Wednesday, March 01, 2006

What's wrong with sports talk?

LL said it best back in the day........."I can't live without my radio."

There isn't a day that goes by that my ears aren't tuned into the sounds of either Hip-Hop or Sports Talk coming through my radio.

However, sports talk just hasn't sounded the same lately and I have become much annoyed with what I am hearing from the talking heads.

I think I know why.

.......morning hosts need to quit the "stand-up" act and just give us the damn sports.

.......we tune in to hear SPORTS, not to hear callers rating their top 10 porn stars.

.......former athletes don't necessarily make good hosts.

.......most guys need to stop hating on Jim Rome.

.......Jim Rome needs to stop hating on everyone that's not a "clone".

.......everyone wants to be on television but only the lucky few make it, deal with it.

.......cameras in the studio...........not a good idea.

.......there aren't enough minorities on the airwaves.

.......too many damn commericals.

.......hosts are too scared to ask the tough questions of guests (usually athletes).

.......stop trying to act like rock stars.

.......brush up on your overall sports knowledge (see my previous post).

.......there is more to life than football, try covering sports that are actually "in season".

.......stop hating on Stuart Scott, Chris Berman, Dan Patrick or anyone else who has made it to "The Show"......you could've tried out for Dream Job.

.......you can't keep it real on the air........sometimes I know you want to say, "that mu*hafu#*a is crazy".

........jump to satellite (or get a blog) and you can say........"that muthafucka is crazy" when talking about T.O.

.......nobody wants to hear your personal opinion on politics, religion, business, or anything else unrelated to sports.

.......nobody wants to hear about your trip to so and so and when you met so and so.

.......local sports talk is too local.

.......national sports talk is too broad.

.......the updates every twenty minutes is always "old" news.

.......stop repeating the same updates all day long.

........too many hosts have radio backgrounds but don't know jack shit about sports.

........keep the producer out of the conversations.

........take more telephone calls, remember, the callers help drive those ratings.

........when did fantasy sports deserve an hour air time?

........slam your home team every now and then, it's refreshing to hear.

........stop repeating the call-in number to your show every 5 minutes.....we know it already.


Having said all of this.........I can't wait to tune in tomorrow!!

Holla!

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