(Best, incidentally, was the journalist that people kept haranguing all summer for Imus updates. He did a stellar job in mining his sources and soothing the nerves of irate I-fans, so kudos to him. His blog, Watchdog, covers sports media in the New York metropolitan area.)
Best’s article reports that Carlin was home sick when Imus uttered his infamous words. Neil calls it “the best-timed flu in WFAN history.” Um, seriously.
Incidentally, I went to the WFAN site the other day and found out that they make someone, presumably an intern, write up a daily summary of the Boomer and Carton Show. They’re interesting, even though the writer is apparently allergic to commas.
Here’s an entry from the 9/12 edition:
Yesterday Carton made a bet with Chris Carlin saying there weren't ten teams in college football who had eight home games this season and if there were Carton would buy breakfast for all of us. Carlin found twelve and Carton lived up to his word making Carlin a very happy man as he said,"Carton God bless you and God bless bacon."
And it’s accompanied by this picture:
I'm going to miss Carlin.