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32nd&Wallace
07-04-2006, 05:25 PM
Anyone hear him this week on AM 1000? I grew up listening to him every Friday night on the show he had on the Loop. Whhat happened to him in that he does not have a regular gig since he owned Chicago sports radio in the 80s and 90s. Also, anyone know where Chet is originally from?

Railsplitter
07-04-2006, 05:28 PM
Good guy, but could waste half a segment just introducing his guest.

Steelrod
07-04-2006, 05:38 PM
Anyone hear him this week on AM 1000? I grew up listening to him every Friday night on the show he had on the Loop. Whhat happened to him in that he does not have a regular gig since he owned Chicago sports radio in the 80s and 90s. Also, anyone know where Chet is originally from?
I think Wilmette.
Went to New York for the cash. Ruined his career.

MDF3530
07-04-2006, 05:40 PM
Coppock is originally from Northbrook, but is now living in Vegas. No word on if his massive ego is also there.

jamokes
07-04-2006, 08:29 PM
Once I heard Chet Chichat on AM 1000 last week I changed the station to 670. Mike North isn't much better.

Lip Man 1
07-04-2006, 10:24 PM
Chet grew up in the North suburbs. He told me one time that Jack Brickhouse was a neighbor of is and was the biggest reason he got into the media.

Lip

32nd&Wallace
07-04-2006, 11:08 PM
Is he making some sort of comeback? He was at an oldies concert in Aurora last month, guest hosted on the oldies radio station, was on the Final World, went on the Lou Canelis show and guest hosted for the morning show on AM 1000.

Dick Allen
07-04-2006, 11:59 PM
Chet grew up in the North suburbs. He told me one time that Jack Brickhouse was a neighbor of is and was the biggest reason he got into the media.

LipCoppock went to New Trier, graduated, I believe, in either 1965 or 1966. Brickhouse lived in Wilmette.

TDog
07-05-2006, 05:46 AM
Chet Coldcut? I hadn't heard much of him since he stopped doing the news breaks during the original Screaming Yellow Theater on Channel 32 at the beginning of the '70s. He had a show on Sporting News Radio on weekends when I first moved to Alaska, the station being one the few I can get. They only ran SNR during the weekends, leaving the rest of the week for right-wing political commentary, so there may have been more to his show. I noticed recently, though, that Chet Cockpit no longer does his show there.

PatK
07-05-2006, 09:44 AM
Rock Candy Mountain!!

viagracat
07-05-2006, 09:51 AM
I always thought Coppock was terrible. I don't know where he is now, and I don't care. It's bad enough I have to sometimes hear his commercials..."I want you to get on that phone right now and call my friends at Eagle Home Loans..." :mad:

miker
07-05-2006, 11:04 AM
For every sports radio show you hear today that is nothing but vapid discussion and endless hyperbole, you have Chet to thank!

That's not to say that he hasn't had his share of amusing moments...wasn't Chet interviewing Tommy Lasorda when he (Chet) began to choke on a sandwich?

slavko
07-05-2006, 01:16 PM
Chet Coldcut? I hadn't heard much of him since he stopped doing the news breaks during the original Screaming Yellow Theater on Channel 32 at the beginning of the '70s. He had a show on Sporting News Radio on weekends when I first moved to Alaska, the station being one the few I can get. They only ran SNR during the weekends, leaving the rest of the week for right-wing political commentary, so there may have been more to his show. I noticed recently, though, that Chet Cockpit no longer does his show there.

They parted ways after he was asked to take a pay cut. That's why he trying to get local exposure.

PatK
07-05-2006, 01:27 PM
That's not to say that he hasn't had his share of amusing moments...wasn't Chet interviewing Tommy Lasorda when he (Chet) began to choke on a sandwich?

It was a Cobb salad.

He didn't choke on anything- Lasorda answered his question quicker than Chet thought he would, and he got caught with food in his mouth. That tape is priceless.

I don't know what's funnier, that incident, or the time when Steve Dahl left the harmonizer on so that he sounded like a chipmunk, doing a couple of minutes of his show before realizing what was up.

sullythered
07-05-2006, 01:33 PM
Also, anyone know where Chet is originally from?
My uncle always said he thought Chet was from Mars.

Nellie_Fox
07-06-2006, 03:14 AM
...Lasorda answered his question quicker than Chet thought he would, and he got caught with food in his mouth. That's because Chet couldn't say hello in less than five minutes, so he couldn't imagine that anyone could be concise.

chaerulez
07-06-2006, 05:11 AM
Once I heard Chet Chichat on AM 1000 last week I changed the station to 670. Mike North isn't much better.

As annoying as Coppock can be, I find North to be much worse.

TornLabrum
07-06-2006, 08:51 AM
As annoying as Coppock can be, I find North to be much worse.

As bad as a car wreck can be, I find a train wreck to be much worse.

Steelrod
07-06-2006, 09:06 AM
As annoying as Coppock can be, I find North to be much worse.
Close...very close!

SOXPHILE
07-06-2006, 10:42 AM
http://images.radcity.net/5176/1511752.jpg
"Ladies gentleman, my guest tonight needs no introduction. Well known throughout the sports world, and in fact, one of the most important historical figures in the last 25 years or so, and the only one I would even consider sharing my full length fur coat with. Please join me, as I welcome....my own ego."

jdm2662
07-06-2006, 11:27 AM
This doesn't work as well since I can't do my Chet voice. I've got it down pretty good.

http://images.radcity.net/5176/1511752.jpg

"Ahhh, the Bulls, they didn't look good in the first half in tonights big game against the New York Knickerbokers. But, in the second half of tonights game, Michael Jeffrey Jordan, took over. Ahhh, the Bulls then won the game. A fine specimen of a great athelete that Michael Jeffrey Jordan is. Coming up, MY BUDDY, Norm Van Lier, will be in the studio. Norman is going to bring his keys to the game. Stormin Norman is awesome, and he will be here next, right here in the studio..."

XplodingScorbord
07-06-2006, 01:52 PM
My uncle always said he thought Chet was from Mars.

Chet is from Mars. Mike North is from Uranus.

PatK
07-06-2006, 02:17 PM
I'll never forget the night the Bulls won their second championship.

I saw Chet and he told me that as soon as the season was over, the Bull were going to deal Pippen and Horace Grant for Olajuwon.

He said to bank on it.

I think any time Chet said to bank it, the polar opposite happened.

tebman
07-06-2006, 02:17 PM
Chet is from Mars. Mike North is from Uranus.

:rolling:

I often wondered about that!

SOXSINCE'70
07-06-2006, 06:48 PM
If it weren't for Coppock,how would I know about Robert Marvin Hull,
Michael Keller Ditka or Michael Jeffrey Jordan??:D: :D:

ChetChat
07-06-2006, 11:07 PM
to set the record straight, my Chet stands for Chet Lemon...

Nellie_Fox
07-07-2006, 01:19 AM
Chet: Tonight's guest is Michael Jeffrey Jordan. Michael, let me get right to the point. After watching tonight's game, allow me to explore a couple of thoughts with you. I couldn't help but wonder, as I watched the events of the final minutes unfold before me. Given the situation at hand at that moment, just how does a Michael Jeffrey Jordan gain an understanding of the nature of the situation? By that I mean, what are the thought processes that are undertaken by perhaps the greatest basketball mind, not to mention physical presence, in the history of organized basketball? There you are, on the court at Chicago Stadium, one of the most storied venues in all of professional sports, a veritable gladiator before the howling masses, and you have to realize that the game is certainly in your hands. It is nearly impossible to hear yourself think, yet it is undeniable that every single one of those fans in the stands is counting on you, Michael Jeffrey Jordan, a certain hall-of-famer, to come up with yet another impossible move, leaving opponents in his wake, while securing an opportunity for the home-town five to excell yet again. The pressure has to be nearly unbearable, yet you have shown time and time again the ability to put that all on the shelf, and become one with the moment. I guess what I'm really trying to ask you here, is whether, at that moment, there is some sort of clarity that most people never really experience in their own lives, a certain ability to shut out everything except the play as it unfolds in front of you, a precision focus that provides to you a sense of clarity of purpose that most of us will never be able to even understand, much less experience, in our own endeavors? Does the distraction simply dissolve into the background like so much static, while a Michael Jeffrey Jordan has an epiphany that clarifies exactly what needs to be done, even though it has never been done before, and may never be done again?

Michael: Well, Chet, I...

Chet: Regrettably, that's all the time we have this evening. I can't begin to tell you what it means to me to have the opportunity to explore the thought process of a Michael Jeffrey Jordan.

nasox
07-07-2006, 01:40 AM
Chet: Tonight's guest is Michael Jeffrey Jordan. Michael, let me get right to the point. After watching tonight's game, allow me to explore a couple of thoughts with you. I couldn't help but wonder, as I watched the events of the final minutes unfold before me. Given the situation at hand at that moment, just how does a Michael Jeffrey Jordan gain an understanding of the nature of the situation? By that I mean, what are the thought processes that are undertaken by perhaps the greatest basketball mind, not to mention physical presence, in the history of organized basketball? There you are, on the court at Chicago Stadium, one of the most storied venues in all of professional sports, a veritable gladiator before the howling masses, and you have to realize that the game is certainly in your hands. It is nearly impossible to hear yourself think, yet it is undeniable that every single one of those fans in the stands is counting on you, Michael Jeffrey Jordan, a certain hall-of-famer, to come up with yet another impossible move, leaving opponents in his wake, while securing an opportunity for the home-town five to excell yet again. The pressure has to be nearly unbearable, yet you have shown time and time again the ability to put that all on the shelf, and become one with the moment. I guess what I'm really trying to ask you here, is whether, at that moment, there is some sort of clarity that most people never really experience in their own lives, a certain ability to shut out everything except the play as it unfolds in front of you, a precision focus that provides to you a sense of clarity of purpose that most of us will never be able to even understand, much less experience, in our own endeavors? Does the distraction simply dissolve into the background like so much static, while a Michael Jeffrey Jordan has an epiphany that clarifies exactly what needs to be done, even though it has never been done before, and may never be done again?

Michael: Well, Chet, I...

Chet: Regrettably, that's all the time we have this evening. I can't begin to tell you what it means to me to have the opportunity to explore the thought process of a Michael Jeffrey Jordan.


This reminds me of when Johnny Carson had Bill Clinton on in the last few years of his show. He then proceded to deliver a four page introduction highlighting all of Bill's acheivements included his election as governer of Arkansas. The audience started to cheer "We want Bill! We want Bill!" It was pretty funny. And then, when Bill came out, he asked a question and took out a hourglass and set it on his desk.

CurtisEBear
07-07-2006, 11:17 AM
Any discussion of Chet is incomplete without the attached picture.


Also, wouldn't any CC introduction include references to Gibson's Steakhouse and Drambuie?

Be sure to visit chetcoppock.com for all of your chet-orabilia needs.

JorgeFabregas
07-07-2006, 11:51 AM
Does Dave Baum remind anyone else of Chet? He is pretty painful to listen to.

PatK
07-07-2006, 11:59 AM
What was the name of that terrible show where Chet Coppock ate dinner with someone while he interviewed them?

SOXPHILE
07-07-2006, 12:06 PM
What was the name of that terrible show where Chet Coppock ate dinner with someone while he interviewed them?

I think that was called the "Back Room", on the old Fox Sports Channel. I can still see him sitting there, sipping a cup of coffee with this smug, "I'm listening intently to what your saying" look on his face while his guest was telling some story. I tried to watch it once or twice, but Good God Almighty was it boring, and I couldn't get past C.C.'s ego, arrogance, and all around blow-hole-ness.

PatK
07-07-2006, 01:25 PM
LOL

I remember one with John Paxson- one was always eating while the other was talking.

Bill Naharodny
07-07-2006, 06:15 PM
I think that was called the "Back Room", on the old Fox Sports Channel. I can still see him sitting there, sipping a cup of coffee with this smug, "I'm listening intently to what your saying" look on his face while his guest was telling some story. I tried to watch it once or twice, but Good God Almighty was it boring, and I couldn't get past C.C.'s ego, arrogance, and all around blow-hole-ness.

The Back Table.

"Ah, hah. We're in a restaurant, but not really. We're eating, but not really. Ah, hah. Let me see, my friend, if I get your meaning?"

MarySwiss
07-07-2006, 06:28 PM
The Back Table.

"Ah, hah. We're in a restaurant, but not really. We're eating, but not really. Ah, hah. Let me see, my friend, if I get your meaning?"

Well, this is scary! Whenever I see even a WRITTEN imitation of Coppock, I feel as though my ears will start to bleed!

MYBOYAJ
07-08-2006, 12:36 AM
After Steve Dahl's show, Steve would routinely announce Chet's show and his "boyquarium."

Brian26
07-08-2006, 04:50 PM
After Steve Dahl's show, Steve would routinely announce Chet's show and his "boyquarium."

After Steve left the harmonizer on and Coppock went on a tirade, he said something like, "Ah, I want to apologize to my wife for losing my temper."

SOXSINCE'70
07-08-2006, 06:54 PM
After Steve Dahl's show, Steve would routinely announce Chet's show and his "boyquarium."

WMVP's own Dan McNeil was part of that "boyquarium".:redface:

A.T. Money
07-10-2006, 05:44 PM
It was a Cobb salad.

He didn't choke on anything- Lasorda answered his question quicker than Chet thought he would, and he got caught with food in his mouth. That tape is priceless.

I don't know what's funnier, that incident, or the time when Steve Dahl left the harmonizer on so that he sounded like a chipmunk, doing a couple of minutes of his show before realizing what was up.

I think Coppock actually spit his food out right after putting it in his mouth. Then he ate it anyway! LOL.

rwcescato
07-10-2006, 11:28 PM
A few years ago I ran into him at Comiskey. My season tix are in sec 100 and sure enough he was sitting about 8 rows behind us. i asked him what he was doing here. He said he enjoys going to the games and likes to sit where the real fans are. Anyway it was my brush with fame for that moment at least.
Rich

34 Inch Stick
07-11-2006, 10:05 AM
He said he enjoys going to the games and likes to sit where the real fans are.

That is exactly the answer I would expect out of Coppock. Maybe he could sit with Tom Shaer to show what men of the people they are.

MarySwiss
07-11-2006, 10:19 AM
That is exactly the answer I would expect out of Coppock. Maybe he could sit with Tom Shaer to show what men of the people they are.

Oh, no! Coppock and Shaer in the same post! :thud:

TornLabrum
07-11-2006, 10:28 AM
Oh, no! Coppock and Shaer in the same post! :thud:

Wrong icon. Coppock and Shaer are more deserving of a :puking: