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Tomase is off the Pats beat

We suppose we could have simply updated our prior item regarding the new Pats beat writer at the Boston Herald.  But since we’ve got nothing better to write about, we decided to make it a separate item.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, John Tomase of the Boston Herald is off the Patriots’ beat.

Newcomer Ian Rapoport of the Birmingham News will take the lead position, with Karen Guregian serving as backup.

But Tomase still will be working for the Herald, covering the Red Sox.

And so there will be much rejoicing in New England.

Despite the fact that Ron Borges still is employed by Herald, too.

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14 Responses to “Tomase is off the Pats beat”
  1. GRpatriot says: Jul 12, 2009 10:51 AM

    Oh yeah! Let the Party begin…Too bad the damage is already done!
    Nice shot at Saban, oh that’s right. Nobody likes him either!
    Ron Borges was instrumental in getting Andre Tippet into the HOF! He is edgy, but usually fair!
    Yeah, he’s not a BB disciple but, as long as he doesn’t report outright lies, with no sources. He’s OK with me!

  2. Phyxsius says: Jul 12, 2009 11:27 AM

    Who cares?

  3. gameday says: Jul 12, 2009 11:44 AM

    Tomase is a hero!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Paul_R. says: Jul 12, 2009 11:51 AM

    Bad news for the Red Sox.
    I’m surprised that Tomase is still employed anywhere in New England after what he pulled. He should be covering tic-tac-toe championships in Idaho.

  5. PatsRPerfection says: Jul 12, 2009 11:54 AM

    Too little too late. I want Tomase FIRED, I don’t want him at Patriots games, Red Sox games or anywhere else where he can spread his venom. He should’ve been fired a year and a half ago.
    I haven’t looked at the Boston Herald since at least January 2008 probably longer than that and I never will again.
    Borges has always been a complete ass. You don’t believe me listen to the beat down he gave to poor Pete Carroll, nicest guy in the world:
    http://audio.weei.com/m/22170411/monday-april-27th-whiner-line.htm

  6. Shamrock says: Jul 12, 2009 12:02 PM

    Typical whine ass Pats fans brow beat everything ……
    Crybaby Chowder heads ….

  7. dirtyhippy says: Jul 12, 2009 12:57 PM

    Yeah, a writer should get fired for digging up an accurate report on the team he reports on. New England fans don’t want to hear that without video taping, signal stealing and walt coleman refereeing they would have 0 titles this decade.
    Go ahead and put that head further in the sand.

  8. PFTiswhatitis says: Jul 12, 2009 1:46 PM

    @dirtyhippy: in case you missed it, Tomase’s reports were INACCURATE . DUMBASS!

  9. BrianPat says: Jul 12, 2009 1:55 PM

    Another example of a hater with no clue
    “dirtyhippy says:
    July 12, 2009 12:57 PM
    Yeah, a writer should get fired for digging up an accurate report on the team he reports on. New England fans don’t want to hear that without video taping, signal stealing and walt coleman refereeing they would have 0 titles this decade.
    Go ahead and put that head further in the sand.”
    The reporter in question didn’t report on the taping of defensive signals, which the Pats were punished for ! He reported that he had a source that the Pats taped the RAMS at practice the day before the SB. That source turned out to be Matt Walsh, who denied taping the RAMS practices and only meant to point out the Pats taped more teams then what was public knowledge. The reporter jumped the gun to beat ESPN ( he admitted as such ) to the story, while ESPN wanted to wait and see if anyone was stupid enough to run with it so they could jump on it and create a story from nothing for meatheads like dirtyhippy ;-)

  10. JimmySmith says: Jul 12, 2009 3:03 PM

    In the end, Tomase lost out to the highest bidder for those Matt Walsh tapes so he is left to hang in the wind.
    The NFL would have been facing the biggest scandal scandal in the history of all sports. The sheer amount of litigation from Las Vegas and the millions of bettors seeking a refund from that Superbowl makes the Matt Walsh tapes a bargin at any price.
    Just ask Boob Kraft.

  11. JoeSixPack says: Jul 12, 2009 6:53 PM

    Tomase wasn’t about to be let go – just moved around. Herald Sports editor Hank Hryniewicz is the one who ultimately decided to run an unsubstantiated story – one that turned out to be completely false – the day before the Super Bowl.
    He’s the one who put profits ahead of proper journalism and should have been fired. The fact that Tomase kept quiet and accepted the ire of the fans (who look at the title “beat writer” as an action rather than position in regard to Tomase) ensured he’d never be let go as long as Hryniewicz wants to keep his role out of the headlines.

  12. wookie says: Jul 12, 2009 9:23 PM

    Tomase is a d-bag. His report was factually INCORRECT and his apology was late and inaccurate. He tried to make a name for himself with a big story and he was more concerned with its timing than its accuracy.
    There are enough quality Red Sox writers in that town that he will hardly be noticed.
    Good riddance you wank.

  13. rusH1023 says: Jul 13, 2009 3:11 PM

    Funny, it’s made to be a sleight on Tomassy, but it’s what he’s always wanted. He never wanted to cover football. Always baseball. Eh, it’s a boring time of year though.

  14. tj.52 says: Jul 13, 2009 11:36 PM

    “Despite the fact that Ron Borges still is employed by Herald, too”
    –“Gorgeous” Borges only works part-time for the Herald: he summers in Alaska, clubbing baby seals.

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