Wednesday, May 28, 2008

What took so long?

Good riddance, Mark Madden. Your misanthropic, mean-spirited, low-minded schtick is done. It's about time – long overdue, in fact. Somewhere, Myron Cope is smiling and raising a toddy in a celebratory toast to karma.

Ryan Wilson, who writes for AOL Fanhouse and Heels, Sox, Steelers, said it well:

"Earlier this year, I spent a few hundred words bellyaching about the sorry state of Pittsburgh sports radio. Specifically, the fact that village idiot/local ESPN radio 'personality' Mark Madden earned a paycheck to spew invective while making everybody who listened to him dumber in the process. … For Madden, it couldn't have happened to a nicer jerk."

As George Costanza might've said, "The jerk store just ran out of jerks."

Schadenfreude can be so sweet sometimes, and this is one of them.