Oh, what’s that, smoldering over there in the extinguished tire fire that is the Philadelphia sports scene? Why it appears to be the 97.5 mid-day show taking a mostly unprovoked swipe at Josh Innes, perhaps fueled by the BAD BLOOD present between Innes and Rob Ellis after Innes essentially took Ellis’ job at WIP [UPDATE: It should be noted that Rob and Harry don’t control their show’s Twitter account and that it’s likely run by a producer, so the actual exchange here is Josh vs. 97.5 producer]:
Score one for Innes. Ye response was put on a tee and he knocked it out of the park.
What do the ratings have to say? Well, again, it depends on how you choose to skin that particular cat. If you are an industry folk and don’t believe that streaming estimates should be included because they’re not in your favor, then Innes’ 6.1 last month stomped all over Harry and Rob’s 4.8. But, when you factor in the stream – something which makes sense to do especially in mid-days when a majority of people are at work – Harry and Rob earned a combined 6.8 to Innes’ 6.4. Though that’s in the highly erratic holiday month. Typically, Innes gets a number over 8, which Harry and Rob haven’t touched. Hard not to count this squabble as a victory for Josh. MARCH ON:
Side note: The answer to Harry and Rob’s question is Steph Curry. Who wants to give me tickets for tomorrow? No way I’m paying $200 to sit in the second level, which is the going rate on the secondary market. I will, however, pay $150 sight-unseen for anything in the first 15 rows of the first level. Expense that, save ~25%, and it’s a cool $110 or so for first level seats to see the most electrifying man in sports. This is how you bargain.*
*No one is going to sell me tickets at that price, but it’s worth a shot.