Whitt's End: 1.7.11

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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:

*If Bill Parcells fit too snug and Wade Phillips was a size too loose, Jason Garrett fits juuuuust right.

*Maybe I'm naive and gullible and biased in favor of Garrett, but until otherwise I'm going to believe owner Jerry Jones when he says the new coach has real power. You?

*All you folks who call Dirk Nowitzki soft and overrated, just look what happens when he's gone. The Mavs are 2-4 since he sprained his knee. Sans the best player in the history of the franchise, Dallas would struggle to make the playoffs.

*Andrew Luck looked like an NFL-ready star quarterback in the Orange Bowl. Despite assuredly being the No. 1 pick in the April draft, he decided to stay in school. I can't fathom having the option - much less the maturity - to pass up a guaranteed $50 million. If the NFL institutes a new rookie salary cap in its collective bargaining agreement, Luck may regret this universally lauded move.

*So a publishing company has edited the n-word (changed 219 times to slave) out of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. I read it in junior high and I acknowledge that it's a classic. But, unfortunately, to stay relevant and stay read the book needs to be politically correct. Think of all the songs you never would have heard if not for a "radio edit" version. In fact, Cee-Lo's "Fuck You" is up for a Grammy this year. That is, the edited version.

*In case you haven't noticed I'm a naturally obsessive skeptic. When it comes to golden-throated homeless dude Ted Williams, something's fishy. A guy stands on a corner in Dallas with those pipes and a "God-given voice" sign and I guaroontee Fox4 has him on the news by sundown. What took so long for him to be "discovered"? And we're supposed to believe that the video was shot and uploaded last week in Ohio. Really? Green grass in Ohio in January? Pretty sure that intersection is covered in snow. But go ahead, embrace the fairy tale while you enjoy the gifts that Santa (wink) brought you. And while you're at it, take a second to ponder the out-of-work radio deejays who haven't been arrested 12 times. Who haven't turned to drugs and robbery, but instead have taken jobs as waiters in an effort to make ends meet and stay off the streets. Pretty sure they'd enjoy some voice-over work. But nooooo, let's fling fame and fortune on this dude. I just don't get it.

*A-ha, so that's what Greggo spends his money on. Touche.

*Hot.

*Not.

*Went on a date this week and took the girl to a steak n' wine dinner. Nothing too fancy, but nice. As I'm paying the bill she catches my eye and says "Come back to my place and let's ..."

*Smart move by the Texas Rangers re-signing David Murphy. To me he's the most underrated Ranger. And don't think Josh Hamilton isn't happy this week. He sees Adrian Beltre get $80, possibly $96 million and is licking his chops at upcoming contract negotiations.  

*Cowboys' biggest needs in the draft/free agency: 1. Safety. 2. Offensive line.

*Tell me, is there one person in America who actually thinks those Coors Light fake press conference commercials are funny? Out-of-place audio can be entertaining. It's not the idea, it's the execution. As a guy who likes to laugh -- and even more as a journalist -- I'm offended. Been at this for 25 years in this market and, no, you don't get to waltz into a post-game NFL interview room with an open beer. Unless you're Randy Galloway.

*Saw Little Fockers over the holidays. Very very meh. Looking forward to The Rite. Exactly the type of light-hearted, feel-good flick that yanks me to the theater.

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bruce
bruce

Richie Whitt is the kinda guy that goes to the movies to see "Little Fockers'.

MickeyG
MickeyG

The next thing you know we will have to replace "beget, begat and begetting " in the Bible with "generate, generated and generating" as in Richie's date saying "Let's go back to my place and generate".

Sports Panties
Sports Panties

Anyone seen the latest ratings? The Ticket still dominates. How's that new time slot working out for you and the Husky Hugger? Bye bye....

Bliz8206
Bliz8206

Richie love your stuff man. With out RAGE and Newy I wouldnt listen to the fan.. I want to shove needles in my eyes listenin to Josh and Elf..

Just Me
Just Me

If the NFL institutes a new rookie salary cap in its collective bargaining agreement it will affect players taken in this year's draft as well. So Luck will face a rookie cap no matter which year he comes out.

Jeremy London
Jeremy London

*Went on a date this week and took the girl to a steak n' wine dinner. Nothing too fancy, but nice. As I'm paying the bill she catches my eye and says "How can you afford Golden Corral and a hooker on your salary?"

DJ in rockwall
DJ in rockwall

I do not understand the mindset of you RW haters.Are you jealous? Resentful? Has he done something to you in the past?Seems to me that if you don't like to read what he writes here or hear what he says on the Fan - the logical thing would be go elsewhere.Is your only pleasure in life attacking someone whom I presume you do not know personally?

Harry Born
Harry Born

awww, poor wittle wichie can dish it, but he cant take it?pay attn to his show and what he USED to write on this here blow, assmunch, and u will see the crotch-kicking is well deserved!

and this just in:if u think their december #s were bad, ...STAY TUNED

Rooster
Rooster

It's all schtick. Kicking RW in the nuts is sport on this blog.

Harry Born
Harry Born

105.3 the Fail's december #s were an atrocious 1.9. they lost 350,000 listeners.couple that with no rangers baseball this yr and they are in some serious trouble. i hope their crew parties it up for the superbowl as that is no doubt their "last supper" before simulcasting KRLD-AM 1080.

Oak Lawn Shawn
Oak Lawn Shawn

"*Went on a date this week and took the girl to a steak n' wine dinner. Nothing too fancy, but nice. As I'm paying the bill she catches my eye and says "Come back to my place and let's ..."

its 2011 & this is dallas.no need to fake being straight, homey

Davek
Davek

Man if I was any agyer I'd be richie whitt. This shit is so fucking gay.

If you drink from the fount of jason garrett's hose any more youy will not be able to wipe off the milk mustache before going to work.

Nice rigging of the dirk argument, also. Butler and roddy b are also out, which you ignore, plus no one has ever said dirk couldn,t get it done in the regular season. Tell us, ass clown, how many non-defenders have led their team to a title in the modern era?

Another point, dim-Whitt, Luck's decision to return to college isn't meeting with universal praise. Mike Golic and several others are against his move, half-Whitt.

Huck Finn compared to Fuck You? In related news, Richie might be the most successful retarded gay midget ever.

Good point about the homeless guy with the golden throat. Guys that do drugs, get arrested, and alienate everyone shouldn't be on the air. Greggo?

Interesting "Not" picture. I don't guess I usually look at baby pictures and wonder about their sex appeal. Maybe you should go have a seat next to Chris Hanson.

"Come back to my place and let's...check your height. You must be over 5-8 to ride. Sorry, stumpy."

55 points isn't the most ever by two short guys. In a 1980 high school game wilmer-hutchins 5-6 guard spud webb scored 54 on duncanville guard 5-6 richie whitt, who scored 2, making the record 56.

And roberto alomar thanks you for keeping his secret all those years. He said no one could put away sauasage like you, and he was afraid you scream so loud that the neighbors would rush in and hed be outed.

That's it. I'm dave K. I like trolling, cooking, cleaning, and getting wedding cake smeared all over my face and all in my asshole.

Sam_Merten
Sam_Merten

*Now that he's accepted yet another involuntary position change -- this one a diminished role to DH -- might the Rangers' Michael Young go down as the best teammate in the history of Dallas/Fort Worth sports?

Not sure why everyone is forgetting that Young demanded a trade when asked to move for Andrus and only rescinded it when it became clear no one wanted him and his hefty salary. Plus, the guy makes $16 million a year. He's suddenly the best teammate because he expressed his desire not to switch to DH and then finally said it was OK? I don't get it. At all.

Ghost of scott
Ghost of scott

I wish Richie would actually join in on the back and forth like Sam does.

MarkyMark
MarkyMark

Are you kidding? Richie is a BIG radio star now.

sports graffiti
sports graffiti

gagreed Sam dishes it out and backs it up. His replies are a welcome sight, whereas it seems like Greggo, from on-air mentions, reads Sportatorium comments more than Richie lately.

Rooster
Rooster

Do you really?

Ghost of scott
Ghost of scott

Kinda. Not that any of us do anything but kick each other in the nuts, but Sam made a good point. I'd like to see RW's response to it. I'd really like him to explain having a baby for the "Not", too.

sports graffiti
sports graffiti

Hot! Ouch! Merten with the HSO! Come on, you expect Richie to remember something that happened more than two days ago?

To be fair, Michael did rescind any trade demands quickly after the stern backlash from fans. And he just won a Gold Glove at short, albeit the defensive metric folks felt it unwarranted. He's still a good guy and great clubhouse guy, but yeah, this was a weird moment in his time with the Rangers. Who would be the best teammate in DFW history? Jim Jackson and Jason Kidd for sharing Toni Braxton?

kergo
kergo

Editing Mark Twian's work is a bad deal.......50 years from now folks will look back and see how prevalant the word is in todays society and say "they edited what, why?". It 's a period piece, and it shows the madness of racial inequality. I wish Americans could rationally think, but sadly we are too consumed with silly censorship and stupid vidja games. And we can't show someone's bum on tv either, even though every 14 year old boy has access to the most rancid, vile porn ever. WE ARE FAILING AS A SOCIETY. Here's some tips:

-watch your kids-spend some time with the kids-explain the classics to kids so they understand the context of great novels-make them shut off the tv and walk on the greenbelt-don't let the school system raise your kids-yup, it takes work, but the payoff is fantastic!

ps-Now lets work on the debt that is threatening to make us a third world entity.

Barry Horny
Barry Horny

The ratings are in for the final book of 2010 and they don't look much different from the first 11. The December numbers, which cover Nov. 11 thru Dec. 8, show The Ticket leading the sports talk pack with ESPN 103.3 second and 105.3 The Fan third.

In the men 25-54 on weekdays, the most important demographic of all, The Ticket was first across the entire radio dial with a 7.8 share from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. ESPN (3.3) was tied for 11th and The Fan (2.8) was tied for 14th.

Put another way, The Ticket easily topped the combined shares of its two competitors.

The Ticket won every hour from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Fan finished second from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with ESPN No. 2 the remaining nine hours.

In Josh Lewin's first full ratings period on the The Fan, the 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. show he now shares with Mark Elfenbein topped ESPN's Ben and Skin in their two hours of head-to-head competition. Meanwhile, in their first full month riding afternoon drive, The Fan's Richie Whitt and Greg Williams were No. 3 behind the Ticket's Hardline and ESPN's Galloway and Company from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Dollar Dog
Dollar Dog

Yea, Murphy is a fan favorite and great great for this club. The only issue is if he and/or Moreland struggles against LHP then you gotta scramble to come up with proven right handed bats to fill the gaps in the lineup.

Old News
Old News

Houston Stratford's Luck is the son of ex-Oiler backup QB Oliver Luck so he is probably basing his decision on sufficient input.

BC
BC

If Jerry keeps the power for the draft, the Cowboys are still in trouble. 2009 showed that the o-line and the safeties were bad but he did not address either in the 2010 draft. The 2009 draft was an incredible waste - players from that draft should be contributing a lot but very few are left from that bunch. Jerry sucks at evaluating, drafting, and trading.

Rooster
Rooster

And in other news, the Stars have acquired Jamie Langenbrunner. Letting him go was quite possibly one of the worst trades in Stars history.

I hope he has something left.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Meh. You should know better than talking hockey or MMA fighting on this blog.

Rooster
Rooster

I know. I realize I'm one of the 5 people remaining in this town that still care about the Stars, but I just couldn't help myself.

Sweetsweet
Sweetsweet

Sweet Jesus, RW equating Mark Twain to Cee-Lo.

SacknPack Clerk
SacknPack Clerk

He's just explaining how Huck Finn can stay relevant. Maybe that Shakespeare dude should heed his advice also. I'm thinking that all of the great books of western thought should be revamped and repackaged on Glee along these same lines.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Just get on your knees and suck Garrett off already.

How smart is Luck really? His value will never be higher. Changes are coming for rookie wages. You cash in now. Stanford should kick him out for being dumb. What did I learn in college economics? Present values.

So do you want your words edited down the line? Samuel Clemens would kick your ass, as he should. You don't sugarcoat the past like that and you don't edit a dead genius's work.

The Fail has done more than their fair share of employing unworthy radio types. Dude's already better than Salisbury, black Greg, Gregggg, and Barsky ever were. Or any of the chicks.

Agree on the Coors Light commercials. The cleverness peaked at 2 of them. After like 15? Not so much. Also hate their radio spot with the words over the Sunday Night Football theme. Mega irritating.

Animal kills happen. The fish in Arkansas were all one species. Birds are usually stupid and instinctual in large groups. The oil spill? Are you serious? There's bacteria that thrive on oil. Life adapts or life goes kaput. It's called evolution. Just because the Pope says God was behind the Big Bang doesn't mean shit just doesn't happen. And it's the story du jour--it's only getting attention now but has happened for millions of years.

Someone comes up with, writes, and approves those stupid Fail promos too. It's not just a big business thing, marketing all over the place can be dumb.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

RW, thanks for completing your dinner date story. I was on the edge of my seat for a second.

Golden voice guy... I'm skeptical as well, but no more skeptical than usual. Apparently these jobs these companies gave them were just out there already? And some company wants to fly him to Hawaii to do radio? Eesh. I don't fault the guy for his good fortune, now make something of it. The guy hadn't seen his mom in 10 years. WTW? I'd rather sleep on my mom's couch then under a tarp. Aren't some of his kids older? Guess the guy burned plenty of bridges, it's too feel-goody to me.

Rooster
Rooster

Garrett - different day, differerent puppet. And for the love of god, please remove your lips from Jason Garrett's ass.

Censorship - since when did guys in the press become adverse to freedom of speech?

Golden throat guy - is that kind of like passing up out-of-work radio deejays to fling fame and fortune on a newspaper guy?

Coors light commercials - yes, those of us who couldn't give two shits what you guys get to bring into press conferences think its funny.

Ghost of scott
Ghost of scott

You're leaving out the part where your "date" put you in her kids high chair so that you could see the table and help with the puzzle.

David Swinney
David Swinney

In an interview posted yesterday on the Columbus Dispatch website, the reporter who videotaped Ted Williams admitted that he recorded the interview about six weeks ago and just sat on it because of the holidays. Monday of this week was a slow news day, he posted it, it got copied to YouTube, and the rest is history.

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