Lopez decided he wanted to die on a hill… a meaningless one.
Nick decided he thought it was noble to die with his coworker even though he seemed to recognize Lopez’s case wasn’t strong.
Herman lost his cool over Nick chiming in and being an overall db which is his method of operation.
Herman left with the first blemish on his otherwise solid reputation of being tactical and sharp.
John and Nick left with a stink about their show being less about journalism and more about tabloid entertainment (refer to Nick claiming he could switch hats between entertainer and journalist… not a thing).
Whatever reputation John had among journalists has diminished significantly (see John, Nick, Joseph Duarte, Berman and more all getting into it on twitter).
Other 610 shows tried to distance themselves from the morning show (see the triple threat having a “but we’re still cool, right?” interview with Herman soon after).
Nick Wright leaves 610 for a bigger stage of douchebaggery with Colin Cowherd. Notice this confirms he is not a journalist, but a controversy creator. The tabloid editorial sect of sports news if you will.
Sporadic 610 media continued to push the Herman leaving subject and it all came to a head when one of the 610 guys tweeted an article about what schools herman WILL leave for while tagging Tom Herman and using his recruiting hashtag “#htowntakeover” in the tweet. Whether they are willing to recognize it or not, that is absolutely a direct shot at UH recruiting efforts and CTH’s credibility as the UH coach.
Herman ended his relationship with 610 entirely.
610’s afternoon producer resorts to name calling in a tweet (something about CTH being a petulant child and a “b”).
Bridges burned until 610 apologizes completely, which will never happen.
610 goes on a relative UH news freeze as evidenced by their nearly complete lack of UH interest on Twitter compared to other stations ( I’ve stopped listening to their shows, so I couldn’t tell you what that looks like). Pendergast is on an island as he seems to be the only one recognizing the value of a UH and CTH relationship.
In summary, 610 decided they could be disrespectfully aggressive with CTH, because college ball is just a part of Houston sports and historically stations could get away with this, because we didn’t pull a lot of weight. CTH decided he could be aggressive with 610 because they are just a part of the many media outlets in Houston and he knows UH football is becoming a commodity.
You are making a mistake giving Nick or John credit because all they wanted to do was create controversy integrity be damned. I get that Houston radio can be thin some hours. Personally, I cannot stomach the Charlie Pallilo formula of sports trivia plus Charlie hyperbole followed by Charlie reasoning against his own hyperbole with intermittent mention of how Houston is not a baseball town. That is why we have podcasts, iheartradio, and many many other ways to get entertainment while in the car.