Sometimes I feel a little bad for Roger Goodell
BuffaloNews – Bills fans trying to get information about refunds and credits for Sunday’s game that was moved to Monday night in Detroit are likely running into problems. The Bills apparently mistakenly gave out an incorrect phone number for its ticket office. Information on the Bills Website instructs ticket holders to call 1-877-228-4357. But that’s actually the phone number for a domestic violence crisis center in Ohio, which has been receiving a barrage of calls from Bills fans. The center is asking people to stop calling the number because it needs to keep its lines open for people who need their services. The correct number for the Bills is 1-877-228-4257. The ticket office is expected to reopen Monday.
Good timing Buffalo. Not like Robot Rog is trying to backpedal and fix the NFL’s image or anything. He probably didn’t need a ton of stir crazy Buffalonians who are walled up by a million feet of snow jamming up the domestic violence hotlines over in Ohio at the moment. So now you’ve got 1000 guys named Rick (everyone from Buffalo is named Rick in my head) trying to get their tickets refunded while pulling beers out of their makeshift snow wall refrigerators. But instead they’re getting nothing but advice about not beating their wives. That advice may or may not be necessary but is completely unsolicited. Meanwhile you’ve got these women in Ohio who’s husbands are treating them like King Hippo from Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! and they can’t get through for some help. Really just pissing in the NFL PR guy’s Cheerios right now. Sometimes I feel a little bad for Roger Goodell. Just a for a millisecond when I remember he’s gotta corral a bunch of guys who’s job is to hit people and make them presentable to all the PC police on the planet. Then I remember that he’s Satan and sends games to London and makes a bajillion dollars a year and I don’t anymore.
No more domestic violence! More fun stadium violence!
The Lovie train pulls back into Union Station on Sunday andddd there couldn’t be less excitement about it. A former head coach who took us to the Super Bowl and it’s just straight crickets. I guess a combined 6-14 record really sucks for everybody, huh? 1st Down: The Heat Will Be Turned Up On Cutler [...]
The Lovie train pulls back into Union Station on Sunday andddd there couldn’t be less excitement about it. A former head coach who took us to the Super Bowl and it’s just straight crickets. I guess a combined 6-14 record really sucks for everybody, huh?
1st Down: The Heat Will Be Turned Up On Cutler
I don’t think that Lovie and Cutler had a bad relationship but you hear so much about this send off crap and about Jay being “bad at goodbyes” (h/t Brian Urlacher) so it does make you wonder. Does Lovie have any bitterness toward Jay? I’ve go no idea but you can bet your ass he’s going to try to make Cutler look his worst this weekend. Gerald McCoy is obviously the key guy to watch considering that he may be a real life animal.
2nd Down: McCown’s In Town
I saw a few articles mentioning that McCown is ready to prove himself to the Bears and I gotta tell you that that’s just downright silly. McCown has nothing to prove to the Bears. He filled in about as awesome as a back up could last year and I think all of Chicago can say that they have respect him. Jay was our guy and McCown wound up getting more money than the Bears ever would have thought about paying him and that’s really all there is to it. With that said though, he of course is going to want to come in like that ex-girlfriend off the rebound that you’d see at AMC Theaters after a break up and will want to pop some kernels into the new guys mouth right in front of your face. I guess i’m trying to say that McCown is going to be poised to play on all cylinders.
3rd Down: THEY HAD A LINEBACKER COVER MIKE EVANS!
I stole this quote from BarstoolNate and I stole it because I have a genuine fear that this same tweet will be tweeted by me on Sunday. Like every team i’m sure the Bucs are aware that the Bears linebacking core couldn’t cover Superfat fresh off of his 40 yard dash, and that’s no knock on Superfat. The Bears linebackers are that bad against the pass and I have absolutely no confidence in Tucker to make an adjustment. Could be a big day for Mike Evans.
4th: He Wants It
If somebody tossed your ass out on the street then you’d love nothing more than to piss all over their kitchen. Plain and simple. Lovie wants em all but there is clearly motivation to want this one more than others. The players and the whole organization knows that so you’d be a fool to think that they’re not going to come out guns blazing. From my start here I’ve always said that I was a big Lovie guy and I really do think that with time he is going to turn Tampa around. The Bears looked a lot better last week but these guys are going to have there engines revved up full boar….and i’ve got to be honest I don’t feel very good about it.
The Oakland Raiders!
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Oakland Stand Up!!!!!
Yup, Oakland scares the fuck out of me. Let’s move on to the game.
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Well that sucked for these guys
(Source) According to a report on the Chicago Tribune’s website today, due to financial struggles and low ratings, WGN Radio will be ending the failed sports station WGWG-LP/The Game 87.7. They also have removed (or are removing) popular show hosts Garry Meier and Jonathon Brandmeier, as well as ending/re-imagining the online WGN.FM. WGWG-LP staffers were not told in advance of the station’s demise. Most found out as the Tribune’s report spread via social media. WGWG-LP midday host Ben Finfer was clearly angry and upset on the air today. He was openly furious at station General Manager Jimmy de Castro for not showing enough class or respectfulness to personally inform the employees in advance of leaking it to a Tribune blogger.
Well after news was already leaked publicly, de Castro sent an email to station staffers trying to soft sell the fact they were being fired in a matter of weeks. In it, de Castro said “We built a bold brand in The Game, and we ventured to push the envelope of digital listening with WGN.FM. We got tremendous support from the Tribune leadership and reviews from listeners and peers that made us proud, but timing is everything. In this down market, the revenue cannot sustain these products without significant change.”
Lastly, the soon-to-be-unemployed staff was told in de Castro’s memo: “We can’t thank you enough for your spirit of collaboration. We will keep inventing together.” Considering many of the people reading that memo will not be working with de Castro in 2015, it seems highly unlikely any of them will be “inventing” with him again. There was no apology for not informing the employees first and allowing them to find out from elsewhere.
So quick backstory to fill people in who may not be in tune with the comings and goings of Chicago radio. 87.7 The Game started last February, plucked some solid talent from various shows in the city, giving guys like Ben Finfer (the one on our left in this video) more air time. Obviously a risk to leave a job at 670 the Score but in terms of a career and having your own show I think we can all agree that Finfer should and would take that opportunity every time. Then flash forward 9 months to yesterday when news of the station’s demise is released over twitter and not by the actual bosses in charge. Brutal stuff. To literally be sitting at your job and have someone on twitter be like, oh yeah you didn’t hear? You’re fired. I can’t even imagine. Thought Finfer handled it about as well as anyone in that position could. Fairly blasted his bosses for being cowards and sounded exactly like a guy who just went from him own show and a shot at something, to unemployed right after Christmas. It’s too bad as well, I’m of the mindset that the more competition the better in Chicago Radio. I had hopes 87.7 The Game would stick but obviously this isn’t charity, if it’s not making money it’s not making money, just have to think there’s a better way to let your staff know they’re out of jobs. Basic human decency.
How awkward was it that Quigley, the guy on the right, is part of management and knew the Station was going down. He basically just sat there the whole time trying to make himself as small as possible.
Well fuck. No defending this one. Derrick Rose is a child abusing monster. Plain as day. He took that kid’s jersey, probably wiped his ass with it, and then got a Bulls security guard to go spit in the kid’s face afterwards. No chance he just was trying to sign it in the tunnel and send it back out so as to not cause a mob on the court after the game, that would make wayyyy too much sense, nope, D-Rose just wanted a child’s shirt and a pen for his own personal collection.
I will say this, obviously if you have a brain you understand what happened here, but a heads up to the little kid that the jersey will be coming back in a second would probably have helped the situation.
Also this made me laugh. Just had enough. Jersey was the last straw.
Underrated part of that vine, the kid wearing a Jimmer Fredette Shirsey. A+ dad work.
Peace Bill, you’re fucked. PS I just started watching Newsroom, how fucking self righteous are those assholes? Oh we gotta do the news the “right” way, we gotta report the “facts”. Get the fuck out of here. If I was a news producer I’d be throwing up Rap Alligation graphics all [...]
Peace Bill, you’re fucked.
I just started watching Newsroom, how fucking self righteous are those assholes? Oh we gotta do the news the “right” way, we gotta report the “facts”. Get the fuck out of here. If I was a news producer I’d be throwing up Rap Alligation graphics all the time. Mistakes are funny, real news fucking sucks.
Also Olivia Munn is so smoking hot, thank god this Rodgers thing is just a phase.
I can’t imagine anything worse than playing football at Notre Dame and having your radio partner be a Northwestern nerd who now has Saturday’s game as a trump card over you life until the end of time. Like I know Mike and Mike are best friends but it still hurts. Anyone who has [...]
I can’t imagine anything worse than playing football at Notre Dame and having your radio partner be a Northwestern nerd who now has Saturday’s game as a trump card over you life until the end of time. Like I know Mike and Mike are best friends but it still hurts. Anyone who has worked in an office knows the feeling. That one guy who roots for an annoying team, wins a big game and you NEVER hear the end of it. Nothing worse. Well let me take that back, I can think of one thing worse. Having your wife and son baby oil you up so they can take a picture of you standing in a trashbag. That probably sucks more. Good sport though and funny pic. Also not for nothing but Golic has some pretty sweet back muscles for a guy his age, no homo (Roy Hibbert).
Seriously though, no one lost more than Golic Jr.