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- Michael Lombardi wears me out. I know he gives the show audio to use and is well connected in the NFL, but I don’t put much stock in what he says. It could be a me thing, but he just gives off a phony, revisionist, agenda-filled, slimy vibe.
- Watching football through baseball goggles is a fun experiment, but I don’t know how long I will be able to do it.
- Lance McCulers is easy to root for because he’s emotionally intense on the field and likable off it.
Now here are a few things that didn’t make the show that are on my mind…
— Comparing Tony Romo and Troy Aikman as a way of saying Romo will be a good broadcaster is the media version of comparing all short, white receivers or all black quarterbacks to each other. Romo and Aikman’s personalities are nothing alike.
People talk about how dry Troy Aikman’s personality was as a player, but it’s not like charisma is oozing out of him in the broadcast booth. Troy is great because of his insight and willingness to speak the truth and hold players/coaches accountable, something he always did even when he was a player.
I watched the majority of Romo’s interactions with the media during his career and was rarely intrigued by his words. The delivery was dry, there wasn’t much substance, he spoke slow and robotic, he was repetitive and there wasn’t much do it. Heck, his best display at the podium was a scripted speech when he bowed out to Dak Prescott.
Sometimes former athletes that you think will be good in the media are awful and others pleasantly surprise you so you never know with these things.
— The Masters begins tomorrow and I couldn’t care less. No elite Tiger, no me. Woods is responsible for bringing a lot of people to the game of golf and because of his demise he’s now responsible for pushing a lot of people away. I was at Tiger’s last major win in 2008 at the US Open at Torrey Pines and it was one of the most riveting experiences of my life. If you ever catch me at a remote or call into a show I’m doing I ask me the story of where I was during one of the most historic spurts in golf history.
— The worst thing people say when discussing or debating sports is, “You don’t understand.”
This is almost as bad as when someone gives you fractional points for your take like they’re a teacher grading a fuckin homework assignment.
I have never understood the you don’t understand argument when people are talking sports. It’s not rocket science. People understand how sports work, it drives me nuts.
— At the station we were asked to fill out our 2017 NBA Awards and since I like transparency below are my choices:
— Today’s celebrity birthday whose party I would most like to attend: Juicy J, who turns 42. Side note: Adventures In Hollyhood is one of the most underrated reality shows of All Time, Episode 4 with Sugarfoot was epic.
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