Monday, June 2, 2014

THE TRIPLE SNOOZE BY LM


THE TRIPLE SNOOZE
Written By: LM
6.1.2014

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

THE POSITIVE

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.

THE NEGATIVE

The show is absolutely boring.  Elevator music boring.  The inside joke with HMW is how "swell" the show is.  When I listen to the Triple Snooze, feels like I'm out of place and need a sweater folded over my show.  As a show, its edgeless. Neither host is really separating themselves as a "personality" just some "swell" guys doing a Afternoon Drive Show in the 4th largest city 6th largest market.

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.

I love the Sopranos, Lord knows I do but damn can the Triple Threat do one show without a Sopranos, Seinfeld or Hangover reference.  Honestly, it sounds like those three shows/movies are the extent of Rich Lord's Pop Culture knowledge.  Every damn day you hear 1 or possibly all three during their show.  Its similar to a few years back when wack ass shows overly used Anchorman references.

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.

OUT
LM

7 comments:

shynolan_reese said...

i actually like the show or at least I'm turning to the station now....i think the show it okay....Josh and Rich arguing on the radio was the worst radio EVER.

i do agree with you on Pallilo kinda dry and bland well not kinda he is...he is definitely old school radio the only thing i like about Pallilo is he takes calls actually listens to your call and he is a baseball guy and thats hard to find.

Reese
@mann_at_arms

shynolan_reese said...

i actually like the show or at least I'm turning to the station now....i think the show it okay....Josh and Rich arguing on the radio was the worst radio EVER.

i do agree with you on Pallilo kinda dry and bland well not kinda he is...he is definitely old school radio the only thing i like about Pallilo is he takes calls actually listens to your call and he is a baseball guy and thats hard to find.

Reese
@mann_at_arms

shynolan_reese said...

i actually like the show or at least I'm turning to the station now....i think the show it okay....Josh and Rich arguing on the radio was the worst radio EVER.

i do agree with you on Pallilo kinda dry and bland well not kinda he is...he is definitely old school radio the only thing i like about Pallilo is he takes calls actually listens to your call and he is a baseball guy and thats hard to find.

Reese
@mann_at_arms

shynolan_reese said...

i actually like the show or at least I'm turning to the station now....i think the show it okay....Josh and Rich arguing on the radio was the worst radio EVER.

i do agree with you on Pallilo kinda dry and bland well not kinda he is...he is definitely old school radio the only thing i like about Pallilo is he takes calls actually listens to your call and he is a baseball guy and thats hard to find.

Reese
@mann_at_arms

shynolan_reese said...

i actually like the show or at least I'm turning to the station now....i think the show it okay....Josh and Rich arguing on the radio was the worst radio EVER.

i do agree with you on Pallilo kinda dry and bland well not kinda he is...he is definitely old school radio the only thing i like about Pallilo is he takes calls actually listens to your call and he is a baseball guy and thats hard to find.

Reese
@mann_at_arms

shynolan_reese said...

i actually like the show or at least I'm turning to the station now....i think the show it okay....Josh and Rich arguing on the radio was the worst radio EVER.

i do agree with you on Pallilo kinda dry and bland well not kinda he is...he is definitely old school radio the only thing i like about Pallilo is he takes calls actually listens to your call and he is a baseball guy and thats hard to find.

Reese
@mann_at_arms

Steve said...

The show is ok. Rich Lord is everyone's favorite punching bag and, yeah, everyone is wrong. And most people tune into whatever sporting event for the sideline reporter. Uh, no they don't. What insight can people expect in 10 seconds in the middle of the game. Answer: NONE. .... And hating on Palillo (considered the best by many) is, well....