Wednesday, August 08, 2007
The responses have come fast and furious the past day. Some thought the comments were funny, others are pissed, and some thought I let Matt Vas off the hook. Whatever you think about the situation, I'm glad you chose to express yourself here (especially you St. Louis).
As far as Matt goes....I believe the guy was joking around, and just made a mistake. You have to take someone at their word, and I have no reason not believe his email and this apology he made on air yesterday....
“If I offended anybody about my take on the Ozarks, it was meant in good fun, folks, certainly not to rip anybody down,” Vasgersian said.It's up to you on how you respond to this, but I think he's still one of the better young announcers in the game. He shouldn't have lost his job over something like this, and AA is glad he didn't.
Then, with a graphic titled “Welcome to the Ozarks” displayed on the screen, he added: “We thought it appropriate just to put some factual information up about the Ozarks. Beautiful state park, everybody speaks glowingly about it. I'm told there's no finer place to be in the month of September in all the Midwest. . . . So, all in good fun, folks.”
As far as St. Louis....I've been there once and loved every minute of it. I went to the Anheuser-Busch plant and played with Clydsdales. Got to go to a Rams game where I drank tall Budweisers and walked through Downtown before the game, and saw the Rams beat the hated Seahawks. I also gambled on a Riverboat Casino, and may or may not have stopped at the Hustler Club right across the river in Illinois (It was there I met a girl who's husband had died in a horrible plant accident the day before. That's a different story entirely though....allegedly. I may not have been there.).
Anyway(s), I hope you enjoyed your time at the site, and I look forward to seeing you again soon. Football Season is going to be an event to see here.
BP- Awful Announcing
Vasgersian's prattle ignites ire in Ozarks (Sign On San Diego)
Matt Vasgersian Trashes St. Louis (Awful Announcing)
Vasgersian Responds To AA and The Lou (Awful Announcing)
(P.S.- My next band name will be The Vasgersian Incident.. We'll be a cross between The Killers, The Arcade Fire, and Phil Collins. Trademarked.)