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WEEI: Midday with the Big O (and Merloni and Fauria) NOW IN PM DRIVE TIME!

Discussion in 'Our Errors are Mistakes: The Media Forum' started by Lose Remerswaal, Sep 10, 2015.

  1. NickEsasky

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

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    Apparently Lou studied a lot of NBA game tape riding the shuttle from Boston to Pawtucket.
     
  2. GreenMonster49

    GreenMonster49 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    Lou's annual OPS+ stats in the majors? 86, 61, 94, 83, 90, 91, 105 (2004), -56 (7 PA, 2005), 45. Average Lou would be overstating things.
     
  3. John Marzano Olympic Hero

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

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    This is a shot at Chad Finn, right?
     
  4. Chad Finn

    Chad Finn Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Think it's more of a battle with John Karalis. They've been going back and forth on the Horford thing. Funny thing is the only person I know who worked out a "basement" is Ordway with his little failed internet radio show.
     
  5. MN_GOAT#12

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    They're right in calling out that fake ass bitch Bill Simmons though. The so-called "Mr Boston Sports" out there in Hollyweird about as far removed from Boston as possible. Now he's chirping at Lou for his Horford takes.
     
  6. Papelbon's Poutine

    Papelbon's Poutine Homeland Security SoSH Member

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    So, one needs to be in the city of a team to be able to have a more educated take on a players ability and performance?
     
  7. chrisfont9

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    I'd add that Simmons' NBA credentials include hosting various ESPN NBA shows and writing a book. so even if you don't like where he lives, his takes on basketball come with a bit more heft than Lou's. That's not to say that you have to like or respect him, but don't expect a lot of people to just go with whatever Lou says here.
     
  8. NortheasternPJ

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    Your profile says you live in Minnesota, what are you talking about? Your takes in this case are no more valid than Simmons since one of you is in Hollywood and one of you is in the Midwest if you go by your logic.
     
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  9. Pablo's TB Lover

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    I need one of the long-time basketball reporters to come on the show and mockingly call Lou Merloni "Mr. Basketball" like McAdam called Felger "Mr. Baseball" years back.
     
  10. RoyHobbs

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    I flipped through this afternoon and man, these guys are the most condescending a-holes on Boston radio. Lou is a particular know-it-all. Who enjoys these guys? I actually think Ordway with the meatheads in the early 00's was more tolerable.
     
  11. bradcote

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    Lou is also bad on the Red Sox radio broadcasts. He always seems smug and acts like he is an expert on baseball. It drives me nuts when he is on the Red Sox broadcasts.
     
  12. Dan Murfman

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    They're swapping places with Dale & Keefe? Supposedly 8/13
     
  13. Domer

    Domer Well-Known Member Bronze Supporter SoSH Member

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  14. bradcote

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    This is awful...Dale and Keefe are the only show that I enjoy on WEEI, and now they are burying it during the midday? Ugh. I am not listening to WEEI anymore.
     
  15. Red(s)HawksFan

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    I wonder how much this has to do with Dale's commitments to NESN? Didn't he often have to leave the show early to do Bruins pregame?

    Kinda makes sense...Dale was always the mid-day guy until he, in a round about way, got dragged to drive-time for Holley. Now that Holley is gone, time to move vanilla Dale back to the vanilla time slot.
     
  16. Sinistas

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    Ordway's reign of terror begins anew.
     
  17. Pablo's TB Lover

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    Goddammnit I could at least have the radio on occasionally for the drive home, now with the 2 options nope...all itunes or Pandora.
     
  18. Patriot_Reign

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    kind of telling on the show's draw that this thread is almost three years old, and only on page two
     
  19. Riconway3155

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    Keefe was honestly the only reason I listened to EEI. No reason to turn them on at all now because I can't listen mid-day.
     
  20. NortheasternPJ

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    This blows, as now Zo & Beetle and Dale & Keefe are on at the same time and now there's nothing listenable from 2-6. Back to podcasts!
     
  21. Sinistas

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    It's 2018, and WEEI's lineup is Callahan / Dale / Ordway.
     
  22. Lose Remerswaal

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

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    This news totally sucks. Dale left early maybe 20 shows/year.

    Hopefully the ratings plummet.
     
  23. John Marzano Olympic Hero

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

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    Fauria makes Steve DeOssie look like Bill James.

    He's not as bad as Fred Smerlas or Larry Johnson, but he's really close.
     
  24. Marbleheader

    Marbleheader Dope Dope

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    Glen likes to surround himself with dummies to make him feel better about himself.
     
  25. Dotrat

    Dotrat Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    This. OMF is awful, unlistenable crap--and will get destroyed by Felger & Mazz.
     
  26. Vinho Tinto

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    That’s crazy talk!

    Sucks for Keefe. He would have been perfect as the third man on Felger and Mazz, but he took a shot with WEEI. The station sticking with Gerry/Dale/Glenn is a massive win for the Sports Hub.
     
  27. BigJimEd

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    Count me in as one who won't be listening to sports radio in the afternoon.
    Fauria is one of the worst hosts on radio. Merloni isn't much better and has become more sensitive than Dale. All of them are lazy. Never heard any good interviews with them. Yeah, cannot think of any reason to turn them on.
     
  28. CantKeepmedown

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    Even before I mostly stopped listening to sports talk radio, I never listened to OMF. Last week, as I was stuck in traffic, I switched over for some reason. Only to hear Christian Fauria complaining about people, and Mookie himself, getting excited about Mookie's amazing at bat/grand slam. He said that it was basically like people getting overly excited about a 2nd quarter TD in week 8. "It wasn't even a walkoff!" I mean, what a god damn buffoon.
     
  29. Rusty13

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    You would like to think so, but I bet they marginally improve versus how D&K performed against F&M. They were getting absolutely crushed. Being loud, obnoxious and spitting out "hot takez" is the only formula that works for the dying genre of drive time sports talk radio.

    As for the OMF show itself, I'm not really a fan of Ordway and Merloni, but it is Fauria that makes that show truly unlistenable. He adds nothing to the table other than being the loud clownish buffoon in the corner, who tries to scream and laugh over everyone. Just awful.
     
  30. grimshaw

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    Maybe they wanted to break up 8 straight hours of terrible radio. Other than that, I got nothing.
     
  31. Rusty13

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  32. dcmissle

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    Exhume Frank from Gloucester; bring back the Whiner Line; loop in Smerlas and DeOssie to punch in the mouth any caller who comes close to suggesting that the New England Patriots have erred in any respect.

    Sorry but you can’t go home again.
     
  33. bigq

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    Fully agree. Will not be listening to EEI or Sports Hub during the evening commute. Both shows are now unlistenable.
     
  34. GeorgeCostanza

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    Don’t forget butchie from the cape/beyond the grave.
     
  35. Sinistas

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    The first time I heard Butchie From Beyond The Grave I almost fell over. Dead on (har har) impression.
     
  36. NortheasternPJ

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    Dale & Keefe aren't happy. The spent the first 15 minutes about it and didn't hold much back. WEEI wouldn't let them work alone without a 3rd person, they had no input on the 3rd person, WEEI didn't let one co-host come consecutive days and were unable to develop any real rhythm. Holley left abruptly and they basically had to rework the show and despite that came in 2nd, although far enough behind F&M.

    Keefe did throw in, I'm sure Glenn and co-will do well and we wish them the best, it worked out well last time for Glenn when he went against Felger.
     
  37. Murby

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    Love the shade.
     
  38. Harry Hooper

    Harry Hooper Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Is Janet Prensky coming back to WEEI? Her read of the ad copy for a local strip club was an amazing radio moment.
     
  39. Carmine Hose

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    Minihane further exposed himself as the phony he is by declaring that OMF was doing a great job and would do well in afternoon drive, even winning the book.
     
  40. Haunted

    Haunted The Man in the Box Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

    Count me in on the "no more sports talk in the afternoon". Keefe was the only thing I found interesting on either station once T&R signed off, and now I won't be able to listen to that since I'm at work.
     
  41. bosox79

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    They don't have to do as well as F&M, but I wouldn't be shocked at all if they got better ratings than D&K. The show is more like F&M, and we already know which shows get ratings.
     
  42. jose melendez

    jose melendez Earl of Acie Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    On right after Andy Moes.
     
  43. RedOctober3829

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    All EEI needs is Ted Sarandis back at night and they’re all set!!
     
  44. jmm57

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    It looks like I'm in the minority here, but im actually excited about this. I like Keefe, but struggle to listen to Dale at all. Holley & Keefe would have had a chance to be very very good. I prefer OMF to F&M for my commute and its not close. There are times I listen during the day and OMF is off the rails and not very good, but overall I think the do the best job in the market of mixing sports and non sports talk.
     
  45. Murby

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    Felger has been all Pats & heavy basketball for awhile now after abandoning the Bruins & dumping on the Sox.

    Given this move it makes me think Felger has heard rumblings for awhile and has prepared. It’s gonna make me listen even less. Grr
     
  46. Humphrey

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    The "real" Butch on frequent guest attorney Harry Manion's inability to predict verdicts in sports-related cases. "If he was my lawyer, I'd be Butch From Walpole".
     
  47. John Marzano Olympic Hero

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    I was never a bit Butch from the Cape fan, but man, he is spot on with this. Manion was always, ALWAYS, wrong about sport cases. He was like an unfunny Lionel Hutz.

    "That's why you're the judge and I'm the law talking guy!"
     
  48. Nator

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    This sucks, but look at it this way, the audio via podcast will be available much sooner in the day now.
     
  49. 24JoshuaPoint

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    So this would be considered a demotion for D&K? That's too bad. I think that pretty much ends my listening to WEEI. I would only listen to D&K on the ride home and purposely avoided every other hour of the morning and mid day show. I guess they know what they are doing if people are listening to the crap they trot out so more power to them.
     
  50. chonce1

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    How fucking dated is WEEI? I was sick of Ordway in 2002. I now like both 10-2 shows better than both 2-6. Sucks.
     

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