In sports media, the idea of completely detached objectivity is usually a farce. Most journalists try to hide this fact, while many bloggers embrace it. And then, far beyond even the most biased of bloggers, are your local sports talk radio hosts, who rely on hyperbole and homerism to fill hours of dead air and elicit a reaction.
Ex-Saints QB and current New Orleans radio host Bobby Hebert (whose son T-Bob Hebert, it should be noted, is an LSU offensive lineman) seemingly mistook Les Miles' press conference Monday for his radio show, taking the mic to deliver an epic rant on Miles' play calling -- a rant so long, the moderator actually interrupted to ask if he had a point. A full transcript and video of Hebert's rant and Miles' response appears below the jump.
From ASAP Sports:
Q. Coach, did you ever consider bringing in Jarrett Lee, considering that you weren't taking any chances on the field? Now, I know Alabama's defense is dominant. But, come on, that's ridiculous, five first downs. I mean, so it's almost an approach, I'll tell from you the fans' standpoint, that how can you not maybe push the ball down the field and bring in Jarrett Lee? So what if you get a pick six. It seems like the game plan that ‑‑ not pushing the ball down the field, considering it's like a Rueben Randle or Odell Beckham, Jr. I know the pass rush of Alabama, but there's no reason why in five first downs ‑‑ you have a great defense, LSU is a great defense, but that's ridiculous.
THE MODERATOR: Do you have a question?
Q. That's the question. Do you think you should have pushed the football more down field?
COACH MILES: I think if you watch our calls that we did throw the football down the field. We didn't necessarily get the football down the field. And I can tell you that the pass rush ‑‑ we did consider Jarrett Lee. But we felt like with the pass rush that we were getting that we needed a guy that could move the seat and not sustain that pass rush.