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#1 Posted on 3.9.04 1108.50
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ESPN announced yesterday that PTI (and Tony/Mike) was renewed for 5 more years.

Now, if can please just get Tony back on the radio....
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#2 Posted on 3.9.04 1119.46
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Was that the guy that Colin Cowherd replaced, or was that Kellerman? I think I started listening to ESPN Radio right after that went down.
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#3 Posted on 3.9.04 1126.44
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    Was that the guy that Colin Cowherd replaced


Yep.
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#4 Posted on 3.9.04 1624.05
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    Originally posted by DJ FrostyFreeze
    Was that the guy that Colin Cowherd replaced, or was that Kellerman? I think I started listening to ESPN Radio right after that went down.


I would call that very poor timing.
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#5 Posted on 3.9.04 1646.22
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Cowherd is ok. I'd probably prefer it if he interacted with The Compass & Ry-Dogg more instead of just talking about whatever for like 10 minutes straight. And he talks about himself & his likes/dislikes alot, too. But other than that, he's alright.

Are Mike & Mike any good? I dont wake up early enough for them.
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#6 Posted on 3.9.04 1722.40
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    Originally posted by DJ FrostyFreeze
    Cowherd is ok. I'd probably prefer it if he interacted with The Compass & Ry-Dogg more instead of just talking about whatever for like 10 minutes straight. And he talks about himself & his likes/dislikes alot, too. But other than that, he's alright.

    Are Mike & Mike any good? I dont wake up early enough for them.


Mike and Mike aren't bad. Second behind Dan and Dibs on my like list.
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#7 Posted on 3.9.04 1742.33
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    Originally posted by DJ FrostyFreeze
    Are Mike & Mike any good? I dont wake up early enough for them.


They're hacks. Their only redeeming quality is that they get good guests because of their ESPN home...Mort, Clayton, Jayson Stark, and the like. The local station here pre-empts them at 6:00 am for the local morning show, so lately they've been on during my 5:00 - 5:45 am commute.

I've been listening to CDs, instead.
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#8 Posted on 4.9.04 0940.36
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I like Golic and tolerate Greenberg, who is too caught up in his shtick for me. Also, a little too pompous for my taste.

(if I've ranted about this here before, I apologize)

Every week or so, I try listening to Cowherd and I just have to turn it off. He'll say something that so infuriates me that I turn the radio off. The real breaking point for me was the realization that much of his stuff is pre-written, making him no better than the Gnome.

This is sad, on one level, since I like Chadd and had a good time when we had lunch together in DC after Tony's show.

Fortunately, the James Brown show (on Sporting News Radio) is on at the same time while I'm eating lunch, so that's what I listen to now.
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#9 Posted on 4.9.04 1107.42
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    Originally posted by odessasteps
    This is sad, on one level, since I like Chadd and had a good time when we had lunch together in DC after Tony's show.


I am still sad Satchmo is gone from my airwaves. Tony and his cohorts were my favorite thing on radio period. Mark, how is Tony doing.
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#10 Posted on 6.9.04 1209.30
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Given that he just signed a five-year contract, I'd say he's doing fine. :>

I'm supposed to go up to DC for TK's golf tournament, so hopefully he will give me good news about coming back to radio.
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#11 Posted on 6.9.04 1541.08
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Just wondering why Tk was fired/let go by ESPN radio. I love PTI and I used to listen to his radio show whenever I could. I remember him always talking about how different markets were dropping his radio show. Is that the reason?
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#12 Posted on 6.9.04 1842.20
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The official reason is that TK was being worn out by all three jobs (radio, PTI, the Post) and he chose to give up the radio show.

If you listened to the end of the show, he was sad to go and was already talking about coming back before he was gone. Obviously, those two things don't add up.

If TK had been "fired" by ESPN radio, it's doubtful that he would have kept his PTI gig. The Mouse ususally doesn't remove someone from one area and not all the others.
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#13 Posted on 7.9.04 0715.29
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    Originally posted by odessasteps

    The official reason is that TK was being worn out by all three jobs (radio, PTI, the Post) and he chose to give up the radio show.

    If you listened to the end of the show, he was sad to go and was already talking about coming back before he was gone. Obviously, those two things don't add up.

    If TK had been "fired" by ESPN radio, it's doubtful that he would have kept his PTI gig. The Mouse ususally doesn't remove someone from one area and not all the others.


Mark, didn't he mention something regarding a manager before the one when he left that made his life miserable? He made the decision to go and leave significant money on the table. The next manager was great but his decison was made.
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#14 Posted on 7.9.04 1217.54
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More or less.

He loved the people at ESPN Radio when he started.
He loved the people at ESPN Radio when he left.
He hated the people in between. They ones who fired Denis and sent Mr. Tony on vacation.
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