BACK IN THE BOX! Returned last season as the host of "the Penalty Box", the post game call in show for Rochester Americans broadcasts on Sports 1280 WHTK, as well as studio host for game broadcasts and intermission updates. Looking forward to starting a second straight season this upcoming year.
Weekend morning newscaster on WHAM.
Sometime fill in host for Bob Matthews or John DiTullio, as well as hosting call-in shows during Yankees and Red Wings rain delays.
Graduated from West Irondequoit high school (in 1984) where I was the sports director at the student run radio station, WIRQ, as well as the "voice of the Indians" football and basketball radio broadcasts.
Graduated with a B.A. degree from Florida Southern College (in1988). Announced FSC basketball games on local cable TV. Also announced local high school football games on local cable TV.
Have worked for WBBF-AM, WPXY-AM, Sportsradio 990, and then moved on to Clear Channel in 1997, where I have worked for WHAM and WHTK since as a board operator, producer, newscaster, traffic reporter, weatherman and sports host, as well as all-around good guy.
I am also psyched to be back on the air hosting "the Penalty Box", the post game call in show for the Rochester Americans radio broadcasts on 107--3 FM and 1280 AM.
I recently also started reading newscasts on Newsradio 1180, WHAM. It is a good opportunity for me, although I never saw myself as a "news guy". I am still enjoying the opportunity.
"Yeah we give the red jerseys to the guys we never planned on playing around here kid"
Tim Tebow is upset. He is mad at the Jets coaching staff and Rex Ryan for passing him over in favor of starting 3rd string quarterback Greg McElroy for the rest of the season. I can't say that I blame him.
It is a travesty what Ryan and the Jets did to Tebow this year. It is bordering on a conspiracy theory. It's like they signed him for one specific purpose--to put an end to "tebow-mania" once and for all. It's as if last season, the Jets got beat by Tebow on Monday night, leading to his magical run, and soon after, the evil genius Rex Ryan went down in his dungeon, rubbed his hands together, and said, "I will find a way to put an end to this Tebow-mania if it is the last thing I do! Someday, when I am done with him, he will never do this to me....or anyone else ever again...bwahahahaha".
With that evil and sinister laugh, Ryan set his evil plan in motion. He would find a way to ruin Tim Tebow's career, and end the Tebow-worship of fans everywhere. When the Broncos signed Peyton Manning and kicked Tebow to the curb, Ryan saw his chance, and pounced, convincing Jets ownership that he needed Tebow. That he could do so many things to help the club. That he will find ways to get Tebow on the field.
He was true to his word. Ryan put Tebow on the punt unit. He put him out there on offense as a decoy dozens of times. He even allowed Tebow to touch the ball 40 times all seaeson, or about 2 and a half times a game. Wow! Tebow passed the ball 6 of 8 times for 39 yards. and rushed 32 times for only a 3.2 yard average. He averaged 5.4 yards per carry in Denver over his first two years, so why was his average down? Because every player on the defense knew when Tebow was in the game, he was going to run the ball because of how infrequently he was out there.
Ryan destroyed Tebow this year with how he has used him no doubt. He obviously never planned on using him. Numerous times this season, Mark Sanchez looked awful, and the offense looked stagnant. Ryan had the chance to go to Tebow. It would have been completely logical, and pleased thousands of Jets fans at the time...yet he never once did it. When he finally decided to pull the plug on Sanchez, he chose McElroy over Tebow. That leads me to conspiracy theory #2: That Rex Ryan never wanted Tebow, Jets owner Woody Johnson did.
Lets say that the Wood-man made the phone calls, and demanded that his GM and coach get on board with it, because he wanted Tebow. Johnson set the trade in motion, and brought Tebow to the big apple. Johnson is a Jerry Jones east coast wannabe who loves when his team is in the limelight. Perhaps he saw the writing on the wall that his Jets were going to be also rans this year, and loved the idea of getting fans on board behind a guy like Tebow. At the very least, it would give the Jets plenty of time on Sportscenter and many quotes from press conferences in newspapers around the country.
In this scenario, Rex Ryan secretly resented his boss the whole time, saying to his intimate fellow coaches, "we may have this guy in a Jets uniform, but we don't need to actually play him!". So, to stick it to Johnson, and give him a message to stay out of his business, he kept Tebow on the bench at every chance he got.
Either way, it wasn't fair to Tebow, and it isn't fair to hundreds of thousands of Tebow fans who want to see him play and succeed. If anybody who has ever played the NFL game deserved that chance this year, it was Tim Tebow.
I will never understand the aristocracy that is the group of NFL head coaches. All Tebow does is win football games. All he has EVER done is win football games. He has been a monumental success in high school, in college and in the NFL. He led a team that was hopelessly dead in the water with Kyle Orton behind center, and led them to the playoffs, with a half dozen stunning 4th quarter comebacks along the way. Yet now, many people, even my father in law, say (about Peyton Manning), "now we have a quarterback who can bring us back and win games we were behind". How quickly they all forget.
Tebow has bad mechanics, bad footwork, a slow release, can't read a defense and so on and so on, yet put him in there and your team will have more points on the scoreboard at the end of the game than the other team in most cases. I've said it before and I'll say it again...no quarterback who ever played has the intangibles that Tebow brings to the table. All he needs is just ONE team....ONE coach who believes in him and is willing to turn over the keys to Tebow.
Someone has to be out there. Jacksonville? Arizona? You can't tell me that Tebow doesn't give you a better chance to win that Blaine Gabbert or John Skelton or Kevin Kolb! Obviously, this season is hopeless, but if Tebow can escape from New York, and find one team that will give him a starting shot, I promise you, Tebow-mania will ride again, and he will beat Rex Ryan the next time he plays against him too!
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