12 Rules for Sports Talk radio callers

Have you noticed that on Sports Talk radio the majority of the callers sound like morons.

To improve the quality of the callers’ prattle, let’s give them  12  rules.

  • Do not open with “What’s up, guys?”


  • We don’t care where you are calling from, or what you are doing.stupid to insult


  •  Don’t be lame by saying “longtime listener, first time caller.”


  • You have 30 seconds to get it out; as Jim Rome says:                                               “Have a take and don’t suck.”


  • You get one question or one opinion.


  • We don’t want to hear your best “brush with fame” story.


  • If you are driving, pull over; two tasks at once will overwhelm your brain.


  • Don’t get maudlin and pathetic with nostalgia.


  • Never use this phrase “really sucks.”


  • Never use the word “incredible.”


  • Never use the word “awesome.”


  • Take your answer off the air.


You can help improve the quality of calls to Sports Talk radio by reading these rules to as many of these cretins as you can tolerate.

We assume that, since they cannot speak coherently, the also cannot read.





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  • Rick M

    In the early 70s Boston was the sports radio hub (pun intended) of the United States. Guy Mainella was the first with his “Calling All Sports” and the vastly underrated Steve Fredricks was on WMEX (Color Radio). Fredricks made quite a name for himself in Philly. Then you had the “Sports Huddle” with Eddie Andelman and his crew on several stations. Andelman was also on WBZ and his crew then moved to WEEI. I always enjoyed Cliff (Cliff Keane of The Globe) and Claf (Larry Claflin of The Boston Record-American).

    Back in those days the conversations were more two way in the early going as the callers were the real part of the show. No more “Butch from the Cape” around these days.