Posted 29 September 2009 - 02:03 AM
Guys I hateCowherd: Just the worst. Brutally unfunny, extremely shticky. Breaks everything down into dumb clinches. He's better on a light weight show like sports nation, but that show is terrible, so it's a wash. Wish he'd just go away. Mike and Mike: They have been poisoned, I think, by ESPN radio execs, their show is just all wacka wacka jokes and lame radio hack teases. Basically their show is the protype of everything I hate about sport talk radio shows. IE A dumb jock that gives hacky sports analysis, and a hacky radio guy that fills time with garbage. Typical Football Analyst Guys ( TFAGS). These are the Schlariths, the Trent Dilfers, the Millens, the tom jacksons. THe type of guys that just fill their "analysis" not with actual interesting information, but with shit like "the player just didn't play with enough heart" "one team wanted it more" ETC. A good way to spot one of these guys is to see how many times they gratuitously say " Football " and "the national football league" . Note: though Jaws talks like one of these guys, I think he actually provides good analysis often ( along with some hacky stuff too). Almost every former player color guy in baseball that is hostile to advanced statistical analysis of the game. Personally, unless a color guy is legitimately funny or can tell old school honest stories, there's almost no need for them in baseball, because they almost never tell you something interesting or useful. Basically, their job is to fill time in the long, boring luls in baseball, and most of them are terrible at it. I'd rather listen to a guy like Vin Scully just call a game alone with no color. Almost everyone on around the horn: that show started sucking **** the morment max kellerman left. Kellerman had such open contempt for sports writers, that he would abuse and shame them, and Reali just doesn't have the same barbs that Kellerman did.Since this is all about guys we hate, I'll give some guys I love.Chris Collingsworth . So glad they replaced madden with him. He's one of the very, very few color guys I actually like, that actually gives you useful info and breaks stuff down and explains things in non cliches.Both PTI guys. I love wilbon and tony both. I think they have great chemistry together, and I'm so happy TK's radio show is back on the air ( I dl it on itunes) . It's not a real sports heavy show, which I like. And I think TK is one of the few legitimately funny guys in sports.Dave Dameshek - the former sports guy on the Adam Carolla show, had his own show in los angeles, and now is relegated to podcasts. He's another legit funny guy ( worked as a comedy writer on several shows in hollywood, including Kimmel's show, the man show and others). And he's got a great, weird voice which goes a long way. ESPN has neutered him in alot of ways, but I still like him. I think he and Bill simmons should leave ESPN and get a radio show together somewhere.Dan Lebatard. He actually might be my favorite sports media guy. HE's such a contrarian. He's one of the few guys that calls people out on all the garbage sports analysis that people do, all the cliches people cling to, that don't mean anything. His radio show is almosts an anti-sports show, a deconstruction of a sports show. The funniest thing I listen to every day, without a doubt. This show should be national, if I thought america was smart enough to get it ( and had enough of a sense of humor about their sports ( people take sports SERIOUSLY, and I don't know how it would do)).Skip Bayless. I used to hate him, when he was a chicago tribune writer, when he first showed up on like Jim Rome's show guest hosting, and on ESPN. But now I rhnk he's just funny and a clown. He takes these absurd positions, and argues them absolutely, and sends everyone on tilt. I think he's 100 percent calculated, and I love it. He's like a heel in WWE or something. He has more personality than almost anyone else on ESPNMax Kellerman. God I miss him. He was another one who called the media out for being stupid, cliched and sheepish. I loved him on around the horn ( when he was the first one to dare speak what I believed, that Favre was overrated), I loved I, Max, and I loved his NYC radio show. BUt now he has none of these, and is just a boxing guy, and it makes me sad, because he's 10 times the brains and talent of a guy like cowherd. If I had my druthers, I'd start a national radio network that syndicated Kellerman, Lebatard, Kornheiser, and a Dameshek/simmons show.
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