Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Let's Try This

I'll be out of town for a few days and won't hear the shows or be able to post much of anything.  I invite Confessors to get a chain of STDs going and I'll try to check in from time to time to direct traffic if need be.

For example, how are the Edmonton BaD shows going?

Will be back in a few with some new blast or other.

Thanks to all.

18 comments:

Christy said...

Off-topic:
TheUnTicket posted that BaD Radio Super Bowl Fight we were talking about earlier. I think I'm going to side with Dan because Bob did say "as well" and disregarded what Donovan had just said.

Check out this link where a Texas Rangers blog posted the Doyle King audio with The Hardline from today. I thought the comments were interesting...

My 2 cents: I liked Doyle when he first appeared on The Ticket and told crazy stories, but it's not as funny when our boys are laughing at him instead of with him. Then it's mean. He's laughing, too, but I don't think he's in on the joke. I'm sure I'm overreacting, but I don't like this new undercurrent I'm sensing.

Much, much kudos to Jake for posting Top Ten audio on a night when there is no Top Ten.

And I just figured out you can hear just about every show (No Norm, however, which I'm fine with) in nearly all of its entirety on TheUnTicket. You'll have to wait a week or so for those hardworking boys to post, but there's a lot more audio provided than just the "Pool Party". We are spoiled.

Blue Moon said...

The Trevor Daley interview w/ BaD Radio was greatness...

Anonymous said...

I've been meaning to ask, is it possible to post an open thread every now and then? Maybe once or twice a week? I know some blogging software can automate this.

Thanks,
-Anon B

The Plainsman said...

(1) There is no such thing as an off-topic comment from Christy.

(2) I don't want to get too lazy, but now that this joint is something of a destination for P1's, I might start doing more of these "open thread" posts. Don't want to prematurely cut off discussion on more substantive articles, but your idea isn't bad. I doubt I would want to automate it, but thanks for the suggestion.

(3) Carry on reporting on notable Ticket audio in my absence. Thanks much, Confessors all.

cancer monkey said...

I enjoyed the hell out of the time BaD spent with Razor Tuesday. He was telling old stories, talking about how he and Ralphie were paired and recounting the highlights of his career, and it was damned entertaining to me. I know some people around here hate him, but as far as I'm concerned, Razor's a good.

Doug Sutherland said...

@ Christy's Doyle point: I've said it before and I'm about to say it again:

Doyle brings it on himself. He is an attention seeker; like a 5 year old. Be it good attention or bad attention, Doyle wants it. He came into the studio unsolicited and offered his stories. In my mind that makes it Doyle Season. I don't like the Doyle segments anymore because it's clear to me that he now knows how big The Ticket is and whenever he has a chance to fill in he shoe-horns himself into the spotlight to gain some more notoriety. I'm not saying he's not entertaining, I've just grown sour on him.

But Plainsman: The BaD road trip has been great. The Crawford interview was a lot of fun, and I haven't watched one period of hockey this season.

Christy said...

@ Doug Southerland - Thank you for your input. I definitely see your point, but now I can't listen to Doyle anymore. Urgh. He used to be a highlight.

BaD Radio's Road Trip - I agree that their interviews have been great - very insightful and interesting.

I like that this trip allows Tom to shine. Gabby Urinator was superb today. I can't wait to hear tomorrow's Gabby Urinator segment.

It's too bad the Dallas Stars themselves are currently experiencing a downward spiral or else there would be much more fun to be had. Is the BaD Radio Curse back?

I experienced the Urgh-There's-A-Dallas-Stars-Game-On-Now? moment tonight. The Dallas Mavericks had one of their most anticipated games of the season - Roddy Beaubois made his long anticipated debut - and they blow out the Kings at home and I'm all excited and I can't wait to hear the Mavs Post Game Show on my favorite radio station and...I have to endure a Dallas Stars loss instead. I wish they would just have the Mavericks Post Game Show online since it's just Rotten Radio - they can't broadcast sports games online - and more importantly, I've already heard all the bits on there. It'll never happen though...

cancer monkey said...

I finally heard the latest Gabby Urinator this morning. Anything with Gribble is such a unicycle-on-a-tightrope act that it's tense to listen to. This one was no exception. Lost of skoal lip dip moments, but it's good, wacky radio.

Did anyone catch the new "greatest bit ever" on BaD on Wednesday? I missed it and haven't seen it up on the greatness of The Unticket yet.

ap said...

@cancermonkey -- I think it had to do with cab drivers? I'm still two weeks behind in listening, so I haven't heard it yet. I'll try and pop forward to repost if I get time tonight at The Unticket.

Lots of stuff in my queue...Super Intern James, gabby urinator, 'greatest bit'...

Christy said...

@ cancer monkey The great, big newest bit was over-hyped, much like when The Hardline over-hyped the Corby-asking-for-an-anal-bleaching bit. Tom asked the cab driver where he could get p----. The BaD Radio boys thought this would be an extreme question that would garner a huge reaction. The cab driver didn't bat an eye.

I think our mid-day boys can do better than this.

cancer monkey said...

Thanks Christy. That's disappointing. I was hoping for the next 1920s Reporter Guy or something along those lines.

Thanks to you too AP. I know it's been said a bunch around here, but you and the other Unticketers are appreciated. If I could figure out how to email you hookers or scotch, I'd do it.

ap said...

Thanks, all...it's a labor of love...unfortunately, love has to give way to my 'straight gig' from time to time. Hope to catch up soon though!

Blue Moon said...

Sure wish we could do something about all the Hooters ads... breastaurants are for losers.

"Hollywood" Matt Shannon said...

@Doug, What's wrong with bringing something to the table when the MAJORITY of listeners as well as the Hardline themselves wants Doyle on the air? If you're going to get all uptight because someone sees an opportunity and seizes it, then get ready to be mad at everybody in the world because that's how you get ahead in the real world.

Douglas Sutherland said...

Howdy Hollywood.

Yes. You get ahead in this world by making the most of your opportunities, and making a splash when you have a chance to do so. But there is such a thing as over saturation. Ask Eugene Levy.

I think when Doyle was first brought on he was just being himself; casually dropping in the crack thing and produced some really memorable segments and drops. But as time went on, Doyle started trying harder and harder to top the segment before it. It's the same reason people get addicted to drugs: You're trying to chase the previous high. So it seems to me that these days Doyle tries to be over the top Doyle whenever he gets a chance. Is it entertaining? To most I'm sure it is. To me it's gotten to be too much because it's not organic.

I'm sure he's the nicest guy in the world, but I have just grown tired of his schtick.

"Hollywood" Matt Shannon said...

Doug, maybe it's just me, but I haven't got that feeling. Like I said, it could be me, but I've seen the fine work of Doyle King in action for a lot longer than a lot of P1s who have just now discovered his work as I used to watch him do play by play for numerous independent wrestling shows that ran out of the late Sportatorium in Dallas(GWF and CWA, if I recall correctly, as World Class was long gone by that point). No hard feelings, btw in my post, and I apologize if I came off that way. :P

The Plainsman said...

Thanks, everyone.

The Doyle King comments reminded me of that old Billy Martin commercial for Miller Lite. He was in a bar where people were having the "less fililng" - "tastes great" argument. They asked Billy, famously argumentative, what he thought. He smiled beatifically at the camera and says: "I feel strongly both ways."

I agree with both sides of the sizzling Doyle King controversy. I agree with Doug that Doyle is now "playing Doyle," playing to the mics, as it were. I agree with Hollywood that it's still a fun bit. I like it when Doyle comes on, even if he's a little over the top.

But what I really like are his traffic reports. Prefer his dulcet tones to the somewhat brassy timbre of Ms. Smith, although she's a perfeclty good traffic twist.

So I say -- more Doyle!

"Hollywood" Matt Shannon said...

I'm guessing that money has to do with this, but I think it would be cool if Alexis did traffic in the mornings, and Doyle in the afternoons. Alexis has that bright and perky voice that suits the Musers, while Doyle has the deep pipes that suits the Hardline.

And loved that "Less filling, tastes great" reference! :D