Like a lot of young twits, Jon Miller on WHO radio’s sports show Soundoff, thinks he has to “cover” for the 107-year-old Jim Zabel. Miller continually talks over and interrupts Zabel. Trust me Miller, I bet half the audience would rather listen to Jim. The casual audience likes to hear the history and background of Big 10 football. Not all of us care how many interceptions Vandenberg has thrown in the 3rd quarter of away games in stadiums west of the Mississippi.
One reason people like Zabel, is he has what we call a “personality”. You seem to be a human computer that recites statistics.
Number two, his knowledge is first hand from before you were born. You are about as well-seasoned as a day old loaf of bread.
Three, you are equally as obnoxious as Steve Deace.
Four, the Soundoff audience is a general audience who happens to like Hawkeye football (and the mighty Cyclones). They aren’t the sports junkies that make up KXNO. The WHO audience doesn’t have a hundred dollars on the game.
It is kind of like Zabel’s play by play replacement on the broadcast, Gary Dolphin. True, Dolphin reads the commercials better and faster than anyone, but who likes vanilla all the time? Dolphin has the warmth of an IPOD.