The guys from MMA Opinion wrote a (nice) open letter to MMA Podcasters in general. He didn’t include Fightlinker’s totally fucking awesome podcast in his post so I’m just gonna assume we are so totally sweet he didn’t feel we needed to change a goddamn thing. Although I would gladly trade Jake in for a six pack and some pretzels.
However, the MMA Opinion guys spent a bit too much time not stepping on anyone’s toes. Just like Gina sometimes needs a Master Toddy, so too does Sherdog Radio need a Fightlinker to tell them where they’re faltering. So here’s my (not so nice) addition to those other guy’s article:
-Kill all terrible hosts. Just take them out back and shoot them in the head or something. MMA Sunday school comes to mind. And while I’ve heard Josh Gross is entertaining in real life, something about radio broadcasting must rub him the wrong way. His enthusiasm during shows is on par with someone who’s being forced to lick Tim Boetch’s choda.
-Electroshocks whenever football or basketball is mentioned. Actually, you can just wrap all other sports up in there too. I know opening chitchat isn’t supposed to be about MMA, but for one fucking week can you all shut the fuck up about all those other lame sports. No one cares about local team x versus foreign team y. Double-shocks go to anyone making a football analogy regarding an MMA fight (ie Rich Franklin is the Joe Montana of DEAR GOD SHUT THE FUCK UP).
-Mix up the commercials. Gosh darn it, if I have to hear the same fucking commercials on these shows again, I’m going to lose it. I’m going to give a pass to the smaller podcasts which are stuck with what they’ve got, but Sherdog gets no quarter from me. It’s not fucking hard to mix shit up and make like … uuuh, I dunno. Two or three new commercials a month or something so listeners aren’t stabbing their ears with scissors over those fucking “Billy” commercials. Please?
-No more callers. The average person listening to Sherdog is a grade a fucking moron, and letting them on the air to shoot the shit with the hosts is the worst idea ever. First off, the wait time is waaaaay too long, which means only the people with NO LIFE WHATSOEVER stick around and get through. Secondly, I don’t think TJ screens callers anymore, or if he does, he’s too nice about it. Lastly, people calling in need to be told “10 seconds of gab and then right to the fucking point”. Nothing’s worse than hearing some mouth breather trying to bond as soulmates with Jordan Breen. It’s just painful to hear.