So its another friday “live” Bubba show as a treat to those of us who pay for Sirius. What do we get? Another Hour or two of Bubba bitching about the fans. Then Bubba wonders why his merch sales are down and why he has half the fans he used to. If a live Howard was on Friday, I wouldn’t listen to Bubba at all. But because I’ve already heard 3 replays of every show for the week. Most weekdays I listen to Howard all day and then switch over for the great Scott Ferrall for 8-12.
Bubba’s main claim is that he gave Sirius 3 options and they choose the option that he knew would piss off the fans. First off, if you know an option is going to piss off your fans, why make it an option? And its not as though you wouldn’t be able to tell the fans why you aren’t on Sirius once your off of it. There is internet streaming on your morning radio broadcasts.
One thing that doesn’t come up though, is why Sirius would have taken the worst of three options, all things being equal. Its obvious then that all things weren’t equal. More then likely Bubba was asking for an exoberant amount of money for the other two options. Lets say for example, after making 500K for the last three years he now wanted Five Million to record a seperate show at 10-2 for Sirius to broadcast at 3-7. Your talking about trying to get a ten time raise in price for a company that continues to flirt with bankruptcy. Thats just what Bubba might have wanted, could you imagine what he might have wanted to do a live show at 3-7?
Bubba has said that him and his crew “aren’t make a penny more” But theres not a single person out there who wouldn’t consider it a raise if their job told them to work 20 hours instead of 40 but they get the same pay. They also got incredibly large paydays from regular radio. So for them to say they didn’t get any new money this year is a joke.
Also shame on Bubba for him using his fans to call and threaten Sirius to try to get him more money. Not a single fan would have called up had they known it was going to be a replay of a regular radio broadcast. I’m sure they would have been even less likely to call up if they knew an hour of every Bubba Friday broadcast was going to be a bitchfest about the fans. These are the same fans that carried his fatass and bought his shitty merchandise for two years to make sure that he stayed afloat. And don’t even get started on what Bubba is blowing money on that he so badly needed to have the Sirius gig. Its amazing how Ferrall can make enough money to live Comfortably in New Jersey, have two kids and not bitch about every little thing, yet Bubba making around the same amount is bitching about money every few seconds.
Speaking of fans, those few fans that are Bubba fans that are left are rather sad. They defend him like they’ve had too much of the Kool Aid left. Not only that, but most of the ones that still defend him get free shit from him. The top of that list would be a mod on every Bubba board called HeatherWiz. Remember the first rule of the internet, there are no females on the internet. The ones that are fangirls in largely male communities are the worst. They are usually ugly, but everyone will White Knight for them. For those who don’t know what White Knight means, its basically those that can’t get laid in real life but will stick up for any pretend bitch on the internet. So this Heatherwiz gets tons of free shit from Bubba and then pretends she doesn’t so that she doesn’t sound like a hypocrit when she argues in support of Bubba. Heatherwiz also does the “State Of The Bubba” and during the run up to the last one refused to ask any of the tough questions that SFN had and only gave Bubba softballs. The funniest thing about that State of the Bubba is that Bubba tried babyfacing to the fans only to bash the same fans on the following friday for the usual hour. Also, you know its true that Heatherwiz gets a ton of free Bubba shit since when you say it it equals an automatic ban from the Bubba forums.
So don’t be a white knight, speak the truth about fake fans like Heatherwiz that are bought out by shitty fat DJs and will never let the truth be told. BTW, being a white knight has Never, Ever gotten someone laid. Also don’t forget that Bubba being greedy is why he threw all of his fans to the side of the road for the quick payday. He offered an option he knew the fans wouldn’t like, and the other two options he gave Sirius included payhikes for him that he just didn’t deserve.
Also, in an intresting side note. If you go to the Bubba The Love Sponge article at wikipedia you’ll notice someone added “Character voiced by Mike Waters” to Ned’s listing with everyone else. If you browse through the history you’ll see this being removed time and time again by someone whose IP traces back to the cox coporation. Cox just happens to be the coporation that owns Bubba’s flagship station on regular radio.