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Gary Tanguay Earned a Gold Star, Tells You About It

Gary Tanguay Stopped by the Fenz

Gary Tanguay is feeling good about himself. He made a prediction. It happened. And, well, because he told you…people. 

The 98.5 The Sports Hub host and Sports Tonight mainstay predicted Red Sox closer Jon Papelbon would leave Boston. He was right and wanted to make sure he told you so, on Twitter.

@Gary_Tanguay Pap gone. Told ya people. Too bad.

I’ve defended the Tanger at great lengths. I contend he is mis-cast as a talking head, and is better used simply as a host. Take some notes from Tom Caron. Stay your lane, Gary.

This week Tanguay talked in generalities about the NBA lockout on Sports Tonight. This led me to believe he doesn’t really know the even the minutia of the matter. Saying “I don’t think they’re close” is like saying, “I think Jerry Sandusky is a bad guy.”

If you want to get real perspective on the matter, I suggest listening to Bill Simmons’ podcast with Marc Stein and Rick Bucher. It’s two hours long (in two parts), but they dissect the situation from nearly every vantage point.

About Ryan Hadfield

Ryan Hadfield is the author of the weekly Sports Media Musings column at Sports Of Boston. Hadfield is known as one of the top sports media critics in Boston. He also contributes to Boston Sports Media Watch. In November 2011, Hadfield helped launch the new SoB Point Taken blog featuring his podcasts & musings on sports, media and culture. Follow Ryan on Twitter.


2 comments for “Gary Tanguay Earned a Gold Star, Tells You About It”

  1. […] site is basically a place for me to react (500 words at a time) to petty stuff like Gary Tanguay doing Gary Tanguay things and the Andy Gresh/Glenn Ordway […]

    Posted by Sports Media Musings: Watney Out, “Felger & Mazz” Simulcast Debut, Links | Point Taken | November 18, 2011, 11:13 am
  2. Another classic Tanguay from this week as he mentioned the terrible drafts the Pats have had since Pioli left. Dude, do your homework. They’ve actually been better.

    Posted by ne711 | November 19, 2011, 10:19 am

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