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Upon Further Review, Larscheid LET GO by Team 1040

Perhaps it was the media hoopla on the Team 1040 that made me overlook this, but upon further review it turns out that Tom Larscheid did not decide to retire, rather the Team 1040 decided for him. Team 1040 program director Rob Gray stated that the Team 1040 wanted to “look to the future”.

It sounds like Larscheid is not bitter about being let go, but that’s not the point. In my opinion, a true legend like Larscheid should get to decide his own future. If Larscheid was losing it, like someone like Bob Cole has for years, I could understand this decision a little bit more. But when a living legend is still producing, it shows a total lack of class to let him go.

Dave Tomlinson takes over and will probably do a good job, but he wasn’t going anywhere. There was no danger in losing him to some other network. Why not let Larscheid decide in a year or two that it’s time to retire?

In my view, the Team 1040 looks even worse for pretending like Larscheid decided to retire under his own volition. The radio station did not once mention that Larscheid was let go and mislead the public (not even their website tells the whole story). It purposely misrepresented the story to make the station look good. Well, 1040, you don’t look good in my eyes and I truly hope there is a public backlash against the sports radio giant.

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4 Response to Upon Further Review, Larscheid LET GO by Team 1040

  1. Melissa W. on August 3, 2010

    Since 1040 is the only sports station in town, there will probably be very little backlash from the station. There was probably some humming and hawing by Larscheid as to whether he was coming back and the station wanted to have some sort of certainty as to he would be coming back.

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  2. Melissa W. on August 3, 2010

    Since 1040 is the only sports station in town, there will probably be very little backlash from the station. There was probably some humming and hawing by Larscheid as to whether he was coming back and the station wanted to have some sort of certainty as to he would be coming back.

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  3. Tonyz Tanti on August 4, 2010

    Agree that there won't be much backlash, but I can't see them being worried about Larscheid coming back. It's not like he would quit the day before the season starts or something. Tomlinson wasn't going anywhere, he was ready to be placed in there at any time. I could see if they had this really amazing guy out there that worked for another station or was not already part of their organization and they wanted to lure him in, but this just makes no sense to me.

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  4. Tonyz Tanti on August 4, 2010

    Agree that there won’t be much backlash, but I can’t see them being worried about Larscheid coming back. It’s not like he would quit the day before the season starts or something. Tomlinson wasn’t going anywhere, he was ready to be placed in there at any time. I could see if they had this really amazing guy out there that worked for another station or was not already part of their organization and they wanted to lure him in, but this just makes no sense to me.

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