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Old 07-01-2012, 08:30 PM
 
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What is the deal with American sport radio hosts?
Everytime there's a huge international sport event (World Cup or the Olympics) I have to hear them saying that they don't care for it, they just don't find it interesting, blah, blah, blah.
How can anybody host a sport show and then say on their radio show that they don't like the Olympics, the biggest sport event in the World with 100s of sports?

They don't have to like it, but what's the point of constantly talking about how much they don't care about it?
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Old 07-02-2012, 08:30 PM
 
Location: yeah
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They pander to morons, quite simply.
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Old 07-03-2012, 12:52 PM
 
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They probably dont know that much about many of the Olympic sports so they dont come across so well describing many of those sports,they like to sit around in panels of 3-4 and see who can be the biggest blow hard know it all in just Football,Basketball and Baseball,their bluster doesnt work so well on sports they arent familiar with.
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Old 07-03-2012, 01:00 PM
 
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They care about ratings

If it's local - they'll care about what the local listeners like

If it's national they'll speak to the big national items that can carry a syndicated audience

There will be some olympic talk for sure - in larger sports that draw ratings and discussion

World Cup always gets some talk as well

However, if the yankees & red sox have a dustup or if your local team has a trade or free agent move then expect that to dominate
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Old 07-04-2012, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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They pander to morons, quite simply.
That's an idiotic statement.
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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What is the deal with American sport radio hosts?
Everytime there's a huge international sport event (World Cup or the Olympics) I have to hear them saying that they don't care for it, they just don't find it interesting, blah, blah, blah.
How can anybody host a sport show and then say on their radio show that they don't like the Olympics, the biggest sport event in the World with 100s of sports?

They don't have to like it, but what's the point of constantly talking about how much they don't care about it?

While I agree with your overall sentiment, the Olympics is not the biggest sporting event in the world and it doesnt have 100s of sports.
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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They probably dont know that much about many of the Olympic sports so they dont come across so well describing many of those sports,they like to sit around in panels of 3-4 and see who can be the biggest blow hard know it all in just Football,Basketball and Baseball,their bluster doesnt work so well on sports they arent familiar with.
Exactly. It is hard for them to discuss sports they dont know about and if they tried, it would be dreadful.
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Old 07-05-2012, 06:01 PM
 
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That's an idiotic statement.
No, I've heard enough sports talk in my life to feel confident in saying that most of it is geared toward the lowest common denominator. I'm sure you think that because you listen to it that I called you a moron, but you can sleep tonight because that wasn't my point.
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Old 07-08-2012, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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Exactly. It is hard for them to discuss sports they dont know about and if they tried, it would be dreadful.
Much of the Olympics "sports" aren't even sports.

Field Hockey? Yachting? Curling?

LOL!
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Old 07-08-2012, 06:34 PM
 
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What is the deal with American sport radio hosts?
Everytime there's a huge international sport event (World Cup or the Olympics) I have to hear them saying that they don't care for it, they just don't find it interesting, blah, blah, blah.
How can anybody host a sport show and then say on their radio show that they don't like the Olympics, the biggest sport event in the World with 100s of sports?

They don't have to like it, but what's the point of constantly talking about how much they don't care about it?
First of all, there are not hundreds of sports being contested in the Olympics.

Second, the sports media in this country will focus on what Americans like most. The Olympics are a short burst of fame for various sports. People care far more about the NFL than they will about say Track and Field. Sure people will watch the Olympics on TV, but if you think a sports talk radio station should be having ongoing discussions about swimming at the Olympics, then don't hold your breath.

The Olympics is what it is. People in America will watch on TV and once the games are over, forget completely about what happened. The athletes and their sports will have their 15 minutes of fame (minus the Men's basketball team, Men's hockey team) and then be done with it.

ESPN here in the States has done a great job covering the World Cup and the UEFA European Football Championships for several tournaments. They dedicate time on Sportscenter and give the tournaments highlight shows.
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