I’ve told you guys many times that I’m a loyal Sports Hub listener. I’ve been with them since they flipped the switch. Technically I was with them even before that as I was a loyal Toucher and Rich listener before the Hub. I even listened to the Hub the day before they went on the air and just repeated the commercials for the network.
I don’t know how many of you listen as well, but they have a new contest they’re advertising. It’s a contest to be the new weekend cohost. Toucher and Rich have been joking around with the likes of Mike Behind The Mike Callahan and reaching into the archives and bringing back The Gunner.
My hope is they really give a fan/caller a shot. Not another Pete Sheppard or Big O from across the street. Not one of these guys that had a show on the other failed networks in this city like 1510 The Zone. Not some kid fresh out of CT School of Broadcasting. A real working class Joe like myself.
So I’ve entered online. My hope is they call. If I need support, I hope I can count on my readers. We came close with Boston’s best blogger. Lets see if we can make this happen.
I’ll update you if I hear anything.
Coincidence? You decide.
I call and make changes to my service Friday. After arguing with them for 15 minutes that I am indeed “an authorized user” on the account I set up my Internet goes down Sunday night and is still down.
So instead of a nice sports update you get this.
Glad we pay almost $200 every month for something that doesn’t work.
“The running community is a wonderful thing, made of caring, compassionate, and selfless individuals. With heavy heart we will feel the pain of yesterday’s tragedy and remember those affected for a lifetime.
The running community is an amazing thing, filled with strong, motivated, and enduring people. Overcoming pain and conquering fear is what we do, and as a community this is how we will rise above the cowardice of yesterday’s tragedy and continue running.”
-John Mortimer – BC Asst. Running Coach
Remember when baseball and football started playing after 9/11? We didn’t forget about 9/11 but it helped us get back to some normalcy.
Even with no suspect, motive etc. last night the Red Sox took the field. They donned black armbands in memory of the victims. The Yankees played Sweet Caroline in honor of the victims as moments of silence were observed all over sports.
Both of the head coaches for the C’s and B’s shared their experiences of the prior days event. Tonight the Bruins will play at home. Likely they’ll also be wearing something for the victims as the Celtics likely will heading into the post season.
Like football and baseball helped the healing process after 9/11, we’ll look to our local teams to help with the healing process. We won’t forget, but it will give us a sense of getting back to normalcy.
Check out his story. Thank you sir.
I know I usually keep it on the lighthearted side here. Angry about the local team not making a deal or squandering a lead etc.
Today’s not the day for it.
Today is for personal reflection and prayers.
I’m very tuned into the running community. I have several friends that are runners. Some even consider me a runner.
Yesterday for so many people is a culmination of months of training. Many had to qualify in other races just to get a number. The others, they’re running for charities and causes to raise awareness of their cause.
Like I said, it’s a culmination of that hard work. It’s a happy day for their friends, families and strangers who are along the course clapping, cheering, and offering encouragement.
There isn’t anything negative about this day. It’s a happy day and when the weather cooperates like yesterday it makes it even better.
For a coward or group of cowards to do what they did yesterday,taking innocent lives while hurting several others, makes me feel so many different emotions.
I’m grateful for all the first responders, volunteers, and just regular people that were just helping others. I’m angry at whoever did this. I shouldn’t be, but there’s that inkling of fear the next time I’m at a large event. There’s so much sadness for the victims as you hear stories.
So last night I said a prayer and this morning I’ll do the same. Think of these people in your prayers and hope our government doesn’t let us down in tracking down these cowards.
If it weren’t for Barstool (who I snagged the above photo from), I probably wouldn’t know half the things that happen over at WEEI. I’ve made my story very known but I followed Toucher and Rich to 98.5 The Sports Hub and I’ve been there ever since.
But why talk about it today?
Over the weekend Pete Sheppard quit on the air at WEEI. The former Big Show flash guy had taken to hosting on the weekends after being released from his flash contract.
Sheppard is just the latest to leave, some by quitting, others being canned. Ordway was canned. The morning flashboy on D&C that they’d just brought in was canned after 6 weeks on the job. Jon Rish who does the Sox pre game shows quit. It’s a sinking ship.
Rumor has it three of their top sales executives are all leaving along with longtime sponsor Giant Glass.
I’m proud of the Sports Hub for not grabbing all the WEEI “talent”. They have a superior product and the ratings book proves it. Mikey Adams on the Sports Hub at night wouldn’t be a bad thing though (no offense Adam Jones, you’re no DA).
I always thought after the Sports Hub came on the air that there would be room for two stations in Boston. One for me and my friends, and the other for my Dad and his generation. All the usual callers can stay at WEEI and new life could exist at 98.5.
Well, sports radio is what it is. For all that I hated the afternoons on WEEI for the same callers calling every day, 98.5 has fallen into the same routine. The afternoon shows have the same callers almost daily. Add Wiggy and I almost don’t want to listen.
So 98.5 doesn’t need to look over its shoulder anymore, it shouldn’t get complacent and stop trying. That’s what WEEI did for a solid decade and now they’re fading to oblivion. Keep trying Sports Hub, stay fresh, I’ll keep listening.