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  1. BradyManny

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    This probably would've gotten more play if it weren't the morning after the first preseason game, but what the heck...Is anyone listening to the rap battles on 98.5 between the various hosts? I gotta give it to this station for being incredibly creative and always doing something different (WEEI, take notice).

    They aired a Felger vs. Gresh battle this morning which was quite epic. Even if you hate either or both of them - or maybe especially if you hate either or both of them - check the 98.5 page at some point today for a listen. It's worth while. Gotta give the two credit.
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    Re: OT: Show host rap battles on 98.5

    Cannot stand Merloni and Munanski, they are trying to sound like football intelligentia, but fail miserably. They sound like they just discovered the Patriots and the NFL and this is their rookie year. They tried to become Bruins, NHL smart and failed miserably.

    But even worse is listening to Gresch and Zo... they bring pain to my ears.

    Tough choices, shytty and shyttier...
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    Re: OT: Show host rap battles on 98.5

    How do people listen to that garbage of a morning sports radio show? It's not even a sports radio show. It's frat hour. I can't stand it.
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    Re: OT: Show host rap battles on 98.5

    Other than Zolak...The station is unlistenable.

    Their formula is for simpletons: "We're gonna say negative stuff about Boston sports teams and athlete's....it'll piss people off...and they will listen and call us."

    I want to listen to genuine talk....and you knw what else.....I'M A GUY WHO LIKES HOMERS LIKE JACK EDWARDS AND JOHNNIE MOST. There's enough people in the national media and Opposing franchises cutting us down...
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    Re: OT: Show host rap battles on 98.5

    It's pretty juvenile at times (Toucher and Rich) but they are entertaining at other times as well. Overall, the show has a lot of creative bits - the Jack Edwards raps, Naughty Maz, all the games they play. They might be childish at times, but it can be entertaining. And creative. Toucher & Rich both have skill. Sometimes they misuse it, but at least they are good at what they do.

    At the very least, it's beats the pathetic offerings of WEEI who can neither talk sports, politics or be funny. I wonder if Brady will continue to team up with WEEI on Monday Mornings given the show's alliance with "El Presidente", the idiot site runner of barstoolsports who recently had one of the more egregious violations of Brady and his family's privacy.
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    Re: OT: Show host rap battles on 98.5

    I heard Dale Arnold say this morningthat WEEI has severed its ties to that individual (not Brady.)
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    Re: OT: Show host rap battles on 98.5

    I love Toucher and Rich and the lightheartedness that they bring to sports in this town. If anything they are the total opposite of the Borges/Felgers that try to tear down the players and teams. The back and forth that they have with Merriwether for instance is fantastic.

    And I especially love the Rap battle skits they are doing now. I missed this mornings so I'll have to go to the site and check it out.
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    Re: OT: Show host rap battles on 98.5

    98.5 officially has my least favorite host/guest in Jermaine Wiggins. For a guy who spent seven years in the league, it is shocking how little he actually knows about football. He said the Pats never played a 4-3 base under Belichick eventhough they played a 4-3 base one of the years he played for the Pats. He thinks that the only defensive system that plays an one gap is the Tampa 2 and that the one gap and Tampa 2 are synonomous (I wonder if he would be shocked to know there are several teams running an one gap 3-4 defense).

    Sorry to get off topic, but this guy is horrible yet the station seems to want to give this guy more and more air time. I think he deserves less and less.
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    Re: OT: Show host rap battles on 98.5

    According to the last Ratings release, WEEI is getting it's ass kicked. And deservingly so...

    Toucher and Rich are awesome. And the rap Battles have been hysterical.

    Mazz killed it with his. :rotfl:
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    Re: OT: Show host rap battles on 98.5

    Good, maybe the moron will learn a lesson in consequence. Unfortunately given the imbecile demographic that both stations and the blogger pander to will probably result in him not getting what he really deserves to have severed...
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    Re: OT: Show host rap battles on 98.5

    I agree with all of this.

    Today's rap battles were truly hysterical.

    WEEI has met its competition with arrogance and dismissal. I used to listen to EEI every day and had no real problem with it - until given an alternative. Now it feels like EEI is grasping and trying too hard.

    Look no further than the allegiance with El Presidente as a misguided effort to win back some of the 98.5 demo. The programming on WEEI has just truly been terrible the last few months and it feels like the better 98.5 fares in the ratings, the worse product WEEI offers up.

    Holley is the only redeeming quality to WEEI. 98.5 may have irritating hosts, but the shows are excellently run, the producers know their craft, and they bring fresh ideas to the table.
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    Re: OT: Show host rap battles on 98.5

    You know the Big Show was actually listenable a week ago when it was Holley with Troy Brown and Tedy Bruschi and Holley and Tom E Curran. When is WEEI going to bite the bullet and buy out the rest of Ordway's contract or figure out a way to fire him outright? He is definitely stuck in a different era of radio.

    WEEI really destroyed their line up by giving Holley the afternoon gig (they didn't have a choice) and putting Mutt and Merloni on middays. Their ratings have really reflected the stupid move. The Big Show was already losing Felger and Mazz, but Dale and Holley were holding off Gresh and Zo. The Big Show will never overtake Felger and Mazz with Ordway there and Mutt and Merloni are just awful.

    WEEI needs a shake up. The first move should be to dump Ordway and give Holley a rotating guess and no more than two at a time. They need to replace Mutt and Merloni with anyone. I would even like to see Pete Sheppard back middays than them.
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    Re: OT: Show host rap battles on 98.5

    I agree. Ordway seems like a nice enough guy - but his shtick is so tired.
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    Re: OT: Show host rap battles on 98.5

    Petey ran the show well when he was given the chance. M&M are just awful, but so are Gresh & Zo. I can listen to Felger's crap but Mazz is so painful to listen to, I want to stop breathing to end it all. The morning guys on both stations are nothing special.
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    Re: OT: Show host rap battles on 98.5

    They do not bring lightheartedness to sports because it's not about sports. Seriously, Toucher and Rich are about as knowledgeable about sports as the dead squirrel I passed by on my morning commute to work this morning. The back and forth with Merriweather is absurd and just shows you what an idiot Bradon is. They are laughing AT him, not with him. They know nothing about Football, Baseball, basketball, etc. Nothing.
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    Re: OT: Show host rap battles on 98.5

    a rap battle?

    is that like when two sub 40 IQ uneducated street thugs toss insults back and forth while bragging about all the wimmens they "sexed" up...backed up by the same lameazzed drum samples that infect every single cut made in the past ten years?

    imitating murderous psychopathic Crip and Blood wannabes is so past tense...but then,how would a timewarped Gresh ever know...you know we've jumped the shark when a Gresh goes "gangsta".
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    Re: OT: Show host rap battles on 98.5

    You're just biased because Holley let you on the Big Show to kiss Troy Brown's arse. :singing:
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    Im cool with that.

    I know enough about sports, I dont need their takes.

    The show gets the job done in the entertainment department. And that's what I want out of my morning show.

    I know that it's not for everyone, but it's right up my alley.
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    Holley hates me.

    Can't win 'em all...
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    Oh is he ever, he a such a smarmy, creepy little twerp. All he does is parrot what Felger says, knows next to nothing about sports and may be the single most negative person alive, all that delivered by Micky Mouse's voice going though puberty, it's like a thousand nails on a chalkboard. He annoys in so many ways. He offends the senses of sight and sound.

    Felger's shtick is getting old also.

    I don't bother with EEI and now only occasionally listen to 98.5, I just can't stand Maz.
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    Is 98.5 Serious with Ted Sarandis?

    At the beach listening to aol app, he comes
    On interviewing Perillo. Sarandis starts saying how Ridley came out of nowhere to surprise everyone and make the team. Then coming back from a break he says reports out of Foxboro says Mallet has a good chance to make the team. No f-ing $h1t Ted. Terence was never a question they would not be on the team. He knows so little about football it's embarrassing to 98.5. Same guy who whined that last year was a 6-10 team.
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    I, for one, am shocked everytime a third-round pick makes the team.
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    Re: Is 98.5 Serious with Ted Sarandis?

    I was taken aback a bit when I heard Ted Sarandis come on-he's just a bit out of it when it comes to the Patriots at least. Thought it was funny when he called the show "Ted Nation," his old EEI handle when he is a fill-in.

    I do have to say when I do listen to sports radio, I've been tuning the dial to 98.5 a bit more lately as I could never take listening to D&C in the morning, the Mutt and Merloni show is just awful, and I don't really care for the Big Show now that they changed the format. I used to look forward to seeing who was on for the day-now it's just boring all the time. Some of those Big Show co-hosts are showing up on 98.5-I heard Perrillo today and McAdam the other day. I do have to say though I can't take Mazz & Felger and Mike Adams is a joke, so my sports radio listening is limited these days. Sad to say.
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    Re: Is 98.5 Serious with Ted Sarandis?

    Sports radio has taken a double flush.. Mutt and Merloni just plain suck, they try to be knowledgeable about Hockey and now football, but fail miserably their schtick is contrived and phony . The only time I like the early EEI show is when D& C are on vacation and Dale Arnold fills in. Gresch always was and is a freaking joke, Zo tries to be edgy when all he needs to be is knowledgeable... still favor Holley and Ordway to the resident contrarians on 98.5..
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    Overall they have all gone down and find my IPOD is often a better alternative than the crap on the radio.. sometimes I email Jason Wolfe and tell him how his radio station sucks, but of course he denies it. Guess he does not check the ratings.

    Ted Sarandis needs to be in assisted living..
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    Re: Is 98.5 Serious with Ted Sarandis?

    S-I-R-I-U-S/X-M

    That cures all of your sports talk needs. Want informed football, NBA, NHL, and MLB talk? They have a station dedicated to each.
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    Re: Is 98.5 Serious with Ted Sarandis?

    Mutt and Merloni know nothing about football, and Mike Adams knows even less. I just leave it on 98.5 now -- more football talk all around. It was great early today, exclusively Patriots talk.
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    Re: Is 98.5 Serious with Ted Sarandis?

    BB took Ridley in the 3rd round, apparently not EVERYONE was surprised.

    It may have been a surprise to those who seriously took Mel Kiper, the MSM, et al as experts.......


    Stevan Ridley, the 2011 version of Sebastian Vollmer.
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    I think that Gresch is the best football guy locally. You Gresh bashers are basing him on what he looks like. But listen to what he says: he is very well spoken and knowledgeable and pretty funny. I also love that he can beat on twerps such as Felger.
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    I actually like Mut and Merloni because they really don't take themselves to seriously. The last thing I want to listen to is any of them act like experts ... field the calls - talk some crap ... that's enough for me while I am in my car otherwise I never listen - only when driving.

    If WEEI really wants to do something then bring back Pete ... I Love Pete.

    Okay enough of the stupidity for me ... seriously ... in this day and age of Twitter and MyFace and instant news these shows have no shot at offering new info like the old days. I think they are best when they do interviews and field some calls - that's all i care for anyways is mostly interviews.
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    Re: OT: Show host rap battles on 98.5

    IMO.... if you know what you're talking about, you have a much better home in WEEI. If you don't, you are much more attracted to 98.5

    Mornings: D&C are knowledgable. Put your politics aside and realize when they talk sports they have a clue, much more than T&R - who to be honest are juvenile. I'm 23 and they strike me as immature - and don't know a damn thing about sports.

    Middays: Awful and awful. It is beyond me how Mutnansky is a full time host in this market, he is miserable. Merloni is good regarding baseball but that's it. Gresh and Zo are intolerably awful as well.... I find myself listening to music in the middays now - when before I would never change Dale and Holley.

    Afternoons: Big Show is okay - Ordway is done - when Dale filled in with Holley in the afternoons a couple weeks ago it sounded great....maybe it's time to go back that direction and knock Ordway and his fat contract to middays - because D&H would beat Felger and Mazz handily

    Nights: Mikey all the way. If you don't like Mikey...you're not a guy. D.A. is knowledgeable, but boring.

    Weekends: Can't believe it has come to this, but Mustard and Johnson are better than all of the weekend shows on 98.5....
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