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  1. PatriotsReign

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    I've listened to WEEI sports radio since they started. I'm a sucker for Boston/New England sports talk, so I can't stay away from it. I'll admit, my Irish heritage makes me a natural for all the yelling and arguing that goes on during the Big Show.

    But one of the things that does get under my skin is the number of callers who THINK they're experts. I've even listened to guys who call in and talk as if they attend every Red Sox spring training game and most of the single, double & triple-A games. To hear them talk, you'd think they really believe they are professional scouts.

    The self-appointed Patriots experts talk as if they attend every Patriots practice and are even invited to attend off-season strength programs. To me, it is the epitome of "Get a life" when I listen to these guys.

    I heard a guy call in yesterday and make the statement, "Matt Ryan is not an NFL quarterback. He is the product of a system..." And the guy made the statement as if it was the truth and then went on to rattle off who the quality players were in this year's draft. He never once qualified his statements with "In my opinion", he just spoke as if he knew "more than the rest of us".

    I can't stand fans like that who claim they are Celtics, Patriots, Red Sox, Boston College, Bruins, Pawsox & Sea Dogs season ticket holders. They always forget to tell us they are 45 years old, work part-time & live with their parents.:rolleyes:
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    Dude, that's not even close, it's epitome.
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    That's what I said.:D
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    The actual hosts get under my skin more than the callers. Frankly, the only guys on the show that have as much football understanding as the median poster here are Holley and the Steakhouse boys.

    Every single other host knows less about football than I do, and that fact amazes me consdering I never played organized football in my life.
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    try listening to wjab here in maine, you would puke because evey caller brings the show down to a new level every time they speak, same goes with the moron hosts as well.

    cant wait till tuesday, eei will be finally on here in maine
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    See, what I want to know is that why a ex-Buffalo Bill and ex-NY Giant player are doing football analysis for the Boston area. Now, I know they're from around here but wouldn't you want a former Pats player to do the analysis? (Granted the Pats sucked for a long time so the pool of good players is kinda shallow).

    I hate the callers on the Big Show. They're either friends of the hosts, screamers, or guys that are like 50-60 years old and have really thick Boston accents and sound like they've been doing construction for the last 35 years. (I don't mind a strong accent but these guys are way over the top).
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    I used to listen to weei much more when I was in school, and you just have to realize that 95% of the people who call are morons haha. Their day centers around coming up with something funny to say on the whiner line, then telling their friends that they were on the radio today. Take it as entertainment. I don't know about everybody else, but I have better things to do than wait on hold for 45 minutes so I can say...Everyone talks about strahan, but Osi is real good too, and then have the hosts agree and hang up on me.
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    Uh, you do know that Smerlas and DeOssie both played for the Patriots, right? :eek:
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    How long? And how come they don't tell any stories about they're days with the Pats? (and yes, I did know that but they played the majority of their careers elsewhere)
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    Both Smerlas and Steve DeOssie have Patriots roots. Smerlas played for Waltham high and finished his career as a Patriot along with DeOssie. Both also played for Boston College. I agree that it would be nice to get someone who was a career Patriot on the show. but keep in mind, he'd have to be a homer who get's under the skin of opposing fans. That is Smerlas' & DeOssie's job as Pats analysts. I'm also a big fan of Homerism when it comes to the Patriots.
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    DeOssie also played on the Giants when Belichick and Parcells were there. He is pretty friendly with Bill and his son Zak, now a longsnapper/LB for the Giants, was a ball boy for Bill here when he was in highschool. A lot of the old school Pats players don't or didn't get along too well with BB. Some have come around but several others still seem lost when talking about this team because it is nothing like any team they ever played on. Whole different approach to the game, different schemes, different mindset. Fred was a nose tackle and DeOssie played in the system - so these guys have a better appreciation for what goes on here than some guys who played for Chuck Fairbanks... And they also have some pretty solid relationships with some of the core players because they played the game and don't take cheap shots at a team they are covering.

    Want your ears to bleed, Lenny Megliola and John Risch are filling in for Mikey every night this week... They don't even have a firm grasp of like news type facts. At one point on their watch the sports flash said Troy Brown was cut yesterday... It's painful - if the radio wasn't attached to the dash you'd be hard pressed not to chuck it out the window. And yet people call and ask them what they think...

    This team has outstripped the local media's capacity to cover it even reasonably well. Meanwhile the same self absorbed anti-homer attitude exists within the Boston media among guys who owe ALL THEIR MEDIA SUCCESS to the little cinderella football team who vaulted them all onto the media map.
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