So if you wondered what the state of, and future of sports talk was, Glenn Ordway and Michael Felger discussed it last night on CSNNE. Ordway thinks internet radio is the next big thing (“They’re putting it in cars!”) while Felger dismissed the power of ESPN, arguing that local sports radio hosts (like himself) have much more influence.
I’d agree for a certain that Felger has more influence in Boston than ESPN does, but I find his criticisms of ESPN to be disturbing. He says the problem with ESPN is that they “don’t throw enough crap” against the wall. Like he does.
Um, Mike, Skip Bayless is on line one…
Here’s the segment, if you missed it:
Elsewhere, the WEEI morning show today was Dale Arnold and Kirk Minihane alongside Gerry Callahan, and what I heard of it was a pretty good show. The John Dennis influence really is amazing. As noted in the comment sections here, and elsewhere, Dennis really seems to bring out the worst in whomever he’s with.
The next few weeks are going to be really interesting at WEEI.
There are a number of personalities at the NFL Network who have admitted openly (Kurt Warner) or not so openly, but still obviously (Marshall Faulk) that they intensely hate the New England Patriots and openly root for them to lose. We can safely add Warren Sapp to the list, if you hadn’t already.
In a way, you can sort of see Sapp’s larger point, Scott Pioli’s main attraction is his history with Bill Belichick and the Patriots, and his intimate understanding of their operation. He’s there to share insight on that operation. Mike Lombardi, before he took the job with the Browns, was there for much the same reason.
I’m sure some people are tired of that angle, much as they are tired of seeing the Patriots year after year. But how many times is Sapp going to embarrass the NFL Network before he is let go? It is becoming routine. Greg Bedard had him as good as fired a year ago, yet he still appears on their airwaves.