Double Standards

I find it interesting how talk show hosts are quick to call for the firing of coaches and quarterbacks when they under perform, but these same hosts can’t understand how and why they are yanked from the line-up, when it’s obvious they don’t prepare for their show, create compelling content and/or grow ratings.

You are the coach and quarterback of your radio show. Listeners have the same expectations for your show as you and other fans do for Wade Phillips, Phil Jackson, Brett Favre, and Lebron James.  Hosts bang on Shaq for not being good at free throws, but cringe when PDs bang on them for failing to prepare for an interview or fall flat on basic formatics.

You get out of your show what you put into it. If you “wing it,” it will sound like it. If you didn’t watch the big game, the listeners will know. If you don’t care about what you’re talking about, neither will anyone else.

  1. November 11, 2010 at 7:12 PM

    Wait, you mean we don’t have a free pass to bang on their inefficiencies simply because they’re well paid?? Oh my. Yet another case of do as I say, not as I do.
    You have drawn an interesting parallel between show host and athlete and you are exactly right. There is a double standard. Food for thought, indeed.

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