Were we wrong?
The corpse of Erik Logan is now well and truly cold. Half buried in Brazil, the former World Surf League Chief Executive’s rotting flesh, bleaching bones have never been properly put to rest. The World Surf League’s tart official statement “Erik Logan is no longer with the company” the only epitaph.
His time holding professional surfing’s reins were mostly marked with weird. He pushed himself front and center, unlike his predecessors Paul Speaker and Sophie Goldschmidt, documenting his “personable” style. Logan breathed Jack Robinson’s air, he wore Filipe Toledo’s skin he, allegedly, told the beloved Santa Barbara surfer Conner Coffin “I will ruin you.”
Mostly, though, he spewed corporate gobbledygook. Whether excoriating Brazilian champions or simply opening his mouth, Logan had a rare gift for pure emptiness.
“Haters,” are therefore understandably, shocked today after the release of a video from former shock radio jock Gregg “Opie” Hughes describing how Logan saved his bawdy show from corporate explosion.
Opie and Anthony, which once rivaled Howard Stern for kings of the airwaves, got into some real hot trouble after a particularly “dangerous” segment. While the suits wanted them fired, the show off the air, our ELo swung in to save the day.
Hughes discusses in detail:
Now, the questions, however uncomfortable, must be floated.
Did we get the Oklahoman with a magical wetsuit of armor all wrong?
Was he actually our champion, ready to take it to professional surfing’s billionaire owner Dirk Ziff for us little rabble-rousers?
JP Currie, do you have a sneaking bit of guilt haunting your corners?
Well, whatever the case, we are left with Chief of Sport Jessi Miley-Dyer, though, to be fair, I think she is really clueless.
Or is she?
More as the story develops.
But, quickly, while you are still here. What happened to Howard Stern? Why he so pusillanimous?