Fox Sports Radio’s Pure Phoniness

I was on the road this afternoon and listening to Fox Sports Radio’s Saturday lineup.


It’s total nonsense; pure garbage. First, this guy comes on, I think it was in “Bobby Bones” spot. He’s talking about how Peyton Manning and his offensive coordinator, Adam Gase, were found to have been visiting Nick Saban. We know that’s not permissible under the collective bargaining agreement. The guy in this time period is aguing we (the fan) should admire Peyton’s commitment to getting better, and it’s no big deal, most teams probably do it anyway. He said the Raiders, Chiefs and Chargers would have no problem with it. He brought up Bill Belichick, saying how he’s probably been in contact with Tom Brady.

The problem with that is, Bill Belichick did do something against the rules. It was called “Spygate” and even though that happened nearly a decade ago, New England is still getting bad press on that. Even though other teams did it; even though a rat like Eric Mangini revealed it.

The Raiders, Chargers and Chiefs having no problem with it? Are you kidding me? That’s such a stupid statement, it makes the broadcaster look like he’s totally uninformed. Anything negative about the Broncos, the Raiders, Chargers and Chiefs are going to contest. The AFC West has long term, bitter rivalries

But no, it’s St. Peyton. Let him do whatever because he’s a great quarterback. Like I said before, this guy Bobby Bones is either stupid or uninformed. The first call I heard on the subject was from a UTenn fan, and he was irate about it. Manning helping The Tide? That’s the last possible thing a Vols fan wants to hear.

Then I heard another Fox Sports broadcasters, I think they were Dave and Jeff. One of them discussed the issue of Bryce Harper not running out a comebacker to the pitcher. Matt Williams pulled Harper from the game for “lack of hustle” in a game the Nationals lost.

Look, I know these guys have to come up with phony disputes for the audience. I know broadcasters are supposed to have this “point-counterpoint” animosity where they never agree and the argument then becomes fodder for highly opinionated fans, but don’t insult my intelligence. These guys were saying how fans pay their money to see guys like Bryce Harper, and how expensive game tickets are and a family can’t afford to see a baseball game. The two FSR guys somewhat agreed, mostly that Harper shouldn’t be pulled for loafing.

I’m sure fans came out to see Bryce Harper half-ass it down the first base line, right? I’m sure that’s what they paid their hard-earned money to see. Are you kidding me? What am I going to tell my kids, running part-way down the first base line should get a player pulled. Harper even agrees:

Harper, at 21 still the youngest player in the majors, said he “absolutely” understood Williams’s decision and “I respect what he did. It’s part of the game.”

Sounds like a pair of broadcasters need to shut their yaps. Fox Sports Radio is much like Fox News, an organization devoted to “report” nonsense by repeating it over and over again until people believe it.


About bittersportspills

I love sports. I don't love the hype, homerism, ratings talk, self-important egomaniacs, bias or any of the other nonsense you get with the national media. Nor will you get the two clowns on sports talk radio who stage phony arguments. It doesn't make it entertaining. It makes it time to turn on your iPod and jam instead of listening to white noise generators. This is the sports blog for you, the ones who don't like everything Los Angeles or New York. Just because the sporting media is based there doesn't mean we have to like their teams. We do treat them fairly, though. That means if one of those cities has an average QB who plays particularly well...we'll note it. If they're garbage, we'll say so. Instead of crying "why, why, why" like a certain sports media homer did in his radio broadcast. This isn't my job...I have a real one. Nevertheless, I'll post here when I make an observation. Common sense in sports is nearly dead. Now we're attempting to bring it back.
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