If you think political talk radio is a brutal place, you should try sports talk radio. In the world of news talk, you have a biased hosed with a political agenda attempting to spin current events to make you see them his way. In the world of sports talk, you largely have a field of minds so jammed with statistics and dates that they are unable to form a point of view on anything other than a simple Vegas line, let alone manage to try to find a way to spin the event for the mindless masses who tune it. This can make listening to channels like Mad Dog Radio on Sirius and XM Radio an exercise in frustration. Yet it is an exercise that I perform almost daily, and occasionally I call in to try to straighten some of these guys out. My latest beef? The New York Knicks.
Source: AP and the Wallstreet Journal Blog
OH YES, they certainly did. The internet lingo watchers across the world caught the humor in the acronym of the Wisconsin Tourism Federation months ago. The problem for Wisconsin was "what to do about it?".. For all those who need it explicitly spelled out: "W.T.F" was the laughing matter but not to the Wisconsin travel industry. There was no "LOL'ing" from the 30 year old coalition that supports the states travel industry. They learned of the fun being had over the acronym a year ago by bloggers. They decided to change the name as quietly as possible to the Tourism Federation of Wisconsin. (T.F.W) Julia Hertel, the groups admin in the Madison suburbs of Sun Praire said, "We don't want people snickering! It's not a laughing matter.."
(SMH well not NOW Julia. You ruined it. But before the name change, Yes. Yes, it is was very LOL funny.