Whitt's End: 7.15.11

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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:

*Derek Holland looked unusually sharp from the first pitch last night. Seattle's woeful offensively. I had a feeling, so I Tweetcalled for a no-hitter in the bottom of the 1st. Holland took his no-no into the 6th and wound up with a five-hit shutout. Not a bad prediction, just a little short. Story of my life.

*Talked to Dez Bryant and he says his card-show liaison will be "taken care of." Good. Hope so. I still contend Dez is a good guy. Never been arrested or involved with drugs or violence. Just a little immature and makes some bad decisions. As a Cowboys fan, I'm thrilled he's on my team.

*Happy for Dirk Nowitzki for winning an ESPY. How's it, though, that Derrick Rose is NBA MVP but Dirk is ESPN's NBA Player of the Year?

*Remember this column about SMU assistant coach/recruiting coordinator Adrian Klemm? The guy is the real deal. He nabbed another stud commitment out of Los Angeles yesterday, the first 4-star offensive recruit of the June Jones era. The Mustangs just aren't supposed to be able to steal receivers like Venice High School's Gabriel Marks. The kid, ranked as the nation's 25th-best receiver, had an offer from UCLA.

*Is it just me or do the Rangers look, feel and play like a better team when Elvis Andrus is focused and scampering around the bases?

*I'm sure you guys will have fun spinning with/shitting upon them anyway, so I'll just present the June Arbitron PPM numbers and let you have your fun. PM Drive Men 25-54: The Ticket (8.6), The Fan (5.2), ESPN (4.5). A year ago this month The Fan's afternoon number was 2.0. CBS bosses see progress, but I'm sure y'all somehow see ...

*Hot.

*Not.

*You may not embrace despise my White Truck Theory that states the drivers of the pale pickup are the most dangerous, reckless and aggressive on our local highways, but you can't deny they are the most prevalent. On my way from McKinney to Dallas down 75 Wednesday I counted 207 of 'em. Swear.

*Nolan Ryan told us Thursday on RAGE that throwing out the first pitch before the Angels game next week was no biggie. When we joked about him not putting on an Angels' cap to accept his induction in the franchise's Hall of Fame, he didn't dismiss the idea and reminded us that he wore the cap for eight seasons. Yikes.

*Genghis Grill = Underrated.

*UTA to the WAC? Good for my alma mater and all, but how hurtin' is that conference these days? Last year they begged for Texas State and UT-San Antonio. Still, with a conference affiliation can the re-kindling of football be far behind? Nope, it can't be. Stay tuned.

*I'm not about to criticize Shannon Stone. The Brownwood firefighter was a better, more courageous person than I'll ever be. He should be hailed as a loyal public servant and good father. But ... he died because of a bad decision. No way around that. We'll have donation jars set up at our Old vs. New 105.3 The Fan Softball Turf War next Friday at Big League Dreams in Mansfield. Proceeds will go to the memorial fund set up for Stone's family. Hope every little bit helps.

*If you're into futures, buy this band of talented high schoolers from Sachse: Crel. Heard 16-year-old lead singer Morgan Daniels belt out "Sweet Child O' Mine" last weekend. Awesometown. They won a Battle of the Bands with this song and on July 27 will be playing at Duke's in Plano. At 16 my only talent was picking boogers and I was convinced girls had cooties.

*Best news I wrote all week was Chuck Greenberg's interest in buying the Stars. It's a better sports world when the Stars are good, and Greenberg won't let them be bad.


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EverBlurry ScottMurray

Rich Thompson just hung a curve ball against Scott Sizemore in the bottom of the tenth at Oak. Rangers will be three up if they can hold on tonight.

Sports Panties
Sports Panties

Increase in The Fail ratings can be attributed to Elf & Josh and nobody else.  The rest of the lineup is a joke.  As much as you try Dick Whitt, you will never be as good as The Ticket.  They can do what you do but, you can't do what they do, no matter how hard you try to steal their bits, they are just better.  Deal with it.

cactusflinthead
cactusflinthead

I would like to see somebody give ESPN a run for their money or at the very least be an alternative to their big pile of crap. I never did get a piercing. I make enough holes in my self by accident to want to do it on purpose. Hard8 is pretty good BBQ, but hardly worth the drive to Brady for it unless you are on the way out to the deer stand to repair what the hogs tore up. I still don't give a shit about In and Out Burger. Anything with this much build up is bound to be a letdown. Dez Bryant. Beginning to wonder if the kid has more than two synapses sparking up there. I wouldn't mind seeing Chuck G by the Stars. Fine by me. The idiot that paid for that billboard seems to have forgotten that Dallas had the chance back in the day to get baseball and they said no. Just like they said no to the Cowboys. They couldn't muster up the political will back then and there is even less chance of it now. Get in your large automobile and head west dumb ass. I know an aggie chick that graduated to become a bull, umm propagator? She makes 120K. Not even admins make that kind of coin at the school district unless you are in FW or D or H. I don't blame the coach even one tiny bit. They keep that stuff in liquid nitrogen. Just like Ted Williams head. Daft Punk? Never heard of them. Pretty sure I don't want to.

Legacypatrick
Legacypatrick

agree with Tosh. Elijah Cummings was the congressman that disclosed the thing on Clemens. He is a moron and that is nothing new.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Just saw Sybil on the tele during the Ranger's broadcast... hawking some auto museum and twilight theater for the Fails target demo. Five Broken Thoughts on Friday night:#1: Her neck and head is about a foot further to the right, than would appear normal.#2: If'n she didn't have a big arse, she wouldn't be wearing Her shirt down to her knees.#3: RW can go see some kids play music and stuff, but had to go to the lake when his sick friend was having a benefit.#4: Me thinks that RW lives at the corner of Awesometown Blvd and McDouchieness Way.#5: Infinity POW (trademark pending)

I like lists, and I love The Rangers!

easily amused
easily amused

Good column RIchie. Not a lot of politics, some good sports opinions. Great read.

I like the fantasy baseball banter but I've been instructed that I've got to see go see Harry Potter tonight (isn't this like the 10th movie?) and I'd much rather watch the Rangers destroy Seattle tonight on TV or maybe catch some classic basketball action on one of the sports stations. What are some good excuses my girlfriend might actually believe? (she's bought tickets already and her 70-year-old parents are going with us)

Give me the stretchmark chick
Give me the stretchmark chick

As I am tryping this, there are 54 comments and only 2 people referenced the earring?  Seriously?  C'mon guys, RW still wears an earring?  Even when the fad was at it's peak 15 years ago, didn't we think someone over the age of 30 w/ an earring was a joke, let alone 40??!!  And now, any one not in a rock band, a black athlete or completely tatted up w/ little regard for anything short of a life of obsessing over heavy metal bands looks ludicrous!  Do people w/ mulletts really walk around and think that is still a good look?  Same thing w/ the standard white dude w/ earrings...you seriously don't see how stupid you look?  I wanted some cool loop earrings once...then I turned 17 and 1997 was flying by so I moved on.

Congrats on the ratings...I don't get the "Mavs" bump, wouldn't that be for ESPN if anything?  I still don't listen, just doesn't sound good to me, but I do enjoy this here blog even when it's not great.

And the "hot" was, perhaps, the worst one you've ever posted.  I get these girls apparently captivated the public w/ their victory, although I don't get why since it's not like they've never been successful in the past...but none of those gals could hold Mia's thong...try harder RW.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

COMMENT AND REPLY OF THE WEEK:  happened on the In n out vs Whataburger cover story

Bernie McCool: fuck Everything from California

  In Reply Jack Perkins:  I Tried

Priceless

Arbytron
Arbytron

*sigh* Arbytron here to set the record straight. First of all, one year ago this month the Mavericks weren't winning the NBA Finals. Watch the PM Drive numbers return to previous levels in the weeks ahead. What are previous levels? Hardline #1 with an 8.5 share, Fan around #14-15 and Galloway around #7. Please report those with the same intensity, same intensity, RW.

Secondly, you have to include ALL of the Ticket's signals in the numbers. Hardline actually had a 9.2.  And let's go ahead and look at 2-7pm.   KTCK 9.2 #1 in the market R.a.g.e. 5.2 and KESN 4.3

TheChrimsonKing
TheChrimsonKing

Read the following on the main page - thought of Witt:

Forget J.R. Ewing. The 21st century Big D douchebag favors Fight Club frosted tips and whisked jeans over Stetsons and ostrich-skin boots. Regionally dubbed the "$30,000 Millionaire" for spending more than he makes, this breed of twenty-something male works as a Chipotle assistant manager by day and "Entourage" wannabe by night. Unlike his L.A. or New York counterparts, the Dallas $30Ker plies his trade in a cultural vacuum best known for putting a bullet in JFK's head and erecting a nine-story JumboTron at the Cowboys stadium. Frustrated but never self-aware, he wanders Dallas with maxed-out credit cards, toned biceps, and a nagging sense he somewhere took a wrong turn.

antiarmen
antiarmen

Yeah, I did the whole deal. In 1995, bought a Harley shovelhead, got my ear pierced, thot I was pretty damn cool. Havn't touched an ear ring in 13 years. For some reason, the tatts are still OK. If I could track down the artist, would get mine re-inked. But no....the ear ring thing is a bad look! It still looks like I've got the hole in the ear, but it's dried up....pretty much like everything else....

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

SFBL pitching woe: I have 6 starters all scheduled for tomorrow. I will entertain offers for any of em, if'n y'all have a guy that may need a change of scenery..Not gonna trade Felix,Shields,Ceej,Cobra but will talk about anyone else. Would need starter or Stud OF in return. We now return you to crickets chirping at RW's douchiness and the Fails ratings.

Richies Cock Ring
Richies Cock Ring

Ill say this, I'm damn glad that stripper swallowed his earring and not me. His boyfriend would have been pissed

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Please please please UTA get a football team. My alma mater UTSA needs a whipping boy. Our schedule is paltry this year, but in 2013 year we already have Ok State, Arizona, Houston, Virginia, and Rice lined up. I don't know how my mighty Roadrunners can get a decent out of conference schedule like that when my beloved 'Horns have New Mexico State, BYU, and Ole Miss non conf. Piss poor DeLoss.

Have to disagree with you on the hots. You should have just posted an Alex Morgan pic and called it a day. The only balls most of those girls play with are on the field.

I'm with you on Ghengis Grill.

Curious, since we have a good mix of olds on the board. How many 45 year olds still wear earrings? I know that it's prevalent and acceptable in the biking community, seems kinda, you know the word, to me.

Another thing you'll never understand, not being a real dad. Yes, I know you had a stepson once, but now I'm sure your contact is minimal since he's in another state. When you start a statement saying "I'm not about to criticize Shannon Stone", well, you are criticizing him. The guy wanted to do good for his kid, he wasn't worried about the consequences that would befall him. If you would have left the part about him making a bad decision out of that line, noone would have said anything and I wouldn't be writing this. In the future, can you stay away from the heart tuggy things that men with kids deal and have dealt with? You have very minimal frame of reference with it.

Sporty Sport Sport
Sporty Sport Sport

Holland:No hitter into 6th - taking it through nine = 10-1 odds. 10% chance is a good prediction?Rose: MVP awarded after season but before playoffs - ESPY awarded after Nowitsky's epic playoff run. duhSMU: 4 star recruits vs TCU 4 star recruits. Entertaining metroplex NCAA football at last.Andrus: Wash likes to run. Andrus can run. Gentry can run faster. Did you see him score from second on Ichiro last night?UTSanAntonio football: Second year program. Will not beat any name schools but they would be worth watching because of the storied Texas high schoolers they managed to sign: Ryan Polite - #5 passer in Texas high school football history; Josiah Monroe - 5,158 total yards last year;Clemens: not over (see retrial)Baseball to Dallas: It is evident that Demographics+Economics are not RW's strong suit.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

HideyHo mother effers.  Its Friday, the day wher we get one post with more content than all other days combined.  I love it.  I enjoyed whitts attempt to call no-no in the 1st, I even offered up to listen to every hour of his show till next friday if he was right, but I wasnt taken up on, it so be it.  I am enjoying this 8-0 rangers run, hoping they extned it to about 15 in a row.  Then the bandwagon will start filling up again.  ESPN is the biggest piece of chit network around when it come to treating their employees fairly.  I suggest Richie read the book and give a book report.  Clemens trial=Casey Anthony trial, in both cases the prosecution muffed the case, they made it more about them than about the crime,  remeber idiot prosecuters, you cant break court rulings to try to prove guilt.  Preteen Zenith.The problem with education these days is teacher CANT teach what they need to in order to have an educated society, they teach to the only test that matters, the stupid, TAAS/TAKS or whatever they hell they want to call it, bc their jobs depend on pass/fail rates of 1 test, not how good of an educator they are.  And w wonder why the college dropout rates suck, once you get there you realize you havent learned half of what you to even succeed in your freshman year of college.So what were the details of The Dez phone call he made to you?EPYS are SG unless it onvolves the Mavs like this yearAny moron who thinks the Rangers will ever move to Dallas needs their head checked.  Ya'll do realize the new owners of the team live out Ft Worth way and the Jerrah wouldnt have built his mcmansion stadium where he did only to have the red shoes move away.IN SFBL, I must apologize for my severe outrage an unapporved language on the veto argument, but it was fun and added some excitement to the mix during the all star break.

GO USA, and way to rip Andrea a new a-hole yesterday.

Sloppy Joe
Sloppy Joe

Since you motherfuckers can't spin the ratings you're going to accuse Richie of stealing everything from the Ticket. Some of you lifeless turds have the Ticket's dick so far up your asses that when the Ticket busts one off it's gonna shoot out of your mouths.

You listen to rage, you read Richie's blog. Instead of beinf haters, accept that if Richie served you douches a platter of shit you'd eat the corn out of it with smiles on your faces.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Scruffyshooting wondering whatever happened to Cecil Espy.

Do you even know how not to write about yourself? I've seen sponges less self-absorbed. I know it's a blog, but damn, not everything is about you.

Dez is a dumbass, a clown, and a distraction until he proves otherwise.

I still see (hear) a radio station with crap shows, Mavericks in Finals ratings boost or not.

Your white truck theory is indeed valid, I will give you that. Are you conflicted at all that the white truck driver is the exact canned bear-swilling, Olive Garden-loving, three kids by 25 with a wife who never lost the baby weight demo your crappy station is coveting?

ESPN's coverage of the Home Run Derby was terrible also. But irony is you complaining about style over substance, earring boy.

Oh, and stop shilling for The Fail here too. Show a least a semblance of journalistic integrity and treat us like we're Observer readers versus potential listeners. I don't see Wilonsky trumpeting everything he does with The Ticket. If you can't keep the two separate in a professional way, do us and the Observer a favor and quit this gig. We won't miss you, and you need us far more than we need you. We can provide you examples of how your content on here is terrible anyway, if you'd like. Check Sturm's work with the DMN for how to do it right.

Steve
Steve

Craig Miller has spoken about White Truck Man for years, barnacle. 

Sorry, let me use your vernacular:  toldja!

ThongNCheese
ThongNCheese

Tell her you are going ring shopping or you have a hooker to go screw. You could tell her that her mom is a MILF and you want to sit next to mama depends...that could get you out of it.

Personally, I'm a man so I'd just tell my wife I wasn't going because the Rangers are playing.

PPM Don't Lie
PPM Don't Lie

he should puff his belly out while he can cuz the july #s (which will be reported mid-august) will return to sub 2s like jan, feb & mar.

the facts are, billy bob in van zandt county was tuning in for mavs coverage.now that its over, its time to put the Flip Clock back on 105.3

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Please post this to a wiki on 30k millionaire. I beg you if it hasn't been done.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

trade wouldnt go through in time to start one tomorrow sir

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

Earring talk, I wore an earring from the time I was 18 until about 2 yrs ago, Im now 31.  Id always remove it for job interviews but once I had said job I would wear it.  One night about 2 yrs ago, one of the balls fell out and I assumne my dog swallowed it.  Wanting to avoid the mall I just put off getting a new ball or earring.  Eventually I just forgot about it for about  a year.  Then I decided to  put it back in and the hole had slightly closed up so I said fuck it.  Havenet worn one since but I really dont care who does.  I guess for some it keeps them feeling young 

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Gagree completely with you about RW's complete ignorance on the last part of the Stone blurb. I'm a man, I'm 40 sumpin..and haven't worn a earring in a good 15 years..that doesn't stop folks from laughing at me ear sometimes though..I figure they'd laugh behind my back if'n I still wore one though.Can't hate on any Big 12 (really 10) future non-con schedule..cause the new round robin conference schedule is gonna be an m-effer!

Sports Cactus
Sports Cactus

I'm curious what RW's strong suit is. Can't write. Can't broadcast. He must've gotten these gigs somehow.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

From Gawker:http://gawker.com/5821328/ever... A new study of 200 four-year colleges found the following distribution of grades:A: 43%B: 34%C: 15%D and F: a paltry, piddling sum

So 80% of college grades are A's and B's?

We've dumbed college way down. I was happy with my 2.8 gpa and admittedly could have worked harder. My 2.8 from 1998 translates to a 3.5 today.

Just Me
Just Me

Spin the ratings?  They still appear to be getting their ass kicked by the little Ticket.

Richies bleached anus
Richies bleached anus

Hey sloppy, thanks for last night, but u runied my fresh clean bath I had yesterday. I had finally cleaned out all the dried stuff from ur last visit

Sports Cactus
Sports Cactus

In other news today; Richie has a sockpuppet.

Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett

I wouldn't eat the shit. When I was little, my cousin tricked me in putting a piece of poop in my mouth. Didn't care for the taste.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

No way man, Sturm actually watches sports and stuff..I'm too busy icing broskis and chasing lake tail..RW

Good strong Scruffyshooting sir!

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

What the what? Since I don't listen to the Ticket anymore I've forgotten everything they do..and..umm .. Yeah.. Party at the lake brah! RW

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

I know, but methinks this is going to a continued issue..I'd prefer 2 good SP's a day..instead of freaking 6, and 4 of em are facing off against each other mañana..cmon strikeouts and 2 hopefully atleast three wins. I've acquired alot of NL west guys

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Just watched the replay of Bautista's injury..not really gruesome, but it appears worse than day to day. Can Cano play 3b? Supposed to do a MRI today, X-rays were negative. Things could start tightening up round here. Spikes hung up on his front foot as he was trying to slide, weird looking. (Crosses fingers for the baseball gods to strike vengeance down upon the Merkins.)

ThongNCheese
ThongNCheese

I was really wanting this story to end with you wearing your wife's big hoop earrings.

Richie's douchiness
Richie's douchiness

He can write, He just doesn't put in the effort. He likes to use this blog as show prep for the Tardline. Before he got the radio gig this place was alot better.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

I got out of truck while they were talking to him..love the poly spree..they were great at the symphony in the park a couple of years ago.

30K Millionaire
30K Millionaire

I'm with Josh's Shoulder and Scruffy! Get a life, Richie! We spend out time looking at a screen waiting for your next post so we can then post something and have a circle jerk about how funny we are. We have a great life. The only bad part is that the Dallas Public Library limits us to 15 minutes per session. (And the librarian gets mad when we surf for boobies. ( HAHAHA. I wrote "boobies"!!!!)

Let's meet in the stacks, boys! We've got some grenis sucking to do!!!!!

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

its just an all star break issue homey, itll all be sorted with off days by the next start

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

The RAGE Defense Force is about as inept as the Mariners' offense.

Chone Figgins?

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