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Gammons Peter
10-03-2011, 12:44 PM
Reinsdorf is a fool if he hires this clown...in any capacity


Zwecker's column today:

http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/zwecker/7997042-452/gene-simmons-shannon-tweed-tie-knot-in-wedding-that-feels-staged.html (http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/zwecker/7997042-452/gene-simmons-shannon-tweed-tie-knot-in-wedding-that-feels-staged.html)


SPORTS SHORT: Hmmm. Mike North has been hanging out at U.S. Cellular Field lately and Im hearing its about a lot more than just watching the last few games of the White Soxs 2011 season. Sources say the veteran broadcaster has the ear of Jerry Reinsdorf, and North was seen huddling behind closed doors with other Sox honchos Friday, reportedly about more than just a radio gig."

hi im skot
10-03-2011, 12:47 PM
Woof.

Chez
10-03-2011, 12:47 PM
There's just no way -- unless the Sox had a couple of hot dog vendors retire and are looking at North as a possible vendor candidate.

ElevenUp
10-03-2011, 12:47 PM
I would seriously consider boycotting the White Sox if they hired that clown in any capacity.

downstairs
10-03-2011, 12:50 PM
So the Sox have any control or input on who does postgame activities on CSN, etc.?

Because beyond radio, I think everything is pretty much locked up.

downstairs
10-03-2011, 12:50 PM
There's just no way -- unless the Sox had a couple of hot dog vendors retire and are looking at North as a possible vendor candidate.

Exactly! Let the dude return to the one thing he's ever been good at.

GlassSox
10-03-2011, 12:51 PM
Please God no!

Noneck
10-03-2011, 12:51 PM
So the Sox have any control or input on who does postgame activities on CSN, etc.?



I am sure they do.

MeteorsSox4367
10-03-2011, 01:05 PM
The rumor is Darrin Jackson is out. Steve Dahl may be in the mix as well.

It wouldn't break my heart to see DJ go, since he's a nice guy but a horsebleep announcer. But please, dear God, please, not Mike North as a color guy. He would make Suzyn Waldman sound like Steve Stone.

The only thing North should do for the Sox is fill-in for Southpaw on weekends.

SI1020
10-03-2011, 01:09 PM
Wasn't Albert Belle and Manny Ramirez bad enough? Please don't let this loudmouth near the Sox in any official capacity. I'd rather that they hire Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed.

Noneck
10-03-2011, 01:12 PM
The rumor is Darrin Jackson is out. Steve Dahl may be in the mix as well.


Farmio with Dahl or North, I just dont see that.

Fenway
10-03-2011, 01:14 PM
It wouldn't break my heart to see DJ go, since he's a nice guy but a horsebleep announcer. But please, dear God, please, not Mike North as a color guy. He would make Suzyn Waldman sound like Steve Stone.

The only thing North should do for the Sox is fill-in for Southpaw on weekends.

I can not fathom CBS Radio wanting ANYTHING to do with him again but...

A few years ago when Don Imus got fired at WFAN they brought North in to work 3 shows - after 2 they put him on a plane back to Chicago. No announcer in the history of the station angered listeners like North did.

Gammons Peter
10-03-2011, 01:18 PM
I love Dahl but I don't want him on my Sox broadcast.

doublem23
10-03-2011, 01:18 PM
I would certainly find a way to listen to fewer Sox games on the radio in 2012 than the 0 I listened to in 2011.

PaleHoser
10-03-2011, 01:40 PM
:chunks

102605
10-03-2011, 02:04 PM
North has been on the San Diego airwaves almost every night doing a show on Fox Sports Radio. I don't know if its a local show or national but I've tuned in while in the car a few times.

He didn't have nice things to say about the White Sox and Ozzie Guillen last week.

Rocky Soprano
10-03-2011, 02:09 PM
I really hope someone from the Sox reads this thread.
It would be a very stupid move on their part to hire North.

Fenway
10-03-2011, 02:10 PM
North has been on the San Diego airwaves almost every night doing a show on Fox Sports Radio. I don't know if its a local show or national but I've tuned in while in the car a few times.

He didn't have nice things to say about the White Sox and Ozzie Guillen last week.

It is national

http://www.foxsportsradio.com/pages/mikenorth.html

Here are the stations to avoid :tongue:
http://www.foxsportsradio.com/pages/affiliates.html

DSpivack
10-03-2011, 02:15 PM
They can't be this stupid.

JoeyCora28
10-03-2011, 02:37 PM
They can't be this stupid.


:reinsy

We're all in!!

SI1020
10-03-2011, 02:43 PM
They can't be this stupid. You would hope not.

Foulke You
10-03-2011, 02:55 PM
Good God. Keep Mike North far, far away from my White Sox. PLEASE!!

tstrike2000
10-03-2011, 03:15 PM
He didn't have nice things to say about the White Sox and Ozzie Guillen last week.

The Ozzie stuff is understandable, but the rest of it is because he's a moron.

shingo10
10-03-2011, 04:00 PM
The rumor is Darrin Jackson is out. Steve Dahl may be in the mix as well.


Where is this rumor coming from? I'm one of the few that actually enjoy listening to DJ. Think he is hilarious.

Ex-Chicagoan
10-03-2011, 04:01 PM
This would be tremendously disappointing. If in fact DJ is out, this should be an opportunity to find an honest-to-God PBP guy and have Farmer go back to the color role that he is better suited for, IMO.

sullythered
10-03-2011, 04:03 PM
Please keep that racist, blowhard, buffoonish piece of **** away from my White Sox. Why he ever had a job in broadcasting is beyond me.

Fenway
10-03-2011, 04:08 PM
I feel bad for the dog

http://www.northtonorth.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=235&g2_serialNumber=2

eriqjaffe
10-03-2011, 04:09 PM
Maybe they're going to pay him to stay away.

jdm2662
10-03-2011, 04:14 PM
Why couldn't I be an illiterate, drunk moron? I'd have a better chance to be on the radio...

I seem to remember back in 2000 when the color job for the Sox was available, North whined when he wasn't considered.

Steve Dahl? Seriously? Is it real hard to hire a half way decent professional announcer and move Farmer back to color, which he did a decent job?

sullythered
10-03-2011, 04:23 PM
http://archive.chicagobreakingsports.com/wills.jpg
Wish this guy wouldn't have just signed an extension.

SOXPHILE
10-03-2011, 04:27 PM
Oh dear God. This can't be true, can it ? White Sox management can't possibly be this stupid, could they ? This guy needs to "fade into Bolivia". What Sox fan with more than two working brain cells would this appeal to ? What White Sox fan demographic would they be aiming for with this ? The fat, Members Only jogging suit guys who wear pinky rings and think they're wiseguys because they know all the lines to Goodfella's and both Godfathers, and that the mafia is actually pretty cool (they're just a bunch of misunderstood guys, knowwhatimsayin' ) ?


http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTeuyvArfMG0-T1kp52XcYenog-5Tn0UFG8h6zBzbP1RJhGtecFfw

"Dare's a basehit. Dat's two times Paulie's been on base today. I've always known dis' Pollack kid could hit, I've always like him. Now here's da Cubin' guy, Ramirez. Hey, Ed, did you know he's got da same last name as a bunch of other Ramirez's ? Dare's date cheating jerk Manny. Then dare's dat tird baseman for da Marlins, Aramis. Ed, remember when he was wit' da Cubs ? He was such a bum. Lazy bum. I was just tellin' Knuckles and Fritzy that back in da day, we played softball with this half Irish half German guy, Adolph O'Tool or something, I don't remember his name, but he reminded me a lot of dat Aramis Ramirez. Lazy, showed up when he wanted. I tell ya, we almost ball batted him a couple a times like they did to Pesci at the end of Casino. I got a guy right now that will give you 2-1 odds that Ozzie Guillen won't put up wit' dat crap down dare in Florida. Just 'cuz you play right next to Disney and Key West and all dose places don't mean you can act like your on vacation down dare. Dat's all I'm sayin'. Oh, Alexie hits a double ! It's off da wall ! Look at dat ! Paulie scores and now da Sox are winnin' 5-0 ! Good thing. Ed, you think that Alexie is a commie ? He's from Cuba you know. I was tellin' Bee da udder day that he better not be all "buddy buddy" with ol' Fidel, ya know ? Den, den we got a problem. Me and some of da boy's might have to pay him a visit in da locker room."

WhiteSox5187
10-03-2011, 04:45 PM
If the Sox do hire him (which I doubt, I remember Brooks telling Lip that the Sox have some input into who they hire for broadcasts and specifically said "We wouldn't hire someone like Mike North for example,") but if they do hire him it would show that after 30 years of owning the Sox Jerry Reisendorf is still completely out of touch with the fan base. I thought he was coming close to understanding the Sox fan base in the mid-2000s but it seems like he is pulling away again.

kittle42
10-03-2011, 04:48 PM
"Dare's a basehit. Dat's two times Paulie's been on base today. I've always known dis' Pollack kid could hit, I've always like him. Now here's da Cubin' guy, Ramirez. Hey, Ed, did you know he's got da same last name as a bunch of other Ramirez's ? Dare's date cheating jerk Manny. Then dare's dat tird baseman for da Marlins, Aramis. Ed, remember when he was wit' da Cubs ? He was such a bum. Lazy bum. I was just tellin' Knuckles and Fritzy that back in da day, we played softball with this half Irish half German guy, Adolph O'Tool or something, I don't remember his name, but he reminded me a lot of dat Aramis Ramirez. Lazy, showed up when he wanted. I tell ya, we almost ball batted him a couple a times like they did to Pesci at the end of Casino. I got a guy right now that will give you 2-1 odds that Ozzie Guillen won't put up wit' dat crap down dare in Florida. Just 'cuz you play right next to Disney and Key West and all dose places don't mean you can act like your on vacation down dare. Dat's all I'm sayin'. Oh, Alexie hits a double ! It's off da wall ! Look at dat ! Paulie scores and now da Sox are winnin' 5-0 ! Good thing. Ed, you think that Alexie is a commie ? He's from Cuba you know. I was tellin' Bee da udder day that he better not be all "buddy buddy" with ol' Fidel, ya know ? Den, den we got a problem. Me and some of da boy's might have to pay him a visit in da locker room."

This is entering King Xerxes territory here. Dead on.

doublem23
10-03-2011, 04:49 PM
http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTeuyvArfMG0-T1kp52XcYenog-5Tn0UFG8h6zBzbP1RJhGtecFfw

"Dare's a basehit. Dat's two times Paulie's been on base today. I've always known dis' Pollack kid could hit, I've always like him. Now here's da Cubin' guy, Ramirez. Hey, Ed, did you know he's got da same last name as a bunch of other Ramirez's ? Dare's date cheating jerk Manny. Then dare's dat tird baseman for da Marlins, Aramis. Ed, remember when he was wit' da Cubs ? He was such a bum. Lazy bum. I was just tellin' Knuckles and Fritzy that back in da day, we played softball with this half Irish half German guy, Adolph O'Tool or something, I don't remember his name, but he reminded me a lot of dat Aramis Ramirez. Lazy, showed up when he wanted. I tell ya, we almost ball batted him a couple a times like they did to Pesci at the end of Casino. I got a guy right now that will give you 2-1 odds that Ozzie Guillen won't put up wit' dat crap down dare in Florida. Just 'cuz you play right next to Disney and Key West and all dose places don't mean you can act like your on vacation down dare. Dat's all I'm sayin'. Oh, Alexie hits a double ! It's off da wall ! Look at dat ! Paulie scores and now da Sox are winnin' 5-0 ! Good thing. Ed, you think that Alexie is a commie ? He's from Cuba you know. I was tellin' Bee da udder day that he better not be all "buddy buddy" with ol' Fidel, ya know ? Den, den we got a problem. Me and some of da boy's might have to pay him a visit in da locker room."

:rolling:

That's KingXerxes-esque material.

skobabe8
10-03-2011, 04:56 PM
If North is hired, I'm running to 35th St with a pitchfork and storming the castle.

sullythered
10-03-2011, 05:08 PM
http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTeuyvArfMG0-T1kp52XcYenog-5Tn0UFG8h6zBzbP1RJhGtecFfw

"Dare's a basehit. Dat's two times Paulie's been on base today. I've always known dis' Pollack kid could hit, I've always like him. Now here's da Cubin' guy, Ramirez. Hey, Ed, did you know he's got da same last name as a bunch of other Ramirez's ? Dare's date cheating jerk Manny. Then dare's dat tird baseman for da Marlins, Aramis. Ed, remember when he was wit' da Cubs ? He was such a bum. Lazy bum. I was just tellin' Knuckles and Fritzy that back in da day, we played softball with this half Irish half German guy, Adolph O'Tool or something, I don't remember his name, but he reminded me a lot of dat Aramis Ramirez. Lazy, showed up when he wanted. I tell ya, we almost ball batted him a couple a times like they did to Pesci at the end of Casino. I got a guy right now that will give you 2-1 odds that Ozzie Guillen won't put up wit' dat crap down dare in Florida. Just 'cuz you play right next to Disney and Key West and all dose places don't mean you can act like your on vacation down dare. Dat's all I'm sayin'. Oh, Alexie hits a double ! It's off da wall ! Look at dat ! Paulie scores and now da Sox are winnin' 5-0 ! Good thing. Ed, you think that Alexie is a commie ? He's from Cuba you know. I was tellin' Bee da udder day that he better not be all "buddy buddy" with ol' Fidel, ya know ? Den, den we got a problem. Me and some of da boy's might have to pay him a visit in da locker room."

This is simply brilliant.

Lip Man 1
10-03-2011, 05:41 PM
ML: Over the winter there was a lot of discussion about the Sox broadcasting situation, the rehiring of Chris Singleton, the adding of Steve Stone to the mix and recently “Hawk” Harrelson getting a three year extension. I don’t want to get into the specifics of the broadcasters themselves but I’d like to explore the process of broadcast hiring.

I know you understand this and I do as well having been in the business for almost thirty years but there may be some readers who don’t know this so I’d like to explain why I’m asking certain questions.

In the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s broadcasters were hired by and large, by the radio or television stations they worked for, they were paid by them. There was some distance between themselves and the teams they covered. It was how Harry Caray, for example, could be objective and at times downright critical without fear of being fired. That distinction has been rubberized and completely blurred today. To start this area, I’d like to know how much say do you and the Sox have in broadcast hiring?

BB: “We have a significant amount of input. If we don’t want someone or if say WSCR radio doesn’t want someone, either party can veto the choice. It’s a collaborative process, both of us have a large say in the matter. For example, and I’m just using this name, not that he was ever a candidate, if WSCR radio came to us and said we want Mike North in the Sox broadcasting booth, we’d say no. Why would we want someone who is going to knock our product or be very critical of it?”

Lip

hi im skot
10-03-2011, 05:58 PM
ML: Over the winter there was a lot of discussion about the Sox broadcasting situation, the rehiring of Chris Singleton, the adding of Steve Stone to the mix and recently Hawk Harrelson getting a three year extension. I dont want to get into the specifics of the broadcasters themselves but Id like to explore the process of broadcast hiring.

I know you understand this and I do as well having been in the business for almost thirty years but there may be some readers who dont know this so Id like to explain why Im asking certain questions.

In the 50s, 60s and 70s broadcasters were hired by and large, by the radio or television stations they worked for, they were paid by them. There was some distance between themselves and the teams they covered. It was how Harry Caray, for example, could be objective and at times downright critical without fear of being fired. That distinction has been rubberized and completely blurred today. To start this area, Id like to know how much say do you and the Sox have in broadcast hiring?

BB: We have a significant amount of input. If we dont want someone or if say WSCR radio doesnt want someone, either party can veto the choice. Its a collaborative process, both of us have a large say in the matter. For example, and Im just using this name, not that he was ever a candidate, if WSCR radio came to us and said we want Mike North in the Sox broadcasting booth, wed say no. Why would we want someone who is going to knock our product or be very critical of it?

Lip

Appreciate the quote regarding North, Lip. However, it's interesting the Sox hired Stone when he's been known to call folks out when necessary.

Harry Chappas
10-03-2011, 05:59 PM
ML: Over the winter there was a lot of discussion about the Sox broadcasting situation, the rehiring of Chris Singleton, the adding of Steve Stone to the mix and recently Hawk Harrelson getting a three year extension. I dont want to get into the specifics of the broadcasters themselves but Id like to explore the process of broadcast hiring.

I know you understand this and I do as well having been in the business for almost thirty years but there may be some readers who dont know this so Id like to explain why Im asking certain questions.

In the 50s, 60s and 70s broadcasters were hired by and large, by the radio or television stations they worked for, they were paid by them. There was some distance between themselves and the teams they covered. It was how Harry Caray, for example, could be objective and at times downright critical without fear of being fired. That distinction has been rubberized and completely blurred today. To start this area, Id like to know how much say do you and the Sox have in broadcast hiring?

BB: We have a significant amount of input. If we dont want someone or if say WSCR radio doesnt want someone, either party can veto the choice. Its a collaborative process, both of us have a large say in the matter. For example, and Im just using this name, not that he was ever a candidate, if WSCR radio came to us and said we want Mike North in the Sox broadcasting booth, wed say no. Why would we want someone who is going to knock our product or be very critical of it?

Lip

Boyer is a fool if his only concern with North is him knocking the Sox. The guy embodies every single tired, lame, Chicago cliche. As for DJ, that really bums me out. Personally, I think DJ is hilarious and is a comfortable listen. He has his faults, but at least he brings a little personality to the job.

bridgeportcopper
10-03-2011, 06:09 PM
I'd be all for it. Liven things up in that booth. DJ & Farmio are a bore! Good people, but boring as a radio team.

Lip Man 1
10-03-2011, 06:12 PM
Folks:

Take this for what it's worth. Was just in communication with Brooks and here's what he said about the North rumors:

"Unless fans have unlimited time on their hands, they should spend their time worrying about/commenting on other things. "

I take that to mean this is probably just something being spread by someone (maybe North himself) to stir up crap and is unlikely to happen.

Lip

johnny bench
10-03-2011, 06:15 PM
Hmmm....Let's assume for a minute that Dahl and North aren't going to be part of the game broadcast team...Where else could they be headed? Pregame show? Post-game punch up? Some sort of online presence?

kittle42
10-03-2011, 06:17 PM
I'd be all for it. Liven things up in that booth. DJ & Farmio are a bore! Good people, but boring as a radio team.

I have no problem "livening up" the broadcast, but not with one of the worst personalities in the history of Chicago sports radio. Please.

hi im skot
10-03-2011, 06:41 PM
Folks:

Take this for what it's worth. Was just in communication with Brooks and here's what he said about the North rumors:

"Unless fans have unlimited time on their hands, they should spend their time worrying about/commenting on other things. "

I take that to mean this is probably just something being spread by someone (maybe North himself) to stir up crap and is unlikely to happen.

Lip

Brooks is a tool.

thomas35forever
10-03-2011, 07:14 PM
All I'd have to say if this hiring took place is a big fat "HELL NO". I know people want livelier radio broadcasts, but can it happen without dumbing down the fan base?

shingo10
10-03-2011, 07:16 PM
So is DJ actually out? Or did someone just start spreading that with no basis?

Noneck
10-03-2011, 07:29 PM
If north was his same old obnoxious, know it all, critical self, him and rongey would be an interesting tandem on post game. But the Sox would never hire that kind of north and the score would probably not hire any type of north.

slavko
10-03-2011, 08:07 PM
"Dare's a basehit. Dat's two times Paulie's been on base today. I've always known dis' Pollack kid could hit, I've always like him. Now here's da Cubin' guy, Ramirez. Hey, Ed, did you know he's got da same last name as a bunch of other Ramirez's ? Dare's date cheating jerk Manny. ......"

SOXPHILE, you're killin' me. Still got it, never lost it. But the interchange between DJ and Farmio after game 162 was beyond warm and cozy to the point of making you wonder what was going on. There may be truth to the rumors. I hope not.

How can a guy like Mike North be on the radio anywhere when Bernie Lincicome of Tribune and Rocky Mountain News (the paper folded) writing fame has been living in town for near 2 years and can't get a gig?:?:

Brian26
10-03-2011, 08:08 PM
The rumor is Darrin Jackson is out. Steve Dahl may be in the mix as well.

One step forward, 18 steps back.

Brian26
10-03-2011, 08:16 PM
Boyer is a fool if his only concern with North is him knocking the Sox. The guy embodies every single tired, lame, Chicago cliche. As for DJ, that really bums me out. Personally, I think DJ is hilarious and is a comfortable listen. He has his faults, but at least he brings a little personality to the job.

The irony in this all is that it was North's contract that paved the way for WSCR not to be able to offer John Rooney a fair extension in 2006 when the Sox switched stations, and now you can turn 670 on any hour day or night and listen to their hosts rail all over the Sox.

And now they might hire North?

Unreal.

Brian26
10-03-2011, 08:21 PM
Folks:

Take this for what it's worth. Was just in communication with Brooks and here's what he said about the North rumors:

"Unless fans have unlimited time on their hands, they should spend their time worrying about/commenting on other things. "

I take that to mean this is probably just something being spread by someone (maybe North himself) to stir up crap and is unlikely to happen.

Lip

Clearly Brooks is too immersed in more important work right now (like re-designing uniform patches and logos that don't need to be changed) to answer Lip with a straight reply.

Brian26
10-03-2011, 08:37 PM
Boyer is a fool if his only concern with North is him knocking the Sox. The guy embodies every single tired, lame, Chicago cliche. As for DJ, that really bums me out. Personally, I think DJ is hilarious and is a comfortable listen. He has his faults, but at least he brings a little personality to the job.

If DJ is out, they're shooting themselves in the foot because they put him in a position to fail. I'd can Stone on the tv side right now and put DJ back over there. Stone mailed-it-in this year, and I guarantee he didn't sell one White Sox ticket on the broadcasts.

Rocky Soprano
10-03-2011, 08:37 PM
Clearly Brooks is too immersed in more important work right now (like re-designing uniform patches and logos that don't need to be changed) to answer Lip with a straight reply.

It wasn't that long ago that Brooks was loved around here. He could do no wrong. What happened to that guy?

soltrain21
10-03-2011, 08:41 PM
Clearly Brooks is too immersed in more important work right now (like re-designing uniform patches and logos that don't need to be changed) to answer Lip with a straight reply.

Someone has to pick when Mullet, Elvis and Rat Pack Night are. If he doesn't who will?!

dickallen15
10-03-2011, 08:47 PM
It wasn't that long ago that Brooks was loved around here. He could do no wrong. What happened to that guy?
The Sox started losing.

The Immigrant
10-03-2011, 09:13 PM
It wasn't that long ago that Brooks was loved around here. He could do no wrong. What happened to that guy?

Some light bulbs (allegedly) weren't changed, some flying sock patches were retired, someone once bought a stale hot dog bun, and then the pitchforks came out.

The Immigrant
10-03-2011, 09:16 PM
Clearly Brooks is too immersed in more important work right now (like re-designing uniform patches and logos that don't need to be changed) to answer Lip with a straight reply.

Some rumors are so outlandish that they don't deserve a straight reply. I can just imagine the look on his face when he read Lip's super secret email.

Lip Man 1
10-03-2011, 09:19 PM
Immigrant:

Actually I sent along the piece out of the Sun-Times and mentioned that someone had posted it at WSI. Also that there were three pages of comments and no one was for the move.

Lip

doublem23
10-03-2011, 09:35 PM
Some light bulbs (allegedly) weren't changed, some flying sock patches were retired, someone once bought a stale hot dog bun, and then the pitchforks came out.

Don't forget the crappy churros

Fenway
10-03-2011, 09:47 PM
I am wondering if North might be involved in this proposed 24 hour White Sox HD channel that WSCR was saying would happen at some point.

Also - ( and I do not know if this applies to the White Sox ) but with some teams CBS Radio can veto what a team want IF ratings fall below a projected level.

For the most part baseball is a season long buy and the ad rates for the following year are based on the previous year ratings. Still I can not fathom CBS Radio wanting anything to do with North.

North is on FOX SPORTS RADIO which is a poor cousin to ESPN Radio. They have Dan Patrick and Jim Rome...overnights JT the Brick and little else. They also have problems getting cleared in major markets (They are not on in New York City for example) - WIND takes North but I understand North guaranteed Salem Broadcasting a certain amount of local ads if they cleared him. Salem Broadcasting has become huge being a time broker for radio time in major markets.

DumpJerry
10-03-2011, 10:10 PM
Maybe the team is considering hiring him to be a motivational speaker for Rios and Dunn.

SOXPHILE
10-03-2011, 10:11 PM
On further thought, I'm actually more of the opinion that there is nothing to any of this. It's probably a bunch of b.s. So some "talk about town" writer says North has been seen around U.S Cellular lately? Eh, so what? His "people" tell him North has the ear of Reinsdorf ? Are these the same "Peeps" Terry Boers has ? Writers or columnists like this tend to take one little thing or rumor, and run with it. It stirs things up. Gets people talking. They say "where did you hear that ?". "Oh, Zweckers column". And on it goes. No real burden of proof. If it turns out to be not true, they can just say "good sources" had told them it was possible, not that it was actually going to happen. If I was Brooks Boyer, I would be a little frustrated I guess, if some gossip writer at a tabloid rag like the Sun Times threw something out there that wasn't true, and then the message boards started blowing up with people pissed off about something and coming out against it, when it wasn't even true to begin with.

DSpivack
10-03-2011, 10:14 PM
On further thought, I'm actually more of the opinion that there is nothing to any of this. It's probably a bunch of b.s. So some "talk about town" writer says North has been seen around U.S Cellular lately? Eh, so what? His "people" tell him North has the ear of Reinsdorf ? Are these the same "Peeps" Terry Boers has ? Writers or columnists like this tend to take one little thing or rumor, and run with it. It stirs things up. Gets people talking. They say "where did you hear that ?". "Oh, Zweckers column". And on it goes. No real burden of proof. If it turns out to be not true, they can just say "good sources" had told them it was possible, not that it was actually going to happen. If I was Brooks Boyer, I would be a little frustrated I guess, if some gossip writer at a tabloid rag like the Sun Times threw something out there that wasn't true, and then the message boards started blowing up with people pissed off about something and coming out against it, when it wasn't even true to begin with.

Yeah, it would be one thing if Mark Gonzales was reporting it, but Bill Zwecker? He deals in rumor, gossip, and innuendo.

Brian26
10-03-2011, 10:38 PM
The rumor is Darrin Jackson is out. Steve Dahl may be in the mix as well.

Who's your source on the DJ rumor, Kev?

Just curious, as you named names in the wee hours Friday morning when you said Francona was a done-deal to the Sox.

The Dahl idea in any capacity is disturbing beyond belief.

Fenway
10-03-2011, 10:43 PM
Who's your source on the DJ rumor, Kev?

Just curious, as you named names in the wee hours Friday morning when you said Francona was a done-deal to the Sox.

The Dahl idea in any capacity is disturbing beyond belief.

It surfaced on one of the industry only boards....and this poster is usually 24-48 hours ahead of Feder when something happens.

sullythered
10-03-2011, 10:45 PM
The only reason I would be OK with North in the public eye is the fact that he would inevitably finally say something racist enough to be forced out for good.

SOXPHILE
10-03-2011, 10:48 PM
Who's your source on the DJ rumor, Kev?

Just curious, as you named names in the wee hours Friday morning when you said Francona was a done-deal to the Sox.

The Dahl idea in any capacity is disturbing beyond belief.

Any rumor of Dahl coming back in any capacity for any thing the public can see or hear in any forum is highly disturbing enough, let alone some unfounded "sources" connecting him to the White Sox. Now I'm going to have scary disturbing nightmares too.

StillMissOzzie
10-04-2011, 12:24 AM
I feel bad for the dog

http://www.northtonorth.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=235&g2_serialNumber=2

Which one?

I still think Farmer is a better color man than PBP, and I wish that the Sox would get a professional PBP voice to do the radio. If that meant that DJ was shown the door - so be it.

SMO
:gulp:

joebro25
10-04-2011, 02:55 AM
For what it's worth, his website has a blog entry up regarding the Zwecker article stating that all he can say is that he and Reinsdorf meet for lunch once in awhile, where they talk about "a lot of things."

http://northtonorth.com/index.shtml

I want him having nothing to do with the White Sox.

captain54
10-04-2011, 03:11 AM
Folks:


"Unless fans have unlimited time on their hands, they should spend their time worrying about/commenting on other things. "

I take that to mean this is probably just something being spread by someone (maybe North himself) to stir up crap and is unlikely to happen.

Lip

Well then why, didn't BB just nip it in the bud right then and there and give a straight answer to the question?

Let's not forget that North was investigated for being involved with a convicted felon, and has generated more negative publicity than any member of the media in recent memory. I find it very unlikely that Reinsdorf would have a guy like that involved in anything White Sox.

DrCrawdad
10-04-2011, 06:25 AM
Mike North as a Sox broadcaster? Please no.

Mike North as Sox pre and/or post game host? Meh.

Bump34
10-04-2011, 06:56 AM
http://archive.chicagobreakingsports.com/wills.jpg
Wish this guy wouldn't have just signed an extension.

Where did you find this picture??? Go Hawks!!!

SOXSINCE'70
10-04-2011, 07:44 AM
This would be tremendously disappointing. If in fact DJ is out, this should be an opportunity to find an honest-to-God PBP guy and have Farmer go back to the color role that he is better suited for, IMO.

We have a winner!!:tiphat::tiphat:

October26
10-04-2011, 08:23 AM
Mike North as Sox pre and/or post game host? Meh.

This is what I fear is going to happen. I noticed that Rongey missed a lot of days at the end of this last season (pre-game, post-game & white sox weekly shows), which didn't make any sense. I hope Chris was gone for personal reasons and not because he is about to lose his job. I like Chris alot.

And if the rumor is true that DJ is on his way out, can we please get a professional PBP voice like Dave Wills? I love his voice! I know Dave works for the Rays now and I believe he has a long-term contract with them (I listen to him on XM Radio all the time). Any chance Sox sign Dave Martinez as manager and also get Dave Wills to do the Sox radio PBP?

Bucky F. Dent
10-04-2011, 08:30 AM
Please, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, keep Mike North away from the Sox!

The Critic
10-04-2011, 09:45 AM
Dahl or North on Sox radio = I forget that Sox radio exists.
Dahl or North on Sox TV = mute button is king & Sox radio is all that exists.

asindc
10-04-2011, 10:17 AM
Despite the irony of my post, I will say that this thread is 78 posts too long. Let's discuss someone worthwhile.

hi im skot
10-04-2011, 10:19 AM
Despite the irony of my post, I will say that this thread is 78 posts too long. Let's discuss someone worthwhile.

Brooks, is that you?

asindc
10-04-2011, 10:28 AM
Brooks, is that you?

You don't seriously think that this guy is worth the bandwidth, do you?

hi im skot
10-04-2011, 10:29 AM
You don't seriously think that this guy is worth the bandwidth, do you?

I completely agree with you; I just couldn't ignore the low hanging/unfunny fruit.

slavko
10-04-2011, 11:17 AM
His webcast: http://www.560wind.com/pages/30_in_5

You may want to keep the tranquilizers handy if you decide to look at this.

all*star quentin
10-04-2011, 06:01 PM
Personally, I never liked North. To me, he sounds like every announcer in the Chicago area.

NardiWasHere
10-05-2011, 11:01 AM
I even put it on my shoes.

mahagga73
10-05-2011, 09:46 PM
If north was his same old obnoxious, know it all, critical self, him and rongey would be an interesting tandem on post game. But the Sox would never hire that kind of north and the score would probably not hire any type of north.
What?Boers and Bernstein aren't obnoxious know it all's?I see a lot of North hate here,but I loved him and Jiggetts and obviously somebody was listening with the ratings they got.

KnightSox
10-05-2011, 10:11 PM
What?Boers and Bernstein aren't obnoxious know it all's?I see a lot of North hate here,but I loved him and Jiggetts and obviously somebody was listening with the ratings they got.They got those ratings early on, when there was no competition in the sports radio market.

Incidentally, it was his lack of ratings that allowed the Score to give a him a take it or leave it offer for his last contract.

tstrike2000
10-05-2011, 10:14 PM
Please, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, keep Mike North away from the Sox!

Keep him away from anyone that has ears.

tebman
10-05-2011, 10:22 PM
Keep him away from anyone that has ears.

:thumbsup:

Nellie_Fox
10-06-2011, 12:57 AM
What?Boers and Bernstein aren't obnoxious know it all's?I see a lot of North hate here,but I loved him and Jiggetts and obviously somebody was listening with the ratings they got.A space after punctuation is a writing convention for a reason. It makes things ever so much easier to read.

captain54
10-06-2011, 01:01 AM
What?Boers and Bernstein aren't obnoxious know it all's?I see a lot of North hate here,but I loved him and Jiggetts and obviously somebody was listening with the ratings they got.

It was when North started to get into the tireless self promotion of himself, the establishments he ate and drank at, the parading out of Fritzi and Knuckles, the idiotic parody songs and the opinions on current affairs, the ratings started to drop and the show become completely unlistenable.

The first few years of WSCR and the novelty of sports talk made the Jiggetts/North segment something that got people's attention. Mike never quite got that the more he tried to ram himself down people's throats, the more he pushed listeners away.

sullythered
10-06-2011, 04:08 AM
What?Boers and Bernstein aren't obnoxious know it all's?I see a lot of North hate here,but I loved him and Jiggetts and obviously somebody was listening with the ratings they got.

Well, B and B don't constantly make racist comments, so there's that...

DrCrawdad
10-06-2011, 08:36 AM
What?Boers and Bernstein aren't obnoxious know it all's?I see a lot of North hate here,but I loved him and Jiggetts and obviously somebody was listening with the ratings they got.

A space after punctuation is a writing convention for a reason. It makes things ever so much easier to read.

Mahagga is a conservationist - a space saver.

TomBradley72
10-06-2011, 09:28 AM
Where did you find this picture??? Go Hawks!!!

We need Wills to be included in the Martinez signing!

SOXPHILE
10-06-2011, 10:04 AM
Well, B and B don't constantly make racist comments, so there's that...


They go pretty close to it, just from a different, too cool for the room way. I would like for the two of them to please explain the things they've said concnering:

-How they hate "white basketball", and they would never draft a white running back. Just what, pray tell, do they mean by that ? I do believe Jimmy the Greek, someone they would make fun of as being an ignorant buffoon, got into a whole load of trouble for going down that road and implying the exact same things they do.

-Implying that hockey fans tend to be racist and ignorant (unlike themselves, of course), especially if they don't like basketball. On the reverse, true basketball fans are smart and enlightened. Unfortunately, most of Chicago is "basketball dumb", (except them of course) -and needs to be sent to "basketball re-education camp". Wha ?

kittle42
10-06-2011, 10:21 AM
Mahagga is a conservationist - a space saver.

Ha, ha! :D:

Frontman
10-06-2011, 10:22 AM
I love Dahl but I don't want him on my Sox broadcast.


I'll take Dahl over North any day. Granted, its more like choosing to die being hit by a car versus being stoned to death; you're still dead at the end, but at least its over quicker!

captain54
10-06-2011, 12:57 PM
Well, B and B don't constantly make racist comments, so there's that...

why in God's name anyone would listen to these two blowhard/know-it-all's is beyond me. Please tell me, someone, where is the entertainment
and informational value here.

It always amazes me how two journalistic eggheads who have never actually played a competitive sport in their lives, can speak with such authority not only on how to play basketball, baseball, football, and hockey, but also speak with ultimate authority on how to run/own a sports franchise

kittle42
10-06-2011, 01:15 PM
It always amazes me how two journalistic eggheads who have never actually played a competitive sport in their lives, can speak with such authority not only on how to play basketball, baseball, football, and hockey, but also speak with ultimate authority on how to run/own a sports franchise

Sounds like the typical sports fan to me.

captain54
10-06-2011, 01:35 PM
Sounds like the typical sports fan to me.

The typical sports fan doesn't get paid to shoot their mouths off and doesn't have a high powered medium at their disposal

Milw
10-06-2011, 02:02 PM
why in God's name anyone would listen to these two blowhard/know-it-all's is beyond me. Please tell me, someone, where is the entertainment
and informational value here.

It always amazes me how two journalistic eggheads who have never actually played a competitive sport in their lives, can speak with such authority not only on how to play basketball, baseball, football, and hockey, but also speak with ultimate authority on how to run/own a sports franchise
Don't insult actual journalists by giving them that title.

kittle42
10-06-2011, 02:08 PM
The typical sports fan doesn't get paid to shoot their mouths off and doesn't have a high powered medium at their disposal

Sounds like the perfect job to me.

Brewski
10-06-2011, 02:12 PM
why in God's name anyone would listen to these two blowhard/know-it-all's is beyond me. Please tell me, someone, where is the entertainment
and informational value here.

It always amazes me how two journalistic eggheads who have never actually played a competitive sport in their lives, can speak with such authority not only on how to play basketball, baseball, football, and hockey, but also speak with ultimate authority on how to run/own a sports franchise

They know the NBA, grant them that. For everything else, they're about like us. Yeah, I'm bothered by stuff like Danny's "Don't Draft White," wonder how it's any different than Jimmy The Greek. Better everyone should zip their lip on the subject.

SOXPHILE
10-06-2011, 02:19 PM
They know the NBA, grant them that.

Actually, I wouldn't even go too far in granting that to them either. For a couple of guys who see themselves as above it all and ever so much smarter than the lowly unwashed masses, they, Bernstein especially, is every bit the NBA "meatball" he makes fun of the Bears fans for being. And the last time Terry had a cognisant, original thought about the NBA, I think Jordan was in the middle of his first three NBA titles.

sullythered
10-06-2011, 02:24 PM
why in God's name anyone would listen to these two blowhard/know-it-all's is beyond me. Please tell me, someone, where is the entertainment
and informational value here.

It always amazes me how two journalistic eggheads who have never actually played a competitive sport in their lives, can speak with such authority not only on how to play basketball, baseball, football, and hockey, but also speak with ultimate authority on how to run/own a sports franchise

I think they're funny.

captain54
10-06-2011, 02:30 PM
Sounds like the perfect job to me.

Just get a couple of sponsors/drinking buddies, set up a podcast, ala Mike North and you're in.

Nellie_Fox
10-06-2011, 04:09 PM
Just get a couple of sponsors/drinking buddies, set up a podcast, ala Mike North and you're in.
http://sportsmediajournal.com/wp-content/uploads/Sports%20Radio%20Photos/DanPatrick.jpg

"A nice haircut, a couple of catch phrases, and you're good to go in this business."

TheOldRoman
10-06-2011, 05:24 PM
Well, B and B don't constantly make racist comments, so there's that...Sure they do, theirs are just thinly veiled. Oh, and don't forget them calling people gay or retarded.

mahagga73
10-06-2011, 06:38 PM
A space after punctuation is a writing convention for a reason. It makes things ever so much easier to read.
ok,this is a baseball forum not a english class,geeez

kittle42
10-06-2011, 07:21 PM
ok,this is a baseball forum not a english class,geeez

YES! It has been months since I have seen this absolutely horrible line of thinking. And here I was hoping that it had been washed away from these boards. Thanks so much for bringing a little frustration to my day!

sullythered
10-06-2011, 09:10 PM
ok,this is a baseball forum not a english class,geeez

No one is saying that every post must be flawless, but lack of spacing after punctuation just makes it tough to look at.

Daver
10-06-2011, 09:11 PM
No one is saying that every post must be flawless, but lack of spacing after punctuation just makes it tough to look at.

As does the lack of capital letters, but I digress.

soltrain21
10-06-2011, 10:24 PM
I can say with the highest source possible that they are talking to him about a marketing job.

...For some reason.

DumpJerry
10-06-2011, 11:00 PM
ok,this is a baseball forum not a english class,geeez
True, but it helps to write clearly if you don't want to be misunderstood. It also helps you get ahead in life because while employers may not be an English class, they expect people to communicate clearly.

ZombieRob
10-06-2011, 11:19 PM
True, but it helps to write clearly if you don't want to be misunderstood. It also helps you get ahead in life because while employers may not be an English class, they expect people to communicate clearly.
That isn't always true, depends what kind of job.

DickAllen72
10-06-2011, 11:36 PM
I can say with the highest source possible that they are talking to him about a marketing job.

...For some reason.
Great. New Sox promotions will include "Steak and BJ Day".

Seriously, the old adage is that you can tell a lot about a person by the company he keeps. JR seems to be tight with Mike North and he is also close with Ozzie Guillen. And yet he had the nerve to call Harry Caray and Jimmy Piersall "scum."

Tragg
10-06-2011, 11:49 PM
The rumor is Darrin Jackson is out.
What about Farmer? He wasn't much even when he had Rooney's cover.

Nellie_Fox
10-07-2011, 01:49 AM
ok,this is a baseball forum not a english class,geeezIf you only needed to use reasonable writing skills in English class, then all you'd have to do is never take English class and you wouldn't ever have to write well at all! English class is to prepare you to write in a way that communicates. Is it really hard to hit a space after a punctuation mark? You seem to be able to do it between words otherwise.

Dan H
10-07-2011, 08:32 AM
I think they're funny.

They think they're funny, too, and they're not. They sound like two high school kids, and many times they ridicule people who don't deserve it.

Re Mike North: If the White Sox actually want him representing their organization, that says a great deal about them. I hope this is just a stupid rumor.

Railsplitter
10-08-2011, 12:28 PM
It always amazes me how two journalistic eggheads who have never actually played a competitive sport in their lives, can speak with such authority not only on how to play basketball, baseball, football, and hockey, but also speak with ultimate authority on how to run/own a sports franchise

Sounds like the typical sports fan to me.
:laughing:

I used to call "Monsters in the Morning" on CSN "Morons in the Morning" because North is moronic enough for two people. He actually believes the Gatorade dunk originated in Chicago and is worth taking credit for.
As for Steve Dahl, the disgrace he put on the Sox in 1979 should have been cause for a lifteime ban for anything Sox related.

sullythered
10-08-2011, 01:21 PM
They think they're funny, too, and they're not. They sound like two high school kids, and many times they ridicule people who don't deserve it.



That's just, like, your opinion, man.

Dan H
10-08-2011, 03:41 PM
That's just, like, your opinion, man.

It is and I am entitled to it.

PatK
10-09-2011, 04:19 PM
It always amazes me how two journalistic eggheads who have never actually played a competitive sport in their lives, can speak with such authority not only on how to play basketball, baseball, football, and hockey, but also speak with ultimate authority on how to run/own a sports franchise

You just described about 90% of the people in sports journalism.

Nellie_Fox
10-10-2011, 12:51 AM
You just described about 90% of the people in sports journalism.And of WSI posters.

SI1020
10-10-2011, 08:37 AM
I don't know how many gifted athletes or potential sports executives post here, but I am indebted to some of you for educating me on a variety of topics. The idea that only "experts" are allowed opinions is for strict top down autocratic societies.

BleacherBandit
10-10-2011, 09:57 AM
And of WSI posters.

Listen, I don't come on this forum to ignore the fact I pretend to have some sort of valid opinion regarding sports. To a certain extent, that's what being a fan of sports entails.

PatK
10-10-2011, 12:10 PM
And of WSI posters.

Possibly, but we aren't getting paid for posting.

Nellie_Fox
10-10-2011, 12:11 PM
Listen, I don't come on this forum to ignore the fact I pretend to have some sort of valid opinion regarding sports. To a certain extent, that's what being a fan of sports entails.I didn't say you couldn't. I just think it's funny that people on a sports discussion board criticize media members for doing the exact same thing they do.

captain54
10-10-2011, 12:20 PM
I didn't say you couldn't. I just think it's funny that people on a sports discussion board criticize media members for doing the exact same thing they do.

A media member gets paid to pontificate and has a medium that reaches far far more than the average guy sitting in his bedroom or whatever at a computer..

Where you see the two being the exact same, I have no clue.

TheOldRoman
10-10-2011, 01:25 PM
I don't know how many gifted athletes or potential sports executives post here, but I am indebted to some of you for educating me on a variety of topics. The idea that only "experts" are allowed opinions is for strict top down autocratic societies.We have been over this many times. Once again, average message board poster doesn't get paid six figures to know sports inside-out and doesn't have the same pulpit those imbeciles do. Furthermore, if average message boarder says something incredibly stupid or flip-flops on an issue, he will get it thrown in his face; he can't just hang up on the people and call them retarded. There is a difference between just following sports (casually or as a hardcore fan) and having to know it as really your only job qualification. It is inexcusable to NOT know sports if that is what you get paid to know and talk about. However, as we know, Boers and Bernstein and all other Score shows are "entertainment" and not sports talk. Most of the people who listen know that, and they tune in just as much for sports as they do for the insults, the smarm, the wheezing laugh, random clips from Will Ferrell movies and meme callers pretending to be drunk.

SI1020
10-10-2011, 02:02 PM
We have been over this many times. Once again, average message board poster doesn't get paid six figures to know sports inside-out and doesn't have the same pulpit those imbeciles do. Furthermore, if average message boarder says something incredibly stupid or flip-flops on an issue, he will get it thrown in his face; he can't just hang up on the people and call them retarded. There is a difference between just following sports (casually or as a hardcore fan) and having to know it as really your only job qualification. It is inexcusable to NOT know sports if that is what you get paid to know and talk about. However, as we know, Boers and Bernstein and all other Score shows are "entertainment" and not sports talk. Most of the people who listen know that, and they tune in just as much for sports as they do for the insults, the smarm, the wheezing laugh, random clips from Will Ferrell movies and meme callers pretending to be drunk. OK. I have no problem with any of the above.

kittle42
10-10-2011, 05:41 PM
We have been over this many times. Once again, average message board poster doesn't get paid six figures to know sports inside-out and doesn't have the same pulpit those imbeciles do. Furthermore, if average message boarder says something incredibly stupid or flip-flops on an issue, he will get it thrown in his face; he can't just hang up on the people and call them retarded. There is a difference between just following sports (casually or as a hardcore fan) and having to know it as really your only job qualification. It is inexcusable to NOT know sports if that is what you get paid to know and talk about. However, as we know, Boers and Bernstein and all other Score shows are "entertainment" and not sports talk. Most of the people who listen know that, and they tune in just as much for sports as they do for the insults, the smarm, the wheezing laugh, random clips from Will Ferrell movies and meme callers pretending to be drunk.

They've got you here, Nellie.

Nellie_Fox
10-11-2011, 01:19 AM
They've got you here, Nellie.Not at all. If you are a know-it-all about sports based on zero credentials, you cannot criticize others for doing the same damn thing; I don't care if they are paid for it and you're not. Read the quote that started the whole thing.
It always amazes me how two journalistic eggheads who have never actually played a competitive sport in their lives, can speak with such authority not only on how to play basketball, baseball, football, and hockey, but also speak with ultimate authority on how to run/own a sports franchise That is EXACTLY what many posters here do on a regular basis. Getting paid or not doesn't change what you're doing.

kittle42
10-11-2011, 10:43 AM
I just thought the the posts of most people on a sports fan message board are taken as opinion, unless the person goes out of his/her way to state things as fact, which, admittedly, does happen here with certain posters.

SI1020
10-11-2011, 11:22 AM
Send Dunn to the minors. Get as much as you can in a trade for Buehrle. Ozzie had nothing to do with the Sox winning their first WS in 88 years. I can see where sometimes it can be frustrating, especially if you know your sports. I still come here to learn from the brighter bulbs who post here.

Lamp81
10-11-2011, 03:53 PM
I seem to remember back in 2000 when the color job for the Sox was available, North whined when he wasn't considered.

I have had the opportunity to meet North a couple of times, once at a St. Louis hotel and once at O'Hare. North insists that he was in fact a finalist for the Sox TV job in 2000, and DJ simply was chosen over him.

FWIW, Mike couldn't have been more pleasant to talk with. I am a nobody, but he went out of his way to have a pretty in depth conversation with me about a wide variety of things, White Sox, pets, Las Vegas, etc. He came across much better in person than he did on the radio. I do not think he would be a good fit as a color guy on TV or radio. White Sox weekly, or Pre/Post games, maybe.

BTW, the real solution to the radio problems is to remove Farmio from the PBP job.

slavko
10-11-2011, 08:59 PM
Send Dunn to the minors. Get as much as you can in a trade for Buehrle. Ozzie had nothing to do with the Sox winning their first WS in 88 years. I can see where sometimes it can be frustrating, especially if you know your sports. I still come here to learn from the brighter bulbs who post here.

Can't send Dunn to the minors, CBA says so. Can't trade Buehrle, he's a free agent.

Nellie_Fox
10-12-2011, 01:19 AM
Can't send Dunn to the minors, CBA says so. Can't trade Buehrle, he's a free agent.He knows. He was quoting some of the things people have posted fairly recently to point out the absurdity of some things that are posted.

Viva Medias B's
10-12-2011, 04:51 PM
Not including this one, 137 posts about Mike North?

KnightSox
10-12-2011, 11:01 PM
Not including this one, 137 posts about Mike North?Whats telling is none are positive for old Mike. This is just what he incites.

TommyJohn
10-12-2011, 11:45 PM
Whats telling is none are positive for old Mike. This is just what he incites.

My favorite post of this thread is the one quoted below. It cracks me up.

I can not fathom CBS Radio wanting ANYTHING to do with him again but...

A few years ago when Don Imus got fired at WFAN they brought North in to work 3 shows - after 2 they put him on a plane back to Chicago. No announcer in the history of the station angered listeners like North did.

KnightSox
10-13-2011, 12:11 AM
When North did that fill in, he was really at the height of believing his own hype. I thought it was just two shows, I wasn't aware it was cut from three.

Frontman
10-13-2011, 05:32 PM
When North did that fill in, he was really at the height of believing his own hype. I thought it was just two shows, I wasn't aware it was cut from three.

Oh, don't you remember; he was inducted into the Chicago Sports Hall of Fame around then!

And no, this is not meant for teal. He really was.

Pathetic.

HaroMaster87
10-22-2011, 02:03 AM
We have been over this many times. Once again, average message board poster doesn't get paid six figures to know sports inside-out and doesn't have the same pulpit those imbeciles do. Furthermore, if average message boarder says something incredibly stupid or flip-flops on an issue, he will get it thrown in his face; he can't just hang up on the people and call them retarded. There is a difference between just following sports (casually or as a hardcore fan) and having to know it as really your only job qualification. It is inexcusable to NOT know sports if that is what you get paid to know and talk about. However, as we know, Boers and Bernstein and all other Score shows are "entertainment" and not sports talk. Most of the people who listen know that, and they tune in just as much for sports as they do for the insults, the smarm, the wheezing laugh, random clips from Will Ferrell movies and meme callers pretending to be drunk.

/thread

These guys are the most entertaining guys on Chicago radio. Period. Not the smartest, not the most politically correct, not the most sports educated...just damn funny. When I listen to them I giggle like im 15 years old again. The show makes me happy and I thank them for it.