The Dan Le Batard Present with Stugotz discusses Don LaGreca’s epic meltdown is the evolution of sports activities speak radio over the previous 25 years.
The Giants are 1-3 and have appeared each bit as dangerous as that report sounds. Nonetheless, after Evan Neal stepped in it a bit together with his feedback about booing followers, what The Dan Le Batard Present with Stugotz actually needed to speak about was an EPIC NY sports activities speak radio rant.
Sure, Don LaGreca wasn’t going to take what Neal mentioned about “sheep” followers who’re flipping hamburgers and scorching canines sitting down (though, technically, sure he was sitting down whereas ranting). No, he’s going to inform Neal what’s what about who pays his wage.
After enjoying the rant, Dan had one thought come to thoughts: “It’s like watching an enraged Santa heckle human beings.” Dan says LaGreca’s brow turned radioactive crimson (though, as Mike factors out the radioactive crimson contrasts so effectively with LaGreca’s Kenny Rogers motif). As Chris Cote identified, LaGreca most likely went a little bit far. Dan notes that you just actually don’t must name individuals items of trash, however then once more that’s not how rage works. Dan then makes the next, scary, analogy — have you learnt how a lot of that rageful sentiment is operating by means of our whole nation proper now?
Jessica was shocked, regardless of acknowledging that she is aware of that is what New York sports activities radio is all about. She’s additionally questioning who this man’s heart specialist is, as a result of it looks as if he does effectively for himself. Dan says LaGreca is simply the evolution of Mike and the Mad Canine in one of many few locations in America the place sports activities speak in your radio remains to be a factor, the place it issues who can get an viewers. It’s an evolution of what sports activities radio has grow to be over the previous 25 years.
Mike says that’s great things proper — it’s assembly the second, superior stuff. Tony loves that somebody was attempting to gradual LaGreca down and he wasn’t having any of it and simply saved going. Dan says the second Evan Neal made his feedback it was like gold bricks falling from the sky for New York sports activities speak radio hosts. Dan says they don’t wish to speak Giants soccer, no, HERE’S a factor to speak about.
Dan says LaGreca is what the medium must be — humorous, good, rage-filled and keen to go proper on the sting (together with of cardiac arrest). And look, Dan acknowledges that he’s constructed a popularity for himself together with his views of the world, however with the stress of the approaching elections in 2024 looming on the horizon, Don LaGreca can name an individual in New York a chunk of rubbish on sports activities radio so long as he lives and it’s OK simply because they’ll chortle at his rage-filled face. Dan will enable it, despite the fact that we actually shouldn’t be calling athletes items of rubbish.
In the meantime, Mike, in fact, was prepared to speak some Messi …
Native Hour: Zo’s Summer season Groove
- The Marlins misplaced and have been eradicated from the Playoffs. The crew recaps their livestream from final night time and make enjoyable of the overeager Jeremy “Pander Bear” Taché for his interview with Jazz Chisholm Jr. earlier than the collection. Then, Alonzo Mourning might need been imply to everybody as a child, and the Fuentes brothers must #RespectTheBrand. Plus, Don La Greca graces us with a number of the biggest sound we’ve heard out of New York Sports activities Radio.
The Massive Suey: Warmth Media Day…Three Days Late!
- The Dolphins get an opportunity to bounce again this weekend in opposition to the Giants, and the crew is grateful to really feel like they constantly have a schematic benefit for the…first time in present historical past? Then, MLS and Inter Miami place some ambiguity round Messi’s damage. Plus, Chris, Tony, and Jeremy set you up for our Warmth Media Day Interviews the place Chris and Tony chat with Kevin Love, Jaime Jaquez Jr., and Duncan Robinson.
Hour 1: Awkward Firm Dynamics
- David Samson is right here to confront the crew who hosted final night time’s Marlins livestream about NOT receiving an invitation, and issues instantly get legitimately uncomfortable. Then, David sticks round to hitch Adnan to debate the Prime 5 Julia Roberts Films. Plus, it’s time for Thursday Thunder, Jessica is hyper, and we’re relive a number of the hilarious moments from Samson and Chris Cote’s confrontation.
Hour 2: GIVE ME THE DREAM
- The awkward firm dynamics proceed, however for a distinct motive: Amin’s rivalry with Jessica’s canine, Willow. Their rivalry results in a newfound rivalry between Amin and Mike, and you may reduce the stress with a knife. Within the midst of all of that, the crew tries to get to WNBA enlargement, Michael Penix Jr., Messi, and networks enjoying free Taylor Swift commercials. Plus, Kyle Brandt is right here to speak all issues NFL and evaluate beginning QBs to meals.
Postgame Present: Can We Discuss About Brock Purdy?
- The San Francisco 49ers tackle the Dallas Cowboys on SNF this weekend led by QB Brock Purdy. Purdy was Mr. Irrelevant within the NFL Draft and has but to lose an everyday season recreation he’s performed in from begin to end, but he’s barely marketed by the NFL. How is that doable?
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