City Paper is not for tourists
You may have heard that two of the cuddliest folks on the D.C. sports scene have been playing the feud.
Ted Leonsis, a fabulous sports owner turned blogger, went after sportstalk station WTEM-AM in a recent blog post after Thom Loverro, a fabulous newspaper columnist turned blogger (and WTEM host), called the Leonsis-owned Washington Wizards an “invisible franchise.”
Leonsis flamed Loverro’s medium as much as he did his message.
“I find it ironic that an AM radio station – which I can’t hear at night because of static – calls a fast growing NBA team ‘invisible,'” Leonsis wrote. “That is funny.”
Well, I listened to the playoff game between the New York Rangers and the Washington Capitals on the flagship station of Leonsis hockey team: WFED, 1500-AM.
That’s when the humor of Leonsis’ crack hit me: The flagship station of the Caps, a team the whole region and my household has pinned their sports hopes and dreams to, is an AM signal, too.
I couldn’t find the biggest game in town anywhere on the FM dial.
Invisible? Nah. But you could say Caps are inaudible.
That is funny.
(Turns out Ted’s having some blog problems today, too.)