We live in a world of hot sports takes. I make them via the radio. Others – also like me – fire them off on your TV screen. And the rest? They write ‘em out.
Basically, everyone does the exact same thing. Yet all three mediums are lunch room cafeteria cliquey. Talk show hosts think writers are insufferable know it alls. Writers think talk show hosts are lowest common denominator mouth breathers. NEITHER of those two like how TV hosts – Skip Bayless aside – have comparably “colder” opinions. And all the while, the TV anchors ask themselves “what’s up with all these ugly people and their crazy takes?”
Anyway . . . I do radio. I do TV. And occasionally I’ll write out some incoherent 1,000 + word manifesto – themed power rankings anyone? – for this website. It’s all the same.
“But Paul, I could do your job . . . on the radio or TV . . . you forest browed freak. What do YOU know about writing a sports column?”
Let me show you how . . .
Paul Gallant co-hosts the “B-Straw and Pauly G” show – Tuesdays 9-11 PM, Wednesdays 8-11 PM, and Fridays 8-11 PM – on SportsRadio 610. He also hosts SportsZone Unfiltered – Fridays at 10 PM – on The Kube: Channel 57. Get in touch with Paul via email or at his facebook page: Paul Gallant: SportsRadio610.