Originally Posted by Rey
I like Josh...
I was actually listening when he talked about you, and I actually agreed with his take.
That's nothing against you or anything you write. But on this topic, I agreed with him.
Most people that listen to sports radio listen for maybe 30 mins...maybe an hour at a time I would guess...
There are a lot of people that listen all day though...or for hours at a time...like me...
I hear more than enough sports talk...Texans talk...Rockets talk throughout the day...I listen to the radio as I get ready every morning...I listen on my way to work....I listen at work most of the day...I listen on my way home...I listen as I work out in my garage...
Everyday doesn't go like that (I do like music)...but some days go exactly like that.
I would not listen that long if all they did was talk about sports. The reason I listen is because of the variety of topics and conversations that occur. Plus, like you said, Texanstalk has a wealth of information on the Texans. How much can you talk about the Texans WR situation during the day? The cap space has not changed...nothing has happened draft wise...There's nothing going on right now Texans wise....I love the Rockets, but I normally listen to 790 for my Rockets fix...
I can understand people that tune in when they get into their car or turn on the radio at any given time....But you have to realize that this is an all day thing...they are talking when you aren't listening...
As far as the creeper radio thing....whatever I guess. Howard Stern is much worse, but if that's not your thing I'd say don't listen. I don't find what Josh does disgusting at all. Yeah, it's a little more "shock jock" than what you get from any other radio host, but I think it's funny. I realize it's not for everyone, but I don't consider myself the "lowest denominator" anymore than someone that doesn't like it considers themselves an uptight prude.
My suggestion would be if you don't like it, don't listen. That's the most powerful thing you can do.
I listen to sports talk just about every time I'm in the car.
Agree with his take? His take was INACCURATE, DISINGENUOUS, or and by the way, also completely dismissive of me which I guess he is entitled to do because that's just his opinion, man.
But do you get that he completely made up what I said?! Completely. Made up a strawman. A fabrication. And put it on the radio for all of Houston to hear because I guess it is totally ok to make up **** if you are entertaining the masses.
Completely invented that I attacked Seth and Mike. (I put all the tweets in my blog post so people could see how bad JI's fabrication was. You can tell its a fabrication because I repeatedly, explicitly said I had no problem with the Upton interview and no problem specifically with Seth and Mike).
I did not say I had a problem with a Kate Upton interview. I did not say I had a problem with Mad Radio. I have ZERO problem with hosts talking about things other than sports. I have ZERO problem with hosts talking about women or sex stuff in a way that is not creepy crawly and sexist.
He cowardly made up a story because he was teh sad that I talked about some radio as being creeper radio.
But just as some people would feel outraged with sports talk that was relentlessly racist, I don't like sports talk that is mean and sexist. And yeah, I don't listen to JI regularly, and would have not heard his long, boring, mean, sexist recap of the Upton interview but for the fact that someone said that JI said stuff about me (which I learned when I heard the interview was inaccurate).
And yeah, I change the channel. Fortunately, there are now better options. But it totally sucks because I write about the Texans and so much Texans content is on that blasted channel because official sponsor. Really, the only hopeful thing that has happened lately on 610 is the addition of Seth Payne. Who is VERY funny. And who is very knowledgeable about football and the Texans in particular. Who actually was at training camp on a regular basis.
So in sum, in this very small interaction with him, JI was 1. a big fat liar; 2. picked a fight with me so that he could denigrate me and my blog (whatev dude); 3. and then did an entire stupid bit that was boring and sexist and mean.
If he lies about something as stupid as this, why should anyone have any use for him at all as a radio personality other than just trainwreckness? My limited interaction with him was repulsive in every respect, and it sickens me that he lied about what I said (about people who I like) for a stupid, awful radio bit.
But hey, if he works for you, go for it.