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Thursday, September 11, 2008

A Good Effort

Dan writes an good piece today, with a novel concept and some pertinent points.

Dan weaves the obsessive Tom Brady coverage (i.e. breathless news reporters breaking the news that Brady walked into Gillette) into a discussion of the Rays-Red Sox. His best point was the about Curt Schilling:

Did you hear? Schill ripped into New York fans' treatment of the Brady injury and somehow got himself on the cover of the Daily News - talking about Brady and New York fans.


I don't agree with Dan about Schilling most of the time, but this time I have to. Why is somebody who threw his last pitch for the Red Sox eleven months ago talking about football and New York Jets fans? This guy doesn't know when to let go.

Sounds like somebody I know. Maybe Dan and Curt are too much alike to get along.

9 comments:

roger bournival said...

Agreed - a good column, even with our lowered expectations...

girlanachronism said...

I was listening to the 'EEI interview, and most of it was devoted to a discussion of the Red Sox and Curt's arm. He has a regular interview spot with Dennis and Callahan. They asked him about the Brady situation, in fact interviewed him quite exhaustively about it - including asking him directly what he felt about fans in NY clapping and cheering when Brady got injured.

People act like Schilling somehow demanded that WEEI give him airtime to express his beliefs about NY fans in order to get on the cover of the Daily News, when in reality he was asked a direct question about fans clapping and cheering for a devastating injury, and answered honestly.

Does anybody really disagree with him about why people would applaud what happened to Brady?

dbvader said...

I have listened to the interview. Schilling invites this all upon himself. He uses "we" when referring to New England fans (he is a diehard Steelers fan) and brought up the subject of NYJ fans gloating. D&C would never ask questions about the Patriots unless they knew Schilling couldn't resist the chance to pontificate.

Monkeesfan said...

What Schilling said in response to Dennis & Callahan's questions is only "outrageous" because the New York papers take extreme unbrage to it. And let's face it, Jet fan reactions to Brady's injury and the selling of shirts honoring Bernard Pollard's hit on Brady by a Steelers fan site is a legitimate discussion.

Anonymous said...

You have to be a real low life to cheer and celebrate the injury of an athlete.

Anonymous said...

I haven't heard the interview myself, but will do so on eei's archive site if its posted. Having admitted that, I thin the issue with what Schilling said was he referenced all NY fans when the contempt should have been saved for those who were cheering Brady's injury ... not all NY Fans are idiots. EEI pays money into Curt's charity for his appearances, so I wonder if Curt and D&C are just trying to be a bit controversial to generate more interest in the segment.

DryHeave1 said...

....good column?...please....does one good column make up for the other 99% of Shanks columns that are mailed in?...and I have no problem with Schilling's comments...#1) they are TRUE and #2) try blaming the NEW YORK MEDIA, THEY were the ones who put Schilling on the front page, as someone said, Schilling hasn't pitched in MONTHS, so why is the NY Post making a big deal about what a washed up pitcher said?

Monkeesfan said...

anonymous - the issue is that Schillig told the truth and the NY papers can't handle that he did. We're talking about a fanbase that supports a baseball team that won World Series by buying them, supports a former AFL team based on one lucky Superbowl appearence, and defines self-righteous bush-league stupidity squared.

roger bournival said...

Good column?...please....does one good column make up for the other 99% of Shanks columns that are mailed in?

Dude, I was just trying to be diplomatic there, benefit of the doubt and all that jazz.

Funny how the board's piƱata never seems to chime in when we actually compliment Shank on a column...