Let’s check in on the Houston sports radio scene.
Hmm… well this is interesting, looks like Josh Innes got into some beef with another host at his own radio station. Josh was suspended and the other guy was fired.
The “other guy” is Adam Clanton, an afternoon host at Sports Talk 790. Apparently Josh chided Clanton on the air after Clanton retweeted an old and bad Innes take that resurfaced over the weekend.
“On the surface, it comes off as a big snooze unless you know the backstory. A year ago, Josh Innes and Adam Clanton got into a situation.
Adam alerted the Powers that Be, that Josh Innes was wearing a OKC Thunder Shirt. From that situation, Adam sort of had a gag order imposed on him from referencing Josh.
Fast Forward a year later, over the weekend someone found a take by Josh on JJ Watt being a bad pick from 7 years ago, Adam retweeted it. Josh caught wind of it, and addressed it on air by mocking Adam in a Jerome (sic) Rome Style cadence.”
Here’s the take that Clanton retweeted:
Can’t read the entire Josh tweet because it looks like it was made under a previous handle, but you see Innes apparently referring to Watt as a “corn fed boy.”
Anyway, Josh spent about nine minutes criticizing Clanton on Monday’s show. Here’s some of the audio, where he makes fun of his co-worker in a Jim Rome voice:
Clanton got into some beef with Sarah Spain a while back, so that’s what Josh is talking about when he mentions “fighting with ESPN people.”
The competition over at Houston’s ESPN 97.5, Fred Faour and AJ Hoffman, brought up the Innes/Clanton thing on their show:
So does all of that make sense?
Just to recap:
- Some co-worker dug up an old Josh tweet
- Josh was annoyed by that
- Josh ripped the co-worker on the air
- The co-worker was fired and Josh was suspended