Welcome to PatsFans.com

Opinions on Felger and Fauria

Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by Mike the Brit, Jul 28, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Mike the Brit

    Mike the Brit Minuteman Target PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    5,767
    Likes Received:
    178
    Ratings:
    +387 / 2 / -1

    Disable Jersey

    Sperham has just registered with Patsfans.com and, since he can't start threads on the main board yet, I thought I'd copy his post over.

    My answer:

    Fauria? Great! (Mrs Fauria, even better. :))

    Felger? Well I won't say anything but just use the search function on this board. :eek:
     
  2. cubedoggy

    cubedoggy On the Game Day Roster

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    462
    Likes Received:
    1
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0 / -0

    To Sperham via MtB:

    "Is your fandome so serious that you will dedicate a half hour on the practice (not a gam), practice?" Could we have that in English?

    Oh, and Felger is a tool.
     
  3. PatsWickedPissah

    PatsWickedPissah PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2005
    Messages:
    23,680
    Likes Received:
    642
    Ratings:
    +1,716 / 19 / -12

    Disable Jersey

    7:30 PM I assume? On what channel?
     
  4. PatsFan37

    PatsFan37 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    1,516
    Likes Received:
    10
    Ratings:
    +23 / 0 / -1

    #37 Jersey

    Yes, would absolutely devote a half-hour to any kind of Patriots talk.

    Felger? Does it have to be Felger? What, Borges wasn't available.

    Seriously, can't you find someone who doesn't smirk everytime he opens his mouth? Not everything has to have an angle or be controversial to be interesting. Nor does it have to cover the superstars. It doesn't all have to be about Brady or Moss or what do they do without Asante. It's ok to talk about the RBs or the TEs or, omigod, the linemen.

    Thanks for asking our opinions. You're sure to get more.
     
  5. Garbanza

    Garbanza In the Starting Line-Up

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2004
    Messages:
    2,203
    Likes Received:
    1
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0 / -0

    As an avid Football fan and rabid Patriots fan, yes I would watch this show.

    As far as Felger goes - he's become the Meterperel of local TV Sports. To quick to be a contrarian just for controversy, story and my guess, ego. Fauria (I'm a woman) is eye candy for sure, and since he was a member of the team - can provide some insight we may not get otherwise. However, a speech and public communication class couldn't hurt him? :)

    Too bad it couldn't be Reiss or Curran. People that don't go overboard in inflecting their opinion onto a piece.
     
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2008
  6. lostjumper

    lostjumper Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2006
    Messages:
    981
    Likes Received:
    2
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0 / -0

    I would definitely watch a 30 minute segment covering the training camp practices. Especially with 2 a days, there should be enough info to fill the time. I'm on here 20 times a day looking for new info and reports...30 minutes is nothing :)

    As for the talent, Felger has hated on this board for his negative, contrarian view about anything regarding the pats in recent years. However, he filled in well I thought last week on WEEI, so maybe that was just a role. Fauria should be able to give some insights, like what the coaches are looking for or hoping to accomplish with a certain drill.

    You should find a way to get Mike Reiss into a segment. You will find on this board that people overwhelmingly think of him as the best pats beat reporter.
     
  7. sperham

    sperham Rookie

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2008
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    PatsWickedPissah - show is on Comcast SportsNet - channel 52 on most comcast systems. The HD feed is 852.

    As for Felger - he would tell you that he is not playing the roll of the contrarian. He says what he believes and as an outsider he feels that he is more objective than the born and bred in Boston reporter/personality.
     
  8. PatsFan37

    PatsFan37 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    1,516
    Likes Received:
    10
    Ratings:
    +23 / 0 / -1

    #37 Jersey

    A lot of people here might feel they got their fill of 'objective outsiders' last year. When you've circled the wagons, you tend to lose your trust in those outside.
     
  9. Pats726

    Pats726 Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    9,800
    Likes Received:
    8
    Ratings:
    +8 / 0 / -0

    Really....frankly, I find that a pile of manure..FUNNY that when he was on ESPN starting out, his show was actually quite good and listenable. Although ALL of a sudden when ratings were not good, his contrarian views were formed and became large. Objective?? please...he's a pompous ***hole at best; frankly I really find his credibility quite low. Might I watch?? Probably..because I like football talk..but really Curran or Reiss bring a whole lot more to the table.
     
  10. Mike the Brit

    Mike the Brit Minuteman Target PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    5,767
    Likes Received:
    178
    Ratings:
    +387 / 2 / -1

    Disable Jersey

    Reiss, Curran and Albert Breer have been the best reporters on the Patriots recently by a mile, in my opinion. They are far from being "fans with keyboards" (unlike us!)
     
  11. PATSNUTme

    PATSNUTme Paranoid Homer Moderator Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2005
    Messages:
    15,274
    Likes Received:
    88
    Ratings:
    +183 / 2 / -1

    #75 Jersey

    I will stomache Felger, as I have been, to watch any thing related to the Patriots. It's on every night this week at 7:30Pm on ComcastSportsNet.

    Even felger will make a good point once in a great while when he stops blowing wind to stroke his own ego.

    Fauria should be interesting.
     
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2008
  12. sperham

    sperham Rookie

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2008
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    The good news is we will have Curran and Breer as regulars throughout the year on MS Sports Tonight.

    I don't believe they will be part of Pats Camp Report 2008 this week however.

    What other people would you like to hear from and what are you most trusted outlets for Pats content (beyond this space of course)?

    Are there players who you think would be good on TV?
     
  13. spacecrime

    spacecrime Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    8,329
    Likes Received:
    17
    Ratings:
    +17 / 0 / -0

    A few years ago, Felger was one of the best.

    Since then, he has evidently decided that being controversial gets more listeners. I don't know it that is true or not, but FSNE lost this listener quite a while back. I understand that it is now Comcast as every so often, if there is news, I turn the show on, but he is hard to take. He'll pick one aspect of anything and turn things black. The last game, the worst game, a college performance ... it doesn't seem to matter as long as it's negative.

    It grew tiresome and I just gave up on him and the TV show.

    He might be right in that his contrary views for the sake of being contrary draw in some viewers, but after his act gets stale, they leave.

    Fauria is good. Nice down-to-earth commmentary with lots of insider bits. He seems to have a knack for what is interesting to viewers vice what might be interesting to players. Many would-be player-commentators never learn that.

    I suppose I will watch all the shows, even with Felger on, because I want to see Patriot stuff.

    So that I won't feel badly having to listen to Felger, I will look forward to sending snailmail letters to the sponsors telling them that the show is trashing the Patriots and I will not buy their products as long as they are sponsors.

    Then I can watch and not be too annoyed at the show for having him on.
     
  14. Rob0729

    Rob0729 PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2006
    Messages:
    30,650
    Likes Received:
    478
    Ratings:
    +1,387 / 13 / -5

    Yeah, Felger's Borges Jr. act is just that, an act. I do agree that Felger was back to the old Felger on WEEI last week. He still doesn't know crap about baseball, but when it came to football he was insightful and objective. I guess when he isn't responsible for ratings, he doesn't need to be controversial.
     
  15. PatsWickedPissah

    PatsWickedPissah PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2005
    Messages:
    23,680
    Likes Received:
    642
    Ratings:
    +1,716 / 19 / -12

    Disable Jersey

    I'll watch, but then I have to put up with my wife moaning over how "gorgeous" Fauria is. :mad:
     
  16. Mike the Brit

    Mike the Brit Minuteman Target PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    5,767
    Likes Received:
    178
    Ratings:
    +387 / 2 / -1

    Disable Jersey

    ten characters
     
  17. sperham

    sperham Rookie

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2008
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    Looking forward - who do you think would be good?

    Vrabel?
    Bruschi?
    Brown?
    Harrison?
     
  18. PATSNUTme

    PATSNUTme Paranoid Homer Moderator Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2005
    Messages:
    15,274
    Likes Received:
    88
    Ratings:
    +183 / 2 / -1

    #75 Jersey

    I'm kind of partial to Rodney , but that's me. Big Vince bringing the heat would be good too.:rocker:
     
  19. NoCal Patriot

    NoCal Patriot Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2006
    Messages:
    518
    Likes Received:
    1
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0 / -0

    Fauria is fine , Felger is a know nothing jerk !
     
  20. bradmahn

    bradmahn In the Starting Line-Up

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2006
    Messages:
    2,008
    Likes Received:
    2
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0 / -0

    John Tomase is the best. Definitely book him.
    :help:

    I'd love to see Troy Brown make an appearance on the show and bring some insight.

    I find Christopher Gasper from the Globe to be a reasonable and thoughtful presence on most programs (and he's one of the few sports writers I find enjoyable to read), but I don't know if he is available to anything other than NESN (just a guess, I really have no idea).

    Felger is mistaken in that he thinks "the sky is falling" equals objectivity. It doesn't. Tempered criticism is the most entertaining/interesting; Felger doesn't seem to get that.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

unset ($sidebar_block_show); ?>