Minihane vs. Andrews

j-man

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I Think Andrews is a overrated reporter    
that used the 'peep hole' ident to help boost her career 
 
 
but sex sells and in 10-15 years she will be replaced with a new face  
 

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j-man said:
I Think Andrews is a overrated reporter    
that used the 'peep hole' ident to help boost her career 
 
Ladies and Gents, George Will is in da house!
 

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TheStoryofYourRedRightAnkle said:
Not enough to write a haiku about it.
 

lol.  I posted this from my iphone this morning (non-tapatalk) and that's how it formatted it
how strange
 

J.McG

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Patriot_Reign said:
Anyone curious why Kirk
has been out
yesterday and today as well?
Pretty sure he was already scheduled to be out on vacation until Wednesday before this blew up last week. I hope Kirk found the time to send Tony Dungy a handwritten thank you note while he was away.
 

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Did anyone hear this?
 
http://deadspin.com/idiots-apology-to-erin-andrews-15-lbs-heavier-shed-1609536524
 
I used a word to reference Erin Andrews that I shouldn't have used to reference Erin Andrews. I will completely cop to that, I said it, I admit it. [...] I think she stinks at her job. I don't think she's very smart. I think Fox only hired her because she's good-looking. I think if she weighed 15 pounds more, she'd be a waitress at Perkins.
 
 
Minihane works in a business that that thrives *only* because idiots and knuckle-drgaggers get hard-ons from rancid and racist  bro-humor and HE has the fucking nerve to suggest that she's only qualified to be a waitress?  If Erin Andrews was the waitress at perkins, Kirk Minihan would be the busboy, silently loading soiled plates into soiled tubs, forbidden from speaking to the customers.
 
 
EDIT: I could only make it through the first two minutes of the video without nausea setting in.  They are an embarrassment to our species.
 

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I used a word to reference Erin Andrews that I shouldn't have used to reference Erin Andrews. I will completely cop to that, I said it, I admit it. [...] I think she stinks at her job. I don't think she's very smart. I think Fox only hired her because she's good-looking. I think if she weighed 15 pounds more, she'd be a waitress at Perkins.
 
 
Since when is being smart a prerequisite for being able to talk about sports?
 
He realizes who he sits between every day, right? An unhinged drunk and an unhinged bigot, neither of who is going to split the atom anytime soon.
 

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From what I heard this morning at the top of the show, Minihane was really only apologetic and remorseful about using the word "bitch".  He stood behind and even re-iterated everything else he said regarding her qualifications and ability to do her job.
 

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Red(s)HawksFan said:
From what I heard this morning at the top of the show, Minihane was really only apologetic and remorseful about using the word "bitch".  He stood behind and even re-iterated everything else he said regarding her qualifications and ability to do her job.
 
Hey, "she stinks at her job," or "the job is useless and shouldn't exist" is fine with me. But the "waitress" comment is just inexcusable sexist bullshit.
 

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To be honest, despite my feelings that his remarks were caustic and sexist, Minihane's problems to me are:
 
1)  He is one of those douches who equate sports with important world events and thinks things like the steroid scandal are as important to the world as things like the Afghan war(s).
2)  By being on the D&C show, he is catering to angry old white conservatives, who probably think that being sexist is the way sports should be and are still mad about Lisa Olson.
3)  He actually is sexist, as shown by his remark and disdain for women even through the way he disregards waitresses.
 

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First thing I thought when I heard "waitress at Perkins" was Tiger Woods banging one in a parking lot back in his golden years.
 
I blame this site and "you people" for my illicit thoughts!
 

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What was the over/under on Minihane being the first of these three buffoons to get fired??
 
And yeah, I know he's not fired yet.  It's just weird that the dude they brought in to be the "rational" one is causing this shitstorm.
 

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Erin Andrews publicist now going at him on twitter and Boston.com fueling there fire.

Fred toucher and gresh also starting in on twitter as well mocking him for being a scripted character.
 

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NortheasternPJ said:
gresh also starting in on twitter as well mocking him for being a scripted character.
There is no more irony left.
 

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URI said:
There is no more irony left.
He was a NFL player and knows all about what it takes to play football right? It's not like he was some backup at a state school who's only claim to fame is a SOuche moderator right?
 

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Hey Geoff Cameron, Christiane Amanpour, and John King went here too!
 

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If anything WEEI will give him a promotion and make sure the other hosts understand how much press this got. 
 
If anyone thinks that WEEI / D&C didn't have a few meetings before hand or at least told them their opinion of how he should come out, they're out of their mind. This was totally prepped ahead of time. There's 0% chance that WEEI or D&C didn't know what he'd say ahead of time.
 
"Apologize for calling her a bitch and drag up more controversy" 
 

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Man, Boston.com is really going after him for this stuff.
 
Think this will get bigger?
We are through the looking glass. A media property (Boston.com) that now has no content and exists only to generate cheap clicks is criticizing another cheap click media property for saying things that are designed only to generate cheap clicks.

Next someone will try to generate cheap clicks by calling out WEEI for its scripted effort to generate cheap clicks. Oh wait, that's Gresh.


This is the sign of the end for WEEI. They have fully made the switch to Days of Our Lives, Sports Edition.
 

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I'm not sure why Minihane turned heel. He was outstanding on the show earlier this year. I don't get it. It's not funny, smart or interesting. I mean, it's akin to going on the air and saying "I hate retards". 
 

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I'm not sure why Minihane turned heel. He was outstanding on the show earlier this year. I don't get it. It's not funny, smart or interesting. I mean, it's akin to going on the air and saying "I hate retards". 
Ratings, publicity.

I don't see why he'd be punished for his comments today though.
 

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bosox79 said:
Ratings, publicity.
I don't see why he'd be punished for his comments today though.
You do realize his Schtick is calling for others to be fired in the media for their comments?

Also he's big into #sportsdebates to the death.
 

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NortheasternPJ said:
You do realize his Schtick is calling for others to be fired in the media for their comments?

Also he's big into #sportsdebates to the death.
I would kill you in a sports debate...No horse racing
 

J.McG

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Olbermann just named Minihane tonight's "Worst Person in the Sports World" and said he'll be fired, although that sounded more prediction than fact. KO took a couple shots at D&C and WEEI as well for good measure.

Imagine the clip will be available online soon.

EDIT: and here it is...

http://youtu.be/QMzZTOJn0no
 

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They're going to love Olbermann railing on them. It's a feather in their cap as they transition to AM hate talk radio. Here's to hoping guys like Brady, Lucchino, and Cherrington stop appearing on their show. 
 

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Trautwein's Degree said:
They're going to love Olbermann railing on them. It's a feather in their cap as they transition to AM hate talk radio. Here's to hoping guys like Brady, Lucchino, and Cherrington stop appearing on their show. 
 
 
That and sponsor loss are really the only things that they will pay attention to.
 

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NortheasternPJ said:
You do realize his Schtick is calling for others to be fired in the media for their comments?

Also he's big into #sportsdebates to the death.
He's 4chan radio, trolling for ratings. His comments the other day are nothing. His comments a week ago, sure. Punish him.

Nothing he said was worse than Bob Ryan, and people let that slide. Granted he got punished.

On a side note, is calling a man an asshole sexist? I never use that word towards females.
 

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I don't live in the Boston market but I do listen to podcasts of WEEI regularly.  I like D&C's interviews.  I also like Mike Francessa's interviews, for that matter.  I don't like any of them on their own, but they have a knack for asking questions and eliciting good conversation.  My point is that I have some limited exposure to Minihane through that vehicle.
 
Based on that and for other reasons, I think the hysteria around this issue is way overblown.  He may be a bad guy.  Probably is.  But most of what he said is true.  Erin Andrews does suck.  If she wasn't pretty, she would not have this job,  She wouldn't have replaced the hard to looki at but more talented Pam Oliver if not for her looks and weight.  Now "bitch" is a dumbass word, especially in 2014, and the waitress line was idiotic too. 
 
But I hate PC much more than I hate these comments, and the notion that people are boycotting that show over this is foolish to me.  Minhane made a mistake.  He admitted it in a clumsy way.  Move on.  I thought about joining Traut's group so I could write just this, but I didn't want to be a turd in the punch bowl and decided just to post here instead.  So back to where I started, I really enjoy the D&C/Brady conversations, even though Tom rarely says much that's off script, and therefore hope he and his handlers ignore Traut's page.