Wednesday, January 29, 2014

SPORTS: My Best Friend → 20 Yrs RIP → Widow → Cousin → Scott Linehan


I thought I remembered her telling me once that her cousin was an up-and-comer in football stuff awhile back, but it didn't click until this recent appointment.

This is a thread-refreshing place-holder.  Anniversary/Ticketstock weekend has stirred up some Ticket thinkings that I'll try to sketch out sometime in the next little while.

Are we in general agreement that Ticketstock was a grand success?  It was not a good listening Friday and Saturday for me, unforch, but what I heard was fun and sometimes touching.  My stroke on this is that whoever was primarily responsible for assembling the weekend, which I believe must have been Jeff Catlin from certain remarks dropped during the broadcasts I heard, did a fine job meeting the expectations of the P1 and memorializing two astonishing decades in America media.  Thanks to him, Cumulus, and everyone at The Ticket.

And y'all.

33 comments:

Anonymous said...

I don't know about the rest of the event but the top 20 Ticket moments countdown (Friday 2-7:30) was amazing. I would encourage anyone who missed it to go back and listen to the whole thing.

Anonymous said...

Pman, I'm not sure what to make of the title of this entry. Hope all is OK with you.

TS was greatness. The Timewasters were awesome. In recent years the guys seemed to be sort of caught up in their performances and themselves. This time it seemed like they were feeding of the crowd and doing it for us P1s. The crowd was large. But the room was so large that it made the crowd seem less than it really was. If this TS was held at any of the old venues, it would've been too small a room. I didn't make it out Friday, but I did listen to recorded behind the scenes session. There wasn't anything said that hasn't been said before, just some f bombs dropped for effect, that's all. The Top 20 was cool. Though I wasn't expecting 9/11 to be the definitive Ticket moment. I'm glad it wasn't Gordo in Green Bay, as that's been oversold for years. I see why 9/11 was chosen and it makes sense. For my money it was first day of the big switch where D&M moved to mornings and THL to afternoon drive. That's when The Ticket started to take off.

The Plainsman said...

Didn't mean to be obscure, sorry. Translation: Scott Linehan is the cousin of the widow of my best friend who died 20 years ago.

Anonymous said...

That was an awkward dismount.

Dan must have annoyed Darryl Strawberry - he declined to do a liner and got the hell out of Dodge.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I don't think Darryl appreciated his comment about it working out for Bieber because he can follow Darryl's path. He was a terrible interview anyway so nothing lost if he won't talk to them again.

Brad Gilbert said...

Someone brought up in WTDS that maybe he thought Dan asked him if he wanted to do a line. Who knows, but the awkwardness is what makes it bearable to sit through those types of interviews during SB week.

blergoyen said...

Dan is BY FAR the worst interviewer on the Ticket staff. That includes everyone down to the starting line up on the random Ticket Chicks Sunday Night show. Dan could stop an early 1800's herd of American Bison running full force with one of his horrible change-up questions. I've held nothing back here in my criticism of corby, but he is the best interviewer on The Ticket.

Anonymous said...

Love him, but Dan is a big jerk... And I'm not kidding...

Anonymous said...

Had no use for Strawberry prior to the BaDD interview today. Started to come around on him while listening to his story. Then he went off on Dan and it's back to despising him. He claims to be a pastor and preacher but his attitude is still that of a spoiled, coddled athlete.

Anonymous said...

6:19

I have no idea how you could listen to that interview and decide that Strawberry was in the wrong.... Your bias against him was never going to be overcome....

Anonymous said...

Dan may be abrasive to people who don't know/understand him but he's great in interviews. I can't even imagine how someone could think he's the worst at The Ticket unless they enjoy extremely generic interviews which you can find anywhere. Dan wants nothing to do with the cliched boring questions; he's only interested in talking to someone if he can ask something that's actually interesting.

IMO most Musers interviews are extremely generic and boring until Gordo jumps in at the very end to ask one question. They've put me to sleep with more interviews than I can count.

slinky said...

A lot of people just don't like Dan's somewhat of a "smartass" approach.

blergoyen said...

I get a kick out of Dan's sarcasm, like when he asked Lee Corso about being the 2nd guy to pose nude. Pretty funny. But he KILLS the flow of most interviews with extremely thoughtless questions and changing subjects when the person being interviewed is on a good roll. He'll ask someone how much they make several times to the point that it ruins any chemistry that may have bee in built up. If you can find it, listen to BaD's interview with Kathryn Erbe. They are laughing, making jokes, etc. and suddenly Dan asks her, "So I heard you got raped?" Which is true, but I challenge anyone to argue that was a good question. Dan is a net negative to guest appearances.

birq said...

The genius of The Unticket has posted the off-air "Pull Back The Curtain" part of Ticketstock. I couldn't make it to Ticketstock, so I'm pretty freaking happy they recorded and posted it. It's worth the time to listen to it. Good stuff.

Shaggy said...

ClusterF of broadcasting throughout the day today. I think every show has lost connection at some point so far.

Big Anthony said...

Where can I find the Behind the Scenes link at?

Anonymous said...

And the Reverend Jackson hijacks the Musers' interview with Adrian Peterson.

Shaggy said...

Craig has to be so pissed right now. He's been talking about this interview all week.

Mike1310 said...

I find it hard to listen to Dan because more times thatn not, he's like a 10 year old kid who MUST interrupt the adults talking to make his assinine point. Usually I end up punching out on WTDS because he or Corby are playing "Who can interrupt the flow the most".

Anonymous said...

Junior wanted to talk about OU football and Jesse Jackson wanted to talk about segregated bathrooms.

Shaggy said...

Hey Big A

The unticket posted it

http://www.theunticket.com/we-pull-back-the-curtain-on-the-ticket-1-24-14/

Shaggy said...

BaD Radio has been awesome so far today. Fun times with Denis Leary, Killer with the food mishap, breaking down the Norm fart...Outstanding show.

Anonymous said...

Hold onto your butts.

Tomfoolery said...

4:23:

Is that a reference to that statement made the weekend that BaD almost left?
Is something about to happen?

blergoyen said...

Obvious Man showed up (yesterday i guess?), and I hate to admit it, but it was funny as he11. Especially when he asked the defensive line coach that line of Greggo/Police Chief Kunkel questioning.

T4 In Rockwall said...

@Tomfoolery
It sounded like a Norm fart reference to me.

Anonymous said...

They're off to a pretty good start for their next collection of memorable moments.

Jesse Jackson hijacking the Adrian Peterson interview.

Dan pi$$ing off Darryl Strawberry.

Norm's fart.

Anonymous said...

Anyone know what changes The orphanage Cirque mix are talking about? Supposed to start Monday.

Tomfoolery said...

Anonymous 4:23:

What do you know about the changes the orphanage and sirois are talking about.

The latest ratings does appear to be having an effect. I think it has something to do with Norm. His contract is up in Feb.

Anonymous said...

I get the feeling that Jake is being promoted somehow...

The Plainsman said...

According to my reliable s-- wait, I don't have any sources.

I don't know what's afoot, if anything. Maybe nothing.

Makes me wish I'd had time to get up the post I'm intending to do, which is that last weekend's anniversary + Ticketstock, for me, had some melancholy overtones. Maybe I can get to it tonight.

Smith said...

Based on the mix between Sirois and the Orphanage today, Jake is definitely no longer the board op of the Hardline, at least. Someone said "promotions for some, lateral moves for others", which does indeed make it sound like Jake is being promoted. I'd assume he's being added to BaD and Donovan is making the "lateral move" to be Norm's co-host to help with his sinking ratings, but that's obviously just a guess.

It could also be Jake pairing up with Norm, though hopefully that isn't the case. The "lateral move" could've also been in reference to TC possibly taking over as the afternoon board op.

But Jake is no longer on the Hardline, clearly.

Big Jim Jack said...

@Smith

Per chance that Jake is getting moved to a "third in the booth", what will be the reaction of Sean Bass? He has certainly worked his way up from weekend board op to Ticker guy and host of post.

As Ty Walker was absent on Friday, could the move be SeaBass to PM Tickers and Jake as mid day Ticker guy?

I did catch that Danny said "his" voice would be missed on the show-appearing to mean THL.

As far as Norm, he does appear to be having some difficulties lately-mixing up names and sports to name a couple. What we have to realize is that we all get old, and there is a lot of sports knowledge in his brain that would confuse a 35 year old much less someone nearing 70.