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I was fascinated by Gordon's "Pants Finnegan" "new Ticker guy" character back a week or so ago.
WARNING: I am about to overinterpret this. Punch out here if you don't like wild MTC speculation. We KNOW you don't like non-MTC speculation.
Unnecessary Question: Why did Gordon create this character?
Obvious Fact: Pants doesn't resemble any current Ticker guy, or any guy currently on The Ticket.
Sketchy Observation: He might be teasing guys on other stations, but when he does things like that, it is usually done in the context of some kind of conversation with that other station or overhearing of the other station's broadcast. (See "The Touchdown Brothers.") There's no reason to make the guy a Ticket guy.
Over-Analysis: Let us assume that Gordon has reasons for what he does. A stretch, I know.
So if Gordon is (1) not making fun of a Ticket guy, and (2) not making fun of someone at another station, that leaves only -- he's pre-emptively making fun of someone he thinks might be coming to The Ticket.
The San Diego reference and bombastic delivery = Lee "Hacksaw" Hamilton, currently featured on the "Corby Davidson, The Ticket" drop.
Over-Conclusion: The Ticket is steeling itself for the introduction of new voices -- maybe not Hacksaw, maybe not a Ticker guy, but some bombastic sports talker like the ones we don't listen to on other sports-talk stations. They are not happy about it. Gordon is staging a pre-emptive attack.
(By the way: I happen to like Hacksaw. This site has recommended that The Ticket hire him. (See The Ticket Should Hire Lee "Hacksaw" Hamilton.) I lived in San Diego for a few years and seldom missed his late-drive/early-evening show. And he was a first-rate Chargers PBP guy.)
There is my extremely speculative take on what Gordon's Pants Finnegan is trying to tell us.
|I ran "Pants Finnegan" on Google Images and this is|
the first item that appeared.
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