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  • #127817

    Fred West Lynn
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    We all knew that the 2 hours-plus game time  on Saturday was the outlier. Finally got the 4-hour Sox-NYY game that was so common two years ago,  and the 8pm start meant a rough Monday morning, but DAMN! that was well worth it. I remember the ’78 finish and how post-apocalyptic deserted downtown Boston it left in it gut-twisting wake. I don’t see a sequel in 2018.

     

    #127818

    Canadian Soldier
    Participant

    :smile: :smile:   :smile:   :smile:

    #127819

    Florida Sox Fan
    Participant

    Far down the road, but it would be nice if the Yankees keep losing enough to fall to the second wild card spot. They would have to fly to the West Coast for the one-game play-in (likely Seattle or Oakland), then if they won, right back to the East Coast to play the Sox. Coast to coast and back in three days can’t be beneficial.

    #127821

    Canadian Soldier
    Participant

    Shank’s next historical reference designed to inject misery into this baseball season will probably be about how the Brooklyn Dodgers had built a 13-game lead over the New York Giants by August 11, 1951.  How the the overconfident Dodgers’ manager sang “The Giants is dead!” outside their clubhouse door after sweeping them at Ebbets Field. And how the Giants then went 37-7 and tied Brooklyn on the season’s last day, then beat them in the tie-breaker playoff on Bobby Thomson’s home run.

    On the other hand, he may just go the Yankees-are-tomato-cans route.  That seems like a safer bet, considering it’s the lazier of the two.

     

    #127822

    Big Fat O
    Participant

    Shank will never use the tomato can reference regarding the Yankees. Shanks job is to piss in the corn flakes and the word Yankee can spurn on a good stream.

     

    #127823

    Florida Sox Fan
    Participant

    Shank’s next historical reference designed to inject misery into this baseball season will probably be about how the Brooklyn Dodgers had built a 13-game lead over the New York Giants by August 11, 1951. How the the overconfident Dodgers’ manager sang “The Giants is dead!” outside their clubhouse door after sweeping them at Ebbets Field. And how the Giants then went 37-7 and tied Brooklyn on the season’s last day, then beat them in the tie-breaker playoff on Bobby Thomson’s home run.

    On the other hand, he may just go the Yankees-are-tomato-cans route. That seems like a safer bet, considering it’s the lazier of the two.

    There’s always 1978.

    #127824

    Humphrey
    Participant

    I think today’s negative take is more along the lines of “I’m concerned about Cora, he left Price in there too long….” Nickles and Gasper leading off with that, expect F&M to jump into that pool fully clothed.

    • This reply was modified 11 months, 2 weeks ago by  Humphrey.
    #127826

    stabbed by foulke
    Participant

    Far down the road, but it would be nice if the Yankees keep losing enough to fall to the second wild card spot. They would have to fly to the West Coast for the one-game play-in (likely Seattle or Oakland), then if they won, right back to the East Coast to play the Sox. Coast to coast and back in three days can’t be beneficial.

    Only 4 ahead of Seattle now – they could drop out completely. Then we’d end up with whining that they didn’t play anyone in the playoffs either.

    #127828

    Laszlo Panaflex
    Participant

    Shouldn’t the media but focusing on Sony Mitchel’s knee and how Bill the GM  wasted another first round pick on an injury prone player who will never help Bill the coach win any games?

    #127829

    Of course they’re going to pass a rule that forces those inducted to show up, else they don’t get inducted. These petty, vindictive hacks so need constant validation of their efforts, can’t have anybody fuck with that.

    What would be your list of people inducted because the writers liked them? Mine would start with Dungy.

    #127830

    Laszlo Panaflex
    Participant

    1000% agree on Dungy. The dude lost almost all the big games he ever coached.

    How about Jerome Bettis? I guess he had the yardage totals to make a case but if ‘The Bus’ had been a prick to the media he’d probably still be waiting to get in.

    #127831

    02062
    Participant

    Right again Dan!

    #127832

    jforb
    Participant

    Of course they’re going to pass a rule that forces those inducted to show up, else they don’t get inducted. These petty, vindictive hacks so need constant validation of their efforts, can’t have anybody fuck with that.

    So no problem getting in if they pull a Seau first?

    #127833

    Hacksaw
    Participant

    Reading comments on a WEEI FB post about Price. Some commenters are saying Price got away with a few mistakes.

    I am more worried that their hero Brock Holt only got one hit in this four game series.

    • This reply was modified 11 months, 2 weeks ago by  Hacksaw.
    #127835

    02062
    Participant

    Reading comments on a WEEI FB post about Price. Some commenters are saying Price got away with a few mistakes.

    I am more worried that their hero Brock Holt only got one hit in this four game series.

    But Brock is always the first one there with the Gatorade bucket.  #Intangibles.

     

    #127836

    02062
    Participant

    Rules are for other people…..

    SOMEWHERE ON THE TRAINING CAMP TOUR, U.S. — Some of you will read this note and think, King is bragging. Others will think, This makes me hate King even more. But I’m going to tell it anyway.

    The other day, I was driving the Chevy Suburban that we’ve rented to take us around the east and south and Midwest. I don’t do a lot of driving on the trip, but I do a couple of hours every once in a while. Videographer Annie Koeblitz was in the back, editing some video, and driver/reporter Stephen Lorenzo in the passenger seat up front. We were on an interstate highway, going down a hill, and I had a lead foot, and all of a sudden, there’s a police car in the median, and I look at the speedometer. “91,” it reads. Uh-oh, I thought. And here comes the police car.

    So I pull over, and a polite officer comes to the passenger window and says hello and asks what we’re doing. “We’re with NBC Sports, on a tour of some NFL training camps, driving from one to another,” I said.

    “Do you know why I stopped you?” the officer said.

    “I was going too fast,” I said. “No excuse for going that fast.”

    “I clocked you at 90,” the officer said. “License and registration.”

    So we waited. The officer wasn’t gone long, and came back smiling.

    “I’m gonna let you go,” he said. “But I’m gonna need a picture.”

    Now that was a surprise. The officer wasn’t a football fan, but said friends were, and they’d get a kick out of a photo of me.

    “You can really give me a ticket,” I said. “I deserve it.”

    “I can do whatever I want,” the officer said. “We’re good. Let’s do a photo.”

    The officer leaned in, and Stephen took a photo. The officer warned us to slow down, and we were on our way.

    Man, that was a lucky break I certainly did not deserve.

    #127837

    jforb
    Participant

    Only thing I’m shocked about that is that he didn’t include the pic and get the officer fired.

    #127838

    Laszlo Panaflex
    Participant

    I don’t think PK has deserved any of the many many lucky breaks he’s gotten in the last 30 years.

    #127839

    Yahtzee
    Participant

    Pretty sure I’ve never hit 90 mph.

    #127840

    Lebron
    Participant

    No way in fucking hell did Pete say things like ‘no excuse for going that fast’ or ‘you can give me a ticket, I deserve it.’  Absolutely no god damn way he said those things.

    #127841

    Suzy
    Participant

    Rules are for other people…..

    SOMEWHERE ON THE TRAINING CAMP TOUR, U.S. — Some of you will read this note and think, King is bragging. Others will think, This makes me hate King even more. But I’m going to tell it anyway.

    The other day, I was driving the Chevy Suburban that we’ve rented to take us around the east and south and Midwest. I don’t do a lot of driving on the trip, but I do a couple of hours every once in a while. Videographer Annie Koeblitz was in the back, editing some video, and driver/reporter Stephen Lorenzo in the passenger seat up front. We were on an interstate highway, going down a hill, and I had a lead foot, and all of a sudden, there’s a police car in the median, and I look at the speedometer. “91,” it reads. Uh-oh, I thought. And here comes the police car.

    So I pull over, and a polite officer comes to the passenger window and says hello and asks what we’re doing. “We’re with NBC Sports, on a tour of some NFL training camps, driving from one to another,” I said.

    “Do you know why I stopped you?” the officer said.

    “I was going too fast,” I said. “No excuse for going that fast.”

    “I clocked you at 90,” the officer said. “License and registration.”

    So we waited. The officer wasn’t gone long, and came back smiling.

    “I’m gonna let you go,” he said. “But I’m gonna need a picture.”

    Now that was a surprise. The officer wasn’t a football fan, but said friends were, and they’d get a kick out of a photo of me.

    “You can really give me a ticket,” I said. “I deserve it.”

    “I can do whatever I want,” the officer said. “We’re good. Let’s do a photo.”

    The officer leaned in, and Stephen took a photo. The officer warned us to slow down, and we were on our way.

    Man, that was a lucky break I certainly did not deserve.

    I’m gonna be ill.  :puke:

    #127842

    Lebron
    Participant

    Of course they’re going to pass a rule that forces those inducted to show up, else they don’t get inducted. These petty, vindictive hacks so need constant validation of their efforts, can’t have anybody fuck with that.

    So no problem getting in if they pull a Seau first?

    Speaking of Seau and the Hall didn’t that putrid group prevent his kids from speaking at his enshrinement for fear they would bring up head/brain injuries?

    The comments on that article are mind roasting – loads of ‘no induction if you don’t show up!  You don’t make the Hall of Fame and the fans look ridiculous!’

    #127843

    Lebron
    Participant

    Shank’s next historical reference designed to inject misery into this baseball season will probably be about how the Brooklyn Dodgers had built a 13-game lead over the New York Giants by August 11, 1951. How the the overconfident Dodgers’ manager sang “The Giants is dead!” outside their clubhouse door after sweeping them at Ebbets Field. And how the Giants then went 37-7 and tied Brooklyn on the season’s last day, then beat them in the tie-breaker playoff on Bobby Thomson’s home run.

    On the other hand, he may just go the Yankees-are-tomato-cans route. That seems like a safer bet, considering it’s the lazier of the two.

    Just cut and paste a photo of Winchester from MASH losing everything on the Dodgers and PTT

    #127844

    Lefty
    Moderator

    No way in fucking hell did Pete say things like ‘no excuse for going that fast’ or ‘you can give me a ticket, I deserve it.’ Absolutely no god damn way he said those things.

    And there is equally no chance that the non-football fan cop didn’t find out who he had stopped from Peter himself doing the “I am Peter King, the football writer from tv, and these are my lackeys writing copy as I drive” speech.    How many non-football fans would have the slightest friggin’ clue who that walking fart is?

     

     

    #127845

    Lefty
    Moderator

    Shank will never use the tomato can reference regarding the Yankees. Shanks job is to piss in the corn flakes and the word Yankee can spurn on a good stream.

     

    Like an AA member, I am counting my 15th year of not reading anything by Shaughnessy.   I will go out on a limb, though, and say in a situation like this where the teams haven’t done what Dan wanted them to, he will revert to criticizing the Red Sox fan base.  “You didn’t like it when the Yankees beat you and rubbed it in your faces….I wonder who the evil empire is now”  that sort of horse shit.

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