For the 2nd year in a row, the entire sports staff at Clear Channel Media and Entertainment is going to host a day long event on the day following Selection Sunday for the NCAA Tournament. This year, that falls on March 12th. The event will once again be hosted by the Oxmoor Center on Shelbyville Road, and will encompass a total of 6 hosts and 13 hours of sports programming. Plus, we will host a BRACKET CHALLENGE with a chance to win a super-nice Gorilla Basketball Goal, courtesy of Steepleton's. Below is the entire rundown of events, so feel free to head out to Oxmoor any time in the day and you will get your sports fix headed into tournament time:
7-10AM: The EarlyBirds w/ Drew Deener
10-12PM: KentuckySportsRadio w/Matt Jones
12-1PM: Lachlan Mclean on WKRD
1-2PM: Drew Deener on WKRD
2-3PM: Dave Jennings and Tony Vanetti
3-530PM: The Afternoon Underdogs w/Tony and Dave
530-6PM: Terry Meiners
7-9PM: Occupy Lachlan (the entire cast of hosts together on stage at the same time)
WHERE TO LISTEN ON THE AIR
Early Birds with Jody Demling
7-10AM (790AM WKRD)
The Tom Leach Show
9-10AM (1080AM WKJK)
KentuckySportsRadio with Matt Jones
10AM-12PM (1080AM WKJK)
Joe B. and Denny Show
10AM-12PM (790AM WKRD)
The Afternoon Underdogs with Dave Jennings and Tony Vanetti
3-530PM (790AM WKRD)
Sportstalk84 with Lachlan McLean
7-9PM (840AM WHAS)
-by Shawn Teer
This is something that has been bothering me for some time. It seems like this is going on with every team I like from baseball to football. Why do these organizations always work with a player until they become good or great, and then trade them or lose them to free agency? It always seems to happen, no matter how much I think that they are finally going to get it right, and then, like always, they mess it up.
Excluding player retirement of course, they either get a good player then get rid of them, bring a good player into the fold then never use them, or a bad player overstays their welcome. For example, Jared Cook has been on the Titans for a while now as the team’s tight end. Last year he had almost as many receptions as the number one wide out Nate Washington. What does the Titans management do with that information? Well the only thing that any smart owner/franchise would do…let them go into free agency of course.
Then when you think they are doing a smart thing by signing Matt Hasselbeck to a deal. That was great because he is a good quarterback and has been to the Super Bowl. But what do they do? Bench him, and put in Jake Locker, duh. I don’t understand this decision. Locker has not really shown me personally anything spectacular. I may be missing something and yes he may have been pretty good in college, but I don’t like to live in the past. He needs to start showing improvement fast. Hasselbeck on the other hand, was winning games while Jake was hurt, but as soon as he is healthy, they bench Hasselbeck and immediately start losing. Where is the logic here?
Saving the best for last I have say something about CJ2K which I know is a touchy subject for a lot of Tennessee fans. Chris Johnson has been nothing short of disappointing in the last few years. He achieved 2,006 rushing yards in 2009 and then steadily started to decline after that. That is sort of expected to happen, but all of us have to realize that since his magical run, he has held out every season for more money. By held out I mean basically took his ball and went home and refused to play until he got paid what he felt he deserved. Of course the Titans gave in and kept their city’s favorite player, but there was just one problem. He has not been working hard to earn his money. He has seemed to be steadily declining each year until this year, when he struggled to reach even 1,000 yards. My point here in this situation is that if a player is going to hold out for a bigger contract then the season before then they should be working hard have one amazing season after another.