Skip to comments.Boston radio host mocks Roy Halladay's death, says he 'got what he deserved'
Posted on 11/09/2017 2:25:39 AM PST by MarvinStinson
Boston sports talk radio host Michael Felger isnt a big believer in the notion of respecting the dead.
Felger spent part of Wednesdays show mocking Roy Hallway, blaming him for his death and calling him names.
Halladay died in a plane crash Tuesday in the Gulf of Mexico, near his home in Florida. He was 40.
Felger decided it was important to blame someone for Halladays death, so he blamed Halladay, over and over again, in fact calling him a moron and saying Halladay got what he deserved.
Deadspin and Awful Announcing each collected some of Felgers worst moments, and here they are:
As a 40-year-old grown-ass man, youre still doing that, to the point where youve got to get in planes and race cars and all that crap? Im sorry, dude, youre on your own. Ive got no sympathy for you.
That guys like the bad guy to me. Youve got a family! And youre going to screw around in a little toy plane? If thats how youre wired, and thats how you die? Bon voyage.
I dont blame the plane for the fact that the guy wanted to dive-bomb through mountains. Idiot!
Wheee! Oh look, I just landed on the water, everybody! Im going to tweet it! Splat. Youre dead. With two kids. Moron.
In case youre wondering if Felger holds other athletes to the same standard, the answer is yes:
Was it Dale Earnhardt who died? The race car driver who died? I root for the wall. I really do. That aint no tragedy Im supposed to feel bad for you? Give me a break.
A full NTSB investigation into Halladays fatal accident has begun and a preliminary report is expected in 7-10 days, an investigator said Wednesday.
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Just because you are a “personality” , it doesn’t prohibit you from being a jerk.
I am not a Bostonian, is he a shock jock?
Is this his bread and butter?
Massholes, they are the worst of the worst
Felger and co-host Tony Massarotti do afternoons on Bostons 98.5 The Sports Hub
Haven’t even seen it confirmed yet that he was showing off. Could have been aircraft trouble. Good minds wait and see before spouting off.
We know the Halladay family from both baseball (he coached my son) and through school. It pains me to no end that his children might read what Michael Felger said. As if they aren’t hurting enough right now.
Did they mock Jose Fernandez and Yordano Ventura?
He’s Boston’s sports shock jock.
What’s notable isn’t what shock jocks say—but that they have such large audiences to make their shtick possible.
well the reports and videos show he was being a moron, the truth
Felger needs to be beaten to a bloody pulp.
I saw it. Still could be aircraft trouble that caused it. I’ll wait for the accident investigation.
While cruel there is a grain of truth to it. I work on AC for a living, I had dreams in my youth of being a PP. You can do it of course, lots do. But there are SO many things that can go wrong on that level, your first mistake could be your last...
Show your face in Toronto, pal!
Massholes: why I despise Boston sport teams.
So this Felger schmuck says all this based on the “evidence”....of a TMZ video from 3 miles away?? How about waiting for the investigation? I heard Halladay issued 3 May Days before crashing.
Some talk show people are pretty vulgar.
Of course it is wrong do disrespect Roy Halladay or make light of his death.
But it is also important to look at why he died.
This particular aircraft is designed and marketed as a “JetSki with Wings”. The idea is that people will buy it as an expensive toy and use it to barnstorm at the local lake.
That sounds like a heckuva lotta fun. It probably is, right up to the crash.
The entire concept of a LSA JetSki with Wings is wrong. Aircraft are just too dangerous to use in this manner. Too much can go wrong too quickly.
If this aircraft were operated in a conventional manner, at higher altitudes in more usual attitudes, it would probably be a fine design. But if people are going to be pulling 70 degree banks 300 feet above the water, as shown in that video, it is not going to be long before that sort of thing catches up with them.
The design does not have the power to get the pilot out of a bad situation. The pilot, generally speaking, does not have the experience to get himself out of a bad situation. For instance, an accelerated stall at low altitudes is a serious emergency, requiring copious amounts of additional power and proper control inputs. The low time pilot is going to try to recover by going further into his turn to keep to his intended line, which is exactly the wrong response. And if full throttle is 100 hp, so that is not going to help much.
Not that this is what happened in this particular case. But that is just one of the things that can happen when you are 300 feet above the water pulling a 70 degree bank.
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