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  • #141815

    Yahtzee
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    For some unknown reason, TB12 was back on the EEI morning show today.

    Perhaps we take a superstitious view – it’s led to coincided with incredible success for more than a decade so don’t mess with success.

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    #141818

    Canadian Soldier
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    Wasn’t there a year or three when the Pats pulled “Patriots Monday” and all their associated programming from WEEI and made a deal with 1510 The Zone? Obviously, this would have been around the 2001 season …

    EDIT: Ran virus scans on my laptop and desktop computers and cleaned up a threat or two. But this site continues to default to an adware pop-up that would lead to the installation of malware via the the phony Flash Player download.  As long as you close the pop-up without clicking on it, there appears to be no harm done.  Still ……… WordPress!

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    #141820

    Fatty with an open love letter to the Rooneys today:

    That something was letting Bell walk, and the trade of Brown to Oakland. I think the Steelers are better off without both. James Conner (5.4 yards per touch in 2018) was a suitable but not perfect sub for Bell, and Conner and JuJu Smith-Schuster, the amiable and totally non-controversial wideout, give Ben Roethlisberger the kind of team-first weapons Tomlin loves.

    So when you really think about it, the Steelers losing their two best skill position players – both arguably the league best at their respective positions – is a good thing. And “non-controversial” and “team-first” are a bit dog whistly.

    I’m bullish on the Steelers and the cheerful/optimistic Roethlisberger—who, camp observes say, has been genuinely happy this summer—having a prolific season again. Did you know he led the NFL with 5,129 passing yards last year—774 more than Tom Brady, 1,137 more than Drew Brees? It’s understandable that he will miss the great Brown, but I also am told he is supremely motivated to prove he can be just as great without Brown than he was with him.

    Going with a Breerist “Observers say” (well actually, “observes say”) and “I’m told”. So Roethlisberger wouldn’t talk to the great Fatty? And “cheerful/optimistic” Roethlisberger?

    Check out this amazing passage about Tomlin:

    In many ways, Tomlin is the 2019 Noll, the purely vanilla public speaker but down-in-the-trenches motivator of a good team. He’s the kind of coach who won’t be fully appreciated till he’s gone, maybe because he doesn’t promote himself or curry favor in the media. Years as Steelers head coach: 12. Losing seasons: zero.

    Tomlin doesn’t promote himself or curry favor? And “down-in-the-trenches motivator” is just some literary flourish bullshit; it’s a “gets down in the muck” or “not afraid to get his hands dirty” narrative that alleges there are still some aloof, delegating Landry types watching from on high. Come on, it’s 2019. I defy you to find an NFL head coach that’s not hands on. And funny how “purely vanilla public speaker” is a good thing when it’s the Steelers we’re talking about. Finally, this is a minor thing, but “losing seasons: zero” is a little misleading wordplay; Tomlin had two consecutive 8-8 seasons.

     

     

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    #141821

    jforb
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    Not to go all neener-neener Brian on you CS, but get an ad blocker.

    How many times did PK mention that Rapist had more yards than Brees last year?

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    #141822

    Fatty really should never write about anything to do with tragedies, murders, deaths, etc. Well, actually, he’s not equipped to write about anything. But especially this. Look at the fucking way he tries to get us to relate to what happened on board Flight 93:

    In the span of 25 minutes, you go from daydreaming about what you’ll do on the ground in San Francisco, to realizing your plane has been hijacked, to knowing that the plane will be used as a weapon against an American landmark, to being sure you will die, to planning an attack on the hijackers so they can’t ram the plane into an American institution.

    And then doing it. And then somehow making the inverted plane dive at 534 mph into the very rural earth 65 miles southeast of Pittsburgh and 125 miles northwest of the target: the U.S. Capitol in Washington.

    All of that happened, start to finish, in less time than it takes to watch a “Seinfeld” rerun.

    He’s just the fucking worst.

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    #141823

    BrianInLA
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    Fatty really should never write about anything to do with tragedies, murders, deaths, etc. Well, actually, he’s not equipped to write about anything. But especially this. Look at the fucking way he tries to get us to relate to what happened on board Flight 93:

    In the span of 25 minutes, you go from daydreaming about what you’ll do on the ground in San Francisco, to realizing your plane has been hijacked, to knowing that the plane will be used as a weapon against an American landmark, to being sure you will die, to planning an attack on the hijackers so they can’t ram the plane into an American institution.

    And then doing it. And then somehow making the inverted plane dive at 534 mph into the very rural earth 65 miles southeast of Pittsburgh and 125 miles northwest of the target: the U.S. Capitol in Washington.

    All of that happened, start to finish, in less time than it takes to watch a “Seinfeld” rerun.

    …and then watching as the plane you are on gets shot down by the Navy jet just outside your small plane window…

    He’s just the fucking worst.

    Fixed that for you.

     

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    #141826

    Lebron
    Participant

    We’ll see how amiable and ‘totally’ non controversial wideout Smith is when it’s contract time.

    I think Pete is mistaking ‘looks happy’ with ‘looks fat as fuck’

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    #141827

    Lebron
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    bill hofheimer

    @bhofheimer_espn

    .@WerderEdESPN was a fixture on ESPN from 1998-2017. Very excited he’s returning to the company as a Dallas-based reporter for SportsCenter and our studio programs.

    Great.  So you’re rehiring a guy you fired 2 years ago as a ‘Dallas based reporter’ so basically an Ezekiel Elliot stalker and how sad is it the fired guy couldn’t find shit in 2 years so he takes a job as a tmz shitbird.

    #141828

    Canadian Soldier
    Participant

    Mittens with a look-at-me, tough-guy-journo piece in The Baseball Paper in which he goes to Gainesville in search of rehabbing WR Josh Gordon so he can ask him a few questions that the fanz deserve answers to, like: What the hell happened last December to make you fall off the wagon, bro?  I’m no specialist in addiction or recovery, but WTF kind of question is that for a stranger to ask someone? He’s not Gordon’s sponsor. He’s not even his friend.  This is as bad as Fatty asking the GI how many enemy he killed in Iraq. It’s voyeurism, plain and simple.  What an asshole.

    SPOILER ALERT: Ace reporter Tennis-Ball Head never found Gordon. Predictably. But he pronounces Gordon’s recovery to be “tenuous.”

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    #141830

    Lebron
    Participant

    Brown has to grow up, or he’s got to get some help. Someone in his life, if anyone has a scintilla of influence over him (and that is in doubt), needs to say to him: The Raiders could void your contract for this behavior, and you’d be out $30.1 million in guaranteed money, and what team would pay you even a fraction of that after? You walked out on the Steelers and then turned into a child on the Raiders and boycotted them too—in the span of nine months!

    Perfectly Pete.  This is what someone should say, verbatim.  Of course if it was a friend of Brown they would likely sympathize with Brown’s versions of stories.  I mean why didn’t they just send Pete to South Africa in the ’70s or ’80s for instance to say look you’ve got to end apartheid now and I’m sure the South African government would have said goddammit you’re right let’s end this shit immediately someone get me Robben Island on the horn and get a helicopter ready to get Mandela out of there and get elections set up for the end of the week.

    Also nice shots at Brown with grow up/get help and his declarative parenthetical ‘that’s in doubt’ that he has anyone in his life that can influence him.  Of course not one scintilla of actual reporting/talking to anyone on the Raiders or Steelers for that matter.  Just pontificating garbage.  I’m not a Brown fan and yeah he’s always seemed a bit of a nut but I can’t imagine writing shit like that.

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    #141831

    Lebron
    Participant

    John McClain

    Reading all these hilarious tweets about AB’s current antics makes me appreciate @DeAndreHopkins professionalism even more. He’s always been terrific for me to deal with.

    He’s a professional first and foremost because he talks to me.

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    #141832

    Lebron
    Participant

    My heart is heavy for you and the Banks family.

    Mission accomplished.  Pete makes Banks’s death more about him than Banks’s family.

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    #141833

    Lebron
    Participant

    I asked Werder what it says that he was rehired—about him and about ESPN. “It says they’re emphasizing good journalism.

    They hired me so that means they are emphasizing good journalism.  He’s as full of himself as Pete.

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    #141834

    Tuesday: At Browns’ camp, GM John Dorsey pointed to a golf cart he uses to get around camp, and to do interviews: “I just sat there with Don the other day, probably for a half-hour. He was so happy. He was just getting back into it, right? I could tell how happy he was. Had a little pep in his step. Man, he was a good interviewer. Knew exactly what to ask to get good stories out of you. This one hurts.”

    Was it really necessary to emphasize the point by showing the golf cart Banks sat in? Is this like Pete with the marathon bombing and “I’ve been on that very spot!”

    #141835

    02062
    Participant

    2 Athletic call outs in a row? Someone sniffing around for a new landing spot Peter?

    “After the death of Banks eight days ago, everywhere I went, people were hurt.” 

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    #141836

    GusChiggins
    Participant

    The Red Sox had a Jerry Garcia day last week?

    i hope Pete Gammons did a touching cover of Touch of Grey with the alt lyrics of Touch of Third (place).

    #141837

    Lebron
    Participant

    August 8 or whatever is the day he shit the bed.  Butch Hobson showed up livin’ on reds, vitamin C and cocaine.

    #141838

    Danny Duberstein
    Participant

    Oh, they had a cover band….they did all the hits:

    Row Jimy

    It Must Have Been the (Brian) Roses

    Alabama Getaway Day

    Me and Pumpsie Green

    Jack Clark-A-Roe

    Truckin’ (day)

    #141839

    Danny Duberstein
    Participant

    Actually Me and Willie McGee works better

    #141840

    Coma
    Participant

    King on his driving while talking on his cellphone ticket:

    So Thursday morning, after returning to Brooklyn late Wednesday night from two weeks on the training camp tour, I had to drive a rental car a mile from my apartment to the local Hertz location. (I have not owned a car since 2015.) I was talking on my cell phone when I saw the lights of a police car in my rear-view mirror. I pulled over. About to do a radio hit with Dan Patrick, I waited for the officer, and waited, and started the interview, and then had to hang up abruptly when the cop came to the door. He ticketed me, wrote it up, and handed it to me with instructions about what I should do if I wanted to appeal the violation. “No, I am guilty as sin,” I said. I took the ticket and drove away. In a couple of hours, Yahoo and FOX Sports had the story on the front page of their sites. I found it excessive, ridiculously so, but that’s life. Understand that it was not the ticket that I thought was wrong or excessive. It was the coverage of it, which was absurd. To be clear: I respect the law, I respect this law, I respect the fact that so many people have been injured or killed by distracted driving, and I was in the wrong here. I should have been ticketed, and I learned my lesson—I will not have my phone to my ear in the driver’s seat from this day forward.

    I don’t know what kind of traffic one would encounter in Brooklyn, where Peter King lives, but how long could a one mile drive take? 5 minutes? 15 minutes? What if he wasn’t pulled over and the ride went smoothly, was PK planning on continuing the interview while he dropped the car of at Hertz? It seems like the smarter course of action would have been to do the Dan Patrick interview either before or after dropping the rental car off.

    I also like that King was on the phone, got pulled over, then stayed on the phone until the police officer came to his door. He describes the end of his call as “abrupt” but he knew he was going to have deal with the police before he even started the interview. In a way, I’m shocked that King even hung up. If he was planning on talking on the phone while he dealt with the Hertz people, I’m sure it crossed his mind to keep the interview going while getting a ticket.

    It’s nice to hear that the coverage of this situation is upsetting to him. Right now, Yahoo Sports has a story about Jessica Mendoza missing Sunday Night Baseball due to a car accident near the top of the site. She’s got a much small profile in the sports world than PK, but her accident still merits “front page” coverage. Like King’s story, it will be gone tomorrow. If the same thing happened to Adam Schefter or Buster Olney as PK, it would get the same reaction. It’s not being mean-spirited, there’s “a name” involved and there’s certain level of amusement to a “I’ve got to call you back, the cops are coming” story. In PK’s head, I’m sure he’s mad that his fundraising for Dr. Z wasn’t covered by the sports sites, but his cell phone ticket was.

    Lastly, if he respects the law so much, why was he on the phone in the first place? It wasn’t a surprise call that he answered out of habit. Even if it was a rental car without Bluetooth, he could have put the call on speaker and put the phone down in the center console.

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    #141841

    Danny Duberstein
    Participant

    Me and My Uncle Joe

    Big Space Man

    Tennessee Jed Hoyer

     

    #141842

    Danny Duberstein
    Participant

    Touch of (Away) Grey

    #141843

    Danny Duberstein
    Participant

    Hell In Pawtucket.

     

    Anyway, you get the point :lol:

    #141844

    Hacksaw
    Participant

    Went to San Francisco last week. Caught the Giants vs Phillies game. Its awkward to Yaz’s name on a Giants shirt.

    Speaking of Frisco, welcome to Hello Frisco Ed Werder.

    #141845

    Hacksaw
    Participant

    Oh, they had a cover band….they did all the hits:

    Row Jimy

    It Must Have Been the (Brian) Roses

    Alabama Getaway Day

    Me and Pumpsie Green

    Jack Clark-A-Roe

    Truckin’ (day)

    The fans must of boo’d when they did Scarlett Polonia.

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