Granted I only have a 15 minute commute to work so I don't stay for extended period, but they talk less and less sports and more and more BS. It's almost like listening to Elvis Doran with 5% the entertainment value. I used to like them a lot, as they talked sports, but I can't stand them anymore.
Maybe 15 minutes is less to judge them on. I'd rather listen to Mike and Mike or find something on XM.
The show has gone down a little. Yes, I would prefer more sports especially baseball talk. They really don't do any hot stove talk and I think they would greatly enhance their show. I could do with a little less humor and more intense sports.
Boomer needs to keep remembering that nobody cares about hockey.
I have tried to give them a shot a few times now, but Carton just turns me off to no end. Listening in the car all you hear is his 'right... right... right' schtick, watching him on tv, you start to wonder if he has ADHD or turrets. He's very strange, like a little kid always looking to see who's laughing or paying attention to him. I've tried to give it a shot because I like the NY talk, but half the time when Boomer is trying to talk, Carton talks over him, and Boomer doesn't finish his point, or winds up saying I'll finish after the break... what??
I used to really like Mike and Mike, but I've totally lost it for all things espn. I'll watch the sports on their channel, obviously, but I no longer watch or listen to any of their talk programs with the exception of a PTI here or there.
To me, the best sports talk on the air is the Dan Patrick Show. He gets great guests, and he asks good questions. He doesn't do softball questions, and he's entertaining without being a jerk. He's national news, not just one area, so I will probably still go to the fan now and then, whether it be mornings or Mike, but I can only stomach them for so long...
I've listened daily since the show began and I'll listen daily till it ends. They do a decent job with football and basketball. Boomer tries to get hockey in which is fine by me even though I'm not a big hockey guy. They do OK with baseball but because the Mets are so bad they make it a point to bash the Mets or ignore them as much as possible.
Carton has gotten a bit more out of control as the years go on. To the point that I can't really keep it on if the kids are around and the wife simply can't stand him. He's a alot like that annoying drunk guy who might have told a sort of funny joke but just beats that joke to death over and over and over.
We all know the guy ... you know, the guy who can do the Marv Albert "Yes" pretty well at poker night but keeps doing it, for any reason ... over and over and over. And eventually you have no choice to be like "really? Seriously? What the heck? "
It just gets annoying because I don't want a guy yelling "She's a who-ore!" or "I'm gonna get you pregnant!" on the radio during breakfast with my daughters.
And seriously ... the Jim Rome thing? Carton needs to give it a rest.
Like you I listen daily just like I listened to Imus beforehand. For me they are good to get the day started.
No one on daily is better with NFL than Boomer. I am not into hockey which Boomer is. Dan Patrick is very good & I listen to him also. He has goofy bits too like Carton. Carton does a very funny Mad Dog impression. Bernie from Imus did a very funny New Orleans mayor impression & the mayor has been in the news recently.
"Boomer needs to keep remembering that nobody cares about hockey."
This is what annoys me and this is why I don't like Craig. Just LET Boomer talk about hockey. There are A LOT of hockey fans. You don't have to like it. If you want to watch a joke sport, watch basketball.