Tuesday, August 19, 2014

TEXANS RADIO: THEY TALK FOOTBALL BY LM


TEXANS RADIO: THEY TALK FOOTBALL
Written By: LM
8.19.2014

Picture that, a Sports Radio Show that actually talk Texans Football during Football Season.  Marc Vandermeer, John Harris and Deepi Sidhu are doing a tremendous job talking local football in Houston.

This is what it has come to, praising personalities for actually talking football instead of tabloid gossip.  When I listen to Texans Radio, I actually hear football.

For the life of me, I try to understand when  hosts say Houston has an inferiority complex and then feed you a ton of shit around the league.  If Houston has an inferiority complex would it make sense to talk about Houston?

If the local media is not gargling Johnny Manziel, they are feasting on Tabloid local stories.  It's laughable how some hosts (Matt Thomas, Nick Wright and John Lopez) try to justify tabloid gossip by saying, "it's a sports personality" therefore it's sports.  A lot of these stories the local media are currently covering don't have anything to do with sports, it's lazy.

Proper Gentlemen of Sports pretty much transformed their show into an internet show.  They search the internet for stories and emphasize sound.  The show is a boat load of sound (frequently, not cued up by the producer), it's Rich Lordish Radio.

Proper Gentlemen of Sports is also unique in the fact, Lance Zierlein (Morning Host) is the market's main culprit of Panic Stories.   Too many times I've heard Lance up a story, some legit and some skeptical and the whole market pounce it.  Currently, Lance has the "Juice" to make the market  react.




It's clear, there is more Storyline/Tabloid radio in Houston than actual sports.   We are told, the audience don't want to hear a breakdown or technical sports.  I guess that's why we love Texans Radio.  What I've come to realize, hosts that say that, use it as an excuse for their lack of knowledge.

Hosts without actual sports knowledge, eat on Tabloid stories because their range is low.  Hell, I am not breaking any news, they will tell you, "I don't know Xs & Os" like that.

WRAP IT UP

It's a breath of fresh air to hear Marc and John talk actual football and sports and less Tabloid stuff. Yes, I know they are Texans employees but who cares, they are the only group talking more Texans Football and less gossip.



LM

Sunday, August 17, 2014

TEXANS "CLOWN" ATLANTA IN 32-7 WIN - CRAIG SHELTON - 8//2014




TEXANS "CLOWN" ATLANTA IN  32-7 WIN

Written by: Craig Shelton
Date posted: 8//2014



It was a good all-around effort by the Houston Texans on Saturday night at NRG Stadium in their 32-7 preseason victory over the Atlanta Falcons.

With "effort" being the operative word, what we witnessed in the Texans' Week #2 pre-season victory was the "best and worst" of what effort can do for an NFL roster. The positives and negatives were both easily identifiable in all phases on Saturday night. From the serviceable improved play at QB from Ryan Fitzpatrick and Case Keenum to the improved play at safety, and with the special teams units excelling, the  steel-blue halo shined brilliantly over the Texans' sideline. 


Not to be outdone,  the forces of evil made its expected and always untimely dreaded appearance and for the second week in a row took the form of a hive of bone-headed penalties leaving the viewing experience paralyzed at times. 


THE GOOD WAS REALLY GOOD


The road from a 32 point loss to a 25 point win (a 57 point-differential) in victory a week later, reflects dedication to the simplest of fundamental requirements from any NFL coaching staff. Effort! 


Is it possible that much of the effort put forth on Saturday night by the Texans stem from the accountability it appears Bill O'Brien may be installing deep inside the Texans players and coaches? 

We'd like to think so, right?


Is it the fact that the Texans stunk the joint up about as bad as you can stink up a joint vs. Arizona, they refocused in the spirit of professional accountability and pride and subsequently kicked Atlanta's ass up and down Bob's barn to the tune of 32-7? 

We'd like to think so.

ACCOUNTABILITY


Young NFL teams historically have struggled in situations where emotion conflicts with the disciplined focus needed to get the maximum achievement from a team’s maximum effort. A case in point is the Texans porous "effort" in their embarrassing Week #1 pre-season loss to the Arizona Cardinals.


The Arizona loss was followed by a week of roster moves like scat-back, Dennis Johnson, being cut and 10-year veteran, Ronnie Brown, being added at running back. Adding Brown was a double-play for first year head coach, Bill O'Brien, allowing him to add veteran depth to compete in the backfield, and simultaneously send a strong message of accountability in the area of pass protection for his running back troops.


When you add an accelerated media focus and pressure being applied to Bill O'Brien and his coaching staff, as well as individual players like Ryan Fitzpatrick (QB),  Whitney Merciless (OLB), DJ Swearinger (S), Derrick Newton (RT), and Brandon Harris (CB) to name a few, the tone was set for a redemptive atmosphere in the Texans' locker room. A tone that cleanly held up throughout the week leading up to the Texans' Saturday night match-up with the Falcons.

WINNING IN THE NEW NFL



Consistency is the next phase of community accomplishment for Bill O'Brien's first-year roster. It's via the path of consistency that young Texans players on both sides of the ball, in all three phases of the game, will mature to today's winning level of "penalty assisted offensive drive" NFL football. 


Taking into accountability the manner the NFL has become legislated on the field, it's paramount that DJ Swearinger (and others) mature in their ability to decipher through the code of confusion that is the cause and affect of their consistent mis-diagnosis of "focused and disciplined maximum effort" and foolish behavior on the football field. 


Let's face it, you have to play "cautiously-aggressive-intelligent-football" in today's NFL to close out games and win.   


Week #2 of the 2014 NFL pre-season was a huge success, but keep this in mind Texans fans, Atlanta is a bad (soft) football team coming off a 4-12 season in 2013.


Saturday, August 16, 2014

HORRID SPORTS RADIO 610 FLASH PERSONALITY, LESLIE KOERDT by LM


HORRID SPORTS RADIO 610 FLASH PERSONALITY, LESLIE KOERDT 
Written By: LM
8.16.2014

Flash Personality from my point of view is a person that gives sports updates during commercial breaks.

The way I look at Flash Personalities is similar to Game Day Hosts or Sideline Reporters.  I do not even recognize them unless they suck.

Who in the hell is reading Sports Radio 610 Evening flashes?

I have never judged nor wrote about a flash personality but Sports Radio 610 has one of the worst flash personalities I've ever heard.   Leslie Koerdt (Flash Personality), is a horrible on Flash updates.  The travesty occurred Friday night while Paul Gallant and Brien Straw were on remote  I tried to ignore it (on a blog level) but people were hitting me on Twitter and the phone, straight clowning.

HOUSTON TALENT POOL SUCKS TO 610

I do not understand Sports Radio 610 willingness to seek outside talent.  Sports Radio 610 grabbed Leslie from the Atlanta market.  Not sure if there is one person on air at Sports Radio 610 from Houston.

Props to 610 for hiring a female personality but damn there is a crop of female talent in Houston that can read their own flash bullet points.  Although I doubt if Kim Davis or Stephanie Stradley would even entertain reading flashes but I would like to know if they were contacted.  Hell, even my bumbling ass could read a damn flash.

All jokes aside, I've never heard a person struggle this bad with flashes. We don't even notice they exist unless the personality drops a nugget during the update.

Below is Four HORRIFIC FLASHES, SPORTS RADIO 610 FLASH PERSONALITY LESLIE KOERDT


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BAD FLASH 1


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BAD FLASH 2


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BAD FLASH 3


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BAD FLASH 4

Welcome to Houston Leslie.

LM


Friday, August 15, 2014

STEPHANIE STRADLEY OUTCLASSES RICH LORD


STEPHANIE STRADLEY OUTCLASSES RICH LORD
Written By: Stephanie Stradley
8.15.2016

After listening to your clip of this show, I want to make the following points:

1. Responsible media attempts to contact the principals involved in a matter prior to reporting it. I am not hard to find. Everything that Rich Lord implied I think is totally inaccurate. It is weird when people attribute feelings and beliefs and opinions to me that I do not possess and in this case, opposite than the way I feel.

I am good with Tania Ganguli, and have long had a great deal of respect for her work, before she came to Houston, and even more after she did. Beat reporting helps the fan experience, and the recent trend of having more people covering Texans camp is a net-positive to fans. I have long worried about how media can continue to pay for providing detailed coverage, and the possible trend of teams in general squeezing neutral voices out of team reporting.

2. I didn't have any problem with her questions of Arian Foster. I'm not sure there is anything he would be allowed to answer or would want to answer in response to most questions right now, but I certainly will defend media members' ability and right to ask questions of most sorts.

3.The term "cat fight" is sexist in most uses not involving felines. I shouldn't have to explain that in 2014. I am a human being, with a husband and kids, and repeated use of the term "cat fight" particularly in the context of what was being discussed is dismissive, retrograde and repulsive.

4. I know personally that if you say enough words, particularly on live radio, you will likely say some that are regrettable. To paraphrase the great philosopher, David St. Hubbins, “It's such a fine line between stupid and clever.”

That segment was ill-conceived, and as it related to me, not a news story one bit. I am an avid listener of sports talk radio and often provide actual quality football content that is good for discussion on radio. Never been a fan of objectifying human beings for stupid radio bits. Even less so when my name gets dragged in. I dearly hope that this can be an object lesson of What Not To Do, Hello This Is 2014, Try To Be Better Than This. And is the best illustration that the season needs to start so that there is actual news to report.

Thanks,
Steph



LM

JOHN McCLAIN SNITCHED ON ARIAN FOSTER TO NFL BY LM


JOHN McCLAIN SNITCHED ON ARIAN FOSTER TO NFL
Written By: LM
8.15.2014

My mother use to say, "OH, your black ass aint going to talk, I will make you"

THursday, Houston Chronicle's John McClain joined Mad Radio (Seth Payne & Mike Meltser).  The first topic, Arian Foster's treatment of local media.  if you are keeping score

Arian Foster  2
Local Media  0

Arain Foster is completely abusing this market and they don't even get what he's doing.  H's giving the media the same generic crap that they usually ask.  Garbage In Garbage Out (GIGO).  I love the way, "THE FANS" is their safety blanket.  According to the media, Arian Foster should talk because of the fans.  Media Members in town are regurgitating the phrase "Media is the Conduit".   

All of these hosts will tell you "I don't care how Arian Foster treats me or the media but it's the fans, I care about".  That's HOGWASH, their feelings are hurt because Arian will not talk to them like they want him to talk to them.

That said, John McClain "THE SNITCH" may have taken the cake.  John McClain was on MaD Radio and talked about him reporting Arian Foster to the NFL.  OH YEA BOY, Im going to make you talk.   

As far as all of McClain friends and colleagues trying to take up for Print Media, it's tired.  Not to mention this sudden love-fest of ESPN'S Tania Ganguli.  The's guys are so hungry for shine, they will ride the most generic personality in Houston.  It took me a while to understand why everyone is is acting like Tania is the truth but then it hit me, ESPN.  All of these people who's suddenly praising her were crushing her when she was with the Houston Chronicle.

Below is the audio of John McClain Snitching out Arian Foster


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THE SNITCH

I really hope John McClain don't make a habit out of telling on people. It really looks bad.  What's even more odd, the way he casually discussed like "no big deal".  Where is the town going in sports when Beatwriters are snitching out High Profile Players.

LM