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Who let this happen?

That should be the question bombarding someone’s emails today. Sean Stires, one of the co-hosts of 96.1 WSBT‘s Sportsbeat was kind enough to ask Craig and myself to come on and talk some fantasy football and the Roster Doctors podcast (click the link!) and whatever else came up. In case you missed it, here it is.

The first time on live radio for either Craig or myself in almost six years. Something doesn’t seem right about that.
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Where am I? What am I up to now?

If you’re asking yourself those two questions (judging from the numbers of this website and the Jim On Things podcast, heh, uhhhhh NOPE.), I started another podcast. This one is also aligned with the fine folks at WSBT Radio and Mid-West Family Broadcasting in South Bend. It’s also something that you’ll want to listen to if you’re as deep into fantasy football as I somehow am now. Seriously, three years ago, I was fine with not having a team. Now, I have four. That’s what happens when you’re able to turn a profit from a game.

Anyway, it’s called The Roster Doctors. It’s a fantasy football podcast and I get to do it with my guy, Craig “The Bartender” Williams. It’s all that “Maximus & The Bartender” sugar that you crave with aspartame-laden fantasy football advice you can actually use and won’t stick to your hips. We’re the self-proclaimed Coke Zero of podcasts! It’s also good to be working with Craig again. I missed my Craiggers!

Look for new episodes of The Roster Doctors every Tuesday night during the NFL season.

As for Jim On Things, never say never. I like doing it, but I also like doing a podcast that has a focus. If I have the time and I want to talk about something that doesn’t fall into the fantasy football realm, I’ll probably put something up. Until then, thanks for your support!

A post-disaster thing

Let me get one thing straight right now. I do not like seeing people’s lives get upended by natural disasters. Seeing the damage that tornadoes threw on the Midwest is heartbreaking. If you or someone you love was affected, I hope they made it through and will be able to rebuild.

That said, people everywhere have at least one TV and/or radio station in their town that is making a big deal about being supportive to those afflicted areas. “We’re (insert affected city name here) Strong!” and all that.

(Get ready for the “comedy” here, folks.)

I want to see another TV and/or radio station in some town take the other side in that marketing ploy. “Fuck (insert affected city name here)! They deserved that hurricane!” I want it to happen in a humorous, non-Republican, strictly comical way and I want people to laugh at it like we used to do. That would truly help with the healing.

Tim Anderson is right.

Baseball is boring.

What? You need more? Alright….

Don’t get me wrong. I love the game. I just watched late May Mets game when they’re on a West Coast road trip. I got to see Michael Conforto hit an opposite-field grand slam to cinch it. The Mets winning made it worth it. Leading to up to that, I was bored. After it happened, I was bored. I get why a lot of people younger than me don’t watch.

Ratings are down nationally. There are teams that drew 8,000 fans to the park tonight, and those are good nights for those teams. The A’s were content on not having a radio partner this season until a station that no one listens to in Oakland swooped in. Nobody cares.

Put the blame on any of the following: poor Hot Stove action, poor marketing of its young stars, low-level (at this point) rumblings of a strike, a national TV schedule that only seems to schedule the Red Sox and Yankees playing five-hour games with 78 pitching changes apiece. Seriously, the only people tuning in for that are people like my dad who will fall asleep halfway through the 42nd pitching change in the fifth inning.

Speaking of sleep, I need some. Sorry if this just sounded like unnecessary bitching about a game that should be better.