Friday, May 7, 2010
COMMENTS FROM THE PEANUT GALLERY - MIKE IN DA - MAY 7, 2010
THE DERBY HAD SOME STIFFS!
Written by: Astro Mike Ganis aka Mike In DA
Date of post: Saturday, May 8, 2010
In the expansion of the NCAA Tournament from 65 teams to 68 teams resulting in a play-in game in each bracket, the NCAA announced that they want the play-in games to have “more significance”. When you are talking about adding the 66th through 68th best teams in the country to a “lose-and-your-out” tournament format, the play-in games will not be significant or compelling or noteworthy. If those games make it all the way up to the level of “mildly interesting”, the NCAA should be tickled pink.
INDIAN FANS ARE THE WORST? ASTRO FANS MAY BE CATCHING UP IN THAT CATEGORY!
The Night Shift on Sportsradio610 on Thursday (April 29) reported that according to a Wall Street Journal article, someone took a survey and found that the most hated team in MLB was the Cleveland Indians. WTF? How can baseball fans “hate” a team that is irrelevant and has been irrelevant for the vast majority of the last four decades with the exception of several years in the 90’s? Here is yet one more reason why the WSJ should stick to reporting business news.
WASHINGTON, DC: COULD THIS BE THE NEW “CHOKE CITY”?
Last week, the Montreal Canadiens eliminated the Washington Capitals from the Stanley Cup playoffs. At the end of the NHL regular season, the Capitals had the best record in the league and had scored the most goals in the league by a 46-goal margin over the second-place scoring team, the Vancouver Canucks. The Caps had led the series, 3-1, and then lost three straight games. This has happened before; It is the sixth time in the last 25 years that the Caps have come from 3-1 ahead to lose a Stanley Cup playoff series. That’s how teams get reputations as “chokers”.
TAKING SOME OF THE FUN OUT OF THE GAME!
Last week, the NCAA's new, harsher football rules were discussed on local sports talk. The rules are supposed to cure football players of taunting and showboating when, from the moment they watched their first game on TV, immodest, antisocial behavior was presented as the way football is played? How do you return people to places they've never been?
Verizon recently launched a TV ad made up of 16 highlights from NFL games - every one of a player performing a dance, as if that's how football is played. Do you think Verizon's execs would encourage their kids to play ball that way?
THE MORE THE MERRIER!
Josh Innes has a daily one hour show on SportsRadio610 (10-11 AM). On Wednesday, April 28, he brought up the topic of hazing in sports, which was an offshoot of an AP story of two members of the Indianola (IA) Middle School track team who were charged with assault last week in connection with an alleged hazing incident.
Sean and John are two of the most knowledgeable and intelligent sports talk guys on local radio and I’m sure they do a lot of homework for their show, but when I am having more fun listening to recent sports talk shows hosted by rookie sports talkers named Bijani, Kalu, and Innes, than Sean and John, something is definitely wrong.
It’s too bad Sean and John aren’t able to listen to Ralph Cooper’s show, which is on the same time as theirs. Ralph's philosophy is to handle calls from listeners – not read stories from the Internet – we can do that ourselves and without the commercials.
For those who are early-bird challenged, the Outdoor Show is a very informative show that provides seasonal hunting and fishing conditions, news on the latest hunting and fishing gear, current weather forecasts to help its listeners get the most of their outdoor experience, and then there is “Fun Sunday” when anything goes.
On Thursday morning (May 6), over a span of two hours, Captain Mickey fielded more calls than KGOW 1560’s Sean and John Show (3-7 PM daily) did over a period of five days this week (Monday through Friday). Wowwwww!!!
CARLOS Z. TO THE PEN!
I wonder what all of the fantasy baseball owners who drafted Zambrano in the first round of their fantasy leagues think about this move.
Astro Mike Ganis aka Mike In DA
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