Few things here that I can’t fit anywhere else:
- Ben Davis
- Not horrible! Maybe I’m just saying that because he went to Malvern Prep… but through this weekend and the opener he seemed to fit in quite well and pick up the role more quickly than both Matt Stairs and Jamie Moyer did last year. He has a nice jock-fat guy rapport going with Stairs. [Davis said he passed Chaddsford Winery twice in the morning. Stairs asked if he was running both ways.]
- Matt Stairs
- I’m torn here. He’s funny, sometimes, but he still has the terrible problem of just skipping entire words in sentences. He’ll be a and boom just right words are to thought. It’s frustrating!
- Tom McCarthy
- He no longer has features. He’s just a giant mass of flesh that pushes out hot air.
- They’re using them! Check this out:
I don’t recall seeing these before. Or maybe it’s just because I stopped paying attention last year. Whatever. Either way, it’s nice to see the broadcast using at least some quasi-advanced metrics. Only problem is– the GM might not understand what they mean.
I’m withholding initial thoughts on BOB until at least next week, because I don’t think it’s fair to review a show after just two broadcasts. But this morning I may have gotten a little envious of the crew when they had Jim Cramer on. Perhaps the only local sports person I’d be in awe of would be Chip Kelly, and maybe Chase. OK, probably Chase. But Jim is one of my favorite personalities on Earth (and I really wish he’d follow me on Twitter– seriously, he’d like the site) and probably on my oft-changing Top 5 People To Meet list, which goes, in no particular order: Jimmy Buffett,
Steve Jobs Tim Cook, Barack Obama (or any sitting president), Jim Cramer, Bill Simmons.
Anyway, he’s a big Philly sports fan, as you know, and they had him on to talk Eagles and Phillies, and then extended him an invite to be on Eagles Postgame Live this season. He accepted.
I asked if it was real– it was:
I think it was just a one-time thing, but who knows? Jim would fill the celeb wacko chair better than Ed Rendell (whom I actually don’t think is awful on the show). And Jim, the Harvard grad, is probably more intelligent than Rendell, the Penn grad. He also wears his Philly sports fandom on his sleeve and can barely go an episode of Mad Money without dropping a reference in somewhere. Booyah!
Video of that segment with Cramer here.