So much so that I'm not even going to apologize to hockey fans for the following:
I understand that shows that formerly didn't give a rip about hockey (Musers, Hardline) are now required to do hockey segments because The Ticket has had the misfortune to have CTOs who thought it needed some sport to be the "flagship" of.
But must we be subjected to segments such as aired today on "how the Stars feel" -- feel, for crying out loud -- about only earning one point instead of two in last night's shootout victory? Christ, I could have done that segment. ("Well, Craig, I doubt that they feel as good about getting one point as they surely would have if they'd gotten two." Do I get the job?) I am inclined not to blame The Musers, partly because I'm mainly in the tank for The Musers to begin with, and partly because I'm guessing that they were surely forced to do some kind of hockey segment.
Yeah, I know they went on the hockey road trip and it changed the Stars' fortunes, but this is my blog and I'm in a bad Ticket mood and I don't want to hear hockey talk under any circumstances unless it involves female nudity. And I especially don't want to hear forced-segment hockey talk.
And maybe I've been listening to too much Donovan lately, but I'm wondering if the Musers conspired to put on the most leaden possible segment to embarrass management into not imposing a hockey-talk quota.
And while I'm in a lousy Ticket mood, what the hell was wrong with 1310 AM this morning? I get into range where it's usually clear -- you know, downtown -- and it sounds like five other distant stations are broadcasting in the background.