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  • #126640

    Miserable Fellow
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    We were SO CLOSE to having two pages yesterday! Ah well.

    #126641

    02062
    Participant

    We were SO CLOSE to having two pages yesterday! Ah well.

    I blame the unlikable Red Sox.

    #126642

    02062
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    How come the article doesn’t begin with “Former Knick”?

    Charles Oakley is back in trouble with the law.

    TMZ has reported that the Knicks legend was arrested at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Sunday after allegedly attempting to pocket a bet he made after realizing he was going to lose.

    Image result for what happens to cheaters in the movie casino

    #126643

    Humphrey
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    How come the article doesn’t begin with “Former Knick”?

    Charles Oakley is back in trouble with the law.

    TMZ has reported that the Knicks legend was arrested at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Sunday after allegedly attempting to pocket a bet he made after realizing he was going to lose. Image result for what happens to cheaters in the movie casino

    “Do you shoot with your left hand or your right hand, Charles?”

    #126644

    “Former Patriot” Kellen Winslow Jr. uses Clark Kent disguise ploy to try to force hung jury.

    Florio’s right about what Winslow and his lawyer are up to, but this is a terrible way to write about it:

    (Coincidentally (or not), the Kellen Winslow who appeared in court on Wednesday doesn’t look much like the Kellen Winslow we’ve become accustomed to seeing over the years. Instead, he looks more like Steve Urkel.)

    #126645

    The accompanying story says Mrs. and Mr. Pizzuti will be there, too, but no mention of that in the tweet. Presuming “Billionaire summer camp” is meant as a pejorative designed to project an “elitist, out of touch” persona on Kraft (with Redstone ostensibly included as cover for targeting Kraft).

    #126646

    One more Twitter item:

    I’m sure this will be fair, rational and measured, with no insinuations whatsoever that the Patriots knew they were employing a serial killer.

    #126647

    Laszlo Panaflex
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    What possible new angle could they come up with on Hernandez “saga” that hasn’t already been beaten to death? The whole story is in that tweet. Click-bait garbage used to further pimp out and squander the good will associated with the ‘spotlight’ brand.

    #126648

    Yahtzee
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    How come the article doesn’t begin with “Former Knick”?

    Charles Oakley is back in trouble with the law.

    TMZ has reported that the Knicks legend was arrested at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Sunday after allegedly attempting to pocket a bet he made after realizing he was going to lose.

    Phil Mickelson really should have been drawn and quartered.  Now, everybody is doing this stuff.

    #126651

    Yahtzee
    Participant

    I heard on the radio last night that this is 3rd streak of 8 straight wins or more for the Red Sox this season.  Pretty amazing.  For a variety of reasons, I’m at the park the next 3 days.  If this thing hits 12, I may declare this a likable (even lovable) group of guys.

    #126652

    GreatWhiteDhale
    Participant

    One more Twitter item:

    I’m sure this will be fair, rational and measured, with no insinuations whatsoever that the Patriots knew they were employing a serial killer.

    Is that replacing the Season Ticket podcast with Chris Gasper that didn’t last six months?

    Come back, Regular Brian.

    My agenda is truth.

    #126653

    Canadian Soldier
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    I heard on the radio last night that this is 3rd streak of 8 straight wins or more for the Red Sox this season. Pretty amazing. For a variety of reasons, I’m at the park the next 3 days. If this thing hits 11, I may declare this a likable (even lovable) group of guys.

    I’m going Saturday with seats in the Samuel Adams Pavilion. :smile: I don’t suppose I can get a Celebration Ale there.   :lol:

    EDIT: Have never sat there, or in the Budweiser Beer Garden or whatever was there before. (A friend of mine works for Boston Beer Co., and he’s hosting.) Anyone have any stories about drinking watching the game drinking there?

    #126656

    Lebron
    Participant

    I love that Creepy Papa John dropped the n-bomb on a conference call with a marketing agency the purpose of which was to repair his public image.

    #126657

    02062
    Participant

    One more Twitter item: I’m sure this will be fair, rational and measured, with no insinuations whatsoever that the Patriots knew they were employing a serial killer.

    Is that replacing the Season Ticket podcast with Chris Gasper that didn’t last six months?

    How could a Boston Globe/Public radio “public/private partnership” fail?  No way.  :wag:

    #126658

    Lebron
    Participant

    Tuned into the Rockies last night and they were annihilating the Diamondbacks, it was something like 14-1 in the 4th inning.  Diamondbacks started trotting positional players out to pitch by the 5th, Rockies pitcher hit a 400+ foot home run off of some utility type slob.  Was thinking I’ve never seen positional players come in to pitch that early in a game, turns out the last time they came in that early or earlier was in a game in ’79.  Naturally it was wholly unlikable.

    #126659

    Here’s sort of a tomato cans test from National Football Post (link). As part of the article’s intro:

    It’s no secret that the New England Patriots have pretty much owned the AFC East for the past decade. However, did you know that the rest of the AFC East have averaged fewer than 8 wins in the same time frame?

    This is, of course, misleading. Once you use the calculator on the page and punch in a successful team and its corresponding division, you find that all division averages minus the top team are fewer than eight wins (Colts vs AFC South, Steelers vs. AFC North, Packers vs. NFC North, etc.).

    We should sucker Shank to that page, suggest it reinforces his tomato cans theory, then once he cites it, pull the rug out.

    #126660

    Canadian Soldier
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    Spoke to a Denver friend this morning and he said the fight between Bowlen’s daughter and the “trust” that’s running the Broncos is about to turn especially ugly and vicious. It will make Haywood/Mrs. Y vs. Buddy LeRoux look like a pillow fight. That’s a shame.

    Also a shame: He also said that Invesco’s naming rights have expired and no one has come forward to become the new corporate face of the stadium. They may have to call it by a generic name this season. Kind of like when the FleetCenter went nameless for a year or so before it became TD (BankNorth) Garden. I suggested they call it “Mile High Field at Mile High.”

     

    #126661

    RedSeat
    Participant

    I heard on the radio last night that this is 3rd streak of 8 straight wins or more for the Red Sox this season. Pretty amazing. For a variety of reasons, I’m at the park the next 3 days. If this thing hits 12, I may declare this a likable (even lovable) group of guys.

    Wake me up when they win a playoff series. #imadouche #whydiddaddyleave

    #126662

    Miserable Fellow
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    Spoke to a Denver friend this morning and he said the fight between Bowlen’s daughter and the “trust” that’s running the Broncos is about to turn especially ugly and vicious. It will make Haywood/Mrs. Y vs. Buddy LeRoux look like a pillow fight. That’s a shame. Also a shame: He also said that Invesco’s naming rights have expired and no one has come forward to become the new corporate face of the stadium. They may have to call it by a generic name this season. Kind of like when the FleetCenter went nameless for a year or so before it became TD (BankNorth) Garden. I suggested they call it “Mile High Field at Mile High.”

    Got my popcorn ready.

    #126663

    Yahtzee
    Participant

    I heard on the radio last night that this is 3rd streak of 8 straight wins or more for the Red Sox this season. Pretty amazing. For a variety of reasons, I’m at the park the next 3 days. If this thing hits 11, I may declare this a likable (even lovable) group of guys.

    I’m going Saturday with seats in the Samuel Adams Pavilion. 🙂 I don’t suppose I can get a Celebration Ale there. 😆 EDIT: Have never sat there, or in the Budweiser Beer Garden or whatever was there before. (A friend of mine works for Boston Beer Co., and he’s hosting.) Anyone have any stories about drinking watching the game drinking there?

    If it’s where I think it is, it’s a pretty good experience as long as you don’t count on being laser focused on the game.  Room to roam around, good views of downtown, cool to look down on the monster.

    #126664

    Hacksaw
    Participant


    The accompanying story says Mrs. and Mr. Pizzuti will be there, too, but no mention of that in the tweet. Presuming “Billionaire summer camp” is meant as a pejorative designed to project an “elitist, out of touch” persona on Kraft (with Redstone ostensibly included as cover for targeting Kraft).

    Ted Dibiase is sitting this one out.

    #126665

    Lebron
    Participant

    The just put a banner up a couple of days ago – currently it is called Broncos Stadium at Mile High.

    I mentioned the ownership fight a month or so ago.  Currently it is run by a trust that Bowlen set up.  The trust, which consists of 3 members, will make the final decision on which kid to hand the team over to.  One of the kids went public, I think it was Beth Bowlen, at the beginning of June out of nowhere saying she felt she was ready to take over.  I think Drunken Elway and few others tweeted out support.  The trust very publicly slapped her down, said she wasn’t ready, she’s never met with the trust even though she had been invited to meet with them, and she was relieved of her duties with the team and she knows why.  There is another daughter who worked for the league for a few years but now works for McKinsey, but she’s only 28 although she seems to be quietly working toward running the team.  I think her name is Brittany.  One or two of the other kids also publicly supported Beth.  The one son who they thought would take over was a total drunken wreck, I think he got arrested.  Naturally he’d be a perfect fit.  Another sold off his ownership so he could go party the proceeds away.

    #126666

    Hacksaw
    Participant

    I love that Creepy Papa John dropped the n-bomb on a conference call with a marketing agency the purpose of which was to repair his public image.

    He can escape this if he plays it right. “Peyton uses this word all the time.”

    #126667

    Hacksaw
    Participant

    Spoke to a Denver friend this morning and he said the fight between Bowlen’s daughter and the “trust” that’s running the Broncos is about to turn especially ugly and vicious. It will make Haywood/Mrs. Y vs. Buddy LeRoux look like a pillow fight. That’s a shame.

    Also a shame: He also said that Invesco’s naming rights have expired and no one has come forward to become the new corporate face of the stadium. They may have to call it by a generic name this season. Kind of like when the FleetCenter went nameless for a year or so before it became TD (BankNorth) Garden. I suggested they call it “Mile High Field at Mile High.”

    The Brazzers Bowl has a nice sound to it.

    #126668

    GusChiggins
    Participant

    I heard on the radio last night that this is 3rd streak of 8 straight wins or more for the Red Sox this season. Pretty amazing. For a variety of reasons, I’m at the park the next 3 days. If this thing hits 11, I may declare this a likable (even lovable) group of guys.

    I’m going Saturday with seats in the Samuel Adams Pavilion. 🙂 I don’t suppose I can get a Celebration Ale there. 😆 EDIT: Have never sat there, or in the Budweiser Beer Garden or whatever was there before. (A friend of mine works for Boston Beer Co., and he’s hosting.) Anyone have any stories about drinking watching the game drinking there?

    Clear violation of BSMW protocol. Take a lap, CS. Although I’m not sure anybody is there to monitor you.

    #126669

    Laszlo Panaflex
    Participant

    Here’s sort of a tomato cans test from National Football Post (link). As part of the article’s intro:

    It’s no secret that the New England Patriots have pretty much owned the AFC East for the past decade. However, did you know that the rest of the AFC East have averaged fewer than 8 wins in the same time frame?

    This is, of course, misleading. Once you use the calculator on the page and punch in a successful team and its corresponding division, you find that all division averages minus the top team are fewer than eight wins (Colts vs AFC South, Steelers vs. AFC North, Packers vs. NFC North, etc.). We should sucker Shank to that page, suggest it reinforces his tomato cans theory, then once he cites it, pull the rug out.

    Math is no their strong suit.

    #126670

    Kevin
    Participant

    How does that particular word come up
    on a conference call? :lol:

    “Overall sales are down, but in urban areas, the N-words still love our pizza!”

    #126671

    02062
    Participant

    I blame you Jonathan.

    #126672

    chicowalker
    Participant

    he whatabouted Colonel Sanders of all people.  He (a guy dressed up as a goddamned plantation owner, born in the 1890s) got away with dropping n-bombs, why can’t I? Plus, I never dragged a nig- sorry, “african american” behind a truck like they did when I was a kid! That there are at least three things about Papa Johns (the ads, the fakkakta origin story, and Papa John himself) worse than the shitty pizza is almost impossible, yet true

    #126673

    Laszlo Panaflex
    Participant

    Even in promotional materials his eye is fucked up. How did he ever play in the NFL like that?

    #126674

    Laszlo Panaflex
    Participant

    Pappa John probably believes that his sterling personality  and magnetic charisma is what made the chain a success. Likely because sycophantic yes men (as well as Peypey) told him so. He’s getting what he deserves.

    #126675

    chicowalker
    Participant

    It was during this period that Sanders was involved in a shootout with Matt Stewart, a local competitor, over the repainting of a sign directing traffic to his station. Stewart killed a Shell employee who was with Sanders and was convicted of murder, eliminating Sanders’s competition.

    :ohmy: :lol: It was before he was commissioned as a Colonel in the Kentucky whateverthefuck, but I’d like to picture him ducking behind a gas pump in full regalia, fitfully reloading his six shooter, while his comrade takes one between the eyes. MENDOZAAAAA!

    #126676

    Laszlo Panaflex
    Participant

    Speaking of the Colonel didn’t Dave Thomas pretty much single highhandedly build the KFC brand and then sell his share and then build Wendy’s?

    #126677

    Canadian Soldier
    Participant

    I heard on the radio last night that this is 3rd streak of 8 straight wins or more for the Red Sox this season. Pretty amazing. For a variety of reasons, I’m at the park the next 3 days. If this thing hits 11, I may declare this a likable (even lovable) group of guys.

    I’m going Saturday with seats in the Samuel Adams Pavilion. 🙂 I don’t suppose I can get a Celebration Ale there. 😆 EDIT: Have never sat there, or in the Budweiser Beer Garden or whatever was there before. (A friend of mine works for Boston Beer Co., and he’s hosting.) Anyone have any stories about drinking watching the game drinking there?

    Clear violation of BSMW protocol. Take a lap, CS. Although I’m not sure anybody is there to monitor you.

    :lol:   I’ll take two laps, one for attending a Red Sox game and the other for appearing to drink a Jim Koch beer product.   :lol:

    #126678

    Canadian Soldier
    Participant

    Speaking of the Colonel didn’t Dave Thomas pretty much single highhandedly build the KFC brand and then sell his share and then build Wendy’s?

    Read this twice before realizing you weren’t talking about one-half of the McKenzie Brothers.  #greatwhitenorth #sctv #canadianbias   :rollseyes:

    #126679

    Lebron
    Participant

    During the conference call, Schnatter was asked how he would distance himself from racist groups online. Forbes reported that in his response, Schnatter questioned why he was facing the wrath of society for taking a stance that all NFL players should stand for the anthem, and he downplayed the significance of those comments. It was then that he claimed Colonel Sanders, who founded Kentucky Fried Chicken, used the N-word in the past and did not face public backlash.

    I love stupid executives.  Why is everyone mad at me?  I didn’t do anything wrong!  How about some guy who shit the bed like 50 years ago, no one said anything about him!  It’s not fair!

    Chico’d!

    #126680

    chicowalker
    Participant

    I’d take a couple of years off my life to watch an octogenarian Colonel visit a franchise (especially *ahem* where most of them are now situated/Papa John) and lose his shit over the quality of the food, in front of a group of disinterested teenagers

    “the force and variety of his swearing” when a restaurant or the company varied from what executives described as “the Colonel’s chicken”

    :lol: “variety”  Think of when Carlin would quickly run through the seven words you couldn’t say on TV, in a laconic, if still furious, midwestern drawl

    #126681

    Lebron
    Participant

    Speaking of the Colonel didn’t Dave Thomas pretty much single highhandedly build the KFC brand and then sell his share and then build Wendy’s?

    Also involved in Arthur Treachers.

    #126682

    Lebron
    Participant

    I’m guessing Frank Perdue would beat the shit out of his kids and cage the shit out of all of the free range chickens were he alive today.

    #126683

    02062
    Participant

    Perdue had connections with the Gambino’s.

     

     

     

    • This reply was modified 5 months ago by  02062.
    #126685

    Lebron
    Participant

    Perdue had connections with the Gambino’s.

    Never knew that, from 1986

    Perdue, who advertises that it takes a tough man to make a tender chicken, says he twice sought the help of the late Mafia boss Paul Castellano Sr. five years ago in fighting a union’s effort to represent workers at his $500-million-a-year company, according to a commission report on labor corruption.

    Perdue told commission investigators last September that he turned to Castellano, the boss of the Gambino crime family who was gunned down last month in midtown Manhattan, because of his “long tentacles.”

    A commission attorney asked Perdue if he meant that Castellano was an organized crime figure. “Yeah. Mafia and the mob,” Perdue responded, according to the commission report.

    #126686

    Major Intangibles
    Participant

    I hope someone sent an oven stuffer roaster wrapped in a bullet proof vest to a rival family because of that.

    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

    #126687

    GreatWhiteDhale
    Participant

    I heard MI is going to have a treat from the Archives for us if we break 50 posts today.

    Come back, Regular Brian.

    My agenda is truth.

    #126688

    Lebron
    Participant

    Ding away but I think I’m all set with this Robert Williams guy.  Lost his wallet twice and missed a practice.

     

    #126689

    Coma
    Participant

    Ding away but I think I’m all set with this Robert Williams guy. Lost his wallet twice and missed a practice.

    Coach Craig tried to warn us, but everyone was like “For where he was drafted, this guy might be okay” and other, over the top positive comments. Who’s hyperlocally laughing now?

    #126690

    Big Fat O
    Participant

    Mazz and Big Jim Panic have declared the Sox suck even though their on pace to win 112 games.

    These are the people Kid Gas and Shank survey to get the pulse of the fans.

     

    #126691

    Canadian Soldier
    Participant

    Price down 2-zip to the Jays early — keeping the talk show lines burning up!

    (Sadly, that doesn’t in itself get us to two pages …  :-( )

    #126692

    Gimp
    Participant

    Betts battles through a 13 pitch at bat with 2 outs and the bases loaded, and hits a full-count grand slam.  Most amazing at bat I can recall in quite some time.

    Unbelievable.  He’s going to end up being an all-time Sox great.  What a player.

    #126693

    Coma
    Participant

    Mazz and Big Jim Panic have declared the Sox suck even though their on pace to win 112 games.

    These are the people Kid Gas and Shank survey to get the pulse of the fans.

    This is well worn territory, but can you imagine being someone from out of town listening to this. For example, if a Texas Rangers fan came to Boston for the first time for the series, saw their team lose all three games and then listened to the local radio rag on the team and go on about how much they suck. An outsider would have to think these were fill-in guys who never should have been put in front of a live microphone or they are clinically insane.

    The real cherry on top would have been if Mazz and Murray said how overrated Mookie is. That guy never seems to do anything, especially when the bases are loaded.

    #126694

    jforb
    Participant

    Globe clears McGrory of harassment but warns him to keep his dick away from crazy.

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