1996 and 2008: Pro football and sports talk radio proved to be a perfect marriage, especially in this town. One game a week and the other six days to talk about it. Constant soap operas, real and invented, and endless personnel permutations to debate.
Although baseball is a great radio sport, the sport turned out to be the perfect fit for local all-sports television. Think for a second back to 1996, the last year before Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia was founded. You probably spent less time with the Phillies. First, you had to find the game, and you didn't stick around for much postgame analysis, because there wasn't much.