Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Shocker: Matt Jones is not a Clay Travis fan

I wasn’t able to catch the segment, but KentuckySportsradio.com founder Matt Jones went on gossip blogger Clay Travis’ Nashville radio show and… well, it’s safe to conclude that Jones didn’t enjoy the experience.

image In case you missed it, Jones was a guest on the Paul Finebaum Radio Network yesterday, during which the host played an audio clip of Travis accusing Kentucky men’s basketball coach John Calipari of being a cheater. Travis said that Calipari was “dirty as hell” and said he believed the Final Four coach was “buying players.” His reasoning for his belief: Bob Knight and Rick Pitino don’t like him.

Jones took issue with that and told Finebaum what he thought of Travis’ credentials.

“He’s a fool on this topic. He’s a Vol blogger. Coaches like Izzo aren’t talking to Clay Travis.”

Frankly, I believe calling Travis a “Vol blogger” is an insult to the many fine bloggers who follow the Tennessee athletics program, but we digress.

The comments caused Travis to invite Jones to appear on his radio show, which broadcasts in Nashville from 3:00 to 6:00 pm and based on Jones’ tweets, it wasn’t a cordial exchange of opinion.

Jones says he’ll have no more of it.

“Last time I will do that,” Jones said via his Twitter account. “Nashville, you can have him. Good part about doing show with [Clay Travis]? I now know what it's like to be cut off and not allowed to speak. I will adjust accordingly.”

Well Mr. Jones, we could have told you that Travis is not a very good listener. In fact, he’s one of those loudmouths who isn’t really listening to guests share their views. He’s just waiting for the guest to take a breath, which he sees as the next opportunity to run his yap.

Travis could learn something from Jones and Paul Finebaum and develop something radio people call “interview skills.”

Incidentally, you can hear guys with such skills on BAMS Radio tonight at 8:00 pm. Greg and Blip do it like Jones and Finebaum. Travis? Not so much.

UPDATE: Here’s a link to the podcast of the Jones “interview.”

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