I was not looking forward to an upcoming football season without "The First Team" which was heard nationally on Fox Sports Radio until they inexplicably replaced them with Stephen A. Smith back in late December of last year.
Welcome back "Upon Further Review," "Lock it Up," "You are looking live" and I'll even take "Where you at and what'chu haulin'" at this point!
Luckily, my XM deal will be up soon and I can see about wrangling a best of Sirius/XM deal out of them so I can pick it up there as well as http://www.sportingnews.com/radio/player.php until my local non-ESPN affiliate picks them up.
"You are going to get a certain amount of snarkiness on the Internet no matter what, and my rule is that you don't post anything that you wouldn't say to someone's face." Marc Andreyko (Writer of DC Comic's "Manhunter")
Ugh! I think he is terrible and everything wrong with sports radio host. Condescending, sarcastic pricks who couldn't lace the shoes to most of the guys they bash. As bad as ESPN is about getting former jocks, Sports Radio and Fox are worse with the amount of non-jocks that host their own shows. I am not a fan of Stephen A. Smith, but trying to listen to First Team when I lost ESPN radio for a few months was painful at times. Having said that, as an XM/Sirus customer Sports Nation is probably the worst channel for sports. A bunch of rednecks talking about the SEC like its the only college conference in America 24 hours straight. Ok, you won a few titles of late, but your precious Alabama beat a Texas team that lost McCoy in the first quarter and hung on to win. If you want a few hours of pain, listen to that which I do, because its like a car wreck and they are the only channel that talks about college football right now. Sporting News Radio is ok, but it can't be Mad Dog 24/7 either. I have no idea why Fox Sports has gone ghetto all of the sudden considering the news division and the general attitude of the network.
http://skysports.planetfootball.com/list.asp?hlid=301815 A very interesting draw for this year's competition, with two English teams being drawn in the same group (holders Liverpool and Chelsea in group G).