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.
| October 7, 2010; 2:46 PM ET
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