'Mac, Jurko and Harry' a 'mantastic' mixture

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John Jurkovic tried to explain his latest malaprop, which is a kind way of saying butchering the language.
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Mike from Wrigleyville

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Jan 23, 2008
 
This show is the best sports radio show in Chicago, and has been for years. On top of that, ESPN has built the lineup around them to where they are the only game in town.
Idiots

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Jan 23, 2008
 
How are Dan and Terry still on the air. I tune to them once in a while and all they do is complain and hate everything. Plus they agree on everything. Dan was great as a reporter...Terry has just dragged him down to a bitter man who sounds like he's 60.
sowhat

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#4
Jan 23, 2008
 
Boers and Bernstein's act of baiting the idiots is becoming a bit stale. Also, Bernstein repeating each year that NFL playoff teams should bench their players for week 16. Playing against New England in the 16th game hasn't hurt the Giants any.
Here's yet another chance to relive the 1985 Bears. The NFL Network will air the original NBC broadcast from Super Bowl XX at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The Bears' 46-10 victory was called by Dick Enberg and Merlin Olsen.
Oh, the suspense! I wonder who wins this time? I'll take New England +37. Also, I bet Payton doesn't score.
Larry In Lincolnwood

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Jan 23, 2008
 
Idiots wrote:
How are Dan and Terry still on the air. I tune to them once in a while and all they do is complain and hate everything. Plus they agree on everything. Dan was great as a reporter...Terry has just dragged him down to a bitter man who sounds like he's 60.
You hit the nail on the head. The only reason I switch to listen to B and B is I have a policy of not listening to commercials (take note advertisers) and push the button to the other side of the dial to check if no commercials are airing.
metoo

Plainfield, IL

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Jan 23, 2008
 
A guy from Calumet City (Jurko) and another from Highland, Indiana (Mac). Can't go wrong. Let in the guy from Glencoe, too.
Nick from IL not from MI

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Jan 23, 2008
 
Idiots wrote:
How are Dan and Terry still on the air. I tune to them once in a while and all they do is complain and hate everything. Plus they agree on everything. Dan was great as a reporter...Terry has just dragged him down to a bitter man who sounds like he's 60.
You mean Boars and Berenstein? I hate those guys. They make fun of everyone and no teams are good or that guy sucks. One of those idiots always laughs too much at the other guy's cynical remarks. They remind me of the two muppets on the Muppet Show that are in the balcony of the stage. Just two old farts. Mac, Jurko (former Packer!) and Harry are great.
Nick from IL not from MI

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Jan 23, 2008
 
sowhat wrote:
Boers and Bernstein's act of baiting the idiots is becoming a bit stale. Also, Bernstein repeating each year that NFL playoff teams should bench their players for week 16. Playing against New England in the 16th game hasn't hurt the Giants any.
<quoted text>Oh, the suspense! I wonder who wins this time? I'll take New England +37. Also, I bet Payton doesn't score.
Oh, how New England has come so far!
You know what would be great (besides a Packer SB for your Packer fans)? The Buffalo Bills to FINALLY win a Super Bowl after all those SB appearances in the 90s. They should have won ONE of the them (against the Giants). And I'm not even a Bills fan.
Nick from IL not from MI

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Jan 23, 2008
 
Larry In Lincolnwood wrote:
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You hit the nail on the head. The only reason I switch to listen to B and B is I have a policy of not listening to commercials (take note advertisers) and push the button to the other side of the dial to check if no commercials are airing.
Wow. You switch to THEM only because you hate commercials? I'd rather LISTEN to commercials then their garbage coming out of their mouths.
johnny

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Jan 23, 2008
 
Boers and Bernstein are the only voices on local sports radio with an original thought.
Big Tom Sr

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Jan 23, 2008
 
I agree with all the B&B bashing. While both MJ&H and B&B shows, and anyone they would replace them with, are the same thing over and over. B&B somehow think that they are better then the callers and that Dan's half baked analysis is something special, it's not. This eventually alienates the listener. MJ&H make an effort to include the callers while not falling into the trap of airing nonsense. These ratings are also ridiculous, a monkey repeating the sports headlines, especially when there is interesting Chicago sports action, could outperform B&B. Hard to believe the "real" ratings wouldn't reflect MJ&H having 5 to 10 times the listenership. I will listen to North and Jurko to see what stupid thing they are going to say next unfortunately for B&B their stupidity is redundant, boring and formulaic.

Eddie, finally an article that was interesting --- Honk Honk you clown.
Gary from Evanston

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Jan 23, 2008
 
Mac Jurko & Harry is absolutely terrible, I don't understand why people don't see that.
Nick from IL not from MI

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Jan 23, 2008
 
julia n martinez wrote:
Nick is Ill er, from Il would find those three women amusing! Muppets on THE RADIO was a great idea! you blithering moron! B and B are intelligent and hilar!
You are such a classy lady with a mouth of a truck driver. No wonder you live in Midlothian (or work there, even worse!) You probably have a meth lab with the reputation of that town. Enough with the personal stuff.

Do you know jack about radio ratings? Mac, Jurko and Harry is No. 1 in that time slot in Chicago. B & B belongs back on lunch time. They're there only because 670 can't compete with ESPN1000. I guess you like idiots who hate everything. You like your men like that, right? Scornful and bitter.
Jeff Naperville IL

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Jan 23, 2008
 
Mac, Jurko and Harry are No. 1 because they're the total package -- interesting, informative, entertaining, combative, controversial, funny. They hit to all fields. Love the bantering of contrasting opinions, how they make fun of each other good naturedly. Best radio show in town. By contrast, Boers and Bernstein remind me of a little kid (Bernstein) sitting on Grandpa's lap (Boers). The kid acts silly, thinking he's funny, then tries to show how smart he is. MJH is the stylish saloon with big screens and leather chairs; B&B is the White Castle drive thru...
Nick from IL not from MI

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Jan 23, 2008
 
Jeff Naperville IL wrote:
Mac, Jurko and Harry are No. 1 because they're the total package -- interesting, informative, entertaining, combative, controversial, funny. They hit to all fields. Love the bantering of contrasting opinions, how they make fun of each other good naturedly. Best radio show in town. By contrast, Boers and Bernstein remind me of a little kid (Bernstein) sitting on Grandpa's lap (Boers). The kid acts silly, thinking he's funny, then tries to show how smart he is. MJH is the stylish saloon with big screens and leather chairs; B&B is the White Castle drive thru...
I totally agree. Also, B&B find pleasure on ripping the callers' opinions. Unbelieveable. If you don't agree with them, they attack you. Classy. I guess they're the smartest sports guys on the planet. And they love women from Midlothian, IL.
Dan Sherman

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Jan 23, 2008
 
Big Tom Sr wrote:
I agree with all the B&B bashing. While both MJ&H and B&B shows, and anyone they would replace them with, are the same thing over and over. B&B somehow think that they are better then the callers and that Dan's half baked analysis is something special, it's not. This eventually alienates the listener. MJ&H make an effort to include the callers while not falling into the trap of airing nonsense. These ratings are also ridiculous, a monkey repeating the sports headlines, especially when there is interesting Chicago sports action, could outperform B&B. Hard to believe the "real" ratings wouldn't reflect MJ&H having 5 to 10 times the listenership. I will listen to North and Jurko to see what stupid thing they are going to say next unfortunately for B&B their stupidity is redundant, boring and formulaic.
Eddie, finally an article that was interesting --- Honk Honk you clown.
You know, Mr. Wall Sr., I've noticed for quite some time now that you really have quite a bit of animosity toward Ed. He is one of the hardest working, intelligent sports columnists in this city, if not the country. And I'm not just saying that because he's my cousin. Do you know how hard it is to have to find interesting things to say about static issues, such as sporting events? I'll bet you're some typical wage earner, slogging along on a construction crew, leaning on a broom wasting company time and money whistling at girls. I challenge you to try writing 5 or 6 interesting paragraphs about the Bulls every week or analyzing the sports talk stations on an ongoing basis. Remember, it's not so easy reporting on the people who report on sports.
No Score

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Jan 23, 2008
 
Now if only ESPN would get rid of Mike and Mike we would have something to listein to besides Mike North.

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#22
Jan 23, 2008
 
B & B crack me up, Dan is very smart. I also like the fat boys at ESPN. Cannot stomach North. Like Mulligan & Hanley a lot. Waddle is somewhat of a disappointment. Mike & Mike are overrated and over exposed. Thank god they got rid of Shawn the know it all. It's a mixed big. But I do enjoy the sports talk.
Downthedial

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#23
Jan 23, 2008
 
It's not surprising this show is outdistancing its rival in the same timeslot. It's simple: treat your callers and listeners with respect (even if your tone is lighthearted). Needless to say, I do not listen to Boars and Bernstein. I prefer the Score generally, but if they ever dump Mike Murphy, I'd stop listening altogether. Congrats Mac, Jurko and Harry on well deserved recognition.
Boring and Burn-Stain

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#24
Jan 23, 2008
 
It's no surprise that Mac, Jurko and Harry dominate Boring and Burn-Stain in the ratings. Those two guys sound like a pair of suburban housewives talking sports.
David

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#25
Jan 23, 2008
 
I'm just happy they took Steve Rosenbloom off the air. That show was awful.

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