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- Apr 12, 2001
What am I not seeing here?
John Marzano Olympic Hero said:What am I not seeing here?
Isn't that a fair question? I mean it can be phrased a lot of different ways. For example "The Red Sox are 10 games out in the AL East. Can they turn it around?" or "The Red Sox are 10 games out in the AL East. Who goes in the fire sale?"Red(s)HawksFan said:
Apparently the screen capture of WEEI's facebook post from this morning: "The Red Sox are 10 games out in the AL East. Is it over? That's what we are discussing today on Dennis and Callahan."
Typical trolling by their social media people. It's comment baiting and people fall for it every time. Some commenters make their most idiotic callers sound like Mensa candidates.
This is talk radio, no room for being reasonable.RSN Diaspora said:The idea that a ten game deficit in early June means "it's over" strikes me as patently absurd. Are the Sox in a world of shit right now? Absolutely. But there's no way you can reasonably state it's over.
RSN Diaspora said:The idea that a ten game deficit in early June means "it's over" strikes me as patently absurd. Are the Sox in a world of shit right now? Absolutely. But there's no way you can reasonably state it's over.
Trautwein's Degree said:Before that they were sitting shitting on addicts. You know, addicts are weak.
John Marzano Olympic Hero said:
Please tell me John Dennis didn't say that. And wasn't Minnihane addicted to coke at one point in his life?
John Marzano Olympic Hero said:
Currently the Red Sox are 29-35. Last year the American East leader needed to win 93 games to take the crown (the Sox won 97, but TB finished in second with 92). There are 98 games left, which means that Boston has to go 64-34 or play at a .653 clip the rest of the way to win the East (assuming that things fall into place like last year). If the Red Sox want to win one of the two wildcards, judging by last year's Wild Card Winners (Cleveland and Tampa Bay), the Sox would have to win at least 92 games. They'd have to go 63-35 or play at a .642 clip the rest of the way. And they have to climb over seven teams to do so.
This is complete back-of-the-envelope calculations using last year's numbers, but the point stands: do you think that the Boston Red Sox, as presently constituted could win at least 64% of the rest of their games? It's possible, but it's not probable. So, and while I feel dirty defending D&C*, this is not "patently absurd". In fact, it's statistically probable that the Boston Red Sox will not be playing in the post season this year.
* Defending these two is terrible, especially after listening to them essentially admit to a caller this morning that they're going to spend the next 30 days shitting on the World Cup. Callahan was ranting that the NYT and Deadspin are only getting behind soccer because "it's a cool thing to do" and "the rest of the world loves it" but they don't really like soccer. No one does. People just watch soccer to act cool and liberal and PC.
Yeah, but they're all ... foreigners. (shudder)riboflav said:
If anything, the World Cup represents the world's largest celebration (non-war division) of nationalism and patriotism. Not much more conservative than that.
John Marzano Olympic Hero said:I like soccer and I really love the World Cup, so I don't get why people get their undies all in a twist over this. Does it really drive Gerry insane by skimming past a soccer article? How is it being "shoved down his throat". Is he so lazy that he can't change the channel?
I get that soccer hatred is part of his winning xenophobic, edgy, tough guy, real man, radio personality but I wonder if it really bothers him?
PC Drunken Friar said:I caught the last 10 minutes of Gresh and Zo and they really did seem thankful for the education they got today, a couple jokes here and there (Wait, who is my team Uruguay? Portugal...i forget already!) but they seemed like they enjoyed it.
Wait, he mentioned this on the show?soxfan121 said:Dale also is a Breakfast with Gazza fan, FWIW.
They've talked a little bit about it, but it's mostly been Ray Hudson stuff and saying "LOL WE DON'T KNOW ANYTHING"soxfan121 said:* Haven't heard T&R talk soccer but I can't imagine them being dismissive and disrespectful the way D&C have. Callahan is such a pinhead.
URI said:Wait, he mentioned this on the show?
We really are the whitest, geekiest website on earth.
SidelineCameras said:No matter your personal take on the issue, listening to three white men talk about how they aren't offended by the name "Redskins" is simply terrible, terrible radio. A caller said that you wouldn't have a team named "Whiteskins or Blackskins" and Gerry said it wasn't the same thing.
In the four minutes I listened to this show yesterday and today (only when T&R are on commercial), I learned that only guilty liberals like soccer and heard a hysterical joke that "Anaheim Angels is offensive to dead people and Cowboys should be Cowmen." But Gerry reiterated both mornings that he hates the New York Times, so there was that.
jimv said:I stopped listening to D&C several years back - despite the lack of options I'd had my fill of the politics, bullying, misogyny and general idiocy. Rather than tuning in now and then to see if anything's changed I can just check this thread. Apparently they haven't changed a thing and its a relief to learn that without having to spend a few minutes of my morning actually listening. So thanks
T and r talked soccer for at least an hour today during the 8am hour and even had soccer experts schedule.URI said:Wait, he mentioned this on the show?
We really are the whitest, geekiest website on earth.
They've talked a little bit about it, but it's mostly been Ray Hudson stuff and saying "LOL WE DON'T KNOW ANYTHING"
Trautwein's Degree said:I wish the Sports Hub would expand to Hartford. WEEI is my only alternative to Mike and Mike arguing about whether or not Carmello going to the Heat is good for the league. I care more about Boston sports issues than national issues for the most part.
That's awesome. I didn't listen at all today, so I'll podcast it for my home commute.NortheasternPJ said:T and r talked soccer for at least an hour today during the 8am hour and even had soccer experts schedule.
I use the radio.com app here in PA. Sportsradio is horrendous out here.Trautwein's Degree said:I wish the Sports Hub would expand to Hartford. WEEI is my only alternative to Mike and Mike arguing about whether or not Carmello going to the Heat is good for the league. I care more about Boston sports issues than national issues for the most part.
Gerry came real close to getting booted from radio today.John Marzano Olympic Hero said:
I heard a bit of this today, Minnihane actually said, "If they named the team the Washington Crackers or Washington Honkies, I'd laugh. Then I'd move on with the rest of my life." These three are so god damn obtuse, yes. That's the entire problem. Native Americans are pissed about just the name. But Gerry Callahan got a hardon for Sonny Jorgensen when he was five-years-old, so the name should stick.
They kept saying, "It's just a name, what's the big deal?" If it's not a big deal than change the name. Who gives a shit. If names truly don't matter, let's change the "Dennis and Callahan Show" to "Dennis and the Klansman". Who cares, it's just a name? A shit by any other name would smell just as putrid.
And of course they had to go down the road of, "Once they take the Indian names, what's next? The Fighting Irish? The Celtics? Names that are violent?"
This all boils down to unless something specifically happens to them, it doesn't exist. Climate change? Fuck that, it snowed twice in February! The name Redskins offends other people? Fucking pussies, it doesn't bother me! The world love soccer, but I don't? They're all PC kiss asses, I hate soccer.
Listening to them for even three minutes is exhausting.
Kenny F'ing Powers said:Gerry came real close to getting booted from radio today.
While talking about changing the Redskins logo to make more money, he said, "Change the logo and make it all black so these...uh...these...kids can see how cool it is".
Do it, Gerry. Give into the dark side once on the air so we can be done with you.
MyDaughterLovesTomGordon said:Minihane is actually really disappointing on the Redskins issue. He's challenged the two dinosaurs on lots of issues and it almost made it listenable, especially with LGBT issues. He's done a good job of letting Callahan, especially, hoist himself.
But on this, he's just as bad as D&C: "When did everyone get so sensitive? I miss the good old days of All in the Family reruns! You could never have a show like that now!"
Old dogs do not learn new tricks, D&C will be doing their schtick until someone shows them the doorTrautwein's Degree said:The World Cup is a giant opportunity for those in sports media. There's interest and not a ton of knowledge. One of the challenges of being on the air for 20 hours a week is simply filling airtime. Instead of railing against the World Cup, bring on a few guests to talk about it.
If you're a host, admit your ignorance and ask Joe Everyman kind of questions. Ask about the US, the stars, the best matches and fill an hour.