Topic: Radio

January 30, 2014

The New York Mets' owners are dealing with their winter restlessnes by toying with the idea of breaking up a very great pair of radio broadcasters. For a bunch of reasons, this is a terrible idea.

July 2, 2013

Bill Simmons started a beef with Doc Rivers on very vague grounds and out of a very ESPN impulse. It was squashed just a few days later. He's figuring this TV thing out fast.

April 17, 2013

It's comforting to see ESPN's Colin Cowherd as a mutant, mainly because he acts like one. But he's also an incarnation of a whole horrible and highly successful way of thinking, talking, and yelling about sports. None of it is good, but the last bit's worse.

April 15, 2013

More than perhaps any other sport on television, golf is a visual experience. It's the same way on an actual course. So why would there even be a radio broadcast of the Masters? And who would've imagined that it would be so illuminating and even fun to listen to?

January 30, 2013

It seemed reasonable to expect a mess from FYI, the low-budget "vodcast" hosted by former Detroit Tigers misfits/miscreants Dmitri Young and Robert Fick. But while the show itself was kind of a mess, it was also oddly earnest and endearing. And that was before they started telling Matt Anderson stories.

September 13, 2012

Mike Francesa is not just the most powerful and self-confident and ham-like personality in sports radio, although he is that. He's also a recognizably New York type, and a state of mind. So, yeah, definitely someone worth talking about.

September 12, 2012

A couple weeks ago, human veal chop and sports radio legend Mike Francesa was screaming like someone who really cared about the New York Mets. Yesterday, he fell asleep on camera while a guest talked about the New York Yankees. It's all pretty much the same for this guy.

February 10, 2012

On his long-running, wide-ranging radio show, Jean Shepherd talked about whatever he damn well pleased, however he felt like doing it. Occasionally, all that eloquent rambling led him to Shea Stadium, and the Mets.