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HBO Dumps Larry Merchant


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Reports are circulating that HBO will not be renewing the contract of boxing commentator Larry Merchant, replacing him with Max Kellerman.

FINALLY! Merchant, like Joe Theismann on MNF, is a gas bag who should've never been put on the air in the first place. One nugget of insight lost in a plethora of platitudes, to use the type of phrase Merchant used to wax rhapsodic on HBO telecasts.

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That's a shame. I found it to be a hilarious, ribald show featuring the behind-the-scenes machinations of a late-night talk show.

I hope Garry Shandling lands on his feet soon, perhaps even in a movie with Warren Beatty.

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Max Kellerman? Still alive? If he is, I have one more question... Why?

I'm sure you were trying to be funny, but here's why this isn't funny, in my humble opinion.

From Wikipedia:

"On October 17, 2004, the body of Max's brother Sam was found near a hammer in his Hollywood apartment. As a result of the ensuing investigation, former boxer James Butler was arrested and charged with Sam's murder. He later confessed to the murder and was given a 29 year sentence."

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Max Kellerman? Still alive? If he is, I have one more question... Why?

I'm sure you were trying to be funny, but here's why this isn't funny, in my humble opinion.

From Wikipedia:

"On October 17, 2004, the body of Max's brother Sam was found near a hammer in his Hollywood apartment. As a result of the ensuing investigation, former boxer James Butler was arrested and charged with Sam's murder. He later confessed to the murder and was given a 29 year sentence."

You win some, you lose some. I stand by what I said, this guy is a cancer on TV and I personally can't stand his voice, his opinions, or his mannerisms. I feel infinitly dumber everytime I listen to one of his incoherent ramblings. That may sound harsh, and to some extent, it is. But I just don't like him. Nothing on a personal level.

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Max Kellerman? Still alive? If he is, I have one more question... Why?

I'm sure you were trying to be funny, but here's why this isn't funny, in my humble opinion.

From Wikipedia:

"On October 17, 2004, the body of Max's brother Sam was found near a hammer in his Hollywood apartment. As a result of the ensuing investigation, former boxer James Butler was arrested and charged with Sam's murder. He later confessed to the murder and was given a 29 year sentence."

Sam died? I didn't know that. I remember seeing him on ESPNEWS from time to time.

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Max Kellerman? Still alive? If he is, I have one more question... Why?

I'm sure you were trying to be funny, but here's why this isn't funny, in my humble opinion.

From Wikipedia:

"On October 17, 2004, the body of Max's brother Sam was found near a hammer in his Hollywood apartment. As a result of the ensuing investigation, former boxer James Butler was arrested and charged with Sam's murder. He later confessed to the murder and was given a 29 year sentence."

Off-topic but that first sentence is poorly written. Unless, of course, the hammer was already there and then the body was placed next to it. Otherwise, I'm guessing that a hammer was found near the body.

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A brief synopsis of the opinions of Max Kellerman:

1. Anything from New York is vastly superior to anything from anywhere else. Since I am from New York, obviously, this applies to me.

2. Boxing is the greatest sport ever conceived. If you attempt to say otherwise, you are a complete and utter fool.

That about covers it.

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Max Kellerman? Still alive? If he is, I have one more question... Why?

I'm sure you were trying to be funny, but here's why this isn't funny, in my humble opinion.

From Wikipedia:

"On October 17, 2004, the body of Max's brother Sam was found near a hammer in his Hollywood apartment. As a result of the ensuing investigation, former boxer James Butler was arrested and charged with Sam's murder. He later confessed to the murder and was given a 29 year sentence."

Off-topic but that first sentence is poorly written. Unless, of course, the hammer was already there and then the body was placed next to it. Otherwise, I'm guessing that a hammer was found near the body.

I thought the same thing when I first read the at statement

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Off-topic but that first sentence is poorly written. Unless, of course, the hammer was already there and then the body was placed next to it. Otherwise, I'm guessing that a hammer was found near the body.

Sam Kellerman was used as the murder weapon to kill the hammer, obviously.

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A brief synopsis of the opinions of Max Kellerman:

1. Anything from New York is vastly superior to anything from anywhere else. Since I am from New York, obviously, this applies to me.

2. Boxing is the greatest sport ever conceived. If you attempt to say otherwise, you are a complete and utter fool.

That about covers it.

Yup.

As bad as Around the Horn is now, it was probably ten times worse when he was the host.

Don't get me started on I, Max.

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A brief synopsis of the opinions of Max Kellerman:

1. Anything from New York is vastly superior to anything from anywhere else. Since I am from New York, obviously, this applies to me.

2. Boxing is the greatest sport ever conceived. If you attempt to say otherwise, you are a complete and utter fool.

That about covers it.

In respect to #2, any young boxer with a high KO ratio, "is an overrated offensive fighter!".

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