after many, many years, as The Dallas Hockey Stars' post-game show hosts. Or is it just Bob? Or just Bob and sometimes Dan? I confess (of course) I do not hear much Stars pre- post- or during game on The Ticket so I'm not sure who is being replaced.
The Old Dumparoo
I happened to be tuned in at 2 PM yesterday when Bob disclosed the Stars announcement. At the time it seemed like they were talking about both of them losing the gig, but the wording of the announcement gave me the impression that only one person was being replaced. So I dunno. I thought sure someone would offer a comment on this to the last thread, as we have a number of hockey-loving Confessors, so if anyone can enlighten us I'd appreciate it.
I have a recollection that Bob and/or Dan had alluded to the possible end of their Stars-related broadcasting at the end of the season.
And indeed, Bob did not seemed stunned by this news.
However, I did think that both he and Dan, and Donovan, were a little surprised and maybe even a little hurt that the Stars did not make a single mention of the many years of service Bob/Dan have offered to the Stars and their fans. And I gather it has been quite a long time -- did Bob say 13 years? Again, I'd appreciate accurate info. Whatever it was, I was very surprised to hear it. I had no idea the Stars gig was so substantial and long-lived.
Makes me wonder if perhaps some friction had developed with the Stars. I wouldn't think so -- Bob and Dan are the only show on The Ticket, and probably the only show in Cool Metro, that does some serious Stars-talk and who actually know something about hockey. And nothing against Bruce or his new co-host, but Bob and Dan, or either one of them -- that's quality broadcasting. That's gold-plated DFW radio royalty, and I'm not being snotty.
So one would think that the old heave-ho would have been accompanied by at least some expression of gratitude.
It is unlikely to make anyone feel better, but in any event, this fetching lass and My Ticket Confession thank Bob and Dan for their long-time yeoman service to the Stars, and to the cause of hockey in Cool Metro, for the past whoa, long time.