So was everyone absolutely blown away by the debut of the FAN 590's The Gameplan?
Two hours of two ex-coaches of two different sports, who have admitted to never having met each other before agreeing to the show? Apparently Nelson Millman figured he needed in on the music industry's method of creating boy bands in the late 90's.
Can anyone now deny the continuing existence of what Howard Cosell called "The Jockocracy", the hiring of untrained and unqualified ex-players and coaches regardless of their broadcast ability?
Yes, I know that Jack Armstrong is one of the most entertaining people in all of the Canadian sports media. But that entertainment has best been engendered via an association with a seasoned broadcaster to act as foil, a role that even Chuck Swirsky, not playing the straight man in any sense, accomplished regularly.
But instead he's paired up with someone in Doug Maclean whose outright refusal to criticize Gary Bettman because of the Count's potential to be a future employer sent up red flags among all who watch these things with a cautious eye.
Is there any doubt that Rob Faulds is hosting Prime Time Sports this week to make the preceding program look good by comparison?
The real question for historians to consider will be - which provided more entertainment, this show, or The Rock's flop of a movie they stole the name from?
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