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03/07/2017 - 10:39am SO looking forward to this.... in Louisville and both my son and I will be in attendance tonight.  Love that he gets this opportunity to hear Coach Hargbaugh speak and see Jabrill receive this award for his accomplishments while in A2.

09/20/2013 - 3:05pm #tired

This story line of paying players is growing more tired than 10 minute Dane Cook set up to another horrible joke. NCAA: Either pay them or not. PLAYERS: If you feel like you're being exploited then don't play. End of story. Anytime this topic comes up on sports talk radio it's an immediate tune out factor. Seems like nothing more than low hanging fruit for some show hosts who didn't do enough prep on any actual game.

08/20/2012 - 5:56am Forgive the non-embed

Forgive the non-embed.  A lil help would be much appreciated.  Regardless, you get the picture.  #hail!

01/06/2012 - 9:25pm Did he....

...take a shot to the head?

01/06/2012 - 9:25pm Did he....

...take a shot to the head?

01/05/2012 - 12:30pm AGREE....

...100% on Petros & Money.  I was listening to them via podcast before they went national.  Couldn't stand our local drive.

01/05/2012 - 12:27pm AS SOMEONE....

....who hosted a college football show for 9 years this thread is pretty much spot on when it comes to local sports talk radio. 

If I can get a show...ANYONE can get a show.  By no means to do I want to paint everyone in the "biz" with the same brush, but local sports talk radio today (for the most part) is a laughable.

I hosted my show for 9 years all with the same sponsor.  When the economy tanked so did his business and he could no longer afford to sponsor the show.  I'm not a salesman (nor do I play one on TV) and honestly make my living at my real job and didn't feel like spending every waking hour kissing somoenes ass to sponsor what was basically a glorified hobby.

The new local sports talk radio (for the most part) works like this...if you've got the money to get on the air (regardless of your talent level) some local stations will allow you on.  Radio revenues are tanking faster than ever and sales managers will go to extreme lengths to increase revenue.

For example one of the shows I produced (errrrr ran the board for in my early days) was a horse racing handicapping show.  The host was truuurible, sounded awful and couldn't pronounce 98% of what he was trying to articulate.  But they let him on the air because he paid $375 an hour to talk.  He's been on the air now for almost 10 years not because anyone is listening (ratings are awful), but because he pays his bills ontime. 

Don't get me wrong, guys like Sam Webb hands down deserve a seat at the table (I tune in the podcast daily).  And there are more like him in other markets, but witnessing this industry first hand and seeing what goes on "behind the dial", there are local guys getting paid next to nothing to do the am/pm drive while others (mostly on the weekends) are paying their way on with little to no real "journalism" experience.

I'm sure guys like Eddie George come with a wealth of game experience, but when it comes to the wild west that is sports talk radio, his lack of journalistic integrity tends to shine through.

The biggest thing I took away from my nine years behind the mic is that I was able to remove myself from being a "fan".  While I bleed blue, I was able to be critical at the same time and it's helped me to watch the game with a completely different perspective today.  I think to many local sports talk radio personalities (specifically the younger ones) allow the fan in them to overshawdow the "journalist" part of the job.

I guess (to some degree), you could put me in that "amature" category when it came to sports talk radio, but unlike most in this business I knew when to say when.

01/04/2012 - 3:20pm

From said article....

"The NHL is keen on having this game at The Big House in Ann Arbor, with the probability of attracting over 100,000 fans to a game if the tickets are priced favorably. But having it at the University of Michigan's stadium means sharing the wealth with someone outside the family.

Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch, meanwhile, is in the family. He also owns and operates Comerica Park, home to the Detroit Tigers. So if it's not in the Big House, it'll be at that house."


12/16/2011 - 3:16pm I prefer....

...the real walk on (sans the Hollywood drama) CLICK HERE.  (early apologies) trying to grasp the embed. 

12/08/2011 - 8:42am I'm so.....

....f5'ing this thread ALL day!

12/04/2011 - 7:26pm CBS running with this as well....

CBS has VT in Sugar LINK HERE.!/BryanDFischer/status/143473255074889728

11/19/2011 - 8:32am In Louisville....

...working this morning.  Wife somehow thinks it will be a good idea to head to my 7th grade daughters (potential) Catholic high school open house at 1:00 p.m. (thank god for the DVR).  Yeah, like I'll be listening to anything they're talking about.  It's a reputable high school that honestly I already know she'll be in good hands.  I get it, I'm a bad parent. #hail!

11/05/2011 - 7:27am CHECK OUT

...check out iHeart radio.  Head to Grand Rapids and wood radio.  I'm in Louisville, KY and when in the car I can listen to Beckmann's call crystal clear. 

11/05/2011 - 7:26am Go to...

...go to iHeartradio.  Download the app and listen to wood radio in Grand Rapids, Mi.  I live in Louisville, KY  and get the feed crystal clear starting 90 minutes before kickoff.

09/24/2011 - 8:56pm I was laying in the cave and

I was laying in the cave and IMMEDIATELY flashed to mgoblog when I saw him.  It was one of those "where were you when Kennedy was shot" moments.   I will never forget it.

09/20/2011 - 8:27pm Born and raised in the great

Born and raised in the great state of Michigan but live in Louisville (where Forde got his start).  He picked Murray State over Louisville.  Take it for what it's worth.

09/09/2011 - 3:50pm Ironically, here in

Ironically, here in Louisville, KY?  Going to IrishFest during the day, my daughter Irish dances, then home by kick off.  Received a M throwback jersey as a gift.  Going to casually mingle with it on amongst those sporting Notre Dame gear because this is an Irish-themed event.

09/05/2011 - 8:38pm The Medievel Jousting Dinner

The Medieval Jousting Dinner Theater called....they'd like their costumes back before the 5:30 p.m. matinee

09/05/2011 - 8:39am Ironic...Sean Astin and damfan1. Who knew?

Tip of the hat to Razorsedge02 for the embed tip..

09/05/2011 - 8:01am DameFan1

Ironic it's Sean Astin who most resembles damefan1  Many apologies...still navigating the embed.