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Kirk and Callahan: Annoying Little Pissants

Discussion in 'Our Errors are Mistakes: The Media Forum' started by Vinho Tinto, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. CantKeepmedown

    CantKeepmedown Member SoSH Member

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    I stopped listening awhile ago and honestly, I think it's made me a better person. Not just them, but pretty much sports talk radio as a whole. I might listen to Dan Patrick once in awhile because he focuses mostly on interviews and avoids hot takes.

    I would like to hear Kirk and Gerry's thoughts on the recent ratings. They always seem to find a way to make an excuse or spin it that they actually won the books. I'm sure Kirk will blame it on it being a quiet time for sports (which should be right up their alley since they hate talking sports as it is.
     
  2. Haunted

    Haunted The Man in the Box Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    I honestly don't know who was arguing or about what. Like I said, I gave it maybe 90 seconds. I'm just not interested in that kind of radio.
     
  3. ForKeeps

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    Kirk's definition of racism is someone being unable to be in the same room as a black person without screaming epithets at them and/or physically assaulting them. Anything less than that is just made-up pandering liberal nonsense.
     
  4. MizzouJackass

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    I flip them on during T&R’s commercials but I find myself listening even less than that now. I agree with the guy above who said it’s made him a better person to tune K&C out. It is so stressful to listen to. There is also nothing less appealing than hearing a boss (Kirk is everyone’s boss over there) viciously tear down his/her subordinates, and Kirk does it constantly. It makes me feel like he’s never had a boss who treated him that way or else he wouldn’t act that way toward others. What could guys like Mutt and Curtis and hell even Reimer to deserve treatment like they get all morning every weekday? I know that Reimer is a complete famewhore but he and the others take way too much verbal thrashing from Kirk.

    Kirk, eat a dick. Srsly.
     
  5. shawnrbu

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    Major station announcement at 8:15 this morning.
     
  6. CantKeepmedown

    CantKeepmedown Member SoSH Member

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    On twitter, they were making sound like it was something about them. Was it just that OMF and Dale and Keefe are swapping spots? What does that have to do with K&C?

    I'm sure Kirk is being completely cordial about it, offering his best to both shows and hope that they will do well.
     
  7. Dan Murfman

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    I guess a book just came out but after last night the last thing I want to hear is deflategate talk.
     
  8. joe dokes

    joe dokes Member SoSH Member

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    10 seconds or less because radio was on WEEI from driving last night:

    "....well, if he is getting a lighter load because of his age then he's a hypocrite because he says that TB12 lets him . . . " click
     
  9. gmogmo

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    Kirk Minihane‏Verified account @kirkmin 7m7 minutes ago
    I’ve talked a lot about my issues with depression, and I’ve battled it the last three months or so. Last Thursday night I checked into the ER at Winchester Hospital with suicidal thoughts. I was then moved to McLean, where I was treated and released earlier this week.
     
  10. Rusty13

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    Takes a lot of balls to share something like that publicly. I hope he gets the treatment and care he needs.
     
  11. Murby

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    Shame he’s such a jerk.
     
  12. jose melendez

    jose melendez Earl of Acie Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    If I spent 20 hours a week with Kkkallahan, I’d be depressed too.

    I have a lot of respect for him for being public on this, and I know that depression is much more chemical than environmental, but being in such a hateful space for a living can’t help.
     
  13. Dotrat

    Dotrat Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    I'm glad he's getting help and pleased that he's made his illness public.
     
  14. Isildur1

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    Maybe I’m just cynical, but I’m not sure I buy this notion that “it took a lot of balls to do this.”

    As far as I’m concerned, this is another media guy talking about his favorite subject: himself.

    Also, I feel as though this could be a tactical move to try and get a free pass next time he says something outrageous.
     
  15. joe dokes

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    For the sake of his family, and any listeners who might be helped, I agree. To the extent he is being "courageous," it is because he knows the types of listeners that his show attracts -- generally the kind of people who think mental illness is a weakness, and not a thing that should be covered by health insurance. Maybe its those very people that need to hear his message, but I would be shocked if the 'EEI archives didn't contain examples of him conveying the horiffic weakness message as well.
     
  16. gmogmo

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    Who is the guy he's referring to who was trying to bring the show down?
     
  17. John Marzano Olympic Hero

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

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    I don't like Kirk Minihane at all. Like Deadspin wrote last year he's the rat that's being alluded to when you call someone a ratfucker. However, if this:

    A. Teaches Kirk a little humility or at least empathy towards other people
    B. Teaches his audience the same

    Then, while not a "good" thing in the strictest sense, it will be a way for something bad to have some good come out of it.

    BUT since I don't live in CandyLand, I don't think that either of those things will happen. I think that Minihane will continue to be a self-absorbed prick who will not have any empathy or understanding for anyone who doesn't answer to the words: "Kirk Minihane". I mean, the guy's parents died within a few weeks of each (maybe less, I can't remember) and he's still a fucking asshole.

    Aside from getting a few more listeners, I don't see how this will change anything. I really don't.
     
  18. grimshaw

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    They were talking about it on OMF and Ordway joked about talking about the bullpen would put Minihane over the edge.
     
  19. CantKeepmedown

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    I don't listen anymore, but I feel like this is the type of thing that if it were anyone else, Gerry would see them as being weak. I think Kirk has generally been pretty understanding of people with alcoholism, mental health, and other sorts of those type of issues. I'm not sure Gerry is as sympathetic. I might be totally wrong, but Gerry will sit and smile and pat Kirk on the shoulder because he knows that he (Kirk) is probably the only reason he still has a job.

    And I would fully expect, in the coming weeks, for Kirk to publicly call out anyone that didn't reach out to him and wish him well during this time.
     
  20. Papelbon's Poutine

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    I stopped listening to them long ago because it’s more politics than sports, I think they’re both antagonistic pricks and they belittle every call they accept on; full well know that’s their schtick and gets them ratings I just have no use for it. That being said, it was sobering to hear him talk about scouting train schedules to jump in front of when OMF was talking about it and replayed it. I was also surprised when they played Callahan ask him if he was tempted to drink or use drugs and he said it never crossed his mind. Given his history, that shocked me if it’s true. I don’t plan to listen because I don’t think this will materially change who he is or who his character on air is, but I sympathize with him having dealt with depression and applaud him for speaking so publicly about it. I wish going forward he would factor that in to how he speaks to people but I’m not holding my breath.
     
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  21. Jungleland

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  22. John Marzano Olympic Hero

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

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  23. grimshaw

    grimshaw the new rudy SoSH Member

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    I don't see anything wrong with that article. Even with the editorializing about his on air persona which pretty much is true.
     
  24. joe dokes

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    Agree. It was pretty straightforward. A site like Deadspin could have easily taken a different route and not been out of character. Minihane makes his money by shitting on people. Deadspin did not shit on him.
     
  25. jayhoz

    jayhoz Ronald Bartel Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    I assume the "trash" portion of the article is the following?

    Seems like an extremely accurate description of KM on that show.
     

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