Posted by Stickan
Posted by LR
And it shows in their Podcasts too. Jordan Breen is probably their best analyst there. He watches tons of MMA and knows what he's talking about. The Savage Dog show is a horrible show. It's like they took two guys from the forums, and gave them a show. Jeff Sherwood might as well being working at McDonalds. He has zero to say on any matter. They spent a hour and a half trying to get to talking about the WEC coverage on one show, and never got to it. It's ridiculous. They have outlandishly bad opinions with zero supporting arguments. And young fans or new fans listen to this garbage and get their opinion as their own. It's just bad for new fans to MMA.
What's so bad about their opinions? What's bad is that Sherwood's got a voice made for someone writing. It's got nothing to do with his knowledge about the sport. I can guarantee you that he's talked to more fighters and been to more events than you ever will so what makes your opinion worth more?
btw. I agree with you that their last show sucked. There have been a few SD shows like that but most of them are pretty insightful and entertaining.
It's pretty obvious why SDS has been successful and why they don't bring in some DJ to do the talking. People care about their opinions. People want to know who the founder of the at the moment biggest MMA site pick in the Sanchez - Fitch fight etc.
These guys talk to fighters on an almost daily basis and get access to training camps and stuff most of us fans only see on the videos they put up. Plus they've been around covering the sport since the SEG era.
They might not be the smartest and most radio friendly people on the planet but they know their MMA.
I'm probably prematurely judging them, but their last show was a basis for my opinion. I should have probably not jumped to a fast conclusion, but they just didn't make any opinions really in that last show at all.
And my point on Sherwood's voice is this, Sherdog is a site that is producing MMA podcasts for masses. I mean, that's what I think they are trying to do, get these shows on real radio and make MMA get to a bigger audience. When you have someone like Sherwood, who really sounded out of it in his last show, on there, it doesn't fair well, and it didn't fair well in the content of that show. He has vast knowledge, and no doubt has been to more shows that I have, I'm not claiming I am a MMA nomad and travel around attending shows. I have been to about 45+ shows, amateur and professional, but he's been to probably over 200, if not more. And I understand the point that people want to hear the founder's comments on these fights. I think it could be much more professional and more MMA, less vacation talk.
Again, I'm going off the last show, and will definitely listen more.