[quote=“Skeeza, post:20, topic:3028”]I like Dan Patrick.
I don’t like the ones who force themselves to be controversial. There are far too many good stories out there that can be covered without having to go to the same mindless antics on the some old topics.
The thing I like about Dan Patrick is that he avoids that. He seems to just be looking to have a good time as a sports talk radio host.
Let me ask the readers of this thread this question…
I see who you like to listen to on sports radio, but if you were in a bar either watching a game or just talking sports, which one of the sports talk hosts would it be?[/quote]
Patrick is good. Lar mentioned another one who goes down that Patrick type path in Scott Van Pelt. These two guys are knowledgeable and well-liked among their peers and don’t need to create this halo of controversy every time they open their mouths like so many others.
And I agree…Steve Jones is already in that realm and will not sell out. Plus, he’s just trying to play to a local audience, where hacks like Giger are trying to become the next Colin Cowherd or Jim Rome or any of those so-called journalists who spew their crap on ESPN and the like (I’m looking at you Skip Bayless), trying to make a name for themselves.
I’ll never, ever forget working the SportsCentury series for ESPN and the folks in charge were more concerned about getting their ESPN talent in the show than the actual athletes/coaches who played large roles in what we were trying to produce. It’s ESPN’s mentality that their talent and their network are larger than the sports that they cover, and that is wrong. But since viewers buy into their ways, they will continue to fester the sports world.
I still love to watch shows like E:60 and have some friends who I know and trust that work on that show…real journalists, mind you. 30 in 30 is also a top notch series, as was SportsCentury. But where ESPN has crossed the line with me is in the way they have taken over the airwaves with “journalists” who do nothing but stir up controversy all in the name of ratings. I felt that way before the whole Penn State scandal and obviously they’ve done nothing to change my mind in that regard.
Steve Jones, thankfully, is not that and I look forward to hearing his show, if there is some way to get it outside of State College.