Meterparel is the morning flash guy for the Dennis and Callahan program on WEEI.

He is known for taking purposefully obtuse stances against the local teams for the sake of controversy. He went on a ridiculous run during last year’s Red Sox postseason, picking against the Red Sox for a number of inane reasons on a daily basis, only to come back the next day with a new one.

Boston College is exempt from his antics, as he serves as the play-by-play man for the football team of the school. Last season he infamously missed an important play during a game because he was in the bathroom. In the past he served as the voice of the New England Revolution, and the Triple A Charlotte Knights while working down in Charlotte.

He joined the Dennis and Callahan show in 2000.

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133 thoughts on “Approval Ratings – Jon Meterparel

  1. It is because of talent like Meter that I listen to WEEI religiously.

    When I was younger I’d listen all the time, as I grew older and more disillusioned I’d listen less and less. Now unless I’m with an older family member where it’s easier to just go along than to argue about the loss of interest, or on those few special days of the year where the nostalgic heartstrings pull and it feels like on Super Bowl week or World Series week I should be listening to sports radio. Despite the push of science and reason demonstrating that it is a lost cause, somehow in those times the pull of faith is too strong and I think, this week, if only this week I’ll listen to the sermons about Manny by the high priests of sloth, envy and gluttony. Only to leave again until the next time there is a big event and I have faith that ‘this time it will be different, how can they bitch about Francona after he performed miracles winning two World Series’. But they do, and never again will I listen I say, but then it is Easter and the Sox have just started their season and I just tune in to hear the game …

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      1. You humble me with such a grand comparison. But no I am simply one of the millions, and millions of Meteorites.

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  2. 20% approve? For all of their bashing of blogs, the trogdolytes over at ‘EEI sure are good at stuffing the ballot box.

    We expected better from you, men of Wolfe.

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  3. A hearty disapprove for Gerry Callahan’s find. It’s been stated already much more eloquently, but I’d love to reiterate it. He has no redeeming qualities at all, atrocious big phony announcer voice, horrible at the sports flashes, thinks he is hilarious when in reality he’s lamer than Tiny Tim, even contrarians shun his opinions as too ludicrous. He’s not even trusted to host the show when one of the regulars is out, instead they’ll turn to such talents as Steve Burton or Larry Johnson. The only reason Meter got the BC Football gig was so that Jason Wolfe could stick it to Ted Sarandis one more time. Callahan should return him to whatever Carolina backwater he dredged him out of.

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  4. Thinks working at THE #1 SPORTS TALK STATION IN AMERICA somehow qualifies him as announcer material. Using this logic I should consider myself an automobile by simply standing in my garage.

    A turd’s turd, devoid of original thought or sports knowledge, stole Mike Breen’s flash boy act from the Imus show.

    Couldn’t find his ass in a dark bathroom without a flashlight and instructions.

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  5. The worst Boston has to offer in the electronic media world. By a country mile. He is terrible at everything he does – flash duties, pbp, guest host in the AM. He’s the kind of guy Hollywood casts when they want you to root against the nerd.

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  6. Absolutely love you guys today!! Great stuff and one hundred and ten percent on the money.

    I only wish Bruce had picked another Monday to do Meter because I’m too busy at work this week to deliver the mile-long laundry list of foibles this Sports Spawn of Satan deserves, although I think that ‘smarmy’, ‘self-serving’, ‘grating’ and ‘weasel’ sum it up quite nicely.

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  7. forgot that he had stole breen’s act. is anything on weei’s morning show not ripped off from some other rival show or station? even when they were edgy they turned out to be pussies.

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  8. The reason so many people hate Meter is the same reason so many hate Gene Simmons of KISS — anti-semitism!

    Meter’s got a big bankroll and lifetime security ($250,000 per annum plus BC and commercials).

    You’ll be listening to him for the next 30 years. Meanwhile, Meter will have three mansions.

    As one of just a few Jews in Boston sports media, Meter is subject to blatant anti-semetic attacks. He is a modern day Rosa Parks, who will never back down.

    By the way, Bruce is “working DOWN in Charlotte” the same as “working in Charlotte?”

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    1. Davey, “a modern day Rosa Parks”? You need extensive professional help, you anti-dentite.

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  9. just back from my anti-semitism meeting and wanted to check in with a disapprove.

    not talented. his true persona is the only thing uglier than his on air character.

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  10. I disapprove of my radio for being able to carrying his weak signal. He is the definition of “grenade tosser” and “pot stirrer”. He looks like a vampire reject from the set of “Blade”. Ever since I moved to Western MA, I have avoided the AM show due to what he calls a “voice” now being in stereo. His opinions are so contrived and scripted, I don’t even know how people can call in angry to the show and argue with him. I’d rather watch and listen to 40 straight hours of Spygate and Barry Bonds stories featuring Pedro Gomez and Merril Hodge.

    He’s so pitiful, I actually like Pop Looney on JT the Brick now.

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  11. I too would like to thank all of you posters. It’s been a tough, hectic Monday here at work and for the last 10 minutes, I’ve been laughing my ass off with your commentary.

    There is no need for me to repeat earlier criticisms, so here is mine. I see him as a pathetic sycophant. We all know them when we see them. They are all too common in high school (although most learn their lesson and eventually grow up). They are the kids who have no redeeming qualities of their own. They are permitted to hang around with guys that they think are cool only because they have brother who will buy beer for them or parents with a pool or some such lame reason. Most people outgrow that stage after they eventually get the crap kicked out of them by each of these supposed “friends”. I see Meter doing a very lame attempt at mimicking the boorish behavior of D+C, looking through the glass at them, snickering at his own stupid and insulting on-air comments hoping to see the two of them snicker back. It’s bad enough that he is a sycophant. That he has chosen these two losers as the object of his desperate attempt for some kind of acceptance is what lowers it all to the level of “pathetic”. Disapprove? Oh yeah.

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  12. Disapprove vehemently, but admittedly my rating is based on his work from two years ago, since I have not listened to one second of D&C in two years. And I must say, the sky is bluer, my coffee tastes better, and the morning commute is more tolerable ever since. And judging by these comments, I haven’t missed out on anything ……

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  13. 131 approvals so far????

    How many are from ‘EEI nitwits trying to keep one of they own from totally drowning in this poll??? There’s no way he can get triple digit approvals!!!!

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  14. Fake voice, fake opinions. A wanna-be.
    If Meter were a woman he would have Pam Anderson’s breasts with Ruth Buzzy’s face and hairnet.

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  15. Worst play by play man ever.

    I will say nothing was funnier than listening to him get Challenger and Callender confused on the same play time and again. I used to be amazed how Challenger would go in motion, pick up the blitzer to give Ryan time, and make a catch 20 yards down the field on the same play.

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  16. No matter what METER gets your attention & makes you think. isn’t that what sportsradio is all about it? Plus you gotta admit he is entertaining! 🙂

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    1. The only thing this little turd ever made me “think” about was how many ways I’d like to pummel his scrawny arse. You have to be kidding me.

      He’s the polar opposite of entertaining.

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  17. DISAPPROVE…a complete and total ass clown…My favorite “Meter Moment”?…..Patriots DESTROY Green Bay a couple of years ago 35-0….Meter’s big observation on Monday Morning?…”well, what I take from that game is,THE PATRIOTS CAN’T BEAT GOOD TEAMS!!”…..a damned fool, nothing more, nothing less

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  18. A mealy-mouthed little douche of the highest order. About as funny as a wet fart. I’d rather sponge bath Eddie Andelman at the Hot Dog Safari than have to listen to this tool on a regular basis. The worst of the worst. I wouldn’t be shocked if somehow his family tree links to the Andelmans. If so, that would explain everything.

    PHANTOM DISAPPROVE!!!!

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  19. RAMONE!!!!!!!!!!! I’D RATHER LISTEN TO EDDIE ANDELMAN FOR 3 STRAIGHT MONTHS THAN LISTEN TO THIS GUY FOR 5 MINUTES!!!!!!!!

    What else can I say that hasn’t already been said? Completely fake voice. Doesn’t believe a single contrarian word he says. An even worse play by play guy than Brian Gumbel. Bring back John Rooke for the play by play! Then perhaps I can listen again!

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  20. Could’ve sworn I heard him mutter “mommy!” when he had his scrawny, smarmy ass reduced to gelateonous goo when Senator Schilling bitch-slapped him to a pulp a year or two ago. Perhaps the single-most enjoyable moment of my EEI listening career. A complete ass-kicking if there ever was one, so painfully one-sided that the KKK duo of D&C retreated to the shadows b/c they knew the twirp was way over his head.

    Can’t say a single word without having that 1/2 laugh 1/2 douche-shtick voice, infintely worse than Burton’s cackle and Dale’s ballwashing of any athlete or coach.

    $250K a year for his self-serving shtick that goes absolutley nowhere, ignoring sports scores, and hoping D&C pat his muzzle afterward and give him a scooby snack…if “The Office” were auditioning for a resident silver spoon, minimum wage cube farm idiot, who’s job is unknown, but causes everyone great amusement in toying with “the world of me according to Meta”, he may win an Emmy for dooooshiest doooosh in a male(?) category.

    He blows.

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  21. I live in fear that this ass hat will weasel his way into the Red Sox play by play job. It will be the last day I listen. All phony enthusiasm and contrived catch phases. He has absolutely no feel for the game he is broadcasting. Every play is the most exciting play he has ever seen. He was in the bathroom during the biggest play of the BC season. It is as if he feels the game is being put on solely to showcase his broadcasting acumen, such as it is.

    I wish he would just go away and I stopped listening to the morning a long time ago.

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  22. Almost 1 of 4 are voting approve?

    The South Park guys have it right….one quarter of the population is retarded.

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    1. His mother & father & sisters & brothers all clicking ‘Approve’ until their hands bled got them half those votes while Meter sitting at his basement computer gave himself the rest.

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  23. I had to finally stop listening to the show. That nasaly, whiny, childlike, defiant act is hard to listen to. I swith back when dale and Holley come on

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  24. Disapprove.

    …Always painful to watch a wanna-be try to keep up. The contrarian act has gotten old. Not even ALMOST ready for a job doing Red Sox games.

    Move dowwwwwwn the bench, Meter.

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  25. A total douchebag…I started hating the Eagles for the mere fact he “calls” their games…I hope he gets hit by a bus…

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  26. Please take time to review the petition that I have created. If you support my cause then feel free to sign it and pass it on to anyone you may know. I am not looking for anyone to get in trouble. I just believe that an explanation must be given by the Boston Herald and Mr. Tomase as to why it was reported in their newspaper (which has been credible in the past) that a video tape existed of the St. Louis Rams walkthrough prior to Super Bowl XXXVIII. Hopefully, this will begin to put closure to the Spy gate issue. The New England Patriots violated a rule and should have been punished as they were, but this story has gone overboard for months.

    http://www.petitiononline.com/5808NFL/petition.html

    P.S. Lets now move onto real football talk!

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  27. [I have been waiting for this for weeks, and I end up being on the road all day]

    The worst of the worse. (Nopointe is a close second)
    Zero point Zero Zero
    A transparent douche bag.
    WEEI should advertise the weeks that puke goes on vacation.

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  28. Borrowing from the campaign trail, the sound of Meter’s voice makes a freight train want to take a dirt road.

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  29. Eddie Munster look-a-like overdoes it with the phoney radio voice. Meter has risen to a level most geeks like him would die to get to. He should realize less is more. The more exposed he is the less we like him.

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  30. Meter is a complete disapprove. The play by play for BC football is awful, and if that gig wasn’t handed to him he wouldn’t be able to tell you a thing about college football just like the 2 morons he works with in the morning. When can he accept the fact the Sox will not go 162-0 each year and Francona won’t be fired at 11 pm each night after a loss. If this guy was the Sox GM they’d go through 70 managers each year, one for each loss. And while I can tolerate an assigned potstirrer like Sheppard, Mustard, etc; I can’t tolerate it when Meter is openly giggling when he does plays that role. This guy should been banished from any broadcasting gig after he got caught doing a “on the road” Revs game from here….

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  31. Meterparel is the worst, period.
    He has no talent, brings nothing to the table and lacks even the basic skills required for his “sports” related jobs. And he also lacks personality to make people forget that he’s completley unqualified, yet he continues to have a job and be rewarded with play by play. All I can say is that he must have some pretty bad pictures of Mr Wolfe. Then again, Wolfie keeps Dale on board too so maybe he’s the problem here.

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  32. Useless. Makes Sarandis look like a good play-by-play guy. At least you know Ted does his homework and cares about the sport he covers before he annoys you with his play-calling.

    I’m certain this tool has not watched more than a highlight of a basketball game in years (which ties him with John Dennis). That these tools can rip the Celtics is laughable, when they can’t even muster up the energy to watch a basketball game.

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  33. Meter reminds me of this guy I went to high school with. He couldn’t actually *play* any sports, so he’d come with “controversial” opinions just to “prove” that he knew more than you did (I know that I’ll get crucified on a Boston board for this, but one that I remember was “Rick Middleton is better than Wayne Gretzky.”)

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    1. I don’t think anyone from Boston (or anywhere else) would argue that Rick Middleton was better than Wayne Gretsky.

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  34. I know I’m like 2 weeks late on this, but I deem this “necessary therapy” and need to have this documented: I 1000% agree with all thoughts above, and could write 10 pages about this media Anti-Christ, but I’ll just stick to the basics:

    1. you know “king of all dorks” was that kid in school that we all had that would argue that the Yankees, Canadiens, Lakers, etc. were better, but when he was at home alone would watch the games & root for the boston team..

    2. phony voice right outta the CSB manual.

    3. Is one of those a-holes that laughs at his own jokes .
    3a. The next timehe comes up with something funny on his own will be the first. (I know for a fact that those Friday “King’s Things” he used to do were written for him)

    4. has NEVER come up with an original thought on his own. when not completely glomming onto whatever Callahan says, he gets his contrarian argument points from another source, ie: Espn.com or some national outlet that he thinks none of us would figure out.

    5. brings Callahans same viewpoints/humor from the radio show to Sports Tonight

    6. gets EVERYTHING given to him through his rich daddy’s connections…(daddy works at Fenway now, got his sister a high exec job with the San Jose soccer team the Krafts owned for awhile) why again was it necessary for Meter to do one “random” inning of a Sox game?? I had hoped it was part of a “make-a-wish” deal.

    7.loves to hear himself talk, so, when he can’t think on his feet, just repeats whatever D or C just said using different words…

    8. tries to get everyone to believe that he knows what he’s talking about by adding a suffix or phrase at the end like, “no doubt about it, Dino” Uh, yeah, Skolnick, there IS a doubt about it, ‘cuz you just completely made that point up!!

    9. As totally as one-dimensional a human being as he is, even then the only thing he knows MAYBE is baseball…remember that little game they used to have, “Beat the Meter” or whatever where the callers would trade trivia questions with him? the questions could only be ‘since 1975’…they stopped that ‘cuz they were giving away too many prizes..

    10. He acts as if he’s this hip, cool guy’s guy and talks down to callers with that stolen “sarcastic, wise-ass Dennis Leary style personality” that Callahan stole himself, but in the early years they had to teach this 30 yr. old virgin everything: gambling & boozing down at Mohegan, stuff about chicks (you KNOW he married the 1st chick that laid him)when they had hot guests around, etc.

    I hope he gets cancer of the larynx so we can be done with him forever, cuz with Wolfie’s sack-ful of 3 yr. contract renewals always reserved for the “boys”, that’s the only way to get rid him!

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  35. talentless, lazy, clueless, less in formed than anyone who reads the sports pages, and basically unlistenable

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  36. You guys are idiots if you think Meter sux. He is a libraby of sports knowledge and he is extremely clever. He makes me laugh in the morning with his funny throw in lines and he is great on the flash. Have you ever heard jermaine try to do a flash. He’s not D&C but he adds another element to the show that makes it the best sports show in the Boston area. The show needs him and I hope he’s around for a long time.

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  37. Call us idiots then, MikeA. (Adams?) Comparing him to Jermaine, a caller and not somebody who actually works in the broadcast profession, is completely irrelevant.

    The Ghost of Acres hit the nail on the head with his thorough analysis of JM above (minus the deathwish, I may not like the guy but don’t wish him anything fatal).

    If by ‘extremely clever’ you had meant snarky and condoscending, then I would have agreed with you. ‘Another element’ he adds to the EEI morning show is being a whipping boy. If that Iggy guy was a little older and had the cajones to challenge Callahan that would make for some must-listen-to radio, but not Mr. Metric.

    And the way he treated the Revolution play-by-play job was a total disgrace to anyone who has ever tried to call a game.

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