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Chad Finn: Underrated

Discussion in 'Our Errors are Mistakes: The Media Forum' started by gmogmo, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. Chad Finn

    Chad Finn Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Yeah, I usually lose it a little east of Bangor, when we head up to visit friends in Eastport. Strong signal. 
     
  2. bosox79

    bosox79 Member SoSH Member

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    The dirty Lew, sadly.
     
  3. Corsi

    Corsi isn't shy about blowing his wad early Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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  4. joe dokes

    joe dokes Member SoSH Member

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  6. joe dokes

    joe dokes Member SoSH Member

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    I got cable TV for the first time around New Year's 1985, so was fiannly able to watch *all* the C's games.  It wasn't long after that Bird went on a hellacious scoring run that the 60 was in the middle of.
     
  7. BannedbyNYYFans.com

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    Great stuff, Chad.  I own the DVD of this game and re-watched it about a year ago.  This article does a wonderful job with the inside stories.  A couple things I particularly loved:
     
     
    Haha.  Making up shit nicknames even back in those days.  What a dork.
     
     
     
     
    Larry still has it...
     
  8. MyDaughterLovesTomGordon

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    Chad is so good he deserves a better editor to clean up typos. There are five or six in there someone at the globe should clean up.

    Normally i don't care much, but those are imperfections on a jewel.
     
  9. bluefenderstrat

    bluefenderstrat Member SoSH Member

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    One of my favorite Youtube vids--watching the Hawks bench players acting like fans is priceless:


    http://youtu.be/Rto2_oYVs0I
     
  10. Chad Finn

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    Thanks, guys. It was a joy to put together. Didn't think my perception of Bird could grow any more, but it has after this. Couldn't have been nicer. Called me out of the blue Monday after I'd been trying to get him for a couple of weeks through Pacers P.R. Never thought I'd pick up my phone and hear, "Chad? Larry Bird, howya doin'?
     
    MDLTG, if you see any or remember any, let me know. If tried to clean up as many as I can, but there have been a couple of instances in which our brutal content management system has reverted to a previous version. 
     
  11. MyDaughterLovesTomGordon

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    I feel your pain, Chad. Almost impossible to edit yourself. I do this for a living, so can't help myself - just trying to be helpful. Love the piece:
     
    Missing "the": "opposing players on bench got swept"
    extra y: "“They way he was shooting"
    extra a: "He made me a much a tougher player mentally"
    should be "as long as": "pace us, and along as no one"
    missing t: "But hat year was a tough year "
    extra comma: "abundance,. He"
    missing as: "so you never know who they had a stat guy."
    missing close quotes: “Larry Bird! Larry Bird! while proclaiming 
     
  12. Buffalo Head

    Buffalo Head Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Kudos to the graphics folks for the video game rendition. Excellent job all the way around.
     
  13. leetinsley38

    leetinsley38 Member SoSH Member

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    Great read. IMO Chad has gone from "underrated" to "properly rated", at least around here. He's like a homeless man's Bob Ryan, or something.
     
  14. Chad Finn

    Chad Finn Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Thanks -- I appreciate it. Writer can't blame an editor, but I was a little frustrated some of that slipped through. 
     
  15. dirtynine

    dirtynine Member SoSH Member

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    Awesome story. Definitely tweet/link-up worthy
     
    fake edit: Come to think of it, I might make this my first ever This share today. 
     
  16. Dick Pole Upside

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    I love the fast-forward characterizations of 'Nique and Ainge, as if nothing has changed. Larry still busting balls, and both of them "get it" and maintain their respect.

    Ainge: "Kevin didn't know how to talk to Larry, and Larry didn't know how to talk to Kevin, but they both knew how to yell at me."

    Fantastic.
     
  17. runnels3

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    What a great piece, again. Very special times. Those teams were extraordinary. I lived in Atlanta in the mid 80s. Saw the Celtics every time they came through. And they never lost, once coming from 25 back in the 3rd quarter. Now that was Showtime.
     
  18. AlNipper49

    AlNipper49 Huge Member Dope

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    Chad, as usual, freaking awesome!!!
     
  19. Rudi Fingers

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  20. TheStoryofYourRedRightAnkle

    TheStoryofYourRedRightAnkle Member SoSH Member

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    That was terrific, terrific stuff.
     
  21. jacklamabe65

    jacklamabe65 A New Frontier butt boy Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Sensational.
     
    Hats off to both Larry and Chad!
     
  22. Dotrat

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    Thank you, Chad--what a great, great piece that is. And what a sweet bonus to hear from so many old Celtics like Scott Wedman, Carlos Clark, and Greg Kite. Terrific work!
     
  23. doldmoose34

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    Just an incredible read, great job again Chad
     
  24. mikeford

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    Man, what a phenomenal read. Cant say enough good things about that piece. 
     
  25. Vandalman

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    Posted on Facebook:
     
     
     
     
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  26. ifmanis5

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    That is cool. He'll be voting for Jack Morris before you know it. :fonz:
     
  27. Darnell's Son

    Darnell's Son He's a machine. Dope Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Lookin' good, Chad.
     
  28. Andy Merchant

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    That ID is just screaming for a boudoir pic from Glamour Shots.
     
  29. Dick Pole Upside

    Dick Pole Upside Member SoSH Member

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    Chad should put the Rodney Craig picture on his card...
     
  30. Lose Remerswaal

    Lose Remerswaal Leaves after the 8th inning Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Manhattan Area Code 646?

    I knew it.  He's about to turn on us
     
  31. NortheasternPJ

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    It's the beginning of the end! I wonder if he gets an ivory castle to judge from with membership?
     
  32. Billy Jo Robidoux

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    Lookin' good, Chad!
     
     
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  33. NickEsasky

    NickEsasky Please Hammer, Don't Hurt 'Em SoSH Member

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    He's one of them now. We've lost him forever. We had a good run though. 
     
  34. Andy Merchant

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    I'm sure they'll send Chad an updated ID when his Sports Lodge oil painting portrait is completed.
     
  35. TheStoryofYourRedRightAnkle

    TheStoryofYourRedRightAnkle Member SoSH Member

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    Should be done soon. Borges does them and he just traces other people's photos.
     
  36. John Marzano Olympic Hero

    John Marzano Olympic Hero has fancy plans, and pants to match Dope

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    This sounds like a job for Larry Johnson.
     
  37. Chad Finn

    Chad Finn Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    I haven't looked that good in years. 
     
  38. Chad Finn

    Chad Finn Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    I'm bummed I won't get to vote for Raines. 
     
  39. LMontro

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    Chad, I found myself nodding along when I read this tweet and I was wondering if you know any of the backstory of his hire:
     
     
    When you think about it, it just seems odd.  It could be anything from just wanting an "outside voice" to maybe his father pulled some strings?  I know I am reaching but it makes no sense.  
     
  40. Chad Finn

    Chad Finn Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    I really don't know. I've heard the favor-to-his-dad theory, but nothing beyond a little smoke and a lot of rumors. I'm hoping to talk to him in the next week or so, and I'll ask. 
     
  41. Vandalman

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    More from Facebook:
     
    Posted by Downtown with Rich Kimball
     
     
  42. gmogmo

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    Awesome article by chad on disappointment of krafts actions today, captures how pretty much everyone I've talked with today feels. Beyond annoying that instead of reading this in tomorrow's globe we'll read a victory lap from fck wad shaughnessy and dolphin fan volin sharpening his knives on pats with glee.
     
  43. riboflav

    riboflav Member SoSH Member

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    Wow. What a takedown by Chad. Not sure that's where I'm at right now but Chad's sentiments were how I felt viscerally while Kraft was speaking today.
     
  44. crystalline

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    Just saw Chad's article on Kraft.  I haven't been able to read media coverage since #PatsSurrender, but I'm 100% with Chad here:
     
    http://www.boston.com/sports/touching_all_the_bases/2015/05/if_brady_suspension_isnt_reduced_this_is_the_truth_kraft_put.html
     
     
  45. nattysez

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    Borges is talking shit to Chad on Twitter. I wonder what Chad wrote that struck a nerve.
     
  46. NortheasternPJ

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    Drunk John Dennis would be proud of Borges tonight. #soberasajudge!
     
    Yikes, Chad goes for the jugular:
     
    https://twitter.com/GlobeChadFinn/status/603355662165405696
     
  47. Dick Pole Upside

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    Tracing it back (6 days), Borges mocked Chad for thinking Kraft placed the NFL before TB12. Borges countered that Kraft put the "other 52" ahead of Brady. Chad's retort of "took you 6 days to think of that?" seems to have irritated Ronnie... plenty of Chad's followers chiming in with additional humorous replies.
     
  48. crystalline

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    Borges is the ultimate hack. His angle on this scandal is the same old bone he has to pick with the Pats - he hates Belichick and wishes ill on him and the team. Ballghazi is like manna from heaven for Borges. It's more grist for his mill of how the Patriots suck and Belichick sucks. What a hateful loser. If you make your living by tearing down the hometown team what does that say about you being an unlikeable person?

    Borges has been recently quoted nationally as saying "Belichick never believed Brady".

    Which I'd bet is a straight lie.
    - No confirmation has arisen.
    - We know from watching Borges for years he has no sources - when was the last time he broke Pats news?
    - From reading the Wells report we know that there's barely any evidence for a violation there. Belichick didn't believe Brady for what? Saying he loves collies? Saying Brady's favorite color is blue?
     
  49. dcmissle

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  50. Bunt4aTriple

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