[QUOTE=survivor45;260257]Here’s something from a month ago. http://www.ninernation.net/forum/showthread.php?t=17127&page=3 (starting with post #50)
EE9er did a good job in the above attached link of being straight and to the point
[QUOTE]The only reason Fudge hates anything Charlotte 49er related is because 49er fans don’t call in. He wants as many listeners and callers as possible so he can get sponsors and ad money, a few years ago when we were top 25 he mentioned more than once that we had a good team, but he always made sure one of the other hommers would say we sucked, just to get the pot stirring. Its the same thing here, he says, “the UNC Charlotte 49ers shouldn’t get a football team” he’s hoping that leads to tons of 49er fans calling in to bash him, the problem (for him) is we never take the bait and that gets him more mad than anything else. His job is to entertain, his sports opinion doesn’t mean jack, add to the fact that our buddy Cornhole is always on there giving us tons of support… its no wonder real 49er fans don’t call in.[/QUOTE]
My biggest issue with Packer’s show is NOT how much he does/doesn’t talk about the Niners.
IT IS how little substance is contained in the show. It is a clear example of “style over substance”. Listen to one of the ESPN shows on 1660, or better yet try satellite radio. The conversation is a mixture of facts and opinions. Even, Mike Tirico is Einstein compared to Mark.
I tried to listen for an entire week this summer, it was constant bitching and complaining. The day after the Panthers traded for Chris Harris from the Bears, he called him Chris Henry multiple times in the 1st segment of the show and no one corrected him. Of course, he was bitching about the Panthers trading for him. At least get the guy’s name right if you are going to bitch about him.
Packer’s show is nothing more than people calling and bitching about someone/something and him plugging a bunch of sponsors while telling me the “lines are loaded” and “whereever you want to go” we’ll talk about it. He has no choice. He’s not smart enough to stay on any subject to talk about it for an extended amount of time. In one hour, I heard 3 different people call and ask what he thought about a sports issue or team? He answered EACH ONE by saying I don’t know, what do YOU think? That is NOT why the person called in. The show is very, very predictable.
Also, the gimmicks & catch phrases (QCB, Southern Fried Football, Switzerland, Packman Platters) are like fingernails on a chalkboard to me.
Other reasons to hate the show: Cedric “I hate UNCC” Maxwell is a frequent guest AND Tom “I hate the Carolina Hurricanes” Sorenson are frequent guests.
If you don’t understand why Sorenson hates the Canes, go search for his column (maybe Mike P can find it and link it) the day after the Canes won the Cup. If I have time later, I’ll try to find it. I understand he is a columist and states opinions, but it was pure, steaming dung on that particular day.
Other than that, Packer is fine.
The bottom line: he is NOT ABOUT SPORTS, he is about finding gimmicks to fling in front of sponsors to justify them giving him money. Sure, thats a valid form of capitalism, but he’s so blatent about it, he makes NASCAR drivers in Victory Lane sound conservative.