A little background on the two hosts.
Max Kellerman has had extensive sports broadcasting experience as color commentator for, “HBO Championship Boxing” and “HBO Boxing After Dark.” In addition, he’s been an on-air talent for ESPN, and ESPN Radio New York.
Marcellus Willey played 10-years in the NFL. He’s an entrepreneur as co-founder of Prolebrity.com (a portal for players and fans). His broadcasting experience includes, commentator for “ESPN’s NFL Live,” fill in co-host for, “Mike and Mike in The Morning,” and host of “Sports Nation.”
Why You Should Tune In
These guys are funny! I’m going to be honest here. If Max hosted this show by himself it would be snooze-ville. Max seems to go on and on and do the, “blah, blah, blah” thing, without taking any breathes! But with Marcellus there, oh boy, Max does his blah, blah thing on Marcellus and you can almost see the gloss over his eyes. What Marcellus does, he’s a patient man, is hear him out and call Max out on his crazy talk. It’s funny to watch Marcellus pick Max’s positions apart, and laugh at him when he goes off on wild tangents. The bottom line: the combination of Max’s arrogance (though he is informative) and Marcellus’ laid back style (he interjects when needed), works and makes for some comical moments.
The hipper, younger version of “Mike and Mike in the Morning.” I suppose opposites do make things interesting. Mike Golic and Mike Greenberg advertise the opposite nature of their personalities; basically, Nerd v. Jock. Same with Marcellus (the jock) and Max (the nerd). Max is the stats man, numbers dude. The friend you have who whips out his stupid stats to make a point, but has no explanation when a guy who has a .220 batting average hits a game winning home run in the 9th. Marcellus, probably because he’s a former elite athlete, adds nuance and gives the behind the stats and numbers story of performance; although he does hold his own in the data driven world of sports these days, that stat geeks will never understand. It’s an interesting combination with these two, and again, it works.
Columbia grads These guys are really smart. I received an MA from New York University, so out there, Columbia and NYU have a bit of a rivalry; well, not really–but no one really wants to visit that area of town (Columbia U) so there! We have nicer buildings at NYU, and are in a better location! Seriously, these guys are pretty cool and really smart. You get well rounded and in depth commentary (even though Max annoys me and half of his listeners). Yes, these guys joke around and have fun, but when it’s time to critically analyze serious issues, such as the tragedy that occurred at Dodger stadium this year, or Kobe’s gay slur, etc. These guys approach issues intelligently and seem to gauge every angle of an issue, which is actually quite refreshing.
What else is on in LA at this time? Whether you’re diving in your car to work, or at home working (I do both). Your options for stimulating talk radio out here are limited. There are a ton of crazy, nut case conservative talk radio shows in LA (go figure). And other stations, programs, sports or otherwise on at this time, just aren’t as interesting. This is easily the best radio show to hit LA in a while. Prepared to be entertained and informed.