Results Over AgeFebruary 13th, 2013
Yes, Joe is a sports radio addict. Good sports radio. If a host has to talk about the lovelife of a producer, favorite flavor of ice cream — or worse, socialist kickball! — Joe will change the station as quickly as one can snap their fingers and may never return.
This is why Joe is addicted to SiriusXM NFL Radio, football chatter from people who built champions, helped run drafts, played in Super Bowls, all who do research and — shockingly — watch games.
Can you imagine, sports radio types who actually what games?
But still, when a sports radio show takes calls, it is impossible not to let some dunderhead on the radio. This happened to Joe yesterday when this “Hollywood” character called to discuss the Bucs with Pat Kirwan, co-hosting “Movin’ the Chains,” along with Jason Horowitz.
Joe has heard from readers that this “Hollywood” is a chronic caller, but it has never sunk in on Joe. Monday he had a long-winded yet passionate rant about Josh Freeman. Tuesday, he lost all credibility with Joe.
This “Hollywood,” after, yes, getting in more swipes at Freeman, all but demanded Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik get rid of Roy Miller and Mason Foster because, in this clown’s words, he wanted veterans at linebacker and on the defensive line and not young players. He also cited Adrian Clayborn and Da’Quan Bowers by name as being too young for his liking.
Now let Joe get this straight: The Bucs had just completed the season with the best NFL rush defense (going from worst to first) and the Bucs would be better off dismantling the front seven to collect a bunch of other teams’ castoffs? “Hollywood” actually wanted Dominik to sign Kyle Vanden Bosch over Michael Bennett because Bennett is young.
(Vanden Bosch’s career is toast by the way).
If Joe was producing that show on SiriusXM NFL Radio, he would have banned this “Hollywood” knob for sheer stupidity (a tactic that producers of locally sports radio shows should use far more often).
That had to be one of the worst, most ill-informed calls Joe ever heard.
Foster played at a Pro Bowl level early in 2012 but slipped at the end of the year (not coincidentally when Quincy Black got hurt) but no, the Bucs should go all George Allen and get rid of Foster for some guys on arthritis medication who daily chug Geritol and are in need of Viagra.
Joe was and is stunned that a Bucs fan would actually say this with a sober (?) mind, that the front seven, perhaps the Bucs’ best unit on the team last year, should be broken up because they aren’t old enough.
Oh, and in case any of Joe’s readers wondered, Kirwan said of Vanden Bosch — these are Kirwan’s words, not Joe’s — that “he’s done.”