Thursday, July 19, 2018

Lance Zierlein: Texans are not dominating conversations

Written by: LM



Earlier today on the Bench, Lance Zierlein told John Granato "the Texans are no longer dominating conversations".  What I found particular interesting is when he said 790 was pushing more Texans (Football) talk and no one cared about the Rockets or Astros.  This is odd because the Rockets has been relatively decent the duration of Lance's time at 790 and they are the Rockets Flagship station.

Lance and John



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 I believe there are a few factors that are effecting Texans talk.

  • All three professional teams are interesting either by accomplishments, records, or expectations.
  • However the Big One is Pat Starr from State of the Texans.  Pat is limited and no longer feed the market on a continuous basis.  Pat would feed the market daily with all types of Texans information.  Hell, at times, I thought it was over kill but now that he's gone, I miss it.  Pat was at the stadium everyday or what seems like everyday and he shared what he can with the market.  Now that he's gone, the conversation basically has come to a crawl or Texans List or Odds radio via 610.  610 push the Texans but I don't care to hear it from them as I did in the past.  
  • Trump and Politics.  I believe Trump and Federal politics are sucking a lot of attention.  Politics is more interesting than sports these days
I believe Pat is a significant reason why Texans talk has dried.  The more interesting question, I wonder how the Texans feel about this.  Do they rather be the talk of the town or do they enjoy flying under the radar



Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Joel Blank went to Management on AJ Hoffman

Written by: Lamont



It's been a while since I've ink'd but I am back and AJ Hoffman delivered.  Today was not even suppose to be this good as it turned out.  Fred Faour (AJ's cohost) is up in Canada doing God awful things to moose and who knows what substitute host is going sit across from AJ.

At 3:58 pm, I learned John Granato would cohost with AJ, I said, this show will be good.


During their first segment, Granato brought up  AJ and Joel beef.  It was Granato being Granato "not giving a damn" but that allowed an opening for AJ to make Joel Blank look like a baby.  Lets put it like this, if we were in high school, Joel couldn't come to school the next day.  AJ said that Joel Blank went to management (Jong) to ask if AJ could stop talking about him on air.

I know Jong feels like shit letting AJ know about this.  Bottom line, if you go to management on a coworker on the job over Ball Busting, it looks bad.   However if you are in a profession where you go at people daily and the minute someone gives it to you, you go and bitch to management?  WEAK.

I will never understand how guys in media who's profession is to go at Pro Players, Management and coaches daily get so sensitive when someone comes at them.

Below is audio







Outside of the bullshit, I have noticed, the days of "No Names" subbing with the Blitz is over.  It looks like the Blitz are saying, "we are trying to keep our shit afloat in this ratings game".








Thursday, July 12, 2018

Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert goes after Peter Strzok

Written by: Lamont



As I watched the Peter Strzok  Congressional hearing, I couldn't help but laugh.  First of all, hearings are a dog and pony show.  Today, was a tad bit unusual when a Texas congressman by the name of Louie Gohmert questioned Peter.  Louie was big mad.


Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Why Gow is surging


Written by: Lamont



This morning I fired up Twitter only to be tagged in an article by Jermaine Every.  Jermaine explained why Gow Media’s lineup is dominating.

I thought it was a fair comprehensive articl.  I can’t front, thought it was a little weak writing an article about your own organization’s success but not a game-breaker.  I am not wyling because I know Jermaine and he comes from a good place, but in his article, there was one key omission.

I’ve been tracking ESPN’s ratings for a while and wanted to see if my theory would hold up.


Sports Map Launched in October 2017.  It’s my belief, Sports Map is the reason the station is enjoying ratings success, the correlation aligns.  Of course, some will say, the station didn’t see a turn in the ratings until January or February but it makes perfect sense.  October is prime holiday season.  Basically, anything from October – January is fodder, it’s holiday season.

ESPN 97.5 has seen an uptick in ratings station-wide from the beginning of the year.  It’s clear that Sports Map is bringing in new listeners (Personal People Meters).

Sports Map is promoted with total “buy-in” from the staff writers.  Seriously, you can’t go 30 minutes on 97.5 without hearing about Sports Map.    From my vantage point, it seems like the on-air talent mocks the fact they have to write but whatevs.

Sports Map and the Shows are circular promoting feeding off of each other.  All props to Fred Faour for orchestrating an unlikely monster but hell he was only the Sports Editor for the Houston Chronicle so he sort of knows what his target audience wants.

Honestly, I have not hugged the site because it’s not 100% with a few technical kinks that needs to be ironed out.  I don’t want to critique an unfinished product but I can definitely see a direct correlation between Sports Map and the the rise of ESPN 975.

Lastly, we will learn how strong Sports Map really is during the upcoming football season.  

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Josh Innes pokes at ESPN 97.5 's On Air Scheduling

Written By:  Lamont



Friday, Josh Innes went on rant about their disgusting work environment.   Apparently, his coworker are leaving spit dip ups behind with spit juice.

During his segment long rant, he alluded to leaving 790 for ESPN 97.5 (jokingly).  He used this part of the rant to poke fun of ESPN's unorthodox On-Air Time Slots.

It was funny because ESPN's slotting is different than most are accustomed to but hell they are winning in ratings nearly across the board so they must be doing something right.

The audio below

Josh Innes on ESPN 97.5



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