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100% correct....and if you are an independent thinker who has confidence in his own opinions and analytical skills, why would you ever listen to that guy for any length of time (short of having no other options and being desperate for sports radio)? He does little to provoke thought, just emotions.
He's actually a reasonably intelligent guy when he talks about life in general. He'd actually do a decent Dr. Phil type show. But his sports insight is dreadful, full of false generalizations that are supported by nothing more than his ignorant opinions.
Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity. - Frank Leahy.-- If you're going to be stupid, be smart about it. - Mike Milbury
Cowherd reminds me of Goat Boy from SNL.
I don't listen to Cowherd and don't particularly like or dislike him (unless he is with Beadle on SN), but there is something to consider here:
Being a LONE host on a 4 hour sports radio show is incredibly tough. All ESPN guys talk about how its virtually impossible and they have no idea how Cowherd is able to put on a competent show, let alone a show that kills in the ratings for ESPN radio.
Just think how tough it would be to host a 4 hour radio show by yourself, without chatting to a co-host or producer. No one to bounce thoughts to or even have a conversation with (other than callers, which I think he uses pretty sparingly). If anything, being alone forces him to have a better show and interview smart, interesting sports people.
When Cowherd first started I liked him because he was funny and he was willing to call out fanboys. Both of those acts quickly got tired. Haven't listened more than a few minutes in a long time, but I have heard enough to know that he's jumped from bandwagon to bandwagon. He still pimps USC, and is on their Rivals message board, though I don't know if he just references it, lurks, or participates under his own name.
He defends Lane Kiffin more than anyone else I know. I was listening to his show about a week or so after the regular season ended and he was making all sorts of excuses for why it WASN'T Kiffin's fault that USC went from #1 to unranked this season
This post was edited by CrazySparty 15 months ago
Cowherd is good at his job, the main problem is he's so damn unlikeable. His personality/sense of humor sucks and his voice is shrill. I can only listen to the guy in very small doses.
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Dude gets paid to talk sports on ESPN radio. He's doing something right.
He'd probably be pretty good if he was half as smart as he thinks he is.
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