Was listening to Colin Cowherd today. Didn’t know Cowherd had such a “following”, as he’s one of the most hated sports talk radio hosts around. Anyway, he made mention of a local sports broadcaster in North Dakota saying on air the team he supported pulled a “choke job.” Cowherd defended the guy, who got suspended by the team for two games. Cowherd said he’s going to send the guy money to make up for the suspension because the ND sports broadcaster told it like it was.
The locals went on the attack. You know, “he (Cowherd) doesn’t know us.” But then he ran a bit called “local homerman”, where the local show hosts defend the city/state teams. You cheerlead for the home team relentlessly. And the home team is all they talk about.
Here in San Antonio, we have some homers and we have some decided non-homers. There’s a show called “Sports Grind” where the participants talk about virtually all sports, and teams across their leagues. Unfortunately, I don’t get to hear it often because it only comes on during the day when people like myself WORK. The morning drive time sports-talk radio is appalling in its homerism.
The morning guy on that same station, Ticket760, Mike Taylor is a vitriolic Cowboys homer. He claims not to be a homer because he criticizes the Cowboys often. Ha, he doesn’t understand what homerism means. Homerism is when you have one subject…the home team, which happens to be the Cowboys (ugh) here. Between short blurbs on the Spurs and college sports, the guy continuously talks Cowboys. But he feeds the thousands of Cowboys homer fans around here what they want, a steady stream of nonsense about the Cowboys being relevant. The Cowboys are not relevant. The Cowboys are a mediocre franchise, and have been so for a decade and a half, but this guy talks about them like ever year is 1994. Too funny, because the guy actually lives in Green Bay. That ought to let you know how limiting homerism is: You can’t leave the state for employment because you don’t know anything about anywhere else. Then again, at least Taylor isn’t boring. His false outrage at other radio show hosts, usually on other stations, is somewhat amusing.
The other station here engaging in sports talk radio is called 1250, the Zone. It’s terrible and not worth mentioning except to insult. It’s like listening to a couple of friends who engage in discussion of sports urban legends. They try to out-homer the Ticket, where they have a former Cowboys player, and former Cowboys star players on their show. Doesn’t seem to be working out though. Does it really matter that a guy like Drew Pearson is giving “hot sports opinions” when he has no role in today’s game, other than as “fan?” The only time I listen to 1250 is when I am driving my vehicle that doesn’t have Sirius.