That was a fast offseason. The 2014 Red Sox begin their regular season this afternoon at 3:05 in Baltimore. A defiant Jerry Remy will be in the booth alongside Don Orsillo despite the fact that his presence on the telecasts is not just a job to earn a living, but he is there to entertain … Continue reading Opening Day For The World Champs
Mike, these people think they're getting the Grady Sizemore from 2008!!! They're not, Mike! He's not the same guy! He's going to break down! Welcome to the latest Tony Massarotti idiotic strawman panic argument. Who exactly are these people who are saying Grady Sizemore is going to be an injury-free MVP candidate this season. Mike, … Continue reading Tony Massarotti Is Panicked Over Grady Sizemore, And Other Absurdities
As you might imagine, yesterday's front page story in the Boston Globe about the history of Jared Remy is the biggest topic on the radio this morning. I've said this before, but I just don't see how keeping Jerry Remy on the NESN telecasts is in any way a good idea. Why is he still … Continue reading Gerry Callahan: Previous Remy Victims Are Culpable in Death of Jennifer Martel
Welcome to the Monthly Weekly?? Sports Media Mailbag! Here are comments and emails from you, the readers, with insight on your favorite sports media personalities. To contribute to the mailbag, either shoot me an email at Hadfield.Ryan@gmail.com, hit me up on Twitter @Hadfield__, or leave a response in the comments section of any one of my columns. The Bruins are … Continue reading Sports Media Musings: The Mailbag, Chapter VIII
Now that the Mike Salk shoe has dropped, the WEEI reshuffling really can't be far behind. Besides Dennis and Callahan, nothing really remains from the glory days of the station when they were a ratings powerhouse. D&C (and Minihane) still trail Toucher and Rich in the ratings, but have posted strong numbers and continue with … Continue reading What’s Next For WEEI? What Would You Do?
Glenn Ordway's much-ballyhooed internet radio project the Big Show Unfiltered launched yesterday, and sounded much like what we heard for so many years on the WEEI airwaves. Given the current afternoon drive radio environment, that's not such a bad thing from this corner. There were some things you didn't hear on WEEI. Curse words, for … Continue reading Big Show Unfiltered – Just Like Your Father’s Big Show. But Unfiltered.
As we wind down just another week in Boston sports, here are a couple of links and some thoughts: What went wrong for Mike Salk at WEEI? Chad Finn examines why the Massachusetts native just never seemed to fit in after coming back home. He also looks at Brent Musburger being replaced on Saturday Night … Continue reading Wrapping The Week
Quite the turnaround, eh? We'll get to Revis in a sec, but yesterday afternoon, Mike Salk announced what many had believed for some time was a fait accompli - he was leaving WEEI. Thus ended a year at the station, where he had replaced legendary afternoon host Glenn Ordway (who begins his new radio/internet venture … Continue reading Salk Out. Revis In.
After not signing anyone in the first day of NFL free agency and losing Aqib Talib to the rival Denver Broncos (who beat YOU in the AFCCG) the Patriots officially surrendered the 2014 season. There is no hope. They're done. Season over. Thanks for coming. Hopefully that frees up your Sundays this fall. Plenty of … Continue reading BREAKING: Patriots Forfeit 2014 Season
That is all. NFL free agency starts up this afternoon, but if you heard any of the afternoon show on the Patriots flagship station, you know that FA is already a failure. The owner is cheap, the team would rather sign has-been or injured players on bargain deals, and they are content just making the … Continue reading Free Agency Primer: Avoid Sports Radio