Dean Molberg?

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  1. Rids

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    So what exactly did Dean Molberg say on the air? Hearing that it was something about wishing the Riders plane would crash and that 4 players would perish in the crash. Their Facebook page is getting some reaction but the 7 page thread on RiderFans is really gaining momentum.

    http://www.facebook.com/sportsnet960

    Anybody hear it?
     
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    The power of the StampsFans twitter account!! :D
     
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    What an IDIOT!!!!!!!!!!! Doesn't he know that Saskatchewan has electricity?
     
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    His formal apology letter:


    I’m writing this letter of apology in regards to the unacceptable comments towards the Saskatchewan Roughriders I made during our morning show on Sportsnet 960 The FAN on Wednesday, November 7th.

    It was an attempt at being funny, which in the end was neither funny nor appropriate. Not even close. It was clearly not thought out, for if it was I’d have never said it. There is no excuse for it, and I’m not in any way looking to defend my actions. This was in no way, shape or form a ratings ploy or an attempt to garner attention to myself or the radio station. I made a mistake.

    I would like to firstly apologize to the Saskatchewan Roughriders Football Club, staff, players and family and fans. My comments are no doubt troubling to you all, and as someone who has a young family myself, I hope you can understand the regret I have for saying them. I made a huge error in judgment and very sincerely wish no harm to any of you. We are all appreciative of the rivalry that exists between these two clubs, and I unfortunately made a terrible choice in an attempt to add fuel to it.

    I wish to apologize to Lyle Bauer, John Hufnagel and everyone involved with the Calgary Stampeders Football Club. The Stampeders are a first rate organization, and I’m sorry that my foolish comments are something that you have to deal with at any time, let alone this close to the biggest game of your season. I’d like to specifically apologize to Stamps offensive lineman Edwin Harrison. My comments would be especially troubling to you given the loss of your grandfather. To all at the Stampeders office, I hope you can understand the remorse that I feel for involving you in this.

    I also need to issue an apology to the Canadian Football League and its members. The League has done amazing work during this historic season to celebrate its rich history en route to the 100th Grey Cup. I have watched the CFL since my childhood and have wonderful memories of watching games with my family. I’m deeply sorry that because of my comments, even a small amount of attention will come away from the playoff games and be focused elsewhere.

    I apologize to Rogers Communications, Sportsnet 960 – The Fan, Kelly Kirch, and all members of our staff. We work incredibly hard to bring a product to the air that we can be proud of. On Wednesday, I said something that instead, brought embarrassment to us all. I made a foolish decision and now the entire family and staff are subject to this awkward situation. To our listeners, I hope you don’t take this isolated set of circumstances and make a conclusion about me or our station.

    This may seem like a hollow gesture to some, but I can assure you it is extremely heartfelt. I am deeply rattled by what has happened. This was not premeditated or meant in a serious manner what so ever. It was a throw away comment at the end of a segment, that I very much regret.

    Dean Molberg
     
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    Molberg tries to be funny & he never is. The best thing that happened to afternoon sports talk radio in Calgary was for him to be moved to mornings. Used to listen to Sportsnet 960 in the morning until Mike Richards left. Not anymore.
     
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    Good article covering some more details, along with Lyle Bauer comments.

    Calgary radio host apologizes for Roughriders 'death' comment

     
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    The guy probably apologized to save his job. Wow, stupid is as stupid does. Of course, Molberg is too dumb to realize that Edwin Harrison's grandfather perished on that plane as well.
     
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    I'm amzed that the poll on that CBC (*spit*) article is so evenly split between fire him, it's just a joke and suspend him.
     
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    Sounds like he's been suspended until the CFL season is over.
     
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    Suspended by the station?
     
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    Yeah, the station.

    This is from Eric Francis - so take it with 13 grains of salt.

     
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    A seriously "career limiting move" by Molberg...

    As in "Boom(er) goes the dynamite"! :p

    TM
     
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    What he said was indefensible. When Stamps fans think it's not good, it REALLY isn't good. I sure miss the days of Mike Richards, Joe Sports & Rob Kerr on thast station. That was a power lineup.
     
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    That's a firing offense. Being suspended is getting off easy. Simply saying sorry after he found out no one's laughing isn't enough. Molberg has to be accountable for his actions. Rod Peterson was particularily scathing about the comments. He said it sickened him because he would be on that plane if it did crash. I wonder if he'll ever appear on Molberg's show again?
     
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    I wonder whether Molberg will ever have a show, again?

    Or will he just quietly fade away after his "suspension" has been served?

    TM
     
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    I think the fact that he tied it directly to an event in the past made is that much worse.

    Making a joke, (or attempting to), by using a historical plane crash as a reference? Sickening.
     

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