For the past several years, I been down on sport radio; both locally and nationally. It seems that radio hosts these days focus more on flair and controversy than actual content. (eg. PTI, Stephen A. Smith, Around the Horn, etc...) It's a shame because what sports radio has become is no different that what the National Enquirer is, a channel for gossip and overhyping every event to a pulp, and ultimately overkilling it. Sometimes I wonder how radio hosts like Colin Cowherd or Stephen A. Smith or Larry Michaels are able to hold down their jobs. What are their superiors thinking? What has happened to sports radio? Why can't anyone be likable anymore?
Usually, national shows are supposed to be bad and the local shows programming is supposed to make up for their mediocrity. Not here in DC; we have no personality in our programming. Local radio hosts are supposed to sound like you and your buddies hanging out; talking sports while cracking jokes. Ever listen to Mac, Jurko and Harry in Chicago or Mike and the Mad Dog in NY? Those shows are simply fantastic and I could listen to them all day even though they talk about non-Washington teams. But no, we're stuck w/ Larry who smokes the Redskins crackpipe and has zero sense of humor. Larry is definitely not someone I could hang out with. (I know Larry has been discussed frequently these days, sorry.)
There is one place I've been getting my radio fix though. Lately, I've been listening to Football Today w/ Jeremy Green. It's a daily show which can be downloaded on ESPN and it's the most listenable show out there right now. He doesn't come off as a know-it-all and is actually likable. If you listen to the Monday podcast, he predicts that the Giants will be last in our division and the 'Skins are looking VERY impressive this season. His show is the best to listen to compared all the crap out now and he has guests like Clayton and Jaws which are great for NFL fans.
Anyways, check out his podcasts here: http://sports.espn.go.com/espnradio/...ive?id=2544457
On another note:
FU Colin Cowherd for calling Art Monk a "compiler". Every great player compiles huge stats you turd.
FU Stephen A. Smith for being such an a-hole and using over-aggression to win an arguments. You're oh so over-dramatic brother.
FU Rome for being such a cheeseball who thinks he's cool. Your listeners are simply unbearable to listen to.
FU Larry Michaels - do us a favor and please just leave the Redskins. I know you're probably a nice guy but please leave us.
FU Wilbon and Kornheiser - arguing just for argument's sake is not enjoyable to watch. Especially when you guys really don't give a sh_t about what you're arguing about.
FU Skip Bayless and Woody Paige - you guys are probably the worst of them all.