They let him through because it makes for good radio ratings. Some of the listening audience is probably right in step with what he says, and other people probably tune in just to hear the impending train wreck.
Think about it...Tommy the Hawkeye fan got his own thread on a Cyclone message board...
There's probably a "Tommy" and a "Denny" (or two, or three) in every market. Lord knows there's several of them down here that always get through to bless us with their ranting and raving...
Although, when I was still in Iowa back in the 80's and 90's, Denny didn't really rant and rave. It was more like a prolonged melancholy discourse...
You nailed it. This guy most likely has a hotline number given to him special by the station.
I am sorry I know he has a speach inmpediment but he has got to be the most annoying caller in the history of sports radio. Everytime he comes on he has some of the dumbest crap to say. Sorry just had to vent. Everytime I hear him call I just turn the station until it's over.
There I am done.
NOT A GOOD START FOR THE CHIZIK RADIO SHOW WHEN THE FIRST CALLER IS TOMMY AND HE ANNOUNCES HE'S A HAWK FAN!!
I wonder if kirkie ferantz put old tommy up to being the first caller?
"Kent State will beat Ia State"...quote by mouthy marty tirrell
Come on Clones make a liar out of old mouthymarty come thursday nite!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tommy might be a Hawk fan, but Cyclone fans have their own cross to bare with "Denny from Clear Lake." All I kept thinking last night was "Great....another season of Denny droneing on." It was painfull trying to listen to JP and John Walters be courteous but wanting to get him off the phone. But Denny just kept droneing on about nothing.....
Denny from Clear Lake is a great Cyclone fan. IMHO he should not be knocked on these boards for that. He purchases many Cyclone season tickets and has been a big supporter for years. I think we need more fans like him and not less.
No one is "knocking" Denny from Clear Lake for being a great Cyclone fan. He is being "knocked", and deservedly so, for being a pain on the air waves.
Last edited by Johnny Tremain; 08-28-2007 at 04:18 PM.
I have a vivid "Tommy Classic" memory burned into my brain. It was the first time Danny Mac beat Ferentz. Tommy went on a 5 mintue tirad about how EIU should fire ANY coach who can't beat ISU. He was calling for an mid-season replacement. I'm gald he is not one of our fans.
Thought for the day: The next time you need to put a Hawk fan in their place regarding the "elite" status of their program remind them that earlier this decade the OLNY thing that kept them from owning the nation's longest active loosing streak was Ball State.
Another reason to love Tommy is cause he hails from the beloved East side! I used to live there and would run into him all all the time. His voice is just like it is on the radio. And believe me, he looks exactly like he sounds.
Somebody has GOT to get a picture of Tommy sometime!
There was an article about him in the Rag a few years ago. If I remember right, he cares for his brother who has some kind of disability.
He's been calling in a long time. I remember when Soundoff started in 1979 or 1980 with cotlar and he was a regular caller even then.
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