Archive for January, 2010

Will the radio be silent?

I will admit that I love to listen to sports talk radio. Every day, i hear Finebaum talk on my way home from work.  Occasionally I will listen to Colin Cowherd, and rarely, but a few times per month, I will check out Mike and Mike (I’m not much of an NFL, Notre Dame, or Yankees fan, which is what dominates the conversation there).  We have a local sports talk station here in Florence, which is affiliated with ESPN radio, so I get a lot of good stuff.  Here in Alabama, only one thing has dominated the airwaves of sports fans… the BCS National Championship game.

I am looking forward to tomorrow night. It should be a good game and, although I hope Bama takes the trophy, am not overly optimistic that they will.  I would say I am cautiously hopeful.  I’m that guy that gives the odds at 55%/45%.  But one thing I am 100% sure on is this.  Sports radio will not be the same after tomorrow night.  I am listening for bird chirps, coughs, and alot of throat clearing to be going on this weekend. Here are some things that you guys could talk about to fill the gap. so to speak.

– NBA: talk about the whole Gilbert Arenas gun thing.  (But please make sure to mention that he’s related to Javier Arenas, cornerback of the Tide)

– NHL: The St. Louis Blues are off to a very mediocre year this year.  (One team with a color-esque mascot is the Alabama Crimson Tide, who is playing in the National Championship Game., by the way)

College B Ball – First year head coach,, Anthony Grant is in his year one of rebuilding the Bama basketball team, if he follows in the footsteps of  his gridiron counterpart, NC implications next year.

– Auburn’s basketball team is mediocre as well. Translation  – basketball will ALWAYS be second rate sport in the state of Alabama.

– Kentucky off to a great start.  I guess spending a lot of money on a head coach really is worth it.  (see bama: Nick Saban)

– MLB: Braves are making mind-numbingly middle of the pack moves that will hopefully work out okay.  (if you need a laugh, read comments made on It doesn’t matter what story you pick, they are always funny… oh and FIRE FRANK WREN!!!)

– This just in, Yankees spend 17 trillion on whoever they want

Now that that is over, what will the radio guys do with the rest of their time on the air? Hopefully they will talk about how Bama looked unbeatable in the NC game.  RTR

We’re only 5 years away!

Now that 2010 has begun, here are a few questions I have.   These are things that production probably needs to pick up on, there’s only 5 more years left?

1.  When will the hover board be invented/become popular?

2. How much longer must we wait for freeze dried pizza from Pizza Hut?

3. Will the Florida Marlins become more localized (change from Florida to Miami), change their mascot to a gator, switch to the American League, and get back to the world series in 5 years?

4. Uh, my car’s not flying yet?  And why’s that?

5.  When will Nike come out with a somewhat retro-looking high top that automatically fits snug on your feet?

So thank you, seer of the future Robert Zemeckis. Cant wait for this to come true