…The more they stay the same.
Especially in the Boston sports media.
After years of trashing “Pedro the punk,” Manny Ramirez’s lack of hustle, David Ortiz’s annual requests for a new contact, the sports radio airwaves have a new Dominican target: Hanley Ramirez, who has been a steady topic on the WEEI mid-day show. For some reason, the affable, goofy Christian Fauria, really hates Hanley.
It couldn’t be an act, could it?
Dan Shaughnessy rips the Patriots. Rinse. Repeat.
Dan Shaughnessy shows he is clueless (or more likely willfully obtuse and ignorant) about Deflategate. Let’s break down his most idiotic statement from yesterday and put it on blast:
3. Love the high-powered legal frauds who had no issue with other Goodell punishments, then expressed outrage in amicus briefs (solicited by the Patriots) in the name of justice and labor fairness . . . all because it was Tom Brady.
This is awesomely stupid. The best known arbitrator in the country, Kenneth Feinberg is a “high-powered legal fraud?” So the former Solicitor General of the United States, Ted Olsen is a “high-powered legal fraud” as well because he recently joined Brady’s fight?
Even if the Patriots did solicit the amicus briefs, there is absolutely nothing wrong with that, the parties who submitted them could’ve refused, but chose to do so.
They had no issue with other Goodell punishments because the NFL lost those cases and Goodell got smacked around by Judges, who made specific reference to his dishonesty.
And sure, what Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson did and their punishments are exactly like what Tom Brady is accused of doing. If Shaughnessy can’t see the difference, he’s…well, we know what he is.
Bill Simmons is wildly rich and famous. So why does he have to keep playing the diva and crying about past slights?
This from the guy who got snubbed at a breakfast 20 years ago and has used every opportunity since that day to take it out on the Krafts.
Why am I talking about Shaughnessy? He’s irrelevant, right?
Things just never change around here.
A few things to check out:
Latest retelling of O.J. saga is ESPN at its very best – Chad Finn with a look at the latest 30 for 30.
Bill Simmons doesn’t hold a grudge. No, really. – Finn also has a piece in the Globe Sunday Magazine about the abovementioned Simmons.
Sports Illustrated debuted their “Tech & Media” vertical, which looks like it will immediately become one of the best destinations for sports media.