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  • #120004

    Fred West Lynn
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    Glad to know that Bob Halloran and Steve Burton and a lot of others got in some golf yesterday. The only thing more exciting than golf on TV is people talking about golf on TV.

    Have at it!

    #120005

    Humphrey
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    At least after a few more days we won’t have to see any headlines from the Globe’s “Hall of Fame Baseball Writer” reporting from Spring Training.   He goes home before anything competitive actually happens.

     

    #120006

    Kevin
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    My sources on Malcolm Butler:

    Women, weed, curfew: all true.

    Confrontation with a coach: unconfirmed.

    #120007

    Canadian Soldier
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    Good on the US women’s hockey team, winning gold in the shootout after two comebacks over Canada last night. Great resiliency!

     

    EDIOT: Only one comeback … but after 2014 a great win …

    #120009

    Callahardfoul
    Participant

    My sources on Malcolm Butler: Women, weed, curfew: all true. Confrontation with a coach: unconfirmed.

    Hang on…need more info stat.

    #120010

    InThisTown
    Participant

    My sources on Malcolm Butler: Women, weed, curfew: all true. Confrontation with a coach: unconfirmed.

    Is your source a former poster with an affinity for the unwrittens of radio?

    #120011

    Fred West Lynn
    Participant

    At least after a few more days we won’t have to see any headlines from the Globe’s “Hall of Fame Baseball Writer” reporting from Spring Training. He goes home before anything competitive actually happens.

    The “Voice of the Fans” needs to be far away from any exertion. If he sees athletes working at their profession, it brings up too many thoughts of how little he works. Like another Ambassador for the Grande Olde Game, Michael Barnicle, he wants his observations to reflect the fans’ experience: games are observed from a press box with a security guard, stocked with free food, and your parking is comped.  Shank no doubt has trouble hiding his pleasure at their inferiority to him; he doesn’t want to be observed chortling to himself that 98% of those pampered millionaires will never be the Hall of Fame, while he IS.

     

    #120012

    Callahardfoul
    Participant

    My sources on Malcolm Butler: Women, weed, curfew: all true. Confrontation with a coach: unconfirmed.

    Is your source a former poster with an affinity for the unwrittens of radio?

    and the miracle of hair regeneration?

    #120013

    Kevin
    Participant

    My sources on Malcolm Butler: Women, weed, curfew: all true. Confrontation with a coach: unconfirmed.

    Is your source a former poster with an affinity for the unwrittens of radio?

    No, a guy who works on the sideline during the games. Well, his mom actually. :lol:

    And by “sources” I mean in the Ron Borges style: one source.

    #120014

    Callahardfoul
    Participant

    I got to hand it to Kevin. Ratings get low around here, and he’s got breaking news to bring everyone back.

    Spill it!

    #120015

    InThisTown
    Participant

    Is this someone down at Del Boca Vista?  :lol:

    #120016

    Kevin
    Participant

    I got to hand it to Kevin. Ratings get low around here, and he’s got breaking news to bring everyone back.

    Spill it!

    That’s all I know. Women (don’t know if they’re professionals or not) and weed in his room at curfew time.

    #120017

    Major Intangibles
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    I got to hand it to Kevin. Ratings get low around here, and he’s got breaking news to bring everyone back. Spill it!

    I’ll have you know we’re #1 in the ratings in the all important ‘bloodthirsty male shut-ins ages 18-79’ demographic.

    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

    #120018

    Kevin
    Participant

    Is this someone down at Del Boca Vista? 😆

    Ventured outside the park for this scoop! I’m working! :lol:

    #120019

    Laszlo Panaflex
    Participant

    My sources on Malcolm Butler: Women, weed, curfew: all true. Confrontation with a coach: unconfirmed.

    Is your source a former poster with an affinity for the unwrittens of radio?

    No, a guy who works on the sideline during the games. Well, his mom actually. 😆 And by “sources” I mean in the Ron Borges style: one source.

    Speaking of Broges has the Herald officially made him take a long walk on a short pier or will they let him ‘retire’?

    #120020

    02062
    Participant

    Never knew this but I like it.

    “As Pierce tells it, Noah told Garnett that he had looked up to him growing up and even had Garnett’s poster on his wall. His idol responded by dropping an f-bomb on the youngster.”

    #120021

    InThisTown
    Participant

    BREAKING: Mrs. Goodwin barely waited four months after her husband died to start dating the swinging 83 year old that lives over at Pelican Cove.

    #120022

    chicowalker
    Participant

    Kevin, is your wife with you? I hear that 50 year old yoga instructor has a new hip…

     

    Friars game called last night with 13:00 left because the ice underneath was melting.  End of the game is being played today at noon at Alumni Hall on campus (capacity, app 1800, only students and faculty allowed) :ozzy:    I had just bought a 20 ounce Limbo IPA (abv 7.6), only the 2nd beer I’ve drank in a month.  I’m pretty much a lightweight now, but I’m also cheap, so I wasn’t wasting that thing.  Gunned it down as best I could, got home to a full on meltdown by my daughter with my wife exhausted, and me pretty much useless :blink:   :pk:

    #120023

    Kevin
    Participant

    Evan Drelich went from “Who?” to “What a cvnt!” faster than anybody in BSMW history.

    #120024

    Beaker
    Participant

    Evan Drelich went from “Who?” to “What a cvnt!” faster than anybody in BSMW history.

    Sounds like I should be glad to still be in the “Who?” camp

    #120025

    02062
    Participant

    Evan Drelich went from “Who?” to “What a cvnt!” faster than anybody in BSMW history.

    He’s very pissy that Price and his teammates would circle the wagons against the media. :lol:

     

    #120026

    If true, think what this says about Belichick. He won’t give the reason because he doesn’t want to fuck over Butler the free agent. He’s perfectly happy to take the heat for the decision. Everybody gunning for Belichick has been waiting for this, and are milking it for all it’s worth.  Stephen A had something today saying it’s proof free agents should think twice before joining the Patriots. Belichick doesn’t care. He’ll take the bullet.

    How quickly do you think Fisher would have thrown Butler under the bus? 20 seconds? 10?

    #120027

    Suzy
    Participant

    At least after a few more days we won’t have to see any headlines from the Globe’s “Hall of Fame Baseball Writer” reporting from Spring Training. He goes home before anything competitive actually happens.

    The “Voice of the Fans” needs to be far away from any exertion. If he sees athletes working at their profession, it brings up too many thoughts of how little he works. Like another Ambassador for the Grande Olde Game, Michael Barnicle, he wants his observations to reflect the fans’ experience: games are observed from a press box with a security guard, stocked with free food, and your parking is comped. Shank no doubt has trouble hiding his pleasure at their inferiority to him; he doesn’t want to be observed chortling to himself that 98% of those pampered millionaires will never be the Hall of Fame, while he IS.

    Ashamed to admit I read any of his drivel but the other day he was reminiscing about the glory days when “legends” of the press like Gammons (and I forget who else) arrived at spring training, like their arrival signaled something profound. He is a complete fucking loon.

    #120028

    Fred West Lynn
    Participant

    Evan Drelich went from “Who?” to “What a cvnt!” faster than anybody in BSMW history.

    Sounds like I should be glad to still be in the “Who?” camp

    Watched a little bit of that TEC and some stray dogs crapfest on NBCSNE (or whatever. I think I’ll go with LS/MFT) and they were talking about Drelich like he was a titanic presence and the authority on Inside Baseball. Then they cut to him and Accountable Lou in Ft Myers for a whole segment on how Drelich was being disrespected by David Price. Mindroasting!

    #120029

    Canadian Soldier
    Participant

    CHB today took a shot at Price for his “Richie Havens” beard. (Surprised he didn’t go “Dick Gregory beard,” but that’s beside the point).  Shitting on someone for their personal appearance is a cheap shot these days, and should be out of bounds for someone who has been quite accurately likened by a poster here to a “pustule.”

     

     

    #120030

    Fred West Lynn
    Participant

    If true, think what this says about Belichick. He won’t give the reason because he doesn’t want to fuck over Butler the free agent. He’s perfectly happy to take the heat for the decision. Everybody gunning for Belichick has been waiting for this, and are milking it for all it’s worth. Stephen A had something today saying it’s proof free agents should think twice before joining the Patriots. Belichick doesn’t care. He’ll take the bullet. How quickly do you think Fisher would have thrown Butler under the bus? 20 seconds? 10?

    Who believes Belichik either knows or cares who Stephen A is?

    #120031

    Coma
    Participant

    My sources on Malcolm Butler: Women, weed, curfew: all true. Confrontation with a coach: unconfirmed.

    Is your source a former poster with an affinity for the unwrittens of radio?

    No, a guy who works on the sideline during the games. Well, his mom actually. 😆 And by “sources” I mean in the Ron Borges style: one source.

    By Borges Style, do you mean someone claiming to be this guy’s mom? Or did you actually complete the apparently very difficult task of confirming that the person you were communicating with was who they claimed to be?

    #120032

    Humphrey
    Participant

    My sources on Malcolm Butler: Women, weed, curfew: all true. Confrontation with a coach: unconfirmed.

    Is your source a former poster with an affinity for the unwrittens of radio?

    No, a guy who works on the sideline during the games. Well, his mom actually. 😆 And by “sources” I mean in the Ron Borges style: one source.

    (edit)  Sorry- missed Lazlo’s post.    I guess that puts me on the same level as Borges.  :wag:

    Speaking of Ronnie, the wheels of justice move slowly in his case, eh?   Or they gassed him very, very quietly.

    • This reply was modified 9 months, 3 weeks ago by  Humphrey.
    #120034

    Fred West Lynn
    Participant

    At least after a few more days we won’t have to see any headlines from the Globe’s “Hall of Fame Baseball Writer” reporting from Spring Training. He goes home before anything competitive actually happens.

    The “Voice of the Fans” needs to be far away from any exertion. If he sees athletes working at their profession, it brings up too many thoughts of how little he works. Like another Ambassador for the Grande Olde Game, Michael Barnicle, he wants his observations to reflect the fans’ experience: games are observed from a press box with a security guard, stocked with free food, and your parking is comped. Shank no doubt has trouble hiding his pleasure at their inferiority to him; he doesn’t want to be observed chortling to himself that 98% of those pampered millionaires will never be the Hall of Fame, while he IS.

    Ashamed to admit I read any of his drivel but the other day he was reminiscing about the glory days when “legends” of the press like Gammons (and I forget who else) arrived at spring training, like their arrival signaled something profound. He is a complete fucking loon.

    Well, the real point of that is Gammons is in the Press Box Hall of Fame and so is Danny Boy. I understand there’s an anti-Gammons segment here, but in his glory days, he was a very distinctive baseball writer, both in the way he covered the sport and his use of language. Shank clearly wanted to be Gammons and now, like the delusional Jamie in the insurance commercials, he thinks they’re “like equals.” I think he’s unable to understand why he is not afforded the same reverence. The answer, Dan, is that you are a lazy, derivative, and self-important sports columnist who brings nothing — repeat nothing — except ginned-up “controversy to Globe readers.

    #120035

    Miserable Fellow
    Participant

    I dunno. I don’t think the skaters’ crotches are highlighted enough. Maybe make them neon yellow?

    #120036

    Suzy
    Participant

    CHB today took a shot at Price for his “Richie Havens” beard. (Surprised he didn’t go “Dick Gregory beard,” but that’s beside the point). Shitting on someone for their personal appearance is a cheap shot these days, and should be out of bounds for someone who has been quite accurately likened by a poster here to a “pustule.”

    Saw that. Cheap shot cunt is clearly *itching* to upset/goad Price into responding so he can then put him “in his place.”   :wag:

     

    #120037

    BSF34
    Participant

    My sources on Malcolm Butler: Women, weed, curfew: all true. Confrontation with a coach: unconfirmed.

    Is your source a former poster with an affinity for the unwrittens of radio?

    No, a guy who works on the sideline during the games. Well, his mom actually. 😆 And by “sources” I mean in the Ron Borges style: one source.

    By Borges Style, do you mean someone claiming to be this guy’s mom? Or did you actually complete the apparently very difficult task of confirming that the person you were communicating with was who they claimed to be?

    The most important question: Is Batboy real?

    Wait, what?

    #120038

    Suzy
    Participant

    At least after a few more days we won’t have to see any headlines from the Globe’s “Hall of Fame Baseball Writer” reporting from Spring Training. He goes home before anything competitive actually happens.

    The “Voice of the Fans” needs to be far away from any exertion. If he sees athletes working at their profession, it brings up too many thoughts of how little he works. Like another Ambassador for the Grande Olde Game, Michael Barnicle, he wants his observations to reflect the fans’ experience: games are observed from a press box with a security guard, stocked with free food, and your parking is comped. Shank no doubt has trouble hiding his pleasure at their inferiority to him; he doesn’t want to be observed chortling to himself that 98% of those pampered millionaires will never be the Hall of Fame, while he IS.

    Ashamed to admit I read any of his drivel but the other day he was reminiscing about the glory days when “legends” of the press like Gammons (and I forget who else) arrived at spring training, like their arrival signaled something profound. He is a complete fucking loon.

    Well, the real point of that is Gammons is in the Press Box Hall of Fame and so is Danny Boy. I understand there’s an anti-Gammons segment here, but in his glory days, he was a very distinctive baseball writer, both in the way he covered the sport and his use of language. Shank clearly wanted to be Gammons and now, like the delusional Jamie in the insurance commercials, he thinks they’re “like equals.” I think he’s unable to understand why he is not afforded the same reverence. The answer, Dan, is that you are a lazy, derivative, and self-important sports columnist who brings nothing — repeat nothing — except ginned-up “controversy to Globe readers.

    Ehh, Gammons can go play in traffic, too. Overrated and thinks he’s some sort of fucking god.

    #120039

    Canadian Soldier
    Participant

    I dunno. I don’t think the skaters’ crotches are highlighted enough. Maybe make them neon yellow?

    The outfits worn by the women’s luge competitors were … uh … revealing.  Almost worthy of the Eye Candy Thread.   :blink:

    #120040

    Lebron
    Participant

    Enjoyed those cross country skiers getting the gold, not because it was like “like Norway winning a gold in basketball” according to Bob Ryan, but because whoever skied the last leg and in particular the last hundred or so meters skied her ass off going from third to first.

    #120041

    GreatWhiteDhale
    Participant

    I dunno. I don’t think the skaters’ crotches are highlighted enough. Maybe make them neon yellow?

    So two of them shave it bare?

    Come back, Regular Brian.

    My agenda is truth.

    #120042

    Humphrey
    Participant

    Kevin, is your wife with you? I hear that 50 year old yoga instructor has a new hip… Friars game called last night with 13:00 left because the ice underneath was melting. End of the game is being played today at noon at Alumni Hall on campus (capacity, app 1800, only students and faculty allowed) :ozzy: I had just bought a 20 ounce Limbo IPA (abv 7.6), only the 2nd beer I’ve drank in a month. I’m pretty much a lightweight now, but I’m also cheap, so I wasn’t wasting that thing. Gunned it down as best I could, got home to a full on meltdown by my daughter with my wife exhausted, and me pretty much useless :blink: :pk:

    My daughter had a game this year that had a similar issue- leaky roof after 3 minutes.    For some strange reason, it seemed like the replay drew a bigger crowd even though it was at 3:45 in the afternoon instead of 6:30.   I think the score was something like 5-3 when the game got stopped.   I was a little surprised that a game that was that short of a game didn’t just get replayed entirely.

    #120043

    Humphrey
    Participant

    At least after a few more days we won’t have to see any headlines from the Globe’s “Hall of Fame Baseball Writer” reporting from Spring Training. He goes home before anything competitive actually happens.

    The “Voice of the Fans” needs to be far away from any exertion. If he sees athletes working at their profession, it brings up too many thoughts of how little he works. Like another Ambassador for the Grande Olde Game, Michael Barnicle, he wants his observations to reflect the fans’ experience: games are observed from a press box with a security guard, stocked with free food, and your parking is comped. Shank no doubt has trouble hiding his pleasure at their inferiority to him; he doesn’t want to be observed chortling to himself that 98% of those pampered millionaires will never be the Hall of Fame, while he IS.

    Ashamed to admit I read any of his drivel but the other day he was reminiscing about the glory days when “legends” of the press like Gammons (and I forget who else) arrived at spring training, like their arrival signaled something profound. He is a complete fucking loon.

    Well, the real point of that is Gammons is in the Press Box Hall of Fame and so is Danny Boy. I understand there’s an anti-Gammons segment here, but in his glory days, he was a very distinctive baseball writer, both in the way he covered the sport and his use of language. Shank clearly wanted to be Gammons and now, like the delusional Jamie in the insurance commercials, he thinks they’re “like equals.” I think he’s unable to understand why he is not afforded the same reverence. The answer, Dan, is that you are a lazy, derivative, and self-important sports columnist who brings nothing — repeat nothing — except ginned-up “controversy to Globe readers.

    I simply can’t figure out what Shaughnessy did as a baseball writer that got him any award.    Maybe when he covered baseball it was so annoying that I’ve blocked it out of my otherwise pretty good memory.    It can’t be for that stupid book, can it?

     

    #120044

    02062
    Participant

    “I simply can’t figure out what Shaughnessy did as a baseball writer that got him any award.”

    Pimped for John Henry Williams for access to a dying man?

     

    #120045

    Lebron
    Participant

    That former President/CEO with the Mavericks sounds like a real Cassanova

    At this meal, with ESPN crew members seated nearby, Ussery struck up an unusual conversation. As the woman recalls the exchange, Ussery claimed that he knew what she was going to do over the coming weekend. When the woman asked, confusedly, what Ussery meant, he smiled.

    “You’re going to get gang-banged,” he asserted, “aren’t you?”

    “No,” the woman responded, caught off-guard. “Actually, I’m going to the movies with friends.”

    “No,” Ussery insisted. “You’re definitely getting gang-banged.”

    #120046

    GusChiggins
    Participant

    That Norway comparison by Ryan was absurd. Uh Bob, Norway has never competed in basketball at the Olympics.

    #120047

    Canadian Soldier
    Participant

    Just caught one inning of the NU-Sox game, but came away very impressed with the 2018 Red Sox … if only they played in the Colonial Athletic Association.   :smile:

    #120048

    02062
    Participant

    Where are they “likeability” wise CS?

    #120049

    Lebron
    Participant

    I’m getting a head start on my Bryce Harper hatred.  Just in case.

    #120050

    Lebron
    Participant

    That Norway comparison by Ryan was absurd. Uh Bob, Norway has never competed in basketball at the Olympics.

    Plus in 4 other  events Diggins was close to the podium and this was an event where they thought they had a realistic shot at a medal.  Diggins finished 5th in 3 events and 6th in another.  It wasn’t completely out of nowhere.

    #120051

    Canadian Soldier
    Participant

    Where are they “likeability” wise CS?

    Not good. They ganged up on that poor Northeastern freshman RHP from BC High and Dorchester.  Just let him walk the ballpark and didn’t even swing the lumber! No class at all!!!  BTW, “Classy” Steve Lyons is in the booth today!   :dry:

    #120052

    Callahardfoul
    Participant

    That former President/CEO with the Mavericks sounds like a real Cassanova

    At this meal, with ESPN crew members seated nearby, Ussery struck up an unusual conversation. As the woman recalls the exchange, Ussery claimed that he knew what she was going to do over the coming weekend. When the woman asked, confusedly, what Ussery meant, he smiled. “You’re going to get gang-banged,” he asserted, “aren’t you?” “No,” the woman responded, caught off-guard. “Actually, I’m going to the movies with friends.” “No,” Ussery insisted. “You’re definitely getting gang-banged.”

    To be fair, nobody goes to the movies with friends

    #120053

    Hacksaw
    Participant

    Where are they “likeability” wise CS?

    Not good. They ganged up on that poor Northeastern freshman RHP from BC High and Dorchester. Just let him walk the ballpark and didn’t even swing the lumber! No class at all!!! BTW, “Classy” Steve Lyons is in the booth today! :dry:

    Rac Slider back as the third base coach  for the Sox telling  them to take till a strike.

    #120054

    Lebron
    Participant

    Breer’s article about free agency is his typical fare, namely he’s not breaking any news that anyone didn’t know, his writing is confusing and terrible, and of course he gets off on some agent addressing his client as “Bro”.  If my agent called me bro I’d fire him on the fucking spot.

    #120055

    Coma
    Participant

    I dunno. I don’t think the skaters’ crotches are highlighted enough. Maybe make them neon yellow?

    Next Winter Olympics, they need to stop being subtle and incorporate some elements of the Star Blazers uniforms. That will make sure everyone knows where they are supposed to be looking.

     

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