I have a 100% sincere question directed to listeners of the Bob and Dan show. I was going to say "fans" of BaD, but I assume if you listen that you like the showgram.
The Confessor Nation is aware that I don't get to listen as often as I'd like, but today I did have occasion to be in my car around 2:30 so I tuned in.
Just in time, it turned out, for a big fracas between Bob and Dan.
I'm not taking sides here. I just have two questions and I need to set it up as neutrally as I can.
I'm sure I"m not going to get this quite right, but it had to do with certain long-retired athletes being in good shape. They had just concluded an interview with former Packer Donny Anderson. Bob was going to make a point about -- I thought it was Roger Staubach, but maybe it was Herschel Walker. He'd only gotten a few words out of his mouth when Dan interrupted. I don't know whether Dan was correcting something, or teasing Bob for a misstatement, or what.
Bob took great offense, called Dan a jerk, there was some considerable back and forth, and Bob refused to finish his point. Eventually they moved on, but I sensed that there was continuing discomfort. Christy's comment to the last post suggests that she noticed some interesting facial expressions on the webcam. After awhile, Dan brought the conversation back to the topic and apologized to his "best friend," and Bob was finally cajoled into finishing his point.
As I say -- I don't know if Dan was being a jerk, or Bob was being touchier than usual. No position on Bob v. Dan.
Here are my questions for the BaD connoisseur as I continue my course of instruction in BaD Radio:
(1) Does this happen often? When I was doing my BaD series way back when, I got the impression that there might be more, and more intense, on-air internecine squabbling on that show than on some of the others.
(2) Is this one of the things that BaD fans like about the show? Should I be learning to savor these encounters?