YES, I'M HERE. Everyone's worst nightmare --including mine. You didn't really think I would leave so soon, did you?
*There's some New Rules in the clubhouse which I will pontificate on, shortly, near the bottom --almost like the latest 49ers News Conference.
Oh, not again!
Our Bay Area Sports media wimpy wimps once again went to class and acted like a bunch of nincompoops --can someone ask a decent question to Jed York, please, oh please.
Did you watch that dreck? Only Bay Area columnist, Lowell Cohn got it all right, as usual.
*My first problem with the whole presser was that I was looking at a guy who looked like Tom Cruise at the mike lecturing the professional scribblers.
*Did Ann Killion let out a cackle? Of course she did, that's a prerequisite for Bay Area Sports pressers, which, by the way, when did press conferences become known as pressers? When media types were too lazy to refer to another term for news conferences, plain and simple.
*Speaking of the whole 49ers/Jed York la pressie Monday, one of the Bay Area's biggest sports-media figures wasn't at the event nor on KNBR --his excuse: one last day of vacation.
Mr. Radnich's absence was refreshing because of the usual Don Rickles act, we actually got a very succinct and entertaining three hours of analysis, conversation and breakdown by Larry Krueger and Kevin Lynch.
Lynch, especially, who has been doing a lot of fill-in work on Knibber and providing entertaining and interesting information devoid of the usual banality provided by Mr. Tenderloin.
*Whoever or whomever started the rumor I was warned by Raddy's attorney, or any attorney for that matter, to shut up, was either drunk or misinformed. I didn't hear from a loyah and even if I did I would have said to check the constitution ---if Raddy wants to sue me or threaten, be my guest, there's nothing there there.
Raddy should stick to his usual self-aggrandizement middle-aged, repetitious mail-in fostered by insecurity and lack of originality. It's time for another lecture on why having kids makes you whole and not having kids makes you "selfish." Yeah, that good old family man, Gary Radunich, bastion of morality.
*KGO Radio, like most of the Cumulus stations, broadcast a plethora of "Best-of" shows during the holidays. I mean, God forbid, the idea of a live broadcast is simply not in the playbook. It would cost money and require original programming, which would require a producer, sorry! No can do.
*It was nice to hear John Rothmann on the radio --multiple times in fact and Rothmann was particularly on his game Monday night discussing news events --like the Istanbul nightclub terrorist tragedy before he was Cumulussed. I'll explain.
Rothmann was in a very interesting and provocative conversation with a Middle-Eastern caller, (I believe his name was Eade) talking about what happened in Turkey. The guy called out the Islamist gunman and referred to extremists as "fools" --it was great educational radio and it could have become more intense but Rothmann had to cut the segment short and go to another topic--(the 49ers situation, of all things)
Don't blame Rothmann; Cumulus thinks you all are a bunch of short-attention span idiots because they insist KGO hosts have to switch topics every 15 minutes or so because you people tend to lose interest (and from time to time you do) It's called this gooey formula known as TSL or "time spent listening" and the programming yahoos practice it like it's the gospel. It isn't.
Furthermore it DISRUPTS and negates enlightening and interesting CONVERSATION that real people are LISTENING to! That's, unfortunately, not in the playbook, thus you have the basis and existence of Chip Franklin and Ethan Bearman talking about men and women's sex life when the world is burning.
*Just a question: now that Trump has been elected what is Right-Wing Radio to do? They have no Hillary to kick around. The Clintons are gone. Will the morning moo society on KSFO simply rubber stamp every Trump edict? Or are more fart noises and train whistles on the horizon? Do all right-wing minions like Rush and Brian question at all the validity of Russian govt. hacking by V Putin et al that probably influenced the election? Or is all just a "left-wing" conspiracy?
*MOVING FORWARD...NEW RULES/415 MEDIA:
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