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Tuesday’s Three for All recap: Apple fanatics camp out for new iPhone; Jenny Dell to work sideline of Patriots game; Rangers call up 13-year minor league veteran 09.09.14 at 1:38 pm ET
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Here are the highlights from Tuesday’s Three for All on Middays with MFB with Lou Merloni, Christian Fauria and Tim Benz. To hear the segment, go to the MFB audio on demand page.

– Fauria recounted passing the Apple store in New York City and seeing people camping out in line to get the new iPhone 6.

“There’s some people in line who have been waiting up to 15 days for this phone,” Fauria said, adding: “Is there anything on this earth that you would in line for that long? Can you think of anything that you would say, ‘OK, listen, this is going to be so worth it’?”

Said Benz: “Maybe when Tool releases its new album, Christian, I’ll wait outside the record store for 15, 16 days.”

– Former NESN Red Sox reporter Jenny Dell will be return to New England television screens Sunday when she serves as sideline reporter for the Patriots-Vikings game on CBS.

“I thought she looked great on the sidelines in Game 1, when she did the Steelers’ game against the Browns,” Benz said. “She interviewed Ben Roethlisberger at the end of the game in some sort of red outfit, like a red dress — not too revealing, you didn’t see any plunging neckline or anything like that. We’ll see about this week. But it is a Patriots game for Jenny Dell, so look forward to that.”

Said Fauria: “You know it’s bad when we’re actually discussing the sideline reporter for a Patriots game.”

– Infielder Guilder Rodriguez was called up the major leagues this week after 13 years in the minors. The Rangers decided to reward the popular Rodriguez, who had spent more time in the minors without getting called up than any current player.

Rodriguez, 31, has a career batting average of .256. He started his professional career in 2002 in the Brewers organization.

“Good for our man over there for 13 years in the minor leagues, 1,095 games,” Merloni said. “I don’t know who the next guy is now. We’ve got to find out who the next guy is.”

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Tuesday’s Headlines recap: ‘Judge Judy’ cut up nude photos; Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathay dead at 93 09.09.14 at 9:36 am ET
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Here are the highlights from Tuesday’s Headlines on Dennis & Callahan with Kirk Minihane, John Dennis and guest host Steve Buckley. To hear the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.

– Judy Sheindlin, longtime star of the reality TV show “Judge Judy,” appeared on a recent edition of “The Talk” and got into a discussion about the celebrity nude photo hacking scandal. Sheindlin, 71, said she had nude photos of herself many years ago but cut them up so that no one would ever see them.

“That’s the difference, though. She can physically cut up those photos back in the day — those old sepia-toned photographs in black and white,” Dennis said.

Said Minihane: “I’ll tell you, I was looking at Judge Judy. … I’m saying, for somebody who I think is in her eighth decade on the planet, not so bad.”

– Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathay died Monday at the age of 93. Cathay was embroiled in controversy a few years ago when his family, conservative Southern Baptists, took a public stance against gay marriage.

Said Minihane: “This guy was — I’m not going to say he was anti-gay, but he did say that if gay people can get married then tsunamis would happen and the world would end and all that stuff, so that’s always a little strange to me. But they make a hell of a chicken sandwich, and the waffle fries are unbelievable. So I remain conflicted on this one. And in the end, I always go with the waffle fries.”

Buckley said he never was a Chick-fil-A regular, but he would have stopped going to protest the owner’s political stance.

“I just don’t go there period,” he said.

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Monday’s Three for All recap: UMass nearly knocks off Colorado; NFL players read angry tweets 09.08.14 at 1:12 pm ET
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Here are the highlights from Monday’s Three for All on Middays with MFB with Lou Merloni, Christian Fauria and Tim Benz. To hear the segment, go to the MFB audio on demand page.

– Benz opened the abbreviated segment by asking Fauria how nervous he was when Colorado, his alma mater, trailed UMass by 11 points at the half of Saturday’s game. The Buffaloes eventually rallied for a 41-38 win.

“We’re just not the same team we used to be,” Fauria lamented.

– On a recent episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” current and former NFL players Dez Bryant, Brandon Marshall, Steve Smith, Terrell Suggs, Clay Matthews, Michael Strahan, Keyshawn Johnson and others read angry tweets that were directed at them.

This led to a discussion about angry tweets the hosts have received.

Fauria said he thinks Merloni gets the fewest mean comments of the trio.

“Out of the three of us, I think most people like you more,” Fauria said. “You’re the local kid …”

Merloni disagreed with that assessment.

“No, no, no, no, they know me more so they get on me more. See, you guys are still kind of like new. They don’t really know whether they should get mad at you or not. See, they like you, you’re still a former Patriot. In about another few months you’ll just be another idiot who doesn’t know anything.”

Friday’s Three for All recap: Artist plans to use celebrity nude hacked photos in show; undercover police at NFL games wear opposing team jerseys; Joan Rivers requested ‘Hollywood’ funeral 09.05.14 at 1:38 pm ET
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Here are the highlights from Friday’s Three for All on Middays with MFB with Lou Merloni, Christian Fauria and Tim Benz. To hear the segment, go to the MFB audio on demand page.

– A Los Angeles artist who goes by the moniker XVALA wants to use the celebrity nude photos that were hacked as part of a show called “No Delete” that opens next month at a gallery in St. Petersburg, Florida. The show will include seven years of leaked imaged of celebrities.

“I would suggest to [XVALA] to stay away from the McKayla Maroney stuff, though, because that might get [XVALA] in extra trouble,” Benz said of the teenage gymnast.

Asked which photos were worth memorializing, Benz said: “The Kate Upton ones were not. The Jennifer Lawrence [ones], one or two of them were, yes.”

– At Thursday night’s Seahawks-Packers game in Seattle, undercover policemen wore Packers jerseys to see if any Seattle fans were looking for trouble.

Said Merloni: “If they’re just walking around calmly and someone starts with them, that’s fine. But if they’re like harassing me, you know what I mean, screaming and yelling, then you kind of say something back and they say, ‘I’m a cop,’ it’s like, ‘Hold on, dude.’ ”

Merloni also took issue with fans who are thrown out of NFL games having to go online and pay $250 to take a four-hour course about proper behavior that includes a test in order to have a chance to return.

The Pats do have the same policy, a texter was saying,” Merloni said. “That’s unbelievable.”

– Joan Rivers, who died Thursday, wrote in her book “I Hate Everyone ‘€¦ Starting With Me” that she wanted an extravagant funeral.

“I want my funeral to be a huge show biz affair with lights, cameras, action,” she wrote. “I want Craft services, I want paparazzi, and I want publicists making a scene! I want it to be Hollywood all the way. I don’€™t want some rabbi rambling on; I want Meryl Streep crying, in five different accents. I don’€™t want a eulogy; I want Bobby Vinton to pick up my head and sing ‘€˜Mr. Lonely.’€™ I want to look gorgeous, better dead than I do alive. I want to be buried in a Valentino gown and I want Harry Winston to make me a toe tag.

“And I want a wind machine so that even in the casket my hair is blowing just like Beyonce’€™s.”

Said Fauria: “Here’s what I want to know: Are they going to do it? I hope they do it. I hope everybody shows up, and I hope they just go straight by what she wants. That would be the way to go. ‘€¦ I hope they air it live on E!, because I’m watching.”

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Thursday’s Three for All recap: Return of college students brings headaches; Frank Caliendo delivers great impression; Lolo Jones to appear on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ 09.04.14 at 2:48 pm ET
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Here are the highlights from Thursday’s Three for All on Middays with MFB with Lou Merloni, Christian Fauria and Tim Benz. To hear the segment, go to the MFB audio on demand page.

– Benz opened the segment by complaining about the crowds he encountered over Labor Day weekend mainly due to the return of the college students.

Not only has the time of his drive into work become substantially longer, his trip to the department store was a nightmare.

“When we got done with our short show [on Monday] and I said, ‘I’ve got some errands to do, I’ve got to go to Target and pick up a few things.’ Dumbest thing I’ve ever done in my life. It was like the mall on Black Friday. It was every sorority girl, their dorm mate and their moms.”

Added Benz: “It was a zoo. I’ve never seen anything like this. It literally was Black Friday at the mall. People ramming each other with their carts. You could go in the home interior section. It was chaos.”

– Impressionist Frank Caliendo delivered a memorable performance with his imitation of Morgan Freeman reciting Allen Iverson‘s legendary “We talkin’ ’bout practice” diatribe.

Benz recalled Caliendo seeing read the Dunkin’ Donuts menu as Morgan Freeman.

“Everything better with Morgan Freeman,” Fauria said.

“That’s his go-to impersonation now,” Benz said. “Morgan Freeman, all the time.”

– Olympic track star Lolo Jones was announced as the latest athlete who will compete on “Dancing with the Stars.”

Fauria noted that athletes don’t always make great dancers.

“You would think they would have some sort of rhythm. Like, you’re an athlete, just naturally you’d think that would go hand in hand,” Fauria said. “It doesn’t necessarily go that way.”