Sunday, December 9, 2012

This Site Joins All DFW in Expressing the Deepest Sympathy to the Family and Loved Ones of Jerry Brown, Jr.

There is nothing we can add to that.  Pretty much everything that can be said about this tragedy at this point has been said. 

There may be larger questions about this occurrence and others involving young professional athletes and entertainers, but right now, they are small.

I did not hear any of Sean Bass's reporting on this on Saturday afternoon, but several Confessors have reported it as extraordinary.  I can well imagine, and I hope I have the chance to hear some of it some day if the UnTicket grabbed any of it.  I have thought all of The Ticket reportage and commentary has been excellent.  George was on fire during the pre-game today -- good to hear him so engaged.

This isn't the time to take shots, but I have to report an amusing moment, in light of recent comments on this site:  When I flipped on the nearest radio later on Saturday afternoon, I discovered that it was still tuned to The Fan from last week's Brad/Babe Cowboys broadcast.  Some JV guy was broadcasting, and the only words out of his mouth before I leapt to the Crosley to dial in The Ticket were:  "I wish some more experienced broadcaster like Richie was here  .  .  .  ."

RIP. 

70 comments:

duckandcover said...

No, there really isn't anything more to say at this point about this horrible event. Hopefully the boys at theUnTicket were rolling on Ticket Sports Saturday and will be able to post up some of Sea Bass's fine work. Especially his closing comments. George was so on point this morning with his thoughts. It's times like this, among others, that remind me of why I'm so emotionally invested in this station and its employees.

Rhyner might not understand why this site exists or why we make the comments that we do; and if that's really the case, then he's a fool who doesn't deserve the very thing he helped to create. I'd like to think that he doesn't think that way; that he's so humbled by it, he doesn't know how to react, so he does his default "I don't get X, Y, Z" routine.

I don't know about some of you out there, but whenever the Top Ten, Ticket Sports Saturday, of the Cowboy Postgame Show end, I get a little sad. It means my buddies, a part of my family, has gone home. Yeah, I know that's sappy; I don't care. Just imagine your day to day grind without The Ticket. I know my life would be a little less than it is now without it. Day 1, P1, forever.

As for the FANniversary picture: Who knows. I do know that they weren't broadcasting live from it on any level. Surely that speaks volumes. That very fact blows the Anon commenter's posts saying that their White Elephant Day was in no way a rip job; that it had to do with scheduling for their anniversary party. A poorly conceived station based on a flawed idea: let's copy as close as we can in every way the biggest dog in town. We will try to artificially re-create what they did organically. Really bad idea.

James said...

Plainsman, the events this weekend were, indeed tragic, and it's proper to discuss how the Little Ticket fits into it. But I would point out another tragedy this weekend, and its relevance to our favorite radio station.
An Australian radio show prank-called a hospital in England, and the nurse who answered it and put the call through to the royals was so embarrassed she committed suicide. Our friends at the Ticket have, over the years, made innocent bystanders look like fools, either via prank calls or with a mike in their face.
I think it's a legit thing to ask that if one of the prank victims was unstable and did the unthinkable, how would that affect our station?
A related question: do you think the folks at the station (the suits or the hosts, or both) have thought about this possibility?

The Plainsman said...

James, I may be entirely wrong about this, but I believe that a decade ago or so the FCC issued regulations about telephone calls made on the air. My recollection is that at the outset of such calls the caller must clearly state that it is a radio or TV station calling, or that the call is on the air, or the like.

I did a quick search and that does indeed appear to be the case. In fact, Cumulus has gotten in trouble for this in the past. (http://transition.fcc.gov/eb/Orders/2004/DA-04-397A1.html).

This didn't completely end prank calls, obviously, but it did cut down on them considerably. And I don't think it necessarily prevented your shock jock from misrepresenting himself in the call as long as he was clear that it was being broadcast.

I believe I have mentioned that I contributed parody songs to WLUP in Chicago for several years, the Jonathon Brandmeier morning show. Prank calls were a staple of that show. I don't know much about current broadcast practices across the country, but my impression is that The Hardline would not be considered much of any kind of an offender with respect to this practice. Personally, I don't like prank calls. I just don't find it amusing when misrepresentations are made and the unsuspecting recipient accepts them in good faith and responds accordingly. There's no wit to it at all. But, as I say, based on my limited experience The Hardline doesn't really do very much of it compared to shows where the yuck-monkey role is more prominent.

Anonymous said...

Not too sure about that BaD Cowboy montage with the"funny Will Ferrell "Old School" rendition of "Dust in the Wind" as a bed for comments about what took place Saturday. Poor form, fellas.

atlanta rhythm section said...

I heard the same thing, 2:04Anon. I concur with your assessment. Though I did notice that both Bob and Dan seemed to question it by saying to the effect: "So you found a way to inject humor into this situation."

I thought the caller who questioned Bob's true thoughts about Garrett, the death of Jerry Brown Jr., and Garrett's future as the coach was excellent. I think he sort of caught Bob off-guard, as well. Bob recovered nicely and restated his position. But I do have to wonder if he rethought his position only after the what can only be described as a fairly cynical view of the situation was called to his attention by the caller. Meaning, it appeared that Bob did/does hold such a cynical view, and the caller brought to light just how ugly that view (no matter its truth or falsity) is, and Bob not wanting to be seen in such a light, backed off and reformulated his position. Interesting stuff. I also thought Jake's point was valid, too.

The Plainsman said...

ARS, what was (1) Bob's viewpoint to which the caller was responding, and (2) Jake's point? Thanks.

atlanta rhythm section said...

@Plainsman

Basically, the caller said that Bob was saying that Garrett's handling of the Jerry Brown Jr. death might have saved his job. That the possibility of Sean Peyton coaching Dallas next season was getting more and more real on a weekly basis. It was Garrett's show of genuine emotion to the public/press and because the team responded in such a gutsy way, it was now almost impossible for Jerry to fire him and hire Peyton without out Jerry looking like a real life villain. Thus, Jerry Brown Jr's death in effect saved Garrett's job. Bob answered by saying he didn't want anyone to think that that was his opinion, and he could see how they would. He then reframed his opinion. The caller's point was a good one, and I'm not sure if he nailed Bob on it; and that Bob in turn backpedaled, realizing what he'd just said/thought. Perhaps seeing the error of his ways, too.

Jake questioned if whether this whole situation is in fact a tragedy. These two guys were partying and one happened to be driving; it could've been the other. They both chose to leave in the car; they're both adults; etc... And that a real tragedy is, for example, when a 4 year old contracts and dies of cancer.

atlanta rhythm section said...

Sorry about some of the oddities in that explanation. I wrote it while on the phone, receiving a to-do list from the wife.

Anonymous said...

I'd question Jake on Dust in the Wind but he has a graduate degree.

Anonymous said...

It was CDS that was on the air when this whole thing first came to light. Pretty interesting hearing those guys work though the sketchy details as they came through. Bass and Stew were there as well I think very early on.

Anonymous said...

@5:13

Great point.

Anonymous said...

Plainsman, the number one on tonight's Top Ten is the Bob/caller interaction. If you missed it, tune in around 5:10-15am tomorrow morning.

The Plainsman said...

That's interesting. T.C. might get a frosty greeting when he shows up for BaD duties tomorrow.

Thanks for the tip, that's about my rising time, I'll try to catch it.

blergoyen said...

jakeZ is probably smart enough to see the err of his SiSG comment, but obviously not wise enough to take responsibility for it, or see that there's very little distance between his on-air behavior and that SiSG persona. That sorry "Dust In The Wind" move says a lot.

Anonymous said...

I was under the impression that Donovan makes the weekly montage. Can anybody clear this up?

Shaggy said...

Correct. Donovan does the montage.

The Plainsman said...

Thanks. Once again, the Nation learns a Ticket fact through correction of my errors.

blergoyen said...

Then I guess my last sentence above applies to Donavan instead.

The Plainsman said...

OK, now I've confused myself. "Weekly montage" refers to that BaD mashup, right? T.C. selects the Top Ten, right? Whew.

ausgang said...

Interesting "the road goes on forever, the party never ends" talk by the Morning Musers. I hope certain members of the PM Drive show weren't listening. One or two of them might've been offended.

birq said...

@ausgang, nobody on PM drive is introspective enough to take that discussion to heart.

T4 In Rockwall said...

or be up to listen to that segment.

ausgang said...

@birq @T4

Points well taken, gents!

Steve said...

The weekly Cowboys montage is apparently put together by Donovan as indicated by the discussion immediately after they played it yesterday (where he said he had trouble coming up with ideas or something to that effect). The show open is done by Jake. I'm surprised people here were questioning Jake when they had the discussion immediately after they played the montage. I can only assume that either people paid attention to the montage but not the discussion or are just spouting off without having heard it at all.

Bob went gloves off on Richie Whitt today at the beginning of the show (although he wouldn't specifically name him). Basically, Richie is an idiot who posted on twitter yesterday that it was "CONFIRMED" that Dez was having season ending surgery. Bob called him out last night and today because it hasn't even been decided whether he'll have surgery yet... even if he ends up having it what Whitt did was a complete joke of journalism and he should just admit his source sucks or he took liberties with the information he had. Fucking idiot

atlanta rhythm section said...

I could care less who made the montage, it was is in poor form. As to Whitt: what else is new? He's a grade-a dbag. Anyone who has been following the RW from his early Observer days to the Where's Greggo? Observer posts to The Hard Lie to his plus one stints with The Hardline, to RaGE has watched a guy who once seemed like a GMF turn into a fairly stupid and shallow person.

Brad Gilbert said...

Maybe I am mistaken, but I get the impression that pretty much none of them listen to the other shows, except in a passing fashion. Which, isn't too surprising since it is entertainment for us, but work from them,

blergoyen said...

It was impossible for me to hear the conversation following the "montage" because it was in such poor taste I decided to tune out when I first heard the song. No need to commit to staying tuned for an explanation.

Anonymous said...

Richie Whitt and The Fan definitely got owned. They are so desperate that they tried to break the Dez to IR news when it hasn't even been confirmed yet 24 hours later. The Fan fails again!

Anonymous said...

I wonder if the people who were offended by the montage were offended by George talking during the 9/11 moment of silence. Some folks are a little too sensitive.

BBQ said...

There's a difference between making a mistake--i.e., thinking the moment of silence was over when it wasn't, and purposely putting together something of, at the very least, of questionable taste. Surely you're not so thick as to not see the important difference? Let's hope not. But, for the sake of argument, let's play your game of either/or: Maybe you're so callous that patently offensive things have no affect on you. Did you see what I did there? Now wasn't that fun!

Anonymous said...

Since both Bob and some on this site blasted, rightly, Richie Whitt for making claims of which he had no certitude, will you do the same against The Hardline? Their treatment of the woman who witnessed the Jerry Brown Jr. accident was shockingly irresponsible. They all basically accused her of lying. Then Danny goes on-air...on-air, with info a freakin' caller who claims he's an insurance adjuster gave him, saying that he "knows" she's trying to get an emotional distress insurance claim. Talk about irresponsible. And why do they think the woman is lying? Because THEY don't like the way she addresses Josh Brent as, Josh. She should be calling him Mr. Brent. Oh, and Brent, excuse me, Mr. Brent's lawyer says her story is inconsistent and what's more, he's friends with the officers and they say the same thing. Fine. Except the Irving PD hasn't made any such statements, only, wait for it...the defendant's lawyer. Gee, that's puzzling? Right. But hey, THL has a connection or the lawyer made a connection with THL, so obviously he's shooting straight and they'd better get on-air and make their pronouncements of others motives, etc. Good grief. Unbelievable. Is the witness lying? Maybe. Is the lawyer spinning? Maybe. We don't know yet. But I would like to think THL isn't this asinine. Alas, it is. Oh, and by the way, a second witness, corroborating the witness in question's story. Will this person address Mr. Brent to THL satisfaction?

edfes said...

I'm becoming a fan of Mike "The Machine" Marshall. If I were Sirois, I'd do my best not to miss anymore shifts. Because The Machine is wielding a knife, and Sirois's back is the target. He's the perfect fit for Norm. Reminds me of Friedo in that he's sports intensive and while he doesn't mind once in a while poking fun of Norm, his primary goal each day isn't to bust his balls and accumulate as many drops as possible. The three-headed sports monster of Norm, Seabass, and Machine, in my eyes, is a winner.

Steve said...

@9:48

Yes, I turned it off after they played the audio of the witness because they were completely talking out of their asses. As usual, Corby had next to no information but was acting like he knew all the details (his little reveal about where she was made absolutely no sense). One thing I did agree with them on was her manner of speaking, holy hell.

brad said...

@9:48
I was thinking along the same lines as you while listening to that segment. What I don't understand is that all of these guys (hosts) have said, many many many times over the years that they get all sorts of rumors, supposedly iron-clad sourced information about this that and the other, and even know of things that have occurred but because of certain reasons have held off (in the latter case) or refused to go on-air (in the former cases). They claim they do this out of integrity and responsibility. Fine. I have no reason to disbelieve them. But then why go on the air with what they did yesterday? Not the lawyer's statement, mind you. That's news and it's the lawyer's words/version of events, not theirs. But the rest of it, including the "a caller says people do this all the time, and I'll bet she is too..." load of irresponsible crap that's suited for barstool talk, not the #1 rated pm drive sports talk show in the Southwest. So, while I take them at their word when they say they refrain from rumor mongering and even reporting stories they know already occurred (e.g., Josh Hamilton's summer "event"; Danny flat out said on the air that they all had heard about this a few days prior but held off until more details, harder evidence that it happened came out), forgive me if I begin to wonder that if subconsciously they only apply these "standards" to those for whom they wish to remain on the good side of because they're in the industry, so to speak. Food for thought.

Anonymous said...

It was clear they were speaking about things in a speculative manner. The segment was entertaining that's for sure.

Jonaessa said...

To the last few commenters:

I know you're referring to the Hardline's comments and how those have been upsetting, but I would like to point out it seems they are in stark contrast to the Musers' take on the witnesses who have now come forward. They have treated each one as believable and made it clear that we cannot--and may never--know what truly happened that night. George even pointed out something to the effect that ten people could have ten different versions of one event. I agree wholeheartedly with him. In a very intense and tragic situation such as the one that occurred early Saturday morning, I think it would be hard to grasp the reality of what was going on, and therefore harder to put into action what your brain may or may not be telling you to do. Additionally, your brain may not be registering everything you see before you. Both of these witnesses may be right, both may be wrong. And I believe that the Hardline does a disservice as public figures to mix the facts or the printed storylines with their opinions. There are 100 opportunities on every show for each host to spout off an HSO on what they think of these women (or of any person, place, or event in any story), but maybe they should make perfectly clear to the listening audience that that's exactly what it is--their opinion, speculation, musing, or what have you. Otherwise, it's simply irresponsible.

I would like to point out that I haven't been able to listen to the Hardline's view on this as much as I have the Musers', but I will say it doesn't surprise me to read what the last few posters have written about it. What's unfortunate is that Mike, Corby, or Danny can really formulate an eloquent, articulate point of view at any given point in time, but I feel that they choose not to because it takes too much effort. Go figure.

(And Norm has had some great reporting on this topic as well. And we all know how I feel about Norm. If he can get me to listen for more than ten seconds, it must be good.)

Any luck getting the UnTicket audio of Sean Bass from Saturday?

edfes said...

@brad

Nailed it, bru-tha. Absolutely nailed it. I can't add anything to what you said other than, "what he said!"

@Jonaessa
Nailed it, sis-tah. Absolutely nailed it.

The Hardline is lazy. They've become so lazy that IMHO it's beginning to border on incompetence. They come in everyday and talk about the bands they like, Corby reads the headlines off of the TMZ or whatever celeb stalker site and the Dallas Morning News homepage, and then they make the most generic of sports points and/or gut-feeling proclamations. Dude and dudettes, I can do that. And for that matter, so can we all. Damn those guys are so f'n lucky they have zero competition. I would LOVE to see ESPN or The FAIL steal BaD away and put them up against The Hardline. Maybe then we'd see a fire lit under their ass. I don't know why ESPN doesn't move Galloway to the 1-3 slot and put Ben and Skin into afternoon drive. I bet those boys would eventually give the Afternoon Music-ers something to think about.

blergoyen said...

Sorry to derail this thread, but I guarantee one of the major shows (morning, noon, or afternoon drive)will cover the Hurricane Sandy concert charity event tonight. It reminds me of the awesome status the saxophone and piano had in the musical lexicon of pop music's past. Can't wait to hear how Dan doesn't get it, and JakeZ think's it's SG, but man, music used to be a great creative process, and not a lot of vagina hodgepodge, mishmash B.S. put together with 1's, 0's and gangbanga' grandstanding.

The Plainsman said...

@edfes: Genius ESPN programming suggestion of the year.

@blergoyen: Genius Confessor phrase-making of the year.

This site's readers are the absolute best.

KT said...

There's a ton of great creative music out there, but you'll never hear it on the radio or see it recognized at awards ceremonies. Music creativity may be at an all time high, it's just that the low ends on that creativity spectrum are the only ones that get noticed.

Just one incredibly white guy's opinion.

KT

Steve said...

Agreed KT. If you don't actively look for the good music you'll get mostly crap these days. Most people don't bother to seek it out.

blergoyen said...

@ KT & Steve, would ya'll mind mentioning a couple of bands/artists to check out? I'm always interested.

@Plainsman - thanks for keeping this site active and interesting.

birq said...
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birq said...

(edit: Now with the power of hyperlinks)

@blergoyen: You didn't ask me, but I'm going to answer anyway. Here's a sample of my top picks from my iPod.

They're mainstream now, but if you don't know The XX, you should check them out: http://thexx.info/

An all-time favorite of mine, even though they've been defunct for a couple years, The Fake Fictions: http://fakefictions.bandcamp.com/

Internet sensation and all-around nerd rock god, Jonathan Coulton: http://www.jonathancoulton.com/

John Roderick and/or The Long Winters: http://www.thelongwinters.com/

Denton's perennial favorite on-again/off-again whiskey band, Slobberbone: http://www.slobberbone.com/

A project of which I'm proud to be a part, Bizrq: http://bizrq.bandcamp.com

The Plainsman said...

Gents + Jonaessa, I literally laughed out loud ("literally?") when I imagined a Confessor comment of the future in light of recent blasts at The Hardline: "Man, you guys should have been reading My Ticket Confession back a year or so ago. It was great, all about The Ticket. Then, music talk took over."

Just teasing -- got no problem at all with Confessors swapping new favorites, and critiques of old ones. Thanks for it.

Jonaessa said...

Are you kidding, Mr. Plainsman? I usually have seventeen conversations going on at one time, so jumping from the Ticket to music talk is nothing new to me. It drives my husband crazy. ;)

Steve said...

lol, good one Plainsman.

@blergoyen

This is a good place to start:

http://www.metacritic.com/feature/top-ten-lists-best-albums-of-2012

There's so much music out there that I usually sample the higher reviewed albums and figure out what I like from there. I usually check Pitchfork (I know, hipster) for their "best new music" and end up liking a decent amount of the albums.

I struggled for a while just trying to keep up with what was being released to know what I might even want to try. I found that Metacritic has a "Music Monday" feature every week which gives an extremely handy list of what albums are releasing this week, touring news, upcoming news, etc. Here's this week's for example: http://www.metacritic.com/feature/music-releases-for-the-week-of-december-10-2012

Sorry for the derail!

duckandcover said...

And all of this is the reason why my favorite artists died (in some cases, well) over 200 years ago. If it ain't Gregorian chant, early music, and Baroque, it doesn't rock. Bach to the basics! ROCK ME!

Anonymous Ron said...

If I may back it up a little, I think that the P1 will give Ticket hosts a lot more latitide when they talk out of turn because of the bowing up that the Fan did about how they were going to leave the Ticket in the dust. And slightly hypocritical since all they have done is copy everything the Ticket does - and poorly.

Anonymous Ron said...

latitide = latitude

Anonymous said...

@Anon Ron

Even that bowing up was a rip job. It was Greggo and Whitt who talked all the s back then. And it was in direct imitation of what Rhyner used to do when The Ticket started. Like the Zep return music RaGE plays, damn near everything they do is a rip job.

Courtesy of someone over at the radio-info.net board here's a list of just A FEW of the rips:


Fail Friday (e-brake)
Fake Nolan Ryan (RJ Choppy)
Redundant man/obvious man (Greggo at training camp this year)
Pigskin Poet (they have some lame poet for Cowboy games)
The Bud Light Mr. ……..Man commercial for the station
Tuesday Tunesday (Nude Music Tuesday)

T4 In Rockwall said...

Didn't the Rangers offer Hamilton a 4 year $110M contract? Or was that speculation? If so, that was more per year than what the Angels gave him. I really don't care that he left, but it's that he was dishonest in saying he'd give the Rangers a chance to match. The last part of my rant is why I hope he falls off of the wagon tonight.

BBQ said...

Mike Rhyner has never been more correct than in his assessment of Dave Grohl.

KT said...

I'm not sure anything official has came out, but I don't think the Rangers made Josh a formal offer.

They were never going to go past 4 years though.

They probably wouldn't have even gone 3.

blergoyen said...

@BBQ - you mean that Dave Grohl is, in actuality, an old white male Alicia Keys?

Anonymous said...

Today's a day that Mike truly needs a Whopper Jr. Poor little guy

BBQ said...

@blergoyen

No. He's neither young, nor pretty, nor black (which I think were Mike's qualifiers on Keys's success). Rhyner sees through the mediocrity. Why? Because it takes one to know one. That's why good critics are so good.

The Plainsman said...

Should make this a separate post, but:

Craig "Junior" "The Joonz" Miller is delivering ultra-solid takes on the Josh Hamilton move this morning. He's glad Hamilton is gone, reviewing Josh's history, his recent past performance, the examples of teams who have stocked up on aging superstars, and Nolan's/Daniels's eye on the future. Just terrific, thoughtful and, as usual, economically expressed. The Fred Astaire of The Ticket.

Bob Sturm (and now David Newbury) has the reputation as the Jumbo Sports Brain on The Ticket -- well deserved, I might add -- but to my ear, Craig's more anecdotal analyses are every bit as persuasive.

There's a reason The Joonz wins the football picks by a comfortable margin almost every year.

Shaggy said...

I was coming here to post this anyway, but it ties in with your comment, Pman.

Yesterday was of the most painful days I've ever had listening to BaD radio because of Donovan. He was berating a caller and calling the Rangers, and the caller, and Dan for being glad that they let Hamilton go. Donovan is simply incapable of having a thoughtful, nuanced conversation. His vocabulary is extremely limited, very often reduced to "that sucks", "that's just stupid", and so on. I really need to formulate a list of his crutch phrases, because they really grate on me.

Shaggy said...

Sorry, left out a word there. Donovan was calling everyone idiots for not wanting to match or beat the offer for Hamilton.

atlanta rhythm section said...

@Plainsman
Couldn't agree with you more about Joonz. I hope TC includes that segment on the Top Ten.

@Shaggy
I was thinking the same thing yesterday. That was painful to listen to. He did the same thing with Michael Young. He does the same thing on the Cowboys post game. He takes a side of an issue, states it in a most inarticulate way, and will not let it go. There's no disagreement with Donovan. If you don't agree with him, you are just plain wrong and he's not going to stop making the same inarticulate point over and over again until you say "uncle." It was downright sad yesterday. He sounded like a fool. I've tried hard to like Donnie, I honestly have. But with the exception of his Mr. Phil impersonation, I find him tough to take. And whenever the "upper decker" clip is played, I cringe at what his wife said. I imagine if that was Dan's wife and if she had said that, except she didn't say "white people" but "fill in the blank, people." Anyway....

This week's DiGianni promo has me so intrigued, I'm just busting for tomorrow's show. The mind-body problem and doctors who "believe" it. Oh my. I'm hoping beyond hope that George references Cartesian dualism!!!! Is there ANY topic in which that great man hasn't done "research" on, and is now an expert of sorts, in????

BBQ said...

@blergoyen

Sheesh I'm sloooooow witted! I was just looking at the new comments and realized what your @comment meant. Good one! Yes, you are exactly right about Dave Grohl.

blergoyen said...

@BBQ - I got a kick out of Mike R.'s analogy between Alicia Keys and Dave Grohl. I just kinda reversed it, so it probably sounded confusing.

@Plainsman & ARS - +2 on the Junior perspective. If you look at his blog, you'll find 2 "Dirk VS. Bird" posts from Jan '10 where the Sturminator and he get in to a back-and-forth in the comments. This paints a good picture of how they form their arguments and why I think Junior has a level of sports insight that the others don't.

atlanta rhythm section said...

I give him/them a lot of grief in these comboxes, but right now Corby, Mike, and Danny are handling the horrific happenings in Connecticut about as well as you possibly can. Kudos to THL boys.

East Texas P1 said...

@ars

I listened to most of the show until I drove out of the listening coverage. I agree except for WTDS. I punched out 5 minutes into it due to having the chipmunk day today.

Seemed very disrespectful and/or out of place based on the emotions in our office today. Thought they could have put this off to another day. Did they run the chipmunk bit the whole segment?

Anonymous said...

Good grief it's a tradition.

Anonymous said...

Sometimes circumstances call for certain protocols, behaviors. If that means a tradition that entails chipmunk voices, then so be it. Today presented such circumstances.

duckandcover said...

I stopped by The FAN today during BaD. Josh Lewin and Mike Bacsik were filling in for Elf and Slater. I have to say, they were really, really good. I mean really good. They could definitely give BaD and/or Norm a run for their money if given the chance. Unfortunately, at least as far as I know, Josh would be unable to do it. And that's just for starters. But if somehow they could swing it, I would be torn between who to listen to middays. They honestly were that good.

Anonymous Ron said...

Bacsik had a great future with the Ticket, until he twittered it away.

Anonymous said...

True. I do think the CTO overreacted. After all, he's been working on The FAIL for a nearly two years now (actually, it might be two or more years by now), and so far I haven't heard any uproar.