Keefe took a look back at Bill Belichick’s less than stellar track record of drafting Wide Receivers in the NFL Draft. While many think Malcolm Mitchell will be a good fit for the team, history says he’s a long shot to succeed in New England.
  • The Baseball Reporters – May 4th

    Tonight on the Baseball Reporters, Tony Massarotti discussed last night’s Boston Red Sox loss to the Chicago White Sox.  Tony also broke down the Red Sox struggles against the left-handed pitchers.  Finally, Mazz previewed Clay Buchholz start tonight against the White Sox.
  • May 4th – Hour 4

    In the fourth and final Hour, Felger and Mazz reset and took calls on all the subjects they covered today.  Wrapping up the day, it’s the Final Word with Jim Murray.
  • May 4th – Hour 3

    During Hour 3 of Felger and Massarotti, the guys got into the Boston Red Sox and last night’s loss to the Chicago White Sox.  Is Xander Bogaerts the best player on the Red Sox?  Finally, the guys discussed Tom Brady’s case against the NFL.
  • May 4th – Hour 2

    In Hour 2, Felger and Mazz got into Tom Brady’s suspension and the opportunity it gives back-up quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.  Finally, Mike and Tony take a “Pop Culture Quiz.”
  • May 4th – Hour 1

    Felger and Massarotti kicked off the show discussing the offseason of the Boston Celtics.  How can the Celtics lure Kevin Durant to Boston?  Also, do the Celtics have the pieces to acquire Jimmy Butler from the Chicago Bulls? Getting back into the end of the Thunder and Spurs game, should the refs be admitting their mistakes?
  • May 4, 2016 Show Highlights

    All of the highlights from Zolak and Bertrand for Wednesday, May 4th.
  • Is Danny Ainge Tempering Offseason Expectations?

    Danny Ainge met with the media on Wednesday and made some comments about what his expectations are for the offseason. It sounds to Zolak and Bertrand that he may be trying to temper the sky-high expectations that many fans have heading into the draft and free agency this summer.
  • Would the Bruins Possibly Trade Tuukka Rask?

    After another disappointing and early end to the season for the Bruins, it would appear that changes are again in order for the Black and Gold. Zolak and Bertrand wonder whether trading their big contract goalie is the shake up that the team may need.
  • Email of The Day: Better for Brady to Accept Suspension?

    In our Email of the Day today, one "listener" wonders if it would be better for Patriots quarterback to accept and serve his suspension this year as opposed to potentially having to serve that in 2017.
  • Jared Carrabis in Studio

    Jared Carrabis of Barstool Sports joins Zo and Bertrand in studio to discuss two players whose contracts have been under a microscope since before the ink was dry on them. Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval, an albatross and a big fat turkey continue to make headlines during the Sox early season success. 
  • Panda Watch: Dombrowski Updates Sandoval Situation

    Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski appeared on NESN's pregame coverage on Tuesday to give an update on the surgery, progress and outlook for Pablo Sandoval as he recovers from his shoulder injury. Zo and Bertrand react to what Dombrowski had to say and if what he's selling is believable.
  • Toucher & Rich Draft: Best Side Characters In TV History

    In the latest edition of the T&R Draft, they gang picks the best side characters to ever grace our television screens.
  • May 4, Hour 3

    On this hour of Toucher & Rich: With the Kentucky Derby coming up, the guys play a hilarious round of "Is It A Race Horse Or Bad Local Band?"
  • May 4, Hour 2

    On this hour of Toucher & Rich: Joe Haggerty calls in to talk about the Bruins' offseason, and the guys play an epic rant from Mike Francesa of The Fan in New York.
  • May 4, Hour 1

    On this hour of Toucher & Rich: The events of last night and an interesting email Fred got from a listener.
  • Race Horse Or Bad Local Band?

    A fan favorite returned to Toucher & Rich on Wednesday, with Rich revealing a series of names and Fred and Wallach trying to guess if it's the name of a race horse of a bad local band!
  • Tuesday, May 3rd
  • Red Sox get beat in Chicago

    Jones and Keefe look back at the 4-1 Red Sox loss to the White Sox. Adam points out that even though the team is in first place they were beating up on poor teams and tonight they may have shown their true colors in losing to a good Chicago team.
  • Keefer Madness

    In tonight's edition of Keefer Madness, rich investigates a Bear that broke into a home and stole some Hershey Kisses.
  • Eric Edholm Interview

    Eric Edholm of Yahoo Sports joined Adam and discussed the NFL draft. Some of the topics they covered were how well did the Patriots grade out and who was the best player the New England drafted?
  • Game of Jones - Over/Under

    The guys play the Game of Jones over/under. The questions Jones has to answer are   Ding Dongs for the Mayor of Ding Dong City this season - 20 Games in the Cavs-Hawks series - 5.5 Loui Eriksson's AAV in his next contract - 6.5 million Of the 9 Patriots draft picks, how many will make the 53-man roster - 5.5 How many Avengers do you think you could name - 3.5
  • Doug Kyed Interview

    Doug Kyed of joined Adam and he gave him his thought on the players the Patriots got in the draft. One player they key on is quarterback Jacoby Brissett.
  • Patriots QB Draft History

    Jones and Keefe look back at the Patriots Quarterback draft history and how the team fared. The guys think that drafting and developing QB's is decent business, but none of the Top 100 picks -- O'Connell, Mallett, Garoppolo -- have been worth it. They ask how will Jacoby Brissett be any different?
  • Opening segment on the Red Sox

    Jones and Keefe debate if they are buying into the Red Sox hot start in the opening segment of the show. Jones also says that he is not a believer in John Farrell as manager..
  • The Baseball Reporters – May 3rd

    Tony Massarotti opened up the Baseball Reporters discussing Pablo Sandoval’s season-ending shoulder surgery.  Mazz also got into Adam LaRoche’s retirement and Chicago White Sox upcoming series with the Boston Red Sox.  Ian Browne, of, joined Tony to discuss Sandoval’s shoulder and the Red Sox 3-game series against the White Sox.
  • May 3rd – Hour 4

    In the fourth and final Hour, Felger and Mazz talked about the latest in Tom Brady’s suspension and the Patriots drafting quarterback Jacoby Brissett.  Michael Hurley, of, joined Mike and Tony to continue the Brady discussion.  To close out the day, it’s the Final Word with Jim Murray.
  • May 3rd – Hour 3

    During Hour 3 of Felger and Massaortti, the guys discussed the value of back-up quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and the New England Patriots selection of quarterback Jacoby Brissett. Finally, Jim Murray shares his latest Hot Take on the cancelled Indy Race in Boston.
  • What U.S. Kids Golf Does To Get Kids Golfing

    Hardy talks with Andy Ingham, the tour director for U.S. Kids Golf, to talk about what they do to get kids into the game of golf.
  • Does Yoga Make Sense For Golfers?

    Not many people think of yoga when it comes to improving their golf game, but maybe they should. Kim Johnson from The Athlete's Yoga in Woburn joined the program to explain how beneficial yoga can be for golfers.
  • May 3rd – Hour 2

    In Hour 2, Felger and Mazz talked about the Boston Red Sox and Pablo Sandoval’s season-ending shoulder surgery.  Mike and Tony also discussed the early-season success of the Chicago White Sox and the retirement of Adam LaRoche.  Wrapping up the hour, the guys talked about the New York Jets drafting quarterback Christian Hackenberg.
  • May 3rd – Hour 1

    Felger and Massarotti opened up the show discussing the Boston Bruins and their offseason plan of attack.  Mike and Tony also talked about the value of goaltender Tuukka Rask.  Finally, the guys broke down the end of last night’s Oklahoma City Thunder win over the San Antonio Spurs and discussed the chances of the Boston Celtics landing Kevin Durant.
  • May 3, 2016 Show Highlights

    0:00- Sandoval to Have Surgery
    7:10- Beetle Disappointed with Hanley
    13:39- Jon Heyman on Sandoval
    20:43- Shaughnessy Eats His Words
    25:40- Can Celtics Lure Durant to Boston?
  • Do the Celtics have a shot with Durant?

    Now that the Celtics are transitioning into an offseason with plenty of expectation and resources, Zolak, Bertrand, and Dan Shaughnessy revisit the plausibility of Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant coming to Boston as a free agent.
  • Shaughnessy Eats His Words on Sandoval

    Dan Shaughnessy of The Boston Globe joins Zolak and Bertrand, and revisited what he wrote about Pablo Sandoval prior to the Red Sox signing him. Find out what Dan said and what he thinks about his words today, as the disappointing tale of the Panda continues.
  • Jon Heyman on Pablo Sandoval

    Jon Heyman of the MLB Network joins Zolak and Bertrand to give some news and perspective on the Pablo Sandoval saga, as the third baseman now appears headed for season-ending surgery.
  • Bertrand not Buying in on Hanley yet

    Hanley Ramirez has been a model citizen in 2016, following an offseason of changing his body, his position and improving his work ethic. Many have been thrilled with the new Hanley Ramirez, who has eased all of the early season concern stemming from his switch to first base. But Marc Bertrand still has his reservations. Find out why Beetle isn't buying in on Hanley just yet.
  • May 3, Hour 4

    On this hour of Toucher & Rich, Chris Mannix talks NBA playoffs and Celtics free agency, the guys discuss a list of the greatest TV shows and then run through The Stack.
  • May 3, Hour 3

    On this hour of Toucher & Rich, the guys bring back Dating On Demand, Phil Perry talks Patriots and the NFL Draft, and the guys discuss Fox Sports 1 not wanting Curt Schilling.
  • May 3, Hour 2

    On this hour of Toucher & Rich, the guys replay some audio of Armpits of America, they dump on SNL, and then they discuss Steve Belichick's comments.
  • May 3, Hour 1

    On this hour of Toucher & Rich, the guys discuss the crazy betting odds on Leicester City, as well as what happened in sports last night.
  • Panda Watch: Sandoval to Have Surgery

    Pablo Sandoval, who has been an endangered species since being sidelined since April 13 with a shoulder injury, will reportedly have surgery and may miss the rest of the season. Zolak and Bertrand can no longer stomach the disappointing Sandoval contract, who will earn around $17 million to rest his bum shoulder in 2016.
  • Weird Dating Service Features 'Chill Dudes' With 'Calf Game'

    Toucher & Rich like to goof around with weirdos saying weird things sometimes, and these dating services are like a goldmine for that. Here's a guy with elite "calf game" and another who insists he's a "chill dude."

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