Wednesday, March 31, 2010

South Coast United

A professional basketball team in Fall River? Is this really a good idea? Is Mike Herren really a viable coach? Who will pay for the needed renovations to the Bank Street Armory? Can Fall River really support a basketball team?

The Premier Basketball League has confirmed that the South Coast United will be on the schedule for the 2010-2011 season and already I’m hearing some voices of doubt. Now, Ol’ Lefty has absolutely no interest in basketball (that’s the one where they toss the ball into a peach basket right?) but I think this is a fantastic development for our city and I may even have to take in a game or two!

Now, I’ve advocated before for a professional sports team in Fall River. Professional sports teams have the ability to raise the profile of a community and serve as a catalyst for economic development. When I wrote in favor of professional sports team in Fall River before I was thinking baseball and possibly soccer, but I think basketball maybe the best fit of all. Here’s why:

1. A professional basketball team can play in an existing venue. The South Coast United plans on playing its home games at the Bank Street Armory (Municipal Veterans Memorial). This means no new facility needs to be built. This means that the financing to build a new venue doesn’t have to be found.

2. The South Coast United can be part of downtown revitalization. The SCU will be playing 13 homes games in DOWNTOWN Fall River. The goal is for the team to draw 1,000 fans for each home game. If they’re successful that would mean 1,000 people in downtown Fall River. 1,000 people that may decide to grab a bite to eat before a game or grab a beer afterwards. And it doesn’t have to be 1,000 Fall River residents. You could easily have someone drive in to Fall River to see a game and family reasonable prices and decide to hit Battleship Cove before hand or tour the Lizzie Borden B&B. Is the South Coast United going to turn Fall River around? No. But, it could certainly be a catalyst for economic development.

3. The South Coast United could help preserve some Fall River history. By playing their home games at the Bank Street Armory the SCU may provide the means to restore and preserve one of Fall River’s most notable and recognized buildings. If the team or league doesn’t provide these funds I think it could perhaps present some opportunities for grant funding. We have such a tough time preserving our history in Fall River that this is almost a worthwhile proposition just on the basis of preserving the Armory alone.

On top of that minor league basketball seems kind of novel , minor league baseball is all around us, and hockey is nearby too, but basketball would be unique. If the team holds true to its planned ticket prices the SCU would be affordable family entertainment, something Fall River needs and something that would draw others into the city. An article about the Vermont PBL team seems a pretty good indicator that a Fall River team could work and even lays out the basic blueprint that a Fall River team should follow.

For those who feel that Mike Herren would prove too much to handle, well I can't imagine anybody who would invest in a team would let one person derail it. I think if Mike DID prove to be a problem he'd be let go.And certainly this is one area where Mike’s ability to generate attention will work in his favor. Having Herren as the head coach will certainly generate some buzz and create some local interest in the team. And let's be honest basketball is the one area of his life that really can't be questioned. He was a dominate player, a champion on championship teams and people will be curious to see if he take his talent as a player and focus that into talent as a coach. There are very few other local notables who would generate that level of interest, maybe Skippy Karam.

The bottom line is the South Coast United is a low or no risk investment. It's the opportunity to bring a professional sports team to the city without the logistical nightmare that would exist with other sports. It's the chance to bring some excitement to downtown and a little attention to our city. If it turns out not to be successful what have we lost, but if it is, it could be a real boon for our city.

94 comments:

Lazurusisus said...

Who knows...sounds like a positive thing, and it might be what he needs to straighten out.

Anonymous said...

I AGREE THIS IS WELL DONE LEFTY.MINIMAL RISK HIGH REWARD IT WILL ALSO SERVE AS A CATALYST FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE ARMORY AND WILL GENERATE SERIOUS TRAFFIC AND MUCH NEEDED ATTENTION TO DOWNTOWN.LEFTY ONE THING PEOPLE HAVE TO REALIZE IS HERREN OWNS THE TEAM AND HIS PARTNER ANOTER SOLID FALL RIVER ATHLETE IS MIKEY MARTIN AND HE AND HERREN ARE LIKE BROTHERS.ALSO THIER INVESTORS ARE GOING TO COME FROM A SELECT FEW BUSINESSES LOCALY AND OTHER EX ATHLETES WHO HAVE MADE TONS OF MONEY BUT DONT LIVE AROUND HERE ANYMORE BUT WANT TO DO SOMETHING POSITIVE FOR THEIR HOMETOWN THESE BUSINESS MEN AND INVESTORS ARE EXTREMELY CLOSE TO HERREN AND THE WHOLE CREW VALUE LOYALTY OVER ANYTHING ELSE. THERE WILL BE NO OVERSIGHT OVER HERREN.!! REST ASSURED BUT THAT ISNT A BAD THING MIKE HAS COACHED AT ALL KINDS OF LEVELS AND PLAYERS FROM ALL OVER WILL COME AND PLAY FOR HIM.IS HE A LITTLE WILD AND CRAZY IS HE EMOTIONAL YES BUT REMEMBER THIS IS MINOR LEAGUE SPORTS NOT THE MONESTARY...NOT MANY PEOPLE THOUGHT THEY COULD PULL IT OFF BUT THEY DID AND ITS GOING TO HAPPEN.THEY ARE COMMITTED ,ORGANIZED,PASSIONATE, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY LOVE FALL RIVER.IF ANYONE COULD MAKE THIS HAPPEN ITS THIS GROUP.

Anonymous said...

They have a solid plan and they have a great young mind in Pete Daley volunteering his time trying to obtain grant monies to help the Bank ST Armory during difficult times.

Anonymous said...

Mike Herren is a basketball genius. Nobody can't say he don't no basketball. People run thru walls for Micheal. Nobody has more contacts in the basketball world then Herren. Who else can say they pickup a phone and have Tark the Shark, Rick Pitino, John Calipari, Rollie Massinmo, Jim Beyhim, Gary Williams, and Bobby Night on speed dial. Don't forget Micheal played basketball with Pat Ewing and many other Hall of Famers. You people are so jealous of Herren. The guy has benn a sucess in everything he done. Movies, magazines, radio, nightclubs, politics, and now he OWNS a professiol Sports team. He brung a team to fall River and you all hate on him. Show some city pride and stop hating and give the guy his do. If all people had his passion this city wood be like it was back in the days of Lizzie Borden instead of like it was today it's a shame of petty jellyies try to bring down Mike as he bring city FORWARD not BACKWARD

Anonymous said...

Gee whiz. Mike Herren owns his own sports team. That's pretty darn good for a guy who stiffs his barber for the price of a haircut because, "seriously, I'm tapped out today."

What a guy!

Anonymous said...

LIARS LIARS AND MORE LIARS..BANJO CUTS HURRICANES HAIR AND THEY ARE GREAT FRIENDS .ITS JUST ANOTHER SLANDEROUS RUMOR ON AN INTENET BLOG!!WHY CANT WE BE HAPPY THAT A MINOR LEAGUE TEAM IS COMING TO FALL IVE FO THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1904

Anonymous said...

I agree with Lefty it is a great idea for the city. Will they renovate the bank street armory?


Who will handle the finances-that is the question . Remember the big baseball academy they touted on airport road- did they ever find the guy that took off with all the kids money???

Anonymous said...

Hurricane does know basketball but how has he been a success in movies, magazines, nightclubs and politics? That's just plain delusional. What movies has he acted in or produced successfully? What magazines? What nightclubs? Politics? He has never run for office. Has he ever even backed a winning candidate?

Anonymous said...

Who else can say they pickup a phone and have Tark the Shark, Rick Pitino, John Calipari, Rollie Massinmo, Jim Beyhim, Gary Williams, and Bobby Night on speed dial


did they take the call?

Lefty said...

Again I think this is really a low risk proposition for the city. The team will have to come up with its operating funds for salaries and other expenses. I think partner or not, if Mike Herren proved to be an issue he would be convinced to step down. However I think this is something Mike deeply cares about and WANTS to see succeed so I don't see Mike being some sort of problem child.

BTW I'm not sure where the 1904 figure comes from but Fall River had minor league baseball teams well after 1904. Luke Urban coached a team in the 40's!

Anonymous said...

ok lest see ..movies-he worked for executive producer on WIND RIVER carrieD on HBO family..nightclubs-LIZZIES nuf said...magazines- had a local sports mag called SPORTS JAM..HE IS ALSO IN THE PROCESS OF CREATING HIS OWN TV SHOW possibly on fox pvd..and creating two websites one is HERRENSPORTS.COM..i will be here everyday to tell truth about hurricane enough of the haters!!

Youth_in_Asia said...

Cities far smaller than Fall River host larger minor league sports franchises (Portland, Maine comes immediately to mind with 63,000 people and an AHL hockey team, Double A Baseball, and D-League Basketball team).

Furthermore, I agree with the comment about "drawing in people not necessarily from Fall River." To take it even further, I'd say F.R. needs to work on drawing more people from outside of the city in. The reason Portland, Maine (at about two thirds the size of Fall River) can support teams is because it heavily involves its entire area ("greater Portland").

At 91,000 people, Fall River is a relatively large city. Too many people in Fall River fail to realize that Fall River is the primary city for people in Westport, Somerset, Swansea, Assonet, Tiverton, etc. Many of the people who live in these communities outside of Fall River make a living in that city or at least rely on it for shopping, healthcare, or other services (banking, etc). There's no reason they shouldn't rely on it for entertainment. All great cities work well coexisting with their surrounding communities. That's what makes a true metropolitan area. Fall River too often feels like its own island. That mentality will never help it improve.

On another note, whoever recommended Pete Daley to do grant work, etc. made a great suggestion. Pete's a good friend and I know how passionate about Fall River he is. He's also a bright guy. He'd be an asset for any team.

Minor league basketball is a good idea. Renovating the Armory is an even better idea. It would be one of the more unique (and architecturally significant) venues of it's kind anywhere.

Anonymous said...

I KNOW HE PICKED THE PHONE UP AND CALLED THE UMASS AMHERST COACH FOR BUDDY GAFFNEY FROM SOMERSET AND HOOKED IT UP.

Scout said...

Agree, Lefty! The community should get behind this. Could be great for FR on a lot of different levels ... economic development, preservation, and (perhaps most important of all) a psychological shot in the arm! Hope it takes off!

Anonymous said...

Never heard of the movie, magazine or night club mentioned and the question about politics was never answered. Herren knows basketball. Period. Outside of that, not much else. I wish him well, I like this idea, it plays to something he is great at. Maybe it will take off and they can get him off the air and replace with someone more professional.

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Anonymous said...

well if you haver never heard of lizzies you are not from here..the politics is he worked for the demorcratic national comm ..victory 94 and 96 for keven o sullivan and thenext cycle jim mcgovern others include john mitchell.al herren , marjory claprood lt gov,carol fiola gov council and brad kilby . one more thing dont say you wish him well when you dont..happy hating!!

Anonymous said...

I don't know that I have ever seen someone attempt to embelish their resume to the extent Mike Herren is doing on this thread. He gives Clark Rockefeller a run for his money.

He'd probably claim experience in the interior decorating industry after standing on an island in the middle of the street holding one of those signs for a furniture store.

There is no substance to Mike Herren. Girth, yes. Substance, no. His record is as jiggly as his mid-section.

Anonymous said...

hey hater....herren is on the radio it is his friends that are tired of people like you dragging the city down with you negativity..what have you done for your community except tearing it apart with your miserable negativity?? we will be here everyday to stop the slanderous attacks on the herrens and any other good people who you are so intent on ruining!!

Anonymous said...

Mike Herren doesn't need to embelishing his resumue. You people are jealous of his success. Ask Sullivan in Worcister about Mike influence ask John Calipari ask Sopranos director David Chuse ask deval Patrick ask joaney menard ask Adam sandler. You people no nothing bout hating why Herren has done so much for this city look in the mirror before you hate on people don't be surprised if herren doesn't be mayor someday soon or congress when Barney frank retires. Barney frank thinks the world of mike herren as most power brohers do

Anonymous said...

Herren is so successful yet trapped at WSAR? Where is the national sports show? And Hollywood is knocking at his door too? LOL. So much denial it is scary.

Anonymous said...

Don't be surprised when Fall River Dreams is made into a movie and Hurricane is a producer/writer/actor good chance Ethan Supplee from my name as Earl wants to direct and play Hurricane his best friend is Leo DiCaprio who would play Chris. It's so sad how little you all know and proven wrong AGAIN!!

Anonymous said...

This is a great idea. Ethan would have to gain a little weight for the part. Leo was great as a junkie in The Basketball Diaries

W.J. Bloggah said...

Who is David Chuse? Is he a power broher from Worcister?

Also, Anon 6:51, best comment ever!

Anonymous said...

I would love to see Fall River Dreams made into a movie but Hollywood and the movie going public love a happy ending and I don't think they have it quite yet. All the best to Mike and Chris toward turning their lives around and getting somewhere so that the happy ending finally comes.

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Anonymous said...

Hurricane pwned "Hard Time" on his show today. He proved what a fraud that non-college graduate Hodgson is. Btw, who is Herren's on air partner today? Dude is clueless about the judicial and penal system. Glad Hurticane set him straight about the difference between District and Superior Court. And how the criminals at Hodgson's jail are sentenced only up to 2 1/2 years. Hodgson should stick to running the jail, so he won't have to call the National Guard again to bail his arse out.

Hodgson is the biggest political phony this state has ever seen. Thank God for Herren to have the guts to call him out.

Anonymous said...

Today, The Hurricane showed his value as a media figure. Superb job of taking on Hodgson. About time someone called out this carpetbagger on his lies.

Why doesn't anyone ask what Hodgson's qualifications are to be Sheriff? You all attack Mr. Herren, yet he's the one that has the intestinal fortitude to stand up for what is right.

Anonymous said...

Gee, you wouldn't be a Quinn supporter, would you? LMAO

Anonymous said...

the hurricane handed hodgson his ass....wow that was great radio ..at least somebody has the balls to take on the almighty sherriff of bristol county

Anonymous said...

Why isn't the hodgson interview on the wsar website? I'll give it a listen. I work during that time. Put up more content for podcast so we can all listen for ourselves!

Anonymous said...

Why isn't the hodgson interview on the wsar website? I'll give it a listen. I work during that time. Put up more content for podcast so we can all listen for ourselves!

Anonymous said...

herren made himself look like a loud mouth jerk wsar should get im off the air no announcer should talk like he did

Anonymous said...

hurricanew vs hardtime classic radio.....and the winner is hurricane 10 rd knockout

Anonymous said...

hurricanew vs hardtime classic radio.....and the winner is hurricane 10 rd knockout

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to hear 'Cane's report from his meeting at the jail. Hopefully Hitler let him in!

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to hear the WSAR editorial being critical of Tom Hodgson for his lies, which Hurricane exposed today. Oh wait, that will never happen because Bernie Sullivan is Hodson's spokesperson and he is also WSAR's editorial guy. LOL, LMAO. Conflict of interest anyone? If I were in Quinn's camp I would be pointing out the obvious here. Why is it that there has never been an editorial critical of Tom Hodgson? Gee, I wonder. Why is WSAR a joke? Because they allow themselves to be. Fire Bernie immediately from his WSAR gig and I'll happily retract that statement.

Anonymous said...

I hear Herren almost got fired for his radio confrontation with Hodgson.Anyone hear anything???

Anonymous said...

Herren just got fired at wsar over his battle with Hodgson...huge arguement at the radio station

W.J. Bloggah said...

right, as much as I would love this to be true, I'll believe it when I see it.

That being said, I still want to know who David Chuse is? Is he the guy who created the Siprohnos? Also, what is a "power broher"? Is it good to have a big one?

Anonymous said...

Huge arguement at WSAR...I can just imagine all those fevered egos yelling at the tops of their lungs over each other:

Gimme Karam: "Do you know who I am??!!??? You should be kissing my ass!"

Herren: "Do YOU know who 'I' am??!!??!! I'll be kicking your ass!"

BooBoo Karam: "Do you KNOW who I am??!!?? I'm just an ass in general!"

Herren: "Hold on a minute, lemme call Ice and Dice in on this one..."

(Camara and Pereira show up)
"Do you know who WE are??!!??"

Jesus, what a bunch of egomaniacs...

It Said said...

Herren and Adam Sandler? David Chase? How delusional is this guy getting?

This is a typical Radio/Herren stunt this week..he's known for it when he's not getting the attention he thinks he deserves..

Go through the archives of this blog...we've been told that Herren is moving to a bigger market, that he was co authoring a book with a Providence Journal Sportswriter, that he is thisclose to being syndicated out of WSAR..

All this from a guy who makes about the same amount of money at WSAR as someone at McDonalds..

And now Herren as Mayor..or a Braney Frank power broker?..or having Deval Patrick at his beck and call?

Put down the Chronic kids..you're too funny..

It Said said...

By the way..

Checked out "Wind River" on imbd.com..Mike Herren is not listed as executive producer..according to the website..John Iavarone is the listed executive producer..facts..pesky little things arent they?

Anonymous said...

i did not write herren was exec producer i said he worked for him..high voltage entertainment,las vegas nevada

Anonymous said...

censorship is alive and well at wsar like herren or not he should not have been fired for exposing hodgson.

Anonymous said...

Whatever the reason for his firing, Mike Herren is the one person who could appropriately plead ignorance, and win.

Anonymous said...

Mike Herren was a talk show host. A talk show host is the radio's equivalent of a newspaper columnist. People like Mike Herren and Marc Munroe Dion are supposed to give their opinions, they are opinion journalists, that's what a talk show host or columnist is. They should be able to talk about whatever politicians they want and discuss whether they like them or dislike them and why they feel that way. If WSAR fired Herren for his position on Tom Hodgsoon that is just plain wrong. I am not a Herren fan, I am not on here ranting and raving and typing in all caps. On this one, if he was fired, Herren was right and WSAR is proving once again that the ownership is suspect.

Anonymous said...

Tom Hodgson got Herren fired..the sheriff is the ultimate media manipulator and the only local media personality to challenge him he got fired!!

Anonymous said...

any radio host that acted like herren would have been fired on the spot

Anonymous said...

First of all, there is no proof that Herren is or was fired..this is a typical radio stunt in the middle of ratings periods that people like Herren and the Karams engage in..

WSAR is Bob Karam's toy..and little else..given his overall health, the station will likely be sold and flipped to an All Spanish format..the seeds for that have already been planted..

Anonymous said...

who is going to listen to wsar if hurricane is fired?? even his haters listen!!!

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Anonymous said...

And if Herren got suspended, he'll apologize and crawl back because he can't get anything else

Anonymous said...

AIN'T GOTTA APOLOGIZE AND CRAWL BACK CUZ HE GOT THE SKINNY ON THE KARAMS. THEY'LL BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO TAKE THE HURRICANE BACK, THEY WILL TAKE HIM BACK AND LIKE IT!!!!!

Anonymous said...

If there was a problem with the interview it wouldn't still be up on WSAR.com for all to hear. Herren will be back soon.

Anonymous said...

Can someone please post a brief account of the interview? I don't listen to Herren.

Anonymous said...

i know one thing herren brings more people to these blogs commenting then anyone else..he has same effect on radio as well?? people can come here and talk shit but it is what it is

Anonymous said...

WHO IS TALKING SH*T? JUST SAYING THAT NO WAY THE KARAMS HAVE THE B*LLS TO FIRE HIM. THAT'S JUST A FACT. THEY MIGHT HAVE HODGSON UPSET WITH THEM AND BERNIE TOO ALTHOUGH HE BETTER SHUT UP OR HE WILL LOSE HIS EDITORIAL GIG. HERREN OWNS THEM ALL, NO DOUBT ABOUT IT. HE CAN SAY AND DO WHAT HE WANTS, HE ALWAYS HAS BEEN ABLE TO AND ALWAYS WILL. JUST THE WAY IT IS.

Anonymous said...

DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM?

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Anonymous said...

more police details will come from this, WTG ,soon paid parking lots,street vendors, i can see the money trickling down now.
Thanks mike, keep up the good work

Lefty said...

OK, this has gotten way off course and out of hand. From what I understand Mike has NOT been fired. However even if he was, that is not relevant to the post.

Let's stop with the trash talk please.

Anonymous said...

herren is off the wsar website there is no mention of him anywhere leave it to the karams to make herren a sympathetic figure

Anonymous said...

The Karams are and always were the bigger evil, Herren is small potatoes compared to the harm they have inflicted upon Fall River over the years.

It is very interesting that all references to Hurricane have suddenly disappeared off the WSAR website. Maybe this is part of his suspension or a tactic for sweeps week. He'll be back in a matter of time, just like every other time they supposedly got rid of him.

It's hard to find people that never tire of repeating exactly what they are told to say and how to say it. Herren got out of line and finally said his own thing so the Karams had to break out a little slap to the wrist but it was only Tom Hodgson, he can't really do any favors for them that would help with their business dealings. If Hurricane had taken on Bob Correia he would be gone for good but it was only Hodgson so he will be back someday. It's more important to have the mayor in your pocket.

Anonymous said...

"HERREN OWNS THEM ALL NO DOUBT ABOUT IT. HE CAN SAY AND DO WHATEVER HE WANTS".

Micheal, Micheal, Micheal..

You own nothing.

See how easy it was to eliminate you?

A click of a computer mouse.

You'll be back on WSAR..and you'll never leave. WEEI or the Sports Hub does not know who you are..and wouldn't care.

You can act like you're the Glen Beck of WSAR..but WSAR has maybe a couple of years left before the Karams finally flatline..and once they do, your gig will die with them.

Meanwhile, keep that caps lock on..what goes on inside what's left of that mind of yours is great entertainment.

You are all Fall River is? You're just confirmation that its a dump.

Nothing More.

Ka$hMaN said...

I know Michael goes to court for the second or third time this Thursday.

Is it possible that he has taken a plea and is going to spend a few weeks in jail and WSAR just wanted to let him go quietly before that story goes to the presses?

The HN burried the story about his last hearing in the back of the paper (search Herren on the HN site and you can read it).

I'm sure ESPN and all the major networks will be in court on Thursday to report the Herren verdict.

Anonymous said...

To all The HATERS

Herren was NOT FIRED.

HE WAS IN THE HOSPITAL.

From Michael's Facebook:

Mike Herren Listen folks i just got out of the hospital and im in a great deal of pain. I have no idea why my picture and stuff have been taking off the wsar website.All i can say is that i have had an amazing experiece as the afternoon drive host .I always said i want to make the listeners laugh alot,learn a bit,and cry once in awhile I think i did that and hopefully will be able to continue to do

Anonymous said...

Great, at least now he has a legitimate excuse to be popping Vicodins and Oxys....

Anonymous said...

herren is the best talk show host ever at wsar.nobody will be able to replace him.

HILLTOPPER said...

One thing is for sure, while Herren is/was a lame radio host he is light years better then the lady that had the show before him.

It would be great if WSAR went back to Art Deneen or Bradley Jay in that slot.

I think Bradley was the best host they ever had. He was only on for a few weeks but won best DJ in Rolling Stone when he was on WBCN.

BIG ADMIRAL said...

PREDICTION OF WETHER REPORT HURICANE WILL RETURN TO WSAR WITH A VENGENCE AND DESTROY ALL THE H8TERS

STAY STRONG EVERYONE

Anonymous said...

Maybe lefty should take a poll or start a facebook page of how many people want hurricane back and settle this once and for all.

Not anonymous either, put your name out there if you want to call anonymous commentors and bloggers
h8ters.

Anonymous said...

huricane this and hurricane that everywhere i go people are talking about the hurricane..put him back on the radio!

Anonymous said...

My aching back....

Pink Floyd said it best in the song Dogs. Anybody remember Animals??

"And when you lose control, you'll reap the harvest you have sown

And as the fear grows, the bad blood slows and turns to stone

And it's too late to lose the weight you used to need to throw around

So have a good drown, as you go down all alone

Dragged down by the stone"

josepi1984 said...

Whatever Bro Films should be hosting b/c they created the FALL RIVER RAP, they appeared on MTV, and they're funny bastards.

Anonymous said...

THAT JOB IS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT JOBS AND ITS VERY DIFFICULT TO FIND A ADEQUATE REPLACEMENT..THATS WHY ITS COMICAL WHEN PEOPLE COME ON HEAR AND QUESTION HERRENS INTELLIGENCE.WHETHER YOU LIKE HIM OR NOT YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW CHALLENGING TALK RADIO IS AND THE HURRICANE IS GOOD AT IT

Anonymous said...

"The Ultimate Book of Top Ten Lists", available at Amazon.com for under ten bucks.

a.k.a., The Herren Talk Show Handbook.

Anonymous said...

MIKE HERREN HAS A AMAZING NEW SHOW:

THE TAPE WSAR DID NOT WANT YOU TO SEE!!!!

HERREN INTERVIEWS COOKIE MONSTER::::

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9-17kh3B8Y

Anonymous said...

the hurricane was the best that WSAR has ever had to offer.he was smart ,funny,uncoventional,and certainly out of the box.good luck with the hoops team hurricane i wish u well my brother

Anonymous said...

So, where is LazUrAnAss these days? He and Hurricane should partner up for a radio show. LazUrAnAss could sit there with a black hood over his head to protect his identity. What a show that would be! Think of the Top Ten lists those two could conjur up. LazUrAnAss could be Hurricane's new "brother by a different mother." Oh well. It appears LazUrAnAss must've choked on a chow mein sandwich.

Anonymous said...

Actually, Laz has his own blog with some very informative and sometimes very funny articles posted. What do you do with your spare time besides hate?

Anonymous said...

Mike Herren I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THIS OPPURTUNITY TO THANK EACH AND EVERY PERSON WHO TOOK TIME OUT OF THEIR DAY TO LISTEN TO ME ON THE RADIO,HOWEVER I WILL NO LONGER BE WORKING AT WSAR. MY CLOSE RELATIONSHIP WITH MY LISTENING AUDIENCE MADE IT DIFFICULT TO LEAVE MY SHOW WITHOUT THEIR PARTICIPATION I NEVER COULDVE BECOME THE HIGH...EST RATED TALK SHOW IN BRISTOL COUNTY..IT WAS AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE. AGAIN A HUMBLE THANK YOU

Anonymous said...

Weird nite on Facebook..Herren announces he's done..Marc Munroe Dion announces he's just signed to do a national column in addition to his Fall River Column

Anonymous said...

Are you kidding? LazUrAnAss is the King of Hate. I am but a prince-in-training compared to him.

As for his "informative" articles, LazUrAnAss does nothing more than cut and paste.

Another thing about LazUrAnAss that people need to know is that he's lived off the taxpayer his entire life. That's right. He went from one government hack job to another, feeding at the public trough with such success he was able to make a career out of it.

So, there you have it. LazUrAnAss is just another hate-filled plagiarizing Hackmeister from Southie.

Anonymous said...

he may cut and paste but he also offers commentary sometimes comical, sometimes gives you something to think about..and if he has government experience he may know the inside info you are afraid of him exposing there junior.

Anonymous said...

I'll tell you one thing that Laz has that not too many people do these days-- and that ia BALLS--- he fears no man. Keep up the good work, Laz, tell it like it is.

Lazurusisus said...

Hack? You silly little dreamer...this coming from someone who relied on pressure from an old HS coach to hassle his family to GIVE you a job, because you were BROKE, Mr. Mega media star. And you turn into an ingtae even there..attacking a woman verbally, the entire City knows this except your collection of moron pilot fish-hanger ons...You who have accomplished NOTHING with your life but sponging on everyone you've been able to take advantage of. Sober up and grow up.

Hack...lol...I was selected by my peers to head a professional organization...no politician ever raised a finger to help me, and I've never asked one to appoint me to any position. I was hired because of my stallar track record of accomplishment that was verified by anyone asking about me. And you, Sir Flee, what have you got to show for your life?

Don't pick fights with people smarter,funnier, more accomplished and who have left something tangible behind everywhere they ever worked. The only thing you've ever left behind you are broken glass and unpaid bar tabs.

Roll off junior....you dad sgould have taught you how to behave....maybe the brothers back at BC were right 20 +years ago... too slow, no0t big enough, and full of crap they got tired of hearing...and you walk away, Mr. Tuff Guy...right through a plate glass window... what a lifetime of accomplishment...

You need to EARN 5the right to run your mo0uth son...wait, forget that, you're no kid anymore...lol...just another undereducated, know-it-all unemployed middle aged man from Fall River...MIDDLE AGED.....If I were you, rather than insulting people, you should find something productive to do with your life!

HACK?!...lmao@you...you little baby!

Lazurusisus said...

"ingtae" should have been "ingrate

"stallar" should have been "stellar"

"sgould" should have been "SHOULD"

Sorry all...my typing is awful these days...

And I apologize for even commenting...it was a waste of time...like Mark Twain used to say "Don't try to teach a pig to sing...it wastes time and irritates the PIG!"

Anonymous said...

LazUrAnAss has balls? BWAHAHAHAHA

You're kidding, right? Is that why he hides behind a fake name? Balls my ass. LazUrAnAss is just another loud-mouthed coward from Southie.

Oh, and LazUrAnAss - tell us what percentage of your salary was paid with taxpayer funds? Here's a hint - it rhymes with one hundred percent.

That's right folks. LazUrAnAss was a hack. Not just any hack, mid you. LazUrAnAss was a six-figure hack. Why do you think LazUrAnAss bounced from one community to another? Each place got sick and tired of paying his lazy hack ass hundreds of thousands of dollars in taypayer funds. LazUrAnAss wouldn't know how to make a private sector dollar if his life depended on it.

You're a hack, LazUrAnAss. In fact, your "peers" selected you to be the Head Hack! That makes you the Hackmeister!

Lazurusisus said...

A few things:

* Over $100 K a year? I WISH!

* Any municipality I worked for received far more from me than I from them.

* How do you know I never worker for the dreaded private sector where they expect results? YOU ARE WRONG EVEN HERE...YOU REALLY MUST BE FROM FALL RIVER...LMAO

* I was never a hack...to be a hack you have to have been a mere warm, breathing body without the ability or desire to positively impact their surroundings, and prefferably, been selected for the job on the basis of personal friendships with elected officials. Sort of like how Mike Herren got his job at WSAR. Opps...he WAS a hack afterall...

This is like a tomcat playing with a mouse at dawn.....give it up scrounge!

* Why are you so obviously threatened by me MIKE? You should be worried about your own paychecks!

Anonymous said...

I'm wondering how many times Mike Herren posted as "anonymous" or used some fake name to get positive comments about this basketball team? The whole thing has failed before it started, mainly because of the alleged "Hurricane." Go ahead and delete this post after Herren complains. Hey Mike, go back over to the Herald News site and use more fake names you fatass loser.

Lazurusisus said...

Oh, C'mon now....he's not a fatass...

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