Friday, November 9, 2007

Justice Defends Story On Callahan Resignation Request

KMTV-3 Sports Director Travis Justice reported Thursday that two separate sources close to the Nebraska football program say Nebraska football Coach Bill Callahan told his team before Thursday's practice that he was asked to resign.

"Both of the sources tell Action 3 News that coach Callahan told the team to play for themselves as the coaching staff will more than likely not be around next season," read a story posted on the station's website.

Justice defended his report Friday, which has resulted in a flurry of Internet message board postings and several spin-off stories by other media outlets.

"I got tipped off late last night, checked it out this morning, verified it and ran with it," Justice said on the "The Big Show" on KXSP (590 AM).

"People are really upset about me that I didn't say who asked him (Callahan) to resign," Justice said. "It may have been Tom Osborne. I don't know. I reported what was said at practice yesterday.

"To me, the big part of the story is that this is the first time that he has taken time with his players to say 'we're in dire straights right now.'"

The Associated Press' Eric Olson first asked Callahan during Monday's Big 12 coaches teleconference whether he had been asked to submit his resignation. The question drew a nine-second pause before Callahan sidestepped the question.

If Callahan is fired at the end of the season, his contract calls for Nebraska to pay him more than $3 million.

194 comments:

Husker4Yankees said...

The Lincoln Journal Star story is much more believable and directly refutes what KM3rd reported. But hey, who cares about facts when ratings are needed.

Stick to talking about Creighton KM3rd. I don't need Travis, Joe Jordan, or any of you hacks telling me jack about the Huskers.

stella was a diver and she's always down said...

Is there a big uproar over this story? If so, why? Is there anybody in the entire state who honestly thinks that Bill Callahan will still be the coach next year?

Anonymous said...

Didn't Perrault go on and on just the other day about an anonymous quote on this blog? Demanding that Jim Minge come on his show and reveal his sources and tell who said that.

I'm anxious to hear them reveal their source on this one, in the spirit of the rant the other day.

Anonymous said...

The no spin station is now spinning it as "Well, see, he did address the team about resigning!" Well, Matthew and Travis, that is not exactly the same as "I have been asked to resign." Obviously, there have been many asking him to resign or be fired for that matter and of course he would address that with his team. But to spin this into "see tolda so" is ridiculous and par for the course with this duo.

Anonymous said...

That's like saying he came out and said he was gay but he really was talking about being carefree and gay....he may have said the word, but two different meanings there.

Anonymous said...

That's too funny about the "without the spin" station trying to spin stuff.

dingbat said...

So, basically, KMTV was able to provide the vital information that Bill Callahan said the word resign in a speech to the team.

Well done!

Anonymous said...

Who are you going to believe...a TV station/radio station that barely covers the team, or a newspaper that has player quotes refuting what KM3 reported? I'm putting my money on Sipple and the LJS on this one. Sorry Channel 3.

Anonymous said...

Retraction coming tonight at 6.

Anonymous said...

"I got tipped off late last night, checked it out this morning, verified it and ran with it," Justice said on the "The Big Show" on KXSP (590 AM).

If so, then how is the original web story is time stamped for 10:20 last night? And if he is forced to do a retraction, who verified it?

I think Travis Justice has lost a lot of credibility, and as a result is certainly no longer of any value to KMTV.

Anonymous said...

was he ever a value?

Anonymous said...

The good thing is that nobody watches Channel 3rd or Big Sports 590 so most people don't know and don't care about Travis or Matty!!

Anonymous said...

Edit....no one listens to BS 590

Anonymous said...

That's it - KXSP is now officially known as "BS 590" for short!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Perrault's over-the-top defense of the story on his show this afternoon was both hilarious and pathetic today.

Any remaining credibility he had seems to have gone right out the window.

HeavyMetalHusker said...

Nebraska has a football team? Isn't it Aksarben? I thought Nebraska football died in 2003.

Devaney came from Wyoming, so I can't rule out outsiders in general, but dammit, there is a blood and guts style and tireless work ethic that is indigenous to the Nebraskan. People that bag on Osborne for potentially asking a coach to resign when he said he would evaluate the "staff" at the end of the season are nuts.

If you had a financial adviser, and you thought, "Well, I am losing some money, but I will evaluate my adviser at the end of year" and he starts losing money to the point of bankruptcy, you HAVE to cut him.

Why doesn't BC resign? Because he realizes that he will NEVER be a HC on ANY level ever again.

That being said, I wish him well, I just don't want him taking up space on a sideline that should be filled with the Gills, Pelinis, Craigs and Alberts of the world. Oh... and Marvin Sanders of the world (for DC).

GO BIG RED!!!, GO BIG RED, GO BIG RED!!! , GO BIG RED, GO BIG RED!!!, GO BIG RED, GO BIG RED!!!, GO BIG RED, GO BIG RED!!!, GO BIG RED, GO BIG RED!!!, GO BIG RED, GO BIG RED!!!, GO BIG RED, GO BIG RED!!!, GO BIG RED, GO BIG RED!!!, GO BIG RED, GO BIG RED!!!, GO BIG RED, GO BIG RED!!!

Shawn said...

Matt, is the one that needs fired. No spin Matt, Thats funny. Both of these guys are jokes. Want a really good show to listen to, 1620 the zone. Better info. Shawn.

Anonymous said...

Once again Re-Action 3 on top of a story. These people are incredible.

Anonymous said...

Akshun 3rd is a joke (and has been for several years now) to go along with BS590. All of Journal's resources (read $$$$) are going in to trying to keep a a sinking television station going so don't expect $$$$ to be spent to make improvments on the radio side.

For those outside of Omaha: KMTV Channel 3 *(CBS) is owned along with the following radio stations KEZO (Z92), KQCH (Channel 94.1), KSRZ (Star 104.5), KKCD (CD105.9) and KXSP (BS590) by Journal Broadcast Group of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

John in London said...

to the first uneducated and unlettered chap who is ignorant enough to claim the Lincoln Journal Star to be a legitimate and quality news source, well, I guess your written words don't leave much to the imagination..

Lay off personal insults, Travis Justice has integrity and is a professional, there's no need to take the conversation to a personal level.. Let me guess, you voted Bush in 2004.. Go figure with the way you present and argue.

Matt at UNL said...

Does it matter whether or not he resigns now or is fired Nov. 24, the season is pretty much over, I think that people are making way too big a deal over absolutely nothing, Osborne said he'd wait till after the season to "make changes" and that's what's going to happen.

Anonymous said...

Travis and Matt have are nothing more than "opinion makers", they are not "professional journalists".

They have been "bashing" the current coaching regime for the past 3 years, and when the "new coaching staff" comes in next season, they will "bash" them too.

Both of them are "negative" people, especially if you listen to their "Husker" post-game show. Matt Perrault is the "biggest" phony in the sports talk market. He could care less how "well" the Huskers do, he only cares about "ratings" for his station.

Travis Justice is no "different" than Matt Perrault. He didn't check his sources for his story, and "now" he has "egg" on his face.

I think both of them should resign, just they like than have been "spouting" that Coach Callahan should do. Look in the mirror "guys". You are both hypocrites.

Anonymous said...

Based on the ratings the last couple of go rounds, it's actually time to start referring to Action 3rd as Action 4th..

Anonymous said...

John in London, you said "Lay off personal insults" and "there's no need to take the conversation to a personal level," then proceed to bash others about their politial and educational style.

Are you Alec Baldwin? Did you move overseas, because you didn't get your way in the vote? Stay in London. Your kind is better over there. Heck, move to France. Seems you'd be a good fit over there.

Anonymous said...

Maybe he wants to live in a country not headed for an economic collapse. Last time I checked, the Euro and the pound were more than worth twice what the dollar is worth. I guess the vote should have gone the other way..

Anonymous said...

Maybe this is just me, but for a journalist to say "Tom Osborne may have asked Callahan to resign" before knowing that to be a fact, is not being professional.

Anonymous said...

Hey John in London, last I checked Brits are still in Iraq too. Maybe you guys should elect a new queen, can't wait for one of your pot smoking, nazi uniform wearing princes to take over.

Anonymous said...

Don't let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya! Move out of our beloved country AND our beloved state if you don't like it here. GBR! Dr. Tom sticks to his word!

Anonymous said...

Where do Travis and Matt rank on the integrity scale compare to TO?

Anonymous said...

Travis reported that sources inside the program told him that Callahan addressed the team saying he had been asked to resign and that the kids should play for themselves.
No one is claiming that Callahan did *not* address the team and the current firestorm surrounding his coaching staff.
Other reports say that whoever told Travis that "misinterpreted" what Callahan said.
Travis didn't make stuff up, and to his credit reported on the fact that others claimed it didn't happen on Friday's 6pm.
He may be blustery, opinionated, and not like the current Husker staff... but he didn't make something up.
And to the poster who said A3N is draining Journal resources in town, you absolutely don't know what you're talking about.
Have fun everyone, and play nice!!

Anonymous said...

Who asked Callahan to resign? Some kid on his bike riding by? Dan Rather, my bad, Travis Justice needs to get his facts and sources straight before putting this useless story out there.

Anonymous said...

TRAVIS JUSTICE is a joke! How about you move back to Iowa and take your buddies Todd and Tyler with you. The fact you even talk Husker football is a laughable. Go cover your team...the Iowa Chicken Hawks.

Anonymous said...

Matt Perault seems really down that NU won big today and I expect the same from Travis later... Anyone notice a tread here? Which way to you think these guys want the program to go?

Anonymous said...

Hey True Husker fans, let's boycott A3N and BigSports590 and go to 1620thezone. You know Kugler is for the program!

John in London said...

I have to make a series of points here..

#1) Marvin Sanders was a fantastic coach who should play a major role in the future of the program.. He never should have been let go by Callahan and then replaced by a somewhat unobservant and archaic Elmassien.

#2) What does me being in London have to do with anything? Should I apologize for being in the financial capital of the world or one of the most dynamic and vibrant places on earth? Your right, maybe I would be better off in Weeping Water or Ashland getting making what are the equivalent to Canadian dollars and hearing the same old spiels from people like Jeff Fortenberry telling me about good clean Nebraska family values and profiting off thy fellow neighbors as the 11th commandment.

#3) My point about the 2004 election was simply that Bush's strategy was to personally attack Kerry instead of debating the issues, despite his own lack of credibility for the very same things he was attacking Kerry for. Your arguments seemed to be congruent with the way the Republican party has dumbed down the USA since Reagan.

#4) It's embarassing to see so many people getting so emotional about college athletics and investing so much of their own personal wealth in it.. Better to take a step back and enjoy it as entertainment, but have a grip on the important things in life.

Anonymous said...

Like making $$$ in London?

Anonymous said...

Johnny boy-You're obviously not up to snuff with what the Cornhusker state is about. You obviously don't have a clue about Husker football nor do your politics gel with the good people of Nebraska. Keep your wimpy-liberal European politics to yourself and remember, in Nebraska, football is life, not the pussyfooted "football" your bloody people play. Uh, that would be soccer. Cheerio Johnny

Anonymous said...

I agree with everything Anonymous said... just said.

Anonymous said...

Does Callahan honestly think he will be here next year? Then he doesn't know Nebraska football!

Anonymous said...

I don't think Travis dislikes Husker football, but he's up front about his disdain for Steve Pederson and Bill Callahan. He's been dubious about them for years... are you guys just bitter that Travis was right that Pederson and Callahan were wrong for the Huskers? Is it because he wasn't more of a cheerleader that the program sunk?
C'mon guys... be a little objective and give Justice some credit.. he called this shot a long time ago.
Buh-bye!
By the way, I think the people suggesting Callahan didn't have class today by running up the score should just simmer down.
This team needed the emotional release of kicking some tail... they're kids and deserved to be turned loose to have some fun in a romp.

Anonymous said...

Travis and Matt have are nothing more than "opinion makers", they are not "professional journalists".

They have been "bashing" the current coaching regime for the past 3 years, and when the "new coaching staff" comes in next season, they will "bash" them too.

Both of them are "negative" people, especially if you listen to their "Husker" post-game show. Matt Perrault is the "biggest" phony in the sports talk market. He could care less how "well" the Huskers do, he only cares about "ratings" for his station.

Travis Justice is no "different" than Matt Perrault. He didn't check his sources for his story, and "now" he has "egg" on his face.

I think both of them should resign, just they like than have been "spouting" that Coach Callahan should do. Look in the mirror "guys". You are both hypocrites.

Anonymous said...

With or without Peterson and Callahan, Travis is no Husker fan. Who can't see that?

Anonymous said...

Who says Travis is a fan? I didn't say that, just that he's not a hater of the whole program. He's stated his disdain and distrust of Pederson and, by extension, Callahan.
Travis did check with his sources, two of them. As said before, apparently their perception of Callahan's speech was different than others.
He doesn't have egg on his face, he used trusted, reliable, and most importantly verifiable sources before putting out the information.
There's obviously a difference of opinion within the program as to what Callahan said/meant.
To 2:57... please... fewer " " ...
killing me. I just imagine having a conversation with you and you doing that "air quote" thing every other word... driving me a little nutty.

Anonymous said...

Who are you going to believe...a TV station/radio station that barely covers the team, or a newspaper that has player quotes refuting what KM3 reported? I'm putting my money on Sipple and the LJS on this one. Sorry Channel 3

Anonymous said...

3:34 - Is that you, Travis?

Anonymous said...

Which parts or the program does Travis like or is at least neutral on?

Anonymous said...

I don't think Travis and Matt are 100% anti-Husker, but they should stick to reporting creighton sports and let the rest of NE media report Husker sports. Then everyone will be happy.

Anonymous said...

Actually, they should leave REPORTING to paid professionals and go back to jobs they are more suited for, jobs that include phrases such as "The Super Slurpee machine is broke, ma'am" or "would you like to super-size that order for 59 cents?"

Anonymous said...

Big Sports 590 is the only sports radio show in the area worth listening to. Todd and Tyler Rock

Anonymous said...

Yeah, but your Matt Perault's mother, so we have to take that with a grain of salt.

Anonymous said...

Hey, come on! This is getting out of hand.....The Super Slurpee 2000 is a quality product.

John in London said...

When you speak of the UK in such an ignorant fashion, it only reflects on your ignorance, not mine. It's inconsequential what your opinion is, because it's unread and bordering on illiterate. Do the words untraveled, uncultured, monolinguistic, and too proud mean anything to you?
The thing is, I would never make a general statement about Nebraskans, because I'm not a low level thinker. Your silly opinions on France and your insinuation Europeans are weak is a typical perception that the American military has been getting people to buy into since the late 1960's for not supporting Vietnam and British style American imperialism abroad..

Anonymous said...

But do they have Super Slurpees in London....that is the question!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Having known Travis Justice for many years now, I am, and always have been, convinced that he is in the Broadcasting business only to see himself on TV. He is not about Journalistic Integrity, nor is he a "Broadcast Professional", he is about "what will you give me FREE? I am on TV! Travis is Travis' #1 fan. So this story of "Sources tell me" crap is nothing more than a desperate need to feed his own ego. He's pulled crap like this before when he was at FOX. Thats how he ended up moving from the markets #3 station to #4.

Anonymous said...

It doesn't matter whether or not Trav or Matt "like" the Huskers or "love" the Bluejays, what matters is that Trav, in his role of a reporter, gets the story correct. Matthew can go on and spew anything he wants since he is a "talk show host". Nonetheless, they had better both be accurate to maintain credibility.

I don't know if anybody listened to the post game show, Perault goes off on how Husker fans are not the so called best in the world because we cheered and wanted so to speak, to continue the scoring explosion against K-State.

Really Matt? How do fans control the action of a lame duck coach on the field during a game?

Really Matt? We pulled our starting QB in the early part of the fourth quarter.

Really Matt? We applauded, as we always do, the opposing team as they left the field.

Really Matt? I don't recall one incident in the stands or at the tailgates where we spewed insults or go into confortations (as you advocate to do) with K-State fans.

I think it is falling apart for you Matt. I think you should start considering getting your demo tape ready to go. I hear International Falls, Minnesota is hiring.

jr said...

Has anyone noticed the First National Bank has taken Callahan off of the one commercial he was in at the end of? I noticed this last week and confirmed it this week.

Anonymous said...

I would like to personally thank Matt for making me $20. While leaving the game, my brother and I made a bet to see what Matt could find to b!tch about. I choose the running up the score and he chose that Ganz should have started the entire season. Thanks Matt!!

Central Neb. Guy said...

Folks, the entire environment in Huskerville is tainted thanks to guys like Travis and Matt on 590 AM.

I'm a former player (from the 70s) will personally haul both S.O.B.'s out of this state.

It doesn't matter if NU hires GOD, these two professional critics will always find something to whine about -- that's what they get paid to do. It's sad that som many get their sporting news/commentary from a professional Husker hater. Matt needs to go -- Trav should follow. Sign the petition.

Anonymous said...

Get a life people, Calli is right most of you should go loose yourselves in the sandhills

Anonymous said...

Totally agree with Central Neb. Guy - Regardless of who's coaching next year, it's our moral imperative to get these two out of here. Report objectively or deal with the consequences. Husker Power!

Anonymous said...

LOOSE yourself in the Sandhills??? Obviously whatever community college you got your janitorial degree in, you paid too much for the education you received.

Now go crawl back in your hole like a good Iowan...

Anonymous said...

Where can we sign the petition?

Anonymous said...

**Get a life people, Calli is right most of you should go loose yourselves in the sandhills**

only took 8 min for somebody to respond. My point has been proven.

(not from Iowa)

Anonymous said...

Central Neb. Guy....POST OF THE WEEK !!!!!

Anonymous said...

Travis Justice is an idiot. Is anybody really suprised that he'd run with a story that had more shock value then credibility? He should stick to doing ads for the Campbell's soup kids and leave the reporting to people that actually have talent.

Anonymous said...

I don't think International Falls, Minnesota would even look at Matt for a sports radio show.. they are better than that!

Anonymous said...

Travis loves anybody who puts money in his pocket. His loyalties and editorial position clearly support that. Any reporter who places their personal ego above the story, has lost all credibility as a journalist. He sold his integrity to the devil years ago.

stella was a diver and she's always down said...

I didn't realize Travis Justice was still on the air.

I tried listening to Matt Perrault once. Man, that hurt. I couldn't do it again.

Anonymous said...

Bad journalism, but typical of local sports reporters. "Sources close to the Nebraska football program" were probably nothing more than students who know walk-on players. Who did Justice "check it" with" Who "verified" the story? KMTV is also to blame for letting Justice's garbage get on the air.

Anonymous said...

all you people are idiots. Travis Justice is part of the media. he reports the news, sometimes it may be wrong,or may be right. NO need to bad talk the guy.

Anonymous said...

Grow up and represent the state of Nebraska people Well. Stop all the critisizing

Anonymous said...

The Source Was Damon Benning, If thats not close enough then shut up.

Anonymous said...

Damon Benning...oh yeah...he's really close to the football program these days. That's a word you can count on...

Anonymous said...

God I am Glad I live In IOwa.. Go Hawks

Anonymous said...

God I am Glad I live In IOwa.. Go Hawks

Anonymous said...

Yeah...at least they are a lock to go to a bowl game.

Anonymous said...

No way it was Benning. NONE.

Anonymous said...

I have to say that I am a true Husker fan. I have been since I was born. But that doesn't mean that I hate everyone that isn't. Travis may or may not be a husker fan, but what does it matter. He is a journalist. His job is to report the news, not support the team.

I just dont understand why this story is such a big deal. Everyone knows that BC will not be here after Colorado. If he hasnt discussed that possibility with his players, that would be incredibly irresponsible.

Maybee this story is true, maybee not, but I dont know why Travis Justice's Fanhood had been drawn into question. Are you trying to say that he is ruining the program. Have you seen the Huskers play this year. I am pretty sure the poor performance has nothing to do with Travis or Matt.

Anonymous said...

"He is a journalist. His job is to report the news, not support the team."
"Maybee this story is true, maybee not, but I dont know why Travis Justice's Fanhood had been drawn into question."
So he's a journalist that may or may not be reporting facts. Hmmm. Methinks it's more represntative of Journal's attempts to pry viewers away from other sources by putting a story on the air FIRST, regardless if it can be vertified as factual or not. Trust me, among real journalists in town, Travis is far from the only one known at KM3rd to do this on a regular basis.

Anonymous said...

Can we dispense with the Travis Justice debate, and get on to the important stuff? Like...Naked Husker Cheeleader night at Boomers?

Anonymous said...

Anybody know why Petey Mac was in for Matt today?

Anonymous said...

Maybe the folks at BS590 finally realized what a fraud they had in Matt Perrault and gave him the Stevie P. treatment.

Anonymous said...

Matty got a boo-boo?

Anonymous said...

Did poor lil' Matty get his feelings hurt????

Anonymous said...

Well, I heard from my two sources within Journal Broadcasting that Matt Perrault WAS asked to resign on Monday, but has turned it down for now. Obviously, he is waiting to be fired so he can collect his unemployment.

Perrault's agent could not be reached for comment as he was out testing soil samples.

Anonymous said...

Trust me, if Matt DOES have an agent, that individual isn't qualified to do much more with soil than EAT it.

He/She and Matt are both barely educated enough to run the cash register on the swing shift at Arby's.

Anonymous said...

I got tipped off late this morning, checked it out this afternoon, verified it and ran with it. People are really upset about me that I didn't say who asked him (Perrault) to resign," Justice said. It may have been Todd n Tyler or Travis Justice. I don't know. I reported what was said at work today.

Anonymous said...

My sources say that Journal has scheduled a press conference at 2:00 pm Tuesday !!!!!

This is unbelievable how quickly this story in unfolding folks!!!!

This next part is unconfirmed, but apparently, Jim Rose will take over the talk show and become the new voice of the Creighton Bluejays and T. Scott Maur will become the voice of the Huskers.

Mavs fan said...

JR (11/11, 8:47 am): Now that football season is winding down and basketball season is heating up, the First National Bank ads in the OWH are now featuring men's b-ball coach Doc Sadler.

The reason Callahan isn't in the TV ad any longer could be nothing more than we're changing sports seasons.

Anonymous said...

8:43 PM anonymous says "I got tipped off late this morning, checked it out this afternoon, verified it and ran with it. People are really upset about me that I didn't say who asked him (Perrault) to resign," Justice said. It may have been Todd n Tyler or Travis Justice. I don't know. I reported what was said at work today."

You gotta be making this stuff up!! Too funny!!

Anonymous said...

you guys are giving Matt and Travis way to much power...its funny thinking they have that much power....where are they in the ratings...I think they just got some free pub...suckers...you fell for them again...you are so owned by them its funny....

look at the ratings then say how much power they really have to make the whole state think different

Gem State Husker said...

Anonymous, You need to get a life. You have entirely too much time on your hands to vent all of the anger you experienced while growing up. Assuming you have grown up. What Callahan is experiencing is what every coach from little league to the pros receives when he doesn't win, especially in Nebraska. How could you expect anything else when Tom Osborne and staff almost left for Colorado several years back because of all the fan dissatisfaction over winning only 9 games.
Tom understands that nothing is served by firing BC before the end of the season. He will stand by his word. "Nuff" Said!

Anonymous said...

Quote: "I think they just got some free pub...suckers"

You mean everyone in Omaha reads this blog ????? Really ???? This is an opportunity to call them on the carpet for their idiotic rumors and SPIN. Since they won't let you do that on their show, we have to do it here. But then that means I would have to listen to part of their show....I'd rather read the Cliff Notes version of their idiotic comments here.

Anonymous said...

I cannot believe that Matthew hasn't checked in here yet. Usually anytime his name is brought up he is all over it on a website. Maybe his bosses finally told him to knock it off. Or maybe he is on permanent vacation? Nah, probably not.

Husker4Yankees said...

I am not sure if someone above questioned Trav's fandom....I posted at the top and did not. I know where he and journal broadcasting stand with respect to the University of Nebraska. Across the board hate.

TnT.....hate
BS590....hate (just wait until bball)
KM3rd....hate

I recognize and accept that they can hate if they want to. However, I think this 'story' of Trav's was a convenient way to generate some hits to their website and try to boost viewership....facts be damned.

Anonymous said...

It doesn't matter whether or not they "hate" your program. As long as the facts they report are correct. Too many stations around here just gobble up and spit out whatever load UNL gives them. That is no better than "hating" the program. Report the facts and report them correctly and give me the whole story not just spoon fed nonsense or pure hate driven drivel and I'll be happy.

Anonymous said...

"It doesn't matter whether or not they "hate" your program. As long as the facts they report are correct."

It matters when they spin--yet claim to be sports without the spin. It matters when they claim to have verified something, then have it refuted, then try to spin what they 'meant'....

I do not expect them to be all puppy kisses, unicorns, and rainbows, but does every thing coming from their pie holes need to be negative?

--Husker4Yankees

Anonymous said...

When they are doing opinion, they can say whatever they want. When Trav wears his journalist hat, then he had better be accurate.

Anonymous said...

'When they are doing opinion, they can say whatever they want. When Trav wears his journalist hat, then he had better be accurate.'

Precisely. KM3rd's story was supposed to journalism.....

Anonymous said...

And how wasn't it? If he had sources, and verified it, how is it any different than any other story that he thought he got right?

Anonymous said...

..because it was so quickly refuted....and then Trav resorted to interpretation of the article on the radio show.

Anonymous said...

I don't think Trav spun it as much as spinmaster Matty.

Anonymous said...

over 100 post.. wow!

Anonymous said...

104

Anonymous said...

yes. 104 is over 100.. thanks for the update!

Anonymous said...

If it's spin or hate, just change the channel/station. That's the only real power anyone has.....
Eventually, your actions will have a result!

Anonymous said...

Update: The firing did not happen today. There are apparently still details being worked out behind the scenes as to whether the word "resignation" is used in Matt's statement. But trust me, my sources have never been wrong before.......

Anonymous said...

Just so long as Matt's gone...now if only his sidekick would follow him out...

Anonymous said...

KXSP is changing formats to 24 hr wall to wall Todd n Tyler repeats. You heard it here first!

Anonymous said...

IT IS NOW OFFICIAL AS CERTIFIED BY ARBITRON.

More people have now posted in this thread than have admitted to listening to Matt Perrault & Travis Justice's show to Arbitron. Congratulations everyone. Our next target is to match the listenership of dead air on 107.7 - but we have a ways to go reach that mark from here.

Anonymous said...

The "higherups" at KXSP must have made Matt pull the Motor Boat clip from his recent post on his blog. It was pretty funny be definately NSFW.

Anonymous said...

No, I pulled it from the blog after thinking better of it. I don't think my bosses ever saw it. Have you seen the babe of the day pics?? Pretty much the same thing...the only issue I had was the language...that went a bit over-board but how's this - the chick on their runs the Californians for Nebraska group! Great stuff that you can't make up....

Oh - 111 posts? Yeah, nobody pays attention to our show....

-Matt Perrault

Anonymous said...

edit - I do my their vs. there. sorry....I'm in radio.

Anonymous said...

114

Anonymous said...

Exactly my point made in an earlier post, Matt. Apparently most of these folks that are doing the whining must be listening to your show if they know exactly what you are talking about. It's kind of funny really. For as much griping as they do; they don't seem to want to change the channel.
Keep up the good work, Matty boy, you've got one loyal listener here.

Oh, and this is 115.

Anonymous said...

100 and some posts on a blog over a period of 5 days is definitely something to crow about.

"For God's sakes! Can't you see how enduring my popularity is? 115 posts in a period of 5 days. That equals 23 posts a day!! In a market of half a million listeners, I'd say that's damn impressive!"

Anonymous said...

Or, maybe what people heard you say and repeat on here generate the "WTF?" response since people can't believe that this drivel is coming out their mouths.

Anonymous said...

And yet still they listen...Matt's definitely onto something here, isn't he? Apparently you all have so little to occupy your time that you hang on every little word he says, waiting breathlessly for the chance to be outraged. You are all so very amusing.

Let those with pious outrage now skewer me for the informed opines that I have laid out above.

Har, har, har! Bleating sheep I say.

Anonymous said...

119. Hee, hee, hee

Anonymous said...

Some of us listen because that is our only option in our offices. We can't (or aren't allowed) to get the Zone via computer and their signal is not strong. So, we are stuck. Nonetheless, Te Perrault inserts himself everywhere, radio, websites, this blog and The Perrault never, ever likes to have anyone speak ill of him. The Perrault gets very angry when you do so.

Anonymous said...

Most likely reason that this topic has climbed over 100 posts: The fact it's the only thing offered here in the past week (save for the lame Christmas music press release above).
If the 'authors' of this site would actually do a bit of research & find fresh topics like, "worst sweeps piece so far", or "Why does KM3's winter forecast look almost exactly like the other two offered in town - because it was done last????", the comments about Matt would dwindle to numbers similar to those who actually listen to his daily show - next to none.

Anonymous said...

11:15 AM:

Ted Brockman's blog is dead. At least Weide and Minge are trying to take a higher road.

To the others; as far as Perrault goes; if you don't like it, shut it off. Or not...I actually enjoy reading these things and watching a bunch of crybabies whine about something they can't do anything about.

Keep the entertainment coming and please bash me. I know you will. You can't resist can you?

Anonymous said...

123 is me...

Anonymous said...

C'Mon O-me-haw. Matt and Trav are great to listen to. At least they are not homers for the Huskers. It's nice to have a different view of things. So they're not you're taste, then why are you listening to them? I persoanlly think both guys are great!

And as far as posts go; I don't see any of those other guys getting near the response that Matt and Trav have gotten.

Way to go Matt and Trav. Big Sports 590 is great with you guys on it!

Alan M.

Anonymous said...

I think it's about time for our regular poster to add in this message:

"Big Sports 590 is the only sports radio show in the area worth listening to. Todd and Tyler Rock"

Anonymous said...

It's just that it is SO EASY AND SO FUN to pick on lil' MAtty & what's his name. When you can get a rise out of them.....WHY NOT DO IT!!!!!!


Gobble, Gobble

Anonymous said...

Sometimes I wonder what Matt Perrault looks like naked. Do you think he wants to be my internet boyfriend?

Anonymous said...

For all of you who are so concerned that we are picking on Matt, take a look at the news headlines tonight - a death threat against Coach Cosgove. This poor lil' Matt is the one who supports verbal hostility to opposing teams at Creighton games and verbal confrontations with NU officials as others have outlined in comments in this blog and others. Obviously, the east coast mentality that Perrault presents is not the professional way of handling a show or representing a station. That kind of attitude is too prevalent in America today and certain wackos feel it is okay to take matters in their own hands.

Anonymous said...

Toad and Teabag in the morning, Moron Matt in the afternoon...where morons go for their radio in Omaha.

Anonymous said...

1620thezone rules hands down.

Anonymous said...

Kevin Kugler vs Matt Perrault.
I'm curious. What's your vote?

Anonymous said...

C. None of the above!

Anonymous said...

Gary Java would kick both of their asses!!


Boom - right here!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Matt, it doesn't bother me that you keep poking Husker fans with a stick to gain listeners - I understand your MO, but be careful...there's still at least one lunatic out there...

Anonymous said...

Good point. Let's open it up.
Gary Java is leading with 1 vote.

Anonymous said...

I really liked it too when Jave filled in for Perrault before. I actually listened and enjoyed that time slot.....but alas, I'm stuck with Becka on the drive home.

Just kidding Tom......

Anonymous said...

Torie Pantaleon was a better sports talk host than Perrault too.

Anonymous said...

Bob Bruce at least brought a personality to the show. All S'vere wants to talk about is racism. Bruce would at least slap Kugler along side the head when he got whiny. Kugler and S'vere have a whine fest everytime I can stand to turn in....which is rare!

Anonymous said...

Gary Java - 2 votes
Torie Pantaleon - 1 vote

Anonymous said...

Lane Grindel

Anonymous said...

Gary Java - 2 votes
Torie Pantaleon - 1 vote
Bob Bruce - 1 vote

Anonymous said...

Gary Java - 2 votes
Torie Pantaleon - 1 vote
Bob Bruce - 1 vote
Lane Gridel - 1 vote.

Have to jam, can someone keep the tally?

Anonymous said...

Ann Schatz could probably kick Matt's butt too! Oh - I'm sorry - wrong interpretation of the Java post!

Anonymous said...

Speaking of Ann Schatz, how did we ever end up with Travis when we could have had her all to ourselves for all of these years????

Anonymous said...

Gary Java - 2 votes
Torie Pantaleon - 1 vote
Bob Bruce - 1 vote
Lane Gridel - 1 vote
Ann Schatz - 1 vote

Anonymous said...

Does anyone else see the comparison of Travis and Matt to The Skipper and Gilligan ????? Or is it just me.....?

Anonymous said...

Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale.......

They live on an uncharted deserted frequency (590) that only Japanese World War II veterans in hiding visit and escaped convicts running from the law visit. Okay - well once in a while the Harlem Globetrotters (aka the Creighton Bluejays) may visit - but no one ever wants to take them with them and they remain there!!!

Anonymous said...

But does Matt get the upper hammock or Travis??? Hmmmmm, inquiring minds want to know!!!!

Anonymous said...

Each show is like a rerun from the day before too

Anonymous said...

My vote goes to Java.

Anonymous said...

The plot lines are silly too......

Anonymous said...

Gary Java - 3 votes
Torie Pantaleon - 1 vote
Bob Bruce - 1 vote
Lane Gridel - 1 vote
Ann Schatz - 1 vote

Anonymous said...

Gary Java - 3 votes
Torie Pantaleon - 1 vote
Bob Bruce - 1 vote
Lane Gridel - 1 vote
Ann Schatz - 1 vote

Anonymous said...

McGraw Millhaven was good too and a DIFFERENT perspective since he actually played college athletics.

Anonymous said...

Gary Java - 2 votes
Torie Pantaleon - 1 vote
Bob Bruce - 1 vote
Lane Gridel - 1 vote
Ann Schatz - 1 vote
McGraw Millhaven - 1 vote

Anonymous said...

Check that Gary Java has 3 votes.

Anonymous said...

Seems a lot of petty jealousy on here for a group of people who are doing better than most of us...they are getting paid to talk sports. Who wins here? The guy who's cashing a check or those of us anonymous bloggers who aren't seeing a nickel?

Anonymous said...

It isn't jealously, it is the fact that they put The Perrault on the air to spew out insipid little remarks and, even though his ratings are in the sewer and he is arrogant beyond belief, they keep him on the air when they could put somebody like a Java or somebody who could give Creighton and Nebraska some air time but they aren't hateful with their speech.

Yesterday, after the death threat (singular by the way) news broke, The Perrault went on a rampage saying that "See, Nebraska fan,you are no different". Wow The Perrault, congratulations on sterotyping a whole fan base based on one stupid and soon to be felonious "fan". Way to make that jump in logic.

Aren't you the one who just advocated getting in opposing fans faces by the way? Hmm....

Anonymous said...

We want Ann!!!!!
We want Ann!!!!!
We want Ann!!!!!
We want Ann!!!!!
We want Ann!!!!!
We want Ann!!!!!

--Lesbian Sportscasters of America--

Anonymous said...

160

Anonymous said...

Yeah; you hate Perrault but apparently he gets your notice. I have yet to see any other post on this blog in the past year that has garnered as much attention as Trav and Matt here. Someone must be listening to them to warrant this response.

Perrault has you all by the nose hairs, leading you down this path and creating controversy so you will listen and apparently from the bleating sheep on this post it works well.

Har! Har! Har! You are all so amusing.

Anonymous said...

Okay, we have a war in Iraq going on (scratch that...a military action), terrorists in Afghanistan that we are battling, the threat of a nuclear Iran, oil prices skyrocketing, housing market in a slump, the economy possibly taking a downturn, a bevy of presidential candidates on both sides that are of lackluster interest and only out for themselves and their agendas; amongst a host of other problems and we are whining about this...?! C'mon people...get a life and do something positive for the world. Sheesh!

Anonymous said...

163...is me...hee, hee, hee

Anonymous said...

I'm 164 and I'm bored beyond all reason. (Obviously...since I am posting here and could care less about the raging debate of the "intellectuals" above and yet, still I read on...god, what has my life become?)

Anonymous said...

165.....barely alive.

Anonymous said...

165.....barely alive.

Anonymous said...

167 and Big Sports 590 is heaven.

Anonymous said...

168 and how in the hell do they (BS590) even rate?

Anonymous said...

169 and I can't think of a damned rhyme...

Anonymous said...

169? no rhyme, just in time....

Anonymous said...

Quit trying to hijack our complaintfest. Contribute something to the hatred or get out of the room!

Anonymous said...

Ok....(sings) I hate you, you hate me, let's smack TnT (and Travis) with a tree........

Anonymous said...

172-and 11:15 AM I love you too...

Anonymous said...

What was this about again???

Oh yea.. integrity... and Km3rd.

Yea, those work well together.

Anonymous said...

Ignore 'em...maybe they'll go 'way.

Anonymous said...

Well...Perrault and Trav are number one in something anyway. They received the number one spot in posts since as far back as I can recall on this blog.

Anonymous said...

Number one in the blog, last in the ratings. What a resume.

Anonymous said...

JJ Davis beat Travis Justice in the bobblehead contest. Just throwing that out there.

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure being number 1 in a blog or complaint box contest is a good thing. I know a few coaches who would rather lose that one.

Anonymous said...

Dear 8:20 am. I can only "save the world" so many times before it gets boring after a while. I need to do something to relax SOMETIME !!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I think Travis won in the Hot Dog Eating Contest too!!!!

Anonymous said...

8:17 am Quote: "Har! Har! Har! You are all so amusing."

THANK YOU VERY MUCH !!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

We can hit 200.

Anonymous said...

184

Anonymous said...

I think 1:34 PM was being sarcastic. 185

Anonymous said...

Any attention these guys get is good attention. Ignore 'em, they will go away.

Anonymous said...

I am Lost and can't find my mommy..

Anonymous said...

I'll be your mommy!

Anonymous said...

190

Anonymous said...

Hey lil' buddy......

Anonymous said...

191 Made ya look!!!

Anonymous said...

I was wondering if this thread would make it to 200. Maybe if I mentioned Todd and Tyler it will.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, TnT rock...

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