Today I made my first appearance on the Dennis and Callahan show. Unfortunately I didn’t get the audio, but it didn’t really matter because Kirk Minihane stole the show anyway.
Minihane is the third wheel on D&C. His Twitter bio describes himself as “Performing an undefined role on the Dennis & Callahan show since February 21, 2013.” He’s like a Marc Bertrand but good. Unlike the man with his own area code over at the Sports Hub, Minihane is bluntly honest and doesn’t just echo what Dennis and Callahan say. In the sports blogging industry this is known as a “hot take.” It’s what makes you worth listening to.
Well the sports blogging establishment didn’t care for his comments about useless Fox sideline reporter Erin Andrews and her line of questioning during yesterday’s All-Star Game. If you missed it, the ASG was a Derek Jeter lovefest. They mentioned him over 100 times, made a sappy commercial for him, and gave him a bunch of corny tribute songs. They mentioned the passing of Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn ZERO times during the broadcast, despite the fact that Gwynn was a million times better than Jeter ever was.
Well right when Jeter came to bat a fan started chanting “overrated” and Jeter smacked a base hit to right field. Awesome story right? Nah, turns out St. Louis Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright’s 88 mph juicy fastball right down the middle of the plate was intentionally done to let Jeter get on base:
Hey Wain-o, you just completely defeated the pointing of grooving. We all know you grooved it. You’re the starting pitcher for the All-Star team, obviously an 88 mph fastball right down the middle was done purposely. I knew that without you telling me that. But you NEVER announce a groove after you groove. Clear violation of the unwritten grooving code. What’s the point of letting him get on base if you tell him afterwards that you let him get on base? How’s anyone supposed to appreciate that? That’s like telling a five year old the bike he just got for Christmas came from Santa, and immediately following it up with, “Nah, I’m just fucking with you. There is no Santa, I bought that for ya.”
So obviously he immediately retracted that statement because everyone was talking about it. That’s where Erin Andrews came in. Keep in mind she is there for one reason and one reason alone – because she’s given millions of guys chub. I had never heard this woman’s name before I saw her naked pictures for the first time, because SOMEONE had SOMEHOW taped her brushing her hair for several minutes in her hotel room buck ass naked:
Sorry, but Turtleboy Sports is a family blog. If you want the full nudes just google it.
The bottom line is that hot babes like Erin Andrews don’t stand in front of a mirror naked for several minutes doing their hair. That only happens in hilarious teen movies from the 80’s. Everyone knows she paid some guy to take the fall for this one and do a stint in the slammer so she could become a household name. Obviously.
So THAT is why she’s on the sideline for Fox, not because she’s at all qualified. It’s also the reason she was just promoted after usurping the highly qualified, but older Pam Oliver. Unfortunately no naked pictured of Oliver are out there so she can get a job setting pins at the bowling alley.
Come back when you’re more attractive Pam.
Ever since Erin Andrews paid that guy to tape her naked her career has taken off. She’s at every major sporting event that Fox covers. And she ALWAYS asks the worst questions possible. Look, if you’re a reporter on the sideline it’s not your job to be friends with these players. Ask the tough questions. Check out her interview with Carlos Beltran after the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Boston Red Sox in game two of the World Series. Keep in mind this is one day after Beltran TAPPED OUT of Game 1 of the WORLD FUCKING SERIES with a “bruise” on his chest:
See that? That’s her flirting with Beltran? Why the hell is she laughing? Who does that? How about maybe asking him what his response is to criticism that he could’ve played in the Game one loss? Because that’s the first thing I’d ask. Hey Carlos, you went 2 for 4 and had the game winning RBI tonight, did you drink magical healing juice this morning or were you just being a giant naniburger in game one? Nah, Erin would rather just giggle because she’s happy to be talking to the boys on the field.
She does shit like this all the time, so it’s not surprising she completely blew the interview with Wainwright last night. Here’s how it went:
OK, so Wain-o says that he was “just kidding” and that he obviously didn’t intentionally groove a meatball to Jeter. This would be the appropriate time for her to ask the obvious questions –
“Why the hell would you say that to the media then?
How did you think they would perceive that?
If it was a joke, then why wouldn’t you immediately follow up your comment with ‘I’m just kidding guys’?”
Adam, your team lost in the World Series last year to the Red Sox at Fenway Park because the American League received home field advantage after wining the All-Star Game. Given that, and given that your team could very easily end up back in the World Series this year, do you think it’s appropriate to even joke about that as a professional athlete?
Instead what did we get from her:
“Well we appreciate you clearing that up. Don’t you love social media?”
Then she made this face:
Gee golly isn’t she just the tops!! The feministos are immediately labeling anyone who points out that she’s awful as a sexist for believing that she’s only on the sidelines because she looks good naked. Newsflash – this dolt is putting feminism back 50 years. Feminism is supposed to be about women showing they’re just as qualified as men in the workplace and being given equal opportunities. There are tons of women out there that aren’t afraid to ask the hard questions. Turtleboy’s Mom has asked me tougher questions after finding my porno stash. Hell, hire Jackie McMullen to do it, or any other woman that’s in this industry because of the quality of their work. But then again they don’t smile at the boys like this and say, “don’t you just love social media?”
Anyone who actually cares about sports is offended by this. But obviously frauds like Marc Bertrand and the idiots who run ESPN would NEVER even think about pointing out how incompetent Erin Andrews is at her job. Because we’re living in a politically correct world, and PC by definition is boring. That’s why I listen to D&C and Minihane in the morning. Because they tell it like it is. They’re regular sports fans who see something that’s obviously shitty and talk about it. Unfortunately Minihane couldn’t control himself at all:
Alright, so he probably shouldn’t have called her a “gutless bitch.” But honestly, everything he said is 150% accurate. She is completely gutless. Instead of asking him the questions I listed above, she said, “gotta love social media.” What the fuck does social media have to do with any of this? Guess what? I heard about this on TV. You don’t have to follow Jeff Passan on Twitter to find out what Wain-o said. But Erin isn’t there to ask tough questions. She’s there to flirt and make the players smile. Because if she asks tough questions they might not smile and flirt with her anymore. That is the definition of gutless.
Should he have called her a bitch? Obviously not. But it was a genuine reaction of disgust that millions of sports fans felt. And Minihane is the only one with the balls to call her out on it. But of course every PC rag like Deadspin has jumped on the opportunity to call him “misogynistic” for pointing out that a talentless hack who looks good naked is one of the highest paid people in her industry primarily because she looks good naked.
Deadspin’s headline was “Shitty Sports Radio Dude Calls Erin Andrews a Gutless Bitch.” Hey Deadspin, may I remind you that the only reason anyone knows who the fuck you clowns are is that you scored Brett Favre’s dick pics, which you paid thousands of dollars for instead of doing actual journalism on your own.
Then you broke the Manti Te’o story, which a whole bunch of other news sources already had. ESPN was on it way before them, but needed confirmation. Deadspin saw a chance to go after a catholic university whose conservative philosophy runs counter to Deadspin’s PC liberal agenda, and said “fuck it.” So they “broke” the story, but 80% of it, including all the lies that Te’o was involved in a massive cover up, turned out to be 100% bullshit.
Look, this is what makes talk radio good. There should be two types of channels – PC channels and good channels. If you want the Jemele Hill’s, Skip Bayliss’, and Erin Andrew’s of the world then go to the PC channels. If you want hot, authentic takes then go to the good channels. If you’re offended by what you hear on the good channels then go back to the crappy PC channels. That’s what America is all about – choice.
Instead the PC crowd has to take the one thing we enjoy and ruin it. Immediately afterwards Minihane knew he was gonna catch a world of shit. How dare he point out that Erin Andrews is terrible at her job!!! How dare he use hyperbole on TALK RADIO!!! Newsflash – without hyperbole like this no one would listen to talk radio. So of course Minihane had to issue a public apology:
Does he mean it? Minihane is a guy who says what he wants, but I think he realizes he shouldn’t have called her a beyoch and wished she’d dropped dead. Because she’s not a bitch, she’s just incompetent, and it’s fair game to criticize him for saying that. But he immediately recognized that afterwards and said “She’s probably a nice person, I don’t even know her.” I would agree with this tweet in it’s entirety were it not for the phrase “the work of.” Because criticizing her work is was justifiable. Calling her a bitch however was ill advised.
Bottom line is we need more people on the radio like Minihane and Turtleboy. Put them on WEEI on the 2-6 show, and throw in Jerry Thornton for the trifecta, and Felger, Mazz, and the
Hippo Beetle will be looking for new jobs by Christmas.
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