The Official Ottawa Sports Radio Thread #8

Discussion in 'Ottawa Senators' started by Radiogirl, Mar 22, 2019.

  1. Tnuoc Alucard

    Tnuoc Alucard There's more than 1 side to any story or issue.

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    So you're that one guy, that does not know which sport competes for the "World Cup", that Simmer must specify for?

    BTW, it's the FIFA Womens World Cup .......NOT the Women's World Cup of Soccer.

    FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019™ - FIFA.com

    The vast Majority of Football fans in the World knows that Football is called "Soccer" in a few countries at most, as it is a game, that is played with your feet (not hands) kinda makes sense.
     
  2. dzingelalltheway

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    We live in a country that cares more for hockey than soccer. Your statement that "everyone knows what the World Cup is" is just not true. When I hear World Cup, I intrinsically associate it to hockey because it's the sport I'm more familiar with. I'm very confident in saying I'm not alone there. Saying "World Cup of Soccer" hurts exactly no one and is a damn weird hill to die on.
     
  3. BatherSeason

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    Apparently I am not the only guy as someone else also replied to you and someone else liked my post. That makes at least 3 ppl.

    Simmer has so many other glaring flaws in his delivery that just this one alone barely registers..
     
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  4. Stylizer1

    Stylizer1 SENSimillanaire

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    Nobody really cares.
     
  5. Icelevel

    Icelevel -+-+-*-+-*-+-=???

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    Marc Methot cohosting inthebox tomorrow 10-2
     
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    "The Natural" He should bring some interesting perspectives to the show.

    An audition perhaps?
    I can see Methot eventually ending up on one of the big networks like Galley.
     
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    I'm all for former pros getting on the mic but they should actually take a radio coarse as not to just wing it for the long term. Having an opinion is one thing, but there is more to radio than just that. Not that Methot is a former pro yet but you get the just.
     
  8. FormentonTheFuture

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    not sure about that, there are many great podcasts and such from guys with no formal training. If it comes naturally he will do well. I'm not sure he'd be good as a Gary Galley type guy between the benches, though.
     
  9. BatherSeason

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    For an exact opposite perspective, it was and at many times still is very apparent that both Simmer and Todd White have zero formal training.
     
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    Definitely agreed lol. I think Methot would be better than both. I like White but he's not great for radio.
     
  11. Stylizer1

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    Radio is not easy. Having a foundation is better than hoping for the nest. Ian being a journalist understands what he has to do to prepare and plan out his time. He is very meticulous on that regard. Just saying there more to radio than just talking.
     
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    Simmer and Todd White prep work seems to consist of reading their twitter feeds just before starting their shows and continually refreshing while the show is happening.
     
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    I agree, not taking a broadcasting coarse, leads to some really rough radio.:sarcasm:
     
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    Do you know that he hasn't taken a class? I know the NBA has options for active players to take courses in the summer. I wonder if the NHL does the same.
     
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    I doubt it.
     
  16. PoutineSp00nZ

    PoutineSp00nZ Electricity is really just organized lightning.

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    I think it was Jason York and Steve Loyd a few years back talking about how they do have media programs for former athletes who want to transition into radio or TV. I doubt any of these guys want to go to Algonquin for two years, there are other options for them to learn the basics.

    Like you said, hosting a talk radio show isn't nearly as easy as some people seem to think it is on here.
     
  17. aragorn

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    I was just coming on here to say the same thing. I also remember Jason York saying he took a radio course through the NHLPA even while he was playing or in his last yr, I believe.
     
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    Anyone listening? I suspect Methot will announce his retirement.
     
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    Methot's doing a great job.
     
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    GrantLemons Church of FYOUS

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    He's killing it. Just put him on the Drive with Ian. He's already better than Versage.
     
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    GrantLemons Church of FYOUS

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    Methot just said Turris just texted him chirping that he, EK, and Stone were all listening in to him on radio.

    #BrokenRoom
     
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    Keep your enemies closer...
     
  23. dzingelalltheway

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    Colour me completely unsurprised. Methot's been a media rockstar since he started with the Sens. Glad to hear the skillset's still there. Hope he's able to parlay that into a successful post-NHL career in radio if he wants it.
     
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    I find the former players/executives that are able to leave their egos aside tend to be the most successful./
    I feel like the players that are the most successful in the media tend to be the ones that are able to check their egos and not think they are better because of a role they once had in the game.

    For example, you don't need to continually remind the listener of who you are and what you have done, we all know. Like does TSN1200 have to continually remind us that Shawn Simpson is a "former NHL executive"?
     
  25. dzingelalltheway

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    Along those lines, I find that the best ones tend to be the ones who weren't in the "sexy" positions. The grinders and the stay-at-home defencemen. That's not to say there are no good commentators who were more prolific, but anecdotally the best former NHLers in media are the ones who had the same lunchpail mentality in their career as they have on the media grind. First out-of-market example that immediately comes to mind is Chris Therien, who was a stay-at-home defenceman with the Flyers and is now an analyst with NBC Philadelphia.
     

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