Jason Taylor To Be Sued By Sports Talk Radio Station?

Friday, August 17, 2007

790 The Ticket in Miami has some issues (none of which involved me going on the show last month). A few weeks back they got in some hot water because the ex-Dolphins Flagship ran a fake promo for a Dolphins Pregame Show that had the tagline "The Dolphins don't deserve a real pregame show. So we're giving them a fake one."

Well Jason Taylor wasn't happy about it, and has backed out of his weekly spot on the radio station. So what does 790 do? That's right.....they sue him......

Joel Feinberg, owner of the Ticket, said Thursday he has instructed his lawyer to file a breach-of-contract lawsuit against Jason Taylor after Taylor this week backed out of a deal to do a weekly radio show on the station.

Ralph Stringer, who handles Taylor's broadcasting and marketing deals, said Taylor intended to do the show (5-6 p.m. Fridays) until he heard The Ticket was running a promo for its whimsical ''fake'' Dolphins pregame show. The promo says, among other things, that because the Dolphins haven't made the playoffs in five years, ``The Dolphins don't deserve a real pregame show. So we're giving them a fake one.''

Feinberg said the promo ''wasn't a shot at anybody,'' but Stringer said Taylor ''didn't feel, as a leader of the team in the locker room'' that he should appear on the station.
Feinberg also had this to say, ``It's funny stuff. People like it. We're a different station than sports stations in the past. We're edgy."

Ooooooooh edgy! Making fun of the local team because they haven't done so well as of late. That IS edgy and original. We just need to gather up this guy, the Mike Vick lawsuit guy, and the Suit Lawsuit Guy and just leave them on an island somewhere.

Taylor show a no-go after 'fake' promo (Miami Herald)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 3:45 PM


790 is right on w/ this one.

And Vick lawsuit guy is straight-up awesome.

Aug 17, 2007, 4:25:00 PM  

Nothing like impacting your station's credibility to prove how edgy you are.

Aug 17, 2007, 5:12:00 PM  

I bet their morning show is WACKY and/or ZANY.

PeteJayhawk said...
Aug 17, 2007, 5:18:00 PM  

I'm a Dolphins fan and believe me, Dolphins fans have a right to be disgruntled. However, Jason Taylor has put up with quite a bit in Miami and has continued to play hard despite how badly the team has sucked as of late. No one wants to win more than a guy like Jason; why should the radio station take advantage of his good nature by trying to force him to honor a weekly appearance after their little "stunt"? If Jason disagreed to give an interview to a local paper after they wrote a well-thought out article critiquing the Dolphins - yes, I would have a problem with that. But that promo is just mean-spirited and shows a real lack of any sort of wit or any real critique, except "the Dolphins suck." Really? Your expert sports knowledge told you that? That's amazing.

Anonymous said...
Aug 17, 2007, 6:08:00 PM  

good move, JT.

saying you're "edgy" is like saying you're cool. if you have to say it, chances are you're probably not.

- Kool Moe Dee

Anonymous said...
Aug 17, 2007, 6:31:00 PM  

Broadcasters who rely on being edgy or outrageous usually do so to compensate for a lack of talent.

Chris said...
Aug 17, 2007, 10:54:00 PM  

their morning show is now hosted by Imus cast-off Sid Rosenberg, who seems to talk more about NY sports than Miami ones.

The station does have Boog Sciambi and LeBatard, so it's worth having as a bookmark.

Anonymous said...
Aug 18, 2007, 10:29:00 AM  

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