Thursday, June 25, 2009

AM in the A.M.

Of all the random things, I seem to have taken a liking to sports talk radio.

My morning commute takes 20-25 minutes, and I usually just listen to music like a normal person who insists on applying mascara at stoplights.

A few months ago I found myself scrolling through AM stations and landing on one beloved by men all over the metroplex: SportsRadio 1310 The Ticket. I enjoy sporting events, more than most girls I would say, especially football, basketball and baseball. I even watch them at home, though I'd be lying didn't admit that the first thing my roommates and I just watched on our new big screen was Confessions of a Shopaholic.

I mean, we are girls. There are pink polka-dot curtains in our kitchen and lemons in the window sill.

So anyway, the first time I listened to them, the Morning Musers on the Dunham and Miller Show were talking about where to go to find attractive women in the DFW area. For one thing, they were referring to them as "Hots" the entire time, then started listing places to see different types of women: NorthPark mall, certain specialty grocery stores, Target as opposed to Wal-Mart, etc. It was like listening to an outdoorsman give advice on deer hunting.

They always have an interesting angle on sports-happenings and cover an unrelated to sports topic like awkward things to do with your parents, serial killers and nudist colonies. They make literally any topic entertaining and I'm not one of those people who thinks everything is funny, and a few months back even accepted a challenge to play against a local high school girls basketball team.

Guys are better in general at telling stories, in my opinion, and they can make something mundane like car trouble or a family vacation and tell it in such a way that I will be laughing out loud, by myself, in my car, pre-8:30 A.M and sometimes even pre-coffee. That is no small accomplishment.

Needless to say, this station has become a fixture in my morning routine, and if you live in Dallas and have never listened to them, I would suggest giving them a trial-run. Unless you are completely averse to all sporting events and humor in general, I think you might like it.

If you nothing else, you'll still get to work with your mascara applied.

I watch a lot of baseball on the radio.
-Gerald R. Ford

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

ha. i would prefer target girls to wal-mart girls too. uck. even though i have to go to wal-mart more than target, because our college town does not have a target. anyways...