Steven Singer’s risky Rooney Rule reference on 97.5 made for a tough listen
Philadelphia jeweler and sports radio advertisement staple Steven Singer, best known for his “I Hate Steven Singer” campaign, made a bit of a misstep on 97.5’s The John Kincade Show. Towards the end of his appearance, he referenced how his appearance on the show was mandatory, much like NFL teams are required to interview Black head coaches.
Yeah. You heard that right. Trust me. I was just as shocked as you probably are when I heard it. The good thing for you is, you don’t have to just take my word for it.
The King of (writing about) Philly Sports Radio, Kevin Kinkead, clipped Singer’s cringeworthy comment:
Hold on a second. Let me run that back for you.
Just like we have to have so many black coaches in the NFL, we’re obligated to be on the Kincade show.Steven Singer
Jesus Christ, Singer. I know the Brian Flores lawsuit is in the front of everyone’s mind at the moment, but that was a harsh sentence to say out loud.
I’ve been live on the radio and streams plenty of times at this point, and I’ve tripped over my words here and there and have m. I’ve also been on the receiving end, hearing someone I’m on the air say some suspect shit.
John Kincade was in that unenviable position today. Just look at his face immediately after what Singer said registered in his mind.
That is the face of a man who knows the person he’s talking to just said something out of pocket on live radio that people will notice. And yeah, he’s right. We did notice.
That comment out of Singer seemed to come after some lackluster promotion 97.5 ran. As usual, I didn’t catch the show this morning, so I have no further context to go off. Regardless sure whatever the full segment was was better than anything WIP has put out recently.
It wasn’t a horrifying statement by any means, just a completely unnecessary comparison. I’m sure we’ll all move on just fine, and people will continue to hate Steven Singer.