I experienced two brand new phenomena on Friday, November 18th.
First, I chose to turn on “The Sports Animal” talk radio mid-morning after I heard the OSU plane crash news. I promise you, that’s never happened before. Although I’ve been a “victim of the environment” wherein my husband listens to sports talk radio with me in the car, and I choose not to throw a fit “because this is ridiculous and endless ranting about mindless nothingness,” I’ve never made a conscious decision to listen.
Second? I heard grown men crying openly as they called in to “The Sports Morning” host, recounting the sadness of having two plane crashes impact the OSU Athletic Department and community within ten years. One man couldn’t finish his comment because he was crying and simply hung up. Responding to the following caller who was happy and excited about some other BCS Bowl possibility, the radio announcer said, “I wish I didn’t even have to work today. This feels weird and wrong to be doing this kind of show right now.”
Let’s make that that three new experiences: At that moment, I gained respect for the announcer on Sports Talk Radio. Continue reading Rejecting Chumbawamba; Accepting Adolescent Doodles