August 31, 2017 at 7:34 pm #108199
I guess NESN needs a new Sideline reporter.
Never fear, BSMW was all over this a week or so ago with the scoop the Bruins had hired this young lady:
Stonewall Jackin Son
Theres your fn statueAugust 31, 2017 at 7:41 pm #108200
I went to listen to Pinkberry’s podcast with McGinest, which was relatively not bad for Simmons. Anyway, it got me looking through his recent podcast list. I saw he had an August 15th one with Kevin O’Connor, talking about Kyrie wanting out of Cleveland and potential suitors. Of course, homer Bill tried to come up with a Celtics scenario where they gave up next to nothing for Irving:SIMMONS: I don’t see how the Celtics could offer anything more than this: Isaiah – who’s gonna be a free agent in a year – Jae Crowder, Terry Rozier, and you know what? I’ll throw in Boston’s 2018 and Boston’s 2020 – and I’m overpaying at this point – for Kyrie.O’CONNOR: No Nets pick?SIMMONS: No, no Nets pick. You don’t get my Nets pick.O’CONNOR: Oh. First of all, I think you gotta give up the Nets pick here. Because if you’re Cleveland on the other side of it, you’re thinking to yourself, Isaiah could leave. He could leave in a year, too, and you’re also thinking the same thing Boston might be thinking: do we really want to sign this guy to a full max contract? But you have to get that Nets pick, which might not even be in the top five. You could throw in a top two, top three protection on it if you want to. And it might not get there anyway. I think that would need to be in the deal.SIMMONS: So it would almost make more sense to put Marcus Smart in the deal with Isaiah, and then it makes no sense to have Isaiah and Kyrie together. It also makes no sense why a conference finalist would trade with the other conference finalist, which I’m pretty sure has not happened in at least 30 years. I remember I went back and researched this, trying to figure out when anybody who was that high up traded with one another, and it does not happen. It’s not a common thing. So, I remember the last time. It was Seattle and Phoenix when they flipped Dennis Johnson and Paul Westphal. And it’s not like either of those teams made the Finals. It was 1980. But they were both 50-plus win teams in the Western Conference. They were pseudo-contenders. But it’s just not common. Cleveland and Boston aren’t trading with each other. So I’m crossing this off. There’s no scenario where Boston gets Kyrie Irving.
I kinda get why your ordinary Boston fan would like Simmons. He’s just as uninformed as they are, and comes up with these pie-in-the-sky scenarios where he only gives up the stuff he wants to throw away (he’s like one of those assholes who thought the Pats were gonna get a first round pick for Rohan fucking Davey). And predictably, he’s completely wrong.O’Connor states the obvious, that of course you need the Nets pick. Simmons, apparently unrelenting of the Nets pick, makes some illogical leap about adding Smart in the deal “with Isaiah”, but then says “it makes no sense to have Isaiah and Kyrie together”. Huh? Do you mean add Smart to the deal you already proposed (so Smart, Isaiah, Crowder, Rozier, and two Boston firsts)? Or do you mean replace Isaiah with Smart?No matter, because he doesn’t linger long there either, moving to some new confusion. He starts talking about when’s the last time two conference finalists made such a trade – admittedly an interesting topic if he’s got an example – and lands upon the DJ/Westphal trade in 1980. Except that they weren’t both conference finalists, as he admits later. LA beat Phoenix in the conference semis, then Seattle in the conference finals. So bringing up that trade does nothing other than show that Simmons actually looked something up (he brought the trade up again in a post-Kyrie trade podcast).Simmons ultimately concludes there’s no possible avenue for Irving to come to Boston. Which only makes sense because what with his myopic Boston asshole persona, giving up something good to get something good is a concept he couldn’t possibly grasp. It’s OK, though. When he misremembers it in 10 years, he’ll either have predicted the outcome exactly, or he’ll completely screw up who was actually traded. Probably both.
Underated board feature : seeing a Blinded post and it doesnt have the reply icons at the bottom.
Ahh he’s terraforming some fool’s assAugust 31, 2017 at 8:47 pm #108203
I can’t believe the Bert suckupery going on here.
Four of the blackballers give their reasons it’s not a blackballing….anonymously. 😆
Never thought I could hate something so much due to association and then I met Bertie and Ohio State
Please let them lose. Please let them lose. Please let them lose.August 31, 2017 at 8:57 pm #108204
Major IntangiblesParticipantAugust 31, 2017 at 9:28 pm #108205
GusChigginsParticipantAugust 31, 2017 at 9:41 pm #108206
Ah. I apparently lost track of my NESN sideline tail during my whirl-wind tour through Storyland and Santa’s Village. 😆
I hope you remembered to get Dippin’ Dots for the family.August 31, 2017 at 10:19 pm #108207
I saw Midre on Twitter ragging on damn Jonny Gomes last night too. I like Gomes on there. He misspeaks all the time, but he’s likeable and fun and not full of himself. Unlike say, Lou. And I thought Gomes was obnoxious as a player.
The last few times Saltalamacchia has taken a break from banging his high school gym teacher to fill in as color guy on the Sox I have thought he sounds a lot like Midre. It’s too bad, because while Salty isn’t good, the level of immediate hatred I have for him just because he sounds like Merloni is ridiculous.
How many times did Salty say “Captain and Coke” during the broadcast?
I think I came down on the opposite side. When I hear a voice that sounds like Merloni and it doesn’t immediately rise to Defcom 3 or is picking apart whatever John Farrell did or did not do, I’m so grateful that my listening has achieved “isn’t good.” It’s been a long time coming.August 31, 2017 at 10:37 pm #108208
Tom PepperParticipantAugust 31, 2017 at 10:43 pm #108209
CornerBlitzParticipantAugust 31, 2017 at 11:01 pm #108210
Dummies Giardi and Felger sounding the alarm bells about the defense. TEC should feel shame for playing along.
Practically every CB and Safety who played the whole game is going to be cut, but we should be worried that they don’t look like world-beaters when BB plays vanilla? You mean they don’t have Pro-Bowlers three-deep at every position? Woodrow Hamilton was arguably the best guy among those who played on D, for Christs’ sake. Woodrow fucking Hamilton.
I understand you need to talk about injuries being a concern, but we’re talking about last year’s #1 scoring defense that upgraded at corner. But Jabaal Sheard is gone, and Project Rivers got hurt, and Ealy didn’t work (but he wasn’t here last year anyway), so go ahead and set your hair on fire.
I really despise them.August 31, 2017 at 11:06 pm #108211
Big Fat OParticipantAugust 31, 2017 at 11:24 pm #108212
Ty Burr’s 10 funniest movies. So Boston Globe: 1. Bringing Up Baby (Howard Hawks, 1938) 2. Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959) 3. Sherlock Jr. (Buster Keaton, 1924) 4. Céline and Julie Go Boating (Jacques Rivette, 1974) 5. Duck Soup (Leo McCarey, 1933) 6. Groundhog Day (Harold Ramis, 1993) 7. Life of Brian (Terry Jones, 1979) 8. Good Morning (“Ohayo”) (Yasujiro Ozu, 1959) 9. Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (Tim Burton, 1985) 10. Tootsie (Sydney Pollack, 1982)
Does this mean that Burr thinks “Buckaroo Banzai” is a drama?September 1, 2017 at 12:11 am #108213September 1, 2017 at 12:19 am #108214
It’s OK, though. When he misremembers it in 10 years, he’ll either have predicted the outcome exactly, or he’ll completely screw up who was actually traded. Probably both.
It’s my unrealistic hope that, in 10 years, Simmons commands the attention that Clark Booth does today.September 1, 2017 at 6:06 am #108215
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