John Reidy and I were scheduled to substitute- host the Press Box with Kisz and Burns on Monday morning, along with radio veteran Renaud Notaro (7-9 AM Mile High Sports AM1510 FM93.7).
That's no longer the case.
To host a Morning Drive radio program was a big opportunity for us. People work around radio for years without catching a gig like that. Alas, it wasn't meant to be.
Due to a "conflict", we will be listening, instead. And we hope you will too.
The "conflict" in this instance was that Mark Kizsla, who's very name is in the title of the show, and who's reputation it must uphold, is concerned that we can't be trusted to honor basic standards. His fears arose from an article I wrote for this site on Friday, titled: "Mark Kiszla Kiszzes all over the Rockies" in which I compared him to ejaculate and made fun of his name.
My peice was crude, and probably immature. I can see that now. Believe me, I had no idea that this would happen. I clearly would not have written it if I had.
I regret sacrificing the opportunity - not just for myself, but for John - for a couple yucks at Mark's expense.
I have apologized to Mr. Kiszla for what I wrote. He deserves more respect. But, the damage done, I have restored the article to my site after having removed it this morning. I can't hide from it.
Mark, if you're out there, I really am sorry. I should have given as much thought to my tact as I did to the topic. I think the piece, which was otherwise good, was written in such a way that the message got lost. That message? That sometimes you can take the poking too far. Ironic, isn't it?
Renaud Notaro, who is normally on in the evenings, will handle the show without us while Peter Burns travels home from Louisiana and Lindsay Jones and Mark Kiszla traipse back from Cincy. Renaud, who's known for having the best voice in Denver radio, will do the Press Box proud, so check it out.
It's available streaming HERE.
We will be back for a rollicking South Stands Denver Fancast on Tuesday night. And maybe, just maybe, we will have learned something.