Originally Posted by Edskin
I am actually a big Cowherd fan--- not of him personally per se or all of his takes, but I love his show. He is very well prepare daily and always has something to say. He will say a lot of things that other hosts won't.
Today he was talking about the image of the NBA an how he believes there are racial undertones from the fans and media in regards to how the league is perceived. I agree with most of where he was going with it-- most talk show hosts won't even go there and unlike a guy like Skip Bayless, I don't think Cowherd says stuff he doesn't believe just to get a rise out of people.
Cowherd is very, very smart. He knows marketing and he knows his audience. He is also exceedingly arrogant, which leaves a bad taste for many fans. But his show is good.
I agree with this. Whether or not you like him, he takes a different perspective on most issues than anybody else in sports. And he almost always has a good reason to hold that view, even if he's wrong. I hated what he said in 2010 about the Reds, but, as it turned out, he wasn't wrong. He was wrong about Votto though and he's admitted that he was way off.
Also, Colin actually likes the Reds. He talks about how he grew up a huge fan of the BRM. They're not a team that he fawns over like USC, but he still roots for them.