The Jay Cutler
comments about DeAngelo Hall are a huge NON-STORY.
THERE IS NO CONTROVERSY HERE. Move on, media. Give it up.
There was no “bulletin board material” nor any “shots fired” this week. I don’t care, and neither should you.
Yet this non-controversy is making the tops of homepages for news outlets everywhere.
I know that we in the media often blow things out of proportion; especially on slow news days, in order to get more ratings/page views/sell papers etc. Media outlets owned by professional leagues or professional teams do this almost everyday. And these specific television networks do it on an even larger scale.
However, this Jay Cutler
vs. DeAngelo Hall script is a huge waste of all our of time. Cutler was as vanilla and boring as he usually is during all his interviews...
Every week, NBC
does this a lot too) mails out a press release that is essentially nothing else but “hey, we have a football game on this weekend!” Usually whenever I see these “hey, watch our football game!” emails I immediately hit the delete button. However, Chicago Bears
versus Pittsburgh Steelers is on Sunday Night Football this week.
Therefore, I actually looked through this product-promotion-disguised-as-news mass mailing to see if there’s anything you might care about. I found a few nuggets and tidbits worth sharing.
And don’t get me started about NBC and ESPN (or Comcast SportsNet or Fox Sports..okay pretty much everybody) with their self-congratulatory press releases about record ratings, or "winning the night." Bad as these are, by comparison, these mailings are an absolute joy compared to press releases on web site traffic statistics. Or the ticket sales press releases that teams send out.
Memo to teams, it's not our jobs to sell your tickets. Memo to media companies, why would we promote your site to send traffic away from own websites?
"WGAS Radio is on the air!"
Well, let’s move on to the Chicago Bears broadcast notes before I bore you to death...
Time to talk Jay Cutler
, Marc Trestman
and the Chicago Bears
And talk these topics with the biggest and best pundits in the business. I recently attended the NFL
Media Luncheon in New York City. It was held at “The Black Rock,” the CBS Building in Mid-town Manhattan. It was a chance to have lunch with CBS’s lead announce pairing of Jim Nantz and Phil Simms
, as well as NFL Legends: Dan Marino
, Dan Fouts, Dan Dierdorf, Rich Gannon, Shannon Sharpe
, Greg Gumbel, Bill Cowher and Bart Scott
I’ll have much more with Simms
later; he was the star of the Media Day as he regaled us with his hilarious, spot on impersonation of Bill Parcells and made sure that we write-up some of his quotes in the manner of “Simms noted with extreme sarcasm.” He’ll be here, along with Nantz for week one to call Bears versus the Cincinnati Bengals
, who I have already made my Super Bowl Champion pick.
So I’ll have much more with both Nantz and Simms, as there’s a lot of audio to go through, and a lot of it is gold. And we still have 10 days till the Bears and Bengals kick off the NFL season. In the meantime, here’s what the talking heads had to say about Cutler, Trestman, the Bears et al.
All interviews are exclusives...
is a Host/Executive Producer and Update Anchor at 670 The Score. Chicago’s original and still highest rated sports talk radio station. You can hear Ostrowski nights after White Sox
baseball when he hosts the “Joe O. Show”
often till midnight or 1 a.m. And then of course, it becomes “Grobber Time” after that. Ostrowski is definitely a guy you should talk Fantasy Football, over/unders and spreads with.
He’s also a fantastic follow on Twitter (@Joe0670)
as he enjoys Jay Cutler
in '80s outfits pictures as much as I do. We're fellow countrymen too. (Banks is an Anglicized name, I'm 1/2 Half-Polish...I know you DOOOOON'T CAAAAARE)
Let’s talk shop shall we...
The Chicago Bears
played their second preseason game last night with quarterback Jay Cutler
already hitting his stride. In surliness that is. Cutler was filmed during ESPN
’s Monday Night Countdown show yelling at a ball boy to “give me the f*cking ball.” Cutler than shakes his head in disapproval. (Watch the GIF here
What’s even more shocking than the ball boy incident is this: pregame shows for preseason games actually EXIST. I’m surprised there’s a market for this. But how AWFUL was it to tune in last night and hear the bloated bloviator of Bristol, Chris Berman calling the Chicago Bears game. I thought GOOD GOD WHAT HAVE WE DONE TO DESERVE THIS HORROR??
Berman mispronounced Corey Liuget’s name. And then made a bad joke in which he correctly pronounced it. The former Illini
(pronounced “legit”) was a top 20 NFL Draft
pick and has started for the Chargers for awhile. If Berman is such a NFL expert, he should know how to pronounce his name correctly. “Boomer” also made the TIRED AND CLICHE “the Butler
did it” joke, and peppered the night with his 70s rock humor that no one over the age of 14 finds witty. Chris Berman is the national version of Hawk Harrelson. No one can explain his popularity anymore.
Enjoy this pic of Mr. “You’re with Me Leather,”
with a bunch of strippers...
I started hearing rumors last weekend that Dan Pompei was out at the Chicago Tribune.
It wasn’t until this morning that I got confirmation on Dan Pompei being gone, and that this was Dan Pompei leaving the Trib, it was his decision. Not the paper deciding to get rid of him. Dan Pompei is as an accomplished NFL writer as you will ever find. So this is a huge void for the Trib to fill as his leaving coincides with the start of football season.
No word yet on what he's doing next or who his replacement will be...
If you flipped on WMAQ Channel 5 today, you might have noticed Chicago Bears
QB Jay Cutler
appearing on the NBC
program “Access Hollywood Live.” Rightfully, or wrongfully, Jay Cutler has a public reputation for being surly, aloof, condescending and rude. These are all traits I actually find extremely admirable by the way. (Not being sarcastic) I actually hope to exhibit these four traits with more consistency in my interpersonal relations. In my writing, I think I've done more than enough of that already.
Cutler’s appearance today on Access Hollywood, alongside wife Kristin Cavallari
was partially to promote their Big ’80s party they’re throwing at Joe’s on Weed St. Thursday.
The charity event, and maybe today’s guest spot, will hopefully change Cutler’s public image from surly to cuddly. Maybe. Or maybe we don’t care about this morning's obvious Image CPR. Maybe we actually like him the way he is now.
Nevertheless, Kristin Cavallari presented a different side of “Cutty.”...
I’m pretty sure that all of these Jay Cutler
photos have been altered or photo-shopped in some way. I don't have confirmation on the middle finger picture yet. All of these were sent in to me.
Obviously, the memes of the Chicago Bears
QB have been modified to include the respective phrases. And we can safely assume that any time we see a cigarette in the mouth of Jay Cutler
on the internet now, it’s been photo-shopped in. His fiance, Kristin Cavallari, claims that the cig is fake in this pic; the ’80s style 30th birthday picture
that had the internet buzzing all weekend.
And just when we were ready to give Jay Cutler
more credit for having a sense of irony and humor about himself.
Well, I still think he’s probably a really funny, very smart-alec kind of guy. Mostly because I totally believe the Jay Cutler “DON’T CARE” bathroom incident
to be 100% true now.
And here’s that story again being told in video, stand-up comedy form.
Quarterback Jay Cutler
took part in a Google Hangout interview recently with Barstool Sports, during which he was asked about the infamous urban legend, but possibly true Jay Cutler DON’T CARE bathroom incident.
Cutler didn’t actually admit to it, but he doesn’t deny it either.
continues to dumb down it’s audience and make people less informed about sports. Today the network actually posed this question for its panel “How much do you blame Jay Cutler
for RG III’s injury
?” Yes, this is not parody but a serious attempt at “journalism” by the WWL. What a way to “cover” the Robert Griffin III surgery
that took place today.
screen grab courtesy of Twitter @WaneDog