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Heavy hundred of sports talk

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by MTM, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member


    Talkers Magazine posts is second annual list of 100 most important sports talk radio host. The credibility of the lists stops at No. 1.
  2. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Did I miss Van Pelt on there?
  3. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    I don't understand how local or regional guys can be listed ahead of national ones. I don't like Rome, for example, but I don't see how two WFAN shows can be listed ahead of him, since nobody outside of NYC listens to their schtick.

    More East Coast bias, I guess.
  4. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    Gargano and Macnow are only heard in Philadelphia, but I'd put them up against any of the national schmucks.
  5. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member

    I'd put Dan Patrick No. 1 and as much as I don't like their show, Mike & Mike at No. 2.
  6. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    I don't see how anybody can realistically argue against Francesa, who is among the genre's pioneers. Like him or not, he helped sports talk become popular.
  7. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Mulligan & Hanley on the morning drive and Boers & Bernstein in the afternoon on Chicago's The Score are both top-notch talk radio, and I'm glad to see them recognized in the top 20 here. We're blessed in Chicago. Very little of the stereotypical sports talk radio blather. A little Bears-heavy in the morning for my taste, but everyone's smart and engaging.
  8. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Rob Dibble and Amy Van Dyken do a show together?
    Good lord
  9. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    How the hell do they not have Steve Czaban, yet the most unlistenable show in Pittsburgh of Vinny and Cook? That show is four hours Ron Cook screaming down callers and Vinny with his nasally bitch whine.

    And how do they have Tony Bruno and Harry Mayes and not have Mike Missanelli? Did this guy even do research on this list or just grab 100 names he'd heard of? I love Bruno but he clearly isn't the Bruno of 20 years ago on ESPN Radio.

    And as much as I hate Paul Finbaum, he should be higher.
  10. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    He might have been a pioneer. He might be No. 1 in NYC. But outside the tri-state area he's a nobody compared to Cowherd, Rome, Mike and Mike and Patrick.
  11. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    #12 is Pat O'Brien and Steve Hartman out of LA. If you are #13 or worse, you should just quit the business.

    Yes, *that* Pat O'Brien.
  12. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Donovan McNabb is a better radio host than Steve Czaban??
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