Big boo-boo for Boom Boom Mancini

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Posted by on April 15, 2009 at 10:02:09:

Big boo-boo for Boom Boom

Posted by Ed Sherman
at 4/15/2009 5:26 AM CDT on Chicago Business

Since I've been out of town, I haven't had a chance to listen much to the new However, in three minutes Tuesday afternoon, I heard Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini make an all-time blunder on the show he does with Chet Coppock.

Mr. Coppock was trying to engage Mr. Mancini in a discussion about the Bulls. Mr. Coppock did his spiel and then threw it over to Mr. Mancini.

The former boxing champion talking about Derrick Rose and then said something to the effect that he liked the Bulls' inside game with Ben Wallace in the middle.

Oh my God.

You almost could hear Mr. Coppock throw the papers across the room. He quickly asked Mr. Mancini if he really said Ben Wallace still plays for the Bulls.

Mr. Mancini realized his mistake and said something to the effect that Mr. Wallace had been traded to Cleveland and started talking about Brad Miller. He tried to cover up his gaffe by laughing about it.

However, it was clear that Mr. Coppock wasn't laughing about this one. He knows how important credibility is in this business. Mr. Mancini's already was in question as it relates to Chicago. He isn't from here and is doing the show from his home in Los Angeles. Not a great combination to be a personality on a Chicago sports radio station.

Mr. Coppock knows he has a difficult challenge in working with somebody as rough as Mr. Mancini. At the end of last week, he said, "Boom Boom...I think I've aged 15 years in the last 5 days."

You can bet Mr. Coppock aged a few more years Tuesday.

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