Approval Ratings – Michael Felger

Michael Felger So is he a newspaper writer, radio personality or television host?

Felger holds all three roles at the moment, though his work at the Boston Herald has been scaled back considerably. He first joined the paper in 1989 and worked his way up to the Bruins beat where he served from 1997 to 1998 before being pulled off the beat after an incident involving the Bruins ownership. He was moved to the Patriots beat starting in 1999, and really started to make a name for himself as an early supporter of Bill Belichick’s decision to go with Tom Brady over Drew Bledsoe in 2001.

He became a regular on WEEI’s Big Show, as well as on WBZ’s Sports Final, where his battles with Globe writers Ron Borges and Nick Cafardo were appointment viewing for a time. In those battles Felger was viewed as a Patriots toady, and ironically, since that time he has pretty much done a complete 180 and is now among the team’s more outspoken critics.

In 2005, Felger jumped to the new 890 ESPN Boston where he was given his own drive-time show in competition to WEEI’s Big Show. In the last year he has also taken over as co-host of Mohegan Sun’s Sports Tonight on Comcast SportsNet, replacing Greg Dickerson, who moved to the role of sideline reporter for the Celtics broadcasts on the station.

Felger is originally from Milwaukee and a graduate of Boston University. He is married to former WBZ/WSBK news anchor Sara Underwood.

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Celtics Look To Close Out Pistons

This week I had a chance to chat with NECN’s Mike Giardi on his blog as part of his “Personality Plus” feature at the Cable News Station’s website.

Even though I love computers and they’re how I make my living, sometimes they just don’t cooperate. This is one of those days.

The Celtics tonight have the opportunity to join the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA finals. Game six with the Detroit Pistons is on tap for tonight, and it will be the stiffest test the Celtics have had all season. The Pistons will be desperate, the crowd raucous.  Richard Hamilton is listed a questionable tonight with a strained elbow, but you know he’s going to play. For all the coverage from this morning’s papers, CelticsLinks.com is your best resource for keeping up with everything.

The Red Sox  are in Baltimore this weekend, where Manny Ramirez will try and hit home run number 500. The Sox have had their struggles on the road this season,  and in particular the bullpen has struggled. Those are the subjects of a number of articles that can be found on RedSoxLinks.com.

The Patriots continued their passing camp yesterday, and Bill Belichick talked a little Celtics with reporters.  Catch up on the offseason activities over on PatriotsLinks.com.

We’ll have approval ratings at noon, and if Ken Fang can get HIS computer struggles figured out, we’re hoping for some Friday megalink action later in the day.

Tomase – Whoops He Did It Again

From the Herald’s Point After blog today, which carries the byline of John Tomase:

Andrews was pulled over in Lowell on Feb. 5, just two days after the Super Bowl, with three pounds of pot and over $6,800 in cash.

On Boston.com’s Reiss’ Pieces, posted by Chris Gasper today:

Andrews was pulled over by police in Lowell on Feb. 5 and found to be in possession of a half pound of marijuana and $6,808, according to a police report.

Tomase is going to be in the spotlight going forward, and can’t afford mistakes of this sort.

Edit: Tomase’s post has been edited to read:

Andrews was pulled over in Lowell on Feb. 5, just two days after the Super Bowl, with three bags of pot totaling a half pound.

No note or explanation was given for the change. Sort of makes the title of his post, “Andrews admits his mistakes” a little ironic.