One of the perils of a job in sports radio is the free trip to cover the Super Bowl. Naturally, it puts sportstalkers on edge. Things were so rough at Super Bowl 43 that a Baltimore talking head snapped, attacked and tried to put a choke hold on a Dallas host on radio row.
Watch around the 30-second mark as things explode:
The Baltimore host Nestor Aparicio, who has a storied history of being a psycho, clearly used an illegal choke. I personally witnessed him try to fight Jim Rome a few years back on radio row at the Super Bowl. The guy attacked in the video was Gordon Keith from The Ticket in Dallas. Sending a "roving reporter" around radio row at the Super Bowl to bust chops, has been a regular bit for years on The Ticket. This blow-up asserts once again that sports radio guys are great at dishing it out, but turn into babies when they're the butt of the joke.
DallasSportsFans says there is a history with Aparicio and The Ticket:
This is not the first incident between Nasty Nestor and the Ticket. In 2008, at the Super Bowl coverage, Corby Davidson went to Nasty Nestor to make peace. Nestor Arapicio began swearing at Corby Davidson and accused him of having a hidden mic, to which Corby responded, “I swear to the good Lord I do not have a microphone.”
It's interesting to watch the end of the video where the PR person seems to put the blame on The Ticket. Keith was choked and backed down from a full-scale brawl yet Cecil Peoples still gave him a 30-27 decision.
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