Love the show every morning... you always make me laugh to start the day. Thanks for addressing my question about Paula on the air during today's show. Those consultants need to take a hike!
Listen, I have a great idea that I want your thoughts on. I'd like to invite all of the 680 personalities to compete against each other (and me) in a fantasy baseball league this season. I'll set it up and do all the work as commissioner. I'll raise a bunch of money from sponsors, and each of you will get to designate a charity that will receive the winnings if you come out on top. The positives are almost endless:
We'll help out some great cause while having great fun,
The station will really connect with the large segment of your listeners who play fantasy sports,
It would make for great friendly competition between each of you, providing built-in program content every day (should you need it),
Perry and Sandra would have yet another topic to squawk at each other about,
Leo would absolutely hate it, which would be so funny,
Chuck would be terrible at it, which would also be funny,
It would give Mariner a chance to really establish himself with the new family, and
< >I would get to combine my love for fantasy sports with my unwavering devotion to the 680 team. We could include Home Team, Carlos, J-Chad, Cofar, Chad... heck, even Mr. Dickey and Chuck Dowdle. Why not? When you think of all the possibilities, it's staggering. Everyone's fantasy rosters could be displayed online for listener comments. You could have a regular segment noting your most interesting free-agency pickup of the week. Imagine interviewing Kimbrel the morning after a huge save and thanking him for helping out your fantasy squad, the Rude Dudes, in their quest to deliver the $10,000 pot to the American Cancer Society. Awesome.
Think it over, see what Perry thinks (don't ask Leo what he thinks!), and hit me back if you have time. Keep up the great work!
I've been listening to the show for the better part of the last four and half years, since I moved back to the area in 2008. This is the first time I've really felt compelled to e-mail with any kind of criticism. I am beginning to find the lapses into unapologetic/unexamined/crude sexism a bit tiresome.
I'm a bit surprised, actually. Which is weird, since I've been listening since long before Sandra and BFinn joined the station, but the absence of their grounded, adult voices from the morning drive seems to have made their contribution to the show more apparent (and necessary) than it necessarily seemed before. Obviously, the Front Row is a net gain for them and (probably) for the station, but I think it represents a real loss to the RA.
Ever since they left, I feel like I've found myself switching you guys off more and more. It started just after the Academy Awards, when you guys devoted--I don't know how many minutes to mocking (the up until recently pregnant) Adele for supposedly resembling a piece of furniture. Literally seconds after hearing that, I got a text from my (currently pregnant) wife calling you both pigs. And she was right. And with this ridiculously idiotic women's bracket you guys have been harping on for the last two weeks, her observation seems no less true today.
I know, cue Perry's obligatory "Political Correctness run amok" line. Sorry Perry, that's the sort of dismissive rationalization people employ to avoid examining their own backwards beliefs. Like "irregardless," it's the sort of thing you can't say without coming off like somebody who doesn't know what they're talking about. Just as it's offensive for the NFL franchise representing the Nation's Capitol to take a derogatory name for the people the nation's government and military displaced and all but wiped out, it is offensive for three men to set aside airtime for them to pontificate on which women (young enough to be any of your daughters) you find more appealing. And you guys have turned it into a contest! Yes, that's offensive. Moreover, it's boring. And stupid.
I mean, I get that we're in the dreary days between the Super Bowl and Opening Day, and that this town really doesn't care all that much about the Hawks or the NHL, and I understand that you have a predominantly hetero/male audience and that sexist humor has long been a staple of the format, but this is getting hard to listen to. You guys need a straight man to keep the show on track. I feel like Rude used to serve in that role before Sandra and Brian. Somebody has to take up that mantle in their absence. And I don't think that's going to be Leo.
Anyway, whether it sounds that way or not, I am a fan of what all three of you can bring (have brought) to the table. But lately, you're trying my patience.
Best (really though),
THE TIMING OF TONY’S RETURN IS NO SMALL COINCIDENCE.
IT’S MY BELIEF, THAT AWTHAW BLANK AND COMPANY KNEW A WHILE BACK THAT TONY WOULD BE RETURNING FOR ONE MORE SEASON.
WHAT THEY ALSO KNEW, WAS THAT THEY WOULD BASICALLY DO NOTHING REGARDING PICKING UP PLAYERS, YESTERDAY.
SO, TO TAKE THE HEAT OFF THEM FROM THE FANS AND THE MEDIA, AND EVEN YOUR SHOW, THEY CHOSE MAKE THE ANNOUNCEMENT, YESTERDAY, WITH THE CARE THAT LEO TAKES EACH NIGHT, WHEN HE DECIDES WHICH T-SHIRT AND BOXER SHORTS TO PASS OUT IN.
BASED ON HIS CONSERVATISM, PERRY IS LIKE THE Elisabeth Hasselbeck OF YOUR SHOW, ONLY PERRY’S LEGS ARE LIKE TREE STUMPS WITH FLINTSTONE FEET ATTACHED.
YABBA DABBA DOO!
Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love most of what Thomas Dimitroff has done in his tenure with the Falcons and hope he stays forever, but let's not go deifying the guy just yet and assuming that any move he makes this year will be golden.
- Ray Edwards was unquestionably a bust
- Peria Jerry ain't lookin' so good as a number one pick
- Dunta Robinson obviously wasn't worth the money we spent
- Chevis Jackson in round 3 - uh, not so good
- Peter Konz is looking like the only one of the draft picks from last year who will ever even truly contribute to this team.
So he is not perfect, he can make mistakes - let's just hope he doesn't make any this year.
P.S. Why don't we hear from any of those folks who were screaming for the Falcons to pick Glenn Dorsey instead of Matt Ryan back in 2008 - FYI - the mighty Glenn Dorsey has a total...and I looked it up, of FOUR sacks and ONE forced fumble in 66 games over 5 seasons. I'd say Mr. Dimitroff made a pretty good call on that one, huh?