So here's a fun bit of news for those of you looking for something to listen to in your cubicles this afternoon. At 3 p.m. ET, Chris Mooney is taking over the Richmond, Va. airwaves.
The Richmond coach is a frequent guest on Richmond affiliate ESPN 950's "Hardly Working" program, which airs from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET on weekdays. Today, per a release from the school that hit the inbox Tuesday morning, Mooney will be sitting alongside co-host (and Richmond alum) Matt Smith for the full three hours.
This isn't exactly breaking news, but I'll be tuning in, and here's why: Mooney is one of the most intelligent and reasonable coaches in college hoops, and it will be interesting to hear him discuss Richmond's run to the Sweet Sixteen, his decision to stay at the school despite myriad offers to coach elsewhere, and, frankly, anything else that enters the drive-time radio's purview. Overwrought discussion on LeBron James? NFL lockout freak-outs? Draft insight? People screaming at each other about the Chicago Cubs? That's what I usually get on sports talk radio; I want to see if Mooney can handle the pressure.
But first, he needs a silly nickname. How about "The Moon?" You're listening to "Hardly Working" with "Matt and The Moon!" [Insert zany sound effect here.] Hey, you know, that just might work.