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kenneycb

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Except they aren’t committing crimes and are instead doing subjective things so you’re making a stupid analogy. As in most things of life, this isn’t a simple binary thing and is more akin to a spectrum. Where everyone’s spectrum is different.
 

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Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone sued Barstool Sports and contributor Kirk Minihane today for an interview about the Barstool/Bruins towel controversy he claims Minihane conducted without his permission - while pretending to be the Globe's Kevin Cullen.
In the suit, filed in Middlesex Superior Court, Curtatone says this violates the Massachusetts wiretap law, which requires a person's consent to record them over the phone.
Well this should get interesting.

Link to UHub article
 

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Barstool seems pretty proud of their fraudulent behavior. The video isn't loading for me. Not sure if they are taking down.

 

NickEsasky

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I would absolutely love if this trick got Minihane thrown in jail.
 

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Interesting Twitter thread by Dave Brown (Pats beat writer for the Concord Monitor and practicing attorney) on this civil complaint by the mayor. Looks like he took a pretty big dive into it.


THREAD: Speaking as an attorney, I feel that Mayor @JoeCurtatone has done the Courts of the Commonwealth a dissservice with his frivolous lawsuit against Kirk Minihane. The Mayor should either dismiss the suit or amend it to state a viable claim.
 
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It doesn't sound like much of a lawsuit. Then again "No one will talk to me, so I pretend to be other people" is basically walking into City Hall Plaza at 5pm and pissing down your own leg to get laughs; so I'm not sure a lawsuit is necessary to further demonstrate Minihane's personal incontinence.
 
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The PMT interview with Boras was good. Pretty clear why Boras got along with Cafardo, he kept pointing out his preference for scout evaluations of players over stats.
 

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Some of what Boras said made sense but some of it was total shit. Do entrepreneurs get bailed out when they take a risk and fail? Why should baseball players be any different?
 

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Some of what Boras said made sense but some of it was total shit. Do entrepreneurs get bailed out when they take a risk and fail? Why should baseball players be any different?
Exactly.
He also mentioned that sometimes he downgraded a salary ask based on fair market value. Would love to know when and for whom that applied.
 

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My bad.

Although In my defense, between big cat and kfc and pft and yp and flounder and pinto and whatnot, it’s a bit confusing.
 

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It would be like if I said every poster on Sons of Sam Horn is an unfunny moron because Dummy Hoy posts here.
 

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It would be like if I said every poster on Sons of Sam Horn is an unfunny moron because Dummy Hoy posts here.
Seems an awfully harsh reply over nothing.

It's really not. One is the host of a top 10 podcast in the country and had a show on ESPN. The others are/have not.
And I obviously don't pay enough attention to any of that to know the difference. I've sampled a bunch of Barstool product. I like Chicklets because hockey locker rooms are hilarious, and I listened to zero blog 30 for a while but Cons annoyed me too much. The rest of it ranged from not really my thing to thinking the persons were shitheads. I don't come in here and chastise people for listening just because I don't, but I do think it's funny the zealousness with which people defend all things Barstool. And I happen to find it funny that they all seem have ridiculous nicknames. Much like Animal House. But YMMV obviously.
 

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Although In my defense, between big cat and kfc and pft and yp and flounder and pinto and whatnot, it’s a bit confusing.
And I happen to find it funny that they all seem have ridiculous nicknames. Much like Animal House. But YMMV obviously.
For what it's worth, I laughed at "flounder and pinto". The space of overlap between ridiculous fratty nicknames and sports talk might as well be known as "Bro Culture".
 

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On PMT, that Blake of the Year nonsense had no right to be even mildly humorous. But it was phenomenally awesome. Griffin, "Blake" Koepka, and Bortles were all absolutely hilarious. That was an extremely enjoyable 15 minutes. All three participants really brought the heat and were pretty excellent sports.

And this is coming from someone who doesn't listen to close to all PMT podcasts and had no idea what Blake of the Year even meant before I listened to yesterday's episode. If you were invested in this, I imagine it would have been a top podcast moment of the year for how stupid it was and how seriously everyone played it.
 

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It was great. They had pretty instant rapport with the 2 Blakes in their initial appearances years ago, and the same thing happened with Brooks, so they made him an honorary Blake. What's even crazier is that they got Goff on the phone too.
 

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