Well now, here's some decent Miami Dolphins news.
Lincoln Financial Media's WAXY-AM (790, "The Ticket") announced today that former Dolphins defensive end Jason Taylor will be joining the Dan Le Batard Show With Stugotz starting next week.
The six-time pro bowler and the 2006 NFL Defensive Player of the Year will join Le Batard every Monday to talk about how shitty things are going for the Dolphins.
Taylor made his broadcasting debut last week as an NFL analyst with ESPN, but 790 The Ticket will be his exclusive radio home in South Florida. We're sure the Finsiders Radio and WQAM are both superbummed JT won't be joining them to answer their awesome softball questions.
"I've been listening to Dan and Stugotz for the better part of the past decade," Taylor said about the new gig. "And it's about time someone sets them straight."
Fuck and yes, JT. It's going to be fun having you clunk Dan and Stugotz's heads together like Moe.
"All kidding aside," Taylor continued, "the show Dan has put together is one of the best in the country, and I look forward to joining those guys to talk football, sports in general, and have a whole lot of fun."
This is a pretty great move by the Le Batard Show. It's head and shoulders the best sports talk radio show going in South Florida, and the addition of Taylor will definitely spark local interest in talking honestly about the Dolphins the day after they get their asses dented by that week's opponent.
The show has had great segment guests in the past -- particularly this past baseball season, when it had Marlins President David Samson on every week talking baseball and films (although who gives a shit that Samson thinks Steve Carell was fantastic in Crazy Stupid Love). The show also hosted Marlins Manager Ozzie Guillen every week, who would come on the air and say a bunch of incoherent crap and would call LeBron James a "badass mothercow," which is both nonsensical and awesome.
Said Le Batard about Taylor joining him and Stugotz: "We very badly wanted on our roster a beloved and universally respected Dolphins icon. But Zach Thomas didn't want to do it. So we settled for his brother-in-law."
Things will get kicked off next week with the start of the NFL season.
You can hear the Le Batard Show With Stugotz from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday on 790 AM and 104.3 FM.