I was in my jalopy early today so I heard the beginning of Why Today. I forget how Greggo came up -- it wasn't by name, maybe Grubes played a Greggo drop, maybe there was a casual mention of the competition, and Mike took a direct shot, saying something very close to: "I already checked it out and he wasn't loaded, so there's no reason to listen."
But I wondered whether it is prudent for That Certain Hardline to take these shots. (Confessors have reported others, some veiled, some direct.) When I heard Mike's jab, my first reaction was to switch over and listen. (With that particular jab, he implied that sometimes Greggo is loaded during the RaGE, which also would tend to make one curious to listen.)
I don't mind the sniping from a Hardline-content point of view. My only question is -- is it good for the Hardline? Doesn't it tend to elevate RaGE by acknowledging it as something worth sniping at? Doesn't it make the back-and-forth a kind of game that would tend to lead to curiosity about what RaGE is slinging?
I really don't know. I think there may be some danger in treating RaGE as something that The Hardline is even noticing. Anyone have any thoughts?
(PS: My RaGE listening is rare and usually brief. Depending on what one thinks about the cause of Hammer's endless laryngitis -- I guess I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt on that one, although Ticket guys clearly do not, nor did Jagger -- I've never heard him incoherent or obviously affected by anything. Anyone out there heard anything during the RaGE showgram suggesting drug/alcohol/nacho abuse affecting Greg's broadcasting these days? Personally, I have not, but if any of you heard anything peculiar (I mean other than Greg's inherently peculiar ideas) issuing forth from Hammer, please let us hear from you. Come to think of it, there was the unexplained disappearance in the middle of Cowboys post-game show, but this was during the claimed laryngitis battle.)