Monday, May 24, 2010
We've got the little station in town, 810 WHB, which is run by a ku guy (Chad Boeger, who actually stole the station from his uncle. typical beak) and makes no bones about having hosts that are loyal to their schools, yet they are able to make it work. We also have the Entercom entry in town. They are the local shills for the university of kansas, and make very few bones about supporting them, although frankly, it is probably their best chance to build something of an audience.
KCSP is 610 in KC and when they went all sports they fully intended to run the 810 guys out of business. After all, they had corporate bucks behind them and had stolen the popular Jim Rome show away from WHB. All this turned out well for Boeger and his largely mediocre on air talent and they still have by-in-large average talent which 610 has always be able to under-perform. The classic for them is the new guy they brought in to host their day shoe, "Bullet" Bob Fescoe. Fescoe worked at 810 a few years ago where he started "The Border Patrol" with Steven St. John. It was a show that had a lot of promise but frankly was held back by Fescoe's lack of presence. He spent a few years in St Louis where he failed miserably in 3 separate gigs before his final termination where he was hired back to 610 because, I assume, he was willing to work cheaply.
So we go to the afternoon shows where 610 has brought in Nick Wright to try and combat Kevin Keitzman, Danny Klinkscale, Todd Leabo in "Between the Lines". I'll confess right here that I've never much cared for Wrights work and thus, I've never listened to his show. For all the bitching I hear about Keitzman, I think he's fairly decent. He's a huge K State fan so he has the little brother complex working against him and he's lately become infatuated with appearing relevant. That being said, I've listened to a bit of Kevin Slaten in St Louis and I'll take Keitz every day of the week.
Friday, May 21, 2010
Have a great weekend folks. I'm not going to talk about Missouri's prospects for the season yet, so I think that next week we may just try to condense some of the Big Ten expansion talk. Of course, I'm still wanting to get into my photo tribute to Jennifer Love Hewitt so I may do that instead.
Monday, May 17, 2010
So today, let me spend a few moments talking about the team that all Missouri fans love to hate, the kansas jayhawks. As I've written before, there are few if any rivalries that carry the hatred of Missouri/kansas. It's a birthright for both of us. If you doubt that, visit a Missouri message board such as Tigerboard and spend a few minutes reading. This isn't some feud born of a prank that occurred in 1940. This is a full blown war that began in 1854 and has resulted in multiple atrocities from both sides that continue today.
So now we have a new head coach in larry and a new group of players that while I don't know much about them, I'm sure I'll learn to hate. I am kind of hopeful for the kid that appears to be their next quarterback, Kale Pick. Anyone willing to take a guess what his nickname will be once he throws his first interception? But he's going to have to go some to beat the legend that was Todd Reesing.
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Pick most any time frame, pre Bill Snyder and you can present a solid argument that they were not one of but the worst. As evidence I present a 28 game losing streak, one, that's right, one, bowl appearance during a 90 year period and having a punter in their ring of honor. They were 299-510 in their history in 1989 for goodness sakes!
So after the failed experiment with 'scary smart" ended, who should come back to save the day? Why old Mr Burns himself. To be fair, there was a marked improvement record wise fot the Cats last season as they went 6-6 and missed a bowl due to the fact that they'd played 2 Division 1AA members in getting to those 6 wins. Foiled by his own scheduling strategy. Gotta love that one.
Not sure how quickly I'll get to something else since I stupidly agreed to work a graveyard shift this week. But whenever I make it back we'll talk about everybodies favorite team to hate. The kansas jayhawks. Have a great week folks.
Friday, May 7, 2010
So I've talked about 2 of the 6 north teams. Don't take too much out of the order I'm doing them in though. If I had to pick right now, I think I'd put the 'Clones in 3rd this year. This is pretty much based on the level of animosity between their school and my favorite team. I've always enjoyed the Iowa State fans and have some really good memories of meeting up with some of them at Kelly's during the old Big 8 basketball tournament.
Next time I expect to talk about Kansas State a bit, where former and current head coach Bill Snyder has been up to his old tricks.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
I don't know that any Buff fans have ever read my blog, but if you do, I feel for you. I know it has to be tough when you start the year hoping that your football and basketball teams can somehow manage to get to 10 wins....combined, but hey, you'll always have the 5th down game, a beautiful stadium and the possibility that the Pac 10 decides to take you as a new whipping boy. In the meantime, here's something for you to pass time with this fall as you tailgate. No really sharp edges to hurt yourself, but try to remember to actually go into the stadium at some point.