Thursday, October 13, 2011

Philly sports radio is sad

By Jeff

Pittsburgh sports radio is not great. Some hosts are good, some are unbearable. I'm pretty sure that's how every city in the country with sports radio is.

But holy crap is Philadelphia sports radio bad. First, Ron Jaworski has a weekly show. Do I have to say more. It's like he can't say "NFL". He has to say "National Football League" every time.

Second, with the Philadelphia Phillies failing in the first round of the playoffs, and the Eagles 1-4, 97.5 FM has resorted to promoting the suckiness of Philly sports. How so? Their promos ask you to call in and share your sadness, anger, disappointment regarding the failures of the Eagles and Phillies.

Third, it's like they don't care about the Flyers. Well, I guess it's a good thing we don't have to hear about it.

Fourth, the callers are ridiculous. OK, all radio callers are fairly stupid. Pittsburgh is no different. But there were several calls in an hour complaining about Roy Halladay in Game 5 of the NLDS. Yeah, he gave up one run in the first inning, but shut out the St. Louis Cardinals over the next seven innings. Oh, and the team lost 1-0. There is no way a team could possibly win without scoring runs.

It almost makes me miss Andrew Filipponi. I wonder if he still wants to trade Fluery?

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1 comment:

  1. It used to be worse when Howard Eskin was on WIP 610 in Philadelphia.