Before the Wake game he was trying to talk about opening day for football, and he was going on and on about the Phillies pitching staff, and how only the kid from SF could beat them, than it was sidtracked to last years world series, (a good 15 minutes there) than he tried to talk about the excitement od seeing the new recruits...to whuch he rambled about SU hoops and Fab Mello, and about 15 minutes about his friend who saw Johnny Flynn play in High School...this was opening day for 'Cuse football, I think he may have said the word football once during my half hour lunch break. I thought Parkins was kind of cocky & thought he knew everything, but at least he brought football inforduring football season HE WAS TALKING ABOUT LAST YEARS WORLD SERIES
It is amazing though that in Syracuse, NY where we have the Newhouse school that has produced a who's-who of sports broadcasters, that our Play-by-Play man for football/basketball and our local radio shows are for the most part terrible. You would think by mistake we could get someone good in those roles. BY MISTAKE! The pool should be huge. 1260 should just have a folding table outside the dome every May with all the Newhouse graduates conducting interviews!
The prime example is the one kid who worked at 1260 for a while, lost his job, now just got a job on WFAN (granted he won a contest but he still WON for christ sakes)! Not good enough for us, but good enough for the #1 Sports Radio station in the country. Go Figure!