This is what I mean about a town that only cares about hockey, and that's ok, but it is a sports radio station. There are other sports besides Canucks hockey, which is why TEAM1040 covers other things and talk about things like football. Rintoul is a really fun guy to listen to about football.Orcasfan wrote:Thanks, Mondi, for a great summation of the pathetic state of the local sports MSM! Totally agree! The papers are a joke, especially the Province. I do not understand why Gallagher still has a job! And that idiot-filled 1040 mostly makes me shudder. I actually had some hope for Rintoule a while back - I figured he was young enough to maybe learn about hockey (instead of football!). I was wrong. I really don't get it....everyone knows that Vancouver is predominantly a hockey town, yet none of these so-called sports journalists knows squat about hockey! And, despite all their years yapping about it, they still haven't learned enough to have an intelligent discussion about the Canucks! Are they just very lazy buggers, or are they lacking something like curiosity?
Actually, even though I do not appreciate Sekeris' attitude of shit-stirring to create a "story", he does appear to have a modicum of intelligence. His knowledge of (professional) sports is wider than his colleagues, though his hockey knowledge is still too low. Once again, though, it seems his main approach is focused on the hunt for a "story", as opposed to getting into the game itself!
And, like so many of us, I turn to the blogosphere to explore, learn and discuss all things Canucks! Though some discretion is essential there too!
But admittedly, Farhan Lalji (the real one) is far better to listen to when he subs in for people than anyone on the station regularly.
Harrison Mooney aka Pass It to Bulis (he's a friend, I'm biased) and Wyatt Arndt are my favourite guys that blog about the Canucks. That Cam Charron kid is pretty good too, he just can't handle his liquor.