Tuesday, November 6, 2007

More On Rose's Exit

Be sure to pick up this week’s issue of the City Weekly newspaper (on streets Wednesday), as it includes more insight on Jim Rose’s announcement that he is no longer going to do the play-by-play calls for the Husker Sports Network.

Some highlights:

Kent “Touchdown! Touchdown! Touchdown!” Pavelka, who was the voice of the Huskers from 1983 to 1996, said Tuesday he was “really surprised that he (Rose) decided to leave. But I understand the pressures of that job and I just wish the best for him and his family.” Would Pavelka, who returned to do play-by-play of Husker basketball games in 2006, be interested in the Husker football play-by-play gig? “I’d love to do the games again,” Pavelka said. He added that he has not been approached by the Husker Sports Network regarding the football job.

– One local sports broadcaster who doesn’t want the job is KMTV-3 sports director and Big Sports 590 co-host Travis Justice. “The truth is, that’s the toughest job in the state,” Justice said Tuesday after hearing about Rose’s exit. “They’re either going to love you, or they’re going to hate you. And I think with the changes taking place, I think everybody was paranoid. If you were associated with Steve Pederson whatsoever, and align yourself with that side of the aisle, I think pressure was always going to be on you. If there’s one job I never want, that’s the job. You can’t keep them happy. You’re not a homer enough, you’re too much of a homer … .”

– Said one local broadcaster of Rose’s explanation for stepping down as play-by-play voice: “It’s one of the best spin jobs I’ve ever seen,” and that Rose’s speech was “self-righteous bullshit in the extreme.”

Look for more coverage in this week’s City Weekly.

55 comments:

Anonymous said...

LOL - gotta love the part of the post regarding Trav saying he doesn't want the job.

Who said anyone would have even considered you in the first place, nimrod!

Bwahahahahaha...

Anonymous said...

Self righteous bullshit? Sounds like something Matt Perrault would say.

Oddly enough, that also is a dead-on assessment on his abortion of a radio show.

Anonymous said...

Takes a lot of balls to put words in my mouth when you won't even use your own name. Gutless. Typical for people on this board. Jim Rose and I never got along but why ever he left the job - I don't really care...he's off my radar.

- Matt Perrault

Anonymous said...

You are right Matthew, you would have said "crap" instead. You were misquoted obviously.

Anonymous said...

Uuummmm, I don't think Travis should hold his breath waiting for that phone call......

But hey - maybe he could do a "For What Its Worth" commentary at the end of each game!!!! We don't need no stinkin' sports scoreboard show!!!! Let's just listen to Travis blabber on for 2 minutes. It worked so well for KM3rd........

Anonymous said...

Matt - I just want to ask you one thing. Who do you get along with outside of the Creighton Athletic Office?

By the way, Mr. Rasmussen would like his car buffed again this week.

Anonymous said...

How come Kevin Kugler didn't want his name used??????

Anonymous said...

This blog is going down the drain without no TnT news!

Anonymous said...

If it wasn't family what was it? Was it the open mike? Was it the interview? Was it burning too many bridges? Was it his hair?

Anonymous said...

Perrault,

You're hilarious. It's fun to watch your ego write checks your talent can't possibly cash. Even on his worst day, Jim Rose's talent runs circles around your one-trick pony.

And with the paper-thin skin you continually parade around on this blog and your station's own chat board, it's no wonder nobody outside of the 4-5 people at Creighton whose ass you kiss could care less about you or your radio show.

Maybe you should get Jim Rose to replace Travis as your sidekick. It would bring some legit talent to a pathetically-boring radio show. The best of Judy A La Carte runs circles around The (allegedly) Big Show with Matt Perrault.

Anonymous said...

Open Mike? Does he do stand up too?

Anonymous said...

Who will Kevin Kugler have to direct his hate and vile contempt for now? Both Steve Pederson and Jim Rose are now gone.....

Maybe his paranoia will cease now in thinking that everyone is out get him. Then again.....maybe not.

Anonymous said...

As long as Matt Perrault is around, SOMEBODY will be out to get Kevin Kugler...to say nothing about the prohibitively better ratings K.K. has over M.P.

Anonymous said...

Chris Baker was recently let go @ CC Houston.

Chris would be a great choice.

Now the rest of you behave and quit yelling at each other .

Anonymous said...

8:00 PM....It's funny how Rose got blamed for every personnel issue at Pinnacle isn't it. Obviously if he had that much power, he would have taken over for Paul Aaron.

dingbat said...

Jeepers. I'm putting that on my mental list: Do not attribute foul-mouthed quotes to Matt Perrault or you might suffer his unholy wrath...And he'll say balls!

Anonymous said...

8:00 PM and 8:13 PM...

You're both right. Those rumors that Jim Rose ran people out of the booth were just ridiculous and unfounded. He would never do that to another broadcaster. Good luck in your next gig, JR!

Sincerely,

Gary Sharp, John Bishop, Kevin Kugler, and Randy Lee

Anonymous said...

8:45 PM

Thank you....I KNOW I AM RIGHT!!!!

Anonymous said...

you actually think Matt made that post?

Anonymous said...

He had two games in 3 weeks left. Finish the season and then deal with whatever is going on. This leaves a longtime, and apparently current, employer, in a real bind.

Anonymous said...

Sharpe had one day to prepare and did a better job than Rose has ever done.
Going to the family card is inexcusable, he resigned the same way Bill Callahan is going to resign right after the Colorado game.

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

I am not so sure I like these unattributed quotes to "one local broadcaster". It leads to tons of people speculating about who made it and could result in bad feelings toward people who may not have made the quote.

Anonymous said...

Well, there goes young Matthew again on his show. He is encouraging rude behavoir to K-State fans and Creighton fans towards Husker fans during their upcoming game. He doesn't advocate a physical confortation but does think you should be mean to your guest.

Wow, so much for sportsmanship huh Matthew. And you wonder why you don't have a following in the midwest. Do you also advocate the tossing of urine bags on people? The slashing of tires on cars with out of town license plates?

That is not how we do things in Nebraska Matthew.

Anonymous said...

@ 12:46 PM - he said those things? (I don't listen to the show anymore)

Wow.

While kissing ass to a particular team or group of fans isn't right...doing the complete opposite is just as bad.

What an idiot.

Anonymous said...

Actually The True Husker fans have shown a very ugly face this season..They are not any better nor are they the best fans in the world...

Anonymous said...

Yes I agree. The true face of a lot of Husker fans have come out this year and it's very sad to see. Just like all Husker fans I'm very disappointed in this year. But it happens and life goes on. Easy for me to say of course, I'm a life long Cubs fan lol.

SmartGirl said...

I think Kevin Kugler would be GREAT for the voice of the Huskers. He has worked his butt off and he is a class act. Go Kevin!

Anonymous said...

4:56 PM....Thank you Mrs. Kugler for your comment.

Anonymous said...

Matt Perrault reports there will be a press conference tomorrow afternoon at 2:00 pm to name the new Play-By-Play announncer. Be sure to listen at 4:00 pm for Matt's apology when the press conference doesn't happen.

Anonymous said...

12:46 PM...What do you expect he's from Baaaawwwwsssttun.

Anonymous said...

Good luck Jim, you are a great talent and it's easy for everyone to blame the guy calling the games for how they sound. If there were good plays, it's easy to make them sound good.

Not Pavelka. I don't care what happens, if that walking zombie of a hair-plug man steps into the booth again I swear I will walk down to KFAB and vomit on the front desk. I'll vomit right in Sadlemyer's mouth if I have to. Pavelka is a horrible sportscaster and a sad excuse for a human being.

Easy to call good games when Fraiser is running in for touchdowns and the team isn't struggling to not get shut out.

Pavelka is an idiot and should feel lucky his name gets mentioned along side names like Jim Rose, even if merely for contrast.

Anonymous said...

For all of you who doubt Jim's story....you better doubt Sean too then since these are similar personal reasons why he stopped doing this blog as often and involving Minge.

Anonymous said...

I totally agree with the unnamed quote regarding the reasons that Mr. Rose is stepping down. It is complete “self-righteous bullshit in the extreme”. I believe there's a lot more to this story than has been made public and unfortunately the truth and the whole truth will not be revealed.

The is the biggest snow job since the blizzard of '75.

Anonymous said...

3:59 am.....Thank you Art Bell for your comment.

Anonymous said...

WOW I'm in good company! I've been equated to Art Bell!!!

As I said this is the biggest snow job since January 1975....and if you don't think so you're living under a rock somewhere. I'd say we should call a spade a spade.

Anonymous said...

OK, let's call a spade a spade -- You're an idiot. That's a pretty accurate assessment of your situation, I think...

Anonymous said...

But I'm also an idiot that knows the "Rest of the Story" too, and I would dare Mr. Rose to get on the KFAB Good Morning Show and tell us what really happened..doing so would make him more of a man in my eyes than this load of "self righteous bullshit" that he unloaded on the world on Tuesday.

Host Communications was extremely gracious (overly so actually) to allow him to put out that line of crap.

Anonymous said...

Then, 5:34 a.m. what is the story? Spill the beans to the rest of us if you think that you are in the know.

Anonymous said...

He can't because he doesn't KNOW the story. He likes to make others THINK he does, but as is typical for these so-called behind-the-scenes folk, he is full of crap and everybody KNOWS it.

Anonymous said...

Bravo, Bravo, Bravo

Anonymous said...

Uh oh, looks like Matthew Perrault may be talking about this site today...watch out...then again it could be only a rumor. Right Matthew?

Anonymous said...

Oh you people are so funny to think that someone can't know the whole story because they won't publish it here ("spill the beans" as you put it). Have you ever thought that maybe they would like to avoid possible litigation?

If the parties involved however would come out with the real story then we could discuss it in the open.

I don't know Matt Perault either, sorry.

Anonymous said...

Then why "tease" us so to speak? How timid are you to say "Well, I know this..." annoymously but yet won't say what you think you know annoymously.

In other words, c'mon spill the freaking beans already!

Anonymous said...

So all this vomiting, Do you have a stomach flu?

Anonymous said...

Matthew went on his show last night an accused the authors of this blog of sort of,kind of but not really attributing the annon. quote of Jim Rose's departure to him because of this quote from the story:

“It’s one of the best spin jobs I’ve ever seen,"

Matthews twisted logic argument was that since his station is "Sports talk without the spin" and that Travis Justice was quoted earlier in the story, this quote would be attributed to him and it was irresponsible of the boys to use it since it reflects bad on Matthew.

Wow. What a twisted piece of logic Matthew. First, to think somebody would seek you out for a quote is laughable. If they want a rumor, they'll come to you, but not a quote about a fact.

Second, no one knows what the motto of your station is...nobody except me and perhaps a few shut in listen to it so how the heck is anybody suuposed to remember the phrase that pays? I only listen because I can't believe you are still on the air and I want to hear what idiocy comes out of your mouth next. It is kinda like the Callahan countdown. I'm sure that you think that you are doing an excellent job in all areas but, yeah, probably not so much.

Anonymous said...

Classic Perrault yesterday (I DO listen to him because he's a dope)...

he was trying to tell the Lincoln Journal Star how to do its job. He blamed them for fueling rumors that Turner and Bo are the top two coaching prospects to replace Billy C.

Can I get a job blabbering on the radio for four hours every day, spouting rumors that never come true?

Anonymous said...

Now Trav is into spreading rumors, first, he reports that Callahan was asked to resign according to two sources and also said that Callahan told that to the team. Ooops. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that they talked with a couple of players and they said that didn't happen. Uh-Oh. Looks like the Matt and Trav rumor mill is not exactly churning out the truth. What was that song Travis? We will all go down together? Looks like you are going down as well with Matt.

Anonymous said...

Rose is gone = Neb listeners are fvct. Kugler? Perrault? I'd rather fvcking kill myself. KK is the biggest POS i've had to listen to.

Anonymous said...

7:53 PM.......Right on !!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey, 7:53, the FACT that Kugler has been given NATIONAL broadcasts this Fall for Westwood One, indicates that numerous people believe that he is more than a capable play by play man. Personally, I don't see why he'd want to give that up to hitch his wagon to the spoiled children that are Husker Fans.
"I've had to listen to". Who's tied you down in a chair & turned on the radio?

Anonymous said...

7:53 or anybody else for that matter, does Kugler even want this job to begin with? Or is everybody assuming that he's just been sitting around, pining for the job, because he's a Husker graduate? Serious question...does anyone know that he would even do it?

Michael Carnes said...

I listened to Kugler's CWS broadcasts and he was outstanding. Contrary to the jealous, mindbedingly-moronic critics' opinion, KK would be a great replacement.

Anonymous said...

Oh the sheep bleating at the alter of their beloved "Big Red."

Get a life you brainless tumors

Anonymous said...

Brainless tumor???

Pot, meet kettle...

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