Whitt's End: 1.21.11

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Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End:

*So the Dallas Cowboys hire loquacious, bombastic, entertaining new defensive coordinator Rob Ryan not with a press conference but only a press release? That's like hiring Ricky Gervais to emcee the Golden Globes and then not giving him a microphone. Maybe it's true that football-football-football only head coach Jason Garrett is wielding unprecedented power at Valley Ranch these days.

*Speaking of football, just when the debate was cooling down over Tony Romo playing golf apparently he's playing ... basketball. Says he's being careful, but taking part in pick-up games at Plano's expansive Prestonwood Baptist Church. And after he's done playing on a Thursday night what does Romo do? Call Arnie Spanier on 105.3 The Fan of course.

*When your Texas Rangers hold their annual awards banquet out at the Gaylord Texan, manager Ron Washington, who was honored as the best manager in baseball by the Boston writers, is in for a big surprise. Don't wanna give too much away, but he's going to get something back that he lost during Hurricane Katrina. Stay tuned.

*I was fearful that the victory over the Lakers was one of those hot shooting nights for the Mavs rather than a light-bulb-it's-all-fixed game. And, sure enough, against the Bulls last night they were back to blah, disinterested, walk-it-up basketball. And we're to believe that Peja Stojakovic is the answer? Dude can shoot and he used to kill the Mavs while with those great Sacramento Kings teams, but this isn't 2003.

*Hey look, the Dallas Stars are winning. Next thing you know they'll again be popular. Or at least noticed.

*Hot.

*Not.

*My favorite thing about all those Real Housewives of (Fill In The City) reality shows is ...

*On the expansive list of things I don't understand in life, how is it again that wheels on a car rolling forward appear to going backward?

*Most of the early NFL mock drafts -- including Mel Kiper's -- have the Cowboys taking Nebraska cornerback Prince Amukamara at No. 9. I watched Nebraska-Oklahoma State this year and either Prince is average or else Cowboys receiver Justin Blackmon is indeed the second coming of Terrell Owens. It was a mismatch.

*A group called Mercy for Animals is trying to shut down Catfish Corner, a stocked fishing pond out in the middle of nowhere between Mesquite and Sunnyvale. The charges? Seems the place cleans and then filets the fish while they're still alive. And? 1. Do fish have feelings? 2. It would be difficult to strap a flopping fish into a tiny electric chair.

*Packers over Bears. Steelers over Jets. Don't want either to happen, but I believe both will.


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Anthonyburris
Anthonyburris

Not looking through all the response but if you would know what you are talking about... the Cowboys will have a press conference after all the coaches are hired

Ray Dio
Ray Dio

@marky mark,

bruce gilbert was so eager to leave little dan snyder that he took a gig with a limited budget, a whiteflag morning show, & no big market talent. knowing full well that there hasnt been a market with 3 successful sportsradio stations. working for dan snyder is just that bad.

cheapold geezer
cheapold geezer

What is all this blog crap about The Fan and The Ticket. Who listens to radio anymore? Just the lamers i guess.

Ray Dio
Ray Dio

@ sports talker & scruffy

u need to go back and listen to bob and donnie when dan is on vacation. dan IS that show. he does the show prep. he was a successful 1 man show for more many stations on his ascent to the ticket. u may not like his accent or attitude or anything, but the bottomline is that dude comes prepared and brings it everyday.

Richie's Mailman
Richie's Mailman

You can't cut the head off of a catfish before you clean it. Those fuckers have thick skin and you need to grasp the head some way to have enough leverage to pull the skin off. Personally, I used to drive a 16 penny nail through the skull and nail it to a 2 x 4 before skinning. I have a humane side, though. I'd hit it in the head with a hammer first to ring its bell so it wouldn't know it was getting a nail driven through its head.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

Screenless today had more good calls in a 10 minute segment than The Fan has ever taken since ints inception. Not only are the hosts better, the tickets callers are smarter and more funny

Dan Bloodcock
Dan Bloodcock

@ scruffy,

bro, comparing richie to sturm is like comparing day to night.bob is 6'4" religious and dedicated to his profession; richie is 5'3" atheist and a lazy plagiarist

by the way: worst whitts end ever.

just thinkin'
just thinkin'

Why wouldn't a fish feel anything? Did a quick google search and all said yes. A plant yes but any breathing living creature I would assume would have feelings of pain if hurt.

As someone else said, no reason they can't cut (no pun intended) down on the pain and kill them instantly before boiling. Seems needlessly cruel.

Mishon
Mishon

I guess Richie flip flopped his game picks. Now he is on the radio saying he thinks the Bears are going to win. What the What? I guess this way, he can say that he wasn't wrong?

ThongNCheese
ThongNCheese

Richie getting a new roommate...doesn't that go against the Fan's pledge to "suck less".

Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett

Hey fellers!

I found Richie and his roommate!!! http://on.fb.me/dT24YX

All things being square, I;m just messing with ya little boy Richie. You don't read these anyhoo.

East Texas P1
East Texas P1

Saw a pic in the DMN about the group Mercy for Animals. One guy was standing at the lecturn and only 3-4 people in seats in some hotel conference room. Laughable. These people need to do something else.

Richie's New Boymate
Richie's New Boymate

Come on guys, Richie isn't gay but I am!

Richie's ass is as sweet as maple syrup, yum!

Mishon
Mishon

I am fine with the Cowboys not having a press conference to introduce Ryan. He will have plenty of time to get to know and answer questions from our suck ass media members. No need to shove Jean-Jacques and Steve Dennis down his throat on his first day. Also, I do believe you used the Ricky Gervais analogy on the radio. Couldn’t you have thought of a new one, like…That’s like putting the Hammer on the Fan and then not pairing him with a good partner. Oh wait....that really happened. Just messing with you Whitt.

Tony Romo really is a huge douche. Just the way he talks annoys me. He didn’t want to give his birthday out on the radio for everyone to hear? Has he not ever heard of a thing called Wikipedia? He also acted like he had never heard Arnie's show before...I guess it really is true when they say that celebrities are just like the rest of us.

There is a Boston Baseball Writers of America Association?

The Stars could win 10 Stanley Cups in a row and I still wouldn’t care about them, but I am glad there are people who do. I am just not a fan of hockey at all.

I would be stoked if the Cowboys got Prince, but he may not be a flashy enough pick for Jerry to draft in the first round.

If you are taking the Pack and Steelers, I will have to take the Bears and Jets. I have still not gotten over your Super Bowl and World Series picks yet.

I feel underwhelmed with what the Rangers did in this hot stove league, but I am going to trust that the new ownership knows what they are doing. (for now)

I remember when Greggo said on the radio that he lets his dogs eat off his plate. So disgusting. I love my dogs, but not that much.

You really do seem a little old to have a roommate, but from what you say, it doesn’t seem like you are home much, so saving a little money on your mortgage is not a bad thing.

Chris
Chris

You need to come watch the AFC Championship Game @ Stadium Cafe in Addison. Huge Jets Watching party

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

#1: Davey is a genius, especially for a ghost..who woulda thunk that Heaven shows crappy sitcoms from the 80's about RW types.#2: when the Rangers bowed out of the Clee bidding, there was no way to get better this off season..wait for the trade deadline. #3: is Peja better than Caron with a blowout..I'd venture a guess that would be affirmative.#4: Welp, I guess Romo is the Fails 17th listener..congrats #5: RW has more roomates than Octomom, this just in..45-ish yo men with guy roomates would be an easy Gay/Not Gay for the boys on the real sports station.#6: Continue making love to that chicken RW.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Scattershooting wondering whatever happened to Burrito Jimmy.

Working last to first because I can.

Sturm will be glued into the games at home with a notepad, DVR, and laptop. You'll be at a cabaret. Okie dokie. I won't be expecting much in the way of insight Monday over here. And gagree that you're way too old to have a roomie. Drive time not pay so well? Get payed by the rating point?

Real Housewives has always only been good for The Soup fodder.

Carl Pavano is now the answer? You didn't want Greinke. Make up your frigging mind.

Fountain lady at the mall would be suing over the fact security taped the footage and posted it. It's her own fault it happened, but kinda douchey to post the video like that. Does it help her to be in the news for being the woman suing for being a dumbass in the first place? Nope, but what would actually be the lawsuit has a hint of merit.

I'm pretty sure catfish can't feel pain. But I don't understand why the head can't get lopped off first before filleting.

Mock draft talk is such a beating. Is there anyone in ESPN NFL coverage more overrated than Kiper? John Clayton comes close.

Nobody has claimed Peja is an answer. He's a piece. The team has much bigger issues than that, but Peja can't hurt one bit.

Further proof Romo is a tool.

I applaud the Cowboys for not calling a boring-ass press conference for once. He's a coordinator, he doesn't need Little Ball of Hate trying to ask questions.

Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett

Davy's turn:

* I was a great public speaker. Hell, I even wore my buckskins on the floor of Congress once for a speech. Also, never forget "You may all go to hell, and I will go to Texas." Maybe I should apply for emcee jobs?

* I ain't never broke a collar bone, but I have a hunch that that simply sleeping on your side would hurt like the dickens. Tony Romo's got a lot of gall doing anything with a healed broken bone!

* This moving forward but look like their going in reverse? Ain't that the opposite of your career?

* Let the experts worry about the draft. You continue doing whatever it is you do.

* Do fish have feelings? I ain't never seen anybody so shit all stupid as you. Or was that one of them rhetorical question?

* New roommate? Ain't you a freckle too old for a roommate? This is life, son. Not Bosom Buddies, Friends, Perfect Strangers, et al.

MarkyMark
MarkyMark

RW says he's the saviour, how long has he been there? the whole station is a joke, they can't touch the little ticket.

Balonpie
Balonpie

Agreed not only is Dan well prepared, but he is also integral to the show in other ways. He's the brake to Bob's throtle. With out Dan Bob would just go on and on and on and on ....

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

I don't think that Dan "is" the show, but he damn sure holds up his half...I consider Donnie Do to be the whipped cream and cherry ..I do love D.D. Especially at the barber shop and during Bhm.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

I knew a fisherman would get on here before long..you don't cut the head off first because how would you skin it? Bunch of Jackwagons

Ray D. O
Ray D. O

did you hear Dan during the American Idol judges segment?when comparing simon cowell to steven tyler as judges, he basically compared it to dumb PD's for hiring writers or athletes thinking they could do good radio. he mentioned the whole failed david lee roth experience (cbs radio).he went on to say that THAT is why the ticket is King and all the rest have failed and will continue to fail.

and you're right about screenless.

just thinkin'
just thinkin'

I see your way of thinking but object to religion=intelligence. You can be secular and still be intelligent just as a religious person can be. Also, I've noticed commenters keep calling Richie atheist although he's never declared that. Agnostic does not equal atheist, but in the mind of those who are comfortably assured of the knowledge to the universe's mysteries, anything not religious means atheist. It is akin to an atheist calling a believer an idiot for believing in something they cannot prove. Which I think is pretty smug and unfair as well.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Ah, I'm pretty sure I've seen a worse one, but I don't feel like doing through them all to judge.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

How do you think a fish is cooked sir? Pull em out of the water and throw them in a pan? There is a little thing that happens in between..called cleaning (much messier than it sounds, and catfish have to be skinned too..like fuzzy bunny rabbits and cows..)

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

When an animal has a brain the size of Richie's wit they haven't necessarily developed the ability to feel pain. But, if they can feel a little something, might as well lop the head off and not risk it. The lobster you stuff in a pot isn't going to feel its temperature rise, and that bird really doesn't give a tweet that all us humans are freezing our asses off. But if you're going to dispatch an animal for food personally, at least turn them from animal to supper honorably.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

On a side note to piggyback on this post....his ex is looking pretty good in that see thru black shirt. wtw?

Davek
Davek

Wikipedia's entry for Tony Romo could be wrong. After all, Richie's Wikipedia bio is just libelous.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

I can see that. You can die from a bite from a human easier than a bite from a dog because of that.

Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett

I do believe Sturm tweeted that he was actually going to the Pack/Bears game. Also, with the lady in the fountain. She said in an interview that she was hoping nobody saw it happen. Yet she wants people to help her? Please.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Good job. I full endorse this post as having the same view of each point. wtg Scruffy.

ThongNCheese
ThongNCheese

* This moving forward but look like their going in reverse? Ain't that the opposite of your career?

Brilliant.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

How many collarbones did you break fighting indians?

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

I heard it, and while it seemed aimed more directly at Galloway, it did apply to one RW also. The amusing part indeed is that Dan is the station weak link and the show would be just fine with Bob and Donnie Do.

sports talker
sports talker

I do not disagree that The Ticket is King and we're damn lucky to have it, but should Dan really be mouthing off like that? Wasn't Bruce Gilbert the one who hand picked him to join with Bob for a show after the Ticket was already a wildly successful station? Dan is not on the Ticket for sports knowledge and comes off as crabby and bitchy most of the time. He should probabably be damned thankful he's not in Cleveland spareing it up on the airwaves and has a successful station with a loyal fanbase he was brought into.

just thinkin'
just thinkin'

I gagree. Does that make us wimpy non men? Perhaps Davy Crockett should chime in.

Rooster
Rooster

Maybe, but this line couldn't possibly be more dead on:

"Whitt's shtick on the air is that of a grumpy curmudgeon. Frequent targets of his insults include Dallas Cowboys coach Wade Phillips, former Texas Rangers owner Tom Hicks, Tim Tebow, overweight women, devout Christians, and his radio audience. His shtick is also to attempt to shock jock topics by taking the opposite stance on the obvious, but being a radio rookie he's not very good at it."

Mishon
Mishon

Just checked out Whitt's Wiki...looks like Burritto Jimmy got his hands on it.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

You are correct sir. I even listened to their segment where he broke that news and I forgot. Betcha Sturm takes notes in the cold and ends up with a much better breakdown than we'll get here. Richie's breakdown will be of a stripper's stretchmarks and a top 10 of skeevy dudes at da club.

Davek
Davek

I hate to encourage that guy, but that was probably the best zinger I've seen here in quite some time.

Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett

Santa Anna said No Quarter for those who surrendered. Susannah Dickenson saw my body after she was escorted out of the chapel. Hell yes I held my own. Hell yes I beat the tar out some of the Mexican troops. And hell yes I buried my knife in the back of one of them. Now, was I captured and executed? Alls I'll say is this: The Daughters of the Republic of Texas placed a plaque in the ground where Susannah Dickenson saw my body near the chapel. If you look at the chapel right by that plaque, you'll find about 20 bullet holes in the wall. I'll let you draw yer own conclusion.

Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett

Truth be told, I hated fighting. I was proud that I served in the Creek War, but I hated the bloodshed. Also, I was never in close hand to hand combat. My amazing marksmanship made it so I was more or less a sniper. Did you know in the Creek War we burned a building that had Indians in it? The heat from the fire and the grease from them Indians cooked potaters that were stored in the building. We ate them until we nearly puked, given rations were low. That's why when the pass the taters at dinner, I pass them right back.

MarkyMark
MarkyMark

When is Gilbert going to hand pick good radio hosts for 105.3?

But you are correct Sir, Dan did catch lightning in a bottle, he only has been at the Ticket 11 years.

Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett

If them critters have a nervous system, they feel pain. Also, yes - cut the head off a fish first. It limits the floppin' they do while you fillet them. Haven't you ever caught a catfish? They have some mighty sharp barbs that will pierce skin.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Great line about celebs, and your above comment made me laugh harder.

hazmatuniform
hazmatuniform

only 3 of the 10? come on Scruffy, you're getting soft on ol' Richie.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

You realize a BBW is still a woman, right? Go back to calling Sybil and telling her how great a job she does. It's a lie but at least you're trying. I look forward to your list. But like a Richie list, I imagine 3 of the 10 will be filler.

Scruffy's BBW
Scruffy's BBW

Yeah, like there's nothing more fascinating than reading one of Sturm's 10,000 word blogs on Cover 2. I'll take a top 10 list any day. Like The Top Ten Reasons Scruffy Is Sexually Confused.

Rooster
Rooster

I don't know. I kind of dig the Davy Crockett humor....

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Well apparently you were good enough in hand to hand combat at the Alamo. Some say there were 10 mexican dead around your body with your knife buried in one of them. Or did you surrender and were executed? Can you set this story straight?

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