While he is far from perfect, more often than not, he is pointed, well-spoken and on-the-money about what he says. Though he certainly takes polarizing stances and often times does things that push the envelope; more often than not he’s humorous, factual and an absolute delight to listen to. Earlier today, he criticized an interview that Tennessee Titans quarterback Vince Young did with the ESPN show E:60, and ripped him apart for lacking basic speech skills and command of language. Said comment brought on a ton of angry listeners and once again fueled the fire for why people his radio show so much. Cowherd posited that it’s perfectly reasonable for the Tennessee Titans to lack faith in Young as an NFL quarterback when his command of the English language is so poor. He then cited the examples of Jeff George and Ryan Leaf, as other immature, unintelligent quarterbacks who couldn’t cut it in the NFL. All I have to say is thank God there is someone like Cowherd out there, saying it like it is. While it may be petty to rip someone apart for the way they speak, research and studies show phonetics is an easily correctable endeavor and it’s something I’m glad Cowherd took the time to mention. When are athletes going to realize as public figures they are role models. Why should Young get a free pass just because he’s an athlete?
If you’ve never listened to Cowherd, take a minute to tune into his radio feed. I promise he’ll say something worth remembering.