08.21.09

OKC Radio Yackster, Sports Putz, Blogger In 3-Way Quality-Of-Life Bickerfest

Posted in Basketball, Blogged Down, Sports Radio at 12:33 pm by

Perhaps the recent spate of stories concerning Brett Farve, Michael Vick and female-sprinters-that-look-like-guys have distracted you from one of the more entertaining regional pissing matches of late.  To wit, Oklahoma City F/C Nick Collison gushed about the awesomeness of his adopted hometown of Seattle, WA, an act of disloyalty that earned him the ire of WWLS host Jim Traber (above).  After hearing Collison go toe-to-toe with Traber, Bill Simmons tweeted the former had “worked an OKC radio moron like a speedbag.” Said offering, predictably enough, caused Traber to turn his hostility towards Simmons, a decision the Daily Thunder’s Royce Young figures worthy of dubbing the broadcaster, “Lord Of The Idiots”.

I agree with Traber in a sense that Simmons has gone over the top about this Seattle/OKC crap, but this is just going to end badly, even if some random act of God it picks up any steam. All that will happen is that Oklahoma City sports chatter will get humiliated once again on the national stage and Traber will have to field calls for another week about it. One thing that makes me want to headbutt my coffee table though is that Traber is acting like people like Simmons and myself aren™t any different than anonymous Internet commenters, except that we use our real names. THEN HOW ARE INTERNET COMMENTERS ANY DIFFERENT THAN YOU, JIM? Your platform is the radio. Bill Simmons™ is a podcast and a column for ESPN.com. What™s the difference? I truly think Traber™s mind exists in a parallel universe where he cannot see such logical things.

Then, to cap it off, he ripped Simmons for not allowing comments on his columns and then rips me for allowing them on mine. Face palm. And he seems to forget that he has a website with a message board with anonymous commenters and also works for a radio station with a message board with anonymous commenters.

3 Responses to “OKC Radio Yackster, Sports Putz, Blogger In 3-Way Quality-Of-Life Bickerfest”

  1. Jason says:

    Please don’t think all or most Oklahomans feel the same as this ass-clown.He’s just a wannabe shock jock in search of ratings and attention.Unfortunately,he probably succeeded.
    However,it’s great seeing Royce,and everyone else nail the guy for what he is.
    PS:Seattle is awesome.

  2. Matthau says:

    My first reaction to the Carlson article was ‘weird’ as well. I’m not sure why. Just something weird about it. And then to find out that James Harden takes his dog shopping. C’mon. That’s the most disturbing part of this whole ordeal.

  3. Lance says:

    Jim is a joke. Period.
    He is not to be taken serious at all. He spends every show trying to get under the skin of people and appeals only to those of very small IQs.

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