Thanks for the cogent response. I agree with the bolded, and I'm just disappointed by it. After I posted what I did, I was worried you would take it the wrong way, but you didn't. You're a cool dude.I may have been a bit harsh on BoredViewer because his post above wasn't as bad as some. It's the middle of August with a sucky Sox team and NFL hasn't started yet, but a lot of this section of the board has become just that... an espn.com message board where one liners about someone sucking have started to become the norm and it doesn't add to the discussion. A lot of these threads have become nothing more than Game Threads lately and that's what is getting annoying, especially when it is the same posters like ForKeeps and others, that don't add anything to them except bitchy one liners.
We know what we have right now in the Boston Sports Radio Market. Calling Felger a Douche, Callahan a racist or Merloni a fake "tough guy" and lamenting that you "have to listen" doesn't add to the discussion and neither does constantly beating that drum. Explaining why Mazz is wrong about a particular topic or why you disagree with a host's take on an issue, that leads to discussion.
Guys, cut the shit.
Yes, you don't have to listen to the radio if you don't want to just like you don't have to read the forums. We know this.
Drop it and move on. Now.
Ooooohhh!That was my original point, thanks for agreeing with me.
According to the aforementioned twitter, Tom Caron was the original choice to pair with Merloni. I think TC and Merloni would make a great pairing. It would certainly be better that Mutt and Merloni. I enjoy when TC fills in. Tom and Lou seem to have good chemistry together. Just curious as to why EEI did not stick with their gut instincts and pair Caron/Merloni. Was it a case where TC turned EEI down? Chad, could you fill in the blanks?vadertime said:Chad Finn's twitter makes it sound like Mut is on the way out. "Called out" today, so there maybe something to it.
nm, completely missed the post before this one.
Red(s)HawksFan said:Have to figure TC turned it down. Working 145ish pre and post games a year, many of which are on weeknights, would have made for a hellacious work schedule. Sitting in once in a while, like he did today (while he happens to be in the midst of a two-day respite from NESN duties), is one thing. But doing both full time would have been practically unworkable.
I think you'd struggle to find anyone that would give up a solid, safe job at NESN to go work at WEEI right now.Phenom said:
Isn't full time on EEI a better gig than NESN pre and post game? I'm not sure how comparable the pay is, but hosting a daily four hour radio show gives you a lot more intellectual freedom than sitting next to Jim Rice and narrating highlights. Also, the hours are way better.
Of course, if the pay for NESN is significantly higher, then I can see why TC (or anybody else) would turn it down.
Dummy Hoy said:They didn't send him to Vancouver either.
Why would they send their PbP guy when they're not broadcasting the game?
dynomite said:Did I hear Merloni say that the Royals are going to get the 2nd Wild Card?
That would be a neat trick. They're 5 games back with 4 teams ahead of them (Rangers/A's/Orioles/Indians). Would love to see it, but I'm pretty skeptical.
5 out, but only 3 in the loss column. And one of those AL West teams is going to win the division..so really only 3 teams to jump. Not saying I'd pick them, but they've been red hot (15-4 since the break) and their pitching has been dominant.
http://www.boston.com/sports/touching_all_the_bases/2014/05/weei_to_shake_up_midday_show_lou_merloni_to_be_joined_by_chr.htmlSo long to "Mut and Merloni." Hello to "Middays with MFB."
WEEI 93.7 and its parent company Entercom will announce changes to its midday program Monday.
Lou Merloni, the Framingham native and former Red Sox infielder, will remain as a host of the program. He will be joined by two new daily co-hosts on the 10 a.m.-2 p.m. program: former Patriots tight end Christian Fauria and Tim Benz, a New England native who is currently a host on 970 ESPN Pittsburgh and the Clear Channel Pittsburgh sports director.
Benz will join the program -- titled "Middays with MFB'' -- sometime later in the month after the Penguins complete their Stanley Cup playoff series with the Rangers.
Mike Mutnansky, who has been paired with Merloni on the WEEI midday show since February 2011, is no longer part of the program. He will shift to another role at Entercom over the next few weeks.