By Matthew Postins
Thanks to a random act of time management I was able to listen to Randy Galloway’s final radio broadcast in full. Very touching going away letter by my old buddy, Matt Mosley. I especially liked the part about Galloway always being willing to impart wisdom on his fellow media types, even if most of them are now out of the business. It’s funny only because it’s true.
In trying to figure out if the management change to Cumulus means anything to either ESPN Radio Dallas (KESN) or The Ticket, I found this little nugget at talkers.com. “Cumulus also owns and operates sports talk KTCK “SportsRadio 1310 The Ticket” in the market and served notice that on October 21, WBAP-FM at 96.7 will carry the KTCK programming. WBAP-FM has been simulcasting news/talk WBAP-AM’s programming since 2010.” Now, I’ve never heard of Talkers.com before I found it. So I did more research and found it widely reported by DallasNews.com and other outlets. This would seem to squash the theories that The Ticket was going to take KESN’s signal for its own and move ESPN to the AM dial, as Cumulus’ Dan Bennett says the 96.7 signal is comparable to the 103.3 signal.
Thank goodness. I don’t have to screw with my presets in my car for the time being. That’s such a pain and I always forget how to fix them. That and the clock. And daylight savings time is coming up. Ugh.
Monte Kiffin says to blame him for Sunday’s loss to Denver, since his defense gave up scores on nine out of 11 drives. Oh, if only it were that easy, Monte. If only it were that easy. I mean, you’re not wrong, Monte. But if it were only that easy.
Jerry Jones says there are moral victories. That’s what Jones said after Sunday’s loss to Denver, and then he took heat for it from everyone from talk radio to his own son, Stephen, who said “there are no moral victories.” So Jones took to his radio show Tuesday morning to try and clarify:
“We certainly need this win in our record,” Jones said. “The last two [losses] are gonna be a real challenge for us to overcome of having at least one win of these last three [losses]. But the promise of things to come was brighter when [the Broncos] game was finished the other day than when it started, and the promise was because we started to see a lot coming together there with our offense with Tony [Romo].”
I’m telling you, tune in to his radio show every Tuesday morning. No one mangles thoughts and still makes them somewhat comprehensible better than Jones. And people keep telling him to shut up. Please. We’d have nothing to write about if he did that.
By the way, if you think that Jones having his own 15-minute show on The Fan is hubris, check out new Eagles GM Howie Roseman. He’s hosting his own radio show each week on Philadelphia’s 94 WIP.
Wonder what the audio delay is when they’re taking calls from the locals after a loss? Me too.
It looks like Miles Austin may be back this week. There’s no motivation to return from injury quite like watching your potential replacement, Terrance Williams, kick butt for two straight games.
Is Mark Cuban turning realist? He told reporters earlier this week that if the Mavericks stay healthy they could surprise some people. He pointed to Dirk Nowitzki, Vince Carter and Shawn Marion as the guys that really need to stay healthy. So, he’s pinning the season on the three oldest guys on the team and the three guys who are, theoretically, the least likely to stay healthy?
Yeah, let me know how that works out, Mark.
The BCS and College Football Playoff offices are now in Las Colinas. I was among the media members invited to an open house and take a little tour. Nice digs, complete with photos of every single BCS National Championship game. Local Denton Ryan standout Jarvis Moss was among them.
These offices represent a huge step up, in all honestly. One of the members of the BCS told me that most of the time that executive director Bill Hancock has been in charge he’s actually operated the BCS out of his house. That kind of blew my mind, honestly. I mean, I work out of my home to write but no one really cares. This guys was running the biggest organization in college football from what I can only assume was his Barcalounger. Movin’ on up, indeed.
One last thing. Major college football season is well underway. One of my side projects is College Football America, a publication that myself, Chuck Cox (who contributes here on The Front Row) and Kendall Webb (who will be helping us with some SEC football come September) have been working on all year. The College Football America 2013 Yearbook Encyclopedia is something that we believe is the first of its kind – a book that covers every single college football team in the US and Canada. That’s 919 teams, 919 schedules, 919 team capsules, and nearly 100 conference previews. It’s full color and it features dozens of photos, most of which we’ve taken ourselves. It’s a publication on a massive scale. Yes, it’s big – but if you have a Kindle, an iPad or even a laptop you don’t need to spend a lot to get a lot. It’s $5.99 at lulu.com. You can click here to purchase.