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Zolak & Bertrand: Sox Swept by Yankees, MLB Almost Shut Down, More Patriots Opt Out, This Day is Show History (Hour 2)

In the second hour: Zo and Bertrand react to a rough weekend for the Red Sox who were swept by the Yankees, as well as a rough weekend for the MLB, as a shutdown seemed imminent at one point… Plus, more Patriots opted out of the season over the weekend, and Devin McCourty shot back…

Zolak & Bertrand: Bruins Disappointing Debut, Celtics Weekend (Hour 1)

In the first hour: Zolak and Bertrand react to a disappointing showing from the Bruins on Sunday afternoon, falling 4-1 to the Flyers in their first qualifying game…. Plus, it was a split for the Celtics this weekend, that included a controversial ending against Giannis and the Bucks….

Zolak & Bertrand: Most Important Celtics, Edelman’s IG Post, Fake Promo Friday (Hour 4)

In the final hour:  Zolak and Bertrand debate who is the most important Celtics player in the bubble aside from Jayson Tatum… Plus, Julian Edelman’s latest Instagram post may give us an indication of who he thinks will be the quarterback for the Patriots…. And, we wrap up the week with Fake Promo Friday! 

Zolak & Bertrand: What Were People Watching Last Night, McKone Eats Mayo (Hour 3)

In the third hour:  Beetle tells us what the people in Boston were watching last night in Boston based on preliminary TV ratings… Plus, the MLB is officially adopting 7-inning double headers in an effort to help those who have had multiple cancellations due to positive tests… And, after much hype, Tim McKone attempts to…

Zolak & Bertrand: Judd Sirott, Bucs Add a RB, This Day is Show History (Hour 2)

In the second hour: Zo and Bertrand talk to the radio voice of the Boston Bruins, Judd Sirott, following their opening exhibition loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets … Plus, the Bucs continue to add on offense as they sign Lesean McCoy  … And, we take a look back with This Day in Show History.

Zolak & Bertrand: What We Watched Last Night, Fox Crowd Noise, Jim Louth: Unboxed (Hour 1)

In the first hour: Zo and Bertrand begin the show by wondering what people were watching last night in Boston as both the Red Sox and Bruins were in action … Plus, the Red Sox were on national TV last night and we were able to see how Fox utilized fake crowds noise and virtual…

Zolak & Bertrand: Mets Broadcast Rips Red Sox, Phillies Home Park shut down, Today’s Takeaways (Hour 4)

In the final hour:  During the 9th inning of the Red Sox win over last night, the Mets broadcast team ripped the Red Sox for some of their decisions … Plus, the Phillies have shut down their  home park after two more positive tests ... And, we wrap up the show with Today’s Takeaways

Zolak & Bertrand: Mayonnaise, Sports Gambling, Michael Porter Jr on COVID (Hour 3)

In the third hour: Zolak and Bertrand dare Sarge to each a jar of mayo for a large amount of money… Plus, the possibility of legal sports gambling in Massachusetts took a major hit on Wednesday night… And, Michael Porter Jr of the Phoenix Suns is making his stance on coronavirus known. 

Zolak & Bertrand: Cam Newton, The Athletic QB Tiers, This Day is Show History (Hour 2)

In the second hour: Zo and Bertrand discuss Cam Newton getting up to speed with his new team… Plus, we run down the list of quarterbacks broken down into tiers   … And, we take a look back with This Day in Show History

Zolak & Bertrand: Joe Kelly Suspension, Jared Carrabis, Sox Win a Game, Jim Louth: Unboxed (Hour 1)

In the first hour: Zo and Bertrand react to the suspension of Dodgers pitcher Joe Kelly for his part in the Astros-Dodgers melee ….  Plus, Jared Carrabis of Barstool Sports shares his thoughts on the Kelly suspension and the state of the Red Sox after 6 games, after the team pulled out a win in…

Zolak & Bertrand: Dodgers/Astros Bad Blood, will there be NCAA season, Underrated songs, Today's Takeaways (Hour 4)

Zolak and Bertrand start the final hour dissecting a noteworthy exchange last night with Joe Kelly and multiple Astros after he threw behind multiple batters. The guys also react to some potential bad news about the NCAA and NFL seasons. Zolak gives the show an underrated song he's been listening to a lot lately. Finally,…

Zolak & Bertrand: Red Sox roster issues, Kemba's knee, Brad Stevens interview (Hour 3)

Zolak and Bertrand open the third hour of the show talking about some perplexing lineup choices for the Red Sox over the first week of the season. They also wonder about a Kendrick Perkins tweet that indicates that Kemba Walker's in worse shape than the team is letting on. Brad Stevens then joins the show…

Zolak & Bertrand: Daniel Wallach on Sports betting in MA, potential free agent targets for Pats, This Day in Show History (Hour 2)

Sports attorney Daniel Wallach joins the show to talk about the sports betting in MA to open the second hour. The guys also discuss free agent possibilities for the Patriots in the wake of a string of opt-outs across the roster. They close the hour with another edition of this day in show history. 

Zolak & Bertrand: Red Sox struggles continue, lineup choices, David Pastrnak addresses lengthy absence from Bruins camp (Hour 1)

Zolak and Bertrand open the show discussing the fourth straight loss by the Red Sox at Fenway featuring more ugly starting pitching. They also address a bizarre baserunning choice by Andrew Benintendi that killed a rally and wonder who is making the call on lineup choices, the manager or front office? The guys close the…

Zolak & Bertrand: Belichick on Cam Newton, Fauci on MLB and NFL, Today’s Takeaways (Hour 4)

In the final hour:  Bill Belichick has talked publicly about new QB Cam Newton, comparing him to a professional lacrosse player… Plus, Dr. Anthony Fauci is once again discussing the future of both the MLB and NFL seasons in his most recent interview ... And, we wrap up the show with Today’s Takeaways   

Zolak & Bertrand: Sox Have Worst Rotation Ever, Another Item for Louth’s Shelf (Hour 3)

In the third hour: Zolak and Bertrand react to another atrocious outing for the Red Sox rotation, this time getting shelled by the Mets… Plus, there was  a shark attack in Maine… And, Jim outh received another package with an item for his office shelf.

Zolak & Bertrand: Manfred on MLB Outbreak, Chung Opts Out, This Day is Show History (Hour 2)

In the second hour: Zo and Bertrand react to MLB commissioner Rob Manfred’s comments following the outbreak of COVID-19 with the Miami Marlins… Plus, Dodgers president Stan Kasten says that the MLB expected an outbreak ... Also, Patrick Chung is the latest Patriots player to opt out  … And, we take a look back with…

Zolak & Bertrand: Patriots Players Opt Out, Goodell on Completing Season, Sony Michel Uncertain (Hour 1)

In the first hour: Zo and Bertrand react to five Patriots players opting out of the 2020 season, including Dont’a Hightower, Marcus Cannon, Brandon Bolden and Dan Vitale… Plus, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell keeps using some interesting phrasing when referring to the outlook of the 2020 season… And, Patriots RB Sony Michel is uncertain for…

Zolak & Bertrand: Marlins COVID Outbreak, “The Hubble”, Today’s Takeaways (Hour 4)

In the final hour:  Zolak and Bertrand wonder if the Marlins COVID outbreak could have ramifications on not only the MLB, but also the NFL… Plus, Zo and Beetle wonder what a Sports Hub “bubble” would be like if all of the shows had to go to a hub site...   And, we wrap up…

Zolak & Bertrand: NFL Agrees on Return Plan, Jamal Adams Trade, Lou Williams (Hour 3)

In the third hour: Zolak and Bertrand react to the agreement reached by the NFL regarding health and safety protocols… Plus, the Jets have traded safety Jamal Adams to the Seahawks after an offseason of contention with his now former team… And, Clippers Lou Williams is in hot water for his activity when he left…

Zolak & Bertrand: Patriots Concerns, McDaniels Value to Pats, This Day is Show History (Hour 2)

In the second hour: Zo and Bertrand hit on a number of Patriots items including the possibility of Marcus Cannon opting out, the status of Julian Edelman’s knee and whether Zo has changed his tune on Cam Newton vs. Jarett Stidham… Plus, could the Patriots view Josh McDaniels as interim head coach  in the event…

Zolak & Bertrand: MLB’s COVID Outbreak, Sox Weekend Recap, Tom Caron vs. Jim Murray (Hour 1)

In the first hour: Zo and Beetle are in studio together for the first time since March… We start with the MLB’s latest COVID issue after the Marlins reportedly had a number of players and coaches test positive… Plus, the Red Sox began their season over the weekend, dropping 2 of 3 to the Baltimore…

Zolak & Bertrand: Patriots LB Brandon Copeland, Fake Promo Friday (Hour 4)

In the final hour:  Beetle and Hardy talk to new Patriots linebacker Brandon Copeland about the finances of football, the Patriots signing Cam Newton and details about his Beyond the Basics Foundation...  And, we wrap up the show with Today’s Takeaways

Zolak & Bertrand: Buffalo Blue Jays, Expanded MLB Playoffs, Bruce Arena (Hour 3)

In the third hour:  Beetle and Hardy react to news that the Toronto Blue Jays will reportedly be playing their games in Buffalo, NY…  Plus, the guys continue to discuss the Red Sox chances of making the playoffs now that the format has expanded to eight teams rather than 4 in each league… And, head…

Zolak & Bertrand:Hardy’s Water Issue, Kemba Okay In Background, This Day is Show History (Hour 2)

In the second hour: Hardy tells us about a major issue he is having with his water bill… Plus, Kemba Walker is apparently okay with being behind Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown when it comes to scoring for the Celtics … And, we take a look back with This Day in Show History