As heard on WFAN, earlier today.
Russo : I’m not interested in the 4th Amendment. As a consumer of sport who pays money to go to games…these guys are entertainers…I have a right to know, as a customer, if the people I am paying to watch are cheating by doing steriods. I think I have a right to know that as a fan.
Mike From Ringwood : So you don’t have any issue then, with how you find out about those results. It doesn’t matter what law is trampled on to get those results…the law of baseball trumps the United States constitution?
Russo : If I was doing this talk program every day, drunk or on marijuana, would you have a right to know as a listener?
Caller Mike : Uhh…
Russo : You’re darned right you would!
Caller Mike : No, I wouldn’t.
Russo : Yes ,you would. You support our advertisers.
11 thoughts on “The Mad Dog Sits Down For Your Constitutional Rights”
That’s my hometown, right there! Ridgewood, New Jersey: in a word, it’s “Uhh…”
Is that anywhere near Secaucus? Because they’re saying that that’s where yesterday’s odor may’ve originated from.
that guy is a fucker. wouldn’t you hate to be his kid?
i bet he has a “i pay the bills under this roof” rationale for everything. god, there’s not many people that i’d like to beat down. but he is one. actually, there are a lot of people i’d like to beat down. maybe i’ll make a list later on.
For all the failures of simple logic that the Mad Dog displays, be happy that he is passionate and knowledgeable about sports. In Boston the rule is the louder you scream, the more airtime you get. Russo can talk about anything, Boston radio personalities can talk about only the latest Belichick – Mangini soap opera.
I’ll give you that Russo is passionate. But his and Francesca’s discussion about the “immortality” (or lack thereof) in the case of Tony Gwynn’s candidacy was kind of painful.
If the being easier to listen to than WEEI is the standard, yeah, Russo’s a radio wiz. But you’re selling the boston station short. Gerry Callahan can talk about METCO, too.
The three hours that Mad Dog devoted to “the idiot critics” who panned We Are Marshall was perhaps the greatest hours of radio ever. EVER.
Rog: not that close, but not that far. My town manufactures lacrosse players and Abercrombie shoppers; Secaucus manufactures chemicals.
Oh, and innocent until proven guilty, man.
Russo’s passionate, I will give you that, but listening to him for as long as I can remember in New York I don’t know that he’s all that knowledgeable. Francesca knows more than Russo does, and while he can’t admit his mistakes, runs circles around the Doggie in the plain nuts and bolts of sports.
Ringwood and Ridgewood are definitely different towns, boys.
And Russo is more annoying than almost anyone…. besides Mike Francesa.
I should point out that Gerard changed that from Ridgewood to Ringwood. I know from Ringwood. I resurfaced parking lots near there for a couple of summers (Shop Rite of Lincoln Park: Just Like Family, indeed). Kudos to CSTB’s Big Dog for going back and re-listening to that transcript and correcting things. Lord knows I wouldn’t have done that.
it’s a goddamn typo parade around here most afternoons. Leave Glenn Robinson out of it.