May 30th, 2012 at 2:24 PM ^

Agree he's a douche but he puts on an enjoyable show in that he brings up SPORTS relavent topics that I am interesting in hearing about.  Other sports guys go off topic too often or have some type of corny inside jokes that only some listeners get.  Him and the Freddie Coleman show are my favorites.

Fake Jim Harbaugh

May 30th, 2012 at 2:25 PM ^


I was hoping he'd advocate for the pro-Ohio "death threats are totally justified" perspective.  I guess the good news is that Bayless and Stephen A are likely still available to fill that role.  Or perhaps Craig James and Pam Ward can be brought back along with Matt Millen and Chris Spielman for the most ridonkulous segment in the history of time.  And let's throw it to Terrelle Pryor for a closing, "everybody kills people".  

Good night and good luck.

The Name

May 30th, 2012 at 2:46 PM ^

At least we know that T.P.'s segment would be well researched. 

"If one would just go and do something with out researching first they could’ve missed something that could have later benefited later on or benefited one more then the other"


May 30th, 2012 at 2:24 PM ^

Hey, look, I'm Colin Cowherd -- I'll always take an extreme view on any issue so you either love me or hate me, and my ratings will go through the roof due to my Jim Rome-ness.


May 30th, 2012 at 2:53 PM ^

I'm about 90% sure he was. Every talk show radio host has a loose script that they follow. He's probably just got a list of all of the talking points that he wants to go over so that he doesn't forget them. If you listen to 97.1 (Karsch and Gator or Jaime and Wojo, everyone else sucks), they say all the time "coming up at 7:41" or some other ridiculously accurate time. It's just so that they aren't going on the air and winging it. It's really no different than taking notes on stage with you when you are giving a speech.

As for the pausing, everyone does it, but it's not as noticeable on the radio because you can't see what he's doing.


May 30th, 2012 at 3:16 PM ^

I mean, I know you're right about the radio show set up. Admittedly as much as sometimes it seems they do, they do work more than the 3 hours on air or whatever, they do prep and set up for the next show and aren't winging it everyday. (An aside: I "love" how Karsch teases a segment for say, 11:30, and then doesn't actually get to it till 11:41...that's the way to keep an audience).  So they all do it. But this one seemed to me more stilted, and reading, then normal. But I don't listen to Cowherd that much.

I did listen to it again while not looking at the screen. And it doesn't seem as odd. There are still some long radio pauses, and a big "uhm", and the end he's....reading... but there is a big difference when you can't see him staring right at the screen. I guess it just sounds different in that he's not taking talking point notes as much as reading it word for word. But that might be his style. I mean Ira on WTKA owes MGoBlog royalties because he basically takes his points and arguments right off of the site.  So it's not unique. It just seems moreso here. But the visual is a big part of it.


May 30th, 2012 at 7:15 PM ^

If you're maligning people for reading from a script, then you might as well say that every president since Teddy Roosevelt was a poor public speaker too.

Literally, every single president since 1912 has had their inaguration speech pre-written.  (TBH, I don't know about their other speeches, I've just done research on this topic.)

Regardless of that, I don't get what's wrong with doing your homework to make your presentation better.  I'm down for a guy who can wing it, but smart people don't usually leave public presentations up to chance.


May 30th, 2012 at 2:39 PM ^

I actually like Cowherd. Sometimes he doesn't know what he's talking about (which is true of every TV personality), but I generally find him funny. And he makes a good co-host of Sportsnation with Michelle Beadle.


May 30th, 2012 at 2:59 PM ^

You would probably bitch if Cowherd said he was an 'OK'  or 'bad' player. Take the complement. LTT has an offer list that justifies being called great relative to his peers-high school football players. Even if Cowherd knows nothing more than he is a UM commit this early under this coaching staff, that seems to be enough to justify that term


May 30th, 2012 at 4:00 PM ^

was just so generic, he didn't say his position, what state he is from, his high school or anything. just a "great player."  like when someone asks me about a restaurant i have never been to and i don't want to hear them rave about it, i just say "yes, i have been there, it is great." a follow up question like "how did you like the pizza?" would be answered with "it was great." even though it is a pizza place.

hey colin, what to you think of LTT's receiving skills?


May 30th, 2012 at 7:19 PM ^

He could have researched, for his national audience, the exact specifics of LTT's footwork, stance, pad-level, and even his girlfriend's friend's friends.

But then again, the rest of the world doesn't really care.

/stop taking everything so seriously.


May 30th, 2012 at 3:03 PM ^

I'm sure Hoke likes the publicity but my gut tells me he probably did not like the burning of the letter.  I thought it was great but also think it is a little immature.   That being said LTT is 17 so he can be immature.


May 30th, 2012 at 3:19 PM ^

I don't look at it as immaturity as much as a little harmless fun.  It was a statement.  I'm glad he did it.  He stood up and said STOP RECRUITING ME AND MY FRIEND MCCRAY.  I probably would have done the same thing if Urban Meyer was sending me shit and knocking on my door constantly.  


May 30th, 2012 at 3:48 PM ^

I think you missed my point.  I was commenting on how I thought Hoke would not be too keen on the idea.  I have no problem with what he did although I feel it was a little immature.  If the roles were reversed and I was 17 I would probably burn the letter and post it on FB or Twitter. If LTT was a boring 30 year old he would laugh like I did and think it was a little immature.


May 30th, 2012 at 3:03 PM ^

I'll take the positive mention. You never know who's listening! Plus it's fun to hear a somewhat nonpartisan entity talk about how silly OSU is.


May 30th, 2012 at 3:06 PM ^

He tweeted he is getitng interviewed at 3 on ESPN (don't know if it is College Football Live, Outside the Lines, or Sportscenter). CFL is at 3:30
Also, not creepy I'm following him because I am his age