Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Local Radio Hosts

This afternoon, on my lunch break, I heard a bit of that new Three Hour Lunch program on 104.5 The Zone.

They were talking about punters and punting in general... and near the end of the conversation, Blaine Bishop said, "Maybe we should bring in Craig Hendrix from the Titans to help us on this one."

Freaking brilliant. Local sports radio at its best.


At 2/16/2010 04:20:00 PM, Blogger Chris said...

This crew (sans Bishop) captained the nighttime extravaganza known as "Overtime," which was one of the worst blocks of talk ever to grace radio.

It's "be careful what you wish for." People in Nashville hated Jim Rome because he had all these "clones" try and fail to be clever on a daily basis. Nearly every call was horrible, even the ones considered "good" by the host. But for all that nonsense, listening to Rome himself, and his interviews, are 100 times better than what these guys do, fumbling on the radio about stupid crap.

The other day one of the guys said people with apostrophes in their names are likely stupid, and that this phenomenon is usually prevalent in black males. He then tried to cover it up by saying that everybody is doing this now, and whether they're white or black or whatever, they're likely dumb. If this were a national show, they would have been vilified.

At 2/16/2010 05:01:00 PM, Blogger Kennelworthy said...

I'm ready to vilify them for not knowing the Titans' punter's name. Isn't that enough?

At 2/19/2010 10:11:00 AM, Blogger Jonathan said...

He played on the same team with the guy; how hard would it be to get his name right? The show sucks. They made a comment the other day that heterosexual men who watched men's figure skating needed to come out of the closet. Unreal; although I kind of agree with that o

At 3/18/2010 01:06:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would certainly agree that anyone -- and it's mostly black women, not black men -- who hyphenate a double last name would not do well on an IQ test. It has more to do with those doing such a thing than the act itself.
How do you get "rick" out of "rich," as in the last part of the punter's name you refer to? Everybody has pronounced it incorrectly from Day One. There is no rule in the German language, or any language, to pronounce his name in that manner.
Bishop, nice guy. But, what do you expect, that English is going to be one of his strong points? Is George Plaster a klutz?


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