Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Over the past week or so I've heard an advertisement on ESPN 1050 about Colin Cowherd's debut on the network next week from 12-2. This confused me. Were they going to take an hour away from Max Kellerman's 10-1 show? Why would they do that when it's by far the most entertaining show they have? If they're going to do that I'd imagine it would completely piss off Kellerman who would admit he has a large opinion of himself. What the hell is happenning?
Today, ESPN 1050 read a statement at the start of the 10 o'clock hour which essentially read "Yesterday was the last day of the Max Kellerman show. ESPN 1050 and Max have agreed to part ways." I should have known that it was a major red flag, I should have known that it wasn't just the reduction of an hour but the elimination of an entire show. God that sucks.
Kellerman has been on air since the latter half of 2006 when 1050 booted Colin Cowherd off NYC synidcation and replaced him with Kellerman. Since then the Max Kellerman Show has been far and away my favorite NYC Sports Talk Show. Far and away. First of all it was smarter than most shows. He actually brought up meaningingful stats and attempted to incorporate some of the newer sabermetric tools into his show. Next he was different. He wasn't just sports sports sports, he actually mixed in some entertainment as well and some games that were sometimes stupid but always fun to listen to aka the Killer Animal Tournament. Finally he was a blatant New York homer, going as far as nicknaming the Cleveland Cavs the New York Cavaliers of Cleveland. The show was just entertaining, flat out entertaining and I rarely missed it. What's most bothering to me is that yesterday, his last show, the ESPN 1050 Web Feed 'didn't work', and by didn't work I mean it wasn't working just from 10-1. Thanks ESPN!
I guess the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. This end was just a little abrupt and premature for my liking.
ESPN 1050 Replaced the Max Kellerman Show 10-1, with Brandon Tierney (the former night guy / former co-host with Stephen A) who is not bad but can get a little dull from 10-12, and Colin Cowherd from 12-2. Not quite sure what that means for Tirico & van Pelt who were only being broadcast from 1-2 on 1050 with Michael Kay coming on at 2.