Whitt's End: 1.28.11
*Sure the Mavs have won three in a row, but they've beaten no one -- Nets, Clippers and Rockets -- and when you blow a 25-point home lead to Houston and have to be bailed out by J.J. Barea, things aren't good.
*Let's not shed too many tears for the Rangers' Michael Young. Yes, his role is being diminished with each passing transaction, but he'll make $16 million each of the next three years. For that kind of cash, I'd take a demotion to Wilonsky's blog boy.
*What does Miles Austin going to the Pro Bowl mean? It means the Pro Bowl is farcical, that's what it means.
*I take no joy in the fact that The Ticket had one of its worst ratings periods in a long time over the holidays. Why? Because -- nope, I won't run from bad news -- Greggo and I somehow slumped in December and are clearly No. 3 in the afternoon sports talk radio race. In Men 25-54 in December The Ticket drew a 4.3, followed by ESPN at 3.0 and 105.3 The Fan at 2.9. As I've said before, I ain't good on radio. But the good news is I just signed a new contract that gives me plenty of time to get better.
*Was at the Dallas Convention Center yesterday afternoon when the NFL Experience opened for business. Saw Drew Pearson, in delicate white gloves, usher in the $25,000 Lombardi Trophy. What? He almost dropped it?!
*Last weekend Jason and Brill Garrett had company when they went to dinner at this restaurant on Oak Lawn: A couple named Tony Romo and Candice Crawford.
*Don't understand all this fawning over the stories about Troy Aikman on HBO's Real Sports and in D Magazine. I've seen a couple of Tweets saying the stories "nailed it" on the real Aikman. Really? How do you do an in-depth story on a guy and miss the part about his impending divorce? Some of you will remember back in November when I remarked that something seemed fishy about Aikman. Now you know.
*At the NFL Experience I saw mayors Mike Moncrief (Fort Worth), Robert Cluck (Arlington) and Tom Leppert (Dallas). Moncrief and Cluck strolled around with their wives while Leppert had a posse that must've been at least six guys in suits.
*ESPN's Erin Andrews rips TCU's Nike cleats days before she signs a deal with Reebok. Conflict of interest or just an excuse for all of us to think about her wearing nothing but shoes?
*Do we think a 6-foot-2, 250-pound, 35-year-old generic white dude can kick off his dress shoes and run a 4.86 40-yard dash? Saw that at the NFL Experience, but not sure I believe it.