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The perils of sports talk radio interviews

Twice within 24 hours, loyal D.C. sports talk listeners have encountered real-time drama, in the form of busy people attempting to fulfill their sports-talk requests while in mechanized transport.

On Wednesday, John Feinstein's weekly segment on ESPN 980's The Sports Reporters -- one of my favorite weekly segments on any local station -- ended abruptly, with a scream and a profanity, after Feinstein was sideswiped in a minor fender-bender. He was fine, but his segment ended early. (The station dumped the moment, although online listeners apparently heard it fine. The audio is below. Feinstein was using a hands-free device at the time, as he always does for such interviews.)

Then on Thursday, a killer interview with Brooks Laich on Mike Wise's 106.7 The Fan show ended early when Laich was approached by police. Wise's co-host, Holden Kushner, later said Laich had been pulled over, although I'm told that Laich had pulled over to do the interview and the cop was merely telling him he was in a no-parking zone.

And who can forget Chris Cooley's segment with the Junkies this spring, in which he was pulled over by police for drifting out of his lane while rounding a corner near his home.

The obvious solution is to cancel the interviews and just send transcripts directly to my inbox. Either that, or permanent police waivers for frequent sports-talk radio guests.

(Here's that Feinstein audio. If you prefer a transcription, it goes "Aiiiiiiiiiiigh, [bleep]," approximately.

By Dan Steinberg  | October 7, 2010; 2:46 PM ET
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He shrieks like a woman.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | October 7, 2010 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Please tell me someone taped the internet version and has the uncensored version.

Nice get though Steinz. There's some audio of a Navy football game floating around out there as well.

Posted by: rdpinva | October 7, 2010 3:30 PM | Report abuse

Dan, can you turn that into a ringtone for the fans.

Posted by: alex35332 | October 7, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

Feinstein is, and has always been, a woman.

Posted by: Barno1 | October 7, 2010 4:00 PM | Report abuse

Nothingnabout czabe comparing the guy from deadspin to bacteria?

Posted by: Odessasteps | October 7, 2010 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Czabe is a gigantic d0uchebag. So glad I don't have to hear him anymore.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | October 7, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse

Poop, in all seriousness, I would have guessed you'd were a Czaban fan.

Posted by: Barno1 | October 7, 2010 6:50 PM | Report abuse

Czaban is a pompous windbag and I had stopped listening to him long before I moved out of MD.

Is he still on the air with that tubby b*stard Andy Pollin?

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | October 7, 2010 7:22 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, but they kicked him off Comcast's Redskins Postgame Live back in the 06 season after he asked Brunnell if he would go to coach gibbs and ask to be benched.

Posted by: Barno1 | October 8, 2010 10:51 AM | Report abuse

Didn't a caller have some kind of accident while on the air during the first week WTEM was on the air back in '92 or '93. If memory servers, it was during the "Kiley and the Coach" show, the bartender working under the name "Coach" was kind of freaked out about it, and no one was hurt.

Posted by: zimbar | October 8, 2010 11:33 PM | Report abuse

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