I've been listening to the last two weeks of shows and not only am I able to tolerate Opie, I think I'm starting to like Anthony.
I'm right there with ya. I've given them half hearted chances a few times over the last couple years, but could never get into it. Anthony has always grated on me... But over the last couple of weeks they won me over.
I'll never be as into them as I was into HSS back in the day, but I have laughed at them more in the last two weeks than I have laughed at HSS in the last two years. I've barely listened to HSS in the last year or so, and as we all know, it's been going downhill for many years.
O&A are not perfect by any stretch, but I dig the unapologetic anti-PC attitude that doesn't come off as total shtick. One of the things I loved most about old Howie was his calling out all the bullshit in the entertainment world. O&A do that. I like it.
I'm a 31 year old beer and whiskey drinking, steak eating, sports watching American male. I can relate to these guys much more than the 58 year old cliched entertainment industry liberal old lady Howard has become.