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.
John and Mary Beth Wilson, of Butcher Hollow, West Virginia announced their separation and intent to divorce following a recent drunken escapade that led to Mary Beth awakening at 2am to the sounds of the cat screeching in the living room below. Apparently, John had come home from the bar and engaged the cat n a sexual encounter. Mary Beth came downstairs and the two began to argue.
At some point, the argument took a turn to the pronunciation of the word "bestiality". Mary Beth, who pronounces the word correctly, she asserts, was mortified by John's pronunciation beast-e-ality. "What kind of a backwards hillbilly cannot pronounce a word like that correctly" she asked a member of our staff.
While the couple was able to resolve all other differences, this one seems unconquerable and sadly will bring an end to the marriage. John says he has not spoken to Mary Beth since the morning after the fight. "'You say bestiality, I say beastiality, let's call the whole thing off ' was the last thing I said, or intend to say to her".