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“Ron & Jen’s Great Escape” 9-1-2021 – Ron St. Pierre & Jen Brien

by Ron St. Pierre & Jen Brien

CAM SCRAM

So much for the experts. Everyone got this one wrong.

Cam Newton got cut by the New England Patriots and as badly as we may feel for him – it was time. We’ve both been fired – and it sucks.

Newton was a bust last year and we know of no one who was happy he was returning. Though he faced a lot of adversity – came down with Covid… had to learn the play BOOK real quick… ZOOM practices, etc., etc… he just didn’t have it. 

I’m all about second chances… third chances… hell 4th chances… but Cam has gone well past his expiration date. Mac Jones needs to learn A LOT but – he’s the fresh start we all need  in New England after Brady. A Brady/Jones GAME 4 will definitely end up one of the most watched games of this season no doubt. 

Where will NEWTON land? What will Newton have to say about his time with the Pats? Were they “fun”? Ha ha. Who cares?

We finally have a QB. 

Last thought. Let’s see how long it takes before someone turns this into a race issue. 

Thumbs Down on the Mets

The underperforming NY Mets have been showered with boos on their home field lately. and apparently a couple of their star players are pretty thin-skinned. During a recent 9-4 thrashing at the hands of the lowly Washington Nationals, Javy Baez, Francisco Lindor and sub Kevin Pillar each flashed a “thumbs down” sign at fans as they scored or drove in runs. Mets brass wisely took the fans side of things with Team President Sandy Alderson saying “Booing is every fan’s right. The Mets will not tolerate any player gesture that is unprofessional in its meaning or is directed in a negative way towards our fans.” Lindor signed a 10-year $341 million dollar deal in the off season and is stinking it out this year hitting a crisp .224. You’d think he’d be bending over backwards to ingratiate himself with the fans. He could be a target of the boo birds for a LONG time. Baez is a free agent at season’s end. I wonder how many GM’s are looking at him in a different way now.  

Is Rhody Rolling Up It’s Sleeves?

A new Wallet Hub survey listed the hardest working states in America. Alaska took top honors followed by North Dakota, Nebraska, South Dakota and Texas. You have to look deep to find Little Rhody’s work ethic as the state came in at number 46.

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

Some of us chant “too soon…too soon” when it comes to the arrival of pumpkin spice and other fall flavors but apparently we’re in the minority. A new survey says 46% of those polled think seasonal flavors should be around to enjoy all year long. Maybe it’s the need for comfort during VERY uncomfortable times.

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Ron St. Pierre is a veteran broadcaster whose career has spanned over four decades. Ron has programmed, performed on and managed WHJJ, WPRO, WWRX, 790 The Score in Providence, as well as WBZT and WKGR in West Palm Beach and WABC in New York City. Ron also anchored sports on WPRI Ch 12 in Providence. He is a member of both the Rhode Island Radio and Television and the City of Pawtucket Halls of Fame. He was born and raised in Pawtucket.

Jen Brien has over 20 years of radio broadcast experience having hosted shows on WPRO and WHJJ with Ron as well as her own shows on WRKO and WBZ in Boston, WXTK on Cape Cod and WHAM in Rochester, New York. Jen was born and raised in Woonsocket and served six years in the Army MP Canine Unit.

Hazel, Ron’s dog, makes regular appearances.

“Ron and Jen’s Great Escape” podcast, a more lighthearted reaction to the events happening around us, can be found on YouTube and wherever you get your podcasts, with new episodes premiering Mondays and Wednesdays.