Thursday, July 21, 2016

Three Quick Ones


(1)  I'm way behind the curve on rap/hip-hop music, always sounded like doggerel to me, but I absolutely loved Donovan's and Jake's segment on sampling as they filled in for the Hardline yesterday afternoon.  That Charles Aznavour slice was astounding.  Listening to rap/hop talk on The Ticket has awakened in me an interest in the genre.

(2)  I do not favor Gordon's pursuit of Skittles for an interview unless Skittles gives some indication that he's in on the joke, kind of like William Hung.  Love me some GK big-time, but bringing clueless citizens to the airwaves to patronize and snicker at them is his least attractive bit.

(3) How many times do you suppose Mike Rhyner has actually asked P1s why they decided to lease rather than buy a car, as he claims to have done in that Autoflex ad?

 

77 comments:

DRW1961 said...

Agree with you on the Jake/Donovan hip hop sampling segment. It was interesting enough to put the whosampled.com website on my future browsing list.

As I listened to the two of them filling in for the Hardline, I wondered if we were getting a preview of the future 10-noon show.

Cody Patterson said...

I listened to the Monty segments via podcast the other day and I had to turn it off because Gordo was such a stop-down. It seemed that Monty was trying to tell some semi-serious stories and Gordo hijacked the segments and wouldn't let Monty get a word out.

Anonymous said...

BaD was talking about a major station announcement involving Jake next week. Now, it could just be typical hyperbole, but could be interesting.

Kyle Foster said...

I enjoyed the Hip Hop segment. I think Donnie used to do that on BaD didn't he? I've enjoyed most of what Donnie and Jake have done this week.

I too worry a bit about the Skittles' interview. There are all sorts of bullies in the world and sometimes humor is their chosen weapon. There were times in the early days that I felt GK crossed over into that territory. I don't think he does it that much anymore, like everyone he's grown up over the years. I'm a believer in the comedy should always "Punch Up" maxim.

The Meador commercials continue to be the biggest beating on the Ticket. Thank God for the mute button.

Shaggy said...

Yes, it was called the Sampler Platter when Donnie did it on BaD

Boo! said...

I'm really enjoying donnie, Jakes, and machine this week...pretty good little trio. i still think it's amazing that TLT is able to pull a midday producer and a weekend host/fill in producer into drive time and they're able to entertain everyone. There's a lot of talent at that station, and it's obvious they love what they do.

I am worried about skittles too, hope he's in on the joke.

blergoyen said...

As I commented in the last post, earlier this year Gordo mentioned on-air that Skittles dad called in to Ticket Mgmt to complain about the onslaught. His myspace page was getting bombarded and there was some other type of harassment he was complaining about. Unless Skittles and his dad don't talk, he's got to have some kind of idea. I can't believe I referenced a guy named Skittles so many times already.

I remember Donovan mentioning the "sampler plate" at the end of the segment yesterday. I agree, it's pretty interesting. It sounded like Donovan gets the info from a certain website, but I don't know which one.

slinky said...

Boo...I was switching around the stations Tuesday and came across Donnie-doo and the guys on THL time slot. Nobody was mentioning THL anywhere, not even during commercials. I thot 'Man, has the Ticket finally pulled the plug on THL?' I knew THL had just come back from vacation, so, I thought it was weird they were gone again.

Anonymous said...

Slinky, you sure have been tossing out some weird stuff of late. You OK, bud?

Rhinosaur said...

Happy Birthday, Zeke.

slinky said...

I'll admit, I have been hanging around Greggo a little bit!

Anonymous said...

Can a confessor do a solid and tell who this skittles guy is and why bringing him on the air would be a pile on? I work nights so I rarely hear the musers.

The Plainsman said...

Three things I liked about Monty + The Machine yesterday: (1) Justin's story about the attack of the flying cockroach and its law enforcement climax. (Although I must say I have never encountered a flying cockroach in this part of the country, although I assume they exist.) (2) Machine's interview with Mike Rhyner (Justin also participating) regarding Mike's twitter observation about Yu Darvish not giving a _____ about the team and only going for the showy strikeouts, causing an inflated pitch count and an inability to go into later innings. Great idea to invite Mike on after Machine noted the tweet from the night before. (3) No political talk in the part of the show that I heard.

Shaggy said...

Here's the first appearance of Skittles on the Musers:

http://www.theunticket.com/skittle-the-christian-rapper-2-4-04/

Amazing that it's been 12 years now.

But this one gives you much more Skittles flavor, with bonus Dan meltdown audio after:

http://www.theunticket.com/skittles-dan-meltdown-audio/

Anonymous said...

Wished I'd caught the Rhyner/M+M segment. Can anyone recap the tone, etc., of it?

Shaggy said...

Listen here:

https://huffduffer.com/SportsGreek/346633

Starts at 1:24:30

slinky said...

Ok, well my bad. I thot THL had their vacation a few weeks ago. I guess last week was their vacation.

Anonymous said...

Is it just me, or do we hear from Marge every week now. Worst recurring 8:40 character of all time. Immediate punch out for me.

Anonymous said...

I've always been curious about something. How much do businesses pay to have a show broadcast from their location? Also, Donnie Doo shows up at A LOT of places? Wonder how much he makes to hang out there for a few hours? Do they get to keep it all or does the station get a cut? I've even heard TC out. Wonder what the range for TC to Gordo is? Or shows from Cirque to Musers charge to go out on location? Apologies if this has been covered before.

cactusflinthead said...

Does anybody else remember when Black and Quack traded song lists? I had much lulz.

A dollar says it was not a flying cockroach. I suspect one of the beetle fam. Still a csb.

Shaggy said...

Donnie and Jake are gonna do a 2-hour Sampler Platter Thursday at 7p

Anonymous said...

Marge is greatness. I could do without Barron Trump.

Anonymous said...

Major Station Announcement: Jake will fight Mike from Duncanville at Fight Night!

Justin Montemayor said...

@cactus

You would lose a dollar because it 1,000,000 % was a flying cockroach. If I have one skill in this life it's identifying what's a cockroach and what isn't. And again I 1,000,000% know it was a flying cockroach that hit me in the face while driving.

Anonymous said...

Who the heck is Terrance Ferguson, and why did he take up two BaD radio segments? That was brutal.

Anonymous said...

Terrance Ferguson is an 18 year old basketball player who is going overseas instead of college to fulfill his 1 year duty. Don't know why they thought it would be a good idea, especially for two segments. He was boring as hell. Worse thing I've heard them do in a long time.

Rhinosaur said...

Sounds like it was a favor to Computer to have Ferguson on.

Anonymous said...

Really hope Mike in Duncanville destroys Jake. Afraid it's not going to happen but fingers are crossed. Time for the most arrogant person the history of The Ticket to get knocked down a peck or 2.

You'll notice he actually said when talking to Mike yesterday that it was "my show". No it's actually Bob and Dan's show.

Go Mike.

Anonymous said...

Baseball Jesus had a senior moment on the phone with the Musers this morning. I think he yawned, but it sounded funny over the phone and chaos ensued.

Anonymous said...

Love or hate Jake, Mike in Duncanville is a grade A loser. I hope Jake beats him into submission.

Kyle Foster said...

I am 100% on team Jake.

Anonymous said...

The heliocentric model of our solar system arose in the 1600s? That's embarrassing. I bet Dan's girls know that's incorrect. And for TC to go along with it? What a bunch of dopes. That's the problem with contrarians, provocateurs, and selective learners: they almost always miss the forest for the trees, mistaking jargon, nomenclature, and supposed "gotcha!" moments for actual knowledge and understanding.

And by the way, T "I've done the research" C, the reason there is no data on reported UFOs in the Middle Ages is because the medieval (European) mindset would not view such sightings as unidentifiable. Since you do read these comboxes, I'll let you do the research to find the answer. The answer is rather obvious, by the way.

"If I point out a paradox, do I seem smart?" "If I employ statistical and/or economics jargon (even when plain English would serve better), do I seem smart?" For Dan and TC, and emphatic "YES!"

Anonymous said...

If you're an all day P1, the Hidden Cost Motors ads are a kick to the crotch with a hobnailed boot.

Anonymous said...


I find Jake's white guilt and his faux-socialist, hipster attitude interesting.
But, when Mike in Duncanville asks for help launching a podcast Jake falls into the "Dude, who do you think you are? I worked my ass off to get to this point of notoriety and you think you can walk up and just 'do' a podcast?"
Go ahead, Jake, post the entire e-mail thread between you and Mike in D. He may be an a-hole but you are just a mess.
See, Jake subscribes to the 'You didn't build that!" maxim until someone like Mike in Duncanville asks him for help.
Then he built everything he had.
I find Jake so interesting because his talent is undeniable. His mind is sharp. But the kid is trying to be something that he is not.
He actually believes that he has the truth because he reads blogs about metadata and analytics.
All of this hides some serious inferiority complex.
For the record, I hope Mike in D whips his ass. Unfortunately, J harbors so much anger that I suppose he will prevail.

Jake Kemp said...

What an odd thing to read about yourself! Any time I've commented here I've been clear that I'm in no way trying to curb negative opinions about me, or argue with people who find me objectionable. However, in this case, there are "facts" of a dispute being discussed, and I feel compelled to set straight the incorrect statements made above. Mike did not initially ask for help staring a podcast. He started by tweeting everyone at the station asking for "more air time." He then narrowed it to Sean and I, asking for a "weekly segment on the Shake Joint." Sean and I both asked him why in the world he thought he deserved that, to which he replied he had "put in a lot of work, with his calls to Norm." After some back and forth (which included me telling him that before you can just "get on the air more" at a radio station you have to put in a lot of work, I suggested that if he wanted to have his opinions heard, he should start a podcast, and he asked me for some assistance. We then had a phone conversation where I clarified to him why I was so bothered by his asking for a "weekly segment" on the air. Perhaps that shouldn't bother me, or Sean, but it does. We were both nowhere near a mic for MANY years at min. wage before getting anything close to a "weekly segment." Anyways, I told Mike this. I told him I'd put together an email going over some of the things it takes to start a podcast and get it on iTunes (he had zero experience editing audio). I sent him this email, and it was cordial (and I should say, I've never liked the guy, but I could tell he was passionate about this endeavor). He then tweeted something to the effect of "Mike in Duncanville new podcast coming with the help of Jake!" I emailed him and again and said, Mike, to be clear, I can't be involved past helping you get this off the ground. I just don't have time. And I'm not one to go to twitter or wherever and advertise something like that. He did not take that well. So, to be clear, the scenario you outlined above where Mike "asks for help launching a podcast" and I tell him "who do you think you are" did not happen. He asked everyone at the station for air time, and then for help with a podcast, and I'm the only one that offered any modicum of assistance.

This is important to me, obviously. I honestly don't know if you can find one listener (other than Mike) who has met me, emailed with me, or whatever, who will say that I treated them poorly. I'm thankful for the relationship I have with Ticket listeners, and I attempt to always act accordingly. Mike was intentionally trying to get me angry, just like he does with Norm, and it worked. Much like with the Norm calls, this fight should be fun for Ticket listeners, which is the goal.

With regard to "you didn't build that," I wouldn't say that that phrase is one I "subscribe" to. However I would say that I always try to remember where I got the tools, and remember that I got pretty great tools from parents who made it their life's mission to give their kids those tools.

I love you all.

Gareth Corn said...

Team Jake #neverforget

Anonymous said...


Your parents built it. You can throw it away or you can run with it. Your choice. They invested in you. Some people's parents don't take the time or effort to do that. Why? Because they are worse parents.

Anonymous said...

And Jake, to be clear, everything I said regarding the back and forth between you and Mike in D came from me listening to your segment. The only difference between my representation and yours are your side of the story.
Did I say that the first thing discussed between you and he was him asking for your help creating his own podcast? No

'But when Mike in Duncanville asks for help launching a podcast Jake falls into the "Dude, who do you think you are? I worked my ass off to get to this point of notoriety and you think you can walk in and just 'do' a podcast?"

What part of that statement is incorrect?

Then you get pissed at him for using your name to promote himself. You sent him an e-mail on how to set up his podcast. That was kind of you. Then he promoted that you were helping him (which you were) and you distanced. Did you help him or not? You did. So, what was wrong about his statement? Do you fear that Mike in D might hurt your brand?

Go back and listen to the audio. Dan heard you reference 'your' show, chief. Listen to the following layout. That is why Dan's name is part of the show (and yours is not yet). Your tantrum made funny radio. He was loving it.

I hope you and Mike in D have a good tussle and that neither of you gets too hurt.

Shaggy said...

Just wanted to throw out there that the couple of times I've interacted with Jake (IJB at The Tiniest Bar and at Toms during SXSW), he's been exceedingly congenial with absolutely no hint of arrogance or standoffishness.

Keep doing what you're doin playboy.

The Plainsman said...

Whenever Jake has checked in here, he's always been gracious although he may have been gritting his teeth at the keyboard at some of the criticism thrown his way. This site is a fan, and it seems to me that we're seeing greater polish and less Dylan-t-A-T with the passage of time.

I had the opportunity to hear the Jake/Mike exchange this week. I heard the "it's my show" remark, noted it, and thought -- in the context of controlling who's doing the talking on the air -- yeah, it absolutely is Jake's show.

I've only heard a little bit of MfD on Norm's show. OK, it's a Norm bit, sometimes fun to have chronic caller. Jake's call pretty much persuaded me that I'm hoping Jake is in fine fighting trim. MfD did not give a good account of himself.

Pretty hilarious that he thought he deserved "more air time" or a "segment." I don't know what kind of prep MfD performs, but nothing in any call I've heard from him could be characterizable as "hard work."

I wonder if it has occurred to him that at all times he's precisely one Cat/host thumb's-down away from having zero air time. I'm thinking this may be his swan song.

I confess that when I heard that exchange I wondered whether it was really just a very well-constructed bit. Fight Night is not a favorite of this site. I know it is well-attended and probably fun to be there and drink and mingle, but it doesn't come across well on the radio -- actually, it's annoying to listen to with the hosts unable to stop hollering when a blow is landed and talking over each other -- and I've always thought they're one serious injury away from station catastrophe. Last year all of the air went out of the promotion for the event and I thought maybe this was an effort to breathe some air back into the franchise. Obviously incorrect.

Maybe MfD should start a blog.

Jake Kemp said...

This is an occasion where I don't mind being pedantic (or, petty), 11:17, because I think it is important. The part of your statement that is incorrect, is that my "who do you think you are, you think you can just walk in here..." reaction was NOT to him asking about a podcast. It was to him asking for regular air time and perhaps even his own weekend show. Sean had the exact same reaction I did, and basically told him to get lost. I took the bait, which then resulted in me suggesting he start a podcast, which further resulted in me offering him some assistance. To me, that distinction is important. Granted, I needed no help to start a podcast. I taught myself how to edit audio, etc (as did just about everyone who has a podcast). But I suspect he knew it would piss us off if he started publicly groveling for his "chance", and it did. With regard to it "hurting my brand" to have him bragging to his substantial following of listeners that I would basically be producing his show, I'm not sure I'd use those words, but the sentiment is somewhat accurate. I really didn't want to be associated with the guy past some instructive exchanges to get it off the ground. I really can't stand him. And, I'm not really big on the "let me tell the world about all of the great work I have coming up!" type. So, I just wanted to be clear to him that my involvement would not be ongoing, which caused him to get really angry.

When I said it was "my show," Plainsman understood it the way I intended. One, I was hosting with Dan that day. Two, it was a conversation between me and Mike, so in that sense, he was on my show. Related (and related to PMs observations about the event), this is certainly going to take on a WWF-vibe in the lead up. We will all play it up. I didn't want to fight a random listener who simply hates me, but when the opportunity presented itself for there to be a narrative attached to it, I figured why not. So the genesis of the conflict is 100% real. The packaging maybe less so, and I do worry that the promotion of the event will (yet again) have me painted in a light that I have little to no control over. Part of it, I guess. But my goal is to give as much entertaining content to the listener as possible, and I think this satisfies that standard.

The Plainsman said...

Assuming Jake and Mf are left standing at the end of their bout and the matter is left to a vote-by-acclamation and the fight is close, my guess is that Jake will emerge victorious. If there's one thing the P1 dislikes, it's entitled host-sniffers and persons aspiring to fame-by-Ticket-association, and Mf seems to be tipping his hand in that regard. (Your Plainsman gets accused of this from time to time, mostly by the same guy.) Contributors to blog comments and message boards skew negative -- I think he's got a lot support out there.

Rhinosaur said...

I love how the "Anonymous" guys throw their weight around in here. Jake...don't pay these guys any mind.

Anonymous said...

Mike in D reminds of Alex in Fatal Attraction: "I'm not going to be ignored!"

ellislives said...

I am relatively indifferent on Jake perhaps even one thumb half way up. While he loses me on some pop culture stuff, I dig him delving into analytics and he does support his HSOs with some well-documented research unlike some more well established plyers of their craft on the Little One. Props are in order for him joining us this little reconnoitre alongside Monte. These guys are, no doubt, the brightest lights in the distance for us Ticksters so we should appreciate their candidness to join this discussion. Jake Zs explanation provided was clear and if you’ve heard MnD, very plausible. I would appreciate a rebuttal from MnD to refute anything he feel was misrepresented.

I’ve heard some people accuse Jake and some other JVers of climbing the ladder then kicking it out behind them. Look, I don’t care what line of work your in…we’ve all been 20-25 and looking at our bosses and asked ourselves “How the Hell did they get this job?”, “I know I could do a better job than that guy…why is he making more money than me?”. Well I’m almost 40 and I’ve had my bruises. I am in management now and it’s not as easy as I thought it was. Just like my boss told me. I’m almost 40 and having a kid as not as easy as I thought it was before I had kids. Just like my dad told me.

I do enjoy MnD being the antagonist to Norm. Norm (or whatever twink is doing it this week) wouldn’t continue queuing up his calls if there wasn’t at least a modicum of respect. I support MnD wanting to expand his horizons if he thinks he has what it takes. He needs to understand the “everyone needs to put in their time” response. It sounds like Jake gave him the time he could spare.

Strap on those gloves and get it on.

Anonymous said...


Contrary to what you might think, Jake, I find you entertaining and I mean that in a positive way.
However, your skin is way too thin. It doesn't match the personna you attempt to project. You are a house divided.
I am not a casual listener that caught the segment with Mike in D.
I listen to IJB. Often.
I'll boil it down to this.
You don't know what you are talking about. Ever

Kyle Foster said...

I want to echo what Shaggy and PM have stated. Jake has always been very cordial in my email interactions with him. I've never interacted with Mike in D so I can only say his on air persona is not one I'd embrace. I'm not a casual listener either. I listen to the station from 5:30 in the morning until the Hardline signs off at 7:00 and I can't think of any time that Mike in D called in and I thought: Man I'd like to listen to 2 hours of that.

Colorado P1 said...

I'm an IJB P1 so I'm Team Jake. But regardless of your opinion I think we can all agree that he is a scrappy host with a high motor who really plays the radio game the right way, I mean he's a real grinder with a lot of heart and good fundamentals who gets the most out of his abilities. A real winner if you will.

nonononever said...

Also agree with Jake's explanation and don't think it was ever needed, actually. There is always a ton of conjecture on here anyway about what might be going on at the station. Nice of him to pop on here to explain himself but unneeded, in my opinion. I used to not like BAD very much, but for whatever reason, the show has really pulled together in terms of the hosts including Jake and TC knowing when to interject. For me, they're right behind the Musers. Bob and Dan have really jelled in my opinion. I agree that Jake has a sharp mind and does his research and brings good segments to the show. Never have understood the bashing of TC because anyone who's listened to the station since the beginning knows you have to have a guy like TC on there. Don't know the guy, have no perception about what his personality seems to be. It SEEMS like he has a very high opinion of himself, and can bring some pretty funny remarks to the table from time to time. But when a person who SEEMS to think that highly of himself flubs up like that, it's pretty funny and that's part of the reason the Ticket has been successful. The hosts have always bagged on each other and you got to have a TC in there. Heck, is it not funny when Gordo throws Monthy into his bits? It's inside humor and we're in on the joke. I rambled a bit - kick his ass, Jake.

Anonymous said...

Now that the Fan has been nominated for a Marconi, can the Ticket stop bragging about having won one? It's now obvious that it doesn't take much to be recognized.

Gopher said...

You nominate yourself for the award and the process goes from there.

http://radioink.com/2016/05/02/are-you-ready-to-win-a-marconi/

Anonymous said...

TC's gold ticker from today:
"You're listening live to Steven Jones duck questions on SportsRadio 1310 and 96.7 FM the Ticket".
Gold

"Afternoon, everybody." "Norm!" said...

I have been critical of Jake over the years. Often expressing it here at MTC. Once, after having posted a critical, but civilly-toned comment, Jake replied in kind. I've always appreciated it. I still disagree with many of his views: from the Mavs to politics to the role of science, etc. But I respect him, regardless of where we part ways (and yes, there are points of agreement). I think Mike in Duncanville is, quite frankly, a narcissist of sorts with borders issues that lives in somewhat of a fantasy world. It's rather evident in his on-air exchanges and Twitter ejaculations and "discussions." He loves The Ticket and and wants to be a part of it so much, that he also harbors uncontrollable feelings of jealously towards its employees. Especially if his highly sensitive nature feels in any way to have been slighted--which, for Mike in Duncanville, could consist of something so "egregious" as not agreeing with him. This is even more so the case when Mike in Duncanville feels slighted by perceiving he has not been given his "due" and/or "ignored."

#ladiesbtrippinbutjakebkickin(MiD)ass

Anonymous said...

Keen barstool psychiatry there, Afternoon. But barstool psychiatry it is. Meaning, it's meaningless. Exactly what is your authority, your expertise here? None, I'd wager. None at all, other than you ably express your thoughts. Which has nothing to do with authority, other than perhaps a fallacious appeal to authority. I'm on Team Jake, and like you I too have my issues with some of what he says. But Mike in Duncanville seems like a harmless guy who's a bit over the top in his enthusiasm for The Little One. Ease up a bit, Turbo.

The Plainsman said...

Gotta say, 949, I'm with Afternoon, perhaps without the clinical conclusions. MiD (erroneously referred to by me as MfD above) puts himself out there in an aggressive, rambunctious, deliberately looka-me way that begs people to react to him and say "why would a guy think that way about getting more air on The Ticket?" Which is to say, I had almost exactly the same thoughts about the guy as Afternoon. True enough, he's just a citizen entitled to be left alone with his idiosyncracies and attitudes, but when he starts in with what he deserves from The Ticket, we've got to expect folks to react.

I regret the Fight Night thing, partly because I regret Fight Night generally, and partly because it encourages attitudes like MiD's. But I got a little prediction, a little prediction here: Irrespective of the outcome, after the fight and all the promotional stuff is over, I think we may have heard something approaching the last of MiD on The Ticket on a regular basis. There comes a point where someone crosses the line from being a kinda fun bit to Chewbacca Mom, and I don't see any host, or The Western-Hemispherical Catman, feeding that too much longer.

Yeah, it's barstool. But so is this site, mostly. You don't have to have a degree to join in the fun.

cactusflinthead said...

I might get irritated with Jake at times, but I hope he demolishes Mike in Duncanville.

We're sorry you got skairt of a little bitty bug Justin. It's ok. You're gonna be all right.
No, I lied. We're not sorry. It was hilarious.

TC got that dig in at Stephen? Outstanding! I absolutely despise the daily presser for the next few weeks with Robot Garrett. I am glad Jerry does not appear on the station. When the Tuna refused to give any information it was at least marginally entertaining, Garrett's main goal SEEMS to be to bore everyone into submission.

Gopher said...

Will MiD end up like Paul the Damn Viking? He used to call the station every week but the bit got old. In the end, Mike Fisher was the only one that would still let him on. (rumors abound that dear Paul may have left this mortal coil)

Anonymous said...

I'll say this: MiD is an asshat and I do think that Afternoon is on the mark, but. . . . MiD is in a way a throwback to the Halcyon Days. That is, when the station was much more caller driven, and as a result, certain callers became a part of your Ticket life. Some of these early callers became friends with hosts, and still are, and some became Ticket employees...hello, Dan Balls. No, I don't believe MiD is on that level. He is, however, a part of the listener's fabric. As is Hakeem in Frisco, vsbb guy, fake Natalie Maines, etc. Actually, there really isn't much of an "etc." Fact is, there are very few regular callers. A function of not taking calls, most assuredly. So while MiD is pathological, he has his place, and in a way, represents something from days of yore.

The Plainsman said...

Thanks, 252. A useful perspective. Hakeem in Frisco is the guy whose name I was trying to remember (as the "kinda fun bit" example) when I penned that Chewbacca Mom line. When you hear the name of some callers, you perk up because you're going to hear something interesting, or a good question, interestingly expressed. It's when that caller starts to jump like a shark that it's time to pull the plug. The caller known as Blue is another example, if I'm recalling the name correctly.

I remember in the early days of the Jim Rome show when he was still in San Diego, he would cut off callers who were obviously reading their stuff. As time went by, the callers assumed a bigger role and it was clear that almost all of the calls were prepared. Killed the bit.

Anonymous said...

The Musers like to brag that they are equal opportunity in bashing Trump and Hillary, but all I hear every morning is Trump bashing. I guess bashing Trump is more comedic and interesting and he is an easy target, but Hillary is just as easy a target and we don't hear much of anything about her. I just wish they would admit their bias. Just ready for the election to be over. Tired head.

Anonymous said...

@7:40

If you'll give me a dollar for every time the boys have groaned when Jer plays "I don't feel no ways tired" I will agree with you.

Anonymous said...

@10:57
I hear ya, it has just seems way tilted recently. I get that Trump makes for more interesting radio and they are not a news show.

Anonymous said...

We're halfway through the first day of training camp and I've already had it with the live stream.

Anonymous said...

I forgot how big a kick to the nads a Jason Garrett press conference is. Does it bring in big sponsor dollars or something?

Anonymous said...

2:19

That is a great question. Why would they play them otherwise? My only thought might be that the suits at the station believe that is what listeners want.
Note to suits: We don't want JJ/JG/SJ daily updates. They have destroyed our team.

Anonymous said...

I'd rather here MiD calls than the daily Cowboy update.

Anonymous said...

@7:40 well, I wouldn't necessarily call what they did Trump "bashing", since they basically just played audio of him and laughed/cringed along with what I assume is 99% of the listening audience.

Gopher said...

Camp Cam.

http://www.ustream.tv/TheTicket?utm_source=crowd-live-bc&utm_medium=visit-channel&utm_campaign=notifications

Anonymous said...

Politics:
Part of the problem is this: Hillary is going to go quiet and run the most conservative under the radar campaign possible. Every speech is the stump speech. It will be the grocery store generic brand of vanilla ice cream. She will assume Donald will perpetually self-distruct. Trump, will, on the other hand, never be scripted and constantly in the news. Thus, Trump on Muse in the News is what you will get.

Smuwilld said...

Norm:

Norm interviewed Steven Jones. (What was Donny doing?). Norm doesn't listen to the answers to his questions. If he had, he would have followed up on the Rolando McClain answer, because what I heard was they are not ruling out him playing at the end of the season. Norm was just oblivious.

Anonymous said...

Apologies for keeping the political discussion going, but it's in defense of the Courage Boys. The Clinton Way is to use underlings as attack dogs (see Carville's remark about dragging a dollar bill through a trailer park). A Democrat talking head who calls Trump the anti-Christ on CNN doesn't make Muse in the News. Trump does his own dirty work, and that's always going to be quotable.

Anonymous said...

Gordo's segments, which used to be some of my favorites of the day, are now punch-outs for me until after the election. They are so one sided it is not even funny, and it is the same thing every day.

livinginreality said...

The Musers' and Gordo's political leanings are not the issue. It goes back to the Seinfeld episode where Jerry was upset that Tim Whatley had converted to Judaism. The priest asked Jerry if this offended him as a Jew. He said "No, it offends me as a comedian. I think he just converted for the jokes!" Same concept here. Trump just makes for funnier radio; he's an easier target. I don't think Gordo shows any bias (Republican vs. Democrat) at all - he's just looking for the most screw-ups and the best jokes.

Ed said...

Same here. Haven't listened to Muse in the News or a Corner in years...

Anonymous said...

Gordo is smart enough to not be obvious about his leanings. He makes it known via editorial choices and time devoted to each subject. For example, remember when we heard about how Trump's campaign manager may have grabbed someone during an event? On the other side, you didn't hear a word about the comically offensive statement from the FBI regarding Hillary and if she would be prosecuted for her mishandling of classified emails. All you will get is "all that email stuff gives me tired head, by the way did you hear Trump cheats at golf?"

Anonymous said...

Who cares if Gordon does think Trump sucks more than Hillary? He does, and it's Gordon's show so he can say whatever he wants. It's not his job to be down the middle on every issue.

Anonymous said...

But he always claims to be, is that just to not piss off advertisers too much?