Sunday, April 20, 2014

SR 610 HOST ALEX DEL BARRIO ROBS A FOOTBALL TWEET BY LM



SR 610 HOST ALEX DEL BARRIO ROBS A FOOTBALL TWEET
Written By: LM
4.20.2014

No honor amongst thieves.

I was listening to Alex Del Barrio and Bret Dolan on Easter Sunday.  

In the second hour of the show, Alex made a comment in regards to the Texans and the Draft, I took exception to.

Its Alex's belief

  • Bob McNair wants Johnny Manziel
  • Rick Smith wants J. Clowney
  • Bill O'Brien wants Blake Bortles
Quickly, I shot a couple of tweets at Alex asking him, "what has the Texas three said publicly that would make you say this".  In other words, I haven't seen, heard or read anything that would lead me to this conclusion.

Low and behold, Patrick Starr from State of The Texans told me, The take was mad on Twitter and it appears Alex replaced Bridgewater with Bortles


The original take was a gentlemen by the name of Scott Bischoff.  I don't know who this guy is but im guessing he's an NFL Guy.  Nevertheless, this is Scott's original Tweet from 4.11.2014


 and here is Alex Del Barrio's Sunday [AUDIO] Take.


Check this out on Chirbit

Alex Del Barrio Take

Sounds familiar huh?

Funny thing, I actually seen Scott's tweet and didn't put two and two together when Alex came on air and verbalized it.  Basically, we have a host who saw something on twitter, replaced a name and called it his take, WTF is that.  Is this where it has come in Houston?

What happened to originality?  I really wanted to know what have Rick, Bob or Bill said publicly that would lead Alex to give this take.  For What Its Worth, I can't debate Scott's tweet because he sourced it as inside information?  The only way a personality could make this take is, if they had inside information.

The real truth, Alex robbed Scott's tweet and tried to replace a player's name.  Don't argue with HMW on a stolen take.

DONE.
LM

HIT BY PITCH ~ 4/20/2014 ~ WRITTEN BY: CRAIG SHELTON



HIT BY PITCH
Written by: Craig Shelton
4-20-2014

I started doing Sports Talk Radio in 2007 when I hosted the "Sunday Block Party" (SBP) on CBS Radio, SportsRadio610. It was doing that time when Cecil Cooper was manager of the Astros, I began making the argument to my co-host Bobby Z and the SBP listeners that Major League Baseball was behind the curve in legislating head gear into their game. We're far beyond the point now where the MLB should be mandating that their million dollar athletes wear protective head gear on the mound, as well as at the plate.

@LinoDeShields

Thursday, April 17, 2014

LANCE ZIERLEIN THE POLITICIAN BY LM


LANCE ZIERLEIN THE POLITICIAN
Written by: LM
4.17.2014

How easy is it for Lance Zierlein and the rest of local market to blast National Media Personalities or an easy target like Rich Lord (locally).

I will not go through the history of how long I've been listening to Lance but I know Lance has called out flawed football takes.  The cool thing to do is blast National "Play By Play" Joe Buck, yippee everyone can do that because they interact with Joe Buck, but when it comes to local media , there are reservations.

Starting to notice a few things about "Local Media"

When they win ratings, They Applaud
When  their ratings suck, They crush the process
The Next Day, they talk about the record numbers watching the NCAA Tourney or Superbowl
etc.  Make sense? No it's Phony similar to Lance's reply to Craig Shelton.

Frequently, I reference Lance as one of the best personalities in Houston..  I also thought he was a person that called bull, BULL.  I was wrong on the second part, he's selective.  Lance is about Lance.

WHERE IS THIS GOING?

Craig Shelton asked Lance Zierlein about an asinine formula SR 610's Morning Lopez derived on Quarterback Success or failure.  Lance replied with the following, For what it's worth, Craig didn't verbalize any issue with it but we both saw it for what it was.


At first, I was going to drop the "football heads" who laughed Lopez's take but its not even necessary.This article can go many directions but at the end of the day, I'm back at a central point.  Real recognize real? Real also recognize fraudulent behavior from a person wearing many hats.

No one is asking for Lance to bury John Lopez but read that political "safe" reply.  I have been observing Lance's behavior since Nick Wright entered the market.  Initially they didn't get along but every since Nick came out and publicly said the "beef" was squashed, Lance has been acting chummy.  In other words, Lance did not want to rip John Lopez or say anything that would be portrayed negatively because he knows Nick and John are boys.

Here's the deal, don't respond with powder puff generic mess out of fear of straining a relationship with Nick Wright. When Lance and I disagree, and he go into "Media Mode", I always tell him "don't media me". Don't come at me with all of that feel good mess.  Lance would have done better by not replying at all instead of saying "INTRIGUING" and "PROPS".  Lance is a damn football geek, nothing about John Lopez's weirdo stat is intriguing or Prop.  I am sure, Nick wouldn't have gotten mad if Lance would have said, "that's wrong".

That said, I'm not surprised how some in this market act.  I do not have a problem with Lance but I want him to know Real Recognizes Lance too.  Stop acting like a damn Politician. We have a politician and black activist in the market.

LM

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

JOHN LOPEZ CLARIFIES 26-27-60, COWORKERS CONFUSED ! - LM


JOHN LOPEZ CLARIFIES 26-27-60, COWORKERS CONFUSED!
Written By: LM
4.15.2014

Sunday (4.13.2014), I wrote a post about an Sports Illustrated article John Lopez wrote four years ago.  John tried to explain, if you used the Wonderlic, Games Started, and Completion percentage, it could predict a Quarterback's NFL Success or Failure. I posted an article that disagreed with "The Lopez Rule".  Full Article Here .

I wrote what I had to say but John Lopez decided to validate his rule with an update posted on Sports Radio 610.  You can read it here.  All I can say is, the updated article was more convoluted than the initial article. IT DOES NOT MAKE SENSE! but that male ego will drive a person to defend flawed takes.

I disagree with Lopez's Rule (26-27-60) but I did find  it interesting how his coworkers discussed it.

I believe, Brien Straw and Paul Gallant represents how most felt after reading the article.  The original nor the updated article makes any sense.  Don't take my word for it, here is Paul and Brien's Audio



Admittedly, I take shots at Nick Wright at times, but even I had no expectations of Nick cosigning on  ignorance (if its not his own work).  This morning, In The Loop dedicated some time for John to clarify and explain his rule.  I've been listening to Nick long enough to know if he totally agreed with John, they would have ran with it longer than halve a segemnt.  Nick basically paraphrased John's thoughts in a sentence. "You want your QB to have intelligence, experience and accuracy".  That sentence made more sense than both of John's articles.

All in all,  John is Nick's friend and I knew he wouldn't bury his guy.

It's one of those situations, I would've expected one of his co-workers to tell him "fallback and ignore it".

LM

THE BLITZ SETS A TREND - LM


THE BLITZ SETS A TREND
Written By: LM
4.15.2014

I have been listening to the Blitz for two and a half years and the one thing that stood out to me; the guys love TV.

This is not a shot at the market but more of an observation.  Since I've been listening to the Blitz, I have known them to have dedicated days and segments to a particular TV Series.  Typically, the series is popular and generate huge fan interest.

  • Sons of Anarchy
  • Game Of Thrones
  • Breaking Bad
  • Justified
  • True Detective
  • Banjee

Just to name a few.  

Do not confuse my point, talking about TV Shows on Sports Radio is not innovative.  Most radio shows talk about  TV on their show in some form or fashion however Fred Faour and AJ Hoffman brought structure to it.  

For example, in the past, I would hear Marc Vandermeer talk about The Sopranos but it was organic in flow of discussion.   The Blitz actually have a dedicated time slot for "TV TALK".  

For the purpose of this article, I wanted to highlight that I am beginning to hear multiple local radio shows feature TV Shows.  I like it because it's more perspectives on shows I like.  I wish more shows would take it to the next level and bring in fans' perspective.  Some may not like it but in the football "off season",  it's solid and makes sense.

This is a lightweight article but I am always curious of what set the "norms" in play.  I like to trace it back to the source and the Blitz is the first local show I can recall covering TV Shows.

LM