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Just The Sports: ESPN Radio is Horrible

Just The Sports

Friday, January 27, 2006

ESPN Radio is Horrible

Sports radio hosts are bad. All of them. Even the ones I like. The fact that they all still have jobs has convinced me beyond a shadow of doubt that sports radio host along with sports writer and sports news anchor has the most job security out of all occupations. Obviously, no matter what a host says, he will still be let into the radio studio. Case in point, here are two examples of actual segments from sports radio hosts on the Worldwide Leader. Just retyping these and having to think about the idiocy behind these statements makes my head hurt.

Colin Cowherd. Sometimes Colin says interesting things and every four days or so like clockwork, he actually makes me laugh out loud. For the most part, though, he comes up with ridiculous analogies that relate sports to stripper, prostitutes, and the corporate world. But even that isn't as bad as when he had a whole segment, maybe two, about how he didn't want to hear anymore about numbers from his listeners. What Colin? You don't want to talk about stats? You don't want to talk about the only way we can record performance on the field? I hope I don't have to remind Colin that stats provide the foundation for understanding how good players are and let future generations get a grasp on what former players did during their playing days. Not feelings or intangibles or whatever other shit sports radio hosts come up with to avoid doing research. Oh Colin.

Stephen A Smith. Yes, I listen to Stephen A Smith's radio show and no, I am not proud of the fact. Stephen A equates yelling louder than the person next to him with presenting a sound argument. He is wrong, but since he will never be fired, I don't see the point in telling him that. One thing he said yesterday actually made me turn the radio off and take a nap. In case, you didn't know, Isiah Thomas has been accused of sexual harassment by a former employee of the Knicks organization. Well, when a caller asked him a question, which I'm sorry to say I don't remember exactly, Stephen A said he couldn't answer the question and that only a woman can. This is a man who gets paid to give his opinion. Paid. I can't stress that enough. It is his job to give his opinion. And yet, given the opportunity, he says he is not qualified to give his opinion. It's probably the most true thing he's ever said.


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