10 years since hardliners.com (My first site/blog)

It’s now been 10 years since I first started blogging (though it wasn’t referred to as such back then), and I’ve recently become a bit nostalgic for those days. The website was called hardliners.com (no longer in existence) and was focused entirely on the very popular afternoon drive sports talk show called “The HardLine,” which aired (and still does) on SportsRadio 1310 “The Ticket” (KTCK AM) in Dallas.

There have been some notable changes to the show since then, but co-host Mike Rhyner (actually, call him “Rhynes,” because “Rhyner is dead”) still holds forth every afternoon from 4-7. I loved the show then and still do today. In 1997, I began looking into trying to start an unofficial website dedicated to both that show and the station in general, because they did not really even have an official station website back then. With some tremendous help from Joe Lopez and Mike Boles, we soon were able to launch the site.

Both the passage of time and a hard drive crash have resulted in very little evidence of hardliners.com remaining to chronicle those days, but I was recently able to locate most of my weekly blog entries from back then. One thing about these “columns” as I called them then is they are absolutely jam-packed with jargon and terminology that was prevalent at the station in those days. Unless you listened back then and have a mind like a steel trap, a lot of this is going to seem very incoherent and bizarre taken out of context. But it’s still a fun trip down memory lane for those of us who were there.

So, without further ado, I proudly introduce The “Sideshow Sez” Archives.

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3 Responses to “10 years since hardliners.com (My first site/blog)”

  1. I miss the Seabag and Sloberknocking…

  2. I remember your site and wondered what ever happened to it. I think the idea was ahead of its time. With such a following, I’m not sure why The Ticket doesn’t try to do more with their website. Seems like a perfect opportunity to extend the brand.

    We just launched our attempt to do the above. Here’s hoping we survive a bit longer and help to fill in some of the gaps that you and The Ticket themselves have left.

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