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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.
13 hours, 2 minutes 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.
1 day, 14 hours 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.
1 day, 20 hours 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.
5 days, 3 hours 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 week, 3 days 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.
1 week, 5 days ago on 95.7 to add “The Three Amigos” to Saturday morning slot
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 week, 5 days 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.
2 weeks, 2 days 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.
2 weeks, 2 days 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".
2 weeks, 2 days 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.
2 weeks, 5 days 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.
3 weeks, 5 days 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.
2 months, 2 weeks 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.
2 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.
5 months, 1 week 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.
6 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.
7 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.
7 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.
7 months, 1 week 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.
7 months, 1 week 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.
7 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.
7 months, 3 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.
8 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.
8 months, 2 weeks 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.
8 months, 2 weeks 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.
8 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.
8 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.
8 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.
9 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.
10 months, 2 weeks 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.
10 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.
I've been wondering if we were going to get any news on KNBR's switch from Fox Sports Radio to NBC Sports Radio. It seemed like this was a good time to end the Mr. T syndicated on both stations format and go with JT The Brick after Damon's show but they didn't do it. I get they wanted to do this for Giants games with Ralph and Tom, but I still don't understand why they are still doing it. There is no variety in the drive time slot.
I was shocked when I heard the news that Damon Bruce got his CBS Show back. Anyone remember when people were crying bloody murder for Bruce to get fired for his rant. This is pretty much our society in a nutshell. Something happens, people blast that something for a week, and then it get's pushed under the rug never to be brought up again. I wasn't insulted at the time of the comments, but I am a little bit pissed at KNBR's decision to bring him back after a day off and now at CBS Sports Radio's decision to bring him back. I'm not pissed at the comments, but I'm pissed at the reaction and what a non-factor that really was.
Right now I only listen to the national shows (John Feinstien and the NBC Sports Radio show at night). Most of it is more boring football coverage so I've been listening to a lot of music/podcasts lately. I still like Fitz and Brooks, Damon, and I've been liking the last couple of days of Gary and Lerry's show but Sports Radio in the Bay Area really sucks right now. I've also decided other than A's games, I can't stand The Game anymore. I don't need ESPN Radio 24/7 and while 95.7 is local, they might as well be a local version of ESPN Radio and That sucks.
And they want to have the Super Bowl in New York. Man I can't wait till the controversy that week is the cold weather that could possibly not be safe for the players or fans or the various celebrities they have there. Well done NFL, Well done.
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Sponsors save NFL teams from embarrassing blackouts
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.
12 months 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.
12 months 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? ;)
1 year 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.
@Brent Burns' Fleas @GregMolumby When you go to the Super Bowl, I have a hard time believing that this was a "super bowl" year.
1 year 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.
1 year 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.
1 year ago on Gary Radnich: Damon Bruce’s comments due to frustration over being stuck on “the minor league station”