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@Otis Byrd III @regulus3333 I was watching some of the games yesterday and quite a few of them were just hard to watch. I didn't find any entertainment value in them, with penalties being called on every play, or just a lot of stoppages in play. It's facinating to me that the NFL is so popular (Fantasy and Gambling) yet it's become as slow as Baseball is. The 49ers having a bad season added to that of course, but just the league as a whole is kinda boring now.
5 days, 5 hours ago on 49ers show some heart in season-ending loss to Seahawks
I think all those guys and all those advertisment people should be investigated for Fraud. Every week it's the same thing "GET MY GUARANTEED STONE COLD PICK OF THE YEAR, ABSOLUTELY FREE" (Emphasis on all caps becase they are yelling at you all the time). It's the worst thing about the football season, all these guys who say their picks are free when they have to get something out of it. I wish radio stations would get them off the air but they are all over the place, especially on Weekends, making radio more unlistenable than it already is.
1 week, 2 days ago on Regular KNBR guest Adam Meyer indicted for fraud, extortion
@Tom J Telling long stories, what does that mean? The guy was a journalist, and I liked his chemistry with Boguish. Also, he was very critical of the NCAA which is what is really needed in radio these days anyway. Still, I appreciated that he would get in some Islanders talk (like yesterday's show there was a call on hockey and it was nice) and other Hockey talk. Now locally, you don't even get a Sharks guy on the radio for an interview like you had in the past. I guess with Ramenda gone, it's kinda hard to do that, but Randy Hahn was always a good interview.
2 weeks ago on November ratings: KNBR puts up a crazy number
@alboe @GregMolumby It seems like all the shows are regular shows today with the Auction in the background.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on November ratings: KNBR puts up a crazy number
KNBR is doing their annual sports auction today and it sounds like they've cut back. They aren't doing it from AT&T Park and there seems to be more reliance on being a normal show instead of all auction all the time. Anyone know why they cut back so much? It actually sounds a little weird.
Great game last night. A little surprised at the three stars celebration (James Sheppard? Really?) but after the first period the Sharks put on a pretty dominating effort. It looks like Hertl is back and form, Nieto seems to be playing better, and that was a very good win last night. Hopefully they can keep it going this weekend.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Sharks win third straight as three forwards score two goals apiece
I was listening to some of Townsand and Zak yesterday (I guess they were filling in for Damon) and they didn't sound too bad. I was thinking what if they swapped Townsand and Zak and put Damon on at night from 7 to 11? Both sounded pretty good as a drive time show and since they make changes every few weeks, this could happen.
I still hate the fact on radio there are more commercials and breaks than actual show. I mean on KNBR it's almost as if the hosts are only there half the time because the other half is all commercials.
Also, John Fienstein was let go? You mean the only show on ANY radio station that I know I will get some hockey talk has been fired by CBS Radio. Welcome to Radio, where if you don't talk football 24 hours a day 7 days a week you will be gone. F Radio and their narrow mindedness.
I don't remember the last time Radio was good, maybe when Radnich was doing the noon show and Pete Franklin was still alive. It's really been bad for years now.
I heard this is the first time the Sharks have won back to back games since October. That's unreal. It wasn't pretty but glad they got it done. Boston is next and I'm going to the game so looking forward to it. I wish I could see Chara though. Oh well.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Nieto scores game-winner with 11.5 seconds left as Sharks beat Flyers 2-1
I really hope they take that win and play hard against the Flyers tomorrow night. It seems like the Flyers are struggling, which is not good news for the Sharks, unfortunately.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Sharks break losing streak with aggressive 6-4 victory over Ducks
Was anyone listening to the Damon Bruce show? He was going all out on Levi's Stadium pretty much changing the name to The Stadium where Turkey was eaten at MidField" and how the 49ers should have stayed in San Francisco. He made some good points, but it was such a stark contrast to his rah rah attitude about the Stadium before the season started. I guess now that we almost have a full season under Levi's, it's not as cracked up as we hoped it would be. Still, he really bashed the thing today on the show, and spent almost the entire show doing it.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on No “apology” from Harbaugh today (plus what might be the scariest post-49ers Harbaugh scenario)
@jwj You know I was listening to the Three Amigo show and I was wondering, why couldn't they be the morning show? They actually sounded pretty good on radio, and if you just change the name a little bit, I think they could work great in the mornings. Of course I think one of the hosts does another radio station so maybe that was why, but it did seem like good morning show fodder, from what little I heard.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on 95.7 changes up their morning and evening lineup once again
I'm starting to feel Apathy for this team and that's not good. I mean I watch the games, but now win or lose I'm not feeling anything. Tonight was another game where it looked like they were outworked, and Hertl has had a really disappointing year.
I hope this layoff to Wednesday will be good for the team because they need it. They look dead tired.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Early mistakes sentence Sharks to another shootout loss
Other than the Marleau goal, that was a terrible game. The team still looks slow and I was watching Hertl on the power play and he was awful. I was at the game and there was one point where he came back to the bench and just slapped the stick on it, and this was after giving up two turnovers on the Power Play.
I hope this trade helps because this team really does look worse than last year and I'm still trying to have patience.
4 weeks ago on Sharks continue to flounder in homecoming against Panthers
Oh great, another show that talks about nothing but Football. I blame KNBR for this too, but this is a big reason why I don't listen to Sports talk radio anymore. It's almost like if you can talk about Football, you're just damn lazy now. No wonder that sport is so popular, amongst all the other reasons.
4 weeks ago on 95.7 changes up their morning and evening lineup once again
Wow they fired another guy? Good god they can't ever be stable can they. For being the flagship of the A's, they sure didn't have a long post game show. I remember one night where it was only a half an hour? I know Marty Lurie is obsessed with the Giants, but he goes at least 3 or 4 some nights. An A's postgame should be at least 2 hours long.
1 month ago on 95.7 to add “The Three Amigos” to Saturday morning slot
@Otis Byrd III @fabiani12333 @GregMolumby The reason why I thought Kate might have been a decent host is because I enjoy when Gary is off and it's Kruger and Scott only. The show does flow a lot better and they are actually talking about sports rather than have loudmouth Gary take the show off the rails every chance he gets. It's a much more enjoyable show. I also enjoy his work on the 49ers Postgame, even though I find the other guy kind of boring.
1 month, 1 week ago on 95.7 to add “The Three Amigos” to Saturday morning slot
@Pulgas de Brent Burns @Otis Byrd III I heard that call and he was all saying stay on topic and crap like that. Hey, I thought it was a sports talk radio show, meaning the topic is SPORTS. At least he didn't call in talking about the midterm elections or something like that. The fact that Damon even hung up on the guy was just flat out rude.
Yet another show where the same 5 topics will be discussed ad nausiaum. What's that saying go, you can decorate a pig all you want but it's still a pig? Sports Talk radio is freaking boring, especially on the weekends where it's either those dumb gambling shows where the hosts yell at you for hours, or nothing but football highlights and interviews. This show will probably be no different. If you really wanted to provide diversity, either Gianna Franco or Kate Scott would actually be hosting their own show and the show wouldn't have stupid titles like "The Three Amigos". We need more woman hosts, at least a better option than Amy Lawrence.
Kind of sad I missed this one. Seemed like so much was happening, from the whole Roussell thing to the Sharks actually having a good third period.
Pity they couldn't duplicate it against Chicago. Looking forward to the Florida game.
1 month, 1 week ago on Sharks’ come from behind victory an ideal way to kick a off road trip
Tommy Wingels has been the Sharks breakout star this year. I'm really hoping Nieto has a good decent game tonight because he's been kind of a bust. Looking forward to seeing the Sharks back in action tonight.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on A few thoughts as the Sharks wrap up a rare four-day breather and prepare to host Vancouver
Time for Roman to go. If you're not going to give the ball to your star running back, you don't belong here.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Greg Roman: “I’ve got to do a better job”
@paperback writer That 49er game pissed me off. It's one thing that they lost, but it was how they lost that made me so irate. The offense was boring crap, Kaepernick is starting to really suck as QB, but the Offensive line wasn't doing him any favors. This whole season has been a disappointment, from the coach rumor mill (I think I'm starting to get into the Harbaugh and Roman must go camp), to the bad play. Yeah I know the 49ers have been banged up, but the offensive line hasn't and I thought the defense had better depth than it does. Now you add in all this other off field drama and there's a part of me that hopes that Bowman doesn't come back, so he can really get healthy and ready for next season.
Also, with the Giants, Sharks and Warriors actually putting in the effort (Sharks and Warriors might lose, but the effort is still there) it's hard to be really excited for the 49ers "playoff chances".
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Harbaugh’s tell, Youngstown and ‘outside flack’
This break is coming at a great time. Sharks need the rest and the practice. I just can't believe after Thursday they are going on the road again. Looking forward to a nice long home stand, whenever that will happen.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on “We’ve made strides.” — Sharks get revenge, beat Islanders 3-1
I never understood the whole Universal Sports thing. Comcast owns NBC, yet they don't have US, and I remember watching that channel sometimes when it was on. For example, like 5 years ago I would actually watch some of the skiing on Universal Sports but now I have to wait 4 years to see these athletes. An All Olympic channel would be great, but why can't they just fix US and rebrand it and make it more visible than it is already.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/year-round-olympics-channel-far.html
I'm not sure if I enjoy the ratings posts as insomuch as I enjoy just posts about what's happening on sports radio and the media in the Bay Area. They are your most commented threads and bring out the most interesting of discussions. I'm still a little confused on the whole Ric Bucher thing. I heard him on the morning show last week so apparently he wasn't leaving to begin with.
I really don't listen to The Game anymore, except for maybe Damon's show but even with that it's not much. I sometimes listen to the Murph and Mac show but man that show is bad and I agree that KNBR has way way too much commercial time. Not commercials, because they play the same ones (Quicken Loans, Kars for Kids, ect) but it's over and over and over again. I mean from like 6:00 in the morning to 6:10, it's sports updates and commercials. I think they've brought it down to a half hour of actual show, to which I'm like "how much are they paying these guys just to sit there for a half hour and then talk for another half hour?"
I'm finding more and more I've been going to national radio, like CBS or NBC, and I do miss Fox Sports Radio in the Bay Area. I still wish (because he has bay area ties with the Raiders) 1050 would stop the simulcast (Which feels so meaningless now) of Tolbert's show and bring back JT The Brick. Unfortunately, there is no relationship with FSR anymore so I doubt that will happen. I could also do without the unnecessary replays of sporting events, be in the Giants, Warriors, or 49ers.
3 months, 1 week ago on August sports talk ratings look like July ratings, and June ratings …
@Scott no2 @GregMolumby I bet if the Rise Guys had all those restrictions (Topic radio, Questions for Kriedler, etc) taken off, they would have been the best of the sports radio shows. They were already better than Murph and Mac, but then that's not too hard.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on When the going gets tough, the Huff gets going (on a permanent vacation): Aubrey Huff quits 95.7 The Game’s morning show
Man The Game changes hosts so much. I wonder what The Rise Guys are thinking. I heard they went onto a Sacramento ESPN station but the dismantaling of yet another Morning show on The Game makes me think they shouldn't have fired The Rise Guys to begin with.
I wish we can get a save Drew Remenda campaign going. That's more shocking right now.
6 months ago on #KeepJim worked: Jim Barnett says he’ll call every game in 2014-15
@griffm60 @GregMolumby Soccar is commercial free for the most part. Hockey Overtimes are also Commercial Free, for the most part. I know there needs to be commercials, but my point is there are too many. And if they have to have commercials, continue to show the Race.
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/nascar-on-fox-hitting-record-low-ratings.html
My problem was Nascar on TV is all the commercials. I mean with all the advertising that happens during the race itself, why do they need to go to commercial every 2 minutes and miss like 5 minutes of racing per segment. For example, one of the races I try to watch was the Sanoma Race (It's local) but I didn't sit down to watch commercials over and over. For all the millions of dollars that NASCAR makes in advertising, some of that should go to the networks to have either racing commercial free, or get the picture in picture throughout the ENTIRE race instead of at the beginning and end.
But I liked the Dan Hicks/Mike Mayock pairing. That will be missed.
8 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/espn-gets-a-wild-card-game-nbc-gets-a-divisional-playoff-game-for-this-season.html
That was a hell of an experience for a first time going to a Stanley Cup Playoff game. That building was electric all night long, and it was so much fun.
8 months ago on Sharks’ depth, McLellan’s wizardry too much for Kings in Game 2
Was that supposed to be funny? To me it is highlighting ESPN's biggest problem and why Sportscenter sucks now and has since Rich Eisen left.
8 months ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/
@justme21 @GregMolumby Yeah the Simulcast did start because of Giants baseball, but that was with Ralph and Tom. Now that Ralph is not there, there really is no reason to continue doing it.
As for Ted Ramey, I actually do continue to listen to his show, but it's so weird how he just calls it "The Show". If he is a mainstay, he might have to change the title. Who would have though he, of all the hosts on KNBR, would get his own show. I thought Kate Scott would have been in the front of the line.
8 months ago on March ratings and some notes on Byrnes, Bruce, Barnett
@Sunset Boy Kars4Kids now has like 5 variations of the same commercial so I doubt that will happen. The DGDG stuff does suck though, just like every other commercial on radio. BTW, don't you have to be really strong to flip houses? That must be backbreaking.
- Does KNBR care about it's 1050 property at all? Ever since Gary's Minor League comment when it came to the station, that's pretty much what it's become, with Ted Ramey (Who is a little boring) and the national guys. I still think the Tom Tolbert Simulcast should end and KNBR is stupid for having it continue, and if you really wanted to make 1050 all national, than do it all national, and put on Doug Gottleib and then JT the Brick.
- As for Damon, yeah his show is pretty much the same but I'm glad he did get rid of the whole Nooner thing.
-It will be interesting to see if the A's increase 95.7's ratings. I've kind of started to listen to the station more with Damon's show, but I can't stand the others. I even tried the Morning show and it was OK but not appointment listening.
You know what needs the teamcast concept? Baseball. If I'm watching the world series and my team was playing, I would love to hear the announcers I've heard all year long calling world series games. I mean I know I'm in a minority when I say that Joe Buck isn't that bad, but the prospects of having Kruk and Kuip call a Giants world series would be great. Considering everything is moving to Cable anyway, why not try it.
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/final-four-and-championship-game-ratings-tell-interesting-story.html
Isn't the Final Four such a big event that it should always be on the network, in this case CBS? I feel like I'm up on media sports news (Why I follow this site for the most part) but I still don't understand why the final four was on TBS, and not CBS, where it's been every year for the last 20+ years. That might have added to the confusion.
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/why-was-there-so-much-confusion-over-the-turner-ncaa-teamcasts.html
@Tom J This was when I think I stopped listening to The Game full time. That decision to not have the games on but to send all their hosts to a Bar to get drunk and be as immature as possible really pissed me off, especially since they got the tournament only a year prior.
9 months, 1 week ago on What does Damon Bruce’s departure mean for KNBR?
I would love it if KNBR brought The Rise Guys to thier station and maybe did something for 1050. That station is now a Barron wasteland and I don't get what KNBR is hoping to accomplish. Are they going all national syndicated? Can they stop doing the Tom Tolbert Simulcast? Are they going to do anything to give 1050 any buzz? I mean I would like to see The Rise Guys come back, but I kind of don't want them to lose John Feinstein either. I wish they would just get rid of Murph and Mac and bring in The Rise Guys to host the morning show. I just think with the handcuffs off, the Rise Guys in the morning would be really entertaining. In fact, I did think they were entertaining by The Game, but the problem with the Game has more to do with format than it does with Hosts. The Rise Guys deserve to be on in this Market.
9 months, 1 week ago on 95.7 The Game tidbits: Bruce gets big raise, they also wanted Krueger
@justme21 @Sunset Boy This is why I listen to John Feinstein. They gave some great coverage on the Rich Peverley incident from last night, something missing on the local stations too busy focused on 49ers and Giants again.
9 months, 1 week ago on Huge shakeup at 95.7 The Game – Damon Bruce in, Rise Guys out
Did Damon Bruce just sell out? He's been bashing The Game on his show ever since that station came into existance. Now he's going to join The Game and be the Drive time guy? What about his weekend CBS Show. I'm not sure ESPN would like having one of the employees from their affiliate hosting a national syndication show on their competition.
Can we please stop with the freaking word "insider". I don't watch Yahoo Sports Talk Live because that's all they have on it seems and it's just one big ego stroke fest. They are not insiders. They are analysts who are paid to cover the teams. Most do so badly, but there are some good ones like Miaocco.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on CSN Bay Area names full-time A’s insider
Can we write off this 49ers season? It seems to me that with all the crap we've been hearing, this season is going to suck. That is bad too because it was supposed to be an exciting time opening up a new stadium and all.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Harbaugh denies wanting more money/power, says he and Baalke speak “hourly”
So with no basis other than to bring up the Damon Bruce saga again, Deadspin accuses Bruce of downloading porn with no shred of proof. That's nice journalism there. Let the hatred flow, I guess.
I'm not saying it was or wasn't Damon, but why point to him by name. Because of his woman comments? Because of his affiliation with Hooters, which is a family restaurant? Whatever.
As for this notice, if this is recently, it's a poorly written notice. One employee could just say, "But these aren't Susquehana computers anymore, they're Cumulus's" and get off scott free. And yes, whoever does download porn is an idiot.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on KNBR tipster sends ancient don’t-download-porno memo to Deadspin for some reason
@burnerboy The current state of all sports radio sucks. It's boring, rehashed crap, for the most part.
10 months ago on January radio ratings, plus 95.7’s “weed or smoothie” game
@ScottPon @Pulgas de Brent Burns Shouldn't that make the rivalry stronger? Sometimes less is more.
11 months, 1 week ago on Pavelski falls short of hat trick in scrappy beatdown of Red Wings
I guess they brought back the Nooner which means we have probably completely moved past Woman-Gate. Makes the reaction to it all the more worse.
11 months, 2 weeks ago on Revisiting the radio “wars”
@Pulgas de Brent Burns @GregMolumby Boy did that boil over quickly. I think the only reason it lasted a week was because A&E allowed it to last a week.
@Otis Byrd III Just to clarify something, I don't think Damon should have been fired, but more suspended. Maybe a week, maybe 2, but not a day which happened to be a national holiday. He got a slap on the wrist and now a few months after people complained, it's a non-issue. It's kind of like the Gun issue. If people were really serious about changing perceptions and laws, you wouldn't be talking about it for 2 weeks and then the issue be shoved to the side. You would still be talking about it and writing in demanding changes almost every day and just keeping the dialog going.