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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.
5 days, 21 hours 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.
5 days, 21 hours 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.
5 days, 21 hours 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.
2 weeks, 1 day 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.
1 month, 3 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.
1 month, 4 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.
2 months 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.
3 months, 1 week 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.
3 months, 2 weeks 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? ;)
3 months, 2 weeks 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.
3 months, 2 weeks 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.
3 months, 3 weeks 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.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Wildcard bound? 49ers’ road to the Super Bowl now the same as John Harbaugh’s 2012 Ravens
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.
3 months, 3 weeks 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.