It’s a dog’s world
Posted by keithosaunders on November 12, 2011
Who would have thought when the season began, that Giants/49ers would end up being a marquee matchup. That’s the great thing about football — you’ve got the week-long buildup to the event, and the deeper into the season you get, the bigger and better the hype.
I’m a sucker for sports hype, and I love listening to the radio guys talk about Sunday’s game. The San Francisco sports talk radio hosts are a surprisingly good listen. They’re not nearly as vitriolic as the New York hosts, and they have a light-hearted way of infusing humor into the broadcast. In New York, between the caustic hosts and the hysterical callers, you feel like you’re listening to Wagnerian opera. Don’t get me wrong, I listened to those New York guys religiously, but sometimes the banter would become too heavy-handed and drone-like.
On the other hand, it’s funny what upsets the west coast guys. Early in the week, by way of stirring the pot up for this Sunday’s game, one of the hosts was recalling the end of the 1989 football season. The Giants needed the 49ers to win in order for them to make the playoffs. The 49ers, who had already clinched, rested most of their star players and ended up losing, thus ending the Giants season. Phil Simms, the Giants quarterback, told the press that “the 49ers laid down like dogs!”
Really? That’s all you got, Frisco media?