This is a real headscratcher.
OK, I think we can all agree that Sean Salisbury is probably the worst sports analyst in the history of television in addition to being an attention starved wannabe/couldabeen/shouldabeen athlete. He is a veritable tool, and his schtick is tired.
Additionally, I think we've all seen Rob Dibble's work. He's a black concert T-shirt on the torso of life. If he lived in Cincinnati, he'd spend his Saturday nights at the Blue Note picking fights with anybody who didn't think he was cool. Not only that, but everytime he opens his mouth to talk about the game of baseball, something contrived comes out to start a controversy where there previously was none.
A couple of idiots, right?
Now, let's just say that when Dibble was co-hosting the Dan Patrick Radio Show (and Salisbury was the usual 3rd wheel), the show was palatable. It was never in danger of winning the radio equivalent of an Emmy or Oscar, but it was a decent way to pass the afternoon 2-3 out of 5 days a week. On the right day, with the right guest, it could hold your interest in 10 minute increments.
Fast forward a couple of years to the present. ESPN has cut ties with Dibble, and Salisbury is only on rarely as an interview. So common sense would lead one to believe that the show would be much improved, correct? Lose the idiots, gain a small measure of respectability. Guess again. The Dan Patrick Show is simply unlistenable. It's a trave-sham-ockery. It makes your ears bleed. Facts turned into opinions just for the sole purpose of talking about it longer. I mean the whole show is putting the most lame issues under a microscope for three hours...making Matterhorns out of molehills. And while I realize that's talk radio, especially sports talk radio, in a nutshell, this current version makes Jim Rome sound like Kornheiser (...EPIC!).
"Yeah, uhh, Randy Moss was silent for 10 seconds when he was asked his opinion on Norv Turner. Wow! That's unbelievable. Randy being Randy." And other such hand-wringing over trivialities for three hours. Just dreadful.
ESPN television reporters, analysts and hosts CREATING the news, so ESPN radio personalities can hash it over ad nauseum for the next 24 hours.
On the bright side, at least Joe Buck has something worthwhile to tune into every afternoon.