Monday, December 12, 2005

What a joke

I've been in the radio bid-ness for over 10 years now. Currently I run a news/talk radio station. All of my previous gigs were on sports radio stations. Im sitting here, watching the Saints-Falcons game, yeah lifelong Saints fan - yeah Im a moron, and it reminds me why I had to get away from the sports side of radio.

These guys just don't get it. And it's not really just the Saints. All athletes I learned through experience are like this. They are part of the society that does not see anything around them. I don't mean that their eyes are closed, I mean their minds are. They only see themselves. It's almost halftime, oh shit they just gave up a Hail Mary kinda touchdown- man they really really SUCK, anyway all that comes out of the players mouths (granted except Joe Horn) is how tough it's been on THEM, playing on the road, making millions of dollars to play a game, being displaced and not having a home stadium. Uh dumbasses, about 300,000 of New Orleans familes don't have homes period. Nor a stadium. Do you really think we can feel bad for ya when 75% of the city still isn't re-populated? When we can still drive for miles without a gas station that's open? You have got to be kidding.

The whole fiasco with the city's football team and the aftermath of Katrina won't be played out until 3-5 years down the road. But for me, this is just a reminder. My passion for the games left when I got to know the participants.