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  1. shmessy

    shmessy Maude Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

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    How DARE he not toe the party line? Burn him! Cast him from the parapets! :rocker:

    Shame for a man to suffer such castigation for speaking the truth.....
     
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    But...But.... This is a Red Sox town.

    Half the broadcast media are crapping their pants because their football analysis skills don't go beyond "Brady looked really sharp out there" and "You gotta catch that ball". Talking baseball is easier because stats means something and arguing things like line ups and BS trade talk can take up hours or days of talk.

    Personally, I think the Pats were probably more popular than the Sox for a while, but the media doesn't want the shift to happen.
     
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    Maybe the Red Sox should recognize that everything about them is a parody of what it used to be. The team, the management, the TV and radio announcers, EVERYTHING is a joke at this point.
     
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    Not surprising. The Sux are terrible this year and they have an idiot for a manager.
     
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    Shaughnessy (today) and Massarotti (yesterday) were fully accepting of the survey and thought it showed just how bad a job the Red Sox ownership has been doing lately.
     
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    BankofAmericaSox brand is receiving a serious pummeling even in New England. Well deserved on and off the field. Good luck, RKO employees.

    EDIT: EEI employees. My bad.
     
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    I tried, TRIED to listen to Felger and Mazz (with Jermaine Wiggins) yesterday and it was painful. Felger does get football but he knows the average listener doesn't want a ton of x's and o's talk and he would rather focus on the sensationalistic stuff while Wiggy has been hit in the head far too often but does make a point here or there. Then there is Mazz, ho-ly cow. Someone take him out back and shoot him.

    My absolute favorite moment on 98.5 during the Super Bowl run last year was an ad for F&M with a sputtering Tony going off on the team during the pre-season, "how about finding some football players and winning some games!" It aired at least five times a day during last year's 13-3, AFC Championship season. Nothing exemplifies the lowest common denominator that is sports talk radio than that quote right there.
     
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    Mazz accepted the survey because the same survey said that Felger and Mazz was the best local radio program and him the third favorite radio personality after Gil Santos and Gerry Callahan.
     
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    If you listen to WEEI it most definitely is a Red Sox town. i gave up because they simply cannot stop talking aboiut the Red Sox, and i simply don't care about them. I don't see myself going back at this point, it's useless.
     
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    Mazz accepted the survey because he and Felger have been saying the same things the survey said.
     
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    I gotta say for a guy who played in the NFL for almost a decade, Wiggins seems to know very little about football.

    Felger if he would strip away the d-bag BS would be the best talk show host when it comes talking football. His "cap is crap" type of arguments get in the way of his pretty good football knowledge.

    Mazz is Mazz. There is no hope for him.
     
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    I was joking - sort of.

    But right now the media will accept any survey that dumps on the Sox. Yet they still will not openly admit that this is no longer a Red Sox town well at least most of them. Felger and Mazz did and compared it to the Bruins' popularity colllapse that took over a decade to happen.
     
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    God, I had hoped I wasn't the only one that felt this way.

    Life long New Englander moving into Boston and I have always disliked baseball. Nothing annoys me more than going on the stations and hearing HOURS AND HOURS of Red Sox rehash talk.

    How much can you possibly talk about this one team? Don't people get tired? We have other great teams here!

    If they talked about them proportionally that'd be okay, but if you listen to the radio you'd get the impression that only the Red Sox exist and some minor league team called the Patriots that deserve maybe 5 min of talk per 2 hours.
     
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    When the Sox ran their smear campaign on Tito, I was on the brink. When they hired Bobby V, I checked out entirely. They're still my team--I'll be in the stands when they come to Anaheim next week--but they're so unlikable, from ownership to management to the roster itself--that I just can't really be bothered to care too much what happens to them. I wouldn't care about them at all if not for the fact that they were such a large part of my childhood.
     
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    It's about time. And we know which one is more primed to take another championship.

    The Sox just aren't a likable team or organization right now. They've done something there that just should never be done. Them and the Jets. Twins.
     
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    I think theres more Sox talk now because its baseball season and the team is a soap opera, they both talk football during football season, its usually the only time I really listen to the two sports talk shows is during football season, they pretty much both suck but where else are you going to hear football talk.
     
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    Having grown up across the street from a Sox fanatic, who was baseball 24/7 year round, it's obvious that the insane hardcore fans that keep showing up at Fenway no matter what, are enough to keep the phones lit up on talk radio, much to the annoyance of everyone else.

    My response is the off switch, I don't need no stinkin' Sox talk.
     
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    I'm surprised the Sox are even the second most popular team in this town with the Bruins one year removed from a title, and the Celts giving King James a run for his money.

    Heck, I hate soccer, and I'd probably rather see the Revolution succeed before the group of jackasses that is the 2012 Boston Red Sox.

    I used to be a diehard Sox fan, but this team is beyond un-rootable. I now actively root against them in the hopes of it spurring some form of change. And at this point, the brand feels so tarnished, I'm in no hurry to even want to care about them. Everything about this team should make Sox fans blood boil, and whoever is still rooting for this squad to have their bad habits rewarded with victories should reconsider.

    I pretty much hated the Sox team last year, and since then I went from just being ambivalent to their fate to now just hoping they lose. Maybe some good will come of it. The team is a mess. The players, the ownership, the entire culture, the fanbase.
     
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    As I've posted before, I'm a baseball fan and split sox season tickets with a few people but if you tune in or go to Fenway, there are more empty seats than 10 years ago, viewership has declined over the last month or two, and tickets can be had on StubHub and other second hand sites for under $10. Personally, I couldn't sell tickets to a Sox-Yankees Saturday night game a few weeks ago until almost the last minute. All signs that fans are dissatisfied.

    I am not surprised either. Once ownership overstepped their baseball people in the front office, this kind of season was bound to happen.

    You could see this coming a mile away. Before spring training ever started, the team did not try to sell the "team", rather they sold the ballpark, the 100th anniversary, the logo, Wally, bricks, books, etc. No talking about the product on the field, it was all about the "brand."

    I don't blame it all on Valentine, whom I was not a fan of before the hiring. Some blame goes to him but also to the players for not sucking it up and just playing the game. However, a lot of this may have been avoided if the baseball operations staff was allowed to do its job in naming the next manager or if Bobby were allowed to name his own staff. Neither happened and the season has been a divided one. The local media has also gotten scooped on some major story lines by national writers which should never happen. In all, no one associated with this team is blame free for how this team looks right now.
     
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