Madden also said this: "I wonder if Ted got a card from the Kopechnes."
After making the comments, he originally was just made to apologize on the air by the station manager, and that was the end of it.
But then a sports writer for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (who absolutely did not like Mark Madden and had in the past written several very negative articles about Madden and his sports radio show) came out with this column that got the ball rolling on Madden's firing: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08144/884238-194.stm
I think it's been within a two year period that he's been fired from:
#1. Panel member on a local nightly sports talk show on UPN. #2. Column writer for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. #3. Panel member on a weekly television sports talk show on WTAE ABC. #4. Sports radio talk show on Pittsburgh's ESPN1250 radio.
I admit I was a fan of his and enjoyed watching/reading/listening to all of his previous stints.
Mark Madden was a man in Pittsburgh where the people here either liked him or absolutely hated him. There was never an in-between when it came to him.
(edited by Kevintripod on 28.5.08 0944) The best part of waking up, is not Folgers in your cup, but knowing that Chuck Norris didn't kill you in your sleep.
Originally posted by thecubsfanI'm sure he's spinning to someone, somewhere, as the hottest he's ever been and guaranteed big numbers if they put him on their air.
Radio people don't die, they just end up lower power stations.
Or run their own internet shows from home.
As of 2/28/05: 101 pounds since December 7, 2004 OFFICIAL THREE-MONTH COUNT: 112 pounds on March 9, 2005 OFFICIAL SIX-MONTH COUNT: 142 pounds on June 8, 2005 OFFICIAL ONE YEAR COUNT: 187 pounds on December 7, 2005 As of 2/27/06: 202 pounds "I've lost a heavyweight" As of 7/31/06: 224 pounds
As of 10/31/07: Still 217 down! Now announcing for the NBWA and GAW television! www.wdws.com home of DWS Sportsnight and downstate radio home of thecubsfan!
Interesting interview with Rodney Mack, where he talks about the locker room contrast from the WWE to ECW, "old school" wrestling versus "sports entertainment," and trying to run your own promotion. Hyperlink: http://www.twnpnews.