According to Richie Whitt of the Dallas Observer, 105.3 The Fan is negotiating with the Cowboys to steal away the rights of being the official station of the Dallas Cowboys away from the Ticket. There are several facets to this story, but since we are the UnTicket, we will focus on what it means to us, the P1, if they lost this label.
To me, it means nothing. Actually, it might mean we get a little bit of the old Ticket back.
Has anything really changed since they became the Official Station of the Cowboys? They always had a pre-game. They always had a post-game. They always had the Ranch Report. They were always quick to report any breaking Cowboys news. They have always had special guests and weekly guests. Would this hurt the Ticket in any way? I don’t see how it could.
Have you noticed a change in the way the Ticket goes about its business since the change? Nobody on the Ticket holds back their HSOs about the Cowboys, so why should they worry? Is it the money? The notariety?
Has anyone on here given The Fan a listen? Ben and Skin are themselves, but listening to Kevin Scott try to overtalk sports is kind of a beating. Why don’t these other stations get it? If you talk sports, sports, sports, sports, sports, sports over and over again, people lose interest. If you mix in some other stuff, the formula starts to draw in listeners. There is nothing worse than listening to the generic sports talk that Sporting News Radio throws up every day, and that seems to be where The Fan wants to go.
Overall, I can’t imagine it hurting The Ticket to lose the “officiality” of being the Cowboys’ Station. It might even help.