Boston sports radio host, Alex Reimer made his return to WEEI Tuesday, his first appearance on the station since being suspended nearly five months ago after referring to Tom Brady’s daughter as a “pissant.”
Reimer made the comment while discussing Brady’s Facebook docuseries, Tom vs. Time, which gives fans a glimpse into the superstar quarterback’s off-field life. Brady made his weekly appearance on WEEI’s morning show, Kirk & Callahan shortly after and cut the interview short, expressing how upset he was with Reimer’s comment.
Reimer, who has not been on-air, but has been writing for WEEI in recent months, was a regular contributor to Kirk & Callahan, as well as a fill-in host. Reimer joined the morning show on Tuesday, marking the first time he was on-air since his suspension, with an eight-minute appearance to discuss his new column for WEEI.
During the appearance, Kirk Minihane asked Reimer if listeners will get a toned-down version of the host when he makes his return.
Alex responded by saying, “No, real Reimer. Reimer 3.0 is the real deal.” Reimer later added, “I feel like my purgatory sentence is nearing a close. I’m not going to call little girls pissants anymore.”
After Reimer was suspended shortly before the Super Bowl, Brady was sympathetic with the host, “I think we all have careers and we all make mistakes. I’d hate for someone to have to change their life over something like that. It’s certainly not what he intended. I just felt it was inappropriate. I think any 5-year-old is off limits. I think anyone would feel the same way about their kids.”
Reimer returned to WEEI, contributing to the website about a month after his suspension. He recorded an audio apology in which he understood the consequences of his comment and was grateful for the way Brady handled the incident.
“I am also thankful for Brady’s compassion, which frankly I did not deserve. He showed me mercy and I’ll never forget that,” Reimer said in his February apology.
Reimer’s new column for WEEI will be a media column, creatively titled The Media Column. His first article discussed the media’s handling of the report Hanley Ramirez was under federal investigation, which days later turned out to be false. A return to hosting for Reimer, or regularly contributing to Kirk & Callahan was not announced.
Brandon Contes is a former reporter for BSM, now working for Awful Announcing. You can find him on Twitter @BrandonContes or reach him by email at Brandon.Contes@gmail.com.
Doug Gottlieb: Nobody Cares About World Cup Once USA’s Eliminated
“I’m sure people in the soccer world are still talking about the World Cup. But zero people I know in real life are talking about the World Cup today.”
The United States has been eliminated from the 2022 World Cup, and FOX Sports Radio host Doug Gottlieb believes that will return the sport back to its usual place inside the sports media landscape.
“I’m sure people in the soccer world are still talking about the World Cup,” Gottlieb said on his In The Bonus podcast Monday. “But zero people I know in real life are talking about the World Cup today.
“You can tell me how big soccer is in the world — and I’m not gonna dispute it — and you can tell me we’re doing better in the world than we’ve ever done — and I’m not gonna dispute it, it’s fine — but the fact is that as soon as that match was over we went from a couple of hours of soccer guy, or writer guy who’s really a soccer guy at heart, talking about should we change coaches, tactics, players, or whatever, and then it’s over. I don’t know who won and I don’t care.”
Gottlieb later added that soccer has been “the sport of the future” for his entire life, but added that college basketball is going on right now, and it isn’t on the national sports radar, either.
Jon Marks Working Without At Contract at WIP
WIP is currently in the midst of changes to its lineup due to the upcoming departure of legendary morning host Angelo Cataldi.
94WIP afternoon host Jon Marks has revealed he is working without a contract.
A report from CrossingBroad.com claims Marks mentioned the development on the air two weeks ago, and Marks confirmed the news when the outlet asked him for comment.
He did not, however, wish to say much more about the situation. WIP is currently in the midst of changes to its lineup due to the upcoming departure of legendary morning host Angelo Cataldi.
In late October, the station announced the current midday show of Joe DeCamara and Jon Ritchie would replace Cataldi in the mornings. Longtime morning co-host Al Morganti will remain with the station but will no longer be heard in mornings once DeCamara and Ritchie take over. Anchor Rhea Hughes will stay in the morning timeslot.
The station has yet to name a new midday show to replace DeCamara and Ritchie. Marks is currently teamed with former NFL linebacker Ike Reese from 2:00-6:00 PM. The two were paired together in 2017.
Boomer Esiason Wonders If Joe Buck Was Criticized Before Energetic Monday Night Football Open
“Maybe he was doing that emphatically because somebody criticized him as flat or something.”
Monday Night Football got off to an energetic start last night, with the usually reserved Joe Buck showcasing an exuberant attitude while discussing the weather and the fact that the calendar has already flipped to December. WFAN morning host Boomer Esiason wondered if there was an ulterior motive to Buck’s raucous start.
In addition to the energy exuded by the Monday Night Football announcer, Buck nearly howeld in excitement as the network showcased Tom Brady’s usual scream of “Let’s F—ing Go!”, by shouting “Yeah! Let’s go! I can’t say one of those words!”
The excitement was noticed by Boomer & Gio update anchor Jerry Recco who played the audio for the show, with Boomer Esiason wondering if Buck was proving a point to someone.
“Maybe somebody told him he was too downcast the previous broadcast,” Esiason wondered. “Maybe he was doing that emphatically because somebody criticized him as flat or something.”