Whitt's End: 8.12.11

Categories: Dallas Cowboys

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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:

*Just stop it with the calls for Stephen McGee to get more playing time, or even be elevated to No. 2. Watch the game. He's horrible. He can overcome sloppy footwork, inaccuracy and a lack of pocket presence against third-stringers, but ... just stop.

*With still more than 1/4th of the season left (44 games), next week's four-game series in Anaheim isn't crucial to the Rangers. Unless there's a sweep. Either way.

*I was rooting against this year's streak of consecutive 100-plus degree days. Why? So I can be a gloating old-timer who recalls living through the record summer. "It's not as hot as it was in 1980 ... " Today? Just another hot summer day in north Texas. Sorry.

*Dear Texas A&M: You need the Big 12 a lot more than the Big 12 needs you. But if you think a Saturday afternoon at The Swamp sounds more fun than one in Waco, tear your ass. Big 12 replacement if Aggies bolt: Houston? Maybe even TCU? As we've learned with conference commitments, they don't mean shit.

*Okay, here goes. Your monthly radio ratings. (Why do I constantly feed my attackers with fresh bullets?) For the gazillionth time, 1310 AM The Ticket is the king. But it's also time some of you stubbornly funny folks stop talking about 105.3 The Fan in terms of "pulling a 1.8." In afternoon drive RAGE again beat 103.3 FM ESPN and those ominous predictions of "flipping the format" have long been ridiculous. Bon appetit. For July 2011 in Men 25-54: OVERALL -- Ticket 5.7 (2nd in demo), ESPN 3.4 (8), Fan 3.4 (8); A.M. DRIVE -- Ticket 7.9, ESPN 4.1, Fan 3.7; MIDDAY -- Ticket 7.5, Fan 4.2, ESPN 2.6; P.M. DRIVE -- Ticket 8.3, Fan 4.0, ESPN 3.5; EVENING -- ESPN 5.3, Fan 2.6, Ticket 2.3; WEEKEND -- ESPN 2.5, Fan 2.0, Ticket 1.0.

*Hot.

*Not.

*Cowboys' first-team defense wasn't too impressive, allowing 40 yards rushing and 3 points on its first drive. But the first play was cool. Didn't see this at the game because I was skeedaddling from the 105.3 The Fan pre-game show outside up to the press box, but watching TiVo this morning it looks like defensive coordinator Rob Ryan had the Cowboys line up in Tom Landry's old Flex for the first snap. Only time this year ever you'll see linebacker Kenwin Cummings (wearing Randy White's old No. 54) lined up at defensive tackle, three yards off the ball and in a four-point stance. Kinda funny.

*I feel bad for giggling at Tiger Woods' demise. Cheated away his wife, fired his swing coach, fired his caddie and is now 14 shots back in majors he used to own. But then it quickly dissipates and return to giggling even more. Karma.

*I've been known to make a typo or three, but last night the Cowboys goofed on the name of one of their own players. On JumboJerry in the third quarter was a "Footy vs. Football" video segment featuring punter Mat McBriar. Only it featured "Matt" McBriar. Oops.

*Awoke Wednesday morning to two words sure to ruin your day: Flat. Tire.

*Rise of the Planet of the Apes? Thumbs up. Not as much ape-human combat as you're expecting, but it's entertaining with a thoughtful plot that's difficult to poke glaring holes in. And, hint, stay after the credits. 'Splains a lot.

*Hey, I didn't know J.D. Ryan was back on radio? Great to hear him with Jody Dean's morning show on KLUV 98.7. Yes, I'm talking about Russ Martin's old J.D. Ryan.


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Jb3323
Jb3323

You sawed off runt, you still SUCK. Give up your gig on the FAN and let Greggo prosper....

Armen's ass hole
Armen's ass hole

Damn Richie....you tore me up last night! I have been bleeding onto Armen's underwear all day.

Walking Failed Live Spot
Walking Failed Live Spot

so richie claims to have received 15k and a free hair transplant/plugs from peter malouf.the results still show a giant bald spot.so if i were a balding person i surely wouldnt be going to that guy.

i'd go to whoever fixed wayne rooney's bald dome.dude has hair now!RESULTS

PPM Don't Lie
PPM Don't Lie

i dunno who gives you the ratings, RW but they're grossly inaccurate and as always slanted towards 105.3's favor.

Gustavo
Gustavo

I think love money is better than love Jesus because when I love money I feel happy and when I love Jesus I feel sad

Tad Banyon
Tad Banyon

Does your love of typos extend as far as "Krisit Scales"?

Sports Panties
Sports Panties

Amazing how the little man that writes this blog continues to try to make his sorry excuse for a radio show & that failed station seem relevant.  You were 2nd due to the fact that Galloway was on vacation for about 8 weeks.  Just stick to writing bad top 10 lists and stealing bits from The Ticket and trying to convince yourself that your good. 

Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett

Who the hell Tivo's a damn preseason football game?

Printing Press
Printing Press

I'm for sale anyone interested, I printed a banner for richie of armens anus. Help a brutha out mayor

Anonymous Coward
Anonymous Coward

Hey, fellow "Nut Kickers"  I just released an iPhone app called iRival.  It allows you to kick your buddies in the nuts by taunting them about the upcoming game.  Here's an example of what you can do with it.  http://irivalapp.com/digs/4e3e...Happy Taunting douchers!! :-)

gofuhcureself
gofuhcureself

uhhhhhhh......I'm pretty sure I haven't been reading anyone here calling for more playing time for McGee. Maybe it was your listener (singular?) to your radio gig? Please try to keep the two separate - completely different demographics.

I'm not so sure about that...
I'm not so sure about that...

The only university that "needs" the Big 12 is Texas, and that's really only to retain BCS status while running their own network. They might be able to convince Pac 12 to let them keep it, but that's a tossup and likely their only shot of keeping it outside of going Indy or rebuilding the Big 12.

debbie kearney
debbie kearney

know its preseason, but cowboys game presentation is terrible.espn ratings up at night due to rangers baseball.

Mishon
Mishon

Who are these people that are calling for McGee to get more playing time? I have never heard that anywhere. I think most fans are good with him being behind Romo and Kitna.

I wanted the streak to end, b/c I was tired of hearing about it. Weather talk beats me down like no other. Weather happens everyday and people talk about it as a clutch, b/c they have nothing else to say.

I hope A&M bolts to the SEC. For one, I think it will be good for them and they need to stop being Texas's lap dog, and this is coming from a Texas alum. Secondly, I love conference realignment chaos. I also hope Texas becomes independent in football, although Dodds says they don't want that.

Ratings are meh. All 3 stations are going to be around for a long time. Ticket is number 1 and I think the Fan and ESPN are ok with duking it out for 2 and 3. We are all very lucky to have 3 options for sports radio. Not all towns have that luxury. With that being said, I really don't get how anyone listens to New School or Mike and Mike. The Musers are that good. But, whatever.

I don't feel bad for Tiger. He has noone to blame for his demise other than himself.

Went to the game last night, and  I still don't understand how after 3 years the audio still sucks. Everything that was played over the loud speaker cut out. Why is it so hard to fix this issue? As great as this stadium is, it has so many flaws. I also think it should be illegal to price gouge. Jerry, you can take your $8.50 beers and shove them up your ass. Fucker.

Flat tires suck ass. Haven't had one in a while. Knock on wood.

I too think you lied about noticing the flex play on Tivo. You heard it on the Musers, saw it on twitter, or read it on another website. You would never admit it though, so let's just move on.

More Rangers, less pimping your station and less fake controversy would make most of us happier commenters, but you are right in a way. At the end of the day, you win. You are getting paid, the Observer has no intention on firing you and we all keep coming. It's cool though. I still enjoy the occasional funny comment or two.

linefourguy
linefourguy

Have you no shame? You missed the Cowboys lining up in the flex because you were in the process of making your way to the press box?  Go back and read the #1 on your top 10 Oserver-ations list.  You obviously didn't miss it, you just didn't recognize it.  It's OK that you didn't, a lot of people didn't.  But pretending after the fact that you did makes you look ridiculous.  A couple of people comment about how you missed it, and the Musers bring it up, and you magically discover it on TiVO.  C'mon man!

Dollar Dog
Dollar Dog

Rangers at Oak for 3. Coco Crisp possibly out for the series with a calf strain incurred last Saturday. Good thing for the Rangers because Crisp was hitting .419 with 10 stolen bases and 10 runs scored in his previous 8 games.Watch the Rangers pitch around Matsui who is hitting .452 in his last 21 games.Curious stat: Oakland shortstop and former Aggie Pennington had a streak of 0 strikeouts in 12 games followed by 15 strikeouts in his most recent 11 games.

CJ on the mound tonight against the Oakland A's fans, stadium and climate. Former teamate Brandon McCarthy going for the A's. CJ has a 2.18 era this year with Napoli behind the plate (6 games). 3.49 with Torrealba (15 games). Trevor Cahill going Saturday has been an average pitcher this season but still sports a 1.25 era against the Rangers during that duration.

Rich Harden going Sunday night struck out 8 in 7 innings giving up only 1 run in his last outing. He gave up 4 in 5 the previous game so he'll probably suck again Sunday night.

The A's won back-to-back away series against the Rays and sign stealing Jays. They are 14-11 since the all star break. They also lead the majors since the all star break in OBP (.370), slugging percentage (.471), and naturally, on base plus slugging (.842).

Santana, Haren, and Weaver going for the LAAs this weekend against the hopefully still sign stealing Jays so the Rangers will have their work cut out for them keeping pace.

John
John

Apes was definitely better than i expected. I will have to go sneak in for just the credits to see what i missed though.  

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

SFBL UPDATE: Merk has regained the lead from Merten's squad, I'm getting pretty comfortable in 3rd (like the Fail, Pow) and I'm sniffing #2 (see what I did there) Fandricks is in 4th, TnC is in 5th, then Davy, TKR and Scruff..little further back is TRDP1 and StupidBitch. I perused Mertens squad this morn after he added Jeter, and have come to the conclusion that I will surpass his squad within a fortnight. Then Senor Merkin, your ass is grass. Stay Hard fellow baseballers, it's getting tight up in heara.

PlanoDave
PlanoDave

1.  Thank you for not verbally masturbating the Cowboys in this post.2.  Thank you for acknowledging that the Rangers are still playing meaningful baseball.3.  No disrespect (well, not much), but you don't seem to be enough of a sports nerd to know the Flex when you see it.  You should give credit to whomever enlightened you.4.  Fuck the Aggies, the Cornholers, the Buffs and ZeroU (I had to throw that last one in for balance)5.  The heat is better than the cold.  It is easy to sweat in a manly way, but there is no way to shiver like a man.6.  If you have a woman over to swim, don't forget about shrinkage.

Pope1944
Pope1944

Your link to HOT just proves that big boobs aren't everything.  Oh wait, you already knew that.... you work with Greggo.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

SFFL UPDATE:  Think everyone knows, but, Draft time has changed to 8:30 Sunday night...this Sunday night...hope everyone is better prepared than me, I'm thinking Roy Williams, Sam Hurd, Marion the Barbarian and Tebow..and the Cowboy defense.

Storm_71
Storm_71

Dear Mayor of Mehville, the link to RW's hot or not does not work on my Ipad can you please fix it?

Hey Richie, that was such a warm and fuzzy note about how your really appreciate us. Thanks man. Sounds like just maybe someone was called on the ole boss's carpet eh?

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

RW, you should credit me and Storm for breaking the news that the Ticket broke about the Flex being employed for the first play of the game.In the minority here I'm sure, but I miss the ass kicking, womanizing, chipping in from the rough Tigre.Ratings news=MEH, good for the Fail though..y'all aren't sucking as bad as Grandpa Urine and Ben and Skin. (can't believe that was Ben on channel 4 last Sunday night, he's lost 50 lbs I bet.saw Georgio at a benefit last Sunday and barely recognized him too..Bigman has lost serious weight too)Used to like JD, Russ was always an ass whipping though.Your blog postings have likely went up from the trolls you've enlisted to further conversations, seems to me that there is about 10 of us..and a couple of steve/john/MarcsMake sure and put some sun screen on the back of your head RW, the Sun is gonna be a mother this weekend. 

#1 FAN FAN
#1 FAN FAN

Pretty good week RW. Still need more Rangers coverage though. As Scruffy pointed out we will lay off when you give the Rangers the coverage they deserve.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

I'll give you credit, twas a good End. And a better week than previous weeks. You gotta give us the effort we deserve, though. We could probably turn this place into an Oakland A's game if the boycott call went out. But we want to support the Observer.

You really need to balance the coverage more--the Rangers are playing games that count. Young got to 2000 and 3000 isn't impossible, CJ mouthed off about Oakland, and you know full well we get baseball boners round here. August is for diamonds cause the gridiron don't count yet. We're going to be asses until the Rangers get more words up in here.

Pat Bowlen has always been a tool, says this former Denver resident.

Kitna isn't going to win you any Super Bowls either, so why is he the safety net? Dude's on his last legs. Sink or swim, Stephen.

I didn't give a crap about the heat streak. We're not a world-class city if we've got to brag about consecutive days over 100. Hot is hot, and hot sucks.

The Cowboys broadcast makes the NFL Network seem polished. And it makes The Fail seem impartial.

Still not gonna buy your radio numbers, sorry.

Mayor_of_Meh
Mayor_of_Meh

It would be great to get a table visit from the chef every once in a while...Keeps the haters in check...Jus sayin...

DubyaBAP
DubyaBAP

It was probably a staycation since he needed to sober up in order to figure out how to get anywhere.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Bob Sturm's been pushing for McGee to be the #2, but it's not a huge movement or anything.

I'd rather listen to Rage than ever have to hear Stephen A. Smith fill in for Cowherd again. Holy crap, it was awful.

Just Me
Just Me

Notre Dame gets an automatic berth if it is in the Top 8 of the final BCS standings.  I'm sure Texas could swing the same deal.

Storm_71
Storm_71

Hi Debbie what might you be wearing (or not wearing) today sweetheart???

#1 FAN FAN
#1 FAN FAN

Did Cocoa Krispies' calf "snap, crackle and pop"?

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

I don't know why Mert would add Jeter. He's been on more teams this year than The number of shows Greggo's been on in the past two years.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

Merten's lineup reminds me of the Indians in Major League, a bunch of non superstar fucks overperforming, but I gotta give it to him.  He put that mess together and its coming out looking like fine china.  Im hoping he shits the bed though, in that way only a woman can when you pull out of her butt.

Mayor_of_Meh
Mayor_of_Meh

In my best, fake Bearreh voice..."Hey Junior, how ya doin?!?"

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Didn't want to mention the attention that one Joep was kind enough to afford us, but methinks that may have something to do with the added content and the missing rabble rousers.  Atleast the new guys don't cuss like 8 year olds, they suck..but their more mature with their suckitude.

Russell
Russell

He has a long way to go before we stop "laying off" him. More Rangers coverage is just a part of what he needs to improve on. One easy fix that he refuses to confront is his constant "Greggo" use in every other sentence. It's annoying and quite gay sounding.

Sports Cactus
Sports Cactus

I've really only got three complaints:

1. Stop pimping your radio show here. This is The Observer.2. Stop being so passive-aggressive about The Rangers3. Stop sucking up to the Cowboys (of course, your other job requires it,s o... see point #1 again)

Guest
Guest

Can you print me some fliers that read "John Coctostan, Supreme Emperor of Meh"?  Thank you in advance.

cactusflinthead
cactusflinthead

Sturm is trying to distance from that stance it appears. Seems like he wants it both ways, figure out if McGee has anything but still hang onto Kitna. 

PlanoDave
PlanoDave

Stephen A. Smith is a bigger fucktard than Richie.  Makes me want to jam Bic pens into my ears...

Sloppy Joe
Sloppy Joe

Shut it, loser. As long as you guys don't say a peep about the filth that an idiot like "sybil's beaver" posts, I'll be here to do intellectual circles around your stupid, hypocritical asses.

Guest
Guest

You cannot possibly run intellectual circles around me.  Nice try though.

Pig Pen
Pig Pen

Hey sloppy, Here's an idea, lay down some rubber sheets, get on your back, get that cow of girlfriend you've got to squat straddling over you, then have her shit on your chest. Once defecation has finished have her put her camel hump of a stomach on your chest and rub her shit all over you. Once finished, stand up and high 5 and be proud the you just played pig pen

Sybil's Beaver
Sybil's Beaver

I would let you put it in me but you would have to figure out which fat roll to pull you johnson out of.  Now where is that printing company guy.  He can come right up my alley

SybilsBeaver
SybilsBeaver

Dude whats your issue, why you only talk trash on commenters

Guest
Guest

I shall text you again about the fries (but probably, yeah. I'm hungry).

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