Posts Tagged ‘Colin Cowherd’

Cowherd-ality

Friday, July 3rd, 2009 by I Love Nerd York City

Since my satellite radio is currently out of my car, I’ve been forced to listen to a lot of AM/FM radio lately…which is why I found myself listening to Colin Cowherd’s radio show on Thursday afternoon, and hearing the following commentary (all quotes paraphrased from memory):

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New Hall of Fame Criteria: Be a Culture-Changer

Friday, May 8th, 2009 by Nerdicus Finch

The general know-nothingness of ESPN Radio’s Colin Cowherd has been well-documented elsewhere. Fire Joe Morgan destroyed Cowherd in legendary fashion back in 2006, so I’m not going to spend much time ripping the guy in general terms since it’s been done so thoroughly in the past and in a much funnier way than I could ever manage.

I did want to note something that I heard Cowherd say this afternoon, however. While running some errands during lunch today, I had the misfortune of catching a few minutes of Cowherd’s radio show (by the way, ESPN Radio really screwed the pooch when they sent Max Kellerman packing; he used to have a show for the New York market during Cowherd’s time slot and he was surprisingly funny, interesting, and well-informed).

Anyway, Cowherd was discussing how important Curt Schilling and Manny were to the 2004 Red Sox because they “changed the culture” of the team. Their attitudes, Cowherd argued, made the Red Sox no longer fear the Yankees and gave them the confidence to beat them and become champions. He then said (and I’m paraphrasing): “To me, that’s what makes Schilling a Hall of Famer, even more than his 11-2 postseason record. He changed the culture of the Red Sox.”

So let me get this straight. Here is Cowherd’s list of Schilling’s Hall of Fame credentials, in order of importance:

  1. Changed culture of 2004 Red Sox.
  2. 11-2 postseason record.
  3. Everything else he ever did (127 career ERA+, 3116 Ks, 216 wins, 1.137 career WHIP, etc.)

That makes sense, right?