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

14Red

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Can we somehow hire sports reporters who have some brains??

Some of the ridiculous narratives just this week...

Tom Brady may retire.

Sean Payton retires, may not coach again.

Aaron Rodgers may retire.

Jim Harbaugh is looking at NFL jobs.


None of these are going to happen. There is no way these things happen.
 

coldshoulder

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Can we somehow hire sports reporters who have some brains??

Some of the ridiculous narratives just this week...

Tom Brady may retire. <ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT>

Sean Payton retires, may not coach again. <RETIRES...will likely coach again...?>

Aaron Rodgers may retire. <Maybe in a few years...?>

Jim Harbaugh is looking at NFL jobs. <INTERVIEWING WITH THE VIKINGS>


None of these are going to happen. There is no way these things happen.
None of us ever bats 1,000%, but you at least batted .500 there, Red. :oops:
 

14Red

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Cowherd's giddy today, one of his LA teams won for once. He's such a flip flopper. He acts like Matt Stafford had nothing to do with the Lions failures...he's the stinking Quarterback!!!! Of course he could had been alot better in Detroit. He was even that guy last night, he gives the opponent a few opportunities game to stay in it.
 

Smarty2022

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Mo Egger and Tony Pike do a Great job on the radio. Most of those national guys are just ego maniacs with an opinion.
 

The Butler

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I’m sure this has nothing to do with the Lakers going down the drain, and the Cavs on the upswing, right?

Never let a good band wagon pass you by. The guy went from lowly sports reporter at the Beacon Journal to making big money as a talking head on TV thanks to covering one guy.
 

14Red

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Mo Egger and Tony Pike do a Great job on the radio. Most of those national guys are just ego maniacs with an opinion.
I've always like Moe Egger, even back to his days as McConnell's engineer. But I just can't take much of Tony Pike. In Egger and Lance McCallister, Cincinnati is blessed with two outstanding sports guys on the same station.
 

14Red

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Ran into a new / old sports talk guy. He's on CBS Radio as a fill in and I believe he's been on WFAN out of NY for years. Chris Moore. A little more old school. Very laid back, not a screamer / yeller. The thing I like about him is he's been around, he's seen the landscape of sports and sports broadcasting change over the last several decades. I've heard him probably 1/2 dozen times or so and he doesn't just talk about NFL football for hours and hours. I think alot of today's sports talk hosts are lazy and just take the easy way out and talk about the NFL because they know that many can talk NFL 12 months out of the year. Chris talks BASEBALL!!!
The other thing he discusses is looking at sports from the angle of how these leagues operate, and it can be kind of cynical because let's face it, it's all about money today. Adding playoff teams in sports, adding games on schedules, the college football playoffs, it's all driven by TV and money.
Hopefully he can sometime get a regular weekend slot on CBS Radio.
 

14Red

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For some reason Colin Cowherd has it in for white QB's. I don't know if this is a backlash to feeling bad about black QB's from 40 years ago or what. Colin's targets, Mac Jones, Daniel Jones. And Colin is obviously very liberal and he takes shots at Belichick and the Patriots any chance he gets. He loves Kyler Murry, Mahomes, Russell Wilson, slams Aaron Rodgers at any chance, thinks Lamar Jackson should get paid for pretty much not winning anything after the regular season so far and being hurt alot.
 

clarkgriswold

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For the life of me I can't understand why anybody would ever listen to Colin Cowherd. He's all about being provocative with absolutely no substance.

92.3 in Cleveland has added Nick WiIson to join Dustin Fox in drive time, replacing Adam the Bull. So far, he's been decent.
 

14Red

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For the life of me I can't understand why anybody would ever listen to Colin Cowherd. He's all about being provocative with absolutely no substance.

92.3 in Cleveland has added Nick WiIson to join Dustin Fox in drive time, replacing Adam the Bull. So far, he's been decent.
Unfortunately there really isn't much to choose from, and Coward is pretty entertaining. I disagree with him more than I agree with him, but he's entertaining.
1530 in Cincy has PIke on, who's terrible. Jim Rome is on and Greeney. Mike Greenberg is an example of a guy who stayed in the biz too long. He was ok with Mike and Mike as Golic's nerdy sidekick, but he's just gotten really stale and he's incredibly liberal.
Joy Talyor has not been with Cowherd for weeks so I'm guessing there are changes coming. Jason McIntire has been on with Colin and those two have a nice repour.
 

14Red

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Unfortunately there really isn't much to choose from, and Coward is pretty entertaining. I disagree with him more than I agree with him, but he's entertaining.
1530 in Cincy has PIke on, who's terrible. Jim Rome is on and Greeney. Mike Greenberg is an example of a guy who stayed in the biz too long. He was ok with Mike and Mike as Golic's nerdy sidekick, but he's just gotten really stale and he's incredibly liberal.
Joy Talyor has not been with Cowherd for weeks so I'm guessing there are changes coming. Jason McIntire has been on with Colin and those two have a nice repour.
The "shelf life" of female sports talk shows is about 2-3 years. Joy Talyor is off Cowherd's show and is on the Fox TV show, and let's face that's the plan all along. Remember the old phrase of having a face for radio? That's out dated now because many of these sports talk stations now have tv syndications. Christina Lehey, Charissa Thompson, Joy Taylor start on these sports talks shows as the eye candy and little else, they set up takes and read news while wearing outfits for a night on the town. Lehey has her own show, Thompson is on the NFL Fox pregame show now and Taylor has moved on. I don't know if Jason McIntire is going to be her full time replacement, but I like him. Taylor has become incredibly opinionated and really goes after alot of social issues. To me this borders on too much for a public figure. I wonder if Alex Curry gets her full time gig with Cowherd. The ironic part is you have these young women who are complete knockouts and they get their foot in the door - ALOT due to their looks - then time moves on and well...you guessed it, the next pretty face comes along. The fact that Holly Rowe, Linda Cohn and Hannah Storm still have jobs at ESPN is pretty amazing. Cohn has stood the test of time.
 

14Red

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So we're starting to see some trends in the sports talk/ sports show industry. Pretty much up to now, most females on these shows were kind of used for set up, ask questions, not really ones to inject opinion. That's slowly changing and there are starting to be some bumps in the road. I think one barrior that tough to navigate is the "expert" analyltics from a former player, vs. others on the show who didn't play. Add to that now the gender mix where not only you may have someone questioning what's going on, but from a female perspective. That's always been facinating to me that many of these females in these roles never played football before, yet due to the networks seeking ratings, they put these women into the roles. And more than ever now, minority women.
Mikalia Andrews is the newest on ESPN and she's been pretty aggressive on these shows battling the guys with opinion, kind of like Fox's Joy Taylor now although it appears Taylor has been in the industry longer.
 

WJ-OSU-STEELERS

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I’m not familiar with Mikalia Andrews but I do listen to Colin Cowherd and the recently departed Joy Taylor. I believe a Taylor was a college athlete and she is the younger sister of HOF Miami Dolphin LB Jayson Taylor. She was ok, I really never had a like/dislike with her. Taylor had decent opinions/point of views. Obviously she never played football but one could say she had more experience with the NFL than most because of her brother who played in the NFL for almost 10 years.

Reality is, sex sells. It helps if your good looking. Fox doesn’t hire unattractive women & put them on the end of the news desk in dresses with slits just fir the heck of it. I started watching College GameDay because of Erin Andrews - I have no clue what she did on the show but I watched most Saturday’s!
 
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14Red

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I’m not familiar with Mikalia Andrews but I do listen to Colin Cowherd and the recently departed Joy Taylor. I believe a Taylor was a college athlete and she is the younger sister of HOF Miami Dolphin LB Jayson Taylor. She was ok, I really never had a like/dislike with her. Taylor had decent opinions/point of views. Obviously she never played football but one could say she had more experience with the NFL than most because of her brother who played in the NFL for almost 10 years.

Reality is, sex sells. It helps if your good looking. Fox doesn’t hire unattractive women & put them on the end of the news desk in dresses with slits just fir the heck of it. I started watching College GameDay because of Erin Andrews - I have no clue what she did on the show but I watched most Saturday’s!
I'd be curious to hear if Cowherd's show ratings have dipped any, he's the star of the show, but Joy was easy to look at, and she played it up big time. Which is honestly a weird thing we have today. I'm old enough to remember back in the 70's Phyllis George, former Miss. America was put on the set of the NFL today with Brent Musberger, Irv Cross and Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder. It was really the first time a female was on an NFL pregame show so talk about a pioneer, and back then there was only two shows like it, CBS and NBC, pre games shows.
Actually, you look at that show and many others and they were diverse before anyone even cared about diversity. Irv Cross was a former player and black, Brent Musberger, who has to be in his 80's was a young kid and Jimmy The Greek Snyder was a gambler who couldn't talk about gambling.

Anyway, there is so much talk today about the Metoo movement and womens' rights -- which they've had as long as I"ve been living -- and equality -- same. But no one ever seems to have an issue putting only hot young women on these shows and dressing them like they are going out on the town? Just seems like such a double standard. Not complaining, but it just seems odd these days.
 

14Red

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Many people on this thread are in the southern part of the state the Cincinnati area. Just wanted to let you know that former national and regional broadcaster Thom Brennaman now has a daily podcast he does, Monday-Friday 10a- noon called Off The Bench. I've been listening for about a month and it's really good.
As you recall Thom got fired from Balley Sports- formerly Fox Sports Ohio for making a comment - OFF AIR - that may have offended a few people. To me way over the top, should have never been fired but it's the age we live in.

So anyway, he's sat on the sidelines for few years and is now back in broadcasting. The show is a blend of Cincinnati sports talk/ national sports. His regular guest list includes his dad Marty, Paul Daugherty, Brian Billick, Tracey Jones.
It's on YouTube on a platform called Chatterbox.
 
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