Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Don't Bury That Dig

Mike opened the show (with sidekicks Kim Jones and Chris Carlin) by heaping all the praise in the world on the Red Sox. He gushed about them having become THE model franchise in the sport, somewhat similar to the Yanks of '96-2000. But in the midst of this Boston love-fest, this statement came out:

"Whatever they do, they do right and they are the Pats without Dr. Evil and Giselle, so they are basically a more likeable team than the Pats because the Pats are not a likeable team, except Brady is...but the coaching staff and the ownership are not overally likeable. But the Red Sox are likeable. Their manager is likeable. Their ownership is likeable. All right, Theo gets too much credit. But that's fine. That doesn't even matter."

Mike, if that DOESN'T matter, then why would you say it? And more to the point, why does Theo get too much credit? To quote wikipedia "In 2004, he engineered the first World Series championship by the Red Sox in 86 years and a second in the 2007 season." 2 Championships in the last 4 years and another trip back to the ALCS. So Mike, why does Theo get too much credit? He should get all the credit in the world. But in your mind, because Theo tried to get rid of Manny in the past (but never did so), he must be forever punished. He must not reap the rewards of guiding a team that hadn't won in nearly a century to two titles in this century..Mike, if you want to praise a team and a rival team, then go ahead. It actually gives you some credibility. But don't try to bury a dig in there...a dig at Theo, who you seem to loathe, perhaps because of his age...It's just hard to buy the fact that Theo gets "too much credit" when he is the man behind both titles...

12 comments:

loki said...

Kim Jones is so damn hot.

Anonymous said...

haha, I agree.

And, to top it off, she has disagreed with Mike four times already today.

Move over Eddie C....

TheNextBestThing1 said...

She is gorgeous..but this has not been awful radio...I hate how they are mentioning Dog.

NBT

Anonymous said...

i love the Mike / Carlin dynamic sort of condescending yet Carlin gives it right back t him.

CraftyLefty said...

Are the Lockhorns considered as a single entry- meaning, will Mike bring both of them on if they 'win'? Or can we get her to come on board alone?

Whatdoyouhave? said...

FTLT - Mike's disdain for Theo def has a lot to do with his age. Also, as Mike let us know last week, he hates all these Bill James / Billy Beane disciples, mostly b/c they are young smart guys without any baseball experience.... And of course we know Mike hates everything statistics related unless they back up the point he is trying to make at that time.

I also think Mike is a little jealous of all GMs because he thinks of himself as supreme and all knowing and that he could do just as good a job as most of these guys. Of course he'll never say this to Omar, but when it comes to his own teams GM, Brian Cashman, he hates him b/c the Yanks failed yet again this season

imus said...

Eh, Kim is cute, that's about it. But when she's teamed with these two Neanderthals, she looks fuckin' smoking.

Anonymous said...

Yes Imus!!!

Kim is average at best or to put it in words they could understand from their earlier conversation regarding the Devil Rays celebration----

I would consider her to be several shots of Patron or a long day of "Jack and Cokes" before I would give her a second look.

Of course the fact that she would probably hanging out at a sports bar would'nt hurt.

She does look 100% better though while hanging out with these 2 obvious gym rats (lol).

JD

Anonymous said...

can someone fill me in, i've missed the first two hours.

would've liked to hear what they had to say about Rays/Sox

Anonymous said...

Okay. Mike needs a partner or a sidekick or whatever.

The shows are so much better when he's not by himself for 6 hours.

bigjf said...

I agree with loki, Kim is damn hot. No drinks needed...not for me at least, she might need a few to turn loose the wild side!

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

I think you are right about the "if it doesn't" thing. However it has been part of Mike's lingo for a while.