Originally written August 22, 2012 on Midwest Sports Fans:
What’s the deal with Collin Cowherd? He’s one of the most influential sports talkers in the biz, he’s from Seattle, he talks about Seattle sports all the time… But he never mentions what is happening with the Sounders. They had more than 55,000 people attend over the weekend to see Seattle defeat the Vancouver Whitecaps 2-0. It was quite a scene as the Sounders gave fans a Cascadia Cup win to remember at CenturyLink Field. Could the Sounders be the first MLS team to average more attendance than its NFL counterpart? As great as their attendance has been, it’s doubtful. Only a really disappointing season for the Seahawks could drive that many fans away. The Seahawks play in a weak division and should stay relevant all year. They have a solid fan base too. But why is Cowherd only talking about going to an MLB game at Safeco Field while on vacation? He was out for a week or so and comes back to share stories of going to a Mariners game and his thoughts on what is wrong with baseball. The sports talk radio conundrum continues against MLS. No bigtime radio stations want to talk soccer on any regular basis. Maybe Dan Patrick is one exception (read here). The one thing about Cowherd is that he is one of the only guys in the business to consistently opine on trends in sports, including sports scheduling and what is relevant to sports fans. He will mention how soccer is coming along, but he doesn’t seem to want to cross over and talk about more than what is on the surface. The one area in which sports radio talk for soccer is improving is for the Men’s and Women’s National Teams. There is banter out there the day of or day before a big game. But MLS still sits on the backburner without consideration from national sports talk radio, while incredible minutia regarding the intricacies of a blitz formation, a slugging percentage, and college freshmen draft picks are yapped about over and over. For as much courage and audacity as Cowherd can display with his quips and philosophies on the effects of sports, it is surprising that he is not talking more about his hometown soccer team, the Sounders. Cowherd may be ignoring them because he doesn’t feel his audience wants to hear about the success of the Sounders, but that attitude only prolongs the inevitable. He will have to talk about them at some point because they are not going away anytime soon. ***** For more reads on the effects of sports talk radio on MLS, click below…
  • Soccer and the Jim Rome Factor
  • Sports Talk Radio’s Impact on MLS Can’t Be Overlooked
  Howard Alperin is Managing Editor of AmericanizeSoccer.com The post Why Isn’t Collin Cowherd Talking Seattle Sounders? appeared first on Midwest Sports Fans.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Ohio State student who ran on field loses full scholarship

Report: Carson Palmer's nerve injury 'still lingering'

Adam Dunn to retire after 14-year MLB career

Ryan Lochte: Phelps made dumb decision, will learn from it

Tiger Woods to open restaurant in Florida next year

Royals beat A's in extras, win first playoff game since '85

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Mark Davis: Raiders head coaching job will be 'enticing'

Fan on Craigslist offers Nats playoff tickets for threesome

Brady snubs rookie Garoppolo after touchdown pass

Cung Le suspended for failed HGH test

FCC Chairman: Washington nickname 'inappropriate today'

Brain study finds 76 of 79 deceased NFL players had CTE

Aaron Rodgers says smoking gesture a tribute to Jay Cutler

What will the A’s look like in 2015?

Major League Baseball's 2014 All-Disappointment Team

Jeter introduces 'The Players Tribune,' 'The Voice of the Game'

Grading each NFL's team's play at quarter-season mark

MLB.com posts wrong story saying A's won game

WATCH: Brett Favre in new nose hair trimmer commercial

WATCH: Michigan students protest, call for AD to be fired

Marlins president: We're not trading Giancarlo Stanton

Heckling Knicks fan suing team over ejection

This weekend in NFL stupid

Kobe: Iggy Azalea has had better career than Swaggy P

Seahawks News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

What will the A’s look like in 2015?

All-Disappointment Team in MLB

Ryan Lochte: Phelps made dumb decision

WATCH: Brett Favre in new commercial

Brady snubs rookie after TD pass

FCC: Washington nickname 'inappropriate today'

Could Jon Gruden return to Oakland?

Marlins: We're not trading Stanton

Study: 76 of 79 deceased NFL players had CTE

Heckling fan sues Knicks over ejection

Sparano to step in as Raiders head coach

This weekend in NFL stupid

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.