>The Exaggerating Howie Rose Was The Man Once

>The Mets Police enjoy busting Howie’s chops for claiming “about 40,000” at Shea when the stadium is clearly half empty.

You young kids probably don’t recall that Howie once was the original kind of Mets Police.

He used to host Mets Extra and really give the Mets a hard time. Howie would ride them so hard that the Mets eventually forced WFAN to keep Howie away from the game adjacency, and made us suffer through someone named Todd Kalas (nepotism, look it up).

I decided to look back at Google News and remember how cool Howie was before he put on the rose colored attendance goggles. Just read these snippets and get a feel for old Howie. Howie, we miss you. Fran Healey must have stolen your spirit. At least you still hate the black uniforms.

METS’ HARRELSON COULDN’T CUT IT

$2.95 – Deseret News – NewsBank – Sep 30, 1991
Howie Rose told Harrelson his job as host was to start controversy and the manager’s job was avoid it. Rose said he learned Harrelson didn’t like the remark

THE SOUND OF ALL-SPORTS RADIO IS MOSTLY ALL SNOOZE

$3.50 – Daily News of Los Angeles – NewsBank – Feb 1, 1992
“There’s a guy named Howie Rose,” said Keith, “who I think talks too much. But he’s good, he’s good. He used to do the pregame or postgame Mets shows with

EXECUTIVES’ DECISIONS RAISE SOME QUESTIONS

$2.95 – Boston Globe – NewsBank – Oct 2, 1992
Bud Harrelson quit in midseason last year, saying he wasn’t going to take it anymore from host Howie Rose and second-guessing callers.

YEAR BRINGS MUCH CHANGE ON AIR,TV

$1.95 – Worcester Telegram Gazette – NewsBank – Jan 2, 1992
Mets manager Buddy Harrelson quit his $30000 WFAN radio show because he didn’t appreciate the tough questions asked by co-host Howie Rose.

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>I Can't Wait For The Fox NFL Pregame Show

>Wow. I can’t wait until September. I will be glued to the tv set hanging on every word Michael Strahan says. I can’t believe he’s only getting $2.4 million dollars a year!

I don’t know about you but the Fox NFL pregame show is the highlight of my life. I wait until noon every Sunday to get all my sports information.

I wait for Howie and Jimmie and Curt and Terry and now Michael. I don’t read the papers, I don’t hear the radio, heck I don’t even ponder my fantasy team or who I will bet on until noon on Sunday. Then the boys on FOX give me everything I need. Well of couse anything happening in the AFC, but that’s ok, I’m just an NFC fan. The AFC plays that other kind of football with the designated hitter, who cares about them – its all NFC for me and the guys at FOX. Well except for week 7 when they are more interested in baseball playoffs, but that’s ok, Jerry and the Mets will be there.

I love that informative ticker that tells me who the rushing leaders are. I love the weather update for the Superdome. I love Frank Caliendo’s awesome two impressions and now they’ve added Strahan, for only $2.4 million dollars a year!

Boy oh boy I can’t wait. This should be as exciting as ESPN’s “Football On Monday Night” matchups between the Saints and Falcons. Or is it Raiders-Chiefs. Anyway it’s probably a huge game, it always is.

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The Exaggerating Howie Rose Was The Man Once

The Mets Police enjoy busting Howie’s chops for claiming “about 40,000” at Shea when the stadium is clearly half empty.

You young kids probably don’t recall that Howie once was the original kind of Mets Police.

He used to host Mets Extra and really give the Mets a hard time. Howie would ride them so hard that the Mets eventually forced WFAN to keep Howie away from the game adjacency, and made us suffer through someone named Todd Kalas (nepotism, look it up).

I decided to look back at Google News and remember how cool Howie was before he put on the rose colored attendance goggles. Just read these snippets and get a feel for old Howie. Howie, we miss you. Fran Healey must have stolen your spirit. At least you still hate the black uniforms.

METS’ HARRELSON COULDN’T CUT IT

$2.95 – Deseret News – NewsBank – Sep 30, 1991
Howie Rose told Harrelson his job as host was to start controversy and the manager’s job was avoid it. Rose said he learned Harrelson didn’t like the remark

THE SOUND OF ALL-SPORTS RADIO IS MOSTLY ALL SNOOZE

$3.50 – Daily News of Los Angeles – NewsBank – Feb 1, 1992
“There’s a guy named Howie Rose,” said Keith, “who I think talks too much. But he’s good, he’s good. He used to do the pregame or postgame Mets shows with

EXECUTIVES’ DECISIONS RAISE SOME QUESTIONS

$2.95 – Boston Globe – NewsBank – Oct 2, 1992
Bud Harrelson quit in midseason last year, saying he wasn’t going to take it anymore from host Howie Rose and second-guessing callers.

YEAR BRINGS MUCH CHANGE ON AIR,TV

$1.95 – Worcester Telegram Gazette – NewsBank – Jan 2, 1992
Mets manager Buddy Harrelson quit his $30000 WFAN radio show because he didn’t appreciate the tough questions asked by co-host Howie Rose.

I Can’t Wait For The Fox NFL Pregame Show

Wow. I can’t wait until September. I will be glued to the tv set hanging on every word Michael Strahan says. I can’t believe he’s only getting $2.4 million dollars a year!

I don’t know about you but the Fox NFL pregame show is the highlight of my life. I wait until noon every Sunday to get all my sports information.

I wait for Howie and Jimmie and Curt and Terry and now Michael. I don’t read the papers, I don’t hear the radio, heck I don’t even ponder my fantasy team or who I will bet on until noon on Sunday. Then the boys on FOX give me everything I need. Well of couse anything happening in the AFC, but that’s ok, I’m just an NFC fan. The AFC plays that other kind of football with the designated hitter, who cares about them – its all NFC for me and the guys at FOX. Well except for week 7 when they are more interested in baseball playoffs, but that’s ok, Jerry and the Mets will be there.

I love that informative ticker that tells me who the rushing leaders are. I love the weather update for the Superdome. I love Frank Caliendo’s awesome two impressions and now they’ve added Strahan, for only $2.4 million dollars a year!

Boy oh boy I can’t wait. This should be as exciting as ESPN’s “Football On Monday Night” matchups between the Saints and Falcons. Or is it Raiders-Chiefs. Anyway it’s probably a huge game, it always is.

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>38,867

>No that’s not some number that the exaggerating Howie Rose imagines is at Shea tonight.

Michael Kay just said that’s how many people (38, 867) are at the Yankee game in Pittsburgh. What’s amazing is that it’s the third largest crowd in stadium history.

Wow. So people showed up for the first two games ever at the stadium and then stopped going? That’s awful.

No pics available yet….and over at Shea the Mets never release any photo that shows the empty green and orange.

Interestingly, as of the latest episode of Battlestar Galactica, the survivor count is 39,665 or as Howie Rose would put it “about 40,000 in the fleet.”

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