Every morning for the past 4 years, I have driven into work and religiously listened to the Steve Czaban show in Fox Sports. It was so superior to Mike and Mike in the morning that it wasn’t even close. Czaban’s show was much like a bunch of guys shooting bull around the water cooler about the previous night’s sports. It was not a well polished machine like the Mike and Mike show is, they showed their human side, they weren’t robots towing the company line.
Czabe, with Scott Lynn, Al Galdi, and Lo Def Solly will be sorely missed, instead from 6am to 9am we will hear screaming head Steven A. Smith who I couldn’t detest more. The unofficial reason the show was cancelled was because they sounded too much like Mike and Mike. This could be further from the truth. Now they put on the air, the single most obnoxious voice in sports TV and radio. There is no way that this can be seen as a positive move. The audience that Czabe so craftily assembled craved his stories, and his takes on any and all situations. This will be the same audience that will run away in droves from the screaming, never funny, and always incorrect Steven A Smith.
We not only loved listening to him at 6am – 9am, the XM subscribers knew that if they missed anything they could just listen to the replay from 12pm to 3pm. Fox had it all, they had the human drama of the Czabe show from 6 – 9 am and the Dan Patrick show and all the hilarity that show brings from 9am – noon. I will continue to listen to Dan Patrick since I have long believed (even from his ESPN days) that he is one of the best personalities on any media.
To my fellow Steve Czaban listeners, I implore you to continually check the Daily Czabe (his personal blog), continue to drink your 5 hour energy, and look for Czabe to maybe appear on Mad Dog radio or XM sports radio. I wouldn’t even be surprised if he pops up on the Golf Channel. Steve your morning banter with Scott Lynn will be sorely missed by this blogger and thousands of other listeners. Good luck and thanks for all the laughs.