As tomorrow's MLB trade deadline approaches, most people seem convinced that the Red Sox will trade lefty Jon Lester, rather than sign him to an extension. It's hard to believe that it has come to this, but here we are. Tim Britton of the Providence Journal has a post with all the coverage his paper … Continue reading It’s Wall to Wall Jon Lester as Trade Deadline Approaches
Entercom and WEEI suspended morning co-host Kirk Minihane for a week, but only after pressure from FOX, which informed Entercom that it was pulling all sports and entertainment advertising off of the company's airwaves. That includes ALL stations, not just WEEI. FOX talent will also not be appearing on any WEEI program. It was only after that … Continue reading Kirk Minihane Suspended For One Week Over Andrews Comments
Make no mistake. John Dennis, Gerry Callahan and Kirk Minihane are absolutely loving every bit of attention they are getting from Minihane's Erin Andrews comments. Their bosses are as well. Either that, or management is afraid to take action against their highest-rated show. They keep adding on to it so that they can keep themselves … Continue reading NESN Dump of D&C has nothing NOTHING to do w recent events. TRULY.
Kirk Minihane made his triumphant return from vacation to the WEEI airwaves this morning, and while he acknowledged his apology to Erin Andrews, he and his co-hosts also struck back at "panderers" and others who had been critical of them. He vowed not to change his style. He also offered this further thought on Andrews. … Continue reading Embattled Kirk Minihane Vows Not To Change
Writing about sports is HARD. That's the lesson we can take from Sunday's Boston Globe. How else to explain some of the content from the region's largest newspaper? First we have Shaughnessy, who rails about how Red Sox fans have all gone soft on the team and we're not miserable bastards like we were in … Continue reading Dan Shaughnessy Forgets That Red Sox Won World Series Last Year
With another week almost in the books, many Boston sports fans look forward to getting the Patriots on the practice field next week. It seems that all that radio hosts want to talk about it whether he will be here beyond this season, but has it really hit Patriots fans that Darrelle Revis will be … Continue reading Friday Notes – Is Minihane Too Good For His Comments?
The WEEI morning show has been supplanted atop the ratings books by Toucher and Rich for some time now. With the contracts of John Dennis and Gerry Callahan reported to be expiring soon, there seems to be a bit of desperation creeping in to keep their show relevant, and to attract attention to themselves in … Continue reading Dennis and Callahan and Minihane Taking Hate To New Levels
The annual MLB All Star Game, originally scheduled for tonight on FOX has been cancelled and replaced with a three-hour tribute to Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter who, in case you hadn't heard yet, is retiring at the end of the season. FOX is even bringing Tim McCarver out of retirement to gaze upon Jeter's calm … Continue reading Derek Jeter Memorial Being Broadcast Live on FOX Tonight
There's an art to trolling. Some people can do it well, others just sound dumb when they try to do it. Michael Felger is a master troller. He does his work on the airwaves, and it is amazingly effective. He gets the reactions, people are fired up, they keep listening even though they're pissed off … Continue reading If You Can’t Troll Right, Don’t Troll At All
Catching up on a few items from the last several days while shaking my head that the Red Sox were nearly no-hit last night... Nick Underhill of MassLive.com, one of the best young writers covering the Patriots announced yesterday that he'll be moving on. https://twitter.com/Nick_Underhill/status/483720858264162305 https://twitter.com/Nick_Underhill/status/483720987029295104 It's a big loss for the beat, Underhill carved … Continue reading Patriots Beat Loses a Good One, Sox Just Lose