I join both sentiments. He brings the kind of hard-core wonk sportsiness seen hitherto only in Bob, sometimes Norm. Maybe another one or two over the years that aren't coming to mind.
The following are not misgivings, just observations:
(1) He's not a Tickety guy. He plays nothing for yuks, which may be a breath of fresh air, but he conveys the feeling that he does not entirely approve of other participants doing so. I'm unsure whether he would be an effective solo host, but I would think that any more Tickety co-host would have to be pretty strong and mature. Recall that matters did not go smoothly with David and Matt McClearin.
I'm thinking David Moore, another guy I could stand to hear a lot more of. They could call the show "Welcome to the Boomtown," or, perhaps just "the Boomtown," to which they could "welcome" listeners at the outset.
Look it up.
(2) He's a Sturm-Sports-Bully starter kit -- again, quite possibly a good thing. Sometimes falls into forest-for-the-trees syndrome, however. Not keenly interested in alternative viewpoints.
Having said this, hoping The Ticket continues to find opportunities to showcase him.