Back On Air, WEEI's Kirk Minihane Rips Erin Andrews Again In 'Apology'
Report: NESN To Drop Dennis And Callahan Simulcast In September
July 24, 2014 at 3:55 PM (PT)
It didn't take long for ENTERCOM Sports WEEI-F/BOSTON "DENNIS AND CALLAHAN" morning show sidekick KIRK MINIHANE to jump back into controversy upon returning from vacation and apologizing for his rant against FOX SPORTS' ERIN ANDREWS last week. On WEDNESDAY's show, MINIHANE's apology for calling ANDREWS a "gutless bitch" included his contention that if she "weighed 15 pounds more she’d be a waitress at PERKINS."
After joking with JOHN DENNIS and GERRY CALLAHAN about making the front page of the papers, MINIHANE apologized for using the word "bitch" to refer to ANDREWS, who he criticized for her dugout interview with ST, LOUIS CARDINALS pitcher ADAM WAINWRIGHT during the ALL-STAR GAME. "I used a word to reference ERIN ANDREWS that I shouldn’t have used to reference ERIN ANDREWS. I will completely cop to that. I said it, I admit it, that was a mistake."
Asked if he had been pressured to admit the mistake, MINIHANE said, "No, I just feel like it was the wrong time to use that specific word to describe" ANDREWS. And then he said, "I will say this. I think she stinks at her job. I don’t think she’s very smart, I don’t think she comes across as very smart. I think FOX only hired her because she’s good-looking. I think if she weighed 15 pounds more she’d be a waitress at PERKINS. That’s what I believe, I do believe that."
The "apology" has reignited national coverage of MINIHANE's comments; ANDREWS' publicist LEWIS KAY tweeted, "I certainly hope you treat the women in your personal life with more respect than the way you treat them on your show."
NESN Dennis And Callahan Simulcast Ending, Reports Boston Globe
And later THURSDAY, the BOSTON GLOBE's CHAD FINN reported that regional cable sports network NESN will drop its simulcast of the first three hours of DENNIS AND CALLAHAN's daily show in SEPTEMBER, when DENNIS and CALLAHAN's contracts with both NESN and WEEI are set to expire. FINN added that it is not believed by industry sources that the move is related to MINIHANE's comments but more in line with the network's preference to do local programming with its own talent.