Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Sports Radio hosts are getting crazier and crazier every week, and it seems like more and more are getting fired every week. Your latest victim is Jordan Smith, from the San Diego afternoon show on XX Sports Radio, and the reasoning behind it is hilarious. What he said wasn't hilarious, but rather the fact that he said it at all.
Jordan and his co-host were complaining about LaDanian Tomlinson being back on the team, after wishing for his departure for weeks. The host then brought up the fact that everyone always praises L.T. for his generosity each Thanksgiving, and that he was sick of hearing about it. Except instead of saying he was, "sick of hearing about it", he actually said, "Do me a favor, stick the turkeys up your ass! I don't care about the turkeys. I don't care about your charity." Via the SD Union Times....
Jordan Smith, half of the controversial afternoon show on XX Sports Radio, has been fired for making “some very unfortunate and hurtful comments utilizing unacceptable language,” the station said yesterday.I'm actually surprised he was fired. I mean, I'm not saying it wasn't a ridiculous thing to say, but worse things have been said and those people still have their jobs. Good for you San Diego, stay classy!
Hal Brown, vice president of programming at BCA Radio, which operates the all-sports station, made the announcement live on the radio. Brown also said he would be taking Smith's place on the “Bleacher Bums” show alongside Irwin Earl Milan, who worked with Smith, and a new addition, Ted Mendenhall, who has worked mostly behind the scenes at XX Sports.
In a rant critical of LaDainian Tomlinson last week, Smith used vulgar language to describe what the Chargers running back should do with the Thanksgiving turkeys he gives away each year to needy families. He used the same term to say what Tomlinson should do with his community service.
XX radio host fired for vulgar language (San Diego Union Times)