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  • #119724

    Fred West Lynn
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    It’s a Valentine’s Day Lovefest! Share the Red Sox (ownership)! Embrace the latest WEEI controversy! Give Callahan a much-needed (same-sex? interracial?) hug!

    #119725

    TwoTimes
    Participant

    I hope Dino finds love somewhere along the I-495 corridor.  Allegedly.

    #119726

    Nick B
    Participant

    just like that Team USA loses in OT

    #119727

    TwoTimes
    Participant

    Is Janos one of us?

    #119728

    02062
    Participant

    Jack Hynes will not be down for NewsCenter 5 at Noon.

    The co-star of Two Outs weighs in on David Price and Fenway atmosphere – again – no one can figure out why the paper only sold for $12 Mil?

    “He recognizes that as a team leader, he has the power, and the responsibility, to create a better atmosphere at Fenway Park”

    Huh? They didn’t win the division THE RIGHT WAY I guess.

    “It’s no secret last year’s Red Sox were a grumpy, dysfunctional bunch, and please stop with all the claptrap about how they finished first in the American League East.”

    Alex Reimer is a terrific human being and I had lunch with him and his dad and they talked baseball….

    “But it’s also no secret Price handcrafted the malaise that existed in the clubhouse, what with his infamous charter-flight verbal beatdown of NESN analyst/Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley and that immature tirade he directed at a collection of sportswriters in the visiting clubhouse at Yankee Stadium.”

     

    #119730

    Hacksaw
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    Jack Hynes will not be down for NewsCenter 5 at Noon. The co-star of Two Outs weighs in on David Price and Fenway atmosphere – again – no one can figure out why the paper only sold for $12 Mil? “He recognizes that as a team leader, he has the power, and the responsibility, to create a better atmosphere at Fenway Park” Huh? They didn’t win the division THE RIGHT WAY I guess. “It’s no secret last year’s Red Sox were a grumpy, dysfunctional bunch, and please stop with all the claptrap about how they finished first in the American League East.” Alex Reimer is a terrific human being and I had lunch with him and his dad and they talked baseball…. “But it’s also no secret Price handcrafted the malaise that existed in the clubhouse, what with his infamous charter-flight verbal beatdown of NESN analyst/Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley and that immature tirade he directed at a collection of sportswriters in the visiting clubhouse at Yankee Stadium.”

    Which pretty much means team didn’t speak to the press and not white enough. I bet there is more people with note pads in that locker room than players.

     

    The Atlanta Braves had the same problem with their  TV crew back in the 90’s and they managed to win.  More people thought it was funny then dysfunctional.

    • This reply was modified 9 months, 4 weeks ago by  Hacksaw.
    #119732

    NASCL
    Participant

    Bruins had the ’78 team in last night.

    Like many, I never really appreciated the guy when he played – probably because he wasn’t a physical player – but Peter McNab put up some great numbers while in Boston.

    https://www.hockey-reference.com/players/m/mcnabpe01.html

    #119733

    Lefty
    Moderator

    Bruins had the ’78 team in last night. Like many, I never really appreciated the guy when he played – probably because he wasn’t a physical player – but Peter McNab put up some great numbers while in Boston. https://www.hockey-reference.com/players/m/mcnabpe01.html

    McNabb was one of my favorite players at that time.   41 goals was a hell of a lot of goals in that era.  Always thought he was overlooked for how good he was while he was here.   Crappy trade when they sent him out, got Jim Nill back.   Sheesh.

    #119734

    Lefty
    Moderator

    While on the Bruins, the trade deadline is next week.

    I see Haggerty is reporting the Bruins want Nash from the Rangers.   I am glad Haggerty is reporting it, because that means it won’t happen.

    What I would like to see them do is add a veteran forward with short handed ability and a center who can take late game/defensive faceoffs.    I don’t think the Bruins can continue to roll Marchand and Bergeron out there on their top PK unit through the playoffs.   Can’t play those guys top line, top power play and top PK, they will get worn into the ground.  Especially if they go against Tampa Bay, which has a really good power play.   Need someone else out there to take some heat off.   I was thinking a guy like Granlund from Vancouver, but he just went on IR.   Not sure who else is out there

    #119735

    Canadian Soldier
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    Bruins had the ’78 team in last night. Like many, I never really appreciated the guy when he played – probably because he wasn’t a physical player – but Peter McNab put up some great numbers while in Boston. https://www.hockey-reference.com/players/m/mcnabpe01.html

    McNabb was one of my favorite players at that time. 41 goals was a hell of a lot of goals in that era. Always thought he was overlooked for how good he was while he was here. Crappy trade when they sent him out, got Jim Nill back. Sheesh.

    He was not physical enough for many Garden fans. In fact, they used to chant “Mary … Mary … Mary” when he lugged the puck, much as they did in the 1960s for Don McKenney, another center who was known for finesse.

    #119736

    InThisTown
    Participant

    Is Janos one of us?

    God I hope not. What shit.

    #119737

    Lefty
    Moderator

    Bruins had the ’78 team in last night. Like many, I never really appreciated the guy when he played – probably because he wasn’t a physical player – but Peter McNab put up some great numbers while in Boston. https://www.hockey-reference.com/players/m/mcnabpe01.html

    McNabb was one of my favorite players at that time. 41 goals was a hell of a lot of goals in that era. Always thought he was overlooked for how good he was while he was here. Crappy trade when they sent him out, got Jim Nill back. Sheesh.

    He was not physical enough for many Garden fans. In fact, they used to chant “Mary … Mary … Mary” when he lugged the puck, much as they did in the 1960s for Don McKenney, another center who was known for finesse.

    I remember that.  I think it lead to him being sent out of town, too.

    #119738

    Fred West Lynn
    Participant

    Just a thought, but because so many sports writers/columnists — especially in this town — spend so much time and electrons wailing about the “slow free agent market” and hyping the Red Sox to jump on JD Martinez, has any one of those pampered weasels (that’s the press) spent ANY time or effort to try to discern the underlying business reasons for the slow FA market this year? Examined MLB-wide or even pro sports-wide trends? Are profits up? Spend-per-fan that can justify big contracts? Is there a demonstrable correlation between big bats and interest/attendance? Are there markets where the paid gate is more important than others or does the TV money pretty much flatten the field except for the Yankees, Cubs, Sox, Dodgers and maybe Giants? If so, what’s the reverberating effect? If, for example, signing Martinez brings the red Sox one additional regular season victory and an added win in the first round of the playoffs, then how can that be justified? And is there any indication that such a signing would sell more seats?

    Oh, I get it. That would replace agent-fed hand wringing with actual reporting. My bad.

    By the way, even if they were a collection of devil-worshipping fentanyl dealers — which I’m fairly certain they weren’t — the 2017 Red Sox couldn’t possibly be more unlikeable than the people that ‘cover’ them.

     

    #119739

    Kevin
    Participant

    Still not worth hearing Dale say “Grapes, I bet teams were scared to come into your barn back then..”

    :puke:

    #119740

    Feejis
    Participant

    While on the Bruins, the trade deadline is next week. I see Haggerty is reporting the Bruins want Nash from the Rangers. I am glad Haggerty is reporting it, because that means it won’t happen. What I would like to see them do is add a veteran forward with short handed ability and a center who can take late game/defensive faceoffs. I don’t think the Bruins can continue to roll Marchand and Bergeron out there on their top PK unit through the playoffs. Can’t play those guys top line, top power play and top PK, they will get worn into the ground. Especially if they go against Tampa Bay, which has a really good power play. Need someone else out there to take some heat off. I was thinking a guy like Granlund from Vancouver, but he just went on IR. Not sure who else is out there

    Chris Kelly will be free once the Olympics are finished….

    #119741

    Miserable Fellow
    Participant

    Extend Marquis Flowers, Bill!

    Edit: response to Bedard

    #119743

    Canadian Soldier
    Participant

    Bruins had the ’78 team in last night. Like many, I never really appreciated the guy when he played – probably because he wasn’t a physical player – but Peter McNab put up some great numbers while in Boston. https://www.hockey-reference.com/players/m/mcnabpe01.html

    McNabb was one of my favorite players at that time. 41 goals was a hell of a lot of goals in that era. Always thought he was overlooked for how good he was while he was here. Crappy trade when they sent him out, got Jim Nill back. Sheesh.

    He was not physical enough for many Garden fans. In fact, they used to chant “Mary … Mary … Mary” when he lugged the puck, much as they did in the 1960s for Don McKenney, another center who was known for finesse.

    I remember that. I think it lead to him being sent out of town, too.

    The hazing was probably a function of McNab’s size, 6’4″ or so, which people probably thought was “wasted” on such a gentleman-ly player. (Did Ken Hodge get the same treatment with the Big Bad Bruins of 1967-1974? I seem to recall people felt he didn’t use his size enough, except for scoring goals.  :lol: )
    Which leads back to McNab: his job was scoring goals and dishing out assists, and he did it well. He had O’Reilly on his right wing, and teammates like Wensink, Jonathan and Cashman to pummel opponents into submission.  If I recall, he was sort of slow, but that didn’t hamper his production and he gave them seven seasons where he played over 75 games. His biggest crime was probably finishing in the top 3 for the Lady Byng one year.  :smile:

     

    #119744

    Kevin
    Participant

    The baseball fagolas sucking up to Merloni last night are the worst.

    “Where were all these fans before Brady?” is such a terrible argument. It’s not like he’s been here a couple of seasons.

    Oh, so you’ve only followed the team closely for 16 years now, Pink Hat?

    #119745

    Miserable Fellow
    Participant

    “You only started rooting for the Patriots when they were winning!”

    ”I’m 17 years old.”

     

    #119746

    InThisTown
    Participant

    Still not worth hearing Dale say “Grapes, I bet teams were scared to come into your barn back then..” :puke:

    No fucking way.  :lol:

    #119747

    Lebron
    Participant

    McNabb is the color guy for the Avalanche, has been since the inaugural season in ’95.  Went to DU although not sure if he’s from here.

    #119748

    Canadian Soldier
    Participant

    McNabb is the color guy for the Avalanche, has been since the inaugural season in ’95. Went to DU although not sure if he’s from here.

    His father was Max McNab, a longtime minor league player and coach who was GM with the Canucks and Capitals of the NHL during Peter’s playing career.  Peter was born in Vancouver but grew up in San Diego, where his father was GM/coach of the Gulls of the old Western Pro League. Even in the 1970s, DU had a great hockey program.

    EDIT: Max was GM of the Caps (after Milt Schmidt) in the 1970s and the Devils (before Lou Lamoriello) in the 1980s.

    #119749

    Major Intangibles
    Participant

    Is Janos one of us?

    God I hope not. What shit.

    You don’t like the Janos?  :lol: That must pay the equivalent of $2.10 in some inscrutable Balkan currency.

    C’mon, he’s like Zlad!, or Borat. Would you like him better if claimed to drive a truck full of shavings for his pretend job?

    Nothing will be saved. All will be lost. And our new onion-headed sad emoticon is unable to convey the depth of that loss. -10/22/25 (sic) Daily Thread

    #119751

    Hacksaw
    Participant

    Extend Marquis Flowers, Bill! Edit: response to Bedard

    I am taking this that BB lifted the gag order and all the chips are on the table for next season. Talk shit and pummel the oppositions ass!

    #119752

    InThisTown
    Participant

    Is Janos one of us?

    God I hope not. What shit.

    You don’t like the Janos? 😆 That must pay the equivalent of $2.10 in some inscrutable Balkan currency. C’mon, he’s like Zlad!, or Borat. Would you like him better if claimed to drive a truck full of shavings?

    WE GET IT YOU’RE FOREIGN.

    It’s like the worst drawn out SNL skit that was funny for ten seconds.

    #119753

    InThisTown
    Participant

    Extend Marquis Flowers, Bill! https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Edit: response to Bedard

    I am taking this that BB lifted the gag order and all the chips are on the table for next season. Talk shit and pummel the oppositions ass!

    So cut next week.  :lol:

    #119754

    Feejis
    Participant

    While on the Bruins, the trade deadline is next week. I see Haggerty is reporting the Bruins want Nash from the Rangers. I am glad Haggerty is reporting it, because that means it won’t happen. What I would like to see them do is add a veteran forward with short handed ability and a center who can take late game/defensive faceoffs. I don’t think the Bruins can continue to roll Marchand and Bergeron out there on their top PK unit through the playoffs. Can’t play those guys top line, top power play and top PK, they will get worn into the ground. Especially if they go against Tampa Bay, which has a really good power play. Need someone else out there to take some heat off. I was thinking a guy like Granlund from Vancouver, but he just went on IR. Not sure who else is out there

    Chris Kelly will be free once the Olympics are finished….

    In all seriousness Krejci and Nash are both over 50% on faceoffs. I think they’re ok there but upgrades are always good.

    #119755

    BrianInLA
    Participant

    Bruins had the ’78 team in last night. Like many, I never really appreciated the guy when he played – probably because he wasn’t a physical player – but Peter McNab put up some great numbers while in Boston. https://www.hockey-reference.com/players/m/mcnabpe01.html

    My 11 year old self loved McNab in the Strat O Matic game.

     

    #119756

    Major Intangibles
    Participant

    Is Janos one of us?

    God I hope not. What shit.

    You don’t like the Janos? 😆 That must pay the equivalent of $2.10 in some inscrutable Balkan currency. C’mon, he’s like Zlad!, or Borat. Would you like him better if claimed to drive a truck full of shavings?

    WE GET IT YOU’RE FOREIGN. It’s like the worst drawn out SNL skit that was funny for ten seconds.

    A little Janos does go a long way. Much like the traditional seasonings in his homeland’s native dish.

    Nothing will be saved. All will be lost. And our new onion-headed sad emoticon is unable to convey the depth of that loss. -10/22/25 (sic) Daily Thread

    #119757

    Big Fat O
    Participant

    Extend Marquis Flowers, Bill! https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Edit: response to Bedard

    I am taking this that BB lifted the gag order and all the chips are on the table for next season. Talk shit and pummel the oppositions ass!

    So cut next week. 😆

    BB would look the other way when it comes to Coach Betard. He feels the same way as the rest of us.

    #119758

    NASCL
    Participant

    No idea what to expect from this Bruins team.  Could easily be one and done or, conversely, a Cup Finalist.

    They have a boatload of young assets to trade.

    No on Nash.  No on Lucic.

    Yes on Coyle.

    I think McDonagh would be too expensive and, in any event, would prefer a forward.

     

    #119759

    Lefty
    Moderator

    No idea what to expect from this Bruins team. Could easily be one and done or, conversely, a Cup Finalist. They have a boatload of young assets to trade. No on Nash. No on Lucic. Yes on Coyle. I think McDonagh would be too expensive and, in any event, would prefer a forward.

    Coyle’s at $3.2M for the next two seasons after this one.   If you bring him in, you should send Spooner out, which wouldn’t bother me.  Spooner is at $2.8M this year, but is a RFA and will probably push $3M if you want to bring him back.  (I wouldn’t)

    No on Lucic and his contract would be a killer for five full seasons after this one  :ohmy:

    I don’t want Nash at all, but at least he is an UFA at the end of the year and you can walk away from him.

    As much as I am not a Chiarelli fan, I am looking for a Peverley/Kelly type acquisition like he made to solidify the back end of the roster going into the playoffs.   I’m not an Acciari, Vatrano, Kuraly, Schaller fan.    Maybe a vet defenseman to back up and keep Postma away from the ice as well.

    #119760

    Suzy
    Participant

    Jack Hynes will not be down for NewsCenter 5 at Noon. The co-star of Two Outs weighs in on David Price and Fenway atmosphere – again – no one can figure out why the paper only sold for $12 Mil? “He recognizes that as a team leader, he has the power, and the responsibility, to create a better atmosphere at Fenway Park” Huh? They didn’t win the division THE RIGHT WAY I guess. “It’s no secret last year’s Red Sox were a grumpy, dysfunctional bunch, and please stop with all the claptrap about how they finished first in the American League East.” Alex Reimer is a terrific human being and I had lunch with him and his dad and they talked baseball…. “But it’s also no secret Price handcrafted the malaise that existed in the clubhouse, what with his infamous charter-flight verbal beatdown of NESN analyst/Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley and that immature tirade he directed at a collection of sportswriters in the visiting clubhouse at Yankee Stadium.”

    “handcrafted the malaise”? WTF does that even mean? And please, “verbal beatdown”? What sort of pussy even writes those words?  I look forward to Price continuing to shit on the Boston media in 2018.  :wub:

    Unrelated, I’d never heard about the sexual harassment stuff regarding Shaun White before, ugh. Read some pretty disgusting alleged details this morning.  :ohmy:

     

     

    #119761

    Fred West Lynn
    Participant

    EEI just announced that no live programming on friday so all employees can attend sensitivity training.

    #119762

    Kingasaurus
    Participant

    EEI just announced that no live programming on friday so all employees can attend sensitivity training.

    That prick Dale definitely needs it.

    #119763

    Yahtzee
    Participant

    EEI just announced that no live programming on friday so all employees can attend sensitivity training.

    I hope Bob gives the team to Jonathan on Thursday night.

    #119764

    02062
    Participant

    Lou and Glenny want you to know that they care about the “peoplebehindthescenes”……

     

     

    #119765

    Big Fat O
    Participant

    EEI just announced that no live programming on friday so all employees can attend sensitivity training.

    We’re not missing anything.

    #119766

    Major Intangibles
    Participant

    EEI just announced that no live programming on friday so all employees can attend sensitivity training.

    Nothing will be saved. All will be lost. And our new onion-headed sad emoticon is unable to convey the depth of that loss. -10/22/25 (sic) Daily Thread

    #119767

    LJSandwich
    Participant

    Sensitivity Training!  That will have the sponsors racing back.

    Minihane spent all morning acting like a petulant brat and clowning around with Tanguay.  He’s now at page 125 from the Howard Stern playbook.  Trying to get fired so he can prove he’s too toxic for terrestial radio.

    #119768

    Miserable Fellow
    Participant

    Please broadcast the sensitivity training, OK? Thank you.

    #119769

    02062
    Participant

    Please broadcast the sensitivity training, OK? Thank you.

    Exactly, opportunity missed.

    Does Riemer have to go?

    Cwaig and Larry?

    Will Gerry wear a dashiki?

     

    #119770

    Kevin
    Participant

    EEI just announced that no live programming on friday so all employees can attend sensitivity training.

    So great. :lol:

    #119771

    Lebron
    Participant

    Like when Chipolte closed for a day so they could train employees to wash their hands.

    Over/under on Callahan eye rolls during this has to be what, 85 1/2?

    #119772

    GusChiggins
    Participant

    Extend Marquis Flowers, Bill! https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Edit: response to Bedard

    I am taking this that BB lifted the gag order and all the chips are on the table for next season. Talk shit and pummel the oppositions ass!

    So cut next week. 😆

    Definitely. You know Belichick has a great deal of respect for Craig. Craig said so himself.

    #119774

    Danny Duberstein
    Participant

    Prince Henrik seems like a reasonable dude. Holding a grudge for 50 years.

    #119775

    rclane
    Participant

    Lena Dunham is had a genuinely rotten cvnt.

    Edited to add: spare yourself the details. It’s as gross as you’d guess.

    • This reply was modified 9 months, 4 weeks ago by  rclane.
    #119776

    NASCL
    Participant

    How long do the Red Sox wait before the Tito Francona smear campaign starts?

    #119778

    Kevin
    Participant

    Dale Arnold has to sit through eight hours of torturous sensitivity training because Christian Fauria has the IQ of a stump. Fucking glorious! :lol:

    #119779

    Hacksaw
    Participant

    EEI just announced that no live programming on friday so all employees can attend sensitivity training.

    If they are announcing it….its for on air radio content since no one will be late to  Spring Training.

     

    They  have a four day weekend instead of a three day weekend.

     

     

    • This reply was modified 9 months, 4 weeks ago by  Hacksaw.
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