Craig Carton noticed the googly eyes Invoice Belichick had for ESPN’s Chris Berman throughout a latest press convention, and the FS1 host longed for a few of that spotlight.
Carton debuted his new FS1 morning present this week and through episode No. 1, he made the daring declare that had he not obtained a well-timed provide to affix Philadelphia sports activities radio station WIP earlier in his profession, he would have accepted a job with Invoice Belichick.
“Sure, I may have been the pinnacle coach of the New York Jets,” claimed Carton. “I do know lots of you’re yelling at your TV, ‘You’re stuffed with crap, Carton!’ However it’s a true story, you’ll be able to ask Invoice Belichick.”
Craig Carton was virtually the pinnacle coach of the New York Jets, due to being greatest buddies with Invoice Belichick again in Cleveland… @craigcartonlive tells the story ? pic.twitter.com/TZL1ftwYy6
— The Carton Present (@TheCartonShow) September 6, 2022
In response to Carton, he and Belichick had been “greatest buddies” once they each labored in Cleveland in the course of the early ‘90s. Such good buddies that Belichick had sufficient religion within the shock jock to supply him an unpaid internship with the Browns which might match his $30,000 radio wage after three months. Whereas mulling the chance to be taught the teaching ropes from Belichick, Carton obtained and accepted the next paying provide from WIP. As Carton remembers, Belichick gave that very same internship alternative to Eric Mangini, who would go on to change into the New York Jets head coach.
After being dubbed “Mangenius,” Mangini crossed Belichick by outing the New England Patriots head coach for “Spygate.” Belichick, in the meantime, crossed Carton by erasing all reminiscence of the previous Cleveland radio host who now stars on WFAN and FS1.
The story sounds farfetched, particularly for many who solely acknowledge Carton from a few of his damaging headlines. However Carton has made this declare on WFAN for the final decade, even airing outdated Cleveland tapes of a chummy dialog with Belichick the place the 2 focus on assembly up at Tremendous Bowl XXVII for a recreation of Bocce.
Years after the provide, with Carton co-hosting WFAN mornings alongside Boomer Esiason, Belichick snubbed the radio persona and acted as in the event that they by no means met. Did Belichick truly provide Carton a job that in the end put Mangini on monitor to change into head coach of the Jets? We haven’t heard the tapes to show that. But when Carton and Belichick actually had been Bocce companions, then nothing else on this story is just too loopy to be true.[The Carton Show]