Many have tried 760 AM but it has a Broncos stamp on it so big that the sunshine spinning that comes from anything Broncos is just too much for many to handle. It feels like they are operating with the Howard Stern red phone in the producer booth if someone says any of the 7 Dirty Words regarding Broncos. Hell, 760 AM/850 AMs sister station does more Buffs and Rockies games and ev than Broncos, but that is a moot point. Dave Logan is very solid on play by play and a great football coach and mind, but his 850 AM show for years made me realize I am not going to listen to him other than when I am in commute during a Broncos game. Hell, they have a cheerleader trying to add something to a conversation. Before you say hey women can do sports. Yes, they can. There is finally an all female show on weekends on ESPN I listen to when I go grab my Santiago's in Brighton on Sunday's but this is not that!
Romi on 760 AM Afternoons-Sunshine
Many programs on AM 1340 and now FM 104.7 (though for many reasons they have not announced it publicly) Mile High Sports have went away from discussing the quarterback situation ad nauseam while 104.3 The Fan has embraced there never being an off-season for the Broncos talk and went all-in on Broncos. Hell, even the most long tenured and actually sports diverse and intelligent guys attacks callers for saying they are sick of the talk and would like some discussion of Nuggets, Rockies and Avs because they have tuned out this ongoing Broncos talk. Sandy used to be diverse, but it feels like the criminals that stole Jesse in Breaking Bad and the station is being forced to cook Broncos Meth even though some of them are more diverse and have talked the other sports during this time of year even after Super Bowl wins.
This is the time of year you get the Mt. Rushmore's, the all-time great lists and while I tune some of that out because it is just filler until the Rockies get going and are done within 60 days of Opening Day, at least it's something different.
I have had to hear how Trevor Siemean is ready to be the Broncos starting quarterback based off his pre-season?! Did these same people miss his college career where he turned the ball over at an extremely high rate and make unintelligent decisions at a school known for intelligence (hint for the casual fan: he went to Northwestern)? I don't give a shit if a guy has a NFL arm because NFL arm means little when you are turnover prone, simple!
Mark Sanchez is great based off his playoff performance and can operate in this system and not make mistakes. Maybe Back to the Future has already made another bad sequel and the 80s have called and it is okay to have a QB have a 1:1 TD to INT ratio. But in today's NFL turning over the ball is not an option. The Broncos can not catch the same luck and all-time Top 5 Defenses play at the same late turnover level the Broncos got throughout 2015 Season and through their Super Bowl run. But they can you say?
Does anyone really remember the 86 Bears or 2001 Ravens or 2004 Bucs? No, because they followed up their Super Bowls by falling short of expectations. Yeah, and it took a complete roster overhaul and a dozen years for one of those teams to win another Super Bowl while the other two are still waiting on that.
But back to the QB situation and how 104.3 The Fan has played it out and highlights:
D-Mac: Brock Osweiler was wronged and this franchise is paying the price for handling it wrong
Big Al: Johnny Manziel is the most viable option and I haven't done show prep for years and have been hand fed
Mark Schlereth: Prediction sure to be wrong, Josh McCown will be Broncos starting QB
Cecil Lammey: Bunch of football jargon only about 1/4 of his listeners truly get and Colin Kaepernick is an awful option, but what else is out there? There is some guy in the draft...
Mike Evans: Tasting Schlereth's green chili and playing whatever he is fed by DeHuff and his boss, Program Director, Armen Williams, to say
Sandy Clough: Shut up!!! You are an idiot, caller! I know what is best *10 second pause* for the Broncoss *15 second pause* and will end segment with something intelligent sounding about every QB option and how all are both worthless and could be the starter. (Andy falls asleep from his voice)
Stokley: I am actually getting paid to not know anything about any other sport and just agree with Sandy and talk about what Peyton did and how it was to be a pro.
Does Armen Williams not realize that only Zombie Broncos fans can stand 12 straight hours and as a treat to the "Special" Broncos crowd, another 3 hours of taped Big Al and D-Mac to close it out? Hey, Big Al was an idol to me, played Defensive End in pros and played for my Buffs and Broncos but he is overpriced shit on-air. Schlereth's heart appears to be in Connecticut and getting his face on the TV instead of with company man Mike Evans. There is no doubt why Evans has lasted so long on The Fan, he is the biggest company man I have ever listened to. Stokley, do I have to beat the guy up anymore? He sucks. He is not a radio guy and it was an act of desperation and idiocy to pair him with Sandy.
The Fan is on defense because they see what is headed their way.
While Spring is here, The Fan's perfect winter shit storm is about to hit their Greenwood Village castle when 950 AM Altitude Radio launches. The strength of having Tom Helmer, whom is an honest and diverse sports guy that hasn't pulled punches, lead off with a refined version of Vic and Gary with Lombardi and his long-time prankster friend Kyle Keefe taking over the mid-days. Vic is the guy that everyone from their 20s to 60s respects and thinks highly of. They will end the day with the best radio talent in Denver, Nate Kreckman bringing the band back together with Tom Nalen. Nalen worked his ass off to go from radio goof to radio goof that understood the biz before old Tom G/Lou from Littleton ruined the best show in Denver at that time. Big Al and D-Mac have a younger, better looking and less brain damaged (insert bad CTE joke which is not PC here) duo to try to fight off.