We all have local sportscasters/commentators on the radio, local television stations, on in the papers (I guess blogs these days). It goes without saying at least one of the locals is one of the worst, most ignorant commentators you've ever heard. In this thread, let's enshrine them. Post a little about them.
I start you with central Alabama's resident gambling addict who is very, very terrible at gambling, Lance Taylor. He's the kind of guy that always has to interject obscure sports trivia into everything whether it fits or not, just to show you how much he "knows". He almost lost his wife over a crippling gambling addiction that he now semi-indulges through giving listeners the worst betting advice you've ever heard.
over here in CT we have Rob Dibble as a radio host....he joined on the original radio program as a co-host and the network eventually laid off the real host and gave the show to Dibble....dibble is HORRIBLE.
all he does is find a way to compare EVERYTHING to baseball, literally everything. Someone can call in about milk prices going up and he'll tell you about how that reminds him of the time "he was in the big leagues" and <insert popular player here> rallied the guys in the dugout.
I used to force myself to listen to the garbage (im at work and I drive during his time slot) but now I just don't listen to anything.
Rocky Eriksson. This guy combines that fake ass old radio voice with the annoying northern plains accent and William Shatner pauses.
Fuck me if I ever have to listen to him again.
you seem buttmad about LT. Did you bet your mortgage on one of his locks and get burned? IMO he is as good as all the other talk show hosts who dabble in gambling. They are not pro's or they'd be living in vegas doing it all the time. Besides if you gamble and choose to go on the feelings of someone else, then you deserve to lose.
Nope. Dude's just an annoying loser who literally cannot talk for more than five minutes without attempting to turn something into a wager. Shit gets old, especially when where I work has it on all the time.
All I know is The Roundtable is way better than Opening Drive. I don't mind the steak bets, I think they are pretty funny. Plus they have guests that give ACTUAL betting information. Really like the Pick 3 during CFB season.
John Ireland is actually great at the actual play by play calling the action but horrific at everything else. Steve Mason is a fucking retard. Max and Marcellus are only okay sometimes when talking about certain stuff. Mike trudell is harmless and fine
Petros and money are cancer. They think they're edgy for shitting on anything Lakers-related after fox lost Lakers rights. Pure cancer
Matt and Scott is pretty good too, It's just a shame they get a shit time slot. I get a little tired of the Jerry Springer wannabe Finebaum audience calls. Also, as far as CBS sports radion goes, Ferrall on the Bench is terrible when I'm driving late at night. Gio and Jones is not great either.
>I get a little tired of the Jerry Springer wannabe Finebaum audience calls.
This is what actually kind of kills me about the Finebaum show. When he's not playing Springer, it's usually some of the greatest stuff on the air. The dude is an excellent interviewer and back when he was just regional managed to score some ridiculously awesome guests.
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I pretty much agree.
Dunaway on the RT...sometimes he annoys me with the whole "let's play nice" thing, but other times, he'll surprise me by saying some of the most cutting shit.
>sometimes he annoys me with the whole "let's play nice" thing
They almost always have to do that to maintain media access to events, imo. You don't get true journalism unless they are big enough to get away with it or if they don't care about not getting media access. Dunaway has to keep a low key because of his real paycheck at WIAT, which is also why he is never critical of Gary adn Verne on the CBS broadcasts.