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This was a great game to watch. The pace was fast, the Refs didn't start actually calling Kings Penalties until the third period, and it was a thrilling shootout. The Power Play leaves a lot to be desired though, as well as some of those non-saves Niemi had. Still, a game against the Kings the night before Thanksgiving, that was entertaining and exciting and it felt very playoff atmosphere.
1 week, 1 day ago on Sharks win thriller over Kings in 17,564th round of the shootout
I know he is only one guy playing on one line, but it seems like Burns makes that entire team better. Maybe it's his style, or just his leadership, but ever since he came back I've been seeing the Sharks from when the season started, rather than the Sharks who had a long losing streak. That coupled with the depth the team has (Hannan scoring for example) makes me really happy with this team, win or lose. Hopefully they can contend come May, but right now, they are just fun to watch.
1 week, 4 days ago on Sharks continue Eastern Conference dominance by holding off Devils
@Otis Byrd III Most of the posts in these type of threads are not ringing endorsements for either station anyway, so that's just par for the course right? ;)
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Sports talk listening habits: are they changing or nah?
Something kind of an addendum to what I said, I've noticed I started listening to more talk radio coming home from work. During the Shutdown and now for Obamacare, I've been going to either Gil Gross or even Mark Levin (Or just KCBS) on the drive home. Levin comes across as an insanely angry individual, but I'm finding I agree with him a lot on this whole Obamacare thing. It's also more entertaining than sports talk these days.
I used to listen to The Game a lot when it was first on but I just
can't get past how every minute of every day is planned. It's the ESPN
Radio of Sports talk, where instead of carrying out topics that are
interesting for two straight (or more) segments, they have to say
something like "Coming up next, it's Questions for Kreidler". Gee,
thanks. Another gimmick that I care nothing about.
KNBR, man I wish Ray Woodson was doing the Morning Show. Do they really
have to have morning zoo radio where it's so annoying that you have to
change the channel? The thing is I like Murph and Mac when they are
doing the show solo. When they're together, it's not good radio.
mentioned my thoughts on Gary Radnich in that thread but the gist of it
is he loves to hear himself talk, pound on the table like an idiot, and
turns a serious subject into a joke on a whim. I don't really
understand the hatred of Fitz and Brooks (Fitz can be condesending at
times but I think that argument is way overblown) and Tom Tolbert with
Ray Ratto might be KNBR's best show with Damon's. That Halloween
episode they had had me laughing throughout the entire first segment it
was hysterical. I just wish that show wasn't on two stations and there
was more variety in drive time. Tolbert with Bayrnes is terrible. As
for Damon, I still think he has the best show on either station and I
will continue listening to him. I do not agree with his stance on Women
and his "Sandbox" and think KNBR handled the situation poorly (Now I'm
asking the question, what courts and why was KNBR so silent) but when
the quality of sports talk is really high, I can afford to disagree with
him on something. In fact, the reaction to his comments from media and
twitter kind of proved his overreactionary point, which I think should
have been the main gist of his argument.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Sports talk listening habits: are they changing or nah?
@Brent Burns' Fleas @GregMolumby When you go to the Super Bowl, I have a hard time believing that this was a "super bowl" year.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Wildcard bound? 49ers’ road to the Super Bowl now the same as John Harbaugh’s 2012 Ravens
I hope this experiment works and we get something like the local announcers being able to call the world series eventually. I mean you listen to your local announcers all year long, yet when it comes to the playoffs, you have to settle for national guys who might be bland and dull. As a Giants fan, how great would it be to hear Krukow and Kuiper call the World Series for the SF Fans.
Hopefully this does work and we can see something like it become a reality in pro sports.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Turner & CBS plan to revolutionize Final Four coverage next year with local feeds
@Brent Burns' Fleas I don't think we need to go the fire Harbaugh/Trade Kap route, but things aren't as peachy as they were last year.
When I'm at work, and I'm on break, I would tune into Gary's show, and it seemed like everytime something serious would be discussed, Gary would turn it into a joke and slam on the table like it's the funniest thing in the world. Also, I like Kate Scott, but she is being WASTED on Gary's show with the stupid "Yes" stuff.
As for the whole Damon thing, I'm not sure what else Gary would say. If KNBR management feels that 1050 is a "minor league" station, than sell it to someone else and maybe get a new format in there. I actually listen to 1050 more because I do like the National guys they have (John Fienstien, JT The Brick, even though I can do without Looney) and I wish KNBR did more with the station instead of letting it go to waste. When it was the Ticket, it seemed like a much more energetic station. I wonder why they can't try that stuff again, maybe bring in an MMA show, or have a Sharks Postgame show on that station after every game. The ratings are already abysmal, it can't hurt to change it up a bit and maybe bring in the young demographic. I actually see Damon Bruce's show being more appropriate for the younger demographic.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Gary Radnich: Damon Bruce’s comments due to frustration over being stuck on “the minor league station”
That 49ers pissed me off today for four reasons:
1) I'm starting to question Jim Harbaugh's decision making. What was he
doing challenging that touchdown ruled incomplete in the second quarter
with ONE TIME OUT LEFT? Doesn't he know the rule, that you must
complete the process of the catch in order for it to count as a TD?
Just ask Calvin Johnson, that has happened to him probably more than any
other reciever in the NFL. Not only that, but you squandered your
timeouts in the first quarter, you only had one left with 8 minutes, and
you decide to challenge?
2) I saw a game last week with the Saints and Brees looked to be sacked
high and low and both times roughing the passer was called. You might
as well stick a flag on the QB because you're apparently not allowed to
hit him anymore. That protect Brees like there is no tomorrow in this
league and it's frustrating as hell. That was a good tackle, even if it
was forceful. The whole neck thing is just following Newton's laws of
physics. Let the defenders play for crying out loud.
3) I'm actually starting to find the 49ers boring. Kaepernick looks
lost, the recievers are doing nothing, and the play calling leaves
something to be desired. Where's the flash, the creativity. You have
Kaepernick trying to act like Payton Manning (Thus why all the timeouts
are used early) when he should act like Colin Kaepernick, and the play
calling reminds me of some of the coordinators that the 49ers fired.
You don't want to use the read option? Fine, game plan something else
that is better than what they have been doing.
4) That idiot 49er who tackled Sproles after he signaled fair catch
really ticked me off. Ok, you didn't see it, but HE WAS GIVING HIMSELF
UP. At that time of the game is not the time to have a freaking brain
I'm not even sure if the 49ers will make the playoffs now. They don't
look like a playoff team, and the division is now far out of reach.
With the Cards winning, Carolina keeping on winning, and the 49ers
playing like ****, I think we can kiss Super Bowl hopes away. The game
was close today, but it was still a joke.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Wildcard bound? 49ers’ road to the Super Bowl now the same as John Harbaugh’s 2012 Ravens
Will Ruthless stay and do a Sharks viewing party after the game? ;)
I'm out of town but I would consider going if I was still in the Bay Area.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Contest winner announcement, plus a reminder to join us at Northstar to watch Niners-Saints
@justme21 I wish. ;)
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Keith Olbermann isn’t satisfied: Lee Hammer earns “rare consecutive night victory in world’s worst”
I feel like I should be given credit for this article. I called it LAST NIGHT!!!
From your article saying Damon will be back today, here was what I posted:
"The fact that KNBR stayed quiet about this whole thing today really
puzzles me. Yeah I know about the courts and all, but if it really were
a court issue, Damon would not be coming back tomorrow. I wasn't in
the camp calling for Damon's head on a platter, but he should have been
suspended for at least a week if not 2. The fact the he's coming back
tomorrow might put Lee Hammer back on the worst person of the sports
world on Olbermann's show tomorrow night."
By the way, there were some points he stated that I whole heartedly agree with, and one of those points was that we live in an overreactionary society. We have blogs like Leiberman or Aweful announcing making fun to announcers for simple mistakes, we have twitter which makes it easier to interact and bully, and I used this phrase today and I will use it again: We have a mob mentality, made easier by social media, ready to attack at will. That is scary where there doesn't seem to be room for analysis and debate anymore, but scorn and ridicule. It's scary where it's either you're with or your against us and you suck is the norm. It's scary that people refuse to hear opposing points of view and if they disagree, that person making the comment is automatically called an idiot, moron (Thank you Lowell Cohn, how professional was that by the way) and people think you should be scolded in public.
Again, I don't agree with what Damon said regarding women, and think he needs to learn that what he said was wrong. I don't agree with how he degrades women (Even though he does have a few on like Slusser, Killion, or whoever), and I do think he has a big ego that get's the best of him most times. However, I do listen to his show, and he brings some great perspectives and actually has a ton of variety of sports topics.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Sources: Damon Bruce will host his show Tuesday, no longer on 49ers pregame show
The fact that KNBR stayed quiet about this whole thing today really puzzles me. Yeah I know about the courts and all, but if it really were a court issue, Damon would not be coming back tomorrow. I wasn't in the camp calling for Damon's head on a platter, but he should have been suspended for at least a week if not 2. The fact the he's coming back tomorrow might put Lee Hammer back on the worst person of the sports world on Olbermann's show tomorrow night.
@justme21 @GregMolumby @Otis Byrd III That's true. On one end you have the courts, but on the other end are the listeners, and shouldn't they know somewhat what is going on? Maybe not have the staff talk about it, but I do think (And maybe it will happen) that Lee Hammer should appear on the radio (Like the Mr. T Show, when more people are listening) and say what the situation is or write something on the website.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Ted Ramey will host tomorrow in place of Damon Bruce
@Otis Byrd III I am really surprised how quiet KNBR is about this. Social media is analogious to a mob mentality right now regarding this situation and the station that employs him is acting as if Damon doesn't even exist. I hope they say something soon and I think it really is in their best interest to tackle this head on.
@AJ_Strong @GregMolumby That's true, and KNBR has been around forever. I'm just saying that with all the options now, I don't think KNBR would have the Ratings if they didn't have the 3 big teams. It's kind of like network TV vs. Cable. Way back when, there weren't many channels to choose from. Now there are hundreds and the ratings are showing.
1 month ago on The future (or lack thereof) for the “Radio Wars” ratings posts
@JimmyJohn @GregMolumby That's where the ratings are, Giants and 49ers. If KNBR didn't have those two teams, I'm not sure if the Ratings would be as great as they are.
I guess I should include Tom Tolbert and Ray Ratto. If it's Tolbert and Byernes, that show is unlistenable too. I did find yesterday's Halloween beginning of the show really hysterical though.