Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Preliminary Considerations

Like hundreds of thousands of other persons living in the DFW metro area, I spend a lot of time with The Ticket. Like most of them, I defend it vigorously against its detractors; and, like most of them, I suffer through those cringe-inducing moments and from time to time wish that they would make a policy change here or there.

Back when Greggo departed the station, I went in search of blogs where contributors and commenters stretch a bit -- perhaps think before they type, try to introduce some strong original thinking beyond the "CORBY SUXX!!!!" or "STAY HARD GREGO!!!" The contributors to Richie Whitt's blog were pretty solid, I thought, but Richie isn't writing about the Ticket every week, and after awhile it petered out and got stale. Thought I'd try to start a little something permanent along those lines.

As I say, there are those moments, those shows, and sometimes . . . sometimes, those hosts that drive you nuts and you want to reach out to management and say -- this could be better.  But the moment passes, pretty soon you're chuckling absent-mindedly about something someone says, and you realize that it's like a family.  More than that -- it is family.

And that -- the affection behind the agitation -- is My Ticket Confession.


The Plainsman said...


Anonymous said...

I came to this blog a couple of years ago and hadn't gone back in the archives. I decided to today, and was interested to learn that the blog started about the same time I gave in and started listening to the ticket - when my commute went from about 20 mins to over an hour.

Good on you, P-Man, for getting this thing up and running. Much appreciated.

The Plainsman said...

Wow, 846, never thought I'd see a comment on my very first post. Thanks for checking in and I hope you enjoy the site going forward. I'm never sure how long I'll keep it up, but no current plans to fold it.

When I started it, The Ticket had been popular for quite a long time. I couldn't believe there wasn't a blog dedicated to it. I guess The UnTicket served that function in its comments section. (Great guys running that site, by the way.)

Anyway, started it and just kept at it. Others -- some of them pretty good -- have come and rarely lasted more than a couple months. I kind of wish they'd succeeded so I could "retire."

But now I'm starting to get some scoops here and there, so people have come to count on it. And I am pretty sure I have a fairly large readership (some friendly, some less) at the station itself. Although, alas, little influence.

Thanks again for shopping at My Ticket Confession.