We start with some talk about the Flyers making it to the Stanley Cup Finals, but in no way do we gush like we have in the past about the Phillies. We’re unabashed bandwagon hoppers this year.
Oh, we’re having a mayoral bet with Kevin Kaduk of Yahoo’s Big League Stew. What should be ask for from Chicago? We’re putting up some TastyKakes. And for the record, I hope the Flyers win, but do not expect them to do so.
PRINT’S NOT DEAD
We talk about the Dwayne Bowe story that’s circulating from ESPN the Magazine about a chicken in every pot, or in this case, a woman in every room. Should this get him in trouble with the team? Is his “bad judgement” as Nick put it the fact that he was a part of this or that he told the media about the clandestine situation that has been going on for FIFTY YEARS? And that’s our question: when did this start to become news? Hasn’t this kind of thing happened since professional sports began, but what wasn’t news decades ago — a secret kept by the media from the public for the players — is now front-page stuff.
And this story didn’t come from a gossip blog. This was testimony in a national magazine. We discuss the transition of the media going from being on the player’s side of this imaginary line to being on the public’s.
We also touch on the story from Friday on Deadspin about the woman who defecated in a trash can (due to, what she claims, were medical circumstances). Why is that on Deadspin? Because it happened at ESPN. Nick and I take both sides of the way Craggs handled the story.
The USMNT plays tonight. Would you play the starters to let them gel on the field, or rest players in an effort to keep everyone healthy? We talk about the NY media’s chip on its shoulder about the Super Bowl. Does anyone NOT like the idea? Maybe a few voices, but the NY media keep writing as if everyone hates the idea. The only ones who seem to hate it are the media who’d rather spend a week in Florida or Arizona playing golf. The rest of us actually like the idea.
We talk about the dead possum AND dead bird in my yard this week, on different days, and how I hope nobody goes through my trash today or I’ll have the Feds at my door. Plus an RIP to 24 from Nick.
Thanks as always.