OTC: 610′s Danny Parkins Rips Kietzman As Lazy, Disingenuous And Embarrassing / How Original

“Zero chance Chiefs win division. Sort of like Royals, one week in and its over. MU, KU, Neb, Ark, Iowa. Can anyone win around here?”
Kevin Kietzman, @kkwhb, tweeting Sunday evening as Peyton Manning carved up the Steelers, Twitter
GH: I read this tweet from Kietzman on Sunday and recognized his fingerprints all over it. This is what KK does – poke a stick at fan bases whose teams have lost a game or suffered an embarrassment. He doesn’t really care what teams he rips because he is adept at flip flopping back to the other side with ease. Last week he had Missouri handling a vastly overrated average Georgia team. This week Gary Pinkel and his Tigers play the dumbest and most boring football this side of soccer. None of this is news – unless you happen to be Danny Parkins, a 610 Sports midday host in his first year in the KC market. Read on.

“Kevin Kietzman is Skip Bayless! Skip Bayless is Kevin Kietzman. They are the same person. That is the most trollish tweet that I have ever seen!”
Danny Parkins, after KK tweeted that there is zero percent chance that the Chiefs win the division, 610 AM
GH: Parkins said he doesn’t follow Kietzman on Twitter. I guess that would be beneath a young guy trying to make it in the KC radio market. Instead, he said someone informed him of KK’s tweet. This is Parkins’ first mistake. Every competitor should know their competition at least as well as the spectators. If the Parkins and the boys at 610 aren’t listening to KK’s show, reading his tweets, his blog and anything else he presents for consumption, they aren’t doing enough homework to topple the one guy who has ruled this market for the past 13 years.

“Do I need to break down point by point the idiocy of that take? You know what that is? It’s sensationalistic! It’s trolling! It’s being controversial for the sake of being controversial! It’s about, ‘I haven’t had an original thought in a decade so I’m going to come up with this irrational take that cannot be supported by any sort of evidence and I’m just going to put this out there and lump them in there with Nebraska, the Royals and Iowa for some inane reason.’ ”
Danny Parkins, 610 AM
GH: Parkins might be surprised to learn that he is one of the very few sports fans in Kansas City who finds any of this enlightening. Here is what I found unoriginal and lazy about Parkins’ on-air rant – it has been done before by almost every radio host who attempts to take on 810 as a competitor. And might I add done much better by most. Parkins sounded like he had to pump up a lot of fake ire to fuel his screaming. Parkins’ blast had none of the latent disrespect and cutting venom that Don Fortune, Z-Man, Soren Petro, Jason Whitlock, Bill Maas, Chris & Cowboy and Nick Wright displayed in their verbal assaults toward Kietz.

“I won’t sell myself out to say things that I don’t really believe.”
Danny Parkins, 610 AM
GH: A bit of irony in that comment, don’t you think? I noticed that Parkins retweeted a listener’s tweet that praised his KK tirade. Nope, nothing manufactured here…

“Go to the 27 minute mark if you want to hear my thoughts on Skip Keitzman. I mean Kevin Bayless. Whoever. @kkwhb 610sports.com/topic/play_win…”
Danny Parkins, @DannyParkins, Twitter

“I can do that type of radio. It’s not hard. It is literally bottom of the barrel, lowest common denominator, moronic, IQ-of-75 stuff. … It’s embarrassing! That is so lazy and disingenuous! Frankly you deserve better.”
Danny Parkins, 610 AM
GH: How dumb does Parkins think the KC audience is? You’re doing “that type of radio,” DP. What Parkins is not doing is creating an audience for his show with entertaining and informative sports talk radio. Parkins strikes me as a young guy who is angry at all the wrong people. Those kind of guys usually end up selling shoes.

“We put a lot of time into [our show]. We hustle. We’re the young guys. We’re the up and comers. We’re the underdogs. We don’t get as much respect as maybe we should but maybe we haven’t earned it yet. I don’t know.”
Danny Parkins, 610 AM
GH: This is the crux of Parkins’ problem. He doesn’t know and all of us do.

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33 Responses to OTC: 610′s Danny Parkins Rips Kietzman As Lazy, Disingenuous And Embarrassing / How Original

  1. Hammy says:

    Danny is right. Why are you ripping on him? Sure others may have said it before but it doesn’t make it any less true.

  2. donkeypunch says:

    Who is this Danny Parkins fellow you speak of? Never heard of him

  3. Smartman says:

    For all those pimple faced, greasy haired, chronically masturbating 12-15 year old boys who have a dream of one day being on the radio Danny Parkins is proof that they can do it. The bar has been lowered.

    Now on to more serious football business. Dear God thank You for Faith Hill and Suzy Kolber. You are now and forever The Man! Amen.

  4. Shecky says:

    Talking about how much you hustle and how much time you put into the show is wasted breath if you don’t have a personality. Parkins is flat-out boring, much like the rest of his peers at 610. The last real personality they had on the air was DA.

    Real talent takes a helluva lot more than just hard work and hustle. It’s no coincidence that aruguably the three most successful sport talk personalities in this town (KK, SSJ, Petro) are the only three who actually have personalities, good or bad.

    • dp says:

      Agree 100% with Shecky, there is no worse sports radio than having the hosts tell you how hard they work and they hustle and they grind…blah. Nick Wright did that too. Automatic dial switch. Rather listen KK’s grilling hour.

  5. John Doe says:

    610 needs to just give it up and go back to national shows. They would be more likely to steal some of KK’s listeners. I haven’t listened to that asshole in months, and turn on the i-pod after Petro’s show.

  6. Juan De Guzman says:

    not much to blog about today, eh Greg?

    You’ve had a bad day when you have to listen to Parkin, much less base your blog on him. Better luck tomorrow.

  7. chuck says:

    Parkins is ok.

    No big deal.

    That picture is no bueno.

    He looks like the guy at Jiffy Lube who won’t shut the fuck up about my air filter and just change my fuckin oil.

    • Smartman says:

      Don’t get me started. They tried to sell me a cabin air filter for my truck. Guess what? MY TRUCK DOESN’T HAVE A CABIN AIR FILTER. And fuck the 90 day or 3,000 mile bullshit Goober. Mobil One synthetic is good for 15,000-20,000 miles. And no you can’t charge me $15.00 to clean my K&N air filter. I got kids for that. The only thing those fuckers don’t wanna change is my underwear. But for the right price I bet they would. Then they could call it Cliffy Lube!

  8. KC KID says:

    KK is a troller. Always coming up with BS that he says is a BIG deal. I don’t listen anymore!

  9. chuck says:

    He also over pronounces the word “Didn’t”, “couldn’t”, “wouldn’t”, etc.

    I start listening for it, then I try it myself in the car after he does it.

    DidUNT. CoudUNT.

    Where is he from again?

  10. chuck says:

    I didUNT hear where he was from.

    Ok, I’ll stop now.


    • Juan De Guzman says:

      there’s a class on this at Syracuse called “Mispronunciation Techniques for Aspiring Marv Albert Wannabe’s”. The objective is to make your accent sound like you grew up on Long Island even if you did’int. Listeners wood’int know that you’re actually from Chicago.

      • Smartman says:

        Many moons ago in my wasted youth a buddy of mine and I were stuck in Chicago. Snow up to the ass. We closed down the hotel bar and went to the room and called a local phone sex number. The girl started telling us how she wanted to suck our HAT CACK’S. We busted a nut laughing so hard she hung up on us.

  11. Arte says:

    Parkins looks like Jon Cryer from Two and a half men.

  12. Steve says:

    I hate when people use the term ‘take’. It makes them sound like a nerd that wants to sit at the cool kids table.

  13. Joe says:

    KK’s listeners are lazy, disingenuous, and embarrassing for tuning in. I would love to see Petro vs. KK in the afternoon – THAT would make for better sports radio in this city. JH

    • JP says:

      Been there, done that. 2001-2003 and KK won big in the ratings. I do think that Petro would fare better this time out, but if he is going to read stats, that will not topple KK. Unfortunately for KC fans.

  14. Wes says:

    Parkins sounds like he is simply reading the Nick Wright playbook attacking your competitor, who is kicking your butt in the ratings. That yawn you hear is coming from the 810 studio. Been there, done that, got the t-shirt.

  15. Guy Who Says What Others Think says:

    Ready for conference expansion talk again? Notre Dame joining the ACC in all sports except football, which they will play 5 games per year versus ACC teams. The merry go round continues……..

  16. Steve says:

    He says KK is lazy, but is there anything more lazy than simply trashing to big dog. Also, KK is trolling? How bad are you trolling when you crap on the competition then promote that you did so? Unfortunately, Greg bit and Parkins got the attention he wanted. He knows he cant get attention on his work alone.

  17. Mick says:

    Maybe Danny is going to be selling shoes soon. I came across this yesterday while doing some job searches.


  18. Al_Dente says:

    That Parkins kid has one of those “I’m hopping mad, and I’m not gonna take it anymore!” kinda manufactured “thousand yard stare” Autistic/ Asperger-y glare backed up by that kinda bottled-up disproportionate midget-like strength….

    I wouldn’t piss him off…..

    PS: Grown ass men should drop the “y” from their names….

  19. Observer says:

    What is this KC sports talk radio of which you speak. I’ve never heard of it.