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[Houston Press]Vandy and Lord Best Sports Talk

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by Chance, Sep 30, 2005.

  1. Chance

    Chance Contributing Member

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    There. The debate is now over. Marc and Rich are the best sports talk in Houston. This is no longer a topic which dissenting opinions count. ;)
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    2005: Sports & Recreation

    Best Sports Talk
    Rich Lord and Mark Vandermeer


    Helming the drive-time slot at SportsRadio 610, hosts Rich Lord and Charlie Pallilo boasted the best sports show in town for several years. The two Northeast natives brought a worldly perspective to pro sports and the issues surrounding it, especially when the topics fell to race and culture. Lord was easygoing, Pallilo was smarmy, and the two just worked. So it was a disappointment when Pallilo jumped ship for Clear Channel's new concept The Sports Animal (790 KBME) last year. SportsRadio 610 floundered briefly, but when Lord was paired with midday host Mark Vandermeer, who's also the radio voice of the Houston Texans, there was instant rapport and chemistry. The cocky Vandermeer brings a younger, more pop-culture-oriented perspective and ups the hip quotient, while Lord continues to keep it real. The result is a fresh, authoritative and entertaining show.


    Hmm...I think I am going to get some posts from people that disagree...Oh well!

    BTW - we had a guy when a Hummer the other day. We are taking place in a nationwide contest with a bunch of Infinity stations where we give away any GM vehicle under 50K (we're saying H3 but you can pick any sub 50K vehicle)and we had a SportsRadio 610 listener win the H3!!!
     
  2. MadMax

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    i typically don't think of vandermeer "upping" the hip quotient. :) but that's just me.

    having said that...i listen to the show if i'm not listening to music.

    btw: granato's spot for Ragin Cajun had me craving crawfish at about 8 a.m.
     
  3. Dr of Dunk

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    I don't live in Houston anymore, but any sports talk show with Rich Lord as one of the primaries would be painful for me to listen to - especially since I couldn't care less about baseball. What's odd is that I enjoyed when Charlie and Rich were together on KTRH. I don't know what this guy Marc is like...
     
  4. candlegreen

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    tried that number, it said something about charging however many cents per minute for the call?
     
  5. Svpernaut

    Svpernaut Contributing Member

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    LOL! Now I know the Houston Press is sadly dumbfounded and confused, John & Lance are obviously the best in Houston...

    John: You see this p*rn ad next to Trailer Wheel and Frame in the paper?
    Lance: I don't think that's a p*rn ad...
    John: Oh... huh.

    or something of that nature from this morning... classic!
     
  6. MadMax

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    i agree with this. john and lance and it's not even close.
     
  7. Svpernaut

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    At least that's what I think... anyway.
     
  8. Chance

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    Listen Live
     
  9. Rocketman95

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    The words Vandermeer, cocky and hip should never go together without the word ain't in there somewhere. Seriously, you can say you like the two...I still listen to them more often than not...but to call him cocky and hip is completely ridiculous.
     
  10. Svpernaut

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    So true... I don't want to jump on the afternoon drivetime bashing bandwagon, but Vandermeer is the weak link.
     
  11. Chance

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    Ratings would indicate he was the missing link.
     
  12. Davidoff

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    Congrats Chance and 610..but I do like 790 better.
     
  13. MadMax

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    charlie needs a co-host. there's no banter. no real conversation. it's his thoughts...and some phone calls. he's not jim rome. he doesn't get kick ass interviews that keep you tuned in. the idea of setting one guy up for a local sports radio show died with Kenny Hand.
     
  14. Rocketman95

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    I'm suddenly reminded of a Green Day song you parodied. :D
     
  15. Rocketman95

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    That's one of the reasons I don't listen to him for long stretches. That and Chance. :)
     
  16. Svpernaut

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    American Idol gets massive ratings, but the show is still retarted. Fast and the Furious made millions, but that doesn't mean it wasn't crap. Popularity doesn't mean you are the greatest thing since sliced bread... see Will & Grace vs. Arrested Development.
     
  17. RocketMan Tex

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    The Houston Press, in the 2005 Best of Houston article, also named Los Tios as "Best Tex Mex Restaurant".

    I rest my case.

    ;)
     
  18. MadMax

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    did it really??? there's one right down the street from my house. just awful.

    by the way...did anyone else hear Roy Oswalt say La Hacienda was his favorite restaurant during the game the other night?? the only La Ha I know is on Memorial near Dairy Ashford
     
  19. Faos

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    You have to be kidding me. :rolleyes: :confused: :mad:
     
  20. Svpernaut

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    Further proof John and Lance are the best ever...

    "If you want a Hummer, don't call us!"

    lol
     

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