Why is sports media so bad at this? This kind of misattribution happens all of the time. How hard is it to match the giant letter on the back of a guys shirt to his listed position in the box score? Nobody figured out that this story was complete bullshit until the ACC had to step in and release a statement to stop an innocent party from being harassed.As officiating conspiracy theories go, this particular one was a doozy.
An official made a mystifyingly bad offside call that significantly aided Notre Dame in its Sept. 17 home win against Cal. A prominent sportscaster reported that the ACC had suspended the “side judge” who blew the call, only to circle back two days later with a bombshell: Not only was the alleged linesman, Matthew Fitzgerald, not suspended after all, but he worked another Notre Dame game the next week that included another dubious pro-Irish call.
Cal fans on message boards called for an investigation (or worse). Some reached out to sportswriters like this one asking to look into it, especially after word spread that Fitzgerald (because of course, the guy in the bag for the Fighting Irish would be named Fitzgerald) — supposedly worked at Notre Dame’s spring game this year. (He did not.)
It had all the makings of the Scandal of the Year, except for one little problem.
Fitzgerald did not throw either of those flags.
Great piece in The Athletic (behind a paywall) on Lynchie:Channel 5's Mike Lynch suffered a stroke this past week, but is expected to make a full recovery, which is great news:
Great for Arcand. Sounds like he knew very soon after he was let go he would be on WEEI. He's had 4 Sunday Services on Soundcloud / other Podcasts and was pretty sure up front. If he's on Saturday's I'll vastly prefer him over Big Jim. I do like Gasper though.Happy for him. Must be a huge relief to not have to think about uprooting his family and moving somewhere else to chase a gig.
He seems like the best hang. One of those guys who’s game for anything but with no drama.
I hope that pairing from 2-6 happens. Would be a better alternative to Felger and Mazz. And would be a great eff you to 98.5 for dumping Arcand.https://www.boston.com/sports/media/2022/12/11/lou-merloni-is-out-from-weeis-afternoon-drive-show/
Let’s go Arcand and Keefe 2-6! Keefe to nights would be a shame.
“Do you realize, Ray, that all I’d have to do is make one phone call, and you would be on the unemployment line,” Kay angrily said.
Oh I didn't even realize the show was still going on and I was an occasional listener on the Ringer as well as in their target college bball audience, so maybe the writing was on the wall. Anyway, your post caught my attention after I heard Tate advertising 'One Shining Podcast' ahead of the Simmons podcast yesterday. I am hoping this leads to more "fun" coverage of the college game rather than the Ringer's current coverage geared only to NBA draft prospects. Titus and Tate's previous iteration on the Ringer was enjoyable for the uniquely college bball and tournament storylines like Evil Coach K, Sister Jean, etc. In fact I remember a 1st round watch-along stream Simmons did with buddies maybe late at ESPN or early on in the Ringer which was great. I am all for more March Madness content...I’m not a die hard fan, but it was a bummer to see that the Titus and Tate podcast broke up. Titus went to Barstool while Tate went back to the Ringer. Hopefully they both do well, I really enjoy them every time I listen.
Short thread a bit further down this boardA few days late to this one but always hate to see someone lose their job.
I'm not giving Minihane 8 seconds of my time, nevermind 8 minutes.Kirk Minihane went scorched earth on Gerry Callahan today. (show is only 8 mins long)
Edit: For those who don't know one of Kirk's kids is adopted.