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The decline of sports radio

Posted on: July 25, 2008 2:18 pm
It seems to me sports radio keeps getting worse and worse.  Most national and many local (at least here in Utah) are spending less time talking about teams and players and coaches and leagues and more time talking about who's dating whom, what they ate last nigh, what party they are going to tonight and other gibberish like that.  I DON'T CARE.  I don't care that you ate sushi at Nobu last night Derek Jeter.  I don't care that you met Jeremy Piven last week.  I don't care who Tony Romo is dating or who A-Rod is h*mping.  I do care how Rashard Mendenhall looks in the OTAs,  I do care that the Athletics have pick up a stud minor league triple-A second baseman, I do care about the up coming season predictions for the Big10 football season.  If you sports radio guys can't or won't do that, why should I listen to you?  Here's a news flash for you, I listen to sports radio FOR SPORTS NEWS AND INFORMATION not updates on your bowel movements.

Since: Jun 30, 2009
Posted on: August 13, 2009 10:11 pm

The decline of sports radio

I couldn't agree more. listening for the sports in "sports radio" is getting very tiresome with all the joking, trash talking or gossip. Please more sports and less...non-sports related garbage. I could care less about hollywood unless some team is playing an exhibition there. I guess Sirius is the answer just hate paying for the content but it's worth it I'm told.

Since: Mar 6, 2008
Posted on: July 28, 2008 12:18 pm

The decline of sports radio

BTW - My wife is a Packer fan and is driving herself NUTS with the idea of #4 playing for the Vikes.  It won't happen, but it's been a fun topic of conversation in the household (from my perspective!).  Nice pic.

Since: Mar 6, 2008
Posted on: July 28, 2008 12:10 pm

The decline of sports radio

Amen, brother.  Romey's show used to have more information on it, but now it seems to be more of a soap opera.  I don't get into the junior high trash talk sessions between other listeners.  Central Iowa used to have a good option for local sport talk but he's moved on to be a conservative talk show host.  I guess he got tired of selling, rumors, and lies.  Wait a minute, he's talking about politics now so he's just moved up to the major leagues! 

Since: Dec 13, 2007
Posted on: July 27, 2008 3:08 pm

The decline of sports radio

Right on man.  Here in Buffalo NY we have a really good local morning show (The Howard Simon Show).  The topics are mostly Bills and Sabres issues. The things I tune in for.  Then the Colin Cowherd show comes on and I change the station to music.  I used to really like the Jim Rome show, but as you said too much jibberish.

The sirrius idea is a good one.

Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: July 27, 2008 1:24 am

The decline of sports radio

You need to get Sirius Radio if you want sports 24/7 that is good listening. The NFL station hosts don't allow garbage on their shows. Get Sirius and get connected to what is really going on in the sports world..

Big Papa

Since: Mar 1, 2008
Posted on: July 26, 2008 12:14 am

The decline of sports radio

Well put!!! I find that to be especially the case here in Utah. I used to enjoy listening to the local stations because they would talk about the Jazz and high school sports in addition to the universities . . . . now all they do is gab . . . . . the morning shows sound just like their conterparts on regular music stations . . . . . would be nice if sports radio broght back the sports instead of just being "talk" radio!!

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