While KJR-AM and 710 ESPN continue to fight for supremacy in Seattle sports talk there is one battle about which my readers will pay the most attention.
Who talks more soccer, with more respect for the game both locally and nationally?
The most soccer talk I have heard on "the official station for Sounders FC talk" according to stadium signage has a rare segment during Colin Cowherd's 7-11A, and even more rare talk from Kevin Calabro about why draws suck, and the need for video replay. Once I have heard a Sounder (Sigi) on the Air.
That other station? The one that couldn't be bribed to talk soccer in the late90s and early 21st? Mitch's producer puts in highlights consistently on Mondays. Softy has Romero on regularly. Gas talks to a player every Tuesday. Groz with Gas talk to Gaschk in interview every Friday. Even their occasional Saturday host Dick Fain is willing to talk the game on occasion (including tomorrow with me in the Noon hour).
One local sports station understands that Major League has been proven in Seattle, the other is stuck in the 90s. It amazes me which one made the mistake of thinking like the old timer.
Demand that your local sports stations treat Sounders like a major sport. The TV ratings and attendance are proving that it is the case.