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(Deadspin)   Three Atlanta sports radio show hosts get fired after mocking ALS sufferer Steve Gleason needing to use a computerized voice to communicate with witty jokes like "knock knock - who's there - smother me - smother me who - smother me, do me a favor"   (deadspin.com) divider line 83
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2013-06-18 01:22:05 AM
Who the fark mocks Gleason? That guy is responsible for our symbolic recovery. First game back in the Dome.

You could be in East Texas and feel the thunder from fans at that game, like a minor earthquake. The city erupted. It's not the greatest play of all time (not even close really), but given the circumstances it was among the most beautiful things I've ever seen in my life.

And I saw it happen.
 
2013-06-18 01:32:38 AM
POW RIGHT IN THE KISSAH
POW RIGHT IN THE KISSAH
POW RIGHT IN THE KISSAH
 
2013-06-18 04:21:14 AM
I am someone who does not get angry easily, especially when it comes to the media.

But listening to that turned my stomach.That was disgusting.

Glad they were fired.
 
2013-06-18 04:32:04 AM

december: then there's the idiot in Toronto making fun of a hockey player's apparent suicide.

http://torontosportsmedia.com/sports-and-toronto/toronto-sports-medi a- battles-on-twitter/17570


I honestly can't stand Simmons, but in this situation, I'd buy him a beer.
 
2013-06-18 04:53:59 AM
Also, apparently ALS is off-limits, and athletes are off-limits.

*marks list*
 
2013-06-18 07:11:49 AM

puffy999: Also, apparently ALS is off-limits, and athletes are off-limits.

*marks list*


Basically health white adult males are the only ones that are acceptable.
 
2013-06-18 07:33:45 AM

Rapmaster2000: KingKauff: Chuck and Chernoff last seen going "meh.....dumbasses"

Summary of Chuck and Chernoff:  "Honest question, Chuck.... are the Bulldogs a great team, or the greatest team?"


You spelled "Buck and Kincaid" wrong
 
2013-06-18 08:21:20 AM
What is this "AM" they speak of?
 
2013-06-18 08:35:19 AM

jake_lex: From TFA:

This morning, 790 The Zone's Mayhem in the AM did a bit where hosts Steak Shapiro and Chris Dimino interviewed "Steve Gleason," played by co-host Nick Cellini


Any station that has someone on who goes by the name "Steak" should immediately have its license revoked.


Disagrees

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2013-06-18 08:42:05 AM
Don't fire them for being insensitive.
Fire them for being unfunny while doing it.
 
2013-06-18 08:56:43 AM

Nabb1: Gulper Eel: What if Gleason heard the bit and liked it? You don't play that much football and not hear some seriously dark humor in the locker room.

Just come right out and say you thought it was funny.


tl;dl

I'm pretty surprised that guys with that much time in the business didn't know if that they're going to channel somebody like John Callahan in their material, they'd better have some insight into the topic and see if their target wants to play along (see Stephen Hawking on "The Simpsons"). But they didn't, so they're shiatcanned. Good. It means somebody else more deserving of a good gig gets a shot.

A lot of people with disabilities want something besides the pity of able-bodied people. I have no idea if Gleason is one of those people, and it doesn't appear that anybody else does either.
 
2013-06-18 09:42:46 AM

bopis: All sports talk radio needs to be fired.


No sh*t!!

We have 3 stations, THREE!! here in PDX.
 
2013-06-18 10:40:56 AM
Sports bullying IS bullying.   That's part of why these guys thought 'this is a good idea'--they were already predisposed to being insensitive.
 
2013-06-18 11:11:40 AM
Here is Gleason filling in for Peter King on MMQB.  Very good article.

Go Cougs!
 
2013-06-18 11:14:39 AM
This is the worst thing to happen to someone named Gleason since Smokey and the Bandit 3.
 
2013-06-18 11:27:31 AM

FriarReb98: jake_lex: Any station that has someone on who goes by the name "Steak" a show called "Mayhem in the AM" should immediately have its license revoked.

FTFM.


See also:  "The Morning Zoo."
 
2013-06-18 11:32:31 AM
But wasn't it Gleason who, in making his film and in the locker room of the saints, filmed the admission of the defense in hurting other players for money, and was pissed that it got released?

I guess Karma works in mysterious ways.
 
2013-06-18 11:48:33 AM

jake_lex: From TFA:

This morning, 790 The Zone's Mayhem in the AM did a bit where hosts Steak Shapiro and Chris Dimino interviewed "Steve Gleason," played by co-host Nick Cellini

Any station that has someone on who goes by the name "Steak" should immediately have its license revoked.


Any station that does the "wacky morning show" shiat should be killed off as well.
 
2013-06-18 12:03:45 PM
What are their Fark handles?
 
2013-06-18 12:29:51 PM

Rent Party: See also: "The Morning Zoo."


rufus-t-firefly: Any station that does the "wacky morning show" shiat should be killed off as well.


jake_lex: Any station that has someone on who goes by the name "Steak" should immediately have its license revoked.


SEVEN PAST THE HOUR!
coming up, Sunny Raines with weather, Cam Dollar with stocks, don't forget taps on the tens and we get dirty at thirty!  12 PAST THE HOUR!  Uh oh, guess what The Biebs did this time!  Cindy, with the hollywood update!  *cue shiatty techno music* Yeah the Biebs really did it good this time!  And you'll never BELIEVE what Amanda Bynes did!  18 PAST THE HOUR!  join at noon for the Daily Nooner NOT THAT KIND 23 past the hour we get the LEDDDDDDD OUT caller number 101 you give us the phrase that pays for 2 tickets to Steak and Cletus at the chuckle shack wednesday night 27 PAST THE HOUR LETS GO THE EYE IN THE SKY FOR TRAFFIC "yeah backing up on the 84, avoid it if you can, buckle up and use surface streets" 33 PAST THE HOUR UH OH GUESS WHAT THE KARDASHIANS JUST DID 44 PAST THE HOUR YOU'RE ROCKIN' WITH DOKKEN AND STEAK, CINDY, AND THE GIMP! 99 POINT SEVEN DOUBLE YOU DOUBLE YOU TEE EFF LIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIVEEE EE THREE TO THE TOP OF THE HOUR, THE TOP OF THE HOUR IS SACRED
 
2013-06-18 01:55:36 PM

gtfan92: If that station wasn't going down the shiatter, I'd apply to be one of the new hosts...


Im shocked they are still broadcasting, that station sucks top to bottom, 680/93.7 blows them away.

I loved when they had the 2 live stews and felt they could compete with the 680 at 3pm, they quickly moved them after they were stomped, 2 live stews sucked ass.
 
2013-06-18 03:34:19 PM

steamingpile: gtfan92: If that station wasn't going down the shiatter, I'd apply to be one of the new hosts...

Im shocked they are still broadcasting, that station sucks top to bottom, 680/93.7 blows them away.

I loved when they had the 2 live stews and felt they could compete with the 680 at 3pm, they quickly moved them after they were stomped, 2 live stews sucked ass.


680 sucks ass. I suppose you're a big supporter of Buck and Kincade.
/well Johnny I was at the coffee shop this morning and ol' Delbert was goin' on about how the Dawgs may be the best team in the country. All I can say, Johnny, is I like Tech...I like'em to lose!
 
2013-06-18 03:47:19 PM
I've never heard Saints fans sound like such women. "Waah, ours feelings is hurt. Dey need to git fired, waah, we have thin girly skin." You would think these djs raped every saints fans' mother. As a Saints fan I'm kinda dumbfounded. I didn't know we had such crybaby girlymen in the Who Dat Nation. The djs are scumbags, yeah. Fark em, ignore those pricks. Stop making them more famous. Yeah what they did was low rent, not even funny. Fire them because they suck, not because your feelings hurt. I thought political correctness was not cool in the south.
 
2013-06-18 03:48:26 PM
The station is circling the drain as it is. The bright side is that it will probably be sold. Maybe then the Jackets can get an official station that can be heard outside of 285.


rickythepenguin: SEVEN PAST THE HOUR!
coming up, Sunny Raines with weather, Cam Dollar with stocks, don't forget taps on the tens and we get dirty at thirty! 12 PAST THE HOUR! Uh oh, guess what The Biebs did this time! Cindy, with the hollywood update! *cue shiatty techno music* Yeah the Biebs really did it good this time! And you'll never BELIEVE what Amanda Bynes did! 18 PAST THE HOUR! join at noon for the Daily Nooner NOT THAT KIND 23 past the hour we get the LEDDDDDDD OUT caller number 101 you give us the phrase that pays for 2 tickets to Steak and Cletus at the chuckle shack wednesday night 27 PAST THE HOUR LETS GO THE EYE IN THE SKY FOR TRAFFIC "yeah backing up on the 84, avoid it if you can, buckle up and use surface streets" 33 PAST THE HOUR UH OH GUESS WHAT THE KARDASHIANS JUST DID 44 PAST THE HOUR YOU'RE ROCKIN' WITH DOKKEN AND STEAK, CINDY, AND THE GIMP! 99 POINT SEVEN DOUBLE YOU DOUBLE YOU TEE EFF LIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIVEEE EE THREE TO THE TOP OF THE HOUR, THE TOP OF THE HOUR IS SACRED


I know it's tired schtick, but every time Adam Carolla busts into his morning radio bit it cracks me up. So accurate it's funny.
 
2013-06-18 03:57:16 PM

Gulper Eel: What if Gleason heard the bit and liked it? You don't play that much football and not hear some seriously dark humor in the locker room.


Right, but "dark humor" is buying your paraplegic friend a T-shirt that says "I'm In It For the Parking" because you've been best friends since first grade and you like razzing on each other.  Gleason is going to die of ALS in a short amount of time.  He has a wife and a young child.  And these guys are just random clowns, they don't have his "permission" to joke about something that serious.
 
2013-06-18 04:06:31 PM

taliesinwi: Right, but "dark humor" is buying your paraplegic friend a T-shirt that says "I'm In It For the Parking" because you've been best friends since first grade and you like razzing on each other. Gleason is going to die of ALS in a short amount of time. He has a wife and a young child. And these guys are just random clowns, they don't have his "permission" to joke about something that serious.


It wasn't just that it was unfunny or even offensive; it was completely unprofessional.  This is on the same level of garbage as Glenn Beck calling the wife of a rival Phoenix morning DJ to make fun of her recent miscarriage.
 
2013-06-18 04:20:58 PM

ManRay: Adam Carolla busts into his morning radio bit it cracks me up. So accurate it's funny.



yeah, parallel thinking.....when he first started the "kick BackSack in the balls, because he's so fat, kick him in the balls and get a free beer cozy, we got a mattress in the 405" bit, i was like, "hey!  i've been doing that shtick on fark for years!"

/and a local radio station really does say "taps on the tens, we get dirty at thirty".  'taps on the tens' are fake phone calls ("phone taps") but i don't know what 'dirty at thirty' is.
 
2013-06-18 04:23:14 PM
use to enjoy dimino.  steak is an ass.  give me some brian finneran, chuck oliver, matt chernoff, the mid-day guys at 929 the game because they talk HOCKEY and I'm good.  Wes Durham might be the best play by play guy in football.
 
2013-06-18 04:25:07 PM

KingKauff: Chuck and Chernoff last seen going "meh.....dumbasses"


great show, there.
 
2013-06-18 07:38:11 PM

rickythepenguin: yeah, parallel thinking.....when he first started the "kick BackSack in the balls, because he's so fat, kick him in the balls and get a free beer cozy, we got a mattress in the 405" bit, i was like, "hey! i've been doing that shtick on fark for years!"


I think it's like what the Simpsons writers say people say about the Comic Book Guy...everyone thinks he is based on the guy that runs their comic store. It's not that at all, it's just a real good parody.

The BackSack kicking kills me, and also checking in with every town that has the same temperature even though that is probably more SoCal humor than I realize.

toddism: Wes Durham might be the best play by play guy in football.


One of my buddies is a big UGA/Falcons fan and can't stand that Wes calls the Falcons and Tech. Wes is that good.
 
2013-06-18 07:47:21 PM

taliesinwi: Gleason is going to die of ALS in a short amount of time. He has a wife and a young child. And these guys are just random clowns, they don't have his "permission" to joke about something that serious.


That's why I said in a subsequent post that they should have asked him. You think a terminally ill person wants to use the rest of their time on earth being grimly serious about every remaining moment of life? Like hell they do - and you can see that in Gleason's column.

The rule of thumb for insult comedy (besides "be funny") is "pick on somebody your own size (or bigger)" or "pick on somebody who can give as good as they get" - and if you're going to go with really dark material, make sure your target is in on the joke.
 
2013-06-18 10:22:34 PM
I can't believe a certain farkette who has personal experience with this hasn't said anything.
 
2013-06-18 11:57:43 PM

TheraTx: 680 sucks ass. I suppose you're a big supporter of Buck and Kincade.
/well Johnny I was at the coffee shop this morning and ol' Delbert was goin' on about how the Dawgs may be the best team in the country. All I can say, Johnny, is I like Tech...I like'em to lose!


Its called sarcasm, at least one of them has played at the highest level, the only thing 790 had was a douche that memorized the stat book, unfunny, uninformed, and just plain dull.
 
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