|Thanks before I forget!||10.08.08 at 8:39 am ET|
Its been a while since my last post, that’s what happens when your computer gets a mad virus. I feel like doing to my computer what those guys in Office Space did to the fax machine! You feel so lost. Anyway, I wanted to thank all that donated to my half marathon via the baa.org website. Ian and I take off on the Fenway streets Sunday morning at 8am! I raised over 1,100 bucks for it, and there is still time to donate if you want! I have to thank the million dollar man Gerry Callahan for the huge donation he gave me, hey if Barack is elected, wait, when Barack is elected, he willneed that as a tax write off. Also wanna thank my parents, brother, Meterparels, Jon Warnock, Jason Capodanno, Jayme Parker, Sean O’Connor, Ms. Boudreau, Iggy, Jim “stalker” Chafitz, Hacks with Hags, Joseph Salvatore and Salvatore Provanzano, and I almost forgot, Mr. Iggy, and anyone else in the next few days who wants to donate!
A lot of my friends wonder why I don’t chime in more on things on the show, look I am a producer/engineer/button boy, It wouldn’t be called the Dennis and Callahan show if people wanted to hear from me! Also, these two guys, like them or not, are better schooled than I, and their not afraid to tell you! Plus when it comes to politics, Callahan would mop the floor with me on question one! Kinda like he does Iggy! And I like the comments I hear on the street about the drops I play, I don’t want hate email like Iggy gets!
BC had a huge win over the Wolfpack Saturday 38-31, Chris Crane had 5 touchdowns, 3 running and 2 via the air 34-51 for 428 yards. Even if you’re not a BC fan this was an awesome game to watch. Trust me when I tell you, I had to spot tackles, track punts, produce and engineer for the Meter man. What a great facility as well, and the boys weren’t lying when they said we were high above the field, I think Cronan said we were 9000 feet above sea level, he wasn’t that far off! If you look at the picture to the right we were at the 45 yard line on the top level. Great lunch for the media though, pulled pork and pulled beef! They do it right down south!
Some of you might not know this but we put the Jags show (half hour radio show) on WEEI usually Tuesday nights at 11pm. We tape it on Mondays. This past Monday was a classic. We sit down to do the show, Meter, Jags and Myself, hey I am the technical wizard, Meter asked him a question about NC State and we all start cracking up in laughter. Then Meter does his take two, again laughter, then take three same result. So Jags stops everything and kicks me out of his office, I have to sit like a dunce in the corner till they are done with the show, a solid half hour, man his players must have to do a ton of gases if they get a penalty during a game!
I think I am the only one at WEEI excited for the Bruins to kick off their season Thursday night in Colorado. I am looking forward to seeing Blake Wheeler throw his big body around! Can’t wait until he starts throwing that 6’4″ frame at all those Canadian midgets, and by that I mean Saku Koivu and his 5’10″ frame! Also want to know if the other Manny can bounce back from injury or are we just gonna shift one phrase from baseball to hockey, That’s Manny being Manny (Fernandez). If the guys wanna bitch some more, they should do it about tomorrow night a 10pm puck drop that is insane, an original six team should open every season at home, if not definitely not on MT or PT! By the way, odds on Bruins mentions on the D and C show this year over under is marked at 15!
Again thanks for reading, I know its been a while, and man have the email requests for me to blog have been pouring in (tongue firmly planted in cheek). Comments, questions about the show, concerns, firstname.lastname@example.org, donations at www.baa.org, And thanks to my email buddy about my nipple chafing post, I’d love to see you run 13 miles a day!
|Of all the days to be off…||10.03.08 at 12:09 pm ET|
I am currently sitting beachside at the beautiful Wianno Clubin Osterville, Ma getting ready for a weekend’s worth of wedding events for one of my closest friends, and former Holy Cross Football star, Brian C. We make fun of Kevin Youkilis on the show for “marrying up,” well let’s just say Brian falls in the category — the only difference between Brian and Youkilis is that Brian realizes he out kicked his coverage and, well, Youk thinks he is “ruggedly handsome.”I listened to the show on my ride down and there was no way I wasn’t going to give you my thoughts on the Biden/Fey debate last night, especially after Gerry conceded the election to Obama this morning — Hop on board the Change Train Gerry, there is plenty of room!!
Dino said it yesterday, the Alaska accent is starting to wear on America, at first it was cute and now it’s not. When out of town women come to Boston, they go crazy for the Boston accent, but after a weekend of walking the Freedom Trail and talking to Will Hunting and his cronies, they realize that the Boston Accent is not all it’s cracked up to be.
Joe Biden is a pro — he won the Democratic debates and may be the best debater in the Senate. Yesterday he was scared to attack Palin. He was in a lose – lose situation, if he attacked her when she was stumbling and mixing up facts, he would look like he didn’t respect her, and if he smiled and was respectful he would look condescending and pompous, which he did. The fake smiles and laughing was uncomfortable.
Gov. Palin went from the darling of the GOP-someone everyone believed in-to a candidate that right wingers were hoping would not throw up all over herself, like she did with CBS News last week. I thought she handled herself fine. She was a little nervous at first, but she calmed down and looked more comfortable as the 90 minute debate rolled on. The only problem…she didn’t debate, she just talked. She never answered any of the questions and never responded to any attacks Biden leveled on her and McCain. She had a script and she stuck to it.
Biden is brilliant at throwing out stats and numbers that make you go, “wow, McCain did that??” All Tina Few, err, Sarah Palin had to do was say Biden was wrong and everyone would have believed her. No viewer last night knew if McCain voted to raise taxes 400 times for the middle class or if Obama’s economic plan will cut taxes for 95 percent of Americans. All Palin had to do what say Biden was wrong and then move on. Biden did it and Sarah should have followed his lead.
A few things that made me cringe……The Hockey Mom and Joe 6 Pack comment is tired and needs to be put to bed….did Sarah really give a “shout out” to an Alaska 3rd grade class?…The wink was cute the first time and even the second time, but after that it was time find a new facial gesture…Who spends a lot of time at Home Depot?….
I would give both candidates a C- for their performances – Biden was the favorite who just sat back and tried not to lose and Palin made America realize that she isn’t that intelligent and we would be in a lot of trouble should anything happen to John McCain.
I’m off to get ready for the rehearsal dinner….I promised Brian I wouldn’t talk politics for the next two days as I tend to get a little excited when I talk about this stuff…….enjoy the weekend of College Football, NFL and Playoff Baseball…32 days until the election……You have to have Hope before you can have Change…..
|5 Deep Thoughts||09.30.08 at 9:23 am ET|
Sarah Palin is not the great candidate the republicans were hoping for. She has showed her true colors the past 2 weeks. She is not as polished as Gerry and the rest of the hard core right thought. I don’t hate Sarah Palin – She seems like a nice woman and she is a cougar. I have nothing against her personally, other the fact she is 180 degrees from where I stand on the issues and I think, should something happen to McCain, she would be the single worst President since George W. Bush. Michael Holley said it perfect today – there is no job in the world that can prepare you for being the President of the United States. It is the single most important job in the world. I don’t think major executive experience is necessary but I need to have faith that the person is intelligent and capable of leading this country in a time of need. Barak Obama is brilliant and has the leadership we have been lacking the last 8 years.
This college football season is shaping up to be better then last year. 10 top 25 teams lost last weekend including Southern Cal and Florida, the teams I still think are the best 2 in the country. My prediction – there will be no team from a major conference with less then 2 losses. The National Championship will have 2 teams with 2 losses for the first time ever.
People who make fun of fantasy football (including John, Gerry and Glenn and Pete) are the same people who 10 years ago said, “that internet thing is just a fad.”
Prediction for the Sox in the Playoffs – As much as I don’t want to believe it, this has the makings of 2005 all over again. You can’t replace a healthy Mike Lowell, JD Drew and Josh Beckett and beat the Angels. If all were healthy I think this team would be ripe for a repeat. But alas, we are headed for 3 and out in the playoffs. It doesn’t matter if the Sox win one in LA, I don’t think they have the horses in 2008.
Great week for TV – How I Met Your Mother (Chach Favorite) and Worst Week Monday night, AL Central play in game tonight – MLB Playoffs the rest of the week, the VP debate Thursday, The Office and a new SNL.
Thanks for reading — any thoughts send them my way email@example.com
|5 Reasons Why College Football Is Better Then The NFL||09.25.08 at 2:26 pm ET|
No one will argue the NFL is the best football in the world. They have the best athletes and the ratings speak for themselves. But here are 5 reasons why College Footballs on Saturdays are better then the NFL.
1. Atmosphere. There are no stadiums in the NFL that can rival the atmosphere of a major college football game. Ohio State, Texas, Southern Cal and every team in the SEC (minus Vanderbilt) have a game day atmosphere that blows every NFL city out of the water. 90,000 plus going crazy for 3 plus hours, be it against Troy St. or Michigan. There fans know when to stand, know when to be loud, and always show up.
2. Tailgating. Patriots fans do a good job of tailgating as do most pro teams, but to try to compare a few hours of grilling steaks and playing bag toss to a Saturday on The Grove or a tailgate in Norman, OK. Tailgating is an art and a good number of the cars (and RV’s) get there on Thursday or Friday. The spreads before these games are 6 course meals cooked to perfection with all the beer, liquor and moonshine you could hope for.
3. The Women. Fenway Park has become a haven for good looking women in the stands — for some reason the “Pink Hats” have become a source of frustration for some. Would you rather look at a good looking chick sitting next to you or Larry from Natick, half in the bag, shoving hot dogs down his mouth? I’ll take the hot chick. If you agree with me then you will love college football. The BC co-eds look cute in their Superfan cut off t-shirts, but head down to Gainsville or out west to the University of Washington and you will see the most beautiful women you have ever seen. College football games attract the hotties and unlike NFL games, they get all dolled up and actually like the game.
4. The Uniforms. College uniforms are cool — aside from Oregon. The classics: Alabama, Penn St, Notre Dame, Nebraska, UCLA and even the new Under Armor unis are sharp looking. Turn on any game this Saturday and you will agree.
5. The Passion. Listen, no know is questioning your loyalty to your NFL team, but it just means more for college fans. Maybe it has to do with the fact they went to school there or they give money to support the athletic department, but it just means more. Maybe it’s because there is nothing else to live for if you live in Starkville or Corvallis or maybe it’s because they see the players as their own children. Whatever the reason, the passion for college football is unmatched when compared to that of the NFL.
Thanks for reading — if you agree with me or want to tell me I suck please do — firstname.lastname@example.org
Rodney Harrison and Adam Schefter Friday along with Kings Things!
|Something we missed!||09.24.08 at 5:09 pm ET|
Just woke up from my nap, that started during the John Henry interview with Dale and Holley. I was clicking through some of my favorite websites that I look at, and now with a lifetime password to Mr. Skin I’ve had to add him and spend quality time there! I can’t believe we missed this, but here it is! The Officer who had to control a “drunk and disorderly” Red Sox fan in Tampa was cleared in the case. We all wondered what was going on, while we all watched on NESN during the game. Well thanks to tampabay.com, and this blog, we can now see the photos. You want to look at photo eleven, this one shows, clearly, the Officer’s Taser gun on Chris Sciesinski (the Red Sox Fan). So click through the photos and enjoy! Maybe I’ll get the boys to do a caption contest on one of the last 2 photos. Kinda reminds me of our pre-show meetings when one of us disagrees!
- Aaron Eriskin on Sizing up the competition
- Tim on Mrs. Football vs. Miss Alabama
- gibby on Mrs. Football vs. Miss Alabama
- Kevin Miller on Mrs. Football vs. Miss Alabama
- Captain on Mrs. Football vs. Miss Alabama
- Har in Vancouver on DJ Steve Porter ‘Can’t Wait’
- SeamusNH on Happy couple caught in the act
- Michael Terzakis on snyderyacht
- Lollipop on The Lovely Donna Simpson…Smokin!
- RICK ALLEN on The Red Sox new theme song!