Whitt's End: 2.18.11

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

*Coming to you today live from the Daytona 500. Literally. I awoke this morn -- as did hundreds of thousands of NASCAR fans -- to the public address blaring first, at precisely 6 a.m. "Welcome race fans!" followed by the National Anthem. It's a combo of the speakers being really loud and our hotel being really close. Just beyond turn 2, in fact. Very cool.

*Hard to believe that at the All-Star break the Mavericks are one of four NBA teams with 40+ wins. The Spurs, Celtics and Heat, yeah. But Dallas? The same outfit that lost Caron Butler for the season and Dirk Nowitzki for nine games and that lost six in a row? What it means is that when the Mavs have been healthy, they've been really good. With Nowitzki in the lineup Dallas is 38-9; without him 2-7. If that doesn't define MVP, I don't know what does.

*How's that for a first impression? New Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan met the media yesterday at Valley Ranch and it took him two questions -- two -- to drop his first eff-bomb. He also talked about what a great coach he was, that the Cowboys were surely going to win and that his cornerbacks better be accurate tacklers because there is no room on his defense for "cowards." Wow. Wonder if Mike Jenkins got the message as loud and clear as we did?

*I'll admit it, I'm more concerned about Brandon Webb on the mound this Rangers' spring training than I am Michael Young on the trading block.

*Prepare to call me a douche again, but this week I underwent a hair transplant surgery - using my own hair. I know, guys that actually give a damn what they look like are somehow gay, but if there's a simple way to erase my receding hairline and fill in my bald spot I'm gonna do it. (Won't know if it worked or not until six months but, for now, I'm walking around with the haircut of Duke's Bobby Hurley.) Same as I attempt to keep off the love handles by working out. I know nature and old age are going to win the fight, but engaging in the battles at least keeps it interesting. I know I'm in the minority because every day in every direction you see guys who have just surrendered.

*Hot.

*Not.

*When I see Albert Pujols report for St. Louis Cardinals spring training, I immediately have one thought: Can't he find anyone to help him carry all those boxes?

*There was this guy at the airport last night listening to the music on his headphones so loud that anyone within 20 feet could hear it. Why? The damn fool had no foam on his earpieces, just exposed, hard plastic. Don't know which bothered me more: The fact the music was Neil Young or the fact that the guy was my traveling partner, Greggo.

*I don't know why but this year I'm itching for RPI and on-the-bubble talk and, yes, even Dick Vitale. Bring on March. And its Madness.

*As for the agreed mediation between NFL owners and players, not surprising. As I've said before, we may miss some OTAs and there will be some ugly rhetoric, but come Labor Day we'll be getting ready for football. At this point the pie is just too big not to find a way to slice it.

*Funny how sports -- and life, really -- works. Now we get all these breathless updates on each and every Tiger Woods shot and I'm starting to feel sorry for the guy. Next thing you know I'll be pulling for him to finally win another tournament.


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Dick
Dick

hilarious. getting your listeners to call texas land and cattle to try and fuck with the hardline. great prank! so creative. but did you think that having people stop listening to your show to call in to a chain steak house might take away from your 1.8 share? when you're terrestrially getting beat by the hardline's INTERNET listeners, you probably need all the help you can get.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

A stirring finish to a 105.3 version of the Daytona 500..zzzz..but the something kickass happened..a little guy, kinda like the Redshoes, hit Goliath with a rock right between the eyes..#21 winning the 500 is like KC winning the WS..doesn't happen very often. (youre welcome for the recap P90xdouche)

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

RW, hate to tell a grizzled vet of a newsman how to do his job, but, how about a top 10 hotties at Daytona..followed by Top 10 crazy vehicles..Top 10 hillbillies?..you could of put stuff up all weekend, cause I know the level of entertainment up in that infield area.

Ghost of Greggo's Prime
Ghost of Greggo's Prime

i sure wish corby didnt catch me ripping that line off a toilet seat @ the village.

now look @ me paired with a doucher midget and we ca't pull a 2 in pm drive.

its all corby's fault!!!

RobM
RobM

I like boys!

Fbradster1
Fbradster1

Listen F-head. Most of your readers are more educated, physically fit, and intelligent than you. We run marathons, get multiple degrees, and don't give a sh-t if we go gray/bald. We don't do P90x. And we certainly don't brag about the BS you do. You are the most insecure human that..... F-it we are all the idiot, fat, losers that you think we are. Great job on the hair plugs/ divorce!!!!

Ghost of Len Bias
Ghost of Len Bias

there's some good blow out there, hammer. give some to richie and have him free base it.

Genesfurniture
Genesfurniture

Wifebeeter made me say it. He doesn't have email because he has gone "off the grid".

Genesfurniture
Genesfurniture

With that new hair you will look just like Corky from Life Goes On.

Duncanville93
Duncanville93

Ole' Rob Ryan will not be able to do much with M. Jenkins...trash. Get ride of him is what I say.

Mffl_brian
Mffl_brian

You taking time off this week for your little surgery wasnt even noticed by the 100 or so listeners you and "R.A.G.E" have

Robm
Robm

I don't know why P90x would be a douche thing to do. If I got paid to do some commercials and get in shape, I'd take it.

The hair procedure isn't my thing. I don't care if I lose my hair or if it goes gray, but I suppose we all probably have a cosmetic thing or two we would do if we could -- especially if we were single.

I'm still waiting for the announcement that I am the Sportatorium's MMA blogger. I know Richie is too busy to immediately respond to my e-mails, texts, and phone calls on this matter, but he'll get to it eventually.

I'd like to conclude that I honestly don't know who keeps sending RAGE all those antagonizing texts from phone during the week. I will apologize on behalf of that hoodlum's behalf.

Michael
Michael

Why did they send someone who knows nothing about racing (and doesn't care to learn) to do a live radio show from Daytona?

just sayin'
just sayin'

Good luck with the hair transplants. I have nightmares about losing my hair. If I did and there was a working procedure to restore it, you can bet your ass that I would sign up for it. I don't have a good enough head shape to rock the shaved look and I sure don't want to be a guy that never takes off his baseball cap.

Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett

Not a thing wrong with Neil Young. Don't listen to him everyday, but I'll get on a Neil Young kick once a month or so and listen to nothing but him for a day or two.

I don't think you're a douche for the hair thing, I just think it's silly. You can always tell who's had something like that done and it always looks horrible. Saw a guy not too long ago who had fine, straight hair around the sides of his head, but the top look like a patch of pubes. Not a good look. Working out/staying in shape isn't douchey, it's smart. Hair transplant is just vanity. But, to each his own.

Richie's Mailman
Richie's Mailman

Good luck with the hair. I've seen some pretty obvious transplants that don't look pretty. I hope yours grows in right.

College Basketball is my favorite sport. I can't stand Vitale. His verbal diarrhea gets in the way of calling the game. When Dick is on, you don't get to find out why action was stopped, who fouled whom, How many team fouls, etc. Give me Musberger and Knight any day.

Watched a few minutes of Glee after the Super Bowl. No thanks.

I don't know about Dale Jr. He has to have some talent. 2 championships in the Nationwide series aren't sissy jobs. It's gotta be in his head. Gordon's an acknowledged talent and he's had a huge slump too.

BTW, 80s in DFW this weekend too.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Mavs got respect from Barkley last night, but otherwise are still flying under the radar. I hope they continue to fly under the radar and can shock 'em.

Don't fault you for the hair replacement one bit. You can't help the genetics, but if they're going to give it to you like that who am I to argue? I'm lucky that hair loss hasn't hit me one bit, which is just lucky genetics. I only fault you for the stuff you have control over.

What is it with old radio dudes and Neil effin Young? Sorry, I don't see the talent there. Bob Dylan is also mega-overrated in my book. Sue me.

Tiger's already got a legacy and a gigantic bank account, still don't have sympathy for his struggles now. Plus he's not all that young anymore. The tour needs to be more than Tiger & Stragglers anyway, as much as the networks hate the ratings nosedives when he's not in contention.

Hated Grease. I consider Walk Hard and UHF musicals, kinda-sorta, mainly because I found them funny. And Monty Python songs. And Family Guy songs. Don't mind Glee.

Dale Jr. could be the most overrated guy in sports. He's lived off his dad's legacy for years and has sucked season after season. His teammates all did very well, so can you blame the team/car/crew, or is it him?

How many CBS hispanic stations are there in DFW? Will there be another in the next few years? You leave those fastballs over the plate and we're going to swing.

I'm already tired of trying to care about Mike Jenkins. Dude had his chance and can be easily replaced. Valley Ranch needs smarter players, end of story.

Rooster
Rooster

Give up guys = married guys. Single guys = guys working out and caring about how they look.

Pujols - wonder who he's gonna hire to dust all the money off?

Greggo - the HL would worship him for listening to Neil Young.

Tiger - meh.

Nascar - meh.

kergo
kergo

What the hell is wrong with Neil Young? This is a bit-right? The guys done it his OWN way and his music has elements of country, heavy metal, acid rock, etc........how could you not like him? Never heard of a man's man not enjoying a little Neil Young. What's next, you don't the Beatles or J.Page/Zep? You are kind of a strange man, you know that Richie? I recommend:

Buffalo Springfield (early NY)-man, they were fantastic!ZumaEldoradoTrans

or listen to RW's list:

Lady Gaga and the EggJustin BeaverThe music of Glee

PlanoDave
PlanoDave

Bro,

A shaved head is not a sign of defeat, it a sign of dealing with a situation with dignity. Rock the skull and leave the butt hair where it belongs.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

You know RW it's kind of passe to refer to you as a douche. I think the people that are hardest on you are the ones too lazy to work out or have the means to get free or reduced hair transplants and lasik, I'm jealous of your effin perks(with the exception of the P90x, too much work) I applaud you being a lab rat to test and report these procedures. Please keep a search open for supplements that can tone up fat guys. George Dejohns fat loss program is too expensive and he's too pretty.

Coach Foollery
Coach Foollery

But KC does have more WS championships than the little Rangers

Rooster
Rooster

Wow. Too much caffeine this morning?

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Wow really? Looks like you're the insecure one bud.

Blake Griffin
Blake Griffin

cuz the Tardline is pm drive. they are the flagship of 105.3 the Fail. nevermind their sub 2 ratings.thats like sending Jake Z to cover a Paul McCartney concert.

Richie Whitt
Richie Whitt

Good question. No wait, I'm willing to learn. For at least a weekend.

Richie Whitt
Richie Whitt

Amen on Vitale. He says nothing of substance. But annually I get intoxicated by his enthusiasm.

kergo
kergo

scruffy, scruffy, scruffy....you know I love you man, but come on, Bob Dylan is overrated? He defines a generation, and bridges a gap with a previous generation. He is the voice of dissention. He single handedly changed the game. Come on people.

give me the stretchmark chick
give me the stretchmark chick

Don't give up on Jenkins yet. Remember, Charles Woodson was "done" when the Raiders let him go. The Pack were panned when they picked him up, and even his 1st year there was barely above average...but now he might be a top 4 CB in the NFL again. Right coaching, system, and work ethic, he could turn it around. He's got the talent and he is still very young.

Richie Whitt
Richie Whitt

I dunno, Neil Young's voice is comically bad to me. Love Zeppelin. Love Gaga. Hate Glee. Oh, and yes, Beatles overrated.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

ummm, Beatles, overrated, or maybe just overplayed. I get Ty Walker power down noise in my head anytime I hear a beatles song.

Richie Whitt
Richie Whitt

Wait, butt hair? Did I tell the wrong story?

P1Steven
P1Steven

unless is head is slightly mishapen.

Blake Griffin
Blake Griffin

oh yeah, i forgot.but Jake Z's podcast gets better ratings.

Michael
Michael

From first to last because of a practice wreck? At times NASCAR seems powerful and fun and intriguing. And at others it's so damn technical and confusing and...next.

this says otherwise

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

He's not my generation. I'm not a huge music person, but honestly, his voice sounds like a bit. I realize his impact at the time when he was young, but I'm not going to bow to him now when he peaked a decade before I was born.

To each his own.

Score Board
Score Board

"Oh, and yes, Beatles overrated. "

Kind of like 1956 Elvis and 1920s Louis Armstrong were overrated.

kergo
kergo

He has distinction ala Willie Nelson or Bob Dylan.......oh heck, explaining music to you all is like teachin' my cat to drive.

rubber soul
rubber soul

As of today's new release, Radiohead in eighteen years is halfway to churning out what the Beatles did in eight.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

I never got into the beatles. I was born in '75. My Beatles are Journey.

kergo
kergo

What if a bit of said head is missing, and is sloped like a 22% grade?

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Jake Z's podcasts are funny for about 2 minutes. Get over it.

kergo
kergo

Sounds reasonable....he has been riding on his own legend now, for, about 33 years.

kergo
kergo

Sorry Score Board, I thought you were being serious. My apologies. BTW, I'd love to go to the hills. Love them hills, I'm a Yankee Hillbilly. Trust me, if I could make a decent livin' in, say, Idabel Oklahoma, a flaming vapor trail would be behind me. Ok, now meth; I like my teeth and my sanity.

ps-next time don't forget to reference Scott Joplin (the yuppies and kids can wiki this fellar to see his genius) and/or 1968 Terry Kath, or, how about Hank circa 1940 something-a real game changer. Gram Parsons? Jeff Beck 1965? Again, my apologies, I'm used to fightin' with ape's and actual methheads in this blog. I call myself "the voice of reason" here.

Score Board
Score Board

K Ergo,

It was a dig (see sarcasm).

1920s Satchmo, 56 Elvis, and tha Beatles were all game changers. I have ears. They a re telling me that your 'Winters Bone' relatives are calling you back to the hills. They need help with their next batch of meth.

kergo
kergo

Dear Score Board, Just stick to sports; you sound like a frickin' wet turd. Leave the music to us-thank you!

Do you have ears?

kergo
kergo

Oh wow, Journey sucks......are your Rolling Stones Foreigner? Is your Jim Morrison David Cassidy?

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