THE TRIPLE SNOOZE
Written By: LM
When Lance Zierlein moved to mornings with Adam Clanton (790), I vowed never to listen to Charlie Pallilo again. Well, thanks to Sports Radio 610's Triple Threat (Sean Pendergast, Rich Lord and Ted Johnson), that's a lie
Ted Johnson brings football knowledge in addition to tons of contacts (former professional players and associates). Ted Johnson also has some edge, not over the top but he has a little. However, what makes Ted good also hurts the show.
Sean Pendergast is intelligent. Sean definitely brings the Notre Dame education to the show and oddly its also a negative in some aspects.
Less Rich Lord "talk time" is a major positive. The less I hear of Rich Lord the better. Thank you John Harris Texans Sideline Reporter.
Sean Pendergast needs to really lay off the 11 syllable words. Damn, I don't need Sean to speak monosyllabically for me to understand but I sure don't need Mensa level vocabulary words on my drive home in traffic. HMW has even poked fun of Sean, asking him to work in a "big word" of the day.
With all shows, I like to identify one or two things that I quickly associate with a show. What I have come to realize, The Triple Threat is nothing more than one big Ted Johnson Interview. It sounds like just about every topic, Ted Johnson has to sign off on the take. Rich and Seth are basically interviewing Ted during the show not to mention we have to hear "Three Time Super Bowl Winner Ted Johnson". I think the show would have a chance if they operated like a unit instead of setting Ted up as an interview. I've heard players do shows with non athletes before and it don't sound like the Triple Threat. For the most part, Mike and Seth Payne deliver as two personalities. Every now and then, Mike may ask Seth a question but its nothing like Triple Threat with Three Time Super Bowl Winner Ted Johnson.