For some reason, I’m a foul mood today. Don’t know why.
It might be what passes for sports radio/TV in this town these days. Nothing but faux controversies and studio-gangsters talking tough. Here’s a partial list of things I’m not interested in these days:
I’m not interested in Dennis and Callahan talking about eating feces, sodomy or Callahan’s questions about why can’t we just blow up tornadoes with a laser.
I’m not interested in the Dennis and Callahan producer somehow trying to compare Rob Gronkowski with Larry Bird in terms of being a career disappointment.
I fear that kids now may view Gronk’s career as I did Larry Birds.
If the Patriots win three Super Bowls and Gronk is a three-time MVP and a Hall of Famer, I won’t be disappointed.
I’m not interested in hearing Fred Toucher’s impression of Jaromír Jágr ever again, though I know I will.
I’m not interested in hearing Jon “Bonafides” Wallach get some basic sports fact wrong again.
I’m not interested in counting how many times Lou Merloni says “damn” in a 20-minute segment.
I’m not interested in Andy Gresh’s opinion that Rajon Rondo is the most hated athlete in Boston.
I’m not interested in Scott Zolak’s ham salad sandwiches and coffee that he got at Cumby’s on the way in.
I’m not interested in hearing how Mike Mutnansky can ramble his way into the next break. Example (Courtesy of Scott@PD):
Faced off with Salk, TC, there on NESN, went at it in the Twizzle, Celtics, rebuild, keep the core together, debated that thing, there on NESN, after the post-game show, great job done there on that, followed up with that debate, Salk wants to blow it up, couldn’t defend it, kicked his *ss there on NESN and had no problem doing it, want to mix that thing in there along with your Bruins, Red Sox calls, I see you lined up there, Steve in Fall River, Russ in Walpole, great callers. Ortiz, questions now, on something, see Shaughnessy in the Globe, asking the tough questions, agree, topic worth exploring Lou Merloni, Bruins, a little gamesmanship there on the faceoffs, getting the benefit of the doubt on those things, Michael Holley says now he doesn’t see the Bruins losing another game in this series, interesting, Holley, bold, I had the Bruins losing this series TC, we’ll explore that after this break.
Even so, I’m not interested in the prospect of Jessica Moran (though I like her on CSNNE) replacing Mutt.
I’m not interested in seeing how Dan Shaughnessy can make himself the story this week, and then take a victory lap on Gresh and Zo and on the weekend TV shows and any national outlet that will have him and promote him as the face of Boston sports.
I’m not interested in hearing how Mike Felger can blame Tom Brady for Peter King’s puff piece on him in this week’s MMQB.
I’m not interested in in hearing Tony Massarotti declare that everything SUCKS, unless it’s something that Felger came up with.
I’m not interested in Mike Salk try to “interpret” comments made by a guest such as Danny Ainge and then try to create some sort of story about a rift between Ainge and Doc Rivers. Or talk about how John Farrell really isn’t a clone of Terry Francona, and because of that, is he really any different than Bobby Valentine?
I’m not interested in Michael Holley floundering hopelessly as he tries to save his own job as he realizes that since Salk is Jeff Brown’s guy, Holley would be next out the door.
I’m not interested in anything Mike Adams has to say. (How many Mike’s are there on Boston radio, anyway?)
I’m not interested in hearing the Felger and Massarotti show repeated almost verbatim during the evenings on 98.5 by Adam Jones.
I’m not interested in hearing Larry Johnson tell everyone on the weekends how people like Dan Shaughnessy and Dennis and Callahan and everyone is doing such a great job.
I’m not interested in the Yankee-programming on that same show.
I’m not interested in Jen Royle’s tweets of herself in bed with her dog, and utilizing Butch Stearns as her new radio coach and mentor. Butch Stearns????
I’m not interested in yet another review of the 2009 season on the ESPN Boston Patriots blog.
I’m not interested in seeing the new guy at the Globe retweeting Mike Florio.
I’m not interested in hearing the Boston media fawn over John Tortorella while waiting hopefully for an explosion out of him.
I’m not interested in seeing how Chris Gasper can find creative ways to shoehorn $100 words into his column. Fustigated? Lugubrious?
/Rant over. Back to your regularly scheduled programming.