You, the reader, never ceases to amaze me. I put together a somewhat convoluted sports talk radio daily fantasy lineup build complete with an Excel spreadsheet download and countless epople download it, fill it out, and sent screenshots. Let’s take a look at some of them:
I don’t hate the morning show. I feel like Mike will need to dominate the conversation more, and Harry would be a legit co-host that could get in his way. Also, Anthony Gargano and Silent Bro (Jamie Lynch) are boys, so I feel like they need to be a package deal. The mid-day show is good, but would be too much hockey with not enough structure for sports talk radio PDs. BUT, I’d love to hear two hours of Al and Keith, say from 10-12– the ol’ Vai and Gonzo time slot. The rest is workable.
Mike said he “went with the BOB reunion,” which is like saying you gave Geraldo another vault special. It didn’t work the first time and it’s not working again. Rob is not a morning guy– he’s too straight. You need more life in the mornings. I feel like Harry Mayes needs to be part of any morning show going forward (honestly, tell me you wouldn’t listen to a me, Mayes and Marks morning show– that’s the show that needs to happen). That said, Mayes and Myrtetus is a good pairing and may very well happen at some point this year. Mike and Ike 2.0– no thanks.
No. None of these shows work. Glen and Ray are terrific together, but you have to think about where they are in their careers– no way either of them are getting up at 4 a.m. five days per week at this point. They would be good with Westbrook, but it’s TOO MUCH FOOTBALL. Only Glen would be able to talk about anything else. Joe and Rob would be straight sports, but I feel like that show would need more life. Same deal as before with Mike and Harry– I think they would be good together, but I’m not sure Mike wants that much competition for the mic.
This is basically already 97.5’s morning show– I’m not sure how much of Ant sucking off Baldy I can take. Al and Brian– what? Al’s not a point man, neither is Westbrook. You need a point man… and someone to acknowledge basketball and baseball exist. Harry and Howard is interesting.
This morning show has potential, but it lacks experience and skews a little too new-school. I’d swap Harry for Jon and put Jon on with Keith. Myrtetus and Haddad in the evenings is the dumbest show I’ve ever heard. Also, you didn’t follow the rules and you’re disqualified.
I’m not that old, but BAE AF is lost on me.
Rob is not a morning guy! Replace him with Harry and you have a good morning show. Mike and Howard is like oil and… the thing that fucking hates oil. Wouldn’t work. However, I’d be willing to bet someone, somewhere along the line floated the idea of them working together. Would be interesting.
The first two shows are fine, but Baldy and Didinger doesn’t work. You can’t have drive-time guys who know only one sport. It would be wayyyyy too much football. Though I do appreciate The Hammer mention for Joe DeCamara.
I like this a lot, but I think you need to bring more in the afternoons. I’d replace one of them with Harry– he should be in every lineup.
OK, here’s mine:
Morning show: Harry is a classic morning personality and, I think, one of the best local radio guys. Jon Marks is a glue guy who works hard and would show up at 3 a.m. and prepare the show. Keith Jones would blend in really well with their personalities and you could continue the WIP Morning Show hysterics with a more modern tone.
Mid-days: Mac and Mac was one of my all-time favorite sports talk radio shows. They also like each other. BRING IT BACK, MAC AND MAC!!!
Afternoons: Devon is new enough that he wouldn’t be perceived by Mike as a threat. With the Sixers on the upswing, you’ll really need a basketball guy in a drive-time slot. Devon knows his stuff. He could add to the show without stepping on Mike’s toes, and I suspect they’d have fun back-and-forths when Mike professes to be a “brotha.” Devon could keep him in check.
Evenings: The Hammer excels by himself in this role.
Weekends: This could go to any number of guys, but ideally you have someone who is versatile and can fly solo for long stretches– Eytan is just that.
The total includes $1,000 ratings bonuses to Mike and Keith. Come in well under payroll, make the suits happy, and you’d fill Xinfity Live! for your lottery party or Fantasy Fest. Honestly, I should make much more money than I do for my expertise.