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Re: Vancouver's Hockey "Media"

Postby Mondi » Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:03 am

Precisely, I don't expect cheer leaders. I do like that Shorty, and Cheech, are sometimes homers. I mean, there is something nice about having the odd homer on the HOME broadcast. Then by all means, infuse the broadcast with objectivity and balance. Or even trout out the "realist".

But, when it starts to be about the writer's ego (Botchford), or the broadcaster's "feud" with a player (Blake), or management (Pratt, Gallgaher), or another broadcaster (Botchford) or the writer's support for his buddy the coach or the GM...etc., they have lost their ability to make fair comment.

Why not call a spade a spade and say the players assembled aren't good enough, rather than asking out loud if the fans created a goalie graveyard...or if Vancouver is a sports city or just a Canucks town.

I loved the comment above about the guided tours around the wreckage, that's precisely what the 1040 is all about these days.
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Re: Vancouver's Hockey "Media"

Postby herb » Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:21 am

You see 100 times the thought and analysis go into articles written by guys like LeBrun and Friedman who cover all 30 teams than the local guys who just bitch and complain about one team.

I can't stand Botchford and have no idea how is career is actually growing. How TSN thinks it's a good idea to give this guy air time is beyond me.
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Re: Vancouver's Hockey "Media"

Postby RoyalDude » Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:43 am

The media in this city love to fire coaches. They all really struggle hating Gillis cause Gillis is Gallaghers buddy and all the media here look up to Gallagher. So who are they blaming now? The coach. Just like last year when they blamed AV, but here is the problem, they are finally right in blaming the coach this year as this team is far worse than it was under AV.

Both Gillis and Torts should go but there contracts will save their jobs cause our idiot, meddling owner is a cheap c**t

If Tort stays, next years product will be impossible to watch as it will be a team filled with Brad Richardsons as Gillis goes out and gets those guys this off season. Exciting. Torts hockey.
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Re: Vancouver's Hockey "Media"

Postby herb » Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:59 am

RoyalDude wrote:Both Gillis and Torts should go but there contracts will save their jobs cause our idiot, meddling owner is a cheap c**t


Haven't these cheap ass owners spent a lot of money on enhancing Rogers Arena, hiring capologists, hiring nutritionists, hiring a dedicated goalie coach, hiring sleep doctors, renovating the dressing room to be the envy of the league and spending more money on road trips on things like hotel rooms so the team can get more sleep not to mention spent to the cap every year they have owned the team?

The Aqua Bros are a lot of things, I'm sure, but I find it hard to see how they have demonstrated any sort of propensity of being penny pinchers when it comes to Canucks Sports and Entertainment.
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Re: Vancouver's Hockey "Media"

Postby Betamax » Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:10 pm

Anyone else catch the news that the TEAM 1040 Morning Show featuring Bro Jake with the "Pratt Man" formerly known as "Big Daddy Pratt" announced that the CHAMP segments that used to be featured twice on the show has been put on hiatus!

IMO, that one decision has improved the quality of programming by not 100% but 110%!!!

How good is that? 8-)
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Re: Vancouver's Hockey "Media"

Postby Art Vandelay » Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:12 pm

Betamax wrote:Anyone else catch the news that the TEAM 1040 Morning Show featuring Bro Jake with the "Pratt Man" formerly known as "Big Daddy Pratt" announced that the CHAMP segments that used to be featured twice on the show has been put on hiatus!

IMO, that one decision has improved the quality of programming by not 100% but 110%!!!

How good is that? 8-)



The champ segments were money. Solid radio there . Sort of like bitching about cyclists and bike lanes and Mayor Moonbeam. Where is John the Beast Conners when you need him ? Him and Cybul were the toast of the town back in the day.
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Re: Vancouver's Hockey "Media"

Postby Mondi » Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:44 am

I haven't listened to the 1040 in the morning since they changed format from sports talk to right wing radio for 15 year boys.
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Re: Vancouver's Hockey "Media"

Postby Reefer2 » Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:51 am

Mondi wrote:I haven't listened to the 1040 in the morning since they changed format from sports talk to right wing radio for 15 year boys.


Same here, the morning show really sucks now.

I really dont understand why they did this, very arrogant on a radio station to bring in a person who knows nothing about sports and team him up with someone who thinks he is bigger than anyone else.
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Re: Vancouver's Hockey "Media"

Postby Betamax » Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:28 am

Reefer2 wrote:
Mondi wrote:I haven't listened to the 1040 in the morning since they changed format from sports talk to right wing radio for 15 year boys.


Same here, the morning show really sucks now.

I really dont understand why they did this, very arrogant on a radio station to bring in a person who knows nothing about sports and team him up with someone who thinks he is bigger than anyone else.


I think they did this because they felt that it was improved their numbers (ratings). The initial few weeks of the Bro Jake Morning Show was a complete and utter disaster as The Bro tried to put his stamp on the show, introducing questionable elements that appealed to his former audience as a Rock DJ to a listenership that was largely there to hear, duh, Sports Talk on a Sports Radio station!

Imagine that.

Questionable segments like the CHAMP and bringing in some of his OLD ... with the emphasis on OLD Hollywood Pals that were talking things like NASCAR (WTF?) didn't exactly scream as a fresh approach to Morning Sports Radio Show. In a way, it was sort of like thinking Dennis Miller would work as a MNF colour analyst. I think a big reason why Bro Jake was brought in is because he's a "people person" and gets along with almost everyone he wants to befriend and that is good at attracting sponsors to their show. I mean, he manage to get a corporation to Sponsor the CHAMP segment when it aired! LOL.

However, I have to credit them, whether it be their Producer Satiar, Bro Jake and/or Big Daddy Pratt that they've steered more towards sports talk and has those entertainment segues are more of a side dish element to their show. It's finally listenable these days and they do have a solid line-up of regular sports related guests and they with bringing in those entertainment side angles, like "WTF? highlight of the Day" which is OK to have, IMO, to include to break up from all-sports talk, since it's actual real comedic moments and not of the contrived variety.
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Re: Vancouver's Hockey "Media"

Postby Betamax » Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:56 am

Art Vandelay wrote:
Betamax wrote:Anyone else catch the news that the TEAM 1040 Morning Show featuring Bro Jake with the "Pratt Man" formerly known as "Big Daddy Pratt" announced that the CHAMP segments that used to be featured twice on the show has been put on hiatus!

IMO, that one decision has improved the quality of programming by not 100% but 110%!!!

How good is that? 8-)



The champ segments were money. Solid radio there . Sort of like bitching about cyclists and bike lanes and Mayor Moonbeam. Where is John the Beast Conners when you need him ? Him and Cybul were the toast of the town back in the day.


I'd like to see the Beast work his radio magic in Calgary. I think Burke would absolutely love to hear that!
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Re: Vancouver's Hockey "Media"

Postby BladesofSteel » Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:00 am

Mondi wrote:I haven't listened to the 1040 in the morning since they changed format from sports talk to right wing radio for 15 year boys.

Not since 1040 'kicks'
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Re: Vancouver's Hockey "Media"

Postby RoyalDude » Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:19 pm

I actually don't mind Pratt now. What I like about Pratt is he doesn't mind showing his Canuck colours , whereas Sekeris and crew try to come off as non biased because that is journalism 101. Fuck that, ya wankers

Sekeris irritates me to no end, same goes with the ultimate ass kisser fence sitter - Barry MacDonald
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Re: Vancouver's Hockey "Media"

Postby Betamax » Sat Apr 19, 2014 11:51 am

Betamax wrote:Anyone else catch the news that the TEAM 1040 Morning Show featuring Bro Jake with the "Pratt Man" formerly known as "Big Daddy Pratt" announced that the CHAMP segments that used to be featured twice on the show has been put on hiatus!

IMO, that one decision has improved the quality of programming by not 100% but 110%!!!

How good is that? 8-)


From Dr. Sport, Greg Douglas' column in today's Vancouver Sun ..... April 18, 2014:

via: http://www.vancouversun.com/sports/hock ... story.html

END ZONE: Has Bro Jake finally dropped his ‘Champ’ routine on the Team 1040 morning show? One can only hope so with his absence this past week. The Champ was a big hit when he was new to the radio market 20 years ago. Not so much with his reincarnation.


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Re: Vancouver's Hockey "Media"

Postby Mondi » Sat Apr 19, 2014 1:15 pm

Even if the show has improved (which I don't think it has), it's still infused with useless banter about non-sports topics and Pratt's hyperbolic takes. I understand he wants to create controversy, but its an act that's worn thin.

A ten minute segment on that US Airways tweet was enough to confirm that the show is garbage. I tune in once in a blue moon and they are on about a pornographic tweet.

Lame.
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Re: Vancouver's Hockey "Media"

Postby Betamax » Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:07 pm

Mondi wrote:Even if the show has improved (which I don't think it has), it's still infused with useless banter about non-sports topics and Pratt's hyperbolic takes. I understand he wants to create controversy, but its an act that's worn thin.

A ten minute segment on that US Airways tweet was enough to confirm that the show is garbage. I tune in once in a blue moon and they are on about a pornographic tweet.

Lame.


Well, it seems to me that during those blue moons, you are specifically looking to find fault and warts on their show. Kinda like that stereotypical Negative Nancy, mother-in-law. 8-)
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