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Morning Sports Talk Radio Show Host Says Things

Jun 25, 2013, 10:46 AM EDT

I haven’t listened to the 94 WIP Morning Show with Angelo Cataldi in years. It’s partly because I do not have a commute to work so there’s no car radio time. It’s also because that show is on early. No blogger likes to wake up early.

But mostly it’s because of nonsensical rants like this from the show’s ringleader, as transcribed by CBS Philly:

“I want to say this straight to their face [the Sixers] right now, on Philadelphia morning radio. You are a disgrace to this city. Adam [Aron] if you have any power left, I know your philosophy and I know that you know, that what you guys are doing right now to this city with your franchise, is a disgrace,” Cataldi said Tuesday morning on 94WIP.

“You know it, because you came on this show and told us how important you thought it was for a city to be in a communication with the team. That a team doesn’t do exactly what they’ve been doing since May 15th, when Sam Hinkie was hired. I demand from the Sixers better treatment of the fans of this city, they deserve better and you’ve got to straighten your act out today. I’m not letting you out. I will never feel apathy when the fans of this city are getting screwed the ways the Sixers are doing it right now, to them. I won’t let you do it. I won’t walk away. I will not shut up. So be served noticed today, Sixers, I’m paying attention and I’m going to kick your ass every chance I can get. Thank you.”

I think the crux of his argument is the team is not forthcoming enough with information which somehow translates into the team “screwing the fans.”

But Angelo Cataldi will not let this stand. He will not let the Sixers screw you. He will ensure this by paying attention and kicking the Sixers’ asses at every turn.

It’s good to see a sports talk radio show taking a stand against a sports franchise that isn’t catering to the random wishes of a sports talk radio host. It’s about time.

You can listen to the hilarious rant below (also via 94 WIP):

Angelo Cataldi demands better treatment

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  1. Jay - Jun 25, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    Does anyone take Angelo seriously?

    • Kevin McGuire - Jun 25, 2013 at 11:02 AM

      No. At least I don’t. I stopped listening to that show.

  2. Mark - Jun 25, 2013 at 10:55 AM

    Nevermind the awful reporting from Lynam and Eskin, as well as other notable reports from the Inquirer.

    The Sixers, themselves, said they had “no comment” initially. What more does Cataldi want? He wouldn’t have even known about Adam Aaron’s potential role change if it wasn’t for awful reporting by Eskin.

    But that’s radio. They all say similar things, including 97.5. It’s how they get listeners, sound bites and page views. It’s how they get business and revenue! Without being irate and ridiculous, no one would listen. They’re like journalists but without the supposed credibility and accountability. However, our city’s journalists have also showed that even they lack accountability at times.

    See: Reuben Frank declaring Chip Kelly to the Browns, via Twitter and radio, then stating he never said that when Chip came to the Birds. No accountability and it’s ridiculous. However, it’s how they gain followers and readers.

  3. DLo34 - Jun 25, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    “This aggression will not stand, man.”

  4. Kevin McGuire - Jun 25, 2013 at 11:13 AM

    Well, you can all join my #McGuire975 movement as I try to bring some fresh credibility to the airwaves in this town. There’s still time!

  5. BenE. - Jun 25, 2013 at 11:47 AM

    I can’t be bothered to get riled up about anything said by sports radio in this town when I have other concerns like why doesn’t my brother replace the empty roll of toilet paper and how can I make it through Wawa hoagiefest without ruining my diet plan.

    • Enrico Campitelli Jr. - Jun 25, 2013 at 11:48 AM

      I was certainly not “riled up.” I more thought it was kind of humorous.

      • BenE. - Jun 25, 2013 at 12:07 PM

        I said me. Where did you think I was talking about you? Haha.

  6. Hiccup - Jun 25, 2013 at 11:53 AM

    Angelo who?

  7. heeto - Jun 25, 2013 at 12:44 PM

    IIRC, Angelo’s last outraged crusade was at Jeffrey Lurie for waiting until the end of the season to fire Andy Reid.

  8. Scott - Jun 25, 2013 at 3:26 PM

    I’m sure the Sixers are really shaking in their boots. Nobody is listening to you anymore, Angelo.

  9. willh888 - Jun 25, 2013 at 4:00 PM

    shock jocks were pretty cool back in the day. Now they’re good for a ridiculous soundbite or two. He has to know people treat him like a big joker. Like that dummy boisterous uncle who makes strange jokes with even worse timing and everyone slowly backs away.

  10. 2sense - Jun 25, 2013 at 4:20 PM

    Poor Angelo, his time has so passed. Will likely end up on some backwoods sports-shock Sirius channel just like all the old MTV veejays are doing now. Sad, really.

  11. xxakshunxx - Jun 25, 2013 at 5:16 PM

    Cataldi sucks, but he’s not wrong in bashing the Sixers. This current group of owners have done nothing and still reeling in about that shitty team two years ago winning a round in the playoffs

  12. Captain_Awesome - Jun 27, 2013 at 11:54 PM

    Sixers’ response: Yeah, you shut up now.

    I unfortunately listen to Cataldi in the morning (no other Philly sports radio in the morning), and yeah, he says a lot of things. It’s best not to pay him any mind, he’s only got a few years left on his contract and it sounds like he’ll throw in the towel after that.

  13. Angelo Sucks! - Dec 20, 2013 at 4:40 PM

    i can’t wait for ESPN to come up with a local morning show!

    sick and tired of Angelo..

    Angelo Cataldi = Poor Man’s Rush Limbaugh


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