Only in Boston could we have a ceremony celebrating the 10-year anniversary of a Championship that broke an 86-year drought and then spend the next day listening to the media bitch endlessly about it. Then we have Kirk Minihane's column today. (The Manny Ramirez reminder: Boston is not a tough sports town) Holy crap. I … Continue reading The Minihane Reminder – The Boston Media Is Not Very Tough (skinned)
In a somewhat surprising move, Jared Remy yesterday pleaded guilty to the murder of his girlfriend and mother of his daughter, Jennifer Martel. The plea avoids a very public and gruesome trial, which is good for the victim's family. Is it also good for Remy's father? By entering the plea and going to jail, the … Continue reading Does Jared Remy’s Guilty Plea Help His Dad?
Yesterday was the last edition of the Mut and Lou show on WEEI. Mike Mutnansky will soon transition over to the role previously held by John Ryder, working Red Sox broadcasts and last nights. All in all, it's not a horrible move for Mutnansky, who stays employed and gets a role that still gives him … Continue reading Media Links and Week Wrap
The Red Sox re-signed shortstop Stephen Drew yesterday, a move that has been called for by the media pretty much non-stop since the beginning of the season. A guy that many of these same media folks were snickering at when he was originally signed, they called for his benching when he struggled with his batting … Continue reading What Is The Fascination (if it is true) With Stephen Drew?
New England always seems to find at least one hidden gem in the undrafted free-agent ranks. UDFAs who made the squad in 2013 include wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins (32 rec, 466 yds, four TDs), defensive tackle Joe Vellano (54 tackles, two sacks), offensive guard Josh Kline (seven games played, one start), and punter Ryan Allen (16 … Continue reading Who’s The FA? UDFA! (2014 Version)
The Bruins ended their postseason run earlier than anyone wanted or expected as their hated nemesis the Montreal Canadiens took the final two games of the series, including last night's game 7 on the Bruins home ice at TD Garden. The 3-1 loss for the Bruins is hard to take, especially given how dominant they … Continue reading Bruins Bow Out In Depressing Game 7 Loss
When we hear the NFL Draft get compared to Christmas, it's not just about receiving shiny new toys to play with: it also involves a post-hype letdown with much discussion of choices. We're here to review New England's hits and disappointments during America's ever-expanding "holiday" weekend. Just like in 2013, Bruce Allen and Chris Warner … Continue reading Patriots Draft Review Panel, 2014
I apologize for the non-Boston sports media related post here, but I found this whole thing below interesting and I haven't seen anyone else weigh in on it. Over the three days of the NFL draft, the NFL Network had top reporter Mike Silver "embedded" with the St. Louis Rams during the process, allowing him … Continue reading (Non-Boston Post) Rams, NFL Network Draft Setup A Bit Fishy
https://twitter.com/johndryder/status/465937614143377408 John Ryder, who provided a nice dose of sanity and reason to the insane-ness that is the Mikey Adams Project tweeted the above this afternoon. I would imagine that this could be tangentially related to the weekend news of the midday show ( the details of which Mike Mutnansky confirmed on the air) in … Continue reading John Ryder Latest To Exit WEEI
Chad Finn had the story this weekend that WEEI is finally shaking up the midday program, reassigning Mike Mutnansky and bringing in Christian Fauria to join Lou Merloni, and adding 970 ESPN Pittsburgh host Tim Benz to the program as well. According to Finn: Benz will join the program -- titled "Middays with MFB'' -- … Continue reading Mutton Lou No Longer, Fauria, Benz To Join Merloni Middays