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Options July 13, 2015: So excited to have AFL kicker Tommy Frevert as our guest! And then, as per usual, he didn't call. + Idiot NFL fireworks mishaps, World Cup parade egos, and old ladies pitching in the MLB.

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Avatar Mon. 7/13/15 6:03pm Danne D:

Yay Sportsytalk :)
  Mon. 7/13/15 6:04pm spodiodi:

Must. Have. Music... -gasp-
  Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/13/15 6:04pm Ralphine:

That song brings up bad memories of the bitter Jackson 5/Osmond Brothers rivalry.
  Mon. 7/13/15 6:04pm P-90:

Marie did not appear with the Osmond Bros.
  Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/13/15 6:06pm Ralphine:

What sport are y'all talking about?
  Mon. 7/13/15 6:09pm P-90:

Cool Osmond Bros. clip:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMM3MgS4yxc
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/13/15 6:09pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Sportsy news of the dead includes Ken "The Snake" Stabler, from colon cancer at age 69. RIP
  Mon. 7/13/15 6:11pm chalmers:

During the McCarthy era, the Cincinnati team changed their identity to the "Redlegs" to avoid being associated with Commies.
  Mon. 7/13/15 6:12pm BriJet:

Ahoy hoy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/13/15 6:13pm dale:

is gabe kaplan still a poker champ? or a just a has been blowing through his welcome back kotter residuals?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/13/15 6:14pm dale:

p-90 - that little girl was jimmy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/13/15 6:17pm JakeGould:

Ahh, Gabe Kaplan’s sad post “Mr. Kotter” poker career.
Avatar Mon. 7/13/15 6:19pm Danne D:

BriJet :)

All I know is that it takes a lot of endurance to play poker for 12 hour periods :) They have people on hand to offer chair massages for players who would like to pay for that privelege.

And if you do well you get your name with a little American flag next to it (or whatever country you are in) which is pretty cool :)

I do remember this now about Arena football - pretty sure the original rules were literally developed on a cocktail napkin.
Avatar Mon. 7/13/15 6:19pm Danne D:

This caller is bringing the knowledge :)
Avatar Mon. 7/13/15 6:20pm Danne D:

I believe that the original game was actually played on ESPN. I think it was Denver vs Chicago. They did sort of a trial 4-team mini season as a test I think.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/13/15 6:20pm JakeGould:

@DanneD: The same can then be said about video game champions like the Donkey Kong champ or when I decide to play Mr. Do at Barcade.
  Mon. 7/13/15 6:21pm chalmers:

Gabe Kaplan also hosted a sports-talk radio show post-Kotter.

I remember one gag. When the Knicks hired Pat Riley, he called various men and women around the world with that name. One was a crotchety old guy from Ireland. Kotter ended the call, "See you at the Garden." The guy snapped, "I haven't had a garden in ten years!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/13/15 6:21pm steve:

does this fellow call Seven Second Delay? voice is familiar
Avatar Mon. 7/13/15 6:21pm Danne D:

@Jake - still cool :) don't care :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/13/15 6:21pm dale:

guy i know used to baby sit stu ungar on the lower east side. if you don't know who he is google him. great player but a coke head and hung with the mafia.
Avatar Mon. 7/13/15 6:22pm Danne D:

Very few endeavors where you can take on famous professionals on an equal basis. I can't box Mike Tyson. I can't play in the Arena Football League. I can get seated next to the 2006 Player of the Year in a World Series of Poker event. It's cool :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/13/15 6:22pm JakeGould:

@dale: Ooo! Yeah… That guy… Also, if poker is a sport then is chess a sport.
Avatar Mon. 7/13/15 6:22pm Danne D:

@Dale - Yeah Stu Unger is a sad story. If there was a 30 for 30 movie that ESPN wanted to do about Poker, Stu Unger would be a great subject.
Avatar Mon. 7/13/15 6:23pm Danne D:

Poker is Sportsy :)
  Mon. 7/13/15 6:23pm chalmers:

I think there as a docudrama about Ungar with Michael Imperioli.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/13/15 6:23pm JakeGould:

Poker and chess are sportsish.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/13/15 6:24pm JakeGould:

Is Uno sportsy then? Monopoly?
  Mon. 7/13/15 6:24pm Listener Robert:

Sure, Steve, sometimes I do call 7SD.
Avatar Mon. 7/13/15 6:24pm Danne D:

@chalmers I'll have to dig around for that. Thanks for the heads up.
  Mon. 7/13/15 6:26pm Listener Robert:

No, Danne, the 1st-ever game of Arena football was not televised. It was played with hay bales padding the side walls.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/13/15 6:26pm dale:

as long as your name isn't harry poohole
  Mon. 7/13/15 6:28pm Listener Robert:

I only went to 2 Knights games, though, both at the Felt Forum.
  Mon. 7/13/15 6:30pm Listener Robert:

What's the difference between a podcast & streamed-on-demand archives? Is it a technical one or just market positioning?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/13/15 6:31pm JakeGould:

@dale: I’ve met a few Chinese women who have chosen Americanized names of “Dudu” and still don’t get it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/13/15 6:32pm dale:

chinese restaurant up here called 'king dong' - you can't make this stuff up!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/13/15 6:33pm JakeGould:

@ListenerRobert: Podcasts are downloadable and can be heard whenever you want. Streaming on demand is just that: You need an active connection to listen.
Avatar Mon. 7/13/15 6:33pm Danne D:

@Listener Robert - well maybe I'm thinking more in terms of first Arena League game :)

Anyway I have to hit the road and will listen in the car :) Thanks for taking my call Bronwyn and Jim and have a good night everyone :D
  Mon. 7/13/15 6:33pm Listener Robert:

Is it just that the maintainers of a podcast expect you to download the file & play it locally rather than streaming it over the nets?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/13/15 6:34pm steve:

i believe when they say podcast they're referring to people downloading it through Apple/iTunes
  Mon. 7/13/15 6:34pm P-90:

Listener Robert: I think the only difference is that one "streams" and the other "downloads," i.e. comes as a complete file rather than a stream.
  Mon. 7/13/15 6:35pm Listener Robert:

Thanks, Jake & P-90. I sort-of guessed while you were writing.
  Mon. 7/13/15 6:35pm P-90:

Yes, Jake, I know that attempt at a clarification sucks.
  Mon. 7/13/15 6:36pm Listener Robert:

Does downloading a MP3 or other format allow for greater file compression than streaming? Does it make more efficient use of bandwidth, server, or player resources?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/13/15 6:37pm Studio B Ben:

I sent Antonio Gates a great card (the front said "Bad Ass Motherfucker") last year, and see how he repaid me? 4-game suspension. !@#!@#@#$ Chargers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/13/15 6:38pm JakeGould:

FWIW, Apple and other companies are obsessed with getting folks to stream because streaming requires more data and overages on data plans is the way mobile providers make money. The economic model basically implies downloading real MP3s is “old fashioned” when it really isn’t. It’s more efficient to download. They want you to be inefficient to “improve” mobile revenues.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/13/15 6:39pm steve:

click the "podcast" or "Podcast Central page" link on the left side of any page... its referring to people subscribing through iTunes or other dedicated podcast-listening apps. also when you subscribe to a podcast you download, not stream.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/13/15 6:39pm JakeGould:

The best way to understand it is this: Well, if MP3s destroyed the business model of selling CDs, LPs and Tapes then we need to find a new “container” to bill on. And that new container is bandwidth. The fact all my MP3s are on my hard drive is “old fashioned” to many people nowadays.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/13/15 6:40pm steve:

err... any fmu playlist page
  Mon. 7/13/15 6:40pm Listener Robert:

Would we be saving WFMU money if we downloaded archived files instead of having them streamed, in that Auricle would need to invest less in resources?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/13/15 6:42pm JakeGould:

@ListenerRobert: Maybe that theoretically saves money, but I believe it’s negligible. I do believe that the app starting up with an immediate stereo stream though is a waste of bandwidth. It would be nice if the app gave options to not stream immediately on launch or choose the mono stream instead. Some of us listen through the speakers on our phones which are mono anyway.
  Mon. 7/13/15 6:44pm chalmers:

NYC legend says that associating with the '69 Mets and the good feelings that surrounded them propelled Mayor John Lindsay to re-election a few weeks later.
  Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/13/15 6:45pm Ralphine:

Mordecai Brown did pretty good with three fingers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/13/15 6:46pm Studio B Ben:

Antonio Cromartie tried to deflate his balls, but all it got him was more child support payments.
  Mon. 7/13/15 6:48pm Listener Robert:

I'm such a cheapskate (& broke) using old equipment that I'm always looking at how to save everybody's resources. I used to download because my audio modem cx was too slow for streaming, plus would tie up my phone line. Nowadays I only download when the host doesn't offer streaming, or I think I'll really, really want to save that file myself.
  Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/13/15 6:49pm Ralphine:

I remember the first two lines of a poem Lindsay read after the Mets won in 1969: "When you've got a manager like Gilbert Raymond Hodges/You're gonna have a team to beat the Giants and the Dodgers."
  Mon. 7/13/15 6:50pm Benched:

Sportsy and Becky is my fantasy radio team
  Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/13/15 6:52pm Ralphine:

Seven Days in Hell sucked, except for Michael Sheen.
  Mon. 7/13/15 6:53pm Danne D:

Serena is the best ever. hands down
  Mon. 7/13/15 6:56pm Listener Robert:

You guys are always a little too enthusiastic talking about the end of the show & beginning of the next. With Andy it's great shtick, losing the will to live. But Bronwyn is a great talker as proven in many show formats, & Jim's been a great addition.
  Mon. 7/13/15 6:58pm P-90:

@Jake: the FMU IOS app does hav a mono streaming option. I use it on my Ipad, you can see how much more efficient it is by how much more quickly it buffers than the stereo stream.
  Mon. 7/13/15 6:59pm Listener Robert:

Speaking of which, the past few days I've had trouble maintaining Flash cx w WFMU streams.
  Mon. 7/13/15 6:59pm P-90:

Thanks, Sportsy Folk
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/13/15 6:59pm JakeGould:

@P-90: I know it has a mono option. You miss my point. When the app starts up it automatically starts streaming the STEREO stream when all I am saying is there should be an option for the MONO stream to be the default option. Or no automatic streaming on startup.
  Mon. 7/13/15 7:00pm P-90:

Gotcha.
  Mon. 7/13/15 7:01pm Listener Robert:

Heh...I'm used to command lines in Unix/Linux & MS-DOS where you could specify a parameter like that as you call up the program.
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