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 Big Show Unfiltered next week) and never quite fit in or got a hold of his role with the station.
Salk had been hired by the wildly unpopular (internally) Jeff Brown, and given free reign on the show. Brown however, left in September and Salk likely saw the writing on the wall.
Chad Finn says it seems likely Salk returns to Seattle. I’ve also heard Charlotte as a possibility. Salk says he’ll announce today where he is going.
Here you go. I am returning to 710 ESPN Seattle in a dual role, as the Program Director, and eventually, as a host: http://t.co/6KWWzyyqQQ
— Mike Salk, 710 ESPN (@TheMikeSalk) March 13, 2014
It will be interesting to see where WEEI goes from here. They’ve got a long way to go to challenge Felger and Massarotti, and although Ordway’s new show likely isn’t going to take large numbers, it’s going to take some.
I’m not sure we’ve seen a bigger turnaround in tone on sports radio than what we’ve seen this week. Yesterday, the Patriots were dead and buried, Belichick was a washed-up clown who should have the GM responsibilities taken from him, and today, after reaching a deal with Darrelle Revis it’s back to “in Bill we Trust.”
Speaking of that. Shaughnessy has his Latin mixed up, apparently. In his dreadful column today (oxymoron, I know.) he inserts E Pluribus Bill.
He apparently thinks E pluribus unum means “In God We Trust.”
No so. It actually means “Out of many, one.” So he’s saying Out of many, Bill?”
Way to go, Shaughnessy.
Reaction has been overwhelmingly positive, though some like Lou Merloni wondered why it was only a damn one-year deal – though it has since been reported that
the team holds a $20 million option for 2015 it is a two-year deal. A few callers wonder if the team has blown all its cap space and now will not be able to fill the other glaring holes on the roster.
One thing at a time, people.