I’ve gotten a number of emails and commenters asking about the status of Pete Sheppard, who has been absent from Glenn Ordway’s Big Show Unfiltered for some time now.
Sheppard took to Facebook yesterday to clarify his status:
My friends…I will make this fairly short and sweet as I have gotten a number of mostly private messages via Facebook and Twitter over the last month regarding my “broadcasting” status…The only thing I will say is I recently received an offer that I simply can’t refuse that is outside the broadcast world and at this point in my life, I have to take it…I don’t know what the future will bring but I know right now I have never been happier and the people I will be working for are incredible…That is all for now…Thanks my friends for all your support, it will always mean the world to me….
Hopefully that answers things for now. I wish Pete the best in his future endeavors.
The Red Sox are in pursuit of both Jon Lester and Pablo Sandoval.
For months, Dan Shaughnessy has consistently been saying there was no way that Lester would be re-signing here after the team traded the lefty to Oakland in July, and that the team would not even make an effort. You know, stuff like this:
If you think the Red Sox will be in on Lester this offseason, you are a fool. And you are exactly the kind of fan Sox ownership covets.
— Dan Shaughnessy (@Dan_Shaughnessy) October 1, 2014
You’re a FOOL! And a sheep!
After the Red Sox made an offer this week, and by all accounts are “in on Lester”, Shaughnessy wrote yesterday that there are “No excuses” for the Red Sox not to get Lester signed.
His fawning boss sees no contradiction in Shaughnessy’s swinging views.
— Joseph Sullivan (@Globesullivan) November 20, 2014
Dan also manages to work in a don’t be cheap like the Patriots (Krafts) into the column on Lester too.
Yes, this is the star of the Boston sports media.
Celtics radio announcer Sean Grande had a statement to make the other night and did so by photobombing the CSNNE TV telecast.
— Rich Homie Con (@CFMonNYI) November 20, 2014
The Celtics get back in action tonight on the road in Memphis against a tough Grizzlies team. (8:00pm, CSNNE)
Last Sunday night’s Patriots/Colts game gathered a 40.0 rating with a 58 share, making it the second highest Sunday Night Football rating for the Patriots. The high mark of 42.6 was reached in a December 2010 game against the Green Bay Packers.
This Sunday’s Patriots/Lions game will be on FOX at 1:00pm, with the network’s top crew of Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and Erin Andrews calling the game.
The media is scrambling this morning for storylines after the latest “team X” the Chiefs lost to the previously winless Oakland Raiders last night. Of course, it doesn’t take much effort to turn it around and yell the Patriots got blown out by the Chiefs who lost to the winless Raiders!!!
Get all the Patriots news leading into Sunday at PatriotsLinks.com.
The Bruins are also in action tonight, taking on the Blue Jackets in Columbus. (7:00pm, NESN)
Get all the news on the B’s at Bruinslinks.com.
‘College GameDay’ takes The Game to another level – With the ESPN show originating from the Harvard campus tomorrow morning, Chad Finn talks with Lee Fitting, senior coordinating producer for ESPN’s college sports studio shows.