Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Omnibus Reaction to Last Batch of Comments
I admit, this is cheap, but I'm on the run and would like at least to refresh the thread. A few thoughts on the last batch of comments, which I'll try to recap so you won't have to go back.
(1) Re Fan and (possibly) Ticket changes come 1-1-13 mentioned by a Confessor or two: Has something been anounced, or is there some suggestion that there will be changes at the beginning of 2013? There has been speculation for a long time about the results of the merger, but I hadn't heard anything definite. Where did the "we may see changes in a month and a week" reference come from?
(2) Re: Boycott of music-related segments, punching out on music talk. It might cause a blip on the stream numbers, but, as someone said, if you're not listening online, unless you're hooked up to a meter somewhere, your vote will not be counted.
And, just so you know, the readership of this site is tiny, very tiny, compared to total Ticket listenership. I have no idea how many total unique readers I have over the course of a week, but I'll tell you that my minimum unique-hits-per-day is around 100, rarely much fewer than that on weekdays, and my maximum is in the 200-300 range, usually on Mondays or Tuesdays, but sometimes spiking to 400-600 (rare). (Page views much higher, maybe around a third again as many per day.) My point is: Anyone is welcome to urge a Ticket boycott here, but this site is probably not the best place to get an embargo started.
(3) This site has been a fairly consistent defender of Corbally's broadcasting skills, and I was thinking today that his solo + Danny turn today after Mike took ill showed his talents to very good advantage. Ask yourself -- if Mike retired or left the show tomorrow, would you listen to Corby and Danny over RaGE or ESPN? I would, and, much as I like Mike and would hate to think I wouldn't be hearing him again, I have a feeling I'd like a Corby + Danny show even if the competition weren't moribund, and I'm not entirely sure that a plus-one would be at all necessary.
(4) I'm very surprised by the interest in Jake "Z" Kemp, and by the division of opinion. I'm in the pro-Jake camp. So the guy has some opinions, what Ticket guy doesn't? I don't find him obnoxious about any of them, not at all. Don't agree with everything, but I find him easy to listen to and not as dogmatic as some Confessors have argued. Again, I feel that we've been falsely conditioned to view Jake through the "space is super-gay" remark, and, as I said in a comment to the last post, he has a timbre to his voice that makes him sound a little like Dylan the Argumentative Teen -- he sounds younger than he is -- and I think he's slightly victimized by that as well.
Hey, Confessors, I really appreciated the solid batch of comments while I was on the road with the family. Good work.