OTC: Mobile Media Is The New Tsunami Of News/Sports Info


“Mobile. Mobile. Mobile.”
Jeremy Crabtree, college football recruiting guru, who recently moved from Rivals to ESPN, 810 AM
GH: Crabtree described what he is doing with ESPN’s recruiting services as “building something from scratch.” Kevin Kietzman asked him what we could expect to see in future years and Crabtree made the “mobile” comments. Information is power. That mantra is hummed in IT shops and learning centers from Tijuana to Bangor. And how we gobble our news, sports and weather continues to evolve with more haste than a game of Spore. Read on.
“They can’t be using these things more than they’re watching ESPN, can they?”
Kevin Kietzman, reacting to Crabtree’s comments that the future for recruiting information and possibly all news info is mobile devices like cells, iPads, etc. 810 AM
GH: Kietzman has been slow to embrace technology. It has not yet hurt his ratings much and it may never cause a dent. But his audience (and mine) is quickly changing from a newspaper cult to an iPhone/Droid/Tablet tribe. 12 years ago Kietzman complained about the Internet and not knowing how to email. Last year he talked about how Todd Leabo was trying to get him on this thing called Twitter. 610’s hosts make the social network an integrated and important part of their shows. 810 not so much. It will be interesting to see if KK’s Cro-Magnon tech ways are the daylight 610 needs to crack WHB’s foundation of success.
K-State’s (2011 recruiting) class is probably toward the bottom of the conference.”
Jeremy Crabtree, 810 AM
GH: K-State football is at an uneasy crossroads – an intersection that is all-too familiar to Cat fans. They rightfully adore Bill Snyder and his presence but they fear his age and crustiness is leading their football program into a Big 12 abyss. With Turner Gill at KU, Snyder struggling to lure talent to Manhattan and a new gauntlet-like Big 12 schedule, the 1980s could be back in a not-so-big way in the Sunflower State.
“It WILL get better. EMAW!!!
Eric Stonestreet, Cam of ABC’s Modern Family, the bicycle-shorts wearing star and Piper HS and K-State grad, responding to a K-State fan asking him what’s wrong with the Cats’ hoops team, Twitter
GH: Modern Family is THE BEST sitcom on television. Stonestreet is a must-follow of mine on Twitter and he rarely disappoints. Don’t know the man but wish I did. Great talent wrapped in a Kansas-sized heart and a Missouri-sized bod.
“I could write a book on how hard I’ve work over the past 20 years to not be the K-State guy.”
Kevin Kietzman, 810 AM
GH: I believe that KK goes out of his way to appear not to favor his alma mater – and I think it’s a mistake. He comes off as disingenuous when he pretends to prop up Kansas and Missouri as unbeatable and pristine programs. Anyone who has listened to Kevin for more than a week knows where his allegiances lie and where they do not. I think Kevin is much more entertaining when he drops the façade and goes Herbie Husker on his show. Now THAT was real radio.
“The one thing I get more than anything else from listeners is that I’m a KU homer. … I’ll get 10 emails after this segment from Missouri and K-State fans that say I’m a KU homer and they’re never going to listen to me again.”
Kevin Kietzman, who added that one of his staffers refused to believe this statement, 810 AM
GH: No one outside KK believes this statement. Can he send himself 10 emails that quickly?
“Everybody talked about how poorly (we) played at Georgia Tech. My radio call (show) last night stunk. Everybody was talking about how they were Carolina fans for nine-million years and how bad we are. I don’t give a damn how long you’re a Carolina fans! Those are kids in the locker room and they played their buns off tonight! I can remember working for Coach (Dean) Smith, and we go down to Clemson, and we got beat 93-76, and I thought the world was going to end. … But I didn’t have anybody calling up the TV show, talking about my team. Don’t call me next week and say how good we are! Keep your damn phone calls to yourself!”
Roy Williams, discussing the negative reaction he and his Tar Heels received this week concerning his team’s 13-5 record
GH: Damn, the OTC misses Coach Roy! We remember those entertaining Hawk Talk radio shows with Coach Roy, don’t’ we? Ol’ Roy didn’t take kindly to anything that remotely sounded like criticism or even a suggestion. It appears the old coach is still just as fun-loving on the radio as he was in Lawrence.
“When you coach at a program like North Carolina and Kansas, losing five games a season is not an acceptable practice.”
Bob Fescoe, while discussing Roy Williams’ NC team’s current 13-5 record, 610 AM
GH: Fescoe’s comment would appear to be ridiculous at first glance but he’s not far off. When KU loses two or three conference games there is plenty of teeth grinding going on in Oz. Heck, at 18-0 the Jayhawks were getting scorched on a number of online forums. It is what happens when you introduce professional prices and salaries to a college game. The two quickly become difficult to discern.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if none of them make it. Maybe Marcus Morris as an undersized post player, but where’s he going to play?”
Danny Clinkscale, arguing that KU’s team may have no future NBA players on their roster, 810 AM
GH: Strong statement by The Clink. If true – and who really knows – we may just have this Kansas bunch way, way overrated. The month of February will be a fun one to watch and see who is right and wrong.  
“People say that all the time. I don’t even know what ‘context’ means.”
Nate Bukaty, after hearing that Maurice Jones-Drew said his tweets criticizing Jay Cutler were taken out of context, 810 AM
GH: I believe professional athletes consider the word “context” to be the equivalent of the DELETE function on their iPhone – as in it never happened, even if it did.
“Guys killing Jay Cutler on twitter; Unless you’re willing to say it to a reporter, don’t say it on twitter. There is no difference.”
Jim Rome, Twitter
GH: Jack Harry suffers from a similar malady when he puts on his Jack’s Smack pants. Read on.
“Kansas is No. 2 in the nation, yet the Jayhawks haven’t played or beaten any team in the current top 25. KU’s ranking is based solely on reputation!”
Jack Harry, NBCActionsNews.com
GH: Harry made this comment before the Hawks loss to Texas. It was a good, solid rip on KU that instead of owning, Harry quickly raced from when he was called out for it by Kevin Kietzman. Read on.
“You’re taking a lot of this stuff from those Jack’s Smack things I do on the Internet – and a lot of that stuff is done tongue-in-cheek. But I’m not backing down from any of it.”
Jack Harry, responding to questions from Kevin Kietzman about some of Harry’s online comments, 810 AM
GH: Harry acts like what he says online on KSHB’s website should hold the same weight as something he utters on television – even if more people are online than watching his sportscasts. It is an antiquated way of thinking that makes Harry look more and more like Dan Fortune every day.
“I don’t eat dinner. There is no argument. I don’t eat dinner! I don’t eat in the evening. I don’t eat dinner at home. My wife eats dinner and I sit there and watch television.”
Danny Clinkscale, discussing (not arguing) about his eating regiment with Kietzman, 810 AM
GH: Kietzman wanted to argue Clink’s claim saying he’d seen him eat an evening meal but Clink was adamant. Danny told a story where he took his wife to the Plaza III restaurant where she had pork chops and he had a plated of seasonal vegetables and two beers. And Clink wonders why listeners view him as a bit outside the norm?
“I eat a good hearty lunch.”
Danny Clinkscale, explaining how he is able to skip dinner, 810 AM
GH: I, on the other hand, eat hearty pretty much most of the day and into the night. May you enjoy a plate of seasoned veggies with your next tube of Girl Scout thin mint cookies as well!
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5 Responses to OTC: Mobile Media Is The New Tsunami Of News/Sports Info

  1. CMac says:

    This quote was absolutely hilarious:

  2. John says:

    Who cares if 810 uses Twitter?
    Greg Hall said, “610

  3. John says:

    Who cares if 810 uses Twitter?
    Greg Hall said, “610

  4. bschloz says:

    The Twitter
    Who would of guessed little ole Twitter would revolutionize the information World.
    Heard during blizzards Twitter was only way to get flight information….this is not some passing fad.

    Still can’t stand seeing people texting during a ball game…especially in NYC or LA…even on time outs it just looks wrong.
    Better get used to it for everyone will be bringing their little bullshit devices to all sporting events ….the network will be the entertainment
    with sweepstakes, prizes, games, stats, commentary. NCAA,NFL,MLB,NBA…will adapt to make all events total interactive experience.

  5. kcredsox says:

    Greg Hall said: “But his audience (and mine) is quickly changing from a newspaper cult to an iPhone/Droid/Tablet tribe.”

    So when can we expect an iPhone/Android app from the folks at KCC? If 810 is behind the times, I guess you have to say Hearne’s pride and joy is behind the times also.

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