IanMoran wrote: I just hate all the shock jock / gimmicky stuff. I always enjoyed listening to shows that just came off as a normal sports conversation between regular guys, because I love to talk sports with friends. The whole media vs. caller / trolling / often times insulting type of stuff puts me off. Must get the ratings though.. such is life.
A lot of it for me comes from these guys, and I'm talking about our local guys (the Fan, Trib, Madden, etc) seem to think they have to tweet a reaction to absolutely everything. When these guys can't have a thought enter their heads without putting it on twitter, there will be people out there that disagree and when they can't handle that it turns pretty irrelevant things in big issues.
Like Dejan and the attendance for Polanco's first game. You're telling me he had nothing better to do for the 3 hours that afternoon before the game than to argue with a hundred people on twitter and go on a blocking spree over a Tuesday night attendance prediction? Ever since Dunlap got that interview with Pedro Alvarez a month or so ago he's been super defensive every time he sees Pedro getting criticized. Labeling every one a "Pedro Hater" and having every time he does something right he's "Shutting up the haters."
The "We're better than you cause we dont criticize" was at an all time high for the media during the Pens first round play against Columbus. Even Yohe was on a high horse. I just can't believe these grown men get so much enjoyment from arguing daily with complete strangers because they don't view a minute sports story the way you do. I think some of them would be a hell of a lot more tolerable if they just put down the iPhone once in a while and realize they don't have to tweet an opinion about every little thing.