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    Apparently, Jon needs help...

    After reading, from Jon Miller, that there is nothing to talk about in Des Moines during the month of June, I think he needs help. Maybe we could give Jon some ideas that he could use on his show. He could be the Dilbert of the airwaves; true issues supplied by the people that support his job.

    1.Jon could talk about how there are more ISU graduates in the state than UofI graduates.

    2.Jon could review why there is nothing to talk about in Des Moines in June. Could it be because most hawk fans know nothing besides hawk sports?



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    Re: Apparently, Jon needs help...

    Quote Originally Posted by agcy68 View Post
    After reading, from Jon Miller, that there is nothing to talk about in Des Moines during the month of June, I think he needs help. Maybe we could give Jon some ideas that he could use on his show. He could be the Dilbert of the airwaves; true issues supplied by the people that support his job.

    1.Jon could talk about how there are more ISU graduates in the state than UofI graduates.

    2.Jon could review why there is nothing to talk about in Des Moines in June. Could it be because most hawk fans know nothing besides hawk sports?
    Come on Ag. This is Des Moines. Des Moines people can't like the NBA. Wtf? And NHL... horrible. MLB... eh no market. This is Des Moines. We have the Hawks! But we can't talk about them, to much negative right now.



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    Re: Apparently, Jon needs help...

    I have said before and will again; any topics that you feel are worthy of discussion, I will gladly consider them. Shoot me an email.

    And its not that people dont care about the NBA or NHL here. Some do. But they are not passionate about, and I am not passionate about it.



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    Re: Apparently, Jon needs help...

    lol, nice avatar jon, you should get the I state logo



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    Re: Apparently, Jon needs help...

    Quote Originally Posted by JonDMiller View Post
    But they are not passionate about, and I am not passionate about it.
    QFT.

    Ragbrai?
    Big12 rev sharing?
    Big10 TV deal?
    Recent signees?
    Recent commits?
    Stadium plans?
    Carver vs Hilton plans?
    Parkersburg NFL help?
    Dam to Dam?
    Adventure racing in Iowa?
    Iowa Games?

    that list courtesy of Captain and my personal 60 seconds of grey matter.

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    Re: Apparently, Jon needs help...

    Ragbrai? Such as, that appeals to a lot of people?
    Big12 rev sharing? Have done that, can always look at it again
    Big10 TV deal? Beaten to death
    Recent signees? Already been there
    Recent commits? We talk briefly about them when they happen. And most HS kids are horrible interviews
    Stadium plans? Talk about it when there is every something new
    Carver vs Hilton plans? Ditto
    Parkersburg NFL help? I am efforting to get Kampman on the show
    Dam to Dam? LOL
    Adventure racing in Iowa? What the heck is that?
    Iowa Games? a 10 minute segment, sure

    All of these topics combined, might fill one day, based on general interest. 75% of them might make up an opening monologue.



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    Re: Apparently, Jon needs help...

    Quote Originally Posted by JonDMiller View Post
    Ragbrai? Such as, that appeals to a lot of people?
    Big12 rev sharing? Have done that, can always look at it again
    Big10 TV deal? Beaten to death
    Recent signees? Already been there
    Recent commits? We talk briefly about them when they happen. And most HS kids are horrible interviews
    Stadium plans? Talk about it when there is every something new
    Carver vs Hilton plans? Ditto
    Parkersburg NFL help? I am efforting to get Kampman on the show
    Dam to Dam? LOL
    Adventure racing in Iowa? What the heck is that?
    Iowa Games? a 10 minute segment, sure

    All of these topics combined, might fill one day, based on general interest. 75% of them might make up an opening monologue.
    Sounds like you should go to a once a week show.


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    Re: Apparently, Jon needs help...

    Quote Originally Posted by JonDMiller View Post
    Ragbrai? Such as, that appeals to a lot of people?
    Big12 rev sharing? Have done that, can always look at it again
    Big10 TV deal? Beaten to death
    Recent signees? Already been there
    Recent commits? We talk briefly about them when they happen. And most HS kids are horrible interviews
    Stadium plans? Talk about it when there is every something new
    Carver vs Hilton plans? Ditto
    Parkersburg NFL help? I am efforting to get Kampman on the show
    Dam to Dam? LOL
    Adventure racing in Iowa? What the heck is that?
    Iowa Games? a 10 minute segment, sure

    All of these topics combined, might fill one day, based on general interest. 75% of them might make up an opening monologue.
    in bold: cool stuff to let young listeners in on.

    hey that list came from mind to fingertips in 60 seconds while enjoying a beverage and from listening to your show for a total of 10 minutes, in my life. that isn't a slam, it just isn't my thing.. nothing personal... just no interest.

    If it was my business, I too would use the interwebs for a resource on topics, I just wouldn't reference them or quote them or call them out ... .basically admit to the content source, which is shaky at best.

    edit: hell even the cyclone outings accross the state.. .how ISU and UofI fans react to them, since it is happening right now.

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    Re: Apparently, Jon needs help...

    You guys should leave Jon alone--obviously he knows what everybody wants and thinks and has passion about....

    that, Mr. Miller, actually was sarcasm...



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    Re: Apparently, Jon needs help...

    Quote Originally Posted by keepngoal View Post
    QFT.

    Ragbrai?
    Big12 rev sharing?
    Big10 TV deal?
    Recent signees?
    Recent commits?
    Stadium plans?
    Carver vs Hilton plans?
    Parkersburg NFL help?
    Dam to Dam?
    Adventure racing in Iowa?
    Iowa Games?

    that list courtesy of Captain and my personal 60 seconds of grey matter.

    -keep.

    Ok... Sorry... I don't agree with getting the opposite fan base plssed off. But it is kinda funny in all honesty. When he was mentioning the posts he did and the arguements, all I could do was cringe and hide in shame.

    Now for this list....

    Ragbrai--- Seriously, I'm going to be riding in it a couple days, but what can you talk about. It's a bike ride across Iowa with alot of partying at night. Nothing to news worthy to talk about. The route is out you could spend two minutes on it.

    Big 12 revenue-- Ok.. good topic. Wouldn't mind hearing more about it. Probably won't take to long to say plain and simple. Your on tv=you get more money. No equal sharing.

    Big 10 tv-- We heard about it last year and it got old. Mediacom doesn't carry it, and probably won't. Nothing ground breaking here.

    Recent Signees-- Van Coleman discusses this once a week or every other. Already heard about Iowa and ISU b-ball classes. Now football recruits could be interesting.

    Recent commits-- come on... its not even signing day. Can't carry a whole show when 1 or 2 people sign once a week or two.

    Stadium plans... All for it... Would love to hear the comparisons and what not. Big problem right now. ISU has the plans in hand. Iowa won't until they get approval. Can't really compare drawn out plans to "proposed" plans

    Parkerburg NFL help-- Very good idea

    Dam to Dam-- Outside of people in DSM, and people who ran it, does it matter. I mean its a great event, but even the Boston Marathon on gets about 10 minutes of air time.

    Adventure racing-- No clue on this..

    Iowa Games-- Ok... Whats the news on this. I guess you could maybe get lists of people participating, but I'm not seeing anything to talk about on this.

    Hate to admit there isn't a whole lot in DSM to talk about. I would rather hear local then the national hockey and NBA junk. Most pro sports are nothing but over paid over inflated egos that don't play for all the right reasons... Kinda sounds like the "Hawkeye" teams to me actually.


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    Re: Apparently, Jon needs help...

    I don't have a problem with what you talk about Jon. Sometimes I have issue with HOW you say it but thats OK.

    How can you not be talking up the NBA finals right now? This is the best finals in almost 20 years. I know you think the NBA is down compared to the past but I disagree. The NBA is so much of a better place than it was when Jordan played. Better players and much much better teams. You have sure HOF's (Duncan, Kobe, KG, Shaq, etc) that go along with some great young talent (CP3, Williams, Lebron, Wade, Durant, etc).



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    Re: Apparently, Jon needs help...

    He takes ideas from here quite often.

    Here are somemore.
    1. Get Gary Thomspson on the radio
    2. Talk to coach Orr for a whole show.
    3. Have a show on the top 10 ISU FB teams of all time
    4. Have a show on the top 10 ISU BB teams of all time.
    5. Get Jim Walden on to talk about how hard it is to win at ISU and his experences there
    6. Have you had Coach Chizik on yet?
    7. Get some former ISU BB players on that played overseas this past year
    8. Paul Shearly is always a good interview or guest host
    9. Get former ISU players on that are working in front offices in the NBA
    10. Get ISU players that are in the NFL on
    11. Get Steve Looney on and talk about his days at ISU
    12. I am sure Danny Mac would do an interview with you
    13. Get the new guy from ISU's scout site on
    14. Get Mac Brown on
    15. When you talk about CF posters why not have them on your show so the talk can go more than one way.

    That should give you a few topics a week, until football starts. Dont forget to give CF credit for giving you these ideas.

    And Jon just so you know the better team has won the ISU-Iowa game each year except in 2002, and that was just a weird game.


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    Re: Apparently, Jon needs help...

    There were at least 3 different threads today (totaling over 200 posts in just over 4 hours) just on this site alone dedicated to Jon and his show. I'd say he doesn't need a ton of help.

    I do think it's somewhat weak that ISU message board posters were the highlight of the day, but that topic just composed of 30 minutes of the show and, it's summer. 95% of the time, for me, summer sports radio is a snore.


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    Re: Apparently, Jon needs help...

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones85' View Post
    How can you not be talking up the NBA finals right now? This is the best finals in almost 20 years. I know you think the NBA is down compared to the past but I disagree. The NBA is so much of a better place than it was when Jordan played. Better players and much much better teams. You have sure HOF's (Duncan, Kobe, KG, Shaq, etc) that go along with some great young talent (CP3, Williams, Lebron, Wade, Durant, etc).
    I went to the old school card, and once they start playing the finals, I will talk about those games. But its been like a week since they played.

    If I had a co-host, things would be far easier. Since I don't, I sometimes rely on the audience to be my cohost. that works great at certain times of the year, and its not too hard to set that up. This time of year, its just a little more challenging to find topics that folks are passionate about.

    As for me knowing what everyone likes, of course I don't.

    But if I talked about things on a regular basis that I had no passion for, you would soon be able to figure that out, and that's a charade. I just can't do it. It's like me trying to talk baseball when the Cubs are being their usual selves, as opposed to what we are seeing this year.



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    Re: Apparently, Jon needs help...

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    I do think it's somewhat weak that ISU message board posters were the highlight of the day, but that topic just composed of 30 minutes of the show and, it's summer.
    Actually, just 20 minutes ;)



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