So there me was (to quote a caveman in an episode of Aqua Teen Hunger Force) just now listening to sports radio, specifically to Mike and The Mad Dog doing an interview with Tiki Barber. And Christopher Russo says this to Tiki: "You sound like a deep philosopher." And I lose it. Spit take, coffee over the computer screen, and I realize it is for moments like these that I listen to sports radio. The Mad Dog was trying to say that Tiki seemed very thoughtful. In Russo’s world, thought equals philosophy, and so we get "You sound like a deep philosopher."
I learn nothing when I listen to the radio these days. New York sports radio is bereft of insight and interesting analysis, but I say who cares! It is purely an aesthetic experience to listen to this show and others like it. When I want a distraction from all the anxiety and stress (and booze is not an option), sports radio does the job of shutting off my brain. So, call me a phillistine. Call me a sports reactionary. Call me the reason why sports discourse in America is immature and stupid. But I can’t help myself. Mike and the Mad Dog are a necessary part of
the my daily grind.
What? You disagree?