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Best Sneering Sports Guy 

Gary Radnich

When you turn on your local sports radio show, you expect to hear guys like KNBR's Rick Barry spouting wisdom such as "Defense wins championships" and "So-and-so needs to use his off-hand more in the low post." What you don't expect is an aging white guy reciting 50 Cent lyrics or lamenting the drop in programming quality on the BET network; you don't expect discourse on the subject of Paris Hilton versus Britney Spears; you don't expect Gary Radnich. It's not that Radnich doesn't know about sports -- he does -- but, as he's fond of saying, "I got a family to feed," i.e., I've gotta talk about stuff that's interesting to people, i.e., let's talk about how Beyoncé is going to ditch Jay-Z as soon her star eclipses his. A veritable institution in the San Francisco sports world, through both his radio show and his nightly broadcasts on KRON-TV news, Radnich is also its most affable bozo. Even if you loathe sports radio, his opinions on hip hop, fashion, slang, and more are worth tuning in to.


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