Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Why Detroit sports talk radio blows: Reason #399

I'm going to paraphrase a pair of ridiculous statements I heard Pat Caputo spout within a few minutes of each other on WXYT tonight.

Caputo on the Detroit Lions: You can't fire Rod Marinelli yet, as the Lions would have to rebuild again from scratch.

Caputo on the Michigan Wolverines: If Rich Rodriguez only wins 5 games, he should be fired!

One word came to mind: WHAT?!

The conundrum of a supposedly knowledgeable sports talk radio host so brazenly speaking out of both sides of his mouth caused my head to explode. Seriously, brain matter shot out my ears...

This picture could not reflect my feelings any more succinctly:

I only ask of one thing from sports talk hosts. Think before you speak. That's all. I don't believe that's too much to ask. I suggest Caputo and his ilk listen to the advice of a very wise man...Biff Tannen.

Think, McFly! Think!

Truer words have never been spoken. The world, and especially sports talk radio, would be a much better place if we would only listen to Biff.


  1. I'm in awe. Simply in awe. He's the Millen of the airwaves.

  2. GTW, back here we're surrounded by morons in the local and state government and in the media. Consider yourself lucky to be a Michigan ex-pat.

  3. That's classic! Great post Big Al!

  4. Thanks, Jeremy!

    If there is one thing that really gets my goat, it's sports talk radio. I can only take so much braying from hosts and callers in a day, before I feel the need to facepalm myself, and turn off the radio. FWIW, I'm NOT listening to DFN or XYT at the moment.

  5. At least there's nothing gay about Caputo. NOTHING!

    He should stick to baseball, where he's pretty solid, most of the time.