A lot of time this

A lot of time this morning on WEEI is devoted to the National Anthem “scandal” in Montreal. It’s thought by some that the rendition of the U.S. Anthem played before the Bruins/Canadiens Tuesday was done sub par and notes missed on purpose. They’ve even replayed the US anthem and the anthem for Canada that were played and compared them, and there does seem to be a difference in quality. Whether it was done intentionally is another story. It seems unlikely that something like that could be done. The fear expressed is that something in “retaliation” could be done in game 5 back at the Fleet.

A babbling appearance by Bill Walton affirms his place as the weirdest figure (should that read “eccentric”?) in broadcasting. He went on and on, waxing poetically about the Celtics, Larry Bird, The Dead, His sons, his injuries, his current tour of 30 NBA games in 30 days, and living in Boston.

Random Quote

I don’t think D&C are unlikeable. They’re passionate and sometimes their comments and opinions can be perceived as negative. But they are incredibly smart, well prepared and far more knowledgeable about sports than Toucher and Rich. That’s why they’re as successful as they are. Toucher and Rich are talented radio guys and they have a following, but if you want sports, D&C are the choice.

— Jason Wolfe, WEEI.com Chat, 8/3/12