but (surprise, surprise) Wheeler was incorrect.
Is there any good reason for listening to that show?
One thing I will admit, sometimes it almost seems Wheeler wants to be honest...but then Kerbs reminds them that if they say anything negative they won't be able to go over to Murray's hot coco and Christmas carols so he quickly toe the company line.
The only thing shinier then Christmas bells right now is Murray’s sack with the way those two have been polishing it lately.
Don’t get me wrong, I know that’s what you should expect from post game guys, for a bit I thought Kerbs was going to be different. Nothing against a man getting a check….I just don’t have to listen.
The thing about Kerbs, for me, is that I love everything he does on the air, except when he starts giving out his opinion. I consider him to be "The Voice of the Blues" as his calls tend to be more interesting and have more emotion to them that Teh Robot Kelly's do. But on post game shows, anytime fans clammer on about Murray or Brewer or whatever, he immediately disagrees with them. Maybe it's because he's more "in the know" and is privy to information we are not. Regardless, he constantly backs them up, which wouldn't be a problem is this wasn't a theme that's been running for 2-3 years now.
I agree, his game coverage is great, and yes sometimes he knows better than callers. But anyone who listens regularly knows what I'm talking about when he blindly defends the organization.
Listen to a Cardinals post game or a Rams post game and you’ll get the same. So it’s not that he’s doing something wrong, I just thought he was going to be ‘different’. Eventually, everyone succumbs to feeling part of the organization and the fat paychecks.
That’s what sucks about small media markets like St. Louis. There are those that the teams tell what to say, and the others who are shunned and silenced.
I’m a Chicago Bears fan and it’s amassing how much better the media coverage is up there because there are so many outlets and so many different ‘good’ writers and journalists that the team cannot control them all.
Again, let me reiterate that I begrudge no one and think Kerbs does a great job calling the games. He’s simply NOT the same guy that he used to be when discussing the organization.
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