NBC's Whiner Of The Week: Dr. Joe Morgan

Monday, July 14, 2008


I never even knew this feature existed on the Peacock.com, but after today's entry I am in full support of it. Your whiner of the week is Joe Morgan and his whine is about today's MLB All Star Game...

Joe Morgan is our choice as Whiner of the Week for being the latest geezer to belabor the younger generation for not being as swell as his own. Specifically, when he was a ballplayer, the All-Star Game was way better than it is now. The players really wanted to win and the ratings were higher and the hot dogs probably tasted better. At least that’s the way Morgan sees it.

“Part of the reason the game doesn’t bring that energy is it’s a different game now. Now it’s considered an exhibition, whereas before it was considered life and death,” Morgan whimpered to reporters during a conference call in which he was supposed to be plugging the game for ESPN.
I think it's great when entities like NBC just now learn what Joe is all about. It's cute. I figured out that was Joe's M.O. when I was in Middle School (Geesh, kids these days...I remember what it was REALLY like!). Good stuff NBC....I'll be watching.

Whine Of The Week (NBC Sports)

(Thanks to JS for the link)

14 Comments:

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Anonymous said...
Jul 14, 2008, 11:23:00 AM  

Joe is now apparently posting here.

He also forgot to mention that not only was he the greatest 2B to ever play the game (Sandberg sucks!), but that every member of the Big Red teams from the 70's should be in the Hall of Fame.

DMac said...
Jul 14, 2008, 11:30:00 AM  

That's Dr. Joe Morgan to you.

jfein said...
Jul 14, 2008, 11:45:00 AM  

There really is nothing left to say about The Good Doctor. No one likes him and he doesn't like anything other than himself and the Big Red Machine.

GMoney said...
Jul 14, 2008, 1:40:00 PM  

I think he should now be called:

Dr. Joe Morgan, CPT, USMC veteran of the baseball wars of the 70's and wearer of ostentatious uniforms like the Astro's vomit colored jersey.

hollywood wags said...
Jul 14, 2008, 2:25:00 PM  

Bitter, party of one, Bitter...that's for Joe and all those that bitch about the blog, if you don't like it DON'T READ IT!

Anonymous said...
Jul 14, 2008, 2:58:00 PM  

I hate Joe Morgan as much as the next guy but he's right. The All Star game got really stupid with the Larry Walker/John Kruk at bats against Randy Johnson a little over 10 years ago. Do you really think these guys take the game serious?

Zabka said...
Jul 14, 2008, 6:09:00 PM  

Guess what - it is an exhibition.

Anonymous said...
Jul 14, 2008, 6:48:00 PM  

zabka-

Heaven forbid an exhibition game have some humor. I guess you'd prefer the players ending one another's career a la Rose vs. Fosse?

The at bats between Unit and Walker/Kruk were some of the most memorable all star moments in recent history.

Howard said...
Jul 14, 2008, 7:06:00 PM  

Yeah, so why were they talking to Dr. Joe about hitting a homerun at Yankee Stadium? I looked it up, and he never hit one at Yankee Stadium. He did hit one against the Yanks in the 76 WS...in Cincy.

In his one year playing in the AL, he didn't hit any homers against the Yanks -- home or away.

I know that Dr. Joe is the nation's foremost expert when you need someone to talk about something they have no experience in, but seriously? He does know about the interwebs and the capability to call bullshit, right?

Bayma said...
Jul 14, 2008, 9:58:00 PM  

Wow. Joe is wrong, the ASG has never been more meaningful or interesting. Right commenters? Jesus Christ. Ad hominem morons. JM may be an idiot codger, but way to address the issue.--az

Anonymous said...
Jul 14, 2008, 10:12:00 PM  

Howard:

I do have a sense of humor and have no problem with guys joking around. But save it for the charity softball game or MTV exhibition (they still do that?). When I watch the All Star game I'd like to see the players take it serious.
I do not live in a zero sum world. The choices do not have to be making a joke out of the game or ending somebody's career. If it's a true exhibtion game then you should have been okay with the game in Milwaukee ending in a tie.

Zabka said...
Jul 14, 2008, 10:32:00 PM  

Remember Parker's throws? It sorta was life and death.

I was totally geeked to watch the ASG back then...took my baseball cards and made lineups and stuff.

Then we have Joe Buck not even LIKING the sports he calls.

Joe has that going for him, no matter what insanity cross his lips, he loves the game of baseball.

Hollywood Wags said...
Jul 14, 2008, 10:47:00 PM  

Joe Morgan has been and remains the biggest "a" hole in sportscasting history. You can hear the pain in his voice as he describes todays athletes doing it better and more spectacular than he ever did it. And ok there was a great team known for a few years as the big Red Machine. Joe relishes telling everyone in earshot about their greatness and how they spanked the Yankees in 1976. Unfortunately, "No neck" Morgan is the perfect example of how a classless individual can bumble and stumble over every word he mumbles and hold his job because of the race card.

Anonymous said...
Jul 15, 2008, 4:33:00 PM  

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