1.) The NBA Should Have Let Tony Romo Play
Mark Cuban reportedly attempted to get Tony Romo some actual game-time minutes in the Mavericks home finale against the Nuggets. Commissioner Adam Silver denied Cuban's request and Romo was only allowed on the court for warm-ups. Ben Maller thinks the whole thing would have been less ridiculous if Romo actually played.
2.) The Indians Should Not Cave to Anti-Chief Wahoo Demands
“The first rule of an effective business is to not let special interest groups mandate how you run your business.”
With the MLB prepared to make another run at the Cleveland organization altering or disbanding their ‘Chief Wahoo’ logo altogether, Ben Maller thinks half-billion dollar organizations like the Indians should simply shoo away the demands of obscure parties asking for prominent demands.
The logo, portraying a cartoon caricature of a stereotypical American Indian, has been featured on the team’s uniform and merchandising in some fashion since the late 1940’s, but it's only been in recent years that the logo has gone from an iconic staple of the club's past to being considered offensive by many civil rights organizations.
Maller doesn’t believe the backlash for Chief Wahoo isn’t as luminous as you think.
"You can’t let 2% dictate the rules to the 98%”, he said. “The majority of the customers in Northern Ohio would raise holy hell if this is changed. When you bow down to hyper-political correctness you are ruined.”
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When the moon comes out, Ben Maller emerges with the most compelling overnights in sports talk radio. One of the original sports bloggers, Maller brings his token sarcasm, informative insight and stimulating opinions to sports fans each evening, while taking calls from listeners nationwide.
About The Host
Ben Maller is host of FOX Sports Radio's Ben Maller Show. Launched nationally in January 2014, the overnight program broadcasts weekdays from 2 - 6 a.m. ET/11 p.m. - 3 a.m. PT, live from the network's studios in Los Angeles, Calif. One of the original sports bloggers, Maller brings his token trademark sarcasm, informative insight and stimulating opinions to sports fans each evening.
Nicknamed "Big Ben," Maller joined FOX Sports Radio a month after the network's debut in 2000, and served as an update anchor and weekend talk show host for the network until the launch of his overnight show in 2014.
Prior to FOX Sports Radio, Maller worked at KXTA "XTRA Sports 1150" in Los Angeles, Calif., where he hosted the popular midday program Ben & Dave Show, in addition to anchoring the post-game "Dodger Talk" with former longtime voice of the Dodgers, Ross Porter.
Maller has served as an International Correspondent for New Zealand's Premier Sports Station, "Radio Sport," since 2009, and previously worked as a television sports pundit at NBC Sports Network in Stamford, Conn., in addition to guest-hosting a number of local sports radio shows in Boston, Mass., Denver, Colo. and Anaheim, Calif. He began his career as a radio reporter for "XTRA Sports 690," the 77,000-watt all-Sports blowtorch signal in San Diego, Calif. (XETRA).
Aside from his radio and television assignments, Maller enjoyed a successful career as a provocative sports blogger, launching sports news and gossip website BenMaller.com before writing nationally for FoxSports.com and Yahoo Sports (Postgame.com).
Outside of work, Maller has inspired many with his ongoing, successful battle against obesity, losing more than 200 pounds naturally by changing his diet and fitness routine.