Rich Walcoff of KGO Radio, you should know better: the public pretty much hates the media and it's not wise to rip the hometown marquee QB.
That's what Walcoff did Thursday morning calling out Colin Kaepernick for being a putz to Bay Area sports reporters. Walcoff excoriated the 49ers star for his petulance during press conferences.
Cut to actuality: "You don't like this" he asks #7: "I'm a football player", said the QB. He's right. So is Walcoff, but to go after the star player on the Niners is counterproductive. Again Rich, pick better targets.
**Another underrated reporter with a great reservoir of hard work and good will: KPIX's ace Joe Vazquez. The Emmy-award winning correspondent is low-key and under the radar but his consistent performance speaks volumes and why he's almost universally liked at 855 Battery.
*The incessant reporting of the current cold snap in the Bay Area has reached almost embarrassing proportions at KCBS. The chief annoyer: Stan Bunger and Susan Leigh Taylor, my God can you guys get a grip! Do something original Stan--maybe talk to Mark Sandalow an extra segment. And SLT: Enough of your insipid "Brrrr"--it sounds stupid and insignificant; genuine? Not. Why don't you guys report some news for a change. Stan: bring an extra sweater and drink some coffee, Jesus Christ!
**Invasion of the Body Snatchers at Jack London Square where at KTVU some staffers have been told not to talk to me. Funny, that worked really well at KPIX. Raponi the GM: Still playing the Silence of the Lambs game with ND, Lee Rosenthal. Guys and Girls: I know the drill, you should too. The more you try to gag the more I know and believe me, I'm thrilled that you think enough of me to gag the reporters. Only the other guys still talk.
**Funny, I remember the days when there were those people who insisted I was in the back pocke of KTVU in spite of my overall appreciation of the Channel 2 brand. Get some new teleprompters, control the jealousy between the two second-tier sports anchors and replace the old furniture in the newsroom.
**Memo to KGO-TV's Cheryl Jennings: Check the ego.
**If Ken Wayne wants to work at CNN he could in a Wolf Blitzer second.
**Stan Bunger: "It's still cold!" Stan, have a popsicle on me.
**Damon Bruce: time heals all wounds. Now only if you can get a woman sportswriter.
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