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Deebo:

--- Quote from: Michael on June 18, 2019, 12:20:05 PM ---
--- Quote from: Nik the Trik on June 18, 2019, 11:58:34 AM ---Huh. Retirement or getting pushed out?

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If he is pushed out, he will no doubt still get paid the money on his big contract. But it highlights what a cold business it can be sometimes. PTS (SportsNet) is taking a kicking in the ratings from Overdrive (TSN). Perhaps SportsNet has an opportunity to do something now to stop the bleeding.

I wonder if Tim and Sid will take that slot. They could do both the radio and TV spot and perhaps stop the bleeding away from SportsNet over to the TSN show.

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In the rare times I have been in the car in the afternoon drive time over the last few years. I'd flip back and forth depending on the subject being discussed.

If Tim & Sid take over the time slot, I'd probably be on 1050 exclusively.

Michael:

--- Quote from: Deebo on June 18, 2019, 01:10:25 PM ---If Tim & Sid take over the time slot, I'd probably be on 1050 exclusively.

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I made the switch a while ago and will stick with TSN Overdrive regardless. I am not a fan of Tim and Sid, but suggested that they may be the answer for two reasons:

1. They seem to do a lot of goofing around in an attempt to bring in the non-traditional sports radio people. They also seem to appeal to a younger crowd, and the ratings suggest that McCown is losing the younger audience.

2. They are already on the payroll, so re-branding/re-launching them would be a minimal incremental cost compared with going in a whole new direction.

Michael:

--- Quote from: Nik the Trik on June 18, 2019, 01:05:55 PM ---Either way, it's very easy to believe that if McCown is making a ton of money that with radio maybe not being a huge growth industry these days that his show isn't super-profitable.

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He would not be the first person to price himself out of the market in radio. He had a long run. Really long. But I can see it not being worth it for the station (for his price tag) or for him (because he will not work for less) anymore.

Deebo:

--- Quote from: Michael on June 18, 2019, 01:16:18 PM ---
--- Quote from: Deebo on June 18, 2019, 01:10:25 PM ---If Tim & Sid take over the time slot, I'd probably be on 1050 exclusively.

--- End quote ---

I made the switch a while ago and will stick with TSN Overdrive regardless. I am not a fan of Tim and Sid, but suggested that they may be the answer for two reasons:

1. They seem to do a lot of goofing around in an attempt to bring in the non-traditional sports radio people. They also seem to appeal to a younger crowd, and the ratings suggest that McCown is losing the younger audience.

2. They are already on the payroll, so re-branding/re-launching them would be a minimal incremental cost compared with going in a whole new direction.

--- End quote ---

--- Quote from: Michael on June 18, 2019, 01:16:18 PM ---
--- Quote from: Deebo on June 18, 2019, 01:10:25 PM ---If Tim & Sid take over the time slot, I'd probably be on 1050 exclusively.

--- End quote ---

I made the switch a while ago and will stick with TSN Overdrive regardless. I am not a fan of Tim and Sid, but suggested that they may be the answer for two reasons:

1. They seem to do a lot of goofing around in an attempt to bring in the non-traditional sports radio people. They also seem to appeal to a younger crowd, and the ratings suggest that McCown is losing the younger audience.

2. They are already on the payroll, so re-branding/re-launching them would be a minimal incremental cost compared with going in a whole new direction.

--- End quote ---

Yeah, I could see them going that way I just can't stand Sid.

Peter D.:

--- Quote from: Deebo on June 18, 2019, 01:28:46 PM ---Yeah, I could see them going that way I just can't stand Sid.

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The thing with Sid is, I find that he is very talented.  Like, Bob McCown replacement type.  But he needs to strip down the persona and outbursts and get back to his original self.  He's filled in a few times and if he simply delivers the goods, he is excellent.

If McCown is truly signing off, then I have to see who his replacement(s) is/are.  Him leaving the airwaves may be enough for me to give up on sports radio for good.  No way am I venturing back over to 1050.

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