It’s March. And since the 64 team field has yet to be assembled, why not run a little bracket of our own? Welcome to the SMJ Sports Radio Madness, where, over the next month, you will select the best nationally syndicated sports radio host.
In this bracket-style competition we have 24 contestants for your consideration. Here is the field:
1. Dan Patrick
2. Jim Rome
3. Mike & Mike in the Morning- ESPN
4. Mike Tirico- ESPN
5. Mike & The Mad Dog- WFAN
6. JT The Brick- FSR
7. Chris Myers- FSR
8. Colin Cowherd- ESPN
9. Steve Czaban- FSR
10. Stephen A. Smith- ESPN
11. Ron Barr- Sports Byline USA
12. Doug Gottlieb- ESPN
13. Tim Brando SNR
14. 2 Live Stews- SNR
15. Craig Shemon/James Washington- FSR
16. Todd Wright- SNR
17. Howard David- SNR
18. Freddie Coleman- ESPN
19. Orestes Destrade/John Seibel- ESPN
20. Andrew Siciliano- FSR
21. Jorge Sedano- FSR
22. Jason Smith- ESPN
23. David Stein- SNR
24. Arnie Spanier- SNR
I ranked them based on my opinion of their popularity/name recognition. The entries consist primarily of weekday sports radio hosts from the major networks (ESPN, Fox Sports Radio. Sporting News Radio). Along with Dan Patrick and Jim Rome, the only others not affiliated with these big networks are Ron Barr from Sports Byline USA and Mike & the Mad Dog from WFAN (Even though they are not syndicated they do have a national impact on the YES TV network. Besides, I needed 24 entrants). Here’s how the bracket shapes up…
The top 8 seeds receive a bye. The preliminary round begins MARCH 6th. In each match-up I will include a brief biography of the host, mostly taken from official sources. I will not be injecting my opinions. That’s for you guys to do in the comments.
Each round of voting will last one week. If all goes well, we should have a champion soon after the NCAA crowns theirs. You can get always get the latest on the tournament by clicking on this link.
Lobby for your favorite. Fill out the bracket. Cast your votes. May the best host win!