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Best Talk-Show Host Denver 2009 - Sandy Clough

Readers' Choice: Jay Marvin, Mike Rosen (tie)
Sports yakkers tend to be ghettoized, as if their chosen subject automatically makes them less worthy than peers who gab about hard-news happenings. But Sandy Clough transcends the genre. He's a rigorously analytical thinker who's not interested in dumbing down his commentary to make it more understandable for average Joes and Janes. Rather, he works under the theory that sports fans are smarter than their reputation and deserve a smarter brand of conversation. If only more sports specialists played the game his way.
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julius
julius

When people were voting, they thought the ballot read Sandy Clown, that’s why he received so many votes. The people have (miss) spoken!He claims Tebow is not worthy of the draft pick position, maybe he would rather have had: JaMarcus Russell, Alex Smith, David Carr, Tim Couch, or Steve Bartkowski, of whom all were taken #1 overall. So how does Tebow compare now at 25?

Brian
Brian

How could sandy be considered a talk-show host? His interviews consist of him asking ridiculously loaded questions that point to answers that he pre-determined he wants to hear and can usually be answered with one word answers. I'm being serious when I say that he is the worst interviewer I have ever heard.

Nathan Hanson
Nathan Hanson

The only explanation for this decision would be that Jay Cutler bought the Westword with money from the contract extension the Bears gave him while leading the league in interceptions. And since Sandy still does Jay's laundry for him Westword didn't want to upset their new investor.

Jerrod
Jerrod

This guy is kind of a jerk. today he called broncos fans who actually want to support their new coach 'morons'. and i know he would read this and be a total ahole and say 'whoa whoa whoa', but the truth is, this guy is a bitter old man who thinks by constantly complaining about McDaniels dealing of Cutler will eventually bring cutler back.

JD
JD

The Westword got this exactly right. Sandy Clough is the best--smart and thoughtful among talk airwaves littered w/ loudmouths and blowhards.

steve
steve

you have to be joking. sandy clough is a joke!! this is a guy who spends all his waking time, reading and watching and talking about sports. he is a legend in his own mind. on the fan's website, he listed watching baseball on tv, as his favorite thing to do. how sad that this poor guy with an average iq, spends all his time on something as meaningless as sports. he finds sports "facinating,compelling, interesting". this is a guy that really needs to get a life. watching sports on tv is not facinating. this guy does not know how to conduct a conversation, his idea of a convesation is him talking non stop, and if you don't agree with him, then you are a idiot and he hangs up on you. i wish this guy would just go away

Steven
Steven

Is this a joke? Sandy Clough, when out-argued and pigeon-holed, resorts to the same tactics my toddler enlists...loud voices, put-downs, and name-calling. To be fair to my toddler, he is outgrowing these practices, Sandy on other hand, has yet to acquire the discipline of self control. Typically, when Sandy resorts to this infantile behavior, you can be sure he's been outsmarted, which occurs more often than you might think. He once said to me, on-air, that the only help the Bulls organization enlisted for Jordan was Bill Cartwright...seriously. Then he called me a "creep", but only after he had hung up on me. If he's the best on-air personality this town has to offer, then the bar has been set remarkably low. He is, in the best sense of the word...a hack.

Zack
Zack

Perfect analysis, Westword.

Alex Smith
Alex Smith

Sandy Clough is a bombastic, snide, blowhard. He thinks he knows more than anyone about Denver sports and while that may be true, he is also a bitter abrasive personality. He needs to remember that he is talking about sports and lighten up!

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