Man Up Peter And Face The Music!May 19th, 2010
Today could be a memorable day in Tampa Bay sports radio on WDAE-AM 620 and none other than the dean of Tampa Bay sports radio, “The Big Dog,” Steve Duemig, will perhaps be a main reason why.
Yesterday, while appearing on the Dull Patrick Show, an insipid offering that pollutes the nation’s airwaves worse than what British Petroleum has done to the Gulf of Texaco, assaulting the senses and ambushing the intelligence of decent, right-thinking Americans, noted baseball scribe Peter Gammons went on a slanderous rant about how more people in the Tampa Bay area listen to Yankmes radio broadcasts than the Rays, and implied the same could be said for television broadcasts of the same teams.
Dull Patrick, who cannot fall to his knees quick enough or too many times to service David Stern and his obscene, grotesque if not twisted concept of basketball, simply giggled like the 14-year old girl he is in appreciation of Gammons’ untruths.
Just the simple fact Bobby Fenton was pulled off local airwaves to make room for this mousse-brain Dull Patrick is enough evidence to launch an FCC investigation into the callous practices of CBS.
Local sports electronic media czar J.P. Peterson of WTOG-TV 44’s Tampa Bay Sports Central and “The Big Dog” himself were equally outraged over the near-lies Gammons was spouting. In short, Rays broadcasts on the radio, heard locally on WDAE-AM 620, pull in an 8.2 rating while Yankmes broadcasts on WHBO-AM 1040 register a whopping 0.0 rating.
As “The Big Dog” pointed out, the Rays are No. 1 in the market, the Yankmes have as many listeners as the Emergency Broadcast System.
To further demonstrate the idiocy of Gammons’ comments, nearly three times as many people watched the Rays-Tribe game on Sun Sports than did that vaunted sports rivalry, the Yankmes-Red Sux on BSPN Monday night.
The fallacy that Gammons tried to serve up so moved “The Big Dog,” that Duemig himself called Gammons at his residence. As a result, Gammons, tentatively, has agreed to go on the air with “The Big Dog” at some point today.
If Gammons does not appear, Mike Florio will. The curator, creator and overall guru of ProFootballTalk.com will make his weekly appearance this afternoon at a special time at 5 p.m.