Mad Noon Nuggets: There Shouldn’t Be Romo Fatigue, Generational Gaps And Kaepernick Foolishness

You can catch up on what you may have missed or want to hear again from today’s edition of MaD Radio right here.

My biggest takes from today’s show:

  • Mike Meltser, like most sports fans, enjoys a good fist fight in sports, it’s a guilty pleasure many sports enjoy. However, when Mike expressed this opinion Seth took his words and made him look like some kind of sicko, which entertained the hell out of me.
  • I’m not someone who will tell the fans in my new hometown of Houston how to feel, but no Texans fan should have Tony Romo fatigue. The only fatigue fans should have is fatigue over not having elite quarterback play. Tony Romo is the best chance this franchise has at elite quarterback play and the possibility of him being what he was in 2014, regardless of the justified concerns, should excite everyone.
  • Every town needs a John McClain. Sometimes his stories go over my head, but he’s full of insight and wisdom. I’m fascinated by seeing the way all of the shows and personalities at SportsRadio 610 interact differently with the legend.
  • Mike, Seth and I had a different definition for a certain word and I blame a few things: The Dictionary, Urban Dictionary and the movie Mean Girls.
  • Mike D’Antoni aka The Man With Three First Names has done his job better than anyone in the Rockets organization during the 2016-17, including James Harden. Harden isn’t in the MVP conversation without MDT. Yes, Harden has been in the running before, but this season was a complete revival of Harden’s career and his image nationally has been completely made-over for the better.

 

Now here are a few things that didn’t make the show that are on my mind…

— The mainstream media is starting to insult my intelligence and talk about stories just for clicks. It was cool when it was Tebow and what not, but now they’re getting annoyingly political. I don’t mind political, but I can’t tolerate disingenuous stupidity. Yesterday the below comment by Donald Trump was credited as the reason Colin Kaepernick is currently out of the NFL by many members of the national media. 

— I’m not one to defend Trump, but you can clearly tell he’s joking and working up a crowd. This annoyed me a ton yesterday, which caused me to send out the below Tweet.

— There will be many opportunities to criticize Trump for what he says. Heck, he says something foolish daily on his Twitter page. However, members of the media need to be better than to take advantage of the stupidity of others by playing stupid for clicks. ESPN’s Michael Smith was the absolute worst yesterday, just shameful.

— Grocery delivery is becoming a very popular thing, but I’ll never use the service because of my love for trips to the grocery store. Am I weird because I love to go to the grocery store?

— University of Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield recently apologized for his arrest, which was the right thing to do, but unnecessary because kids will be kids. However, that won’t stop me from watching this video over and over again of him getting laid out by the Arkansas police.

 

— There are only 32 kickers in the NFL and unlike other positions they don’t have active backups on the roster, which means when a kicker struggles they can’t hang around on the roster until they find their groove. The good kickers hang around forever, which means that the opportunity for others is often limited. The job of a kicker can be thankless and unappreciated despite the difficulty of the position and yes, it’s difficult. Kicking requires golf-like skill both mentally and technically. Sometimes a missed kick on a 45-yard attempt would have been good from 50, much like an approach shot in golf. The two skills (kicking and golf) also rely heavily on weather elements. I won’t get into the timing of kicking because I think I have met my kicking typing quota.

— This Mike Francesa eulogy of former Bulls’ GM Jerry Krause is hilarious. I just discovered the work of Mike Fran and can promise you his audio will be a staple of Mad Radio as long as he keeps rambling on the microphone.

 

— Today’s celebrity birthday whose party I would most like to attend: NOT JJ Watt. Sorry Houston, but I just don’t envision a JJ Watt birthday party as that fun. Instead I am going to roll to William Shatner’s 86th birthday party.

Listen to MaD Radio on SportsRadio 610 M-F from 6-10am. Follow me on Twitter: @LandryLocker. E-mail me at landry.locker@cbsradio.com.

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