Forget Max Bretos, The People Want Cisco
Believe it or not, in the age of TIVO, DVR, HDTV, PPV, Fios, OnDemand, digital cable, & DirectTV the television viewing experience is actually lacking something. You know what that is? Public access shows…there are just not enough of them anymore. Unless you live in Manhattan, then you have one of the worlds greatest freak shows transmitted into your extortionately high-priced living room on a daily basis.
Here’s a fine example courtesy of the legendary Cisco. This Bronx-based (if I recall correctly) footie zealot has been doing his "Mad Soccer" show New York Public Access for a few years now and the dude is mad as hatters. Please note the high production values, tightly choreographed intro, and opinionated editorial. I'm pretty sure he should be up for a daytime Emmy.
True story. I actually heard this guy tell Alexi Lalas that if the then-Metrostars had their games broadcast on a.m. radio (AM RADIO people!) he would get an extra 20K in attendance. Shit, if he was GM the club would send out telegrams of match reports, travel to away games via steam train, and deliver tickets via carrier pigeon. Sad thing is he'd still be better than some MLS GM's though.
Needless to say dude always has something unique & entertaining to say about the game….but often in the "laughing at you, not with you way". Get a bucket-full of the great Cisco here.