Skilled local mixologists vie for the title of Hyde Bellagio Guinness Cocktail Champion as they shake, using Irish fat to mix and mix original drinks. With the winner Guinness Girls, the city gets an all-expense pay VIP night. “American Idol” contestant Mahi Crabbe performs.
The three Atlanta sports radio hosts were passed over an on-air sketch of former NFL player Steve Gleason with Lou Gehrig’s disease and mocking the situation.
ESPN affiliated 790 Zone gave the staff of “Mayhem AM” after hours they booted Gleason taunt as a “conversation” using ex-New Orleans Saints security instead of a fake, robotic voice. In a wheelchair, Gleason lost his voice use due to ALS and is speaking with a computerized speech device.
The unpleasant bit was released after Gleason’s special appearances on Sports Illustrated’s founding Monday Morning. Using a machine that monitors his eye movements to the genre, 36-year-old Gleason wrote a 4,500-word column citing everything from his debilitating illness to his taste, even a possible connection between music, ALS, and professional football.
“Mayhem AM’s” Steak Shapiro and Chris Dimino responded by taking a call from “Steve Gleason,” who played co-host Nick Cellini. At one point in the Cringeworthy segment, Shapiro and Dimino asked for including plug-and-tack jokes by a voice, “Do me a favor, drown me.”
“They have a lot of talent,” Paille said. “That’s why we want to try more, and I think it’s possible to frustrate them.”
Tuukka Rask made 28 saves to save the third playoff lockout of his career, all of which came in the last seven matches. Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville felt “pretty easy” on his team Rask. He saved 125 shots encountered in 120 series.
Bruins winger Jaromir Jagr had another impressive game, when he was 41 years old, Bergeron played strong on the title and on the disc. He still has no goals in Boston’s 19 playoff games, but Jagr himself poked fun when asked how he felt to drown the Blackhawks.
The area of 790 flooded with calls and messages demanding fire from the outraged listeners Shapiro, Dimino and Cellini. They were actually suspended, but once the story grew, along with the public outcry, the termination was followed shortly.
“We have suspended the relevant three people immediately after their comments and have since ceased to work. Zone 790, our owners, sponsors and partners do not endorse or support this type of content in any way. We sincerely apologize to Mr. Gleason, his family and all that ALS. touched, “The company said in a statement posted online.
Everyone wrote, “Sorry. Backfired humor was a stupid attempt. Stupid emphasis,” he wrote shortly before deleting his Twitter account.
His game 4 Bruins returned in playoff 8-2 on Wednesday night at TD Garden. They are beating Vancouver in 2011, two wins are away from the second Cup of three seasons.