Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Lance Zierlein is back or IS HE?

Written By: Lamont

Early Wednesday morning, Lance Zierlein dropped the news, he's returning to radio.  Not only is he returning to radio but he's partnering  up with his long time cohost/friend John Granato.

  • John and Lance 7-9a
  • John and Raheel 9-11a
  • Raheel and  Del 11-1p
  • Barry and Joel 1-4p
  • Fred and AJ  4-7p

Mad Props to Raheel and Del getting their own show. 


When Lance announced his radio sabbatical by leaving Sports Talk 790, I instantly thought

  • The whole original plan was for Josh Innes to assume the Morning Show
  • Lance will exhaust his non compete and eventually land back with John Granato
Lance returning to radio was a bigger open secret than Hollywood #RapeGate. Everyone knew this was coming.

That said, is Lance really back?  Over the last four or five years, I could tell,  Lance was not totally into radio. It appeared, he was burnt out.  It didn't appear to be his passion anymore.  A part of me believes with other people entering the market doing what Lance was known for (football analysis) soured him.

It's tricky because Lance has worked morning radio for over 20 yrs so one can suggest he was tired or needed a break.  In addition to, over the last few years Lance picked up a gig on NFL Network as a draft analyst.  Then there's the wildcard of Lance no longer wanting to be at Sports Talk 790 all together.  Either way, the last few years, Lance has not been into radio from a fan's perspective.


I believe Josh Innes Show will continue to roll.  Few  have asked me if Josh will go after Lance.  I doubt it.   Josh and Lance appear to be cool and Josh has sort of changed his style. He goes after Sports Radio 610 because he hates their management and he knows SR 610 is the big fish.

With over half of the Texans season over and Texans interest dwindling, MAD Radio may take a hit as past "Gamers" will gravitate back to GOW. This is hard to explain but like Obama supporters will never "fill" Trump, many of Lance fans will never support Josh Innes.  Josh Innes went after Lance hard during his first stint while employed at SR610.  With only 2 morning local shows in MAD Radio and Josh Innes, lots of Josh fans went over to Mad Radio.  Now Lance has returned, many of those fans will go back to Lance and John.


If and only IF Lance is totally in, John and Lance will become the flagship show thereby bumping Fred Faour and AJ The Blitz off of their pedestal.

Basically, everything is predicated on Lance's commitment to radio.

But lets talk about their show's name, THE BENCH?  The 1990s want this name back.  LOL, when I first seen the name of the show, I laughed uncontrollably.  The shit seems like something from 1997.   If I am not mistaken, Lance mentioned he had a show named The bench when he first got into radio in 1972. #BOOM  

All jokes aside, I believe Granato and Lance will make it do what it do and I cannot wait to hear them  recreate magic.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Derrick "Day Day" Foreman addresses Tom Herman UT's Offense

Monday, Derrick Foreman (the dad of Avanti Foreman University of Texas's WR) was on the Chop Shop (Amazing 102.5) with Jim Hicks and Robert Hatter. Unless you have been living under a rock, Derrick went off on UT's Offense.  I will not elaborate on his his words because he was very "frank" on how he feels.

I am a Houston native, and I critique talk sports talk radio;  I follow most radio programming and I was happy to find the Chop Shop.  If sports talk hosts can critique Owners, General Managers and players, why can't fans critique them?  

That said, I really enjoyed the Chop Shop.  The atmosphere felt like a Sunnyside or South Park Barber Shop where cats speak candidly.  They definitely have a new listener.

Below is Derrick Foreman's words

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Local Media "leaving" Twitter, BULLSHIT, LAME

Written By: Lamont

Do you know how long I've heard local sports media complain about leaving Twitter and jump right back in the cesspool?

Josh Innes mastered it.  Josh was quitting Twitter and social media every other week when he was with Sports Radio 610.  I am sure he used this bit in Philadelphia too.  Have not heard him draw from this well as of late.

Then it was Lance Zierlein.  Granted, I never heard lance say he was going to quit but he alluded plenty of how negative Twitter is.

Fred Faour ass has been threatening to quit twitter for nearly four years.  Fred actually had a two segment hit of him contemplating leaving Twitter last week.

Then their is Seth Payne. Seth has quit Twitter more than words I can spell correctly.  When Seth leaves Twitter, the shit is funny because he's opinionated and loves to engage with "SWELL" guys.

There are many more in this market who use this gimmick.

All of the "I am leaving Twitter" shit is grand standing.  Are we stupid?  When you don't want to deal with shit, you stop, you don't announce it on some bullshit pullpit.  It looks really lame when you can control what you see on social media.

I have seen two people, alter their social media without an announcement in Craig Shelton and Manni Fresh.  These guys didn't have some "GRAND" speech.

Most people I know who wants to stop social media or draw back, do it.  They don't go on social media or radio and give a Preamble Speech. 

Friday, October 6, 2017

John Granato unleashes on Matt Hammond

Written by Lamont

Do not let John Granato take a vacation day.   John returned from a day off with the fire.  I've listened to John for a while, I've never heard him launch inside another local media member's arse the way he did Hammond.  The part I loved was if Matt Hammond ever approached Bill O'Brien that disrespectfully. It's a must hear.

Check this out on Chirbit

John Granato

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

610's SOURCE: RIck Smith is the reason Tom Savage started

Written by Lamont

Filed in the category of total bullshit.  According to a source, Sports Radio 610 has learned that Rick Smith is the reason Tom Savage started. 

The whole story sounds laughable even the way it's presented in trying to make all parties look good.  Bill O'Brien started Savage and we know it.

Check this out on Chirbit

Rick Smith