Whitt's End: 5.20.11

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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:

*Mavs got outplayed last night, plain and simple. The Rangers' loss to the Royals was more painful. Texas was one pitch from winning until .230-hitting Mike Aviles capped a gutsy 11-pitch at-bat with an infield single off Neftali Feliz that tied it at 1-1 in the 9th.

*Darren Oliver (1-5) gets yet another loss. And that's two blown saves for Feliz on consecutive nights after 19 straight closes.

*Durant's dunk: Awesometown. Peja's expression: Priceless.

*Watched cyclist Tyler Hamilton snitching on Lance Armstrong in the 60 Minutes clip. Not buying it. He's a two-time drug loser with darting eyes, wordy answers to simple questions and jealousy as a motive. Armstrong's Tweetort: I've taken 500 drug tests and never failed. Still, I'd like for Lance to come out and say emphatically that Tyler is lying instead of merely reminding us he's never failed a test. Stubbornly, I'm buying this until the day Armstrong confesses that his Livestrong is a Liestrong.

*Time for a radio ratings update. Nothing really new. The Ticket's dynasty rolls on and The Fan is still third in a three-horse race. For April in the target demo of Men 25-54, The Ticket had a 5.2, followed by ESPN at 3.5 and Fan at 2.4. Those numbers haven't wavered much the last three months, other than ESPN's Maverick boost in April (up from 2.6 in March). Some of you/us are particularly interested in afternoon drive. Hardline remains the kings, going 6.8/6.2/6.5 in Feb/March/April. Galloway went 3.4/3.2/3.4 and some dorks called RAGE struggling along at 2.8/2.2/2.7. When Burger King finishes third behind McDonald's and Wendy's they keep trying to improve their product and better cater to customers, they don't suddenly trash burgers and fries and start serving quiche and flan. Nonetheless, commence ridiculous commenters' predictions of The Fan flipping formats by sundown in 3 ... 2 ... 1 ...

*Hot.

*Not.

*Old SMU '80s quarterback Mike Ford went back to school and got his degree. Bravo.

*Knew Mark Cuban's golden silence was too good to be true. But at least he's not taking his complaints about the refs to the media. Yet.

*Wait, while we were fixating on the NBA/Mavs did Mike Modano play his final NHL game?

*Didn't get any results from last night's charity basketball game between old and new Cowboys at Trinity High School, but apparently there's another game next Wednesday in Coppell. Or did last night's game simply get pushed back a week because of Ron Springs' funeral, etc.?


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thats no joke
thats no joke

 you should mention that your march ratings got a significant increase when your show was preempted 3 times for the NIT.

Tess
Tess

 whats with the richie whitt haters?! is it that you are afraid of a progressive opinion, something different from yours? Is that he doesn't agree with other journalists/commentators? that's stupid. i love richie. sometimes he says thing that cause my mouth to drop, but that's a good thing. If i agreed with everything he said, he would be boring. if you don't like him, why do you feel the need to read his blog and bash him? just stop reading. there are other blogs out there. 

kergo
kergo

This blog needs less fake Kergos and more Sybil's Beaver Arbi T. Ron, Gay Larry, and Half-Cat needs to come back.

What the fuck happened to Scott and Rob Em? They never post anymore. 

Oh and more Richie commenting on our comments! Every single comment he makes is a rude comment in response to something one of us wrote negatively about him!  

kergo
kergo

Remember when Greggo said that beating Galloway would be "small potatoes"? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. I bet Grandpa Urine plays that audio back and laughs everytime ratings come out.  

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Kergo has officially gone crazy replying to his own stupid-ass alter egos.

Even I'm tiring of ratings debate. Bottom line, I think I can speak for most of us when I say we all just wanted a quality alternative to the Hardline when they get lazy, boring, or complacent. Yesterday was a damn fine example. As annoying as Corby can be, HL was awful without him. Plus their audio quality from the remote sucked. And you know the 5:15 segment is important and a giant grab bag for the HL, it either is amazing or it sucks. But you roll with a 5:15 calls segment every day now? I don't care what Queefer McDingus from Midlothian thinks. Is that giveup or just being stupid? Throw your best stuff out there from 5-6, not calls. There are plenty of times I'm itching to get away from some Corby BS or having to hear Galloway pat himself on the shoulder.

Plus you may want to rethink some of your preferences and presentation if you're going to claim you don't respect anyone who likes wrestling. You're not exactly coming across more sophisticated in a lot of categories, but I think that was Badass Radio Richie at work there. And what's it going to take for Fan remotes to not sound like you're linked back to the station from a cell phone on speaker mode? See, I listen on occasion.

Kergo
Kergo

I like Richie's blog. Read it and comment on it all the time. I even embrace my RAGE from 2PM to 7PM on weekdays. If I didn't have to deal with my failing business and my skanky wife all the time, I would love to hang out with Richie. I bet it'd be almost as fun as going home with the great Gavin Dawson. Almost.

Chuck G.
Chuck G.

  Arbi T. Ron is exactly right. And what the heck is this "When Burger King finishes third behind McDonald's and Wendy's they keep trying to improve their product and better cater to customers, they don't suddenly trash burgers and fries and start serving quiche and flan." What is all that mess? How are you trying to improve your product?? You're obviously not! How many times do we have to tell you that Sybil is a waste of airtime and salary but yet you idiots at the Fail think we are entertained by her? The rating reflect that you midget douche dumb ass. And you are so sensitive about your show and piss poor ratings. You talentless morons will always finish last.

Kregonator
Kregonator

oh shizznat, the Redsox be fittin' to have a better record than the Rangers after tonight!  What what?  We spotted  ya'll like an 8 game lead after 8 games.  Remember 0-8 Sox, and 8-0 Rangers?  Hmmmmm?  How  the mighty have fallen.  Sox-champs.  Redshoes-3rd in the west.  GO BRUINS!

Kergie out?

Maybe.  Maybe NOT.

Arbi T. Ron
Arbi T. Ron

comparing your god awful station and even more pathetic station as burger king versus mcdonald's and wendy's is like comparing food lion vs market street and county market.

and you better thank god that you're not burger king cuz their slogan is "have it your way".if that would be the case, your station would be simulcasting 1080am, chief.

by the way, nice fudging on those ratings.the facts are your show was sub 2 for the 3rd consecutive month (1.8, 1.5, 1.5)

Gay Larry
Gay Larry

 Can't believe the world is ending tomorrow, and we are talking about Rage's ratings?  WTF!  Ahhh time to go to that "great tollway" in the sky.  Sittin' in heaven on a patio, drankin' mojitos and gettin' REALY gay with my buds......you know, my buds, the one's with the tribal tatoo's and the wearing the sunglasses on the back on the head buds.  You know, my buds that drive moms Volvo 120 down the toll, while listen' to some kickin' beats!  You know, my buds that wear the hat cocked sideways, and party at Austin Ranch.  You know, the MMA doucher that wears tight Affliction shirts, and likes to beat dat ass.  EXTREME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Richie's relieved ex-wife
Richie's relieved ex-wife

You're such a liberal tool, RW. Like you'd vote for Newt even if he had NIN (most overrated band in history, btw) as his ringtone. You wouldn't even vote for Jesus if He were running as a Republican.

Enjoy third place. At least your mom still thinks you're special.

Kregonator
Kregonator

Rage is the Nickelback of radio.

a genius once said:I've been doing time in a lonesome prison, where the sun don't shine / Just outside the freedom river runs........

That genius is JD Souther, creator of 70's cool songwriter chic.  Doubt there would have been an Eagles without him. 

Have some time, check out the Genesis "Revelation" album (the first one), recorded pre Phil Collins, while they were still in high school.  Talk about genius!__________________

Passed an Allsups the other day enroute to hiking at Ray Roberts; so, I stopped and purchased a giant coffee, and one of those TREMENDOUS colon clogging, deep fried burritos. Yum.  I hope nobody finds that turd I left in the woods. 

Kergon Out?

LEGEND. 

Arlguy
Arlguy

My opinion of Modano has gone down over recent years.  He was a great player but has been very mediocre the past few years - his stint in Detroit shows he should have retired.  He was shown to have been a pretty poor captain.  Not really a team guy - notice that when he got married, the only player (or ex-player) that was invited was Brett Hull - no other player?  Also seems to be rathered entitled - "expects" to have a job with the Stars.  As what?  Don't really see him as a scout traveling around filing reports or as a coach.  Just a PR guy at best.    

Just Me
Just Me

Funny you mention "ESPN's Maverick boost" but never mentioned the Fan's Rangers boost last year.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

SFBL, got my lead back out to 18 games, hoping to cross the 90 point threshold this weekend.  Merten has been making a challenge and scouring the FA and waiver wire.  I really cant understand what is wrong with scruffles team.  Blow that shit up dog, drop everyone but Votto and pick up the top rated in the last 14 days.  The Shitts are in the shitter, we just need scruffy to flush em.  HAs the shitts even logged into the league in the last week.

hhhh
hhhh

 Rob Em?

Ckergo
Ckergo

git in the kitchen, and whip up some vittles "I'm Starving, Sweetcheecks!" DMN needs people to post.

ThongNCheese
ThongNCheese

There are other blogs?! Who fuckin' knew. If you don't understand why people hate on him then you, my friend, are an idiot. Please take your positive comments to one of the other blogs, like Oprah's or Dr. Phil's (if they even have a blog.

the kergo spaceship
the kergo spaceship

What?  you don't know where you are buddy?  What are you doing up so early Scott/Rob Em?  I thought mom didn't let you get up until you clean her boils, and festering puss smitten backne.  Kergo has been dead now for, ahhhhh 3 weeks, but "Derrick is here".  So, party?!  YUP.  Lets grab the Fender Srat and bust out some Yardbirds circa 1968.  Then have a nice breakfast sandwich:

-fry one scrambled egg-add bacon and parm, onions and pep's-top w/shredded jack on a bollilo roll-cover w/Tabasco, and MAYBE some mustard

___________________

Kerg's Music Tip of the Day:

Any Uncle Tupelo album.  With elements of punk, folk, rock and country, these boys are the grand standard for American music.  Carrying the GP torch.  "No Depression" still gives me chills; only rivaled in high lonesome by The Eagles "Last Resort", Henleys "Talking to the Moon" or Phil and Dons "Let it be me".  Farrar and Tweedy at high peek.

________________

Kerg's Sports Tip of the Day:

Always bet on Boston. ALWAYS.  Let's review:

Boston, last 50 years-

Celtics-15 World ChampionshipsSawx-2Pats-3Bruins-2=22

Dallas-

Stars-1 (does this count, remember standing in the the crease?)Cowboys-5 (love em Boys!)uuuummmmmm, ehhhhhhhh, ahhhhhhhhh, thats it.  We went to the World Series once.?

This is a winners town?____________

To annoy SG, I thought about reposting a "best of" with scott, fake scott, double scott, where theyall just respond to one another in one word answers and questions.  I'll be damned if I didn't post 150 times that day!  He he.  Mix in a little a little Coulton, a wee bit O' "sporty",  the monkey that smashes bread, and voile', CHAOS.

_________

Kergs reading tip of the day:

Joseph Campbell "The Hero with a Thousand Faces"Hunter S. Thompson "Hells Angels"HD Thoreau "Walden" or "Cape Cod", hmmmm, maybe "A week on the Concord......"

Anyhoo, reading these will make you feel small, put you in a frame to walk in the woods, or better yet, let you expound on the grand design; because what else would you do on Sunday?  Brood over bills, numbers and reports?  NOPE.  Clear the slate.  Engage. Unwind the coil folks!

Kergo out......hmmmmmm?..........ya'll still haven't gotten rid of me yet; and remember, when you are slowly sipping that life giving coffee, and eating that sprinkly donut-as the sun is just peeking over the horizon-LEGEND?

AND, like daddy says, ""ya'll cain't do this!".Dad was right.  Ole' Chickie was right.

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Observe. Summize. Relate. Create.

kregonator
kregonator

It is fun to answer to "me" alter ego's....it REALLY makes me giggle.  Come on SG, we are old hands at this sonabiotch, gotta keep it real.  Stay hard my brotha.

Best topics we explored this last year:

-60's rock-cookin'-Allsups-Toilet talk-RW nutkickin'-central Texas talk

Truth is, I have gone insane with this thing, that is why I only try to contribute 1 day a week.  Gotta get out and boogie; or in my case, hike. Cook. Love.

Peace my brothers.......thank god the world didn't end!

Kergie out?

For a bit.

LEGEND.

Richie Whitt
Richie Whitt

If I was soooooo sensitive about my show, why would I post bad ratings? Think about it. 

Sybil Summers
Sybil Summers

All we can do is try our best everyday. I think we have gotten better.

Sybil333
Sybil333

All we can do is try our best everyday. I think we have gotten better.

Krger
Krger

 Dear Chuck G.,       Very, very nice nut kicking......In fact, I think you busted the left lobe. 

Well
Well

You will be one game over .500 after getting swept by CLE next week.

Red Soc
Red Soc

 Holy crap, they gave up 8 games in the standings to the Sawx in like 36 games?  "WHhhhaAT!"  Atleast ya'll can remember last year.

Richie Whitt
Richie Whitt

i think it's very creative, clever and original when you punctuate your criticism of me with "chief." and fudging numbers? nope. men 25-54 m-f in my time slot over three months.

Kregonator
Kregonator

 I don't think MR. R Whitt survived that quick kick in the nuts boys!  That is Kergie like.

Kregonator
Kregonator

don't forget:-$30,000.  millionaire-eating at one named, trendy restaurants (Fin, Smoke, etc, etc.)-drinking to blot out reality that the loading dock beckons tomorrow morning.

Nice work Gay Larry!

Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett

 A fair way could let the last place team get first dibs, then work up to first place.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

I said a couple of weeks ago that Commisioner Davy needs to contract the shitts..and poor, poor Scruffy..where to start?  I agree with SM, blow that shit up pardner..you can't do worse..you were in the 20's the other day. 

Squawker
Squawker

Harping on the Bruins after that monumental collapse yesterday? I didn't know the Kerg was in the poultry business. From what I saw the Bruins layed the biggest egg of the post season.

 Gay Larry
Gay Larry

(Clapping, and LOUD applause!)  Finest work ever Mr. Kergo- (pause, and then the Iberian hand gesture)) salute'.  Please, more saged wisdom from the seer of the blacklands.  Impart thy will; conquer the reality.

ps-Can you imagine the asswhipping if the "fake kergo" could write beyond a third grade level?  It would be chaos; welp, we don't have to worry about that!  (Chuckle).  What smacks of tard more than banal banter, and talking "nasty"?  Hmmmm?

Gay Larry
Gay Larry

 completely shattered that left nut with that swift kick

Dmkergo
Dmkergo

 good points Larry!  Ye haw.

Richie's Nickname Poll
Richie's Nickname Poll

 you no likey to be called "chief"? me thinks it better than "midget", no? "midgie whitt" is the leader in the clubhouse but "failed broadcaster" is quickly gaining.

Scoreboard Doesn't Lie
Scoreboard Doesn't Lie

no station in a major market in the history of ever has had 100k watts and that low of ratings. but feel proud to be "3rd". the bottomline is kiss-fm kicks your ass in your demo and they cater to females!!! even michael irvin and jen engel's terrible shows trounced your ratings. i wonder how gavin and gregg feel about getting the axe and then their successors proceed to lose 70% of their listenership?ponder this the next time you think finishing "3rd" out of 3 is some accomplishment:jake z & tc's podcast beats your show ratings-wise every month.Scoreboard Doesn't Lie

kergo
kergo

 F you Midgie Whitt!

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

 I agree with that, but will the rest of the league vote for that.  I see about 10 guys on that roster that would be picked up between pitcher and fielders

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Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett

I don't know that I can contract that team. I do know I can add/drop players as I see fit.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Apparently everyone wants all my players all the time, so I'm gonna hang around like Valley View, if only to see what happens and keep the vultures at bay. It's May. You don't blow 'er up in May. End of July is when I engage self-destruct.

Once upon a time I offered up Votto for Pujols. Glad that got rejected.

Dmkergo
Dmkergo

 Dear Squawker,      Sounds like you don't have a "fit" stomach, ready for "the fight"..........leave the playoffs to us New Englander's.  A "little bad don't add up to despair".  Grow a nutsack?  Teddy Rooservelt would have no need for your type. JUST SAYIN'.  Maybe yoga is a better sport thing type for you?

Kregon
Kregon

No worries; I got that BIG BAD Boston moxy!  I "ain't" worried bout TB, the buzzsaw is Vancouver, and they are tremendous.  Bruins in the finals-I'll take that!

gay lar
gay lar

 Dear Krego,     Can't wait to watch a game out at the Temple w/20,000 baseball fans, instead of the 40,000 "coke and boobjob" fans- hurray beer, hurray ball.

J's bs
J's bs

Get ready Scruff and trdp1, y'all are on the clock..I'll be picking 3rd..Davy said he'd be working on it tonight..so y'all check your email for league updates..and don't take Beltre and Young..I'm in need of one of them.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

I think it's obvious I'd vote for a fantasy version of a Rule 5 draft.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

You cant contract them bc it would change the scoring for the league, his bit sucks, but I cant think of a fair way to offer up his players to everyone 

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

Hey no problem homey,  I was quesitoning your logic but youve now explained it.  I can see other teams that might want those guys in case they turn it around, but I was looking at it from my view which was 1 of your players fits my roster. 

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

I've been around the roto block before. My roster is filled with talented guys off to terrible starts. Hunter, Uggla, Ichiro, Crawford all would be snatched up off waivers in a heartbeat. I'm sketchy at short and relief pitching, otherwise I'd be releasing guys who'd find homes very quickly. Flavor of the week works in fantasy football, but I'm not going that route in baseball.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

 dude scruffman, Ive looked at your roster, its terrible, the only  guys worth shit are Votto, crawford and your catcher.  I promise I dont want your players, just offering advice holmes.  Stay hard

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