Whitt's End: 3.18.11

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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:

*Couple weeks ago I circled tonight's Mavs-Spurs game at American Airlines Center in anticipation. Now? No biggie. After dropping games it should've won to Memphis, New Orleans and Portland, suddenly Dallas is closer (3.5 games) to falling behind Oklahoma City than to catching San Antonio (6.5 games). Looks like another 50-win season, a third seed and ... well, by now we all know the drill. If Caron Butler comes back, we'll re-visit.

*Wanna know the quickest way to turn your March Madness bracket into toilet paper? Pick Louisville to go to the Final Four, then suffer through what happened to the Cards yesterday. Morehead State gets all the warm-n-fuzzies for hitting the game-winning 3-pointer in the final five seconds. But Louisville rolled out the red carpet for that miracle, making only seven of 16 free throws (including a missed one-and-one that set up Morehead's final possession) and having best player and leading scorer Preston Knowles leave the game with a sprained ankle with 8:51 remaining and his team up by four. If that sounds like sour grapes, you're very perceptive.

*Love me some Rangers' manager Ron Washington. After Wednesday night's 11-10 loss in Surprise in which relievers Mark Lowe, Darren O'Day and Seth McClung got raked around the yard, I poked my head into Texas' clubhouse and there was the skipper, getting a haircut.

*Hard to tell who's saying what when it comes to the nuclear scare in Japan. On CNN yesterday they had opposing scientists, one saying it's an epic problem looming and the other shrugging and saying it's all contained. If we're getting radiation at D-FW Airport from inbound Tokyo flights, I'd say it's troubling at the very least. Check that, it was from medical equipment.

*Tiger Woods says he's still the best golfer in the world. Ranked No. 5. Hasn't won a tournament that mattered since the 2008 U.S. Open. Day. Looze. Uhn. Ull.

*Hot.

*Not

*I won't watch ESPN's "Fab Five" documentary because it's nothing other than the glorification of style over substance. Those Wolverines, despite all their bravado, never won a conference championship, much less a national title. If you liked Michigan and think they actually changed anything, you're probably cozy in trendy Dallas. By the way, great read by Jason Whitlock. Bravo.

*UFC 128 tomorrow night. I'm in. Give me Shogun Hoo-ah over Bones Jones, right? Far as I can tell he's one of the best light heavyweights. Ever.

*I love March Madness but watching CBS' Greg Gumbel is about as exciting as watching the C-Span scroll. Has he ever had an opinion on anything?

*Remember this story about my friends who were killed in a hit-and-run motorcyle wreck back in September? There's a benefit concert Saturday at Hank's up in McKinney. Good cause. Great people. See you there.

*Greg Williams, my partner on 105.3 The Fan, sleeps with five pillows, face down, on top of the hotel covers. Weird doesn't even come close.


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linefourguy
linefourguy

"..the glorification of style over substance", written by a man with hair plugs.

kergo
kergo

Ah Rooster. You sir are a douche.

I'm in my 40s, run my own cooking and cleaning bid'ness, and spend hours every day trolling a mediocre blog.

That's as funny as it gets.

Rob_Em
Rob_Em

Richie,

I told you how I thought all five fights on the main card would go down at UFC 128. 5-0. I don't always go 5-0 to be sure, but you could have at least listened to me when I told you Jones would beat Rua. That was about as one-sided as a fight could get.

How 'bout we put a monetary wager on the main card fights from now on?

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Bones is coming RW, I still have 20 bucks..(RW probably tipped the Lebare guy w his last 20)

Pick n Roll Joel
Pick n Roll Joel

I've got a couple of ideas for richie to write about next wk:

# 1 - how pathetic the mavs are (which leads to...)

#2 - i wonder what chuck cooperstein REALLY thinks about the mavs this yr and in yrs past.i leave out followill b/c he's more of just a play-by-play guy with limited knowledge of basketball whereas chuck cooperstein is a basketball savant.i know damn good and well that every pre-season when he sees kidd and terry he knows that the mavs have no chance to win a championship and they are nothing more than a nice regular season team constructed to generate $ from the foolish sheep who attend the sensory overloaded games @ the AAC.yet, he plays the part.not sure why either.he is a highly decorated college football & basketball play-by-play man and a damn good host of sportstalk radio to boot.he could afford to speak his mind (knowing good and well cubes would fire him) and still be quite successful in any sport of his choosing.

take jeff "skin" wade for example.on the ben & skin show thursday, ben was making fun of how cuban would send angry e-mails to station mgmt everytime skin was critical (truthful) of the mavs.ben stated that this was while they worked at a former station so im guessing this was either during their ticket or fan days.now that skin is being paid by cuban, he now sees through blue & green goggles while dressed in mavs dancer gear.

bottomline is i can see why skin and followill keep their true opinions quiet and speak nothing but mav positives as their talent is miniscule compared to the higher authority. however, i dont understand why coop wouldnt just fly off the handle, like he is prone to do on bad callers, and tell it like it is on the mavs whether cuban cans him or not.

your welcome whitt,

pick n roll joel

jamal
jamal

Brewer's next play will be his first? I take it you missed the Knicks game.

Gary
Gary

Thanks for reminding me of Tank McNamara. I used to read it every day. Wasn't it two guys who did it, one being the artist? I think he/they had another non-sports strip or two, but this could be a faulty memory. Anyway, thanks for the nostalgia hit.

kergo
kergo

Brackets suck. Fantasy sports suck. UFC sucks.

Almost sucks as much as a guy who cooks and cleans for a living.

Tonight it's Lake Cliff again. Gonna get a little mayo and sausage stuck in my beard.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

RW, what kind of haircut does Wash get? Unless the unfortunate bozo the clown doo was a result of the crack pipe..methinks he don't need too much trimming.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Dear UFC RW, Bones is a bad, bad, dude..he'll win it..Shogun is a badass too..but Bones Jones does amazing shit every time he fights. #ivegot20bucks

Just Me
Just Me

Dear dude in the next cubicle,

I care even less about your brackets than I care about your fantasy teams. Eff off.

Sincerely,

Just Me

kergo
kergo

Oh yeah, Hanks in Mckinney is greatness! I've seen 1100 Springs at Hank's many times. Not as good as Gruene Hall, but, real good.

But few things in this world rival GH, the Guad, Canyon Lake, the Comal.

kergo
kergo

RW Wrote:*Greg Williams, my partner on 105.3 The Fan, sleeps with five pillows, face down, on top of the hotel covers. Weird doesn't even come close.

Weird, no...gross, f%ckyeah! First thing you do when you go to ANY hotel is strip that nasty @ss comforter and put your own blanket/sheet on said bed. Do the same with the pilla's. Then take a giant d in that Am Stand, and call the front desk. I flooded a hotel room in Walsenburg Colo once, and they were visibly p.o.ed at the utter distruction that I created. Wasn't my fault it got stuck on the "landing".

Bottom line.....people are gross and do all manner of nasty crap in hotel rooms. I once rented a hotel room in Galveston, and the room came with a fresh "Texas City Monster". When I complained, the guy called the cops. The cops just laughed and I wound up leaving and throwing down a tent on the west end of the island.

Steve
Steve

Pretty weak week? Sure. Cut him some slack though. If I were in his shoes, and out in Arizona for a week, something would slip a little bit. Probably would for you, too.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Hey RW, since you won't see the Fab Five special, there's one on UNLV that's better. They only won a national championship by the biggest margin ever and Tark won 80% of his games there. It is a sports documentar though, I guess I'd have better luck suggesting you watch a Lady Gaga documentary or even Nickelback.

Kerry_Okie
Kerry_Okie

I don't care what anyone says - if the call on Wednesday's spring training game is any indication, Rad Again is a goner before the All-Star break. Harry Carey has more life in him than Rad.

MBM
MBM

I would bet Corey Brewer wished he signed elsewhere. Unless he knew minutes would be hard to come by and thought the Mavs had a good shot at making a run at the title.....

Nana
Nana

How bout you get a life you overt queen, you act like you fucking invented karate! The shit has been around, for like 2000 years. Ok, ok , get your nunchucks, Chinese throwing stars, and fancy moves; and I'll send a retard in to fight you in about twenty minutes. I know, I know, you are crazy wired after watching UFC pay per view, and ready to bludgeon a pidgeon or steady a calf, but, look here mother fucker, and get some reality-shit man, you have to man a cashiers stand at Walmart, in like, 3 hours!

The ones that hate gays the most are normally the ones that are really fighting it inside, and profess to utter manhood. Meanwhile they are hole up in a resttop with karate shit, a right wing mag, and some guys dong-salute'

frystreet
frystreet

Skin does suck and is a sellout. Ortegel is missed and wronged. Cuban is a douche. Quoth Rick Carlisle laugh to Coop: "Haha ha hah aha"

kergo
kergo

Ok......meh........you are implying that I'm gay-ok; whatever. I thought this war was over Rob? Peace brother.

ps-Kergie out to get a nice 5 Guys Burger.

pss-that's all you bring? holy crud. my wife has more fire than that drivel you posted above.

kergo
kergo

People with fantasy teams and brackets, I think, are lonely.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

I love you more every day Kergo, cmon out to God's country and I'll buy you a beera..we've been loving 1100 springs for dang near 10 years..they played at a buddy's reception..check out Scott Copeland, he's a friend..you'll likey

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

We relied on a friend of Mrs. Brokenshoulder to arrange lodging in Galveston..worst mistake ever..I think I may of stayed there when I was 6 as well..don't think they changed the sheets, carpet or TV since the Bicentennial. Galveston is truly the toilet of the Great State...(Houston is probably the toilet tank though)

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

you're a great Texan-American Kergo. And I'll proudly stand up, next to you and defend her still today, there ain't no doubt you love this land.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

And how many days this week has he had the 5 hour evening shift? I seem to recall boring-ass college hoops on the airwaves since Tuesday.

Besides, he didn't slip. Suckage is status quo for this blog minus the one week Richie tried after probably getting a talking to and when Sam takes the reins.

Richie's ego
Richie's ego

Cut him some slack?We shouldn't expect him to do his job because of his other job? So the guys delivering your pizza,fixing your a/c,fixing your car etc etc should be cut some slack too because they have two jobs but somehow still get their work done. This guy does virtually nothing and we should cut him some slack? As I pointed out on another post, most of his segments on Rage are copies of his posts and stories that he reads off the computer. Since there is little to no show prep for him,what is he doing with all of this time? On top of all that he and Greggo have done shortened shows this week and it looks like they won't even be on today. If anything this week should have been better with the extra time he has.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

I respect / loathe those Unlv teams..liked it when the Spurrrrrs got Tark to bring his towel chewing (weird at best) to the NBA..who was that dude that got busted out of Unlv and ended up w Tark at SA?

frystreet
frystreet

yeah, Rhads sucks and is trying to force new signature calls in too much. He and Tom are very dull. Lewin sucks on the radio, but at least he made a game entertaining between all the down time between pitches.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Rick would jerk around Effing Lebron's minutes..he must get along with Cubes, cause he's the 105.3 of coaches, imho

kergo
kergo

Wow, (he he!) the Kerg's really likey this one. I can grab a glove, a bat or a whiffleball, and go play, but, I can't go to my garage and throw down "the Himmler", the "scalp ripper " and/or the "crotch basher" without looking like a freakin' lonely tool. Here is a tip:

GROW UP?

ps-How does "kick man body karate fight" apply to my life? It doesn't! Trust me, when the wife is bitchin' about goin' shopping, or the kids are jumping on your back at 6 AM, the last thing you worry about is some dude in a f%cking speedo karate chopping another dude with a mullet.

Sam_Merten
Sam_Merten

Yup, you two were the only ones to reply, RBS and DC. You two, me, Wilonsky and Patrick Michels sadly won't be enough. Maybe next year.

BSG
BSG

I think blog trolls are lonely. Oh, may -- sorry Kergo.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

I resemble that..DMN Yahoo league's draft is next Sunday, and I've been running mocks for atleast three days..Merton tried to get you jackwagons in on a league..I was probably the only one that emailed him..#baseballdorkiam

kergo
kergo

yup , love matt the cat, and the gang.

kergo
kergo

heck yeah I love this land!

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Lloyd Daniels. Had the reading skills of a 2nd grader but was a phenomenal scorer.

kergo
kergo

A box of freakin' monkeys on crack is better than JL, and remember, TG was bashed his first two years in the booth, both akward and not interesting. Now he's just not interesting, but, he's the Griever, and a life long Ranger/Senator. That takes real moxy to put up with this carp for, like, 43 years! Hell, the guy even worked in ticket sales one year. HE EVEN HAD to put up with Teddy Ballgame, and all that that entails. Rads will be fine.

Rooster
Rooster

Tired Head.

Not that your bit was ever funny, Kergo, but it less funny now.

kergo
kergo

I hate to reply to myself.....I am officially alert now; I have been pouring coffee into my eyes to facilitate the awakening process. Is mainlining Folgers bad? Anyhoo, I have taken the liberty to rate importance of items in my life:

1)Fam2)Paybill3)Worky4)Redsox5)Make sure Kerg yard looh "real purdy"6)Traveling7)Irritate Neighbors8)Watch funny show (Tosh, Lock Up-Raw)..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................(pregnant pause); hmmmmmm, (waiting), sleeping and dreaming about the Sox 04 championship (that lets me know anything can become reality!)..........incredible snoring....................

1773)Watching two turds fight. Maybe one day I will be lonely, and need to waste prodigious amounts of time-but, ahhhh, not yet-buddy?

TIP O the Day:

Go to Texoma, + go rock climbing. Yes, there are some faces that are a sheer 40+ drop. Can't tell you where though. Or go to Burns Run/Texoma, Shell Beach, Below Dam, or go to Durant and take a left.

sporty
sporty

Is it too late? I'm in - that's 7.

Scruffy, Rob Em, Mishon, RealDirtyP1, Huggybear, Rooster, anybody else? Come on Kergo, be lonely with us.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

i mustve missed the post about baseball, i woulda played too

kergo
kergo

no problem...it's my guilty pleasure.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Mr. Crockett, it only takes 12 people for Yahoo's baseball..if 9 more people email Merton it's on..I got into one last year from the DMN baseball comments..and the invited me back for this year..

Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett

I emailed him too, Mr. Broken Shoulder. His response didn't give the impression that many people did, however.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

That's him, the great Lloyd Daniels..blast from the past..89-93-ish is final four nirvana for me...Hill to Laetner..turns around..swish..awesome (kinda dug it when Shaq stomped Laet too..)

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