Whitt's End: 6.17.11

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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:

*Jason Terry's voice is still hoarse from all the partying and cigars, but yet we're already peeking at 2012. Problem: The Mavs aren't a team built for the future, but rather the here-'n-now. Dirk Nowitzki will be 33 Sunday. Jason Kidd will be 39 next year. Tyson Chandler, Jason Terry, DeShawn Stevenson and Brendan Haywood are in their 30s. The next generation of Mavs: J.J. Barea, Roddy Beaubois, Ian Mahinmi and Dominique Jones? Um, let's embrace this while we can. Official 2012 NBA title odds: Miami Heat are the favorites at 5-2, followed by the Lakers at 11-2. Mavs are No. 5 at 10-1. Fine by me. By the way, Mavs began 2011 at 20-1. Anyone make any money?

*So American Airlines awards Dirk with 200,000 miles and an all-expenses paid trip to Barbados. I get it: LeBron James took his talents to South Beach; Dirk took his to the South Carribean.

*Watched Josh Hamilton on Letterman last night. Couple things. Props to Josh for first saying he has been clean and sober "since '05," then admitting he "had a little slip-up in '09 with alcohol." He didn't mention the co-eds and whipped cream, but, seriously, good on him for keeping the record straight. But there was a tense moment when Hamilton kept pushing the Jesus angle. At one point during Josh's "accepting Jesus Christ" this or that, Letterman interrupted him and said "I dunno so much about that but..." Did you, like me, hear the Ed Sullivan Theater groan? Hamilton then went out back and blasted a couple fastballs from Dave and Samuel L. Jackson into the NYC afternoon. Very cool.

*These May PPM radio ratings come void of opinion, slant or agenda. Last month among the desired demo of Men 25-54 overall The Ticket earned a 5.9, followed by ESPN at 4.4 and The Fan at 3.1. As for May afternoon drive, The Fan earned a 3.5. In the fourth week of May, the show hosted by yours truly and Greggo checked in at 4.3, highest since last November's move to 2-7 p.m. Yearly snapshot: From May 2010 to May 2011 The Ticket's Hardline improved from 6.6 to 7.3, ESPN's Galloway and Company from 3.3 to 4.1 and RAGE from 1.8 to 3.5. Commence (and welcome, by the way) data teardown spiced with personal attacks in 3...2...1...

*So how did my face-to-face with former Cowboys' defensive end Charles Haley go? He called me "Richie the Shit" and I shot back with something he hates even more: "Chuck". In the end we didn't exactly hug it out, but we did shake hands. Seriously, it's good to see him -- thanks to bipolar meds -- smiling more than scowling these days.

*Good for the Mavs to include former TV analyst Bob Ortegel in yesterday's parade. The organization not only won, but they did it with class. Bravo.

*Hot.

*Not.

*Remember the crazy clamor over the arrival of In-N-Out Burger a couple months back? Went last night on the way home and the line was...four cars.

*Speaking of food, after talking with fans along the parade route we decided today on The Fan we're gonna try Kool-Aid-soaked pickles. I'm thinking yuck. I'm also thinking I'll try anything once.

*Only two disappointments from the Mavs' parade: Shawn Marion almost dazzling us by dancing The Dougie and fake mayor Dwaine Caraway predicting a "two-peat." I remember a day when teams used to repeat. But two-peat?

*Next time someone comes at you with that ridiculous "Dirk grew out of being soft!" bullshit, direct them to this fantastic read. Props. 

*Talked with Cowboys tight end John Phillips this week. Said his knee -- torn in the first half of last year's first preseason game -- is 100 percent. In other words, you're on notice, Martellus Bennett.

*Seems like just yesterday I was covering the arrival of a 21-year-old phenom named Jason Kidd to Dallas. Back in '94 I was the Mavs beat writer for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram when Kidd told me about his love for John Wayne and how he wanted to change the reputation of the Dallas franchise. Took him two tours and 17 years, but mission accomplished.

*That whining you're hearing is from Arlington, where Rangers fans were grousing over the Mavs stealing their spotlight. Then the Rangers went to New York, got swept and now the seamheads are suddenly fine with basketball being the top story. Sorry, Rangers fans. Going to the World Series was a great tale. But the Mavs trumped it. Big time. Your move. (Didn't see it, but I guess Alexi Ogando is human after all?)

*Cool quote via Rick Carlisle: "There's a big difference in life between success and fulfillment." A-friggin'-men.

*Finally caught up on some TiVo last night. Watched HBO's Borg-McEnroe "Fire and Ice" documentary. Looooved it. Amazing fact I'd forgotten. Neither Bjorn nor Johnny Mac won a Grand Slam tournament after the age of 25. Rafael Nadal is 25, Roger Federer 29 and Andy Roddick 28.

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pguo10
pguo10

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Paul Revere of Radio
Paul Revere of Radio

105.3 is flipping to a Spanish Station.the masses have been tipped off back in late May thus explaining the rise in ratings.ppl are tuning in to hear the Fail's Imminent Flip....aint that a Who song?

Rory Mackerel
Rory Mackerel

I'm making history, by winning victory, it is no mystery.

J's bs
J's bs

Stupid Bitch, check up on your team brother..

Stupid Bitch
Stupid Bitch

i still believe my team will turn it around. my team is like 105.3. we suck! we stink out loud, but i keep telling ppl that we'll get better.that and lie about results.

sounds familiar, dick whitt?

J's bs
J's bs

Check it again, biggest trade ever been offered...has been offerered..Would you like to add R. Howard and Nelly Cruz and other guys? Opulence personified in trade form brother..for a bunch a scrub pitchermen

Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett

Kool Aid soaked pickles? What the hell? That's nasty.

I didn't hear any Rangers fan bitching about the Mavs, RW. Not one.

I wouldn't have played Black Jack. I would've sat at the poker table.

A side note: I fouled up the rest room at the Steak 'n Shake in Round Rock (behind the Ikea) this morning. They probably hope I never go back.

Happy Father's Day to the dads out there, except Rooster. If he has kids, I'm sure they hate him as much as I do.

kergo the enabler
kergo the enabler

That's allright, I COMPLETELY demolished the restroom at a local BK today at lunch.  I dubbed it "the aftermath"; and every person that exited said tolietroom had there shirt pulled over there nose for "advanced shielding" action.  I sat about two feet away and giggled like a schoolgirl everytime someone bolted from the scene of the crime.  I really gives me the chuckles to see folks with such horror in tow, as they witnessed what appeared to be a bloodied moose in the commode. 

K out.

Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett

Usually if I had a long solid one (looks like a C in the toilet), I'll leave it for other patrons to enjoy. What I did today looked like a pot of beef stew, thanks to dinner at Trudy's and a few too many margaritas.

kergo the enabler
kergo the enabler

The best is the back terlit sprayer, where the angle is nearly impossible; or, the "hanger" that usually gets stuck in the California Toilets.  I laid one at the Holiday Inn in Walsunberg, CO that I just couldn't get to go down.  The damn thing was just plain stuck.  The long and short of it was I wound up flooding the room, and the maid looked at me like I murdered a family when she witnessed that torrid scene. 

Best lines to ask at the front desk of a hotel:

hey, do ya'll have a plunger?  (southern accent)hey, do ya'll know where I can find some action?hey, do ya'll know where I can find adult diapers?did ya'll find my ball gag in my room?

Kergie out?  Eh, for a bit.

Richie's Hair Spray
Richie's Hair Spray

You guys are getting soft. Where's all the Richie nutkicking goodness?

kergo the enabler
kergo the enabler

he's right boys, lets not let him get "too comfortable"!  git em.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

There's plenty there. This week we're getting on him for things he can help (his writing and pissy attitude) versus things he can't (follicle ghost town and vertical limitations).

Sturm's Bloody Rectum
Sturm's Bloody Rectum

RW, any update on your email to Lewis, or a face-to-face with Lewis and Kinsler?

J's bs
J's bs

Right there w you brother..Mr. midget, when you getting on that? Can't wait for it, you'll never make it back in the room again..no looks at pee pees for you! POW

Sybil's Beaver
Sybil's Beaver

Hey boys, sorry I've been missing but I told my dad for fathers day that I woudl clean my act up so I called in the Roto Rooter. I had so much spare dried cum in me that I clogged the machine, much like greggos nose. Anyhow, one sybs quits radio, I hope to stop being plunged by undersized dongs but overinflated egos. How are the cookies richie,

Storm_71
Storm_71

If only you could be on the radio instead of that annoying female your attached to.

Mishon
Mishon

*That whining you're hearing is from Arlington, where Rangers' fans were grousing over the Mavs stealing their spotlight. Then the Rangers went to New York, got swept and now the seamheads are suddenly fine with basketball being the top story. Sorry, Rangers fans.

This is such an asshole statement. I could have swore you were a Rangers fan too before the Mavs swept the Lakers. After that series, everything in your little sports head changed. It was now all about the Mavs. Screw you. In Septemeber and if we are lucky enough to be playing in October again, I don't want to hear a fucking peep about how much you love the Rangers and how you have always been a fan.

Also, who are these Rangers fans that are now glad that basketball is the lead story b/c they got swept in New York? I think you made that shit up. Most Rangers fans are also fans of the Mavs and are glad of their success. However, we still want the Rangers to be covered! I know Greggo is a huge fan of the Rangers, I wonder how he feels about not being able to talk about them on his 5 hour show, b/c everytime he does, you shut him down. Hack.    

RichieISaRAGINGhomo
RichieISaRAGINGhomo

I hope the Cowboys do something special next year and then RW will be poo pooing what the Mavs did. Richie is what he accuses everyone else in this town as being....a front runner. And he is in front of the line.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Gagreed. Was this the week of the Mavs? Hell yes it was. But, like Lebron says, life also goes on, and so does the baseball season. And there were things of note related to it, but they sure weren't covered here. And which posts commonly get the most comments? Rangers posts.

I seem to recall one Jerry prostate massager making sure to shoehorn in Cowboys stories during the Rangers run. Which were relevant, to a point, but were far more common than getting any decent Rangers info during the Mavs run.

Besides, we've made it perfectly clear that most of us who read the blog don't make our ears bleed with RAGE. An actual, professional journalist would keep print/web and radio separate and just cover the shit the readers want to read, but no, King Richie doesn't want to do that. Sturm didn't try to tie all his posts to either himself or drive people to listen noon to 3. Hell of a concept.

Richie Whitt, the Mike Miller of Dallas media. Douchey with marginal skills and should be lucky to be in the game, but tries to act like he's Wade or Lebron. Embrace your spare.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Mavs--I'm glad Lil' Whistle pointed out the '99 champs Spurs got bounced in the first round of the playoffs the following year. He forgot to mention Duncan missed the playoffs with a bad knee. I'm hoping your Mavs don't suffer that karma Lil' Whistler. No Dirk=#8 or #9 seed buddy. RE:Josh & Rangers--I wish you could let things go, I'm kind of wondering what someone in the Rangers organization did to you to cause constant criticism of players and organization. I'm sure you've been able to get some juicy info from Josh Lewin, now that stuff I'd love to hear. I'm guessing that maybe these guys aren't the angels they portray themselves to be? Ratings--When you expect the nut kicking, we kick you less. It's good that your numbers are going up, but I'm shocked with one thing as a sports radio listener 90% of my radio time. Who the hell is listening to ESPN? And if onlly 3 times more listeners are tuning in to the Ticket than your station, you're going in the right direction. I don't know how this ratings stuff works anyways, sounds like some kind of black magic to me.

Blackjack--$50 and splitting 9's...I'd do it once. If it was $10, I'd split them as often as possible. I've been burned enough on losing with 19. I'm more of a craps guy after loss after unbelievable loss at the blackjack table. The only thing about blackjack that interests me now is finding a guy that plays 3 hands at once w/500-1k on each hand and consistently loses. It's amazingly not that hard to find, and so entertaining to watch.

Oh, and as far as the free agency thing goes and the age thing with the Mavs, don't think that the teams that are gunning for your free agents aren't telling them the same thing. There won't be any home team discounts for this batch of guys as there are a lot of teams with needs compounded with the fact that the Mavs are over the salary cap anyways. I'm thinking Tyson Chandler to the Bulls. The Mavs gave Haywood too much money and if they sign Caron, Chandler is as good as on his way out. That's too bad.

J's bs
J's bs

Caron is expendable brother, if'n you didn't notice we can pay the Mavs dancers for 20 years on two of his game checks. He never was our 2nd best player/ Robin..I'd say Chandler is more important than anyone other than Dirk.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

I've vowed to stop caring about ratings. I just want to listen to radio goodness.

But I am getting the sense that The Fail is locking in on a redneck demo. Which, hey, more power to ya, especially if it works, but I'm not feeling it. Josh & Elf buck that trend, but it seems like the desired listener is the dude with the high school diploma who cashes his paycheck at the beer store and whose only dream in life is to have a pontoon boat parked in the driveway next to the jet skis. And to see some boobies at the lake.

Mishon
Mishon

I would like this more than once if I could.

Truth Sayer
Truth Sayer

In and Out is a broke ass burger. It tastes like a jack in the box burger, except they don't have mayo and that damn place, so it's not even as good as j in the b. Weak. I wont be back. Oh yeah and sports and stuff. 

MB Tankersley
MB Tankersley

J.J. Barea, Roddy Beaubois, Ian Mahinmi, Dominique Jones and Caron Butler? Plus Dirk, whom in your own estimation with his "flamingo fadeaways" will have a longer career than the usual NBA Power Forward? Sounds like a ton of upside to me. Barea is one of the more exciting offensive players to watch with his balletic moves. Besides, Kidd is immortal, right?  Beaubois needs to be back at a higher level but has the ability. Mahinmi looks more solid every time I've seen him & is a big body. Jones has proven collegiate ability as a scorer. Don't forget our most valuable asset is Mark Cuban- he is the most determined-to-win SOB I've ever witnessed as a sports franchise owner. I like the future of this franchise, perhaps not as a repeat in 2012 but as a persistent contender.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

balletic=sounds super gay..carry on ma'am.

MB Tankersley
MB Tankersley

I don't have any hang-ups about gay people or balletic people, so carry on, indeed. It's not as "gay" as "flamingo fadeaway."

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Gagree with your second point sir, sorry these dang pointy toed boots sometimes get a mind of their own.

Storm_71
Storm_71

It would have been so cool if Haley would have opened up a big ass can of bi-polar whoop ass on RW.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

umm Greggo tweeted that he had a meeting with the bossman at noon.  Wonder what trouble he is in.  Could it be all the cussing and titty talk on twitter right next to that "The Fan" logo he HAD as his Avatar.  Yeah thats the type of shit that gets you suspended.

Richie's douchiness
Richie's douchiness

I hope his meeting has more to do with the fact that anytime RAGE talks about the Rangers they do nothing but bash them and play snooring noises. Its amazing how they became haters after the Rangers ditched them for LESS money. I really hope they make it to the ALCS just so I can hear Richie talk about how he's always supported them and is a life long fan. What a lying hack.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Greggo is nothing but S/G (supergay) on the twitterer.Hey Greggo, why don't you open the door, walk through it..turn left and find the fern over in the corner..and then shove that up your ass, lil buddy!

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Since I don't listen to that abortion of sport talk, I would imagine it went more like this:CH: What's up Richie Shitt?RW: Doing fine Mr Chuck, how's the kids..and stuff. Greggo...Mr Chuck,  Do you like my hair? I had it grafted from the ballsack of a wild spider monkey ..and stuff..Greggo..Mr. Chuck do you remember when you used to be mean to me? I liked being around all of y'all so much, I'd do all over again.CH: Sure was fun giving you a swirly after we caught you peeking at 8ball in the shower.RW: Mr. Chuck, I was just trying to conduct an interview.CH: Why were your pants down then?RW: Greggo..next on RAGE..we'll talk about dead people and let no talent chicks waste time..might mix in a little time for Armen radio anthrax too...Greggo.

Storm_71
Storm_71

That's good stuff man.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

I'm sure to get a beatdown by the vertically challenged curator of the Sportatorium, but I bet I'm pretty accurate on the reason that Chuck doesn't like Shitt. RW, Takedatwitya, Jackwagon!  POW

ThongNCheese
ThongNCheese

I've been pulling a Greggo and tweeting after I take my Ambien, twitter.com/thong_n_cheese . Last night was interesting, right JBS? Got lost while taking my dog out...luckily the hot neighbor called the wife to let her know I escaped. Glad I wasn't in Irving.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

SFBL update for the week of 3rd week of June::

Standings remain pretty much the same as always at the top:#1 Merkin 91.5 (Seems to be falling back to the pack a bit, only a 12.5 point lead over #2)#2 Merten  79#3 Fandricks  75.5#4 Brokenshoulders 65 (been in 4th for over a week now)#5 Balk You  58#6 Davy Crockett 55#7 TKR 54 (still hasn't made a trade or picked up a f/a)#8 Stupid Bitch 53#8 TRDP1 53#10 Miami Heat (Scruffy) 38#10 Empty Shitts 38

Rooster
Rooster

Stars - No star player and no head coach (I'm not calling the minor league guy a coach - he's a caretaker until the ownership situation is settled). 

Just like you can't get a star player to sign in a place where he's not going to know who the owner is, you can't get a coach that's worth a damn to sign, either.  Hence, why they had to promote the minor league guy.

This team is going to be very, very bad for a very, very long time.

I've been a season ticket holder since they moved here in 93.  It will be interesting to see if they have the gall to raise my ticket prices this year.

If the truth is known, as bad as this team is going to be, they should probably pay me to go to the games this year, since I'm one of like, 5 people in this town who still gives a damn about the Stars.

Sturm's Bloody Rectum
Sturm's Bloody Rectum

Amen. The following season's will be based on a limited budget, not on a qualified resume/stat/player's. Hiring a AHL coach, with good history, won't put people in the seats, neither will retread player's. The GM's ass is on the line, for this coaching change. Will these NHL players respect a AHL coach, I don't think so. More pressure on Morrow to show leadership, against any revolt of the incoming coach. I see the Stars sucking balls until the club is sold..........

Brian
Brian

I took those 20-1 odds just like i did on the Mavs to sweep the Lakers at 40-1 .. its amazing what a little extra money to blow can do for ya

Brian
Brian

Actually used $500 on both odds because of a bonus I got at work .. so its more than just a few C notes .. Have been a hardcore Mavs fan since moved to Dallas in 1986 even through the 11 and 13 win seasons .. and probably the only Mavs fan who still thinks the Randy White draft in '89 was a good pick for the Mavs maybe he didnt turn out to be the next Karl Malone out of Louisiana Tech

kergo the enabler
kergo the enabler

Walkin' around money......nuttin' wrong with that.  A couple of C notes folded over can make a man's Friday night very fancy.  Maybe a little food, a few drinks, you know, then maybe head to Choctaw for a little late night gamblin' with some ole ladies.  Ole ladies with ciggy hack, and country neck.  Maybe Saturday, you wake at noon, and do some toilet tossin' down an embankment at Lake Texoma.  Maybe go below the dam and knock down a couple 20 or so Keystones, and some of them yummy Allsups burrito's; then it's off to the woods to poop.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Kergie, please register this name into Disqus so it can't be taken.

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