Jerry Remy Throws Bill Simmons' President Application In The Trash

Wednesday, July 18, 2007



I really don't know what the back story is in regards to this, but apparently Jerry Remy is acting President of Red Sox Nation. They are looking for someone to replace him, and have been taking submissions from the viewing public.

Well among the entrants is one William Simmons. Well Remy brought The Sports Guy's application on air, and this was the exchange (Via Boston Dirt Dogs)....

Jerry Remy: We’ve got all kinds of people coming out of the woodwork who want to be permanent president (of Red Sox Nation)… some of this stuff is unbelievable… these people have been writing in, we’ve had these candidates, and they’re writing in why they should be president… there’s one that really kind of irked me a little bit. Who the heck is Bill Simmons? The sports guy he calls himself. I briefly went through his ‘why he should be president’ thing… he’s always wanted to be a president… that’s No. 1, of something. He said ‘I’ve always wanted to be the president of something.'

Red Sox play-by-play announcer Don Orsillo: You’re not buying it?

Remy (shrugs): Everybody does… and he says ‘I really don’t care what it is.’ So does that mean he’s serious about this job? No. Right away he’s telling you he just wants to be a president of something, he doesn’t care what it is, anything. So be president of your trash can. OK?

And it gets worse. Second, ‘I think I can get free tickets out of this.’

Orsillo: So you’re questioning his motivation also.

Remy: He rips Mike O’Malley. Mike O’Malley just did the picnic in the park thing, for charity. He’s been subjected to seven years of Yes, Dear. In other words, he wants no part of Mike O’Malley.

Orsillo: Yes Dear’s a good show.

Remy: This guy’s running for president. This sports guy he calls himself.

Orsillo: And he’s ripping other people on the way.

Remy: And here’s the one that that bugs me. I’m not going to mention what he says about me, but he says … in other words, if he’s elected, you would never have to worry about his health. He would be able to serve out his tenure. In other words, he’s saying that physically …

Orsillo: You’re day-to-day and could die anytime?

Remy: Well who couldn’t. Everybody’s day-to-day. That really ticked me off when I read that. He’s got a lot of foolish stuff on here that just makes no sense, so Bill Simmons, the sports guy, see this...

Remy: Buh-bye … what did Coco do?

Orsillo: He struck out. He’s the second strikeout for Leo Nunez.

Remy: OK. That’s enough for one night but I’m telling you, some of this stuff is unbelievable. This Simmons goes right to the trash. The sports guy he calls himself. He wants free tickets. And he’s ripping my health. And he’s ripping Mike O’Malley of all people.

Orsillo: Yes. Obviously he has not seen you, because you’re in fantastic shape …

Remy: I don’t see him at the gym every morning. Plus I wouldn’t know him anyway if I saw him. So Simmons, your application has just been torn up and thrown in our official trash can here in the booth.

Orsillo: We have some ice cream; we have half a cookie… Who ate half this cookie? This is still a good cookie.

Remy: You know this in tongue in cheek, but this is for real. Don’t be writing in and saying you want to be president because I always wanted to be president of something. You want to be president of one of the greatest nations in the world, Red Sox Nation, you have to represent the people. He’s talking about getting free tickets. He’s ripping Mike O’Malley. He’s ripping my health. I mean, c’mon. The sports guy. There’s a lot of sports guys out there, right? Your campaign is officially over. Now he’ll rip… what does he write for again?

Orsillo: I think ESPN.

Remy: He’s gonna rip my brains out tomorrow, probably (laughing). That’s all right. He’s a good guy… He’s got no chance of being president. … See how people eliminate themselves. That’s why you don’t jump into a race too soon. People just eliminate themselves by what they do.

Orsillo: It’s a little early to be part of the smear campaign, right out of the chute…
Sorry...that was a lot to read. Are you okay??? Okay good. It doesn't seem like Simmons to be making light of being a GM/President, so I'm thinking this is a hoax. But either way I just wanted to say one thing about this. Yes Dear sucked.

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 10:02 AM

28 Comments:

I agree Yes Dear did suck. Well everything except the hot chick that was in Mr Hollands Opus she definitely did not suck. Well I hope she does but i can't back that up.

mmmm beefy said...
Jul 18, 2007, 11:34:00 AM  

"Red Sox Nation is one of the greatest nations in the world."

What with their pizza-launching and pub-brawling military and all. A mighty nation, indeed.

McBain said...
Jul 18, 2007, 11:55:00 AM  

The Red Sox Nation is a mighty nation that has seen its borders grow with its own Manifest Destiny from the Northeast of the United States all the way to the West Coast. They are a proud people, a loud people. And they know how to handle adversity. Never before have so many, owed so much, to so many slices of pizza hurled in the name of Red Sox honor. Their taste may be lost but the memory of their sacrifice shall live to be passed down the ages in one of the most annoying accents mankind has ever known.

the great bambi said...
Jul 18, 2007, 11:59:00 AM  

^^^ Was that a reenactment of Gene Hackman's Alabama speech in Crimson Tide...but with the threat of Pizza Hurling instead of Nuclear War?

Jeremy said...
Jul 18, 2007, 12:29:00 PM  

it was a combination of pontificating BS of my own accord mixed with Winston Churchill's "Never have so many owed so much to so few"

the great bambi said...
Jul 18, 2007, 12:44:00 PM  

See that's what I get for not being cultured enough or is it the large amounts of porn I've watched? Either way it isn't good.

Jeremy said...
Jul 18, 2007, 12:57:00 PM  

My parents like Yes, Dear. They also like Everybody Loves Raymond and they don't like The Office, so that speaks to their sense of humor.

And I for one would want no part of a nation that includes Jimmy Fallon and Ben Affleck, not to mention the myriad Boondock Saint wannabes who infest every Red Sox road game.

Kyle said...
Jul 18, 2007, 1:00:00 PM  

As a card carrying (not literally) member of RSN I must admit that skit was a bit much.

But I have to stand up for our fans.

Yes, members of our legion throw slices and hurl obscenitites, but at least we don't tumble down 10 rows while hammered, paralyze people, and then leave without saying a word.

As for the loser celebrities who adorn the Sox cap, just like the rest of us, they can't help where they're born. Like there's never been a douchebag LA or NY celebufan wearing any of their gear, right?

I think it's hilarious how the rest of the country hates on the Sox...

...what you people don't realize is WE DON'T CARE!

And the best part is it's only gonna get worse when they win it all again this year.

RSN--we takin' over, one city at a time.

J Rose said...
Jul 18, 2007, 1:37:00 PM  

"...what you people don't realize is WE DON'T CARE!"

You must care a little to have written such a lengthy response.

Kyle said...
Jul 18, 2007, 1:56:00 PM  

so J Rose's defense for RSN is they're not as bad as Yankee fans? Hey guess what guys, herpes isn't as bad as AIDS, i mean, AIDS can kill ya

the great bambi said...
Jul 18, 2007, 2:13:00 PM  

RSN--New Frontrunners and Hipsters Jumping on the Bandwagon Daily

Kyle said...
Jul 18, 2007, 2:17:00 PM  

Has Dane Cook submitted his application for this yet?

YL Adam said...
Jul 18, 2007, 2:25:00 PM  

"Has Dane Cook submitted his application for this yet?"

I think he's waiting for Louis CK to write one first.

Kyle said...
Jul 18, 2007, 2:27:00 PM  

Sure Yes Dear was bad but no one can deny the sheer greatness of Guts and Global Guts. Is the big face from Legends of the Hidden Temple for this?

Colin O'Keefe said...
Jul 18, 2007, 2:54:00 PM  

Yes, Dear sucked. That's all I could think about while reading the rantings of that lunatic.

I, for one, would love to see Red Sox Nation civil war with Remy backers vs. Simmons fans. They would then kill each other and everyone would win.

GMoney said...
Jul 18, 2007, 3:48:00 PM  

Steal content and photos from Boston Dirt Dogs much? Weak move.

Anonymous said...
Jul 18, 2007, 6:17:00 PM  

Um, he credits Boston Dirt Dogs at the very top of the post, even linking to the site. Nice try though.

Kyle said...
Jul 18, 2007, 6:25:00 PM  

Great Bambi, my point was there is a difference between hurling a slice of pepperoni and breaking someone's neck and then running away, wouldn't you agree?

And Kyle, it's not that I care what you think about us, I just I find all the animosity towards RSN amusing and felt the urge to respond.

I can't wait to see what you guys do when they win it all again...

...it'll be anarchy in the streets, the Haters vs. the Nation.

J Rose said...
Jul 18, 2007, 7:36:00 PM  

i live in Connecticut with RSN members and NESN home of Remmy and i cant stress that Remmy is such a big pile of heaping crap its unbearable. Most RSN people are whiney and annoying and only complain. As an Indians fan i can say atleast Yankee fans dont annoy you.

GusJohnsonForGod said...
Jul 18, 2007, 7:57:00 PM  

Why does everybody give the "Sports Dork" the benefit of the doubt in things like this? He has very little humiity and an over-inflated sense of worth. Odds are he tried to be funny, it fell flat on its face and now he's trying to hedge.

Dork fans are way too forgiving.

NFL Adam said...
Jul 18, 2007, 8:01:00 PM  

Thanks for taking care of that Kyle....I love that someone's calling me out for not giving credit. Has there ever been one time where I haven't?

It's also classic that their site is in Bold...a different color....and in the second paragraph.

P.S.- BDD emailed me the story and said I could use the above.

P.P.S.- Thanks for reading Anon...Love you!

Jul 19, 2007, 9:24:00 AM  

J Rose, oh I agree there's a difference, I'm just saying if you're going to defend yourself/RSN fans it helps to use something better than say Yankee fans, like my analogy says, AIDS is worse than herpes, a lot worse, AIDS kills, but man, who wants warts poppin' up on their dick?

the great bambi said...
Jul 19, 2007, 10:27:00 AM  

GB,
I understand your analogy, but my point is it's not vaild.

Throwing a pizza at someone's face and breaking someone's neck are not comparable like two STDs.

The pizza throwing can be brushed off with a napkin, and many an irate sports fan has thrown an object/ obscenity at someone in anger.

But a cowardly act like the one that Stankees "fan" pulled takes it to a whole 'nother level.

Like AIDS and herpes, a broken neck lasts a lifetime.

J Rose said...
Jul 19, 2007, 12:44:00 PM  

...it's like comparing Ricky Williams to Mike Vick...

...one likes to get high, the other murders animals.

Okay, I'll stop now.

J Rose said...
Jul 19, 2007, 12:52:00 PM  

Jerry Remy sucks.

Anonymous said...
Jul 19, 2007, 5:56:00 PM  

Remy is past his prime. And apparently he's not aware that half of what Simmons writes in tongue-in-cheek.

Web Designer said...
Jul 20, 2007, 7:55:00 PM  

Laughing my hole off at Orsillo's comment about Yes Dear being a good show.
Anyone offended by Simmon's comments is an idiot.
These kinds of debates bring out the worst of Red Sox fans - the po-faced traditionalist looking at the world through sepia-toned glasses. Get the fuck over yourselves.

The whole president thing is a goddam joke btw. It's like something McDonalds would do.

Sean in Dublin said...
Jul 21, 2007, 4:07:00 PM  

stop ripping Jerry Remy! If who ever made this dumb website would have watched the game the next day they would have known that Remy knows Bill Simmons and said he is a great guy and he was just playing around with him. Don Orsillo and Jerry Remy are two of the best announcers in baseball

Anonymous said...
Jul 31, 2007, 7:20:00 AM  

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