For over a decade there was one true voice of the Central New York sports fan, Brent Axe, who Monday spoke to yours truly in a two-hour Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Podcast that covers a vast number of topics.
Here's a bit of a preview of what we talked about, just a few months after Axe left WSKO's midday show, "On The Block," and now in his new role as Syracuse.com's community sports engagement specialist.
- What it is like transitioning from radio to Syracuse.com and why he chose to make the decision.
- The reality of being a sports talk radio host and the tough business behind it.
- Syracuse football and the Buffalo Bills: His take on his two biggest loves coming together and if it will work.
- Axe's surprising (or not) take on whether or not he believes Ryan Nassib will be a good NFL quarterback.
- The new Scott Shafer era
- The story about a high-ranking SU official chewing him out about a recent article he wrote.
- What it is like dealing with Syracuse University personnel about stories.
- What it was like being on the radio and covering hot-topic issues like: Bernie Fine, Fab Melo and James Southerland.
- Is this the last we've heard from the Southerland academic situation?
- With Southerland back, is this team good enough to make a Final Four run?
- How good is C.J. Fair?
- His take on when Jim Boeheim will call it quits and what he will do after coaching.
The podcast is 2 hours, 9 minutes long, so plan accordingly. If you're an inspiring sports broadcaster the first half is a nice listen, while Axe's take on the Orange football and basketball teams come more in the second hour.