Sports Talk Radio - The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

The Butler

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The Dan Patrick Show announced this morning that, in addition to running live on YouTube, the program will remain airing on Fox Sports Radio in conjunction with Premiere Networks and iHeartRadio. The Big Lead has learned from a source with knowledge of the news that the Rich Eisen Show will not remain with the networks. A spokesperson for Premiere declined to comment.

 

James x2

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I don't think he survives this. The relationship/ trust of a beat writer and organization is critical.
I agree but how has Mary Kay Cabot survived as the Browns beat writer? All she does is cut and paste her articles. The players and coaches roll their eyes at her post game questions. She just offers TMZ style reporting and it sets women back 25 years who are actually good at covering the NFL. I can only assume if they shyte canned her it would cause an outrage of sexist discrimination. Haslem already has enough horrid press due to his failed ownership of the Browns. She sucks bad though.
 

Red14

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The Dan Patrick Show announced this morning that, in addition to running live on YouTube, the program will remain airing on Fox Sports Radio in conjunction with Premiere Networks and iHeartRadio. The Big Lead has learned from a source with knowledge of the news that the Rich Eisen Show will not remain with the networks. A spokesperson for Premiere declined to comment.

I don't listen to either one of them. I've never been an Eisen fan, he was a good Sportscenter host back in the day, and his "run for Rich" promo at the NFL combine is kinda cool. Outside of that, not very entertaining. Patrick, as I've said on here, can't stand. He was again good as a SportsCenter host, but was coupled with Olberman and they tried to be more entertaining than informative. Patrick comes off as very smug and all knowing, in an annoying way. Cowherd is just like him, but much more entertaining.
 

Red14

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I agree but how has Mary Kay Cabot survived as the Browns beat writer? All she does is cut and paste her articles. The players and coaches roll their eyes at her post game questions. She just offers TMZ style reporting and it sets women back 25 years who are actually good at covering the NFL. I can only assume if they shyte canned her it would cause an outrage of sexist discrimination. Haslem already has enough horrid press due to his failed ownership of the Browns. She sucks bad though.
I've never really followed her much, but you wonder what she brings to the table. And my guess is anyone like her, Linda Cohn, Jackie MacMullen all would have age and sex discrimination cases if they got canned.
 

Red14

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I'll tell you what, Sports Talk Radio and podcasts has been a god send during this corona virus shutdown. I simply cannot listen to Dewine and Trumps pressers daily and the fear mongering of the media. God bless anyone who can sit and listen to that. I like Trump, I'll vote for him again in November, but his pressers are more designed for him to joust with the media. And by the way, they more the media goes after him, the stronger his campaign gets. The media doesn't understand how disliked they are anymore. The constant badgering and silly questions turn people off. But I digress...Clay Travis of Fox Sports radio, if you are conservative in nature at all, give this guy a listen. He comes on Fox sports radio from 6-9 AM. He's been on the corona stuff, but from a positive AND factual angle. Unless you are in NYC, Louisiana or Detroit, these numbers have been way overblown and the shutdown may had been over shot by our leaders. NYC shut down too late, they have the perfect storm with millions living on top of each other. Most of the rest of the country is fine.
The NFL Free agency, the draft, the Last Dance of the Bulls has also carried the days by. I've watched more movies than at any other time in my life. It's time to get things opened up again and it appears things are angling that way.
 

Red14

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June 15, 2020, one of the best days in sports talk history. I've been listening to Fox Sports Clay Travis the last few months and he's fantastic. Now, he's adding Jason Whitlock to his Outkick the Coverage team. I'm not exactly sure how this works, but Whitlock could not come up with a new deal from Fox a few weeks ago, and Travis owns the Outkick media company. But anyway, I don't care. ESPN radio is horrible, and the last couple of months, it's been nothing but doom and gloom and whining from most sports talk people. They cower to all the corona talk, racial injustice and Travis and Whitlock tell it like it is.
My top sports info will come from Travis, Whitlock and 700 WLW and Lance McCallister/ Mo Egger
 

clarkgriswold

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I tune into sports talk to enjoy talk about sports, not social policy. Too many of the guys right now, including Clay Travis, who has become so arrogant that I can't bear listening to him, are doing just what annoys the hell out of me. I want to hear what somebody thinks about what may happen in the Belmont Stakes this weekend or where Jadaveon Clowney may sign, not whether fans should be in the stands to see them. There are enough social policy talking heads out there with blowhards like Limbaugh, Maddow.... I don't need it in my diversion- sports.
 

Massillon#82

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Travis and Whitlock should absolutely be together. Two of the most arrogant, know it all aszholes anyone could ever listen to. There is a reason Whitlock isn’t able to stay at a job very long.
 

clarkgriswold

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Travis and Whitlock should absolutely be together. Two of the most arrogant, know it all aszholes anyone could ever listen to. There is a reason Whitlock isn’t able to stay at a job very long.
Whitlock occasionally makes a good relevant point, however, he should be in a forum appropriate for the commentary, not sports talk.

Travis fools many of his listeners merely through the confidence he displays in saying things. They interpret his certitude as truth.
 

Red14

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I tune into sports talk to enjoy talk about sports, not social policy. Too many of the guys right now, including Clay Travis, who has become so arrogant that I can't bear listening to him, are doing just what annoys the hell out of me. I want to hear what somebody thinks about what may happen in the Belmont Stakes this weekend or where Jadaveon Clowney may sign, not whether fans should be in the stands to see them. There are enough social policy talking heads out there with blowhards like Limbaugh, Maddow.... I don't need it in my diversion- sports.
I completely agree, before corona that was the measure of sports talk, talk about sports. I guess my personal views are closer to Travis and Whitlock, so that's why I like them. The reason I like Travis is that all through this Corona thing, he's been very up front with the data, not the national and local narratives to go hide under the bed. Sadly, our national media doesn't do a good job of informing us anymore. National news is more about ratings and interest. And most people who sit at home and watch TV all the time tend to be fearmongers and will be glued to the TV, in fear of everything and everything.
Whitlock is about the only black sports caster that holds the black athlete accountable. He's seen the years of the black athlete being told they don't measure up, when in reality they dominate most professional team sports other than hockey and baseball. The NFL and the NBA has made more blacks millionaires than just about any other occupation in America, yet the participants complain and take a knee??
 

Red14

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Travis and Whitlock should absolutely be together. Two of the most arrogant, know it all aszholes anyone could ever listen to. There is a reason Whitlock isn’t able to stay at a job very long.
Interesting...Whitlock definitely couldn't stay at ESPN because he's way too conservative for them. There isn't a person at ESPN that isn't liberal. The mere fact that a guy like Dan Lebatard can keep a job at ESPN over Whitlock tells me they are more interested in style than substance.
 

Red14

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Whitlock occasionally makes a good relevant point, however, he should be in a forum appropriate for the commentary, not sports talk.

Travis fools many of his listeners merely through the confidence he displays in saying things. They interpret his certitude as truth.
Whitlock in a sports person, he's alot more appropriate than many of the other talking heads on radio. Travis is a former lawyer turned talked sports talk show host, he's sharper than most of those guys. A sports talk show host with confidence??
 
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