The KRUKOW post about me not being shocked if the Giant's broadcaster were to hang it up after this season was based on Krukow himself telling a friend that he'd already considered it. Kruk's medical condition is not conducive to heavy travel loads and the such. So yes, I wouldn't be shocked. Then again, if he comes back for another five years, that wouldn't shock me either. Maybe Kruk works limited games, only west-coast games and home games, for example. We're not talking life and death here anyway so carry on, boys and girls.
*Dear Dave Padilla of KCBS: Your insipid "Rise and Shine" verbal motto before the top-of-hour news would be great...in Lodi. Button up.
*Add KCBS: Mike Sugerman's "About the Bay" isn't so annoying --Mike, it's your uber-irritating voice inflection that destroys the bit. Maybe do it straight, Mike? I'll buy you an Arturo Fuente if you cooperate.
*Add to the existing list of annoying phrases uttered by broadcasters: "Are you kidding me?" Just please shut the hell up and can it.
*Michael Krasny and Leah Garchik: Yawns R Us.
*That Ben Fong-Torres puff piece about KFOG in today's Pinkie might as well have been handed out by the KFOG Press Release Dept. BFT --Rolling Stone and Jan Wenner are pissed.
*Does Natasha Zouves have the fake voice of all fake voices? Dear, look up "sincerity" in the dictionary.
*It's not just the reporters that FOX is screwing with over at KTVU (and other Fox O and O's) it's the camera people; one man over in Oakland in particular has lost 30% of his benefits. Bastards you FOX sob's.
*Hey, Bay Area TV News Directors? If you screw with me I'll screw with you --pretty simple and boy, you ain't seen nothing yet.
*Add Greg Papa to the list of some of the highest-paid media Bay celebrities: with the Raiders, Comcast and FM show, about $500 grand.
*CSNBA: your Feldy-Fahreed commercials are not funny and quit ripping off ESPN.
*So, I hear Daffy Duck, uh, excuse me, Dan Dibley on the radio again which can only mean, what? you producers couldn't get Lowell Cohn?
*KGO Radio: Cumulus SF Clearing House.
*Sorry, my friend, but Joe Starkey, broadcaster of CAL Football, time to hang it up.
*Count the number of "uhs" in Jon Miller's broadcasts: if Miller were paid by every "uh", he'd have Trump money.