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Nick Dipaolo Breaks Silence
" Artie was/is the draw, Nick was the straight man (not Falato, clearly), and the show should always have been about busting balls, blue-collar sports talk, and entertainment. The average fan doesn't give a flying **** about fantasy football or new music, and they resented having to put up with both of these things crowbarred into the show. BOTH of which came as a result of them going to Direct TV, and most people on these boards will tell you that while the show didn't suck outright, they noticed a drop in quality.
Nick's politics didn't ruin the show per se, but at any given moment they did derail some good interviews with people who came in to the show with no political agenda. If it's a political show, then talk politics all day long.
Fact is, if Nick had toed the party line, he'd more than likely still have a job. He ****** himself, and couldn't see the forest for the trees. Neither of them is a particularly social person, and the only thing Artie has going for him is likability and a body of work that indicates he's got a built-in audience. Nick's got a hot wife and a shitty attitude towards everything in life, something that's been well-documented over the years. Someone with a little more common sense would have seen that the show was a no-brainer, and most certainly wasn't a place to turn yourself into a 4th rate Bill O'Reilly. "
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