Picked up pieces while waiting for The CHB’s wisdom to fell more trees.
Chauncey Billups: “… a wasted No. 3 pick …” Feb. 19, 1998
Pete Carroll: “… little more than a smarter, drug-free Butch Hobson …” Jan. 3, 1999, and “Papa Pete, the drug-free Daddy Butch Hobson of this southbound train …” Nov. 29, 1999
Dan Duquette: “What do the Yankees, Red Sox, Phillies, Rangers, Indians, Padres, Expos and Reds have in common? All said goodbye to Greg Harris with no compensation. This means there must be a lot of baseball general managers like Dan Duquette – guys who don't know what they need to build a winner.” July 16, 1994 (The 38-year-old Harris won 2 more games in his major league career. The Red Sox won their division the next year.)
Donald Fehr: “an East German border guard in a previous life.” Dec. 22, 1994
Dave Gavitt: “… the Teflon CEO of the Celtics …. Because of his reputation, and his friendly personality, he hasn't been the target of many slings or arrows. It's time.” March 3, 1994
Terry Glenn: " Terry Oil Can Glenn."
Bob Kraft: “… an owner who is rapidly spinning out of control …” Feb. 4, 1997 and “ … a man with an ego bigger than the Citgo sign …” Nov. 19, 1998
Jose Offerman: “How do you say "junk" in French?”
Robert Parish: “[T]he Chief is full of baloney. His comments … reek of the same tired stuff he floated here any time he needed an excuse for why he wasn't Larry Bird.” Nov. 17, 1994
Rick Pitino: “We know never to believe anything the man says …” Boston Globe, Feb. 19, 1998.
Jim Rice: “Regarding a hometown candidate with borderline Hall numbers, it's easier to vote for Rice than to defend oneself against the standard charges of revenge and racism.” Jan. 9, 2002, and “He hasn't played in two years, but Jim Rice is still contemptible.” Dec. 18, 1991
The AL East race: “The team that gets off to the hot start usually wins the American League East …” April 26, 1987 (If only…)