January 18, 2011

Sports Radio Moment of the Day

On 97.5 the Fanatic this morning, Sal Paolantonio and a sidekick whose name I didn't catch were getting all pissy because Andy Reid, who fired defensive coordinator Sean McDermott over the weekend, has not yet given a press conference to explain the move (Reid, apparently is on vacation.)

"Why won't Reid speak" is actually a pretty common weapon in the Anti-Eagles Movement arsenal. I remember Cataldi brandishing it after the Brian Dawkins departure, even stating repeatedly, "when the city was bleeding, why wouldn't Andy speak to us?" As if he were our daddy or something.

It's always amusing when media people who hate Andy Reid, specifically rip his press conference performance, and would likely be bashing his explanation regardless of what it was, complain that... they're not getting a press conference. As if anyone cares about athletes or coaches not talking to reporters other than reporters themselves.

Then Paolantonio compared Reid's vacation excuse with BP CEO Tony Hayward, who said "I want my life back" during the oil spill. Because clearly, it's the exact same thing.

When the hosts closed the segment with "up next, we'll talk to Matt Millen," I flipped the channel permanently.

Posted by Stephen Silver at January 18, 2011 11:57 AM
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