As this earlier post noted, Houstonians are currently enduring a glut of sports talk radio stations. With the rare exception of a show such as Charlie Pallilo‘s, the shows on these stations range from merely unlistenable to truly offensive. To make matters worse, Houston’s mainstream professional sports teams are currently horrid, from the Texans’ historic mediocrity, to the Rockets’ decade of playoff incompetence, to the Stros’ downward trend. What on earth is there to talk about?
At any rate, while cruising around doing pre-Christmas errands the other day, one of my sons had a local sports talk radio show on his car radio. One of the talk show hosts made the following observation about the Rockets — who have lost 14 of their last 21 games — and the Texans, who had just been thoroughly waxed by the Colts:
“Compared to the Rockets, I am quite optimistic about the Texans.”
My son and I cracked up laughing. The host, on the other hand, was dead serious. That pretty well sums up the quality of discourse on Houston sports talk radio these days.