Monday, September 29, 2014

MEDIA PRESSBOX PLAY BY PLAY IS ANNOYING BY LM


MEDIA PRESSBOX PLAY BY PLAY IS ANNOYING
Written By: LM
9.29.2014

In the last three years, I have witnessed the media and fans complain about the NFL DRAFT. Our complaint, it's really annoying knowing the player being drafted before the selection is made via Twitter or social media in general.  Some of us still likes the "element of surprise".

Locally, I witness the trend developing on Sundays.  For Texan Fans who are in attendance at the games, you will not fill this post however the majority of us are at home watching the game.  Newsflash, most networks are on a delay and we can thank Janet Jackson's nipple.

NEWSFLASH, there are little to no huge television events on TV fans are not following Twitter.  Especially Sporting events.  It really annoys me when I'm looking at Twitter and read the outcome of a down before it's showed on TV.

Some may say, "LM you said you don't have a problem with spoilers".  Yea, well this is sports and its different.

This trend will not go away, in fact, it may increase but there are options for fans.

  • Unfollow the media on Sundays
  • Mute media members On Sundays
  • Shut down Twitter on Sundays

WRAP IT UP

On the real, I like the media tweeting from the Press Box about things the public cannot see at home.  The full on Twitter Play by Play though is really beginning to piss me off.

Puzzles, this same media bitch about this during the draft.  It's not all of the media but some in the Press Box.  I am not talking about media who tweet time to time I am talking media members who are going full Marc Vandermeer "play by play".

LM

HOUSTON SPORTS MEDIA - SEPTEMBER TWITTER FOLLOWERS - LM





I thought it would be pretty cool to look at local personalities, journalist and radios stations in a different way.  
Thanks to social media websites like Twitter and Facebook, we can somewhat gauge the vibe of personalities.

No means is this scientific but it gives you a frame of mind  what and who fans are digging on the social media platform.  Lets face it, we all like numbers.


HOUSE CLEANING


Verified account is something special by Twitter standards.  I will not bumble up the language instead I will let you read it for yourself.



TWITTER VERIFICATION LINK 

TIER 1

TIER 2

TIER 3

TIER 4


                    User Increase (6-30 to 9-29)

Currently, John McClain, Nick Wright and Jerome Solomon are the only verified personalities in this list.

LM

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

PGS CALLER RIPS TEXANS BEAT WRITER JOHN McCLAIN BY LM


PGS CALLER RIPS TEXANS BEAT WRITER JOHN McCLAIN
Written By: LM
9.23.2014


This morning, a Proper Gentlemen of Sports caller expressed his displeasure with Houston Texans Beat Writer John McClain.

The caller was not pleased with John McClain's Twitter Persona which I consider sshtick  The caller was pissed about John's negativity towards the Texans.  Lance Zierlein and Adam Clanton "without saying" tried to explain that John is a good guy and a friend.  I thought Lance and Adam also did a good job in explaining, they cannot crush a guy for the content on his twitter handle.  It nearly became a two segment McClain topic, the first audio segment is below




Also, the article by The New York Times the caller referenced was actually a New Jersey Publication.  The article is below of John's Game Day Tweets

Texans beat writer hilariously rips team on Twitter during game vs. Giants

MY THOUGHTS

My nuclear option with John McClain came when he dogged Clowney and praised Manziel throughout the draft process (Post Super Bowl- May).  It got to a point where I asked myself, "is John pissy because Gary Kubiak got fired" and is he just in a funk.

I also got fed up with John McClain's constant
  • Tennesse Titans talk on radio
  • Robert Griffin III Tweet
  • Baylor Talk/Tweets

Therefore I muted (Tweetdeck) him once he gets started and weeks later I remember to unmute him.

The one thing I disagree with the caller and most who dislike John, I do not think John's "gameday" crushing the Texans is bad, I think it's all for sure.  A few years ago, local radio noticed that John tweeted a lot of "pathetics" about the Texans, they created a monster.   From that point, he ramped it up.

To the right of this blog, is a list of nearly 64 Beat Writers.  I follow them, they are talking about their local teams. Rarely do I see them "goofing" around.  If you cross compare other teams Beat Writers to John, it's very different.  However, McClain has a huge social media presence as well as respected amongst his peers

I care about Texans information and in this Twitter era, I'm reading more Texans information from people not named John.  Before Twitter, I felt I needed John, now I don't.  There are so many other people grinding that John is just not my go to person.  Not to mention, some dude In Baltimore Maryland delivers more Texans news than John.  Locally, there are many people to lean on for Texans information outside of John.

I cannot put my finger on the difference of John McClain but there is a difference in the way he's covering O'Brien's regime vs Kubiaks.  My initial thought, maybe the Luv Yu Blue information Pipeline is gone.  I am not sure what it is but something is different.

Oddly, what's happening to John McClain is similar to what's happening to a few hosts we leaned on for deep sports talk.  Unlike the past, there are more quality options.

LM

Monday, September 22, 2014

LANCE ZIERLEIN'S MARIO WILLIAMS RANT HAS HOLES BY LM


LANCE ZIERLEIN'S MARIO WILLIAMS RANT HAS HOLES
Written By: LM
9.22.2014

When you listen to Lance Zierlein, it's important to realize when he has on his "football analyst" or "fan" hat. This morning, Lance had on his fan hat.

In this audio, Lance basically appeased a lot of Houston Texan fans by confirming what many have speculated and argued.  Adam Clanton brought up Mario Williams' foot injury and he was dead on about Mario's reported and year of injury.  Adam's mention of Mario caused Lance to go off.  What's odd about this audio, after Lance buried the speculation, he had to ask Adam, when did you hear about Mario's plantar fasciitis injury.  From the outside looking in, I would think if you spoke this passionately about a topic, you would have your facts laid out.

LANCE'S MARIO WILLIAMS RANT



FOOTBALL POINTS:

In that same rant, Lance knocked the old regime in their handling of Mario Williams (which I really think Lance's overall rant was) while praising the current regime's handling of JD Clowney.  If Lance's main gripe, is the Kubiak Regime moving Mario around as a Rookie, how can he praise the O'Brien regime when they are are also moving Clowney around.  I know players are different therefore receive information and excel differently but Lance's point was, you don't move rookies around, that's for two and three year players.

WRAP IT UP

As I said, Lance's rant was good for listeners like myself who do not care for Mario Williams.  That said, if you listen to the rant, it was definitely from a Fan's POV with holes.  

If a fan called a show, a football Xs and Os host, they would pick apart that rant.

On Mario's foot injury his rookie year, It felt felt like Adam Clanton thought it was common knowledge and everyone remembered which I agree with.

OUT  
LM

Sunday, September 21, 2014

SPORTS RADIO 610 FAN FEEDBACK by LM



SPORTS RADIO 610 FAN FEEDBACK
Written By: LM
9.21.2014

I have become accustomed to listening to 790's Fan Feedback with ND Kalu and Greg Koch but when I turned them on, I heard, Astros.  Quickly, I switched to Sports Radio 610 and hugged them the majority of the Post Game.

One thing that jumped out to me, Ted Johnson sounds like he's trying to get a coaching gig with the Texans.  All jokes aside, Ted went out of his way to explain, Ryan Fitzpatrick didn't only suck, the "run defense" did too. We all know the run defense looked horrible.  This could all come from Ted playing on the defensive side of the ball and he's analyzing the defense a tad more harder.

SEAN PENDERGAST, MIKE MELTSER AND TED JOHNSON "HOUSTON RANT"

The one thing that caught me off guard with this rant by the  crew was "This is Houston".  On a day, the Houston Texans got their asses handed to them by the New York Giants, the last thing I need to hear is three guys from the East Coast or played there, saying "It's  Houston".  Nevertheless, below is the Audio of mainly Sean Pendergast going off.


Check this out on Chirbit

SEAN PENDERGAST RANT 

Later in the show, Mike Meltser delivered a gem.  Rarely, do I catch Mike Meltser heated but when I do, I try to grab it.  Below is Mike Meltser calling some fans idiots.


Check this out on Chirbit

Mike Meltser Idiot Fans Rant

All in all, it was a very interesting show. I enjoyed it, Lots of passion.

LM