I’m only going to touch on this briefly because I have another Yankees loss to gloat about, but it’s still worth a mention:Â Word came out yesterday that NESN will be simulcasting the Dennis & Callahan show live from 6-9am beginning November 16th.
Let me put that in clearer terms:Â The New England SPORTS Network will be joining with WEEI (a radio SPORTS network) in giving air time to two racist, homophobic, hate-mongering men who talk more about politics than they do sports for three hours a day every weekday.Â How exciting is that?
I’m not going to trot out the million reasons why I hate what D&C do.Â You can Google John Dennis or Gerry Callahan and find it all over the place.Â I will say that hosting the Jimmy Fund telethon once a year doesn’t absolve you from all the hate you spew and I’m pretty sure that both D&C believe in a God who will, eventually, punish them for being such horrible people.Â In the meantime, NESN (as WEEI has done for all this time) will REWARD them and punish the rest of us. It won’t surprise me in the least to find out that ESPN and the MLBN have their ratings boosted during the 6-9am time slot in New England.Â At least that’s what I hope for.
Here’s what you can do, though I have little hope it will make a difference:Â Contact NESN and tell them what a lousy thing this is to do to the fans.Â I’ll make it easy for you.
Sean McGrail is the President and CEO of NESN.Â You can reach him, or anyone at NESN in the following ways:
480 Arsenal Street, Building #1
Watertown, MA 02472
Also, John Henry can be reached easily on Twitter @john_w_henry.
It isn’t often that I say I have no faith that the fan’s voices will be heard but with WEEI happily accepting what D&C do and NESN being BFF with WEEI, I’m guessing we’re spitting into the wind here…but it’s always good to get your voice heard.