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12-15-2009, 06:47 PM
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Alot of guys who played their entire lives know nothing about the sport from the other side of the coin aswell.
This goes both ways.
Absolutely, i've played with alot of guys who went far and don't actually know the game that well. some people just don't have a keen interest in what's going on around them; they do their job and leave it at that.
however, what makes marinaro a bit of a joke, at least in the eyes of PJ (granted im pretty sure PJ was good natured in his wisecrack), is the fact that he purports himself to be an "insider" and to have a knowledge and understanding of the game that his listeners do not possess. the reality is, alot of his listeners have played much more than him, have a better ability to read into the ins and outs of the game, and don't poach rumours from the internet as filler.
The great Sean Avery once said, as it concerns don cherry, that "he doesn't know sh&% about the game beyond putting Sears catalogues on your shinpads." Marinaro hasn't even lived the catalogue element.
Not that I love Grapes or PJ, but at the very least they bring a certain level of folksy authenticity to the table. A perfect radio guy would combine that with an intricate knowledge of the X's and O's and a good rolodex of insiders.
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