My buddy Chad Finn hates when I project out what will be said on the sports radio airwaves. Sometimes it’s just too much to resist. Expect talk about how King Felix shut them down, (they can’t hit good pitching!) or that Gomes should’ve been called out on strikes.
YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO ENJOY SPORTS.
I was a little slow to jump on the “Why was Buchholz in the celebration???? He doesn’t deserve to be in there!!!” bandwagon, too.
5 emails and assorted Tweets from #RedSox fans angry Buchholz was in the celebration last night. Lighten up, folks. He's not in a sling.
Seriously. What is wrong with people?
Enjoy and savor a win once in a while. Yes, I realize that the vast majority of people do enjoy this, it’s a small crew of loudmouths who try to spoil it, taking their cue from their idols on the sports talk airwaves. Aside – why do these people feel it is wrong to be a fan and “homer” yet they are even bigger fans of their idols on the air? They defend these heroes against any slight, they parrot all that they say. It’s just very odd to me.
Red Sox Game 110 (8-7 W v. SEA) Reloaded: Again x 11 – Some perspective, and links, from Jon Couture.
In the sports media field – Looking for quality sports radio? Try WBUR – Chad Finn looks at an alternative to the screaming and sky-is-falling approach.
Looking ahead to the weekend and next week, a few items on the horizon:
Sunday night will feature the first preseason game of the 2013 season, the Hall of Fame game between the Cowboys and Dolphins on NBC – your first chance to be irritated by Cris Collinsworth this season!
The 2013-14 NBA regular season schedule will be released on Tuesday at 6pm on NBA TV.
Hard Knocks returns Tuesday on HBO. This season features the Cincinnati Bengals, a team many are viewing as a viable contender.
And finally, from last night: