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Bianca Wilfork Wants To Get Paid

Vince is a pussy compared to Bianca

Bianca Wilfork wants to get paid. There I said it. Do I blame her? I believe Whitney Houston said it best when she said, HELL TO THE NO! Granted she was all cracked out when she said that – but who doesn’t want a big paycheck? I mean those Gucci bags and fancy Ed Hardy gear don’t pay for themselves. But here’s the thing, it’s not Bianca putting her body on the line, it’s her husband.

For those of you who didn’t get the memo, the New England Patriots put the franchise tag on nose tackle Vince Wilfork yesterday and he will be making $7.03 million next season if he can’t come to an agreement with the Patriots in July.  If Vince doesn’t sign on the dotted line by July 15th or if the proverbial cookie crumbles – contract negotiations will resume at the end of the season.

During an appearance on the Dale & Holley show on WEEI back in January, Wilfork said he  would be less than thrilled if the Patriots slapped the franchise tag on him and told the radio hosts the following:

“I did honor my six-year deal. Now, that six-year deal is up. It’s time for me to move forward, with the Patriots or not with the Patriots. A franchise tag is decent money for most people out there. What I do, it’s okay.  But I don’t look at myself as an okay player. Like I said, it’s just basically a slap in my face and it’s insulting to me to tell me I’m an okay player.”

Now, usually players don’t fare well after getting labeled a franchise player – but $7.03 million is nothing to turn your nose up at. Are you kidding me? PLEASE! I’d be amped on getting paid $.03 million to do my crap job! Granted I’m not blocking and rolling around in the mud with men in tight spandex, but I’d be willing to take one for the team for 7 million.

Back to wifey.

Now Bianca, I get what you’re trying to say.  I know you busted your butt working two job while supporting two kids on your own, I know you helped save your husband’s ass when he was up for suspension, I get that you’re suppose to stand by your man & it’s 2010 and women shouldn’t be afraid to speak their mind.

But seriously, Twitter? That’s where you go to make the official statement? Can we expect  the announcement of  Vince’s new contract on Facebook or hell, let’s go old school – how about Friendster? Maybe there will be an AOL chatroom in the future.  I mean, isn’t that why Vince has a (very neglected) website? But then again, what do I know? Shoot me an email – I’m sure you’d have no problem telling which end is up.

But if there is one thing I think I do know? It’s Bianca’s response if the Patriots don’t re-sign him.

At least we’re not the Leafs….

Taken by moi @ last year's Cut's for a Cause fundraiser.

Taken by moi @ last year's Cut's for a Cause fundraiser.

So if Chuck Kobasew being traded wasn’t enough of a shocker, according Joe Haggerty at WEEI.com, Matt Kalman at ESPN Boston and the dude who shines shoes in my building, Milan Lucic will be out for the next 4-6 weeks after undergoing surgery on his broken right index finger. Bruins GM, Peter Chiarelli, wouldn’t confirm if Lucic broke his finger picking his nose during the B’s 3-0 win over the Dallas Stars, as previously reported.

Ok, so that’s not true – but it would be funny if it was. With Kobasew gonzo & Lucic on IR, Wanna-B’s Brad Marchand & Vladimir Sobotka got called up. Marchand & Sobotka will be joining Guillaume Lefebvre, who just had his stay in Boston extended. Lefebvre was practicing on the fourth line yesterday with Steve Begin & Shawn Thornton, covering for Byron Bitz and his mystery ailment. No word on what’s wrong with Bitz, but I’m thinking it’s either malaria or the ebola virus. But Wideman was back on the ice, so we got that going for us?

I know it seems like a lot to take in and the team is 3-4,  but it could be worse. They had a slow start last year and it’s bound to get better. Mark my word, by mid Novemeber – everyone will be climbing off the ledge and being cramped by all of the bandwagoners. If that doesn’t help – how about this:  Look at where we are compared to Toronto or the Islanders? See! It could always be worse….

This is the end….

Capt.48b775f5661947778f5d4dbfd6495105.aptopix_stanley_cup_parade_hockey_paks108 So that's it. The end is here. The Pittsburgh Penguins are now the Stanley Cup champs, the Detroit Red Wings are this year's bitter bridesmaids and Ovechkin is on probably on his way collecting some new hardware in Vegas for the NHL Awards. Woo! *fartnoise*

Was I happy with the turn out of the season? Yes & No. I mean, it's been a tough one for me. I had a chance to cover the Bruins, but because I wanted to be the first hockey blogger to talk about Roman War Helmets in a public forum, that opportunity was short lived. Am I still bitter? I won't lie, I am and it's a tad annoying that I still get emails about it on a daily basis. I guess there are worse things to be known for, right? I still wonder if I should have submitted the piece to Deadspin. But there's not much I can do now. Hey, at least I got you bitches. So that's something to be proud of. But I'm hoping one day, I'll be known for being more than just, according to WEEI's Joe Haggerty, as a habitual line stepper. 

But personal issues aside, back to the topic at hand – this year's hockey season. I wasn't happy with how everything ended for the Bruins and I know I'm going to come off as a homer and I should be "over it" - but Scott Walker got off light. He shouldn't have been playing and look what happened? Boom! OT goal, Bruins lose -  out of the playoffs. It wasn't supposed to be like that – they were supposed to go on and win The Cup. Well, that's what I had my money on. Not that I'm condoning illegal betting or anything like that. I already had the parade route mapped out in my head and a laundry list of excuses of why I was going to miss work that day. But instead of a summer learning what the members of the B's did with The Cup, we'll be focusing on whom staying, who's coming, who's going and how David Krejci's graham cracker hip is healing. Better luck next year, boys. But thanks for the ride. It was amazing while it lasted.

As for the Stanley Cup champs, I've has a weird relationship with them this season. The first game I was suppose to cover was a Pens game, but because I was 'accidently forgotten' & omitted from the press list, I didn't get to. At the time, I didn't lose too much sleep over it – I assumed I was going to get a chance to interview Geno, Superstar Talbot, Sid the Kid and the rest of the Pens later on in the season. But instead, I got fired and well, that never happened. Although, I would like to thank Puck Daddy for trying to make me feel better, by telling me I wasn't missing much by not talking to Sidney Crosby. I know I don't have the skills, like Cabbie Richards and I'm sure Crosby would have probably been as entertaining as a wet mop, but I still wanted to get the chance to speak to him. Haha Oh well.

But at the end of the day, I was glad they won. They desereved it and I'd rather see them win,than the Red Wings. By the way, it's nice to see their fans are taking this loss in stride and being classy about it. *rolls eyes*

So now what? The draft is coming up, but we already know where John Tarvares is more than likely going. The NHL releases next season's schedule at the end of July, so there's something to look forward to. I'm sure Phoenix Coyotes drama is far from over and it'll be interesting to see who does what in the off season. So now, all we can do is sit and wait for the next hockey season(or the next season of Project Runway whichever comes first.). As for me, I'll be here and look forward to a review of Alyssa Milano's baseball epic. Because I know you all are dying to know more about it and whether or not I kill myself before the 6th chapter. I figure, it can't be any worse than the bullshit you all read here. :)

Let The Games Begin!

261819-85596 Tonight's match up couldn't have come at a better time.  The vast majority of Sox fans are ready to jump off the edge, Doc Rivers just announced that KG is pretty much out of the playoffs- but who cares? There's hockey to be played!

For the 32nd time, the Bruins take on the Montreal Canadiens in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Last year the Bruins barely made it into the playoffs and were stuck playing the Habs, who were one of the best teams on ice. We all remembers game 6, we remember the intensity and how the B's out scored the Habs. But we also remember the end of game 7. While Bruins fans sunk in their chairs and dreamed about  next year – Habs fans attempted to burn the city down in celebration.

But things have changed, the roles are reversed and the B's are looking like they could win this one. The Bruins have a great mixture of youth with experience and experienced veterans, while the Habs are filled with purse snatchers, divers and wannabe Russian gangsters. Michael Ryder, who spend last year's playoffs riding the pine for the Habs, will be on the ice as one of the Bruins's top players. There's no need for Coach Claude Julien to scratch Phil Kessel to prove a point – Kessel is a year older, more mature, more experienced and the B's top goal scorer. What a difference a year makes.

Although, if there is one thing the Bruins are going to do, it's watch their emotions. Yeah, we want the B's to play to win and give their all. We want to see Looch show everyone who's boss and Thornton send some well wished to O'Byrnein the penalty box, but who wants to see them blow their proverbial load in the first round like Montreal did last year? You want them to go far and bring back some missing hardware to Boston. Who doesn't love the idea of skipping work to watch the guys roll down

Comm Ave in duck boats, while being accompanied by Lord Stanley's favorite beer stein?  So the B's are going to have to ignore some of the Habs desperate attempts to get under their skin. Case in point,  Georges Laraque will be suiting up for tonight's game. Old Georges, who is old and has been pretty much useless this season for Montreal, will be doing everything in his power to get under the skin of whoever will fall for his b.s. in a black & gold uniform. As Cornelius Hardenbergh said on twitter, 'Beat em on the scoreboard, let em get some penalties.'

Everyone has their own opinion about tonight's match up and the series in general. Greg Wyshynski, better known to you and me as Puck Daddy, gives it to the B's and gave us this gem when wondering about Montreal's goalie situation:

"It's assumed Price will get the majority of the work, but we'll see Jaroslav Halak at some point. Both have been about as solid as a game of Jenga being played by drunks wearing boxing gloves."

Bruins beat writer, Matt Kalman of  The Bruins Blog compares the excitement to Steve Martin's enthusiasm over the new phone books. Remember when Martin was funny? Stanley Cup of Chowderbreaks it all down for you, Chris from HubHockey.com shared his predictions and revealed new shirts that are available to buy in honor of the playoffs.WickedBruinsFans gives her opinion on tonight's match up. Jesse Connelly talks about the potential lines and changes for tonight's game. If you're interested on what the other side is thinking, check out 25stanley.com . They're ready to tell us and everyone why the B's and their fans suck. It's actually really funny and I love the site, when I can understand it. And finally, Joe Haggerty was able to get some great blackboard material from Georges.

So that's it. Now all we can do is wait and see. Me? I'll be watching the game and twittering my thoughts and have a full re-cap in the morning. Oh yeah, Bruins in 6.

Thirsty Thursday With The B’s, BoSox and Duff

Well, looky here. Cameron is writing and has time to write! Wheeee!!! Much like everyone in the world, the economy has affected me – time to break down a wall, I work in finance and it's been stress-full. Granted the blog has been a great way to get my mind off of work – but there's been times as of late where I've had no time or desire to let my fingers do the talking. But, my boss is away the next few days and I have two days off next week – so I'm thinking that's going to refuel me. Plus I made calzone, so I'm hoping the power of meat and cheese helps too.

And with that, let's talk about our crappy sports teams!

I've been debating back and forth about what to say about the Bruins, but words cannot describe the utter and complete disappointment I feel while watching them. I don't get it. I don't understand how it can go this horribly bad and yet, we're still in first place. So I really can't complain. I dunno. They play the Senators tonight, which means there is a chance that we can see Hiliary Duff tonight!

Duff and comrie Lizzie McGuire is still dating Mike Comrie, who was traded to Ottawa last month. I'm such a closet fan of her's. She's adorable and I will say this – she looks better now than she did with Joel Madden. See! The cool air of the ice hockey rink is good for gals! Anyways, so Comrie went from one shitty team to another  – although, the Sens have more points. But have no chance in hell of making it to the playoffs. Come to think of it, didn't the Sens have a season like the B's did last year? Where they went on this phenomenal run and just crashed and burned in the end? Why do I remember these thing? Here's to hoping that doesn't happen for Boston. Ughhh

So my prediction is, the B's are going to come back to 'The Vault' ….errrrr…..I mean The Garden and win one for the hometown fans. They better or I'm going to cry. Well, no. Not really. How about I find whores to service them – maybe that'll get their mojo back? I'll start a new movement, we can call it – Going Down For Goals. *bangs head on desk* I really am a douche. haha

EDIT: 11:30 AM According to Joe Haggerty of The Big, Bad, Blog -  David Krejci and Phil Kessel will be playing tonight. Stephane Yelle is out.

We're 25 days away from Opening Day. Thank you, Jesus. Which mean, 38(?) days 'till I'm drunk at Fenway before noon time and sending drunkin' tweets . Since this season, Curt Schilling is busy working on video games, a comeback and being one of the talking heads at WEEI – Jonathan Papelbon is taking over his Red Light moniker. Boston.com & Boston Herald is reporting that Papelbon decided to jump on the beating a dead horse or in his case dancing on dead horse bandwagon, by talkingsmack about Manny Ramirez in the latest issue of Esquire. Cuz, he's classy.

Papelboncigar1 “It just takes one guy to bring an entire team down, and that’s exactly what was happening. Once we saw that, we weren’t afraid to get rid of him. It’s like cancer. That’s what he was. Cancer. He had to go. It (stunk), but that was the only scenario that was going to work. That was it for us.” 

I know last year was the straw that broke the camel's back – but isn't it time to move on? Manny is gone and I know, he's taken his swipes at Boston, the fans, the team and what have you. But wouldn't it be better if we took the high road and ignored him and focused on bringing another title to Boston? I dunno – maybe that's just me. Or here's an idea – why doesn't Pap worry about signing a long term deal and staying with Boston(please please please stay in Boston!) instead of yammering on about Manny? I know there's no fun in that and I'm someone who loves to talk shit about the people she hates. But I was raised right, you do that behind their backs – not in the media.

Well, that's it for now. Hopefully their should be more, unless I go into a food coma after the party today at lunch.

Red Sox Hot Stovetop Instant Update

Papdance

Jonathan Papelbon signed a one year contract for 6.25 million dollars with the Sox and both parties are working on a long term agreement. So here's to at least one more year of drunkin' panty dancin' from Pap.

Curt Schilling is well on his way on becoming a permanent fixture on your radio dial. It was announced that Schilling will be making regular appearance once a month on WEEI's The Big Showand phoning it in the rest of the month. – which is nothing new to the members of the Big Show. Look for Schilling to start his new job tomorrow(22 January 2009) afternoon. No word yet on when Frank from Gloucester will be taking him to the Foxy Lady – but do expect Curt to call out the basement dwellers on the "stupid, idiotic" comments they make.

And finally, this is exactly what the world of pink hats have been missing.

<p> c/o Big League Stew

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