Whitt's End: 4.1.11

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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:

  • Plaaaaaay baaalllllll! My prediction: Your Texas Rangers will finish second to the Anaheim Angels in the AL West and miss the playoffs. Hey, repeatin' ain't easy. For most teams in baseball losing in the World Series would have been disappointing, but for Texas 2010 was/is a success -- in fact, the franchise's crowning achievement.
  • OK, I'll finally come out and admit it: The Sportatorium is one big contrived, fabricated attempt to attract attention, prompt reaction and cash a paycheck. I don't really believe what I write, nor do I write what I believe.
  • I'm a life-long Mavericks homer -- at times irrationally so -- but after last night's 28-point thrashing at the hands of the Lakers it's difficult to combat the critics who claim they're the same ol' soft team that can't win a championship. I came to this conclusion precisely when Lamar Odom grabbed a rebound and dribbled the length of the court for an uncontested layup and a 90-70 L.A. lead.
  • Truth be told, you guys were right. I so wanted a job at 1310 The Ticket that I've committed most of the waking energy trying my damndest to tear that station down. Jealousy, turns out, is a powerful drug.
  • And, no, I wasn't impressed by the cheap-shot shove by the Mavs' Jason Terry on Steve Blake or Brian Cardinal's hard whack to the head of Pau Gasol. Better than just lying down and taking it from the Laker bullies I guess, but it wasn't anything to lead me to believe Dallas can beat L.A. in a playoff series.
  • Despite the fact that there are more stars in the sky than there are grains of sand on the Earth, I'm faithfully convinced God created our universe and selected us as the one and only species of human life. We're just "chosen," that's all.
  • Hot.
  • Not.

    • Today in Arlington Mike Napoli starts at first base. So much for not protecting Mitch Moreland from tough lefties like Jon Lester.

    • When I look at myself honestly in the mirror, it really, really hurts when some commenters in here call me a "douche." So much so that I'm teetering on the brink of totally changing my look and my sound and my style and my, well, everything.
    • Sharks 6, Stars 0. That's five straight losses and their playoff chances are going ... going ... gone?
    • I actually have a white pickup that I drive for manly man errands and whatnot.
    • One of the oddest couples we've come across: Former Cowboys defensive end Ed "Too Tall" Jones and NASCAR's Charlotte Motor Speedway. Jones was there this week to help unveil the new, biggest HD TV screen in the history of sports. Sorry, Mr. Jones, JumboJerry has already been outdid.

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kergo
kergo

Kerg's Tip O' the Day:

Corned Beef Hash-#1 is don't overcook the corned beef (cook with ample liquid, use thermometer)-boil russet potatoes, drain, sprinkle with fat free butter (Shedds Spread is good!)-sautee in olive oil (pots, beef onions,peppers, scrambled eggs, garlic, vinegar)-add fajita spice and parmesan, and a load of black pepper-top with parm and shredded jack cheese.....goes good with turkey bacon and toast.

ps-also good on a burrito sized tortilla with fresh jalapeno's or homemade pico

what? Cajun Cakes?

Crab Cakes-lump crab, imitation crab, any whitefish for densitybreadcrumbs,mayo, spices (I use red pepper flake, hence cajun)very thinly diced toms, onions and green peppermix all togethersautee on medium heat ....don't be in a rush!cover with ranch drizzle and enjoy with a Molson Canadian.

ps-good for camping, like say, west of Trindad Colo.

GO REDSOX!!!!!!!!!!

Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett

Corned beef is disgusting. Everything else sounds good.

kergo
kergo

I know, I should have just made flank steak-it was an experiment! The 100 pound black lab wouldn't even eat it.

kergo
kergo

I must thank all the fake Kergo's for helping me while away! I owe you all beers. I'm taking off for Arkansas next week, if you want to fill in. Mix in some Walmart talk, and regale us with cooking tips? OK, welp, thanks again. I must admit; hmmmmm, more entertaining than me? Naaaaaaaa! BTW, usually when I go to a SOX/Rangers game it's me and my Bosox bros'; nice showing yesterday Rangers fans, it was mostly Rangers fans and it was loud. Good job. You managed to shut all of us up; and that is VERY rare.

Todays' grilling item:

Grilled Squash w/Pepper Spice Seasoning:-goes good with warm buttered tort's-cold Lonestar-stuffed shells (ricotta, ground beef, jalapenos)

gotta eat-bye.

easily amused
easily amused

Weren't the stars in like first place by a bunch of games about a month ago? What happened? Will they lower ticket prices next year?

Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett

RW, are you bashing us on air again? Did you take back the olive branch? If so, let me know so that I can get my insults in order.

Also, how about them Rangers using Texas Legends for the dot race? That bastard drunk Sam Houston won today. I'll get him eventually though.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

I immediately thought of you when I saw the good ole DAvy and sam come running down the foul line, i giggled out loud and everyone asked me waht was funny...they didnt understand the sportatorium reference I gave them

White Line Lie
White Line Lie

so greggo "randomly" jumps in a white lexus suv, eh?

wanna bet he ripped a line or 2 while there?

Travis
Travis

I understand that you are trying to reinforce the tagline for your show, but I don't hear your content because I'm just focusing on the next time you'll say that godforesaken "embrace your rage"...sometimes I say "embrace your AIDS" to myself and I giggle...

El Kergo
El Kergo

"Despite the fact that there are more stars in the sky than there are grains of sand on the Earth, I'm faithfully convinced God created our universe and selected us as the one and only species of human life. We're just "chosen," that's all." April Fools!

This is why i love you Ritchie.You may be bald,douchy and short but you know how to troll these redneck "Gawwd,guns and gays" Texans.Keep up the good work my hermano!

kergo
kergo

I approve my Mescin' brother!

Liberal Communist Terrorist
Liberal Communist Terrorist

Hee-yuck! How insightful to lump everyone in one big pile. You must be one-a them illegals from south of the border here looking for a $10 an hour job since you used the word hermano (see how I just did it too?). And you're 100% right on the trolling part, especially since you and I are the only two dipsticks responding to it YEE-HAW!!!

Wow, taking the low, stupid road sure is easy! Yee-haw! Where my guns at?

Jimmystraws
Jimmystraws

You do know that Douche's pontification is a non sequitur, don't you? Probably not. "Non sequitur" is Latin, it means "it does not follow." But then again, you most likely are unable to see the Douche's obvious fallacy.

Kergos Real Ass
Kergos Real Ass

DOUCHE w/ a capital RW....and i'm not talking about Wilonsky...

Herbert the pervert
Herbert the pervert

Great! More phone calls. I guess Bruce wants to see just how low the ratings can go.

Kstein
Kstein

Once again your conception of a f/First c/Cause is every bit as puerile as the most hard-core, half-witted creationist who believes man roamed the earth with the dinosaurs.

Grilled jalapeños
Grilled jalapeños

Thanks buddy but I'll stick with TC and Jake for all my podcast needs...

*Breaking News*
*Breaking News*

ESPN is not hiring anyone to replace RJ Choppy. They fully expect him back by the beginning of the NFL.In other news, 105.3 the Fail will then hire Ted Emrich after Killer Kellison refuses the position.

Scoreboard Doesn't Lie
Scoreboard Doesn't Lie

the skin gets thinner when you replace a pm drive show and proceed to immediately lose 50% of their listenership.

no wonder bruce rather broadcasts the freaking NIT playoffs rather than the Tardline and their 1.3.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Nothing like listening NIT basketball, so unspectacular. I tuned in the other not shockingly to hear Wichita State beating another school 56-28 with a few minutes left in the game. What the fuck? When NIT basketball is considered better than your regular programming, you've got issues.

BC
BC

Would have been a funny bit had you announced today that 105.3 the Fail was changing formats to all Beatles all the time and that the Hammer was leaving to rejoin Rhyner. Wonder how all the haters would have responded.

kergo
kergo

So Richie bashes commentors on the air yesterday and passive aggressively goes after them on his blog today. Does this mean lil stumpy doesn't like us? I guess if he wants to dye his hair, wear his clothes wrinkled and with holes, and tell of his exploits with skanks whose claim to fame is giving it up to one of the hosts of the 21st best radió station in the market - all to prove he is smarter and better than us - all we can do is accept his unstated logic as undeniable.

You stay classy and keep burning those bridges. Some single Addison skanks, Sean Salisbury, Rob M, and Rooster will be there for you when you are staring at unemployment. Yeah, they'll fire you eventually. They just had bigger fish (Gregg Henson) to fry at the Fan this week.

Speaking of frying fish, it's not a gourmet meal, but something about fried catfish, hush puppies, fries, slaw, and tartar sauce - all homemade of course, don't cheapen with packaged crap - and a Shiner (or a Dr. Pepper, if you prefer) just fits opening day nicely. When I've got homemade tartar sauce squirted in my beard and dripping in my lap, I feel like I'm in heaven.

kergo
kergo

wow, I didn't have time to write all of this-thank you?

Platt
Platt

Hey Kergo,where did you get that "21st best radio station in the market"? According to Radio Online,105.3 The Fan is 25th,just behind the equally unimpressive 1310 The Ticket at 20th.Don't get me wrong though,I'm not a big sports fan and I'm neutral on this whole "Little Ticket"/"The Fail" predicament.Anyways,just the thought of the regional Mexican station,KLNO-FM(2nd),just completely demolishing all the sports/talk stations in Dallas gives me a good chuckle..... Lol!

kergo
kergo

I didn't.....I guess the fake Kerg's filled in for me while I was drinkin' dat cole arse bera at the Temple.

Steves
Steves

Platt- the ratings you're looking at are for 6+ (anybody surveyed IOW) The ratings Kergo is looking at are the Men 25-54 demo, AKA the sports-talk target demo. In that demo, the ticket is #1, and yes, the Fan averages about 21st.

And if you want to play a fun parlor game, list 20 other stations that you think would get more male listeners than a sports station. When you have to resort to listing total chick stations like KISS, Mix 102.9 and i93 to your list, you know the fan isn't doing well...

kergo
kergo

This is frickin' great, I gone for one day and my name is blowing up this blog-thank you fake Kergo!

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Awww, he showed us some love on-air? Too bad every listener gets about 500 watts to themselves and nobody heard. Recap for those of us who rarely flip the dial that direction after 2, please.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Too bad there aren't P1's for the Fan like the Ticket has. It's nice being able to replay good bits on the Unticket...wait, RW did say they have a podcast...I might have to hit that up for Greggo gold.

Herbert the pervert
Herbert the pervert

Please recap what he said about the comments. I didn't bother listening seeing as how I already read his show prep here.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Burgers on the grill for the Brokenshoulders today sir, me likey the fish o cats too..you see where I'm gonna be tomorrow? Heading south for the day, audi 5000 Kergs..stay hard! As Chan Ho so famously said "Greaaaxxxx Grangers!"

Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett

It would've been a funnier April Fool's thing if your entire Whitt's End was a long resignation letter and calling out those of us who get under your skin before ending it with April Fool's.

Screw all that though, I'm about to hop in the car and make my way down I-30 to the ballpark for my first Opening Day in person.

deez
deez

Or a suicide note.....

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

I went to all of em from 89 to about 2005..dang children and stuff..I'll be drinking some fresh Miller lite from the broken shoulder kegerator and cussing and spitting out in the barn while rooting on the redshoes this lovely afternoon.

Judge_Softy
Judge_Softy

It's an absolute TRAVESTY that "CUZZ" an't starting at 1B today!!!

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

(in Donnie Do's voice) Well it's Opening Day...(been singing it in my head since I got out of the shower)...I hope that Nap goes yard against Kerg's beloved Sawx twice today..

I'll be down in the lower hill country tomorrow, gonna visit Alamo Springs cafe for a top five cheeseburger in the great state...might check out some bats flying out of a cavern afterwards...then to Luckenbach and a Larry Joe Taylor, 6 market blvd, and Tejas brothers concert...get a little bit of sleep...grab some kolaches in Fredericksburg..continue north to Enchanted Rock..take a little stroll up it (probably around it instead) ...continue north Llano, grab a little BBQ..then on to God's country..and catch most of the series finale.

(of course I'll be on the iphong checking the status of my fantasy team the whole time, methinks that Merkin is in 1st and Richie Shitt's is in last currently. Me, Sam and Davy are comfortably laying back right now..)

Dollar Dog
Dollar Dog

That's right Napoli is playing today. That means that we have only one weak link offensively against Lester (Borbon).

Please, please, please, coach Thad, help Jules get his BB/SO ratio up this year so this team can contend.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Great Sportatorium RW. You nailed it today brotha.Also, way to take the high road on the Muser puppet show. http://www.theunticket.com/muf...

After opening day my Bloodytacos are middle of the pack. Thanks a lot for the 0 for 5 Pujols.

Kergo
Kergo

Of course Ritchie nailed it.He might be short,bald and douchy but he's still an overall swell chap....

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

I'll be happy to trade you Votto for Pujols straight-up.

Somehow I'm third, I think, after pretty mediocre hitting, a couple homeruns and some RBIs, and only one pitcher going. I fully expect to see my team seesaw wildly between "they suck" and "suck it!" multiple times this season.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

give me another week or so and if Pujols doesn't start playing, I'm trading his ass. My goal id to be the most knee-jerking GM in the history of the game. I'm going to make moves based on fan interest and feedback.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

hey werent you the one who said they didnt want daily rotisserie league updates?

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

We'll do this for like a week then I'll forget that I even have a fantasy baseball team. My NBA fantasy basketball experiment lasted 2 days, and I am 200% more interested in basketball than baseball.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

--It figures even your April Fools Joke(?) would be passive-aggressive and rather weak.

--Thank you for your Rangers prediction. Winning the AL West seems more likely now.

--I also want to thank the Mavs for lowering my expectations to a point where a first-round series win will be satisfactory. I fully expect them to piss themselves against Portland or whoever they get and go fishing after a 4-1 or 2 shelling. Congrats, Mavs. You're the 105.3 of basketball. Pow.

--Jason Terry needs to put up and shut up. Dude's always talking, acting like the mouthpiece of the team and with delusions of grandeur. Try making more than two shots a game before you act like a punk. He's the Patrick Crayton of the Mavs--acting far more important than he is.

--Can we go ahead and lay the Cowboys stajium vidja board story to rest? Not every screen needs to be compared to it. Mitsubishi made it, Jerry only cut the check for it. Comparable vidja boards were going to happen. Big damn deal.

--I'll give a report on the fake boobs, cocaine, and fake Sox fan crowd at today's game. Rangers 6, Boston 5. Kinsler rolls his ankle stealing third when he doesn't need to, Rangers call it day-to-day, he ends up out for 3 months. Rhads starts a tradition of tearing his shirt off Hulk Hogan style with every victory.

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