My Howard Stern/Michael Jordan Analogy

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by Phantom Lord, Feb 18, 2015.

  1. Phantom Lord

    Phantom Lord Well-Known Member

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    The only analogy I can think of between Howard and Sirius is Michael Jordan and when the Wizards signed him. It is like Sirius is an NBA team and they gave this huge contract to Michael Jordan at age 35. They did it for his value and his contribution to the team. As time goes by Michael is getting older and taking more time off because of injuries. As Michael ages he begins to dunk less which is what his fans loved him for. He ages and doesn't look like his former self. He becomes grumpy and bitches a lot. Sirius has stuck with Michael because of his name and history of winning.

    Now he is at the end of his contract and only has past success to hang his hat on. Sirius has paid him millions for his name but now he is hurting the company while becoming a financial liability. Michael isn’t ready to quit because he is competitive and still thinks he is the same as he was in 1992. It is all about ego.

    The reason I bring this up is that Howard was very competitive. People like that don’t know when to hang it up and refuse to listen to the fans/crowd. Just like Michael Jackson, they surround themselves with “Yes People” who never disagree nor challenge them (aka Gary, John Hein, Beth, etc.).

    All of this makes me realize that Howard locks himself in a bubble inside 20,000+sq ft. mansions and disassociates himself from the rest of the world. We know Beth does that based on her Instagram account. His refusal to take real phone calls, check a message board, and be unapologetic is the reason we have this shell of a show today.

    The point of this is I realize I'm never going to get 1992 Howard, nor 1992 Michael Jordan. The problem is Howard doesn't realize that. In sports your body tells you it is over. In radio it should be ratings. However, what happens when you work for a satellite radio company that doesn't share ratings? Bottom line, it is was it is and it isn't getting better. Part of me admires his will to continue and not quit. The other part realizes it is ego and all about the marbles, not the listeners.
     
  2. HPMikesLazyEYE

    HPMikesLazyEYE Well-Known Member

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    Listen, you've said it all.
     
  3. Butcher

    Butcher ?

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    That's a lot of typing
     
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    Shithead Well-Known Member

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    Howard Stern?....isn't that the radio fella that used to be talked about years ago?
     
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    idiotbox Looking for a dime and found a quarter. VIP

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    the only thing Howard and Jordan have in common is they've fucked both white and black women.
     
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    If stern was on testicle, he'd still be number 1... As much as he's just showing up these days, name someone bigger or better?
     
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    *Rae Stern voice* What?
     
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    TallTyrion Triggered like a mofo VIP

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    Is this even a "thing"?
     
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    Peau de Soie Edit Button? Thanks LaserTilt!

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    I find this analogy strained and tenuous at best.
     
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    He's been aware of his downfall since 1997 when his movie only made 14 million in the opening weekend after nonstop promotion from the minute they started making it.
     
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    Listen Howard is hitting it out of the park everyday!
     
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    "Go ahead...."
     
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    ummmmm huh?

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    EvolvedMarbles Well-Known Member

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    Maybe too much.

    We've yenta'd it up here for an HOUR...
     
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    LawyerLarry Mr. Fuckmoney in the Bank VIP

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    I'm glad MJ went to the Wizards, because that's when I actually got to see him play live against the Memphis Grizzlies in '01 I believe.
     
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    MrPPV The Shed Stopper

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    Not even close, Jordan for one took the veterans minimum salary, and ending donating his two year wizard salary to one of the 9/11 funds. Howard would never ever take less money, and he would never donate that kind of money.
     
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    OR

    if jordan told his fans he invented 3 new shots and next season he was going to score 100 pts a game.
    so everyone buys season tickets and the first game he doesnt even play and says " he will play some home games" yet he plays none.
    and when he does play he barely tries and only has 5 pts at halftime, then near the end of the 3rd quarter just as his team making a comeback, he puts on his sweat suit and says " any other quarters, scottie ?"

    and then he blocks his own teams last shot to make them lose because he doesnt want the game to go into overtime, because he needs to get out of there, has meetings to go to
     
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    internet is for huge boobs, can't read anymore ok back to boobs
     
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    Problem with this analogy is Michael Jordan actually dunked, he was the real deal. There was no smoke and mirrors.

    Wig on the other hand was just illusory all along - a lot of hot air and propped up by actual funny people that he surrounded himself with, then took all the credit for. It was the cast of characters over time that have been endearing to many of us, but Wiggy specifically. And then the fake fights with the FCC that existed only in his mind. Self-proclaimed #1 wasn't true many times as others were pulling bigger numbers at many of those times (Rush, etc). It was all a big nothing even in his heyday.

    Wiggy is really more the Howard Hughes of radio than even remotely Michael Jordan.