Toucher & Rich: Joe Haggerty Calls In And Explains His Weird Column
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BOSTON (CBS) – If you were up last night at 2 am and were logged on to CSNNE.com you might have gotten a glimpse of Bruins insider Joe Haggerty’s column.
It’s since been edited (you can view the cached version here), but there’s some very strange stuff in there.
Here’s a few questionable parts:
“I didn’t see it, but I was on the other side of a hockey rink, was standing there this time around,” said the 13-year-old girls. (Patrice Bergeron. “We need to do a better job of stopping that. In definitely wasn’t the effort that we want, and now we’ve got the results.”
“So the lack of immediate family perhaps explains Dougie Hamilton’s puzzling decision to speed across the ice to take out puck carrier Lars Eller, and in doing so free up a wide open lane for Subban to break in all alone on the Boston net.”
“Subban beat Rask with one forehand move, and flipped the puck into an open net for a score that totally changed the view of goaltenders both local and beyond. It was the same name in the game is he’s also in the second period as the gaffe of Andrej Meszaros and Johnny Boychuk allowed Dale Weise to sneak behind them and pot his own second period goal.”
CBS Boston’s own Dan Roche even made an appearance:
“Following the Weise goal things really tightened up for Montreal, and it seemed Boston was once again finding their way to a third period showdown with the help of the Habs goalie Carey Price. One would be expected as the Bruins go back to the drawing boast in Game 3, and Giardi potentially keeps along that roadway while Dan Roche isn’t around to lay down his hammer on the league.“
So just what the heck happened?
Did Haggs write this while sleepwalking? Did he make enemies with a Comcast SportsNet editor? Did he forget to spell check?
Haggerty called in to 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher & Rich show to explain the mishap.
“I think I was in some sort of dream-like state while I was falling asleep at the keyboard in writing that because I was doing it at like 1 or 2 o’clock in the morning after being at the rink at 8:30am and not getting done with TV until midnight,” said Haggs.
“I hit send, I hoped for the best and thought I’d wake up to a heavily edited piece the next morning. That was not the case,” said Haggerty in laughter.
Rich took this a step further and wanted to know about the inclusion of Mike Giardi and Dan Roche into the column. What’s this business about Dan Roche laying down the hammer?
“That came from my brain and I don’t know where it came from or what it was all about. It’s the kind of weird stuff it’s like a hallucination when you read it the next day. I have no idea what was going on there.”
Maybe this is what he means?
Matthew Geagan (@MattGeagan) May 07, 2014
Perhaps the strangest part of the piece was regarding the 13-year-old girls on the other side of the hockey rink.
“No idea,” said a stunned Haggerty.
“Were you watching Boy Meets World? Admit that you were watching Boy Meets World!” demanded Fred.
“I think there’s like a boy band playing at the Bell Centre tonight between playoff games and maybe it was something to do with that. I really have no idea,” said Haggerty.
While Haggerty has been the butt of many jokes on Twitter this morning, he is looking at this whole ordeal with the glass half full.
“I made Deadspin. That’s always a great thing for a journalist. Excellent.”
Listen below for the full discussion:
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