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    Re: Craig Carton from Carton & Boomer

    Rumor that they offered Opie (from Opie and Anthony fame) Carton's job
    SJW - bad attempt at insulting people that care about other's rights and not just their own.

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    Re: Craig Carton from Carton & Boomer

    Quote Originally Posted by YankeePride1967 View Post
    Rumor that they offered Opie (from Opie and Anthony fame) Carton's job
    So Boomer will still be the only one on the show with a sports IQ.
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    I'll be honest, this Carton thing bums me out. I never really got the hate for him. That said, I didn't know who he was when he was ragging on the woman about post partum depression and the over the top Asian jokes etc...by the time he was on WFAN, he wasn't PC, but basically PG-13 and non offensive.

    Seemed like he loved his family, loved having a good time, did good charitable work while making it fun and for a while I thought he was pretty funny...his Suzyn Waldman stuff cracked me up along with several of his other things. In recent years, I found myself listening less as he was getting a bit stale, but I liked him still.

    It's unreal that a guy making $2 million a year, rubbing elbows with NYC celebs, with a wife kids and living comfortably in Tribeca could throw it all away gambling and then ripping people off.

    If it's all true...and certainly it all looks really damning...he deserves every last minute of the jail time he has coming, but it's still sad, imho.

    People have addictions, it happens. All he had to do was come clean and declare bankruptcy. He would have kept the job, status, family, and been able to rebuild and a chance at being a recovery role model. Instead he chose to steal huge sums of money from people who trusted him. He deserves everything coming to him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GordonGecko View Post
    People have addictions, it happens. All he had to do was come clean and declare bankruptcy. He would have kept the job, status, family, and been able to rebuild and a chance at being a recovery role model. Instead he chose to steal huge sums of money from people who trusted him. He deserves everything coming to him.
    Oh, I agree he deserves everything he has coming to him assuming the allegations are true (and it's nearly impossible to think there is any way they aren't true based on what's out there). I'm just saying it's a sad situation to think a guy with that kind of dream life, at least on the surface, wasn't what he seemed and could get derailed this badly.

    Do feel bad for the kids though...obviously not their fault and yet they are going to pay a very heavy price.

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    Re: Craig Carton from Carton & Boomer

    Quote Originally Posted by GordonGecko View Post
    People have addictions, it happens. All he had to do was come clean and declare bankruptcy. He would have kept the job, status, family, and been able to rebuild and a chance at being a recovery role model. Instead he chose to steal huge sums of money from people who trusted him. He deserves everything coming to him.
    BTW, I just noticed your screen name...that, combined with the post, cracked me up...ha

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    Re: Craig Carton from Carton & Boomer

    I am passionately and totally against all forms of Gambling. I have seen many lives destroyed by addiction to gambling. And as in Carton's case he not only destroyed his life (he is likely to get Jail terms, and lose his job and probably his marriage) but he has also dramatically effected the lives of his kids and wife's. The kids will get harassed and bullied by their classmates and his wife will get ostracized by her friends.


    I am totally against the Government not only condoning but encouraging gambling by their sponsoring and promoting lotteries just to make a buck. There are other ways to raise money. Our Government is promoting gambling addiction and ruining lives because of it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nome View Post
    I am totally against the Government not only condoning but encouraging gambling by their sponsoring and promoting lotteries just to make a buck. There are other ways to raise money. Our Government is promoting gambling addiction and ruining lives because of it.
    You can now get $30 scratch off tickets from a vending machine at the grocery store. I think some even go up to $50. I've seen people who just cashed their paycheck with a handful of them scratching away on a Friday night.

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    Re: Craig Carton from Carton & Boomer

    Quote Originally Posted by YankeeFan1421 View Post
    I'll be honest, this Carton thing bums me out. I never really got the hate for him. That said, I didn't know who he was when he was ragging on the woman about post partum depression and the over the top Asian jokes etc...by the time he was on WFAN, he wasn't PC, but basically PG-13 and non offensive.

    Seemed like he loved his family, loved having a good time, did good charitable work while making it fun and for a while I thought he was pretty funny...his Suzyn Waldman stuff cracked me up along with several of his other things. In recent years, I found myself listening less as he was getting a bit stale, but I liked him still.

    It's unreal that a guy making $2 million a year, rubbing elbows with NYC celebs, with a wife kids and living comfortably in Tribeca could throw it all away gambling and then ripping people off.

    If it's all true...and certainly it all looks really damning...he deserves every last minute of the jail time he has coming, but it's still sad, imho.
    FYI, his net worth is $2 million and his salary is $250k per year, which sounds surprisingly low for a high profile morning radio personality in the NY market.



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    Quote Originally Posted by BombersBlvd View Post
    Is there a more sour, more pissy little crybaby girl on local sports radio than this dude? Jayson Stark meanderings aside, I kind of understand the whole Yankee-fans-reading-too-much-into-media-bias thing, but I don't believe I'm exaggerating when I say that I can turn on the radio at any given time in the a.m. and this Carton dude finds ways to spew some kind of downer Yankee propaganda into a conversation that started out having nothing even to do w/ the Yankees.

    We get it - you don't like the Yankees, ok, at least make it funny. Even Russo I can listen to. Russo actually has the capacity to be funny. Russo is like an objective Socrates compared to this guy (for example, today Carton is asking what Yankees fans think about their team currently being "mathematically eliminated from the playoffs" (huh??) On another day where Tino Martinez calls in to promote a children's charity, he all but accuses him of using steroids:

    [Carton, paraphrased, but not by much]: "Tino, speaking of this Roger Clemens/Mitchell Report stuff, some could even look at your #'s during your peak homerun seasons and maybe start to look at those w/ suspicion, what do you say?"

    Tino response: "Well, thanks guys, it's been great, gotta go, talk to you later" [click... even Boomer is embarrassed]

    It's really annoying because I like ESPN's Mike & Mike's personalities the best as far as morning radio goes, but I think nothing beats WFAN's NY sports fan's perspective. Unfortunately Carton is such a bitter little stick in the mud that I can't bear listening to him and his Debbie Downer schtick getting in the way of Boomer's broadcast.
    Just wanted to address something after just reading this 9 year old post.

    I'm pretty sure Carton is a Yankee fan. And, as rude as he was to Tino, he was probably right about him. That's not to say he should have said it to him as a guest. But, that's why I was never too fond of Carton: too much shtick, 99% of it unfunny and 100% annoying. He tries way too hard.

    Feel bad for his family, but he deserves what's coming to him if his alleged crime is true



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    Quote Originally Posted by ArodEra View Post
    FYI, his net worth is $2 million and his salary is $250k per year, which sounds surprisingly low for a high profile morning radio personality in the NY market.
    I saw both...$2 million, while maybe a little higher than I would have guessed, seemed far more realistic than $250k. $250K seems really low for one of the bigger radio stars in NYC. As a point of comparision, Francesa makes several million a year.

    I also don't know how you can comfortably support a family of six living in Tribeca on $250k. Something doesn't add up about all that...unless his wife is pulling down a big salary herself which is possible.

    And the kind of credit apparently extended by the casinos isn't extended to a guy making $250k.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YankeeFan1421 View Post
    I saw both...$2 million, while maybe a little higher than I would have guessed, seemed far more realistic than $250k. $250K seems really low for one of the bigger radio stars in NYC. As a point of comparision, Francesa makes several million a year.

    I also don't know how you can comfortably support a family of six living in Tribeca on $250k. Something doesn't add up about all that...unless his wife is pulling down a big salary herself which is possible.

    And the kind of credit apparently extended by the casinos isn't extended to a guy making $250k.
    You're making some good points. Agreed on all of them.



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    From what I've heard, which may or may not be accurate but this seems to be in line with it, WFAN is notoriously cheap with any on-air talent not named Francesa. Supposedly the update guys are treated as freelance contractors and make something like $6 per update. So if Francesa skips over your update to keep a guest on, you lose the $6. Can't confirm this but again that's what I've heard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HelloNewman View Post
    From what I've heard, which may or may not be accurate but this seems to be in line with it, WFAN is notoriously cheap with any on-air talent not named Francesa. Supposedly the update guys are treated as freelance contractors and make something like $6 per update. So if Francesa skips over your update to keep a guest on, you lose the $6. Can't confirm this but again that's what I've heard.
    Well, I'd hope Francesa would slip Minko $6 if he skips his update, but something tells me that's probably not the case....

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    Re: Craig Carton from Carton & Boomer

    Quote Originally Posted by GordonGecko View Post
    People have addictions, it happens. All he had to do was come clean and declare bankruptcy. He would have kept the job, status, family, and been able to rebuild and a chance at being a recovery role model. Instead he chose to steal huge sums of money from people who trusted him. He deserves everything coming to him.
    I agree with what you are saying. I am just wondering if he owed money to people who didn't care if he was bankrupt or not.

    Nothing makes what he did (allegedly) right, but when that downward spiral begins you are going to have to hit bottom and end up doing things that would normally be out of character.
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    Re: Craig Carton from Carton & Boomer

    I am not surprised he makes only 250K. Why does everyone here think sports radio is some sort of goldmine? It's not a TV gig. Even TV guys aren't make pro athlete salaries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donnybaseball72 View Post
    I am not surprised he makes only 250K. Why does everyone here think sports radio is some sort of goldmine? It's not a TV gig. Even TV guys aren't make pro athlete salaries.
    The $250,000 is just what WFAN paid him. Most likely he had an additional salary from CBS Sports.

    WFAN is notoriously cheap. In 2012 Boomer and Carton had a Sandy relief comedy show at the Beacon Theatre. I met someone who worked on the B&C show at a nearby bar and at that time he was only making $50k a year and he has been at WFAN since 1989.

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    http://nypost.com/2017/09/07/cartons...i-scheme-tool/

    Now Carton's charity is linked to the Ponzi scheme. Paid less than 10% of its contributions to the Tourette syndrome cause.

    Also of note in the article:

    Although Carton didnít use any of the hedge fundís $2 million to buy tickets, court papers say he later tried to cover his tracks by using his personal credit card to buy around $345,000 worth of Streisand tickets and $16,000 worth of Metallica tickets directly from the venue.

    Carton ó whoís not a licensed ticket reseller, according to the Department of State ó also allegedly bought another $500,000 worth of tickets to a second Streisand show at a different venue.


    Ok so how was he able to buy such large amounts of tickets? This makes it seem like the ticket industry as a whole is a huge scam that only hurts end customers.

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    Re: Craig Carton from Carton & Boomer

    Quote Originally Posted by VanHalen5150 View Post
    The $250,000 is just what WFAN paid him. Most likely he had an additional salary from CBS Sports.

    WFAN is notoriously cheap. In 2012 Boomer and Carton had a Sandy relief comedy show at the Beacon Theatre. I met someone who worked on the B&C show at a nearby bar and at that time he was only making $50k a year and he has been at WFAN since 1989.
    It's not that they are cheap, it's just the economics of AM/FM radio. Radio gigs do not pay unless you become a star like a Mike & Mad Dog, Imus, Stern, Opie & Anthony and get syndicated on TV. I know of a local NYC hockey TV personality who made around 250K.

    What did Carton do for CBS Sports?
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    250K a week is pretty good for working 25 hrs a week at most. He also gets likely gets paid from the network that syndicates his show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TorreFan66 View Post
    250K a week is pretty good for working 25 hrs a week at most. He also gets likely gets paid from the network that syndicates his show.
    A week??? We were talking about 250K annually. Enough to put you in the highest federal tax bracket. $250K a week is $13 million a year.
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    Re: Craig Carton from Carton & Boomer

    Quote Originally Posted by VanHalen5150 View Post
    Paid less than 10% of its contributions to the Tourette syndrome cause.
    So he stole all the money from a children's disease charity too?

    #winning

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    Quote Originally Posted by VanHalen5150 View Post
    Ok so how was he able to buy such large amounts of tickets? This makes it seem like the ticket industry as a whole is a huge scam that only hurts end customers.
    That can't possibly be news to anyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donnybaseball72 View Post
    It's not that they are cheap, it's just the economics of AM/FM radio. Radio gigs do not pay unless you become a star like a Mike & Mad Dog, Imus, Stern, Opie & Anthony and get syndicated on TV. I know of a local NYC hockey TV personality who made around 250K.
    Hmmm ... could Francesa's "retirement" be because WFAN told him "The gravy train stops here" now that he doesn't have a TV simulcast?

    $250K still seems kind of low for the co-host of a high-rated morning show though. The basketball coach at Marist College in friggin Poughkeepsie makes like $95,000 and you can't name him without Googling. Then again they do seem to grub a lot of advertising from boner pills and reverse-mortgage scammers so maybe you're right. Sad thing is that with Francesa on the way out, if Carton had kept his nose clean he could have leveraged more money?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donnybaseball72 View Post
    A week??? We were talking about 250K annually. Enough to put you in the highest federal tax bracket. $250K a week is $13 million a year.
    I'm assuming he means $250k a year.

    You could buy WFAN for $13 million.

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    Being painfully unfunny is one thing, but stealing money from a charity inspired by your family is one of the most corrupt things I can imagine. Good riddance.

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