|01.29.09 at 11:47 am ET|
Sitting around thinking what I’d rather hear more of, Iggy’s dumb chime ins on the D and C show or Bruce Springsteen’s Halftime show. And I gotta be honest here, I’m leaning towards Iggy’s dumb chime ins. I’m not a big fan of Bruce, I don’t hate his music, but he’s not a guy I’m calling our friend Jim at Ace Tickets to get a pair to to go see him! There are much more entertaining artists I’d rather go out of my way to see than the “Boss.” Like Jimmy Buffett, he is as much a liberal as the “Boss” yet he doesn’t throw out his political views at his summer time concert series, and yes I am aware that Jimmy had a concert in Tampa in October supporting Obama! Kenny Chessney, he is the Buffett of country music, now I have to admit (being a newbie to country music) I don’t know Kenny’s political take, nor do I care. That is the point, just entertain me don’t tell me how to vote or how you are voting!
Verizon is the cable choice at the Chach’s household so I just got a couple new network channels. We all know about the MLB network channel, thank you Hazel! I have watched hot stove, 7pm on the MLB Network and find it very informative. I like that they have a ton of ex-players they are using as their panel (Barry Larkin, Al Leiter and of course Sean Casey). They also have the informative Jon Heyman of SI on there as well. One drawback of having Verizon, the MLB Network isn’t on any of the HD channels, so no HD Hazel, what a shame! The first week they also brought in Kevin Millar. He and Harold Reynolds showed the viewers how to take advantage of the Monstah at Fenway. They have a miniature field that they demonstrated on. I haven’t seen them use it much since then, but I’m also not glued to it for 3-5 hours a day.
The NHL Network. I have just started to tune in recently and it seems to be going in the right direction. One problem I have with it, when I do turn it on (mid afternoon) they are replaying a talk radio show about hockey. Replaying! Is there no show “Live” that they can’t feed me mid afternoon, I have to watch a replay of a radio show from earlier in the day? Give me an old hockey game, hell you could fill two hours with Gretzky highlights. But I watch because it is in HD on Verizon (channel 587) and no I haven’t seen their version of Hot Stove, if they even have one, but I did see old friend and Bruin rink side reporter Rob Simpson doing a Fantasy Hockey show on there last night. Whether you like him or hate him, the guy knows his hockey. The show was well done, but they had an ex player on the other night and he was very dry.
And finally, Versus. Remember when you couldn’t find Versus on your cable system (maybe you still can’t)? We ripped it because it was in Lo Def and they played those Outdoorsman promos during games (they still do). But I am starting to enjoy their coverage. The studio analysis of Keith Jones and Brian Engblom isstarting to grow on me, their no Mike Milbury but he is tied in locally and to NBC. I also like the fact that they have a stable of announcers to do games and aren’t just stuck with two guys. Mike “Doc” Emrick is the best in the Business, Dale is a close second. I love the fact that you can tune in and hear the local action analyst (Brickley) on the broadcast as well, more national broadcasts should do that like Fox did a couple years back, take the home team’s color analyst instead of Tim McCarver or Joe Morgan. One beef I do have with all hockey game broadcasts, do away with the camera’s on the glass behind the net. I don’t like the shot and 9 times out of 10 a guy gets hit back there, the camera shakes like mad and I get dizzy. It could just be me but I don’t like that angle at all! Anyway that’s all I’ve got, gotta go back and check out the site shutiggyup.com, funny but my comments haven’t been put up on the guys site yet, must have to black out all the swears and bad names I call Iggy!
|01.27.09 at 12:22 pm ET|
Picking up the pieces while wondering when Dan Shaughnessy will write another “picking up the pieces” column….it’s been at least a week……
Red Sox fans will be ruing their wish to sign Jason Varitek when the Captain is hitting .220 in July – it doesn’t matter if he calls a good game when he goes 0-5 with 4 K’s.
My money is on a member of the media being the first to get arrested in Tampa this week.
The MLB Network is doing a great job in their first month on the air – love the studio shows — and of course, love our girl Hazel – she really is a star.
I don’t care if the Sox don’t care that Adam Dunn K’s 200 times a year. There IS such thing as a productive out so, “Suck It Bill James!”
The Arizona Cardinals will beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-17. Put it on the board. Meter had it first one week ago.
I’m starting to get into college hoops – conference play is great – I could do with out the 2 months of non-conference games.
I miss college football – even the NFL Playoffs don’t compare to a big time Saturday in the SEC or Big Ten
I have a feeling Charlie Weis will not be coaching the Irish come September. No inside info, just a hunch.
It speaks volumes that president Obama has to tell the republican senators and reps not to listen to everything Rush says. The fact that they make decisions based on a talk show host is pretty pathetic and is one of the reasons the GOP is in shambles.
The Strip Clubs in Tampa are staying open 24 hours a day this week – somewhere Mo Vaughn is smiling.
I think Jason Bay hits 40 HR’s and drives in 115 runs…and people are still talking about Manny come October
Tom Brady has always made the right decisions, but can’t he be doing something to help his rehab in Foxboro, rather then vacationing in Mexico with Gi?
Chach has done a lot for me in the 2 years I have known him, but introducing me to How I Met Your Mother tops everything. Thank You Chach.
I would give up Flatbreads for a year to hear Schilling and Shaughnessy co-host The Big Show.
|01.21.09 at 6:52 pm ET|
Just listened to Tom Brady on FAN590 in Toronto, Canada…Really. Tom was on with their afternoon host, Bob McCown. It was in conjunction with a product called Myo Med, who hooked up this station with the interview. Trust me people I have been trying to get him to come on with us since September. The interview started out like the D and C show with him, or the Big Show with Belichick, a bunch of softballs about the inauguration, then his trip to Africa, which was set up by Bono’s interest group. I felt bad for the producer, because the first injury question was asked and Tom answered, “Shit Happens” hopefully they have a delay up there. Tom also said he followed every game the team played and was their biggest cheerleader. Bob McCown then followed up with a question about Arizona and how this team could make it to the Super Bowl, after getting crushed by the Pats. Tom’s answer was that a team can get hot at the right time, and he also praised Larry Fitzgerald.
They finally got to how his rehab is going and Tom, in typical Patriot injury talk fashion, said it is going really well, he has good days and bad days and that rehab tests you. He is excited about the work and his progress. He also pumped the product MyoMed, he has used it on his arm for tendonitis and his knee now. It is basically a pain relieving cream. He finished up by telling the hosts to “rub it on their jaws after the show if it gets sore.”
|01.20.09 at 12:36 pm ET|
A few thoughts -
Aretha Franklin is a large woman.
I was happy we didn’t hear any boos for the G. W Bush. This is not about him, today is about the future.
I’m glad Obama wasn’t smiling the whole time – as happy a day as this is — Obama is done campaigning and he begins governing now. This is a serious time we are in and it showed our President is ready to get to work.
Vice President Biden needs to stop yelling. Aside from that, I am very excited he is where he is. He is an experienced man with great character and someone I hope will challenge President Obama in all tough decisions over the next 8 years.
It’s been a long 20 months but the time is now. Good luck President Obama.
I’m so excited and full of energy I’m going to go for a run. It’s a beautiful day.
|01.20.09 at 10:56 am ET|
Here are a few e-mails from today…..1 hour 5 minutes until I have my first Barack Attack.
Leave the emotion out of your arguments with Gerry. State the facts and he will have nothing to counter. Simply, Bush coasted after 9-11 hoping that would propel him through his presidency. I am not an Obama fan, but given the choice, what was left. Bush did the same thing in his Baseball career.
All politicians are greedy people. I do not think anyone can deny that. That is the real problem and it will never change.
I can’t leave the emotion out of it – that is what makes this day so special, Obama has elicited a great deal of emotion from people and for a young person who has never had a Politician he really was excited about, this is a very exciting day for me. In regards to Bush after 9/11, you are correct. Bush was very popular after 9/11 and his approval rating was extremely high. He is to blame for his current low approval with the way he handled the time following 9/11 and the last 4 years he was in office.
“To be honest I don’t remember when he wasn’t campaigning.”
Obama has been campaigning since he gave that speech as the DNC in Boston in 2004. He got elected to the Senate a few months later (when Jack Ryan dropped out of the race when a judge made his divorce file public). Obama was sworn in as a Senator in January 2005. By 2006, he was campaigning…
You are right on – one of the problems with politics today is that people are always looking for the next job. Similar to a college football coach, as soon as they get in one office they begin to look to the next one. In an ideal world Obama would have ran in 8 years, but the need for a transcendent, dynamic candidate was present and Hillary was not the right fit. It was time for Obama.
So in addition to sounding like a spoiled 8 year old brat on the D&C show, we now see evidence that Iggy possesses the writing ability of a small soap dish. Iggy, you are a dimwitted dolt.
Thanks for the e-mail. Got Change?
The few minutes a week I listen to the show is all I can stand with those two bozos spouting daily their intellectual and political ignorance.
How you’re able to put up with those two is beyond me.
What an awful combination: arrogance and ignorance. No wonder those two blowholes trumpet the greatness of George Bush and the laughable Republican Party — they possess the two required character traits.
Keep up the good work!
Thanks for the e-mail. I believe I was put on this earth to educate Gerry Callahan on the benefits of being a clear thinking Democrat. He will come around sooner or later.
One of the great parts of our democracy is that every 4 years it is like opening day. No matter how bad last season was we can all dream of a better time ahead. The economy can climb like the Tampa Bay Rays. General Motors will gain health like Tom Brady. If the first week in April you can’t hope and believe than you are too old and tarnished to appreciate what will transpire tomorrow.
Obama has proven that he is a great starter. Let’s hope we are still rooting for him in October.
Jeff, couldn’t have said it any better. Today is Opening Day. Hope Springs Eternal.
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