Why is Fred Smerlas off WEEI?

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  1. Tunescribe

    Tunescribe PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Anyone know why Fred Smerlas has been replaced by Scott Zolak on WEEI? Apparently it's permanent, but I haven't heard why. I'll miss Fred, he always made me laugh and offered good insights on the Patriots.
  2. reflexblue

    reflexblue PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    I know he wasn't there today as I'm sure your aware. But listening (for a short time) I never picked up that he was gone permanetly. I would miss him too, his humor was so bad it was good. DeOsie's his good friend I think that if eei told Fred not to show up I think DeOsie wouldn't either in support.
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  3. cupofjoe1962

    cupofjoe1962 In the Starting Line-Up

    He is at Disney World with his family (no joke).
    Zolack is only filling in for Fred....
    They have been having polls on who to keep as a joke.
    Fred is winning in the poll.
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  4. reflexblue

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    Yeah now that you mention it I don't remember DW but I do remember the poll and Fred being way ahead.
  5. DarrylS

    DarrylS PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Sounds fishy to me, lots of inuendo's(maybe it is part of the ratings game, see mikey adams)... also intimated it may be a money issue, do not like Zolak.
  6. pats1

    pats1 Moderator PatsFans.com Supporter

    They kept saying when Zo was on that "Yeah, Fred is really gone for good," but I still think it's a joke.
  7. Tunescribe

    Tunescribe PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    If it's a joke they need to make it more obvious to someone just tuning in. The announcer says, "Fred Smerlas is no longer with us" and that Zolak is his replacement going forward. At least the latter part makes sense since Zolak's Rhode Island gig folded.
  8. QuickOutGo

    QuickOutGo Practice Squad Player

    My guess is they both stay on during football season. Smerlas does the Monday gig with the coach and maybe Fridays as well. Zolak does something in the middle of the week. Nothing worse than tuning in to the Big Show during football season and hearing Buckley or Mcadam wax poetic about the beauty of baseball. I love watching/talking baseball as well... during baseball season. During football season I want to hear more football analysis and would welcome Zolak as one of the cohosts.
  9. MoLewisrocks

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    Hey, it could be worse - Gresh is unemployed too... Lucky for us ESPN has been using him as a fill in plug in so no way he gets on WEEI...

    They've been trying out Lou Merloni as well and he's been a big upgrade - even commenting on football as a life long fan who was an athlete his take is more interesting than a Buckley or Butch Sterns. Maybe they are moving away from mediots as guests and opting for guys who actually played in these leagues.
  10. IcyPatriot

    IcyPatriot ------------- PatsFans.com Supporter

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    I knew there would be a Gresh take and who better than you to make it. :p
    I'm right up there with you on :eat2: that blowhard.
    It could have been worse is an understatement ... disaster.
    Pete Sheppard would be kicking the crap out of Gresh from day 1.
    I can see a few people there making Gresh look like the piece of crap that he is.
    Gresh's best bet is to start a show with Tomasse ...:bricks: "As the Feces Splats" ...:bricks:
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  11. Patslifer

    Patslifer Banned

    It is obvious that they are joking and he is coming back.
  12. wiggins!

    wiggins! Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    if you people are really that enamered with Fred not being on eei for a day or 2 when there's football news happening then....WOOOO....

    AND to make matters worse, if by now, some of you haven't picked up on the eei jokes/gags/bits...made up show plots to kill slow news time....then you're as dumb as a box o'rocks.

    thank you to those of you who actually have a clue and haven't fallen for their crap and bought it hook, line and sinker like others on this board.
  13. Tunescribe

    Tunescribe PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    It's great to know there's at least one person on this board smarter than everyone else. Now, please do us all a favor and go play in traffic.
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  14. nepatz11

    nepatz11 On the Game Day Roster

    I was confused too. I thought they were joking but wasnt sure. I think in a strange way Smerlas brings a lot to the table so I hope its a joke.
  15. Stan Musial Jr.

    Stan Musial Jr. On the Roster

    I have a friend who works for the station -- apparently Smerlas was fired for general douchebaggery.
  16. castlelong1

    castlelong1 Banned

    I know last year Fred was thinking of running for office. If he does, WEEI cannot have him on or be open to equal time. Who cares if Fred was discussing Matt Cassel in a pre-season game, the law says his opponent can get 4 hours to espouse his position on, say, street repair.
  17. Patslifer

    Patslifer Banned

    Your friend has no idea whats going on at his own company then.
  18. Patslifer

    Patslifer Banned

  19. DGameguy

    DGameguy Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Yeh it's a joke. However, in the past Fred has held out to get more appearance money.
  20. godef

    godef In the Starting Line-Up

    It's a radio station. Would you expect anything less?
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