A few thoughts and observations from last night and the last week or so. Games like last night are always so much fun. Whenever I see prediction sets like this: https://twitter.com/Justin_McIsaac/status/775176049860706306 and this: https://twitter.com/NFLMedia/status/774939527487983616 and this: https://twitter.com/CharleyCasserly/status/775121174497988608 I have to smile. I bring these up, not because of any perceived "disrespect" being handed out, but … Continue reading Just Like Old Times
Alex Reimer has written a fascinating look at the mindset of reporters covering Bill Belichick in this piece on the Forbes website: Inside Bill Belichick's Masterful Game Of Media Manipulation To me, the title is a bit misleading, because I see it more as a look inside the minds of those working the Patriots beat, … Continue reading Patriots Writers Play To Type In Reimer Article
I remain as baffled as anyone by the results of the annual New England sports and media poll as presented by Channel Media and Market Research. It discourages me to see how Boston sports fans apparently enjoy being trolled by their sports media. It really would interest me to see the demographics of the fans polled. (Entire Survey … Continue reading Who Are These People?
Just putting this here: https://twitter.com/BostonGlobe/status/764954374028333057?lang=en The Red Sox have now won six in a row, including three on the road against Cleveland and Baltimore. That's Hall of Fame worthy analysis by the voice of Boston sports right there. John Dennis is gone. It certainly appears that the longtime morning co-host will not be returning to … Continue reading These Red Sox Sure Are Hateable Right Now
No, no it isn't. Will John Dennis return to Dennis and Callahan on WEEI? (Finn) The only shame of it is that it probably means more Gary Tanguay foisted upon us. If John Dennis is indeed done with the morning show at WEEI, it is the end of an era, the Dennis and Callahan program was … Continue reading It’s A Shame About John Dennis.
No. Despite what you may have heard, Dan Shaughnessy was not inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame this weekend. He was given the J.G. Taylor Spink Award, presented at the Baseball Hall of Fame, and will be recognized in the media exhibit at the Hall. There is no induction, he has no plaque. That doesn't stop … Continue reading Let’s Get Something Straight: Dan Shaughnessy Is NOT a Hall of Famer.
Kevin Durant would've been fun to watch here in Boston. Kevin Durant will be very fun to watch with the Warriors. The former Thunder star disappointed Boston fans when he announced yesterday that he was choosing to join the Golden State Warriors, a team that won a league record 73 games but lost in the … Continue reading Now What?
Stop me when this sounds familiar: Sports league has annual draft. Local team has a ton of draft picks shrewdly acquired through various trades. Lots of anticipation and speculation as to what local team should do with picks. Local GM with Championship experience makes draft selections based on players he and his scouts like. Internet scouts … Continue reading A Familiar Scenario
The Planet Mikey show is no more. Effective immediately. WEEI removes longtime host Mike Adams from evening program - Finn. A Phil Zachary quote in that article reads: “As you know, WEEI has extensively–and successfully–revamped every major weekday show over the last three years. The time is right to extend that thinking to nights.” Two of … Continue reading WEEI Commits Mundicide
...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 … Continue reading The More Things Change…