I have a 10 minute drive in the morning. 20 minutes at lunch, and 10 minutes after work. Â That is more than enough time to get some good sports talk radio in.
I think I have a love hate relationship with ESPN Radio. For the most part I like the content on ESPN Radio, I just can’t stand the format. I’m not really an ESPN hater, I go there multiple times everyday. I just can’t stand the crazy amount of commercials they play on the Radio.
The content for the most part is either funny or knowledgeable, but I hate three things about ESPN Radio – Constant homer-ism, Bashing the Big 10, and More commercials than the actual broadcast. I can live with the first two, but the commercials are just annoying.
I first got a teaser from Colin Cowherd when I got in the car. That’s fine I am used to that. Â I then switched between 5 minutes worth of pointless commercials, and 5 minutes of Rome, which depending on the day, could also be pointless. Â Then finally The Herd comes back on. Â All he did was repeat his same teaser, and he said Â saidÂ ”we’ll be back in 90 seconds.”
Colin Cowherd had a 20 second segment yesterday between commercials.Â I understand the concept of a teaser, but this is just outrageous. I listened to close to 10 minutes of Commercials and I didn’t get a single bit of actual sports talk radio.
They actually charge money to download an iPhone app for this crap.Â $2.99. Â Get all the commercials you can listen to for only 2.99. Â Sweet Deal.
The only Sports talk show I can recommend is the Dan Patrick Show, there aren’t that many commercials on there, great content, and he has a free iPhone app. Plus he is pretty much better than all the shows on ESPN Radio.
So no more talk ESPN talk radio for me, I am going to stick with downloading podcasts, and listening fast-forwarding through the 1 minute commercial in the introduction.